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I thought that the excursion was wonderful with the exception is that it would have been nice to know that the Hamlet statue was not at the castle. It had been moved to another location and we were unable to go back that way to take pictures. My son really wanted to see the statue and get a picture.
This was not the most organized tour - the group was too large for one tour guide, too much time was spent with people upgrading their tickets and going to the washroom. Our tour guide tried hard and perhaps it was one of his first tours but I felt he could have been better prepared.
We unfortunately were added to another tour group so was not able to spend all our time at Hamlet Castle as expected but was taken to another castle where we were not allowed to enter.We had to fill in time at the village nearby. while this was pleasant we were disappointed not to have had the allotted time at Hamlet Castle. it was extremely quick.I feel the tour people should have arranged our tour separately as there were other people in same situation as the four of us.
This trip is worth doing but very rushed. Our bus left 30 minutes late, but they didn't make up the time to us. They cut us short to still get us back on time.
Explanation of sites seen was mostly "canned" on tape and did not always match what was actually there. The tape was not always clear.
I would have liked more time at the Hamlet Castle, even though the fee did not include entrance to the rooms I would have paid extra. I would have traded some of the time at the third castle, which was really an art museum that had some interesting stuff but wasn't a great castle. The worst part of the trip was that the bus broke down and we had to wait over an hour for a replacement.
Elsinore Castle was great to see but it would have been better if we'd got entry to this castle included in the tour. I'd have rather explored this than the other castle which we went round, although it was interesting to see inside all the paintings and artifacts related to Danish history. All in all it was a good trip to see outside of Copenhagen and the Danish countryside and the commentary on the bus which pointed out landmarks and gave details of typical Danish life was excellent!
Our favourite part was the drive along the Danish Riviera and stopping at Prince Fredrick and Princess Mary's Palace. Hamlet Castle and Fredriksberg Castle were a little boring.
This trip was not worth our time. We had too many languages to listen to. The guide did the very best he could do with the time we had. I would recommend this if you divide it up or make it a full-day tour.
Our bus driver/tour guide was not as good as we have had on other tours.
Tour was over booked, had to wait for a new bus, driver could not operate audio system so no description of what we saw was available, and only went to one of 2 castles on agenda and could not see all due to late arrival and early closure of castle. Very poor trip based on prior Viator tours.
My husband and I were disappointed by this tour. Basically, it was a 5 hour tour that was cut down to 4 hours, and almost 3 were spent on the bus. The trip there took almost an hour and a half, but the trip home only took 20 minutes. Our trip started by our bus driver saying he is not a tour guide, only a driver, not to ask him questions. On the way there we took the scenic way, however the audio was very staticy and hard to understand. Once at Hamlet's castle, we were given an hour. This was after our bus driver mentioned that he hated this castle. Getting tickets was unorganized, the castle was under a lot of construction, and the people were very unfriendly. The stop at the Queen's Castle was ten minutes. This was barely enough time to walk to the castle, get a picture, and head back to the bus. We believe that this trip cost more than it should for basically taking a bus ride.
This tour is the exact same as the New Zealand Castle's Day Tour. Be careful what you book, I learned! Instead of the tour over 7.5 hours you do it in 5hrs. Very rushed so if you do not have much time do this one. Not an awful tour, it's that I had just done it the day before.