KINGS, CASTLES & COUNTRYSIDE
A Tour of Royal North Sealand!
Audio-guided in English, Italian and Spanish.
With free time to explore on your own.
Wi-fi on board.
Join us for a full day’s tour, where we travel up the coast road from bustling Copenhagen, through the beautiful Danish countryside, to Hillerød and the impressive Frederiksborg Castle. From there, we drive to Fredensborg Palace to take a picture and then on to Hamlet's Castle in Helsingør.
Built by King Christian IV. When finished in 1620, it was the largest renaissance residence in Scandinavia. Today Frederiksborg contains the largest collection of portrait paintings in Denmark, which are part of the Danish National Museum’s collection. In the chapel you can find a collection of Elephant Orders on the walls. The Elephant Order is the highest decoration that you can be given in Denmark. There are also two lovely gardens. The Baroque Garden, laid out in the formal French Baroque Style and the more natural garden in English Romantic Style.
After visiting Frederiksborg, we travel through the North Sealand woods to Fredensborg Slot, which means Peace Palace in English. The palace was built for King Frederik IV between 1720 and 1726, in the style of an Italian country villa.
When Frederik IV died, his son King Christian VI pulled down the wings of Fredensborg Palace, replacing them with new ones. Fredensborg became a family home when King Christian IX spent the summer months, in the palace, with Queen Louise, their six children and their spouses, plus their 36 grandchildren. Ever since this time the Danish Royal Family have used Fredensborg as their summer palace.
KRONGBORG, HAMLET'S CASTLE
Finally we travel along the coast road to the historic City of Helsingør, known as Elsinore in English. There you can see the ramparts of Kronborg, Hamlet’s Castle, built by King Frederik II in 1585. In Helsingør you can also enjoy Smørrebrød, the famous Danish Open Sandwich in Culture Wharf or walk around the historic centre of Helsingør.
NB: It is not possible to visit Hamlet’s Castle on afternoon tours, as the castle closes early.
✓ Frederiksborg Castle
✓ Fredensborg Palace
✓ Helsingør’s old town
✓ Kronborg, Hamlet's Castle