SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF STOCKHOLM AND DROTTNINGHOLM CASTLE
Sightseeing, Cultural, Lunch not included
Discover Stockholm on a sightseeing tour that includes the main sights with a lovely walk around the historic city centre and a guided tour to the imposing Drottningholm castle, residence of the royal family.
What we will see
- Sightseeing tour of the city centre
- Island of Djurgården
- Diplomatstaden and Östermalm
- Stop for photos along Fjällgatan
- Guided walking tour of the old city
- Stortorget and Mårten Trotzigs gränd
- Drottningholm castle
- Guided tour of the interior walk around the park
What we will do
- Our excursion begins with a sightseeing tour of the city starting with the magnificent island of Djurgården, a former royal hunting reserve that is now an idyllic place for wonderful walks with many museums just a stone’s throw from the city centre.
- We continue our tour with the Diplomatstaden residential district, characterised by luxurious villas, embassies and homes surrounded by greenery, and the elegant Östermalm quarter.
- We make a stop for photos along Fjällgatan, one of the city’s most characteristic streets offering panoramic views of the city.
- We continue towards the centre and go on a guided walking tour of the old city or Gamla Stan between picturesque squares and characteristic cobbled alleyways winding between ancient and elegant buildings with Baroque doors.
- We cross Stortorget, the main square around which the city grew back in the 1300s, and take a peek at the narrowest alleyway in Stockholm called Mårten Trotzigs gränd, which climbs up with 36 steps that are only 90 centimetres wide, and continue with a little free time around the old city.
- We then move on to Drottningholm castle, the best preserved 18th-century palace in Sweden clearly inspired by Versailles and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- We enjoy an interesting guided tour of the palace that takes to discover the splendour of the royal apartments and amazing Baroque gardens embellished with elegant bronze figures.
- Inside the magnificent park, we admire the Palace Theatre which has remained unchanged since it was first built in 1766 and the Chinese Pavilion, commissioned by King Adolf Frederick to celebrate his wife’s birthday and one of the most genuine examples of chinoiserie* in 18th-century Europe.
- At the end of the visit, we board our coach to return to the ship.
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