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Royal Castle Tour from Copenhagen

Royal Castle Tour from Copenhagen

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København, Denmark
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Overview

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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Air-conditioned vehicle
Guided tour in English on Frederiksborg Castle and Kronborg Castle
Photo stop at Fredensborg Castle
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Rådhuspladsen 57 , Rådhuspladsen 57, 1550 København, Denmark

Vester Voldgade by Lavendelstræde under the bell tower close to the City Hall . Look for the sign in the front window of the bus saying: Castle Tour

10:45 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
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 a thorough exploration of the buildings, return to the vehicle and relax during the journey back to Copenhagen.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Frederiksborg Castle
Here you will see the most amazing and wonderful interior at the unrivaled renaissance castle.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Kronborg Slot
Experience the Shakespear's Hamlet castle listed at UNESCO World Heritage site.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Helsingor Havn
Enjoy the beautiful view at the harbor.
Stop At:  
Fredensborg Palace
Photo stop at Fredensborg castle, the summer residence of the royal family.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 54 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Strömma DK A/S
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Royal Castle Tour from Copenhagen?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Royal Castle Tour from Copenhagen.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Royal Castle Tour from Copenhagen?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Royal Castle Tour from Copenhagen.

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Traveler Tips


  • "If you are a picky eater or have allergies, I would suggest to bring your own lunch." See review
  • "When you have an excellent guide your trip becomes more worthwhile ." See review

Reviews

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star-5
A day in Denmark Well Spent
Louis Scott B
, Sep 2019
We enjoyed the drive to the castles and the commentary of the driver and guide. It was a great look into Danish history and beautiful sites.
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star-3
Great castles. Not enough time.
Yana R
, Aug 2019
Did not have enough time to spend in last and best castle. Tour was well organized but the guide was disinterested and gave little information in monotonous manner. I would expect some historical context on the bus and additional facts in the castles. Otherwise, it was difficult to see the whole picture, it was disjointed information about various parts of the castles.
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star-4
Very nice castles - tour was good!
Jennifer D
, Aug 2019
The tour was great - visiting the castles and being guided through it all was interesting and very cool. I had a few qualms with how the tour was run. First of all, the meeting point was very unclear - no direct address and not being natives, it was very difficult to find. There was no sign on the sidewalk nearby, you were just expected to find the area before the bus showed up, which it did - a little late. Until the bus showed up, we were convinced we were in the wrong spot and was going to miss the tour entirely. Once we got on the bus, that was when they informed us that there would not be time for a formal lunch, instead we were to order sandwiches from a very select menu (three sandwich options) and we would eat on the bus. Nowhere was this mentioned prior and while it wasn't too much of a problem for me, but my roommate wasn't able to eat any of the sandwiches offered and we ducked out of a stop early in order to grab a quick sandwich at the first castle. This was not a huge deal to me and honestly, the sandwich I got was good - but more advance warning would have been nice. If you are a picky eater or have allergies, I would suggest to bring your own lunch. After that, the tour was fine. Most day tours I've been on include the guide talking during the trip about life and culture in their country, and this guide did not. He was knowledgeable on the castles, history, etc, but it would have been nice to learn more about Denmark. Overall, this was not my favorite tour, but the castles were nice and very beautiful and it was a day well-spent.
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star-5
Kronborg Castle
shyamsreela
, Aug 2019
When you have an excellent guide your trip becomes more worthwhile . We were blessed with good weather. Smooth driving by our excellent driver.I love female bus drivers Learned about more about Swedish and Danish history. Dungeon tour was an experience
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star-1
Worst Tour!
Sissi-azar
, Aug 2019
The tour guide bless him is so sweet and nice, but honestly we couldn't understand a word from what he was saying, his English accent is so strong plus his voice is so low, why need a microphone? naa let's save some costs. Didn't also appreciate the fact that there is no lunch break, what like you couldn't find 30mins? we had the option to eat sandwiches on the bus.. and i don't eat sandwiches. We didn't enjoy the tour at all... and would not recommend it.
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Enjoyable Day!
LaraV18
, Jul 2019
The tour was a very nice day trip out of the city. We saw 3 different castles and learned a lot about the royal families that have occupied the throne throughout history. Our tour guide, Martin, was very knowledgeable and did a good job keeping everyone on time! We would have liked to have a little more down time at the Castles to visit the surrounding gardens...but otherwise great day!!
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Unnecessary panic
lesaux2016
, Jul 2019
The overall tour was informative. The organization was another issue. The bus departure time was at least 30 -45 minutes later than the website and ticket purchase indicated and even the ticket takers seemed baffled. As we were concluding the tour of Kronborg and heading toward the bus,7 or 8 people in 3 different groups (including children) got separated from the main group. It became crowded and congested with other tour groups so it was easy to lose sight of our guide. Some people must have gone to the restroom or gift shop. The only instruction we had from our guide was that the bus would not be parked in the same place as the drop off and "don't get lost," and that we would have to find our own way back if we missed the bus. Once separated from the guide we had no idea which way to go. The bus was not in sight, there were several potential exits from the courtyard and it began to pour down rain. We ran down several roads looking for signs of our group. The guide eventually came back to redirect us, but the panic it created was totally unnecessary. He could have told us ahead of time where to meet i.e. "meet at the fountain" similar to his instructions at the prior site to "meet at Shakespeare picture." Additionally we all had headsets and could have received instructions on where to meet, and when everyone was accounted for, head back to the bus. If the tour is so pressed for time that you can't wait 5 minutes to collect everyone in the group, I would suggest either starting on time and/or editing out some of the details in the history monologue.
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Just OK
UC612
, Jul 2019
First, we wasted over an hour trying to find the bus since the instructions given were unclear and inaccurate. When the bus finally arrived, we waited another 30 mins. so the tour started over an hour later than it was supposed to. The tour of the first castle we visited was way too long - nearly 2 hours. It could have been completed in half the time. There was no time allocated for lunch so we had to order from 3 sandwich options on the bus. It was terrible. The second castle was just a photo stop. The third and final castle was magnificent. We could have spent more time at this one and less time at the first one. The only saving grace was that the tour guide was a nice fellow who agreed to have the bus drop us off at our hotel (since it was on the way). All in all, we could have probably skipped this tour, saved $350 for 3 tickets and put our time and money to better use in Copenhagen.
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star-5
One of the best tours our family has ever taken!
bvburk
, Jul 2019
12 July "Castles" tour: We were a family with an elderly father in a wheelchair. Everyone enjoyed the entire trip! The tour guide was informative and well spoken. The bus driver very helpful with the wheelchair and accommodating the needs of our 86 year old father. The sandwiches available for purchase were excellent! Each stop well worth seeing. One of the best Viator offerings we've taken!!
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thanks
Safari41939397485
, Jul 2019
The tour was excellent, well organised day, the guide was very kind, he shown us the historical background of the sightseeing. It was very interesting for us to learn about the stories of the danish history.
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