Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Rating: based on 74 reviews
If you love castles, Denmark has almost as many fairy tale castles as it does fairy tales! Tour the picturesque region of North Zealand just outside Copenhagen where you will see Kronborg Castle made famous as the setting of Shakepspeare’s Hamlet as well as the magnificent Fredensborg Palace and Frederiksborg Castle.
Transport by air-conditioned coach
Entrance fees to Frederiksborg Castle and Kronborg Castle
Leave Copenhagen behind as you head north through magnificent Danish countryside and coastline towards Elsinore and Kronborg Castle. Chosen as the setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet, this magnificent renaissance castle is on the UNESCO world heritage list.
After lunch (own expense), your tour continues towards Fredensborg, where the Queen’s summer residence of Fredensborg Palace is attractively located in the middle of a lovely park, bordering the idyllic Esrum Lake.
The next highlight on your tour is Frederiksborg Castle, built by King Christian IV in 1601 – 1625. This pearl of history, built in magnificent Renaissance style with a touch of baroque, is now a national historical museum, containing treasures of painting, tapestry, porcelain, silver and furniture.
Departure Point: City Hall Square, in front of the Palace Hotel
Departure Time: 10:15am
Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 4:30pm
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This was a really lovely trip, though I think I would have preferred to have the option NOT to be guided through the castles. For those who wanted to be guided, it was great, but I would have preferred to be able to simply wander on my own and spend time looking at those things that were of most interest to me. The countryside is really beautiful, as were the castles. The lunch was not to my liking–it would have been nice if we could have stopped somewhere that had multiple options so that we could choose to eat something we wanted at a price that was in our own individual ranges.
Reviewed by: Lynne S, UK