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SWEDEN IN A WEEK

Duration: 8 Days

Season: April – September

Cities Featured: Stockholm, Ystad, Malmo

Program Overview

Many consider Stockholm one of the most beautiful capitals in all of Europe, but Sweden offers much more to those willing to explore other regions of this fascinating and rich Scandinavian nation. On this week-long tour, we will expose you to the wonders of Stockholm and then take you to Skåne, the southern tip of the country. There you will find gentle farmlands, forests and lakes littered with castles, manors and museums and magnificent gardens. You will also visit the medieval town of Malmö, a city that superbly combines modern developments with Swedish traditions.

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Included In The Classic Experience

7 nights at centrally-located, 4-star hotels with daily Scandinavian breakfast buffet for all guests;

Roundtrip train tickets between Stockholm and Ystad (1st class seats, if available);

4 guided tours led by the most friendly and knowledgeable local guides;

Airport transfer via private car and driver upon your arrival in Stockholm;

All of our services: preparing and implementing your entire trip (including your personalized travel book), addressing all your questions and taking good care of you while you are traveling, through our network of suppliers and our staff in the US.

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Price Table

Prices Per Person From: (USD)

# of Travelers Classic Tour
2 people $3,099
4 people $2,297
6 people $2,119
8+ people $1,963
Timeline

Day 1

Arrival In Stockholm

Start your Swedish journey in the capital. Stockholm is a city considered – by many – to be the most beautiful capital in Europe.

Accommodation:
Elite Eden Park Hotel 

Day 1

Day 2

Discovering Europe’s Most Beautiful Capital

There you will join a local guide to tour the streets of Gamla Stan (“Old Town”), admire the city’s unique architectural style and learn about its history.

Main Attractions:
Gamla Stan (“Old Town”)
Vasa Museum (17th-century salvaged ship)
The City Hall
The Royal Palace
Lidingo Municipality

Accommodation:
Elite Eden Park Hotel

Day 2

Day 3

Viking Settlements And History… And Swedish Pastries

The following day will take you on a guided, cultural journey where you will learn about the Vikings, visit some of their settlements and taste some Swedish delicacies during a fika.

Main Attractions:
Skansen Open Air Museum
Djurgården Island

Accommodation:
Elite Eden Park Hotel

Day 3

Day 4

The South – Canola Fields & Bucolic Beauty

Leave Stockholm and head south on a scenic train ride to the town of Ystad, in the very south of Sweden, where you will spend 2 days.

Main Attractions:
Canola Fields
Bucolic Beauty

Accommodation:
Contienental du Sud Ystad 

Day 4

Day 5

The Mysteries Of Ystad

You will have the opportunity to join a guided tour of the sights and landmarks from the Detective Wallander books and TV series.

Main Attractions:
Ystad Studios (Scandinavia’s largest film studio)
St Knut’s square
The 12th century Grey Friar’s monastery
Saint Petri church and museum

Accommodation:
Contienental du Sud Ystad

Day 5

Day 6

Exploring Modern Malmo

Leave Ystad early on a 1-hour train ride to Malmö, where you can spend the rest of the day getting to know this charming and happening city.

Main Attractions:
Western Harbor
Turning Torso Building
Malmöhus Castle Building

Accommodation:
Clarion Collection Hotel Temperance

Day 6

Day 7

Return To Stockholm

The next day you will experience a very enjoyable train ride back to Stockholm, where you will spend the last night of your trip.

Accommodation:
Elite Eden Park Hotel

Day 7

Day 8

Return Home

Finish your experience in comfort with a private ride to the Stockholm airport for your flight home.

Day 8

Itinerary

Start your Swedish journey in the capital. Stockholm is a city considered – by many – to be the most beautiful capital in Europe. There you will join a local guide to tour the streets of Gamla Stan (“Old Town”), admire the city’s unique architectural style and learn about its history. Use rest of the day to explore: you can choose to see the Sweden of centuries ago at the Skansen open-air museum or try some “island hoping” and explore the Stockholm archipelago. The following day will take you on a guided, cultural journey where you will learn about the Vikings, visit some of their settlements and taste some Swedish delicacies during a fika. You will also visit Sigtuna, one of the country’s oldest towns.

Leave Stockholm, southbound, on an absolutely scenic, lovely train ride to the town of Ystad, in the very south of Sweden, where you will spend 2 days. Yes, this is the same Ystad from the books and television series about detective Wallander! In fact, you will have the opportunity to join a Wallander guided tour, where you will get to see most of the town and its most historic attractions. You will also love Ystad’s medieval, pastel-colored half-timbered houses on cobblestone streets and sun-dappled squares.

Leave Ystad early on a 1-hour train ride to Malmö, where you can spend the rest of the day getting to know this charming and happening city. Things to do in Malmö include visiting its city center parks and strolling its beautiful cobbled street areas. Malmö attractions are easy to get to on foot, by bike or even in a kayak. The next day you will experience a very enjoyable train ride back to Stockholm, where you will spend the last night of your trip.

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FAQs

Our group tours allow travelers to explore Scandinavian destinations in the company of a very experienced Tour Director and a small group of fellow travelers. Group sizes are limited to 12 travelers and a limited number of departure dates are offered for each tour throughout the year. The Tour Director accompanies the group from beginning to end of the tour and often a private driver and vehicle (luxury mini coach) are also employed for maximum comfort. Additionally, we count on the expertise of several local guides at each of the destinations visited, further enhancing the experience. Our group tours typically include most dinners, in order to better showcase local cuisines, and allow for the exploration of more remote destinations.
This option is ideal for travelers who enjoy traveling in the most worry-free manner possible while discovering destinations in the company of others, making new friends along the way.

Our private tours allow travelers to explore Scandinavian destinations with programs offering a great balance between pre-arranged activities and free time to explore. When implementing one of our private programs for you, we handle all the logistics involved, including: hotels, airport transfers, transportation from city to city and all guided activities and excursions. You will not be with a Tour Director throughout the program, but you will enjoy a number of sightseeing experiences led by experienced local guides. We can work with your desired dates, provided that availability exists at the many services involved in your program.
This option is ideal for travelers who enjoy traveling independently and with a higher degree of flexibility to explore each location on their own.

Technically, Scandinavia refers primarily to Norway, Denmark and Sweden. When thinking of Nordic Countries, add to the list Finland and Iceland as well. Discover Scandinavia Tours can take you to any location in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. Currently we also offer extensions in Estonia, which is of particularly convenient access when visiting Finland, given that Tallinn – Estonia’s beautiful capital – can be reached by a short ferry ride from Helsinki.

Simple: just call us at 800-936-2814 and talk to one of our Scandinavia specialists. Alternatively, you can email us at
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If you are interested in a group tour, you can book any departure as long as there are seats available (but remember: we have a maximum of 12 seats per departure, so booking early is recommendable). If you want a private tour, you can book as far as 2 years in advance. For last-minute travelers, please keep in mind that we need a minimum of 30 days to implement a private program.

With our group tours of Scandinavia you can choose from a number of fixed departures throughout the year. If you need more flexible dates, our private tours allow us to work with any dates you have in mind, provided that we find adequate availability at all hotels and other services included in your particular program.

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