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Stockholm Archipelago Cruise with Guide

1. Stockholm Archipelago Cruise with Guide

This is the perfect boat tour when you want to experience the best of Stockholm archipelago in a short period of time. During the 2.5 hour tour, a guide on board will tell you about the history of the different sights you pass. Enjoy a journey with beautiful sights and fascinating stories.  Tavel on board M/S Östanå I, built in 1906, or S/S Stockholm, built in 1931. Both ships are beauties and two of the older ships in the fleet. There is a cafeteria on board that serves hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, salads and pies. Your guide will explain the natural sites of the Stockholm archipelago, the second largest in the Baltic Sea.

Stockholm: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 45+ Attractions

2. Stockholm: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 45+ Attractions

Discover Stockholm with an all-inclusive city pass and visit as many attractions as you like for 1 to 5 days. This handy digital pass has got you covered with over 45 handpicked museums, historical sites, boat tours, and other iconic sites. Simply choose your pass duration from 1, 2, 3, or 5 days and download it to your mobile device. Browse the digital guide for information, including opening times and instructions on how to access each attraction before your visit, and present your pass at each attraction or tour for entry. Enjoy planning your own Stockholm itinerary, and save money compared to buying individual tickets on the day. The Stockholm All-Inclusive Pass includes entry to the following activities: Tours and Experiences • Archipelago tour with guide • Under the Bridges of Stockholm boat tour (April to December) • Hop-on hop-off bus tour (April to October) • Moyagi karaoke • Tom Tits Experiment • Birka - The Viking City with boat trip (May to September) • Drottningholm boat trip (May to September) • Fjäderholmarna boat trip (May to September) • Gustavsberg boat trip (July to August) • Hop-on hop-off boat (June to August) • Artipelag boat trip (May to September) • Royal Canal tour (April to December) • Sigtuna boat trip (July to August) • Skokloster Castle and boat tour (July to August) • Vaxholm by boat • Stockholm winter tour (January to March) • Mariefred return boat trip (July to August) • Stockholm in our Hearts - sightseeing boat trip (July to August) • Solve a Mystery - walking tour Museums and Places of Interest • Vasa Museum • Tekniska - National Museum of Science and Technology • Fotografiska - Photographic Museum • Nobel Prize Museum • Nordiska Museet - Nordic Museum • Museum of Spirits • SkyView Stockholm • Artipelag art gallery • Storkyrkan Stockholm Cathedral • The Viking Museum (R) • Drottningholm Theatre (April to October) • K A Almgren Silk Weaving & Museum • Prince Eugens Waldemarsudde • Bergrummet - Stockholm Toy Museum • Bonniers Konsthall • Dansmuseet - Dance Museum • Judiska Museet- Jewish Museum • Millesgarden Museum • Strindberg Museum • Sven-Harrys Art Museum • Swedish Museum of Performing Arts • Färgfabriken - The Paint Factory • Butterfly House - Haga Ocean • Police Museum • Vaxholm Fortress Museum (June to September) • Casino Cosmopol (R) Reservations required Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check the digital guide included on your confirmation voucher for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservation instructions.

Stockholm: ABBA The Museum Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

3. Stockholm: ABBA The Museum Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

Visit the spectacular ABBA The Museum on the island of Djurgården in Stockholm and enjoy an out-of-the-ordinary experience with this entry ticket. See costumes belonging to the 4 group members, along with gold records, original items, memorabilia, and much more. At this museum you are an important part of the experience, so by the end, you will end up feeling like the 5th member of the band. Discover what you look like in their legendary stage costumes, and sing at the legendary Polar Studio, formed by ABBA musicians Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. Experience the exciting 3D avatars and enter the stage with the band.

Gothenburg: Land & Water Amphibious Bus Sightseeing Tour

4. Gothenburg: Land & Water Amphibious Bus Sightseeing Tour

Experience sightseeing with a splash during an amphibious bus tour of Gothenburg. Start the tour at Stora Teatern - a musical and a theater building in the city center - where you will board the bus. Then, set off through central Gothenburg passing sights like Avenyn, Poseidon, Liseberg, Ullevi, and the Fish Church. As the surface beneath changes, the real fun begins and it is time for the bus to get wet. Hold on to your phones and cameras and prepare for some butterflies in your stomach as the 10-ton bus transforms into an amphibious boat and enters the river. Listen as the music gets louder and a big splash of water hits the windscreen. Before you know it, you are floating. After a couple of minutes of cruising on the water, the guide will give some additional info about how the bus works. From the water, get a great view of the city and see big ships leaving and entering the city. After about 20 minutes in the water, head back to the pickup point passing some more incredible sights on the way.

Stockholm: Paradox Museum Admission Ticket

5. Stockholm: Paradox Museum Admission Ticket

Experience the world’s largest collection of paradox-based exhibits with an all-access ticket to the Paradox Museum Stockholm. Immerse yourself in experimental modern art that is larger-than-life and capture interesting pictures of the mind-boggling optical effects. Follow the signs through a maze of exhibits that are designed to be experienced in a one-way flow system. Get incredible pictures of paradoxes with marked photo points that give you the best shot angle. Enjoy exhibit descriptions that explain 'what to do' and 'what’s going on'. Scan the QR codes to learn even more and feel free to ask questions to the staff. They can even snap some of your group photos for you. Before returning to reality, visit the Paradox Boutique, which sells a variety of games, clothing items, souvenirs, memorabilia, and gadgets.

Stockholm: Land and Water Tour by Amphibious Bus

6. Stockholm: Land and Water Tour by Amphibious Bus

Enjoy a tour of Stockholm by land and water on an amphibious bus tour. Learn about the history of the city from a variety of perspectives, seeing notable landmarks like Gröna Lund, the Royal Palace, and the Royal Island of Djurgården Once everyone is aboard, head toward the Royal Theatre. Your guide will give a short introduction about the bus before switching focus to the sights. Drive along the fashionable street of Birger Jarl before landing at the nightclub mecca of Stureplan. Continue to the Royal Library, see the 1912 Olympic stadium, and turn into the street Karlavägen to arrive at the beautiful area of Östermalm. Suddenly the tarmac beneath you turns to gravel and now the real fun begins, it is time for the bus to get wet. Hold on to your phones and cameras and prepare for some butterflies in your stomach. The music gets louder and a big splash of water hits the windscreen. Before you know it, you are floating. After a couple of minutes of cruising on the water, you will also hear the story behind the Royal Island of Djurgården. Pass the Vasa museum and Sweden’s oldest amusement park Gröna Lund. Get your camera ready for a postcard-like view of Stockholm. The striking Old Town facades lie ahead, where the buildings date back to the 16th-century. In the middle are the German church and Stockholm city hall, which is a famous symbol of Stockholm with the three golden crowns mounted on top. Sail alongside the shore of Södermalm, the biggest of the 14 islands that constitute Stockholm. Cruise around the island of Skeppsholmen and get a great view of the Royal Palace, which is one of the biggest palaces in Europe. See the 19th-century ship Af Chapman docked on the island of Skeppsholmen, which was once Stockholm's naval station. Learn about the royal family and also how Sweden became the country that it is today. Hear how one of the poorest countries in Europe become a thriving industrial nation with a capital now considered to be Europe’s equivalent to silicon valley. Feel the current from Sweden’s third biggest lake pushing fresh clean water into the Baltic Sea. Further ahead, get a great panoramic view of Strandvägen, which is probably the most exclusive address in Scandinavia. Pass the ship of the world’s strongest little girl, Pippi Longstocking. It is time to return to dry land. The engine roars for a couple of seconds as the captain hits the throttle to push the bus back to land. Drive towards the starting point, passing the birthplace of the world-famous psychological phenomenon of Stockholm syndrome. Also pass the oldest building in the city and the oldest park in Stockholm, which once belonged to the royal family. To complete your tour, get a photo with the singing captain.

Stockholm: Under the Bridges Boat Tour

7. Stockholm: Under the Bridges Boat Tour

Book a sightseeing tour and experience Stockholm from the water. Board your sightseeing vessel and listen to the recorded commentary available in 10 languages as you take in the iconic sights of this stunning city. Pass under several bridges and through a lock that connects the Baltic Sea with Lake Mälaren. Along the way see the sights of Stockholm’s inner city, the Old Town, Södermalm Island, Lilla Essingen, and Stora Essingen, the new area known as Hammarby Sjöstad, and the green areas of Royal Djurgården. 

Stockholm: Royal Bridges and Canal Cruise

8. Stockholm: Royal Bridges and Canal Cruise

See the sights of Stockholm from its waterways on a 1-hour cruise along the city’s canals and waterways. Cruise to the royal island of Djurgården, and enjoy panoramic views of the Stockholm skyline. Board the boat by the Royal Palace in the Old Town, and cruise along the narrow Djurgårds Canal. Head out into the open bays and shores of the islands of the Stockholm Archipelago, and marvel at the colorful buildings of the Gamla Stan. Pass the Royal Game Park of Djurgården island. Continue to the small islet of Riddarholmen (part of the Gamla Stan), and cruise past the trendy streets of Södermalm. Enjoy free Wi-Fi on board the mint condition boat, along with facilities such as toilets and a small café. Along the way, listen to an informative audio commentary with your complimentary earphones.

Stockholm: 1.5-Hour Ghost Walk and Historical Tour

9. Stockholm: 1.5-Hour Ghost Walk and Historical Tour

Start your 1.5-hour guided ghost walk in Gamla Stan and end in the heart of the Old Town. Along the way, hear about Stockholm's beginnings and learn how the city developed. Discover the most important events in the city's history by visiting the locations where they took place. Leave the main streets behind and explore forgotten courtyards, touch the old walls, and let the city's history come alive. By the light of lantern, be entertained and horrified by tales of poltergeists, plagues, public executions, and murders. Experience the past brought back to life as you smell, taste, and see what medieval Stockholm might have been like.

Stockholm Bike Tour

10. Stockholm Bike Tour

See the highlights of Stockholm on a guided bicycle tour. Go island hopping and see sights like the Old Town, the Royal Palace, and the Parliament. Stay dry on rainy days with the included rain poncho and keep yourself safe with the included helmet. Meet your guide and get fitted with your helmet and bike. Peddle through the cobbled streets and colorful buildings in the Old Town on the island of Gamla Stan. Ride by the Royal Palace and learn about its history from your guide. Move quickly and easily from island to island along the the shores of the sea and the lake. Cruise over bridges and past sights such as the Parliament and the Royal Dramatic Theatre. Admire the city’s beautiful gardens, picturesque 17th-century wooden houses, and the world’s first National City Park. Enjoy rolling down streets that are well-planned for safe cycling with many bicycle paths and green stretches where cars are not allowed.

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What people are saying about Sweden

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 13,027 reviews

Great fun and good guide, however at the end of the tour we were just told to drop our helmets back into the bin we picked them up from. At this point we felt let down as the helmets are not being cleaned as they are being dropped back into the basket we selected from in the first place, had we known this we would have requested cleaning or hair net !

Our guide, Joel’s, English was excellent. He did a great job explaining and highlighting the top sights of Gamla Stan and the Vasa Musuem.

The boat was really lovely. Not too crowded and the staff was very friendly. We enjoyed seeing the beauty of the archipelago!

Very nice tour the captain and the tour leader entertained us also the most fun way to explore the city highly recommend

Sehr schöne Tour, der Guide wusste eine Menge zu erzählen und hat es gut rüber gebracht.