Springtime tour in Skåne, Sweden

Spring in Skåne means a beautiful, sweeping landscape, beech trees glittering in limelight and beautiful gardens with explosions of rhododendron. We will welcome you to a garden tour and guide you to our most famous gardens & castles, and a lovely private garden pearl. You will stay at 4-star Elite Hotel Marina Plaza, in the center city of Helsingborg. Your cicerone is Christina Högardh-Ihr, garden author and garden profile in Sweden. 

Price
From 4900: SEK

Dates
28 – 30th of May. This tour can also be booked for other dates during April and May, please contact us for more information.

Length of travel 
3 days

Destination
Skåne, Sweden

Travel information 
Flight or train tickets are not included. If you would like assistance to book your flight or train, please contact us.

Including
Price includes professional Guide during all the tours, 2 nights in double rooms with breakfast at hotel Marina Plaza, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, 1 Afternoon tea, entrée to 5 gardens, all transports in Skåne.

 

Tour Program

Day 1 
28th of May

Arrival in Helsingborg at 11 am where you will meet with your guide and the bus which will take you to Båstad and Norrviken Gardens. This garden has recently been beautiful restored. We will start with lunch at the Villa Abelin and then Christina will tell you the story of Norrviken. It was created in 1906 by the Swedish garden architect Rudolf Abelin. Here you will find a baroque garden, a renaissance garden, an oriental and a Japanese garden. You will also find new borders and garden rooms as well as impressive glass houses.  There will be some free time in the garden before going to Helsingborg for check-inn at your hotel. Dinner in the evening at Marina Plaza.

Day 2
29th of May
After breakfast we will go with bus alongside Oresund to Sofiero Palace & Garden, Helsingborg, award winning, park originally created by the Royal couple Crown Princess Margaret & Crown Prince Gustav VI Adolf in 1905 – 1920. Crown Princess Margaret was the grand child of Queen Victoria. She was raised at Bagshote Castle in England and came to love flowers and gardening already as a child. When she came to Sweden and Sofiero the palace garden consisted of a big lawn and woodland. She transformed the garden and designed several different rooms with flower borders kitchen garden, orchards etc. Her husband was very interested in rhododendrons which were planted in the ravines leading down from the palace to the see.

Today in springtime thousands of flowering rhododendrons will meet you at Sofiero. Christina will guide you in the garden and tell you the story of Margaret & George, later King of Sweden and you will also have a chance to walk on your own and we suggest coffee/tea & pastries at the Palace Café & Restaurant. In the afternoon the bus will take us to the area around Kullabygden north of Helsingborg and we will visit a private garden in Mölle with a great collection of rhododendrons and a marvellous view over the see. Leisure time in the evening. 

Day 3
30th of May

After check-out and breakfast, we will visit Krapperup Castle, a stately renaissance castle with a beautiful and unique landscape park with old trees, ponds, rippling streams, rhododendrons and flower borders. You will meet the head gardener for a guided tour in the beautiful park. At the castle café before going to Fredriksdal in Helsingborg for a small tour in the park and a visit to Rose nursery Flora Linnea, one of the largest rose nurseries in Scandinavia with a beautiful shop. Afternoon tea at Fredriksdal Garden Café and end of tour. The bus will take you to Helsingborg Station.

Start

Sofiero Slott

Krapperup Castle

Mölle

Norrviken

Practicalities

Price; 4900:– / person.

Dates: 28 – 30 May. This tour can also be booked for other dates during April and May, please contact us for more information. 

Price includes professional Guide during all the tours, 2 nights in double rooms with breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, 1 Afternoon tea, Entrée to 5 gardens, all transports in Skåne.
 
Flight or train tickets are not included. If you would like assistance to book your flight or train, please contact us.

We reserve ourselves for any change in the schedule. At least 10 reservations are needed for the tour to be realised. We expect a reasonable level of fitness. If the tour would be cancelled, it will be announced 7 days before departure. Please let us know if you have any food allergies, dietary restrictions or special requirements for the tour. We expect a reasonable level of fitness. Please remember to read our terms and conditions before booking the tour.

Complete the form below with your name, adress, dates etc. You will receive a confirmation and more information will follow. This is your final reservation for the tour. The price for this tour is 4900:- SEK / person. Please give us a call or mail us concerning group bookings of more than 5 persons. The dates for this tour are between the 28-30 May. This tour can also be booked for other dates during April and May, please contact us for more information. This tour is covered by cancellation policy paragraphs 1-3 in our travel terms under the heading “Change and cancellation rules”. The first registration for this tour is closed 60 days before the departure date, then a reserve list is opened for the tour from which late registration is possible and place is given on the tour if any cancellation are made or if there is subject to availability. Please note that this trip includes a registration fee which is a partial payment of the total price of the trip. The registration fee of SEK 2500 is sent via a separate invoice and must be delivered to us within 5 days after the booking is confirmed via booking confirmation. Afterwards, we send an invoice with final payment.

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