It gives us much pleasure to return once again to Denmark, a tour that has proven so popular with our clients in the past. Gentle Denmark, with its half-timbered buildings, romantic castles, old towns and friendly people, it has a special charm all of its own. Our base is Svendborg, a cruise harbour town with over 800 years of maritime history, on the island of Fyn, the smaller of the country’s two major islands, home of Hans Christian Anderson and known as the ‘Garden of Denmark’.
Situated in the centre of Svendborg, close to the harbour, the 4 star Hotel Svendborg offers comfortable en-suite bedrooms with satellite TV, radio, hairdryer, telephone and minibar. This modern hotel also features lifts, a cafe, bar and lounge and a noted restaurant serving local produce.
Saturday From your front door to the Club Class coach for the drive to Folkestone during which a light breakfast is served. Boarding the morning train to Calais a glass of fizz and snacks set the holiday mood. On through Belgium, passing Brugge and Ghent towards the diamond capital of Belgium, Antwerp. At Breda, we enter Holland and continue to our 3 star overnight hotel in Enschede.
Sunday After a good buffet breakfast we continue north into Germany past Bremen and on to the old Hansiatic city of Hamburg. This afternoon we cross the Danish border at Flensberg and at Fredericia we use the motorway bridge to reach the holiday island, arriving at our hotel in Svendborg late afternoon.
Monday A day at leisure with time to explore the town of Svendborg. In the afternoon visit the island of Tasinger and Valdmer Castle.
Tuesday A full day to Copenhagen. At Nyborg we cross Europe’s longest bridge to the island of Zeeland. We are joined by a local guide for a morning tour of the city seeing the changing of the guards at the Royal Palace and of course the Little Mermaid. Our tour ends at the Tivoli Gardens, shoppers will love the mile-long pedestrianised Stroget.
Wednesday Today we make for Jutland and the Legoland Park (admission extra). Here you can discover the world, all made of millions of Lego bricks, including Titania’s Palace, Denmark’s largest doll’s house. The perfect place for children of all ages.
Thursday Today we take a delightful coastal drive to Faborg, then over the island to Odense, birthplace of Hans Christian Anderson, the world’s greatest story teller. Enjoying a fairytale setting amid half-timbered houses and cobbled streets, Anderson’s house is now an interesting museum. Nearby are beautiful gardens, the 13th century cathedral and Odense castle.
Friday We bid farewell to Svendborg and begin our homeward journey, back through Germany to our overnight 3 star hotel the Van der Valk in Enschede Holland.
Saturday We cross the River Rhine, close to the heroic wartime town of Arnhem, then by way of Antwerp and Ghent to make a lunch stop in medieval Brugge. At Calais we board the late afternoon Shuttle train to Folkestone, returning to our home areas mid evening.
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