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Castles Tour from Copenhagen: North Zealand and Hamlet Castle

  • Day trip from Copenhagen to the castles of North Zealand
  • See the town of Elsinore, made famous in Shakespeare's Hamlet
  • See Kronborg Castle, the setting of Hamlet and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Castles Tour from Copenhagen: North Zealand and Hamlet Castle
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Castles Tour from Copenhagen: North Zealand and Hamlet Castle
From US$119.68
Uncover the mysteries behind the fairy tale castles of Copenhagen on a full-day tour of North Zealand, a beautiful region just outside the Danish capital. With a guide, visit Kronborg Castle, a castle made famous as the setting of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’, and delve into the intriguing history of the fortress. Then, admire the architecture of Fredensborg Palace, residence of the Danish royal family, and the ancient Frederiksborg Castle.
What to Expect
Depart from a centrally-located pickup point in Copenhagen and climb aboard a vehicle destined for Kronborg Castle. Admire the scenic Danish countryside as you travel along the coastline towards Elsinore and listen to your guide’s insightful narration.

On arrival, marvel at the structure of Kronborg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site used as the setting for the film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Venture within and enjoy a guided tour of the opulent chambers and stolid towers inside the castle. 

Recharge with a traditional lunch (own expense), and continue towards Fredensborg, home to the summer residence of Denmark’s queen. Gaze at the regal splendor of Fredensborg Palace, located in midst of a park bordering the Esrum Lake, and then arrive at the next historical highlight of your tour.

Disembark at Frederiksborg Castle, a pearl of history built by King Christian IV in the 17th century. Take in the architectural mélange of Renaissance and Baroque styles and head inside to see a national historical museum replete with paintings, porcelain and tapestry. 

After thorough exploration of the buildings, return to the vehicle and relax during the journey back to Copenhagen.
Reviews (599)
1 - 5 of 9 reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2018
Denmark Castles tour

A group of friends decided to take the Denmark Castles tour prior to our cruise departure. We took the tour bus and drove from Copenhagen to North Zealand, before we arrived at Kronborg (Hamlet) Castle, we witnessed the country site of Denmark and beaches along...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kathy583
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile
Lovey trip!

I highly recommend the castles tour. The guide was friendly and informative and there was no way we could have seen all of the castles in one day without renting a car. I loved learning about the history from both the guide, bus audio guide,...More

Thank Emmiebg
Reviewed 17 August 2018

very old castle, tour guide is necessary our guide was very informative, telling us the story of Hamlet and the novel of Shakespeare. Hamlet who never lived there, the inside is to be visited even if you do not like monuments (my case). A nice...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Najat R
Reviewed 25 July 2018
Great coastal tour viewing exteriors of rich and famous in addition to castles

Saw Isak Denisen's home. A million dollars would buy the smallest place. Really glad we did this tour.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MarilynJ_01
Reviewed 18 July 2018
Highly recommend this daytrip

Highly recommend this daytrip. It was very enjoyable and informative. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made sure you had a chance to see everything. Definitely worth the money.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Sharon C
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17 August 2018|
Response from Najat R | Reviewed this property |
Yes sure we went by bus.