It is not easy to travel with children, but you would like to show the world to him or her so much! If you have a feeling that you have already seen everything possible in Copenhagen, and you still have some energy to perceive and learn something new, I offer you to arrange a family guided tour across the Denmark based on the following routes:

1. A trip to Legoland and the waterpark Lalandia. In Legoland everything is made of Lego building blocks – models of the world-known buildings, fairy heroes and even animals and birds – namely, over 40 million blocks. Nearby there is the largest indoor waterpark in Denmark - Lalandia, which is also advised to be visited, as you have already come here. Read more about the trip to Legoland and Lalandia here.

A trip to Leloland and Lalandia

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2. A trip to the shipbuilding museum and the village of Vikings in Roskilde (Vikingeskibsmuseet Roskilde). In the village of Vikings local enthusiasts show their tribute to history, creating replicas of Viking ships. The Vikings museum displays various items of their uneven lives: swords, helmets, armours, axes, teeth of sea creatures, skates made of wild animal bones, as well as dishware of the time. Read more about the trip to shipbuilding museum here.

Поездка в музей кораблестроения и деревню викингов

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3. Trip to the mysterious Kronborg castle (Kronborg slot). This magnificent, severe and inaccessible at first sight castle was erected over 600 years ago. Shakespeare, despite the fact that he had never been to the castle, managed to describe it in his Hamlet tragedy in the way that this place is still visited by over 200 000 tourists per year. Read more about the trip to Kronborg castle here.

A trip to the Kronborg castle

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There are a number of similarities and differences between us and the Danes. So let’s talk about it here.

* The Danes love their queen and forgive her the only drawback she has – smoking. Margrethe II is always flawlessly dressed, which is not surprising, since she is a designer and creates sketches for theatrical costumes. If you would like to see a distant relative of the Romanovs in person – go to the royal theatre. She attends premieres, at opening and closing theatrical seasons, comes out onto the balcony of Amalienborg palace on her birthday, April 16, to greet her citizens.

We offer you a unique opportunity to visit 2 towns in one day: Helsingør on the Danish side of the Øresund strait and Helsinborg on the Swedish one. Both towns are in the narrowest place of the Øresund strait: just 4 km separates the Danish and the Swedish sides, but nevertheless, these cities are very different, due to the history, traditions, architecture and people.

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Helsingør, founded in the early 15th century, can currently boast about its population of 60 000, whereas Swedish Helsinborg with population of 90 000 is considered to be nearly the oldest town in Scandinavia. Helsinborg was found in the 11th century and, according to the legend here was the first Viking fortress built. Both towns are somewhat similar. However, the population of Swedish Helsinborg comprises over 160 nationalities, whereas that of Danish Helsingør does not. We invite you on this trip to see these differences with your own eyes for better understanding of Scandinavian mentality.

Out trip will start from your hotel. We will go to the north of Copenhagen to the town of Helsingør, with its castle, immortalized by Shakespeare in his famous tragedy "Hamlet". Shakespeare described the castle of Kronborg in detail, the scene is set here, although that could be, that he never visited this region. Why and how it happened we will learn during our walk around the castle. This place is annually visited by over 300 000 pilgrims who hope to see the ghost of Hamlet’s father, walking along dark and complicated castle catacombs, as well as give their tribute to the warrior Ogier the Dane dozing in Kronborgs underground casemates.

First we will go to the historic centre of Helsingør and visit the ancient Carmelite monastery, the building of the 15th century, and will hear the story of the "house with ghosts". Then we will walk towards for City hall to see one of the preserved medieval streets in the very heart of Helsingør, and will see the building, where over 400 years the Øresund duty was collected. Oresund duty was a fee paid by the captains of ships to cross the Øresund strait and was the one of the main sources for the Danish treasury revenues over 400 years.

Having walked along the pedestrian street and having passed by the City hall and numerous shops, we will go to the mysterious Kronborg castle, included into the UNESCO World Heritage list. A tour around the royal apartments will show us the way kings of the past lived, celebrated and entertained themselves. We will also learn how the castle was modernized and rebuilt with time, who and when lived there. We will definitely visit the warrior called Ogier the Dane defending and guarding Denmark, and will go along catacombs of the castle, where, if lucky, we will be able to see the ghost of Hamlet’s father.

Well, full of the Danish stories and legends, we will take a ferry to Sweden for an adventure in the town of Helsinborg. Here as soon as you get off the ferry, you will feel something unique, something that cannot be felt anywhere else. A walking tour in the town will start from the tower Karnan built in the 12th century. Here we will speak about complicated relations between the Danes and the Swedes, and will find out how originally Danish area of Helsinborg became Swedish. After that we will go to the top of Karnan tower and from the height of 35 meters the whole town will be perfectly seen. Even today it is possible to look around the famous tower and those places, where there once was a local church, a chapel and a ditch surrounding these buildings.

Having enjoyed local landscapes from above, we will go to the centre of Helsinborg and will stop at the fountain named after Tycho Brahe, a famous Danish astronomer and scientist, will learn the key facts of his life, and the reason of the conflict between him and king Christian IV, as a result of which the scientist had to leave Copenhagen forever and move to Prague.

It is impossible to pass by St Maria’s church without notice. Here we will learn or perhaps even see the way the Lutheran service is held. On our way there will also be the oldest building of Helsinborg, Jacob Hansen’s house, the building preserved from the mid-17 century. Our last stop for today will be the City hall square and building, where we will learn about one of the greatest Swedish commanders and main facts from his prominent life. On the way back, we'll talk with you about similarities between Denmark and Sweden, as well as what makes those countries drastically different, such as alcohol issues, immigration policy, etc.

Tour length: 7 hours.

Tour price:
1 - 3 people 600 euro
4 - 7 people 600 euro plus minibus rental (around 200 euro)
8 - 15 people upon request.

The price includes: car rent and Copenhagen - Helsingør – Copenhagen transfer, ferry tickets Helsingør - Helsinborg – Helsingør, entrance tickets to Kronborg castle and Karnan tower, guide’s services for 7 hours. Food and drinks are not included into the price.

There is an option of this trip without the transfer from Copenhagen. In this case, you will be met by the guide in Helsingør and the tour price will be 470 euros for 2 persons, including ferry tickets Helsingør - Helsinborg – Helsingør, entrance tickets to Kronborg castle and Karnan tower, guide’s services for 5 hours. Food and drinks are not included into the price.

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Specific features of the trip: this is a unique tour, during which you will visit the landmarks in the towns of Helsingør and Helsinborg and will learn interesting facts from the history of their foundation, you will see the way medieval kings lived. You will also be able to admire breathtaking views and learn about the cultures of the two countries within one day. It will be definitely a busy but memorable day!

City hall in Helsinborg

Tower Kärnan

Helsinborg city

Sct. Maria's church

central railway station in Helsingør

Kronborg castle

Kronborg's canons

the warrior Ogier the Dan

Send your requests to our e-mail: info@denmark-travel.com or call us at +45 20 66 30 93 and we will make you visit to Copenhagen unforgettable. Do not forget to indicate the desired date of the tour, the name of the hotel, where the plan to live in Copenhagen, the number of participants and your mobile phone for communication. You request will be replied within 24 hours.

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Old castle on the background of the picturesque nature, interwoven with the history and legends of these places, luxurious interiors and, certainly, nice walks in the parks – these are the things you can expect during our trip around the Land of the Vikings to the Royal Castles of Northern Zealand.

Three spots near Copenhagen are famous for their beauty, interiors and significance – the castle of Frederiksborg, located in Hillerod, Royal residence Fredensborg, in the town with the same name 30 km from Copenhagenа, and «Hamlet’s» castle of Kronborg, which is situated in the town of Helsingor. All the above castles are located so that it is possible to visit all of them within one day. So, let us do it today.

The first point of our tour is the luxurious castle of Frederiksborg, built in the Dutch Renaissance style. Having looked around the castle and having found out its secrets and legends, we will certainly look into its baroque park, with fountains, water canals and royal monograms, laid out with flowers. Wonderful nature, wild ducks on the lake, paths around the reservoir and secluded spaces in a beautiful and neat park – all this, undoubtedly, promotes romance and will not leave you untouched.

Being inspired by the walk in the Frederiksborg park, we will drive to the summer royal residence Fredensborg. This is a well preserved baroque castle, with a miraculous park and notable guardians wearing high fur hats. The castle of Fredensborg is active as a royal residence and it is harder to get there than to other places. The best time to visit Fredensborg is July. During the other months entrance there is restricted, but it is possible to watch the change of the royal guardians, visit the palace park with various mysterious sculptures, along which the Queen walks with her family, and also look into the palace orangery, which supplies fresh vegetables and fruits to the royal table.

The third castle for this day is the second popular and cult place in Denmark after the Little Mermaid – it is the castle of Kronborg, also known as Hamlet’s castle. In fact, Shakespeare did not ever travel to Denmark, but this did not prevent him from describing the castle the way that some 300 thousands of tourists come here every year. Royal suites, the chapel, Danish maritime museum, the somber beauty of Shakespeare’s tragedy and catacombs, where warrior Ogier the Dane is fast asleep while Denmark is out of danger – all this always attracts tourists and here we will have a walk and even a picnic somewhere near the walls of the castle contemplating the views of the Swedish coast and the town of Helsinborg.

On our way back to Copenhagen we will have time to exchange our impressions about the day and of the plans for your following trips in Denmark.

Tour length: 7 hours

Tour price:
1 - 3 people - 550 euro*.
4 - 7 people 600 euro* plus minibus rental (around 200 euro)
8 - 15 people upon request.

The price includes the transfer and entrance tickets to 2 castles. *in July the full tour including the visit to Fredensborg lasts about 7.5 - 8 hours and costs 50 euro extra.

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Specific features of the tour: the most interesting and memorable one-day tour. You will have to walk a lot, listen to the Danish legends, see and learn plenty of information about the life of the royal family.

Frederiksborg castle

Frederiksborg castle

Frederiksborg castle

Fredensborg palace

Fredensborg park

Kronborg castle

Kronborg castle

Kronborgs canons

Hamlet and Ofelia sculpters

Flowers

Send your requests to our e-mail: info@denmark-travel.com or call us at +45 20 66 30 93 and we will make you visit to Copenhagen unforgettable. Do not forget to indicate the desired date of the tour, the name of the hotel, where the plan to live in Copenhagen, the number of participants and your mobile phone for communication. You request will be replied within 24 hours.

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This magnificent, severe and inaccessible at first sight castle was described as early as in the “Hamlet” tragedy by Shakespeare. The history of the castle is over 600 years in total. Taking into account its geographical location, it is evident that from the strategic point of view it is a very comfortable place, giving an opportunity to control the strait. It is the narrowest place of the Sound strait (just 4 km from Denmark to Sweden), and the Sound is the shortest sea way from the North to the Baltic Sea.

Kronborg castle

In the 15th century Danish king Erik of Pomerania erected a castle, being named Krogen. The model of that castle is displayed in the first hall, next to the Erik’s painting. Krogen was indeed a strong building, equal to the current castle by area (79 m by 79 m). Having built Krogen, Erik became a real master of the strait. He introduced a duty for all foreign vessels crossing it. The size of the duty was one English noble – the most stable currency of the time.

Ship cannons of the time could not damage Krogen. On the whole, that was the best argument to pay. Thus the castle appeared and became the symbol of power, might and grandeur of the Danish crown. 150 years later, another Danish king Frederik II decided to give the castle another more pleasant name, "Kronborg" – the crown castle.

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The castle is surrounded by cannons along its perimeter. They fire salute on queen’s birthday, greet the royal ship as well as fire blank charges on other special occasions. These are the oldest operating cannons in Denmark. All of them were made in the 1760s.

The main attraction for visitors is in the castle catacombs - complicated, dark, wet, intriguing and sometimes frightening, where the national warrior, hero and defender Ogier the Dane is dozing.

Tour length:  5 hours.

Tour price:
1 - 3 people 360 euro
4 - 7 people 360 euro plus minibus rental (around 200 euro)
8 - 15 people upon request.

The tour price includes the transfer, entrance tickets and guide’s services.

Specifics of the tour: a trip for the curious. You will have to walk a lot, learn about the Danish history legends, see and learn many new things about the life of the royal family.

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Kronborg castle

Kronborg castle

Kronborg castle

Kronborg castle

Kronborg castle

Defender Ogier the Dane

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