Experience Jewish Stockholm and learn more about the Jewish influence and history.
Experience Jewish Stockholm! Learn more about the Jewish influence and history on this illuminating, half-day excursion.
We'll start out the afternoon with our first stop at the impressive panoramic viewpoint Fjällgatan. Here you have the opportunity to snap some photographs while your guide points out the sights before you start your scenic drive towards Old Town.
Old Town is an intriguing place where trade, betrayal, and even murders took place. You'll get insight into the long-lasting German influence and the many attacks of the Danes during the Middle Ages. Due to the Swedish neutrality, nothing has been destroyed here in the last 400 years.
You'll be taken through the narrow cobblestone streets, passing the Royal Palace and the place where Stockholm's first synagogue, founded in 1790, is located.
Stockholm is also home to the Conservative Synagogue, also known as the Great Synagogue. Inaugurated in 1870, it still has an active congregation of more than 1,000 members. On the walls of the entrance, you can read the names of Holocaust victims. We'll also see the Raoul Wallenberg monument, which commemorates the Swedish diplomat who helped save thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazis. Leaving the Synagogue, we'll pass by the beautiful Jewish cemetery before heading to the next highlight on the itinerary, the Vasa Museum.
In the most impressive museum Sweden has to offer, you'll see the Vasa ship, built by the renowned Jewish shipbuilder Henrik Hybertson. The Vasa sank in 1628 and she is still in perfect condition, the only one of its kind in the world.
Followingyour visit to the Vasa Museum, you'll be taken to the Ice Bar, where you'll be wrapped in furs (provided for you) and have the opportunity to taste the prized vodka. The tour ends with a drop off at the Ice Bar.
- This tour includes: private vehicle, English speaking driver/guide, and entrance fees.
- If you have 8 or more in your party, please contact ShoreTrips for pricing.
- ShoreTrips and our partners do our best to ensure that every stop described is available for your visit. There are some times when a site or building is closed at the last moment with little or no warning. We assume that those in charge make those decisions based on external information and we apologize when this causes inconvenience and disappointment.
Days offered: 7 days a week