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5 Days - Self-drive tour of Copenhagen and North Zealand on a royal path

Embark on this Royal adventure combining an insight into the Kingdom of Denmark, one of the oldest monarchies in the world, with great gastronomy. This 5 day stay in Copenhagen and at the beautiful Kokkedal Castle gives you the opportunity to explore the Nordic cuisine and live like the royals with visits to the Hamlet Castle and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. This independent self guided/self drive itinerary is leisurely laid out and is the perfect Scandinavian short break for royalty & food enthusiasts.

Your accommodation is booked, your car hire arranged, and we have included practical elements like a royal walk in the centre of Copenhagen and daily breakfasts. Gourmet dinners are included at Kokkedal Castle and we can assist with dinner reservations (subject to availability) at the more popular Michelin star restaurants in the capital. Go horse-riding on the grounds, play a round of golf or head down to the spa for some pampering.

Read Alice's A stay at Kokkedal Slot. 

Highlights include

  • Royal Copenhagen guided tour including watching the changing of the guard
  • Gastronomic Cycling Tour
  • Two nights in a Danish Castle, Kokkedal Castle
  • Admission to the Kokkedal Castle Day Spa
Day 1
Arrive Copenhagen
Day 2
A Royal tour of Copenhagen and afternoon gastronomic guided cycle tour
Day 3
Make your way to Kokkedal Castle
Day 4
Enjoy Kokkedal Slot and surrounding area
Day 5
Return to Copenhagen via Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Start/End Place
Copenhagen, Denmark
Country Visited
5 Days
Start Date
Travel Style
Independent holiday with moderately active activities and no luggage handling included

As a Certified B Corporation, 50 Degrees North has designed this tour using handpicked local hoteliers and suppliers who share our ethos of delivering services and activities of high social and environmental standards.

The CO2-e per person per day of all tours is carefully measured following each season. We fully offset all emissions of our tours on your behalf, and we constantly look at ways to reduce emissions where possible.



Car hire including free mileage

  • private transfer from the Copenhagen airport to your hotel
  • 2 nights at Director's Choice hotel - deluxe room
  • Copenhagen Royal private walking tour with guide (3 hours)
  • Gastronomic cycling tour of Copenhagen including private transfer to meeting location
  • 3 day car hire including free mileage
  • 2 nights' accommodation at Kokkedal Castle - superior room (room not in main building)
  • Half board at Kokkedal Castle including a pre-dinner drink (4-course set menu)
  • Admission to Kokkedal Slot Spa by Sodashi
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fees
Not Included

International flights, tipping, beverages, meals other than described in itinerary, items of personal nature, travel insurance.

Entrance to KronBorg (Hamlet's) Castle on day 3 and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art on day 4 are not included, tickets can be purchased locally.

If you wish to hire an automatic car, these are 'on request' and can be difficult to obtain. Please seek further advice with us.


Day 1 - Arrive Copenhagen

Arrive Copenhagen at any time and check into your hotel in the centre of town. Private transfer from airport to your hotel is included. Go for a leisurely walk and enjoy twilight at Nyhavn with its celebratory feel and atmosphere.

Admiral Hotel

Day 2 - A Royal tour of Copenhagen and afternoon gastronomic guided cycle tour

Copenhagen has over the years become famous for its manifesto of New Nordic Cuisine. The city boasts 11 Michelin stars divided over 10 restaurants, and is home to the world's best restaurant, Noma. The city is also abundant with everything from small cosy pub style eateries, cafes with great coffee and establishments serving world class local beer.

Copenhagen is a wonderful summer city with numerous city squares and patios where restaurants open up to the street. The city centre is pedestrian and bicycle friendly, which creates a peaceful and enjoyable atmosphere.

You will go on a private royal tour of Copenhagen, which will include watching the changing of the guard at Amalienborg Castle. You can then explore on your own by taking a canal tour, visiting the royal museum or go shopping for Scandinavian design. Don't forget to stop for coffee and some lovely danish bread/pastry from one of the many delicious bakeries.

In the afternoon, join a gastronomic guided cycle tour, where a 5-course menu + drinks are served along the way. The trip is organised so that along the way you experience the atmosphere in cozy and interesting parts of the city as well as at some of the city's green oases.

1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Admiral Hotel

Day 3 - Make your way to Kokkedal Castle

You will pick up your hire car in the morning at the car hire office in the centre of town setting off towards the nothern part of the Sjælland Island with map and GPS in hand. Driving in Denmark is not daunting at all, but is on the right hand side of the road. We suggest taking the scenic route up the coast for some breathtaking scenery.

Drive to Kokkedal, checking at Kokkedal Slot (Castle) is from 3pm.

1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Approx. 1 hour drive to get to Kokkedal Castle and another 30 minutes to Kronborg Castle.
Kokkedal Castle

Day 4 - Enjoy Kokkedal Slot and surrounding area

Set on a stunning stretch of coastline, just north of Copenhagen, Kokkedal Castle Copenhagen is one of Denmark’s most exclusive castle hotels. For more than 250 years, Kokkedal Castle has lent its stately salons and verdant parkland to aristocratic country life – a manor home with soul and history.

Enjoy the tranquility and the beauty of the grounds - maybe even a visit to the Spa by Sodashi. Optional add-ons include horse-riding, polo games and join fitness programs such as yoga or running.

1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Kokkedal Castle

Day 5 - Return to Copenhagen via Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

After breakfast, the day is at your disposal to drive back to Copenhagen. The car hire is included for the full day. Visit the beautifully situated Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

1 Breakfast
1 hour drive back to Copenhagen
Dates & Prices

All costs listed are per person. Prices are indicative due to the current uncertainty across Europe with increasing energy and volatile fuel costs. For last minute bookings: prices are subject to availability.

Valid From
Valid To
From Price
1 Jun 2024
31 Aug 2024
1 Jun 2024
31 Aug 2024
USD 3,617
On request
1 Jun 2025
31 Aug 2025
1 Jun 2025
31 Aug 2025
USD 3,906
On request

Important Information

For a greener option, please ask us about changing your vehicle to a 'green' car; either a diesel or a hybrid.

At Kokkedal Slott it is also possible to book the Executive room and Junior Suite, which are both in the main building. Please enquire for further details.

We can also arrange private transfers.

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