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If you come to Stockholm your visit wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the old city. The palace square and church is beautiful. Check the schedule for the changing of the guard. We were lucky and saw the Calvary. There are a lot of...More
Lots of history and plenty of restaurants. Excellent architecture and lots of history to be seen and experienced . Take your time and wander the streets of the old town. The Bread and Salt has great cinnamon buns and the cardamon version is special.
I took the metro from our hotel to Gamla Stan and just enjoyed walking around, people watching, and taking photos. Even though I passed a number of important sites, I chose to enjoy the nice day and opportunity to be out and about instead, and...More
Real old town dating from 1400’s. No bomb repair, re-guilding, or recreation: just the real thing. A serious walk from the cruise ship terminal. Gift shops, antiques and food galore. Prices are not for the faint hearted. We were warned about young pickpockets but had...More
Gamla Stan is an interesting collective of of outlets and restaurants amidst buildings of historical significance. The Royal Palace prevails and warrants particular attention. The old town is easy to navigate but for me offered more of the same in regards to shops and restaurants.
Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s historic old town and home to the Swedish Royal Palace. It’s the most central island of Stockholm and accompanied by the small island of Riddarholmen, mainly known for its famous Riddarholm Church. Gamla Stan tends to be a bit touristy at times but is definitely worth visiting: take a stroll past the well-preserved buildings and through the small (and also Sweden’s narrowest)
alleys, which will make you feel like you’ve travelled back in time. This neighborhood offers a great combination of historical buildings and traditional Swedish restaurants.
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Hi, Take a taxi fixed fare. Go to center of Stockholm Ahlens/Drottningsgatan and walk from there to the old down. Sightseeing by foot. Lots of restaurangs and shops on the way to see. Suggest you visit the Royal Palace if... More
Hi, Take a taxi fixed fare. Go to center of Stockholm Ahlens/Drottningsgatan and walk from there to the old down. Sightseeing by foot. Lots of restaurangs and shops on the way to see. Suggest you visit the Royal Palace if you have time. When finish take a taxi from central station to the airport. Regards, Kyriacos
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Hi, the best way to see Stockholm in such a short time is to take the Arlanda Express train from the AirPort Stockholm Arlanda. IT s very fast train and brings you directly to the center of Stockholm in 20 min. With a taxi... More
Hi, the best way to see Stockholm in such a short time is to take the Arlanda Express train from the AirPort Stockholm Arlanda. IT s very fast train and brings you directly to the center of Stockholm in 20 min. With a taxi iT is a 40 min drive if there are no Traffic jams. From the station iT is a 10 min walk to to the old town. You should visit Gamla Tan the square, the small streets and the royal palace, the parlement building. On the return to the Arlanda express station hop in the ICE bar which is near the station. Have a pleasent trip to Sweden.
Hello ! Stockholm is a great city and is considered as Venice of the North, even though residents of Amsterdam may not agree. I would highly recommend you to visit Gamla Stan, which is the old town and probably the most... More
Hello ! Stockholm is a great city and is considered as Venice of the North, even though residents of Amsterdam may not agree. I would highly recommend you to visit Gamla Stan, which is the old town and probably the most antique of all the islands in Stockholm. Do visit the central square in Gamla Stan. Everything is within easy walking distances in Gamla Stan including the Royal Palace. You may not have enough time to visit inside the palace or any of the Museums. But you can view them from outside. Another excursion which I’ll also recommend you is taking the under the bridges of Stockholm tour by a special boat which departs every so often. This boat cruise is very interesting as one can get a panoramic view of all of the highlights of the touristic places in Stockholm right from the comfort & relaxation of your seat in your boat. The best part of this boat tour is that one gets to see the operation of the locks when transiting between the river and the lake and back again from the lake into the river. The entire duration of the boat tour is about 2-2 1/2 hours. Kindly check their web site directly and try to book the cruise directly on their web site. It will be a lot cheaper compared to what your cruise ship will have to offer. Getting a taxi within Stockholm to commute is very easy. Another interesting place to visit would be the city hall. The banquet hall where dinner is served on the day of the Nobel Prize awards is truly amazing. But you may not have that much time to do the city hall tour. But you can visit the city hall just to view inside and around for a short time without taking the tour.
The views from the tower of the city hall are truly panoramic but the waiting could be longer and may not be practical as you have to get back on your cruise ship in time. Whatever you decide to do, you’ll enjoy this beautiful city. If you need me to answer anything else, please don’t hesitate to ask.