Free entry to Drottningholm Palace and boat tour of Lake Mälaren

Drottningholm Palace & Boat Tour

  • Drottningholm Palace & Boat Tour Stockholm
  • Drottningholm Palace & Boat Tour Stockholm
  • Drottningholm Palace & Boat Tour Stockholm
  • Drottningholm Palace & Boat Tour Stockholm

Stockholm Pass Benefits:

Free entry to Drottningholm Palace and boat tour of Lake Mälaren
Normal Price: Adult: SEK 340; Child (6-15): SEK 170

Take a boat trip through Lake Mälaren to visit Drottningholm Palace to see one of Stockholm’s most impressive historic and UNESCO World Heritage sites; a magnificent  palace and royal gardens. Enjoy a visit at Drottningholm Palace after a short hour cruise down Lake Mälaren from the city centre.

Cruise duration 60 minutes each way. It is advised to journey to the Palace by 13:00 or earlier from Stadshusbron, to ensure you have enough time to see the sights at Drottingholm Palace before the last boat departure back to Stockholm.

Highlights:

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Drottningholm Palace
  • Palace Gardens

Did you know:

- The Drottningholm Palace style and architecture was inspired by 17th and 18th French models such as the Chateau de Versailles

- The Palace was awarded a UNSECO World Heritage status in 1991

- The parterres situated at the palace´s water front are a reconstruction of those from 1723

Things to see:

Guided Tour of the Palace
Visitors can walk through thep alace´s magnificent saloons from the 17th, 18th century to learn more about the Kings and Queens who have lived there over the centuries. Drottningholm Palace was built during the 17th century, by Queen Hedvig Eleonora and has survived to be one of the most wellpreserved  palaces in Sweden, and is still used today as Their Majesties the King and Queens permanent recidens.

Drottningholm Palace Opening Hours: Dec 31-Jan 6: Daily 12-15.30. Jan 7-Mar 24: Sat-Sun 12-15.30. Mar 25-Apr 3: Daily 11-15.30. Apr 4-30: Daily 11-15.30. May–Sep: Daily 10 –16.30. Oct 1-27: Fri-Sun 11 –15.30. Oct 28-Nov 6: Daily 11-15.30. Nov 5-Dec 13: Sat–Sun 12 –15.30. Drottningholm Palace may close fully or partly in conjunction with official receptions of His Majesty the King.

The guided tours at Drottningholm Palace costs SEK 30 extra and can be purchased at the ticket office in the  Palace.

Boat trip to Drottningholm Palace
The best way to get to Drottningholm Palace on a cruise through the scenic Lake Mälaren from Stadshusbron in the inner city of Stockholm. The trip to Drottningholm takes about one hour, so sit back and enjoy the stunning views as you cruise down the picturesque landscape and waters.

Please click here to see Drottningholm Palace Boat tour schedule for 2017

Drottningholm Palace Gardens
In addition to the majestic palace, Drottningholm also offers a unique range of gardens and beautiful surrondings. Stroll around the stunning baroque garden, designed by the palace architects Tessin.

Chinese Pavillion
The Chinese pavilion is a pleasure palace in the Drottningholm Estate, built for Queen Lovisa Ulrika’s birthday in 1753 by her  husband King Adolf Frederik. As was the trend at the time, this palace is evident of the chinoiserie architecture and style that was popular throughout Europe. 

Open: May 1 - Aug 31: Daily 11 - 16.30 / Sep 1 – 30: Daily 12 - 15.30 /
Guided tours: June - Aug / Daily 12, 14, 16 / Sep 1 – 30: Daily 12, 14

Tour run by Strömma Turism & Sjöfart. To go on a sightseeing tour by boat you will need to pick up your free ticket at the Tickets & Tours by Strömma terminal at the porch where the tour departures from. You are not able to pre-book tours with the Stockholm Pass. 

During the summer it is a good idea to visit the ticket booth early the same day to collect your sightseeing tour ticket. Sometimes there are a lot of visitors and some tours may be full during the high season.
If you do not get a ticket to one of the tours you hade planned you can ask for tickets to the next tour the same day.

see the: full list of attractions included

April - 23 October

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Address:

Stadshusbron, Stockholm

Telephone:

+46-8-587 140 00