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Uppsala Castle (Uppsala Slott) Tours

Uppsala Castle (Uppsala Slott)
Uppsala is one of Sweden’s most historic cities; squatting on the banks of the River Fyris, it sophisticated, leafy and dominated by its landmark castle, cathedral and university. The royal castle overlooks the town from its perch at Kasåsen and began life in 1549 at the behest of King Gustav Vasa, who built his fortified home in neat, symmetrical Renaissance style. Over the centuries, it has seen its share of ceremony, intrigue and violence, from coronations to political assassinations and abdications. The shocking murder of three members of the Sture family by the despotic and schizophrenic King Erik XIV took place here in 1567 and their tattered doublets and breeches are on show in Uppsala Cathedral. 

The castle was virtually burnt down in 1702 – and much of its fragmented remains plundered to build the Royal Palace in Stockholm – but was subsequently reconstructed in 1740 with its dusty pink façades punctuated by towers on each wing. Today it has a distinctly more peaceful role as the home of three museums: Uppsala Art Museum, where funky modern ceramics from Uppsala Ekeby pottery are displayed along with contemporary Swedish artwork; the Fredens Hus (House of Peace), which highlights social and political conflicts and attempts to resolve them; and the fascinating Vasaborgen in the ruined bastions of the original castle, where the dark deeds of past Swedish monarchs are recounted in graphic detail.

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Drottning Christinas väg 1E, Uppsala. Open Tue, Fri–Sun 12pm–4pm; Wed 12pm–6pm; Thur 12pm–8pm. Admission free. Best accessed on foot.
Address: Drottning Christinas väg 1E, Uppsala 75237, Sweden
Hours: Open Tue, Fri–Sun 12pm–4pm; Wed 12pm–6pm; Thurs 12pm–8pm
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Private Day Tour to Uppsala - Uppsala Cathedral, Viking Burials and countryside

Get a comprehensive tour of Uppsala—Sweden's most famous university city—with a private guide. You'll get personalized attention and enjoy a flexible itinerary, during which you can focus on parts of the city that interest you. With round-trip transportation from Stockholm, this makes for an easy day trip with no need for a rental car.
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Uppsala Historic Highlights, Private Chauffeur Tour from Stockholm

Uppsala is one of Sweden's oldest and most interesting cities. As this is a bespoke Private Tour we will take you to the places that you find the most interesting and that is accessible the actual day. We have 4 hours to spend in Uppsala and we will visit/pass attractions like The Royal Mounds and museum in Gamla (Old) Uppsala, The Church of Gamla Uppsala, The Carolus Linnaeus Garden and Museum, The Uppsala Cathedral, The Gustavianum Museum, The University Main Building, The University Library - Carolina Rediviva, The Botanical Garden, The Museum of Evolutions, Gunnes Viking Farm you can also choose to have some free time for shopping and a traditional Swedish fika in the picturesque city. As every tour is bespoke we have not included entrance fees in this tour. Uppsala is waiting for you. Are you ready? Book this trip today!
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Private Stockholm Tour by VIP car Uppsala and Sigtuna with guide

This is a unique opportunity to combine two important ancient cities of Sweden, to hear the interesting story of your private guide on a comfortable car.
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Swedish Lifestyle and Private Walking Tour of Uppsala

Get acquainted with the ancient and modern sides of Uppsala on this 3-hour private walking tour. Follow your local guide to the city's landmarks, such as the University, the cathedral and the castle. Learn about modern life in Uppsala through your guide's informative commentary, including the city's dedication to urban development, gender equality and eco-friendliness. Get personal attention and enjoy a flexible itinerary on this private tour.
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Stockholm Tour by LUXURY car Uppsala and Sigtuna with PRIVATE guide

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Uppsala City Photo Walk

A very exciting way to explore Uppsala by foot while you capture beautiful images.Join a professional photographer to get the best out of your visit to Uppsala. Get the best views of landmarks as well as exploring colorful old alleys. You will learn how to improve your image composition with a one-on-one, on-site guidance from a pro photographer. In an exciting evening, you will experience a creative way of visiting Uppsala when the city is calm and the light is in its bests.Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, you will enjoy and get the most out of Uppsala Siteseeing. Just make sure you have a camera with you no matter if it is a smartphone or a point and shoot or a DSLR.
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Visit Uppsala - day trip from Stockholm incl ca 9 km walk

Explore Sweden's 4th largest city with us! Uppsala boasts Sweden's oldest University, largest cathedral, a 16th century castle to name a few things...We discover the city by foot. Uppsala is a distinct University city and we visit many of the old buildings incl the unique Gustavianum displaying rare scientific instruments and other objects connected to the history of the University. Located at the top of the building is the Anatomical Theatre built in the 1660s for dissections carried out before medical students and a paying public.We enter the cathedral, walk through the Botanical Garden and the castle area. We stop for lunch in a historic restaurant, a perfect place to try traditional Swedish delicacies. We wander along the river and winding alleys of the old city center and end with a proper "Swedish Fika".*Included:-Train tickets-Entrance fees-Guidance*NOT included:- Food & drinks- Insurance* What to bring:- Comfortable walking shoes- Clothing adapted to weather
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