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Approximately 3 Hours
Meals not included
A German-speaking guide leads this tour (or a guide with a German interpreter). A limited number of German guides and interpreters are available in this port; book early to avoid disappointment. This is not a bilingual tour; please see Stockholm Sights & the Vasa Museum for the same tour guided in English.
Cross Gamla Stan, Stockholm's enchanting, medieval Old Town, passing the Royal Palace overlooking the inner harbor.
You will head past the Royal Dramatic Theatre along Strandvägen to the island of Djurgården. Here, visit the Vasa Museum, which houses the amazing warship Vasa -- pride of ancient Sweden's mighty navy. The present museum is built around the 17th-century warship that sank in Stockholm's inner harbor on her maiden voyage in 1628. Its discovery in 1956, and subsequent salvage in 1961, was among the most important events in maritime archaeology. Painstakingly restored to much of its original magnificence, the Vasa is an authentic piece of history.
Continue through the Diplomat area to Östermalm -- a fashionable neighborhood of stately apartment buildings. Watch for the Royal Opera and the Parliament Building and, via the narrow canal at the lock called Slussen, you'll cross to Södermalm, the largest of Stockholm's islands. It is comprised of a number of small, closely integrated neighborhoods.
The Vasa Museum is wheelchair accessible. This tour is available only to guests whose cruise does not begin or end in Stockholm. Tour order may vary.