Though it is said to be famous for 3 things, Abba, Ikea and Nobel, the Changing of the Guard to the music of a Swedish Armed Forces marching band at the palace is a spectacle. It is easy to find as it is inside the main palace can be combined with a leisurely walk round the 13th century Old Town but get there early to have a good spot. It starts at 12.15 and lasts about 40 minutes. On Sundays it starts at 1.15. Note the times and plan around them if you wish to see more of the fourteen islands and 50 bridges that make up Stockholm. The Royal Guards march from the Obelisk, on Slottsbacken to the south side of the Royal Palace ready to start. You are not allowed to climb the building to try and get a better view. Here is the film of the changing of the guard, between the three films and the various guides we hope you can plan your stay. Please share our films.

To see this planning your movement is key. The Abba Museum is on another island with the Tivoli amusement park. If you are off the ship early you could take the ferry and go there first, or rush there after the guard. But then you have to fit in the Old Town. Our advice is to always do the things furthest away from the ship first and end up close to home. The ship waits for no man or woman. Tips…

  1. STOCKHOLM is a full day, start early plan you route to hit times if you want to see the Changing of the guard.
  2. Abba Museum first by ferry from the shuttle coach drop off.
  3. Back for the midday Changing Of The Guards, then the Old Town.
  4. Walking Shoes.   (see our film on what to take on the Baltic)
  5. Please share your pictures with us and share these films with other cruisers.

See an over view of a complete Baltic Cruise route here, and go direct to the operator’s sites via their cards on this site or links below. Direct via these links will give you the latest best deal and availability. Here we have all the Baltic destinations and many of the tours, some it is way cheaper to book on line below before you travel.

Walking Shoes and what to pack. This is cruise of discovery and in maybe seven port stops with seven cities to explore you might need good shoes and few things. Be pared.

We have way over twenty films on Baltic Destinations and tours so you can see what you are getting and plan ahead. We can recommend the Abba Museum in Stockholm, we loved Tallinn, it is our favourite cruise route. ‘‘Bruges Canal Boat’ tour is probably the best deal on the route. We show you various tours St Petersburg including ‘on your own with Audio guide‘ and ‘Ballet Evening‘. Then there is our ‘‘chocolate and happiness’ film from Bruges. You can get to Southampton Cruise Terminal by coach so, so cheaply and with no strain, have you ever considered it? If you have never cruised, and we are mainly a cruise site, then click here to see how to look at what cruising is.

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READ THE CRUISE BEFORE YOU CRUISE THE SEA. In the book charts, SOLO CRUISER BOOK SERIES. Violet Becket has never cruised. In fact, she has been nowhere in a long time. Too long. Book 1, Virgin Voyage has been in the book charts for some weeks now.

Sally Katz used our Baltic films to peg her book 2 on! With permission. Each book takes place during a cruise! Book 1 is a Canary Islands cruise, Book 2 is in the Baltic, Book 3 is in the Caribbean, and Book 4 goes from the ABC islands through the Panama Canal.


If you book the Abba Museum before you go, you can get it much cheaper here.