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Stockholm: Land and Water Tour by Amphibious Bus

1. Stockholm: Land and Water Tour by Amphibious Bus

Once everyone is aboard, head toward the Royal theatre. Your guide will give a short introduction about the bus before switching focus to the sights. After the theatre, drive along the fashionable street of Birger Jarl before landing at the night club mecca of Stureplan. Continue to the Royal Library, see the 1912 Olympic stadium, and turn into the street Karlavägen to arrive at the beautiful area of Östermalm. Suddenly the tarmac beneath you turns to gravel and now the real fun begins, it is time for the bus to get wet. Hold on to your phones and cameras and prepare for some butterflies in your stomach. The music gets louder and a big splash of water hits the windscreen. Before you know it, you are floating. After a couple of minutes cruising on the water, the guide will give some additional info about how the bus works. You will also hear the story behind the Royal Island of Djurgården. Pass the Vasa museum and Sweden’s oldest amusement park Gröna Lund. It is time to bring out your camera for the postcard view of Stockholm. The striking Old Town facades lie ahead, where the buildings date back to the 16th-century. In the middle are the German church and Stockholm city hall, which is a famous symbol of Stockholm with the three golden crowns mounted on top. Sail alongside the shore of Södermalm, the biggest of the 14 islands that constitute Stockholm. Once a blue-collar area but today it ranks as one of the coolest neighborhoods in the world. Cruise around the island of Skeppsholmen and get a great view of the Royal Palace, which is one of the biggest palaces in Europe. See the 19th-century ship Af Chapman docked on the island of Skeppsholmen, which was once Stockholm's naval station. Learn about the royal family and also how Sweden became the country that it is today. Hear how one of the poorest countries in Europe become a thriving industrial nation with a capital now considered to be Europe’s equivalent to silicon valley. Feel the current from Sweden’s third biggest lake pushing fresh clean water into the Baltic Sea. If you are thirsty you can have a drink of water here. The captain focuses as he takes the vessel under the bridge connecting Blasieholmen and Skeppsholmen. The current can be strong during spring time when the ice is still melting. Further ahead, get a great panoramic view of Strandvägen, which is probably the most exclusive address in Scandinavia. Pass the ship of the world’s strongest little girl, Pippi Longstocking. It is time to return to dry land. The engine roars for a couple of seconds as the captain hits the throttle to push the bus back to land. The bus wobbles a little as the front wheels hit the ramp. Then drive towards the starting point, passing the birthplace of the world famous psychological phenomenon of Stockholm syndrome. Also pass the oldest building in the city and the oldest park in Stockholm, which once belonged to the royal family. To complete your tour, get a photo with the singing captain.

Stockholm: Red Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Boat

2. Stockholm: Red Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Boat

The sightseeing boats and buses operate a regular service among Stockholm's islands and along the city’s streets. While you’re on board you’ll be able to listen to commentary about Stockholm in your choice of 10 languages. Choose from a 24 or 72-hour ticket for the bus tour or the boat tour. A combination ticket gives you full access to both the bus and boat tours. See all the attractions in Stockholm from the water and from land at your own pace.  The buses and boats take you directly to the sights without any long diversions, stopping at attractions such as Skansen, the Royal Palace, Gröna Lund, the Vasa Museum, Fjällgatan, City Hall, the Abba Museum, the Ice Bar, Old Town, and several popular shopping districts. You’ll enjoy free Wi-Fi on board both the bus and boat. The boat also features a small café, where you can purchase Swedish fika and soft drinks. List of Bus Stops: 1. Central Station 2. Gallerian 3. Gustav Adolfs Torg/The Royal Opera House 4. Old Town 5. Slussen (The Lock) 6. Fjällgatan 7. Viking Line and Cruise Berth S167 8. Skeppsbron 9. Royal Palace 10. Kungsträdgården 11. Nybroplan/Dramatic Theatre 12. Stryrmansgatan 13. Vasa Museum 14. Gröna Lund, Skansen & ABBA The Museum 15. Nordiska Museum 16. Karlaplan 17. Stureplan 18. Concert hall 19. City Terminal 20. Rådhuset 21. City Hall List of Boat Stops: 1. Royal Palace 2. Nybroplan 3. Vasa Museum 4. Skeppsholmen 5 Gröna Lund and ABBA The Museum 6. Cruise Berth S167 7. Fotografiska 8. Slussen

Stockholm: Old Town Walking Tour

3. Stockholm: Old Town Walking Tour

Old town, or “Gamla stan” as it is known locally, is by far the most mythical and legendary neighbourhood in all of Stockholm. As the city's historical center, this is where you find out about ancient events and hear fascinating stories and tales that will last for a lifetime! With this tour its like you step in to a time machine and are whisked back to the to middle ages where noblemen, princesses and dukes roamed the streets. Come find out about the Stockholm Blood Bath, the cannonball wedged in house façade and the legend of St George and the Dragon.

Stockholm Bike Tour

4. Stockholm Bike Tour

See the highlights of Stockholm on a guided bicycle tour. You’ll see all the important sights and even some that aren’t accessible by car! The duration of the tour is about 3 hours. You’ll pedal through the Old Town and by the Royal Palace, and will be able to explore some of the city’s truly hidden gems as you learn about its history. On a bicycle you can move quickly and easily from island to island. You’ll follow the shores of the sea and the lake, pedal over bridges and past sights such as the Parliament and the Royal Dramatic Theatre. In addition you’ll take in the city’s beautiful gardens, picturesque 17th-century wooden houses, and the world’s first National City Park. Stockholm is a well-planned and safe cycling city with many bicycle paths and green stretches where cars are not allowed.

Stockholm: Royal Bridges and Canal Cruise

5. 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: Bus or Bus & Boat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

6. Stockholm: Bus or Bus & Boat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Explore the Swedish capital by open-top bus and boat. With regular departures at all stops, choose how much time you wish to spend immersed in the history and culture of each fascinating site. Stockholm boasts a 700-year-old history and is the epicenter of Swedish culture, dotted with grand public buildings and palaces. The 24-hour pass grants access to buses and boats that will take you to the highlights of the picturesque city's sightseeing circuit. Visit the vast Stockholm Palace, the official residence of the Swedish Royal Family, and the City Hall where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held. Discover beautiful gothic churches and explore the city's key museums, including the Vasa Museum, home to the tragic 17th-century warship, and Skansen zoo. Buses cover the Old Town area and the trendy SoFo district at Södermalm, with its many bars and boutiques. Art and literature exhibitions abound, with readings and concerts at the controversially modern-looking Kulturhuset. Participants looking to splash out will enjoy the NK/Hamngatan shopping district. Strändvagen offers leading restaurants to quell the deserved appetites of the intrepid tourist, with regular boat cruises of the scenic archipelago to boot. Bus tour stops: 1. Strömgatan 2. The Royal Palace/Old Town 3. SoFo 4. Viking Line/Stadsgården Cruise Terminal 5. Fjällgatan 6. Medborgarplatsen 7. The Royal Palace / Slottet 8. Kungsträdgården / Shopping District 9. Strandvägen 10. The Vasa Museum 11. ABBA The Museum / Gröna Lund 12. Skansen 13. ABBA The Museum / Gröna Lund 14. The Vasa Museum 15. Museum Park 16. Historiska Museet / Karlaplan 17. Stureplan Entertainment District 18. Kungsgatan/ Hötorget Market Place 19. ICE Bar 20. Central Station / Cityterminalen 21. Rådhuset / Court House 22. City Hall

Stockholm: Old Town, Djurgården Island & Vasa Museum

7. 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 Exploration Game

8. Stockholm: Old Town Exploration Game

Immerse yourself in a city exploration game and follow clues to discover hidden secrets and amazing spots in Stockholm. Get an insight into some of the many famous landmarks in the city. Play the game by solving each piece of the puzzle on your smartphone, guess the answer to unlock the story of each secret place. Untangle the past and learn about the city's royal history. Explore the city and be given exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Play offline as you don't need an internet connection to play the game. Enjoy as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or split into smaller teams and compete against each other. Go at your own pace as there is no time limit, the game however can be completed in 1 hour. Play without a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure.

1-day Royal Palace and Castle Tour from Stockholm

9. 1-day Royal Palace and Castle Tour from Stockholm

Drive just outside of Stockholm and visit castle Drottningholm. This elegant royal palace was built in the 16th century for the Swedish royal family and became the regular summer residence of the Swedish royal court throughout the 18th century. Next, stop for lunch in Sigtuna, Sweden’s oldest town. Take a walk through its historic streets. Visit the Venngarn castle, a 13th-century palace most famously owned by the Swedish nobleman Gabriel De La Gardie. Learn about De La Gardie’s fascinating life story from your knowledgable guide. Once one of the richest men in all of Sweden, De La Gardie suffered a tragic reversal of fortunes and ended his life in destitution. Explore the Skoloster Castle, an impressive baroque castle which stands as a monument to the Swedish Age of Greatness. Walk its scenic grounds and see its stately interiors. The castle also contains a wonderful collection of paintings, furniture, textiles, and tableware, as well as books and weapons. When the Skoloster is closed during October through May, a different castle will be visited instead.

Stockholm Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

10. Stockholm Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

Solve riddles and find clues on a self-guided scavenger hunt through Stockholm. Download the smartphone app onto your phone and explore Stockholm on this self-guided tour. Enjoy the flexibility of exploring sites at your own pace. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answer trivia questions, and solve challenges. Work with your team or compete against them as you learn exciting facts and create memories that you won’t forget. Discover another side of Stockholm on this fun tour. Walk around and explore this iconic city. Be sure to take photos of the Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum, a beautiful 18th-century building. Scavenger hunts are great as an everyday activity, for bachelor or bachelorette parties, birthday parties, or team-building events. Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by the person.Learn interesting facts about the city and attractions. Start the activity any time and visit: City Hall Normalhojdpunkten Riddarholm Church Nobel Museum Obelisk at Castle Hill Royal Palace Gustav Adolfs Torg St Jacobs Kyrka National Museum Gilded Crown

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Very nice! Our guide told the story in an interesting and entertaining way, our driver was personable and careful. Recommended!

Excellent tour! Great way to start your Stockholm visit learning some of the history & walking the historic streets.

Fun experience, guide was great! Good way to get an introduction to Stockholm.

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