DENMARK WITH FREDERICIA CELEBRATIONS CRUISE
- Delight in Danish culture and traditions
- Be part of the 6th July celebrations in Fredericia
- Get a feel for 'hygge' and discover rich history
1st Jul 2022 - 8 nights - Sails from Rosyth (Edinburgh) - Braemar - M2219
You’re sure to see landmarks such as the Foot Soldier Statue as you explore too. You’re also in for an uplifting day in Aalborg; after treating yourself to a complimentary hot dog – a local tradition – at the port, get a feel for hygge in a city once voted ‘Europe’s happiest’ and uncover highlights including Aalborghus Castle and a selection of galleries, museums and friendly pubs. Braemar will take you into the heart of Copenhagen; docking close to the capital’s centre makes for easy discoveries of attractions such as the Little Mermaid, Nyhavn waterfront district, Tivoli Gardens and the impressive Christiansborg and Amalienborg palaces. You’ll get to delve into the Viking history of Hundested too, while picturesque coastal scenes await you at Skagen.
- *FREE DRINKS or £125pp ONBOARD SPEND PLUS EXCLUSIVE CONNOISSEUR HOME TRANSFERS OR COACH FROM GLASGOW
- Comfortable, stylish cabins and suites equipped with a Smart TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and individually controlled air conditioning
- A tempting choice of cuisine every day throughout your cruise – with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets, late-night snacks and much more
- Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues, complimentary afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
- A full programme of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
- Full use of on board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
- A wide choice of engaging on board activities and lectures throughout the day
- All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
- Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point
- Formal welcome and/or Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet
*Term's & condition's apply.
Day 1 ROSYTH, (EDINBURGH)
Embark onboard Braemar at Rosyth, Edinburgh
Day 3 SKAGEN, DENMARK
Offering incredible scenery, classic Danish character and delicious seafood, Skagen is a joy to behold. Facilitated by its fishing harbour – the largest in Denmark – the town continues to prosper and develop. This is highlighted by the charming boutiques and galleries of the town centre and expensive villas, summer houses and hotels that have been built in recent years.
Day 4 HUNDESTED, DENMARK
The name Hundested, the tiny town in the northern district of Zealand in eastern Denmark, originates from the adjoining Seal Reef. Its pretty harbour was first built at the end of the 19th century, and this town between sea and fjord, and is known for quiet beaches that are perfect to stroll.
Hundested’s attractions include Grønnessedyssen Karlstenen – one of the country’s largest megalithic tombs – and Knud Rasmussen’s House, the former home of the famous Polar explorer. Fishing is still an important local industry, which supplies the town’s restaurants with the freshest ingredients. Kikhavn, located 2 kilometres north, is another historic fishing village worthy of a visit, consisting of charming traditional farmhouses and a beautiful harbour.
Day 4 COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (OVERNIGHT)
With its vibrant atmosphere, modern culture and beautiful architecture, Copenhagen is the essence of Scandinavian cool. One of Europe's oldest and most popular cities, Copenhagen is also one of the cleanest and most cosmopolitan. Its narrow streets are always busy with welcoming locals and are lined with colourful cafes, bars, shops and places to eat. Its bridges ring with cycling commuters and the pristine waterways make visiting this city a wonderful experience.
The historic centre of Denmark’s capital, an 18th-century rococo district, is home to the Royal Family’s Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace and Rosenborg Castle, surrounded by beautiful gardens and is the home of the Danish crown jewels. The Little Mermaid sculpture at Langelinje Pier is a must-visit attraction too.
Take a wander through pretty Nyhavn – Copenhagen’s 17th century waterfront and canal district – and you'll revel postcard-perfect scenes of historic wooden ships set to a backdrop of brightly coloured 17th and 18th century townhouses, many of which have been converted into bars and restaurants.
Day 6 FREDERICIA, DENMARK
The Danish fortress town of Fredericia in Eastern Jutland boasts an intriguing medieval and military past, stretching back to the Thirty Years’ War. Founded by Frederick III in 1650, the old ramparts and historic fortifications can be seen on a stroll through the delightful town centre, and are peppered with statues, cannons and gates.
The Prince’s Gate – the main gateway into the town until 1925, the Old Town Hall and the iconic Foot Soldier Statue are all worth discovering. The town is now a major barracks, and home to the Royal Danish Army's Signals Regiment. A blue-flag beach is a short distance from the town centre, as is the Gunpowder Tower, built in 1675 and said to be the town’s oldest building.
From Fredericia visitors can tour the fairy-tale city of Odense, which is home to the fascinating Hans Christian Andersen Museum, the beautiful, gothic-style Sankt Kunds Cathedral and Funen Village – a unique open-air museum showcasing what life was like in 18th and 19th century Denmark. Billund, the home of Lego, is also easily accessible..
Day 7 CRUISING LIMFJORDEN, DENMARK
Although they don’t offer the incredible mountainous scenery of their Norwegian counterparts, the Danish Fjords still boast beautiful landscapes and an abundance of breathtaking sights to see on a scenic cruise.
Gliding through the tranquil, shallow waters of Limfjord – one of Denmark’s most famous, sought-after fjords – you’ll see undulating lush valleys, pretty islands, picturesque harbours and coastal cliffs as you sail deep into the heart of Denmark.
Day 7 AALBORG, DENMARK
Aalborg's charming historic city, with its fabulously revitalized waterfront, sits serenely on the Limfjord, the impressive body of water that cuts through Jutland.
Often referred to as the Paris of the North, the city's well preserved medieval landmarks such as the 14th century cathedral and the half-timbered Aalborghus Castle – the castle that doesn’t look like a castle –nestle alongside the vibrant bars and cafes of Jomfu Ane Gade, possibly Denmark’s most famous street.
The Aalborg Historical Museum tells the port’s 1,000-year history, while bathing at the Havnebad outdoor pool, exhibitions at the Utzon Centre and the futuristic House of Music, are all worth visiting. The city’s friendly atmosphere is always a pleasure to explore. Away from the port, the nearby beaches of Bisnap, Møllestenen and Hou South offer a little rest and relaxation.
Day 9 ROSYTH, (EDINBURGH)
Disembark the ship at Rosyth, (Edinburgh)