Swedish Royal Opera

A majestic neo-classical building, Sweden's national opera house puts on many performances each year.

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Royal Palace Stockholm
The official residence of the Swedish Royal Family, located in the north of Gamla Stan.
Riddarholmen Church
One of Stockholm's most ancient buildings is the burial church of the Swedish monarchy.
The seat of the Riksdag, where 349 MPs represent Swedes from north to south.
Storkyrkan Church
Storkyrkan, also called Stockholms
Sergel's Square
A public square in centric Stockholm, named after the Swedish sculptor Johan Tobias Sergel
Nobel Museum
An in-depth look at the life and legacy of Alfred Nobel, and the prestigious prize that takes his name.

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Stockholm and Drottningholm Palace: Private Full-Day Tour
Discover Stockholm's glorious mixture of historical and modern architecture on this private walking tour, which includes tickets to the majestic Drottningholm Palace. 

On your private tour, you will: 

  • Enjoy the personal attention of your private guide;
  • Explore Stockholm's historic city centre, Sergerls Torg;
  • Snap photos of Stockholm's landmark musical sites, The Opera House and the Stockholm Concert Hall;
  • Take the bus to Drottningholm Palace with your private guide, about a 30-minute transit (bus tickets included);
  • Enjoy a privately guided tour of the stunning Drottningholm Palace, built during the 18th century and featuring magnificent Baroque architecture;
  • Learn about the 18th-century architectural gem, the Chinese Pavilion (open for visits from May to September);
  • See some of Europe's best examples of Rococo design and Swedish fine art in this UNESCO World Heritage site and home to the Swedish Royal Family;
  • Return to the Opera House by bus and end your tour back in the city centre. 
With Stockholm offering a veritable smorgasbord of world-class historical and modern architecture, this great Northern European city is sure to appeal to architectural aficionados and novices alike. Your tour begins with a visit to the bustling Sergerls Torg - a central, public square in Stockholm and is named after 18th-century sculptor Johan Tobias Sergel, whose workshop was once located north of the square.

You will then proceed to the Royal Swedish Opera, much loved by Swedes everywhere; it is the country’s premier stage for all things opera and ballet. The Opera House as you see it today was built in the nineteenth century and boasts a beautiful neoclassical facade, adorned with statues, arches, and Corinthian and Tuscan columns. You will then venture on to the Stockholm Concert Hall, designed by Ivar Tengbom and completed in 1926. The hall is home to the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and frequently hosts the very best of Swedish and international orchestral music. 

After your foray into the musical world of Stockholm, you will take a short and scenic bus ride to the magnificent Drottningholm Palace, the idyllic home to the Swedish Royals situated on the island of Lovön and dating back to the 1600s. Here you’ll be able to view the many grand rooms open to the public and discover the stunning 18th-century architectural gem that is the Chinese Pavilion, located in the beautiful palace grounds. The fairytale Drottningholm Palace is a beautiful treasure of Stockholm, featuring some of Europe's best examples of Rococo design, complete with a plethora of Chinoiserie and Swedish fine art. 


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