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Day-Trip to Uppsala

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7h 30m
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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Private transportation

  • What's included

    Breakfast

  • What's included

    Entry tickets to all attractions.

  • What's included

    Entry/Admission - Uppsala Domkyrka

  • What's included

    Entry/Admission - Museum Gustavianum

  • What's included

    Entry/Admission - Uppsala University Main Building

  • What's included

    Entry/Admission - Uppsala Castle (Uppsala Slott)

  • What's included

    Entry/Admission - Linnaeus Garden

  • What's excluded

    Alcoholic Beverages

Know Before You Book

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Stroller accessible

  • Service animals allowed

  • Near public transportation

  • Infant seats available

  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible

  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • Stortorget, 111 29 Stockholm, Sweden


What you can expect

Itinerary
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Stop At: Uppsala Domkyrka, Domkyrkoplan 2, Uppsala 753 10 Sweden

Built around 1270 and consecrated in 1435, magnificent Uppsala cathedral is the city's most distinctive landmark. It has evolved and been altered numerous times throughout the centuries, including a major renovation between 1885 and 1893 in neo-Gothic style, which involved the addition of the tall-pointed spires, stained glass windows, and beautiful murals.
At the east end of the choir are the burial chapel and tomb of King Gustavus Adolphus (1576). Also buried in the cathedral are Carl von Linné (Linnaeus), Archbishop Nathan Söderblom, and the philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg.
In the Silver Chamber, among other treasures, you'll find the gilded reliquary of King Eric IX (St. Eric), who was killed by the Danes in 1160.
A gold brocade robe (c. 1400) that belonged to Queen Margaret, ruler of the united kingdoms of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, tops the collection in the north tower.

Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: Museum Gustavianum, 3 Akademigatan, Uppsala 753 10 Sweden

Funded by Gustavus Adolphus, the Gustavianum (c.1620), opposite the cathedral, is the former main building of Uppsala University. It contains the university's cultural history collections; Nordic antiquities; Egyptian antiquities; and an Anatomical Theatre, built on the roof in the 1660s.
Permanent exhibitions include Viking relics, such as priceless jewelry, medals, and swords; the history of Uppsala University; and Egyptian mummies. Temporary exhibitions round out the museum's offerings. The spectacular University Art Collection in the main building is also well worth exploring.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Uppsala University Main Building, 3 Biskopsgatan The University Main Building is currently closed for interior renovations., Uppsala 753 10 Sweden

Walking through the university is to steep oneself in the illustrious world of Swedish academia. The so called “new” university buildings were constructed in sumptuous Roman-Renaissance style between 1879-1886.
Grandeur is the order of the day, with the magnificent foyer leading to the grand auditorium and festival hall, which seats around 1,800 people. Portraits featuring royalty, distinguished university professors, and cultural figures adorn the walls.
The Museum of Evolution includes dinosaurs discovered in China, and the University Library (Carolina Rediviva) is the largest in Sweden, housing in excess of 5,000,000 volumes and more than 30,000 manuscripts.
The library's greatest treasure, and on permanent exhibition, is the world famous Codex Argenteus (Silver Bible), most likely dating from the 6th century.

Duration: 55 minutes

Stop At: Uppsala Castle (Uppsala Slott), Rikssalen, Uppsala 753 10 Sweden

Overlooking the city, Uppsala Castle is the official residence of the County Governor and boasts a rich history. Many of the events that shaped Sweden took place here.
In 1567, a deranged and paranoid King Eric XIV ordered the execution of a group of noblemen in what became known as the Sture murders.
In 1654, the shocking abdication of Queen Kristina, as famously played by Greta Garbo in the Hollywood movie of the same name (although anglicised to Queen Christina), was announced in the Rikshallen (Hall of State).
And we can enjoy breathtaking views over Uppsala and the surrounding countryside from the battlements. Outside, you can stroll around the walking paths and explore the Botanical Gardens opposite the castle.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gamla Uppsala, Gamla Uppsala, Uppsala County

Roughly four kilometers north of Uppsala lies Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala), where the land of the Vikings awaits.

Spread across the landscape are more than 300 burial mounds, the last resting place of Viking Kings, Queens, and heroes of old.
When Christianity took hold in the 12th century, Gamla Uppsala eventually boasted a cathedral on the site where the ancient church (Gamla Uppsala Kyrka) now stands.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Linnaeus Garden, 27 Svartbaecksgatan, Uppsala 753 32 Sweden

From the Stora Torg, Svartbäcksgatan runs northwest to the Linnaeus Garden (Linnéträdgården), which was curated by world famous botanist Carl Linnaeus (Carl von Linné).
Here, you'll find the museum, which was once his home. Throughout the house are exhibitions dedicated to Linnaeus' scientific achievements as well as personal belongings, mementos, furniture, and household items gathered over a lifetime.

Run since 1937 by the Linnaeus Society, this is a wonderfully maintained shrine to Linnaeus, his life, and the extraordinary time of enlightenment and discovery in which he lived.

Duration: 55 minutes


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  • Stockholm Stockholms län

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Gustav Adolfs torg, Stockholm, Sweden Traveler pickup is offered Airports Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Arlandastad, Sigtuna Municipality 190 45 Sweden Ports Frihamnen 638, Frihamnsgatan 66, 115 56 Stockholm, Sweden
    • Stockholm Stockholms län

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