A three hour guided tour of the medieval old town Vadstena, famous for its old abbey church and convent. Stroll through the narrow streets on a guided tour and visit both the old convent and the castle.

Dates: Mondays and Fridays in July and August


  • The medieval, old town Vadstena
  • Guided tours of the convent area and the great Abbey, designed by Saint Birgitta
  • Guided tours of the city center and outside the Vadstena Castle
  • Relaxing slow-city life and a beautiful countryside
  • A local guide will be at your service throughout the trip.

Facts about the tour
Comfort level: 5 / 5

Activity level: 2 /5
We will go for walks and guided tours but never far away.

Max. group size: 12 (more often we're only 4-8 people)

DEPARTURE TIME 12.00 (-15.00)
Entrance fees Local guide
Meals or beverages
Transport to/from Vadstena

About the tour
This tour is a collaboration between Vadstena Castle and Woods & Water. You start the tour by checking in at the castle reception just before 12.00, to join their English speaking tour for one hour. After the guided tour of the castle - at 13.10, the guide from Woods & Water will meet you on the stone bridge in front of the castle. We then continue our walk through town to the convent area, the abbey and the museum. The tour will finish at 15.00.

Age limit
This tour has no age limit, and is suitable for everyone.

Q: Anything we need to bring?
A: Clothes, camera, personal items.

Q: What's the weather like?
A: Click here to read about the climate of Sweden But we are spending some time outside - so make sure to dress according to the weather.

Questions, reservations and payments

If you have any questions – please contact us at info@woodsandwater.se.
To make a reservation, please use the online booking system below. When you make the reservation you also pay online with a credit card.

If you cancel the tour less than 72 hrs prior to its start you will be given the money back – except for 200 SEK/booking (not per person) which we keep as an administration fee. Cancellations with more than 72 hrs prior to start will be fully refunded. Cancellations on the same day and no-shows will not be refunded at all.

This tour is taking place every Monday and Friday in July-August. Please click on the date below to see available tours.

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We meet at the stairs of the Town Hall in central Vadstena (Rådhuset in Swedish).

Vadstena Castle

Guided tour of the castle

The Convent Area

Guided tour of the convent area with the great abbey and the old convent.

The End

The tour ends and we give you tips on where to go for shopping, food och more sights.