Travel companies and authorised guides

The following information is aimed at travel companies and authorised guides who wish to visit Drottningholm Palace and the Chinese Pavilion with groups. Below, you can read about independent visits, logistics, practical information, payment, tours with a palace guide, opening hours and planned closures.

OPENING hours 2024

Drottningholm Palace
31 December 2023–7 January 2024: daily 10.00–16.00
13 January-30 April: Saturday-Sunday 10.00–16.00
(Easter holiday 29 March-1 April: daily 10.00–16.00)
May-September: daily 10.00–17.00
1 October-8 December: Saturday-Sunday 10.00–16.00
9-30 December: closed
31 December 2024–6 January 2025: daily10.00–16.00

The Chinese Pavilion
4-26 May: Saturday-Sunday 11.00–17.00
1 June-31 August: daily 11.00–17.00
1–29 September: Saturday-Sunday 11.00–17.00

Opening hours The Pavilion Café
Opening hours The Royal Gift Shop

In conjunction with His Majesty the King's official reception the palace can be completely or partially closed.*

* other opening hours 2024

13 June: Drottningholms Palace partly open
14-17 June: Drottingholms Palace closed
18 June: Drottningholm Palace partly open

Price list, terms & conditions for travel companies

Due to increased costs and adjustments to prices in general, The Royal Palaces will implement increased prices for tour operators in the coming two years, 2023 and 2024. Rates for the years following thereafter will be communicated later.

Price list with terms and conditions 2024
The 2024 price list for tour operators and authorised guides has now been confirmed and will enter into force on 1 January 2024. The document Terms & conditions and Price list can be ordered via the form below, or by phone +46 8 402 61 00, telephone hours weekdays 9:00 AM to 12 PM.

Price list with terms and conditions 2025
Price list with terms and conditions for 2025 will be available in October 2024.

Please note that travel companies and authorised guides are responsible for obtaining new
prices lists in writing before each season.

Price list request


Independent visits

We are admitting external groups to Drottningholm Palace and The Chinese Pavilion within opening hours. Guided tours may be held indoors.

Admission tickets and slot times
For travel companies and authorized guides, we apply slot times for entry. There are a limited number of entrance tickets on sale for each slot time.

Tickets with travel company discount can be purchased on site, or a reservation can be made via our contact form further down on this page. For a reservation, full voucher details will be requested. For reservations we recommend at least five workdays notice due to administrational reasons. Reservation is possible, but not a requirement.

On our ticket page, only tickets at the regular price are sold. Tickets with travel company discount are not available online.

Group size
Drottningholm Palace: To ensure the best possible experience, we recommend a maximum of 30 people per group. The group may be directed past certain rooms due to space constraints. Please follow the instructions of the palace staff.

The Chinese Pavilion: On the upper floor we allow maximum 20 people at a time. On the main floor we recommend a maximum of 30 people to ensure the best possible experience. Large groups may be directed past certain rooms due to space constraints. Please follow the instructions of the palace staff.

Opening hours should always be checked before visiting as there may be closures in connection with HM The King's official receptions.


Drottningholm Palace: The entrance is located on the waterfront side of the palace. Please come to the front desk in the vestibule when you arrive, so that we can check your voucher and let you know which floor you can begin on. All visitors should make their way clockwise around each floor.

The Chinese Pavilion: Enter via the central doors within the gravelled area. Visitors are welcome to make their way around the pavilion in the direction of their choice, but should of course pay attention to other groups.

Practical information

Owing to the sensitive environment, larger bags/backpacks or suitcases cannot be taken into the palaces. Umbrellas must be placed in umbrella stands. Smaller bags and backpacks can be taken in provided that they are worn on your front and are under full surveillance. This also applies to child harnesses.
Please note: There are no storage lockers or other bag storage facilities at the palace.

Visitor parking is available at Drottningholm and the Drottningholm Palace Theatre. Bus and wheelchair accessible parking is also available. Additional parking approximately 300m from the Palace at Karusellplan and a smaller visitor parking by The Chinese Pavilion (please see Area map).

Parking fee/hour is charged. Parking time maximum 6 hours. Wheelchair accessible parkings and bus parkings are free of charge.

Photographing and filming is allowed for private use – without flash/lights, tripods, selfie sticks or other fixed equipment – as long as it does not disturb other visitors, guided tours or other activity at the palace. Photographing and filming with 360 camera or drone camera are not allowed. Commercial or other arranged photography or filming is not allowed. For full terms and conditions, please see Terms of photographing and filming.

Would you like images for your tour?
Please visit our image gallery for high-resolution downloadable images.

Please visit the Royal Gift Shop at our visitor's centre. Here, you will find a wide range of products with a connection to objects from the Royal Collections. A smaller selection of products is also available in the entrance vestibule at Drottningholm Palace and at the Chinese Pavilion. For more information, please see the Royal Gift Shop's website.


Payments can be made by card or cash on site. The full amount is paid by the group leader. We accept the following currencies: SEK only.

Payment by voucher is accepted. Please present your voucher at the front desk on arrival. NB: E-mail vouchers cannot be accepted. Your invoice will be sent after the visit. Payment terms are 30 days net. We invoice you for each voucher. Merging of several vouchers is not possible.

The voucher needs to state the following information:

  • Company name
  • The company’s full invoicing address (postal address, e-mail address for pdf-invoice, information for electronic invoice if needed)
  • The company’s e-mail address for any payment queries
  • The company’s phone number
  • Any voucher ID so that you can identify the group for which we are invoicing you
  • The name of the palace that you are visiting
  • The date of visit
  • Number of visitors, broken down into: adults, children aged 7–17, children aged 0–6, number of tour leaders/coach drivers (free entry for a maximum of two)
  • Specify what you will be paying for (entrance, guided tour, etc.)
  • Signature and printed name from company representative to confirm number of participants

Please note: If you are visiting both Drottningholm Palace and the Chinese Pavilion, two separate vouchers are required.

is not possible.

Tours with a palace guide and visits outside opening hours

Would you like a tour with a palace guide? Would you like to visit us outside opening hours? Please contact us using the form below or by calling +46 (0)8 402 61 00 on weekdays between 09:00 and 12:00.

Useful information: If the group has an external authorised guide, he or she is also welcome to give tours outside opening hours. Pre-booking is required, and charges apply.

Charges for pre-booked tours
SEK 1,200 -5,000, depending on the site and the time. In addition, entry charges apply per person. Please contact us for full price details.

The price relates to a 45 minute guided tour in groups of up to 30.

Contact and requests

Please contact us using the form below or by calling +46 (0)8 402 61 00. Phone hours on weekdays between 9:00 and 12:00.

Site / Desired date / Desired time / Number of people

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