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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.

Highlights

  • 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

Sebms_boss

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

My wife and I just returned from our Baltic Sea cruise with additional days in Copenhagen, Denmark. We took the Castle tours on Monday. It was a trip that we can recommend without question. We visited three castles, although we were only able to go inside two of them. Our guide and bus driver were both very knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. The only concern we would have would be that there is no time built in for lunch during the seven hour trip. Sandwiches were available as well as water on the bus, but they were not anything we were interested in having. It would have been nice to know in advance about this so that we could have brought a bagged lunch. One added extra for the trip was the views of the beautiful countryside we saw during the drive to the castles.

Philip G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great castles.
Wish we had more time to explore the grounds.

Susan A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a great tour, we enjoyed it very much, it was as someone else said a bit confusing to find where the tour started from. Our guide was most knowledgeable and the actors at hamlets castle was an extra treat. The day flew by.

Barbara B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was an excellent tour for anyone visiting the Copenhagen, Denmark area.

Kronborg Castle was stunning. It was a beautiful setting and a really cool castle to explore. The tour included a guided tour of the castle and grounds, which really helped to bring the fortress alive. Fredensborg Palace was a brief stop and you could only see the palace from the outside, but it was a beautiful setting in a very quaint town. The guided tour of Frederiksborg Castle was the highlight. It is a magnificent example of what you imagine a castle should be.

Our guide and driver were fantastic. They took turns pointing out interesting historical, architectural and geographical highlights we passed and kept the longer driving parts of the tour interesting and enjoyable.

This was a great tour. Well worth the money and time.

MONICA S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

A great way to see the castles and palaces in Denmark. Great commentary from Kim on the way to Kronberg Castle. Tour was well organised- the only thing I would have enjoyed was time to walk around the gardens at one of the palaces. Worthwhile trip if you have limited time in Denmark.

ellisfamily76

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Wonderful tours of castles. plus extra country sightseeing on the way.

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.

Froggy

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.

m.salman

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

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