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Awesome, enthusiastic tour guide, got a great history of the city and ghost stories
My tour was booked for January 4th at 6:30pm. Groups meeting point was at Jarntorget street at 6:15pm. We were there on the said time but the tour guide told as that my brother and I have to wait for the English group which is at 7pm but nobody from the VIATOR agency bothered to inform as about this change. We waited from 6:45pm until 7:20pm but nobody came, nor the tour guide nor other member of the group. The VIATOR Agency took the money for the Tour even though there was no Tour. I tried to call them on the number from the email but nobody answered. I also tried to contact them through their web site but it is impossible to log in. All that I can say is that the VIATOR agency takes money for the service that she doesn't even provide!!! So to not take this Tour!!!
Callum was just a fantastic guide! The tour itself was also great and it was really interesting to see and be told about the city of Stockholm from a different perspective. This was totally worth it. We did this tour in the middle of winter in December so my advise is to definitely wear very very warm clothing!!!
We loved the tour. It was an amazing trip to take in vacation and the guide was very ok.
Good tour , Very nice guide .
I ended up being the only one on the tour, but it was a lot of fun. The guide was very knowledgeable and had lots of recommendations for things to do. Just a really cool opportunity, how many people can say they went kayaking in Sweden? Great tour, would definitely recommend!
Doing what: Central Stockholm City Kayak Tour
Alan was very knowledgeable and had lots of recommendations on places to go in the city. Great tour!
Callum was so funny and made the tour a fun mix of history and camp. My friend and I had a great time from start to finish. We even went up the street we were staying on only to find out we are in what used be the red light district! Highly recommended and a must do!! You'll see stuff you'll never discover on your own.
This was a great tour! Dunja was a great tour guide, knowledgeable about not just the food we were eating, but the city as well. It's a great way to see the city and taste the Swedish cuisine. The meats, cheeses, fish, and sweets were divine! Don't pass up the opportunity to taste Sweden!!
Doing what: Stockholm Food Tour
this tour was amazing!! We did in on our first night in Stockholm and it gave us a lot of good history of the city.Our tour guide stayed in character and did an awesome job involving us in the experience!!
Urban is a very knowledgeable man regarding the history and life in Viking times. The trip was easy paced and the places we went to were very interesting. The dining experience was fine and the drive comfortable. Would recommend this trip to others to gain an insight into Viking times.
Jorgen is a terrific guide. His knowledge is broad and he can convey it simply. The trip was extremely interesting and the drive was very comfortable. The pace of the tour was just right and we would recommend this to others to gain an insight into similar places.
Doing what: Stockholm in One Day Sightseeing Tour
This was a good trip. The venues appear to have been thoughtfully selected with one exception. W stopped to shoot between buildings, across a body of water at an amusement part. It would have presented a good opportunity for interesting long exposure photos of various illuminated rides against the night sky and reflecting off the water except that the park was closed. There really was nothing of interest to photograph. At least in my opinion. The other venues were very good and there was some fun with light painting as well. Max, the instructor was knowledgeable and helpful. Overall, a good trip that allowed me to get some good photos.
Doing what: Stockholm By Night: Photography Walking Tour
This tour was not at all what I expected, but was a lot of fun. Honestly, I had signed up for it because I wanted to take some interesting night photographs of a beautiful city but, as a female traveling alone, who didn't know which neighborhoods were safe, and which not, wasn't about to go out photographing after dark. We met just at dusk, just two of us tourists, and the pro photographer, and we basically worked at taking pictures from several different vantage points with tripods and then did some work with experimental lights and the landscape of the city.
I was initially rather dubious, as this is not the way I take pictures normally I had just got some pictures I loved of the people at the market stalls lit up in the early evening just before we all met up, taken by available light, handheld. However, the photographer guide was incredibly enthusiastic and helpful and the other person and I both learned a lot, and each got some good pictures that we would never have got without his suggestions and technical advice.
You will need to have a tripod. Or be willing to rent one. They rented me one for 100 KR. I personally never use a tripod normally because many places I photograph won't allow them and I don't like the weight when traveling light. But to do the kinds of long exposure shots you will be doing, you will need one.
Don't be intimidated about trying this tour if all you ever do is keep things on auto. The photographer will show you how to tweak things. But you should bring some kind of real camera. A cellphone can't do things justice. Even a great cellphone. Perhaps the photographer would disagree, but when taking pictures at night it helps to have a decent sized sensor to your camera. Cellphone camera sensors are tiny.
What was great about this was that usually if you take a photography class you sit in a dull classroom, someone blathers on about exposure, blah blah and you fall asleep. But if , like this, you are actually out there photographing something cool, and getting some help then and there, even if you've been taking pictures forever, you will benefit...
On the other hand, I did think that we could have gone to a couple more sites to photograph, and maybe slightly more varied ones. I personally like places with activity and people doing things. It might be nice if they added a half hour at something like a fairground or some such and gave one advice on how to get THOSE kinds of nighttime shots. Stockholm has a famous amusement park so that might be a possibility. Even if simply near it, to get maybe views of the rides swooshing thru the night sky. Or driven one to a couple of the major historic landmarks I got really pretty shots of some swooshing lit up trains and railroad tracks, but I would really rather have had some of a spotlit palace or two, or some statues--call me old fashioned!. However, overall, the concept of honing ones skills and seeing things from a different point of view is a good one. And our photographer was absolutely great. I don't think I've yet met one back home who was as generous with advice/tips and techniques his own work on Instagram is fantastic.
Doing what: Stockholm By Night: Photography Walking Tour
This was a tour where probably because it was not the high season I ended up being the only person, and they were very kind and ran it anyway. My guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the food places we visited and the various parts of the city we were walking around.
The food was absolutely delicious and so many different types and flavors of things that I would not otherwise have known to try. I would have not known what to ask for in the food hall we started out in, because the variety was so extensive. The seafood in particular was great, but so also was the chocolate, and the elk , etc. I am not personally a pastry person, but everything we had was good.
This is a good tour for people if, like me, you spend most of your time on a trip visiting museums and historic sites, or possibly a boat trip to a castle or two. Because it was completely different. I had not planned to go to the part of the city we ended up walking around, but the guide told me all kinds of interesting things about it that really rounded out my understanding of the city, especially modern life there. Also, it's a good trip if you are starting to get visual overload from looking at paintings, sculptures, castles, folk museums, ancient objects and the like....everybody loves to eat, and it's fun finding out how the food is produced. Plus, I ended up spotting several places on the tour that I came back to explore more thoroughly later on. It is a bit pricey if you are on a budget, so you should think of it as a meal. You will get as much food over the many stops as a full meal unless you are a very big, very hungry person try to eat your breakfast VERY early that day or eat a light breakfast.
You should not go on this tour if you are a vegetarian as there are many meat, seafood and dairy products extremely delicious .
Doing what: Stockholm Food Tour
Urban is a font of excellent information. This is a wonderful tour for history buffs and all those who would like to see something of the lovely Swedish countryside.
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