• Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
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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.


  • 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

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

Alastair M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We were a small group of 6, which definitely allowed us to learn and see many things on this tour. Great information, along with some believe it or not stories. Thanks.

Ashleigh S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was a great afternoon - Samuel did a fantastic job as guide!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Really interesting walking tour of Gamla Stan, highly informative and fun young guide George from the UK! who was very knowledgeable. Good value for money and just the right length.

Denise R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This was the highlight of our two days in Stockholm. The old city is really interesting, narrow, full of great history and architecture. George was our guide and our small group of 10 learned much from him. We didn't always stick to the major streets and that gave us a better understanding of the area. Enjoyed this tour and recommend it to any one interested. Worth it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great tour with a great tour guide. I would recommend this for anyone who loves history, culture and old buildings!


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.

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