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  • Stockholm Archipelago Cruise with Guide

    1. Stockholm Archipelago Cruise with Guide

    This is the perfect boat tour when you want to experience the best of Stockholm archipelago in a short period of time. During the 2.5 hour tour, a guide on board will tell you about the history of the different sights you pass. Enjoy a journey with beautiful sights and fascinating stories.  Tavel on board M/S Östanå I, built in 1906, or S/S Stockholm, built in 1931. Both ships are beauties and two of the older ships in the fleet. There is a cafeteria on board that serves hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, salads and pies. Your guide will explain the natural sites of the Stockholm archipelago, the second largest in the Baltic Sea.

    Great way to see the area around Stockholm. Guide was sharing great insights. Enjoyed it a lot

  • Stockholm: Vasa Museum Entrance Ticket

    2. Stockholm: Vasa Museum Entrance Ticket

    Make your visit to the royal flagship Vasa on the island of Djurgården easier by buying your ticket in advance. See 11 exhibits and find out why the Vasa sank in Stockholm harbor in 1628 on its maiden voyage before it ever went to war. Show your admission ticket at the ticket counter and head straight inside to explore the museum. Start your tour with the documentary to get to know the ship. Then walk through 11 interesting exhibitions placed around the boat at your own pace. Take advantage of the multi-level exhibitions and viewing platforms to admire the well-preserved craftmanship of the ship from different angles. Stop at the restaurant or café on the ground floor for a break to contemplate what you have learned. On the way out, visit the museum shop for souvenirs.

    went there with the app ticket and they asked me to show where I bought the ticket, it worked perfectly

  • Stockholm: 1.5-Hour Ghost Walk and Historical Tour

    3. Stockholm: 1.5-Hour Ghost Walk and Historical Tour

    Start your 1.5-hour guided ghost walk in Gamla Stan and end in the heart of the Old Town. Along the way, hear about Stockholm's beginnings and learn how the city developed. Discover the most important events in the city's history by visiting the locations where they took place. Leave the main streets behind and explore forgotten courtyards, touch the old walls, and let the city's history come alive. By the light of lantern, be entertained and horrified by tales of poltergeists, plagues, public executions, and murders. Experience the past brought back to life as you smell, taste, and see what medieval Stockholm might have been like.

    We had a lot of fun on this tour! It was something we hadn’t done before on our travels. Recommend :)

  • Stockholm Old Town Walking Tour

    4. 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 will reveal colorful stories and legends of early life in the city as you stroll along well-preserved cobbled alleyways.   See the grandeur of the Riddarholmen Church, the statue of Stockholm’s founder Birger Jarl, and regal palaces dating from the 1600s. You will also get to see panoramic views of picturesque Lake Mälaren and its surrounding countryside. This is a perfect introduction to Stockholm and its Old Town district.

    Cathrin is very nice, passionat and competent. But for my me she focused too much on history and not enough on the build, architecture of building by pointing out the styles. We walked without being encouraged to look up and at things. The rest was very nice.

  • Stockholm: The Nordic Food Walk

    5. Stockholm: The Nordic Food Walk

    Starting in the cozy, quaint confines of the classic Östermalmshallen, the old market hall of Stockholm, you’ll enjoy samples of local cheeses and meats, your first tastes on the tour. From here on your 4-hour tour, you’ll walk with your guide through the most modern areas of the city, sampling the best of healthy and classical foods with a twist. At Stockholm’s food market, you’ll sit down with a lunch plate filled with delectable Swedish seafood. No visit to Stockholm is complete without sampling this local specialty! After lunch it’s time for the sweets! In the very heart of the city you'll visit a local chocolate store, where the owners’ romantic story adds an even sweeter flavor to the locally made gourmet chocolate. Hötorgshallen, yet another of the city’s food markets, is also on the route. Stop for a chance to learn about the historical importance of the market and the shops,...

    The tour, the guide and the food were all very good. I wish there could have been a sweet and a savoury option for the whole tour as I'm not much of a sweet tooth. Also, there were less stops due to the pandemic, it would probably be even better if we had stopped at more places. Overall, good experience although a bit pricey

  • Stockholm: Old Town Walking Tour

    6. 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.

    Wonderful guide! Very knowledgeable and friendly and covered a lot of territory in only two hours.

  • Stockholm: Fotografiska Entrance Ticket

    7. Stockholm: Fotografiska Entrance Ticket

    Fotografiska is a popular meeting point not only for its exhibitions featuring the work of world renown photographers but also for the fantastic views and great food. Previous exhibitions include Annie Leibovitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sarah Moon, Sally Mann, Anton Corbijn, and Albert Watson. Fotografiska also offers workshops, courses in photography, live gigs, and much more. Enjoy world-class photography exhibitions, grab a coffee or lunch at the bistro and award-winning restaurant. Admire amazing city views and hang out with the Studio Live music sessions till late in the night with drinks from the bar.

    Amazing experience among the best photographers of the world. Really impressive, the pictures on the wall at the entrance, not too much indicated for kids...

  • Stockholm: Viking Museum Exhibition and Viking Ride

    8. Stockholm: Viking Museum Exhibition and Viking Ride

    Jump back to the 10th century and experience the fabled Viking era as if you were really there. Through hourly tours, conducted in either English or Swedish, get a real impression of what life was like for the Vikings — from bloody battles and vicious plundering, to idyllic farm life and a complex system of religious belief.  You’ll even come face to face with a model of life-sized Viking, created using DNA recovered from centuries-old remains, along with countless other artifacts and impressive reconstructions. Hop on the thrilling ride, Ragfrid’s Saga, to get a real taste of a Viking’s daily life, told from the perspective of a Viking warrior’s wife. To cap it all off, grab a bite at Glöd, the museum’s modern Nordic restaurant, with sweeping views of the Stockholm harbor.

    The museum is located in a beautiful spot. The exhibition is interesting and the ride is great. The staff is nice and friendly. There's also a nice shop and cafe. Altogether a worthwhile experience!

  • Welcome to Stockholm: Private Tour with a Local

    9. Welcome to Stockholm: Private Tour with a Local

    Get your keys to the city of Stockholm on a welcome tour with a friendly local. Discover why they are so passionate about their city as they share tips and tricks on what to see and do. Meet at a pre-arranged meeting point close to where you are staying so that you can get familiar with your neighborhood. Alternatively, you can meet at any centrally located landmark or intersection to explore a district you are especially interested in. Discover the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. During your walking tour, you will have the option of using the public transport system or taking a taxi if you prefer. Mention if you’d like a private car included in your tour and th...

    Great guide, knowledgeable in many topics (history, politics, economy, etc.). Scheduling stops for food would help having a better experience.

  • Stockholm: Old Town, Djurgården Island & Vasa Museum

    10. 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.

    Caroline was excellent,one guide did not turn up so she took us all. She was amazing the best we have ever had and well worth doing. She was very knowledgeable and very helpful to all. Well done a great experience. Please thank her as she did your company proud Cheers Brian Girdlestone

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What people are saying about Stockholm

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Great trip through the Stockholm archipelago with a guide in English and Swedish. Great explanations, beautiful route, nice boat with seats inside and outside (optionally with blankets and protection from rain). Very great tour !!!

What an interactive way to discover the old city (Gamla Stan)! The stories were very interesting and fascinating, and our guide Callum was truly amazing and a very kind and funny person!

a nice walk on the water in Stockholm's archipelago it must be tried

It was really nice!! The guide was so cool and the experience was great

Great ship! Very interesting piece of the Swedish history.