Royal Palace & Old Town

  • Port

    Nynashamn (Stockholm), Sweden

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD USD

    Price between $101-$150
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 5 Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

Your panoramic tour begins with a motorcoach ride to Stockholm's Gamla Stan -- the Old Town. This is the historical heart of Stockholm, the island stronghold where the city's roots were first planted. Explore on foot this charming district with its twisting alleys, quaint cobblestone squares and medieval palaces. Arches, stairways and lanes link the winding streets. Baroque doorways with elaborate cartouches lead to medieval cellars bearing regal Coats of Arms. Boutiques, antique shops, restaurants and galleries line the streets today.

Visit the 18th-century Royal Palace -- a massive testament to the Baroque period. This compound of buildings is sprawled atop a small hill. With 608 rooms, this is the Swedish King's workplace, whereas Drottningholm Palace, located just outside of Stockholm, is the residence of the Royal Family.

Nearby is the Stortorget or Great Square, the hub of the Old Town, and the Stock Exchange, home to the Swedish Academy. You'll have 90 minutes of free time to further explore the Old Town on your own or to do some shopping in the nearby stores.

Notes:

The Royal Palace can close on short notice for private functions. Restrooms in the Old Town are not free of charge -- a 5-krona or 10-krona coin is required. 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. The coach transfer back to Nynäshamn is unguided.