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    7 days - Visit Denmark's charming villages and best scenery as you explore it's Viking history.

    The Viking legacy in Scandinavia is widespread and ample, but Denmark is the spiritual and historical home of the Viking. The Viking era was very significant in Denmark's history and the intriguing museums and Viking sites on the island of Zealand are the inspiration for this self-drive tour.

    You will acquire valuable information about the skilled and feared seafarers, the ancient monuments, mystic runestones and stunning longships.

    This 7 day self-drive starts in Copenhagen and takes you into the everyday life of the Vikings. You will hear their stories and legends while driving through charming villages and experiencing Denmark's finest scenery.

    Day 1
    Arrival Copenhagen
    Day 2
    Explore the National Museum (Nationalmuseet) & dine like vikings
    Day 3
    Pick up your car and head to Roskilde
    Day 4
    Roskilde Cathedral, Lejre Museum & the 'Land of Legends' open air park
    Day 5
    Trelleborg and Slagelse - impressive fortresses, Viking markets, reconstructed castles & more
    Day 6
    Day trip return, visiting Funen and the Ladby Viking museum
    Day 7
    Return to Copenhagen
    Start/End Place
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Country Visited
    Denmark
    Duration
    7 Days
    Suitability
    Easy independent self-drive holiday suitable for singles & couples
    Code
    DVV001

    Details

    Transportation

    Car hire (car class: economy, manual) including free mileage and GPS

    Note: Should you not wish to drive yourself, we look can into the public transport options with minor adjustments. The infrastructure in Scandinavia is excellent and very well organized with frequent services by bus, ferry and train.

    Included
    • 6 nights’ accommodation
    • 6 breakfasts
    • Meet & Greet service at hotel in Copenhagen
    • Copenhagen Viking walking tour (3h)
    • Copenhagen city card (48h)
    • 5-day car hire (car class: economy) including free mileage
    Not Included

    International flights, tipping, beverages, meals other than described in itinerary, items of personal nature, travel insurance.

    If you wish to hire an automatic car, these are 'on request' and can be difficult to obtain. Please seek further advice with us.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrival Copenhagen

    Arrive Copenhagen at any time and check into your hotel in the centre of town. On arrival you will have a meet & greet service at the hotel with a local guide to go through the itinerary and tips for the next few days.

    Thereafter, go for a leisurely walk and enjoy twilight along the colourful harbour Nyhavn with its celebratory feel and atmosphere.

    Accommodation
    71 Nyhavn Hotel
    71 Nyhavn Hotel
    Restaurants
    Geranium
    Relæ
    Optional Add Ons
    Copenhagen Food Tour

    Day 2 - Explore the National Museum (Nationalmuseet) & dine like vikings

    Copenhagen has over the years become famous for its manifesto of New Nordic Cuisine. The city boasts 18 Michelin stars divided over 15 restaurants, and is home to the world's best restaurant, noma. The city is also abundant in everything from small cosy pub style eateries, cafes with great coffee and establishments serving world class local beer.

    Copenhagen is a wonderful summer city with numerous city squares and patios where restaurants open up to the street. The city centre is pedestrian and bicycle friendly, which creates a peaceful and enjoyable atmosphere.

    You will go on a private tour of Copenhagen, which can be tailor-made at your request. Visit the National Musuem with your guide and get an insight into Denmark’s past. You'll see incomparable treasures such as Viking jewellery, coins, weapons and rune stones.

    With your 48–hour Copenhagen card, you can then explore on your own by taking a canal tour, visiting the royal museum or you can go shopping for Scandinavian designs. Don't forget to stop for coffee and some lovely Danish bread/pastry from one of the many delicious bakeries. And be sure to book Restaurant Valhal in Tivoli Gardens to sample their Viking menu.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    71 Nyhavn Hotel
    71 Nyhavn Hotel

    Day 3 - Pick up your car and head to Roskilde

    You will pick up your hire car in the morning at the car hire office in the centre of town before setting off towards Roskilde with map and GPS in hand. Driving in Denmark is not daunting at all, but it is on the right-hand side of the road.

    Drive to Roskilde (30 kilometres), not only home to the biggest festival in Denmark (Roskilde Festival) but also to the Viking Ship Museum. The Viking Ship Museum is located in the Roskilde Fjord and contains five reconstructed Viking longboats, built from salvaged wrecks from the Fjord itself.

    Your accommodation this evening is a historic manor house, surrounded by a moat and lots of forest. Relax in the cozy living rooms, rent a bike or take a walk in the beautiful park.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Kragerup Gods, Ruds Vedby
    Optional Add Ons
    Visit Roskilde & the Viking Ship Museum

    Day 4 - Roskilde Cathedral, Lejre Museum & the 'Land of Legends' open air park

    Explore Roskilde and surrounds. We recommend visiting the Roskilde Cathedral, a landmark, where the notorious Viking king Harald Bluetooth was buried.

    A few kilometres from Roskilde you will find Lejre, which was an important powerbase at the beginning of the Viking age. The Lejre Museum is a good place to visit and you can then make your way to The Land of Legends - a park and open-air museum nearby, where Danish history is brought to life via reconstructed villages from the Stone and Iron Ages, as well as the Viking era.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Kragerup Gods, Ruds Vedby

    Day 5 - Trelleborg and Slagelse - impressive fortresses, Viking markets, reconstructed castles & more

    Head south from Roskilde (64 km from Roskilde to Slagelse) and you’ll arrive in Trelleborg, which is home to the impressive ring fortress surrounded by a 134-metre-diameter wall. Explore the site by walking around and visit the ancient archaeological finds in the museum, next to a reconstructed castle.

    In the summer period on certain days, you can enjoy a terrific Viking market. Be sure to plan ahead and include it on your itinerary.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Kragerup Gods, Ruds Vedby

    Day 6 - Day trip return, visiting Funen and the Ladby Viking museum

    From Slagelse near Trelleborg, drive west over the Great Belt Bridge (Storebæltsbroen) to the island of Funen (Fyn). South of the town Kerteminde, you’ll find Ladby Viking Museum. This museum is at the site of a Viking burial mound found to contain a 20-metre-long Viking warship in which a Viking chieftan was buried along with his most precious belongings.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Overnight: Kragerup Gods, Ruds Vedby

    Day 7 - Return to Copenhagen

    After breakfast, the day is at your disposal to drive back to Copenhagen. The car hire is included for the full day. Visit the beautifully situated Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, which is on the way back to Copenhagen.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    Price per person. For last minute bookings: prices are subject to availability.

    Dates
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    Price
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    1 Apr 2019
    30 Sep 2019
    1 Apr 2019
    30 Sep 2019
    EUR 1,585
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    Important Information

    • For a greener option, please ask us about changing your vehicle to a 'green' car; either a diesel or a hybrid.

    • A modified version of this tour can also be conducted using public transport. Please enquire for more information.

    Image credits: Kragerup Gods, Ruds Vedby

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