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Stockholm: City Center Cruise with Audio Guide

Stockholm: City Center Cruise with Audio Guide

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.

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.

Stockholm: Sightseeing Tour by Segway

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! 

Walking Tour Stockholm Old Town

Walking Tour Stockholm Old Town

Set off on a thrilling two-hour walking tour through Stockholm's Old Town, Gamla Stan, and explore the historic Riddarholmen, the Knights' Islet. Marvel at the medieval architecture and panoramic waterfront views as you soak in the lively atmosphere. Listen to captivating stories of the past, which bring the narrow alleyways and historic squares to life. This journey through time will not only entertain but also deepen your appreciation for the rich history and charm of Stockholm’s enchanting heart. Experience the vibrant essence of the city in a walk filled with magic and history.

Stockholm: Old Town Walking Tour

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 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 5 minutes prior to start. Your Stockholm Summer Tours guide will be wearing a visible vest. We start walking towards Riddarholmen island and Riddarholmskyrkan (Riddarholmen Church), which is the oldest surviving building in Stockholm today. After this, we walk back to the island of the Old Town and continue 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 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! You will also see Köpmangatan, which has the oldest street name in Stockholm from 1323 where businessmen would live back in the days. 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: Self Guided Kayak Adventure

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: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

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. Guided visit to the Royal Palace Tre Kronor in the old town "gamla Stan" 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: Hop-On Hop-Off: Bus and Boat option

Stockholm: Hop-On Hop-Off: Bus and Boat option

Experience Stockholm by land or water or both. See the different options offered. 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 Tivoli1 13. Vasa Museum 14. Historiska Museum 15. Karlaplan 16. Stureplan 17. Sveavägen 18. Icebar/Vasagatan 19. Stadshuset/City Hall 20. Rådhuset/Court House 21. Central station/Cityterminalen The boat stops at the following attractions: 1. The Royal Palace 2. Nybroplan (bus and boat connecting stop) 3. Vasa Museum (bus and boat connecting stop) 4. Skeppsholmen / Modern Museum (bus and boat connecting stop) 5. Gröna Lund Tivoli / ABBA the museum (bus and boat connecting stop) 6. Viking line/Stadsgården cruise berth (bus and boat connecting stop) 7. Fotografiska 8. Slussen 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.

Stockholm: Must-sees tour of City Hall, Old Town & Vasa Ship

Stockholm: Must-sees tour of City Hall, Old Town & Vasa Ship

If you are looking for a special local tour of Stockholm's main landmarks, with a local expert guide that speaks your language, then look no further, this tour is for you! This is a guided excursion through the must-see attractions of Stockholm - City Hall, Nobility's island (Riddarholmen), Swedish Parliament, Old Town (Gamla Stan), Royal Palace, and Vasa Ship Museum, all in a small-group configuration. Allotted time for walking and taking the ferry is included in the total duration. We guarantee: - small groups of max 12 people for a cozy experience - 1-on-1 time with our expert guides so you can ask all the questions you want - unique local insights curated to your interests - accommodation of your accessibility needs (write us a message if you have any)

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Sophie was a dream!! We have NEVER had such a dedicated, warm and attentive tour guide! She was fully responsive to our wishes and needs and not only answered all of our questions competently, but also gave us really valuable information. For us, meeting her was a very special highlight of our trip to Stockholm. SKOL and thank you for the trip to the Viking Age in this quaint restaurant! We wish her all the best for the future and will definitely recommend her!! Martina

Great tour! You get a great overview and everything worked out perfectly! The stop in the national park was particularly beautiful and gave us inspiration for a restaurant that evening! Thank you Sophie for the great day!

Ana was an excellent guide, very informative and knowledgeable but also very funny. She’ve told us a lot of interesting facts about Stockholm’s history and present.

Our guide was great! He told the history of the old town very vividly. It was very entertaining.

Such a fun activity and it was a lovely way to spend a sunny lunchtime.