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Things to do in Helsingør

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Lund & Malmö: Guided Tour of 2 Countries in One Day

1. Lund & Malmö: Guided Tour of 2 Countries in One Day

Take a guided day trip from Copenhagen to the historic cities of Malmo and Lund in neighboring Sweden. Visit Hamlet's Castle, enjoy free time in Helsingør, take a boat ride across the Øresund, and explore the Lund Cathedral, before shopping in Malmo. Start your day of adventure by meeting your local guide in front of the Grand Hotel. After a short meet and greet, hop aboard your comfortable vehicle and set off on your day trip. Start your tour with a visit to Hamlet's Castle. Shortly after, take a scenic drive down the coastal road of Strandvejen and arrive in the charming old town of Helsingør, also known as Elsinor. Enjoy free time to stroll the streets of this beautiful city before boarding a boat to Sweden.  Set sail across the Øresund, traveling to the shores of Sweden. Upon arrival in Sweden, drive down the picturesque country roads to the ancient city of Lund. Visit the Lund Cathedral. Behind the Cathedral there is a chance to explore the tiny streets with houses that date back to the 1700s. Continue with a trip to Malmö with free time to do some shopping. With Sweden's lower purchase taxes this a great place to get bargains on goods to take home with you. End your tour back in Copenhagen, passing by the impressive Øresund Bridge on the return journey.

Copenhagen Card: Access 80+ Attractions and Transportation

2. Copenhagen Card: Access 80+ Attractions and Transportation

Get your personal sightseeing pass to Copenhagen with the Copenhagen Card and enjoy free entrance to 80+ different museums and attractions. Available for periods of 24, 48, 72, 96 and 120 hours, the card grants access to some of the city’s best museums and attractions. Get from site to site with free and unlimited use of the transportation system, including city buses, trains and the metro. Learn more about the Danish capital at sites such as the Royal Palace, or enjoy all the thrills of one of Europe’s oldest amusement parks. Here is a small selection of the attractions that your Copenhagen Card covers: • Tivoli Gardens • Canal Tours (Grand Tour of Copenhagen) • Rosenborg Castle • Amalienborg Castle • ARKEN Museum of Modern Art • Danish Architecture Centre • Karen Blixen Museum • The Viking Ship Museum • The Danish War Museum • The Round Tower • Christiansborg - The Royal Reception Rooms • The National Museum • Kronborg Castle • Copenhagen Zoo In the coming season, April 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023, there are 80+ attractions included in the card. Seven new or returning attractions are also now included: • Casino Marienlyst• Casino Vesterport• The Cisterns • Design Museum Denmark • ENIGMA • The Museum of Danish Resistance • Elsinore Museum

Copenhagen: Roskilde, Frederiksborg & Kronborg Day Tour

3. 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.

Castles: Kronborg (Hamlet) & Frederiksborg

4. 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: 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.

Mesmerizing Family Walking Tour Around Helsingør

7. Mesmerizing Family Walking Tour Around Helsingør

Did you know that Helsingør is the home of the castle that inspired Shakespeare in Hamlet? Experience the most rewarding adventure with your family on our exclusive family walking tour. The tour includes a stroll around the city’s most iconic monument, the Kronborg Castle, and other mesmerizing attractions. The whole family will have fun learning about Helsinger’s fascinating sites. The stories shared by the guide are guaranteed to provide a few giggles as you wind down the off-beaten paths of the city. What does the name Helsingør mean to the locals? You will be more surprised when you are here! Come and experience yourself.

Magistic Christmas tour Around Helsingør

8. Magistic Christmas tour Around Helsingør

Get into the Christmas spirit on this special Christmas walking tour with our local expert guide. Stroll down the festive streets and see the most magical decorations and displays around the city. Helsingør is a fun city to visit at any time of year, but during the Christmas season, it is utterly enchanting. Follow your local guide along on a festive, heartwarming tour as you visit the most beautiful displays in the city. Learn the story behind the Christmas tree, and listen to magical tales about Christmas spells and legends of Christmas in Helsingør. Visit a large and magnificent Christmas market and try local seasonal treats. Dive into the Christmas season with this all-around joyful, festive and magical experience. You will feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere, which you can feel only this time of the year!

Romantic Tour in Helsingør

9. Romantic Tour in Helsingør

Fall in love with Helsingør as you and your partner stroll along the city streets on a romantic tour with an expert local guide. Visit the most romantic places in the city and discover its love stories throughout history. Helsingør is a charming and historic place to visit, but it’s also full of hidden romance. Follow your local guide along on an enchanting, heartwarming tour as you visit the most romantic places in the city. Discover the best places to take photos, and listen to historic love stories connected with the streets, buildings, and parks of the city. Some will break your heart, while others will make it soar. Your guide will also fill you in on the spiciest love stories in the city’s history. Stroll by Helsingør castle and learn how it inspired Shakespeare while writing Hamlet. You will be surprised how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and parks of the city. Find out about all of the other spots around town that inspired the Immortal Bard.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 2,380 reviews

My best friend and I recently visited Copenhagen for 5 days. We found this tour via Get Your Guide and we would totally recommend it. A great opportunity to see more of Denmark, as well as to hop over to Sweden and explore here as well. The tour is a good balance of an audio guide (on the bus) and independent free time to explore at each location. Good earphones and bottles of water are provided as part of the tour. We had Mario who was a great guide.

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.

The card really includes EVERYTHING you have to see in Copenhagen. We went to the round tower, to Tivoli, took a boat trip, visited many museums and used the metro. I know 60€ per day sounds like a lot but otherwise we would have paid a lot more for the attractions.

After 2 attractions we had already paid the costs. In addition, you go to attractions that you would normally not do so quickly because of the high and many costs. Very nice to experience!

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