Routes Europe 2024

The route development forum for Europe

Aarhus, Denmark
22 – 24 April 2024

Complimentary Tours

Our hosts have arranged a selection of Complimentary Tours for delegates to explore Aarhus during their stay for Routes Europe 2024. Crowned the Happiest City in the World, Aarhus boasts a variety of attractions and activities so visitors are guaranteed to find something they'll enjoy.

The majority of complimentary city tours for Routes Europe 2024 will take place on 21 April, with the exception of the RIB Boat which will take place on the 20 April and 25 April. Please see the links below to book your tour. Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

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Free guided tour: Aarhus - the City of Smiles

Hear about everything that makes Aarhus a vibrant and attractive city. 
Aarhus has many big city amenities, but is also cosy, easily accessible, close to the forest and the beach and with beautiful scenery all around. In recent years, Aarhus has enjoyed increasing attention both nationally and internationally – especially since 2017 when the city basked in the title ‘European Capital of Culture’. 

On this walk through central Aarhus, we focus on some of the attractions that inspired the slogan ‘the world’s smallest big city’. Hear about an urban community and a port characterised by growth and development, a vibrant and “young” city boasting many educational institutions, and about daily life in Denmark’s second largest city. 

Tour itinerary: 

  • Explore cultural flagships such as the Concert Hall, the ARoS Art Museum and the Dokk1 library, the Aarhus River, the Latin Quarter in the old city centre, many beautiful buildings from a bygone era and the newest urban development along the waterfront. 

Date: 21 April 

Time: 13:30 - 15:00

Meeting point: 
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel 

No booking is necessary. Just show up at the meeting point. 

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Aarhus Airport & vineyard tour - “Behind-the-scenes at Denmark’s fastest growing airport”

Join our behind-the-scenes tour at Aarhus Airport.  For airport enthusiasts, a rare opportunity to get a unique insight on the development of a fast-expanding airport, including the story of AAR’s recently opened new terminal construction with its project chief, Mathias Fruergaard. In 2019 Aarhus Airport was named ERA European Airport of the Year and since that time has been dramatically revamped, with most of the development the airport’s major improvement programme carried out during the Covid-19 pandemic. This tour gives an opportunity to explore the dynamics of pandemic-period projects for airports and the delivery of a new terminal and state-of-the-art amenities meeting the very highest passenger experience standards. 

What’s more, the tour is paired with a visit to a nearby vineyard. Koruplund Vineestate produces probably the best Danish sparkling wine. You will hear the Fairy Tale of Koruplund Winery and why Denmark is becoming a wine producing nation - and of course taste the award-winning wines.

Tour itinerary: 

  • A bus drive from Radisson Blu Congress Center
  • Explore recent developments at AAR
  • Visit to a nearby vineyard
  • Light lunch included

Date: 21 April 

Time: 12:00 - 16:30

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Ree Park Aarhus - REU24 tours

The Worlds wildest experience in Denmark's best attraction

Welcome to Ree Park, our response to how a zoo should be operated. With some of Europe’s largest enclosures, we house the world’s wildest animals in Denmark’s most beautiful nature, providing a natural environment for them. Embark on a safari on the savannah, meeting African animals in our Land Rovers, including giraffes, rhinos, ostriches, antelopes, and more.

Finally, enjoy a delicious lunch with dishes from around the World, joined by our director, Jesper Stagegaard, who will tell you about: “tourism’s positive impact on biodiversity” and ensuring a sustainable future.

Tour itinerary: 

  • A bus drive to Ree Park from Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel 
  • Behind-the-scenes tour at Ree Park Safari
  • Delicious lunch with food of the world
  • A tale of bio-tourism by Jesper Stagegaard

Date: 21 April 

Time: 9:00 - 14:00

Capacity: Max 80 pax

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National Park Aarhus - REU24 tours

Guided hike in astonishing Mols Bjerge National Park

The tour takes the participants around some of the Mols Bjerge National Park’s most beautiful areas in the ancient cultural landscape, where humans have left their mark on the landscape for millennia.

The trip is conducted by certified guides who have many years of experience with the unique nature and history of Mols mountains. We focus on nature and history experienced in the fantastic landscape.

The hike is carried out at a pace where everyone can join in, as it is important to be together for a good active experience. On the great trip, there is time for reflection, conversations, and networking.

Tour itinerary:

  • A bus drive from Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel 
  • 6 km hike in the beautiful Mols Bjerge National Park
  • Lunch with sandwich and spring water
  • A glass of champagne at a viewpoint

We advise to take a windbreaker and good shoes.

Date: 21 April 

Time: 11:00 - 16:00

Capacity: Max 32 pax

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RIB Boat Aarhus - REU24 tours

Experience Aarhus from the seaside in a RIB boat

This exciting experience will take you on an expedition around the harbour areas of Aarhus and onto the beautiful Bay of Aarhus. Get fresh perspectives on the city from its inception in the Viking Age into the future at Aarhus Ø. You will also hear about the rich biology of the bay – and we may spot seals or porpoises. Add to that SeaRangers’ fast paced RIB boats, the scenic view of Aarhus Bay and our skilled guides with a passion for storytelling. The result is a fantastic experience that will last you a lifetime.

Tour itinerary:

  • Seaside tour of Aarhus Bay in a RIB boat
  • A guide to Aarhus; past, present and future
  • A high speed RIB boat experience!

Date option 1: 20 April, 14:00 - 16:00

Date option 2: 25 April, 10:00 - 12:00

Capacity: Max 36 pax

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Aarhus Oeje - REU24 tours Soar to new heights: A fresh perspective on Aarhus

Experience Aarhus from a new perspective at Aarhus Øje. We offer a unique experience where you are invited on a journey through layers of time. With an interactive exhibition about “the city and the bay”, you’ll gain insights into how the city has been shaped by both nature and humans over time.

The highlight will naturally be the breathtaking view from the 44th floor, while enjoying a glass of sparkling wine from Restaurant Bavn. Here you will have a panoramic view of Aarhus Bay, the city skyline, and the surrounding landscape.

Tour itinerary:

  • A guided tour of the exhibition at Aarhus Øje
  • Get access to the observation platform on the 44th floor
  • Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine with a view from the top of Aarhus Øje

Date: 21 April 

Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Capacity: Max 50 pax

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