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What's Included

Entrance to the Vasa museum

Fee for the boat trip to Djurgården

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 15
  • YOUTH: Age: 16 - 18
  • ADULT: Age: 19 - 65
  • SENIOR: Age: 66 - 99

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • All our guides are vaccinated against Covid-19
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

We start the tour at Gamla Stan Metro station, inside/under ground, in front of the Pressbyrån kiosk. We talk about the early history of Stockholm and Sweden, from the ice age until the first settlements on the islands. From Riddarholmen (The Knights Island) we have a beautiful view of the lake Mälaren and the City Hall, the famous landmark of Stockholm,

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Riddarholm Church (Riddarholmskyrkan)
The story continues... Outside the Riddarholmen Church we will meet the presumed founder of Stockholm, Birger Jarl, or at least a statue of him. 1252 is the year when "Stockholm" was first mentioned in a written text that is preserved until today. Birger Jarl signed the paper...

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

We stop outside Riddarhuset, the House of Nobility, and look at the statue of Gustav Vasa, "the father of Sweden". Since Gustav Vasa 1523 marched into Stockholm, Sweden has been a sovereign state, never occupied by foreign powers. Gustav, after his father and between 80 to 100 other noblemen were killed in “The bloodbath of Stockholm”, organised an uprising against our southern neighbour who had taken control over Sweden. He also changed the religion in Sweden from Catholicism to Lutheran Protestantism

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Parliament Building (Riksdagshuset)
The predecessor of the parliament (riksdagen) was the “Riksdag of the Estates” (Ståndsriksdagen) where Nobility, Clergy, Burghers, Peasants met separately for discussions before meeting the King in the palace. Until its dissolution in 1866, the institution was the highest authority in Sweden next to the King. In 1866 a parliament with two chambers was introduced, but still without equal voting rights for all citizens. The first elections with general suffrage was held in 1921. This was after a long political struggle led by liberals and socialists.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Royal Palace
Next stop at "Lejonbacken" on the north side of the Royal Palace. . Peter the Great of Russia put an end to the Swedish dreams of being a great power in Northern Europe. Karl XII, the last of our warrior kings is still pointing to the east (i.e. the statue is pointing), where he and his army, the Caroleans, first had some great victories, but in the end were defeated by Peter the Great in Poltava 1709.

The age of enlightenment, with growing interest in arts and science, influenced Sweden. Gustav III, an enlightened despot with great interest in theatre, made several contributions in these fields.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The smallest and nicest statue in Sweden!

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The Nobel Price Museum is situated at Stortorget. The Swedish Royal Academies designate the winners of the most prestigious prices in many important fields of science and art.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Stockholm Old Town
Below the statue of Carl XIV Johan we continue the story about Sweden. This king, the first of the Bernadottes, was imported to Sweden from France in the beginning of the 19th century to win back what we lost to the Russians. Instead he put his efforts into diplomacy, building infrastructure and develop education! In 2014 200 years of peace was celebrated in Sweden. The industrial revolution, natural resources and great Swedish inventions created a foundation for a welfare state, and several entrepreneurs continued the development in the 20th and 21th centuries. !

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Vasa Museum
Entrance to the Vasa museum is included. Our guide will show you the ship and tell you the amazing story about how Vasa capsized and then was salvaged more than 300 years later!
This is the end of the guided tour, but you are welcome to stay in the museum after the tour is finished.
(If you have time, why not stay on the Djurgården island also in the afternoon, visit the Abba Museum ("walk in, dance out" ), the Viking Museum, the amusement park Gröna Lund, or Skansen. All of these attractions are situated on the beautiful island Djurgården (but not included in this tour)).

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Long layover
roberta7772022, 31-10-2022
We landed in Stockholm and had a 12 hour layover so we decided to do a quick walking tour. This tour took us through Gamla Stan and finished at the Vasa Museum. Our guide was very kind and knowledgeable. He answered all our questions and shared with us the history of the architecture and the key figures that inspired modern day Stockholm. I highly recommend.
AnnetteS943, 11-09-2022
A very interesting and comprehensive tour of Gamla Stan, the ferry ride and the Vasa Museum. Thanks Natalie for keeping us informed and entertained. We had a lovely time with you and would highly recommend you to everyone.
Stockholm.... what a Gem
William_C, 28-09-2022
The Varsa.... wow what an experience. Three different floors to view the ship. The walking tour was rough on the feet do to the rock and cobblestone streets. I recommend hard sole shoes and double socks
Lots of walking, that's for sure!
Gary P, 29-09-2022
The tour description was right - a WALKING tour that went on and on. While we enjoyed our guide, many visits were just walk-by descriptions of sites. Went into the Royal Palace, stood at the admission desk, and left. Standing and viewing a picture of the Royal Family in a plastic file sleeve for 10 minutes, and having each person described in detail, was a bit tedious. My review might be influenced by the fact that we scheduled this tour at the end of our visit so we had already seen many locations - so take my review with a grain of salt. BUT be sure to wear your walking shoes!
Good tour of Old Town Stockholm
Joseph D, 13-09-2022
This was a good overall tour but it is a bit disjointed and rushed at times. I got a vague idea of the history of Stockholm and Sweden. The highlight that was the Vasa museum which I thought was pretty cool. The downside to that was that if we had done the Vasa museum by itself then our ticket would get us into the Nearby Nordic museum as well. Doing it through the tour didn’t get that for us

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