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Royal Canal Tour

Stockholms län, Sweden
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50 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 4 more


Explore Stockholm from the vantage point of its waterways on this 50-minute canal tour. Cruise through the central islands of the city's archipelago, relaxing while you chug past the neighborhoods of Södermalm and Slussen, then out to the leafy tranquil island of Djurgården, which is home to the Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde Museum and the Vasa Museum. Get views of Fjäderholmarna, the first island in the offshore archipelago, and a panoramic cityscape view on your way back to central Stockholm. Choose a time that fits your schedule; cruises depart every hour.
  • Stockholm sightseeing canal cruise
  • Navigate the picturesque Stockholm archipelago and enjoy views that can only be seen from the water
  • See top Stockholm sights, islands and landmarks such as Djurgården, the Vasa Museum and Södermalm
  • Enjoy informative audio commentary available in 11 languages
  • Cruises depart every hour to work around your sightseeing schedule
Choose a time that is convenient for your schedule, then make your way to Strömkajen. Boats leave every hour. Climb aboard and find a seat as the boat leaves port. Relax and enjoy the fresh air as you leave the city center behind, listening to the tour's audio commentary.
When the boat enters the Djurgården canal, view the tranquil, leafy shores of the island. Home to the Vasa Museum, a maritime museum that displays a 17th-century ship that sank on her maiden voyage, and the Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde Museum, this island is where many Stockholmers come to spend their leisure time.
Cruise around the island of Fjäderholmarna, the first island in the wider archipelago, which stretches into the Baltic Sea. On the way back to central Stockholm, pass through the bustling Södermalm neighborhood, one of the most densely populated urban areas in Scandinavia. Then view the hip, gritty district of Slussen, situated on a river connecting Södermalm and Gamla Stan, Stockholm's Old Town. Enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the city to end your 50-minute cruise.


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Good tour if your time is limited
, May 2019
This was a very nice tour to take during our day in Stockholm from the cruise ship. It is only 50 mins long and you get to see some interesting things from the water that you might not see otherwise. It is highly impersonal and the narration is all recorded and you listen on a headset. If you are looking for a highly interactive tour with human connections, this tour is not for you. It worked well for us with the time we had. The departure point is conveniently located near the Opera House and the Grand Hotel and easy to find. It was easy to book online and convert my booking confirmation into a ticket voucher at the ticket booth (even though there were not instructions to do that, just know you need to.) Overall a good tour at a great price.
A great tour with bite size...
, Oct 2017
A great tour with bite size information on the whole of Sweden. Great for people who are rushing for time but do not want to miss knowing Sweden's history. Just feel that unlike the other tour with Viator, this lack personal touch. We are also unable to ask questions for places we are more interested in.
We really enjoyed this introductory...
Ronald S
, Jul 2017
We really enjoyed this introductory tour of Stockholm. Headsets provide multi-language options. 50 minutes is a nice time to be on one of these low profile motorized barges that are able to pass under the low bridges. Recommended.
Great way to get a lot of Stockholm...
Vicki L
, Jul 2017
Great way to get a lot of Stockholm info in a short time. Was a wonderful jumping off point to see what we were interested in.
Enjoyable - even though it was -4C...
Peter W
, Dec 2016
Enjoyable - even though it was -4C outside! Scenery beautiful in the snow - would like to see it again in summer. On time, good audio information.
Initially I had a hard time finding...
Diana T
, Oct 2016
Initially I had a hard time finding a boat tour at all signing up from the US before I got there, as Viator only listed days and dates that didn't really suit my planned activities in the fall, many museums and historic sites have abbreviated hours or are only open on the weekends or only on the weekdays so you end up juggling your schedule. I had signed up for this canal tour on a particular day, but when I was in Stockholm I ended up near the pier the day before after visiting a museum. On a chance I went to the office and asked if they would honor my ticket for the next day and let me go then and there, and they were very flexible. This made a huge difference to me I was able to go on long day trip the next day. So, very nice staff! You shouldn't leave Stockholm without a boat trip or six....It is such a beautiful city and you can't appreciate it fully without seeing it from the water. My one frustration is that parts of the actual canal part of the route are not the most thrilling. You do see some interesting things but there's a rather slow, dull stretch when you are smelling engine fumes. It's nicer when you are in more open water. However you do see some nice views of parts of the city you could see no other way. The best boat trips around Stockholm are mostly seasonal or were on days of the week when I was not there. Summer time is the best, tho I think there is one winter one that might be beautiful for hardy sorts.
It was okay but did not show a lot of...
Harriette S
, Sep 2016
It was okay but did not show a lot of places. Maybe we picked the wrong tour
WE thoroughly enjoyed our canal...
Maureen N
, Aug 2016
WE thoroughly enjoyed our canal ride. However, we were told by Viatour that we could walk to the viatour location from our ship in approximately 15 minutes. However, this was INCORRECT INFORMATION. It would have taken over 40 minutes and we had to take a taxi. Also, we would have loved to sit outside on the back of the boat, but no one told us and we ended up inside having to take photos through the window.
The tour was very informative. Not...
Marlene H
, Jun 2016
The tour was very informative. Not all headsets worked, which left all scrambling for working ones. Otherwise it gave us a good overview of the city And a little history as well
A lovely 50-minute boat trip around...
, Oct 2015
A lovely 50-minute boat trip around the canals of Stockholm with a guided audio tour complete with an onboard bistro. Very easy to find on the main harbour, and with tours departing on the hour you can simply pick and choose your desired time to fit in with your schedule...couldn't be any easier!

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