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Stockholm: Royal Bridges and Canal Cruise

1. 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

2. 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: Old Town Walking Tour

3. Stockholm: Old Town Walking Tour

Follow in the footsteps of the city's founding fathers on this enlightening shared or private walking tour of Stockholm's Old Town. This eventful walk reveals colorful stories and legends of early life in the city as you stroll along well-preserved cobbled alleyways.  Admire the grandeur of the Riddarholmen Church, the statue of Stockholm’s founder Birger Jarl, and the 16th-century royal palaces. Your guide will tell stories and legends about the city and the people who have lived here. Enjoy panoramic views of picturesque Lake Mälaren and the surrounding countryside. This is a perfect introduction to Stockholm and its Old Town district.

Stockholm: Old Town, Djurgården Island & Vasa Museum

4. 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

5. 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: Self-Guided Mystery Tour at the Royal Palace

6. Stockholm: Self-Guided Mystery Tour at the Royal Palace

This is a self-guided tour for mystery and crime fans. The goal is to solve the mystery at the Royal Palace, which is inspired by real events from the late 1960s. We are writing the year 1966 and the brutal murder of a woman has the city of Stockholm on edge. As responsible investigators, it is your duty to solve this bestial act of bloodshed and restore peace and order on Stockholm's streets. It is your job to gather enough evidence to point out the right suspect of the crime. Much is at stake! The highest priority is to ensure the safety for the inhabitants of the Old Town. It is undoubtedly a very noted crime committed, so if you solve it, it will indisputably have a big impact on your future careers as investigators. However, it turns out that there are several suspects and the clues point in various directions so it will be a challenging task to find the culprit! Collect your envelope containing the mystery at Trafik Nostalgiska Förlaget (TNF) in Stockholm's Old Town. This is at the same time the starting location of your Mystery Tour. Exploring the location through a mystery scavenger hunt is an interesting and unique way, perfectly suited for couples and families. Good luck and happy solving!

Stockholm: Self-Guided Mystery Tour by the Parliament

7. Stockholm: Self-Guided Mystery Tour by the Parliament

This is a self-guided walking tour for mystery and crime fans. The goal is to solve the mystery at the Parliament, which is inspired by real events from the late 1800s. The year is 1899. A local debt collector has gone missing and a briefcase with blood on it has been found. In other words, work awaits the investigators in Stockholm's Old Town! It is your responsibility as good investigators to find out what happened to the missing person and the briefcase. After collecting your envelope in Stockholm's Gamla Stan (Old Town), your mystery tour officially starts. Set out on an adventure where you'll need to solve problems and complete tasks that lead you closer and closer to a solution.  Experience Stockholm's Old Town as you explore, and discover some of its history, breathtaking buildings, and cozy cobblestoned alleys. The game ends when you have solved the mystery.  Exploring the old town through a mystery scavenger hunt is an interesting and unique tour option, perfectly suited for couples, friends, and families alike.

Stockholm 3-Hour Private Guided Bike Tour

8. Stockholm 3-Hour Private Guided Bike Tour

Get off the beaten track and see residential Stockholm as well as historic monuments on this 3-hour guided bike tour. Suitable for active types, the energetic tour passes through the islands of Kungsholmen, Långholmen, and Södermalm as well as the Old Town, taking in sights such as City Hall, one of the homes and factories of Alfred Nobel and the former city prison. There are a few hills that you'll encounter along the way (it's not Denmark or southern Sweden), and you're more than welcome to hop off your bike if you need to. You will have plenty of opportunities to stop and take photos while learning more about Stockholm and its different islands. Enjoy a hot or cold beverage, depending on the weather, along the way (not included).

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

9. 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.

Stockholm Syndrome: 3-Hour Walking Tour

10. Stockholm Syndrome: 3-Hour Walking Tour

Are you ready to fall in love? Experience Stockholm by foot. You will see all the main sights plus some secret gems! Stockholm Our Way invites you to take a walk on Stockholm’s wilder side – there is a lot more to Stockholm than just water and bridges! With 750 years of history, the city is never short of a story to tell. The 14 islands upon which Stockholm is founded each have something different to offer and each of the four seasons provider visitors with opportunities to experience the city from different perspectives. Taking in such sights as the Royal Dramatic Theatre, the Opera House, the Royal Palace, the Parliament building, Riddarholmen, the City Hall, the Old Town, St George and the Dragon, Slussen and Södermalm, this tour gives you a great and environmentally friendly overview to the city sights – both old and new!

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What people are saying about Gamla Stan

Fantastic tour!! Callum was very entertaining and the stories were interesting The entrance to the tunnel at the end of the tour was dark and thrilling If your visiting Stockholm this tour is a must!!

This is all about the guide for me, think the experience would vary greatly depending on them. Ours was Callum, very entertaining, stayed in character throughout

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable. He makes the tour varied and humorous without sacrificing the "scary effect". Thanks very much!

Collum is a very enthusiastic and theatrical guide who gets everyone involved with his stories.

is nice very relaxing. is slow so don't go there if you are tired