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Stockholm: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Boat Option

1. Stockholm: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Boat Option

See Stockholm’s most famous sights from along its streets and waterways with this hop-on hop-off tour. Choose to stay on the bus line or take the tour to the water with regular service between Stockholm's islands and city streets. Listen to commentary about Stockholm in your choice of 10 languages. Discover how pleasant and effortless a city trip can be. Choose a 24-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 at your own pace and hop on and off at any of the stops throughout the city. Go directly to the sights without any out of the way routes, 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.

Stockholm Old Town Outdoor Escape Game: Troll Escape

2. Stockholm Old Town Outdoor Escape Game: Troll Escape

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.

Stockholm: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Boat 72-Hour Ticket

3. Stockholm: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Boat 72-Hour Ticket

Experience Stockholm by land and water with a combined 72-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: Old Town & Östermalm Walking Tours

4. Stockholm: Old Town & Östermalm Walking Tours

Discover Stockholm, the diverse capital of Sweden, blending history and culture in a modern and vibrant metropolis. While it is one of Europe’s most progressive and design-forward cities, its medieval Old Town remains a large part of its character and charm. Built on an archipelago of 14 islands connected by over 50 bridges, exploring Stockholm is a fun and dynamic experience that will leave you feeling fulfilled and inspired. With the help of our local Swedish guides, be ready to start a wonderful journey through time whilst you discover the architecture, culture and history of this elegant and charming city. Our guided walking tours through Stockholm delve deeper into its unique history, from the Vikings that founded the city, to King Gustav Vasa, who declared it the capital of the Kingdom of Sweden, to its modern, dynamic, and creative atmosphere that represents this Nordic city today. You will visit iconic monuments like the Grand Hotel and hear the stories of the first Nobel Prize, the Royal Palace, the Stockholm City Hall, and the impressive Stromkajon waterfront. After exploring many of the city's landmarks with your guide, use the free Vox City app (included in your ticket) to discover more of Stockholm and its incredible history. Walking tour includes: Norrbro (North Bridge) Riksdagshuset (The Parliament House) Västerlånggatan Järntorget Storkyrkan Kungliga Slottet (The Royal Palace) Norrmalmstorg Kungsträdgården Drottninggatan Gustaf Adolfs Torg Kungliga Operan (Royal Swedish Opera) Kungsträdgården Berzelii Park Dramaten (The Royal Dramatic Theatre) Fältöversten Sankt Jakobs Kyrka The self-guided route's main sights: Diplomatstaden Nobelparken Kornhamnstorg Slussen/Guldbron Hornsgatan S.ta Maria Magdalena Kyrka Mariatorget Medborgarplatsen Götgatan Fjällgatan Vasagatan

Stockholm: Stupid Stockholm - self-guided walking tour game

5. Stockholm: Stupid Stockholm - self-guided walking tour game

Join Glenn the ghost on an audio walking tour through Stockholm - a city he strongly dislikes. Learn about Stockholm's history in a very entertaining and gamified way, as you explore the city. Glenn was proud to be from Gothenburg when he was still alive, so why is his soul stuck on the east coast, haunting stupid Stockholm? Does it have anything to do with a mysterious box left by his mother in a Stockholm storage space? Go for a walk with Glenn to pick up the box, and save him from roaming the streets of Stockholm for all of eternity. Glenn shares anecdotes about historic Stockholm failures as you walk. The murder of King Gustav III? Very clumsily planned, if you ask Glenn. The Vasa ship? Any deckhand from Gothenburg would have done a better construction job, considering that it sank on its maiden voyage. And don't even get him started on Stockholm's bloodbath... This audio tour is self-guided via a GPS-based app downloaded to your smartphone. When you buy the tour you will receive an email with instructions on how to download the app which serves as your guide and narrator. Once you have the app installed, head out to the tour starting point, open the app, put your headphones on and get ready for your history walk! Listen to the story while you walk, and help Glenn unpack items and clues to his past from the box in each location. The further you walk, the closer you get to finding the truth of why Glenn is haunting a city he despises. This walking tour is perfect for those who want to go sightseeing in Stockholm in a fun and independent manner. This experience is completely flexible: you can start, pause and end it whenever it suits you. Step into Stockholm history, as told by a ghost who is involuntarily stuck there.

Gamla Stan's Landmarks and legends: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

6. Gamla Stan's Landmarks and legends: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

At the heart of what was once the Swedish empire is Stockholm and, as you’ll find out on this walking tour, it’s more than just an archipelago and home of the country’s monarch. Starting in Gamla Stan, the Old Town, you’ll wander down narrow medieval lanes and past grand buildings built to impress during the days of the empire. At the end, you’ll emerge into the pulsing centre of modern Stockholm, with its gleaming glass buildings. You’ll hear about Gustav Vasa, the man who started the uprising that led to Swedish independence five hundred years ago, and retrace history on cobblestoned streets that once flowed with blood. And I’ll tell you about Olaus Petri, the priest who almost lost his life for contradicting Gustav Vasa after he was crowned. Bronze statues of kings will gaze down at you while you stroll down Kungsträdgården and hear their stories. All the way, you’ll be surrounded by the natural beauty of Lake Mälaren and never far from water, since Stockholm stands on a handful of islands at the very spot where the lake meets the Baltic Sea. You’ll find out where you’ll be wined and dined if you ever win a Nobel Prize. You’ll also be able to brag to friends that you’ve: • Seen a genuine century-old Viking runestone • Taken in the rather oversized Stockholm Palace • Walked down Västerlånggatan, the cheapest piece of real-estate on a Swedish Monopoly board • Spotted the Royal Swedish Opera house and its two entrances • Found the fountain in which they’ll no doubt be plenty of splashing about if Sweden wins the Ice Hockey World Cup or the Eurovision Song Contest when you’re in town • Discovered where the expression “Stockholm Syndrome” comes from • Learned about Alfred Nobel, a man who profited off of death and destruction and then donated his fortune to fund the Nobel Prize while standing outside the Nobel Prize Museum Allow at least 90 minutes for this tour but feel free to give into the temptation to stop at one of the many scenic spots along the way for a coffee – preferably served with a traditional Swedish cinnamon bun.

Stockholm 3h walking tour, small group max 10 people

7. Stockholm 3h walking tour, small group max 10 people

What To Expect Our Stockholm small group walking tour will allow you to explore Stockholm’s most exciting attractions and enjoy the most breathtaking views. Learn the city’s most iconic sights, fascinating stories about the kings, the Swedish mentality, as well as the customs and traditions of the Swedes. The tour starts at our central meeting point. The must-see landmarks of the tour include the oldest square Stortorget, the medieval city centre, Gamla stan, the Narrowest Street, and the most diminutive statue in Stockholm. You will also get to see and experience the lesser-known gems of Stockholm, such as the Viking stone built in a wall. What To Keep In Mind We operate in all weather conditions; therefore, we kindly ask you to dress appropriately. Please wear footwear suitable for walking, and bring an umbrella or rain jacket in case of rain. Stockholm can be lovely and sunny or windy and cold, all on the same day!

Stockholm: Art and Culture Guided Walking Tour with a Local

8. Stockholm: Art and Culture Guided Walking Tour with a Local

This experience is provided by an independent Local. Find out the different cultural and artistic characteristics that make this city unique, and enjoy the buzzing community and city ambience! Whether you are visiting Stockholm as a returning tourist who wants to get to know the city a bit better, or if this is your first time, this Experience is for you! While walking the streets of Stockholm and looking at the amazing historic buildings or getting to know more about the city’s galleries and museums, you will hear about street-art artists as well as contemporary artists and their close connection to Stockholm. I will share with you the art and cultural world of my city, where you will see, hear, and experience how colourful and multifaceted Stockholm is! As LocalBini, we bring together passionate people from all around the world giving them the opportunity to offer unique experiences via our marketplace.

Stockholm: A Beauty On The Water - Old Town Walk & Boat Trip

9. Stockholm: A Beauty On The Water - Old Town Walk & Boat Trip

Experience Stockholm! Built on 14 islands at the entrance to Lake Malaren from the Baltic Sea, this city is world famous for its beauty. Seeing it from the water is an unforgettable event. But when visiting Stockholm, you should also see Old Town, the best-preserved medieval city centre in the world. This tour combines both; first, we will go on a walking tour, starting in front of the Opera House, and then we continue across the bridges into the Old Town with its cobblestone alleyways. The tour then continues with the legendary Royal Canal Tour operated by Stromma Group. You will see Stockholm's old harbour, and the boat will take you around the beautiful Djurgården island through the "Djurgårdsbrunn" Canal, giving you fabulous views of the Stockholm skyline. This boat tour is included in the fee. During the walking tour, you will learn about and connect with the history of Stockholm and Sweden. You will take in several historic and beautiful buildings. You start at the Opera house, which is easy to reach by a short walk from the modern city center. You will then pass the Sager House, the residence of the Prime Minister of Sweden, beautifully located by "Stockholm Ström " where the freshwater Lake Mälaren—Sweden's third-largest lake—flows out into the Baltic Sea. You will then cross two bridges and get into the Old Town of Stockholm! You will see the Parliament building, the Royal Palace and Stortorget in Old Town, and walk through the medieval streets of Old Town.

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What people are saying about Royal Swedish Opera

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4.0 / 5

based on 17 reviews

Very practical for visiting this magnificent capital, the drivers are super friendly. they were able to drop us off at strategic locations in Stockholm. To get your bearings better, take a complete tour to view the 20 stops, after which it's child's play. Very practical, I recommend it.

August our guide was excellent and very friendly and knowledgeable , he had an excellent knowledge of Stockholm and was very approachable and passed on lots of useful tips for the rest of our holiday

Hi, I wanted to get a ticket to travel on the bus, but the ticket was not available. I don't know good or bad travel on the bus, unfortunately.

Enjoyed the uninterrupted commentary about the history. Learnt things about Sweden that I never knew

intended route was good nothing beyond that, it was a good bus ride