It's all castles and cathedrals. Head out of Copenhagen for the day on this guided small-group tour, visiting UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kronborg Castle, the sitting for Shakespeare's Hamlet, and then Frederiksborg Castle, the largest Renaissance-era castle in Scandinavia. After a tour of the fortresses head to stunning Roskilde Cathedral, the burial spot for numerous kings and queens. Finally, finish the tour at the Viking Ship Museum. This small-group tour is limited to just 16 people or fewer.
Guided small-group day trip from Copenhagen to visit some castles and cathedrals
Visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kronborg Castle and Renaissance-era Frederiksborg Castle
Wander around the gigantic Roskilde Cathedral
Learn how the vikings constructed their ships at the Viking Ship Museum
Get picked up and dropped off at your hotel in Copenhagen
Small-group tour ensures lots of attention from the guide
If you want to learn about the history of Denmark then this is the tour for you. We had an excellent guide in Henrik from Hamlet Tours, a history buff by his own admission, who gave us facts, anecdotes and even jokes. Frederiksborg Castle was an amazing place but if you want to see it all give lunch a miss. There just isn't time for both. You could spend a full day at most of the places we visited but not sure if you would get the same out of it by doing this yourself. Having a guide who knew his stuff made the day.
Henrik was our guide and was amazing. The tour was set up perfectly, as was pickup/dropoff. They made sure to show us the best cafe's/bakeries for lunch and the tour covered so much. Hamlet tours is a great company, and I would not hesitate to book this again when I return to Copenhagen!
Our guide Margaret (from Hamlet Tours) led us on an interesting and informative tour outside Copenhagen. At beautiful Roskilde Cathedral, we visited the burial sites of numerous kings and queens, and learned about the importance of their reigns. The nearby Viking Ship Museum showcased hands-on demonstrations and displays of early viking vessels. Ornate Frederiksborg Castle contains amazing works of art. Finally, walking about Kronborg Castle showcased the fortress used to defend against nearby Swedish invasions. We especially appreciated pickup/dropoff at our hotel in Copenhagen.
All that was promised was delivered. Our guide went into the Viking museum, Roskilde church and Kronborg castle with us. At Fredricksborg castle we were not escorted by our guide and the time allotted was to be divided between having lunch and seeing the castle/museum. I would recommend not having a sit down lunch (as delightful as it was) as it does not leave enough time to enjoy the castle/museum and the castle grounds. I hope the tour operator will consider a guided tour of this castle museum as the audio guide provided by the museum was not user friendly.
We went to Copenhagen a day before taking a cruise, so wanted to see some of the sights. On the Viator site, it said that hotel pick-up and drop-off was included. We were staying at a hotel near the airport, so after booking this tour, we were told that we were too far from downtown for them to pick us up and would have to find our way to the pick-up spot. It was a little challenge, but we took the train to the central station and managed to find the pick-up spot without too much difficulty. The tour was very good -- we saw a bit of the city as we drove through, heading out to the countryside. Our driver/guide, Heinrik, was very good -- he gave us a lot of history of Denmark, and gave us great tours at each of the sites we visited. We stopped at a nice restaurant for lunch -- the meal was good and the service was fast. This was an enjoyable day and we got to some neat places.