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This tour will take you to meet the "Aalborgenser" (citizens of Aalborg) as well as their lovely city.
Historical town center, Walking tour
Leaving the pier you will shortly be in the heart of Aalborg. You guide will take you on a stroll, passing some of the city's landmarks, such as Jens Bangs Stonehouse from 1624, which is Aalborg best-preserved historic building and Budolfi Cathedral, dating back to around 1400. The stroll will conclude with an inside visit, to the vaulted rooms of The Monastery of The Holy Ghost.
The allotment garden
Leaving city center we will pass the former "Aalborg Spritfabrik" (liquor distillery) from 1881, before we will arrive to something typical Danish, The allotment garden. Here you will meet Helen, the owner, and have a change to see her lovely place. During the visit you will be able to taste the lovely Aalborg Aquavit.
Gug Church is in the southern outskirts of Aalborg. This remarkable and modern church was designed by architects Inger & Johannes Exner in 1972 and brings many of a surprise to the visitor. The rostrum is made from newspapers, the altar is made from concrete plus much more.
Top floor of "Hvide Hus"
Back on the coach, we wil drive to the top floor of "Hvide Hus". Raised above the skyline of Aalborg, you get to try the traditional Danish specialty: Pastry. Enjoy the tasty Danish with a cup of coffee of tea, while enjoying the spectacular view of Aalborg from above, with all its diversity and of course the lovely waterfront with a peek to the Aalborg Royal Cruise Berth.
A panoramic drive of approx. 25 minutes will take you back to pier.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.74 mile (about 1,2 Kilometers), at times over uneven surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and at the sites visited. Walking in the sites visited is at guests 'discretion. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, layered clothing with flat, closed-toe, non-slip walking shoes and a light, weatherproof jacket from the ship. Due to the local climate, most of the coaches are air-cooled. The order of the visits may vary.
Denmark is known as a bike friendly country and bicycles are both a sustainable means of transportation and part of the local lifestyle. We now invite you to experience Aalborg on two wheels, like the locals, on a beautiful and enjoyable guided bike ride along the fjord. Get close to both the history of Aalborg and Denmark and find out more about the Danish way of living on this charming bike ride, which also includes an outdoors refreshment stop.
Ride along the harbor
The ride along the harbor front takes you past two of Aalborg's pride and local juggernauts during the industrial era; C.W Obels Tobacco factory, one of the area's largest factories and also the Danish liquor factory and the producer of the world-famous schnapps, Red Aalborg Aquavit. None of them are in use these days and the area is undergoing a transformation to become Aalborg's new modern city, called Cloud City after the 30-meter-high artwork by the same name, made by the Argentinian artist Tomás Saracenos.
Vestre Fjord Park, Embark on the M/S Egholm Ferry, Ride along the harbor
Experience a brand-new recreation area in Aalborg. RIde through the Vestre Fjord Park, an outdoor place for locals and guests, meant for swimming, relaxing and socializing. The area recently won a special price for its creative architecture and its interaction with the surrounding nature. In the middle of the Limfjord sits the beautiful island, Egholm.
Enjoy the short ferry ride across the water and bike to the nearby public lawn where we'll make a refreshment stop and re-fuel before we start to make our way back to the ship.
Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of a total biking of 4,3 miles (7 kilometers) and few steps on the ferry, and is recommended for guests who have previous biking experience and are in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for guests with back and/or neck problems, guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear comfortable clothing with sneakers. A signed waiver is required to participate on this tour. Helmets are provided, and must be worn throughout this tour. Tour operates in all weather conditions with the exception of extreme weather. Minimum age to participate is 8, accompanied by parent or guardian over the age of 18.Minimum height is 120 cm, if a child seat bike need to be required please request at least 48 hours prior to the call.
This scenic tour will take you on a magnificent drive where you will learn about the strong influence of the natural forces in Northern Jutland and experience the real Danish small-town charm up close.
Enjoy the scenic drive of approx.1 hour towards your first stop, Rubjerg Knude, a place that dramatically illustrates the powerful and unforgiving forces of nature that characterizes this region.
Rubjerg Knude lighthouse
The Rubjerg Knude lighthouse was built in 1900 on top of a 60 meters coastal slope, approx. 200 meters from the sea. As coastal erosion tore away at the slope, sand blew up and formed a massive dune that eventually covered the lighthouse building. Today, only the tower of the lighthouse is visible over the dunes. Meanwhile, the coast has eroded to only a couple of meters from the lighthouse and experts believe that the lighthouse will vanish into the sea within the next few years unless moved away from the coastline.
Don't miss the opportunity to experience one of Denmark's most beautiful sites, before it is too late.
Transfer from parking lot to the lighthouse by tractor pulled wagon and follow your guide to a leisurely stroll in the mighty sand dunes or climb the steps to the top of the old lighthouse.
Lønstrup village, coffee break at the Den Blå Café,stroll in the village
Your next stop after a short drive is the village of Lønstrup, a former fishing village, today a charming pearl located right by the North Sea. The village is a popular holiday venue for artists, arts and craftsmen, actors and composers whom trough times have contributed to the 'artistic touch' throughout the village.
Enjoy a cup of coffee and a sweet treat at Den Blå Café, located in Lønstrup's old cinema building before continuing on a casual stroll down the main road of Lønstrup Village, scattered with glass blowers, potters, jewelry artists and small galleries.
During your free time you also have the chance to take the short walk down to the beach, where the local fishing cotters generally are lined up.
Re-board your coach for the hour coach drive back to the pier of Aalborg
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.6 mile (about 1 km), at times over uneven surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and steep ones get on the tractor. Walking in the Lønstrup village is at guests 'discretion. Inside visit in the lighthouse is at guests 'discretion, 80-100 steps need to be climbed. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, layered clothing with flat, closed-toe, non-slip walking shoes and a light, weatherproof jacket from the ship. Due to the local climate, most of the coaches are air-cooled. The order of the visits may vary.
Discover the scenic beauty and two of the most important historical landmarks in the northern region of Denmark.
Spectacular story-telling rooms and grandiose exhibitions in the Voergaard Castle, this is a see worthy experience for the fans of history.
On the east coast North of Aalborg after approx. 40 mins drive you will find the picturesque little town by the sea, Sæby with its well-preserved, yellow-washed houses. Sæby has an exciting story and is in fact one of the oldest towns in Northern Jutland. Since 1524 Sæby has been a market town, but the first inhabitants settled here during the Viking Age.
After a scenic drive of approx. 25 minutes, continue your tour with an inside visit of Voer Church, where Ingeborg Skeel rests. The Danish noblewoman, land owner and county sheriff resided at Voergaard between 1588 - 1591. She was the one who expanded the Manor to a fine Renaissance castle, before throwing the architect into the moat. Or at least, that is what the rumor says.
Now it is time to visit Voergaard Castle - one of the best preserved renaissance castles in Denmark. The oldest parts of the castle are dated 1481 and it has housed many a colorful historic character, including the infamous Stygge Krumpen, last catholic bishop of Denmark, who had to flee for his life, when a peasant army stormed the castle during the civil war known as the Count's Feud in 1534.
The castle houses an extensive and unique collection of European art and furniture, including works by Goya, Rubens, Raphael and El Greco, together with treasures from the personal belongings of Napoleon 1, Louis XIV and Marie-Antoinette.
After the visit, re-board your coach for the 20 minutes transfer back to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.6 mile (about 1 Km), at times over uneven surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and at the sites visited. Walking inside the Castle is approx. 1hr and 30 minutes with approx. 60 steps to climb (no elevator is available). This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, layered clothing with flat, closed-toe, non-slip walking shoes and a light, weatherproof jacket from the ship. Due to the local climate, most of the coaches are air-cooled. The order of the visits may vary.The visit of the Castle is done by one the guide of the Castle.