Vasa Museum, Gamla Stan & Swedish History (Guided in Japanese)

5 hours | Stockholm | STO-993
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Points of Interest

  • Gamla Stan
  • Vasa Museum
Shopping Opportunities, 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 scenic drive through the city center to the Vasa Museum, a museum built specifically to house the Vasa, the oldest fully preserved ship in the world.

During your city drive, you'll pass the neighboring island of Djurgården, regarded as Stockholm's outdoor recreation center, and such historic sites as the National Museum and the Royal Dramatic Theater.

Upon arriving at the Vasa Museum, you'll witness the historic vessel with more than 95 percent of the ship in its original form. In 1628, the too thin, too tall Vasa sailed for less than 20 minutes when the wind caught her sails and toppled the warship. The ship sank almost immediately and stayed in the mud of the Stockholm harbor for over 300 years before she was raised in 1961. Not only was the ship perfectly preserved in the brackish water of the Baltic Sea, but over 12,000 artifacts were also recovered. After a guided tour, you'll explore the museum's other exhibits and displays of historic items recovered from the harbor floor. Souvenir shopping is also on the agenda.

Next, visit the Swedish History museum home to more than ten million archeological artifacts and ecclesiastical art which date back from ancient prehistory to the Middle Ages. You will also see the impressive Gold Room, opened in 1994 and containing Sweden's most prized gold and silver treasures. Over fifty two kilograms of gold and an even greater amount of silver can be viewed here. Admire the intricate skills of ancient goldsmiths and listen to the stories behind the objects. Allow yourself to be captivated by the magic of gold.

Before leaving the museum there will also be time to visit the museum shop where you can find smaller mementos to take home as well as copies of prehistoric jewellery.

You´ll continue to Gamla Stan, the Old Town where Stockholm began over eight centuries ago, for a brief, guided walking tour. As you wander with your guide, savour the romantic atmosphere and sense of antiquity in buildings dating from the 16th to the19th centuries with baroque doorways and regal coats of arms. See the Stortorget - the hub of the Old Town, dominated by the old Stock Exchange, now home of the Nobel Museum and the Swedish Academy, whose members every year decide the laureate of the Nobel Prize for Literature.


After free time to shop for souvenirs, you'll board your motorcoach for a relaxing drive back to the pier.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart ship for a guided tour of Vasa Museum

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
38
Travel time:
00:30
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

Visit to Swedish History Museum

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
38
Travel time:
00:25
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
800
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Scenic drive followed by Guided walking tour of Old Town (Gamla stan)

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
38
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:45
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
150
Steps:
50
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Free time in Old Town (Gamla stan)

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
38
Time at site:
00:50
Free time at site:
50
Inside visit:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
38
Travel time:
00:30