Our combined car or bus sightseeing and guided walking tour is specially designed for those who would like to get most of Stockholm in a short period of time. Discover the renowned Royal Palace, gothic churches of Old City (Gamla Stan), Swedish design-ware shops and excellent cafés and restaurants. We will stop at carefully chosen spots including the City Hall, the Vasa museum and Skansen.
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Sweden’s capital city spreads out over 14 islands in Lake Malaren and looks out proudly to the Baltic Sea to the east. Her grand public buildings, palaces, rich cultural history and museums tell her 700 year old history beautifully. Nowhere is this better illustrated than in the Old Town (Gamla Stan); expect and get cobblestone streets, crooked but beautifully preserved buildings, the Royal Palace, gothic churches and excellent cafes, bars, restaurants and Swedish design-ware shops.
Old Town (Gamla Stan) is Stockholm’s original city centre and consists of Stadsholmen island and the islets of Riddarholmen, Helgeandsholmen and Stromsborg. It’s a glorious labyrinth of charming cobbled streets, alleyways, faded mustard and rust coloured town houses and meeting squares reflecting north German architecture.
The Vasa Museum is the most visited museum in Scandinavia, with over one million visitors a year. The 69 meter-long warship Vasa sank on its maiden voyage in the middle of Stockholm in 1628, and was salvaged 333 years later in 1961. For nearly half a century the ship has been slowly, deliberately and painstakingly restored to a state approaching its original glory.