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Stunning Stockholm

  • Royal Palace, Stockholm © Helén Pe/mediabank.visitstockholm.com

    Sweden, Stockholm, Royal palace, cobbled streets, © Helén Pemediabank.visitstockholm.com
  • Stockholm in Autumn ©Photo Jeppe Wikstrom-mediabank.visitstockholm.com

    Sweden
  • Archipelagos ships, Saltsjon, Stockholm Sweden

    scandinavia and iceland group travel
5 day tour
From £529 per person - Minimum 30 passengers

Explore Stunning Stockholm – A True Scandinavian Gem!

Stockholm emanates waterside elegance. Considered the ‘The Pearl of the Baltic’, Sweden’s capital has a beautiful and well preserved historic heart surrounded by water. Built on 14 islands, the beautiful buildings, greenery, fresh air and proximity to the water are distinctive traits of this city. During your stay, explore the beautiful Gamla Stan, the Old Town, which is one of the largest and best preserved medieval city centres in Europe. Palaces and cathedrals loom over narrow streets of cobblestones.

Despite this charming old core, the city is continually evolving. There are plenty of exciting attractions from the Royal Palace – the official residence of His Majesty the King of Sweden – to the magnificent, ornate Vasa warship. There’s even a delightful ABBA museum. The architecture, art, culture and Now-Nordic gourmet cuisine on offer is truly outstanding. Though it spans several islands, Stockholm is surprisingly compact and easy to navigate. Bridges (both foot and vehicle-traffic) connect most of the islands; ferries and the tunnelbana (metro) link the rest. Therefore, you can explore all the nooks and crannies of this wonderful destination. Perhaps cruise around the archipelago for amazing views of the waterside or venture out to Sigtuna to see rune stones.


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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Stockholm and Sightseeing Tour.

Travel to Sweden and transfer to your hotel in central Stockholm. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided walking tour of the Swedish capital.

Day 2

Archipelago Cruise aboard a Historic Ship.

This is the perfect boat tour to experience the untouched nature of our unique archipelago in Stockholm. The cruise is approx. 3 hours just to experience the best that the beautiful archipelago has to offer. On board, the guide will explain all about what’s typical about the Stockholm archipelago in a very inspiring way, making the journey a beautiful and informative outing. you can choose to enjoy an optional lunch on board.

Day 3

Full day Djurgården Museum Island.

Beloved by both Sotckholmers and visitors, Djurgården is a tranquil oasis in the middle of Stockholm. The island has been in possession of the crown since the 15th Century. Like no other place in Stockholm, it combines many of the city’s most famous museums and cultural attractions, (the Vasa Museum, Gröna Lund, the Abba museum and Skansen to name a few) with green nature, parks, and family-friendly activities. See the mighty Vasa Warship that was raised from the depths of Stockholm’s harbour, almost 400 years after sinking on its maiden voyage. The Abba Museum provides a fascinating and interactive history of one of Sweden’s most famous exports.

Day 4

Cruise to Drottningham Royal Palace aboard a Historic Ship.

We board a historic cruise ship for a magnificent one hour cruise from central Stockholm through the inner archipelago  to Drottningham Palace, the residence of the Swedish Royal family, with several beautiful parks and green areas to experience. Enjoy the luscious Palace Park with its beautiful landscape design, historic theatre and artful Chinese Pavilion. An optional visit to the Court Theatre is highly recommended. (We also recommend an optional morning/lunch coffee with reserved seating on the return voyage).

Day 5

Visit to Sigtuma and return to the UK.

This morning we visit Sigtuma, Sweden’s first town, founded in the 10th Century. Small and pedestrian friendly, with charming wooden buildings by Lake Mälaren, it is less than an hour outside of Stockholm. The district is rich in rune stones to fascinate history buffs, and voted the most picturesque village in Stockholm. It is a great shop en route to Stockholm’s airport for your flight home in the afternoon.


Suggested hotel:

Elite Arcadia Stockholm****

This hotel is 7 minutes’ walk from Stockholm Östra train station and metro stop, and 4 km from Gamla Stan (old town). Rooms feature wood floors and sleek, contemporary furnishings and suites offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars. The hotel also features a restaurant with a garden terrace. There’s also a fitness room and a sauna, plus a bar with a lounge area. 

Scandic Grand Central ****

In an 1880s building, this stylish hotel is 15o yards from Arlanda Express Airport Train and Stockholm Central Station. The in-house Teaterbrasseriet serves classic Swedish dishes made from fresh, seasonal produce.


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