Make the most of your vacation with a shore and land excursion that appeals to your interests. Knowledgeable, professional guides lead all excursions and offer special insights into the culture, history, wildlife, and geology of each destination. Discover first-hand how islanders went about the business of growing, harvesting and refining sugar in 18th century Barbados. Take an invigorating mush across a snow-covered glacier aboard an Alaskan dogsled. Or stroll through the maze of tiny streets in Mykonos, the birthplace of Apollo.
This tour covers all the main sights and the whole city of Stockholm. A visit to the imposing City Hall with its three crowns atop is where the Nobel Prize banquet is being held each year. Experience the grandeur and spaciousness of the impressive Blue Hall and Golden Chamber and enjoy the beautiful view from the Garden. You will also visit the Vasa Museum. Continue to the Old Town where you will have an opportunity to experience Stockholm on your own. Meet up with your guide again for a guided walk with a visit to the Cathedral, the city's oldest church and the coronation site of most of Sweden's Kings. Walk along the cobblestone streets to Stortorget.
With lightweight iPods® and a detailed map, this Discovery Walk program offers an easy self-guided walking tour of the beautiful city of Stockholm. This is a self-guided walking tour that is ideal for independent travelers in good physical condition and who wants to explore the city on their own. You are free to walk at your own pace and stop for rest breaks or something to eat or drink at any time for your own account. You are also free to spend as much time or as little time at each spot as you would like. While there's a suggested walking route on the map, you are free to go to the various spots in any order and then just access the information when you arrive at the point of interest.
With more than 400 million sold records worldwide ABBA belong to one of the biggest pop bands of all time. The group was founded 1970, called Festfolket (Party people), but broke up 1983. By winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974, they celebrated their breakthrough with the mega hit Waterloo. Even though only one ABBA member is born in Stockholm, the city can be considered their home town, as this is the place where they worked and lived for many years.
Take to the seas as you kayak and RIB boat through Stockholm's stunning archipelago. The sea is calling on this fascinating, energetic adventure that combines cultural heritage, nature and the ocean. Along the way, you'll stop for some refreshments and relaxation at Grindo a charming little island with spectacular views.
Visit the imposing City Hall, beautifully situated by the shores of the Lake Maelaren. Experience the grandeur and spaciousness of the impressive Blue Hall and Golden Chamber and enjoy the beautiful view from the Garden. Continue on a relaxed boat tour on the beautiful Lake "Maelaren" and through the inner city canals around the islands of Kungsholmen, Langholmen and Reimersholme. Learn about the history of Stockholm while enjoying the narrow canals and leafy shorelines, pass the Karlbergs Castle and more. This boat tour really shows you a lot of where Stockholmers live and spend their free time.
Please contact the Shore Excursion Department at firstname.lastname@example.org to review full details on this tour. Tour must be booked in advance of the cruise in order to secure equipment and departure time.
Try something sensational and unique to Stockholm. A guided walk conducted along the roofs of the city. You'll be stunned by fantastic views and fascinating stories your guide will narrate. After the walk on the rooftop, continue to the Old Town for a walk on ground in Stockholm's oldest and coziest quarter, Gamla Stan. Witness the historic elegance of the exterior of the dominating Royal Palace combined with a stroll along the narrow streets. See Stortorget (Great Square,)the hub of the Old Town where Stockholm's Blood bath occurred in 1520 and the former Stock Exchange, now the home of the Swedish Academy that meets each year to decide the laureate of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
OVERVIEW: Enjoy some of the highlights of Stockholm and its nearby surroundings.
HIGHLIGHTS: Walk the streets of Stockholm's Old Town which is a living historical monument on a guided walking tour that includes views of the Royal Palace and Stock Exchange. Enjoy some free time for shopping or lunch on your own. Visit the Vasa Museum, home of the Vasa, the famous and fully restored 17th century Royal battleship and pride of Sweden's mighty navy. And enjoy a walking tour of Sigtuna, the thousand year old town
NOTES: This tour includes walking for approximately 1.7 miles (cobblestone and flat pavement) with 40 steps to climb and extended periods of standing.
OVERVIEW: A unique opportunity to visit the famous "Icebar Stockholm" the coolest bar in the city made entirely of ice.
HIGHLIGHS: See the highlights of Stockholm on a panoramic drive then have a cool drink in "Icebar Stockholm". The interior, including drink glasses, is made of pure, clear ice from the Torne River in Northern Sweden. The year round temperature hovers at an invigorating -5C (23F) so you will appreciate the warm ponchos and gloves provided.
NOTES: This tour includes walking approximately 0.1 mile on flat pavement. Guests must be at least 18 years of age to participate in the vodka tasting portion of this tour. Please bring photo identification with you.
The tour will start with a drive to Frosakers Brygga - a place where the Viking tales come alive and where you will have a chance to meet the Vikings. During your meeting you will hear the Vikings tell their tails a great way to learn more about their fascinating history and culture. You will also get a chance to try out a Viking dance and enjoy a Viking snack with bread baked over the fire and a drink made from berries and honey from the local garden. Those seeking more Viking adventure will get a chance to hop onboard a Viking ship, join the crew and help to row.
Important: Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your regular shore excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions onboard; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your Tour Director on the land portion of the Alaska Cruisetour. For example, if you are sailing on October 18, you can make Shore & Land Excursion purchases online until October 13.