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13th January 2019
This is a lovely family holiday, combining a stay on the coast with a stay in the countryside, and finally a stay in wonderful Copenhagen, the city.
Svendborg is located on the island of Funen and overlooks the Svendborg Archipelago, a gorgeous collection of islands just perfect for exploring on foot, or by bike or kayak. The town of Odense, the hometown of Hans Christian Anderssen is within easy driving distance and can be combined with a day tour featuring Funen's 'Chocolate Route'!
Sjølund is located on the island of Jutland and here, in the Danish countryside, is a lovely traditional, working farm. Spend lazy days relaxing on the farm, helping to collect vegetables from the garden and eggs from the chicken house - perhaps the farmer needs some help tilling with his tractor - children are welcome to try their hand at true sustainable farming. The village of Billund is within an hour's drive, and a visit to the truly wonderful LEGO House is an absolute must.
A final day in Copenhagen, Denmark's friendly capital city, with an included visit to Tivoli Gardens and Amusement Park - perfect!
Day 1: Arrive Denmark and Funen
Arrive at Copenhagen Kastrup Airport by air from the UK. Collect your hire car from the Europcar office at the airport.
Copenhagen is located on the island of Zealand and you will take the Great Belt Bridge from Zealand across to Denmark’s ‘middle’ island, Funen (toll for bridge approx. £30 one-way, payable locally). Once on Funen you bear south towards the coast and your lovely hotel which sits at the gateway to Funen’s most beautiful southern archipelago, a unique area of 55 easily accessible islands in the Baltic. Driven miles approx. 104.
3 nights SVENDBORG - Hotel Christiansminde (BB)
Days 2 & 3: Fun on Funen!
There is so much to do from your hotel that choosing will be your biggest challenge! Perfectly located overlooking the Svendborg Sound your hotel has a garden and beach with direct access for taking an invigorating dip; additional outdoor activities include hiking, biking, kayaking or simply exploring easy coastal walks punctuated with a stop for tasty local, fresh food. The town of Svendborg is within easy walking distance by coastal cycling/walking route and has a good selection of shops and cafes and there are good number of boat and sailing trips into the archipelago. Your hotel also has an outdoor play area with swings and trampoline and indoor play area with pool table, table tennis and table soccer.
Funen is home to the town of Odense, the birthplace of the fairytale writer, Hans Christian Andersen; why not enjoy a stroll around the magical narrow streets of the town centre, and imagine where the inspiration came from for stories such as The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen, The Ugly Duckling, The Princess and the Pea and many, many more. Alternatively, visit the romantic Egeskov Castle with its beautiful grounds, mazes, motor museum, Segway riding and woodland adventure playground.
Day 4: Jutland and traditional Danish Farm
Today you continue your journey, now taking the Little Belt Bridge across the strait from Funen to Jutland, Denmark’s great peninsula which stretches northwards towards Norway and southwards has a direct border with Northern Germany connecting it to the European continent. Once on Jutland it is only a short drive to Sjølund and your delightful, traditional Danish farmhouse.
4 nights SJØLUND – Vejstrupgaard (HB)
Days 5 - 7: Days on the farm, Billund and Lego House
This traditional working Danish farm is a wonderful place for children to explore and meet the animals; here there are cows, calves, pigs, chickens, sheep, rabbits and a dog. Poul, the farmer, invites them to try the tractor and provides greater insight into daily life on the farm. Food is homemade with bread and cake baked daily and delicious smeared or filled with homemade jam! Fruit and vegetables are from the vegetable garden and children will appreciate helping dig in the soil to collect supplies for the true ‘farm to fork’ experience.
With an hour’s drive, right in the centre of the village of Billund is an attraction they (and you!) will never want to leave – brand new Lego House! We love LEGO® House because it is all about LEGO®; playing, designing, creating, building, filming and generally having lots and lots of fun. This is a 12,000-square metre house filled with 25 million LEGO® bricks all ready and waiting for you. Explore the six experience zones; Tree of Creativity, Masterpiece Gallery, the Red Zone (creativity), the Green Zone (storytelling and role play), the Blue Zone (logic), and the Yellow Zone (emotion). Prepare to be amazed - this is LEGO® as you have never experienced it before!
Day 8: Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen
Today you leave for Copenhagen, Denmark's wonderful capital city. Retrace your route via Funen, back to Zealand and Copenhagen. En-route you will pass the town of Roskilde which is definitely worth a visit for the splendid Viking Ship Museum, where you can even take a ride in a replica Viking Ship! Leave your hire car at the car hire office in Copenhagen and check-in to your centrally located hotel.
2 nights COPENHAGEN - Tivoli Hotel (BB)
Day 9: Tivoli Gardens and Amusement Park
We recommend you pay an early visit to Tivoli Gardens today, leaving you with plenty of time during the afternoon and evening to explore the remainder of Copenhagen including the much photographed and picturesque old harbour area, Nyhavn. A bit further along the quayside and overlooking Copenhagen's impressive Opera House on the opposite side, you will find a serene mermaid, sitting on a rock, overlooking the sea...
Tivoli Gardens is perhaps Denmark's most famous attraction, in fact one of Scandinavia's most famous attractions...and rightly so! This beautiful park was first openend in 1843 by Georg Carstensen and was inspired by parks and gardens he had visited whilst travelling. An earlier visitor was the writer, Hans Christian Andersen, who was inspired to write the fairytale the Nightingale, based on the elegant and exotic gardens. With many other amusement parks it is customary to buy a ticket which covers both entrance and rides, however at Tivoli many visitors to the park simply come to dine in one of the many restaurants, listen to a concert or just walk around the gardens. Those who wish to try out all the rides can upgrade to a Multi-ride ticket which gives access to many of the other attractions on offer. We have included your entrance ticket.
Day 10: Homeward bound
A last chance to explore Copenhagen before taking the airport train (not included) from Central Station directly to the airport for your return flight home.
Departure Day: Daily from London Heathrow Airport - alternative departure airports are available, please ask for schedules and prices.
Departure Dates: 1 May - 13 Sep 2019
Duration: 9 nights
Prices from: Prices are per person and are based on 2 adults travelling with one or two children and sharing a family room throughout. Please ask us to quote for alternative variations.
|Departure Dates||Price per adult||Price per child|
|Combination: 2 adults + 2 children aged 2 - 11|
|1 May - 13 Sep 2019||£1745||£1025|
|Combination: 2 adults + 1 child 2 - 11|
|1 May - 13 Sep 2019||£1815||£1095|
CHILD SEATS FOR THE CAR
Please note: child safety seats are available as follows:
DEPOSIT: The deposit payment for this holiday is £200 per person
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TIVOLI HOTEL (4 star) - Copenhagen
Enjoy a comfortable and enchanting stay in Tivoli Hotel as you explore the wonderful city of Copenhagen. As you might expect from the name, the hotel has links with Tivoli amusement park. Their design team masterminded the look, with frequent nods to Tivoli, starting with the Little Mermaid and Hans Christian Andersen sculptures that greet you in reception. After a long day of sightseeing you can dive into the beautiful pool, relax in the sauna, or use the fitness centre before having dinner and enjoying the most beautiful views of Copenhagen from the Sky Bar restaurant. The hotel is situated 800 metres from the Central Station and Tivoli Gardens, easily walkable or just a short bus or taxi ride away.
HOTEL CHRISTIANSMINDE (4 star) - Svendborg
This lovely hotel is perfectly located on the south coast of Funen, Denmark's 'middle' island, surrounded by grassy meadows, rapeseed fields, organic vegetable areas and lush orchards. The hotel directly overlooks the Svendborg Sound or Strait, the strip of sea between Tåsinge and Funen, and is the gateway to a beautiful archipelago of natural islands. The hotel's restaurant, Panorama Restaurant, as the name suggests, has a panoramic view of the sea and islands and also overlooks the gardens which lead right down to the water's edge - perfect for a dip, whatever the weather. The restaurant uses seasonal ingredients, which are primarily locally sourced from the lush and fertile land of Funen.
All rooms and suites have their own balcony or terrace, electric cooker, tea and coffee, telephone, free wireless internet and TV, and bathroom with shower, WC, washbasin and hairdryer. a fridge is available in most rooms. Free parking in the hotel's car park. Larger rooms for families have a living room area, kitchenette and dining area.
Outdoor activities directly from the hotel include hiking, biking, kayaking or simply exploring easy coastal walks punctuated with a stop for tasty local, fresh food. The town of Svendborg is within easy walking distance by coastal cycling/walking route and has a good selection of shops and cafes and there are good number of boat and sailing trips into the archipelago. Your hotel also has an outdoor play area with swings and trampoline and indoor play area with pool table, table tennis and table soccer.
VEJSTRUPGAARD FARMHOUSE - Sjølund
Vejstrupgaard is a lovely traditional, family run Danish farm located on Jutland, Denmark's western island. The farm has family rooms to accommodate up to seven families, and all rooms have private shower and WC. Although accommodation is simple, rooms are very comfortable with good beds and bathrooms, but with the feel of staying, as you are, on an authentic, working farm. Food is homemade, right down to the jam, bread and delicious cakes, and fruit and vegetables are directly from the farm's vegetable patch and orchard. Children have lots of space to play on the farm and are encouraged to meet all the animals which includes cows, calves, pigs, chickens, sheep, horses, rabbits and the family's dog! There's also an opportunity to try the farmer's tractor (with him overseeing of course!).