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Gamla Stan: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Stockholm’s Old City

Gamla Stan: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Stockholm’s Old City

The cobbled streets of Stockholm’s old town, Gamla Stan, are layered with history. They tell the story of how the city became a medieval settlement forced through climate changes, a transit point for merchants heading to the eastern Baltic Sea, following the earlier Viking's routes. On this walking tour, I’ll introduce you to the fascinating old town that has attracted travelers for centuries. As you walk through the narrow streets of Gamla Stan, I’ll point out the four islands that form this area: Stadholmen, Riddarholmen, Strömsborg and Helgeandholmen. You’ll hear about the people that shaped the city like Birger Jarl, regarded as Stockholm’s founding father, and Gustav Vasa, the father of Swedish monarchy. On this circular tour, I’ll tell you about the current monarchy and its origins. You’ll hear about how the city transformed from a liberated nation to a European powerhouse and, finally, a democratic monarchy. Along the way, you’ll see: • Evert Taubes Terrass, a tranquil square named after the Swedish author, artist, composer and singer • Riddarholmen Church, the final resting place for Swedish monarchs • Storkyrkan, the pink St Nikolai Cathedral that’s been used for coronations as well as royal weddings, including Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling’s 2010 ceremony • Stortorget (the Great Square) where you’ll see the Nobel Museum and Library and hear about the gruesome decapitation of 91 nobles and a bishop in 1520 • Järnpojke, the Iron Child statue, with its head rubbed smooth by superstitious people hoping their wishes will come true • Stockholm Royal Palace and its 608 rooms • The intricate St George and the Dragon statue • Mårten Trotzigs Gränd, Stockholm’s narrowest street • Västerlånggatan, Gamla Stan’s longest commercial street. Join me on this 75-minute stroll down cobblestones alleys and streets to learn about Stockholm and Swedish architecture, artwork, and local cuisine. There are plenty of places along the way to treat yourself to some refreshments or to go window-shopping.

Gamla Stan: Essential Tour of Stockholm

Gamla Stan: Essential Tour of Stockholm

Embark on a tour that is designed chronologically so you can experience history just like the city did. Start from the Viking Era, the German influence in the country and the Danish clash which led to the most important Swedish event: the Stockholm bloodbath in 1520 followed by the succession of Gustav Vasa. Meet at Gustav Adolfs Torg in the center of the city and commence your walking tour. Explore the picturesque, narrow, and colorful streets of the Old Town, including the narrowest street of Stockholm, Mårten Trotzigs gränd. Walk along some of the most emblematic places in the island, such as the Stockholm Royal Palace, the statue of St. George, the Dragon, and the famous main square, Stortorget. Learn from your dynamic, history-enthusiast guides, each hailing from diverse backgrounds. These knowledgeable guides are eager to lead you through the intriguing tales of this island, providing insights not only from its past but the contemporary Swedish way of life. Feel free to inquire about anything that piques your curiosity, to make this tour a personalized adventure crafted for your interests and questions.

Stockholm: Old Town, Djurgården Island & Vasa Museum

Stockholm: Old Town, Djurgården Island & Vasa Museum

Your tour begins at Stortorget, the main square of Old Town. Hear legends and stories about the city and the people that used to lived here. You’ll walk past some of the best-known landmarks of the area, such as the Royal Palace, the Coronation Church, and the statue of St. George and the Dragon. If you have chosen this option, board the Djurgården ferry for the short trip to the island of Djurgården. On the way you’ll be able to see parts of Stockholm from the water, including Old Town and the island of Södermalm. Stop at the Vasa Museum, the most visited maritime museum in the world. Marvel at the nearly 400-year-old wooden ship that is remarkably intact despite being under water for more than 300 years. Enjoy a 30-minute tour of the museum, which will be the end of the guided tour.

Stockholm Old Town Guided Walking Tour (English/German/Spa.)

Stockholm Old Town Guided Walking Tour (English/German/Spa.)

Welcome/Willkommen/Bienvenidos! The Old Town Walking Tour gives a quick summary of the Old Town in Stockholm in just 90 minutes. Meeting point is at the crossing between the alleys Storkyrkobrinken and Västerlånggatan 15 minutes prior to start. Your Stockholm Summer Tours guide will be wearing a visible vest. We start walking along the main shopping street Västerlånggatan as we enjoy the historical architecture and buildings around us. We pass by the Viking restaurant Aifur and the narrowest street in Stockholm - Mårten Trotzig alley. Turning around towards the northern parts of the Old Town, we continue along Prästgatan ("Priest street") and later arrive at the main Market Square ("Stortorget"). The tour includes a visit to the Iron Boy, the smallest statue in Stockholm. Although Stockholm is considered the cashless society, remember to bring some coins to give the Iron Boy as it is considered luck! Around the corner we stop at the Royal Palace, next to the Stockholm Cathedral and the Governor's Palace. Here we enjoy a "Fika" before ending. After the tour your guide will stay around for a chat, hand out maps and happily help you with any recommendations, depending on what you might be looking for.

Stockholm: Old Town Self-Guided Tour for iOS and Android

Stockholm: Old Town Self-Guided Tour for iOS and Android

Explore the best that Old Town Stockholm has to offer, from majestic castles to historical artefacts, all at your own pace. As you make your way through the old quarters your wits will be challenged and your attention to detail tested. The journey will take You through one of Stockholm’s most charming quarters to visit some of the city's most historic landmarks such as the Royal Palace, the Grand Square, and Saint George and the Dragon. Beyond the must-sees, the experience is filled with interesting stories. Like why there's a cannonball stuck in a wall or a runestone lodged into the base of a building. - A digital walking tour of about 1.5-2 hours - Filled with interesting stories and fun challenges - The Curiosa experience suits both the young and the mature - Languages: Swedish, English, German, French. This digital walking tour caters to those who want to learn more about Stockholm's history, while experiencing the Old Town in a simple, educational, and fun way. Your journey begins in the Outer Courtyard of the Royal Palace. After purchasing the Self-guided tour, you will receive instructions on how to download the app and a quick overview of how it works.

Stockholm: Must-See Attractions Walking Tour with a Guide

Stockholm: Must-See Attractions Walking Tour with a Guide

Embark on a walking tour through Stockholm's most iconic attractions, starting at Stortorget, the main square in the Old Town, known for its colorful buildings and historic charm. Enjoy the opportunity to admire the architecture and learn about the square's fascinating history. Next, visit the Royal Palace, the official residence of the King of Sweden. Explore the palace grounds and learn about its significance. Then, make a stop at the Statue of St. George, which commemorates the legendary battle between St. George and the dragon. Continuing the tour, see the Stockholm City Hall, crowned by three golden crowns, the symbol of Sweden. Admire the architecture and learn about the building's role in Swedish history. Next, stroll through Mårten Trotzigs Gränd, the city’s narrowest alley. Explore Riddarholmen, the Knight's Islet, known for its historic palaces. End your tour at the Royal Swedish Opera, where you'll learn about the opera house's history and significance in Stockholm's cultural scene.

Stockholm: Express Walk with a Local in 60 minutes

Stockholm: Express Walk with a Local in 60 minutes

Step into a 60-minute exploration through Stockholm from a local’s perspective and get the most of your precious visit! From Stortorget to Mårten Trotzigs gränd, get to know the city's most defining landmarks. Discover all the key facts about Stockholm, experience the local lifestyle, and taste its unique culture. Your local, equipped with stories and tips, will point you toward the best local cuisine and direct you to lively bars where you can sip and chill in true Stockholm style. This experience is focused on providing a genuine feel of Stockholm, connecting you with the local way of life and its landmarks, all while fitting perfectly into any travel itinerary.

Stockholm: Old Town & Vasa Museum Skip-the-Line Private Tour

Stockholm: Old Town & Vasa Museum Skip-the-Line Private Tour

Discover Stockholm's old town and enjoy priority access to its Vasa Museum on a combined tour. In just 2.5 hours you’ll take in the city’s most popular sights. On your guided walk through the old town you’ll learn how and why the Nobel Prize came to be, and where the Royal Family actually lives. You guide will also tell you what the residents used to do with their garbage, how narrow the narrowest alley in Stockholm is, how many live in the old town, and what the cost of living is there. Next you’ll board a ferry to the island of Djurgården. Enjoy spectacular views of Stockholm from the water, and en route you'll come to understand why Stockholm is sometimes referred to as the Venice of the North. Visit the Vasa Museum and discover how a ship that spent 333 years on the bottom of the sea could be so well preserved, how many people died as the ship sank, who was punished for this failure, and how it was salvaged. Learn all this and more and have your questions answered during a tour of the Museum. Once your tour has finished, you’re welcome to stay on longer to check out the exhibitions and watch a film about the Vasa.

Stockholm: private 3h tour - Old Town, ferry and Vasa museum

Stockholm: private 3h tour - Old Town, ferry and Vasa museum

Experience Stockholm Old Town at your own pace with a professional local tour guide. Take a lessuie walk in cozy old Town's cobblestone streets in and out of ally's you would never have found in your own. Get to know the Swedes, their culture and experience Stockholm rich history in mediveal old town and on the former Royal hunting isle; Djurgården isle. Commuter ferry, or similar transport in winter, as well as tickets to the Vasa museum and an experienced tour guide are included in this exclusive private walking tour.

Family Walking Tour of Stockholm's Old Town, Junibacken

Family Walking Tour of Stockholm's Old Town, Junibacken

Stockholm is one of the best cities to visit as a family with children! Most museums have options for younger visitors with lots of interactive activities and there are plenty of green spaces to play amongst. Book this private walking tour to discover the best things to see and do in the historic Gamla stan (Old Town). Let your kids discover Stockholm through fun stories, games and activities. Book a 2-hour family tour of Stockholm’s Old Town. This experience is great for both adults and children, as our Expert Guide will keep you entertained with fascinating historical facts and fun urban legends. On this magical adventure you will walk through the charming Mårten Trotzigs Gränd, known as the narrowest street in Stockholm, and discover hidden gems such as the sculptures of St. George and the Dragon and the tiny Iron Boy. You will also see major tourist attractions such as the Nobel Prize Museum, Storkyrkan, and the Baroque-style Royal Palace, which is protected by 2 muscular bronze lions. You will pass the Parliament House, the sad Homeless Fox Statue and the Royal Opera House, and end your tour in Kungsträdgården, which is the best place to see cherry blossoms in spring! Book an extended 4-hour family tour of Stockholm’s Old Town to visit Junibacken, a popular children’s museum. We provide skip-the-line entrance tickets to Junibacken as well as round-trip tickets for public transport, as the museum is situated on the island of Djurgården. This is a must-do if you’re traveling with children below the age of 10. Junibacken will fill your imagination with wonder and bring the magical world from children's books - especially Astrid Lingren's Pippi Longstocking - to life. The Museum is full of interactive exhibits all focusing on their mission - to encourage the love of reading.

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