ANOTHER EXCLUSIVE, FULLY ESCORTED, SOLENT EVENTS ADVENTURE – TO SCANDINAVIA, ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD ……….
Solent Events will show you the very best of Sweden, experiencing the Midnight Sun and the Sami culture all in one holiday!
Enjoy breath-taking views by Swedish rail, which includes the seasonal Inlandsbanan train, gliding through the heart of Sweden from across the Arctic Circle and Swedish Lapland. Enjoy this exclusive, fully-escorted tour with a small group of like-minded adults. You’ll LOVE it!
Superb hotels, stunning lakes and waterfalls, glaciers, romantic villages and picturesque towns will enthrall you throughout this wonderful holiday.
From Stockholm to Uppsala Ostersund and Jokkmokk, the centre of Sami culture under the mid-night sun, to you will experience some wonderful sights and meet some incredible people during our 7-day adventure to Scandinavia.The Swedes are amongst one of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. They’re also one of the most tolerant and known for being progressive and open-minded.
From the time you book until the time you arrive home, you will be looked after from start to finish by Lin of Solent Events on Tour and to help you prepare, your comprehensive Travel Pack will even include a handy packing list to save you any stress before we go!
Please join us on this magical train adventure on your own, with your spouse or partner or with friends! If you live out of the Solent Events area, no problem – just meet us at the airport check-in desk and join our friendly group from there on.
NB. Although this is one of our most popular European tours, for the comfort of all our clients, a maximum of 15 passengers will apply to this exclusive Solent Events tour.
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FULLY ESCORTED INCLUDING MEALS, HOTELS & EXCURSIONS
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PROVISIONAL ITINERARY – As many of the hotels, venues and attractions are still finalising their timetables and opening after Lockdown, the itinerary will updated over the next few weeks. You will be contacted if there are any optional visits which involve an extra cost. eg. In Stockholm.
An exclusive, Solent Events on Tour adventure into Sweden, with a proposed maximum of 16 guests
INCLUDED DAILY MEALS ARE STATED AS: B = breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner
Monday 20 June 2022 STOCKHOLM 2n D
Clarion Amaranten Hotel
Approximate times of our Luxury mini-coach pick-ups:
NB. NEW FLIGHT TIMES as at 21 April 2022
0300 Coach leaves Stokes Bay Sailing Club bus shelter
0310 Coach leaves Lee on the Solent bus shelter
0320 Coach leaves Stubbington bus shelter
0330 Coach leaves Peak Lane, Fareham (Last pick-up)
Enjoy the comfort of an airport lounge for breakfast and relaxation
0800 Direct flight BA0776 from London Heathrow to Stockholm (2hrs 20mins)
1125 Arrive Stockholm Airport to meet our guide, Ingrid, for the transfer by Arlanda Express (30mins) to Stockholm and the Clarion Amaranten Hotel. As check-in is normally 3pm, we will drop off our luggage at the hotel before taking the tram to the Old Town/Gamla Stan for lunch and a guided tour of this beautiful historic area with Ingrid. We will return to the hotel later in the afternoon for check-in, relaxation and dinner.
Day 2 – Mid-Summers day!
Tuesday 21 June STOCKHOLM B, D
Arguably Scandinavia’s most attractive capital city, our 2-night stay in Stockholm includes a Stockholm transport ticket allowing us to travel for free throughout the city.
An optional Boat Cruise with included lunch (circa £35pp). A guided tour of the amazing must-see Vasa Museum is also scheduled for this afternoon (the 64-gun warship Vasa is the only intact 17th-century ship that has ever been salvaged. It sank on her maiden voyage in 1628). Circa £14pp.
You are of course welcome to spend time to explore Stockholm at your own pace, using your included Stockholm transport pass.
1900 Dinner in the hotel.
2130 Optional pre-booked must-do visit to the STOCKHOLM ICE BAR by Ice Hotel for after-dinner drinks (10-minute walk) – Circa £18pp
Wednesday 22 June STOCKHOLM to UPPSALA 1n B, D
Known as the ‘spiritual heart’ of Sweden, our knowledgeable tour guide, Ingrid, will show us the wonderful sights of , Stockholm, one of Sweden’s oldest historical cities, which boasts the largest Gothic style cathedral and oldest university, dating back to 1477. It is also one of the country’s most dynamic cities, attracting a large student population, bringing its ancient past present and future together as one.
Thursday 23 June UPPSALA to GAMMELSTAD, Lulea 1n B, L
Elite Stadshotellet Lulea Hotel
As the overnight sleeper train journey northwards can be long and tiring we’re taking a short internal flight from Stockholm Airport (Arlanda) to Gammelstad (Lulea Airport) up to the Arctic Circle. On arrival, we will be offered a 2-course lunch at a small wooden cabin on the beach front, where the sun can be watched late into the night! Luleå sits on the coast in Swedish Lapland. It’s known for the Gammelstad Church Town, a cluster of well-preserved red wooden houses and a stone Nederluleå Church from the 1400s. Offshore, in the Bay of Bothnia, are more than 1,000 islands with beaches, cottages and seals. Junkön Island has a museum and an 18th-century windmill.
Friday 24 June GAMMELSTAD to GÄLLIVARE 1n B, TBC
Grand Hotel Lapland
Today we will visit Ájtte, the Swedish Mountain & Sami Museum, Lapland’s cultural & natural history museum. Ajtte specializes in the culture and nature of the mountainous area of Northern Sweden, and is the main museum and archive for the Sami culture of Sweden. We will also experience the Sami culture with a hot drink story-telling and traditional singing at a local Sami village. With a Mid-night sun excursion to the fell of Dundret, it will be the perfect end to a perfect day!
Saturday 25 June GALLIVARE to OSTERSUND 1n B, D
Clarion Hotel Ostersund
Today we take the famous Inlandsbanan Train from Gallivare to Ostersund – this special journey is said to be one of the most spectacular rail journeys in the world – and Michael Portillo loves it!
Sunday 26 June STOCKHOLM to LONDON B
0922 After breakfast we take the high-speed train to Stockholm Arlanda Airport (changing at Gavle) for our flight back to London
1417 Arrive Arlanda
1800 Flight from Stockholm to London Heathrow
1945 Arrive LHR to meet our luxury coach journey home
NB: This holiday may include some walking in areas of rough ground, gradients & steps, plus several different modes of transport.
Further details of our hotels to follow:
The Clarion Hotel Amaranten is located in central Stockholm, just an eight-minute walk from Central Station and Stockholm city. It’s the perfect location to experience all of Stockholm’s sights. At the hotel you will enjoy the unique, modern design, with inspiration from the 1960s. There is also have a gym and conference department.
The Clarion Hotel Amaranten is located in the district of Kungsholmen, which is beautifully surrounded by water and nice walking paths. Here you are close to sights, shopping and the pulse of the city.
Outside the hotel is the metro that takes you to the T-central and Kungsträdgården and the city in just four minutes. Here you can hop on the tram to Skansen, Gröna Lund, Abba the Museum, the Nordic Museum and the Vasa Museum. If you would rather walk, you are at Hötorget in just ten minutes.
Room facilities: Minibar, work desk, TV, iron, hairdryer and WiFi
Clarion Hotel Gillet is a full-service hotel with a focus on personal service and a warm welcoming atmosphere in the middle of central Uppsala. Gillet is one of Uppsala’s most classic hotels and dates back to the 19th century. The Clarion is perfectly located next to Dragarbrunnstorg with proximity to sights as well as shopping, entertainment and Uppsala Central Station. At the hotel you can enjoy Selma City Spa and the Kitchen & Table restaurant.
Room facilities: Fridge, hairdryer, TV , WiFi
In the middle of central Luleå is this historic hotel from 1903, with a stately entrance and a beautiful ballroom in the French Renaissance style. The hotel offers tastefully decorated rooms, a gym, parking, a lunch restaurant and a gastropub.
Room facilities: Minibar, desk, TV safety box, iron and ironing board, hairdryer and WiFi
GRAND HOTEL LAPLAND
Grand Hotel Lapland is a conference and family hotel in central Gällivare with the nature of Norrland just around the corner. It offers modern rooms, bowling, gym, sauna, roof top pool and jacuzzi (summer months) and relaxation with outstanding views on the roof.
Room facilities: TV, desk, hairdryer, WiFi
Located in the heart of Ostersund, you will find Clarion Hotel Grand Östersund – a vibrant hotel within walking distance of all the exciting Östersund has to offer. It is the largest hotel in Ostersund with 197 hotel rooms, relaxation with pool and sauna, bar and restaurant Kitchen & Table.
Room facilities: Iron, hairdryer, desk, chair, TV and WiFi
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