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
Guided tour in English on Frederiksborg Castle and Kronborg Castle
Photo stop at Fredensborg Castle
Entry/Admission - Frederiksborg Castle
Entry/Admission - Kronborg Slot
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure & Return
Vester Voldgade by Lavendelstræde under the bell tower close to the City Hall.
Returns to original departure point at approximately 4:30pm
What To Expect
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.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
Practical shoes recommended
Sandwiches, coffee and water available for purchase
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
This tour was very educational and friendly. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and the sandwiches for lunch from the local street market were the best. Great time seeing the coastline, the castles and coutryside.
Our guide, Jana, was very well-prepared, considering this was her first tour to the Hamlet Castle. She had some fascinating history to share! My one suggestion is to allow for some more time at the two castles we toured, and to skip the photo stop at the third. It would have been nice to pick up a couple souvenirs at the shops, but we were somewhat rushed to depart on time.
The tour included visits to 2 castles and a photo stop at 1. The tour guide and driver were very nice and the commentary both on the bus and at the site was very good. The tour was however a little rushed as there were 3 stops to make. It would be better if the tour started just a half an hour early and it would not be as rushed. Once the tour of one castle was over we were then rushed back to the bus. It would be nice if we had even fifteen minutes to half an hour to wander around the grounds for ourselves. As for the tour of the village that inspired Hamlet, it was literally a drive by. Also, given how tight the schedule was, we were provided a menu to order sandwiches from and you got to eat them on the bus as they drove you from one castle to another. There is no lunch stop. Although the sandwiches were good and reasonably priced there was not much variety. If we had known, we would have brought our own lunch. Overall I would recommend the tour.