• Explore internationally renowned collections at the Statens Museum for Kunst, Thorvaldsen Museum and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
• Explore the fascinating history of Denmark at the open-air Frilandsmuseet and Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde
• Visit the country house once owned by Karen Blixen, Rungstedlund, with parts dating back to the late 17th century
Lars Tharp, MA, FSA
Danish-born art historian, lecturer and broadcaster
Depart London Heathrow 0955 on British Airways, arriving Copenhagen 1255. Transfer to 71 Nyhavn Hotel for six nights. Introductory coach tour of Copenhagen (including Little Mermaid statue).
Visits to Frilandsmuseet (remarkable open-air museum exhibiting the history of rural Denmark) and Statens Museum for Kunst (Denmark’s national gallery with fine Danish Golden Age and modern collections).
Historical town of Roskilde: Viking Ship Museum (boatbuilding and seafaring history including original 11th century and prehistoric ships), cathedral (burial place of Danish monarchs since the 15th century and UNESCO World Heritage site) and inner town.
National Museum of Denmark (located in Copenhagen’s 18th century Prince’s Palace and home to artefacts and antiquities from across Denmark’s history) followed by free afternoon.
Morning: Frederiksborg Castle (beautiful Renaissance residence, now home to the Museum of National History). Afternoon: Helsingør for Kronborn Castle (exterior) and M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark.
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (international collection featuring both familiar and lesser-known artists) and Rungstedlund (Karen Blixen Museum).
Transfer to Copenhagen Airport via Thorvaldsen Museum (dedicated to neoclassical sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen) and Dragør (atmospheric village founded by Dutch settlers – time permitting). Depart Copenhagen 1630, arriving Heathrow 1730.
23 Sep — 29 Sep 2019
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return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, three lunches, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
travel insurance, executive single room supplement £325.