Tours - Mariager


Trains, boats and busses (June, July, August & October)*

A ‘good old days’ tour aboard a paddleboat, bus and a veteran train through spectacular scenery

Go back in time to revisit an age of wonder, mechanical travel that changed the world. It starts at Mariager, which grew up around the old Mariagerkloster (Mariager Abbey), built around 1446 and home to Denmark’s last monastic order, the Birgittines. It became a focal point for pilgrims seeking absolution for their sins. Before that, it was a small fishing and ferry village.


Mariager is a quaint and charming little town lying on the banks of Denmark's longest, 43 km (23 miles), genuine fjord; Mariager Fjord. It is considered to be Denmark’s most scenic fjord and provides the perfect setting for a relaxing journey. Here you will be transported back to the ‘good old days’ as you sail on ‘The Svanen’ paddle steamer to the town of Hobro at the head of Mariager Fjord. From there a local bus takes you south through the beautiful North Jutland countryside to Handest. Here there will be a few minutes for you to take a short stroll, visit the authentic railway station or simply enjoy a coffee. At the railway station your veteran train awaits you. Leaving Handest the train puffs its way north east through more delightful countryside back to your starting point Mariager. Sadly, all good things come to an end and we return back to today as we board our comfortable transport and take the drive back via a different route, which offers more Danish delights for you to savour.



  • The tour starts with a drive through the quiet, beautiful Danish countryside via comfortable, air-conditioned transport to Mariager, a picturesque village on the banks of the Mariagar Fjord.
  • Waiting at the quay is The ‘Svanen’ paddleboat. When on board relax, whilst you soak up the scenery either side of you, as we take a 70-minute sail to Hobro at the head of fjord.
  • After disembarking, a local bus will take you for a 15-minute journey, through the beautiful North Jutland countryside to your next destination, Handest.
  • At Handest there will be 10 to 15 minutes free time for you to take a stroll, enjoy a cup of tea/coffee/beer, or visit the authentic railway station.
  • Soon our veteran train will ‘call’ you to step on board for a nostalgic, 50-minute, railway trip through some of Denmark’s loveliest countryside back to your starting point Mariager.
  • Your transport will be waiting for you for your journey back, via a different route, offering more Danish delights for you to enjoy.



Transportation is by modern, comfortable, private hire car or minibus to and from the meeting point. Walking from car parks to the sites is on grassed, gravel, cobblestoned or uneven surfaces. Access to the boat and train, for those with walking difficulties or wheelchair users, may be restricted, please call for clarification.


Cost (maximum number of participants 10)

5 hour tour for up to 10 people - 2395 kr. (€326), plus 180 DDK (24 EUR) per person entrance fees only. Note... as transport and parking costs are dependent on group size, please call for a final quote.

For groups over 10, please call for a quote.


* operates on limited days in June, July, August & October only. Please call for timetable.


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