We're planning on spending most of a touring day in late July (Mon 7/31) at Drottningholm Palace, but are pondering trying to squeeze in a City Hall tour first. In order to catch the 11:00 ferry to Drottningholm, we'd have to get tickets to the first English tour of the morning at 9:30. I think the 10:00 tour would be cutting it too close, as I read that the ferry doesn't hold a seat for your reserved-in-advance ticket if you aren't lined up at least 15 minutes before the sailing.
If I understand how the City Hall tours work, you can only buy timed tickets in person on the day of your tour, with the ticket office opening at 8:30. If that's correct, how likely are we to be able to get the 9:30 tour for our traveling party of 3 if we arrive at the ticket office at 8:30? Do people line up at the ticket office before 8:30?
Any tips or advice appreciated!