Stockholm, Sweden - Norway, Fjords & Baltic Cruises

With a certain unforgettable Baltic allure, the Old Town is like a picture postcard with charming side streets, fashionable shops and the Royal Palace all humming with the buzz of this vibrant city. Scattered pleasantly over 14 bridge-linked isles, this capital is a true delight, especially around the dreamy cobbled streets of an old town squeezed onto a small shard of land.

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Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Stockholm & Skyview

    Ride one of the most remarkable attractions in Sweden, the SkyView and experience spectacular views of Stockholm.

    Stockholm & Skyview

    The Ericsson Globe Arena, resembling a giant golf ball, is the largest spherical building in the world. An exhilarating two minute glass gondola ride will take you to the top of the Globe. Make sure you remember your camera as when you reach 426 feet above sea level, the ‘bubble’ will make a brief stop for you to admire the magnificent views over the city and take some panoramic photographs.

    Once back on firm ground enjoy a panoramic tour of the City’s main sights. Admire the enchanting medieval Old Town, Gamla Stan and the Royal Palace overlooking Stockholm’s inner harbour. You’ll also pass by the island of Djurgården, regarded as Stockholm’s amusement and recreation centre with great parklands, beautiful gardens and numerous museums including the world famous Vasa Museum. On the island of Kungsholmen, enjoy impressive views of City Hall, renowned for its architecture, mosaics and for being the site of the annual Nobel Prize Banquet.

    This excursion operates by coach. This tour has very little walking included however guests must be able to negotiate the steps of the coach and 30 steps at the entrance to the SkyView.

    Tour code

    STO_027

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Stockholm Highlights

    Visit two of the main attractions of this Swedish city and enjoy a walk through the old town.

    Stockholm Highlights

    Your tour begins with a panoramic drive of the city. A highlight of your day will be a visit to City Hall, beautifully situated by the shores of Lake Mälaren. Inaugurated in 1923, this magnificent building is the result of a 12-year project by Swedish craftsmen, sculptors and artists. There are numerous splendid halls, the most famous of these being the Blue Hall, where the Nobel festivities unfold each year, and the Golden Hall, known for its mosaics.

    Afterwards, drive past the Royal Dramatic Theatre, along Strandvägen to the island of Djurgården, regarded as Stockholm’s amusement and recreation centre with great parks and museums, including the Vasa Museum.

    Once considered to be one of the world’s largest and most prestigious warships, the Vasa sank in Stockholm’s inner harbour on her maiden voyage in 1628. The Vasa Museum was built around this 17th century warship after it was salvaged in 1961 and restored to its former glory.

    To round off your tour, head to the Old Town to join your guide on a walk taking in the historic elegance of the Royal Palace and Cathedral (exterior views). Stroll along the narrow, twisting alleys and cobbled streets, featuring baroque doorways and coats of arms.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately 2½ hours’ walking on this tour. There are 60 steps at the City Hall.

    Tour code

    STO_004

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Sweet Stockholm

    Covering many of the city districts, each with its own special character, this tour gives an excellent introduction to Stockholm.

    Sweet Stockholm

    There is a magnificent view of the city from Fjällgatan, and the enchanting medieval Old Town, Gamla Stan, includes the Royal Palace, overlooking Stockholm’s inner harbour.

    Travel past the Royal Dramatic Theatre along Strandvägen to the island of Djurgården, which has wonderful parklands and gardens along with cafés and restaurants and museums.

    Your drive continues through the diplomat quarters and Östermalm, a fashionable neighbourhood of stately apartment buildings, to the modern shopping and business areas at Hamngatan and Sergels Torg.

    At a traditional Swedish café coffee or tea, accompanied by a pastry and cookies will be served.

    On the island of Kungsholmen, you will pass the impressive City Hall, before travelling back via the Western Bridge to Södermalm.


    This excursion will operate by coach. This tour is mainly panoramic and no visits are included. There will, however, be some photograph opportunities.

    Tour code

    STO_005

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Stockholm On Your Own

    Venture further afield and explore Stockholm’s islands independently, with this 2-stop transfer service.

    Stockholm On Your Own

    Start with the island of Djurgården, regarded as Stockholm’s amusement and recreation centre. It is the home of the Vasa Museum which is home to the 17th Century Warship - Vasa and also the recently opened ABBA - The Museum. Discover the island on your own, visit some of the many museums located here or just take a stroll in the beautiful gardens.

    Your next stop is Gamla Stan (Old Town), Stockholm’s oldest and coziest quarter. Witness the historic elegance of the exterior of the dominating Royal Palace and enjoy a stroll along the narrow, twisting alleys and cobblestone streets with buildings dating from the 16th to the 19th Centuries with baroque doorways and coats of arms. At Stortorget, the Great Square, stands the Old Stock Exchange, now home of the Swedish Academy and the Nobel Museum. Enjoy some free time in the Old Town or perhaps take a short walk across to the City Centre.

    Stockholm’s centre is where you will find the famous department stores NK and Åhlens, where you can shop ‘til you drop. If you feel like taking a leisurely stroll why not visit Kungsträdgården Park, its central location and numerous outdoor cafés make it a perfect spot to sit back, relax and soak up the local atmosphere.



    A tour assistant will be on hand to provide practical information about where and when to meet for the onward transportation. Please note that the assistant is not a tour guide. A map of Stockholm will be provided. No entrance fees are included in the tour price.

    Tour code

    STO_034

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    6 hours

  • Roof Top Walking Tour

    Join a walking tour with a difference. Discover the sights of Stockholm from the rooftops.

    Roof Top Walking Tour

    Try something unique to Stockholm - a guided walk conducted along the roofs of the city! Buckle up in your safety harness and take your first steps along the narrow rooftop path. Admire the fantastic views and the fascinating stories that your guide will narrate.

    Your walking tour begins with a ride in a lift to the top floor and then attic steps to the roof of the Old Parliament building, 43 metres up. Admire the most breathtaking 360 degree views over Stockholm, including the historic old town of Gamla Stan and across 8 of the 14 islands on which the city was built. As you walk in single file along the path you are in touching distance from the spire of Riddarholmen Church, built by the Franciscan monks and the final resting place of most Swedish Kings.

    Back on terra firma, you’ll continue your adventure to the Old Town. Have your camera at the ready to capture the historic elegance of the exterior of the dominating Royal Palace. As you stroll along the narrow cobbled streets you’ll pass by a number of small boutiques from handicraft workshops, art galleries to antique shops. In the heart of the old town is the Great Square, Stortorget, and the former Stock Exchange, now the home of the Swedish Academy which meets annually to decide the laureate of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Participants must be of a minimum height of 150 cm and weigh no more than 18 stone. The tour is not recommended to those who have a history of cardiovascular problems, fear of heights or a tendency to faint. It is strictly prohibited to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The tour is recommended only for those in good physical condition. Flat, enclosed walking shoes are recommended.

    Tour code

    STO_028

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Old Town & Icebar

    For a real contrast between old and new, cosy and cool, don’t miss this unique tour.

    Old Town & Icebar

    Experience the charm of the old town, before heading to the world’s first Ice Bar. Stroll along the narrow, twisting alleys and cobbled streets of the old town and soak up the historic elegance of the exterior of the Royal Palace. At the Great Square stands the Old Stock Exchange, now home to the Swedish Academy and the Nobel Museum. There will be some free time to search for that all-important souvenir in the wonderful old town area, before rejoining your coach for the short drive to the heart of the city, where a ‘cool’ experience awaits.

    Time to wrap up warm for your visit to the Icebar. The Bar is kept at a permanent -5°C all year round, so everyone will be provided with warm fur ponchos and mittens before entering. Drinks are served in fist-sized hollow ice cubes, placed on a bar made of clear ice blocks. The walls and tables are also built with ice harvested from the Torne River on the border between Sweden and Finland. A vodka drink will be served.

    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The visit to the Icebar is not suitable for guests with medical problems that could be affected by the extreme cold. The visit to the Icebar is not exclusive to Cunard. There are steep, cobbled inclines to negotiate during the walk in the Old Town

    Tour code

    STO_013

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Panoramic & Vasa Museum

    An orientation tour of Stockholm, followed by a visit to the ‘must-see’ 17th-century Vasa warship.

    Panoramic & Vasa Museum

    Your introduction to Stockholm begins with a panoramic tour of the modern city centre and the business areas.

    Cross the enchanting medieval old town, pass the Royal Palace and the Royal Dramatic Theatre, travel along Strandvägen en route to the island of Djurgården, regarded as Stockholm’s amusement and recreation centre. Not only does the island have great parks, but also museums, including the Skansen Open-Air Museum and the Vasa Museum.

    The Vasa Museum is built around the incredible 17th-century warship, which sank in Stockholm’s inner harbour on her maiden voyage in 1628. Salvaged in 1961 and today restored to much or her former glory, the Vasa represents an authentic piece of living history. This remarkable ship is a sight to behold as you imagine a time when it was once the worlds largest and most prestigious warship.

    This excursion will operate by coach. To derive full enjoyment, some walking is required. Approximately 1¼ hours is given to view the Vasa Museum.

    Tour code

    STO_009

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    3 hours

  • ABBA The Museum - The Swedish Sensation

    Celebrate the success of one of Sweden’s most popular musical exports, with a visit to ABBA - The Museum; a must for all fans.

    ABBA The Museum - The Swedish Sensation

    In May 2013, ABBA - The Museum opened its doors as a part of the new Swedish Music Hall of Fame. ABBA remains Sweden’s most successful band of all time, with sales of 378 million albums worldwide. Even though only one member of the band was born in Stockholm, the city is considered their home town to this day.

    A panoramic drive from the pier to the city centre will provide you with views of the City Hall where Benny Andersson performed for the very first time. The tour continues past the Royal Opera House, which was the scene of ABBA’s legendary 1976 royal wedding gala performance.

    The museum tells the story of the band’s career from the very beginning back in 1970, the breakthrough with ’Waterloo’ in 1974, the hugely successful world tours and finally, the break-up of the group in 1983.

    Since the band’s demise, ABBA has lived on through a wide range of musical projects developed by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, whose musical ’Mamma Mia!’ revived public interest in ABBA’s music. In 2013, ’ABBA Gold’ was officially named the best-selling CD ever in the United Kingdom.

    ABBA – The Museum gives you an overall insight of the band, their music and the unlikely success they experienced in the 1970s and 1980s, with an interactive music documentary that invites you backstage as well as in front of it.



    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The museum can become crowded in the height of the summer season. Please note that pushchairs are not permitted inside the museum. You will spend approximately 90 minutes inside the museum. Guests are advised to carry a credit card if they wish to make purchases, as cash is not accepted at the Museum.

    Tour code

    STO_035

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Stockholm Panorama

    Enjoy a moving panorama of sights from the comfort of your coach on this snapshot tour of Stockholm.

    Stockholm Panorama

    This orientation of Stockholm is a perfect way to see many of the highlights and decide which you would perhaps like to return to later. Fjällgatan gives a magnificent view of the city, as well as the enchanting medieval old town, ‘Gamla Stan’, where the Royal Palace overlooks Stockholm’s inner harbour.

    Pass by the Royal Dramatic Theatre, along Strandvägen before venturing onto the island of Djurgården. This island is known for recreational attractions due to its wonderful parklands and gardens as well as the Gröna Lund Tivoli and the Skansen Open-Air Museum. Djurgården is also home to the Vasa Musem which houses the remarkable 17th century warship.

    Your tour continues through the diplomats’ quarters and Östermalm, to the modern shopping and business areas at Hamngatan and Sergels Torg. On the island of Kungsholmen, you can view the impressive City Hall, the site of the annual Nobel Prize Banquet.

    This excursion will operate by coach. This is an orientation drive of the city and only photographic stops will be made.

    Tour code

    STO_012

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    2½ hours

  • Stockholm Waterways

    A boat tour is the simplest and most enjoyable way to acquaint yourself with the ‘city that floats on water’.

    Stockholm Waterways

    Stockholm, strategically built where the freshwater Lake Mälaren meets the Baltic Sea, shows off her most beautiful side when seen from the water. Often referred to as ‘the Beauty on Water’, Stockholm is built upon 14 different islands and the mainland, all linked together by over 50 bridges.

    Water plays an important role in everyday life. Boating, swimming and fishing are popular activities in this capital city, where over a third of the total surface area is water. While cruising the glittering waters, glide under bridges, and see most of the main sights of the city, including the Old Town with the Royal Palace, the Djurgården island, Vasa Museum, Skansen Open-Air Museum the Tivoli ‘Gröna Lund’, the first archipelago island Fjäderholmarna and the residential area Hammarby Sjöstad.


    This excursion will operate by boat. Depending on your ship’s berth, you may either walk to the boat or take a short coach transfer. Refreshments are available for purchase on board the boat; local currency is required (Swedish Kroner).

    Tour code

    STO_001

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    1½ hours

  • Stockholm by Ocean Bus

    Hop aboard the ‘Ocean Bus’ for a unique way to discover the city of Stockholm from both land and water.

    Stockholm by Ocean Bus

    The amphibious bus will collect you directly from the pier for a guided tour of Stockholm. Starting on land, you’ll travel into the city centre for a panoramic drive, passing some of the main sites. Relax on board as your knowledgeable guide enlightens you with fun and interesting facts along the way.

    Afterwards, your Captain will plunge the vessel into the water, taking you on a cruise of the Djurgården Canal. You’ll pass some of the city’s highlights including Skeppsholmen, the Vasa Museum and the amusement park Gröna Lund.

    After your tour on the water, drive along the prestigious boulevard Strandvägen, before reaching Strömgatan. From here take some time to explore the city independently, before making your own way back to the ship.

    LIABILITY
    P&O Cruises will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. P&O Cruises does not provide or supply the excursion services. P&O Cruises will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and P&O Cruises shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions P&O Cruises is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of P&O Cruises.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This tour is operated by amphibious bus. The tour will end at Strömgatan; passengers are responsible for making their own way back to the ship from here. There are approximately 6 steps to board the Ocean Bus, and it is unable to accommodate wheelchairs.

    Tour code

    STO_036

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Family

      Especially suitable for families

    Duration

    1½ hours

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