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Stockholm: Land and Water Tour by Amphibious Bus

Activity provider: Ocean Bus Stockholm

Stockholm: Land and Water Tour by Amphibious Bus

Activity provider: Ocean Bus Stockholm
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 33.30 per person

Discover the beautiful city of Stockholm aboard an amphibious bus. Listen to fun and interesting stories from a live, onboard guide, and spend about 50% of the tour on the water.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, Swedish

Experience

Highlights
  • Drive through the historic center of Stockholm aboard an amphibious bus
  • Discover Stockholm from both land and water
  • Feel the thrill when the ten ton bus hits the water
  • See the Royal Palace, Royal Theatre, Stureplan, and Royal Island of Djurgarden
  • Be entertained by your live guide on the bus
Full description

Enjoy a tour of Stockholm by land and water on an amphibious bus tour. Learn about the history of the city from a variety of perspectives, seeing notable landmarks like Gröna Lund, the Royal Palace, and the Royal Island of Djurgården

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. Drive along the fashionable street of Birger Jarl before landing at the nightclub 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. Suddenly the tarmac beneath you turns to gravel and now the real fun begins, it is time for the bus to get wet. Hold on to your phones and cameras and prepare for some butterflies in your stomach. The music gets louder and a big splash of water hits the windscreen. Before you know it, you are floating.

After a couple of minutes of cruising on the water, you will also hear the story behind the Royal Island of Djurgården. Pass the Vasa museum and Sweden’s oldest amusement park Gröna Lund.

Get your camera ready for a postcard-like view of Stockholm. The striking Old Town facades lie ahead, where the buildings date back to the 16th-century. In the middle are the German church and Stockholm city hall, which is a famous symbol of Stockholm with the three golden crowns mounted on top.

Sail alongside the shore of Södermalm, the biggest of the 14 islands that constitute Stockholm. Cruise around the island of Skeppsholmen and get a great view of the Royal Palace, which is one of the biggest palaces in Europe. See the 19th-century ship Af Chapman docked on the island of Skeppsholmen, which was once Stockholm's naval station. Learn about the royal family and also how Sweden became the country that it is today. Hear how one of the poorest countries in Europe become a thriving industrial nation with a capital now considered to be Europe’s equivalent to silicon valley. Feel the current from Sweden’s third biggest lake pushing fresh clean water into the Baltic Sea.

Further ahead, get a great panoramic view of Strandvägen, which is probably the most exclusive address in Scandinavia. Pass the ship of the world’s strongest little girl, Pippi Longstocking. It is time to return to dry land. The engine roars for a couple of seconds as the captain hits the throttle to push the bus back to land. Drive towards the starting point, passing the birthplace of the world-famous psychological phenomenon of Stockholm syndrome.

Also pass the oldest building in the city and the oldest park in Stockholm, which once belonged to the royal family. To complete your tour, get a photo with the singing captain.

Includes
  • Access to Djurgarden
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Duck boat
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 3 years
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point is between the Royal Opera and Grand Hotel and close to the Royal Palace. Wait for the Ocean Bus Stockholm and show your voucher to the staff onboard.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Oversize luggage
    • Smoking
    • Alcohol and drugs

    Know before you go

    • Please dress according to the weather
    • Please note you are not permitted to eat onboard
    • Please be at the meeting point 20 minutes before the departure time
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 1004 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5

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    Definitely worth the price and the time if you're visiting Stockholm. A broad and informative tour, fun atmosphere and they did the tour in both Swedish and English. The only thing that I'd improve is the volume - the speakers were way too loud, especially for a higher pitched voice. Also, our bags got wet because we put them on the floor and some high school students spilled water there

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    September 6, 2021

    Very nice turn, was awesome. However, I would have liked them to speak in both Swedish and English. I called before and asked if they spoke Swedish and was told that they did. But unfortunately it was very little Swedish. But a very good guide and nice captain. Would happily recommend it

    August 23, 2021

    We had so much fun! It was amazing. I loved the beautiful sights, the music, the sarcastic jokes... My friends and I were constantly laughing. We loved this tour and we definitely want to something like this again! :) Also, I loved our captain Johny and I forgot the name of our tourguide but he was sweet and handsome :)

    November 4, 2020

    Product ID: 191642