Nynashamn (Stockholm), Sweden
Dutch Guided: The Best of Stockholm
Information not currently available.
Approximately 8 Hours
A Dutch-speaking guide leads this tour (or a guide with a Dutch interpreter). A limited number of Dutch guides and interpreters are available in this port; book early to avoid disappointment. This is not a bilingual tour; please see The Best of Stockholm for the same tour guided in English.
Your panoramic tour begins with a motorcoach ride to Stockholm. Start with a splendid panoramic view of Stockholm's inner city and harbor from Fjällgatan. Then, cross the Western Bridge en route to the City Hall, renowned for its architecture, the two courtyards and the Blue Hall, where the Nobel festivities unfold each year.
Perhaps the most interesting sight in Stockholm is the 17th-century warship perfectly preserved and on display at the Vasa Museum. Raised from Stockholm's inner harbor in the 1960s and painstakingly restored, Vasa and the salvage exhibits speak eloquently of Sweden's inspired maritime heritage, and of its rare losses.
Next, get to know Stockholm on your own, with an hour of free time. Dine at an outdoor café in the city (at your own expense), or simply spend your time shopping.
Meet up with your guide for a visit to the Royal Palace -- this relatively young, stately monument of grace and symmetry dates only from the 1800s. The Royal Palace boasts no fewer than 608 rooms, and you will visit the State Apartments, displaying magnificent Baroque and Rococo interiors.
Wander through the streets of the Old Town, savoring the Bohemian atmosphere among houses dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, with Baroque doorways and regal Coats of Arms. See the exterior of the Coronation Church and the Stortorget (Great Square) -- the hub of the Old Town.
The Royal Palace and City Hall can close on short notice. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Photography and video are not permitted inside the Royal Palace. Participants will encounter cobblestone streets in the Old Town and 150 steps at the Royal Palace. Tour requires approximately 2½ hours of walking included in this tour. Photography and video are not permitted inside the Royal Palace. The coach transfer back to Nynäshamn is unguided. Not advisable for guests with mobility limitations.