Welcome to Sweden
On arrival at Stockholm International Airport you will be met by our local representative and you will be transferred to the hotel.
The Day is free, for you to explore the city at your own pace.
Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, encompasses 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago. The cobblestone streets and ochre-coloured buildings of Gamla Stan (the old town) are home to the 13th-century Storkyrkan Cathedral, the Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum, which focuses on the Nobel Prize. Ferries and sightseeing boats shuttle passengers between the islands.
Overnight in Stockholm.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today, start your road trip towards the southern coast of Sweden. The charming towns and heritage. On your way, stop by the 18th century Tullgarn Palace park, an ideal location to take a short walk before stopping in the charming town of Trosa. The town of Trosa, along the Swedish coast south of Stockholm is a charming town and one of the most affluent in Sweden. It is also a popular locale for the well-to-do of Sweden to have a summerhome, with the population of the town – usually just over 5000 – jumping by 150% during the summer months.
Next, travel through Linköping where you can visit the open-air museum “Old Linköping”, displaying how a small town in Sweden looked 100 years ago. You can visit the houses and see how Swedish people lived in the old days.
Continue driving until you arrive in the small town of Vadstena, which lies along the lush Lake Vättern. In Vadstena you will find the Vadstena Castle, one of Sweden’s best-preserved Renaissance castles.
Driving distance: 267 km / 166 mi
Estimated driving duration: 3 hours (without stops)
Overnight in Vadstena.
Drive the scenic route along the Lake Vättern, stopping in Gränna where striped candy canes were invented 1859. Gränna is a great place to visit, especially if you have a sweet tooth. This small town is known for its steep streets and charming wooden houses, but it’s even more famous as the birthplace of the red-and-white striped polkagris, or polka pig in Swedish. Visit one of the confectionery shops and see how this delicious candy is made. Next, drive through the scenic Swedish province of Småland towards the city of Kalmar where you will find the Kingdom of Crystal (Glasriket). Here you can find over 50 glassworks factories and shops, many of which are open to visitors and offer unique hand-blown glass souvenirs in all shapes and colors. End the day in Kalmar, a town full of history, featuring well-preserved 17th and 18th century buildings and the Kalmar Castle, which dates back over 800 years.
Driving distance: 309 km / 192 mi
Estimated driving duration: 4 hours (without stops)
Overnight in Kalmar
Today you will explore Öland, a region that has sandy beaches along a beautiful coastline, and a vast landscape where you can enjoy the scenery and bask in the solitude of the area. Öland is the second largest Swedish island and the smallest of the traditional provinces of Sweden. Among the sites in Öland is the Borgholm Castle, which was finished in 1681 for Queen Hedvig Eleonora, and was designed by Nicodemus Tessin the Elder.
After crossing the bridge, we recommend a visit to the historical site of Borgholm Castle, followed by a stop at Solliden Palace, the summer residence of the Swedish royal family. Next, visit the southern part of the island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Stora Alvaret, which is a giant limestone plateau that has a unique biodiversity and history.
Driving distance: Driving distance: 141 km / 88 miles
Estimated driving duration: 2 hours and 23 minutes (without stops)
From Kalmar, drive south along the coast of Blekinge, where you find the naval city of Karlskrona which is a World Heritage site. Blekinge is a province situated in the south of Sweden, bordering Småland, Scania and the Baltic Sea.
Blekinge became part of the kingdom of Denmark in the early 11th century and remained a Danish province for more than 600 years. Continue to Skåne, the most southern part of Sweden, where we recommend a visit to Kiviks Musteri and the apple orchards or stop for coffee in the picturesque town of Simrishamn. Next, visit the fortress of Glimmengehus which dates back to the middle ages before continuing your drive to the charming town of Ystad.
Driving distance: 290 km / 180 mi
Overnight in Ystad.
From Ystad, make your way to Smygehuk, the southernmost point in Sweden where you will find cosy cafés, eclectic craft shops and traditional fish smokeries. Continue driving along the south coast and we recommend taking a small detour to the old towns of Skanör and Falsterbo, located on the Falsterbo peninsula, where you will see long stretches of white sand beaches. Once in Helsingborg we recommend a visit to Sofiero Palace & Garden, where you will find historical parks and gardens with a stunning variety of rhododendrons. Continue driving along the west coast of Sweden to Halmstad. In Halmstad you find long sandy beaches, nature reserves, art like the sculpture Picasso’s Head of a Woman – An artistic masterpiece and a lot more.
Driving distance: 219 km / 136 mi
Overnight in Halmstad.
After breakfast at your hotel, get ready for your drive to Gothenburg. Sweden's second largest city. Gothenburg is an incredibly diverse, engaging city situated on the country’s west coast. Though it is Sweden’s second largest city with approximately 575,000 inhabitants, it has more of a friendly, small town feel. Gothenburg boasts a wealth of attractions, including the Volvo Museum, along with quaint cobblestone streets and a buzzing café and foodie culture.
It is recommended to walk down Avenyn, the main shopping street that is full of interesting stores and fine restaurants. Other points of interest include the Feskekôrka fish market and the fun Liseberg amusement park. Art lovers should make a stop at the Gothenburg Museum of Art followed by an afternoon Fika in Haga.
Driving distance: 144 km / 90 mi
Estimated driving duration: 1 hour 40 min (without stops)
Overnight in Gothenburg.
This morning, on your way to Örebro, stop by Lake Vänern in Sjötorp just north of Mariestad to see Göta Canal, is one of the most remarkable waterways in the world and one of the communication links between Sweden's two largest cities.
Vänern is not only Sweden’s largest lake, but it's the third largest lake in Europe. With over 20,000 islands and islets, it is also the world’s largest freshwater archipelago, containing numerous fish and bird species. The lake stretches across the provinces of Västergötland, Dalsland and Värmland, and it one of Scandinavia’s most beloved destinations for nature tourism. Continue your drive to Örebro, and stop to see the14th century Örebro Castle, which is located in the middle of city centre. We recommend a walk through the Wadköping open-air museum, with buildings that date from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Next, visit the large public park Slottsparken (Palace Park), that is thick with trees and has small footpaths and natural creeks.
Driving distance: 292 km / 181 mi
Estimated driving duration: 3 hour & 26 min (without stops)
Overnight in Örebro.
On your way back to Stockholm we recommend a stop in the town of Eskilstuna, where you can visit the open-air museum Rademachersmedjorna. There is something decidedly reminiscent of a fairy tale when you look at the impressive Gripsholm Castle, perched on the shores of Lake Mälaren and dominating the skyline over the small town of Mariefred. It’s also known as Gustav Vasa's castle, after the man who built it in 1537. This area is famous for its many castles and manor houses, including the 16th-century Gripsholm Castle. After a day of sightseeing, continue east for your return to Stockholm, where you will drop off your rental car, and spend the rest of the day at leisure in Stockholm.
Driving distance: 197 km / 122 miles
Estimated driving duration: 2 hours 16 minutes (without stops)
After breakfast. The day is free until checkout time. The driver will pick you up and drop you to the airport for your onward flight.
AED 11,690/- per person, prices are based on twin sharing.
Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights.
Destinations: Stockholm, Trosa, Linkoping, Vadstena, Vattern, Granna, Smaland, Glasriket & Kalmar.
The rates are subject to availability at the time of booking request. In the event if there are rate changes due to increase in Govt taxes, or hotel charges a surcharge, or BAR rates (Best available rates), we reserve the right to amend the rates without notice. The exchange rate is subject to change. Please ensure that you have secured the relevant visa / entry permits & valid passport. The best source of visa information is the embassy of the country itself.
If you are interested in going ahead with this booking, we would require deposits or payments as follows either in the form of cash or cheque:
Please ensure that the names given to us for reservations match the names in your passport, as hotels, sightseeing tour companies are very particular about name changes. Mismatched names may result in heavy amendment penalties. We strongly recommend travel insurance as part of your package – we have excellent rates with the world’s best companies – please let us know if you wish us to add this to your package.
Economy class airfare from Dubai / Stockholm / Dubai.
9 nights in Sweden based on twin sharing basis.
Return airport transfer in Stockholm on private car.
Car Rental with unlimited mileage, CDW and VAT for 8 days (for one authorized driver only).
Complimentary travel insurance.
All airline and hotel taxes.