Denmark: From Prehistory to the Renaissance
3 Aug — 11 Aug 2021 | Tour Director: Lars Tharp
• Discover six millennia of Danish treasures on this exciting tour crafted by Copenhagen-born art historian Lars Tharp
• Explore the wide sweep of Denmark’s culture: from megaliths to palaces, historical towns and sites associated with legendary cultural figures such as Hans Christian Andersen and Bertil Thorvaldsen
• Enjoy a day excursion by ferry to the island of Ærø to view remains spanning over five thousand years
Danish-born art historian, lecturer and broadcaster
Depart London Stansted 1125 on Ryanair, arriving Aarhus 1405. Afternoon visit to Den Gamle By. Two nights at Hotel Helnan Marselis, Aarhus.
Morning introductory lecture followed by excursion to Rosenholm Slot (one of the best-preserved Danish Renaissance mansions) and Ebeltoft (port town). Afternoon: Fregatten Jylland (19th century Danish ship).
Morning: Jelling (Denmark’s foundation stones). Continue to Odense for visit to Hans Christian Andersen Museum followed by Bellinge Church (gabled church with fine medieval frescoes). Continue to Svendborg for two nights at Hotel Ærø.
By ferry to island of Ærø for visit to town of Ærøskøbing and views of Kragnaes passage grave, Brynkehøj megalith, churches of Tranderup and Bregninge and visit to Hammerichs Hus. Free evening.
Morning: Broholm Slot (seat of the Sehested family, housing archaeological museum) and Egeskov Slot (exterior). Afternoon: continue via Ellested megalith (one of the finest in Denmark) and Roskilde Cathedral to Copenhagen for four nights at Hotel Phoenix.
Morning: Grundtvig’s Church (exterior) followed by Fanefjord Church, Moen. Afternoon: Thorvaldsen Collection at Nysø (Hans Christian Andersen connections).
Morning: Frederiksborg Slot, Hillerød (castle, chapel and gardens). Afternoon: Helsinger (Kronborg Castle). Return to Copenhagen for visit to cathedral (time permitting). Free evening.
Morning walk through Frederiksstaden (Little Mermaid statue, Kastellet, Gefion Fountain, St Alban’s English Church and Amalienborg Palace – exteriors) followed by visit to Frederikskirken (‘the Marble Church’). Free afternoon and free evening.
Morning visit to National Museum followed by farewell lunch. Transfer via Dragør fishing village (time permitting) to Copenhagen airport for 1720 departure, arriving Stansted 1820.
3 Aug — 11 Aug 2021
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FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES
A good level of fitness is required for this tour, which will involve walking and standing for periods of time, including over uneven ground. Our walking tour of Copenhagen will be around 2 ½ hours in length. Our itinerary also includes travel by ferry.
For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE is pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of £150.
Cost of £3295 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, six lunches, five dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, single room supplement £495.