Copenhagen is justifiably known as the
‘Paris of the north’. Its cobbled streets
are lined with beautiful 17th- and
18th-century buildings, and the spires
of Rosenborg Palace and Christiansborg
Palace grace the city’s skyline. It is a
delightful place to explore, especially
the Christianshavn quarter with its
picturesque canals.The city’s galleries and museums offer a
wealth of European art and design, with
works showcasing Denmark’s own Golden
Age (1800-1850), the Skagen Group
(Denmark’s answer to impressionism)
and Scandinavian Modern design.
Among its many highlights, the academic
classicism of Thorvaldsen’s sculpture is
matched by the freshness of Kroyer’s
Skagen paintings and the beauty of
Georg Jensen’s silver.
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Fly from London to Copenhagen with
Scandinavian Airlines. Transfer to Helsingor to
visit Kronborg castle, a medieval fortress rebuilt
as a Renaissance castle and best known by
many as ‘Elsinore’, the setting for Shakespeare’s
Hamlet. Denmark’s legendary hero, Holger the
Dane, is also said to sleep in the casements.
Continue to Copenhagen for an evening lecture
by Anne Anderson followed by a welcome
dinner. Stay at the Hotel Kong Arthur (or similar)
for 3 nights. (D)
Full-day walking tour of Copenhagen, beginning
with the National Gallery of Denmark,
which houses a large collection of Danish
and international paintings, sculptures and
drawings encompassing 700 years of western
art. The collection includes works by the Italian
Renaissance painters Titian and Mantegna,
17th-century masters Rubens and Rembrandt,
and Golden Age painters such as Christoffer
Eckersberg and Christen Kobke. It also features
works by 20th-century artists Henri Matisse,
Edvard Munch, and Emil Nolde, as well as
Denmark’s most famous painter, Vilhelm
Hammershøi. Visit the adjacent Hirschsprung
Collection, home to a large collection of
works from the Danish Golden Age and the Skagen painters. Continue to the 17th-century
Rosenborg Palace, with its glorious marbled
halls and painted ceilings, mirrors, tapestries
and famous silver lions. Finish the day with
a canal tour (non-exclusive) to see the city’s
iconic statue of Hans Christian Andersen’s Little
Full-day walking tour of the city, starting with
a visit to the Danish Museum of Art & Design,
which contains works by renowned Danish
designers, including Arne Jacobsen and Georg
Jensen. Continue to the Thorvaldsen Museum,
dedicated to the work of the neoclassical
sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. Afternoon visit
to the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. This splendid
collection, founded by the brewer Carl Jacobsen,
is housed in a beautiful building and features
ancient Greek, Egyptian and Roman sculptures,
a wing of paintings by Gauguin, Monet, and Van
Gogh, plus a complete set of Degas bronzes.
Finish the day with pre-dinner drinks at Tivoli
Gardens, famous for the coloured lamps that
illuminate the park in the evening. (B)
Morning visit to Christiansborg Palace, former
seat of the monarch and today the home of
the Danish parliament. Inside are artworks and furniture by some of Denmark’s most renowned
artists. En route to the airport, visit Ordrupgaard
Museum, which houses French Impressionist
art and Danish art from the Golden Age. Return
flight to London with Scandinavian Airlines. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by the lecturer.
Typically based in 4- and 5-star
This tour involves some long walks
and therefore requires a good level of fitness.
Dr Anne Anderson is an
art historian, archaeologist
and research fellow at
the University of Exeter,
a lecturer with Nadfas, a
broadcaster and writer.
Her specialisms include the aesthetic
movement, arts and crafts, art nouveau, art
deco and modernism. She has curated two
Centrally located close to the Rosenborg Palace and within 15 minutes' walk of the Tivoli Gardens, Kong Arthur is a 4 star, family owned and operated hotel. Their priority is creating a haven of high quality Danish hospitality. The hotel features a small, peaceful atrium garden where guests can take their breakfast, or just relax. There are 107 guest rooms whose decor varies but all rooms feature a full range of amenities, including safety deposit box, satellite television and mini...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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