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Hillerød

Hillerød

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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.

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 sit on 3 small lake islands. After that, 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.

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.

From Copenhagen: Private Frederiksborg Castle Tour

From Copenhagen: Private 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.

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.

Copenhagen Day Trip to Frederiksborg Castle by Private Car

Copenhagen Day Trip to Frederiksborg Castle by Private Car

Frederiksborg Castle is one of the most popular city getaways from Copenhagen. On this half-day tour with skip-the-line tickets and private car transfers, you are guaranteed at least 2 hours to explore the castle inside and out with the official audio guide. Discover Frederiksborg Castle at your own pace and see the Fredensborg Palace along the way! Book a 4-hour tour by private car with door-to-door transfer between Frederiksborg Castle and your accommodation in Copenhagen. This is your chance to discover one of the most famous castles in Denmark, an outstanding Renaissance residence with a Baroque Garden located on 3 islands surrounded by a lake. It’s a magical location with rich history that you will discover with the official audio guide. Immerse yourself in stories about the Danish monarchs, most of whom were crowned in the castle's Golden Chapel. The benefit of a self-guided tour is that you can take your time exploring the nooks and crannies of this massive 17th-century royal residence. Admire its collection of portrait paintings, the impressive Marble Hall and the richly decorated state apartments. Wander around the romantic English-style garden with free-growing woodscapes, spread grass areas and ponds. Enjoy a day out away from the crowds of Copenhagen.

Castles of Kronborg and Frederiksborg from Copenhagen by Car

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.

Half-Day Private Tour to Kronborg and Frederiksborg Castle

Half-Day Private Tour to Kronborg and Frederiksborg Castle

You’ll be picked up from your cruise ship or hotel and can enjoy a relaxing, scenic drive through the Danish countryside, in a private, air-conditioned vehicle. On the way, your expert guide will share with you the history of this charming area. After a short journey, you’ll arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of King Christian V’s royal hunting ground – a beautiful Baroque park, where you’ll discover the great detail and care that went into designing the site. Next, you’ll enjoy a guided tour of Kronborg Castle – the setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet – where you can walk through the royal apartments and the beautiful Ballroom, and see the statue of the legendary sleeping warrior, Holger Danske. Afterward, you’ll be driven to the stunning Frederiksborg Castle. Built in the 16th century, in the Dutch Renaissance style, the castle is a marvel to behold. Stroll through the Baroque gardens and islets, admire the beautiful Castle Chapel, and explore the stunning Great Hall. Your knowledgeable guide will also escort you through the Museum of National History, located within the castle, where you can admire the vast collections of portraits, historical paintings, and modern art that are on display. Finally, you can explore the charming town of Hillerød, where you’ll be given free time to enjoy a peaceful lunch or to browse the local shops. At the end of your tour, you’ll be driven back to your cruise port or hotel.

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4.8
(519 reviews)

Our guide Dea was amazing. I would give her 10 stars if I could. I travelled solo, so it felt good to have a guide who cared about everyone in the group. Overall, very insightful tour of the different locations. Definitely learnt alot about Denmark's history dating back to the Vikings. My main suggestion for travellers participating in this activity is to make sure to time your visit to each location. There were be some locations like Frederiksborg Castle, where you will be on your own exploring the location with less than time you usually need to explore every detail of the castle. So like you would do for a very long book, make sure to skim if needed. Finally, lunch is not included; we did stop at a restaurant at Hillerød called Cafe Valentin near Frederiksborg. However, if you are traveling solo like me, and would like to get as much time exploring the castle, maybe a sit-down lunch might not be the best idea. I ended up grabbing a panini down the street at Ōlelo for a good price

Fantastic two hour cruise through the canals. Both guides were wonderful! Our captain even displayed his seamanship skills by coming to the aid of another boat which had broken its rudder. He expertly towed that boat through the narrow canals and under bridges to get it home. The food and drink were excellent. I highly recommend this tour.

Plenty of time to explore each location. Our guide, Ross, was very knowledgeable. He provided some walking tours and made recommendations for us to explore on our own.

Excellent. I have to say Rene is a wonderful person and a very good guide. The tour was perfect.

Fantastic! Lots of amazing places and awesome guide!