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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.

Castles: Kronborg (Hamlet) & Frederiksborg

2. 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.

From Copenhagen: Private 4-Hour Frederiksborg Castle Tour

3. From Copenhagen: Private 4-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 of Kronborg and Frederiksborg from Copenhagen by Car

4. Castles of Kronborg and Frederiksborg from Copenhagen by Car

Discover Kronborg Slot, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a Licensed Guide or an audio guide, depending on your needs and interests. For this day tour we provide private transfers directly from your accommodation, so you can enjoy a flexible itinerary and see Fredensborg Palace along the way. We also include skip-the-line tickets to save you time. Explore the hidden gems of Denmark! Book a 5-hour tour to visit the majestic Kronborg Castle with a Private Guide. Every minute of this fully-guided tour will be filled with amazing stories about Dutch kings and queens, seafaring traditions and legendary warriors. The driver and guide will pick you up directly from your hotel or accommodation in Copenhagen in a clean, air-conditioned car and drive you to Kronborg Castle, which towers above a very narrow promontory between the coasts of Denmark and Sweden. With skip-the-line tickets to Kronborg Castle you will spend more time exploring the grounds instead of waiting in line at the ticket office. Highlights include the royal chambers, mighty ballrooms with sumptuous tapestries, murky dungeons, and fabulous castle gardens. See how they changed from the headquarters for the collection of the Sound Dues, the Renaissance residence of medieval kings and queens, and the Danish army’s fortress and barracks. Find out how the castle was immortalized as Elsinore in Shakespeare's play Hamlet, and hear the Dutch legend of the warrior Holger Danske who sleeps in the casemates. On your way back to Copenhagen you will also have a chance to see the Fredensborg Palace, where the Danish Royal Family spends their summers. Book a 5,5-hour tour to visit the majestic Kronborg Castle with an audio guide. A self-guided tour is a great way to discover the castle grounds at your own pace. The interesting and informative commentary will introduce you to all the important events and people that shaped Kronborg’s history. You can take this opportunity to have a picnic at the castle garden. Bring your own snacks or buy something from the castle’s cafe and bakery. It will be a relaxing and magical experience! Book an 8-hour tour to visit Kronborg Castle and Frederiksborg Castle and Gardens with skip-the-line tickets and an audio guide, and see the Fredensborg Palace (outside only) along the way. On this extended tour you can discover the largest Renaissance residence in Scandinavia at your own pace. Visit the Frederiksborg Castle’s royal apartments, the Marble Gallery of the King’s Wing, the grand banquet hall, portrait gallery, the ornate Golden Chapel, Baroque Garden, and more. Optionally, we can make table reservations for your lunch at a local restaurant. After a self-guided tour of Frederiksborg Castle your private, English-speaking driver will take you back to your accommodation in Copenhagen.

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What people are saying about Hillerød

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4.8 / 5

based on 519 reviews

Guide was good, only thing would be some information was given as fact which I’m not sure is true which made me doubt other ‘facts’ given. Example was that vikings discovered North America and a quick Google search shows this is very controversial. One group was consistently late back to the bus which reduced time at other stops and the guide didn’t say anything to them. We spent nearly three hours on stop and very limited time (less than one hour) at another. The balance of Time was a bit strange leaving us to leave the tour and look at things in our time to try and see more of the castle. The ticket is way overpriced, I’d expect lunch to be included. I’d recommend you make your own way to these sites and spend as long or as little As you like at each place.

Fantastic all-around! Easy pickup and transport, Silus the tour guide was funny, energetic, super knowledgeable, engaging and very communicative about the agenda for the day and how to ensure we all stay on track. My boyfriend and I only had two days in Copenhagen and this was the perfect way to see a LOT in a small amount of time! I could have easily spent all day at one of the castles. But it was nice to not overstay at any location - always on the go! Loved it.

Fabulous experience, we really were looked after and felt like we saw far more in a day than we possibly ever could without the organised tour. We couldn’t go into the cathedral (we had been emailed in advance) as there was a service inside at the time. However the tour guide improvised and took us to the Kings summer and winter palaces. Fabulous. Thanks very much Silus the tour guide, you made it a great day for us.

The day went well but there is not much time to spend in each locations, especially Frederiksborg. There is a lot to see indoors and outdoors and you could fill a full day. The tour covers a lot in a day and that's the trade off. The Café Valentino our guide Silas recommended for lunch was very nice and the food was fabulous. Very good taster trip, though.

We had a great day tour, Silas was a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable, added some humour and was very polite.