Day trip

Copenhagen: Roskilde, Frederiksborg & Kronborg Day Tour

Activity provider: Hamlet Tours

Copenhagen: Roskilde, Frederiksborg & Kronborg Day Tour

Activity provider: Hamlet Tours

From US$ 149.01 per person

Visit the royal castles of Frederiksborg and Kronborg, and Denmark’s old capital of Roskilde on an 8.5-hour minibus tour from Copenhagen. Enjoy the scenic landscape of North Sealand, and the history of the Vikings at the Viking Ship Museum.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Wait outside the entrance of your hotel, and look for a white minibus. Do not worry if the driver is delayed as this is a result of morning traffic.

Experience

Itinerary
7.5 hours
  • Copenhagen

  • 40 minutes
  • Roskilde

  • Roskilde Cathedral (guided tour)

  • Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde (guided tour)

  • Frederiksborg Palace (visit)

  • Lunch

  • Kronborg Castle (guided tour)

  • 35 minutes
  • Copenhagen

Pickup included
Main stop
Highlights
  • Delve into the history of Denmark on a scenic tour of royal castles and Viking ships
  • Soak up the romantic setting of Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød
  • Visit Shakespeare's Elsinore at Kronborg Castle
  • See the burial sites of Danish kings and queens at Roskilde Cathedral
  • Discover old Viking ships and reconstructed models at the Viking Ship Museum
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off from the cruise harbor or from most hotels in the inner city
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation
  • Information brochure
  • Knowledgeable driver, who will tell you all you need to know about the sites and history of Denmark
  • Lunch (organized at a very nice, but inexpensive, café where you order your own food)
  • Pickup from hotels near the airport and a few other exceptions
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The trip involves steep stairs and considerable walking
  • The tours are done in small groups of maximum of 16 people
  • Tours are semi-guided meaning that the guide will drive you to each site and provide all the background information that you need. The guide will walk you around Roskilde Cathedral and Kronborg Castle. At the other sites, you walk around at your own pace
  • Audio guides are available at Frederiksborg Palace and you can, of course, ask the driver any questions you like. All guides are local academics with a very solid knowledge of the country and its history as well as the details of the sites
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not suited for people with mobility problems due to many steep stairs and long walking distances
  • Please contact the tour operator after booking to confirm pick-up
  • Pick-ups are offered from most city center hotels. Upon booking, send through your hotel details and request a pick-up
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 499 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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The guide was very friendly and excellent at explaining Denmark's history. He made pleasant conversations with all of us and made sure we were all comfortable. I really enjoyed myself and found it very easy to absorb what he was telling us, so I learned a lot from this experience. It was an amazing introduction to Denmark. Thank you

October 26, 2022

Wonderful day trip to see all you need in Denmark. We traveled in a comfortable mini bus with very knowledgable guide (Nick), who made this day pleasant and relaxed, despite the busy schedule. It was both educational and fun, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to see the highlights of Denmark outside Copenhagen. Great value for money, all entry tickets and transport included. Very helpful and nice guide that offered us an excellent service with a big smile.

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October 20, 2022

Definitely a worthwhile tour. We had Thomas as our guide and he was great - gave us lots of Copenhagen info as we drove out of the city (as well as details about the places we visited obviously). Unfortunately the Roskilde Cathedral was closed (they let us know the night before via email) but he still gave us some background from the courtyard. He spent time with us outside the Viking Ship Museum and then let us explore inside ourselves. The lunch spot recommended was very good. You explore Frederiksborg on your own but he guided us through Kronborg. This was a great way to see some of the country with a knowledgeable guide.

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October 9, 2022

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