Helsingør and Hamlet Castle
Suggestive places of literary inspiration.
Kronborg Castle, better known as Hamlet Castle, stands in its grandiose monumentality on a sort of promontory, overlooking the Øresund strait. The coast road which leads to reach it is a delightful succession of thatched roofed houses or with sloping roof, modern apartments with glass-covered balcony, and villas with direct access to the beach. The explosion of beauty will occur when, after reaching the town of Helsingør, we will see right in front of us the castle, a jewel representing the Renaissance architecture. Just right there, in the closest point to Sweden, we will enjoy an impressive landscape. It has inspired artists and writers of all ages, not surprisingly. The best known literary work, which came to life thanks to the stories about this place passed down from generations, is Hamlet. It is a tragedy composed between 1600 and 1602 by William Shakespeare. Visiting the royal rooms inside Kronborg, walking along the bastions that surrounds it and descending into the darkness of the casemates, we will put ourselves in the appearance, intrigue, and the ghosts which govern the work by the writer from Stratford. We will take this opportunity to walk the streets in Helsingør by recalling the time when it was a fishing village. You will learn its history through the several changes that it has incurred: from an important maritime trade centre to an industrial city, and then again, to a modern cultural reality.
The technical itinerary may undergo changes in order to improve the guided experience. In addition, specific stops at the several sites of interest (museums, shops, showrooms, galleries, churches) - where expected - are subject to availability on the day and time of the visit. The chronological order of visits may be changed even at the last moment if circumstances require it, while maintaining the contents of the program unchanged.
- The guide service with local and certified guide in the required language;
- Car or minivan rental during the guided tour with driver at disposal;
- The entrance at Kronborg Castle (royal rooms, church and casemates);
- All the planned entrances;
- The planning and booking service;
- The customer service before and during the reserved tours;
- The access to the private area of A Spasso con Elena from where you can download essential material for your stay.
- The visit at the military power system in the viking park, which can be added upon your explicit request;
- Personal expenses;
- All which is not expressly indicated under “IT INCLUDES”.
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- How does this guided tour take place?
This tour takes place by traina nd private car or minivan given the distances between a place and the other. However, we can arrange it differently upon your explicit request (e.g. public transportation for the whole day).
- Will there be time for a lunch break?
Yes, we certainly plan to hold a lunch break. In this very case, we will have a quick bite. Our break will be approximately 30-45 minutes long. If you prefer that we take care of arranging your lunch at a Danish restaurant so you can try typical food, let us know. We will be happy to satisfy your expectations. Please remember that in this case, the total duration of the tour will be longer and the final price will depend on the type of restaurant you choose.
- How can I know more about the price for this visit?
We kindly ask you to contact us, but before that, you can read about our rates in the section “Terms and Conditions” on our webpage.
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