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Old Town and Skip-the-Line Vasa Museum Guided Tour, Stockholm

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Key Highlights

  • Visit the top two attractions in Stockholm with this guided tour
  • Discover Stockholm’s unique history with a walking tour around the Old Town
  • Hear fascinating stories from your guide
  • See the major highlights of the Old Town - Stortorget, the Royal Palace, the Cathedral and Järnpojke
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Vasa Museum
  • Learn about epic Swedish warship Vasa that sank more than 300 years ago
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    03 September – 17 December: Saturday
    21 Jan'17 - 29 Apr'17: Saturday
    02 May'17 – 30 Sep'17: Tuesday to Saturday
    02 Oct'17 – 25 Nov'17: Saturday



    Start time


    Meeting Point

    Meet in front of the Nobel Museum at Stortorget, located in the Old Town.
    The nearest metro station is T-Gamla stan.

    Ending Point

    The Vasa Museum

  • Overview & Itinerary


    See the best of Stockholm with this guided tour of the Old Town and the Vasa Museum. Visiting two of the most popular attractions in Stockholm, this two and a half hour tour is a perfect introduction to the city and its rich history.

    Enjoy a walking tour in the famous Old Town and hear riveting stories from the area as you follow your guide through charming cobbled streets and narrow alleyways. The main highlights of the tour include viewing Stortorget, the Royal Palace, the Cathedral, the Järnpojke statue of “the little boy who looks at the moon" and squeezing past the narrowest street in Stockholm.

    After the Old Town guided walk, you will take a ferry to Djurgården and visit the Vasa Museum which houses an enormous Swedish warship, the Vasa, that sank more than 300 years ago. Discover the ship’s intriguing history and learn how it was salvaged and restored to its former glory at the museum’s exhibitions.


    To begin your Old Town and Vasa Museum tour in Stockholm, meet your English speaking guide at Stortorget, in front of the Nobel Museum, located in Old Town, also known as Gamla Stan.

    Take a leisurely stroll around the Old Town and delight in the cute village streets filled with charming houses. During the walk, the guide will share Stockholm’s unique history and culture, and reveal fascinating stories from Old Town.

    The major highlights of Old Town are as follows:

    Stortorget: Located in the heart of the Old Town and lined with tall, pastel-coloured stone buildings, Stockholm’s most delightful square was the scene for the infamous Stockholm Bloodbath.

    The Royal Palace: The Royal Palace was built on the north wing of the Tre Kronor Castle after it was burnt down in 1697. Locally known as Kungliga Slottet, the palace is a fine example of Baroque architecture and is the world’s largest royal castle with 608 rooms in total.

    The Cathedral: Known for the detailed wooden stature of Saint George and the Dragon, the Cathedral was once a venue for royal weddings and coronations.

    Järnpojke: Known as the “little boy who looks at the moon”, Järnpojke is the smallest public monument in Stockholm. During the winter months, the little boy is found wearing a hat and scarf to keep warm.

    Mårten Trotzigs Gränd: The narrowest alley in Gamla Stan, the Mårten Trotzigs Gränd is only 90cm wide at its tapering point.

    Continuing your Stockholm tour, you will take a ferry to the island of Djurgården. Experience Stockholm from the water as you cruise towards the island and on arrival, skip the line with a fast track entry to the Vasa Museum. Locally called Vasamuseet, the museum is the customised home of the massive warship Vasa, which sank minutes into its first voyage in 1628.

    Your guide will tell the extraordinary story of the warship, detailing how Vasa was reassembled after it was raised more than 300 years following its initial sinking. The museum has four levels with exhibitions focusing on life on board the ship, naval warfare and navigation, and the artefacts found from the ship.

    Your tour ends at the Vasa museum, after which you will make your own way back to the main city.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Ferry ticket to Djurgården
    • Skip-the-line admission ticket to the Vasa Museum
    • English speaking guide


    • Hotel transfers
    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

    It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.

    When at the meeting point the guide will hold a sign with the Stockholm Our Way logo and/or the name of the tour.

    The group size for the tour is 25.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.