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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 City & Christiansborg Palace Private Walking Tour

2. Copenhagen City & Christiansborg Palace Private Walking Tour

Visit one of the most impressive monuments in Copenhagen on a private half-day walking tour of the city center. Look behind the scenes of the seat of the Danish Parliament and discover the hidden grandeur of Christiansborg Palace on a guided tour of the historical monument. Then, explore the streets of the city to get to know the locals. Experience first-hand why the Danish are known as the happiest people in the world and their capital city is acclaimed for its high quality of life.  See the colorful houses of the 17th-century waterfront Nyhavn district. Discover where the author of The Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Andersen lived, and go to pretty Grey Friars Square (Gråbrødretorv) to look at the pastel-colored buildings.

Castles: Kronborg (Hamlet) & Frederiksborg

3. 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

4. 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.

From Copenhagen: 4-hour Private Hamlet Castle Tour

5. 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.

Exclusive Castle Tours of Hamlet's Kronborg & Frederiksborg

6. 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.

Copenhagen: 3-Hour City Tour with Rosenborg Castle Ticket

7. Copenhagen: 3-Hour City Tour with Rosenborg Castle Ticket

Rosenborg Castle is a Renaissance castle located in Copenhagen. The castle was originally built as a country summerhouse in 1606 and is an example of Christian IV's many architectural projects. It was built in the Dutch Renaissance style, typical of Danish buildings during this period, and has been expanded several times, finally evolving into its present condition by the year 1624. Architects Bertel Lange and Hans van Steenwinckel the Younger are associated with the structural planning of the castle. Today, the glory of the past can be experienced through the impressive possessions of Christians IV and his descendants. On this private tour of around two to three houts, you will be introduced to Danish history and culture during your visit the 400-year-old Rosenborg Castle. See the the dazzling crown jewels and enjoy the vistas of the lush parkland with a private tour guide. Explore the secrets of the castle and learn about the fascinating history.

Copenhagen: Photogenic Spots Tour with a Local Guide

8. Copenhagen: Photogenic Spots Tour with a Local Guide

This experience is provided by an independent Local. You will be part of a small, 2 to 6 people group. If you want to spice up your instagram feed and impress your friends with stunning shots from your travels, then you are at the right place! Let me show you the most beautiful and impressive spots in Copenhagen and guide you with some useful tips to take good pictures from your phone or camera! Of course while strolling through the city and taking photos of the most unique places (like Nyhavn) you will also get to know more about Copenhagen and learn about its secrets from a local’s perspective. Join me on this adventure and give your insta feed an upgrade! Who is a Local? A Local is someone who is passionate about sharing authentic experiences based on their interests. As LocalBini, we bring together passionate people from all around the world giving them the opportunity to offer unique experiences via our marketplace.

Copenhagen: E-Scooter Private City Highlights Tour

9. Copenhagen: E-Scooter Private City Highlights Tour

The newest trend in sightseeing has come to Copenhagen: The E-Scooter Guided Tour! This is such a fun and new way to explore Copenhagen's beautiful sights. The tour is private meaning you will have the guide exclusively for you and your group. On this private tour you will start out with a quick demonstration on how the Electrical scooter operates - it is super easy and only takes a few minutes to get familiar with. You will exclusively be driving on the well-known American e-scooter brand: Bird. Enjoy the smooth and easy ride on its unique and sleek aluminium chassis. Your guide will provide you with helmets and a radio system so you can hear the stories as you zoom through the city. E-Scooters follow the cycle laws in Denmark which means ample of cruising on the cycle paths in a safe and fun manner! This is a great combo of sightseeing, fun scooter riding and also has a short cafe stop midway through. One of the first stops is actually a hidden gem and you will not only see ONE mermaid on the tour, you will see TWO! From then on you will explore all the famous sights in Copenhagen including The Royal Palace (Amalienborg), The Marble Church, The Opera House, Nyhavn (New Haven), the Gefion Fountain, The Citadel (Kastellet) - not to mention all the hidden gems and stories your guide will show you along the route! In Copenhagen, Electrical scooters go by the cycle law so the safety aspect of the tour is always prioritised. About halfway through the tour there is a cafe stop at The Royal Theatre - right at the epi-center of Copenhagen King's New Square (Kongens Nytorv) where you can enjoy the famous Danish pastries and coffee if you wish (no purchase necessary but they do have some special prices exclusively for you!). The private kickscooter tour is an informal tour with emphasis on seeing the city in a fun and new manner! You will hear about all the sights you pass and really get familiarised with the city. There will be photo stops along the tour also. Perfect tour for families and friends just wishing to spice it up! Please note that helmets are mandatory by law. There must be at least one participant over the age of 18 on the tour Minimum age: 12 years Maximum weight: 90kg

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based on 380 reviews

This was a wonderful experience. Our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable, organised and with a great sense of humour. A great balance was struck between the guided aspects and those times when we were free to roam. The sites were beautiful and incredibly interesting, with just enough time at each to absorb the atmosphere. Highly, highly recommended.

This was a fabulous tour exploring two royal castles and the most famous cathedral. Our guide Thomas was amazing. He gave us so much fascinating information, and think care of us well. I have no hesitation in recommending this tour.

Tour was amazing and my guide (Nick) was very knowledgeable on Danish History. Learned a lot and would recommend to anyone visiting Copenhagen. Very timely at pickup as well.

Excellent experience overall, wonderful guide, very informative and friendly, very enjoyable.

Well organized, great experience. Our driver and guide was excellent. Highly recommended!