Danish Countryside & Historic Inns, Self-Drive

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Availability : Daily, May-September

Danish Countryside & Historic Inns, Self-Drive

Highlights Include:

  • Staying in picturesque countryside Manors and Inns
  • Denmark’s capital city of Copenhagen
  • The beauty of North Jutland and the artist town of Skagen
  • Traveling through Odense and the Viking history there
  • The independence of a self-drive in a country full of surprises

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Tour Details

From: $2,335 | Single supplement from $925

Price includes transatlantic airfare from New York (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city)

9 days

2023 Departures: Daily, May – September

Rolling countryside, charming historic towns, and friendly locals await you on this self-drive journey! Visit the regions of Sealand, Denmark’s biggest island where Copenhagen is located; Funen, the second biggest island, home to the “fairy tale city” of Odense; and Jutland, the main peninsula. Denmark is home to many unique castles, historic hotels and inns, and splendid manor houses. Stay in a selection of accommodations that will give you the feeling of Danish Royalty.

This is a sample self-drive itinerary. Our Destination Specialists will work with you to create an itinerary to meet your preferences.

Day 1Departure from the US

Day 2Arrive Copenhagen, Denmark

Independently transfer from the airport to your central hotel. After checking in, you will have time to explore Denmark’s capital city! Copenhagen is a very active city with much of the population traveling by bicycle daily. As a visitor, it is highly recommended to use a bicycle, or the convenient local transit, to explore like a local. You can visit classic historic sites like the Little Mermaid Statue and Amalienborg Palace, or newer spots like the many renowned and Michelin starred restaurants Copenhagen plays host to. Overnight in Copenhagen

Day 3Castles, Art & Literature | Meals: B

Pick up your car this morning and drive through the northern half of Sealand, Denmark’s largest island. Visit cities such as Helsingør, where Kronborg Castle is located – this is also the closest point to Sweden. The Karen Blixen Museum and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art are also found on the north coastal road. End in Hillerød, home of the beautiful Frederiksborg Castle. Overnight in Hillerød

Day 4Viking History & Danish Countryside | Meals: B

Head south to historic Roskilde, with its stunning cathedral and the Viking Ship Museum, located right next to the water. Drive west across the Great Belt Bridge onto the island of Funen. You may wish to drive up to Kerteminde, located on the water in the north. Then dip south to see the resplendent Egeskov Castle, and Svendborg & Tasinge, before heading to your charming inn accommodations at a Funen inn. Overnight in Broby

Day 5Danish Fairytales | Meals: B

Start the day with a journey up to Odense, the largest city on Funen, and the birthplace of the famous storyteller Hans Christian Andersen. Visit HC Andersen Have, a riverside park. Drive west into Jutland (the main peninsula) and to Ribe, Denmark’s oldest town. Here you can visit the 900 year-old cathedral and enjoy the colorful houses. See ruins at the Viking Museum, or visit the Viking Center, an old Viking town and excavation site. Continue northeast for your overnight – if time allows, stop at the original Legoland in Billund. Overnight in Silkeborg

Day 6Heading North | Meals: B

Make a short drive to seaside Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, whose sights include Den Gamle By (The Old Town), a living museum with many historic buildings, and Aarhus Town Hall, with its distinctive clock tower. Journey northward to your beautiful manor house/castle inn. Overnight in North Jutland

Day 7Beaches and the Sea | Meals: B

The entire northern coast is lined with sandy beaches. Check out Borglum Monastery near Løkken and see the picturesque Limfjord region. Don’t miss the 600-year-old town of Skagen, which its colorful houses, famous as an artists’ retreat. It lies at the northern tip of Denmark, where you can see the North & Baltic Seas come together. Overnight in North Jutland

Day 8Relaxing return to Copenhagen | Meals: B

Drive south to the cozy coastal town of Ebeltoft – enjoy strolling the cobblestone streets and perhaps grab a bite to eat. From Ebeltoft you can take the ferry back to Sealand and enjoy a leisurely drive back to the capital, or, you can forgo the ferry and drive back to Copenhagen from Jutland, via Funen Island. Drop off your rental car in Copenhagen. Overnight in Copenhagen

Day 9Depart Copenhagen, Denmark | Meals: B

Independent transfer to the airport for your return flight to the US – or extend your stay in Scandinavia!

  • Transatlantic airfare from New York including government taxes & fuel surcharges
    (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city) 
  • Seven nights’ accommodation 
  • Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • Six day economy manual car rental, including insurances, unlimited miles, tax
Not Included
  • Additional airline fees such as meals, seat reservations, luggage costs
  • Travel insurance, recommended
  • Optional rental car extras (additional driver, GPS, upgraded insurance, etc.)
  • Fees for passports
  • Transfers, sightseeing, activities, meals, and beverages not specified
  • Luggage handling at airports and hotels
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, spa services, internet, phone, etc.
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Includes airfare
8 Days
Departures: Daily, May-September