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Gripsholm Castle

Overview

Gripsholm Castle was built 1537-1545 on behalf of King Gustav Vasa. It is one of Swedens´ most important historical monuments from the 16th century and from the Vasa dynasty. It served as one of the main residences of the royal house and it contains a lot of traces from the different kings and queens that has spent time there the last 400 years.

Gripsholm is also the home for the Swedish National Portrait Gallery, It was officially founded in 1822 as the first of it´s kind in the world and it contains more than 5 000 portraits of prominent Swedes from the 1500s until to today. 

Discover one of the most important historical monuments in Sweden

Enjoy a tour of the castle, see the Vasa Apartments, Duke Karl´s chamber, The Princess´ Apartments, Gustav III´s theater and portraits of some of the most famous Swedes. You will also have the opportunity to explore the surrounding gardens.

We will also see a bit of the old picturesque city Mariefred from 1605 and (if the group wants) enjoy cakes and cookies at the nearby Taxinge Castle.

Duration

5 h

What´s included

  • Pick up at hotel in Stockholm
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private Transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Parking fees
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • All fees and taxes

Departure and Return

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

  • We pick up from any hotel or home within 10 km from the Old Town in Stockholm.

Ports

  • Värtahamnen
  • Stadsgården
Departure Time
 09.00 AM
 

What To Expect

Itinerary

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop at: Gripsholm Castle

Gripsholm Castle, one of Swedens´ most important historical monuments from the 16th century when Gustav Eriksson (Vasa) got himself elected as the king of Sweden (1523) after he had led Sweden to independence from Denmark with the dissolution of the Kalmar Union. 

It is a fascinating castle with a lot of historical interiors from different centuries. Gripsholm is also the home for the Swedish National Portrait Gallery from 1822 that contains more than 5 000 portraits of prominent Swedes from the 1500s until to today. As the english guided tour just are held at 15.00, everyone will get an official guidebook for the castle in English with a suggested route that helps you to get the most out of your visit. Your chauffeur will follow you and answer questions.

Duration: 2 hours 

Stop at: Mariefred City

We will continue to Mariefred, the small but historical city from 1605 that has hosted Gripsholm Castle for centuries. We will have a walk in the picturesque city area with lots of old buildings, a city square and narrow shopping streets. Then you will have free time to explore the shops by your own.

Duration: 1-2 hours

If we have time left on our way back to Stockholm, we can decide if we would like to make a short stop at Taxinge Castle to have a coffee and a cake from their famous cake buffe.

Duration: 30 min

Hotell Pickup

Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. 

Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

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Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability 
  • Not wheelchair accessible 
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level 
  • This experience requires good weather. 
  • If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund 
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. 
  • If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund 
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancelation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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