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Stockholm Experience - Private Day Tours

Stockholm, Sweden
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Senoritatonya wrote a review Jul 2018
15 contributions20 helpful votes
Our Alla tour in Stockholm was disappointing to say the least, and an incredible waste of money (keeping reading, I list prices). First off, we left 30 mins late because 3 people in our tour were late getting off the boat. Please don’t put in writing that you have a “we’ll wait for you for 10 mins rule” if you aren’t going to follow it. You made 17 other people miss touring time waiting for latecomers. Let me tell you about our tour. First off, our guide, Emil was not great at his job. He was disheveled, and didn’t seem to have his act together. At one point he even forgot who our driver was and tried to have us get on the wrong bus. Was this is first tour ever? This in so many ways is not the job he is suited for. For example, since counting his 20 people was too difficult, he had us “do like gymnasium class” as he said, and line up by twos and count off one by one until we reached 20. It was absurd and embarrassing. To Alla (the owner of this company), if you’re reading this, this isn’t an employee you’d be proud representing your company. There has to be better out there. In addition to our inept tour leader, our bus had a terribly unsafe crack in the windshield (I took a photo if you’d like to see it) and shouldn’t have been allowed to have passengers. Also, if you’re going to book this tour, you should know that it’s basically a bus tour. You’ll have an 8 min picture stop, a 45 min boat museum stop. The guide will talk for 8-10 mins, then you’ll wander around for the remaining time. Then you’ll get back on the bus and drive around the city for more than an hour. Then you’ll get off the bus and you’ll have an hour of free time in the old town, then you’ll get back on the bus and drive back to the boat. That’s it! I’m not kidding, that’s it, nothing more. We paid $145 per person for this tour. We looked online afterwards and could’ve gotten the hop on hop off bus for $29 each directly in front of our tour ship and a ticket to the boat museum for $14 each. I took the time to write this because I want Alla tours to improve their business, and I also want to warn people about what they are getting for $145. It was so bad, I’m inclined to ask for a refund.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Fred S wrote a review Jul 2018
West Bloomfield476 contributions112 helpful votes
Kris was a great guide. Our cruise was here for way too short of a time, and this tour gave us a good taste of the city highlights.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Michael K wrote a review Oct 2017
Albany, NY251 contributions261 helpful votes
We were on a cruise which docked in Stockholm for a day, and took a tour offered by Alla. Tim was our guide and he was terrific. There's a lot to see in Stockholm, which is pretty spread put, and there is no way we could see it all in a day. But the Alla tour captured a lot for us. We were on a comfortable bus which did what I would call a "panoramic" view of the city, stopping at several vantage points. Tim was a wonderful tour guide--informative, and available to answer questions not only about the sights, but about the lifestyle in Stockholm and Sweden. He also was very, very funny and entertaining. We stopped in the Old Town (Gamla Stan) and he gave us a walking tour for about 45 minutes, and then we had about 454 minutes on our own there. We also went to the Vasa Museum, which really was quite interesting before returning to our ship. The cost was also very reasonable--about $125 per person, although we received a discounted price of $95 because we also took the Alla tour of St. Petersburg.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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Colonel37 wrote a review May 2016
Charlottesville, Virginia38 contributions17 helpful votes
We took the one-day Alla Tour, based on friends' recommendations. In fact, we used Alla for Warnemuende (Rostock and Schwerin), Tallinn, St. Petersburg and Helsinki as well. Our guide in Stockholm was Tim. He knew the city exceptionally well and had a great sense of humor. With a small group we had lots of personalized attention. Highly recommend this tour and Alla in general.
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Date of experience: May 2016
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Carolina A wrote a review Mar 2014
New York City, New York4 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a very enjoyable day in Stockholm. We hired a private car with an authorized Stockholm guide by www.stockholmguiding.com. very affordable. The best views from Fjällgatan. Loved to see where the people in the Milleniumbooks lived.
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Date of experience: March 2014
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