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Stockholm: The Nordic Food Walk

1. Stockholm: The Nordic Food Walk

Starting in the cozy, quaint confines of the classic Östermalmshallen, the old market hall of Stockholm, you’ll enjoy samples of local cheeses and meats, your first tastes on the tour. From here on your 4-hour tour, you’ll walk with your guide through the most modern areas of the city, sampling the best of healthy and classical foods with a twist. At Stockholm’s food market, you’ll sit down with a lunch plate filled with delectable Swedish seafood. No visit to Stockholm is complete without sampling this local specialty! After lunch it’s time for the sweets! In the very heart of the city you'll visit a local chocolate store, where the owners’ romantic story adds an even sweeter flavor to the locally made gourmet chocolate. Hötorgshallen, yet another of the city’s food markets, is also on the route. Stop for a chance to learn about the historical importance of the market and the shops, and for a few quick tastings as well. Continue with your guide to Gamla Stan, or Old Town, where you’ll admire some of Stockholm’s original houses. Stop at a tiny factory that makes polkagris, the most traditional of all Swedish candies. Your final stop is for coffee in a romantic courtyard, where you can enjoy the best cinnamon rolls in town.

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Stockholm Syndrome: 3-Hour Walking Tour

2. Stockholm Syndrome: 3-Hour Walking Tour

Are you ready to fall in love? Experience Stockholm by foot. You will see all the main sights plus some secret gems! Stockholm Our Way invites you to take a walk on Stockholm’s wilder side – there is a lot more to Stockholm than just water and bridges! With 750 years of history, the city is never short of a story to tell. The 14 islands upon which Stockholm is founded each have something different to offer and each of the four seasons provider visitors with opportunities to experience the city from different perspectives. Taking in such sights as the Royal Dramatic Theatre, the Opera House, the Royal Palace, the Parliament building, Riddarholmen, the City Hall, the Old Town, St George and the Dragon, Slussen and Södermalm, this tour gives you a great and environmentally friendly overview to the city sights – both old and new!

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Stockholm: Christmas Spirit Walking Tour

3. Stockholm: Christmas Spirit Walking Tour

Do you want to enjoy the Christmas spirit in Stockholm's mythical Old Town? Then join us on this Christmas walking tour! Christmas is one of Sweden's most popular holidays and the preparations begin weeks in advance. Christmas trees are bought, carols are sung and toffee and sausages are made. The dark evening skies are lit up with Advent stars and beautiful chandeliers. Let your guide take you on a stroll through the Old Town and tell you all about how the Swedes celebrate Christmas today but also about how the same tradition was celebrated in ancient times. If time allows the guide will also talk about other traditions special to the Swedes. To finish off we enjoy some of the delicious local mulled wine and gingerbread. Come find your Christmas spirit with Stockholm Our Way, in the heart of Stockholm's Old Town!

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Stockholm: Winter Kayaking Tour with Lunch

4. Stockholm: Winter Kayaking Tour with Lunch

There is nothing quite like having the waterways of Stockholm to yourself. During wintertime, when the water isn’t frozen and busy with ice skaters, the waterways are left quiet and peaceful, which is just perfect for an invigorating paddle. The kayak dock is located right in the heart of the city only a few strokes away from the city's main landmarks. Your kayak tour guide will be a local that is qualified and experienced when it comes to Stockholm's waterways. At the beginning of the tour, you will switch into a dry-suit. Next, your instructor will run through some basic paddling techniques and safety information before you set off on your wintery adventure.  Enjoy a leisurely sightseeing paddle that will provide a unique perspective as you see the sites of the capital from your kayak. To ensure that you stay warm, a hearty lunch will be served during the tour, as well as warm drinks. Your guide will share insights about the history of Stockholm while showing you the best places.

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Stockholm: Guided Fika Tour

5. Stockholm: Guided Fika Tour

Going for a fika at a “fik” is by far one of the most Swedish things one can ever do. Fika basically means to meet up for a coffee and a piece of cake or pastry, and a fik is slang for a café, bakery, or pastry shop. Sweden enjoys a highly developed culture when it comes to baked goods, and everywhere in Stockholm you’ll find cafés and cake shops brimming with atmosphere, character, and quality. Throughout this tour you will be taken to explore some of the best cafés this city has to offer. From top-class cafés and award-winning bakeries, to mouthwatering and Instagram-friendly dishes, you will get to taste your way through Stockholm whilst learning all about this treasured tradition.

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Stockholm 3-Hour Private Guided Bike Tour

6. Stockholm 3-Hour Private Guided Bike Tour

Get off the beaten track and see residential Stockholm as well as historic monuments on this 3-hour guided bike tour using the city’s official bike hire scheme. You are encouraged to purchase your City Bike card in advance and turn up armed with one of Stockholm’s official City Bikes ready to cycle some of the 450 miles (760 kilometers) of bike lanes. Suitable for active types, the energetic tour passes through the islands of Kungsholmen, Långholmen, and Södermalm as well as the Old Town, taking in sights such as City Hall, one of the homes and factories of Alfred Nobel and the former city prison. You will have plenty of opportunities to stop and take photos while learning more about Stockholm and its different islands. Enjoy a hot or cold beverage, depending on the weather, along the way.

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Stockholm: 2-Hour Craft Beer Discovery Tour

7. Stockholm: 2-Hour Craft Beer Discovery Tour

Discover Stockholm's beer scene on a walk along its winding alleyways in Old Town and stop at the must-try breweries for a beer tasting adventure. Sample some of the best craft beers that Sweden has to offer and hear some exciting facts about Swedish beer history from your beer expert guide. Learn how beer went from being the number one drink of the country to being banned for over thirty years and how it was once related to sexual abstinence. Hear about the origin of the Systembolaget, the unique Swedish monopoly for alcohol sales. From Midsomer to Christmas, your guide will also teach you all about beer traditions during holidays. Explore the origins of Swedish drinking rituals that are deeply rooted back to the Viking era and come to understand where the love for beer stems from. Attain some knowledge regarding the benefits of beer and spend an educational and fun-filled afternoon cheering with fellow travelers.

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What people are saying about Gamla Stan

A special and very beautiful tour of Stockholm's old town. The guide Anna is an amazing professional, friendly and very friendly. He told us a lot of interesting things and took us through places not very crowded, so we could hear it very well. I had the visit very well prepared and with many details. An incredible experience. We were also a very small group, which made everything even more charming. The spectacular tour, but the guide Anna even better if it can be said. A 10 to everything. Highly recommended. I will recommend it to everyone who goes to Stockholm and I don't rule out repeating it too if I come back. Thanks Anna!!! God Jul !!!

Nice walking tour of the old town with interesting stories about Swedish Christmas traditions and a little history of Stockholm. Our guide Christoph made the information very entertaining. You can stop by the Christmas market on Stortorget and visit it yourself later. At the end of the tour there is a glögg.

We were only a small group of six with a very nice guide who presented the topic in an entertaining and informative way.

It was a lot of fun ! Got some history and folklore ! Guide was comical and informative. So glad we went !

Anna was a nice and competent guide. Good value for money!