Gripsholm Castle and Taxinge Palace

  • Take a trip outside Stockholm and explore Gripsholm Castle and Taxinge Palace with a local guide.

  • Duration icon6h
    Participants icon2 - 7
    Offered in English, Russian, Swedish
  • Gripsholm Castle and Taxinge Palace

  • Take a trip outside Stockholm and explore Gripsholm Castle and Taxinge Palace with a local guide.

  • Duration icon6h
    Participants icon2 - 7
    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

    Sweden has lots to offer! Why not take a trip outside Stockholm and explore the most interesting palaces close to it?

    Our tour starts with visiting Gripsholm castle. It dates back to the 16th century, but the experts have found even older traces in the current building. Being the national portrait gallery, Gripsholm is a place to admire thanks to its unique interiors. We'll talk about the king of Poland who was born here, two kings of Sweden who were held inprisoned here and one Swedish king who was forced to abdicate in one of the rooms. You'll see the old fortification tower, learn how Gripsholm's apples helped the Swedes during WWII and meet Leo the Lion - one of the most famous inhabitants of the castle.

    In July, it's possible to take a short trip in the classic steam train for an additional fee.

    After Gripsholm, we'll head for a palace, best known for its pastry: every day more than 50 various types of delicious cookies and cakes are served here.

    Please NOTE: this is a car tour, and as I don't drive, I need to arrange a driver for this trip, so please book this tour at least 2 days in advance.

    If you're more than 4, ask for a discount!

  • Included iconWhat's included

    Visit to the castle
  • Not included iconWhat's not included

    In July, trip by steam train (around 10 euro per person). Coffee and pastry at Taxinge are not included either
  • Policy iconCancellation policy

  • I'll meet you outside the Royal opera. Pick up at your place is also possible

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