CULTURAL BREAKS IN STOCKHOLM
Explore historic Gamla Stan and world-class museums on cultural Stockholm holidays.
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Whether you want shopping and nightlife action, or a cultural break filled with museum exploration and historic sightseeing – Stockholm holidays will fulfil your wishes. The beautiful, cosmopolitan capital of Sweden is just waiting to be discovered.
With its shimmering waterways threading their way past honey or russet-hued buildings and sprawling green parks, Stockholm is impossibly picturesque. Discover the medieval charm of Gamla Stan. Or explore the world class shopping, dining and clubbing on offer in the city’s buzzing modern centre. See the very best of Stockholm with our experiences and enjoy great holiday savings with our package deals on flights and hotels.
Stockholm’s Christmas markets all take place within the city centre, including the Gamla Stan (Old Town) market – the oldest Christmas market in Scandinavia – which started in 1523. The month before Christmas sees illuminated stalls selling everything from handmade goods for the home to smoked reindeer and elk. Grab yourself a glögg and enjoy the festive atmosphere. Alternatively, head to the park island of Djurgården, where the Skansen market is held each year. You can enjoy Swedish delicacies and brilliant handcrafted products, amid fairy tale surroundings. Stay at The Kings Garden to be in the heart of the yuletide action in Stockholm.
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See more of Stockholm and pay less with a Stockholm Card. The card is your short cut to a wealth of activities; visit a museum in the morning, a palace at lunch and go sightseeing in the afternoon. Choose the validity period to suit your own itinerary and enjoy unlimited use of public transport. The Stockhold Card includes free admission to 80 museums and attractions; a choice of free sightseeing tours; discounted IMAX theatre tickets and more.
If you’re short of time to explore the beautiful Swedish capital, then this is the tour for you. See the highlights of Stockholm on this 1.5 hour sightseeing tour. As well as taking in all of its most famous monuments, you’ll get to enjoy breathtaking panoramic vistas across the city from Fjallgatan. This really is the quickest and easiest way to discover the best that Stockholm has to offer.
Explore the picturesque waterways of stunning Stockholm on this scenic tour. Relax while chugging gently along meandering azure canals and taking in the city’s famous sights. You’ll start with a trip along the pleasantly shady canal of Djurgarden. As the canal spills into the sea, you’ll return towards the city and pass Fjäderholmarna, Prince Eugen’s Waldemarsudde, the Vasa Museum, Södermalm and Slussen.
One of the best ways to appreciate the beauty of Stockholm is from its meandering waterways. On this leisurely two-hour cruise around the scenic Swedish capital, you’ll glide beneath Stockholm’s elegant bridges while enjoying magnificent views of the city. Take in some of the city’s highlights as you drift along, including the Old Town, Djurgården and the island of Södermalm.
Take a fascinating journey through Sweden’s Viking history on this full-day trip from Stockholm. At your first stop, admire the runic stones of the ancient Jarlabankes bro bridge. Next you’ll travel to the old Viking parliament, Arkils Tingplats and the historic church at Vallentuna. You’ll then continue to the Granby ruins and Lunda before visiting the 10th-century shopping centre at Sigtuna. Finally, marvel at the mounds and archaic Viking parliament at the remarkable archaeological site of Old Uppsala.