Royal Palace, Old Town & Canal Cruise

4.5 hours | Stockholm | STO-110
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Points of Interest

  • Gamla Stan
  • Royal Palace
  • Canal Cruise
Moderate activity

Description

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

Your tour begins as you board your motorcoach for a drive to Gamla Stan, the Old Town where Stockholm began over eight centuries ago.

Arriving in Stockholm's oldest, most historic district you'll disembark and make your way to the Royal Palace. The Royal Palace of Stockholm is one of Europe's largest palaces, the king's official residence and the setting for many of the monarchy's official receptions. Built during the 18th century, this Italian baroque palace was erected where the 'Tre Kronor' castle stood until it burned down in 1697. Inside, over 600 rooms are divided between seven floors, many of which face an inner courtyard. These is so much to see inside this grand building, however the State Apartments are probably the most impressive.

Your guided walking tour continues through the charming city streets of Old Town, leading you to Stockholm Cathedral. Also known as Coronation Church, its construction began in 1306, making it the oldest building still in use in Stockholm. It is the site of religious services and concerts, as well as royal coronations, weddings and funerals. The church's relatively unassuming exterior gives way to a unique and beautiful collection of Medieval and contemporary art, including the famous sculpture of St. George and the Dragon.

Continue with your guide through the meandering cobblestone paths of Old Town and keep your camera at the ready, for there is much to see. The charming center square, Stockholm's narrowest alley and Vasterlanggatan, Old Town's number one tourist street are just a few of the highlights.

Enjoy some free time to explore independently before it is time to set out on the 50 minute Royal Canal Cruise. On the canal we will pass several historical buildings, museums and beautiful green areas. Out on more open waters you will pass Fjaderholmarna, the Feather Islands, being the first real archipelago islands. Continue passed Prince Eugen's Waldemarsudde, the Grana Lund Tivoli and much more. Before heading back to the pier, a fabulous view of the Stockholm skyline opens up - only to be seen from the water!

At the completion of this exceptional day, relax and chat with fellow travelers about the wonders you have seen as you ride back to port.

Special Notes:

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

The Royal Palace can close on short notice for private functions. Please note that the visit to the Cathedral is subject to no service or funeral taking place.

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

The tour order may vary.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from pier for scenic guided drive

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:30

Walking tour of Old Town

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:30

Guided Tour of the Royal Palace

Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
150
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit the Cathedral

Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
5
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Free time in City Centre/Old Town

Time at site:
00:30
Free time at site:
30

Enjoy a canal ride

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Travel time:
01:00

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:30