There’s no better way to really get to know a place than on foot, and that’s certainly true of Aalborg. The city is a mixed bag of the old and the new, and you’ll get to check out both faces on this walking tour. Things kick off with a taste of the 16th century in the Budolfi district. You’ll see row upon row of merchants’ houses including the extravagant Jens Bang house. Stretching up for five floors, it’s the biggest Renaissance-style house in Scandinavia. Next, it’s on to the old town, where you’ll tick off the Town Hall, the Monastery of the Holy Ghost and Budolfi Cathedral, a gorgeous 14th-century whitewashed building named after the last Catholic bishop of Aalborg. Finally there’s a trip to the Aalborghus Castle. It looks like something out of Henry VIII’s England, but the timbered walls and courtyards hide a sinister secret. Its dungeons were used to imprison anyone who opposed Denmark's 16th-century King Christian III. Wander through the spooky underground passages before returning to the ship.
- SUITABILITY Large amount of physical activity.