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Michael P.

Aalborg, Denmark

Hi, my name is Mike; I am a retired lecturer, passionate about Northern Denmark, its culture, history, geography and geology.

I would be delighted to welcome and share this passion with you, to inspire you with all that the Region has to offer and provide you with an unforgettable Northern Denmark experience.

As a member of Aalborg Guide Association and an official Cruise Guide for Visit Aalborg, I have several years experience of hosting and guiding visitors and guests. Rest assured, you're in good hands, I'm at your service to ensure the success of your visit with an 'off-the-shelf' or 'custom-designed':
- walking
- car panoramic, or
- coach tour, as well as a
- 'meet & greet' transfer service from hotel, airport, railway or bus station.
Whatever your choice, I'd be delighted to open the doors to the region for you to feel, taste, see and smell the wonders that are its very heart.

I specialise in small group tours but I'm equally happy with larger groups. Naturally, larger groups require a little extra time due to the numbers involved and can, on occasions, prove difficult to visit some places. But, speaking with you will enable me to point out problematic situations and suggest possible solutions. So, let's get together to blend your tour wishes with my local knowledge, that way we can find your perfect solution. Call or email, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Why Denmark and what's there to see?
Denmark, voted by the UN as the happiest country in the world to live, awaits you. In particular, welcome to North Jutland and to its capital city, Aalborg, voted the happiest city in the European Union. But, don't believe me, come and see for yourself, feel the warmth and cosiness as soon as you step into this wonderful part of the world.

The Region of North Jutland:
The most northerly region of Denmark surrounded by the famous Kattegat and Skagerrak Seas. It is the sunshine capital of Denmark with 150 km (95 m) of white sandy beaches on its rugged west coast of high cliffs and big waves (cold Hawaii - Denmark's surfing capital is here). The east coast is quieter with safe, gently shelving beaches and the child friendly waters of the Kattegat Sea.

The main feature of this part of Denmark is sand, the very feature that makes it so special. From Viking times deforestation produced the instability that has created many of the wonders of this region. This is especially so at Grenen, the very top of Denmark or at Råbjerg Mile where you will find Denmark's Sahara Desert. But sand is only one aspect, there are countless other attractions including: Skagan Art Gallery, home to the famous Skagan Artists' paintings, fascinating castles and manors, wonderful museums, Second World War German fortifications & museums, and for children there's Faarup Sommerland - a playground with everything.

The City of Aalborg:
With roots going back to the year 692, Aalborg has over 1300 years of history behind it. Having established itself in the world, the city offers visitors unique experiences from pre-Viking times, through to its eminence as one of today's modern cities.

Straddling the Limfjord at its narrowest, Aalborg became a very important Viking market and trading port. Today, that history is still evident in the city's make-up, a vibrant, shopping city, with a rich restaurant and café culture. Formerly Denmark's industrial heartland, today, having undergone a huge transformation, Aalborg is a city of innovation and education. You are most welcome to Denmark's forth-largest city; whatever your interest, Aalborg has something to offer you: history, architecture, art, design, culture, sport or leisure.

Whatever your wish, my aim is to help make your visit a golden memory, to whet your appetite by providing you with some ideas for inspiration to help you plan your visit. Remember, we meet at a time and place most suitable for you, for example: your hotel, a city centre location or at a site of interest. You decide and I'll meet you; if you're unsure, let's discuss it to find your perfect solution.

Welcome - Mike

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Positively the best guided tour I have ever taken - absolutely marvelous!
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Credentials

- Voted Aalborg Cruise Guide of the year - 2016
- Member of Aalborg Guide Association.
- Registered Cruise Guide for Visit Aalborg.
- MA Management & Organisation - University of Lancaster.
- BEd.(Hons) Educational Philosophy, Psychology & Sociology - University of Manchester.

Restrictions

Due to legal restrictions in Denmark I cannot hire a vehicle for you. However, I am able to make a reservation on your behalf for you to complete prior to the start of the tour and for me to pay all the hire charges and act as your driver/guide.

Guide Requirements for Denmark

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Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/Aalborg

Tours by Michael P.

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Old Aalborg City Walking Private Tour

A Stroll Through 1300 Years of Aalborg's Fascinating, Merchant History

496 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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Aalborg Beer & City Walk - Private tour

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Enjoy a Beer as You Visit Some of the City Centre's Historic Sights

434 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

3 hours

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Hidden Gems on the City's Doorstep private,...

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Something Different and Unusual (in season tour)

430 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

3 hours

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A Viking Experience with a Private Guide

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A Day in the Life of a Viking (in season private tour)

890 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

5 hours

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Nature's Secrets at the Top of Denmark

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The Amazing Geology of this Special Part of the World (in season tour)

1195 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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A Manor House, a Quaint Village and a,...

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A Private Tour With Surprises Around Every Corner (in season tour)

981 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

5 hours 30 min.

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Hitler's 'Atlantic Wall' Fortification,...

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A Complete WW2 Fortress Museum with Access to the Bunkers (in season,...

903 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

5 hours

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The Land of Shifting Sands and Disappearing,...

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The Wild and Rugged Nature of the Disappearing North West Coast (in,...

945 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

5 hours

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City Highlights 'Bus' Private Tour

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An Eclectic Mix of Aalborg's Charm with a private guide

665 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

3 hours

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