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  • Location:Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Duration:6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Castles Tour from Copenhagen: North Zealand and Hamlet Castle

If you love castles, Denmark has almost as many fairy tale castles as it does fairy tales! Visit the picturesque region of North Zealand just outside Copenhagen where you will see Kronborg Castle made famous as the setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet as well as the magnificent Fredensborg Palace and 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

Leave Copenhagen behind as you head north through magnificent Danish countryside and coastline towards Elsinore and Kronborg Castle. Chosen as the setting for Shakespeare's Hamlet, this magnificent renaissance castle is on the UNESCO world heritage list.

After lunch (own expense), your tour continues towards Fredensborg, where the Queen's summer residence of Fredensborg Palace is attractively located in the middle of a lovely park, bordering the idyllic Esrum Lake.

The next highlight on your tour is Frederiksborg Castle, built by King Christian IV in 1601 - 1625. This pearl of history, built in magnificent Renaissance style with a touch of baroque, is now a national historical museum, containing treasures of painting, tapestry, porcelain, silver and furniture.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very enjoyable day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Interesting itinerary, good guide. Timing of stops along way good.
A most enjoyable day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour and tour guide Mark! It is always nice to have a tour guide that is personable and knowledgable. Hamlet was a wonderful castle. North Zealand breathtaking..talk abut being well off..you know private beaches and all. And Fredricksborg Castle, what a beauty a lot of art work and just splendor and the Danes are proud of this beauty.

Richard H
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Started off with really heavy rain as we boarded the bus so we we quite worried. However it stopped almost at once. The tour guide and driver were friendly, chatty and knowledegable giving us comprehensive info on the sights as we went. The first stop was Kronborg Castle, made famous in Hamlet. here we had ample time to have a guided tour of the castle rooms and some of the amazing views across to Sweden. We also had an opportunity to pre-order lunch from out guide, a choice of awesome sandwiches which would be picked up and passed out later. Then on to Fredensborg Palace, where the Royal Family are still in residence. Not allowed inside but ample time for photographs outside and a break for an icecream or coffee at one of the little shops / cafe's nearby. Finally ending up at Frederiksborg Castle, with picture postcard views and photo opportunities outside and extensive guided tours inside at the beautiful rooms. AT all of the castles and sights along the way, so much to see and a wonderful introduction to so much of the history that Denmark has to offer. I'd certainly recommend this as a must for anyone visiting Copenhagen, a truly marvellous day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour! Guides were great! Well planned and well paced! A very enjoyable day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We really enjoyed this tour. It included three very interesting castles one from the outside only as well as a nice look at the Danish Riviera towns along the Kattegat and Oresund. The tour was very well planned, organized and executed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

What a fabulous day! Three beautiful and different castles in one day, highlighted by fabulous guide Kristen! It was a busy day, but with eating a delicious lunch on the bus we were able to have enough time to experience three difference castles as well as excellent scenery along the drives. This was narrated by an audio guide as well as a knowledgeable and funny driver whose name I am very sorry I have forgotten. I highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

My husband and I enjoyed this tour very much. After spending time in the city, it was good to visit the castles and see the countryside. Our driver Per and our guide Simone were excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Saw some amazing castles and lovely countryside that we wouldn't have seen if we stayed in the city! An excellent day!

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