Sensational Rooftop Walk & Stockholm's Old Town
Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 3 hours
Try something sensational and unique -- a guided walk conducted along a historic rooftop in Stockholm.
Begin with a drive from the pier to Riddarholmen, the small island in the Old Town of Sweden's capital. During the 13th century, Franciscan monks built a monastery here, parts of which still remains in the cellar vaults of the many impressive buildings that stand here today. Riddarholmen Church is the final resting place of most Swedish Kings.
Next to the church is the Old Parliament Building which you'll enter and take the elevator up to the top floor and, via the attic, step out into the open. Buckle up with a safety harness and take your first steps along the narrow rooftop path offering fantastic views and fascinating stories that your guide will share en route. This rooftop tour is conducted according to rigorous safety standards. Even though the height (up to 130 feet) may be a challenge to some, this is the perfect starting point to learn of the history of Stockholm and take in some breathtaking views.
With your feet back on the ground, continue to the Old Town for a ground-level walking tour through Gamla Stan -- a living historical monument of international renown. Take in the historic elegance of the exterior of the dominating Royal Palace, combined with the narrow streets packed with a wide variety of smart boutiques, handicraft workshops, art galleries and antique shops.
See Stortorget (the Great Square) -- the hub of the Old Town, where the Stockholm Blood Bath occurred in 1520 -- and the former Stock Exchange, now the home of the Swedish Academy that meets each year to decide the laureate of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Re-join your coach and return to the pier.
Maximum weight is 264 lbs; minimum height is 4'11". Guests with a history of cardiovascular problems, fear of heights, a tendency to faint, and those who have had knee surgery or a hip replacement less than 4 months ago, are not allowed to participate. Participants must be able to walk steadily without holding onto a handrail. It is strictly prohibited to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol when participating. Wear walking shoes; slides, sandals and high-heeled shoes are not allowed. Wear shorts or long pants; skirts or dresses are not allowed. Safety harness and helmet are provided.