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Private Tour to Frederiksborg or Kronborg Castle

EXCURSION TO THE FREDERIKSBORG CASTLE Frederiksborg Palace is situated on three islets in the castle lake in Hillerod, north of Copenhagen. The palace, which is surrounded by the beautiful Frederiksborg Palace Garden, was built in the Dutch Renaissance style at the beginning of the 1600s by King Christian 4. The palace was built in Dutch Renaissance style by King Christian 4 in the 17th century. After a devastating fire in the middle of the 19th century, the palace was rebuilt by the owner of the Carlsberg Breweries, J. C. Jacobsen. The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Palace exhibits the history of Denmark and houses a considerable collection of portraits, historical paintings and modern art. At the museum you will find portraits of both Johan Friedrich Struensee and Queen Caroline Mathilde made by the artist Jens Juel, as well as other paintings by artists like Karel van Mander, Wilhelm Marstrand, P.S. Kroyer and Niels Strob?k. A new permanent exhibition shows the history of the castle and the museum - including parts of the castle, previously closed to the public. Here you can see original sculptures and decorations from before the fire in 1859. The palace chapel survived when the rest of the palace burnt down in 1859 and today it stands as in Christian 4's time. The Palace Garden was laid out as a romantic landscaped garden. In the garden you will find King Frederik 2's small Bath House Palace (Badstueslot) which is occasionally used by the Royal Family for hunt lunches. The grounds also include the baroque style garden that was recreated in 1996 according to the original drawings by J.C. Krieger from 1725. Especially worth noting are the royal monograms executed in boxwood, the historical flowers and the festive cascades. EXCURSION TO THE KRONBORG CASTLE Kronborg Castle is probably the most famous Danish castle, known worldwide from Shakespeare's Hamlet. The elegant castle has both served as home for the royal family until the late 1600’s, but also as an active military fortress. Towering on a promontory in Northern Zealand, Kronborg faces the sound between Elsinore and Helsingborg in Sweden. Grand fortifications with bastions and casemates used to protect the Danish land from unwanted visitors. A tour of the castle will take you through beautifully decorated rooms with renaissance and baroque interiors that reveal the residents’ decadent lifestyle. Among the main attractions is Frederik II’s fine ballroom and the statue of Ogier the Dane, a mythical national hero that has been sitting in the cold casemates below the castle for hundreds of years. Due to its long history filled with royalty, myths and drama, Kronborg has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is definitely worth a visit. Elsinore and Kronborg Castle is approximately 40 minutes from Copenhagen by train.

$216 Shore Excursions

Copenhagen, Northern Zealand, Kronborg Private Shore Excursion

The first thing that you are going to see during this tour is the Danish shore full of bright sceneries and marvelous nature that will mesmerize your imagination to the full extent! After driving along the striking Northern Zealand countryside for some time, you will reach Kronborg Castle – the 15th century construction which is located in Elsinore, the Danish port city. Nowadays it is no longer used for military or royal purposes but still can boast with numerous legends, including ones with Holger the Dane and Hamlet. After getting charmed with Elsinore and its fascinating landscapes, you will see another royal residence - Frederiksborg Castle. Anticipate to behold the 17th century building in the Dutch Renaissance style located on three islets and surrounded by the majestic palatial garden. Then explore the little town of Hillerod which will not leave you unaffected. Enjoy your substantial lunch, have a little walk along the city and depart to the capital of Copenhagen by your private vehicle. Your guide will be delighted to tell you about the Danish history, architecture, traditions and customs when you reach Copenhagen. Anticipate photo stops on your way by the fairy-tale born Little Mermaid and the Amalienborg Castle - the residence of the Danish Royal Family. Afterwards proceed to the wonderful Tivoli Gardens, the best amusement park in Copenhagen, and the Town Hall Square, the heart of the city. Surrounded by a variety of architectural masterpieces we make our way towards Christiansborg Palace on a small island just off the main street of the city. It is also the only building in the world that houses all three of a country's branches of government - the Parliament, Prime Ministers Offices and Supreme Court. The world’s longest pedestrian street – the Stroget – invites you for a refreshing stroll and relaxing shopping. At the end of the tour get ready to experience a scenic drive from the city center right to the sea port/your hotel.