Story-telling is the order of the day on this tour of North Jutland, where you’ll learn about two of the most important historical landmarks in the region. First, we’ll visit Saeby, one of the oldest towns in northern Denmark, which is brimming with old-school charm. In the town centre is St Marys, a former monastery established in 1470, which houses impressive chalk paintings dating back to the 16th century. At our next stop, you’ll experience the imposing Voergaard Castle, a Renaissance manor house with a rich history including an attack by a peasant army in 1534. Within its metre-thick walls, we’ll ascend into the tower room and venture down to the dungeons, led by an experienced tour guide who’ll reveal the castle’s secrets. You’ll also view an extensive collection of artefacts including Ming vases, artwork by Raphael and El Greco, and furniture belonging to Louis XIV. See if you can spot the ghost of murderess Ingeborg Skeel, a previous owner whose spirit is now said to haunt Voergaard.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.