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

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

Vincy L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Frederiksborg castle was amazing. Highly recommend. Next time I come back, I'm going to dedicate a whole day to that castle alone.

Heather G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Fabulous tour getting out of the city to see the beautiful countryside and castles. They were spectacular, took many photos. Smooth drive and great commentary. A must do tour.

Raymond H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

A really ingesting tour with an excellent guide who was very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend it.

Ardeth W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Very good tour. Of course, we would have liked more time at each location. The bus organized a very good lunch to be eaten on the bus, which saved time. I would always recommend Viator.

Deborah T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

A terrific way to see the castles of the area. Nice tour bus with an extremely knowledgeable guide!

Daniel H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Wonderful tour of the Kronborg and Frederiksborg Castles, our guide was very knowledgeable. We had a very nice bus drive along the coast and even left the route to explore other sites. By saying that, I thought we were rushed along to fast not giving us any shopping time for souvenirs. Also, the sandwich we bought was not worth what you paid for it.

karen s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

The tour, our guide and the driver were perfect! The tour did not miss a beat and we covered so much and so much territory. This was one of the best Viator Tours that I have been on. Without our guide we would have missed out on so much history, tradition and customs over the ages.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Awesome tour, beat way to see all the castles and the scenery was beautiful.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

A perfect tour a perfect day loved seeing the countryside of Denmark as well as the castles!!!!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Quite an enjoyable trip. Lots of material for the history buff.

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