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  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Duration:  6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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 July 2015

excellent tour and as the audio guide was not working, the tour guide gave us an interesting talk along the Danish Riviera where he pointed out all the places of interest and history of the area.The guide and driver were very helpful and regularly provided us with refreshments where needed. I found the tour good value for money and the stops at each castle were timed well

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent tour! It was easy to set up on line and simple to find the pick-up point. The guide was very knowledgable, easy to understand, and filled with fascinating facts. This tour is highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I took this tour in late June 2015. Our tour guide, Tor, was very knowledgeable and friendly. If he didn't know the answer to a question, he would investigate and get back to us with the answer. His information on the times and people involved with the places we visited allowed us to fully appreciate what we were seeing.

The bus pickup location was easily found. It is outside Town Hall Square, just down from the Scandic Palace Hotel on the side opposite Tivoli. The double decker bus was comfortable, the view was good, and the headsets from which you could select a language were functioning and easy to use.

I ordered the lunch that is offered for delivery on the bus. I had the vegetarian sandwich thinly sliced vegetables and cheese on a roll and water. It was tasty, reasonably priced, and I enjoyed the convenience of having it delivered to my seat.

The tour not only provides access to the castles, but allows you to also see the beautiful country side of Denmark outside of Copenhagen.

Be advised if your tour visits the casements system of tunnels and rooms under the castle at Kronborg Castle, it will be DARK. The floors are uneven and rock strewn and the ceilings are low. Take a flashlight or install a flashlight app on your phone which is what I used for use in this area. I had many grateful people closely following my light to avoid stumbling or bumping their heads.

I thought the tour was well worth the time and the cost. I recommend it highly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was exactly what we wanted. Right length and covered everything. Thanks so much.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our tour,tour guide Hanna was very knowledgeable and helpful.
Lunch can be bought by ordering on the bus and delivered at the first stop.Recommend the Roast beef sandwich was awesome.
Castles were well worth the visit.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great tour! Our guides were very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. The visits themselves were pleasant, interesting and instructive. We could also order lunch on the bus, and it was delivered at our first destination: sandwiches were delicious. We highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Copenhagen.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Copenhagen.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The instructions to find the bus meeting point were vague and we ended up late finding it after searching for 25 minutes. After that, the tour was great except for the bus. It was a double decker and the overhead storage upstairs limited the viewing area.

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