Context Walking Tours for the Intellectually Curious Now in Stockholm

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Context, organizer of critically acclaimed walking tours, expands to its 38th worldwide destination with the launch of a new Stockholm program.

Context’s first Scandinavian locale invites travelers to take a breath of fresh Nordic air. Although Finns, Norwegians, and Danes might dispute Stockholm’s status as de facto “capital of Scandinavia,” there’s no denying the diversity and history that permeates this urban archipelago. Context’s initial program of walks in Stockholm includes such topics as history, sustainability, urban development and contemporary culture. Led by local historians, archaeologists, architects and other experts, the walks aim to introduce visitors to the multi-faceted culture, breathtaking natural landscape and centuries of history that make the harbor city both compelling and laidback.
Context Walking Tours for the Intellectually Curious Now in Stockholm

First-time visitors are invited to meet Stockholm on the Introduction to Stockholm: Gamla Stan, City Hall and Hötorget Market walk, which includes both the interior of the stunning City Hall and a bite of typical Swedish cuisine. Bloodbath to Realpolitik: War and Peace in Sweden is an exploration of Swedish military history and the meaning of neutrality, while environmental enthusiasts will have the chance to get back to basics on Green City, an excursion to the Woodland Cemetery UNESCO World Heritage Site. And of course, any visit to Stockholm should include a visit to Europe’s coolest neighborhood: Södermalm - Hidden Paths and Hipster Headquarters.
Context Walking Tours for the Intellectually Curious Now in Stockholm

Incorporated into the program are bespoke custom walks which can cover the Vasa Museum, family experiences or excursions to nearby Drottningholms Palace, in addition to Context’s Welcome To orientations, personalized for each party.

“As co-sponsors of the TBEX travel media conference which was held this July in Stockholm, expanding here was a natural progression for Context,” says Stephanie Taralson, Context’s Central Europe Program Manager. “Our team of local scholars and experts are brimming with fascinating stories, and there couldn’t be a more beautiful natural backdrop than the islands and waterways of the archipelago.”

Walks in Stockholm are available daily. Most walks last 3 hours. Group walks begin at 950 SEK ($110) per person; private tours begin at 4000 ($467) SEK per party. As with all Context walking seminars, both group and private walks are limited to (6) six participants and are led by a credentialed expert.


Founded by National Geographic writer Paul Bennett and designer Lani Bevacqua, Context Travel is a network of English-speaking scholars and professionals, including art historians, writers, architects and gastronomes, who organize and lead “walking seminars” in twenty-one world cities, including: FlorenceRome, VeniceNaplesParisLondonEdinburgh, Madrid, DublinBarcelonaBerlinNew YorkPhiladelphiaBoston, Washington, D.C., IstanbulAthens, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Shanghai, Amsterdam, Beijing, Tokyo and Kyoto.

A certified B Corporation, Context was named one of the fastest growing American companies in 2011 and 2012 by Inc Magazine. Travel + Leisure has called Context one of the top European tour companies for its innovative approach to travel and the depth of its programs. To learn more about Context, visit:




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