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Castles & Manor Houses Self-Drive Tour

Castles and Manor Houses Self-Drive Tour | Scandinavian American World Tours

7 Days-6 Nights, from $1163 per person twin
*Daily departures from Copenhagen
(Available all year with some restrictions during holiday periods)

Our best selling Denmark self-drive tour combines Copenhagen & 4 nights in charming Castles and Manor House hotels with a visit to areas of Denmark well known for exciting sights but at the same time not overrun by tourists. The hotels are distinctly different offering a unique combination of history, romance and adventure, all in modern comfort.


Day 01: Copenhagen

Arrival into Copenhagen on own. Pre-tour night in four star city center hotel located close to car rental office. Remainder of day free to explore Copenhagen city or take an optional tour.

Imperial Hotel or similar

Day 02: Copenhagen – Funen Island – Odense (optional) – Fåborg

Buffet breakfast at your hotel. Pick up your Hertz car in Copenhagen and drive to Funen Island and Fåborg, located on the south coast, via the second-largest suspension span bridge in the world*, measuring just over 11 miles. You can either drive directly to Fåborg and spend the day, or via Odense, hometown of Hans Christian Andersen. His house is now a museum filled with his original works and belongings.

Overnight in a charming castle.

Hvedholm Castle (3 hours)

Day 03: Fåborg – Jutland Peninsula – Skanderborg – Silkeborg (optional)

Breakfast at your castle. Take a morning stroll through Fåborg before driving northwest along the Funen coast to the peninsula of Jutland. Head north via Vejle Fjord to Skanderborg for an overnight at an outstanding local manor house.

Spend the afternoon exploring the Skanderborg area and nearby Silkeborg. This is a beautiful lake area and is famous for its scenery. You can enjoy sailing by steamer on one of the many lakes around, or visit some of the excellent museums.

Sophiendal Manor (2 hours)

Day 04: Skanderborg – Århus – Jutland – Nibe/Brovst

After breakfast, drive to Århus, the second largest city in Denmark, and spend the day exploring local sights such as “Den Gamle By,” The Old City. The Old City is a unique open-air museum that consists of sixty-five old buildings, dating as far back as the 16th century, collected from towns all over Denmark. The museum is now a working city showing life in Denmark in the past centuries. In the afternoon continue north through central Jutland to Nibe or Brovst located by the Limfjord west of Ålborg.

Overnight at either a beautiful manor in Nibe or castle in Brovst.

Store Restrup Manor or Kokkedal Slotshotel (2 hours)

Day 05: Nibe/Brovst – Ålborg – Sealand – Gilleleje – Hornbaek

Enjoy a good breakfast. Drive to Ålborg, the third largest city in Denmark, and spend the day exploring local sights. In the afternoon drive back to Sealand and on to Gilleleje, a cozy harbor town on the north coast. In between Sealand and Gilleleje, you may wish to stop in Roskilde: home to the Roskilde Viking Ship Museum, it houses all five of the original Skuldelev Viking ships. The longest—a small snekkja warship at roughly 56 feet—was once manned by a crew of between 30-40 seamen in the 11th century. All were purposefully sunk about 20 km from Roskilde near Skuldelev in order to keep enemy forces from attacking one of the former capitals of Denmark.

Overnight at a charming manor house in Hornbaek, located west of Helsingoer.

NOTE: Car ferries are available from Jutland back to Sealand at an additional cost. Book at

Sauntehus Manor (4-5 hours)

Day 06: Hornbaek – Helsingoer – Humlebæk – Rungsted – Copenhagen

After a good Danish breakfast, drive east to nearby Helsingoer to visit Kronborg Castle, also known as ‘Hamlet’s Castle’. Continue south along the ‘gold’ coast towards Copenhagen. If you have time, we recommend stops along the way at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk and The Karen Blixen Museum in Rungsted. Tour ends upon return to Copenhagen.

Post-tour night in city center hotel. Remainder of day free for some last minute shopping and/or an optional visit to the famous Tivoli Gardens amusement park located close to your hotel.

Overnight at a four star hotel located in the city center.

Imperial Hotel or similar (2 hours)

Day 07: Copenhagen

After breakfast, check out and your Denmark tour is complete.

NOTE: This tour can be modified to suit your schedule, from 2 nights to however many nights you would like. *Please note that Great Belt bridge tolls and optional ferry costs are not included in price.


Additional Information

Price includes:

  • 2 nights (one pre- & one post-tour night) at 4* Imperial Hotel including breakfast/tax/service
  • Category B. rental Car (economy/manual) for 5-7 days incl. unl. KM, basic insurance & 25 % vat tax
  • 4 nights at Castles & Manor Houses listed including breakfast/tax/service
  • Rooms include 4-poster bed in main building

NOTE: Tour can be modified in any way to suite your schedule. You can also make your own package and combine above Castles/Manor Houses in any order, number of nights, or stay at just one.

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Departure Dates and Information
All departures are with a minimum of 2 persons sharing car and in USD. A minimum of 3 days/2 nights are required. Single supplement applies to hotel rate only; single person with car rental: $1981. Saturday night surcharge: $24 p.p. twin/single. Driving times listed for tours are approximate and may vary depending on traffic, weather, and any stops made en route. Departure is a land-only tour. Tour space is not guaranteed until booked and confirmed.

Upgrades available! Upgrade to a larger car or van (and/or automatic transmission). All upgrades quoted upon request.

Land Only


Ford Fiesta 2 or 4 Door Manual (or similar)

$1163 p.p. twin


Tour Information

Tour Type:Self-Drive Tour
Price: from $1163
Duration:7 days
Cities Visited:Copenhagen - Faborg - Odense - Skanderborg - Aarhus - Nibe - Brovst - Aalborg - Hornbaek
Departures: All Year Round

Tour Map

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