Tour code: 2158DKAP006
Uncover the mysteries behind the fairy tale castles of Copenhagen on a full-day tour of North Zealand, a beautiful region just outside the Danish capital. With a guide, visit Kronborg Castle, a castle made famous as the setting of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’, and delve into the intriguing history of the fortress. Then, admire the architecture of Fredensborg Palace, residence of the Danish royal family, and the ancient Frederiksborg Castle.


  • Day trip from Copenhagen to the castles of North Zealand
  • See the town of Elsinore, made famous in Shakespeare's Hamlet
  • See Kronborg Castle, the setting of Hamlet and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Pass Fredensborg Palace, a residence of the Danish royal family
  • Visit the 17th-century Frederiksborg Castle

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What You Can Expect

Castles Tour from Copenhagen: North Zealand and Hamlet Castle

Kronborg Castle, Denmark

Depart from a centrally-located pickup point in Copenhagen and climb aboard a vehicle destined for Kronborg Castle. Admire the scenic Danish countryside as you travel along the coastline towards Elsinore and listen to your guide’s insightful narration.

On arrival, marvel at the structure of Kronborg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site used as the setting for the film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Venture within and enjoy a guided tour of the opulent chambers and stolid towers inside the castle. 

Recharge with a traditional lunch (own expense), and continue towards Fredensborg, home to the summer residence of Denmark’s queen. Gaze at the regal splendor of Fredensborg Palace, located in midst of a park bordering the Esrum Lake, and then arrive at the next historical highlight of your tour. 

Disembark at Frederiksborg Castle, a pearl of history built by King Christian IV in the 17th century. Take in the architectural mélange of Renaissance and Baroque styles and head inside to see a national historical museum replete with paintings, porcelain and tapestry. 

After thorough exploration of the buildings, return to the vehicle and relax during the journey back to Copenhagen. 

Customer Reviews

Jolene P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was fantastic. Our guide Bruno and driver Thomas were heaps of fun, knowledgeable and cared for all on our bus. Learnt so much about Danish history in such an entertaining way. Highly recommend this trip.

Phil H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Tour guide was very knowledgable of facts and details of Copenhagen. He and the driver kept us on schedule throughout the day to insure we were able to see all that was planned.
I have been to Copenhagen before but this tour orovided some interesting information on the country. Highly recommend!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

the tour guide was excellent but did go very fast but thoroughly enjoyed his commentary

Diana L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had a fantastic day visiting three beautiful castles. Fabulous locations and a fantastic tour guide was a bonus. We loved the drive along the coast line and seeing the lovely homes by the sea. It was idyllic. Thank you Grayline. Can highly recommend this tour.

Linnea P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We loved the guides and bus driver and it was so convenient to just be able to get on a trip and have the logistics for most of the day all planned out. We enjoyed the drive along the coast to Hamlet's castle and enjoyed all 3 of the castles on the tour. Overall, it was a nice balance between organized time with the guide and time where you could do your own thing and decide what you wanted to explore more.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I loved it, the guide was wonderful

maurice v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Tour guide was excellent. He went out of his way to show us areas which may not have been on the itinerary. Good value.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We enjoyed this trip a lot. The guide was very good and worked extremely hard to ensure everyone was happy and had what they needed. The bus was comfortable and it was a nice touch to have the rain poncho's handy when it came down very heavily after lunch. The sandwich provided to eat on the bus was excellent. Loved the castles and also seeing some countryside along the way.

Andrea F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Was great!

Mark P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016


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