3 days/2 nights semi-private tour starting and ending in Copenhagen with entertaining and knowledgeable, English-speaking, Danish guide.
This tour is on request only.
- Faaborg – picturesque harbour town with half-timbered houses
- Christiansfeld – UNESCO World Heritage town
- Jelling – UNESCO World Heritage monuments from the Viking Age
- Flensted Mobiles – Danish design
- Hans Christian Andersens childhood home in Odense
Our Danish escapade commence in Copenhagen where you will stay in a centrally located hotel the night before; we recommend Andersen Boutique Hotel next to the central station. (The pre night/post night in Copenhagen are NOT included).
We head out of Copenhagen by the motorway towards the island of Funen. On our way we cross the 23 km long “Storebæltsbroen” – the bridge between the islands Zealand and Funen (or Fyn as we call it in Danish), where we drive across the southern part of the island to the cosy and picturesque old harbour town of Faaborg.
In Faaborg we’ll have guided walk in the narrow streets and a visit to the art museum with paintings of the life in rural Denmark 150 years ago.
We’ll enjoy lunch in the harbour of Faaborg before driving the short tour to Bøjden Ferry harbour, from where we sail across the strait “Lillebælt” to the island of Als. We continue through Southern Jutland to our hotel Benniksgaard overlooking the Flensborg Fiord which is the border between Denmark and Germany.
Dinner and overnight at Benniksgaard.
After breakfast we drive north to the little town Christiansfeld UNESCO World Heritage. The town was founded in the late 1700’s by German Moravians from Herrnhut by the orders of King Christian VII hence the name Christiansfeld. The Herrnhuts were very skilled craftsmen and designed a town with symmetrical and stringent architecture. Their Christian faith is the underlying basis for both their life, way of thinking and their town planning, placing God and the church at the centre of everything. We walk through the beautiful town and enjoy a cup of coffee/tea and taste the local cake baked with honey.
Then we continue to a modern land art installation by the famous Danish sculptor Robert Jacobsen, who have created 18 huge sculptures in the old gravel pit Tørskind Grusgrav.
Afternoon & evening
1100 years ago Jelling was the first capital of the Danish kingdom, and we’ll walk around the area and take a closer look at “Denmark’s birth certificate” the two runestones from the Viking Age. We will also visit the interesting museum, which reveals how the Vikings built a new state, that became Denmark.
Mid afternoon we drive over the Lillebælt Bridge to Funen. Then we reach Hindsgavl Castle Hotel where we stop for dinner and overnight. Before dinner you’ll have ample of time for a stroll in the big park surrounding the castle and overlooking Lillebælt – the strait between Funen and Jutland and praised in the Danish national hymn.
After breakfast the last day we make a stop in the small village Brenderup, where we visit a little design workshop making mobiles that are sold all over the world.
Then we reach the city of Odense where the world famous Danish fairy tale author, Hans Christian Andersen, was born. We visit his childhood home, which is turned into a museum. After the visit we enjoy a lunch of Danish open faced sandwiches at an old inn in central Odense.
In the afternoon we drive back to Copenhagen across the bridge over the strait, Storebælt. Just after the bridge we make a stop at the remaining ramparts of the Viking ring fortress Trelleborg; one of several fortifications around Denmark build by one of the first kings of Denmark.
Early evening arrival to Copenhagen.
PS: Tour starts from Andersen Boutique Hotel around 08.30 after breakfast and terminates here early evening.
We will be happy to make your hotel bookings before and after the tour in Copenhagen and your transfers to/from airport as well as other services. After all we do know Copenhagen very well.
By 8 people USD xxxx,- per person.See Denmark Fairy Tale Tours terms and conditions