Before and/or after the Event, we hope you are interested in exploring Copenhagen and its surroundings. In Copenhagen, it is easy to get around by train, Metro or bus on your own. You might even be tempted to rent a bike! Or use the “Hop on- hop off“ buses. Please look for further information here:
For your convenience, we have also arranged a few Pre – and Post Tours. Please note one tour is in Bergen, Norway since the OB-PS Event i Bergen in 2020 was canceled due to the pandemic. All the tours around Copenhagen start and end at Tivoli Hotel
Pre ToursTuesday 20 August
“Four days in Bergen in one day” (whole day)
North Zealand – World Heritages and Countryside (8 hours)
Post ToursSunday 25 August (afternoon)
Dragør: A Historic fishing village tour (4 hours)
North Zealand – World Heritages and Countryside (8 hours)
Cruising Denmark (4 days)
Activity Level descriptions
We assume you can get on/off a bus on your own or perhaps with a helping hand, and we recommend
walking shoes for all tours for your own convenience.
(1) Some walking around a museum
(2) Ability to board a boat or take a 10-minute walk on a paved sidewalk
(3) Walk on uneven ground, including stairs (walking shoes recommended)
(4) Walk on uneven ground, including stairs and/or hilly terrain (walking shoes strongly recommended)
Four days in Bergen in one day
(Activity level 2. The tour will take place regardless of the number of participants)
We were all disappointed when the pandemic stopped us from welcoming you in Bergen in 2020. For those of you who want to visit Norway in connection with the Copenhagen event, we offer a day in Bergen. On 20 August, we will take you to the venues we planned to use and also show you some of the half-day tours.
We will show you Haakonshallen, Grieghallen and we will be dining at the Conference hotel, Radisson Blu.
Of course, we will take you on a trip to the famous Mount Fløien and visit the Girl Guide / Boy Scout center in Bergen.
You have to arrive in Bergen at the latest in the evening of 19 August. If you fly via Oslo, we recommend using the Oslo-Bergen railway (vy.no) to get to Bergen, as it will take you through one of the largest protected mountain areas in Northern Europe. If you want to arrive before 19 August, we recommend you book the trip “Sognefjord in a Nutshell“
Costs will be approx. USD 100 including entries, lunch and 3 course dinner.
For further information and details, please contact Guri Kaland Sværen, email@example.com, phone/text +47 916 90 863
Dragør: A Historic Fishing Village Tour
As you embark om this half-day adventure, your guide will introduce Dragør’s rich history, including the herring trade, piloting and much more. Along the way, your guide will provide historical insights, sharing stories about King Christian II, his mistress Dyveke, and the intriguing tales of the Dutch farmers who played a role in the region’s history. As you pass the bridge to Sweden, take in stunning views, and learn about the development of this area with the new marina and beach area.
Upon arrival in Dragør, you’ll be greeted by the charming coastal town with its characteristic, yellow-painted houses, cobblestone streets, and a tranquil harbor. Get ready to step back in time!
Embark on a leisurely guided walk through the oldest part of Dragør, with its delightful hollyhocks adorning the picturesque houses. Your guide will lead you through narrow streets, sharing the history of this idyllic fishing village, including the herring trade, piloting, the bleaching of fabric, and the tradition of keeping geese. You’ll also hear stories about Karen Blixen, the famous author who spent time in Dragør.
During World War II, Dragør played a significant role in helping Jewish citizens escape to Sweden. Your guide will seamlessly integrate this poignant history within the guided walk, offering insights into the Danish Resistance’s efforts to save Jewish lives. After the walk, it’s time to unwind and savour a delightful Danish tradition – coffee and cake. We’ll visit a local café where you can enjoy a cup of aromatic coffee or tea, paired with a scrumptious slice of Danish cake. Take in the cozy atmosphere of the café and get the explanation of what HYGGE is all about.
Before returning to Copenhagen, enjoy some free time to explore Dragør at your own pace. Stroll along the harbor, visit local shops, or simply relax in one of the town’s tranquil squares.
North Zealand – World Heritage and Countryside
Embark on an unforgettable journey through one of Denmark’s most enchanting regions: North Zealand. Our scenic tour begins in Copenhagen, tracing the picturesque Oresund coast. Along the way, be captivated by the sight of grand mansions, quaint fisherman’s villages, and ancient beech forests.
As we wind along the coastal road, the tapestry of Denmark’s history unfolds, revealing intriguing tales of our hunting kings and centuries-old dynamics with Sweden – our enduring archenemy! Our first destination is the iconic Kronborg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover why Shakespeare chose this majestic fortress as the backdrop for Hamlet, and witness how this renowned play continues to resonate within the walls of Kronborg Castle today.
Our journey then takes us to the elegant Fredensborg Palace, a cherished royal residence nestled in the idyllic North Zealand countryside. Marvel at the Royal Guards, and learn why this palace holds a special place in our Queen’s heart. In the charming town of Hillerød, we pause for a traditional Danish lunch featuring smørrebrød (open sandwiches) and a delightful coffee break. Following this, we delve into the captivating Frederiksborg Palace. Constructed in the early 17th century by the legendary Danish King Christian IV, this Renaissance masterpiece showcases the finest craftsmanship and architecture of its time. Inside the castle, artifacts spanning 500 years of Danish history unfold, accompanied by passionate love stories within the royal family. Before our return to Copenhagen, we relish the serene beauty of the exquisite baroque garden, adding the perfect finishing touch to our North Zealand adventure.
Roskilde – Vikings and the Land of Legends
Nestled on the banks of the scenic Roskilde Fjord, the historic city of Roskilde seamlessly weaves together tales of Viking glory, regal splendour, and cultural richness. Arrive at the renowned Viking Ship Museum, and immerse yourself in the Viking Age as you explore the museum’s impressive collection of well-preserved Viking ships. From warships to trading vessels, each tells a tale of the seafaring prowess of the Vikings. Engage with interactive exhibits and gain insights into maritime history.
Next, venture to the historic heart of Roskilde to visit Roskilde Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Delve into the rich history of this magnificent cathedral which has housed the tombs of Danish monarchs for centuries. Marvel at its Gothic architecture and intricate chapels, discovering the stories embedded within its walls. Afterwards we will Indulge in a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, allowing you to savour Danish cuisine while enjoying scenic views of the Roskilde Fjord or the charming city.
Afterwards the tour continues, and we will embark on a journey to the Land of Legends, an open-air museum that brings Denmark’s past to life. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to explore independently, meandering through reconstructed villages, homes, and workshops. Engage with costumed interpreters demonstrating ancient crafts and activities. Don’t miss the chance to visit the new Viking Kings’ Hall, an exciting addition to the historical experience.
Cruising Denmark – 4 days, 3 nights
This journey will show you some of the most interesting Danish attractions – we will spend a night in a Fairy-tale castle; visit the new Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Odense; see the memorials of our late Kings and Queens in Roskilde Cathedral; take a walk in Ribe, Denmark’s oldest city; experience the magnificent beaches of the Wadden Sea; and stay in Aarhus, the charming capital of Jutland. The programme is a round trip, so you get to see as much as possible in a comparatively short time.
Day 1: Crossing Sealand to the island of Funen; Hans Christian Andersen’s House and Museum in Odense and the Fairy-tale Castle, Hvedholm Castle.
We leave the Tivoli Hotel just about noon, right after the end of the event, and enjoy a nice sandwich while driving out of Copenhagen in our comfortable coach.
Our first stop is in Odense where we will visit the prized Hans Christian Andersen’s House and Museum which was inaugurated by H.M. Queen Margrethe in 2021. In this new museum, we walk around in a Fairytale world where art, sound, light, and images make up a unity. We shall travel through the famous poet’s life and stories and will experience both the building and the magical garden which surrounds it. The museum is created by the famous Japanese architect Kengo Kuma & associates.
Afterwards we drive along scenic roads to the stylish Hvedholm Castle, where we will have dinner and spend the night. The historical castle appears as a true fairy-tale castle, with stately chambers, towers and spires. The castle has a long and intriguing history from the 16th century with feuds in the noble families and visiting historical personalities.
Hans Christian Anderson visited the castle on several occasions, and it is easy to imagine the author sitting under the shady trees and dreaming himself into the world of fairytales.
Day 2: Crossing South Jutland; Sønderborg, Rømø and Wadden Sea, Ribe Hotel Dagmar.
We will spend the day in South Jutland, close to the German border where people are very much aware of their heritage.
After enjoying the hotel breakfast, we board the coach and drive the short way to the ferry that takes us to the island of Als.
On this island we visit Sønderborg, the beautiful city with the red castle at the waterside, the charming city center and the captivating story about king Christian 2, who was a prisoner at the castle. Lunch today is on your own, in Sønderborg.
After lunchtime, we cross over South Jutland, where we hear about the referendum in 1920 that defined the border till this day. Maybe the most peaceful drawing of a frontier in the world? Our coach will take us to the west coast where we will enjoy afternoon coffee on the beach.
Rømø is an island, connected to the mainland by a 9 km long dam. Driving over this dam, we will have a firsthand view of the Wadden Sea, listed on UNESCO’s world heritage list since 2014. At the beach we often see colourful kites over the kilometer-long white beach, and if we are lucky, we even can spot a seal or two.
Driving back, we pass by the new landmark of the marshes; the 25 meters tall spiral observation tower from 2021.
The day ends in Ribe, the oldest town in Denmark, where we find our dinner and accommodation at the oldest hotel in Denmark. Optional free watchman tour in the evening.
Day 3: To the Viking age and back; Bindesballe Merchant’s house, Jelling – home of the Viking kings, to Aarhus, Jutland’s capital.
After breakfast we leave Ribe heading northeast to the birthplace of Denmark. Our first stop today is in Bindesballe where we find a piece of Danish cultural history, a merchant’s house from the 19th century, still in use!
We continue our travel back in time to the Jelling Monument, also on UNESCO’s world Heritage list. Here we find the very rune stones that tell us about the birth and baptism of Denmark. We will hear about the ancient Viking kings, the pagan gods and how Denmark became Christian more than 1.000 years ago.
We will enjoy lunch in the small village of Jelling before we continue to Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark. Although a large city, it has a relaxed atmosphere. From our hotel you can stroll down the pedestrian streets through the oldest part of the city, or visit the famous museum of art, Aros, with a Rainbow panorama on the roof, created by the famous Icelandic/Danish glass artist Olafur Eliasson.
The rest of the afternoon and evening is on your own.
Day 4: From Aarhus by boat back to Sealand, Roskilde Cathedral, ending in Copenhagen
We enjoy our breakfast at the hotel and will even have some time to see more of Aarhus from the coach before we board the ferry back to Sealand. The crossing is 80 minutes, and on board you have several possibilities to buy lunch.
Heading for Copenhagen, we stop at Roskilde Cathedral, listed on UNESCO’s world heritage list for its history, housing the memorials of most of our kings and Queens – more than 40 altogether.
We shall be back at Tivoli Hotel in Copenhagen on Wednesday late in the afternoon.
The tour costs DKK 6,000 (approximately USD 900) for a shared double room. Extra for a single room is DKK 825 in total for all three nights.
The price includes 3 bed-nights, 3 breakfasts at hotels, 2 lunches (sandwich the first day), 2 dinners, a comfortable tourist coach, ferry tickets and road taxes, entries to: Hans Christian Andersen House and Museum, the Jelling monument, and Roskilde Cathedral. Guided by experienced tour leader and Girl Guide, Lily Bahnsen.
20 participants need to register for the tour to be carried out. The maximum number of participants is 50.
You enter with the code 4540. Click to find a translation of the Registration Form from Danish to English.
When we pass 20 registered participants, you will receive your ticket from nordvestTOURS, to whom you pay before 31 May. Payment can be done by credit card.