Danish Castle Tour
Date: June 7, 2024
Time: 09:00 - 17:00 hrs.
Departure/Arrival: Radisson Royal Hotel
You will be driven around in a comfortable mini-van and accompanied by a local and knowledgeable English-speaking guide.
We have planned for lunch at a local favorite Skipperhuset. (Not included in the price).
This includes full-day transportation, guide and entrance tickets to all the following sites: (lunch not included)
The largest and most extravagant renaissance castle in Scandinavia. You will be impressed by the magnificent location on a lake as well as the all the gold ornaments, and beautifully decorated rooms and paintings.
Official Website: https://dnm.dk/en/frederiksborg-castle/#
The impressive and world famous fortification that has guarded the entrance to the Baltic Sea for six centuries and is the setting for Shakespeare’s play ‘Hamlet’. Enjoy the spectacular views across the water to Sweden.
Official Website: https://en.kronborg.dk/
Walking tour of Helsingør
In the 15th century the Danish kings rule over all of Scandinavia. Elsinore (Helsingør in Danish) becomes one of the largest and the richest cities in the kingdom after the introduction of taxes on ships crossing the strait separating the modern day borders of Denmark and Sweden. The walk covers the history of Elsinore to the present. You will hear about tradesmen, Shakespeare, shipbuilding, and the cultural city it is today.
Lunch at Skipperhuset
Lunch to be paid separately by the participants.
Literally meaning ‘The Skipper’s House’ in English, this modern Danish restaurant is situated in a historic building right on the waterfront of the idyllic Lake Esrum. The historic building has been transformed into a contemporary Danish bistro focusing on open-faced sandwiches (“smørrebrød” – a Danish lunch staple.)
Official Website: https://skipperhuset.dk/
2 Castle entrance fees included
Lunch not included
8 hours from door to door
If minimum number of participants is not reached, the tour may be canceled and your money refunded.
Frederiksborg Castle Great Hall. Credit Kevin Rice
The wonderful Great Hall is located on the 2nd floor above the Castle Chapel. The Great Hall is a replica of the hall in the time of King Christian IV, equipped with all the magnificence the King had at his disposal. In addition to the hall, which is impressive in itself, visitors can see beautiful tapestries and portraits of the members of the House of Glücksburg, including Niels Strøbek’s paintings, Three Generations, a portrait of Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Christian and Three Life Stages, a portrait of Prince Henrik. (https://dnm.dk/en/a-tour-of-the-museum/)
Skipperhuset- During the day, the restaurant interior is lit up by sunlight dancing in the lake. But you'll want to eat outside and enjoy the view of Lake Esrum in June.