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Copenhagen Card: Access to 89 Attractions and Transportation

1. Copenhagen Card: Access to 89 Attractions and Transportation

Get your personal passport to Copenhagen with the Copenhagen Card and enjoy free entrance to 89 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 • Christianborg - The Royal Reception Rooms • The National Museum • Kronborg Castle • Copenhagen Zoo In the coming season, April 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023, there are 89 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

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

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

Start your day of adventure in front of the Grand Hotel, here you will meet your friendly and informative guide. After a short meet and greet you will hop aboard your comfortable vehicle and set off on your adventure.  Commence your tour with a visit to Hamlet's Castle, one of the most famous tourist landmarks in this area. Shortly after this take a scenic drive down the coastal road of Strandvejen and arrive in the charming old town of Helsingør, known as Elsinor in English. Whilst in Elsinor you will be given time to peruse the fascinating streets of this beautiful city before boarding a boat to head to Sweden.  Aboard your boat, you will sail across the Øresund, travelling to the shores of Sweden. Once you arrive in Sweden you will drive down the picturesque country roads to the ancient city of Lund. Here you can visit the Lund Cathedral, a church built in 1145. Behind the Cathedral there is the chance to explore the tiny streets, with houses that date back to the 1700s! Follow this with a trip to Malmö, Sweden's third largest city. Here you will have some time to do some shopping and take advantage of Sweden's lower purchase taxes, making this a great place to get some fantastic low prices on goods to take home with you. End your tour back in Copenhagen, en-route you will pass the impressive Øresund Bridge - taking in the beautiful views whilst you do. 

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.

Helsingør: City Highlights Walking Tour with Local Guide

5. Helsingør: City Highlights Walking Tour with Local Guide

Together with a professional local guide, visit the must-see places in Helsingør on this walking tour. Explore like a local as you learn fascinating facts and legends. Discover what makes living here special. Step into Helsingør and discover the stories hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of the city. Learn about the Helsingør castle that inspired Shakespeare in Hamlet and other inspirations that have shaped the city to become what it is today. Hear about the churches, museums, and other important sites of Helsingør. This tour is perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most out of their time here.

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.

From Copenhagen: 4-hour Private Hamlet Castle Tour

7. 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.

Helsingør: 2-Hour Romantic Guided Walking Tour

8. Helsingør: 2-Hour Romantic Guided Walking Tour

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 romantic 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. Find out about all of the other spots around town that inspired the Immortal Bard.

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What people are saying about Helsingør

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 89 reviews

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.

Cartão foi muito útil. Acesso fácil aos transportes e atrações. Eu só deveria ter me programado melhor com relação aos horários pois as atrações normalmente funcionam apenas de 10 as 17h então vc não consegue tanto tempo e precisa se programar.

The places are interesting, the guide very knowledgeable. Great sense of humor, too. Never a dull moment. Yes, you must get around Copenhagen primarily... but include this tour of two castles, a renaissance church and a viking museum.

We had such a blast, our lovely Guide went above and beyond to ensure that we enjoyed our trip making extra stops to make sure we got the best views, I would recommended to friends

krispin was absolutely great as a tour guide. great system set up. a lot of information and enough time at each stop. would definitely recommend