Denmark's Islands

Copenhagen, Odense & Aeroe Island
7 days Self Drive
May - Sep
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Denmark is a land surrounded by the sea and this ancient maritime kingdom consists of over 400 islands. Explore Copenhagen and the islands of Zealand, Aeroe and Funen on this self drive circle tour from Copenhagen, with accommodation all pre-booked. Extra nights can be added in Copenhagen or at any overnight destination along the way.

Day 1 Copenhagen Arrival
Upon arrival at Copenhagen Airport, collect your rental car then check-in at your hotel for 2 nights; remainder of day at leisure in the Danish capital.  Enjoy some of the many historical and fascinating sights & wander the Nyhavn quayside area for a beer and a taste of new Nordic cuisine at one of the many bars & restaurants. Accommodation at Comfort Hotel Vesterbro or similar.

Day 2 Copenhagen Day at Leisure
Continue your exploration of wonderful Copenhagen's many treasures today. Most of the city’s attractions are located near the city centre, including Tivoli Gardens, Amalienborg & Christiansborg (the Danish Parliament) Palaces, Gefion Fountain, Nyhavn (old harbour), the Little Mermaid, Round Tower, museum of Carlsberg & various art, culture, history & design museums. A stroll along the pedestrian street of Strøget can also be a pleasant way to spend some time. Accommodation at Comfort Hotel Vesterbro or similar.

Day 3 Copenhagen - Odense
Depart from Copenhagen and head westward through farming countryside and small villages, some of which were founded by Vikings more than a thousand years ago. Upon arrival in Roskilde - until 1417, the capital of Denmark – we recommend a visit to the Viking Ship Museum, containing the remains of 5 Viking vessels which have been salvaged from the bed of Roskilde Fjord, where they were sunk more than a thousand years ago to prevent aggressive intruders gaining access to the town from the sea. After visiting the museum, take the short drive to the Town Square, to visit the twin-spired Roskilde Cathedral. The construction of the Cathedral was commenced during the 12th  Century and additions have been made through the ages, in different architectural styles. The Cathedral is the traditional burial place of Danish monarchs and contains more than 40 royal graves. Continue from Roskilde to Halskov, from where you will drive over one of the world’s largest suspension bridges constructed off-shore and arrive on the island of Funen. Continue to Odense, Denmark’s third largest city and Hans Christian Andersen’s home town. Accommodation at First Hotel Grand Odense or similar

Day 4 Odense – Svendborg - Aeroe
This morning drive south to Kværndrup and Egeskov Castle (entrance to the castle is included*), which is the best preserved water fortress in the world, with its rounded towers, double gables, red brick walls, green turrets and spires, built on a foundation of oak piles rammed into a bed of the lake more than 450 years ago. Today it is a family owned castle which has belonged to the family Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille since 1784. Visit the Great Hall which dates back to 1554 and contains furniture and paintings as well as seven adjoining rooms. Enjoy the 40 acres park with hundreds of aromatic plants and herbs and visit the old-timers Museum. Continue to Svendborg to take the ferry to the island Aeroe. Accommodation at Ærøhus Hotel or similar.

Day 5 Aeroe Day at Leisure
Day at leisure. Maybe rent a bike, visit one of the interesting museums showing the island’s maritime history, or simply relax in the idyllic charm of a small community? 

Day 6 Aeroe - Copenhagen
Return o the ferry to Svendborg, drive to Knudshoved and cross the bridge to Sealand, then continue to Copenhagen. Accommodation at Comfort Hotel Vesterbro or similar

Day 7 Copenhagen Departure
Arrangements end after breakfast with the return your rental car to Copenhagen Airport. 

Departures daily May - September.

Includes: 6 nights accommodation in 3 star hotels all with private facilities and daily breakfast, entrance to Tivoli Gardens + Egeskov Castle, return Great Belt Bridge toll, return Svendborg-Ærø-Svendborg ferry for car & passengers, car hire manual Class C VW Golf or similar for 7 x 24 hour days including unlimited mileage, CDW, theft protection and taxes with pick up and drop off at Copenhagen airport.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2053.00
Single AUD$ 3537.00

Includes: 6 nights accommodation in 3 star hotles all with private facilities and daily breakfast, entrance to Tivoli Gardens + Egeskov Castle; return Great Belt Bridge toll, return Svendborg-Ærø-Svendborg ferry for car & passengers; car hire manual Class C VW Golf or similar for 7 x 24 hour days including unlimited mileage, CDW, theft protection and taxes with pick up and drop off at Copenhagen airport. Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

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