Kingdom of Crystal

Day 1

13.00            Departure from Sigtuna. (Bus available at 12.45)

15.30            Break and guided tour of the exhibition at the Worker’s Museum in    Norrköping. Afternoon coffee and sandwich

17.00 (latest) Departure from Norrköping

20.00 (approx.) Arrival at Kosta och checking in at Kosta Boda Art Hotel (The Kosta Boda Art Hotel is one of a kind. It is built of glass and stone. You will find a bar made entirely of glass and a pool with a glass underwater exhibition. Kosta Boda Art Hotel is a four star Hotel and the rooms are designed by seven of Kosta Boda’s renowned designers in their personal style. The Hotel serves as a living gallery where all artwork is for sale. You have never seen anything like this before!)

20.30            Dinner at the hotel

 

The Kosta Boda Art Hotel

The Kosta Boda Art Hotel

 

Day 2            Breakfast at the hotel

Spend the morning in the pool at the hotel, at the nearby glass museum or perhaps at the nearby outlet shopping center!

Our special tour guide, Ulf Nilsson, joins us for the coming two days.

12.00            Departure from Kosta

12.30            Arrival at Målerås Glass Factory/Exhibit

We will be shown the glassblowing and a fantastic glass art exhibition. Coffee and sandwich.

13.45 (appr.) Departure from Målerås to the city of Kalmar

15.00            Checking in at the Frimurare Hotel, Larmgatan 2, in Kalmar.

16.00-17.00   Guided tour of Kalmar Castle – impressive castle from the 13th century.

2- course dinner in the evening at Restaurant Källaren Kronan, a restaurant in the cellar vaults of a 17-centuary building.

 

Solliden

Solliden

 

Day 3            Breakfast at the hotel

10.00            Departure from Kalmar over the longest bridge in Sweden to the Island of Öland

11.00            Arriving at Solliden. Solliden is he Royal Family summer residence where we will have a guided tour of the park.

Solliden was built and completed by Queen Victoria in 1906 and is still in the ownership of the Royal family.

12.30            Visit to Vida Museum in Halltorp. Vida is a modern art and glass museum/exhibition. Free time.

13.30            Lunch at Halltorps Inn/Hotel, including beverage and coffee. The inn is within walking distance from the Vida museum.

14.15 appr.  Departure from Halltorp heading towards the southern part of Öland, which is dominated by a vast limestone plateau called “Stora Alvaret”, with a unique agricultural landscape and in 2000, this area was announced a UNESCO´s World Heritage site.

We continue to the southern point of the island with its lighthouse “Långe Jan” and its bird and nature reserve. (Afternoon coffee is available at your own expense at a nearby cafe/restaurant)-

17.30 appr.  Travelling back to the hotel in Kalmar

19.00            2-course Dinner at the Hotel

 

Långe Jan

Långe Jan

 

Day 4          Breakfast at the hotel

08.30            Checking out and departure from Kalmar, travelling the coast road northbound, taking a short break stretching our legs.

11.45 approx.                   Arrival to the town of Söderköping and Göta Kanal

Göta canal – a unique waterway – was built in 1832 and connects the Baltic Sea with the west coast of Sweden. It has 60 locks and two aqueducts and lots of rivers and lakes.

12.00            We will take a three-hour cruise on Göta Kanal with M/S Lindön, an old ship from 1902. We will pass two locks on the outward journey and two on the return. We will also take a short tour on the lake Slätbaken. During the cruise a summer lunch including dessert and coffee will be served.

15.30            Back again in Söderköping

16.00            Departure for Stockholm.

On the way back to Stockholm there will be a 30-45 minutes stop at Stavsjö Inn/restaurant, where you can buy something to eat or drink at your own expense.

19.00 appr. Arrival at Stockholm Central Station.

End of tour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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