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Guided tours 2017


GUIDED TOURS 2017

January 6 Renaissance tour at 14.00 (in swedish)

January 7 – April 29 Renaissance tour every saturday at 14.00

February 20 – February 26 see separate programme

April 10 – April 16 see separate programme

May 6 Opening event! The castle open for the season, free entrance and free guided tours (in swedish)

May 7 – June 2 Saturdays and Sundays renaissance tour at 14.00

June 3 – July 7 Every day new guided tour for the year of 2017 at 10.30 and renaissance tour at 14.00

July 8 – August 20 
Every day:
10.30 Renaissance tour (in swedish)
11.30 The fortress of Vadstena (in swedish)
11.30 The green thread (tour for children, in swedish)
12.30 Renaissance tour in english
14.00 Renaissance tour (in swedish)
14.00 The green thread (tour for children, in swedish)
15.00 New guided tour for the year of 2017 (in swedish)
16.30 Renaissance tour (in swedish)

Dramatized evening tours during the period:
All the dramatized evening tours are in swedish
Power and Love July 11 – August 15 tuesdays at 21.45
Night tour of the Castle July 10 – August 17 mondays and thursdays at 21.45
Ghostly tour with Duke Magnus July 12 – Aug 18 wednesdays and fridays at 21.45
Ghotsly tour for children July 12 – August 16 wednesdays at 21.00

August 21 – September 10 Every day renaissance tour at 14.00 (in swedish)

September 11 – October 1 Saturdays and Sundays at 14.00 (in swedish)

 

About the tours

Renaissance tour
The renaissance tour is our classic tour of the castle. A guide dressed in historic garments representing one of the royalities from the Vasa-family takes you along for a historic tour in the castle. The royalty guides you through the royal suites, the festive hall and the church, talks about how people lived in the castle and tells stories from their own lives.
The tour is in english July 8 – Aug 20 every day at 12.30.

Schedule 2017
January 6: at 14.00
January 7 – April 29: saturdays at 14.00 (in swedish)
May 7 – June 2: saturdays and sundays at 14.00(in swedish)
June 3 – July 7: every day at  14.00 (in swedish)
July 8 – August 20: every day at 10.30, 12.30 (IN ENGLISH), 14.00 & 16.30
August 21 – September 10: every day at 12.30 & 14.00 (in swedish)
September 11 – October 1: Saturdays and Sundays at 14.00 (in swedish)

Fee
Adult: 130 SEK
Senior citizen/student: 120 SEK (be prepared to show valid certificate)
Children (8 – 17 years old): 90 SEK
Children (0 – 7 years old): Free

 

The fortress of Vadstena: In this tour the focus lies upon the castle as a fortress. Supreme commander Peder Ribbing guides you through parts of the fortress and talks about the defence and the story of the besetment by the Danish in the year of 1567.
The tour is in swedish.

Schedule 2017
July 8 – August 20: every day at 11.30

Fees
Adult: 130 SEK
Senior citizen/student: 120 SEK (be prepared to show valid certificate)
Children (8 – 17 years old): 90 SEK
Children (0 – 7 years old): Free

 

The green thread (children’s tour)
In this tour the children follows a prince or a pirncess and a guard through the castle, searching for the missing portrait of Erik XIV. On the search for the missing painting the children gets to learn about the life in the castle but also about the environment, recycling, farming and food. Suitable for children aged 5-9.
Reservations only, by e-mail: office@visitvadstena.eu or by phone: +46 143-62 16 00.
The tour is in swedish.

Schedule 2017
July 8 – August 20: every day at 11.30 and 14.00

Fee
Children (5 – 9 years old): 80 SEK
Adult 80 SEK
For the excitement and the adventure we prefer that the children joins the tour without their parents. The children are in good hands with the prince or princess and the guard.

 

New guided tour for the year of 2017!
Information to be annonunced…

Schedule 2017
June 3 – July 7: every day at 10.30
July 8 – August 20: every day at 15.00

Fee
Adult: 130 SEK
Senior citizen/student: 120 SEK
Children/Youth (8 – 17 years old): 90 SEK
Children (0 – 7 years old): Free

 

Night tour of the castle: This is one of our dramatized tours of the castle, performed in the late evening, in a castle only lit by electronic candles. The visitors may meet a king or a queen, the princess Cecilia or maybe a strange guard who tells the story of the castle and their own lives in a more vivid and dramatized way.
Reservations only, by e-mail: office@visitvadstena.eu or by phone: +46 143-62 16 00.
The tour is in swedish.

Schedule 2017
July 10 – August 17: mondays and thursdays at 21.45

Fees
Adult: 170 SEK
Senior citizen/student: 160 SEK (be prepared to show valid certificate)
Children (8 – 17 år): 80 SEK
Family (2 adults and 2 children): 400 SEK

 

Ghostly tour with Duke Magnus
The ghostly tour takes place in the darker parts of the castl, your attendant for the evening is Duke Magnus, no one knows the castle better than him. Lord of Vadstena Castle. The son of the famous king Gustav Vasa of Sweden. Brother to John III and Eric XIV. On the ghostly tour through the gun turrets, the dark passages a lot can happen. Magnus focus on the dark part of the history of the city and the castle and talks about illness, death and melancholy.
Reservations only, by e-mail: office@visitvadstena.eu or by phone: +46 143-62 16 00.
The tour is in swedish.

Schedule 2017
July 12 – August 18: wednesdays and fridays at 21.45

Fees
Adult: 170 SEK
Senior citizen/student: 160 SEK (be prepared to show valid certificate)
Children (8 – 17 years old): 80 SEK
Family (2 adult och 2 children): 400 SEK

 

Power & Love
The year is 1580. Katarina Jagellonica and king John III recently arrived at the castle. They bring the visitors through the halls of the castle and focus on tales of power and love. On this tour you get to taste, feel and experience the history in a vivid way!
Reservations only, by e-mail: office@visitvadstena.eu or by phone: +46 143-62 16 00.
The tour is in swedish.

Schedule 2017
July 11 – August 15: tuesdays at 21.45

Fees
Adult: 170 SEK
Senior citizen/student: 160 SEK (be prepared to show valid certificate)
Children (8 – 17 years old): 80 SEK
Family (2 adults and 2 children): 400 SEK

 

Flavors of the history
Join us on a tour to the 16th century Vadstena Castle! What could be found on the royal menu of a Vasa Castle 500 years ago? Who worked in the great kitchen? What was significant of the sweish 16th century food?
This is a guided tour that ends with a tasting of 16th century renaissance food brought to us by the chefs at the nearby Starby Hotel.
Reservations only, by e-mail: office@visitvadstena.eu or by phone: +46 143-62 16 00.
The tour is in swedish.

Schedule 2017
To be announced…

Fees
All ages: 275 SEK

 

Most of our guided tours are available in english for pre-booked groups, consisting of at least 10 persons, any time of the year. A few of the tours are available in other languages as well. Book at least one week in advance.

To learn more send us an e-mail to office@visitvadstena.eu or give us a call at +46 143-62 16 00

 

Guided tours at the Archives inVadstena


If you have questions about booking a guided tour at the archives please contact Anna Eklundh Jonsson a+46 10-476 87 36