Sweden, Textile Tour, fabric tour, Europe

Grand Swedish Textile Tour 2020

Grand Swedish Textile Tour 2020

$4800 per person

The Grand Swedish Textile Tour is an 8-night adventure experiencing the history of Sweden through design. Immerse yourself in the colorful cacophony of Josef Frank’s textile design. Learn about futuristic fabric at Smart Textiles in Borås. Travel back in time to a land of richly embroidered Dala horses in Stockholm. Join us on an adventure to delve into Sweden’s craft heritage while we also seek out the designers of tomorrow. Together we will learn, create, and share an unforgettable experience.

Pricing and Inclusions

Join us on the Grand Swedish Textile tour for $4800 per person land-only based on double occupancy. The single occupancy supplement cost is $1500. A deposit of $500 per person will secure your spot on this tour due immediately at sign-up. The deposit goes toward your base tour costs. The land-only cost does not include airfare, but we also offer full service airfare booking. Please let us know if you would like us to help you book your airfare. See full list of inclusions and itinerary under the “Itinerary” tab above. Tour itinerary subject to change based on availability of venues and updated schedules. The full program will be outlined in detail in the daily itinerary provided to all participants just prior to the start of the tour.

The Grand Swedish Textile Tour is a collaboration between Hello Voyager and Lisa Ball Travel Design. Payment will be processed through Lisa Ball Travel Design. She will accept personal checks or Visa or Mastercard via Paypal.

  • Departure Date
    July 2020
  • Return Date
    August 2020
  • Included
    Admission for all experiences
    Breakfasts and many meals included
    Gratuities and taxes
    Ground transportation
    Local guides
    Personal Guide
    Porterage at the hotels
    Small group experience
    Superior boutique hotels
  • Not Included
    Round trip airfare*

The adventure begins

Kansas City to Gothenburg is the departure route for the tour; however, airfare can be arranged from any U.S. city to Gothenburg. Full details on the airline schedule will be forthcoming.

Welcome to Sweden!

We arrive in the vibrant harbor city of Gothenburg to meet our private coach. Before heading to the hotel we will take in a panoramic tour of this scenic West Sweden city. A local guide will be on-hand to tell us about its rich – and royal – history. After checking into the Hotel Flora, you have time on your own to rest or visit the unique fabric, design, and fashion shops that are within walking distance of the hotel.
  • Gårda Textil: Shop a wide range of fashion and interior fabrics.
  • Artilleriet Interiors and Artilleriet Kitchens: Around the corner from each other, the former is considered the best interior design shop in Gothenburg.
  • Norrgavel: Exclusive interior design studio designing sustainable furniture.
  • Grandpa: Unique and trendy shop featuring fashion, interior design and gadgets.
  • Rum 21: Design and furniture specialist
  • And the Swedish-focused clothing stores: Tiger of Sweden; Nudie Jeans Co. Musa, and J. Lindberg among others.
That evening we will toast the beginning of our journey with a celebratory dinner.

Hotel Flora

We will be resting our head for three nights at Hotel Flora – a family-owned boutique property and one of the best design hotels in West Sweden. The city center location of Hotel Flora is superb as it is within easy walking distance to a number of diverse local design and fashion shops. Our stay package includes a deluxe buffet breakfast, complimentary WiFi and warm Swedish hospitality!

A day out in Borås

Following breakfast at the hotel, we journey on our private coach to the town of Borås to visit the Textile Museum of Sweden, part of the Nordic Textile Fashion Center. This important museum documents the history of textiles and cloth manufacturing in Sweden. Here we’ll see the permanent collection, as well as any special exhibits. There is a fantastic restaurant on site, so lunch is included here today at the Textile Museum. While in Borås, we’ll also visit:
  • Smart Textiles: Part of the University of Borås, this showroom focuses on textiles of the future.
  • FashionInk: A Swedish Fashion Incubator working with textile and fashion start-ups.
Evening: Dinner on your own. There are wonderful restaurants in Gothenburg, with many eclectic dining options close to our hotel.

Gunnebo House and Gardens

Following breakfast at the hotel, we’ll visit Gunnebo House and Gardens, a beautiful country estate from the 1700s. The decoration, furnishing, and landscaping of the house were designed by Carl Wilhelm Carlberg, a Gothenburg architect. The area is a cultural heritage site, and the whole park has been organically certified since 2006 – with an emphasis on historical garden crafts. Our experience at Gunnebo House includes a guided tour, and we’ll stay for a delicious (included) lunch at the Café. Back in Gothenburg you can enjoy cocktails at a fun harbor bar, check out more design shops and enjoy the city's culinary offerings. A list of Gothenburg restaurants will be part of your daily itinerary.

Welcome to Stockholm!

Following breakfast, our private bus takes us to Stockholm, a city built upon 14 islands in an archipelago. Stockholm is divided into several distinctive neighborhoods and quarters, each with its individual history and character. The island capital city boasts historical architecture, out-door cafes, bohemian boutiques, posh shopping boulevards and a thriving museum scene – all set against the backdrop of glittering blue water and sailboats. Stockholm is an ever-changing city, so we don't want to plan out each and every stop too far in advance – just in case we need to change the itinerary to hit up a new must-see exhibit or store. But, here are a few stops that we will be making...

Our adventure in Stockholm

We’ll visit one of the world’s best art and design museums, the Moderna Museet, get our disco on at ABBA The Museum, and learn a new craft with a local teacher. Here are some of our other Stockholm activities...
    • City tour with a local guide. This tour will especially focus on one of the most important Stockholm landmarks, City Hall. This is where the annual Nobel Prize Banquet is held.
    • Visit Gudrun Sjödèn Design, a vibrant clothing and lifestyle company.
    • A day to visit the Moderna Museet, the modern art museum, ArkDes, Sweden's center for architecture and design, and Svensk Form, the premier design magazine for Sweden. All of these sites are on the city island of Skeppsholmen.
    • Visit the new Marimekko flagship store.
    • Enjoy a Craft Workshop with a local artist.
    • Visit Svensk Tenn, the design store that popularized Danish Modern design.
    • Experience the Skansen Open Air Folk Museum – various Swedish crafts and historic buildings.
    • On the evening of August 6th we will toast the fabulous country of Sweden with a Celebration Dinner.

Hotel Rival

Hotel Rival will be our home in Stockholm. This comfortable boutique hotel is in one of the trendiest neighborhoods, Södermalm. This island, a favorite borough among locals, is in the southern-most part of the city central and is a hot-spot for artists, musicians, designers, unique shops and restaurants. Our stay package at Hotel Rival includes a fabulous breakfast each morning, complimentary WiFi, and a location next to a lovely park.

Stockholm Pass

Stockholm Pass: Everyone will receive a three-day Stockholm Pass which is your key to unlock free entry to many of the city’s top sites. In addition, the Stockholm Pass gives you an included Travel Card for use on the City’s excellent public transportation options: Trams, buses, subway and boats. Throughout the tour, we will help you manage your personal bucket list of sites you want to visit and how best to get to each destination. The Stockholm Pass includes free entry to:
  • Nobel Prize Museum – documents the history of this preeminent prize
  • Royal Palace –the Swedish royal jewels are on display
  • Vasa Museum – interesting recovered war ship; it’s like a time capsule from 1628
  • Historic Canal Boat Tour – a relaxing way to see the outer most island areas
  • Archipelago Cruise – and many more museums and experiences!

Departure Day

Sadly, all good things must come to an end. We depart on August 7th, and you will arrive home within the same day.

Grand Swedish Textile Tour Inclusions

  • Small group of up to only 15 for a fun, personalized tour.
  • 8 nights in superior boutique hotels in Gothenburg and Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 12 total meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners.
  • Admission for more than 10 unique tours and experiences.
  • Gratuities and Taxes for coach drivers, local guides, hotels and group meals.
  • Transportation in a private coach around in West Sweden and to Stockholm, plus Stockholm public transportation.
  • A three-day Stockholm Pass for public transportation use in central Stockholm and free entry to a number of wonderful museums and experiences.
  • Porterage included at the hotels where available.


Upon arrival in Sweden we will enjoy two days exploring the vibrant cities of Gothenburg and Borås. Then we are off to discover Stockholm, a glistening city built on crystal blue canals. This world-class design city holds a treasure trove of tiny shops, delicious restaurants and delightful surprises. Explore the map below to see the regions that we will be visiting.

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