Explore Stockholm by bus and boat on this 3.5-hour tour that covers all of the city's highlights. Aboard a comfortable coach, tour the city's highlights like Stadshuset (City Hall), the island of Djurgården, the Vasa Museum and Kungliga Slottet (the Royal Palace). Then hop on to a canal boat to cruise around the city's scenic archipelago and end with a fantastic photo op of the coastal city's skyline.
3.5-hour combined bus and boat tour of Stockholm
See top Stockholm attractions from two different vantage points
Travel through the Swedish capital by coach past The Royal Palace, Gamla Stan (Old Town), Djurgarden and more
Relax on a canal cruise around Stockholm's islands
Includes audio headphones with commentary available in multiple languages
Make your way to the Stockholm's Royal Opera House to start your 3.5-hour Stockholm city tour. Climb aboard a comfortable, climate-controlled coach for a tour by land that includes all of the city's best-known attractions. While listening to informative commentary about the history and culture of the city, see Stadshuset (City Hall), Kungliga Slottet (the Royal Palace), the Vasa Museum and the lush island of Djurgården. After finishing the coach tour, embark on a tour of the city by water aboard a canal boat. Cruise around Djurgården and some of Stockholm's other central islands. Listen to your personal audio guide and learn about the various green spaces, museums and historical landmarks as you pass by. The boat is equipped with a snack bar, WiFi and children's activities. On the way back towards the city, be sure to have your camera at the ready for the fantastic panoramic view that can only be seen from the water. Your tour ends back at Strömkajen.
Very enjoyable tour. Great overview of the city. We were lucky and got a great day weather-wise. Not sure it would be so pleasant in the rain. Smooth and easy transfer from bus to boat. Reasonably priced refreshments for sale on the boat. Bus steps very steep so those less mobile would have to sit downstairs.
Only problem was it was not clear which bus was the one to get at the Royal Opera House. For future reference, if you are standing in front of the Opera House with your back to it, the bus will be at 1 o'clock.
Wonderful tour. It was done primarily by recording with ear phones but was great! Stockholm is such a beautiful city! We caught a bus at the port and rode 1.25 hr to Stockholm.The tour did not provide the bus but told us which to come on. The bus driver added so much to the tour! Thanks Owe!
Stockholm is a beautiful city, and I will have to go back as I had limited time hence, this tour by land and sea sounded like a great choice for me. The only glitch for this tour was at the top end. Because of construction and preparation for some special event, the meeting area around the Opera House was confusing, especially as there was no signage and no person pointing me to an alternate pick-up location. So I eventually set out on my own - found a tour office near the water - who pointed me to a man in a red shirt a block away. Since I had already missed the boat for my tour and the second boat for my purchase was not leaving for another 3 hours I was told I could get on any bus first, and come back for the later water tour however, I was time restricted. He was kind enough to tell me to get on another water tour that was leaving in 1 hour, so I did that and enjoyed it. But by the time I got back, there really wasn't time for me to do a bus tour - especially since it was going to have to be one of the many jump on and off buses - not a chartered bus. So...it was promising, but was kind of a bust.
First of all, let me say that something was to be rather bad for me to give a low rating. Stockholm was the last stop on a 2 week trip in Scandinavia/Baltics. My dissatisfaction started because the location information was too general, not specific enough, for that busy area. I have since read other reviews stating the same. We arrived 30 mins prior at the location indicated on our Viator voucher. There were several buses in the area, and we could not decide which was ours. When we finally identified it, the agent - a dark-haired woman - was extremely rude. She told me that we were confused because we had purchased the tour online and not locally. I explained that we had purchased the tickets through Viator she snapped that she had not ever heard of Viator. She continued to insist that we had created the problem by not buying directly from the local agent who supposedly would have been very clear. By then, we were not even sure if we were at the right place. If it had not been for the kindness of the bus driver, we would still be in the dark. He took great effort to get us seated and properly connected.
The bus tour itself was OK but could have been skipped because it rushes through the city. The boat ride was much more pleasant and in many ways a duplication of the bus ride. I know...one is in town and one on water. As mentioned in an earlier review, the boat tour lasted longer than indicated because of waiting times at the pier. The tour description did indicate it might be longer, but it was an hour longer.
Stockholm is a wonderful city, and most people are courteous. The company needs to find a replacement for that one worker.
I ordered my tickets through Viator because of good experiences. However, I would suggest visitors to Stockholm go with Hop-On Hop-Off for a bus and boat tour.
One of my traveling companions was having an issue walking. This tour gave us the opportunity to view Stockholm from land and sea. The tour was comprehensive, after which we had a good understanding of the city and enabled us to further investigate sites of interest. The boat ride enabled us to explore the many islands and archipelago that make up Stockholm.
While this tour was more sedentary than I like, it enabled my traveling companion to see many of the city's sites.