Visit the Royal castle of Drottningholm, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and two other castles!
Sweden's Historic Buildings - a Visit back to the 17th C or the Medieval Times
Go into a cool medieval church in the middle of the hot summer… or get shelter from the raging elements of nature in autumn or winter. Get blown away by it’s magnificent beauty of the painted roofs with paint left since 1480;s and hear the story behind the painting and Swedish medieval life!
Sweden have many unique castles, palaces and churches preserved from different historical times. This page includes our Royal tour and medieval church history tours.
On the Royal castle tour you’ll enjoy some of Sweden’s most beautiful castles and palaces on a day tour from Stockholm. You will visit 3 unique, distinguished and very different castles and palaces on this tour.
Sweden is unique in regard of it’s medieval churches as the reformation was mild here preserving medieval statues and wall paintings. On this special interest tour you will experience Sweden’s uniquely preserved medieval churches from the late 12th century until today.
What people have to say about these tours
Star rated review from our GetYourGuide church tour listing by Caroline, USA. (5 stars)
Beautiful fabulous tour, remarkable guide! Take this tour!
Oh my goodness! We selected this tour because we wanted to see the country out from Stockholm. But we were blown away by the history and beauty of these churches – so old but so well maintained. Best of all, the guide, Jonathan, was so knowledgeable and so excited about all that he was able to show us. He’s brilliant and shared knowledge in such an engaging way. He and the driver had excellent English and were so much fun to be with. We learned so much about Sweden both past and present.
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Learn more about Sweden’s medieval churches and it’s Royal history on our guided tours! Book your spot below today!
Sweden’s unique churches
Sweden have excellent care of their medieval churches. Sweden is unique in regard of medieval churches as the reformation was mild here. That lead to, incomparable to churches out in Europe, a big preservation of medieval statues and wall paintings, triptychs etc from 1100-1500.
You’ll not just se the magnificent stone buildings, the oldest still standing, but get a detailed view into the medieval humans life, the folklore and religious practices of that time.
On these tours you will experience Sweden’s uniquely preserved medieval churches from the late 12th century, with a modern 1980 church thrown in for good measure.
Thanks to a mild reformation, the buildings have kept many of their medieval Catholic objects, like winged triptychs / altarpieces, mural paintings, and wooden crosses from 1300 – 1500 AD. Dive into a really cool preserved world! Book this tour today!
The Royal Palace and Castle Tour
If you want to know more about the Royal family and royal history this is the tour for you! This tour might change a bit depending on what castles are open for the tour day you book but we’ll ensure you’ll like it.
First we go to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Drottningholm, where the king and the queen lives.
You will also get a chance to walk around and experience the beautiful gardens of Drottningholm Palace.
We also go to one of the best preserved Baroque palaces in Northern Europe, called Skokloster, whose collections from 17th C all are intact. During low season Skokloster is closed and we take Stockholm Palace instead.
This tour also includes a visit to Wenngarn, the country palace of Gabriel De Le Gardié. He was seen as Sweden’s most handsome man in the 17th C and one of the biggest landowners outside the state.
However Gabriel was held responsible for the bad finances of Sweden and lost all during the Reduction apart from two castles. Wenngarn is one of them but now belonging to his wife, related to the king, rather than him.
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Choose One of Our Church & Castle Tours
Dive into the great church history of Sweden on this half-day tour from Stockholm!
Explore the diverse, unique, and still well-equipped medieval churches close to Stockholm.