Skagen Cruises, Denmark
- Dip your toes in two different seas at Grenen – Denmark’s northern tip. It’s where the North Sea shakes hands with the Baltic, and you can hop in a sand tractor to get there.
- Learn all about the artists who put this tiny town on the map at Skagens Museum. As well as artwork, you can wander around the former studio of P.S. Krøyer and the pretty garden.
- See what’s left of the sandburied church. Locals used to dig their way in to St Laurence’s for services. You can’t go inside anymore, but you can check out the ghost-white tower that’s still visible.
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On this tour, you’ll explore some of the area’s must-see historical sights. From the port, you’ll be taken up the coast to Hirtshal's Bunker Museum. During World War Two, the shelter was used as a medical station along Germany’s Atlantic Wall defences. Today, you can get a glimpse of what went on in the bunker, thanks to the displays of old weapons, uniforms, maps and radios. From here, you’ll head to Lonstrop, a small fishing town. When you arrive, you’ll have free time to do what you want. Look around the family-run shops for traditionally made glass souvenirs, then sit down for a seafood lunch in one of the waterfront restaurants. Afterwards, you’ll set off to your last stop, Boerglum Abbey. It started off as a farm built for the Danish royal family 1,000 years ago, but since then it’s grown to be one of the biggest cathedrals in the area. You’ll have plenty of time to walk around the gardens, and take photos of the black-and-white chapel inside, before heading back to port.
Skagen’s art museum’s in the spotlight on this guided tour around town. First, you’ll take a shuttle bus to the town’s yacht-filled marina – the starting point for your walk. Stroll along the cosy streets, and you’ll see quaint yellow homes and white picket fences. During your walk, you’ll hear about the town’s history, too. It started off as a fishing settlement famous for herring, and in the 1800s it caught the eye of a group of European painters and became an art centre. When you arrive at the museum, you’ll have free time to explore its huge collection. Don’t forget to take a look in Brondum’s Dining Room while you’re here, too – it’s preserved exactly how it was in 1892. When you’re finished, you’ll start your walk back to the port, taking the scenic route through town to see some of its other top sights. Keep an eye out for the two-storey teddy bear museum and the 34-metre-high water tower.
This tour’s one for culture vultures. You’ll kick things off with a visit to Voergaard Castle, a 15th-century, Renaissance-style manor house that’s now open as an art museum. Its impressive list of previous owners includes a bishop, an art-obsessed count and Denmark’s Prime Minister during the Second World War. Keep your camera handy during your walk around the grounds – the castle’s perfectly square moat and well-kept gardens are as a peaceful as they come. Inside, you’ll be able to see hundreds of paintings, including a piece by Raphael, one of the most famous artists in history. From here, the town of Saeby’s up next. You’ll stop off at St. Mary’s Church, a 600-year-old former monastery, then you’ll have free time to explore the rest of town. You can head over to the marina and take a selfie with the giant Lady of the Sea statue, then pop into one of the restaurants for a helping of local seafood. When you’re done, all that’s left is the journey back to the port.