The Castles of Sjælland - Private Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

289248


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

Danish (conversational), English (fluent), Italian (basic)

Hamlet's Castle and Renaissance Beauty with a private guide


We visit Hamlet's Castile (Kronborg) and Frederiksborg Castle.

We start the day with a pretty train ride up the Danish coast, through forests and alongside the sea arriving at Helsingor, and Kronborg castle about an hour later. Kronborg was the home of not only Shakespeare's Prince Hamlet but also the source of the wealth of the Danish Kings for hundreds of years.

We will take a 15 minute stroll through historic Helsingør, an important town from the 12th century. After Kronborg, we will take a leisurely stroll back through Helsingor to the train station. There will be time for lunch.

Next we take The Pig, a local train through some lovely countryside to Hillerod, the home of Frederiksborg Castle

Frederiksborg Castle is one of Europe's most beautiful Renaissance castles. We journey through over 400 hundred years of history discovering how the King's of Denmark lived and (in some cases) loved.

Itinerary

Hotel pickup
Walk to train station.
Coastal train up the coast to Helsingør
Visit Kronborg Castle.
Local train to Hillerod
Walk to Frederiksborg Castle.
Visit castle
Train back to Copenhagen.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your Hotel or a place of your choosing within Copenhagen

End location: Your hotel or the centre of town.

Duration: 8 hours

Depending upon train times and walking speed 8 hours is an approximation

Transportation

We will take trains and walk. Both castles are about 15 minutes walk from their respective train stations.

Should you wish to hire a limousine, it can be arranged and allows us to see some of the finest Danish countryside.

What’s Included

Guided tour of Kronborg and Frederiksborg Castles.
A city tour of the historic town of Helsingor and a walk through Hillerod High Street. Map.

Entrance fees and Train transport costs included.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

200 Danish Kroner - if you would like me to take you to a lovely lunch restaurant.

What’s Extra

Personal Expenses

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