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Midsummer Celebration in Sweden 2014

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Location:

Stockholm, Sweden

Starting Price:

$3,545

Number of Days:

8

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A unique opportunity to participate in one of Sweden's biggest days of celebration and  experience Swedish cultural traditions including ringdancing, maypoles, music, crafts and more.  Festivities will be held both at Hotel Klockargarden and in other locations in Tallberg and neighboring Leksand. With your rental car you have the freedom to choose where and how you will celebrate this special holiday!


2014 Departure: 

Monday, June 16 – from $3,545 per person

Single Supplements from $920

 

2015 Departures:

Please inquire for more information!

 

Itinerary Details

Stockholm, Sweden

Monday, June 16  Departure from the US

Tuesday, June 17  Arrival in Stockholm, Sweden

Arrival in Stockholm, transfer to the city center. Check in at your hotel, remainder of day at leisure to explore Stockholm on your own. Overnight in Stockholm

Wednesday, June 18  Stockholm   B
Breakfast at your hotel. Day free to explore more of Stockholm on your own. Overnight in Stockholm

Thursday, June 19  Stockholm - Tallberg   B D
Breakfast at your hotel. Morning at leisure before picking up your rental car and driving to Hotel Klockargarden in Tallberg. Check-in and welcoming with afternoon tea. This evening enjoy a three-course dinner at the hotel followed by welcome and greetings with storytelling of the Hotel Klockargarden and a panoramic slide show. Overnight in Tallberg

Friday, June 20  Midsummer's Eve   B L D
Breakfast at the hotel. Today there are many activities in preparation for Midsummer Day, both at Hotel Klockargarden and at other locations in Tallberg and neighboring Leksand. At Klockargarden the flag is raised and remains up all night during Midsummer's Eve. You can help to weave birch wreaths and pick flowers and decorate the maypole. Enjoy a buffet lunch at noon with herring and salmon, salads, hot dishes and dessert. This afternoon the Leksand folk dance group raises a maypole and dances at the Hotel Dalecarlia in southern Tallberg. Later on the pole is raised at the Klockargardens Baker's cottage with speeches, music and dancing around the pole. The city of Tallberg also raises its own maypole this afternoon along with performance of the Swedish ringdance and a  traditional midsummer speech. This evening enjoy a 4-course dinner at the hotel. At 7:30pm Sweden's largest maypole is raised in the outdoor arena in Leksand, where there will be music, speeches, games and more. Overnight in Tallberg

Saturday, June 21 Midsummer Day   B L D
Breakfast at the hotel. You may wish to attend the service at the Church of Leksand this morning. Enjoy a lunch buffet at the hotel before heading to the Midsummer's Day Celebration at Homestead Holens Gammelgard, where there will be costume displays, music and song, maypole dancing, craft shops, raffles and more. The festivities continue into the night, with a live band and more dancing and activities. Overnight in Tallberg

Sunday, June 22  Tallberg - Stockholm   B
Breakfast at your hotel. Today there are opportunities to join in a guided tour of Tallberg, watch a film about the Dala horse, and see a panorama slideshow. Drive back to Stockholm this afternoon and return your rental car at the airport. Independent transfer to your nearby airport hotel. Overnight in Stockholm

Monday, June 23  Departure from Stockholm   B
Breakfast at your hotel before transferring independently to the airport for your return flight to the US - or extend your stay in Scandinavia!


PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Transatlantic air from JFK including government taxes & fuel surcharges
    (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city) 
    ancillary airline charges are NOT included 
  • Airport-city center transfer in Stockholm as per itinerary
  • 8 nights accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner) 
  • 5 day compact manual car rental, incl. insurances, unlimited mileage & local taxes
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Package Attributes

Scandinavian Accommodation:

Hotel

Scandinavian Activities:

City Sightseeing, Culture/History, Self Drive

Scandinavian Country:

Sweden

Scandinavian Experience:

Independent

Travel Period:

June

Travel Style:

Moderate

Trip Duration:

1-2 Weeks

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