Stockholm, Sweden cruise holidays
One of the most beautiful cities in Scandinavia, Sweden's capital and cruise port Stockholm - where the Baltic meets lovely Lake Malaren - is approached through a necklace of 14 islands and myriad small islets set in sparkling seas, as you will discover on our Stockholm cruises. The heart of this famous city is its medieval quarter, Gamla Stan, which dates from the 13th Century. Here you can stroll through narrow cobbled streets lined with quirky shops and atmospheric cafs. Embark on one of our cruises to Stockholm for the opportunity to explore the spooky Gothic cathedral of Storkyran, discover the elaborate 17th Century Nessin Palace and visit Sweden's oldest museum, the Livrustkammaren - home to five centuries' worth of royal carriages, clothes and weaponry (its most unusual exhibit is Streiff - the stuffed stallion which once carried King Gustav II into battle). With the variety of attractions Stockholm cruise tours take in, don't dally too long, though - make time to explore the city's many waterways in a glass-topped sightseeing boat, which will give you the best views of Stockholm's dazzling architecture and some of the 40 elaborate bridges which link its islands.