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Medieval Visby

Visby, Sweden

Medieval Visby

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  • Family Recommended

Discover Visby's stunning beauty and storied past during this visit to the Island of Gotland's capital city.


Visby, the Capital of Gotland, boasts a swashbuckling history that began in the Viking Age, followed by a flourishing Medieval period and the growth of the powerful Hanseatic League. Today, however, Visby is best known as the Town of Roses and Ruins, and one of Sweden's most popular vacation resort destinations.


Drive along Visby's coast to Hogklint. From this dramatic cliff-top viewpoint, you will gain a geographical perspective of the walled city, and enjoy marvelous views and photo opportunities of Visby and the Baltic Sea.


Head back towards town by way of the old Hanseatic harbor of Almedalen. Along the way, you will pass by the Kruttornet, a powder tower that has the distinction of being Visby's oldest structure, before stopping for a stroll through the Botanical Gardens.


Your scenic drive follows the 13th-century city walls past the Maiden's Tower, part of the remaining 1.5-mile-long, 13th-century city wall. Stop at Dalmansporten, one of the gates through the wall surrounding Visby, where you will start an approximately 1-hour guided walk down its narrow, winding streets. See the evocative ruins of Dalmasnsporten's many Medieval churches, before reaching the impressive St. Mary’s Cathedral.


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Note: Your tour of the old city requires walking down a staircase of approximately 75 steps.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours
Historical Landmarks

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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