Stockholm

Stockholm Sightseeing Tour

Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Overview: See Stockholm in a nutshell on this detailed 2.5-hour sightseeing tour. You'll get a comprehensive overview of the entire city first from the comfort of a coach and then by boat. Your tour starts with a 1.5-hour coach trip around the city, viewing the best known sites and buildings such as the Royal Palace, City Hall and the Vasa Museum. You'll then transfer to a boat to sail around the royal park of Djurgarden and past the inner archipelago islands.

Viking History Day Trip from Stockholm

Duration: 8 Hours
Overview: Explore the vibrant history of the Viking era on this full-day trip from Stockholm. Visit two beautiful cities, Sigtuna and Uppsala, and discover Sweden's exciting Viking history. The first stop is an old Viking bridge called Jarlabankes bro, with ancient runic stones to admire. Next, travel to the old Viking parliament, Arkils Tingplats, and drive to an ancient church at Vallentuna. Continue to the Granby ruins and Lunda. At Sigtuna you'll discover a 10th century shopping centre. Visit the Old Uppsala, the most historic place in Sweden, with its ancient Viking parliament and mounds.

Stockholm Grand Tour by Coach and Boat

Duration: 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Overview: Combine panoramic coach travel and a boat cruise out to sea to see all the highlights on this 3.5 hour tour, leaving the day free to explore Stockholm on your own. Drive through Stockholm in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach with an audio accompaniment to highlight each attraction. Then transfer to a boat for the seaborne part of your tour, as Stockholm is especially picturesque from the water. Take in great sights of top Stockholm attractions. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase onboard.

Vasa Museum

Duration: At your own pace
Overview: The Vasa is the only preserved 17th century ship in the world, and a unique art treasure. More than 95 percent of the ship is original, and it is decorated with hundreds of carved sculptures. The 69 meter-long warship Vasa sank on its maiden voyage in the middle of Stockholm in 1628, and was salvaged 333 years later in 1961. For nearly half a century the ship has been slowly, deliberately and painstakingly restored to a state approaching its original glory. Discover nine different exhibitions about the history of the ship.

Stockholm City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Overview: Create your own itinerary on a Stockholm City Hop-on Hop-off Tour. Travel on an open-top double-decker bus and see the sights of Stockholm at your own pace. You can get on and off the bus as often as you like at the designated bus stops along the routes.

Old Town Walkaboat

Duration: 60 Minutes
Overview: Take this exciting walking tour through the narrow streets of the Old Town.The guide will take you through Stortorget (Main Square), and will tell you about the Stockholm blood bath of 1520, as about the legend of St George and the Dragon. Stroll through the courtyards and lanes of the city's oldest section, sights which many visitors normally miss. The group will consist of a maximum of 20 people.

Stockholm Royal Sightseeing Tour

Duration: 4 Hours
Overview: Explore Sweden's royal family's past and present. Your first stop is the beautiful park at Ulriksdals Palace on the banks of Lake Edsviken in Solna just outside Stockholm. The park is part of Ekoparken, the first National City Park in the world. Also visit the intriguing Haga Park where you will see a brightly colored copper tent atop the hill, Gustav III's pavilion and a charming butterfly house. Continue to Lovos church (11th century), where five rune stones were found around 1050 AD. The last stop is UNESCO World Heritage listed Drottningholm Palace, home to the current Swedish royal family. This renaissance-style palace was built around the same time as Versailles and has beautiful geometric, baroque style gardens. Drottningholm, meaning Queen's islet, is on the island of Lovon.

ABBA City Walk – Disco Glitter and Other Stories

Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Overview: Stockholm City Museum is proud to present the ABBA City Walk! Join us on a walking tour of Abba land and 1970s Stockholm starting at the City Hall where Benny performed for the very first time. The tour continues via the Sheraton Hotel, one of many places Abba videos were recorded, and one of the city's most distinctive 1970s landmarks. The Royal Opera was the scene of Abba's legendary 1976 royal wedding gala performance, and Benny and Anni-Frid at one time lived in the Old Town. The tour revels in disco-glittery Abba history but it also includes the transformation of the Stockholm City district when the old Klara quarter was demolished, the emancipated Swedish man of the 1970s and the decade when the king married and formally handed over power to the nation.

Millennium Tour – Follow Michael Blomkvist

Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Overview: Over 60 millions have read author Stieg Larsson's three Millennium books (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series) about the journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the computer hacker Lisbeth Salander. The main characters live and work in the central island of Sodermalm in Stockholm - step into their World! Follow their footsteps while getting additional background information about the characters and the author. The walk starts at Bellmansgatan 1, where Mikael Blomkvist lives, then passes the Millennium editorial office, Lisbeth Salander's luxury apartment and many other locations mentioned in the books and film. You will also learn more about historical and contemporary Stockholm and its inhabitants. When possible, the tour ends at the small Millennium exhibition at the Stockholm City Museum.

Stockholm City Tour In The Footsteps of Alfred Nobel

Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Overview: Learn about Stockholm's amazing history and see where Alfred Nobel lived, visit the Nobel Museum and listen to the history of this man, as well as the Nobel Prize ceremony. Pass by the Konsert huset (Concert Hall) where the exclusive Nobel ceremony is held every year, continue through the royal park of Djurgarden, home to many historical buildings and monuments as well as museums, zoos, amusement parks and many cafes.

In the Gamla Stan (Old City) visit the Nobel Museum where you will learn more about the history of the Nobel Prize. Then a stop at Fjallgata to enjoy the beautiful view over Stockholm before passing Heleneborg where Alfred Nobel lived and performed his experiments with dynamite! It was at Heleneborg that one disastrous explosion killed Alfred's youngest brother Emil.

The Original Stockholm Ghost Walk and Historical Tour

Duration: 90 Minutes (Approx)
Overview: Stockholm's past will come to life on this 2 hour walking tour. As the evening closes in, your experienced ghost-guide will light his lantern and lead you through a maze of forgotten courtyards, deserted alleyways and empty cobble-streets in search of the places where history meets mystery. Not only will you hear true accounts of ghosts, poltergeists and haunted places but also of murders, unsolved mysteries, myths and legends. Is your stomach strong enough for tales of disease and of public executions? You will even have the chance to taste, as well as smell, medieval Stockholm as your guide brings the past back to life.

Sensible, comfortable walking shoes are a must and remember to wrap-up extra warm between November and March. The hauntings don't stop for bad weather and neither do we. Parental discretion is advised for children under the ages of 8.

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