The Royal palace

  • See and learn about the incredible Royal Castle in Stockholm with a local.

  • Duration icon2.5h
    Participants icon2 - 10
    Offered in English, Russian, Swedish
  • The Royal palace

  • See and learn about the incredible Royal Castle in Stockholm with a local.

  • Duration icon2.5h
    Participants icon2 - 10
    Offered in English, Russian, Swedish
  • Offered in English, Russian, Swedish
  • Meet your host, Julia A
    Photo of Julia A

    Hi! My name is Julia. Born in Russia, I've become a passionate lover of Sweden and everything about and around it. That's why I've spent half of my life studying the Swedish mentality, traditions and history... At the moment I work with various projects, some of which involve teaching Swedish, guiding in Sweden, writing books about Sweden - and that's what I'd like to share with you: my knowledge of all the secrets I've discovered so far. What makes me so different from other guides? Well, here are some examples: - I've written 3 thick travel guides over Sweden, Stockholm and Scandinavia, all of them with tons of fascinating facts - I've been guiding in Sweden since 2000 - I create excursions for various travel agencies - I give lectures about Swedish mentality and customs

  • What you will see and do

    How do you find the Royal Palace in Stockholm? From the outside, it may certainly look like very boring, just like a big brown box, but in fact, the architect had special ideas about every side of the palace, and their look reflects his thoughts. We start with seeing how “a boring façade” turns into a meaningful symbolism.

    Then we go inside the palace. We’ll talk about the kings that changed Sweden’s history, we’ll see the orders and medals that disappeared, we’ll find out what the wall and ceiling paintings would tell the visitors almost 300 years ago… You’ll learn about the terrible murder of one of the Swedish kings and a pompous coronation party of a Swedish queen. You’ll see the halls where the current Swedish royal family meets for dinner when it comes to birthdays, weddings and funerals.

    During our tour, we’ll also visit the Royal Treasury and the ruins of the former royal castle “Tre kronor”, on the foundations of which the current palace is standing.

    NOTE: this tour includes the visit to the museums of the Royal castle, but it’s also possible to talk about the castle without going inside. In this case, we pay more attention to the decorations of the façades, sculptures on the walls and statues of the kings around the palace.

  • Included iconWhat's included

    Guided tour of the Royal palace and its museums
  • Not included iconWhat's not included

    Entrance fee for you and the guide (160 SEK; the ticket gives admission to The Royal Apartments, The Treasury and the Tre Kronor Museum)
  • Policy iconCancellation policy

  • I'll be waiting for you outside the Royal opera

  • Stockholm  » City tours