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history walk

Time Travelling Tales of Helsingør

history walk

Time Travelling Tales of Helsingør

Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Tickets
Hosted in
English
history walk

Time Travelling Tales of Helsingør

history walk

Time Travelling Tales of Helsingør

Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Tickets
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Meet with me in the entrance hall of the very grand Helsingør (Elsinore in English) railway station. Once assembled, we'll take a 4km walk around the cobbled streets of the city of olde Helsingør. A city steeped in hidden historical gems from the Middle Ages until the 19th century, a time in which it was a bustling commercial port due to a startlingly good idea - 400-years of "legal piracy". With vivid, funny and intriguing stories I'll lead you to grand and humble buildings, and through hidden courtyards for a little time travelling into the past. The tour will then head towards the magnificent fortress of Kronborg. We will pass the site of the old shipyards, now rejuvenated into a wonderful library, cultural center, and maritime museum. We'll take in the view from the top of the building, then head towards the battlements of the vast fortress and royal palace of Kronborg, the setting for Shakespeare's play, Hamlet. We'll finish by taking in the magnificent views across the sound to Sweden, then I'll lead you back into Helsingør and point out some good eateries. There's also the possibility then then purchase a ticket to visit inside Kronborg fortress.

Your host

Heather Gartside

Heather Gartside

I’m a well-travelled author, photographer, historian, journalist, public speaker​ and photographer who can guarantee you and your group a rich, insightful and very entertaining experience of this great city. More details on​ my new website: https://timetravellingincopenhagen.wordpress.com

What's included

Tickets
The chance to take in the magnificent view from the Culture Yard rooftop.

Where you'll be

Through the bustling maze of streets in Helsingør city. Taking in the grand mansions of foreign merchants and diplomats, once bawdy taverns, ancient marketplaces, timeless alleyways, and hidden courtyards. A 1950s ice-cream parlour, a peek inside a 17th-centur​y house/museum, and to stroll around the peaceful cloisters of a monastery​. Then, the ultra modern​ library, and a windswept walk around the shore below Kronborg fortress.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Bring an open mind, and have a good breakfast - it's a busy schedule!

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Please wear good walking shoes, dressed well for the weather, and be aware that there can be a wicked wind.
Heather Gartside
Time Travelling Tales of Helsingør
New experience
From $39/person
New experience
From $39/person