Private Tour: Swedish History Day Trip To World Heritage Candidate Markim-Orkesta From Stockholm

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    All central hotels, ports and other accommodations within 5km from Stockholm central station (no pick up at Nynäshamn harbour but instead travel directions to meeting pl.. read more
    If your ship arrives at F638 FRIHAMNEN: Upon debarking the ship, please go through the terminal building. Once you go past the sliding doors (everyone else that departs the ship will walk out this way), the guide will meet you just outside the sliding doors. The guide will be holding an A4-paper saying "Viking Tours". NOTE: If you enter any other harbour number in FRIHAMNEN than F638 please go outside the fences and guards and the guide will meet you there on the time of the tour.
    If your ship arrives at V523 VÄRTAHAMNEN: Walk from your ship towards the tourist buses, which is less than 10 meters from the ship hull. The guide will wait for you at the tourist bus area, near the buses, with an A4-paper, which says "Viking Tours." The guide will then direct you to the tour vehicle. NOTE: If you enter any other harbour number in VÄRTAHAMNEN than V523 please go outside the fences and guards and the guide will meet you there on the time of the tour.
    If your Ship Arrives at NYNÄSHAMN: NO PICK UP INCLUDED HERE. That due to it being 50km away from Stockholm central station. We recomend you to contact and with us decide a meeting place in Central Stockholm. We will give directions how to go there either by train or that take one of the cruise busses going from the harbour into Stockholm.
    If you are unsure of which pier your ship is arriving at, please check with the cruise line.
    Ports
    Värtahamnen, Frihamnen, Stadsgården, NO PICK UP AT Nynäshamn Harbou" />
  • Return Details :
    Original departure point or any other location in central Stockholm if you wish.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Come and seethe countryside for a while, get out of the crowded city for 5h and take a look at the historical and cultural lanscape unice for Sweden. This tour includes a pick up and drop of at your hotel. It gives a tour out in the contryside with cossy red cabins including Swedish history. Se the bronze age remenants, viking age runstones, mediveal chuches and a unice visit to the conutrysides cultural lanscape and cosy red cabins.

Highlights

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Step back in time on a history tour

Led by a local guide

Instant Confirmation

All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Markim-Orkesta are two church parishes filled with history from all eras of Sweden's past. This time traveling experience includes the Bronze age, Viking age and other eras in Swedish history. Travel by vehicle (car, minivan or bus depending on group size) with a very knowledgeable local guide to this UNESCO World Heritage Candidate site. Come and learn about Viking culture, feel enchanted by their magic runes and Old Norse mythology. Learn about how VikingSwedes buried their dead and how Christianity changed Swedish society forever. This tour will make you understand how Sweden has developed through history and how its past has helped shape this modern nation.

After the hotel pick-up, the tour will travel by vehicle toward Markim-Orkesta. You will travel through history at Markim-Orkesta and experience different eras and aspects of Swedish history. See the ruins of the very likely birthplace of King Vasa, the man who reformed the Swedish state and church from Catholicism to Lutheran Protestantism. Hear about his life and controversial rule.

After hearing the intriguing history of King Vasa, journey on to a Christian Viking graveyard. Hear about the mighty burial rituals of the Vikings and how they vanished after Sweden was Christianized. You'll also see a local church which holds six rune stones on its land and hear the tale about the mighty and rich Viking Ulv who plundered England three times. See the splendid frescoes of the medieval church and feel the breath of Medieval Swedes through the stone walls as you learn about their religious lives.

Inclusions

Local guide

Driver/guide

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Private transportation

Air-conditioned vehicle

Professional guide

Exclusions

Lunch (at farm restaurant)

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Most travelers can participate

Private tour, minimum 2 people per booking

A maximum of 12 people per booking

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 23-Sep-2019

    The trip was very interesting and learned quite a lot. More time to sit down to have a lunch would have been better as time was running out to see all the things. An extra history building or style of old home would have been good to have seen to mix it up a bit.

  • 25-Sep-2017

    Very Knowledgeable guide! Angus showed us many sites, the churches and their history, the religion history and the stones! The rune were very interesting and the stories they told behind them which you would not be able to decipher on your own. Angus allowed us to ask many questions and he even answered personal questions about his living in the area for 6 generations. If you are interested in this area, this is a very good tour.

  • 22-Mar-2017

    My husband and I took a private tour of the Swedish History Day trip. It was excellent. The two guides Angus and Jonathan were knowledgeable, friendly and provided a great tour. It was customized to the history of the area as well as they provided more information of Sweden when we asked. The pick up and drop off service from our hotel was helpful. Highly recommend it!