A whole day dedicated to the historical and medieval sights in and around Vadstena, though we’ll make a detour to the Viking Age to visit the runestone Rökstenen. The world’s longest ruin inscription of its kind. Nearby we’ll visit the ruin of the Alvastra Monastery at the foot of Omberg before heading into Vadstena. Right by the lake, Saint Birgitta founded the convent and Vadstena Abbey, a territory in which a certain calming ambience strikes many visitors. Enjoy all the colourful houses and rose draped alleys as we stroll the narrow streets of Vadstena on a guided tour.
We run this tour every Friday from April to May.
Highlights of Medieval Memories tour:
- Visit to the medieval, old town of Vadstena.
- Guided tours of the convent area and the great Abbey, founded by Saint Birgitta.
- Guided tours of the city centre and outside Vadstena Castle.
- A walk through the ruin of Alvastra Abbey - an old monastery at the foot of Omberg.
- Rökstenen - a runestone with the world’s longest rune inscription.
- Relaxing slow-city life and a beautiful countryside.
- A local guide will be at your service during the tour - but you will also have time on your
own to explore town.
Facts about the tour
Comfort level: 5 / 5
Activity level: 2 /5
We will go for walks and guided tours but never far.
Max. group size: 16 (more often we're only 4-8 people)
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||We start at Alvastra and finish in Vadstena|
|DEPARTURE TIME||11.00 (the tour finishes at 16.00)|
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 in Sweden . Since we’re spending some time outside - make sure to dress according to weather.
Questions, reservations and payments
If you have any questions – please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make a reservation, please use the online booking system below. When you make the reservation you may pay online with a credit card.
You can cancel the tour less than 72 hrs prior to its start and be given the money back – except for 200 SEK/booking (not per person), which we keep as an administration fee.
Cancellations made 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 Fridays during the spring from April to May. Please click on the date below to see available tours.
10.15 Vadstena Klosterhotel
10.25 Vadstena Youth Hostel
10.50 Ombergs Turisthotell