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Nordic Threads: Exploring Sweden's Textile Heritage

6 SEPTEMBER 2024

13 Days

$5,975

per person, twin share (land tour only).
$1,190 supplement for sole use of a hotel room.

 


Tour Leader

Suzie Liles & Sarah Rambousek

Tour Info

 

OVERVIEW 

Map Sweden Textile Tour

Embark on a captivating journey through Sweden's rich textile heritage with our meticulously crafted Textile Tour of Sweden, this 13-day itinerary promises an immersive exploration of Sweden's textile traditions. Delve into the heart of Swedish craftsmanship with visits to historic weaving mills and renowned textile factories and museums, where you'll witness time-honored techniques come to life by expert artisans. From traditional looms to modern innovations, discover the intricate threads that weave Sweden's textile story together. Alongside textile adventures, soak in the cultural richness of Sweden with visits to iconic landmarks, museums, and scenic drives through breathtaking landscapes. Indulge in authentic Swedish cuisine and unwind in luxurious accommodations, ensuring a seamless blend of cultural immersion and relaxation throughout your unforgettable journey. Join us and unravel the threads of Sweden's vibrant textile tapestry.

  

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Immersive Cultural Experiences: Explore the vibrant cultural scene of Stockholm, including visits to the Nordic Museum, Skansens Open Air Museum, and the Royal Armoury, offering insights into Sweden's rich history and heritage.
  • Exploration of Dalarna Region: Discover the heart of Swedish textile traditions in the picturesque town of Mora, with visits to Gav Glimåkra AB, Zorn’s Gammelgard, and the Textile Museum, immersing yourself in the region's weaving heritage.
  • Textile Industry Visits: Gain exclusive access to renowned textile establishments such as Klässbols Weaving Mill, Texsolv AB, and Wanas Castle, where you'll witness modern textile innovations and sustainable practices shaping Sweden's textile industry.
  • Cultural Landmarks and Museums: Explore the art and culture scene of Borås with visits to Abecita Art Museum and Textile Museum, and delve into the historical significance of sites like Wanas Castle and Svenska Vavstols Museet.
  • Expert Guidance: Throughout the tour, benefit from the expertise of knowledgeable tour leaders and local guides who provide insights into Sweden's textile history, design, and craftsmanship.
  • Scenic Drives and Relaxation: Enjoy scenic drives through Sweden's picturesque landscapes, with opportunities for relaxation and rejuvenation at luxurious hotels like Mora Hotel & Spa and First Hotel Olofström.
  • Culinary Delights: Indulge in delectable Swedish cuisine with included meals at renowned restaurants and hotels, offering a taste of authentic Swedish flavors and local specialties.

Detailed Itinerary

Itinerary Sweden Textile

START & FINISH

The tour starts at 3:00pm on Friday, September 6, at Clarion Hotel Amaranten in Stockholm. The tour ends after breakfast on Wednesday, September 18 at Clarion Hotel Amaranten in Stockholm. Arrival and departure airport/hotel transfers are not included.

Itinerary

 

DETAILED ITINERARY

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Itinerary Sweden Textile

 

Tour Leader

 

SUZIE LILES & SARAH RAMBOUSEK

Suzie Liles has taught weaving for over 35 years. Suzie is very enthusiastic and loves to share her knowledge. She has taught workshops and seminars for adults and children in the United States and Canada. Suzie has an MFA in Fibers from the University of Oregon. She is a member of the Handweavers Guild of America and has written many articles for Handwoven Magazine. She is the owner of Eugene Textile Center and co-owner of Glimakra USA with her daughter Sarah Rambousek. Sarah has been weaving since she was very little; even before she was 10 years old, she helped Suzie teach. She has become deeply knowledgeable about looms and yarns. Sarah is the CEO of Glimakra USA. Glimakra USA imports most of their products from Sweden, which gives her insight into the Swedish community and textile traditions.

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Inclusions

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS

What is included in the tour price?

  • Accommodation: Accommodation is provided in standard rooms at selected hotels throughout the tour.
  • Meals: Daily breakfast is included, along with specified lunches and dinners as per the itinerary.
  • Transportation: Transportation between destinations is included, with the use of long-distance coaches for travel within Sweden.
  • Guided Tours: Guided tours are provided at various textile-related sites, museums, and factories as outlined in the itinerary.
  • Entrance Fees: Entrance fees to museums, attractions, and workshops mentioned in the itinerary are included.
  • Tour Leader: A knowledgeable tour leader will accompany the group throughout the tour.
  • Some Meals: Some lunches and dinners are included in the tour package as specified in the itinerary.
  • Taxes and Service Fees: All applicable taxes and service charges are included in the tour package.

What is not included in the tour price?

  • Airfare: International and domestic airfare to and from Sweden is not included in the tour package.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel insurance, including medical and trip cancellation coverage, is not included but highly recommended.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses such as souvenirs, additional meals, beverages, laundry, and personal purchases are not included.
  • Optional Activities: Optional activities and excursions not specified in the itinerary are not included in the tour package.
  • Gratuities: Gratuities for tour guides, drivers, hotel staff, and other service providers are not included but are at the discretion of the guests.
  • Visa Fees: Any fees associated with obtaining a visa for travel to Sweden are not included.
  • Additional Transportation: Any transportation not specifically mentioned in the itinerary, such as airport transfers outside of specified arrival and departure times, is not included.
  • Personal Health Expenses: Expenses related to personal health, medications, and medical emergencies are not included.

 

Hotels

 

HOTELS

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