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Private Tour: Swedish History Day Trip to World Heritage Candidate Markim-Orkesta from Stockholm

Come and see the 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.
We visit Markim-Orkesta, a former UNESCO World Heritage candidate area. 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. This tour will make you understand how Sweden has developed through history and how its past has helped shape this modern nation.

per adult from

$323

AUD

Duration

5 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Local guide
    • Driver/guide
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Private transportation
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Professional guide
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch (at farm restaurant)
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Arkils tingstad, Tingvallavägen 27, 186 50 Vallentuna, Sweden

    Visit a viking assembly place. Hear about the viking age and it's time, visit the lakeside..

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Vallentuna church, Kyrkvägen 4, 186 30 Vallentuna Socken, Sweden

    Visit Vallentuna church 12th C church on your way to Markim-Orkesta. This church hold two runestones from the Viking Age, a reformatic church rroom and is very very cool place to be.
    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 Viking Swedes 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.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Husbyöhns Islandshästgård, MARKIMS-LUNDBY 41, 186 93 Vallentuna, Sweden

    Visit a Icelandic horse farm, greet the horses and the owners (if they are there) and hear more about a modern farm today. This place hold 40 horse souls and a big traditional red barn.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Snåttsta Gård AB, SNÅTTSTA 3, 186 93 Vallentuna, Sweden

    We visit some of the runestones connected to Inga in Snåttsta, a welthy viking women who raiesd runsteons around her farm telling how she came to own it.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: 186 94 Lindholmen, Sweden

    We visit Lindholmens ruin. 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.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Orkesta kyrka, 186 94 Vallentuna, Sweden

    Now you're in the heart of the UNESCO wolrd heritage candidate area. We also visit a local viking gravefield out of all maps. This local church holds 3 rune stones outside its typical, today rare, preserved Romanesque shape. Hear the tale about the mighty and rich Viking Ulv who plundered England three times. feel the breath of Medieval Swedes through the stone walls as you learn about their religious lives here on this former farmland church.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Vallentuna, Vallentuna

    lunch stop

    Duration: 40 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    All central hotels, ports and other accommodations within 3km from Stockholm central station (no pick up at Nynäshamn harbour but instead travel directions to meeting place in Stockholm).If your tour departs from the cruise pier:If your ship arrives at S165 and S167 STADSGÅRDEN: Please walk a few hundred meters away from your ship while following the BLUE/GREEN lines. Go past the fences and guards, and your guide will wait there, with a sign saying "Viking Tours" on an A4-paper.  NOTE: If you enter any other harbour number in STADSGÅRDEN than S165 or S167 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 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 Harbour
    Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Private tour, minimum 2 people per booking
    • A maximum of 12 people per booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • If you want to bring your own masks or any other thing to make you feel safe please know you're welcome to do so.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Sweden History Tours

Activity ID: V-16888P7

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