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Stockholm Old Town Guided Walking Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Take in Stockholm’s major attractions including Stortorget, the Royal Palace, the Cathedral and Järnpojke
  • Hear fascinating stories from your guide
  • Take a leisurely stroll through Stockholm’s Old Town and discover its unique history
  • In summers, you will also visit the island of Riddarholmen
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 February - 30 April: Saturday
    01 May – 31 May: Daily except Monday & Sunday
    01 June – 31 August: Daily
    01 September - 30 September: Daily except Monday & Sunday
    01 October - 30 November: Saturday

    Duration

    May to September: 1.5 hours
    October to April: 1 hour

    Start time

    2:00pm

    Meeting Point

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

    Ending Point

    Same as the start point

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Embark on a walking tour in the Old Town of Stockholm, also known as Gamla Stan. Discover Stockholm’s remarkable history and hear riveting stories from its past as you follow your guide through the town’s charming cobbled streets.

    Trekking through a slew of medieval lanes and alleyways, you will pass by the major attractions in Old Town including Stortorget, the Royal Palace, the Cathedral, the Järnpojke sculpture, also known as “the little boy who looks at the moon”, and the narrowest street in Stockholm. In summers the tour extends to the island of Riddarholmen.

    Itinerary

    Meet your English speaking guide at Stortorget, in front of the Nobel Museum, located in the Old Town. The guide will lead your group around the Old Town, also known as Gamla Stan, revealing the charming houses, cute cobbled streets and the quaint square that the area is known for. Your tour guide will share the Old Town’s fascinating history and unique culture with the group.

    Some of the major attractions in Old Town that you will see during the walk are:

    Stortorget: Stockholm’s most delightful square located in the heart of Gamla Stan, Stortorget has witnessed one of the darkest episodes in the history of Stockholm; known as the Stockholm Bloodbath. Today though, Stortorget is brimming with life and culture. The square is lined with tall, pastel-coloured stone buildings and beautiful curling gables.

    The Royal Palace: Locally termed as Kungliga Slottet, the Royal Palace was built on the north wing of the Tre Kronor Castle, that was burned down in 1697. The castle is the world’s largest royal castle and represents fine examples of baroque and rococo architecture and interiors.

    The Cathedral: The Storkyrkan was once a venue for royal weddings and coronations. Built in baroque style, the Cathedral is best known for the detailed wooden statue of Saint George and the Dragon.

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

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

    In summers (June to August), the guide will also take you to the island of Riddarholmen from where you will enjoy a series of stunning views across the bay towards Stockholm’s City Hall.

    Your Old Town walking tour ends at Stortorget.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • English speaking guide

    Exclusions

    • 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.
  • Reviews
    • Great tour

      Great tour...

      Alexander Ramsey, Canada, 18/Sep/2016

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