Private Tour: Stockholm Viking History Walking Tour

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Private Tour: Stockholm Viking History Walking Tour information and booking

from
$35
Duration
90 minutes
Departs from
Gamla Stan (Old Town), Stockholm
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
11am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Delve into the Viking roots and wider history of Stockholm on this fascinating 1.5-hour private walking tour. Led by your very own, expert local guide outfitted in Viking costume, opt to wear a supplied, fun Viking helmet and stroll the cobbled streets of Gamla Stan (Old Town) past top Stockholm attractions such as the Stockholm Royal Palace (Kungliga Slotten), Parliament and more. Hear gripping tales about Sweden’s Vikings, discover hidden sites tucked off the tourist trail, and learn about Stockholm’s history from the Ice Age to the present day.

Meet your expert guide, who will be dressed in authentic Viking costume, in the center of Stockholm Gamla Stan (Old Town) for your 1.5-hour private walking tour.

If you wish, put on your fun, supplied Viking-style helmet to celebrate the theme of your tour, and, since it’s a private tour, talk to your guide about any sights you want to see more or less of, so they can tailor the itinerary if need be.
Then, stride out into the historical old quarter as your guide shares intriguing facts about Swedish culture and history, including its dark Viking past.
Make your way through the cobblestoned streets and see some of Stockholm’s top landmarks as you learn about the lives and culture of Sweden’s Viking peoples, known as Rus’, in medieval times.
Discover how, in the 8th century, Rus’ warriors sailed rivers from the Baltic Sea deep into Russia, and over the next two centuries, plundered and settled much of Eastern Europe, spreading their influence as far as the Byzantine Empire.
Stroll down the charming lanes and squares as your guide points out sites of interest related to Stockholm’s Viking roots, and pose for photos at top attractions such as the Stockholm Royal Palace ((Kungliga Slottet) and Swedish Parliament building.
On your forays, also delve into some of Stockholm’s hidden corners and passageways to discover sites and secrets that many visitors never get to see.
After around 1.5 hours, your private tour concludes when you say goodbye to your guide back at the original departure point.

What's included

  • Local guide
  • Use of supplied viking helmet to wear on tour

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off