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Stockholm: Bus or Bus & Boat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Product ID: 30823
Hop between the open-top buses and boats that circulate the stunning Stockholm archipelago with a 1- or 3-day pass. Uncover the city's historic and cultural highlights, including the Royal Palace, Stockholm City Hall, the Vasa Museum, and Skansen Zoo.
About this activity
Duration: 24 - 72 hours
Printed voucher required
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the official residence of the Swedish Royal Family
  • Learn the story of the tragic 17th-century warship, the Vasa
  • Visit the animals at Skansen; Sweden's first open-air museum and zoo
  • Experience all facets of Stockholm's art scene, with trips to Kulturhuset and the Royal Opera
Full description
Explore the Swedish capital by open top bus and boat. With regular departures at all stops, choose how much time you wish to spend immersed in the history and culture of each fascinating site.

Stockholm boasts a 700-year-old history, and is the epicenter of Swedish culture, dotted with grand public buildings and palaces. The 24-hour pass grants access to buses and boats that will take you to the highlights of the picturesque city's sightseeing circuit.

Visit the vast Stockholm Palace, the official residence of the Swedish Royal Family, and the City Hall where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held. Discover beautiful gothic churches and explore the city's key museums, including the Vasa museum, home to the tragic 17th-century warship, and Skansen zoo.

Buses cover the Old Town area and the trendy SoFo district at Södermalm, with its many bars and boutiques. Art and literature exhibitions abound, with readings and concerts at the controversially modern-looking Kulturhuset.

Participants looking to splash out will enjoy the NK/Hamngatan shopping district. Strändvagen offers leading restaurants to quell the deserved appetites of the intrepid tourist, with regular boats cruises of the scenic archipelago to boot.

The list of sights and activities on offer is so extensive that 24 hours may not be enough!

Bus Tour highlights:
- Stromgatan
- The Royal Palace
- SoFo
- The Vasa Museum
- ABBA The Museum
- Museum Park
- Frihamnen
- Historiska Museet
- Stureplan Entertainment District
- Kungsgatan
- ICE Bar
- Central Station
- City Hall

Boat tour stops:
- Slottet
- Nybroplan
- The Vasa Museum
- Skeppsholmen
- ABBA The Museum
- Waldemarsudde
- Stadsgarden Cruise Terminal
- Fotografiska Museet
- Slussen
Includes
  • 24 or 72 hour bus pass
  • Free entry at Grona Lund
  • 24 or 72 hour bus and boat pass, if ticket selected
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees to attractions

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Passengers can join/end the tour at any of the allocated tour stops along the route.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Hop-on hop-off bus tour operates all year round
• Duration - 100 minutes for a full loop
• Frequency - every 30 minutes
• Start Point - Stromgatan
• January 1st - May 31st: runs from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• June 1st - July 5th: runs from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• July 6th - August 18th: runs from 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
• August 19th - August 25th:runs from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• August 26th - December 31st: runs from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Hop-on hop-off boat tour operates April 27th - September 1st
• Duration - 55 minutes for full loop
• Frequency - every 30 minutes
• Start point - Slottet
• April 27th - June 23rd: runs from 10:10 AM - 5:10 PM
• June 24th - September 1st: runs from 10:10 AM - 6:10 PM
• Paper voucher is required to board this tour
• Customers who book a ticket with a date in 2020 can redeem their voucher at any point until 31st December 2020; for tickets booked with a date of 1st October onwards, a normal 3-month ticket validity will apply
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 38 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.6 / 5
  • Organization
    3.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.1 / 5
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Very interesting. Unfortunately, not all boats have an audio guide.

Very nice and interesting city. Unfortunately, not all sights have a German-language audio guide or offer German-language tours. Knowledge of English is an advantage, as the staff do not speak German either. Boats and buses are very reliable and run at short intervals, so there are hardly any waiting times.

June 21, 2015

Ideal to get to know the city.

Generally a very good thing, but no buses in the afternoon. The brochure says until 6:00 p.m., but at 4:30 p.m. I had NO bus at a stop to continue. With a 72 hour ticket there are actually around 21 hours!

June 24, 2015

A bit confusing as there were several companies with red buses.

September 17, 2019

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Product ID: 30823