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Copenhagen Card-Discover: 80+ Attractions & Public Transport

Copenhagen Card-Discover: 80+ Attractions & Public Transport

Get your personal sightseeing pass to Copenhagen with the digital Copenhagen Card-Discover and enjoy free entrance to 80+ different museums and attractions. Available for periods of 24, 48, 72, 96, and 120 hours, the card grants access to some of the city’s best museums and attractions. Redeem the 8-character Copenhagen Card code in the Copenhagen Card app whenever you want to and then activate when you need to start using the card. Get from site to site with free and unlimited use of the transportation system, including city buses, trains, the harbor buses, and the metro. Learn more about the Danish capital at sites such as the Royal Palace, or enjoy all the thrills of one of Europe’s oldest amusement parks. Here is a small selection of the attractions that your Copenhagen Card covers: • Tivoli Gardens (gardens access only, rides not included) • Canal Tours (Classic Canal Tour of Copenhagen) • Rosenborg Castle • Amalienborg Castle • ARKEN Museum of Modern Art • Danish Architecture Centre • Karen Blixen Museum • The Viking Ship Museum • The Danish War Museum • Design Museum Denmark • Christiansborg - The Royal Reception Rooms • The National Museum • Kronborg Castle • Copenhagen Zoo • Casino Marienlyst • The Cisterns • And many more! See the full list of attractions at copenhagencard.com

From Copenhagen: Lund and Malmö 2-Country Tour

From Copenhagen: Lund and Malmö 2-Country Tour

Take a guided day trip from Copenhagen to the historic cities of Malmo and Lund in neighboring Sweden. Visit Hamlet's Castle, enjoy free time in Helsingør, take a boat ride across the Øresund, and explore the Lund Cathedral, before shopping in Malmo. Start your day of adventure by meeting your local guide in front of the Grand Hotel. After a short meet and greet, hop aboard your comfortable vehicle and set off on your day trip. Start your tour with a visit to Hamlet's Castle. Shortly after, take a scenic drive down the coastal road of Strandvejen and arrive in the charming old town of Helsingør, also known as Elsinor. Enjoy free time to stroll the streets of this beautiful city before boarding a boat to Sweden.  Set sail across the Øresund, traveling to the shores of Sweden. Upon arrival in Sweden, drive down the picturesque country roads to the ancient city of Lund. Visit the Lund Cathedral. Behind the Cathedral there is a chance to explore the tiny streets with houses that date back to the 1700s. Continue with a trip to Malmö with free time to do some shopping. With Sweden's lower purchase taxes this a great place to get bargains on goods to take home with you. End your tour back in Copenhagen, passing by the impressive Øresund Bridge on the return journey.

Copenhagen: Castles, Cathedral, and Viking Ships Tour

Copenhagen: Castles, Cathedral, and Viking Ships 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.

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eSIM Europe and UK for Travelers

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From Copenhagen: Castle, Cathedral and Viking Ships Tour

From Copenhagen: Castle, Cathedral and Viking Ships Tour

Get on the coach at your hotel to start your tour. Head to Kronborg to see the castle that was made famous in Shakespeare's play, Hamlet. Learn about its history from your guide. After that, marvel at the forests and villages on a drive through the countryside. Arrive at the town of Hillerød. See Frederiksborg Castle, which sites on 3 small lake islands. Afterward, head into the town to buy lunch at a local cafe or a sandwich in a bakery. Finish eating and then get back into the coach. Proceed to Roskilde for a guided tour of the cathedral, which is a UNESCO heritage site. Also, visit Roskilde fjord to see the shipyard with reconstructed Viking ships and the Viking ship museum. Finally, head back to your hotel in Copenhagen. GUIDE: English only! IMPORTANT PICK-UP INFORMATION ATTENTION; THE DISPLAYED PICKUP TIME IS FOR THE CENTRAL PICKUP POINT (in front of Hotel Astoria/Central Pickup Point). Individual hotel pickup is before this time! Late bookings (30hours prior to tour start); Pickup will be The Central Pickup Point (in front of Hotel Astoria) at 0900 CET. Please note that pickups are not possible at hotels without parking or private accommodations. Alternatively, we offer a central location near City Hall Square. We'll suggest convenient alternatives if pickup cannot be arranged at your chosen accommodation. Please note; that the pick-up time displayed (as 0900CET) is ONLY for the final pickup at Central Pickup Point. The time and place for hotel pick-ups will be sent as an email, some 36 hours before the booked tour.

Helsingør: Kronborg Castle Entry Ticket

Helsingør: Kronborg Castle Entry Ticket

Discover Helsingør’s Kronborg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famously known as the setting for Shakespeare's "Hamlet." Step into the past as you explore the grand halls, opulent chambers, and dark dungeons of this 16th-century Renaissance castle. Admire the intricate tapestries, antique furniture, and stunning architectural details that reflect its rich history. Walk along the massive ramparts and enjoy breathtaking views of the Øresund Strait, which has played a crucial role in Denmark's maritime history. See how the castle's strategic position made it a key point of defense and control over the Baltic Sea for centuries. Stand in awe of the statue of Holger Danske, the legendary Danish hero, who according to myth, will rise to defend Denmark in times of need. Opt for guided tours (available at extra cost on the spot) that will provide you with in-depth insights into the castle's history, legends, and its significance in Danish culture.

Castles: Kronborg (Hamlet) & Frederiksborg

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.

A easy pace tour of Kronbog Castle and Frederiksborg Palace

A easy pace tour of Kronbog Castle and Frederiksborg Palace

Your English-speaking driver and guide, will guide you at Kronborg Castle. After the guided tour you will have time to explore the castle and maybe a visit to the gift shop. The visit to the Frederiksborg Palace in Hillerod will take your breath away. An unbelievable renaissance palace from 17th century. The visit at Frederiksborg Palace is a on you own. There is time explore the palace and maybe also the baroque garden. Our Guide will provide info-tainment— a delightful mix of facts presented in an easy-going manner, with a twinkle in the eyes of our excellent driver and guide. The narrative strikes a balance, offering just enough facts without overwhelming you with years, kings, and wars, coupled with a touch of humor and fun. IMPORTANT PICK-UP INFORMATION ATTENTION; THE DISPLAYED PICKUP TIME IS FOR THE CENTRAL PICKUP POINT (in front of Hotel Astoria/Central Pickup Point) at 0900. The time for hotel pick-ups will be sent as an email, some 36 hours before the start. Please note; No pickups at hotels without parking or at private accommodations.

From Copenhagen: 4-hour Private Hamlet Castle Tour

From Copenhagen: 4-hour Private Hamlet Castle Tour

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. 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, the 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.

Mesmerizing Helsingør – Private Family Walking Tour

Mesmerizing Helsingør – Private Family Walking Tour

Did you know that Helsingør is the home of the castle that inspired Shakespeare in Hamlet? Experience the most rewarding adventure with your family on our exclusive family walking tour. The tour includes a stroll around the city’s most iconic monument, the Kronborg Castle, and other mesmerizing attractions. The whole family will have fun learning about Helsinger’s fascinating sites. The stories shared by the guide are guaranteed to provide a few giggles as you wind down the off-beaten paths of the city. What does the name Helsingør mean to the locals? You will be more surprised when you are here! Come and experience yourself.

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Our most recommended Helsingør Self-guided activities

Copenhagen Card-Discover: 80+ Attractions & Public Transport

Copenhagen Card-Discover: 80+ Attractions & Public Transport

Get your personal sightseeing pass to Copenhagen with the digital Copenhagen Card-Discover and enjoy free entrance to 80+ different museums and attractions. Available for periods of 24, 48, 72, 96, and 120 hours, the card grants access to some of the city’s best museums and attractions. Redeem the 8-character Copenhagen Card code in the Copenhagen Card app whenever you want to and then activate when you need to start using the card. Get from site to site with free and unlimited use of the transportation system, including city buses, trains, the harbor buses, and the metro. Learn more about the Danish capital at sites such as the Royal Palace, or enjoy all the thrills of one of Europe’s oldest amusement parks. Here is a small selection of the attractions that your Copenhagen Card covers: • Tivoli Gardens (gardens access only, rides not included) • Canal Tours (Classic Canal Tour of Copenhagen) • Rosenborg Castle • Amalienborg Castle • ARKEN Museum of Modern Art • Danish Architecture Centre • Karen Blixen Museum • The Viking Ship Museum • The Danish War Museum • Design Museum Denmark • Christiansborg - The Royal Reception Rooms • The National Museum • Kronborg Castle • Copenhagen Zoo • Casino Marienlyst • The Cisterns • And many more! See the full list of attractions at copenhagencard.com

From Copenhagen: Lund and Malmö 2-Country Tour

From Copenhagen: Lund and Malmö 2-Country Tour

Take a guided day trip from Copenhagen to the historic cities of Malmo and Lund in neighboring Sweden. Visit Hamlet's Castle, enjoy free time in Helsingør, take a boat ride across the Øresund, and explore the Lund Cathedral, before shopping in Malmo. Start your day of adventure by meeting your local guide in front of the Grand Hotel. After a short meet and greet, hop aboard your comfortable vehicle and set off on your day trip. Start your tour with a visit to Hamlet's Castle. Shortly after, take a scenic drive down the coastal road of Strandvejen and arrive in the charming old town of Helsingør, also known as Elsinor. Enjoy free time to stroll the streets of this beautiful city before boarding a boat to Sweden.  Set sail across the Øresund, traveling to the shores of Sweden. Upon arrival in Sweden, drive down the picturesque country roads to the ancient city of Lund. Visit the Lund Cathedral. Behind the Cathedral there is a chance to explore the tiny streets with houses that date back to the 1700s. Continue with a trip to Malmö with free time to do some shopping. With Sweden's lower purchase taxes this a great place to get bargains on goods to take home with you. End your tour back in Copenhagen, passing by the impressive Øresund Bridge on the return journey.

Copenhagen: Castles, Cathedral, and Viking Ships Tour

Copenhagen: Castles, Cathedral, and Viking Ships 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.

eSIM Europe and UK for Travelers

eSIM Europe and UK for Travelers

Whether you're a traveler exploring the UK or embarking on a multi-country European adventure, an eSIM card ensures you're always connected. Enjoy instant mobile delivery and 1- to 30-day coverage options with 500 MB to 10 GB. This eSIM is ideal for modern travelers using devices like the iPhone or other smartphones supporting the eSIM feature. Enjoy the convenience of prepaid coverage in all major European destinations with uninterrupted connectivity and no surprises. This eSIM covers the following locations: Austria (Österreich) Belgium (Belgien) Bulgaria (Bulgarien) Cyprus (Zypern) Croatia (Kroatien) Denmark (Dänemark) Estonia (Estland) Finland (Finnland) France (Frankreich) Germany (Deutschland) Greece (Griechenland) Hungary (Ungarn) Ireland (Irland) Iceland (Island) Italy (Italien) Latvia (Lettland) Lithuania (Litauen) Luxembourg (Luxemburg) Malta Norway (Norwegen) Netherlands (Niederlande) Poland (Polen) Portugal Slovakia (Slowakei) Slovenia (Slowenien) Spain (Spanien) United Kingdom (Vereinigtes Königreich) Czech Republic (Tschechische Republik) Romania (Rumänien) Sweden (Schweden) Switzerland (Schweiz) Ukraine

From Copenhagen: Castle, Cathedral and Viking Ships Tour

From Copenhagen: Castle, Cathedral and Viking Ships Tour

Get on the coach at your hotel to start your tour. Head to Kronborg to see the castle that was made famous in Shakespeare's play, Hamlet. Learn about its history from your guide. After that, marvel at the forests and villages on a drive through the countryside. Arrive at the town of Hillerød. See Frederiksborg Castle, which sites on 3 small lake islands. Afterward, head into the town to buy lunch at a local cafe or a sandwich in a bakery. Finish eating and then get back into the coach. Proceed to Roskilde for a guided tour of the cathedral, which is a UNESCO heritage site. Also, visit Roskilde fjord to see the shipyard with reconstructed Viking ships and the Viking ship museum. Finally, head back to your hotel in Copenhagen. GUIDE: English only! IMPORTANT PICK-UP INFORMATION ATTENTION; THE DISPLAYED PICKUP TIME IS FOR THE CENTRAL PICKUP POINT (in front of Hotel Astoria/Central Pickup Point). Individual hotel pickup is before this time! Late bookings (30hours prior to tour start); Pickup will be The Central Pickup Point (in front of Hotel Astoria) at 0900 CET. Please note that pickups are not possible at hotels without parking or private accommodations. Alternatively, we offer a central location near City Hall Square. We'll suggest convenient alternatives if pickup cannot be arranged at your chosen accommodation. Please note; that the pick-up time displayed (as 0900CET) is ONLY for the final pickup at Central Pickup Point. The time and place for hotel pick-ups will be sent as an email, some 36 hours before the booked tour.

Helsingør: Kronborg Castle Entry Ticket

Helsingør: Kronborg Castle Entry Ticket

Discover Helsingør’s Kronborg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famously known as the setting for Shakespeare's "Hamlet." Step into the past as you explore the grand halls, opulent chambers, and dark dungeons of this 16th-century Renaissance castle. Admire the intricate tapestries, antique furniture, and stunning architectural details that reflect its rich history. Walk along the massive ramparts and enjoy breathtaking views of the Øresund Strait, which has played a crucial role in Denmark's maritime history. See how the castle's strategic position made it a key point of defense and control over the Baltic Sea for centuries. Stand in awe of the statue of Holger Danske, the legendary Danish hero, who according to myth, will rise to defend Denmark in times of need. Opt for guided tours (available at extra cost on the spot) that will provide you with in-depth insights into the castle's history, legends, and its significance in Danish culture.

Castles: Kronborg (Hamlet) & Frederiksborg

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.

A easy pace tour of Kronbog Castle and Frederiksborg Palace

A easy pace tour of Kronbog Castle and Frederiksborg Palace

Your English-speaking driver and guide, will guide you at Kronborg Castle. After the guided tour you will have time to explore the castle and maybe a visit to the gift shop. The visit to the Frederiksborg Palace in Hillerod will take your breath away. An unbelievable renaissance palace from 17th century. The visit at Frederiksborg Palace is a on you own. There is time explore the palace and maybe also the baroque garden. Our Guide will provide info-tainment— a delightful mix of facts presented in an easy-going manner, with a twinkle in the eyes of our excellent driver and guide. The narrative strikes a balance, offering just enough facts without overwhelming you with years, kings, and wars, coupled with a touch of humor and fun. IMPORTANT PICK-UP INFORMATION ATTENTION; THE DISPLAYED PICKUP TIME IS FOR THE CENTRAL PICKUP POINT (in front of Hotel Astoria/Central Pickup Point) at 0900. The time for hotel pick-ups will be sent as an email, some 36 hours before the start. Please note; No pickups at hotels without parking or at private accommodations.

From Copenhagen: 4-hour Private Hamlet Castle Tour

From Copenhagen: 4-hour Private Hamlet Castle Tour

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. 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, the 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.

Mesmerizing Helsingør – Private Family Walking Tour

Mesmerizing Helsingør – Private Family Walking Tour

Did you know that Helsingør is the home of the castle that inspired Shakespeare in Hamlet? Experience the most rewarding adventure with your family on our exclusive family walking tour. The tour includes a stroll around the city’s most iconic monument, the Kronborg Castle, and other mesmerizing attractions. The whole family will have fun learning about Helsinger’s fascinating sites. The stories shared by the guide are guaranteed to provide a few giggles as you wind down the off-beaten paths of the city. What does the name Helsingør mean to the locals? You will be more surprised when you are here! Come and experience yourself.

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