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Stockholm: Royal Bridges and Canal Cruise

1. Stockholm: Royal Bridges and Canal Cruise

See the sights of Stockholm from its waterways on a 1-hour cruise along the city’s canals and waterways. Cruise to the royal island of Djurgården, and enjoy panoramic views of the Stockholm skyline. Board the boat by the Royal Palace in the Old Town, and cruise along the narrow Djurgårds Canal. Head out into the open bays and shores of the islands of the Stockholm Archipelago, and marvel at the colorful buildings of the Gamla Stan. Pass the Royal Game Park of Djurgården island. Continue to the small islet of Riddarholmen (part of the Gamla Stan), and cruise past the trendy streets of Södermalm. Enjoy free Wi-Fi on board the mint condition boat, along with facilities such as toilets and a small café. Along the way, listen to an informative audio commentary with your complimentary earphones.

Stockholm: Old Town Walking Tour

2. Stockholm: Old Town Walking Tour

Follow in the footsteps of the city's founding fathers on this enlightening shared or private walking tour of Stockholm's Old Town. This eventful walk reveals colorful stories and legends of early life in the city as you stroll along well-preserved cobbled alleyways.  Admire the grandeur of the Riddarholmen Church, the statue of Stockholm’s founder Birger Jarl, and the 16th-century royal palaces. Your guide will tell stories and legends about the city and the people who have lived here. Enjoy panoramic views of picturesque Lake Mälaren and the surrounding countryside. This is a perfect introduction to Stockholm and its Old Town district.

Stockholm: Sightseeing Tour by Segway

3. Stockholm: Sightseeing Tour by Segway

Explore Stockholm effortlessly on a Segway personal transporter. Join this 2 hour guided Segway tour around the favorite parts of the world's most beautiful city. During your ride you’ll see highlights of Stockholm that include the Royal Castle, the Nobel Museum, the Town Hall, the shipyard where the Vasa ship was built, the lovely shores of some of the city’s 14 islands, and much more. This is a great way to get an introduction to the city on your first visit to Stockholm. The informative first view will make it easier find your way around during the remainder of your stay! 

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

4. 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.

Stockholm: Self Guided Kayak Adventure

5. Stockholm: Self Guided Kayak Adventure

The kayak dock is located right in the heart of the city, just 400 m from the Adventure Café, so you will start your self-guided tour in a prime location. Enjoy a leisurely sightseeing paddle that allows you a fabulous vantage point as you look in on the city from your kayak. Stockholm is lovingly known as “The Venice of the North” as it is situated over 14 islands and linked by 57 bridges, so exploring by kayak is a great way to see the city. Even better, paddle at your own pace on a self-guided tour. You'll be provided a brief introduction on kayaking and all the equipment needed for your adventure, then you can set sail on your adventure.

Stockholm: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Boat

6. Stockholm: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Boat

Experience Stockholm by land and water with a combined 24-hour ticket for the hop-on, hop-off sightseeing boats and buses. Decide where you want to go and create your own itinerary in the Swedish capital.  Enjoy unlimited travel for the duration of your ticket's validity and jump on and off at any of the stops along the route. Discover famous attractions such as the Gröna Lund amusement park, the world’s oldest open-air museum at Skansen and the scenic district of Fjällgatan. Cool down at the Ice Bar, or admire historic monuments, such as City Hall, the Royal Palace, Vasa Museum and the enchanting buildings of Old Town. Experience Stockholm with maximum flexibility and minimum fuss! The bus stops at the following attractions: 1. Strömgatan/The Royal Opera 2. The Royal Palace/Old Town 3. Viking line/Stadsgården cruise berth 4. Fjällgatan/Tjärhovsplan 5. Slussen 6. The Royal Palace/Old Town 7. Kungsträdgården 8. Strandvägen/Nybrokajen 9. Vasa Museum 10. Abba: The Museum/Gröna Lund Tivoli 11. Skansen 10. Abba: The Museum/Gröna Lund Tivoli13. Vasa Museum 14. Karlaplan 15. Stureplan 16. Hötorget marketplace/Kungsgatan 17. Icebar/Vasagatan 18. Central station/Cityterminalen 19. Rådhuset/Town Hall 20. Stadshuset/City Hall All hop-on-hop-off buses pass through the cruise terminal as long as the ship is in port. This applies to the terminals at Stadsgården and Frihamnen. The boat stops at the following attractions: • The Royal Palace • Nybroplan (bus and boat connecting stop) • Vasa Museum (bus and boat connecting stop) • Skeppsholmen (bus and boat connecting stop) • Gröna Lund Tivoli (bus and boat connecting stop) • Viking line/Stadsgården cruise berth (bus and boat connecting stop) • Fotografiska • Slussen • Old Town/Gamla stan (bus and boat connecting stop)

Stockholm: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

7. Stockholm: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

Discover Stockholm's must-see treasures and all top attractions on a full-day guided tour. Enjoy an all-inclusive sightseeing experience complete with hotel pickup (where available), all entry tickets, lunch, and a professional blue badge guide. Join your guide as you set out to explore Stockholm's most iconic attractions, the Old Town on a walking tour, a guided tour of the Royal Palace, and visit,Riddarholmen Island. View the oldest church in Stockholm, Storkyrkan, exteriors, and visit the Vasa Museum to discover the world's best-preserved 17th-century ship. Lunch (included) to refuel before heading to your next destination. Next; visit Drottningholm Palace for a guided tour, admire Drottingholm's Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see more highlights on your day-long sightseeing adventure. Listen to your guide as they tell interesting stories about each of the places visited and discover hidden gems as you make your way around the city.

Stockholm: City Canal Guided Boat Tour

8. Stockholm: City Canal Guided Boat Tour

Explore the waterways and canals of Stockholm. With your tour guide and captain, take in various views of the city's landmarks from the boat. Set-off on a journey through the narrow canals of Stockholm. Experience the capital of Sweden from a unique perspective during this 55-minute tour. Learn about the city from the online guiding via your own mobile phone in Swedish and English as you pass along some of the city's main landmarks like the City Hall, Military Academy, the island of Långholmen, the old Birger Jarl's tower on Riddarholmen, and much more.

Stockholm Syndrome: 3-Hour Walking Tour

9. Stockholm Syndrome: 3-Hour Walking Tour

Are you ready to fall in love? Experience Stockholm by foot. You will see all the main sights plus some secret gems! Stockholm Our Way invites you to take a walk on Stockholm’s wilder side – there is a lot more to Stockholm than just water and bridges! With 750 years of history, the city is never short of a story to tell. The 14 islands upon which Stockholm is founded each have something different to offer and each of the four seasons provider visitors with opportunities to experience the city from different perspectives. Taking in such sights as the Royal Dramatic Theatre, the Opera House, the Royal Palace, the Parliament building, Riddarholmen, the City Hall, the Old Town, St George and the Dragon, Slussen and Södermalm, this tour gives you a great and environmentally friendly overview to the city sights – both old and new!

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

10. 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.

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based on 1,123 reviews

Stockholm visited for the first and after visiting a number of the fantastic museums though a city tour would be nice. Found the GetYourGuide walking tour could be used on our phones. The app itself is great - after getting to the start point the information was both clear and informative. We particularly like the way that the next stop came automatically as we walked along. The narrator gave a good amount of information at the various stops and simple instructions to move to the next point. We also liked that you could pause the app when we wanted to browse where we were - coffee and cake. All in all we liked the app very much and for about £5 (UK) it was well worth the money. We might even use it whilst on UK trips. One thing to be aware - when browsing the area - it is best to return to where you left off - the GPS in the app will give the information from where you currently are - could be further along the tour.

After arriving in Stockholm in the morning (on the sleeper train), I had a few hours to kill before checking into my accommodation. This tour was a great way to spend a few hours discovering Stockholms Old City. I enjoyed the guide commentary, especially hearing how all the street names are pronounced. I feel this was best done early in the morning when the streets whet quiet.

The weather was terrible, but that didn’t stop this tour- it was awesome! We were provided rain coats, gloves, and helmets to prepare for the weather. Stephen gave a thorough tour of Stockholm with stops along the way to discuss the history. He was engaging, patient, and knowledgeable. Great way to sightsee in Stockholm!

The navigation was really spot on and easy to follow, with great anecdotes and easy to follow. A great tour, this was my first time exploring a city on my own like this, and I'm hooked. Perfect.

Well explained, easy navigation, good pace, pleasant voice.