North Sealand Tour

North Sealand Tour

 

City, Countryside, and Castles - North Sealand Tour

 

Duration:

5 hours

Meeting Point:

In front of Le Meridien Palace Hotel (next to Oscar Bar and City Hall Square

Meeting Time:

10 minutes before scheduled departing time

Ending Point:

In front of Le Meridien Palace Hotel

Price:

DKK 285 per person

Departure Time:

13:00 July 26, 28, 29 and 31

Minimum Participants:

Minimum 45 participants are required for this tour to operate. If you have paid for the tour and it could not be materialized, an email will be sent to you before 15 July 2009 and full payment will be refunded.


Almost 400 years ago, the English playwright William Shakespeare put quill to paper and wrote the play "Hamlet - Prince of Denmark", a play which in the succeeding centuries has become a classic of the theatre and is accepted as a masterpiece of drama. The playwright himself did not, apparently, ever set foot in Denmark and yet his play, more than anything else, has served to make the small and charming town of Helsingør - Shakespeare's Elsinore - world famous.

The tour leaves Copenhagen passing through rural villages and wooded, undulating countryside to Hillerød, where a visit is paid to Frederiksborg Castle, the beautifully situated Renaissance building that - like so many others - was built by orders of King Christian IV. Today, Frederiksborg is the home of the Museum of National History, the collection of which includes priceless paintings, silver and porcelain items, furniture and tapestries. (A visit is paid) From Frederiksborg, drive on via Fredensborg to Helsingør.

Passing en route Fredensborg Palace, the spring and autumn residence of the Danish Royal Family. A brief photographic stop will be made.

Upon arrival in Helsingør, you will see the imposing Kronborg Castle, which was the setting of "Hamlet", the dramatic masterpiece by William Shakespeare (visit from outside, no entrance included). The castle was built, by order of King Frederik II, between 1574 and 1585, to protect Danish interests, not only from potential (and, often, very real) threats from Sweden but also to protect or improve the Danish treasury, by levying tolls on the shipping which passed through the narrow straits. Kronborg has just been included on the World Heritage list of UNESCO. After Kronborg, return to Copenhagen along the coastal road, passing through small villages, fashionable resorts and some exclusive residential areas on the way.


Entrances:

Fredriksborg Castle

Meals:

None

Type/Services:

Private coach and guide

Route:

Hillerød - Fredriksborg Castle - Esrum Sø - Fredensborg Castle - Helsingør - Kronborg Castle - Danish Riviera (Rungsted, Klampenborg, Bellevue Beach) - Glance at Øresund - Copenhagen City Hall Square.
Please note! Route may be changed depending on the traffic status of the day.

Provided by: BDP

SAS, Official airline of World Outgames 2009
Hivos, Dutch non-govermental organisation
Danish Year of Sport
Politiken, leading Danish newspaper
IBM
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