Meet up with your local guide in the city center and check out your wheels — one of Stockholm's popular City Bikes, available for rental by all city dwellers. Get a short safety briefing and information from your guide about the city's cycling laws before setting off. Be sure to let your guide know about your particular interests; since this is a private tour, it can be fully customized.
Cycling is one of the best ways to see the many faces of Stockholm, due to its plentiful bike lanes and general bike-friendliness. You'll follow your guide at a leisurely pace, stopping to snap photos whenever you like. Listen to your guide as he or she fills you in on the history and culture of this cosmopolitan city.
See the majestic Stadshuset (City Hall) on Kungsholmen island, and coast around leafy green Långholmen island and the fashionable Södermalm district.Stop at Alfred Nobel's house, the founder of the Nobel Prize.
Midway through your tour, relax in the traditional Swedish fashion for 'fika'. Pull up at a café and chat to your guide over a refreshing hot or cold drink, depending on the weather. Food and drinks are at your own expense.
Cycle around Gamla Stan (Old Town) to admire its North German-style architecture and pose for photos at Riddarholmskyrkan, the last resting place of several medieval Swedish kings.
After your 3-hour tour is finished, return your bike where you picked it up.