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!
Aside from the land tour, we also wanted to see the city from the water. This is a good tour to take. We learned a lot of new information that we did not hear from the HOHO tour.
It was excellent! Most convenient to get audio comments on different languages.
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.
This was OK. In Scandinavian Countries that have a lot of sites and historical events related to their Canal systems, it is good to see this aspect.
A great alternative way to see Stockholm. The commentary is pre-recorded but it synced perfectly with the locations. It was a very pretty and relaxing way to see Stockholm and the parks and countryside close by. The only problem we had was finding the actual ticket office and departure point. It is practically impossible to locate the sign from the street and the receipt's directions were somewhat vague and ambiguous. As there are multiple companies running similar canal tours, I would have appreciated clear and precise instructions and better signage. But all in all, a really enjoyable experience.
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 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
didn't realize it was included w/ stockholm card - so paid when didn't really need to. was short - and pricey in the end. Nice thing to do - but would have preferred not paying to do as std alone.
The cruise was on time and very comfortable. I do wish we had seen a little more of the city and not so much scenery.
It was okay but did not show a lot of places. Maybe we picked the wrong tour
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