City Highlights 'Bus' Private Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

312204


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
Those with walking difficulties or wheelchair users must be able to access car transport (where a car is not able to carry wheelchairs, etc, a minibus can be hired). Uneven surfaces and short, steep climbs may prove unsuitable at some of the stops.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Danish (conversational)

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


This 'bus' tour introduces Aalborg's main points of interest both ancient and modern. Starting in the city centre we go back to the Iron Age at Lindholm Høje. From here, driving through the beautiful suburbs, we call at an 'allotment garden' to be met by a genuine Danish host.

Continuing; via a drive through a forest, a panoramic view of the limfjord and surroundings, we see modern Scandinavian design at its best; culminating at a 'different' church design. Driving into the city centre, we go back to the Middle Ages, see some wonderful buildings and hear some fascinating tales of years gone by.

Onto the harbour front, once buzzing with commerce and industry, now a peaceful, relaxed centre for the arts and education. It's where Aalborg's young and old congregate on a warm summer's day to meet, picnic, swim, relax or enjoy a concert.

Here also proudly sits our new and ultra modern Opera House and The Utzon Centre, the last design of Aalborg's famous son, architect Jørn Utzon (of Sydney Opera House fame).

Itinerary

Driving east, we pass Karolinelund, built in the 1800s for officers and their wives to 'parade'. Today it's a culture park and urban garden spot. Via the tunnel we go under the fjord to Lindholm Høje, the largest Viking burial ground so far discovered.

Returning by bridge over the fjord, we drive west along the fjord passing marinas, the racecourse and onto a peculiarly Danish speciality, an allotment garden. Here we meet the owner and spend a little time chatting and looking round their special place.

Moving on, past Alvar Aalto's Art Gallery, we enter Mølle Park, a forest on the edge of the city centre. Passing Aalborg's 'White House', we stop at the sculpture of Noah's Ark and take in wonderful views of the fjord, before coming to the very unique - Gug Church.

Onto the city centre, we park our transport and take a short walking tour of the charming old town and hear about its past. Our tour ends on the recently refurbished harbour front, the Utzon Centre and Opera House.

Itinerary order can change.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 3 hours

Transportation

Modern, comfortable, chauffeur driven, private hire car or minibus, will be used between the sites to be visited. Walking at the stops will be on paved areas, gravel paths, grass, etc.

What’s Included

Other: My services as your private planner, organiser and guide for the tour as described.

Cost of:
- entrance to Lindholm Høje Museum

Note... the tour described (4 adults + guide) will use a family size car/minibus for all transportation. Larger groups, a minibus or coach will be used, for which a quote will be provided on request.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

150 Danish Kroner - for personal expenses (snack/beverage, souvenirs, shopping, etc.)

Note… currencies other than Danish Kroner are not normally accepted. Visa and MasterCard credit cards however, are widely accepted in shops, restaurants, taxis, etc.

What’s Extra

Other: Transportation: as a visitor to Denmark you have preferential (tax free) hire rates for a self drive car or minibus; for which as the hirer, you are required to pay all the related fees and guarantees. Vehicle hire can be done on-line before leaving home or on your arrival in Denmark.

Restrictions

Due to legal restrictions in Denmark, I cannot hire or drive a self-drive car/minibus for you. As an alternative, I am able to hire a chauffeur driven car, minibus or coach and would be pleased to provide a quote on request

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    312204


    Categories

    City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.
    Those with walking difficulties or wheelchair users must be able to access car transport (where a car is not able to carry wheelchairs, etc, a minibus can be hired). Uneven surfaces and short, steep climbs may prove unsuitable at some of the stops.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), Danish (conversational)

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