Day trip

Copenhagen: Roskilde, Frederiksborg & Kronborg Day Tour

Activity provider: Hamlet Tours

Copenhagen: Roskilde, Frederiksborg & Kronborg Day Tour

Activity provider: Hamlet Tours
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From US$ 138.30 per person

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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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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.


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
  • 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.

  • 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that the trip involves steep stairs and considerable walking
  • The tours are done in small groups of maximum 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
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4.8 /5

based on 473 reviews

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This was a great way to get a lot of history and culture of Denmark in one package. Starting with the convenience of a hotel pick up, an informative information card on the bus and great narrative along the way. We set off to Roskilde church where 39 of the reigning Kings and Queens of Denmark are laid to rest, then the Viking Museum to see 5 fully constructed Viking ships based on the assembled 300 year old remains of the original ships. Then to a great lunch cafe with open face sandwiches as well as burgers and other fare. Then walk to the fabulous Fredriksborg Castle featuring images in the paintings that follow you around, to magnificent rooms and furniture and the oldest elevator in Denmark. Then to Kronberg castle to see where Denmark was defended from the Swedes and preserved to exist today with the oldest functioning cannon gunnery. It is a full day from 9 to 6 but we'll worth it. It is a tight schedule and not one for lingering in the gift shops. Highly recommend this trip.

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September 25, 2022

Our trip was excellent from start to finish. Benji was very knowledgeable and entertaining. He brought the places to life through telling of the history and people. I’m addition, the small bus was one of the cleanest I’ve been on, and I do a lot of tours. We would 100% take a tour with Benji and this company again.

September 12, 2022

Having just completed the tour, I can say it was a long but a well-spent day. If you have a day in Denmark and want to see the historical sights outside Copenhagen, I would very much recommend to join it. Benji from the Hamlet tours was a charismatic and very knowledgeable driver guide with a great sense of humour who showed us around a couple of objects himself, and told about the others on the way and then you can go at your own pace inside.

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August 24, 2022

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