Stockholm
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Our most recommended Stockholm Sightseeing Tours

  • Stockholm: Land and Water Tour by Amphibious Bus

    1. Stockholm: Land and Water Tour by Amphibious Bus

    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. After the theatre, drive along the fashionable street of Birger Jarl before landing at the night club 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. This was once Stockholm’s slum area but today it is one of the most exclusive residential areas in the country. Drive by the museum of history and continue towards the diplomatic city. Here, find most of the embassies in Stockholm and beautiful villas facing the water. Arrive at Djurgården, which has been Royal ground since the 1400's. See Gärdet, which was once a military practice field and the highest buildings in Stockholm. Suddenly the tarmac beneath you turns to gravel and n...

    Really fun, relaxing tour to take if you want a quick look of the central part of Stockholm along with some nice water views around Djurgården Island. Lots of neat info accompanied by great humor from the tour guide and captain.

  • Stockholm Archipelago Cruise with Guide

    2. 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.

    Great way to see the area around Stockholm. Guide was sharing great insights. Enjoyed it a lot

  • Stockholm: 1.5-Hour Ghost Walk and Historical Tour

    3. 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.

    We had a lot of fun on this tour! It was something we hadn’t done before on our travels. Recommend :)

  • Stockholm Old Town Walking Tour

    4. 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 will reveal colorful stories and legends of early life in the city as you stroll along well-preserved cobbled alleyways.   See the grandeur of the Riddarholmen Church, the statue of Stockholm’s founder Birger Jarl, and regal palaces dating from the 1600s. You will also get to see panoramic views of picturesque Lake Mälaren and its surrounding countryside. This is a perfect introduction to Stockholm and its Old Town district.

    Cathrin is very nice, passionat and competent. But for my me she focused too much on history and not enough on the build, architecture of building by pointing out the styles. We walked without being encouraged to look up and at things. The rest was very nice.

  • Stockholm: The Nordic Food Walk

    5. 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,...

    The tour, the guide and the food were all very good. I wish there could have been a sweet and a savoury option for the whole tour as I'm not much of a sweet tooth. Also, there were less stops due to the pandemic, it would probably be even better if we had stopped at more places. Overall, good experience although a bit pricey

  • Stockholm: Top Highlights Bike Tour

    6. Stockholm: Top Highlights Bike Tour

    Join a local guide for a relaxed and informative bike tour that takes you past Stockholm's most emblematic sights and attractions. Hop on your bike and get some authentic insight into what life in the Swedish capital is really about. Begin your tour at a convenient meeting point located in the heart of the city. Cycle between the city’s must-see attractions, including Gamla Stan (the old town), City Hall, and the Royal Palace. Visit the many islands that earned the city the nickname “Venice of the North.” Ride through the first national part in the world, a natural oasis in the midst of a bustling metropolis.  Make plenty of stops for photos and explanations by your knowledgeable guide. Learn about the city's history, culture, and lifestyle while witnessing it all firsthand. After the tour, chat with your guide to get some helpful insider tips that will benefit you during the rest of y...

    This was a perfect tour! Be sure to do this early on in your trip so you can have a general idea of where everything is. It was a perfect balance of sight-seeing and physical activity. The bikes were light-weight and great! Its so much better than a walking tour. You cover a much larger area in a much shorter time in a cooler way.

  • Stockholm: Old Town Walking Tour

    7. Stockholm: Old Town Walking Tour

    Old town, or “Gamla stan” as it is known locally, is by far the most mythical and legendary neighbourhood in all of Stockholm. As the city's historical center, this is where you find out about ancient events and hear fascinating stories and tales that will last for a lifetime! With this tour its like you step in to a time machine and are whisked back to the to middle ages where noblemen, princesses and dukes roamed the streets. Come find out about the Stockholm Blood Bath, the cannonball wedged in house façade and the legend of St George and the Dragon.

    Wonderful guide! Very knowledgeable and friendly and covered a lot of territory in only two hours.

  • Welcome to Stockholm: Private Tour with a Local

    8. Welcome to Stockholm: Private Tour with a Local

    Get your keys to the city of Stockholm on a welcome tour with a friendly local. Discover why they are so passionate about their city as they share tips and tricks on what to see and do. Meet at a pre-arranged meeting point close to where you are staying so that you can get familiar with your neighborhood. Alternatively, you can meet at any centrally located landmark or intersection to explore a district you are especially interested in. Discover the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. During your walking tour, you will have the option of using the public transport system or taking a taxi if you prefer. Mention if you’d like a private car included in your tour and th...

    Great guide, knowledgeable in many topics (history, politics, economy, etc.). Scheduling stops for food would help having a better experience.

  • Stockholm: Old Town, Djurgården Island & Vasa Museum

    9. 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.

    Caroline was excellent,one guide did not turn up so she took us all. She was amazing the best we have ever had and well worth doing. She was very knowledgeable and very helpful to all. Well done a great experience. Please thank her as she did your company proud Cheers Brian Girdlestone

  • Stockholm: Self Guided Kayak Adventure

    10. Stockholm: Self Guided Kayak Adventure

    The kayak dock is located right in the heart of the city, just 400 m from the Adventure Café, so you will start your self-guided tour in a prime location. Enjoy a leisurely sightseeing paddle that allows you a fabulous vantage point as you look in on the city from your kayak. Stockholm is lovingly known as “The Venice of the North” as it is situated over 14 islands and linked by 57 bridges, so exploring by kayak is a great way to see the city. Even better, paddle at your own pace on a self-guided tour. You'll be provided a brief introduction on kayaking and all the equipment needed for your adventure, then you can set sail on your adventure.

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What people are saying about Stockholm

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,474 reviews

What an experience! The walk was intensive, yet really rewarding! There is absolutely no sound of the city at all, and we spotted a lot of wild animals during our hike. The organiser gave us plenty of food and beverages to take on our trip, and the sandwich tasted like heaven!

Great trip through the Stockholm archipelago with a guide in English and Swedish. Great explanations, beautiful route, nice boat with seats inside and outside (optionally with blankets and protection from rain). Very great tour !!!

Very nice trip. The stop is very easy to find. The transition from water to land and vice versa was very exciting but also safe. The tour guide was really great, explained a lot in English and Swedish.

What an interactive way to discover the old city (Gamla Stan)! The stories were very interesting and fascinating, and our guide Callum was truly amazing and a very kind and funny person!

Great landscape. Friendly, experienced guide with a lot of background on the area.