Frequently Asked Questions
Here you can find information about our Free Tours in Stockholm and more.
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Nowadays, the concept of Free Tours has been extended and in many cities of the world, this type of tours are offered based on the system created by the Sandman’s company.
To explain it in a simple way, FREE TOURS are tours open to anyone who wants to join without a stipulated cost.
To participate in our Free Tours in Stockholm, you can book online, or go to the meeting point 15 minutes before the Tour begins.
Our City Tours in Stockholm are open to anyone who wants to participate. Attendees must not meet a certain age limit or have a certain budget, the only requirement is to have the desire to walk and know the city in an alternative way.
Most of the routes contain some inclinations and irregular surfaces, especially in our Free Tours in Stockholm Old Town (Gamla Stan). Despite this, all are suitable for wheelchair or baby carriage, anyway, it´s always recommended to consult with the guide, who will suggest the most convenient route.
Our City Tours in Stockholm are “without a stipulated cost“, because they are based on a tip system. This means that the guides do not receive any kind of salary, so their income is based on the tips received, and they will put everything in their place to offer a quality tour that is interesting and fun.
As a tourist, you will not be obliged to pay for the tour if you consider that the information has been uninteresting, or simply if your budget does not allow it. The guides will never suggest an amount, it will always be the will of the tourists in relation to their experience during the tour.
Many of us, as tourists, have been disappointed after participating in a contracted tour. The information did not meet our expectations, the group was very big, or that we simply heard what the guides have told us without the possibility of interacting with them. This has led us to rethink if it has been worth the money.
In Paraply Tours we know that feeling, and we want to offer tours that are at the level of your expectations, accessible to everyone (regardless of the budget they have for it) and that it will be you who decide if you want to pay (and how much), in the end of the tour.
When the demand is high, the groups may get too large, and this may affect the quality of the tour. In Paraply Tours our main objective is to offer quality tours, for which maintaining a reasonable number of participants is essential. That is why, by booking your City Tour Stockholm in advance, we can plan in advance the number of guides we will need that day.
If you are traveling with friends or family, and the group exceeds 8 people, please book your tour in advance.
For most our Free Tours in Stockholm, we don´t have a minimum quota. Regarding the maximum, we will try to make the group between 30 and 40 people, so that we can guarantee a fun and entertaining tour for all the attendees. So, our suggestion is to make a reservation in advance.
If you want to book a Free Tour in Stockholm, just select it from the “TOURS” drop-down menu on the homd page, choose the date in the calendar and complete the form. Once sent, you will receive a confirmation email with all the information regarding the reservation.
You can book your City Tour Stockholm as long in advance as you wish, as long as the option is available in our calendar. Since our Free Tours in Stockholm may be subject to changes in programming, we recommend checking your email before the tour, in case some changes has occured.
Yes, our City Tours Stockholm will take place on scheduled days, unless the safety of our guests is compromised or the tour can´t take place due to force majeure. In this case, from Paraply Tours, we will contact you by email, to provide the necessary information. (One more reason, to book your tour in advance)
Our Free Tours in Stockholm does not require any additional fees, all points of interest in the tour that require a fee (museums, churches, etc.), will be visited only from the outside.
In order to organize groups and start the tour on time, it is recommended to be at the meeting point 10 to 15 minutes before your start time.
The starting point for most of our Free Tours in Stockholm will be in Mynttorget (Currency Square). There you can easily identify our guides. In any case, you will find the schedule and meeting point information in the email that we will send to you once you have made your reservation.
See more information about the specific tour. Although, the routes can be modified for reasons unrelated to the company. All information about the tour will be found it in the confirmation email.
Once our City Tour in Stockholm is finished, our guides will be happy to inform you how to get to your destination or which direction you should go.