Day 1 In Stockholm
Welcome to Stockholm! Upon arrival, you will go through customs and immigration. Should you opt to purchase a transfer to your hotel; a representative will be waiting for you as you exit immigration. Arrive at your hotel, check in and do not give in to jet lag! There is so much for you to see and do!
Begin the afternoon with a walking tour of Stockholm, a great way to get to know the city. Afterward head to Gamla Stan, the old town, and spend a bit of time wandering the narrow and winding cobblestone streets, surrounded by old and colorful buildings. The beautiful architecture and amount of history preserved here will blow you away! Don`t miss Stortoget square in the heart of old town, it`s a great place to sit at one of the outdoor tables, and enjoy a beverage or snack.
As night approaches take in Gamla Stan in the evening. Not only is this area a must see for its historical architecture and picturesque cobblestone streets, but it's also great for its traditional Swedish food and charming shops.
Day 2 In Stockholm
Wake up early today and enjoy some sightseeing of the city by boat on the canals. With all the water and many bridges, a boat tour is a must offering a different vantage point of the city. Floating through Stockholm`s canals you will pass many historical buildings and museums, and beautiful green parks while learning interesting facts about Stockholm`s history and people.
Next up, head to the island of Djurgarden, nicknamed the Museum Island. It`s here that you will find some of the most important museums of Sweden like the Skanse, the ABBA Museum, and the Vasamuseet.The island of Djurgarden itself is a delight, take a long stroll around and visit some museums of your choice. Two very popular and impressive museums you won`t want to miss: Vasa and Skansen.
After a busy day of sightseeing head over to the posh neighborhood of Ostermalm to enjoy dinner and a stroll. This is one of the most exclusive parts of town with some of the city`s most impressive buildings. There are many excellent restaurants, superbly displayed food, and bars to choose from, and some of the best shopping in the city is found here.
Day 3 In Stockholm
Start off your day off in Sodermalm, a favorite area amongst many locals. This neighborhood is considered the hub of creativity and a hot-spot for artists, musicians, hip designers, bohemian cafes and edgy shops. Make sure to visit Monteliusvagen, here you will find a small walking path that starts on Mariatorget, a beautiful spot in Sodermalm that offers the most magnificent views of Stockholm, such as Malaren Lake, the City Hall and Riddarholmen.
From here, head to the Royal Palace, with over 600 rooms, it is the official residency to his royal majesty the King of Sweden. The décor is mind-blowing, and the trip to Stockholm would not be complete without this visit. You can also witness the changing guards mid-day.
On your final night, make your way to Grona Lund and Djurgarden, the city`s favorite spot for both indoor and outdoor evening events. This area offers many cafes and restaurants to choose from.
Additional Days in Stockholm
Should you be able to spend additional days in Stockholm, head out on a day trip to Vaxholm in the Archipelago. Vaxholm is one of the over 30,000 islands, located in the central portion of the archipelago. In fact, it received the nickname `Capital of the Archipelago` due to its central location. Vaxholm is a beautiful town comprised of about 70 small islands, all of which can be explored on foot. The town offers many well-preserved wooden houses with charming restaurants, cafes and shops. Besides the town, you can also check out the Vaxholm Fortress which was first built in 1544 to guard the city, which also houses a museum.
Another popular day trip from Stockholm is the archipelago cruise to Sandhamn, the island furthest from Stockholm. As you cruise out you will navigate narrow, shallow passages lined by historic architecture on your way to the beautiful island of Sandhamn. Both the island and its surroundings are full of life and numerous restaurants, bars, and shops. The island of Sandhamn (meaning `sand harbor` in Swedish) offers extensive walking paths along the beaches and gives a much different feel from what you have seen in the capital city of Stockholm.
Your Last Day In Stockholm
Depart your hotel for the airport for your return home. We recommend that you purchase a private transfer, if so a representative will meet you at the hotel in time to take you to the airport for your flight out.>