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Availability : May 20 - June 2, 2023

Pipedreams 2023 - The Organs of Sweden

Hosted by J. Michael Barone
Tour Details

From: $7599 per person based on double occupancy | Single supplement: $1280

14 days

Tour Dates:
May 20 – June 2, 2023  

Explore the pipe organs of Sweden on this extraordinary journey across Copenhagen and Sweden visiting 24 towns and cities, home to 34 pipe organs – with Michael Barone as your host! 

This is a group tour with MPR and Michael Barone as your host.

Saturday, May 20Arrival into Copenhagen | Meals: D

Arrive Copenhagen Kastrup Airport on own. There will be one coach transfer set up for airport to hotel, otherwise, individual independent transfers to hotel on own (via airport bus, train, or taxi). Possible visit to one organ in the city center during the afternoon (Skt Petri church or similar). Welcome dinner at hotel. the hotel. Overnight: Scandic Hotel Nørreport

Sunday, May 21Copenhagen/Malmö | Meals: B

Breakfast at hotel. Morning departure by coach from Copenhagen, crossing over Øresunds Bridge into Sweden, and to the city of Malmö in the southwest “Skåne” area. Late morning visit with church service to St. Petri Church and hear organ. Group Lunch at local restaurant. Malmö Museum visit to see the old organ for St. Petri Church, with possible art collection tour. Late afternoon visit to St Johannes church and its organ. Dinner on own. Overnight Scandic Kramer (or similar), Malmö.

Monday, May 22Malmö/Sjöbo/Karlskrona/Kalmar | Meals: B L

Breakfast at hotel. Morning visit to Övedskloster, a manor house in Sjöbo with organ. Coach continues to Karlskrona. Lunch pack in the coach. In Karlskrona, visit to Fredriks church and its organ, then to Trefaldighetskyrkan, a German church. Drive onward to Kalmar, located by the southeast coast. Later afternoon Kalmar Cathedral & organ visit.Check in, then group dinner this evening. Overnight: Clarion Collection Hotel Packhuset (or similar), Kalmar

Tuesday, May 23Kalmar/Västervik/Västra/Norrköping | Meals: B D

Breakfast at hotel. Depart hotel for Västervik. Visit to Västervik St. Petri church & organs. Time for lunch on own. Early afternoon visit to St. Gertrud church & its organ in Västervik. Continue to Västra Eneby for church & organ visit. Onward by coach to Norrköping. Check in, then group dinner at hotel. Overnight: Scandic Strömmen (or similar), Norrköping

Wednesday, May 24Norrköping/Östra Husby/Konungssund/Stockholm | Meals: B D

Breakfast at hotel. Visit this morning to organ at Östra Husby. Time for coffee/fika break. Onward to
Konungsund for organ visit, followed by afternoon drive up to Stockholm – lunch stop en route. Free
time then evening group dinner at hotel. Overnight: Clarion Hotel Amaranten (or similar), Stockholm

Thursday, May 25Stockholm | Meals: B

Breakfast at hotel. Day begins with a morning visit to Jacobs church & its organ, followed by a visit to Engelbrekts church & organ. Afternoon free (lunch & dinner on own). A short coach transfer from hotel this evening to Stockholm Concert Hall for a 7pm concert with Roya l Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra: The Rite of Spring byStravinsky; Beatrice Rana is the piano soloist and award-winning American conductor Ryan Bancroft. Coach transfer back to hotel. Overnight; Clarion Hotel Amaranten, Stockholm

Friday, May 26Stockholm – Uppsala | Meals: B D

Breakfast at hotel. Morning visit to Oscars church and its organ. Late morning visit to the Vasa Museum, with the famous restored sunken ship from 1628. Time for lunch on own. Afternoon visit to the German church & organs, and also to Gustav Vasa church. Transfer by coach to Uppsala, located about an hour or so north of Stockholm. Group dinner at hotel. Overnight: Clarion Hotel Gillet (or similar), Uppsala

Saturday, May 27Uppsala Region | Meals: B L

Breakfast at hotel. Depart by coach for morning visits to organ at Leufsta (Lövsta) bruk and a tour of the manor building with its collection of instruments. Group lunch at local restaurant in Lövsta bruk. Afternoon visit to organs in Valö and in Börstil. Return to Uppsala. Evening organ demo at Uppsala Cathedral. Dinner on own.Overnight: Clarion Hotel Gillet

Sunday, May 28 Uppsala/Norrköping| Meals: B D

Breakfast at hotel. Attend 1100A Whitsundayb (Pentecost) service at Uppsala Cathedral. Free time for lunch and Uppsala on own. Afternoon visit to Uppsala Mission Church. Drive south down to Norrköping. Group dinner at hotel. NorrköpingOOvernight:
Overnight: Scandic Strömmen (or similar)

Monday, May 29Linköping/Östra Skrukeby/Gammalkil/ Jönköping | Meals: B D

Breakfast at hotel. Morning departure for Östra Skrukeby church & organ visit, then onward to Linköping for a visit to Linköping Cathedral and its organ. Free time for lunch, then coach continues to Gammalkil for organ visit, then day ends in the town of Jönköping. After hotel checkin, group dinner. Overnight: Clarion Collection Hotel Victoria (or similar), Jönköping

Tuesday, May 30Jönköping/Norra Solberga/Hult/Göteborg | Meals: B D

Breakfast at hotel. Morning visit to Kristine church & organs in Jönköping. Drive to town of Norra Solberga for church and organs visit there. Coach continues in the afternoon to see organ in Hult. Journey to Gothenburg on the west coast, with a group dinner. Overnight: Clarion Collection Hotel Victoria (or similar), Jönköping

Wednesday, May 31Gothenburg | Meals: B L

Breakfast at hotel. Morning visit to Örgrye nya kyrka (’new church’) & organs in Gothenburg. After a coffee/ fika break, it is on to Vasa church & its organ, followed by a group lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon visit to Haga church and organs. Dinner on own. Transfer to the Gothenburg Opera – enjoy an evening performance of Nabucco by Verdi on the main stage. Overnight: Clarion Hotel Post, Gothenburg

Thursday, June 1Göteborg/Helsingborg/Copenhagen | Meals: B D

Breakfast at hotel. Morning visit to Gothenburg.Concert Hall and organ, followed by coffee break/fika. Late morning departure from Gothenburg, traveling south to Helsingborg. After time on own for lunch, a visit to Sta. Maria church & organs. Journey across the water via a short ferry ride to Helsingør in Denmark, before continuing down to Copenhagen. Farewell dinnerat Copenhagen restaurant. Overnight:Scandic Hotel Nørreport (or similar), Copenhagen

Friday, June 2Copenhagen Departures | Meals: B

Breakfast at hotel, then check-out. One set transfer time by coach offered from hotel to Copenhagen airport. Otherwise, transfer on own to airport for flight check-in. Farewell Swden!

  • 13 nights’ accommodation at 4-star hotels in standard rooms
  • Private long distance touring coach for 12 days, incl. all driver expenses, bridge fees and road tolls
  • 13 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 lunch pack, 9 dinners
  • 2 glasses of wine/beer at one dinner
  • Entrances to: Malmo Museum, Kalmar Cathedral, Övedsklosters Gods, Vasa Museum
  • Concert ticket – The Rite of Spring – Stockholm Concert Hall
  • Opera ticket – Göteborgsoperan
  • Luggage handling at the hotels (except for Copenhagen)
  • One set airport coach transfer on arrival and departure days
  • Tour guide and local organist/guide
  • Gratuities for tour guides and coach drivers; organist fees
  • Donation to MPR Pipedreams
  • Tour host Michael Barone. (If for some unforeseen circumstances, Michael is unable to travel, we reserve the right to change host.)
Not Included
  • Transatlantic airfare
  • Meals other than listed above
  • Entrance fees/sightseeing tours other than noted in program
  • Meals other than listed above
  • Beverages with lunches and dinners (other than coffee/tea/water) – unless noted
  • Porter service at Copenhagen hotel
  • Travel insurance – recommended

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