Welcome to Gamla Stan

Västerlånggatan is the area’s nerve centre, a bustling thoroughfare lined with galleries, eateries and souvenir shops. Step off the main drag, however, and Gamla Stan reveals a quieter, more intimate side of its nature. Prepare to be smitten.

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$24.79 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Royal Canal Tour

Board your sightseeing cruise at Strömkajen at your chosen time. Sit back, relax and listen to your audio commentary as you leave the city center behind and glide through the Stockholm archipelago, a cluster of some 30,000 islands, skerries and rocks spreading east into the Baltic Sea.Enter the peaceful Djurgården canal, where you’ll pass several historical buildings, museums and lovely green areas. As the canal opens out into the sea, return toward the city and pass the island of Fjaderholmarna and the Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, the scenic former home of the Swedish Prince Eugen. Skirting the island of Djurgården, view the Vasa Museum, a maritime museum that displays the only almost fully intact 17th-century ship that has ever been salvaged, the Vasa warship that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. Admire the large, bustling island of Södermalm, whose district of the same name is one of the most densely populated districts of Scandinavia. Then view the locks and bridges around the central area of Slussen, situated on the Söderström river connecting Södermalm and Gamla stan. The area is named after the locks between Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea.Soak up a beautiful Stockholm city panorama before returning to the dock to end your 50-minute cruise.

$98.14 Shore Excursions

Shore Excursion: Stockholm Highlights Tour Including Panoramic Drive, Vasa Museum and Walking Tour of Gamla Stan

We will begin the day with a short panoramic drive through Sweden’s picturesque capital. If your ship docks at the port of Stadsgården, you will first take a ride through Stockholm’s biggest island, Södermalm. Alternatively, if your ship docks at Frihamnen, we will show you the popular recreational areas of Gärdet and Djurgården. If your ship docks or tenders at Nynäshamn, your day will start with about a 45 minute drive into the ctiy.Once we arrive at Djurgården, we will guide you through the famous Vasa Museum, a fascinating maritime museum with the world’s best-preserved 17th century warship. The Vasa sank on its maiden voyage in 1628 and was salvaged in 1961.  We will then continue our tour by driving through scenic Stockholm and make stops at Fjällgatan and Riddarholmen Island. We will drive through affluent Östermalm, along Strandvägen, Stockholm’s most beautiful boulevard with views of hundreds of bobbing boats in the water. As we continue our drive, you will see sights such as the Royal Dramatic Theatre, Raoul Wallenbergs Torg, Kungsträdgården, and Riksdag, as well as The Houses of the Swedish Parliament, The Royal Palace, The Royal Opera.Once we arrive at Gamla Stan you will get the chance to explore charming, Medieval Old Town up close. We will begin at the Royal Palace and make our way through the streets of the city. We will see Storkyrka, the Finnish Church, and Järnpojk, the tiny 15cm high public sculpture. You will then have the opportunity to stroll around the Old Town independently, and enjoy lunch or a coffee and pastry at your leisure, or do some shopping, before we bring you back to your ship.

$69.30 Private & Custom Tours

Stockholm and Islands Private Sightseeing Bike Tour

Do you have a desire to see more of the city than can be covered by foot alone? Get off the beaten track, join us for a Stockholm bike tour and find the urban treasures of Stockholm! This Stockholm bike tour is a three-hour adventure. On Urban Treasures, our bike tour in Stockholm, we promise you singles, an old prison, monks and a glimpse of the Absolut Vodka Island. Embark on this bike tour along some of the 760 km of bike lane that can be found on the islands of Kungsholmen, Reimersholme, Långholmen, Södermalm, Gamla stan, and Riddarholmen. Are you ready for a bike tour of a lifetime? Join Urban Treasures, a Stockholm Bike Tour.The city of Stockholm isn't flat, there will be hills and since this is a private tour, we'll take them on at your pace. Urban Treasures is operated with City Bikes (which means you get to use the bike for three days). Please bring valid ID. 

$78.61 Tours & Sightseeing

Stockholm Walking Tour with Vasa Museum and Bohemian Sights

Get a grip on the history of Stockholm in Gamla stan and the Vasa Ship on Djurgården, before you build it up with bohemian blues on Södermalm. With this SuperSaver deal, you can explore two areas (actually three…), one at a time, for a cheaper price. You are free to take the tours on the same day or spread them on two consecutive days.Stockholm Must Sees (2,5 hours): Meet us at the focal point of Gamla stan, or the Old Town as it’s called in English - Stortorget. In 2,5hrs we will travel in time through decades of war, kings, and queens. Get a first-hand glimpse of the Royal Palace, the Cathedral and Riddarholmen (Island of Nobility), and enjoy the stories we got layered up to impress you! Time to jump onboard a boat - we are going out on Stockholm’s water for a short ride! Our final destination is the lush island of Djurgården, where the Vasa Museum lies with all its glory. The ship that spent 333 years in the bottom of the sea is impudently fresh for her age, 98% intact. Jaw-dropping!Hipster Island (1.5 hours): From old boats to young folks, Södermalm is one of Stockholm’s hippest neighbourhoods. It’s also the place we choose to call Hipster Island. Södermalm is home to Lisbeth Salander, The Katarina Church, and Cornelisparken, all of which you will get to know better on this tour. Pass stay-at-home dads, bohemian galleries and quirky shops on your stroll of the area. Our Hipster Island tour ends at SoFo, a mecca for vintage stores, cool restaurants, and hipsters in multiples.Please note that customer needs to indicate which day they want to do what tour before-hand. Stockholm Must Sees departs at 10.00 and Hipster Island at 14.00. Tours can be taken on the same day or be spread on different days. 

$145 Cultural & Theme Tours

Stockholm Grand Tour

After meeting your guide and driver at the port, you will be driven along the embankment towards the Old Town, passing the Royal Palace, which contain the State Apartments, the Crown Jewels, the Hall of State, the Royal Chapel, Royal Armoury and Palace Museum. We will drive to Fjällgatan Street, from where you will experience a breathtaking view of the city. We shall then go to Sodermalm Island where your guide will point out the house where the world famous scientist, Alfred Nobel, lived. Our tour will give you the opportunity to see all aspects of today's Stockholm; we will continue to Stureplan Square, the center of Stockholm's night life, and later in the tour you will see the modern parts of the city - the commercial district with banks and other office buildings, and the elegant bohemian and artistic districts on the southern island. Then, we will head to the Vasa Museum, home of the Royal warship Vasa. The Vasa, built for King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden in record time between 1626 and 1628, was the mightiest warship in the Swedish fleet, intended to strike fear into the hearts of enemies. However, the ship had a sad destiny: she sank in the Stockholm harbor only a few minutes after setting sail on her maiden voyage on August 10th 1628. 333 years after this disastrous event the Vasa was salvaged; now she is one of the very few 17th century ships still in existence, and certainly the one in the best state of preservation. She is one of Stockholm's favorite attractions, and to see her is an exciting experience Then we shall take you on a walking tour of Stockholm's historic center, Gamla Stan, one of Stockholm's foremost attractions. Gamla Stan, the Old Town, is located on three islands; the largest and most visited one is Stadsholmen, which was the island upon which the city was founded in 1252. Today's Gamla Stan is an amazingly well preserved 13th century town and one of the largest preserved medieval city centers in Europe. Gamla Stan is a charming picture book of narrow, winding cobblestone streets and medieval alleyways, some of which barely allow room for two pedestrians to pass. Your guide will tell you many stories and legends - it seems that each house here has its own story to tell. At the conclusion of your guided walking tour of Gamla Stan, you will enjoy some Free time in Gamla Stan at your disposal for further exploration on your own: enjoy some local cuisine, shopping or visit one of the many fabulous museums located in the area - your guide will happily suggest some options and help with directions. After your free time in Gamla Stan your vehicle will head back to the port.

$144.32 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Walking Tour Stockholm Subway

The  Stockholm subway is considered to be one of the most unusual and beautiful in the world .. Please keep in mind – You will need to purchase a subway ticket to join the tour. During a tour of the Stockholm subway you will visit 6-8 stations and you will see the most interesting and the most spectacular location – paintings, sculptures, mosaics, tiles, installations, and other durable art displays.You might be surprised to learn that 90 of the 100 subway station in Stockholm are adorned with art and mosaic. We meet outside the subway station at Gamla stan. This tour ends the subway station at Kungsträdgården.