Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Half Day Tour of StockholmPrivate Tour
Discover the must-see attractions of the Swedish Capital, including a drink at a local hot spot.
Adults: 4 Children: 0
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Things to know
3 hrs 30 mins
Culture Vulture, Family, Friends, History Buffs
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Walking tour - the cost of all public transport is not included between sights. Your guide will help you with this.
No tickets required
A local beer or glass of house wine
Meeting points: Outside the entrance to the Stockholm City Hall on Hantverkargatan 1.
What makes this tour special
This lively and informative walking tour is perfect for those wanting to explore the highlights of Stockholm's city centre.
Discover the romanticism of Stockholm's City Hall
Explore Gamla Stan, Sockholm's historic city centre
Walk along the cobbled streets, lined with rows of colourful buildings
Venture inside the stunning Riddarholmen church, learn about its rich history and stunning architecture
Continue towards Stockholm Cathedral, built in 1279
Uncover the rich artwork inside Storkyrkan such as the St George and the Dragon sculpture, as well as the 16th century Vädersoltavlan painting by Urban Målare
Proceed to the Royal Palace, where the Swedish monarchy reside
Learn about Stockholm's politics at the Parliament House
Enjoy breathtaking views over Stockholm Archipelago
Enjoy a drink - a local beer or house wine - with your guide, and get their list of recommendations
Gamla Stan and Beyond
Your tour will begin at the impressive City Hall, where you will venture inside to take in one of the best examples of national romanticism in Sweden. Astonishingly, nearly eight million bricks were used in its construction, and it remains home to Stockholm’s Municipal Council. You will then make your way to the beautiful 13th century centre of Stockholm known as Gamla Stan. Here you will find beautiful colourful buildings in the Northern German style, lining the many winding cobbled streets and alleyways.
After exploring Stockholm’s historic centre, you will head over to the stunning Riddarholmen church; built by Franciscan monks in the late 13th century. You will be astounded by its long and illustrious history, including serving as the royal necropolis since the burial of Magnus Ladulås in 1290, and still remains home to the armorial glory of the Seraphim knightly order. Inside, make sure you look out for the many colourful wall plates displaying the coats of arms of the knights and the imposing marble sarcophagus of Gustav II Adolf, Sweden’s mightiest monarch, who died in 1632.
A short walk on is Stockholm Cathedral, which was built in 1279, and it has been a Lutheran church since 1527. Storkyrkan houses the absolutely stunning 15th century gilded St. George and the Dragon sculpture and one of the earliest landscape depictions of Stockholm - the 16th century Vädersoltavlan painting by Urban Målare. You will then proceed on to the impressive Royal Palace, which is the official residence of the Swedish monarchy. Right next door is the impressive Parliament House. Here your expert city guide will shed some more light on the beautiful architecture of this building as well as the Swedish system of consensus-building government. To end this highlight tour, enjoy a refreshing drink at a local establishment of your guide's choosing. Be sure to use this time to get their insider recommendations on restaurants, coffee shops, nightlife, and must-do excursions.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
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