Tour description provided by Viator
Delve into the historical sights of Stockholm by foot on this 3-hour private walking tour. Accompanied by your own private guide, stroll through the history-steeped Old Town and check out top Stockholm attractions such as the Royal Opera House and Stockholm Royal Palace (Kungliga Slottet), together with hidden gems that many tourists never see. Soak up the charm of the city as you walk through the cobbled Gamla Stan (Old Town); visit the elegant Södermalm and Slussen districts and stop to refuel with a ‘fika’ (coffee break) (own expense) on route.
Meet your private guide in central Stockholm and before starting your walking tour, get a fascinating introduction to Sweden’s capital, hearing about its ancient roots and how it consists of 14 different islands divided by canals and waterways.
As it’s a private tour, your itinerary can be tailored to suit your interests, so feel free to talk to your guide about anything you want to see more on your explorations.
Start in the handsome Norrmalmstorg district and learn how it became associated with the term 'Stockholm Syndrome', where hostages may empathize with their captors, after a robbery here in 1973.
Then, follow your guide past the Royal Dramatic Theatre, Royal Swedish Opera House and Parliament building. Stroll by the Stockholm Royal Palace (Kungliga Slottet), the official residence of the Swedish monarch, and snap photos of City Hall, with its spire topped by three crowns, the symbol of Sweden.
Head into the cobbled Gamla Stan (Old Town) as your guide shares stories about its medieval past. Listen to tales of Birger Jarls, the statesman credited with founding the city in the 1200s, and admire Stortorget, Stockholm’s oldest square, with its North German-style townhouses.
Stop for a fika (own expense) - a break for coffee and a sweet snack — and as you refuel, chat to your guide about what you’ve seen and life in the city.
Walk to Stockholm Cathedral to see the exterior statue of St George and the Dragon, and dive into the interesting Riddarholmen, Södermalm and Slussen districts to discover more about the city’s medieval and recent past.
After around three hours, your tour ends near Slussen when your guide departs, leaving you free to continue exploring independently.