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Your first portal into Danish culture, will take you to the enchanting city of Odense, where you will be greeted with a landscape of cobbled stone streets, a myriad of remote castles, and a lavish Gothic cathedral. Filled with beautiful gardens and intricate architecture, the city resides perfectly fit for a picture frame. Odense is also the birth place of Hans Christian Andersen, which explains why Literature lovers, writers, children and adults chasing the nostalgia of youth come here to play.
Next your trip brings you to Denmark’s second largest city, Århus, set right in the heart of the country. A leisurely visit to the Botanical Garden enables you to enjoy the surroundings of the city’s oldest and largest park. But if you’re looking to be off the beaten track; locals favour the parks, woodlands and beaches on the city’s outskirts. Simply inhale the atmosphere, and let yourself get carried away in the shops, galleries, restaurants and bars. This city epitomises indulgence and that is the perfect way to finish your perfect holiday.
Copenhagen, the capital city will be your last taste of Danish culture, where you will be welcomed by a modern melting pot of cosy cafes, amazing architecture and interesting history. Be sure to visit the National Gallery which contains art work that spans seven centuries and boasts the likes of Rubens, Rembrandt and Titian. Also, the Marble Church and its surroundings area is an inspiring attraction, 14 Danish personalities have been cast into statues, including philosopher Søren Kierkegaard who influenced many great intellectuals afterwards, such as writer Franz Kafka and poet W.H.Auden.
Day 1 - Odense
Arrive Copenhagen Kastrup Airport by air from the UK. Take the train directly from the airport to Odense (duration 1 hr 35 mins). Please note that the hotel's are approximately 10 minutes walk from the station however, with luggage, you may wish to take a taxi (not included).
2 nights ODENSE - City Hotel Odense *** or First Hotel Grand ****(BB)
Day 3 - Århus
Depart Odense Railway Station at 1007 by rail, train number 27. Arrive in Århus at 1140. The hotel is just 350 metres from the railway station and therefore within walking distance, however, with heavy luggage you may prefer to take a taxi.
2 nights ÅRHUS - City Hotel Oasia *** or First Hotel Atlantic **** (BB)
Day 5 - Copenhagen
Journey by rail from Århus directly to Copenhagen. Your train departs at approximately 1000 and arrives into Copenhagen during early afternoon.
2 nights COPENHAGEN - Absalon Hotel *** or 71 Nyhavn **** (BB)
Day 7 - Departure
Take the airport train or Metro to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport (not included) for your return flight to the UK.
Departure Days: Daily
Departure Dates: 1 May - 30 September 2013
Duration: 6 nights
City Hotel Odense is in the heart of the city and offers all the necessary comforts needed for a lovely stay. All rooms are ensuite and nicely decorated with flat-screen TV, radio, hairdryer, telephone, and free wireless internet. The hotel offers a tasty breakfast buffet and if you're looking for some light entertainment you can head to the activity room which is equipped with a pool table, table tennis and darts. There is also a computer room with a printer at your disposal. The evening is also a great time to relax in the hotel's lounge, and enjoy a cup of coffee or a drink in front of the open fire. Here you will find a large flatscreen television as well.
Odense Grand is located in the heart of Odense. It is a beautiful hotel that has been lovingly restored and now has a modern twist with lots of period charm. Rooms are ensuite, spacious and comfortable, and are equipped with modern features including Jensen beds, flat screen TV, mini-bar and wireless. The restaurant and bar has reopened as a french brasserie serving classical bistro cuisine and the bar is transformed into a luxurious salon kept in warm, intimate colours and with a private library - providing the perfect place to unwind after a day of sight-seeing. In the morning, ensure you take advantage of the delicious complimentary breakfast!
City Hotel Oasia is in prime location, being close to Aarhus City Hall, Cathedral, and the city's famous museum of contemporary art- ARoS. The 65 guestrooms are furnished with elegance, and minimal Nordic design. Rooms are equipped with flat-panel televisions with satellite channels and free TV Internet access, hairdryer and complimentary newspapers. In addition, amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards and hypo-allergenic bedding. Finally, ensure you take advantage of the complimentary breakfast!
First Hotel Atlantic is located by the waterfront in Århus overlooking the city and the harbour. By staying in this hotel you have great access to many of the city's wonderful features; only 2 minutes walk from the main shopping streets where you will find a wide range of interesting boutiques, restaurants and cozy cafés. You are also within close reach to enjoy the many options of experience culture and entertainment music, such as the art galleries and museums. The well-appointed rooms, equipped with cable/satellite TV, balcony, refrigerator, wireless Internet access, telephone and private bathroom.
71 Nyhavn Hotel overlooks the beautiful harbour and provides an ambient setting for every occasion in Copehagen. The hotel has 150 rooms and stylish suites and, with just a few minutes' walk to Amalienborg Palace, Kongens Nytorv and Strøget, the location of 71 Nyhavn is truly fantastic. Standard rooms are all furnished the same way, but the layout of the rooms may vary. Each room is ensuite and includes free wireless, flate-screen TV, minibar, hairdryer, minibar and radio. Restaurant Pakhuskælderen is situated on the corner of the old warehouse building facing Nyhavn and is a perfect place to unwind. The original Pomeranian pine beams provide the framework of the atmospheric restaurant while you enjoy the market-fresh seasonal menu. Enjoy the complimentary breakfast provides the perfect way to start your day of adventure!
A family owned and managed hotel close to Copenhagen Central Station and located in the bustling and trendy Vesterbro neighbourhood. Tivoli Gardens is literally just around the corner and the new and exciting converted former meat packing district is just 5 minutes walk; here you will find a very good selection of cafes, bars and restaurants. The hotel has standard and deluxe twin and double rooms that are all spacious and equipped with cable TV, free Wi-Fi, coffee/tea maker and ensuite bathroom with bath, shower and hairdryer. The breakfast room is located on the ground floor, close to the reception desk, and offers a very good selection of breakfast choices including bread with meats, cheeses, jam, honey, a variety of cereals with milk or yogurt and fruit (fresh and dried), pastries, eggs, plus fruit juice and tea/coffee. There are sofas to relax on in the reception area along with tables and chairs for writing/typing and a drinks machine serving tea/coffee, hot chocolate etc. All in all a very nice hotel in a superb location.
Description: A city tour including The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek with its impressive national and international art collection. Christianborg Palace, seat of the Danish Parliament and also comprising the Royal Reception Rooms. Thorvaldsen's Museum, a magnificent collection of sculptures. The National Museum, showing hundreds of years of Danish history. The Royal Theatre, world famous for its Royal Ballet. The Royal Family's residence, Amalienborg Palace. Not to forget the Little Mermaid, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale.
Operates: Daily, 18/4 - 30/9.
Duration: 1½ hours, departs 0930 and 1400.
Price: £19 per adult, £9 per child under 12.
Tour conducted with multi-lingual commentary in Danish, English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish and Spanish. The luxury air-conditioned coach gives you a quick overview of the Capital.
Description: The tour starts off by bus and continues by boat. The bus passes by the major sights of Copenhagen, for example the art museum New Carlsberg Glyptotek, the magnificent Gefion Fountain and the famous square Kongens Nytorv. At the Old Fish Market a pre-booked canal boat waits to take you on a cruise through the bustling harbour of Copenhagen. From the boat you will enjoy many wonderful towers and waterfront activities of the city. One of the great highlights is of course the Little Mermaid, a tribute to Hans Christian Andersen. The cruise continues through the picturesque canals of Christianhavn and Frederiksholm where historical buildings are to be enjoyed side by side with more modern architechture. The tour ends in the very heart of Copenhagen - at Gammel Strand which is only a few minutes walk from the main shopping street, Strøget.
Operates: Daily, 18/4 - 30/9.
Departs: 0930 & 1400.
Duration: 2½ hours.
Price: £24 per adult, £11 per child under 12.
Metro in Copenhagen
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