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Stockholm: Land and Water Tour by Amphibious Bus

Activity provider: Ocean Bus Stockholm

Stockholm: Land and Water Tour by Amphibious Bus

Activity provider: Ocean Bus Stockholm
Likely to sell out Booked 32 times yesterday

From US$ 30.94 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 32 times yesterday

Discover the beautiful city of Stockholm aboard an amphibious bus. Listen to fun and interesting stories from a live, onboard guide, and spend about 50% of the tour on the water.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, Swedish

Experience

Highlights
  • Drive through the historic center of Stockholm aboard an amphibious bus
  • Discover Stockholm from both land and water
  • Feel the thrill when the ten ton bus hits the water
  • See the Royal Palace, Royal Theatre, Stureplan, and Royal Island of Djurgarden
  • Be entertained by your live guide on the bus
Full description

Enjoy a tour of Stockholm by land and water on an amphibious bus tour. Learn about the history of the city from a variety of perspectives, seeing notable landmarks like Gröna Lund, the Royal Palace, and the Royal Island of Djurgården

Once everyone is aboard, head toward the Royal Theatre. Your guide will give a short introduction about the bus before switching focus to the sights. Drive along the fashionable street of Birger Jarl before landing at the nightclub mecca of Stureplan. Continue to the Royal Library, see the 1912 Olympic stadium, and turn into the street Karlavägen to arrive at the beautiful area of Östermalm. Suddenly the tarmac beneath you turns to gravel and now the real fun begins, it is time for the bus to get wet. Hold on to your phones and cameras and prepare for some butterflies in your stomach. The music gets louder and a big splash of water hits the windscreen. Before you know it, you are floating.

After a couple of minutes of cruising on the water, you will also hear the story behind the Royal Island of Djurgården. Pass the Vasa museum and Sweden’s oldest amusement park Gröna Lund.

Get your camera ready for a postcard-like view of Stockholm. The striking Old Town facades lie ahead, where the buildings date back to the 16th-century. In the middle are the German church and Stockholm city hall, which is a famous symbol of Stockholm with the three golden crowns mounted on top.

Sail alongside the shore of Södermalm, the biggest of the 14 islands that constitute Stockholm. Cruise around the island of Skeppsholmen and get a great view of the Royal Palace, which is one of the biggest palaces in Europe. See the 19th-century ship Af Chapman docked on the island of Skeppsholmen, which was once Stockholm's naval station. Learn about the royal family and also how Sweden became the country that it is today. Hear how one of the poorest countries in Europe become a thriving industrial nation with a capital now considered to be Europe’s equivalent to silicon valley. Feel the current from Sweden’s third biggest lake pushing fresh clean water into the Baltic Sea.

Further ahead, get a great panoramic view of Strandvägen, which is probably the most exclusive address in Scandinavia. Pass the ship of the world’s strongest little girl, Pippi Longstocking. It is time to return to dry land. The engine roars for a couple of seconds as the captain hits the throttle to push the bus back to land. Drive towards the starting point, passing the birthplace of the world-famous psychological phenomenon of Stockholm syndrome.

Also pass the oldest building in the city and the oldest park in Stockholm, which once belonged to the royal family. To complete your tour, get a photo with the singing captain.

Includes
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Duck boat
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 3 years
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point is between the Royal Opera and Grand Hotel and close to the Royal Palace. Wait for the Ocean Bus Stockholm and show your voucher to the staff onboard.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Oversize luggage
    • Smoking
    • Alcohol and drugs

    Know before you go

    • Please dress according to the weather
    • Please note you are not permitted to eat onboard
    • Please be at the meeting point 20 minutes before the departure time
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 1336 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5

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    The amphibus was a high point of our trip to Stockholm. We got to hear interesting facts about Sweden and Stockholm. The tour guide was entertaining with dry (Swedish?) humor. The bus also had speakers and the guide played some music according to the situation. The driver/captain also had a part of the show and made us all laugh. The bus itself was worth seeing and the feeling when we got to water was exciting. All in all a great experience to lay back and enjoy the ride with Stockholm's beautiful scenery!

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    July 31, 2022

    Så himla underhållande med Klara som guide, som verkligen bjöd sig själv. Roligt att lyssna på alla intressanta berättelser om vackra Stockholm, allt från var kändisar bor till att USAs ambassad i Stockholm är kopia av den i Köpenhamn och mycket mycket mer Även barnen tyckte att det var roligt med vattenpistolen.. Vi var alla mer än nöjda. Vi kommer definitivt tillbaka.

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    July 30, 2022

    Very funny guide / host and interesting sights to see and ofcoz crazy fun to drive a bus into the sea 10 of 10 times (as long as it actually floats) :D We enjoyed it a lot even with bad weather last half of it. Recommend you try this when in Stockholm

    July 23, 2022

    Product ID: 191642