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Stockholm: Old Town, Djurgården Island & Vasa Museum

1. Stockholm: Old Town, Djurgården Island & Vasa Museum

Your tour begins at Stortorget, the main square of Old Town. Hear legends and stories about the city and the people that used to lived here. You’ll walk past some of the best-known landmarks of the area, such as the Royal Palace, the Coronation Church, and the statue of St. George and the Dragon. If you have chosen this option, board the Djurgården ferry for the short trip to the island of Djurgården. On the way you’ll be able to see parts of Stockholm from the water, including Old Town and the island of Södermalm. Stop at the Vasa Museum, the most visited maritime museum in the world. Marvel at the nearly 400-year-old wooden ship that is remarkably intact despite being under water for more than 300 years. Enjoy a 30-minute tour of the museum, which will be the end of the guided tour.

Stockholm: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

2. Stockholm: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

Discover Stockholm's must-see treasures and top attractions on a full-day guided tour. Enjoy an all-inclusive sightseeing experience complete with hotel pickup, all entry tickets, lunch, and a professional blue badge guide. Join your guide as you set out to explore Stockholm's most iconic attractions. Visit the Old Town on a walking tour, enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Palace, and visit Riddarholmen Island. View the oldest church in Stockholm, Storkyrkan, form outside, and visit the Vasa Museum to discover the world's best-preserved 17th-century ship. Break for lunch at the Vasa Museum restaurant to refuel before heading to your next destination, Stockholm City Hall. Next, visit Drottningholm Palace for a guided tour. Admire Drottingholm's Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see Drottningholm's Slottsteater.  Other highlights on your day-long sightseeing adventure include the Swedish History Museum as well as a visit to a panorama site that provides breathtaking views of the city. Listen to your guide as they tell interesting stories about each of the places visited and discover hidden gems as you make your way around the city. 

Stockholm: Old Town & Vasa Museum Skip-the-Line Private Tour

3. Stockholm: Old Town & Vasa Museum Skip-the-Line Private Tour

Discover Stockholm's old town and enjoy priority access to its Vasa Museum on a combined tour. In just 2.5 hours you’ll take in the city’s most popular sights. On your guided walk through the old town you’ll learn how and why the Nobel Prize came to be, and where the Royal Family actually lives. You guide will also tell you what the residents used to do with their garbage, how narrow the narrowest alley in Stockholm is, how many live in the old town, and what the cost of living is there. Next you’ll board a ferry to the island of Djurgården. Enjoy spectacular views of Stockholm from the water, and en route you'll come to understand why Stockholm is sometimes referred to as the Venice of the North. Visit the Vasa Museum and discover how a ship that spent 333 years on the bottom of the sea could be so well preserved, how many people died as the ship sank, who was punished for this failure, and how it was salvaged. Learn all this and more and have your questions answered during a tour of the Museum. Once your tour has finished, you’re welcome to stay on longer to check out the exhibitions and watch a film about the Vasa.

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What people are saying about Gamla Stan

Helmut was really very nice! He is a native German speaker and showed us his chosen home. We started in Gamla Stan and ended at the Vasa Museum. There he also did a little tour so that no audio guide was necessary. We were only 4 people (German group) and were able to have a good chat and ask questions whenever we wanted. Helmut was well prepared, the tour well structured, so I can only recommend this tour!

Excellent Orientation to stockholm

This tours was conducted on a rainy day, but was enjoyable due to the efforts of the excellent tour guide. It is well worthwhile and covers interesting topics.

Brilliant tour… it covers the Old Town, then a lovely trip to Vasa Museum. Worthwhile doing this tour for us as we are only there for a weekend getaway trip.

Fantastic nice and knowledgeable guide, interesting story throughout the tour. Super happy =)

We enjoyed this tour of the old town and the museum. Very informative.