Welcome to Sweden

Explore and immerse yourself in the vibrant contrasts of the Swedish capital, Stockholm. Proclaimed to be the ‘natural capital’ of Scandinavia, the city is an exhibit of progressive, forward-thinking and diverse culture surrounded by displays of architecture and relics of the centuries gone by. A city split into 14 islands, canals divide the urban areas and sizeable green spaces in which the locals work, relax and take well earned ‘fika’ breaks of coffee and cake. Come experience the Swedish summer; full of the new, the old, and an abundance of activity and beauty.

Tour Highlights

  • Discover Stockholm on a walking tour of the city
  • Experience the regal surroundings of the Royal Palace
  • Encounter the unique 17th century art treasure, the Vasa warship
  • Explore Sweden’s rich culture, tradition and history in Skansen
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  • Dates & Prices

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    July 3 - July 7, 2020 (5 days)

    Standard Blind Price: £999 Book Now

    Discounted Sighted Price: £699 Book Now

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    Standard Blind Price: 899 GBP Book Now

    Discounted Sighted Price: 599 GBP Book Now

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    Bright and contrasting colourful buildings hosting cafes with outdoor seating areas line Stortorget place in Gamla stan, the old town.
  • One of Stockholm metro's art displays. Intricate paintings of blue flora climb the white walls and ceilings of a Stockholm metro station.

    What's Included

    • Flights and transfers from the UK (UK prices only)
    • 4 nights’ accommodation at Scandic No. 53 Hotel
    • Transport to and from Djurgården
    • All breakfasts
    • Specified excursions
    • Services of local guides
    • Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
  • Excursions

    • Old Town Walking Tour
    • Royal Palace Tour
    • Vasa and Skansen Museum Visits
    Changing of the Guard Ceremony performed by The Royal Guards at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. A crowd is gathered watching the royal band perform outside the palace as part of the ceremony. The Royal Guard are wearing regal blue and red uniforms.

Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.

Friday 3rd July

Today we depart from London Gatwick and travel to Stockholm. After taking the short transfer via the Arlanda Express from the airport into the heart of the city, the hotel is a short 5-minute walk .

Once checked in, you have the rest of the afternoon at leisure to enjoy your new surroundings.

Overnight in Stockholm.

Saturday 4th July

We’ll start our exploration of Stockholm this morning, as we meet with our local guide who will take us on a walking tour of Stockholm’s historic sites including ‘Gamla Stan’, the Old Town.

Take it slow and marvel at the history surrounding these 17th and 18th century vibrant buildings and cobbled streets. Some parts date back further to the medieval period, and some even further still to the Vikings! We’ll pass the immense Royal Palace as well as the Royal Chapel which lead off the town square of Stortorget, the oldest square in Stockholm, known for its traditional handicrafts and food.

After the tour, we will have a free afternoon. There is much more to do in Gamla Stan, and perhaps after a traditional Fika (coffee break with cake!) you could visit attractions such as the Nobel Prize museum.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Stockholm.

Sunday 5th July

Today we will visit one of the most famous buildings in Sweden, the Royal Palace. The palace is open to the public all year round and is still the residence of Sweden’s current monarch, King Carl XVI Gustaf. We will experience the regal surroundings of accommodation fit for a king. Our guide will take us around the palace’s historic museums including the Treasury hidden within the cellar vaults, where the state’s impressive Regalia is stashed away. This visit will also provide the opportunity to experience the changing of the Guard, the popular daily military marching band and parade by His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf’s Royal Guard.

After the tour of the Royal Palace and the changing of the guard, we will have another free afternoon to spend as you please. Maybe enjoy a picnic with the locals, or discuss the city with the ‘latte papas’, the paternity leave fathers who have become an unmissable icon of a progressive, forward-thinking country.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Stockholm.

Monday 6th July

Today we will visit one of Stockholm’s more unusual islands, Djurgården. This island has been in the possession of the monarch since the 15th century and is home to museums, historical buildings, meadows, and even a theme park!

A favourite among both locals and tourists, Djurgården attracts over 10 million visitors per year as a recreation hub within the city. Firstly, we will experience a specialist guided tour through the most visited museum in Scandinavia, the Vasa museum. A mighty, intricately decorated, and incredibly well preserved 17th century warship which upon its completion was one of, if not the most, powerfully armed vessels on the planet – with a very dramatic maiden voyage.  Our tour will include an experienced guide and a hands-on model to truly experience the remarkable and immense power of the ship.

Following our tour of the Vasa Museum, we will visit the world’s oldest open-air museum, Skansen. Here is where we will truly get a taste for Swedish culture. Here you will be able to touch, smell and hear Swedish heritage. From traditional trades and crafts being performed right in front of you in a replica 19th century village, to an open-air zoo exhibiting beautiful Scandinavian animals such as moose, brown bears, lynx and even grey seals!

The remainder of the day is free, so you may choose to experience more of what the activity packed Djurgården has to offer, remain at Skansen or take the short journey back to the islands of the main city.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Stockholm.

Tuesday 7th July.

It’s time to leave Stockholm. We’ll take the Arlanda Express to the airport from Stockholm’s central station – a short 5-minute walk away from the hotel. We hope you’ve had a fantastic time in the Swedish capital, and we hope to see you soon on another Traveleyes trip.

Breakfast included.

Single supplement – £175 subject to availability