Stockholm looks out to the Baltic Sea. Boasting a 700 year-old history, the city is home to grand public buildings, palaces and has a rich cultural history. Stockholm is world famous for being stunningly picturesque and sits on 14 islands. It is surrounded by water and presents parkland, forest and beautiful views. Discover the renowned Royal Palace, gothic churches, Swedish design-ware shops and excellent cafes and restaurants. Hop aboard an open top bus and explore Stockholm and its sights at your own pace. The buses stop at carefully chosen spots including the City Hall, the Vasa Museum and Skansen.
Take the bus tour to Old Town, which is the original heart of Stockholm. Browse the souvenir shops and visit the trendy district SoFo at Sodermalm with its restaurants, pubs and boutiques. Admire exhibitions by famous photographers and peruse the shop dedicated to the medium of photography at Fotografiska. Hop off at City Hall which attracts around 400,000 visitors annually and holds the most exclusive ballroom in Stockholm, hosting the Nobel Banquet. Visit Kulturhuset, Stockholm's hotspot for contemporary cultural events such as photo exhibitions, children's stories, concerts and literary discussions. For the best shopping in town, head for NK/Hamngatan. Strandvagen is the main center for lunch, brunch, dinner and various archipelago cruises which run all year round and offer on-board dining.
Visit the Royal Palace, which is the Swedish Royal family's official residence. Here you can see the Royal Apartments, the treasury and the Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities. Next door you will find Stockholm Cathedral St. Nicolai Storkyrkan where several coronations have been held since 1336. Hop off at Vasa Museum which showcases the world's only surviving 17th-century ship, a must for all visitors! Nordiska museet and Junibacken story book museum are also situated here. Skansen is a miniature Sweden which offers both countryside and mid-19th century town quarters. Visit the elks, bears, lynx and reptiles at the Aquarium and there is fun to be had at the amusement park Grona Lund. Discover Sweden's rich history and discover how the Vikings lived at Djurgardsbron, a short walk from the Museum of National Antiquities, which packed with history. For stunning views of the city, take the bus tour to Kaknastorne, a TV tower offering indoor and outdoor decks and a restaurant. Admire the architecture in the wealthy Karlaplan and head for Stureplan for shopping, dining and a buzzing nightlife.
Please Note: There are 26 stops on this route and it takes approximately 90 to 120 minutes to complete the route without getting off. The bus runs every 20 to 30 minutes from May to June, every 15 to 20 minutes from July to August, and every 30 to 60 minutes from September to April. The tours are narrated in English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Mandarin, Japanese, Russian, Finnish, and Swedish. First and last tour times will be detailed in your electronic ticket.
The route includes the following stops:
To see a map of the stops that are included in this tour, please CLICK HERE.
Reviewer: Barbara Paymaster
We were on a cruise ship and decided to pre-pay for the hop on hop off bus. It was extremely crowded and had to wait quite a while to get a bus. The bus takes you around the downtown area. We were able to get off and shop a bit. Even the bus was so crowded we had to stand and couldn't get to hear the sight seeing tour with the ear buds.
Reviewer: nelda little
In May of this year, my husband and I traveled on Princess Cruises to the Baltic countries. We chose the hop on hop off bus tours in many of the major cities. This gave us the opportunity to have a great overview of the city and to stop at the sights we were interested in seeing. The busses were clean and prompt. The drivers were amazing on the narrow streets.
The city is beautiful worth to visit. Unfortunately, we have to back to the ship before 2 pm a short stay.
Reviewer: Denise Lohman
We ended up not doing the bus tour. We did not have enough time in port. We took cabs to the Vasa Miseum, walked to ABBA and then took can to the royal palace in time for the changing of the guard. Check length of time in port before booking bus tours. The cab drivers were great!
Reviewer: Leslie Martinez
hopped the red bus toured the city, and got off the bus at the old city and walked for a few hours.