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Stockholm Old Town (Gamla Stan) Tours

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Stockholm Old Town (Gamla Stan)
With its tangle of cobblestone streets, brightly painted buildings, and bustling squares, Stockholm Old Town (Gamla Stan) is one of Stockholm’s most photogenic districts. The historic center also boats the city’s oldest quarter, dating back to 1252, and home to some remarkably preserved medieval monuments.

The Basics
The many historic landmarks of Gamla Stan are easily explored on foot, starting with the Royal Palace, Storkyrkan (Stockholm Cathedral), and the Riksdagshuset (Swedish parliament building). Other highlights include the central square of Stortorget, the main streets of Vasterlanggatan and Osterlanggatan, the Nobel Museum at Borshuset, and Riddarholmen Church.

Stockholm sightseeing tours and hop-on hop-off bus or boat tours typically stop at Gamla Stan, but the best way to explore the Old Town is by foot. Opt for a guided walking tour or biking tour; discover Stockholm’s dark history on an after-hours ghost tour; or maximize your chances of capturing the perfect snapshots on a photography tour.  

Things to Know Before You Go
  • There are free Wi-Fi spots located around Stockholm Old Town.
  • Most of the main attractions of Gamla Stan are wheelchair accessible, but some of the narrow cobblestone lanes might be tricky to navigate.

How to Get There
Stockholm's Old Town comprises the main island of Stadsholmen and the smaller islands of Riddarholmen, Helgeandsholmen, and Stromsborg. The pedestrianized district can be reached on foot from Norrmalm or by taking the Tunnelbana (subway) to Gamla Stan station.

When to Get There
Gamla Stan is atmospheric both by day and night, but many visitors opt to time their sightseeing for midday, to coincide with the changing of the guards at Stockholm Royal Palace. The district is at its busiest during the peak summer season, but it’s also a popular destination during the holidays, when it hosts one of Stockholm’s most popular Christmas markets.
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Shore Excursion: Panoramic Stockholm Highlights with Vasa Museum and Gamla StanDay Trips

Shore Excursion: Panoramic Stockholm Highlights with Vasa Museum and Gamla Stan

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When your cruise ship docks in Stockholm's port, enjoy a comprehensive shore excursion by bus and on foot. During this tour of the highlights of Stockholm, take a walking tour through Gamla Stan, visit the Vasa Museum, and take a scenic drive through downtown Stockholm. Entrance fees and round-trip transportation from the port are included.
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  • 5 hours
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The Old Town Tour of StockholmPrivate and Luxury

The Old Town Tour of Stockholm

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Uncover the secrets of Stockholm's Old Town (or, "Gamla Stan") on this walking tour. Follow your guide through the cobblestone streets and past colorfully painted buildings as they reveal to you the hidden stories of this historic area. Be transported back to the middle ages with tales of noblemen, princesses, and dukes while getting an excellent overview and orientation of the city to prepare you for further independent exploration.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Stockholm-Old Town Walking Tour with a mature, fun, professional guide!Private and Luxury

Stockholm-Old Town Walking Tour with a mature, fun, professional guide!

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If you’re looking for a short and sweet introduction to Stockholm: and small group experience, this easy stroll tour of the Old Town is the perfect place to start. My tours are available in English, Spanish and French. As an expert local guide, I love to share Stockholm's history, culture, food, and attraction. I'm a mature senior guide. I have worked for over 25 years in higher education and bring a deep historical, cultural and entertaining perspective to my tours. During our 2-hour walk we will wander through the narrowest street in Stockholm; see Gamlastan's main square and talk about the drama which has taken there place over the centuries there. We’ll learn about Alfred Nobel and the Swedish Academy on the steps of the Nobel Museum. We’ll visit Ridderholmen Church where almost all Swedish Royalty lay in rest, and soak in one of the best views of City Hall from across the bay. Most of all we’ll have fun, good conversations and good company!
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Under the Bridges of StockholmDay Cruises

Under the Bridges of Stockholm

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Tour Stockholm's waterways and bridges on this sightseeing cruise. Pass under all 15 of the bridges that connect the central islands of Stockholm's archipelago as you relax on board. Glide around leafy, tranquil Djurgården, snap photos of the colorful townhouses in Gamla Stan (Stockholm's Old Town), and pass through the locks that connect the city's canals to the Baltic Sea and Lake Mälaren.
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Walking Tour Stockholm: Old TownCultural Tours

Walking Tour Stockholm: Old Town

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Join us on our Old Town Tour to enjoy the beautiful island of Gamlastan and understand why the Vikings chose this island to create their next capital. Our tour is designed chronologically so you can experience history just like the city did. We will start from the Viking Era, the German influence in the country and the Danish clash which led to the most important Swedish event: the Stockholm bloodbath in 1520 followed by the succession of Gustav Vasa. Update on Covid-19. From 1st of June and throughout the summer, the tours will be done in reduced groups of 15 people maximum. Following the measurements of the government, and considering health, the guide will keep the distance as much as possible. The guide will have gloves, face mask, and hand sanitizer. Book your tour because there are limited spots! And more guides will attend if necessary.
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Stockholm Old Town and the Vasa Museum, a small group tour.Half-day Tours

Stockholm Old Town and the Vasa Museum, a small group tour.

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The two "must see" attractions in Stockholm are the Old Town (Gamla Stan) and the Vasa museum. Few tourists leave Stockholm without visiting these two attractions! This new tour, which starts at Gamla Stan metro station, combine these two major attractions! During the walk we will tell you the story of Stockholm and Sweden. This includes the time when Sweden was one of the greatest powers in Europe and the Vasa ship was built. We will start our walk at Riddarholmen with a beautiful view of the lake Mälaren and the City Hall. We will pass the House of Nobility, the Parliament building, the Royal Palace and Stortorget in Old Town. Then we will take the ferry "Djurgårdsfärjan", a 10 minute trip to Djurgården, where the Vasa Museum is situated. In the museum we will tell you the astonishing story about how one of the worlds most modern war ship capsized after only 1300 meters of sailing! After the trip you can continue with some of the other museums or activities on Djurgården!
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Stockholm Small Group Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Stockholm Small Group Walking Tour

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Get an in-depth perspective on Stockholm on this guided walking tour. In a small group of no more than 10 people, your guide takes you to some of Stockholm's most important sites, including Gamla Stan (the Old Town) and Östermalm, as well as a few lesser-known treasures off the beaten tourist path. Along the way, gain insight into both the Swedish capital's history and its modern-day culture from your guide.
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Must see Stockholm with a local: private & personalizedHalf-day Tours

Must see Stockholm with a local: private & personalized

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Make the most of your time in. Stockholm—especially if you only have a single day—with this private walking tour. The itinerary can be completely customized to your interests and you can enjoy walking at your own pace. Explore the local farmers markets to see how Swedes live their daily lives, as well as the Gamla Stan to learn about Swedes of the Medieval times. Jam at the ABBA Museum and salute the King at the Royal Palace.
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  • 6 hours
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Stockholm Top attractions all-inclusive Gran TourDay Trips

Stockholm Top attractions all-inclusive Gran Tour

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The Tour Gran Stockholm is indeed unique for many reasons but can be summed up with the main highlights: - All the main attractions of Stockholm in just one day! - Professional authorized professional Guide for the whole duration - Our all-inclusive policy (admissions, lunch, guide, driver, vehicle, etc.). - Typical Swedish coffee break with home made pastry, coffee/Tea right in the center of the old town (Winter & Autumn season only). - The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 7 people and therefore you will receive exceptional care and attention. - Preferential inputs, skipping the queues and lines. - Quality Restaurant with reserved best places. - Driver and vehicle available for the entire duration - Pickup and dropoff from your doorstep available Notice: Be advised that in case of a single booking, it shall be put on hold or canceled until at least the minimum amount of 3 or more is reached in order for the tour to be operational.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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5-hour Stockholm Grand Shore ExcursionHalf-day Tours

5-hour Stockholm Grand Shore Excursion

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Make the most of your limited time on shore on this guided tour of Stockholm that takes you to all of the most important sites. Get picked up from the port and board the vehicle for a driving tour of the city. Make a stop at the Old Town (Gamla Stan) for a stroll through the colorful medieval streets and to do some shopping, and then travel to the island of Djurgården to visit the fascinating Vasa Museum (admission is included).
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Stockholm for art loversHalf-day Tours

Stockholm for art lovers

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Stockholm is a city that takes its art seriously—and this private, customizable tour offers an insider perspective on the city’s top galleries, museums, and art installations. Meet you guide at the Stockholm Central Station, and set off on foot. Your itinerary is fully bespoke, and will be customized to suit your interests, though you can look forward to exploring the art installations in the city’s subway system, discovering the Snösätra Graffiti Wall of Fame, dropping by a gallery in the Norrmalm area, and more.
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Private and personalized experience: see Stockholm with a localPrivate and Luxury

Private and personalized experience: see Stockholm with a local

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A visit to an unfamiliar city can be greatly enriched by spending time with someone who lives there. Even if you don't have a friend in Stockholm, you can book one with this service that matches you with a local that shares your interests and puts together a customized itinerary for you. Together with your new local friend, explore Stockholm and discover spots you'd be unlikely to find alone while getting invaluable insights into life in the city.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
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Private walking tour Stockholm Old Town for groupPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private walking tour Stockholm Old Town for group

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Stroll around Old Town (Gamla Stan) Stockholm with your private group on this private group tour of the city. You'll get personalized attention and enjoy the ability to focus on the landmarks that interest you. With a flexible itinerary and the ability to travel at your own pace, stop by all the important landmarks and learn about the area's ancient history in less than half a day.
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Stockholm's festive sights and Christmas lights Christmas

Stockholm's festive sights and Christmas lights

See Stockholm at its most festive—and enjoy a fully personalized way to explore the city—on this private, Christmas-themed walking tour. Meet your guide at a time and a place that are most convenient for you, and set off on foot. The itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to your interests: venture to local Christmas markets for souvenir shopping, stroll down the streets that have been decorated with twinkling lights, and warm up with a cup of cocoa or mulled wine.
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Stockholm City Tour with Drottningholm by Private car with guideHalf-day Tours

Stockholm City Tour with Drottningholm by Private car with guide

This tour gives you the opportunity to see most of Stockholm and visit most famous sights in one tour.
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Stockholm Private Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Stockholm Private Walking Tour

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A guided walking tour can enrich your experience of an unfamiliar city—and the experience is likely to feel more intimate on a private tour. In the company of just your travel companions and a guide, discover Stockholm's most interesting places on this walking tour around the heart of the city, Gamla Stan (or, "Old Town"). Wander the charming, narrow streets and see surrounding islands as you visit such landmarks as Stureplan, Drottninggatan, and Kungsträdgården, as well as a few off-the-beaten path spots. 
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Rainbow Life In StockholmPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Rainbow Life In Stockholm

Stockholm LGBTQ-life by day. We go trough the city at day time and visit different historical places, Cofféshops, stores and more. We eat lunch and dinner at local rainbow-pubs and end the night at the club. Where should we go out tonight? I gladly serve you by show all the places to visit during the night.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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Discover Stockholm's best kept secretsDay Trips

Discover Stockholm's best kept secrets

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Stroll through Stockholm with a private guide to learn about the city's best-kept secrets on this flexible tour. You'll focus on getting to know the neighborhoods that most tourists don't visit and learn about the local culture and history through your guide's commentary. Together with your guide, you can form an itinerary based on your interests and preferences.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
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VIP walking tour with private guide in Stockholm Half-day Tours

VIP walking tour with private guide in Stockholm

This small-group tour lets you cover Swedish capital in depth, with private guide who provide background on the landmarks and the city’s culture. You will have a nice walk narrow streets, interesting and beautiful places! I can assure you will be satisfied with most interesting walk with us!
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Private Tour Stockholm Subway for the groupPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour Stockholm Subway for the group

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You may have heard about the Stockholm subway's unusual decorations; however, that doesn't mean you know just where to find the most impressive examples you could be at a loss. On this guided tour of the Stockholm subway, visit 6-8 stations to see the most interesting and spectacular paintings, sculptures, mosaics, tiles, installations, and other displays of art, while hearing the stories behind them.
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Stockholm at a Glance Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

Stockholm at a Glance Bike Tour

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Cycle around Stockholm's central islands during this 3-hour guided sightseeing tour on a bike. Follow your local cyclist guide to the city's most important landmarks and stop by some hidden gems as well, many of which are only accessible by bike or on foot. Stockholm's general bike-friendliness and many cycling lanes make it easy to explore on two wheels. Visit Kungliga Slottet (the Royal Palace), the Swedish Parliament, the stately Royal Dramatic Theatre and Gamla Stan (Old Town) with engaging, informative commentary from your guide. Bikes and helmets are provided.
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Stockholm Small Group Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

Stockholm Small Group Bike Tour

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See Stockholm from a new angle on a bike tour that showcases the city’s best parks and landmarks, plus tucked-away neighborhoods many tourists miss. Learn the rules of the road to confidently cross Stockholm like a local as a guide leads you and a small group of no more than 10 to must-see spots like the Gamla Stan (Old Town) and Kungsträdgården park.
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Private Car Tour of Stockholm with a Live guide, including the Vasa museum. Half-day Tours

Private Car Tour of Stockholm with a Live guide, including the Vasa museum.

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Zip around Stockholm easily with this private car tour. You don't have to worry about navigation or directions; your guide will take care of the logistics. You can focus on the sights such as Old Town (Gamla Stan), Sodermalm, Ostermalm, and the Royal Palace. Learn about Stockholm's ancient history and modern life through guided commentary. You'll also enjoy admission, a guided tour, and some free time in the Vasa Museum.
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  • Free Cancellation
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Stockholm Gran Tour Romantica Top attractions all-inclusive 1 DayDay Trips

Stockholm Gran Tour Romantica Top attractions all-inclusive 1 Day

The Tour Gran Stockholm Romantica is indeed unique for many reasons but some can be summed up with the main highlights: Stockholm is the City of Romance, natural beauty, Kings and Queens, fascinating long History, you will be strolling the narrow streets of the Old Town, visit enchanting Royal castles, Sea stories, Royal parks love trails & boat touring in the magnificent Archipelag. - All the main attractions of Stockholm in just one day! - Authorized professional Guide for the whole duration - Our all-inclusive policy (admissions, lunch, guide, trasnport by both Ferry and Vintage boats). - The number of participants is limited to 7 people and therefore you will receive exceptional care and attention. - Preferential inputs, skipping the queues and lines. - Quality Restaurant with reserved best places. - Professional and authorized guide for the entire duration.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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