Drottningholm Palace

What does a well-preserved 1600s palace, theatre and pavilion give you? A UNESCO World Heritage Site. On our Drottningholm Palace Private Walking Tour, we’ll travel by steamer to explore Drottningholm Palace and its gardens.

The story about the tour

Step back in time as you board a steamer from the 1800s with your private guide and make the one-hour journey up Lake Mälaren to Drottningholm Palace, cruising up Sweden’s third largest lake passing through the inner-city of Stockholm. As you float deeper into the countryside, winding your way between islands, a yellow building will appear in the distance, slowly getting closer. You have arrived at the majestic Drottningholm Palace in the fashion that was first used.

What’s so special about Drottningholm, you ask? The remarkably well-preserved palace and surrounding grounds earned this 1600s former summer residence a place on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1991. Additionally comprised of Drottningholm Palace Theatre, Chinese Pavilion and the Palace Park, it’s definitely a place where you could spend lots of time. Easily accessible to all, locals are often seen walking in the park or picnicking under the oak trees as dogs play in the dog park on its own separate island.

If that’s not enough, it’s also the permanent residence of the King and Queen of Sweden. They moved out here in 1981, being the first royals to make this palace a permanent home. Since then, they have raised their children in peaceful surroundings and now welcome grandchildren to run around in their parent’s footsteps.

On our royal outing, we’ll enjoy a tour of the palace followed by a leisurely stroll through the gardens to the Chinese Pavilion and back. Two hours later, it’s time to catch the boat back to Stockholm. Arriving back to the quay at Stockholm City Hall, wave goodbye to your private guide, and tick this fabulous UNESCO World Heritage Site off your list.

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    Good to know

    • Prebooking:Required
    • Length: 5h 0m
    • Distance: 3 km
    • Language:
      english french german italian spanish swedish
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    • Included in the tour:
      Professional guide Boat ticket (return) Drottningholm Palace entrance fee
    • Cancellation policy: 3 days
    • Private tour prices & options: Per person
      • Group of 1 890 eur
      • Group of 2 492 eur
      • Group of 3 359 eur
      • Group of 4 292 eur
      • Group of 5 252 eur
      • Group of 6 226 eur
      • Group of 7 207 eur
      • Group of 8 193 eur
      • Group of 9 181 eur
      • Group of 10 173 eur
      • Group of 11 165 eur
      • Group of 12 159 eur
      • Group of 13 154 eur
      • Group of 14 150 eur
      • Group of 15 146 eur
      • Group of 16 143 eur
      • Group of 17 140 eur
      • Group of 18 137 eur
      • Group of 19 135 eur
      • Group of 20 133 eur
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    The day of the tour

    The day of the tour

    Where to meet

    Please be at the departure point, Strömma ticket booth, at Klara Mälarstrand 2, next to Stadshusbron (by the City Hall) – located on Norrrmalm, 10 minutes early to check in for your tour.

    How to find the guide
    Look for our guide holding the OURWAY logo as a sign.

    If you have trouble locating the guide or the meeting point, please give us a call a few minutes before the start of the tour. When you call before the tour begins, we have a greater chance of helping you find your way.

    How to get there
    Bus: 3, Hop-On Hop-Off (Stop: Stadshuset)
    Subway: 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19 (Stop: T-Centralen)
    Tram: 7 (Stop: T-Centralen)
    Boat: 89 (Stop: Klara Mälarstrand)

    Please note
    The majority of this tour takes place in areas where you will have to walk on gravel or unpaved walkways. We suggest wearing comfortable walking shoes.

    The palace may be partially or fully closed due to His Majesty the King’s official functions. Drottningholm Palace is only open on weekends during the off-season.

    The ferry to and from Drottningholm is often fully booked, and seats are not allocated.

    Weather
    Sweden is a country with four seasons. Please dress accordingly.

    In case you need to reach us

    head quarter: +46 8 410 773 30