ABBA the Museum & City Drive

  • Port

    Nynashamn (Stockholm), Sweden

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD USD USD

    Price over $151
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 7 Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

Depart from the pier, you'll drive through the Swedish countryside towards the city of Stockholm for a panoramic sightseeing tour.

Your comfortable motorcoach travels along Strandvägen -- a spectacular, wide boulevard created in the second half of the 19th century. Continue to the neighboring island of Djurgården for views of its splendid gardens, parklands, and the Vasa Museum.

You'll visit the spectacular new ABBA The Museum. ABBA fever is alive and well in Stockholm, and you can experience all the music, stories and clothing of this legendary band in their very own museum built in 2013. Upon arrival, set out on a 90-minute, informative, self-guided audio tour that takes you through the amazing's career of this sensational band whose sales have topped 400 million albums around the world. ABBA The Museum features displays that span the band's career, starting in the 1970s with their breakthrough song Waterloo in 1974. As you tour the galleries, you'll learn more about their grand worldwide tours, the events leading up to their split in 1983 and how ABBA lives on in such projects as the spectacular stage show and feature film Mamma Mia! ABBA The Museum offers much more than static displays of costumes, gold records and memorabilia. The museum highlights the band's meteoric rise to stardom, and members of the original band were involved in the development of the museum, ensuring visitors an authentic experience.

Enter the replica of the Polar Studio where the band recorded, and see and touch the equipment used in the original studio. Dance to the songs you love on a flashing dance floor, sit behind the controls of the famed helicopter from the Arrival album cover and 'perform' with the band in a high-tech hologram show.

Next, re-join the motorcoach and continue your panoramic drive through Stockholm's city center, including the medieval Old Town precinct. As an added bonus, your guide will point out ABBA-related sites, such as City Hall, where Benny performed for the very first time, and the Royal Opera House -- scene of ABBA's legendary 1976 Royal Wedding gala performance.

After some free time to purchase lunch (at your own expense) and to enjoy the city on your own, your rock 'n' roll tour of music and memories concludes with a relaxing coach ride back to the port.

Notes:

The museum has an elevator. There are cobblestone surfaces and inclines in the Old Town. Wear comfortable walking shoes. You will have approximately one hour of free time in the city to purchase lunch (at your own expense) or to shop. Restrooms in the Old Town are not free of charge; a 5- or 10-krona coin is required. The coach transfer back to Nynäshamn is unguided.