Stockholm, Sweden Stockholm, Sweden

Essential Stockholm

Sail down the beautiful rivers
Sail down the beautiful rivers

The perfect introduction to Stockholm at an uncommon value, our Essential Stockholm is designed to introduce you to some of the sites you need to see on your first trip to the city, with just a taste of the experience that only Exeter International can provide.

The Basics
• Five nights in one of the city’s top hotels, inclusive of tax and breakfast
• Private airport transportation to and from your hotel
• Private Exeter Guide at your service as described in the program
• Entrance Fees to all the sites mentioned in the program
• 24-hour, English-speaking local assistance in case of emergency or changes

Easy to Combine with:

  • Oslo & Bergen
  • Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn
  • Copenhagen
  • St. Petersburg & Moscow

For custom luxury travel and tours to Stockholm and Sweden, please contact one of our travel experts.

Download a PDF itinerary here.

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Day 1
Arrival | Stockholm Stockholm, Sweden

Arrival into Stockholm. Your driver will meet you outside of baggage claim and customs and transfer you to your hotel, ideally located in the center of the city.

Stockholm, Sweden’s capital, was built on 14 islands connected through a network of waterways and more than 50 bridges. Known as “the Venice of the North”, it is hardly surprising that Stockholm is a city best seen from the water. Recognized for their modern design and freshness, the Swedes also take great pride in their customs and traditions.

 

Exeter Services: Transfer

Hotel: At Six

Day 2
Stockholm | Stockholm Armoury - Stockholm, Sweden

This morning, your guide will meet you in your hotel lobby for a walk to Gamla Stan (Old Town) to explore the narrow winding streets and historic buildings. Storkyrkan, the Great Church, is set in the heart of Old Town. Dating back to the early 1500’s the Lutheran church is Gothic design and has been the setting for numerous Royal weddings.

Continue via ferry with your guide for a journey to Djurgården, a natural resort in the heart of Stockholm. Here you will visit the Vasa Museum. This is Scandinavia’s most visited museum, known for its maritime history and Housing of the Vasa warship. The Vasa, perhaps the grandest and most ambitious ship ever to be built in Sweden, is the city’s prized treasure. She capsized and sank straight to the bottom on her maiden voyage in the 17th century only to be salvaged nearly 333 years later in 1961.

Next, you will have a visit at the Skansen, the world’s largest open-air museum. Displaying the life and buildings over the last 150 years, this miniature Sweden depicts how the city has evolved. During the summer months, you can enjoy live concerts, folk music, and dancing in Skansen.

Exeter Services: Guide (4 Hours)

Hotel: At Six

Day 3
Stockholm | Stockholm Stockholm, Sweden

This morning depart by boat for Drottningholm Palace and the unique court theatre where operas and concerts were performed. The boat trip takes approximately 50 minutes. The Palace, built in 1662, is now the residence of Sweden’s royal family. It was originally built as a Baroque palace and later extended and refurbished in the rococo style.

You will visit the magnificent Baroque Court Theatre, which is the oldest preserved theatre still in use. The original stage machinery, dating back to the 18th century is still in use. Even today the Royal Swedish Opera and Royal Swedish ballet perform at the theater.

You will be met by your private car and driver at Drottningholm Palace and transferred back into the city. Continue with a walk along the quays of Stockholm for a visit at the imposing City Hall, Stockholm’s political center and site for the annual Nobel Prize festivities. The Golden Hall is covered in millions of mosaic tiles depicting Sweden’s history and most famous sites. The Blue Hall holds a pipe organ, with over 10,000 pipes, is the largest musical instrument in Scandinavia.

Exeter Services: Hotel to Pier Transfer; Vehicle & Driver (3 Hours); Guide (8 Hours)

Hotel: At Six

Day 4
Stockholm | Stockholm Stockholm, Sweden

This morning your guide will take you to visit the Fotografiska Museum. The museum features four major exhibitions and 15-20 minor exhibitions per year of contemporary photographers, many who have never shown in Sweden before. Past exhibitions have included Annie Leibovitz. Housed in an early 1900’s Art Nouveau style building, the museum has 3 floors of exhibitions in addition to a gallery, shop and bistro.

Later continue to the island of Lidingoe for a visit to Millesgarden Sculpture Garden. This is one of Stockholm’s most spectacular museums, built on terraces carved into cliffs and overlooking the harbor. See world famous monuments and fountains – all created by the great American-Swedish sculpture master, Carl Milles. The visit will be followed by a drive to the viewpoint at Fjaellgatan for visit and photo stop.

This afternoon, your guide will take you to the National Museum, which just re-open after a 5-year renovation. The Museum, which is one of the oldest public museums in the world, displays pieces from the Renaissance to current. Thecaféiswellworthavisit.

Exeter Services: Vehicle, Driver, and Guide (8 Hours)

Hotel: At Six

Day 5
Stockholm | Stockholm Skansken - Stockholm, Sweden

Today you will have a canal cruise ticket to Artipelag. Your cruise departs at 11AM from the central pier in Stockholm and sails through the narrow passages of the archipelago of Stockholm. Arrive at the museum 1 hour and 35 minutes later.

You will have time to explore the museum grounds on your own. The return ferry departs the museum’s pier at 2:50PM.

Exeter Services: Canal Cruise Tickets and Artipelag Tickets

Hotel: At Six

Day 6
Departure | Stockholm Stockholm, Sweden

This morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Exeter Services: Airport Transfer

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