A Walk through Historic Aarhus

4 hours | Aarhus | A A R - 3 8 0
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Points of Interest

  • Aarhus Cathedral
  • The Church of Our Lady
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Board your motorcoach at the pier and drive to the starting point of a guided walking tour of Aarhus. Along the way, your guide recounts the city's history from its founding sometime in the 7th century to the present day. Aarhus is likely the oldest city in all Scandinavia; its bishopric dates to the 9th century and the city is mentioned in the Icelandic sagas.

Your first stop is Aarhus cathedral. The Cathedral´s construction started in the year 1190 and remain unfinished until the 16th century; Aarhus Domkirke is Denmark's longest and tallest church. The restored bell tower stands over 310 feet high while the church is over 300 feet long. The interior boasts frescoes from the 14th and 15th centuries as well as a 16th century altar carved by the Lübeck master Bernt Notke.

From the cathedral, you'll stroll through the Latin Quarter, the city's oldest district.

Stroll past 18th-century merchant houses and courtyards that were part dwelling and part warehouse. It was here that the city's industrialization commenced a process that would bring Aarhus to prominence as Denmark's largest port and second-largest city. Your next stop is Aros. This will be followed by a guided visit at the Viking Museum and a walk to the Church of our Lady.

Board your motorcoach for the return trip to the ship.

Special Notes:

The Aarhus Cathedral and the Church of Our Lady are closed on Sundays and occasionally for religious observances.

Museum will be closed on Royal Princess voyage 1422. The Viking Museum and Crypt Church of Our Lady will be visited instead. The Viking Museum is closed on weekends as it is in the basement of a bank.

This tour requires extensive walking over uneven and cobblestone surfaces; not recommended for passengers with limited mobility or in wheelchairs.

Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing suited to the day's conditions. Bring a hat and a sweater or light jacket.

Sequence of tour stops may vary.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Departure from the pier to the city center

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
22
Travel time:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Visit to the Aarhus Cathedral (not on Sundays)

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
22
Time at site:
00:40
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Steps:
8
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Walking tour in the Latin Quarter

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
22
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
1000
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Guided visit of the Viking Museum (not on Saturdays and Sundays)

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
22
Time at site:
00:40
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
80
Steps:
15
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Walking to the Church of Our Lady

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
22
Travel time:
00:30
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
480
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit to the Church of our Lady (not on sundays)

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
22
Time at site:
00:40
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Steps:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Re-board the motorcoach and return to the ship

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
22
Travel time:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No