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Royal Palace, Stockholm

Royal Palace, Stockholm

Royal Palace, Stockholm: Our most recommended tours and activities

Stockholm: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Boat Option

1. Stockholm: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Boat Option

See Stockholm’s most famous sights from along its streets and waterways with this hop-on hop-off tour. Choose to stay on the bus line or take the tour to the water with regular service between Stockholm's islands and city streets. Listen to commentary about Stockholm in your choice of 10 languages. Discover how pleasant and effortless a city trip can be. Choose a 24-hour ticket for the bus tour or the boat tour. A combination ticket gives you full access to both the bus and boat tours. See all the attractions in Stockholm at your own pace and hop on and off at any of the stops throughout the city. Go directly to the sights without any out of the way routes, stopping at attractions such as Skansen, the Royal Palace, Gröna Lund, the Vasa Museum, Fjällgatan, City Hall, the Abba Museum, the Ice Bar, Old Town, and several popular shopping districts.

Stockholm: Royal Bridges and Canal Cruise

2. 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

3. Stockholm: Old Town Walking Tour

Travel back in time on a historical walking tour of Stockholm's Old Town. Discover hidden gems and old tales from the city's past. See top city attractions like the 17th-century Baroque Royal Palace. Explore Stockholm's old town, or “Gamla stan” as it is known locally. Immerse yourself in the most mythical and legendary neighborhood in 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. Enjoy a tour which is like stepping into a time machine. Get whisked back to the middle ages where noblemen, princesses, and dukes roamed the streets. Learn about the Stockholm Blood Bath, see a cannonball wedged in the façade of a house, and discover the legend of St, George and the Dragon.

Stockholm: City Sightseeing Open Electric Boat Tour

4. Stockholm: City Sightseeing Open Electric Boat Tour

Take an electric boat trip through Stockholm and relax in comfort as you get to know the city from the water. Listen to commentary about each location and travel from the harbors to iconic attractions. See the outside of the Vasa Museum, Stockholm Palace, and Skansen. Make your way to the front of Stockholm Palace to meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Climb aboard your boat and settle down as you start to drift further into the city. Cruise along the Djurgården Well Canal and admire the lush greenery as you sail under low bridges. Enjoy your own food and drinks as you listen to live commentary about each location. Immerse yourself in the story of Stockholm and feel the wonder of drifting by the spires of the Nordic Museum. Act out a little scene on the boat passing by the Royal Dramatic Theatre and sing a song outside ABBA The Museum.

Stockholm: Guided Bike Tour

5. Stockholm: Guided Bike Tour

See the highlights of Stockholm on a guided bicycle tour. Go island hopping and see sights like the Old Town, the Royal Palace, and the Parliament. Stay dry on rainy days with the included rain poncho and keep yourself safe with the included helmet. Meet your guide and get fitted with your helmet and bike. Peddle through the cobbled streets and colorful buildings in the Old Town on the island of Gamla Stan. Ride by the Royal Palace and learn about its history from your guide. Move quickly and easily from island to island along the the shores of the sea and the lake. Cruise over bridges and past sights such as the Parliament and the Royal Dramatic Theatre. Admire the city’s beautiful gardens, picturesque 17th-century wooden houses, and the world’s first National City Park. Enjoy rolling down streets that are well-planned for safe cycling with many bicycle paths and green stretches where cars are not allowed.

Stockholm: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

6. Stockholm: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore the Swedish capital by open-top bus. With regular departures at all stops, choose how much time you wish to spend immersed in the history and culture of each fascinating site. Stockholm boasts a 700-year-old history and is the epicenter of Swedish culture, dotted with grand public buildings and palaces. The 24-hour pass grants access to buses that will take you to the highlights of the picturesque city's sightseeing circuit. Visit the vast Stockholm Palace, the official residence of the Swedish Royal Family, and the City Hall where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held. Discover beautiful gothic churches and explore the city's key museums, including the Vasa Museum, home to the tragic 17th-century warship, and Skansen Zoo. Buses cover the Old Town area and the trendy SoFo district at Södermalm, with its many bars and boutiques. Art and literature exhibitions abound, with readings and concerts at the controversially modern-looking Kulturhuset. Participants looking to splash out will enjoy the NK/Hamngatan shopping district. Strändvagen offers leading restaurants to quell the deserved appetites of the intrepid tourist, with regular boat cruises of the scenic archipelago to boot. Bus tour stops: 1. Strömgatan 2. Slottet (The Royal Palace) 3. Viking Line / Stadsgarden Cruise Terminal 4. Fjallgatan / Tjarhovsplan 5. (l) Slussen (Old Town) 6. Slottet (The Royal Palace) 7. Kungstradgarden / Shoppin District 8. Strandvagen 9. The Vasa Museum 10. ABBA The Museum / Grona Lund 11. Skansen 12. ABBA The Museum / Grona Lund 13. The Vasa Museum 14. Historiska Museet / Karlaplan 15. Stureplan 16. Hotorget / Kungsgatan 17. ICE Bar 18. Central Station / Cityterminalen 19. Radhuset / Court House 20. City Hall

Stockholm: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Highlights Tour

7. Stockholm: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Highlights Tour

Get to know Stockholm at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. Discover another side of Stockholm on this fun tour. Walk around and explore this iconic city. Scavenger hunts are great as an everyday activity, for bachelor or bachelorette parties, birthday parties, or team-building events. Learn interesting facts about the city and attractions. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Start your tour at the much-photographed Stockholm City Hall. Visit an unusual place Normalhöjdpunkten, with a lot of history as it was needed for the creation of maps, while the Riddarholmen Church will captivate you as all the Swedish kings are buried in it. Take a photo at the Nobel Prize Museum building, which will amaze you with its ground-breaking exhibits for every era, and let yourself be lost in the beauty of the Obelisk at Slottsbacken, a royal gift to the citizens of Stockholm. Visit the incomparably beautiful Royal Palace, with its blue-blooded aura. You will also pass by Gustav II Adolf Square with the massive statue of the great Swedish King. Admire the iconic St. James Kyrka, one of the oldest churches in the city. The National Museum will enchant you and your camera. The icing on the cake of this unique experience will be the Skeppsholmsbron bridge, with its characteristic crowns and its unique view.

Stockholm: Old Town 2 hour Guided Walking Tour, Historical

8. Stockholm: Old Town 2 hour Guided Walking Tour, Historical

Exploring Stockholm's magical Old Town via an easy going walking tour in a small group. We will wind our way through the cobble stone streets, narrow alleyways and medieval architecture while sharing stories of the city's origins and colorful, sometimes bloody, history. We will start at one of the Gateways to the Old Town and touch briefly on aspects of modern day Sweden before delving into the heart of Old Town. Stops along the way include the main square, one of the oldest streets in Old Town, a Rune stone, the historic German church, a brief visit to the busy tourist street, a stop by the narrowest street in the city. Visit the former marketplace and financial square, a super special restaurant with a rich history, then a stroll down one of the more unique shopping streets before returning to history at the St. George and the Dragon statue. A famous painting will illustrate the city's medieval birth before we greet the smallest statue in town! Then to the Royal Palace to delve into Sweden's rich royal history of Kings and Queen's. The grand finale of will be an exploration of Sweden's religious history and a stop by the oldest structure in Stockholm, the majestic Stockholm's Cathedral. Tour is lead by a native English speaker with local knowledge but with an international perspective. Tour will end in the Old Town so you can further explore or head to local restaurants or shopping.

Stockholm Old Town Outdoor Escape Game: Troll Escape

9. Stockholm Old Town Outdoor Escape Game: Troll Escape

Immerse yourself in a city exploration game and follow clues to discover hidden secrets and amazing spots in Stockholm. Get an insight into some of the many famous landmarks in the city. Play the game by solving each piece of the puzzle on your smartphone, guess the answer to unlock the story of each secret place. Untangle the past and learn about the city's royal history. Explore the city and be given exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Play offline as you don't need an internet connection to play the game. Enjoy as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or split into smaller teams and compete against each other. Go at your own pace as there is no time limit, the game however can be completed in 1 hour. Play without a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure.

Stockholm: Old Town Walking Tour

10. 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.

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I've been to Stockholm many times in business life but never seen Gamla Stan previously. The tour was excellent. we saw things we wouldn't have seen without our guide who was very knowledgeable and interesting. Apart from viewing important historical sites we were given a lot of interesting history and background. The tour group was small (4 people) which made the tour seem very personal and and friendly.

Sofia was an excellent guide. She spoke slowly and we were able to understand everything. I loved all the interesting tid bits of local history she shared.

My guide Cerasela was very engaged. It’s was very very cold but the tour passed by quickly since it was so entertaining and informative.

Very informative tour with great guide who included personal anecdotes. Highly recommend it!

Sophia was lovely and friendly, spoke beautiful english and was very helpful