Take a trip beyond Copenhagen to Kronborg Castle, Frederiksborg Castle, Roskilde Cathedral, and the Viking Ship Museum
There are plenty of worthwhile places to visit if you venture a little out into the Danish countryside. On this trip, you'll be conveniently and comfortably transported to and guided around the most significant historic monuments on the island of Zealand.
Said to be the castle that Shakespeare had in mind when writing Hamlet, the medieval fortress of Kronborg dominates the straight between Denmark and Sweden. It's featured prominently in many a battle! Frederiksborg Castle, however, has a different ambiance. Its fountains, courts, gardens and chapel recall regal luxury and formality - mind your Ps and Qs!
The tour also takes in Roskilde Cathedral. Roskilde is the country's historic capital, and all Danish regents are buried in the Cathedral's elaborate tombs. In Roskilde we'll also see some actual Viking longships. Recovered more in less intact from the waters of Roskilde Fjjord, they're the type of vessels that Viking warriors set sail in to spread terror as far as the Mediterranean.
Your day starts when I collect you from your location, and drive you north of Copenhagen to the town of Helsingør where we'll visit Kronborg Castle. From there, we head south to the town of Hillerød and Frederiksborg Castle.
After stopping for lunch in Hillerød, we're off again, this time heading east to the town of Roskilde and UNESCO World Heritage Site Roskilde Cathedral. Our sightseeing finishes when we complete the brief journey to Roskilde's Viking Ship Museum, which as well as featuring actual historic vessels is home to full scale working replica warships built along traditional lines.
When the day is done, I'll return you to your accomodation for a well-earned nights rest.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours 30 min.
All my tours are designed to allow you to take your time and be spontaneous. However, if you're in a hurry, it's perfectly possible to condense them to 6 hours.
Private high standard car or minivan. (room for up to 8 people, comfortably seats 5).
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
250 DKK - All Danish shops and restaurants accept major credit cards and many shops also accept Euros, so you'll have no trouble making your purchases (be aware that the Danish currency is the Danish Krone).
How much you'll need to spend really depends on you. All entrance fees and transportation are included in the price of your tour, but not meals, refreshments, or souvenirs. Depending on your budget, we'll be sure to find an eatery that suits you.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I'm able to guide you anywhere in the Copenhagen area without restriction. However, if you want to visit Christiania, I'm only able to transport you but not to guide you as the residents of Christiania only allow tours conducted by their own guides.
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