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Capital Region of Denmark

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Copenhagen: Roskilde, Frederiksborg & Kronborg Day Tour

1. Copenhagen: Roskilde, Frederiksborg & Kronborg Day Tour

Enjoy a scenic sightseeing tour of North Sealand on an 8.5-hour excursion from Copenhagen, and visit the royal monuments of Kronborg Castle and Frederiksborg Castle and the World Heritage site of Roskilde Cathedral. Ideal for those who want to explore further than the city center to see as much as possible of historic Denmark, but are short of time, you will travel in a small group for a more personalized experience. The tour includes time to explore the imposing exteriors and interiors of Frederiksborg and Kronborg castles, the latter set on the banks of the Sund between Denmark and Sweden, and most notable as the site of Elsinore in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Soak up the romantic setting of Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, surrounded by a beautiful lake and gardens. The guide will take you to Roskilde to visit Roskilde Cathedral, the burial site of 39 Danish kings and queens, including Ingrid of Sweden, spouse of Denmark’s Frederick IX, father of the current Queen Margrethe II. The last stop on your tour will be the Viking Ship Museum to see rebuilt models and excavated ships from the days when the Vikings rampaged their way - and conquered - much of Western Europe and the North Atlantic. Please note, that between November and March and most of April, the tour does not include a visit to the Cathedral's interior but rather a walk around the impressive structure and an introduction to the Cathedral's place in history.

Copenhagen: CopenHill Ski Pass Including Rental Gear

2. Copenhagen: CopenHill Ski Pass Including Rental Gear

Enjoy the traditional winter sport of skiing year-round at CopenHill. Located in the center of Copenhagen, CopenHill is an active clean energy power plant with a rooftop that has been transformed into a skiing slope. Instead of snow, you will be skiing on an environmentally friendly plastic surface. The roof is 85 meters high, offering astonishing views over the city for an extra special experience. After checking in at the ski-rental station to collect your included rental gear and lift pass, you can start skiing. CopenHill is divided into 3 levels. The upper level is characterized as a black/red piste and is recommended for advanced skiers only. The middle and bottom level is similar to a blue/green piste and recommended for beginners. There is also a slalom course, freestyle park, and, of course, an area for children. The lift systems consist of 4 lifts: the bottom 3 are magic carpet lifts while the upper to steep section is a plate lift. The technique you use to ski on the plastic surface is the same as you would use on real snow, but the feeling will be slightly different. Please remember to start slow and get used to the plastic surface to ensure everyone's safety.

From Copenhagen: Private 5-Hour Frederiksborg Castle Tour

3. From Copenhagen: Private 5-Hour Frederiksborg Castle Tour

On this private tour to Frederiksborg Castle, your guide is at hand to answer all your questions. A professional guide will make sure that you get a perfect personal overview over this true heart of Danish royal history.  Meet your guide in late morning at Copenhagen Central Station and travel approximately 40 minutes to Frederiksborg Castle. Enjoy the wonderful surroundings of the castle lake, as well as the path up to the palace itself, before entering one of the most important art collections of Renaissance-period Denmark. It had humble roots and started as a little hunting mansion under Frederik II in the late 1500s. After a huge fire, it was resurrected and housed the most important art collection of the world’s oldest monarchy at the start of the 1900s. This timeless castle impresses with its beautiful layout and artwork.

Castles: Kronborg (Hamlet) & Frederiksborg

4. Castles: Kronborg (Hamlet) & Frederiksborg

Frederiksborg and Hamlet´s castles are situated in the north of Zealand, around 40 kms away from Copenhagen. You will visit the castle where Hamlet took place and Federico II held the most the well-known parties during the 16th century in the north of Europe and the castle that Christian IV converted into the most astonishing Renaissance castle. Today you will be picked up at your hotel at 9 am. Then you will be driven to Hamlet´s Castle, where you will learn everything about the Sound Dues, Hamlet, Holger Danske and where the most pompous parties used to take place. After Kronborg, you will have the opportunity to admire the great Renaissance castle, Frederiksborg, its beauty and its Baroque gardens. Here you will learn about the magnificence of this castle built as a hunting castle and converted in a National Museum during the 19th century. After this wonderful day full of stories about Danish history, you will end the tour at your hotel.

Exclusive Castle Tours of Hamlet's Kronborg & Frederiksborg

5. Exclusive Castle Tours of Hamlet's Kronborg & Frederiksborg

Explore the fascinating Kronborg Castle with a private guide. This world heritage site was Frederik II’s fortress, Christian IV’s home and the setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Then head to Frederiksborg for a tour of this stunning sight. Take an unforgettable trip to one of the most breathtaking castles you ever will see. From the great sea view from the cannon tower and the mighty ballrooms of the royal chambers and their tapestries, to the murky dungeons with Viking legends, Kronborg Castle lives up to its reputation. Learn about the Danish notion of ‘coziness’ while exploring the sleepy village of Elsinor and be introduced to you all facets of the Danish lifestyle. Then travel to Frederiksborg Castle. Enjoy the wonderful surroundings of the castle lake, as well as the path up to the palace itself, before entering one of the most important art collections of Renaissance-period Denmark. It had humble roots and started as a little hunting mansion under Frederik IV in the late 1500s. After a huge fire, it was resurrected and housed the most important art collection of the world’s oldest monarchy at the start of the 1900s. This timeless castle impresses with its beautiful layout and artwork.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 116 reviews

I really recommend this tour. It’s complete as you visit 2 castles, 1 UNESCO classified church, 1 museum and the priceless sight of Denmark countryside. The guide was very funny and always put the stories into context. The tour is not very big so you can easily ask questions. It is adapted to every ages and can be beneficial for kids and adults. In terms of physicality, the tour does not require a lot of effort so it adapts to a lot of people.

Very well organized trip, in time everywhere, despite of the multiple sites to be visited. Very knowledgeable guide, Frank, passionate and obviously enjoying his job. Fabulous castles and amazing discoveries, the Viking ships in Roskilde. Must see! Also, the Roskilde Cathedral with the tombs of the Danish kings is a real lesson about Danish history. I strongly recommend the trip.

Tutto perfetto, la guida molto puntuale all’orario del punto di incontro. La guida persona professionale, preparato, cortese, molto attento alle esigenze dei partecipanti. Ci ha lasciati davanti all’hotel come gentilmente richiesto. Consigliatissimo a tutti.

Nick did an amazing job, was super knowledgeable, and made the 8.5 hour trip go by super fast with his expert understanding of the history of Denmark. highly recommended!

Great tour. It was very relaxing leaving the logistics to someone else. Only wish we'd had more time at the Viking museum at the end.