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Denmark is the cultural and historical home of the Vikings, a group of people once feared across much of Europe and beyond for their raiding and pillaging. This fly drive trip takes you beyond Copenhagen to discover their fortress, burial grounds and way of life.
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Fly to Copenhagen and collect your hire car.
Drive to Comfort Hotel Vesterbro and stay
for 1 night. At leisure to explore the Danish
Morning at leisure to further explore
Copenhagen (optional). Drive west to
Roskilde, Denmark’s capital until 1417. Visit
the Viking Ship Museum, which contains
the remains of five Viking vessels that were
salvaged from the bed of Roskilde Fjord.
The nearby 12th-century cathedral is the
traditional burial place of Danish monarchs
and contains more than 40 royal tombstones.
Overnight at Comwell Roskilde. (B, D)
Drive to Aalborg (including ferry crossing).
Stop en route at the cultural museum at
Randers and the Fyrkat Viking fortress,
originally built in 980 by the Danish King
Harald Blåtand (Bluetooth). Overnight at
Hotel Hvide Hus in Aalborg. (B)
Visit Lindholm Høje, a major Viking burial
site and former settlement, then travel south to enjoy the Hjerl Hede open-air museum,
containing around 40 reconstructions of
houses, among them the oldest farm known
in Denmark. Continue to Viborg, one of
Denmark’s oldest cities. Overnight at First
Hotel Atlantic for 2 nights. (B)
Full-day excursion to Jelling, known for its
huge Viking runic stones and burial mounds.
Visit Museum Silkeborg, which houses a
fine collection of artefacts from the Viking
period and also the Tollund Man – the oldest
mummified corpse found in Denmark,
believed to be more than 2,000 years old.
Return to Aarhus. (B)
Morning visit to the Moesgaard Museum, an
interactive museum dedicated to archaeology
and ethnography. Continue west to Ribe with
its streets of crooked colourful houses dating
back to the 9th century, making it Denmark’s
oldest town. Dinner and accommodation at
Comwell Kongebrogaarden (or similar). (B, D)
Drive to Odense, Denmark’s third largest city
and birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen.
Visit the author’s house and take a stroll in the
old town before continuing to Copenhagen.
Stop en route to visit Slagelse and the Viking
ring fortress of Trelleborg. Overnight at the
Comfort Hotel Vesterbro. (B)
Return your hire car at the airport and fly
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner,
N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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DIFV2019: 7 Nights