Highlights of this tour
- Outside viewings of some of the landmarks of Stockholm.
- Inside visit(s) in (one of) the main attractions of Stockholm.
Your driver-guide will meet you at the cruise port or city center accommodation, with a sign with your name on it. Together you head towards Stockholm in the comfort of your private accessible vehicle. During a scenic drive in the Swedish capital, you will pass some of the famous sights of Stockholm.
If your ship docks in the port of Nynäshamn, this will add approximately 2 hours to the total tour time. Contact us for options and possibilities.
The 2-hour tour includes an inside visit with a private licensed guide to one of the most famous attractions Stockholm has to offer:
– The Royal Palace, OR
– Vasa Museum, OR
– City Hall
The tour can be extended to 4 or 6 hours, depending on if you wish to include one inside private guided visit or a combination of visits from the above. If you wish to see a sight or attraction that is not listed, please contact us for further options.
On the way from the port to the city, you will see some of the famous Stockholm landmarks outside viewings. The route and order may differ, depending on local traffic conditions and pick up and drop off location.
If you arrive from the port of Stadsgården, you pass the sluice between lake Mälaren, Swedens’ third largest lake, with the sea on the right. Despite the high water level difference, the channel allows boats and ships to go in and out of Lake Mälaren.
The island Djurgården is where the majority of the museums are located. Here you find the Vasa, the amusement park Gröna Lund and the world’s oldest open-air museum Skansen. Additionally, you will find a great variety of nature and recreation areas. During the drive to the island of Djurgården, you will pass thé street in Sweden with the most expensive apartments.
The Old Town of Stockholm is built around the Royal Castle on the island of Stadsholmen. The Castle is the official home of the Swedish King and Queen. Nearby you find the building of the Swedish Parliament. Onwards you pass the harbor for the boats to the archipelago. Did you know that Stockholm Archipelago contains about 30.000 islands and islets? About 200 have a population all year round, while others are used as second houses during the vacations.
Once you arrive at the attraction, your driver will drop you off to meet your guide for the private guided visit. Afterward, he will meet you again for the return to the port.
The Royal Palace measures approximately 42.000 square meters and contains more than 600 rooms divided over 11 floors. The baroque style Palace is the official residence of the Swedish King.
In 1697 a devastating fire ruined the old Castle “Tre Kronor” altogether, and it took 57 years before the rebuilding was finished. Due to the war in Sachen-Poland, Denmark, and Russia in 1700, the rebuild could not start until 1727. The palace was eventually ready for move-in by King Adolf Frederik and Queen Lovisa Ulrika in 1754.
Today, the Palace contains the Royal Apartments and three museums: The Treasury, the Tre Kronor Museum, and Gustav lll’s Museum of Antiquities.
The Palace has two elevators on-site. However, these are small and can be slow if it is busy. Therefore we do not recommend a visit for larger groups.
The Vasa Museum is Scandinavia’s most visited museum. Here you find the unique and world’s best-preserved warship ‘Vasa’ from 1628. Over 98 percent of the ship is original, and it is decorated with hundreds of wooden sculptures.
The Vasa sank on the ship’s maiden voyage, just minutes after setting sail for the first time and before the eyes of a large audience. It was discovered in 1956 and then resurfaced in 1961.
Meanwhile, the warship has been carefully restored to its original condition.
The museum offers ten different exhibitions about different topics, from ‘life on board’ to its historical context.
There are no stairs or steps to enter the Vasa museum. Accessible toilets are available at the entrance, the information desk, and the museum. The museum offers two manual wheelchairs to be borrowed free of charge. These can not be reserved prior. Please note there are cobblestones outside the entrance and in various areas inside the museum.
The Stockholm City Hall is one of the most prominent buildings in Sweden. The tower measures 106 meters and features the Golden Three Crowns, the Swedish national coat of arms. You can also see these on the tenue of the Swedish National team in Ice Hockey.
Constructed in the National Romantic style and finished in 1923. It was built as a workplace for Stockholm’s politicians and civil servants and is still used today. Behind the magnificent facades, officials’ offices and session halls are located, and various assembly rooms and unique works of art.
The City Hall is home to various ceremonial meetings and parties. The most famous is the yearly Nobel Banquet in the largest ceremonial hall. The Blå Hallen, or the ‘Blue Hall,’ houses one of the largest pipe organs in Scandinavia, with 10.000 pipes and 135 stops. The official Ball takes place in Gyllene Salen, the ‘Golden Hall,’ with 18 million gold mosaic tiles. However, the actual Nobel prize award ceremony takes place in the Concert Hall.
The City Hall is open to the public through guided tours only, held in Swedish and English.
There is a ramp from the Courtyard at the entrance. The City Hall Shop also has a moveable ramp, brought out when needed. The Blue Hall has a stairway of 39 low steps. However, there is a lift inside the building. You can borrow a wheelchair, free of charge. These can not be reserved prior.
The driver-guide will wait for you, and at the end of the tour, he will take you back to the cruise port or your accommodation. During the 6 hour tour, your guide will plan time for lunch (not included). The Vasa museum is a recommended option for lunch, with great food.
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