Top 10 Guided Tours in Stockholm

Interesting guided tours in Stockholm? Here are our 10 favorites.

You're visiting the Swedish capital, Stockholm? Take one of these interesting tours for travelers - I have found that they are the best-guided tours in Stockholm, Sweden. You can even book your chosen guided tour in Stockholm directly online.

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    Kungsträdgården
    ••• Cherry trees at Kungsträdgården. Susanne Nilsson / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

    The Stockholm Grand Tour offers what the name implies. This guided tour of Stockholm will show travelers the beautiful city of Stockholm by boat and air-conditioned bus/coach. The commentary is offered in all major languages, so you will not miss any interesting information and sights. A sandwich and drink ​is also provided on the boat trip. Tour length: approx. 3.5 hours, departs May - September.

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    Djurgarden Island stockholm
    ••• Djurgarden Island. Norbert Achtelik / Getty Images

    This is a very relaxing guided tour where Stockholm ​visitors can spend an hour moving along the canals and waterways watching the sights and monuments gliding by. The low-priced guided tour starts at Djurgarden, passes Fjaderholmarna, Prince Eugen's Waldemarsudde, the Vasa Museum, Sodermalm and Slussen. Many photo opportunities. Tour length: 50-60 minutes, departs hourly (days vary by season) from April to December.

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    Changing of the guard
    ••• Swedish soldiers with at the changing of the guard. Brian D. Bumby / Getty Images

    Stay independent and go wherever you feel like with the Stockholm City Hop-on Hop-off Tour. Travel in an open-top double-decker bus as you see the sights of Stockholm at your own pace. It's the perfect do-it-yourself shore excursion but you can also simply start it as a non-cruise traveler from the port. You can get on and off the bus as often as you like at the 14 designated bus stops along three routes; your ticket is valid for 24 hours. There is audio commentary on sights along the route on every bus. This tour is available year round.

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    Djurgarden Stockholm
    ••• Djurgarden. Jan Hakan Dahlstrom / Getty Images
    If you don't have much time in Stockholm, this condensed 1.5 hour tour of the best sights is probably perfect for you. You'll see all Stockholm has to offer, including the most famous buildings and panoramic views, and even a stop at the picturesque Fjallgatan, where the view of Stockholm's islands and waters is truly wonderful. The tour goes around the city in an air conditioned bus. It is about $40 and departs year round except for January and February.
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    Viking Boat Stockholm
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    If you'd like to spend a whole day with Vikings, this is the tour for you. This 8-hour tour is the only real Viking tour in Scandinavia. It lets visitors enjoy and experience Viking history, see the old Viking Parliament and the Granby ruins, and also takes you to the sacred site of Old Uppsala. This day tour departs directly from centrally located Stockholm hotels for your convenience. Tour length: 8 hours, departs daily.

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    Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden
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    The Golden Sweden Sightseeing Tour is a 5 hour guided tour of Stockholm that takes tour guests from their hotel to the beautiful palaces of the Swedish royal family, the historic Lovo church, and the popular parks that are a must see for Stockholm visitors. This guided tour of Stockholm includes a private bus and all admission fees. Length: 5 hours, departs daily in May - September, and on weekends in winter.

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    Stockholm Ghost Walk
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    During the Stockholm Ghost Walk & Historical Tour, a professional ghost-guide and his lantern lead visitors through alleyways, old courtyards and dark side streets while telling true accounts about nearby ghosts, hauntings, murder and mystery. Each tour includes a refreshment break in a 17th century underground wine cellar, which is actively haunted... Length: 2 hours, year-round (Tuesday - Friday).
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    Colourful buildings Stortorget, Stockholm, Sweden
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    This guided Stockholm tour lets travelers follow the path of Alfred Nobel and the Nobel prize. The tour shows where the man lived in Sweden and allows a nice visit to Nobel Museum, along with visits to Gamla Stan (Old Town) and Nobel's home in Helenelund. This tour combines sight-seeing with education and should not be missed. Length: 2.5 hours. Year-round, departs daily from centrally located hotels in Stockholm.

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    Canal in old town
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    This guided Historical Canal Tour is alot of fun for all kinds of visitors. The low-cost guided tour boats tourists through Stockholm's historical canals, and along famous buildings - oftentimes, even locals cannot resist! Tour commentary is available in all major languages and the boats are air-conditioned. Tour length: 1 hour. Departs several times daily from Stadshusbron, May - August.
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    Stockholm tourists
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    If you changed your mind and you prefer to go on a tour by youself instead of using locally offered tours, take a look at Walking Tour: Visiting Stockholm's Djurgården! Should you have trouble getting to the tour operator's location, use the Stockholm Transportation Card (CityCard) for cheap transportation.