Experience scenic Lake Mälaren and picturesque Mariefred on a guided boat excursion. During the trip, you get to enjoy beautiful views and listen to the guided tour where historical anecdotes are interspersed with stories about sights along the way. In Mariefred there is time to visit the well-known 16th-century castle Gripsholm or stroll in the historic center with craft stalls and charming wooden houses.
S/S Mariefred – a Historic Steamboat
The cruise has a unique history - the coal-fired steamship S/S Mariefred has operated the Stockholm-Mariefred route every year under the same name and with the same steam engine since 1903.
Lunch or dinner on board the Boat
In the well-preserved dining room, great food is served for those who want to take the opportunity to eat during the tour. Pre-book a place in the dining room and choose whether you want to eat food on the way to Mariefred or on the return trip. There are two different times for sitting in the dining room – talk to the head waiter when boarding to find out your lunch or dinner time. Choose if you want meat, fish, or a vegetarian lunch dish when booking - pay food and drinks on board the boat.
Lunch - 11.00 or 12.15
Dinner - 16.30 or 18.15
Table reservation is for you who book the boat round trip. If you book a one-way ticket and want to eat on board, contact the serving staff when boarding.
Famous royal Gripsholm Castle
Here you can visit Duke Karls chamber which has been untouched since the 16th century. You can also visit Gustav III’s theatre and the Swedish state Portrait Collection with portraits of significant swedish people since Gustav Vasa until today - every year this collection grows with a new honorary portrait. Gripsholm also offers a beautiful scenery to enjoy and stroll around in.
Entrance Ticket to Gripsholm Castle – Buy Online
Do you want to experience both the city of Mariefred and Gripsholm Castle? Then plan your stay by pre-purchasing an entrance ticket to the castle online - buy your combination ticket below.
When purchasing an entrance ticket, a guided tour of the castle is included. The guided tour starts inside the castle in direct connection to when the boat arrives in Mariefred. In order not to miss the tour, we recommend that you go directly to the castle and show your ticket.
This cruise is run in collaboration with Gripsholms-Mariefreds Ångfartygs AB.