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sightseeing and Hotel in Stockholm

We are flying into Stockholm and boarding our Cruise from there. We have 2 days for sightseeing. Where would you recommend we stay and what are the best sights to see with just 2 days?

Thank you,

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Vasa Museum, City Hall, Drottinghom Palace( go there by boat) the Royal family home. Look at Scandic Hotels which are all over the city.

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Assuming you are taking a Baltic cruise, be sure to get Rick Steves Scandinavian & Northern European Cruise Ports Guidebook (new title for the brand new third edition). It will have lots of information on Stockholm as well as your other ports, including how to see them on your own, so you can decide if you want a tour or not for each port.

In addition to the list above, I liked the Millesgarden (outdoor sculptures) and the National Museum (near the Vasa).

As to where to stay, what is your budget? I liked being in the Gamla Stan (old town), but that can be expensive. At certain times, there are deals for hotels, possibly including sightseeing and transit passes. I was there in 2003 and don't know the latest on these deals, but the book should have more information (that's how I learned about the discount package I used).

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Thank you, I will for sure get RIck Steves port book!

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We recently stayed I Stockholm prior to and on our RS Scandinavia tour. It was a lovely walk to Skansen and Djurgarden. Also easy to walk to Gamla Stan or to take the metro or tram. We had a transit pass and took it out to Millesgarden which we loved. Others on our tour took the boat out to the palace and loved it.

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We were in Stockholm in June and we stayed at the Haymarket by Scandic and had absolutely no complaints and will stay there again on future trips! It is centrally located so easy walking to pretty much everything you would want to see in the short time you will be there. The Vasa Museum is definitely worth it and nearby you have the Nordic Museum, the Abba Museum and Skansen. Definitely take time to walk around Gamla Stan and the City Hall is beautiful as well!!

Have a wonderful journey!!

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I would suggest the Scandic Continental. It is right across the street from the main train station and an easy walk across the bridge to Gamla Stan, catch a boat tour, etc. Also, close to nearby shopping and restaurants. We really enjoyed our stay at the hotel, the breakfast each morning was especially nice. Also, has a nice bar with an outdoor terrace. Enjoy this beautiful city!