Stockholm City Drive & Vasa Museum

5 hours | Stockholm (Nynashamn) | N Y 1 - 2 0 0
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Points of Interest

  • Gamla Stan
  • Royal Palace
  • City Hall
  • Vasa Museum
Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Begin your day of adventure with a scenic motorcoach ride to Stockholm. Often described as the "Capital of Scandinavia," Stockholm traces its origins back eight centuries. The city covers 14 separate islands connected by bridges, bays, channels and inlets. Your guided drive will include several of the city's districts, each with a history all its own.

Drive through Old Town ("Gamla Stan"), Stockholm's oldest quarter and a true living museum. Your guide will highlight many of the landmark buildings and impart their dramatic history. Keep your camera at the ready for such sights as the 13th century Royal Palace, still in use today as the location for official royal business. Spy the Stockholm Cathedral, the oldest church in the city and the site of coronations and royal weddings.

Then, pass through City Center, the focal point of modern Stockholm, en route to the Island of Djurgården, a lush oasis of parks and canals that has been royal land since the 15th century. Tour this picturesque recreation area and see some of its highlights, such as walking trails, gardens and a zoo, before stopping at the Vasa Museum.

A visit to the Vasa Museum is a chance to relive the historic events of the Vasa, one of the world's largest and most important warships. Only 20 minutes into her maiden voyage in 1628, the Vasa's poor construction got the better of it, and it sank into the Stockholm Harbor. There it lay for over 300 years until preservationists were able to resurrect it from the ocean floor. Due to the unique chemical makeup of the water there, the ship had deteriorated only slightly. Ninety-five percent of it has been restored to its original glory. In addition, over 12,000 artifacts were rescued from the ship and are on display in the museum. The Vasa Museum includes a variety of multimedia displays and exhibits, and a walk through its halls takes you back to an era when Sweden was a world power.

After your visit to the Vasa Museum, resume your motorcoach tour, passing through Diplomat Town and the fashionable neighborhood of Östermalm, where stately apartment buildings and designer boutiques adorn the upscale enclave.

Your tour fittingly concludes with a photo stop in Fjällgatan, one of Stockholm's highest points, for spectacular views of the city skyline and its shimmering waterways, making the perfect place to capture a photograph commemorating your sight-filled day. From here, enjoy a scenic unguided drive back to port.

Special Notes:

The drive between Nynashamn and Stockholm is approximately one hour.

Guide will meet at the pier but transfer back to Nynäshamn is unguided.

Fjällgatan photo-stop is subject to traffic situation

Tour order may vary.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from pier in Nynäshamn for scenic/guided drive to Stockholm

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
44
Travel time:
01:00
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Panoramic drive past Old Town

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
44
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:05
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Guided tour and free time at Vasa Museum

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
44
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
01:15
Free time at site:
45
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
300
Steps:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No

Drive Via City Centre, photo stop at Fjällgatan

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
44
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:10
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to Nynäshamn

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
44
Travel time:
01:00
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No