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
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.
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.
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