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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, the 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.

Copenhagen: National Museum of Denmark Entry Ticket

2. Copenhagen: National Museum of Denmark Entry Ticket

Explore 14,000 years of Danish history with this ticket to the National Museum of Denmark. Learn about reindeer-hunters from the Ice Age, Vikings, and admire works of religious art from the Middle Ages, and uncover the secrets of the Vikings in the era of the raids. Experience the treasures that Vikings brought back from distant shores. Join the legendary fleet of Captain Bjorn Ironside as he embarks on a journey to the Mediterranean with a thrilling cinematic experience. Hear the stories of the people who stayed in Denmark during the Viking raids and find out about what everyday life was like for the Vikings. See reconstructions of an actual Viking man and woman. See the remains of the people who lost their lives during tribal wars in the Stone Age. View the remains a woman who survived a blow from a stone axe and covered her mutilated head with a hat. Visit the girl of Egtved, who lived during the Bronze Age when Danes worshiped the sun and engaged in early international trade. See the testimonies of the greatest triumphs and tragedies in history, both within Denmark and in the rest of the world. The National Museum showcases and documents the world's intangible cultural heritage; the cultural treasures that have been discovered in the Danish soil as well as those which adventurers have brought back home from expeditions to the most distant parts of the world. Find exhibits for both young and old with the Children's Museum and interactive buttons that enable animals to talk, mummies to mysteriously move, and exhibitions to catch fire out of the blue.

Copenhagen: Danish War Museum Entry Ticket

3. Copenhagen: Danish War Museum Entry Ticket

Take a walk through the Danish War Museum and step back in time as you explore exhibitions that cover Danish war history from the 1500s until present day with the War in Afghanistan. The war museum is located in the historic “Tøjhus” – Arsenal building, built by Christian the 4. in 1604 and functioned as an armory. See the shining armor of 15th-century Danish knights. Learn about the 17th-century war with the Swedes and the 19th-century conflict with the English. Sit back in a hammock and listen to Danish stories from the seven seas. Discover how World War II and the Cold War affected the country. Uncover Denmark's role in 21st-century conflicts. Experience life as a deployed soldier as you step into Danish military camps from Afghanistan. Stay alert in the watch tower, and climb into an actual PMV hit by a roadside bomb while you hear the choppers above you. The exhibition depicts a Danish camp as realistically as possible. At the Museum you can see: a ship model made of bones a 150-year-old biscuit a military car that ran over a roadside bomb in Afghanistan - but everyone survived! the world’s only complete example of a uniform from the American Civil War

Copenhagen: Small-Group Roskilde Day Trip

4. Copenhagen: Small-Group Roskilde Day Trip

You will meet your guide at Copenhagen Central Station. From there you guide will assist you in buying a ticket for the train. You will then travel to the town of Roskilde, where once you have arrived your guide will take you to the Viking Ship Museum. There you will learn about the vikings´ ability to build ships, an will also gain insight into their everyday lives. Once you have finished exploring the Viking Ship Museum, you will walk towards Roskilde Cathedral where you will learn about some of the kings and queens who are buried there. At the conclusion of your Roskile experience, you will be return to Copenhagen by train.

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Wonderful day trip to see all you need in Denmark. We traveled in a comfortable mini bus with very knowledgable guide (Nick), who made this day pleasant and relaxed, despite the busy schedule. It was both educational and fun, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to see the highlights of Denmark outside Copenhagen. Great value for money, all entry tickets and transport included. Very helpful and nice guide that offered us an excellent service with a big smile.

The guide was very friendly and excellent at explaining Denmark's history. He made pleasant conversations with all of us and made sure we were all comfortable. I really enjoyed myself and found it very easy to absorb what he was telling us, so I learned a lot from this experience. It was an amazing introduction to Denmark. Thank you

This day trip around Copenhagen is well organized and thought thought. the driver Benji was excellent - just the right balance between getting enough interesting information and not feeling overwhelmed. Highly recommended!

This was an incredible tour! We learned so much and it was a great way to do a lot in one day!

Very fun and informative tour, Benji or tour guy knows a lot and is funny