Sail the Danish Archipelago - Arhus to Copenhagen QE02

8 Days From £0 (1,100 USD)

This shorter one way sailing holiday allows us to visit the northern coastline of Fyn on our route from Arhus to Copenhagen. This one way trip gives you the opportunity to experience Denmark to the full, sailing along beautiful coastlines, visiting many different islands and not having to double back on yourselves.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Small Group
Start Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
End Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Accommodation: Onboard
Period: 7 - 14 July 2012
Difficulty: Suitable For Most Travellers

About The Operator

Accreditations: RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Certificates. All guests covered by International Passenger Protection insuran
Years In Business: 5

This shorter one way sailing holiday allows us to visit the northern coastline of Fyn on our route from Arhus to Copenhagen. This one way trip gives you the opportunity to experience Denmark to the full, sailing along beautiful coastlines, visiting many different islands and not having to double back on yourselves. Airports close to both bases make transport to Velvet Lady very easy.

Join us in Arhus, an historic old town situated on the east coast of Jutland. With its beautiful old houses the old town in Arhus is listed as one of the best sights in Denmark. Sail with us to Copenhagen, the lively capital situated on the island of Zealand and home to many of Denmarks top 10 sights. Tivoli Gardens, The Little Mermaid, Fredensborg Castle and of course The Stroget, Europes longest shopping street!

As well as the sailing, our itineraries will allow us time to visit and explore ashore in many places, look around stunning castles and spend some time on the long sandy beaches where it is warm enough to go swimming in the sea.

Our holiday prices are all inclusive of all meals on board and yacht operating costs, the only extras are flights, transfers and travel insurance.

With westerly winds and flat seas we will negotiate narrow well buoyed passages and pass under bridges to find the best places to go. We will stop at a mix of marinas, fishing villages, towns with lots of history and secluded anchorages. The islands are so close together that we do not need to have long days sailing and some days we may visit one place for lunch before setting off again in the afternoon.

Lin and Richard are your hosts to ensure you are safe at sea and well looked after in harbour. Join us to spend the days sailing aboard our comfortable Oyster 55, Velvet Lady, and spend the late afternoon and evening exploring ashore. Dinner is always freshly prepared and served on board at 2000 every day. Relax on board and let us look after you!

Fly direct from Stansted to Arhus (there is a regular airport bus from the airport to Arhus town) or from many UK airports via Copenhagen to Arhus. On your return fly directly from Copenhagen to the UK. Velvet Lady will be moored in a marina approximately 10 miles from Copenhagen airport with good public transport connections.

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Danish Archipelago Sailing Holiday Highlights

-6 days sailing amongst the Danish Islands.
-Sailing usually lasts between 1000 and 1800, often with a lunch stop at anchor.
-Sail 25 to 40 miles per day amongst a variety stunning scenery, under bridges and through narrow channels.
-Relax in the evenings either with a drink on board or in a local bar ashore.
-Explore ashore in the varied places that we will visit.
-Try your hand at fishing.
-Anchor in a secluded bay and swim or snorkel in the crystal clear water.
-Barbeque on board.
-We expect to sail approx 150 nm during this 7 night holiday.

There are literally hundreds of places to visit in this cruising area. The actual itinerary will be decided each week, to make the best use of the weather and to visit and explore as many places as possible. We will mix anchoring in peaceful anchorages with mooring in tiny fishing villages and sometimes modern marinas. To give you some idea of what we may achieve here is an example itinerary based on information from when Lin sailed here previously and updated information from Pilot books.

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
-Accommodation on board the yacht is more than the equivalent of hotel FULL BOARD.
-Help yourself during the day to hot and cold drinks and snacks ( e.g. fruit bowl, biscuits, sweets).
-Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner (including a complimentary glass of wine, when in port ) are prepared for you. All meals are prepared with the freshest ingredients to suit all tastes. If you have a special dietary requirement, we will be happy to accomodate your needs.
-Sleeping accommodation is in twin berth cabins
-Duvet, pillow, bedding and towels are provided for all guests
-There is a lot of safety equipment required for sailing. Use of all the yachts equipment is included in the price, including use of lifejacket, harness and breathable waterproof clothing.
-The boat has a number of ‘toys’ – dinghy and outboard, barbeque, fishing rods, snorkel – there is no extra charge if any of these are used
-Professional Skipper and Mate/Engineer to look after both your comfort and safety
-Lin our skipper has many years of experience. As well as an around the world yachtswoman she is an RYA instructor and examiner with a wealth of knowledge and many entertaining stories to tell. We may not offer RYA courses, but you can pick her brains as often as you like - for free!

Excludes
- International flights

Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. Arrive on board 1800. Welcome reception, introductions and itinerary discussion. Dinner served on board at 2000.
Day 02. Breakfast followed by safety briefing. Negotiate the narrow channel out of Arhus before heading south east to the island of Samso and anchoring there. (25 nm)
Day 03. Head further east to the island of Sejero, one of the sunniest places in Denmark. Anchor here and take the dinghy ashore. (17nm).
Day 04. Sail from Sejero to Nykobing, one of the oldest towns on Zealand, with a church that dates from the 13th century. (35nm)
Day 05. Sail east from Nykobing to Gilleleje, a tiny fishing village on the north Zealand coast. (30nm)
Day 06. Sail from Gilleleje and east into the narrow sound between Sweden and Denmark to Helsinor, and spend the afternoon on a visit to Hamlets castle. (12nm)
Day 07. Sail from Helsinor south through the busy channel to Copenhagen. (22nm)
Day 08. Breakfast, depart