A mix of traditional and ultra-modern, Stockholm is a city of contrasts. Beautiful Medieval architecture mixes seamlessly with chic Scandinavian design. Experience world famous sites such as the Vasa Museum, a building dedicated to an ancient warship resurrected from the depths of the harbor and now perfectly preserved in layers of wax. Enjoy the luxury of the Royal Palace and its Treasury, or visit the historic City Hall, with its Blue and Gold halls and take in the marvelous scenery from its tower observation deck as you explore this magnificent city.
Meet your English speaking driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle.
See the whole of Stockholm in 75minutes. We show you the most famous buildings and views, including a stop at Fjällgatan, where the view of Stockholm's islands and waters is truly wonderful.
Sinking to the bottom of the harbour in 1628, the Vasa is arguably the best preserved ancient maritime artifact in the world. Its maiden voyage lasted a mere 1300 metres before capsizing just off shore. Early attempts to raise it were unsuccessful, but a state backed effort began salvage in 1956. In 1961, after years of preparation and raising small portions of the ship, the main lift was performed. However, this was just the beginning. Preservations efforts would continue until 1979, when the spraying of the preservative substance was complete.
This elaborate effort and years of hard work have left a legacy for future generations to experience and learn about their seafaring past. Upon entry into the building, you are overwhelemed by the completely restored and preserved Vasa. The ship is incredibly fully assembled indoors multiple related exhibits depicting subjects such as the building process, life on board and Sweden’s rich maritime history.
Dedicate at least a morning to this museum, as it is unlike any other in the world and you will find yourself captivated by the vastness of the ship and the science and dedication behind its preservation.
Visiting address: Galärvarvsvägen 14, Djurgården, Stockholm, Sweden
Walk: From the Central Station. Approximate time: 30 minutes. From the Karlaplan station. Approximate time: 10 minutes.
Tram: The easiest way to get to the museum is by tram. From Central station take tram number 7 towards Waldemarsudde.
Bus/underground: You can also take the underground red line to Karlaplan and change to bus number 44 towards Skansen. Visit www.sl.se for more information.
The Djurgården ferry: The ferry leaves from Slussen all year round and also from Nybroplan during the summer. For more information visit www.waxholmsbolaget.se
Tramway: Take the tram line that is a rolling museum to Djurgården. The tram leaves from Norrmalmstorg. For traffic information visit www.ss.se
September 1 to May 31: Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m
New Year´s Eve December 31 10 a.m. to 3 p.m
Closed: December 23-25, January 1
June 1 to August 31: Daily 8.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Guided tours (In English) are available at the following times and are included in the entrance fee:
Monday to Friday 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 10.30 a.m. 11.30 a.m. 1.30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
MP3 Guides : The Museum offers free downloadable MP3 guides. If you choose not to take a tour, these handy guides will offer you a unique way to explore on your own.
Go to the following website and follow instructions for download: http://www.vasamuseet.se/en/visit/mp3-guide/
Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Explore the sights or do some shopping
Scandic Anglais (4*) is one of Stockholm`s most well-known hotels, right in the heart of Stockholm. Conveniently located adjacent to Stureplans busy business, shopping, and entertainment centers and yet facing the tranquillity of Humlegården Park. Scandic Anglais with 212 rooms gives you a wide choice of rooms - from the very popular "city cabin" (a fully-equipped single room with no windows) up to a large suite with balcony overlooking Humlegården Park. Anglais Bar & Restaurant offers delicious food and excellent service. The Anglais bar is one of the most popular pianobars in Stockholm with a panoramic view of the city's lively Stureplan area. Enjoy free onsite gym and exercise facilities at the Scandic Anglais hotel.
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April 21, 2014
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April 21, 2014
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November 06, 2013
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November 05, 2013
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November 06, 2013
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October 22, 2013
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October 19, 2013
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November 07, 2013
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October 07, 2013
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September 24, 2013
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We traveled to Croatia and Slovenia using Kensington earlier this year which was a fantastic trip."
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