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The city is full of charm and atmosphere, old and new, and a guided city tour is a good introduction to the sights including Skansen, the open-air museum with over 150 buildings from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries; the Vasa Museum, home of the warship Vasa that sunk during its maiden voyage in 1628 and City Hall, an imposing building and site of the Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony.
We recommend a stroll around the cobbled streets of the Old Town Gamla Stan, steeped in historical heritage with relics from as early as the 13th Century. This area has much to offer with its many souvenir and antique shops, elegant palaces, churches and museums. In comparison Stockholm City or new Stockholm, offers larger department stores, shopping malls, exclusive boutiques and bustling nightlife. There are many delightful cafes to sample during the day and a wonderful selection of bars and restaurants for the evening.
Stockholm´s archipelago begins just outside the city limits and is made up of no less than 24,000 islands. Scheduled boat trips can be made to the islands and provide a break to the hustle and bustle of the city.
Fly from the UK, arrive Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Arlanda Express to city centre (not included).
3 nights STOCKHOLM - Clarion Collection Hotel Tapto *** (BB), Clarion Hotel Sign **** (BB) or First Hotel Reisen **** (BB - seaview superior rooms)
Airport train to Stockholm Airport for return to the UK.
Day: Daily from London Heathrow Airport
Departure Dates: 1 May - 30 September 2013
Duration: 3 nights (additional nights possible, see price panel)
NB. Alternative departure airports are available subject to schedules and prices. Please ask for further details.
Located in central Stockholm near the Olympic Stadium and just two subway stops from the Central Station. The location is a residential area with several hundred years of military history (Tapto is the military signal for silence, rest and sleep). The hotel serves their guests complimentary coffee/tea and home made pastries in the afternoon and a free evening buffet. Relax area with sauna. Restaurant and cocktail lounge. All rooms have shower and WC, satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer and Free Wireless Internet Access, and all floors are accessible via a lift.
Stockholm's largest hotel is located in the heart of Stockholm city adjacent to the Central Station and Arlanda Express facing the Norra Bantorget Square. The hotel is brand new, built in 2008, and is a spectacular building dominated by granite and glass, leaning over the square reflecting the green park. The hotel has a wonderful Aquavit Grill & Raw Bar, contributed by Marcus Samuelsson of New York’s Aquavit restaurant. The eighth floor of the hotel holds Selma CitySpa+ where you can indulge yourself in the sauna, gym, spa with a spa treatment and/or in the heated outdoor pool, all with a fantastic view of Stockholm. All rooms are non-smoking and have TV, telephone, hair dryer, Internet access and some of the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in in the whole of Scandinavia! Lift to all floors.
A lovely hotel situated in Stockholm’s old town, Gamla Stan, close to the Royal Palace. The hotel is celebrated for its high standards in service and its accomplished marriage of classical interiors and modern design. Restaurant Reisen is one of the city’s leading a la carte restaurants and has a bar and cocktail lounge. Guests of the hotel enjoy complimentary access to Reisen Luxury Spa for facilities which include a sauna, fitness suite and plunge pool located in the magnificent 17th century vaulted cellar. A full range of spa treatments is available at a supplement. The hotel’s rooms offer an old-world charm with views of the narrow streets of Renaissance Stockholm and are all non-smoking with TV, hairdryer, mini-bar, trouser press, iron and WiFi Internet access. Lift to all floors.
All Taber's rooms are of a superior standard with seaview.
Description: A combination tour which shows you the whole of Stockholm starting with a coach trip around the city, viewing the best known sites and buildings followed by a boat trip around the royal park of Djurgården and past the most inner archipelago islands.
Operates: Daily, 1/5 - 30/9.
Duration: 2½ hours, departs 1000, 1200 & 1400 (1/5 - 5/7 & 31/8 - 30/9) &1000, 1200, 1400, 1600 & 1800 (6/7-30/8).
Price: £34 per person, £17 child 6-11.
Description: The complete sightseeing tour if you’re looking to see Stockholm from the water! You will travel under 15 bridges and pass through two locks connecting the Baltic Sea with Lake Mälaren. You will pass many of the city’s sights including the inner city, the Old Town, the islands Södermalm, Lilla and Stora Essingen, the new area Hammarby Sjöstad and the green area of Djurgården.
Operates: Daily, 9/4 - 1/11, departs hourly between 1000 & 1900.
Duration: 1 hr 50 mins.
Price: £22 per adult, £11 children 6-11, children 0-5 free.
Description: A ’speedy’ tour among the inner city islands of Stockholm onboard a fast boat. Start by passing the Old Town, inner city islands and Djurgården at a moderate speed before continuing onto more open waters. Once out of the city the speed increases to 26 knots as you swish through the archipelago. Guide on board tells about the passing sights.
Operates: Daily, 18/6 - 28/8, 1115, 1315 & 1515.
Duration: 1¾ hours.
Price: £28 per person.
Description: Take an exciting guided walk through the narrow streets of the Old Town. Your guide will take you to Stortorget (Main Square), and tell you about the Stockholm blood bath of 1520! Stroll through the courtyards and lanes of the city’s oldest section, steeped in history.
Operates: Daily, 2/7 - 28/8, departs.
Duration: 1¼ hours.
Price: £15 per person.
Description: With the Stockholm Card in your hand you can choose from 80 attractions in Stockholm. Browse excellent museums with art, aristocrats, world heritage, Vikings, the Nobel Prize, technology, and design. Ride a sightseeing boat or ferry, the subway, an SL bus, or a streetcar. The city is yours.
The Stockholm Card offers you:
Free admission to 80 museums and attractions
Free travel by public transport
Free bicycle sightseeing in English (summer)
Free trips on the Hop-On Hop-Off boat (May and 1-11 Sep) and free sightseeing by boat with Historical Canal tour (Jun-Aug)
Bonus offers – discounts on sightseeing tours with the bus companies Stockholm Panorama and Open Top Tours, and discounts on boat trips to Drottningholm
Free guide book
Price: 24 hours = £39, 48 hours = £51 and 72 hours = £60. All prices are per person.
Description: In Stockholm there isn't just natural forest vegetation but also wild animals close to the city. Reserve an evening for a comfortable tour out into the beautiful and historical Swedish landscape. Here you have the chance to meet the true forest inhabitants, elk, deer and wild pigs as well as a rich birdlife, at an excitingly close range. Expert guides show and help interpret the animals, nature and the rich history the nearby buildings evoke. They know where the kings of the forest, the elks usually wander at dusk to graze and search for water. This tour navigates through rural landscapes, meadows, pastures and hillsides, with typical red cottages and well-preserved, classic manor houses. From here developed the nation of Sweden, here lived the Vikings who raised their runestones – many of them are still standing. You travel in small, comfortable buses, departing from Stockholm city. Included are refreshments and snacks at sunset.
Operates: Thursday - Monday, 31 May - 27 August. No tours 22 and 23 June.
Duration: 3-4 hours, depending a little on what the animals do.
Departure Point: Scandic Sergel Plaza Hotel, meeting time 15 minutes prior to departure.
Departure Times: 31 May - 16 July = 2030; 19 July - 6 August = 2000; 9 - 13 August = 1930 and 16 - 27 August = 1900.
Price: £59 per adult, students and children under 16 years £35. Recommended minimum age 12
Description: Sightseeing by bike one can move quickly and easily between Stockholm’s many islands, which each possess their own character. You follow the shores of the sea and the lake, pedal over bridges and pass all the major sights, such as the Royal Palace and the Royal Dramatic Theatre. The tour will also get you off beaten tourist tracks to see beautiful gardens, picturesque wooden houses from the 17th Century and old oak trees in the world’s first National City Park. Expert guides talk about the city both past and present, showing you beautiful places that are not accessible by bus or boat. Stockholm is a well-planned and safe cycling city with many bicycle ways and green stretches where cars are not allowed. Guided throughout in English.
Operates: Wednesday - Sunday, 16 - 27 May, departs 1100 and 1500; daily 30 May - 26 August, departs 1100 and 1500; Wednesday - Sunday 29 August - 16 September, departs 1100 and 1500.
Duration: 2 - 2½ hours
Departure Point: Outside the Skeppsholmen hostel at the old sail ship 'Af Chapman', opposite the Royal Palace. The closest metro station is Kungsträdgården, 5-6 minutes walk along the waterside.
Meet at least 15 minutes beforehand so you can be fitted for the bike and helmet.
Price: £28 per adult, students and children under 16 years £19.
Description: If you could do just one nature excursion in Stockholm, then you should paddle kayak in the outer archipelago. This watery world consists of thousands of uninhabited small islands which are among the wildest areas in Europe. These kayaking tours have received the quality label for ecotourism, Natures Best! What's more - anyone can do it! The day tour is taken at an easy tempo to suit both beginners and more experienced alike. Most who paddle have no previous experience, but the techniques are easy to learn. After a short training session in the stable kayaks you set off on your journey of discovery. The tour guides are experienced paddlers with excellent knowledge of the archipelago, its history, flora and fauna. They know their way to the finest islands, skerries and inlets. Surprisingly few visitors come here and it is easy to find a deserted island to take a swim and stop for a rest with a well-prepared lunch.
Operates: 4 June - 28 August
Departures: Saturday and Sunday, 4, 5 and 26 June and 3 - 11 September. Thursday to Sunday, 30 June - 28 August
Duration: Full day (0848 departure by bus, returning to Slussen between 1800 and 1900).
Departure Point: Stavsnås port (you will need to take the public SL bus from metrol station Slussen in the city departing at 0848 to the port - duration 45 minutes). You then take the taxi boat (included) for a short journey to the kayak base on the island of Runmarö. Here you are met by your kayaking guides.
Price: £99 per adult (weekdays), £120 per adult (weekends). Students and children 12-15 years £99.
Price Includes: Sea kayak with all necessary equipment, tasty lunch hamper and snacks, kayaking guide, boat connection to and from Stavsnås (15 minutes).
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