Sigtuna & Drottningholm Palace

There’s more to Sweden than Stockholm! See the country(side) you imagined, from the King’s residence to Sweden’s first town. Our Sigtuna & Drottningholm Palace Private Driving Tour takes us for an adventure, local style.

The story about the tour

Leave the city’s stress behind and head to the Swedish countryside, where rolling hills, farm pastures and the city suburbs welcome you. Go from rural to royal and get the chance to see both Sigtuna, Sweden’s oldest preserved town and Drottningholm Palace, home of the Swedish King & Queen. 

Close your eyes and travel back in time to a town founded long, long ago… in AD 980, to be exact. You see townspeople loading and unloading goods from their boats, the smell of cattle floating through the air, and the sound of the mint masters’ tools clinking and clanking away, producing the land’s first coins. Welcome to Sigtuna, the first town of the Swedish Kingdom, founded by the great Viking King Erik the Victorious (it’s all in his name, see?!). Wander the streets like the Vikings, preach to the church ruins like the priest did in the old times and poke your head into the inner courtyard of one of the charming wooden houses along the main street. A good place to enjoy some traditional Swedish “Fika” at the café during some free time! 

We continue from the rural to the royal and leave this pocket-sized town behind. Headed for Drottningholm, it’s where we find a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a palace and a Swedish Royal home. Not only is this 400-year-old palace one of the ten palaces that the Royal Family of Sweden have at their disposal, but it’s also located on the shore of Lake Mälaren (just like Sigtuna!) and has a gigantic “backyard”. Why is it inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list? Come journey with us to find out! Palace, playhouse and pavilion altogether make this a one-of-a-kind site. 

Take the smell of cinnamon buns, the freshwater of Lake Mälaren and countryside air back to the city as we make for Stockholm. Doesn’t the Swedish countryside sound wonderful?

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    Good to know

    • Prebooking:Required
    • Length: 6h 0m
    • Language:
      english french german italian spanish swedish
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    • Included in the tour:
      Professional guide Private transport & driver Drottningholm Entrance Fee
    • Cancellation policy: 3 days
    • Private tour prices & options: Per person
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    The day of the tour

    The day of the tour

    Where to meet

    Custom inner-city & hotel pickup is available

    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.

    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 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.

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

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    head quarter: +46 8 410 773 30

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