Royal Castle Tour - Copenhagen

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  • Duration: 6 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    10:45 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Rådhuspladsen 57, 1550 København, Denmark
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Visit the picturesque region of North Zealand just outside Copenhagen in an AC vehicle where you will see Kronborg castle made famous as the setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet as well as the magnificent Fredensborg Palace and Frederiksborg Castle. Denmark has almost as many fairy tale castles as it does fairy tales! It will be an extraordinary experience to step back in time on this guided tour and soak in the history. 

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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), the 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.


Air-conditioned vehicle

Photo stop at Fredensborg Castle

Entry/Admission - Frederiksborg Castle

Entry/Admission - Kronborg Slot

Guided tour in English on Frederiksborg Castle and Kronborg Castle



Hotel pickup and drop off

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Practical shoes recommended.

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.

Sandwiches, coffee, and water are available for purchase.

Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark.

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  • 12-Aug-2019

    Did not have enough time to spend in last and best castle. Tour was well organized but the guide was disinterested and gave little information in monotonous manner. I would expect some historical context on the bus and additional facts in the castles. Otherwise, it was difficult to see the whole picture, it was disjointed information about various parts of the castles.

  • 12-Aug-2019

    The tour was great - visiting the castles and being guided through it all was interesting and very cool. I had a few qualms with how the tour was run. First of all, the meeting point was very unclear - no direct address and not being natives, it was very difficult to find. There was no sign on the sidewalk nearby, you were just expected to find the area before the bus showed up, which it did - a little late. Until the bus showed up, we were convinced we were in the wrong spot and was going to miss the tour entirely.

    Once we got on the bus, that was when they informed us that there would not be time for a formal lunch, instead we were to order sandwiches from a very select menu (three sandwich options) and we would eat on the bus. Nowhere was this mentioned prior and while it wasn't too much of a problem for me, but my roommate wasn't able to eat any of the sandwiches offered and we ducked out of a stop early in order to grab a quick sandwich at the first castle. This was not a huge deal to me and honestly, the sandwich I got was good - but more advance warning would have been nice. If you are a picky eater or have allergies, I would suggest to bring your own lunch.

    After that, the tour was fine. Most day tours I've been on include the guide talking during the trip about life and culture in their country, and this guide did not. He was knowledgeable on the castles, history, etc, but it would have been nice to learn more about Denmark.

    Overall, this was not my favorite tour, but the castles were nice and very beautiful and it was a day well-spent.

  • 05-Aug-2019

    When you have an excellent guide your trip becomes more worthwhile .
    We were blessed with good weather.
    Smooth driving by our excellent driver.I love female bus drivers
    Learned about more about Swedish and Danish history.
    Dungeon tour was an experience

  • 01-Aug-2019

    The tour guide bless him is so sweet and nice, but honestly we couldn't understand a word from what he was saying, his English accent is so strong plus his voice is so low, why need a microphone? naa let's save some costs. Didn't also appreciate the fact that there is no lunch break, what like you couldn't find 30mins? we had the option to eat sandwiches on the bus.. and i don't eat sandwiches. We didn't enjoy the tour at all... and would not recommend it.

  • 25-Jul-2019

    The tour was a very nice day trip out of the city. We saw 3 different castles and learned a lot about the royal families that have occupied the throne throughout history. Our tour guide, Martin, was very knowledgeable and did a good job keeping everyone on time! We would have liked to have a little more down time at the Castles to visit the surrounding gardens...but otherwise great day!!

  • 24-Jul-2019

    The overall tour was informative. The organization was another issue. The bus departure time was at least 30 -45 minutes later than the website and ticket purchase indicated and even the ticket takers seemed baffled. As we were concluding the tour of Kronborg and heading toward the bus,7 or 8 people in 3 different groups (including children) got separated from the main group. It became crowded and congested with other tour groups so it was easy to lose sight of our guide. Some people must have gone to the restroom or gift shop. The only instruction we had from our guide was that the bus would not be parked in the same place as the drop off and "don't get lost," and that we would have to find our own way back if we missed the bus. Once separated from the guide we had no idea which way to go. The bus was not in sight, there were several potential exits from the courtyard and it began to pour down rain. We ran down several roads looking for signs of our group. The guide eventually came back to redirect us, but the panic it created was totally unnecessary. He could have told us ahead of time where to meet i.e. "meet at the fountain" similar to his instructions at the prior site to "meet at Shakespeare picture." Additionally we all had headsets and could have received instructions on where to meet, and when everyone was accounted for, head back to the bus. If the tour is so pressed for time that you can't wait 5 minutes to collect everyone in the group, I would suggest either starting on time and/or editing out some of the details in the history monologue.

  • 22-Jul-2019

    First, we wasted over an hour trying to find the bus since the instructions given were unclear and inaccurate. When the bus finally arrived, we waited another 30 mins. so the tour started over an hour later than it was supposed to.

    The tour of the first castle we visited was way too long - nearly 2 hours. It could have been completed in half the time. There was no time allocated for lunch so we had to order from 3 sandwich options on the bus. It was terrible.

    The second castle was just a photo stop. The third and final castle was magnificent. We could have spent more time at this one and less time at the first one.

    The only saving grace was that the tour guide was a nice fellow who agreed to have the bus drop us off at our hotel (since it was on the way).

    All in all, we could have probably skipped this tour, saved $350 for 3 tickets and put our time and money to better use in Copenhagen.

  • 19-Jul-2019

    12 July "Castles" tour: We were a family with an elderly father in a wheelchair. Everyone enjoyed the entire trip! The tour guide was informative and well spoken. The bus driver very helpful with the wheelchair and accommodating the needs of our 86 year old father. The sandwiches available for purchase were excellent! Each stop well worth seeing. One of the best Viator offerings we've taken!!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    We were rushed during the whole visit!
    First of all, it was 45 minutes later than the original departure time. Not sure if they were trying to make more sales at the spot or people were just late. No reason explained. Thought European countries are very punctual of their schedule.
    Then, we were only brought to the major scenes where they did had detailed explanations. That’s why I’m giving 3 instead of 2. But we didn’t have time to see the rest of the castles, the gardens and the shops. Not even time for restroom! All we heard was “we must leave now”! We had lunch on the bus! I feel bad for the elderly people on the tour. They were all being rushed as well!
    I recommended this tour to my friends. I looked like an idiot since we didn’t really seen much... very disappointing!
    Wish they could arrange earlier or reasonable departure time so maybe guests could have more free time and enjoy more!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    I enjoyed the trip. The guide - Ken - was very helpful and knowledgeable. It was unfortunate that we were unable to visit one castle, as the Royal family was occupying it at that time.

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