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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: Roskilde, Frederiksborg & Kronborg Day Tour

2. 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.

Copenhagen: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

3. Copenhagen: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

Looking for the charm of Copenhagen that hides behind cozy street corners where a plethora of quaint, creaky buildings give tribute to a bygone era? Search no further! These old remnants of the city are like finding a needle in a haystack, you have to know where to look. On this small-group tour of Copenhagen's old town, travel back in time and be enchanted as you follow in the footsteps of Copenhagen’s historical roots, revealing the hidden treasures of the city. Walking back through history, you start off by taking a look at Rådhusplatsen, home to Copenhagen City Hall. A step further back in time will bring you to the squares Nytorv and Gammeltorv. You'll journey past the Church of Our Lady (also known as Copenhagen Cathedral), where an Australian commoner became a Crown Princess; look up to the stars like astronomers have done from atop The Round Tower, and take in the colorful facades of the houses surrounding the historical hangout Gråbrødretorv. If you have a sweet tooth like many Danes, you'll enjoy the visit to the Bolsje factory. Before your walking tour ends enjoy a short walk along the main shopping streets, weaving our way in and out of secret alleys that will bring you to a view of Slotsholme. With the impressive Christiansborg Palace, Slotsholmen is a hot spot for both royalty and politicians. There it is, your Copenhagen Old Town Walk – short, sweet and complete.

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.

Copenhagen: 3-Hour City Tour with Rosenborg Castle Ticket

5. Copenhagen: 3-Hour City Tour with Rosenborg Castle Ticket

Rosenborg Castle is a Renaissance castle located in Copenhagen. The castle was originally built as a country summerhouse in 1606 and is an example of Christian IV's many architectural projects. It was built in the Dutch Renaissance style, typical of Danish buildings during this period, and has been expanded several times, finally evolving into its present condition by the year 1624. Architects Bertel Lange and Hans van Steenwinckel the Younger are associated with the structural planning of the castle. Today, the glory of the past can be experienced through the impressive possessions of Christians IV and his descendants. On this private tour of around two to three houts, you will be introduced to Danish history and culture during your visit the 400-year-old Rosenborg Castle. See the the dazzling crown jewels and enjoy the vistas of the lush parkland with a private tour guide. Explore the secrets of the castle and learn about the fascinating history.

From Copenhagen: Private 4-Hour Frederiksborg Castle Tour

6. From Copenhagen: Private 4-Hour Frederiksborg Castle Tour

On this private tour to Frederiksborg Castle, your guide is at hand to answer all your questions. A professional guide will make sure that you get a perfect personal overview over this true heart of Danish royal history.  Meet your guide in late morning at Copenhagen Central Station and travel approximately 40 minutes 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 II 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.

Copenhagen City & Christiansborg Palace Private Walking Tour

7. Copenhagen City & Christiansborg Palace Private Walking Tour

Visit one of the most impressive monuments in Copenhagen on a private half-day walking tour of the city center. Look behind the scenes of the seat of the Danish Parliament and discover the hidden grandeur of Christiansborg Palace on a guided tour of the historical monument. Then, explore the streets of the city to get to know the locals. Experience first-hand why the Danish are known as the happiest people in the world and their capital city is acclaimed for its high quality of life.  See the colorful houses of the 17th-century waterfront Nyhavn district. Discover where the author of The Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Andersen lived, and go to pretty Grey Friars Square (Gråbrødretorv) to look at the pastel-colored buildings.

Exclusive Castle Tours of Hamlet's Kronborg & Frederiksborg

8. 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.

From Copenhagen: 4-hour Private Hamlet Castle Tour

9. 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.

Copenhagen: Small-Group Roskilde Day Trip

10. Copenhagen: Small-Group Roskilde Day Trip

You will meet your guide at Copenhagen Central Station. From there you guide will assist you in buying a ticket for the train. You will then travel to the town of Roskilde, where once you have arrived your guide will take you to the Viking Ship Museum. There you will learn about the vikings´ ability to build ships, an will also gain insight into their everyday lives. Once you have finished exploring the Viking Ship Museum, you will walk towards Roskilde Cathedral where you will learn about some of the kings and queens who are buried there. At the conclusion of your Roskile experience, you will be return to Copenhagen by train.

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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.

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

The tour is very informative while you're on the bus, and then you are able to explore the stops freely. I learned a lot about both Denmark and Sweden and it was awesome to be able to get to another country! I went on this trip alone and I was very comfortable the whole time. Would recommend to any size / age group!

Really well organized trip with great guidance through and sufficient time to be spent in important places

This was an incredible tour! We learned so much and it was a great way to do a lot in one day!