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Stockholm: 1.5-Hour Ghost Walk and Historical Tour

1. 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

2. 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: The Nordic Food Walk

3. Stockholm: The Nordic Food Walk

Starting in the cozy, quaint confines of the classic Östermalmshallen, the old market hall of Stockholm, you’ll enjoy samples of local cheeses and meats, your first tastes on the tour. From here on your 4-hour tour, you’ll walk with your guide through the most modern areas of the city, sampling the best of healthy and classical foods with a twist. At Stockholm’s food market, you’ll sit down with a lunch plate filled with delectable Swedish seafood. No visit to Stockholm is complete without sampling this local specialty! After lunch it’s time for the sweets! In the very heart of the city you'll visit a local chocolate store, where the owners’ romantic story adds an even sweeter flavor to the locally made gourmet chocolate. Hötorgshallen, yet another of the city’s food markets, is also on the route. Stop for a chance to learn about the historical importance of the market and the shops, and for a few quick tastings as well. Continue with your guide to Gamla Stan, or Old Town, where you’ll admire some of Stockholm’s original houses. Stop at a tiny factory that makes polkagris, the most traditional of all Swedish candies. Your final stop is for coffee in a romantic courtyard, where you can enjoy the best cinnamon rolls in town.

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: Guided Fika Tour

6. Stockholm: Guided Fika Tour

Going for a fika at a “fik” is by far one of the most Swedish things one can ever do. Fika basically means to meet up for a coffee and a piece of cake or pastry, and a fik is slang for a café, bakery, or pastry shop. Sweden enjoys a highly developed culture when it comes to baked goods, and everywhere in Stockholm you’ll find cafés and cake shops brimming with atmosphere, character, and quality. Throughout this tour you will be taken to explore some of the best cafés this city has to offer. From top-class cafés and award-winning bakeries, to mouthwatering and Instagram-friendly dishes, you will get to taste your way through Stockholm whilst learning all about this treasured tradition.

Stockholm: Self-Guided Mystery Tour at the Royal Palace

7. 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

8. 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: Christmas Spirit Walking Tour

9. Stockholm: Christmas Spirit Walking Tour

Do you want to enjoy the Christmas spirit in Stockholm's mythical Old Town? Then join us on this Christmas walking tour! Christmas is one of Sweden's most popular holidays and the preparations begin weeks in advance. Christmas trees are bought, carols are sung and toffee and sausages are made. The dark evening skies are lit up with Advent stars and beautiful chandeliers. Let your guide take you on a stroll through the Old Town and tell you all about how the Swedes celebrate Christmas today but also about how the same tradition was celebrated in ancient times. If time allows the guide will also talk about other traditions special to the Swedes. To finish off we enjoy some of the delicious local mulled wine and gingerbread. Come find your Christmas spirit in the heart of Stockholm's Old Town!

Stockholm 3-Hour Private Guided Bike Tour

10. 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).

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What people are saying about Gamla Stan

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,199 reviews

Valentina was a bright, friendly spirit who could connect to everyone on her tour. She navigated our picky eaters well. Really enjoyed the smoked moose, bear jerky, and smoked reindeer. There is some walking but the pace was nice and the route helped to orient ourselves in central Stockholm. Highly recommend her!

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

Excellent value for money on this tour. At the same time a small city tour and what the people of Stockholm love so much. food wise

Enjoyable time learning about Stockholm and their favorite foods.