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Modern History: An Amusing Walk

Stockholm, Sweden

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Experience hosted by Ryan

60 mins
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

A perfect introduction to Stockholm's cultural history; restaurants; and bars. Hit the ground running with this information packed experience.

Walk with me learning how a collection of simple twists of fate evolved into significant historical figures who helped shape Stockholm (and Sweden) culturally and politically. Beginning at the geographical center of Stockholm we walk through cultural history from 1611 - today! Amazingly every story connects together. Anything you want to know about Stockholm and Sweden this is the perfect forum to ask.

This is a light-hearted story of Stockholm written over 5 years to give you an entertaining overview of modern Swedish history. Along the way we see local inner city living - Stockholm style. The difference in my tour compared to others is that we avoid the heavily touristy area of Gamla Stan, instead we will walk through streets, squares and parks most tourists will never have the pleasure of experiencing themselves. Some of these places and stories are unknown to locals as well.

This is designed to be a social experience first; storytelling second and tour guiding third. The social interaction is the most enjoyable aspect of walking tours. Everyone is welcome! Everyone is encouraged to get to know me and other guests
Other things to note
Plenty of indoor stops if the weather is too rainy or too cold.
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Perfect for solo travelers / couples and friends.

Private tours available upon request

The experience is between 60-90 minutes
A perfect introduction to Stockholm's cultural history; restaurants; and bars. Hit the ground running with this information packed experience.

Walk with me learning how a collection of simple twists of fate evolved into significant historical figures who helped shape Stockholm (and Sweden) culturally and politically. Beginning at the geographical center of Stockholm we walk through cultural history from 1611 - today! Amazingly every s…

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Mon, Nov 30
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Thu, Dec 3
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Mon, Dec 7
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Meet your host, Ryan

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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In a post Covid-19 world it is maximum 4 people per group (contact me if large group). Exclusive to Airbnb customers!

As a guide since 2009 I have lived and breathed Northern European history; as a father of two girls in Sweden I have lived and breathed the modern Swedish social system; as a lover of food and drink I have lived and breathed Swedish culture and traditions. Welcome to Stockholm!

My Airbnb experiences are designed to be informative; light-hearted; entertaining but most importantly encourage interaction with me and other travellers.

I package together my knowledge of history + storytelling along with my personal experiences of growing up in Australia - to travelling and guiding around Europe - to raising a family in Sweden. It is a unique spin on history and culture that guide books can not give.

Duration: 60-75 min
In a post Covid-19 world it is maximum 4 people per group (contact me if large group). Exclusive to Airbnb customers!

As a guide since 2009 I have lived and breathed Northern European history; as a father of two girls in Sweden I have lived and breathed the modern Swedish social system; as a lover of food and drink I have lived and breathed Swedish culture and traditions. Welcome to Stockholm!

My Airbnb experiences are designed to be informative; light-hearted; entertaining…
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Where you'll be

Beginning at the geographical center of Stockholm, we walk through vibrant inner city Stockholm. We cover three different neighborhoods, each with their own stories to tell.

Pop inside cool buildings and unique passageways. Discover the origin of Nobel Prizes; Stockholm Syndrome plus other quirky trivia tidbits.

I give a unique spin on history. Consider it info-tainment, a hybrid of information and entertainment.

Welcome to Modern Stockholm

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 260 reviews.

Jolanda
October 2020
Ryan was a great tourguide. We have learned a lot of the (modern) history of stockholm. Had a lot of fun because ryan has a great sence of humor. It's was very nice meeting ryan and have some inside information about stockholm. Highly recommended!
Ryan was a great tourguide. We have learned a lot of the (modern) history of stockholm. Had a lot of fun because ryan has a great sence of humor. It's was very nice meeting ryan a…
Matthew
March 2020
Ryan is an absolute CHAMP for showing up for a one man tour during the height of this COVID-19 scare. ON HIS DAUGHTER'S BIRTHDAY NO LESS! He showed me around the empty streets of Stockholm, that oddly enough I found rather cool to see without heavy foot traffic. He taught me all types of things and even tailored the experience partially to things he knew I was interested in. I take these type of intimate tours all over the world and Ryan was as knowledgeable as they come. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this tour to give you a look at the other parts of Stockholm less traveled by tourists/backpackers
Ryan is an absolute CHAMP for showing up for a one man tour during the height of this COVID-19 scare. ON HIS DAUGHTER'S BIRTHDAY NO LESS! He showed me around the empty streets of S…
Gloria
March 2020
I would definetly recommend this tour. Ryan was very funny and friendly. The Storys he told were very interesting and he had an excellent background know-how.
Dan
March 2020
Ryan was the perfect host in Stockholm. Even though I was the only person booked on the tour, Ryan did not rush through the tour and was able to tailor the experience perfectly. Highly recommended!
Jackson
March 2020
My girlfriend and I had the pleasure of doing a tour with Ryan. He's incredibly insightful, full of knowledge and engaging. A reccomendation for anyone visiting Stockholm.
Dan
February 2020
Great morning walk around Stockholm. Ryan is very knowledgeable and a fun guide to do a tour like this with. He connected the sights with various stories about people and it brought a lot of the culture of the city to life. Received some great recommendations after the tour which so far have been great. Do this tour, it’s more fun than a museum.
Great morning walk around Stockholm. Ryan is very knowledgeable and a fun guide to do a tour like this with. He connected the sights with various stories about people and it brough…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

A sense of humour

Comfortable walking shoes