14 Days Sweden Highlights Tour Package from Anderson Scandinavian Tours (Posted on Jun 20 2011)

14 Days Sweden Highlights Tour Package from Anderson Scandinavian Tours

SWEDEN HIGHLIGHTS TOUR
June 21 – July 4, 2011
Meals Included: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

DAY 1 – Tuesday, June 21
Departure from U.S.A. (D on Flight)
Today, depart from O’Hare International Airport to Stockholm, Sweden. Or request international departure from the city of your choice, dependent upon availability.

skokloster

skokloster

DAY 2 – Wednesday, June 22
Arlanda Airport- Skokloster- Uppsala (B on flight, D)
Early morning arrival at Arlanda International Airport. Journey by coach through the province of Uppland to tour beautiful Skokloster Castle. Built between 1654 and 1676, Skokloster is considered one of the finest baroque castles in the world. Continue to Uppsala, for a tour of the magnificent Uppsala Cathedral whose construction began in 1260 and is today the largest Cathedral in Scandinavia. At Gamla Uppsala, visit the ancient Viking burial mounds, once believed to contain the remains of Pagan gods. Check in to your hotel to rest or explore the city before dinner. Dinner and overnight in Uppsala.

DAY 3 – Thursday, June 23
Uppsala- Avesta- Sundborn- Falun- Rättvik  (B,D)
Today travel to the tradition rich province of Dalarna. At Avesta see the world’s largest Dala Horse standing almost 43 feet high and weighing 67 tons. Continue to the village of Sundborn to tour the beautiful home and studio of beloved artists Carl and Karin Larsson. Drive to Falun to visit the amazing Falun Copper Mine, which began operations in the year 1288 and continued for over 700 years until December 8, 1992 when all mining ceased. A total of about 30 million tons of ore have been mined in Falun Mine including copper, lead, silver and even gold. Drive to Rättvik for hotel check-in. Enjoy pre-Midsummer entertainment this evening. Dinner and overnight in Rättvik.

DAY 4 – Friday, June 24
Rättvik- Nusnäs- Mora- Rättvik (B,D)
Today is Midsummer’s Eve, the largest and best summer celebration in Scandinavia.  Enjoy the beauty of idyllic Lake Siljan as you explore the region today. Visit centuries old Rättvik Church with its hundreds of tiny wooden “houses” used centuries ago to stable horses in winter during the long church services. Travel to Nusnäs to visit Nils Olsson’s Hemslöjd gift shop and Dala Horse factory. Watch as expert craftsmen hand carve a Dala horse in a matter of a few minutes. Take time to shop or enjoy a cup of coffee. In Mora, tour the fantastic home of world-renowned artist Anders Zorn. The main room here is reminiscent of a Viking ship. Early afternoon return to Rättvik for folk music, fun, food, folk dancing and the raising of the Midsummer Pole. Dinner and overnight again in Rättvik.

DAY 5 – Saturday, June 25
Rättvik- Sunnemo- Medskog- Ransäter- Karlstad  (B,L,D) Midsummer Day
Depart the beautiful Lake Siljan area, traveling to the province of Värmland to visit the quaint village of Sunnemo where Mr. Alf Brorson, historian, pastor and educator will talk about Swedish emigration to America in the early 19th century. Today enjoy a delicious traditional Värmland lunch of potatiskorv (potato sausage) at  the delightful country restaurant of Medskogs Aktivitetsby. After lunch take the short drive to Ransäter to tour the open-air museum. Continue to Karlstad for dinner and overnight.

DAY 6 – Sunday, June 26
Karlstad- Sjötorp- Åsle Tå- Habo- Gothenburg (B,D)
Drive south into the province of Västergotland to see the locks at Sjötorp where the Göta Canal meets Lake Vänern. Just outside of Falköping visit Åsle Tå, the incredibly well preserved peasant village from the 19-20th centuries. Travel to the western shore of Lake Vättern to visit beautiful Habo church, famous for the interior biblical paintings on walls and ceilings. Continue to the west coast of Sweden to Göteborg (Gothenburg), the second largest city in Sweden. Dinner and overnight in Gothenburg.

DAY 7 – Monday, June 27
Gothenburg- Varberg- Helsingborg  (B,D)
As you drive through Gothenburg this morning enjoy the highlights of this lively west coast city founded in 1621. Travel to the province of Halland and the small town of Varberg chartered in 1100. Once described as the least appealing place in Sweden, Varberg’s beautiful sandy beaches have earned it the nickname of the “Swedish Riviera”. In Helsingborg take a stroll on the walking street or take in the view across the Öresund Strait to Denmark and Kronborg Castle (Elsinore – the home of Shakespeare’s Hamlet) at Helsingør. Perhaps investigate the Kärnan tower, Helsingborgs most famous landmark, which has guarded the city for over 600 years.  Dinner and overnight in Helsingborg.

DAY 8 – Tuesday, June 28
Helsingborg- Lund- Karlshamn- Växjö (B,D)
This morning in the university town of Lund, visit beautiful 12th century Lund cathedral with its amazing astronomical clock dating from 1424. Travel through Blekinge province, the “Garden of Sweden”, to view the Emigrant Monument in Karlshamn, which commemorates emigration to America through characters from Vilhelm Moberg’s classic novel “The Emigrants”. Enjoy free time for shopping or leisure in Karlshamn. This afternoon travel to Växjö in the province of Småland. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the museum at the Emigrant Institute. Those interested in family research, contact Anderson Scandinavian Tours about tour extensions.  Dinner and overnight in Växjö.

DAY 9 – Wednesday June 29
Växjö- Långasjö- Kosta Boda- Orrefors- Söderåkra (B,D)
Travel the “Emigrant Trail” to Långasjö to tour the living museum at Klasatorpet where parts of the film, “The Emigrants”, were made. Deep in the forests of Småland enter the “Crystal Kingdom” to tour the 268-year old Kosta Boda glassworks. Get up close to live moose at Grönåsens Elk Park before continuing to the world famous Orrefors glass factory.  Dinner and overnight Söderåkra, on the shores of the Baltic Sea.

Day 10 – Thursday, June 30
Söderåkra- Kalmar- Oskarshamn- Eksjö (B,D)
Today tour 13th century Kalmar Castle, once a vital defense along the Danish sea border. Falling on hard times, the castle has been used as a prison and as a storage facility for salt and grain; today it is one of Sweden’s best-preserved renaissance castles. Travel north along the coast to Oskarshamn for a tour at the Axel Pettersson Woodcarving Museum. Continue to Eksjö to enjoy a walking tour of the wonderfully preserved Old Town area from the 17th century. Burnt to the ground by the Danish in 1568, the town was redeveloped in 1569. Dinner and overnight at near Eksjö.

gothenburg sweden

gothenburg sweden

Day 11 – Friday, July 1
Eksjö- Huskvarna- Gränna- Bergs Slussar (Locks)- Stockholm (B,D)
This morning, travel to Huskvarna to visit the Huskvarna Museum. Known worldwide for Huskvarna chainsaws this company started 300 years ago with muskets and other weapons for the Swedish army. Drive along the shores of beautiful Lake Vättern to the village of Gränna stopping at Gränna polkagris (peppermint candy) factory/candy store and Gränna Glassworks for an amazing demonstration of the art of glassblowing. On the way to Stockholm see the Viking Age rune stone “Rökstenen”, which details one family’s saga, then make a stop at the Berg Locks where the boats maneuver through the system of locks on the famous Göta Canal. Early evening arrival in Stockholm. Dinner and overnight in Stockholm.

Day 12 – Saturday, July 2
Stockholm (B)
A morning tour of Stockholm includes City Hall, the Wasa Ship Museum, which houses the restored Wasa ship that sank on its maiden voyage in the 17th Century, Embassy Row, the magnificent view of the city from Fjellgatan Street and Gamla Stan (Old Town). Free time this afternoon. Dinner on your own tonight. Overnight in Stockholm.

Day 13 – Sunday, July 3
Stockholm (B,D)
Today is a free day. Your tour host will help you with suggestions. Perhaps visit one of the many museums. Return to Gamla Stan, stroll the walking street, visit one the world famous department stores or take a cruise on the archipelago. Enjoy! This evening enjoy a farewell dinner at one of Stockholm’s famous restaurants. Overnight in Stockholm.

Day 14 – Monday, July 4
Stockholm – Departure to U.S.A. (B,L on flight)
This morning, transfer by motor coach to Stockholm -Arlanda Airport for mid-morning departure to the U.S.A. Arrival at Chicago O’Hare around noon local time.

For More Detail & Booking Sweden Highlights Tour Package

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14 Days Sweden Highlights Tour Package from Anderson Scandinavian Tours

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