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Copenhagen: Roskilde, Frederiksborg & Kronborg Day Tour

1. 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, 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.

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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. 

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Central Copenhagen: 2-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

3. Central Copenhagen: 2-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

Discover the sites of central Copenhagen on a 2-hour walking tour. With a local by your side, you’ll learn about the city’s culture, see important historical sites, and stop by lesser-known gems.  The tour kicks off from Kafferiet, one of Copenhagen’s most charming coffee houses. Arrive 10 minutes before the tour start time and you can grab a cup of coffee or another beverage if you’d like to take it along. From the coffee house, your expert guide will take you on a historical highway with tales that will enthrall you. Hear about the greatest moments of Copenhagen’s rich 1000-year long history. It all starts at one of the most iconic fortifications called Kastellet. From there head through a lush, green park that commemorates the heroes of World War II. Encounter one of Copenhagen’s most impressive fountains called the Gefion Fountain. As you walk past, go by a boardwalk with an amazing view of the harbor. Say hi to the iconic Little Mermaid and hear why she’s more epic than you might imagine. Afterward, visit Amalienborg and see the Royal Palace. Here your guide will let you in on insider stories about the Royal Guards and awe-inspiring tales about the royals that only those who have been in the guard know about. You will even get to play a little game that will test your observational skills about where the current head of the Danish royal family, Daisy, lives. Next, walk to the picturesque harbor canal, New Harbor. Get a very special point of view for a memorable photo. Don’t hesitate to ask your guide in assisting in capturing that picture-perfect image. Continue down a little alleyway and walk across one of Copenhagen's most famous squares. Stretch your neck back and admire the spire of one of Copenhagen's most spectacular churches. This will conveniently lead you to the palace that serves as the Danish parliament today. Learn all about Danish politics and its all-encompassing welfare society. Also hear why it has helped earn the Danish the title as some of the happiest people in the world years in a row. The tour ends here at a beautiful square, conveniently located right next to the main pedestrian street right in the heart of Copenhagen close to busses, taxis, and metro lines.

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Copenhagen: City Highlights and Canal Cruise Private Tour

4. Copenhagen: City Highlights and Canal Cruise Private Tour

Don't miss this walking city tour of Copenhagen coupled with a relaxing canal tour. The city of Copenhagen is small enough to be discovered on foot, which is also the best way to get the most up-close and personal experiences of the city. Your journey starts as you meet your guide at City Hall Square, where he will briefly introduce the city. Make your way through the old and new streets, bringing history and the present together. See the Amalienborg Palace, the square of Kongens Nytorv and Christiansborg Castle, among other beautiful sights. Then, continue on your journey through the city with a boat tour through the canals of the city. Departing from Nyhavn, pass by the famous Little Mermaid statue; the Royal Opera House, designed by Henning Larsen for culture fans and daredevils alike; Christiansborg Palace, the center of Copenhagen's power for more than 800 years; Paper Island, full of everything from warehouses to international street food and the Circle Bridge, more of an art installation than a bridge. Pass by these beautiful parts of the city and more on this relaxing cruise, the perfect way to finish off your day exploring Copenhagen.

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Copenhagen City & Christiansborg Palace Private Walking Tour

5. Copenhagen City & Christiansborg Palace Private Walking Tour

Visit one of the most impressive monuments in Copenhagen on a private half-day walking tour of the city center. Look behind the scenes of the seat of the Danish Parliament and discover the hidden grandeur of Christiansborg Palace on a guided tour of the historical monument. Then, explore the streets of the city to get to know the locals. Experience first-hand why the Danish are known as the happiest people in the world and their capital city is acclaimed for its high quality of life.  See the colorful houses of the 17th-century waterfront Nyhavn district. Discover where the author of The Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Andersen lived, and go to pretty Grey Friars Square (Gråbrødretorv) to look at the pastel-colored buildings.

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From Copenhagen: Private 5-Hour Frederiksborg Castle Tour

6. From Copenhagen: Private 5-Hour Frederiksborg Castle Tour

On this private tour to Frederiksborg Castle, your guide is at hand to answer all your questions. A professional guide will make sure that you get a perfect personal overview over this true heart of Danish royal history.  Meet your guide in late morning at Copenhagen Central Station and travel approximately 40 minutes 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 II 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.

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Copenhagen: Guided Segway Tour with Live Commentary

7. Copenhagen: Guided Segway Tour with Live Commentary

Take a 1 or 2-hour Segway tour of Copenhagen and experience the city via a unique mode of transport that is both fun and great for the environment. The 2-wheeled, self-balancing vehicles are easy to use. You will have live commentary all the way through the tour via wireless helmet headsets linked directly to your expert guide. They will share a unique perspective on what life is like in one of the world’s most livable cities. Set out to experience one of the most environmentally friendly destinations in the world first-hand. Glide through the city’s vibrant streets on an eco-friendly Segway alongside cyclists and pedestrians. Enjoy the cool breeze on your face as you take in the stunning architecture, and views of the harbor front. Before you begin settle in at the conveniently located office within the heart of the inner city. Inside you'll find a quiet, spacious, and beautiful indoor track where you will get familiar with driving a Segway before taking to the streets. Choose between either a 1 or 2-hour option. The 2 hour option is the most popular, as you get to cover 80% of all the sights Copenhagen has on offer. See the sculpture of The Little Mermaid, settle in at Amalienborg - The Royal Palace, and learn everything worth knowing about why Danes are considered some of the happiest people at The Parliament at Christiansborg Palace, among other fun and interesting stories. You can expect to experience The Old Stock Exchange, Nyhavn, the Gefion Fountain and the Game of Thrones worthy Citadel. The 1 hour option feature some of these places but not all of them. You will still get to visit the picturesque Nyhavn, Strøget, The Parliament - Christiansborg Palace, small cute hidden alleyways and the stunning Old Stock Exchange while you also get to ride in captivating green havens. No matter what you choose, a Segway tour is a really great way to get your bearings over Copenhagen and guests often comment that it as a must-do early in your visit. Plus you’ll be able to get so much closer to the sights than cars and busses can while you experience the city in a cool and fun way. Of course you will also be able to stop at some of the largest sights for photo opportunities, where you’re most welcome to ask your guide about anything you like. The tour ends, conveniently, right next to the main pedestrian street Strøget. You will receive a well-deserved souvenir and a complimentary beverage. You can then rent a bike, store your luggage for free for the day, or buy some fast-track Tivoli Tickets to continue the fun. Make sure to ask your guide for 1-on-1 recommendations. Just remember, all these tours include photo stops and only consist of small groups for your comfort and safety.

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Copenhagen: 4-Hour Walking Tour

8. Copenhagen: 4-Hour Walking Tour

After gathering with your guide at Copenhagen Central Station, exit in the direction of Tivoli Gardens. Whilst there, visit the most beautiful highlights of Copenhagen. These highlights may vary according to your preferences and the guide's itinerary. Some of the highlights you encounter are Tivoli (outside), the City Hall, Ny Torv and Gammel Torv, Copenhagen's Cathedral, Strøget, Christiansborg Castle, the Old Stock Exchange, the Round Tower, Rosenborg Castle, Nyhavn, and Amalienborg Castle.

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From Copenhagen: Kings, Castles and Countryside Tour

9. From Copenhagen: Kings, Castles and Countryside Tour

Join in on a full day’s tour where you will travel up the coast from bustling Copenhagen to the historic city of Helsingør. There you can visit Kronborg, Hamlet’s Castle, built by King Frederik II in 1585. In Helsingør you can visit the Maritime Museum, enjoy Smørrebrød, the famous Danish open sandwich, in Culture Wharf or walk around the historic center of Helsingør. After your visit to Helsingør, you will travel through the beautiful North Sealand countryside to Fredensborg Slot, which translated means Peace Palace, in English. The palace was built for King Frederik IV, between 1720 and 1726. Then travel along some country roads to the beautiful Frederiksborg Palace, 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. There are also two lovely gardens. One is the Baroque Garden, laid out in the formal French Baroque style, the other, the more natural garden in English Romantic style. After our visit to Fredensborg Palace, you will be taken back to Copenhagen.

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Copenhagen: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

10. Copenhagen: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

Avoid the restricted schedules of group sightseeing tours and see the sights of Copenhagen at your own pace on a 3-hour private walking tour. Marvel at historic monuments such as City Hall and the Lur Blowers monument. Stroll over to Tivoli Gardens to look at the famous park from the outside. Walk the cobblestone street of Magstraede, and discover the seat of the Danish Parliament at Christiansborg Castle. Learn the story of Bishop Absalon, who founded Copenhagen in the 12th century. Look in the store windows of Stroget, the oldest shopping street in the world. See stunning examples of 17th-century architecture on Kongens Nytorv, including the Royal Danish Theatre and Hotel d’Angleterre, one of the first deluxe hotels in the world.  Admire the colorful houses of the waterside neighborhood of Nyhavn, watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Amalienborg Palace, and marvel at the impressive dome of the Marble Church (Frederik's Church) in Frederiksstaden. Upgrade your tour to the option which also includes an entrance ticket to the Amalienborg.

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What people are saying about Zealand

Is an excellent way to see more of Denmark outside Copenhagen. The Fredericksburg castle is much more interesting than the 2 castles palaces in Copenhagen And our guide Robert the right person for the job!!!

Peter was a highly knowledgable and enthusiastic guide. The minibus was very comfortable and the tour had a steady, casual pace. Overall, the tour was excellent: 4 very distinct and interesting sites.

I love this tour. Beautiful places, enough time. The driver and tour guide were very friendly and professional. Everything was perfect!

We had a great tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommend.

Very informative tour, friendly tour guide and driver, I would recommend :)