8 days

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Summary

The neighbouring Nordic nations of Sweden and Denmark offer a host of archaeological and historical sites, from Neolithic megaliths to Viking forts, from fairytale castles to a magnificent royal warship.

We begin in Uppsala in Sweden, with visits to the archaeological sites at Gamla Uppsala and Anundshög and the baroque Skokloster Castle. In Stockholm we tour the excellent Historical Museum and visit the Vasa Museum, which houses the heavily armed and richly decorated royal warship which sank on its maiden voyage in 1628.

A relaxing high-speed rail journey follows as we travel from Stockholm to Malmö in the south of Sweden. Here we tour the Osterlen region, with visits to the megalithic monuments known as Ales Stenar before crossing the Öresund Bridge to Copenhagen. We have a day touring the Danish capital, including the renaissance castle of Rosenborg Slot, then transfer to Aarhus in mainland Denmark. From here we visit the Moesgård Viking Museum and the Viking Castle at Fyrkat, learning much about the real story behind those notorious Norsemen. We also come face to face with some former inhabitants of the region as we visit Silkeborg Museum, home to the ‘bog bodies’, the amazingly well-preserved remains of a man and woman who died here around 350BC.

Tour highlights:

  • The Royal Mounds at Gamla Uppsala, Sweden’s oldest national symbols
  • Skokloster Castle, one of the great castles of Baroque Europe
  • The hugely impressive but ill-fated warship Vasa
  • The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, probably the best art museum in Denmark
  • On the trail of Vikings in Aarhus and Fyrkat
  • Coming face to face with a man and a woman who died more than 2300 years ago

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  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
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  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
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  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
Meet your Experts

Clive Warsop

Tour Manager

Clive Warsop is an environmental archaeologist who has lectured and tutored in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh and has excavated sites in both Scotland and France.

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Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen
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Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of an archaeological expert as tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
  • Train travel
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
5 July 2021 BDSA210705 5 July 2021 (Monday) 12 July 2021 (Monday) Clive Warsop £1,895
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£100
£200
£495 Book Now
6 September 2021 BDSA210906 6 September 2021 (Monday) 13 September 2021 (Monday) Clive Warsop £1,925
(inc. flights)
£100
£200
£495 Book Now
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