Beautiful architecture, enchanting culture and fascinating history: explore Stockholm's Old Town on this free walking tour with an expert English-speaking guide.
Free Walking Tour of Stockholm
Meet your guide at 10 am in Gustav Adolfs torg, in front of Stockholm's beautiful Royal Opera House. From here, you'll begin your free walking tour of the Gamla stan, the city's Old Town. As you take in the historic architecture surrounding you, you'll travel back in time to the Viking era, discovering why these swarthy Nordic sailors decided to build a capital city here.
Admire the most important places of interest in the island-district, learning all about Stockholm's legendary history, and how this shaped Sweden's culture today. Witness the German influence in the city stopping to see the German Church; discover how Riddarholmen, or "The Knights' Islet" got its name; and spot the smallest statue in Stockholm, known as "The Iron Boy".
Explore the picturesque narrow streets of Gamla stan, including Mårten Trotzigs gränd, the narrowest street in the city, and see how they contrast to the enormous Stockholm Royal Palace. You'll wander through Stortorget, a public square characterised by its colourful historic buildings, and see the city's most iconic statues, like George and the Dragon and the Karl XIV Johans sculpture. You'll feel like true experts of Stockholm's vibrant Old Town by the end of your two and a half hour tour!
Maximum group size
It is not possible to reserve this free walking tour for groups of more than 6 people.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
2 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
English speaking guide with expert knowledge of Stockholm's history.
When to book?
You can book up until 3 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Has a carbon footprint offset policy.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Gustav Adolfs torg, in front of the Royal Swedish Opera.