This morning your driver and guide will meet you on the pier.
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.
Begin with a tour of 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 1500s, the Lutheran church is Gothic design and has been the setting for numerous royal weddings.
Next your guide will take you to 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 which, with over 10,000 pipes, is the largest musical instrument in Scandinavia.
Continue onto Djurgården, a natural resort in the heart of Stockholm. Here you will visit the Vasa Museum. This is Scandinavia’s most visited museum, 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.
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