Cancel the taxi! This pub crawl comes with its own luxury cruise ship


Saga’s ‘On the Trail of the Vikings’ cruise to Denmark will sets sail next year

It’s sure to be a big temptation for first time cruise passengers who, until now, have not been sure that a life on the ocean wave is really for them. 

Beer-lovers can’t do better than be tempted by this special trip to Denmark – a country where the locals have a well-earned reputation as big beer lovers. On average, they sup 90 litres of beer each, placing them in the Top 10 of European beer lovers. 

The special beer hunt pub crawl is all part of the attractions on Saga’s ‘On the Trail of the Vikings’ cruise to Denmark which sets sail next April. 

One of the star attractions on the cruise is a trip to the university city of Aalborg in the north of Jutland. And it’s here that passengers can sign up for the extra special walking tour to Jomfru Ane Gade – a street dedicated entirely to pubs, bars, restaurants and nightclubs. 

The guided pub walk is a chance to discover the town purely from a beer lover’s perspective. 

Saga cruise map

The cruise includes many attractions including a trip to Aalborg

danish beer bartender

A special beer hunt pub crawl will also be on offer

At each of the popular pubs guests can learn about speciality beers, featuring some that are brewed on the premises, and enjoy six beer tastings. 

The guided pub walk is a chance to discover the town purely from a beer lover’s perspective

Beers are served up in a special glass, marked with the Aalborg Beerwalk logo, which drinkers can bring home with them as a souvenir. 

Strolling from pub to pub, their local guide leader will, of course, also highlight places of interest in the old town. 

Then, to help soak up all the Danish brews, the final stop of the night in Sogaard’s Bryghus, is where guests are served a Danish treat: an open sandwich of dark rye bread with herring and curry salad and a Rod Aalborg Akvavit.

The next port of call is AArhus, in the centre of Denmark, regarded by many as the country’s cultural capital. Here’s guests can either relax on board visit the Old Town open. 

Then it’s on to Copenhagen where author Hans Christian Andersen was born. Saga Sapphire’s port of call features many reminders of the city’s fairytale heritage such as the Gefion Fountain and Amalienborg Palace. 

The 712-passenger ship also calls into Oslo in Norway, home to some 50 museums and full of galleries, cafe’s, the Vigeland Sculpture Park and the Royal Palace before sailing back to Denmark with a call to Skagen, a town where mid-19th century artists flocked to capture radiant light on the ruggedly beautiful landscape. 

cruise ship

The 712-passenger ship will also port in Oslo, Norway

Price for the 10 night trip starts from £2,012, departing from Dover on April 18, 2017. Price includes UK travel package, all meals with wine, entertainment, 24-hour room service and a welcome cocktail party. There’s free wifi on-board and free shuttle bus to nearest town centre (where possible). 

For details call 0800 50 50 30 or visit 

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