Private Essential Stockholm
This combination tour offers you three very different perspectives of this magical medieval city. Your private expedition begins as you board a bus for a scenic ride around the city center with stops at the Old and New Parliament buildings. See City Hall, a massive structure famous for its art, ceremonial halls and breathtaking overviews of Stockholm from atop its 106 meter tower.
From there you will transition to the walking part of the tour where your guide will help you navigate the cobbled streets and winding alleyways of Gamla Stan, or Old Town, while sharing fascinating facts and stories of the city and its people along the way. Stop at the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Swedish Monarch. This expansive building contains 1,430 rooms, more than 600 windows and has a ceremonial changing of the guards. Nearby is St. Nicolas Cathedral, a beautiful Gothic style church that has hosted several coronations, royal weddings and funerals. You will also tour Riddarholmen, also known as Knight's Island, where you can admire 17th century private palaces. While here pay respects at Riddarholmskyrkan, a former church with burial grounds containing the remains of Swedish royalty and nobility.
Your outing transfers to the water as you board a boat for a leisurely ride along Strandvagen, a street full of high end boutique shops and tony apartments in the exclusive neighborhood of Ostermalm. Observe a different side of Stockholm from the shore and gain a new appreciation of how distinctive the districts are. Conclude your tour at Djurgarden where you can take a break for lunch or use your free time to visit one of the island's many museums including the children's museum, the Nordic people museum or Absolut Vodka's museum (without a guide).
You can extend your tour with a visit to either the Vasa Museum or Drottningholm Palace. At the Vasa you can learn maritime history and see a salvaged 17th century ship; at Drottningholm you can get a first-hand look at how the Swedish royals live. This popular tour sells out fast! Sign up today.