July 13, 2012

Sightseeing: Royal Canal Tour

On a sunnier day! Photo: Gomer Swahn, Strömma
There were some dark and ominous clouds in the sky this past Wednesday morning, so I thought it would be the perfect day to take some visitors on a sightseeing boat tour (it is indoors!). So we headed down to Strömkajen dock and caught the Royal Canal Tour. This tour starts daily at the bottom of every hour between 10:30am and 7:30pm during the summer high season.
Cruising the Djurgårds Canal
This is a 50 minute long boat tour that takes you around the island of Djurgården, once the royal game park, passing the Old Town (Gamla Stan), Skeppsholmen and the district of Östermalm along the way. Djurgården is a national city park (the first in the world), rich in both history and nature, and the location of many points of interest like the Vasa Museum, Skansen, Nordic Museum and the Gröna Lund amusement park. The tour is guided in 11 different languages with an accompanying map and the boat has both a café and bathroom facilities on board. Tickets can either be purchased online, at the departure point or, if you are staying at the Rival Hotel, contact me and I will help you with the reservations. Free with the Stockholm Card (limited seating per tour).
Passing Waldemarsudde
If you are interested in a longer, more comprehensive tour... then I would recommend the Under the Bridges Tour.

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