Best of Stockholm: A Small Groups Tour

7 hours | Stockholm | STO-999
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Points of Interest

  • Gamla Stan
  • Vasa Museum
  • Royal Palace
  • City Hall
Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

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

Experience the city of Stockholm in a small-group outing (maximum 25 privileged guests).

Your panoramic tour begins with a motorcoach ride that takes you across the Western Bridge for breathtaking views of the city's skyline. Your first stop is a visit to the magnificent City Hall.

Commanding the shores of Lake Mälaren, City Hall was inaugurated in 1923 after 12 years of work by an elite team of construction workers, sculptors, artists and craftsmen. It is renowned not only for its architecture, but for its stunning murals and mosaics. Experience the spaciousness of the Blue Hall and the grandeur of the Golden Hall, which incorporates 18 million gold tiles. You won't be surprised to discover that City Hall is the site of the annual Nobel Prize banquet.

Continue past the city center and graceful Royal Dramatic Theatre building, Sweden's national theater, situated on the waterfront at Nybroviken Bay.

Then it's off to Djurgården, known as Stockholm's recreation area, royal land since the 15th century. Djurgården is home to the Vasa Museum, where you can relive the historic events of one of the world's most important warships. Constructed from 1626 to 1628, the Vasa sank during her maiden voyage after having traveled only one nautical mile. Though her top-heavy design doomed her, the Vasa is now seen as a nostalgic symbol of the era in the 17th and 18th centuries when Sweden was a world power. The ship was retrieved from the bottom of the sea in 1961, and thousands of artifacts were found. View these items and the majestic ship itself, which has been restored to much of its former glory.

Followed by a scenic drive through picturesque Djurgården, head off to the Old Town, or Gamla Stan, here you'll enjoy a typical Swedish lunch before taking off for a narrated tour of Stockholm's oldest quarter. Here, your guide will take you past the13th century Royal Palace, currently housing the offices of the Royal Court of Sweden. See the exterior of adjacent Great Cathedral, the city's oldest church and the site of many royal weddings and coronations. Continue along the cobblestoned streets for views of a variety of 16th-19th century buildings and monuments.

At the completion of your walking tour of Old Town, you'll have 45 minutes ton one hour to explore on your own. Check out Vasterlanggatan, Old Town's number one tourist street, and Marten Trotzig Alley, the narrowest alley in Stockholm, with sections only 35.4 inches wide.

After your independent exploration, re-board the motorcoach for a quick drive to Fjällgatan for hilltop views of the city before concluding with a short drive to your ship.

Special Notes:

Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.

Fjällgatan photo-stop is subject to traffic situation. The Royal Palace and City Hall can close on short notice for private functions.

There are 150 steps at the Royal Palace over three floors, and 50 steps at the City Hall. The walk in the Old Town is relatively flat but over cobblestones. This tour is not recommended for persons who have difficulties walking.

Tour order may vary.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for scenic drive enroute to City Hall

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
42
Travel time:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Guided tour of City Hall

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
42
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:50
Free time at site:
10
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
350
Steps:
50
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Guided tour of Vasa Museum

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
42
Travel time:
00:25
Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
300
Steps:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Depart Vasa for drive to local restaurant for lunch

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
42
Travel time:
00:25
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
100
Steps:
15
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Guided walking tour of the Old Town

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
42
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
800
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Guided tour of Royal Palace

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
42
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
400
Steps:
150
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Free time in Old Town

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
42
Time at site:
00:45
Free time at site:
45
Inside visit:
No
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Drive to Fjällgatan viewpoint

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
42
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:05
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Reboard your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
42
Travel time:
00:15