Warship Vasa: the Story of a Shipwreck

  • Get to see the famous Vasa warship together with a local guide in a private tour.

  • Duration icon1.5h
    Participants icon2 - 10
    Offered in English, Russian, Swedish
  • Warship Vasa: the Story of a Shipwreck

  • Get to see the famous Vasa warship together with a local guide in a private tour.

  • Duration icon1.5h
    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

    “Vasa” is considered to be the world’s biggest and best-preserved warship of the early 17th century, built as the pride of the Swedish greatness and lost on its maiden voyage back in 1628. It spent 333 years on the bottom of the Baltic sea but still was in such good condition when recovered, that what we can see today is 90% original. Thanks to “Vasa”, we were able to get our first drawings of a typical 17th century’s ship. How come? Let’s find out!

    While visiting the museum, we’ll learn about the importance of such flagships back in the 17th century. Why was “Vasa” so brightly coloured, and what colours did it actually have? Why did it have so many sculptures, and which one would make all the sailors onboard laugh? And, the main question: how come that the biggest royal ship sank and nobody got punished?

    Yes, “Vasa” sank, but it hasn’t disappeared. It was talkative at her time – just like today. Let’s explore everything, from the sailors’ daily life till the “language” most ships were speaking 350 years ago.

  • Included iconWhat's included

    Guidad visit of the museum
  • Not included iconWhat's not included

    Entrance fee for me and you (130 SEK for adults, children up to 18 free of charge)
  • Policy iconCancellation policy

  • I'll be waiting for you at the entrance of the museum

  • Stockholm  » History