Denmark by Rail

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Denmark by Rail

Highlights Include:

  • Traveling conveniently and independently via the Danish railway
  • Viking history in Denmark’s oldest town, Ribe
  • Exploring the cosmopolitan Aarhus
  • Visiting the fairytale sights of Odense
  • Leisure time in Copenhagen

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Tour Details

From: $2,589 per person | Single supplement from $567

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

7 days

2024 Departures: Daily, All Year

This itinerary provides a taste of Denmark’s countryside, traveling comfortably by train. Your accommodations are in charming towns, centrally located so you can walk to nearby sights. The train schedules allow you to be flexible with your days, without having to worry about parking or directions to the next town.

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

Day 1Departure from US

Day 2Arrive Copenhagen, Denmark

Independently transfer to your hotel. Experience Denmark’s capital, including the famous Little Mermaid statue, or do as the Danes do and bike around the city. This evening, don’t miss Tivoli Gardens, alive with music and lights. Overnight in Copenhagen

Day 3Viking History | Meals: B

Depart by train and travel through the countryside of Sealand island, crossing the impressive Great Belt Bridge to the island of Funen, often referred to as Denmark’s Garden, then onwards to Denmark’s main peninsula, Jutland. Continue to Ribe, Denmark’s oldest city. Your hotel is located right in the town center, across from the cathedral, a perfect location from which to stroll the cobblestone streets by colorful houses and cozy shops. Culture and history can be explored through the Ribe Viking Museum, Ribe Art Museum, Ribe Viking Center, and the Wadden Sea Center. Each night during the summer you can join the Night Watchman, when he walks his traditional rounds in the old winding streets of Ribe. Overnight in Ribe

Day 4History, Art & Architecture | Meals: B

Journey to Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, located next to the water on the main peninsula of Jutland. Visit Den Gamle By (The Old Town) Museum where history becomes alive, the internationally-recognized ARoS Art Museum, and Moesgaard Museum, where archaeology is presented innovatively in a breathtaking architectural setting. Overnight in Aarhus

Day 5Danish Fairytales | Meals: B

When finished exploring the Aarhus sights, take the train east back onto Funen island to Odense. Explore the pedestrian shopping street in the heart of the city, and Hans Christian Andersen’s childhood home, now a wonderful museum. Enjoy strolling the streets of this charming city – perhaps eating at the Old Inn (Den Gamle Kro). You may wish to take an optional afternoon trip south of Odense to Egeskov, a Renaissance castle and grounds – the best preserved island castle in Europe, located in a romantic setting resting on oak pillars in a lake. Overnight in Odense

Day 6Sealand Island: Roskilde & Copenhagen | Meals: B

After finishing up in Odense, train east back onto Denmark main island of Sealand. You may wish to stop in Roskilde, the island’s second largest city. During the Middle Ages, the town was the most spiritual center in northern Europe. The building of the stunning Roskilde Cathedral began in 1170 under Bishop Absalon, the founder of the city of Copenhagen. Among the beautiful chapels you will find the tombs of 38 Danish kings. Next door to this beautiful church, the Viking Ship Museum can be found nestled by the water. When finished exploring the town, it is a short train trip back into Copenhagen. Overnight in Copenhagen

Day 7Depart Copenhagen, Denmark | Meals: B

Independently transfer to the airport for your departure 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)
  • Five nights’ accommodation
  • Denmark Eurail Pass for train travel within Denmark (valid 4 days within 1 month). NOTE: train passes are mobile digital passes only, therefore international cell service is required.
  • Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
Not Included
  • Ancillary airline fees, such as meals, seat reservations, luggage costs
  • Seat reservations on specific trains
  • Travel insurance, recommended
  • 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.
  • This is a suggested tour of Denmark by train, which can be adjusted or lengthened.
  • May through September travel is recommended, though this package is available all year.
  • If you make stops along the train journey, you will need to bring along or store your luggage while you explore.
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