Delightful Denmark

6th - 25th June(19 nights)pdfdownload

 





Denmark – The Land of Intriguing Experiences

Jutting into the North and Baltic seas, Denmark is a beautiful land of over 400 islands with great destinations and where you are never more that 50km away from the sea. Thanks to the Danes fondness for green open areas nature will envelop you as you travel through this wonderful land.
 
Our tour starts on the Jutland peninsula where we visit Ribe, Denmarks Oldest Town and Aarhus, its cultural centre; both of which will bring alive the Danes legendary sense for design and architecture.

The islands of Zealand and Funen are now linked to Jutland by bridges, including the 18km stretch of the Storebælt Bridges; opened in 1998 having taken 10 years to build they consist of 2 bridges and a tunnel, these are crossed as we move towards Denmark’s capital.

In Copenhagen we have excursions arranged for a tour of the city and to Roskilde city for a visit to the wonderful Viking museum and a walk alongside the Baltic Sea Fjord.

We finish our tour with an amazing evening entertainment at the world famous Tivoli Gardens.

Travelling in Scandinavia at this time of year is very special, enjoying the long days that being this far north provides with darkness not arrriving until very late in the evening.

Add all this together with some Danish pastries and you begin to understand why Denmark is an intriguing holiday destination.

Geoff and Margaret Cotton – Delightful Denmark – June 2018   
‘This was our 24th tour with GB tours and as always, we found ourselves going to places we would never have found on our own. Our leaders Liz and Dave took good care of us all.’

Hilary and Andrew Wilson – Delightful Denmark – June 2018
‘An excellent introduction to a new country for us with a good variety of excursions to places of interest. Liz and Dave are very attentive leaders who work hard to enhance the holiday.’

Day One – Saturday 6th June
The group meet up together in Tønder, Denmark’s oldest Market town. Our campsite is a short walk from the old centre. This evening we will enjoy a Welcome Drinks Reception and tour briefing.
Day Two – Sunday 7th June
We travel to Ribe today, another beautiful old town steeped in history. En route you may like to visit the Ecco shoe outlet or cross the causeway to the island of Romo. 48 miles
Day Three – Monday 8th June
A walking tour of Ribe has been arranged for today to help you understand the history of the town, you will also have free time to explore its many individual shops and art galleries. Later we meet up for a group dinner in a local restaurant.

Day Four – Tuesday 9th June
Free day and an opportunity to visit Ribe’s Viking Museum or journey to the Wadden Sea National Park.
Day Five – Wednesday 10th June
A drive north today to Jesperhus, a family owned business which started out life as a small flower park. It now encompasses a campsite, animal park, water park as well as the original attraction of the flower park. 116 miles
Day Six and Seven – Thursday 11th and Friday 12th June
Free days to explore the variety of offerings at Jesperhus, all of which have been included in your camping package.
Day Eight – Saturday 13th June
Today we move to Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city and European 2017 Capital of Culture. Our campsite is situated next to the coast on the city outskirts. 90 miles
Day Nine – Sunday 14th June
Our excursion today is by coach to Aarhus city. We start with a visit to Den Gamle By, a wonderful old town museum where history is brought alive. We will have lunch together in a city restaurant and afterwards a visit to the ARoS art museum with its wonderful rainbow panorama.

Day Ten – Monday 15th June
A free day today – perhaps you will cycle along the path to Aarhus or stroll to the nearby Moesgaard Museum where prehistory is brought alive in wonderful architectural settings.
Day Eleven – Tuesday 16th June
We move today to the island of Funen where our next stop is Bogense, a beautiful town with narrow streets, half-timbered houses and a large marina. A buffet dinner is arranged for this evening. 82 miles
Day Twelve – Wednesday 17th June
A group walking tour of the town this morning with free time later for independent exploration before making your way back to the campsite.
Day Thirteen – Thursday 18th June
Drive to Odense today where we stay at a campsite convenient for this city with its Hans Anderson connections. En route there is time for a visit to Egeskov Slot – a castle within stunning grounds. 20 miles
Day Fourteen – Friday 19th June
Our coach will collect us this morning for a city centre tour. Following this you will have free time to visit the many shops and restaurant before being returned to the campsite by coach.
Day Fifteen – Saturday 20th June
Move on today to our final destination and Denmark’s wonderful capital Copenhagen, where we stay for five nights. To get there we cross the famous Storebaelt bridge (payable locally). 105 miles
Day Sixteen – Sunday 21st June
Today we visit Copenhagen for a guided tour by coach, boat and on foot with lunch included.

 

Day Seventeen – Monday 22nd June
Free day and an opportunity to explore Copenhagen further or enjoy the local area around the campsite. Our Tour Directors will be happy to give you help and suggestions.
Day Eighteen – Tuesday 23rd June
Our excursion today will take us by coach to the ancient Viking city of Roskilde where we will visit the Viking Ship Museum with its 11th century vessels and active shipyard. There will be time during the day for you to also visit the Domkirk (Cathedral) and city centre where you will find a good selection of local restaurants and shops.
Day Nineteen – Wednesday 24th June
Today is mid-summer day, a major celebration in Scandinavia. The day has been left free in preparation for our ‘Farewell Evening’ at the world famous Tivoli Gardens. Opening in August 1843 the park and pleasure garden is the second largest such attraction in the world and welcomes over four million visitors each year. Being mid summers day tonight is a special occasion in Tivoli with concerts, bonfires (a tradition to keep the witches away) and light displays all taking place. We will arrive early evening in time for a wander through the gardens and to enjoy some of the music, then have our Farewell Dinner in one of Tivoli’s renowned restaurants to be finished in time for the late evening bonfire and light displays.
Day Twenty – Thursday 25th June
The tour ends this morning.

PRICE

Motorhome with 2 people = £1799 per person
Motorhome with 1 person = £2249

DEPOSIT £350

INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • 19 Campsite nights with hook-ups
  • All transfers for the excursions as listed in the itinerary
  • Entry fees as listed in the itinerary
  • Tour information pack with suggested routes & GPS Coordinates
  • Services of Tour Directors travelling in their own motorhome
  • Michelin National Denmark Map
  • DK Denmark Guidebook

Excursions, Events & Meals

  • Welcome Drinks reception
  • Ribe Guided Walking Tour
  • Dinner in Ribe
  • Entry to the Jesperhus Park complex
  • Aarhus excursion
  • Lunch in Aarhus
  • Entry to Gamie By Old Town Museum
  • Entry to ARoS Museum
  • Buffet dinner at Bogense
  • Bogense Guided Walking Tour
  • Excursion to Odense
  • Odense Guided Walking Tour
  • Copenhagen Guided Excursion
  • Lunch in Copenhagen
  • Excursion to Roskilde
  • Entry to the Viking Ship Museum
  • Coach to Tivoli Gardens
  • Entry to Tivoli Gardens
  • Farewell Dinner

This tour starts in Tønder, Denmark but if you would like to travel at the same time as the Tour Directors on the outward journey, please book the optional tour package so that everything can be arranged on your behalf


OPTIONAL EXTRA PACKAGE

  • Return Dover/Calais Ferry with 60-day Flexible Ticket + Club Class Lounge
  • Four additional campsite nights with electric hook-up starting in Kent on Tuesday 2nd June followed by Belgium, Holland and Germany
  • Dinner at the campsite in Belgium
  • Tour information pack with suggested routes & GPS Coordinates
  • Services of Tour Directors travelling in their own motorhome

OPTIONAL PACKAGE PRICE

Motorhome with 2 people = £275 per person
Motorhome with 1 person = £439