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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: 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: Old Town, Djurgården Island & Vasa Museum

3. 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 Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Boat: 24/72-Hour

4. Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Boat: 24/72-Hour

Experience Stockholm from the water with a 24-hour or 72-hour pass for the hop-on, hop-off sightseeing boat. Decide where you want to go and create your own itinerary in the Swedish capital. Enjoy unlimited travel for the duration of your ticket's validity, and jump on and off at any of the 8 stops along the route. Alternatively, take a full journey to get your bearings and give your feet a rest! Boats depart every 30 minutes and include a fascinating commentary in different languages via the multilingual headphones. Boat Stops: • Royal Palace • Nybroplan (connecting stop for the hop-on, hop-off bus) • Vasa Museum (connecting stop for the hop-on, hop-off bus) • Skeppsholmen (connecting stop for the hop-on, hop-off bus) • Gröna Lund Tivoli (connecting stop for the hop-on, hop-off bus) • Stadsgården Cruise Berth / Viking Line Terminal (connecting stop for the hop-on, hop-off bus) • Fotografiska • Old Town / Gamla Stan (connecting stop for the hop-on, hop-off bus)

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

5. 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

6. 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!

Stockholm Private Welcome Experience with a Local Host

7. Stockholm Private Welcome Experience with a Local Host

Meet the local host at your Stockholm accommodation and head out on a 3 to 8-hour walking tour to explore the city. You’ll be in good hands with a knowledgeable local who is eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your visit. The local supplier will be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality, tastes and interests so we can assign a like-minded Local who can create a bespoke experience for you. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Start by taking in some of the top attractions of the old town. Continue by getting familiar with the neighborhood where you’re staying. Hear about the best places to eat and shop and learn the easiest ways to get around. See some of the top attractions and hear about more that you can visit on your own after the tour. You will have the option of taking public transportation or a taxi to get around the city. Please contact the supplier if you’d like a private car included in the tour.

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What people are saying about Gamla Stan

Everything was excellent, departure was on time and I think we saw as much from the city as possible in two hours. I suggest to make this tour in good weather condition.

Very pleasant ship tour with a very good German audio guide. We learned a lot about Stockholm.

Excellent organization, pleasant and interesting the description of the audio guide

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

Was very entertaining, environment very well explained.