Southern Sweden

Self Drive TourSweden

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From $1,355 USD
May 1 - September 30, 2017
8 Days / 7 Nights

Southern Sweden, 8-day self-drive tour at your own pace. From Stockholm visit highlights of Gothenburg, Malmo, castles, countryside, Kingdom of Crystal.

Overview

Southern Sweden, an 8-day self-drive tour allowing you to experience Sweden's south in freedom and flexibility. Our itinerary includes outstanding attractions and places of historic significance. From Stockholm explore Lake Vattern, cities of Jonkoping, Gothenburg and Malmo. Visit Kalmar Castle with tale of mighty Kings and Queens; reach the "Kingdom of Crystal" west of Vaxjo, witness the art of glassblowing and search for bargains at Kosta Boda.

Operation

May 1 - September 30, 2017

Departure

Daily, May 1 - September 30, 2017

Price

  • from $1,355 per person in double room
  • from $2,425 single room

Included

  • 7 nights accommodations at 4* centrally located hotels
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • Rental car, Cat C, VW Golf or similar, manual transmission, 8 days (192 hours)
  • Airport / airport Stockholm
  • Unlimited milage, CDW insurance, Theft protection and tax

Not Included

  • International flights and Airport taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Fuel, GPS and other surcharges
  • $25 Service fee

Please note

  • The minimum age to rent a vehicle is 25 years and drivers must have held a driving licence for at least 12 months prior to hiring the car.
  • Payment by voucher, but the client must guarantee with own credit card when picking up car.
  • All rates and services remain subject to availability.
  • Upgrade to automatic, Cat O, Toyota Auris Hybrid or similar, in double room, $105
  • Upgrade to automatic, Cat O, Toyota Auris Hybrid or similar, single, $210

Tour Options

  • Additional nights in Stockholm
  • Upgrade to higher category car

Day 1 STOCKHOLM

Arrival Stockholm Arlanda Airport and pick up rental car and drive to the hotel.
Accommodation at Hotell Kung Carl or similar

Hotel Kung Carl

Day 2 STOCKHOLM (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Day free to enjoy the Swedish capital. We can recommend a canal cruise or a visit to the Vasa Museum. The impressive warship Vasa sank on her maiden voyage in 1628 but was salvaged 333 years later in 1961. She has since been restored and can now be seen with her complete rigging at the Vasa Museum. Remember also to visit the famous Old Town, Gamla Stan, or one of the many museums.

Hotel Kung Carl

Day 3 STOCKHOLM - JONKOPING (B) (200 mi)

Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Stockholm through the pleasant countryside of Southern Sweden towards the city of Jonkoping, beautifully situated at the southern end of Lake Vattern. If time permits we recommend a cruise on the lake.
Accommodation at Clarion Collection Hotel Victoria or similar

Clarion Collection Hotel Victoria

Day 4 JONKOPING - GOTHENBURG (B) (90 mi)

Breakfast at the hotel and continue to Gothenburg, the second largest city of Sweden. Gothenburg offers a variety of attractions: the greatest amusement park in Scandinavia, Liseberg, a boat cruise to the 17th century New Alvsborg Fortress. Enjoy the floating maritime experience centre Maritiman with an armada of 19 museum vessels and an opportunity to see and learn about U-boats, destroyers, mine-layers and fireboats. You might also visit the Universeum, where you can experience the Ocean, the Rain Forest and Space all in one day as well as other museums, cafes, shopping etc.

Clarion Post Hotel

Day 5 GOTHENBURG - MALMO (B) (168 mi)

Breakfast at the hotel. Before leaving Gothenburg, we recommend a visit to the Gunnebo House, one of Sweden's most beautiful neoclassical estates, beautifully situated between two lakes, Radasjon and Stensjon, in the Municipality of Molndal, just south of Gothenburg.

Continue south along the West Swedish coast line. If time permits, make a detour to ancient university city of Lund, about 1000 years old and one of the oldest cities in Sweden. The University was founded in 1658 and has become a leading university in Sweden and Scandinavia.

Possibility to cross the Oresund bridge to Copenhagen, capital of Denmark, located just on the other side of the narrow Oresund Belt. Arrival in Malmo, a charming city where we recommend a visit to Malmohus Castle which have been housing museum collections since 1926. In 1434 king Erik VII of Denmark had the castle of Myntergaarden built where the Malmohus Castle stands today. Enjoy the atmosphere of this historic city.
Accommodation at Clarion Hotel & Congress Malmo Live or similar

Scandic Hotel St. Jorgen

Day 6 MALMO - KALMAR (B) (180 mi)

Breakfast at the hotel. Continue by road to Kristianstad, a former fortress town founded by the Danish King Christian 4 in 1614. Drive along the coast to Karlshamn, known for its well preserved historical buildings. Karlshamn played an important role in the Swedish emigration to America as a large number of people left Sweden from here. By the harbour you can see a copy of Axel Olssons statue which depicts the key charaters of Vilhelm Moberg's famous novels, Karl-Oskar and Kristina, looking out over the sea before starting their adventure.

Just west of Vaxjo you will reach the "Kingdom of Crystal" where you can visit one or two of the famous glass factories. Experience the art of glassblowing and search for bargains in the glass shops!! Continue to Kalmar, famous for its castle which was for long the guardian of Sweden's southern frontier.
Accommodation at First Hotel Witt or similar

First Hotel Witt

Day 7 KALMAR - STOCKHOLM (B) (255 mi)

Breakfast at the hotel. Kalmar was once one of the most important towns in the North and we recommend to spend some time here before continuing back to Stockholm. The historical past is an integral part of the character of the city. Kalmar Castle, the Old Town and Kvarnholmen tell the tale of mighty Kings and Queens as well as commoners. Traces of the past are found in architecture, cultural artifacts and art as well as in the well- worn cobblestones that pave the streets.

Return to Stockholm along the Eastern coast line via Vastervik, Norrkoping and Sodertalje.
Accommodation at Hotell Kung Carl or similar

Hotel Kung Carl

Day 8 STOCKHOLM DEPARTURE (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Arlanda airport to drop off rental car.

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