1-day Royal Palace and Castle Tour from Stockholm
The Royal Palace (Kungliga Slotten) is one of Europe's largest palaces. This is the official residence of the Swedish king and it features more than 600 rooms and five museums. You should not miss the parade of soldiers and the daily changing of the guard.Drive just outside of Stockholm and visit castle Drottningholm. This elegant royal palace was built in the 16th century for the Swedish royal family and became the regular summer residence of the Swedish royal court throughout the 18th century. Next, stop for lunch in Sigtuna, Sweden’s oldest town. Take a walk through its historic streets. Visit the Venngarn castle, a 13th-century palace most famously owned by the Swedish nobleman Gabriel De La Gardie. Learn about De La Gardie’s fascinating life story from your knowledgable guide. Once one of the richest men in all of Sweden, De La Gardie suffered a tragic reversal of fortunes and ended his life in destitution. Explore the Skoloster Castle, an impressive baroque castle which stands as a monument to the Swedish Age of Greatness. Walk its scenic grounds and see its stately interiors. The castle also contains a wonderful collection of paintings, furniture, textiles, and tableware, as well as books and weapons. When the Skoloster is closed during October through May, a different castle will be visited instead.
• There is some walking during this tour, so comfortable shoes are recommended. • Make sure to dress appropriately for the weather.
Tour guide/driver Hotel pickup and drop-off if your hotel is located within 5 km from Stockholm central station Cruise pickup and drop-off from Stockholm harbors (except Nynäshamn)