Glasriket – ”The Kingdom of Chrystal”

We leave Sigtuna after lunch on August 7. After a visit to the Worker’s Museum in Norrköping we head for the woods and lakes in the southeastern part of Sweden called Småland, well known for its history of glass making and art-glass. We will stay at the Kosta Boda Art Hotel, with an indoor as well as an outdoor pool. Saturday morning we continue to Målerås glass factory to see glassblowing and a memorable art-glass exhibition. We continue to the medieval town of Kalmar. In Kalmar we are staying at the comfortable Frimurar Hotel for two nights. We will get a guided tour of the 13th century castle. Dinner will be served in the cellar vaults of restaurant Kronan.

The next day we leave Kalmar for a visit to the island of Öland. We drive over the longest bridge in Sweden and pay a visit to the summer residence of the Royal family where we get a guided tour through the well-kept garden. After this we visit a modern art and glass museum/exhibition, the VIDA Museum. We will have lunch at a well-reputed local country inn, Hallorps Gästgiveri. Before returning to Kalmar we head towards the southern tip of the island. This part of the island is on UNESCO`s World Heritage list for its unique agricultural landscape. Perhaps we climb the Lighthouse or watch birds at the nature reserve. We will be back in Kalmar in time for dinner at the hotel.


Kalmar Castle
Kalmar Castle


The last day of our tour we are travelling the coast road northbound to reach the little town of Söderköping and Göta Kanal. Göta Kanal is a unique waterway that connects the Baltic Sea with the Swedish west coast. We will take a three-hour cruise on the canal and go through a couple of locks. A nice summer lunch will be served on the boat.


Göta kanal
Göta Kanal


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Sune Carlson, a Swedish CIF-member will accompany you on the whole tour. From day 2 to 4 we will also have the pleasure and presence of an eminent English-speaking guide, Ulf Nilsson, who is well acquainted with the area.

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Price per person: SEK 6.300 (double room).

Additional fee for single room: SEK 1 600 (7 900).

The price includes everything but drinks/beverages.

Please, note that at least 32 persons need to register for this tour in order for to be arranged.

Money will be repaid if the tour is cancelled.

  • Deadline and last day for booking is April 15, 2015.
  • Registration fee is 25% of the whole price – SEK 1 575, which should be paid after the registration. (Single room: SEK 1 975)
  • Remaining amount of SEK 4 725 (Single room SEK 5 925) should be paid 40 days before departure of the tour, meaning June 29, 2015.
  • IF the tour is cancelled you will be refunded. Be sure to leave your name, address, account number, Iban and Swift information.


Banker Nordea

Iban: SE38 3000 000 004233 1300719



You will get a confirmation with an invoice number from the bus company when you have registered. Please, write the invoice number when making your payment. The amount on the invoice is in Swedish kronor.

Your reservation will disappear if the fee is not paid.

Other travel conditions due to Ramkvillabuss travel program 2015.

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Arranging bus company:      

Ramkvillabuss AB                         Ph: +46 470 605 00

Rådjursvägen 6 A                         Fax: + 46 470 375 30

SE-352 45 VÄXJÖ