April 6, 2011

Sightseeing by Boat this Spring

The weather is warming up and the ice is disappearing from the waters around Stockholm... all this means that the boat sightseeing tours of the city are starting up again for the season. Stockholm is made up of 14 islands and the best way to see the city is by water. The company Strömma runs the sightseeing boat tours and offers the following tours of the city this Spring:
  1. Royal Canal Tour- Around the island of Djurgården, starts on April 8th with several departures daily.
  2. Under the Bridges Tour- Around the island of Södermalm and a bit into the archipelago. Starts on April 15th but only on the weekends, daily tours start on April 29th.
  3. Historical Canal Tour- Around the island of Kungsholmen, starts on May 28th with several departures daily.
  4. Hop-On-Hop-Off Boat- The name says it all: a great way to see the city and visit some of the most popular tourist sites on your own. Starts on April 29th.
Royal Canal Tour- photo by Gomer Swahn
Of course, the Archipelago Tour continues with three departures a day- Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Daily departures start on June 3rd.

And finally... boat tours to the Drottningholm Palace (on the UNESCO World Heritage List) kick off on April 9th with three trips a day every Saturday and Sunday. Daily trips start on April 30th. 

Tickets can be purchased on their website or at ticket booths where the boats depart. Otherwise, if you are a guest at the Rival Hotel, contact me at the hotel and I can book tickets for you. You will receive a voucher from me and the cost will be added to your room bill.



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