Stockholm Sampler & Vasa Museum

  • Port

    Nynashamn (Stockholm), Sweden

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD

    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 7 Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

After a pleasant rural drive, you'll reach Stockholm and commence a panoramic tour that covers many of the main sights of the city.

Cross the medieval Old Town -- the Gamla Stan -- and pass the Royal Palace overlooking Stockholm's inner harbor. Continue through the city center, passing the Royal Dramatic Theatre and head along Strandvägen to the island of Djurgården. This area is Stockholm's amusement and recreation epicenter, with great parklands.

The Skansen Open-Air Museum and the Vasa Museum are both located here. You'll visit the Vasa Museum, built around the 17th-century warship Vasa, which sank in Stockholm's inner harbor on her maiden voyage in 1628. The Vasa was one of the world's largest and most prestigious warships at the time. She was salvaged in 1961 and today is restored to much of her former glory. This museum is really quite fascinating and is a great insight into the might Swedish war machine of the 17th century.

Continue through the Diplomat area and through Östermalm, a fashionable neighborhood of stately apartment buildings, to the modern retail and business areas. Here, you will have an opportunity to experience Stockholm on your own, with about three hours of free time to purchase lunch (at your own expense) and for independent exploration downtown.

At the designated time, the coach will pick you up for the return drive to Nynashamn.

Notes:

The coach transfer back to Nynäshamn is unguided.