Silversea Luxury Cruises A Kalmar

Kalmar

Southern Sweden is considered, even by many Swedes, to be a world of its own. Once a part of Denmark, the region is clearly distinguished from the rest of the country by its geography, culture, and history. Småland, the northernmost of Sweden's southern provinces, is also the largest, but its harsh countryside and poorer, bleaker way of life led thousands to emigrate to the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries. Those who stayed behind developed a reputation for inventiveness. View more

The area has many small glassblowing firms, and it is these glassworks, such as the world-renowned Kosta Boda and Orrefors, that have given the area the nickname the Kingdom of Glass. Kalmar was a rather important outpost from the 13th to the 17th centuries because it was one of the southernmost cities in Sweden. However, in the Treaty of Roskilde, the King of Denmark–Norway was forced to cede what is now southern Sweden, and the town's importance diminished gradually over the years as its fortress no longer defended the country's southern border. Now the Öland Bridge makes it the gateway to that island.

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Excursiones en Kalmar

Charming Kalmar

Discover the scenic splendour of Kalmar and its surrounding countryside during this panoramic, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Kalmar City Centre, City Park and Kalmar Castle

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive through Kalmar, one of Sweden's oldest cities. The 17th-century city centre is home to a wealth of well-preserved architecture and historical landmarks, combined with modern art and design. Pass by Guest Harbour en route to City Park, a romantic, English-style garden featuring many unusual plants and flowers, and offering stunning views of Kalmar Castle, an imposing palace with grand watchtowers perched on a tiny island just off the coast.


Kvarnholmen and Tripp, Trapp and Trull

Leaving City Park, your panoramic drive follows the ancient city walls whilst travelling along small cobbled streets. Marvel at the historic buildings along Kvarnholmen, many of which now host charming shops, restaurants and bars. Continue past the 'Europa Nostra' Water Tower and one of the most famous sights in Kalmar, the 17th-century houses known as 'Tripp, Trapp and Trull'.


Cathedral of Kalmar

Next, proceed to 'Stortorget', or 'Big Square', for a guided visit to the impressive, 17th-century Kalmar Cathedral, one of the largest baroque churches in Sweden. Afterward, a refreshment stop is made at a local café for a Swedish pastry accompanied by tea or coffee. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence your 75-minute coastal drive back to the pier, passing charming villages and old farmlands en route.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking for approximately 30 minutes, with cobblestone surfaces around the Cathedral, a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 4-5 steps at each venue. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a light jacket or sweater from the ship. An inside visit to the Cathedral may not be possible during church services. The tour sequence may vary.

Explore one of the oldest cities in Sweden on-foot during this picturesque, half-day walking tour of historic Kalmar.


Guest Harbour, City Park and Kalmar Castle

Depart the pier for a scenic, guided stroll along Guest Harbour and the beautiful, green City Park, a romantic English-style garden with many unusual plants and sculptures. From here, take in stunning views of Kalmar Castle, an imposing palace with grand watchtowers perched on a tiny island just off the coast.


Kalmar Cathedral and Tripp, Trapp and Trull

Leaving City Park, stroll along the ancient City Walls and through small, charming alleys. Pass the 'Europa Nostra' water tower and one of the most famous sights in Kalmar, the 17th-century houses known as 'Tripp, Trapp and Trull'. Upon arrival at 'Stortorget', or 'Big Square', see the impressive, 17th-century Kalmar Cathedral, the biggest baroque church in Sweden. On the opposite side of the square is City Hall, built in the Dutch-Renaissance style.


Old Town Café and Refreshments

A final stop is made at one of the Old Town's charming cafes for a traditional Swedish pastry and cookies served with tea and coffee. Afterward, commence your guided stroll back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 3.7-4.3 miles (about six-seven kilometres), with cobblestone surfaces around the Cathedral and in the city centre, and 27 steps at the local cafe. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a light jacket or sweater from the ship. An inside visit to the Cathedral may not be possible during church services. The tour sequence may vary.

Kalmar Town & Castle

Experience the splendid, Old World beauty of Kalmar and its spectacular castle during this memorable, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Kalmar City Centre, City Park and Kalmar Castle

Depart the pier for the short, scenic drive through Kalmar, one of Sweden's oldest cities. Kalmar's 17th-century city centre is home to a wealth of well-preserved architecture and historical landmarks combined with modern art and design. Pass by Guest Harbour en route to City Park, a romantic, English-style garden featuring many unusual plants and flowers, and offering stunning views of Kalmar Castle, an imposing palace with grand watchtowers.


City Park and Kalmar Castle

After a photo stop at City Park, re-board your coach and continue on to Kalmar Castle. Perched on a tiny island just off the coast, the castle hosted the 1397 signing of the Kalmar Union, which united Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Upon arrival, walk across the old wind jetty and take a guided tour of the castle, followed by some free time for independent exploration.


Tripp, Trapp and Trull, City Hall and Cathedral

Next, re-board your coach and continue your panoramic drive past the 'Europa Nostra' water tower and one of the most famous sights in Kalmar, the 17th-century houses known as 'Tripp, Trapp and Trull'. Upon arrival at 'Stortorget', or 'Big Square', see the impressive 17th century Kalmar Cathedral, the biggest baroque church in Sweden. On the opposite side of the square is City Hall, built in the Dutch-Renaissance style. Following a short, guided tour of the Cathedral, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier, passing through the City Gate en route.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, with cobblestone surfaces around the Cathedral, a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 80 steps to access the different levels in the castle. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair; however, not all areas of Kalmar Castle are wheelchair-accessible. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a light jacket or sweater from the ship. Guests must be at least 10 years old to participate on this tour. An inside visit to the Cathedral may not be possible during church services. The tour sequence may vary.

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