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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

Sameer V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

These are beautiful places. The bus is comfortable and it took us to three castles. Each has something for kids to do and so its a pleasure to tour them. Will definitely recommend for the vistas.

Nancy K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

GREAT tour. Jen and Per were great. I would definitely recommend this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

What a nice day this was notwithstanding the pouring rain. The drive in the country from Copenhagen was very nice. The scenic route showed us a different view of Denmark. The visits of the castles were well organized our guide very knowledgeable. We enjoyed this tour a lot. Would highly recommend the tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very good tour and our tour guide Kim was awesome. They should provide some more extra time for pictures

Kevin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Hon Kong L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The castles are beautiful

Beth H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Tour grear but nowhere viator or on voucher or in advance informed no handbags/purses allowed inside castles. advised to leave purse on locked bus or to purchase a locker. Not comfortable leaving a $5K handbag on a tour bus! If I and #39;d known in advance I would have taken different bag!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour of the countryside and castles along the way. As with most European sites and cities, handicapped accessibility is very limited. Most of the castles my wife could not visit beyond the front entrance -- I got to see the whole castles, floor by floor, but not my wife. This is not the fault of the tour, but do we aware that Europe is not ADA attentive, for sure.

Add this tour to your bucket list.

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!

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