Thoughts and Prayers for California Wine Country

Caifornia’s northern wine region was hard hit on Sunday, August 24 with a massive earthquake, of a magnitude not seen since 1989 (which means it does not happen often!). I know my Danish friends and acquaintances and many around the world are sending thoughts and prayers to California at this devastating time. We said a special prayer at dinner the other night for those whose homes and business were damaged in the quake, which has brought about a state of emergency. Danes have a special and historical connection to California, the Solvang connection. I know this sad event touches many and my heart is with everyone in Cali. ~~ Barrett

Have a Cozy Frozen Vacation in Denmark & Norway

hcandersen1836Come to Copenhagen and have a “Frozen” experience, walking in the footsteps of the author of the fairytale “The Snow Queen” in which the hit Disney animation film “Frozen” is based.

Hans Christian Andersen, of H.C. Andersen (1805-1875) as he is called in Denmark, wrote and publish “The Snow Queen” in 21 December 1844 in New Fairy Tales. First Volume. Second Collection. 1845. The centerpiece of the story is the struggle between good and evil

You can just “let it go” and have us do your experience planning, creating your Frozen vacation (7 days/8 nights) starting with a focus on Denmark’s beloved 19th century storyteller and his life in 19th century Denmark. You will walk in his footsteps in his childhood hometown of Odense as well as in his adopted hometown, Copenhagen. You will become familiar with his life through time spent in Odense walking the cobblestoned streets on a special tour of the city as well as some hours spent in The Old Funen Village of Odense. You will learn about his life and see items from Andersen and his family up close and personal in the H.C. Andersen Museum.  You will tour the harbor city and explore the places that were at the center of Andersen’s life in Copenhagen. Then you will travel by overnight cruise ship from Copenhagen, Denmark to Oslo the capital of Norway, the land of The Snow Queen. You will spend 2 days exploring the capital city of Oslo, host of the annual Nobel Prize ceremony, before taking a train to Bergen, the western Norwegian city that is the real-life Arendelle

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Bergen, Norway

Once in Norway, you will

  • personally view stunning waterfalls, magnificent glaciers and gorgeous fjords
  • have the option to raft a wild river in Voss
  • hear great stories from local fishermen at the famous wharf in Bergen’s center
  • hike the mountains to view Gierangerfjord and Hardangerfjord near Bergen
  • visit beautiful stave churches and learn about Norwegian rosemaling
  • participate in Norwegian folk dancing
Hardangerfjord, Norway

Hardangerfjord, Norway

Book Your 2015 Vacation Now

The weather is best in the late spring and summer time in Norway so we are offering this experience when the long daytime hours will shine brightly on your adventure.

The price includes accommodations, transportation (train, bus, cruise ship, boat), tour guides, equipment, most meals, admission fees, taxes and gratuities. You are solely responsible for insurance and must provide proof us with proof. If you would like us to arrange your flights from your homeland to Copenhagen, we can include it. Please contact us. We are happy to help!

PRICES/DATES AVAILABLE

$5495 (Adult) |$5295 (Child)

June 27 –  July 4

July 10 – July 17

The Height of Danish Cuisine: The Tower Restaurant

If you want a restaurant with what can be described as exquisite views and exquisite taste, then you want to dine at The Tower Restaurant (Restaurant Tårnet). It is a Copenhagen experience that that we told you about earlier.

Dansh New Nordic restaunteur Bo Bojesen is your host at Restaurant Tårnet. With a view of the Palace Courtyard, the Riding Ground and the roofs of Copenhagen, Bojesen and his staff serve modern Danish meals and the best of Danish confectioner’s art (meaning, great baked gods and desserts!).

 

Alvin Ailey Returns to Copenhagen!

Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre is coming back to Tivoli in Copenhagen!

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Back in 2005 they were only being invited every other year. Their popularity has grown so much in Denmark, that the Alvin Ailey Dance Teahtre troupe is being brought back almost annually. It is a pleasure to see such marvelously talented dancers who can do things that seem humanly impossible. They seem to not even touch the floor and to take flight! Be sure to get tickets early!