10 days

From $3,245

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Botanist Carl Linnaeus is the inspiration behind this fascinating tour, featuring lakes and gardens in southern Sweden and the wildflowers and seascapes of the Baltic island of Gotland. We begin on the Swedish mainland touring some historic locations with direct Linnaeus connections in and around Uppsala, including the Linnaeus Garden and Museum and his summer estate at Hammarby, before exploring the beautiful Lakeland area, in particular Lake Vättern, whose beautiful shores are flanked by dense woodlands that stretch miles into the hinterland.

A ferry takes us across the Baltic Sea to island of Gotland, to which Linnaeus led an expedition in 1741. Here among a distinctive landscape of limestone cliffs we will enjoy some excellent botanising opportunities along with a visit to the studio of wildlife illustrator Lars Jonsson before returning to Sweden’s sophisticated capital Stockholm for a relaxing end to the holiday.

Tour highlights:

  • Take a guided tour of the Linnaeus garden and museum
  • View Sweden's second largest lake, Lake Vättern
  • Enjoy lunch at Bastedalen Herrgård, a beautiful manor house with a wonderful Chinese Garden
  • Travel by ferry to the Swedish island of Gotland

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Deposit: $280 Single supplement: $695

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • Self-drive options
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing


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Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
  • Ferry crossings
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
7 June 2022 BSWG220607 7 June 2022 (Tuesday) 16 June 2022 (Thursday) $3,245
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