Spectacular Sweden

Spectacular Sweden

Price is subject to seasonalituy, availability and number of persons traveling

Normally will include:

  • All breakfasts
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Manual, midsize rental car (upgrades available upon request)


Day 1: Copenhagen Arrive in Copenhagen and transfer to your city-center hotel. Spend the day relaxing, catching up from jet lag and strolling along the Strøget—the pedestrian shopping street—to experience the true flavor or the Danish people. We suggest you take a canal tour that cruises through all areas of the old city and passes many of the most famous sights. Try dinner at the festive Tivoli Gardens!

 

Essential sights not to be missed:

    • Tivoli Gardens
    • Tycho Brahe Planetarium
    • Rosenborg, Christianborg and Amalienborg castles
    • The National Museum of Denmark; check out the Viking exhibit
    • The Open-Air Museum
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    • Størget pedestrian street for great shopping

 

Day 2: Copenhagen – Åhus Take the train across the Öresund Bridge to Malmö to pick up your rental car at the downtown office. Continue on to Ystad and Kåseberge, home of the “Stonehenge-like” stones from Medieval Sweden—Ales Stenar. Drive up the coast to Simrishamn. Visit the orchard in Kivik and end the day in Åhus, a quintessential Swedish fishing village.

Day 3: Åhus – Kalmar On your way to Kalmar, explore “Crystal Country,” or Glasriket. Between the dense trees and red houses are scattered 16 glass factories marked by signs that say “glasbruk.” Be sure to visit Kosta Boda and Orrefors. You will not only find great deals on second-and first-quality crystal, but also on ceramics, wood, leather and other handicrafts. Use your “Glasriket Pass” for admission into the glass factories as well as discounts. Take time to tour the medieval Kalmar Castle and marvel at its grounds. Cross over the bridge to Öland to view the quaint windmills and ruins of the Borgholm Fortress. Retire for the evening at your charming countryside hotel and its exquisite restaurant.


Day 4: Kalmar – Stockholm Enjoy the drive along Sweden’s eastern coast to Stockholm. Drop off your rental car at the downtown office upon arrival. The beautiful capital of Sweden is located among thousands of islands making up the Stockholm archipelago. Spend a day visiting all of them, or just one. Either way, you’ll understand why so many people fall in love with this city. Use your 48-hour Stockholm City Card for free or reduced admission to the area’s many attractions.

 

Essential sights not to be missed:

  • Gamla Stan
    • Vasa Museum
    • The Royal Palace
    • Skansen
    • Drottingholm Castle, just outside Stockholm
    • Museum of National Antiques
    • The Nordiska Museum
    • Nobel Dinner - on your own

 

Day 5: Stockholm

After breakfast join a city  tour through The Old Town and around Stockholm.  This
will give you a good idea of what to do , where to go and what to see the next few days.
An excursion out in the harbor to Drottningholm is worthwhile.

 

Magnificent 18th century surroundings at Drottningholm

Nowadays the royal family lives at the baroque Drottningholm Palace.

Here you can stroll through lush parks and visit the royal residence China Palace dating from 1763, where the furnishings have been left more or less untouched ever since the 18th century. Be sure not to miss the Palace Theatre, which is unique in the world because its 18th century scene machinery is intact and still used in performances. 

Opening hours for May–August are 10–4:30 p.m., September 12–3:30 p.m. daily, October–April Saturday–Sunday 12–3:30 p.m. 
Phone: 08-402 62 80

NOBEL dinner on your own, is recommended.

Stadhuskjällaren (City Hall Cellar restaurant)  Should you decide, Book in advance!  Ask the hotel to call ahead at least 24 hours in advance for a reservation.  Once booked, and should you wish to cancel, call in Stockholm (+46) 08 506 322 11  also at least 24 hours prior, or you will be billed for no-show.

Day 6: Stockholm and onward
After breakfast, your journey ends, or you may extend your holiday by continuing on to Helsinki, the Baltics, St. Petersburg or Norway.