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A Viking Raid on Copenhagen

10 Sep — 14 Sep 2018 | Tour Director: Lars Tharp




• Learn about the Vikings in Denmark with Danish-born art historian, lecturer and broadcaster, Lars Tharp

• Enjoy visits to fine museums, including the national museum and gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen, and the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde

• Discover Trelleborg, the remains of a Viking ring fortress


The Vikings left their mark across Europe, raiding and settling throughout the continent during the 8th to 11th centuries. On this tour, we will discover the legacy of the Norse explorers in and around the Danish city of Copenhagen. The city is home to fascinating museums containing traces of the Viking past.

At the National Museum of Denmark, we will receive an introduction to the Vikings, their precursors and successors, and enjoy a tour of the Bronze Age and Viking highlights of the collection.

There will also be free time to explore the museum, Denmark’s largest museum of cultural history.

The Trelleborg Fortress in West Zealand was constructed around the year 980 by King Harald the Bluetooth.

We will discover the remains of this great royal fortress before an excursion to the Viking Ship Museum at Roskilde.

The harbourside Viking Ship Hall links the ships to the water, and we will enjoy a trip on Roskilde Fjord aboard a reconstructed Viking ship.

We will also take the opportunity to explore further highlights of Copenhagen, with a coach tour through the centre of the city taking in the famous Amalienborg Square and the Ge on Fountain amongst other landmarks.

The National Gallery of Denmark, meanwhile, is home to an array of Danish ‘Golden Age’ paintings.

We will stay throughout at the four-star 71 Nyhavn which is set in a converted 1805 brick warehouse overlooking the harbour.


10 Sep - 14 Sep 2018
DAYS | 5


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Cost per-person includes:


Return flight on British Airways, accommodation in an executive room, breakfast, two dinners, all visits, entrances and gratuities and the company of Lars Tharp throughout the tour.


Not included:

Single room supplement £150 per person, travel insurance. Please note only double beds available, no twin beds.





Danish-born art historian and ACE Tour Director Lars Tharp introduces our bespoke tour to Copenhagen, as we visit fine museums and remarkable archaeological sites, including the Danish national museum the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde and Trelleborg fortress. 






Lars Tharp, MA, FSA

Danish-born art historian, lecturer and broadcaster who is particularly well known for his work on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, as well as Hidden Treasures and Art of the Baroque.

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Depart Heathrow 0955, arriving Copenhagen 1255. Transfer to 71 Nyhavn Hotel for four nights. Afternoon: tour of Copenhagen by boat. Welcome drink, dinner & introduction to the tour.



Morning visit to Trelleborg Fortress followed by excursion to Roskilde for Viking Ship Museum. Trip on Roskilde Fjord aboard Viking ship reconstruction and guided tour of Roskilde Cathedral. Free evening.



Morning walking tour of Copenhagen and visit to National Museum of Denmark (Bronze Age and Viking highlights). Afternoon coach tour of Copenhagen: Bishop Absalon statue, Toldbodgade, Amalienborg Square, Ge on Fountain. Free evening.



Morning visit to National Gallery of Denmark (Golden Age paintings). Free afternoon with opportunity to visit the University Botanical Garden, Hirschsprung Collection, Rosenborg Castle or David Collection. Farewell dinner.



Morning: tour of Tivoli Gardens. Afternoon: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (art museum) or shing village of Dragør (visit is weather dependent). Depart Copenhagen 1855, arriving Heathrow 2155.


To make a reservation please call Gillian Harvey to reserve a place. A booking form should be completed and returned along with a deposit of £300 per person to Gillian Harvey, ACE Cultural Tours, Stapleford Granary, Bury Rd, Stapleford, Cambridge CB22 5BP.
Telephone: 01223 841055