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Explore charming Gamla Stan, Stockhom's medieval Old Town, with a knowledgeable guide on this 1.5-hour walking tour. Founded by Birger Jarls in the 13th century, this section of Stockholm is full of hidden pockets of little-known history. Following your local guide, learn about the ancient and modern history of this section of the city, stopping at sightseeing highlights like Riddarholmskyrkan (RIddarholmen Church), Wrangel Palace and Evert Taube's Terrace.

Highlights

  • 1.5-hour historical walking tour of Gamla Stan
  • Explore Riddarholmen, a pretty islet in Stockholm’s Old Town, with your expert guide
  • See top Stockholm attractions like Birger Jarl Torg, Riddarholmskyrkan and Taube’s Terrace
  • Learn about Birger Jarl, the Swedish statesman who is said to have founded Stockholm in the 1200s
  • Admire Gamla Stan’s north German architecture and pretty streets

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What You Can Expect

Stockholm Historical Walking Tour of Gamla Stan

Stockholm Historical Walking Tour

Make your way to Stortorget, Stockholm's original town square, which sits in the heart of Gamla Stan (Old Town). Meet your guide and tour group there to set off on your exploration of this neighborhood.

Admire the North German-style architecture of the surrounding buildings as you stroll the cobblestone streets, many too narrow for cars since they were built for travelers on horseback or on foot. Listen as your guide points out the hidden pockets of historical interest that most visitors miss. 

Continue to Riddarholmen, a small islet and home to Birger Jarl Torg, the square named after the 13th-century founder of Stockholm. View the statue of Jarl himself as you learn about his important role in the city's history. Stop by Riddarholmskyrkan, the 13th-century church that sits on the square. Many important Swedish figures are buried here in Stockholm's last standing medieval abbey, including Karl XII and Gustav II Adolf. 

Stop at Wrangel Palace to see its centuries-old defense towers and Evert Taube's Terrace to admire spectacular views of Lake Mälaren. End your tour in Riddarholmen.

Customer Reviews

Guy L USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Very good! Tour was informative and enjoyable. Our guide was very knowledge.
Highly recommend.

Edward T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour for mature audiences since it may be too dry for younger kids, we enjoyed it!

August S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The guide did her job perfectly! Quite charming and helpful!

Sabine B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very interesting and entertaining tour!

Christopher F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great tour of the Old Town..Gamla Stan with our guide Samuel. Very knowledgeable and he made it so interesting. Worth every penny. Highly recommend.

Anne G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We throughly enjoyed this tour. The guide, Andrea, was terrific. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and made the subject matter so interesting. We definitely recommend this tour.

ashandley

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very good

Alex C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fantastic guide, so much information provided and a wonderful part of town to be taken around. Wear comfy shoes!

Luke M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was perfect! And Katrina our guide was great. Lots of history, stories, and fun. A great way to get acquainted with Stockholm at the beginning of your trip.

Charles V W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour and guide.

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