Baltic Post-Trip: Copenhagen

HIT THE SOUTH OF THE NORTH!

Post Trip to Copenhagen

3 Nights: July 6-9, 2017


This trip is completely à la carte. Join us for as much or as little of the activity as you’d like!


Our route by train.


Thursday,  July 6

10:00AM-4:00PM
Train: Stockholm C – Köbenhavn H*
We’ll meet shore-side at 8:30AM and make our way to Central Station. (15 minute cab ride from ship.)
From there, we’ll board a modern Swedish train for the trip to Zealand, Copenhagen’s island. This will be a much nicer and faster experience than you’d have to the United States
$50-$75
5.5 hours journey
Free WiFi on train
First and Second Class available
(First class costs about 25% more and includes a light meal and beverages, larger seats and a waiting lounge.)
*Tickets will be available for reservation closer to our departure.
4:15PM
Hotel: Ascot Hotel
This hotel represents a traditional Danish downtown hotel, with an excellent location.
~$170 per room (I’ll help pair people up, if desired)
Includes breakfast each morning
Bar on site
Restaurant on site
Free WiFi
10 minute walk to Central Train Station
10 minute walk to Tivoli Garden
Walkable to many fine restaurants, museums and sites.
7:00PM
Dinner: uFormel
One of Copenhagen’s most talked about restaurants
Traditional Scandinavian cuisine, with a modern twist. uFormel means “informal”
We’ll either eat as a group or individually, depending on number of participants
Described as “affordable” by Copenhagen standards
Pay on your own

Friday, July 7th

8:00AM
Breakfast at hotel (included)
9:30AM
Grand Inner City Tour
DKK 795 (US$113, or less depending on number of participants)
Bus tour with driver and an English-fluent guide
Small group, the tour is personal and relaxed
Lunch at a café (on your own)
Includes the following sites:
CANAL TOUR
Sailing around the old idyllic canals for an hour

CHRISTIANSBORG PALACE
(the Danish parliament) We visit the famous and beautiful reception rooms used by the Queen

AMALIENBORG PALACE SQUARE
The most beautiful square in the city and home of the royal family

ROSENBORG PALACE
Original Renaissance palace that houses the Danish Crown Jewels and many other impressive old treasures and paintings

ALSO
The Little Mermaid, Nyhavn (New Harbour), Christianshavn, the lakes of Copenhagen, Vesterbro, Nyboder, The Opera House, Old Stock Exchange, Kongens Nytorv (King’s Square)

Trip involves a good deal of walking and steep stairs

6:00PM
Tivoli Gardens for dinner (10-15 minute walk to hotel)
Tivoli Gardens is a famous amusement park and pleasure garden built in 1843. It’s currently home to modern and vintage amusements, roller coasters and dark rides, as well as music halls and restaurants.

 


Saturday, July 8th

8:00AM
Breakfast at hotel (included)
9:30AM
Castles and More Tour
DKK 925 (US$113.50, or less depending on number of participants)
Bus tour with driver and an English-fluent guide
Small group, the tour is personal and relaxed
Lunch at a café (on your own)
Includes the following sites:
KRONBORG CASTLE
The impressive fortification that has guarded the entrance to the Baltic Sea for six centuries and is the setting for Shakespeare’s play ‘Hamlet’FREDERIKSBORG PALACE
The largest and most beautiful Renaissance castle in Scandinavia
ROSKILDE CATHEDRAL
No other place in the world has as many kings and queens buried in the same placeTHE VIKING SHIP MUSEUM
Modern rebuilt models and excavated original ships from the time when the Vikings conquered much of Western Europe and ruled the North Atlantic
7:00PM
Farewell Dinner to be decided by group

Sunday, July 9th

8:00AM
Breakfast at hotel (included)
Group disperses on individual schedules.

Because this isn’t an organized tour, it’s flexible and you are free to participate in as little or as much as you’d like. Payments will be handled either as they happen, or if there’s an advantage (such as with group tours), Jeff will arrange things and ask for payment.

Subject to change.

 

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