Private Guided Aarhus Sightseeing Old Town Drive
- Sightseeing drive: See the city's most iconic landmarks, including a distinctive clock tower and City Hall.
- Old Town: Den Gamle By is a Hans Christian Andersen-era open-air museum with 75 half-timbered houses relocated from 20 cities around Denmark. Marselisborg Palace: Stop for photos of the Danish queen's summer home, a gift from the people of Denmark to King Christian X and his bride in 1902.
- Totally Private: Hey we love group tours. But we know sometimes you want to explore with just your friends and family. Customized to fit your whole crew - up to six. Just let us know if you want to invite more peeps. Depart and return from the Port of Aarhus.
About this Aarhus tour
Spend some time strolling the cobbled lanes of Den Gamle By – Danish for "The Old Town" _– and you'll swear you've gone back in time. When it was originally created in 1909, the idea was to preserve the ideal of Danish life during the Hans Christian Andersen era. As you stroll the streets, you'll encounter villagers who don't just dress the part of their historic counterparts -- they become them. Chat with the widow of the town clergyman, and she'll tell you how she's getting by on her own. The barkeep will relate tales of some of his more memorable patrons. There's also a quarter dedicated to the 1920s, with a more "modern" ambience – telephone wires, electric street lights, and tools sold at the local ironmonger's shop. Or visit a commune from the groovy 1970s. This is a total trip through time, where you don't just see exhibits on Denmark's history and culture. You live it. A whole country of bodyguards despite being gifted with Marselisborg Palace by his subjects, King Christian X resisted bringing democracy to Denmark, making him unpopular for a time. But he became a symbol of resistance during the German occupation of Denmark during WWII, financing the transport of Danish Jews to unoccupied Sweden. That's why a boy told a German soldier that "All of Denmark is his bodyguard" when the king rode through the streets during the occupation without a security detail.
Port of Aarhus
You may be lucky and see our Queen at Marselisborg Castle.
Please consider your physical fitness when planning your private experience.
Cultural, Scenic, Family Friendly, Private Tour
English, Spanish, German
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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