Small group Swedish History Day Trip to the countryside, UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE Candiade area Markim-Orkesta from Stockholm

Book a visit to the Swedish countryside. get out of the crowded city. Look at the historical and cultural landscape unic for Sweden. This tour includes hotel pick up and drop of. It gives a tour out in the countryside with traditional red cabins including Swedish history. Se the bronze age remnants, viking age runstones, medieval churches and a unice visit to the countrysides cultural landscape.

Markim-Orkesta are two church parishes filled with history from all eras. This tour experience includes the Bronze age, Viking age and other eras in Swedish history. Travel by vehicle with a very knowledgeable local guide to this former UNESCO World Heritage Candidate site. Learn about Viking culture, feel enchanted by their magic runes and Old Norse mythology. Learn about the Viking burial rites, see graves of their dead and hear how Christianity changed Swedish society forever. This tour will make you understand how Sweden has developed and how it's past has helped shape this modern nation.

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5 to 6 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Local guide
    • Driver/guide
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch (bring your own packed lunch)
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: 186 94 Lindholmen, Sweden

    After the hotel pick-up, the tour will travel by vehicle to Markim-Orkesta. You will travel through history and experience different eras and aspects of Swedish history. At Lindholmens and Vasakullen you will 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

    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 see a local church which holds six rune stones on its land and hear the tale about the mighty, rich Viking Ulv who plundered England three times. See the splendid frescoes of the medieval church (if open) and feel the breath of Medieval Swedes through the stone walls as you learn about their religious lives.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Markim Church, Markims kyrkväg 9, 186 93 Vallentuna, Sweden

    Visit Markims church outside, see it's runestones and hear about it's fascinating history. We talk a walk around the chuchyard. Meet soldiers remembrance stone and hear about the system of force prescriptions and why they wanted the soldiers to be married.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    We visit a icelandic horse farm and take a lcoser look at the horses on the farm itself, and talk to the owners of the farm if they got time.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Vallentuna, Vallentuna

    lunch stop

    Duration: 40 minutes

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

    We take a stop at Vallentuna church after a drive in the countryside true Markim-Orkesta and look at the runestones and the church history.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    Visit one of the best preserved assembly places in Northern Europe. This is a local assembly place from 1010 with runestones hiding the knowledge of who built it and why. Hear about the viking age, it's laws, wars and the society.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We offer hotel pick up at all central hotels, ports and other accommodations within 5km from Stockholm central station. If you're in old town where it is not possible to get in by car we may ask you to walk a few minutes to another location where we pick you up. If you are outside the pick up zone we will give you directions to a meeting place. If you are unsure if you're in or out please email us..Pick up normally starts at 09.00 or 09.30. For the shorter tours 3-5h 09.30 is the normal pick up time. For the longer tours, 8h:s, 09.00 is our usual pick up time for the first guests. We will be in touch two days in advance of a public tour with your final starting time, if you want to know in beforehand or want that we arrange a fixed time for you please contact us by email.In wintertime we may due to the low light time ask if it is possible for you to do a earlier starting time (if not we do the set time of the tour) but than we contact well in advance of your date.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
    • Frihamnen
    • Värtahamnen
    • Stadsgården
    • No Pick Up in Nynäshamn harbour (we'll give meeting directions)
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum 2 people per booking
    • A maximum of 12 people per booking
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    • 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.


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Activity ID: V-16888P22

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