COPENHAGEN – ART & DESIGN
- flight to Copenhagen
- transfer from the airport to the centre
- accommodation in the hotel
- guided tour of the city
– Town Hall Square with the statue of Andersen
– Strøget pedestrian street
– shops with applied arts
– The ‘Black Diamond’ Royal Library
– The Royal Playhouse and the Royal Opera
– The Little Mermaid statue
- return to the hotel
Hotel in the centre
Lunch – a popular restaurant said to be one of the icons of design and new trends
Dinner – design restaurant
THE ‘BLACK DIAMOND’ ROYAL LIBRARY
The ‘Black Diamond’ Royal Library is also a concert hall, a theatre and two museums located in one building. It is impossible to pass the building indifferently. The Royal Library was designed by Danish architect – Schmidt Hammer Lassen. The facade of the building is coated with black granite changing its outlook depending on a viewing angle or time of the day. A vast fresco on the ceiling painted by famous Danish painter Per Kirkeby is definitely worth visitors’ attention.
THE ROYAL DANISH OPERA HOUSE
The Royal Danish Opera House was designed by famous Danish architect Henning Larsen. Previously the opera was located in the eighteenth century Royal Theatre known today as the ‘Old Scene’ that still stages various artistic events. The cost of a new building was € 335 million and it is regarded as one of the highest in the world. Nevertheless all costs was covered by 91-year-old Danish billionaire and music lover who made the budget of Danish taxpayers unharmed this way. Auditorium ceiling is entirely covered with plates of pure 24-carat gold. The walls and balconies are covered with maple wood which because of its colour and a texture remind of a violin.
YOU MAY BUY OR NOT BUT IT IS ALWAYS WORTH BARGAINING…
Royal Porcelain Factory has been famous all over the world for its luxury china since 1775. Elegant services, exquisite figurines and everything what can be made of porcelain unreservedly deserve to be called ‘royal’. On our trail we visit the main shop belonging to the factory since 1911. Perhaps you will buy some porcelain souvenir here. If not everyone can taste coffee in a royal cup.
photo: Royal Copenhagen
ART AND THE ICONS OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE
- Ny Carlbergs Glypothek
- walking tour in the Ørestad district – icons of design in architecture
- transfer by train to the downtown
- return to the hotel
Lunch in Glypothek
Dinner – Danish specialties
DID YOU KNOW?
Although Copenhagen is one of the most expensive cities in the world, it is also one of the best places to live. The level of earnings in Danish capital remains in the global top three. The quality of public spaces, vibrant urban life, various facilities for the people, public transport, business innovation, ecology and sustainable development make Copenhagen a role model for other cities.
photo: Nicolai Perjesi/VisitDenmark
YOU SHOULD TRY!
Danish butter cookies
Art museum founded in 1888. The art collection includes priceless treasures of Egyptian, Roman, Greek and Etruscan ancient art. On the other hand the contemporary art section is a great overview of Danish and European paintings and sculptures. The most valuable are masterpieces of Gauguin, Rodin, Meunier, Carpeaux, Degas, Monet, Pissaro, Cézanne, van Gogh, Jens Juel, Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Christen Købke or J. Th. Lundbye. It is also worth stopping for a while in the beautiful winter garden.
BEYOND THE CITY…
- transfer by train to the ‘Blue Planet’
- sightseeing of the aquarium
- transfer by train to the town of Humlebæk
- sightseeing of the Louisiana Modern Art Centre
- transfer to Helsingør
- sightseeing of Kronborg Castle
- Kronborg Castle galleries
- return to the hotel
Lunch in the Blue Planet
Dinner in Helsingør
NATIONAL AQUARIUM DENMARK, DEN BLÅ PLANET
Futuristic building, inspired by the currents activated by the whirlpool is located on the shores of the Øresund Strait. The aim of architects of the Blue Planet was making the impression of being underwater. In addition to the diversity of fish and other aquatic animals many special attractions await for visitors including taming or feeding shows.
LOUISIANA MODERN ART CENTRE
Modern art museum located on the banks of the Øresund Strait. In addition to the many temporary exhibitions, museum presents a permanent collection of masterpieces by Picasso, Giacometti, Dubuffet, Warhoal, Rauschenberg, Baselitz, Polke, Kiefer and Kirkeby.
Kronborg – impressive fortress by the Strait of Øresund. It used to scare the sailors, today it is associated with two legendary figures: Danish prince Hamlet and Ogier the Dane. In Shakespeare’s drama Kronborg Castle is called Elsinore which is associated with English pronunciation of Helsingør. Shakespearean traditions are still cherished in the castle. Stagings of Hamlet attract theatre lovers from around the world. Symbolic Hamlet’s tomb as well as Hamlet’s garden are among attractions connected with the famous play.
DID YOU KNOW?
Copenhagen is one of the friendliest cities for cyclists in the world. Nearly 340 km of bicycle paths usually separated from the pedestrian spaces have caused that there are more bikes than residents. It is estimated that more than a half of the population commutes to work or school by bike.
DAY OF MUSEUMS
- Danish National Gallery – Statens Museum for Kunst
- Design Museum
- transfer to the airport
- return flight
Lunch at the Museum
Dinner – sandwich with salmon
Museum of Danish applied art. Collections of best Danish design arranged in chronological order. Jewellery, fashion, furniture, posters, toys and many other pearls of Danish design.
from 645 € per person*
*for 25-person group. The price includes return flight, transfers, accommodation in tourist hotel in double room, meals, guide assistance and admissions.
The programme is addressed to groups from 10 to 50 people
- ferry or ship cruise
- horse riding
- bus transfer
- canoeing rally
- attractions for kids
- amusement park
- workshop or team building
- bike trips
- swimming pool
- walking tour
- nature study
- narrow-gauge railway
- adventure park
- bungee jumping
- shotting range or paintball