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Saturday, 28 January 2017

Mountain Biking Weekend - Emmetten Switzerland

The biking weekend is huge fun.
Two days of non-stop full-on mountain biking in the Emmetten bike Arena.

One night with half board, bike hire and biking next day ticket.

Wood Trail, Natural Bike Park, biking routes.

Tel;   +41 41 620 15 64


The Royal Djurgarden Nature Preserve - Stockholm , Sweden

History of Royal Djurgarden

Farming 800 - 1680

All of Djurgarden has,for a long period of time, been affected by human presence. More than anything else, medieval farming practices have impacted on the landscape.

Royal Game Park  1680 - 1751 (-1829, - 1890)

In the year 1680. a 20 kilometre long fence known as Djurgardsgardesgarden (The Game Park Fence) was erected in order to keepgame in the area and keep predators such as wolves, bears and poachers out.

Recreation and amusement park 1751 - (1829, 1890)

The numerous restaurants and taverns, as well as the delightful surroundings, became the attraction during this period. Parks, footpaths, and gardens were created, The oldest park, the Frisen Park, to the south, was established early on. The Djurgarden canal, the Rosendal Palace and the Lidingo Bridge
(a pontoon bridge) were also built.

And many more to see.........

The Royal Djurgarden Nature Preserve

Vasa Museum - Stockholm, Sweden

Vasa Anno 1628

King Gustav Adolf's mighty ship, the Vasa, was intended for a major role in the Swedish Navy. But fate decreed otherwise: the ship foundered shortly after embarking on her maiden voyage in 1628. The Vasa was salvaged after 333 years on the bottom of Stockholms Strom and is now the world's only preserved seventeenth century ship. Adorned with more than 700 carved sculptures, she is also a unique treasury of art.
Several exhibitions tell of the Vasa and her time. A film about the Vasa is shown every hour. There are guided tours daily.
Group tours or film viewings may be booked on   Tel\;   +46 8 519 548 70
Well stocked shop. High-class restaurant.

Opening Hours

1 September - 31 May:  10.00 AM - 5.00 PM
(Wednesdays  10.00 AM - 8.00 PM)
1 June - 31August:  8.30 AM - 6.00 PM
31 December:   10.00 AM - 3.00 PM
Closed 1 January, 23 - 25 December

A dinner next to the Royal Warship Vasa, combined with a guided tour, is an unforgettable experience .
Information and menu suggestions, please visit :

Vasa Museum
Stockholm, Sweden

The Royal Palace - Stockholm, Sweden

Welcome to one of Europe's largest and most dynamic palaces. The Royal palace is His Majesty The King's official residence and also where many of the king and Queen's official receptions are held.  The palace is open to visitors year round.

The entrance fee includes The Royal Apartments * with The hall of State and The Apartments of the Orders of Chivalry, The Treasury with the regalia, The Tre Kronor Museum that portrays the palace's history, and Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities **

Highlights of The Palace

* Karl XI's Gallery (1600s) and Oskar II's drawing room (1800s)
   in the Royal Apartments
* Queen Kristina's silver throne (1600s) in the Hall of State
* Erik XIV's crown (1500s) in the Treasury
* Models of the old Tre Kronor Palace (1200 - 1600s)
   in the Tre Kronor Museum.

More to discover

Don't miss The Changing of The Royal Guard and The Royal G Shop with quality souvenirs and
gifts inspired by The Royal Collections, The Royal Armoury is housed in the palace and The Royal Stables and The Riddarholmen Church, the final resting place of Sweden's Kings, are within walking distance.

The Royal Palace


Wells and WalNorfolksingham - UK

Wells- Next- The- Sea is a traditional seaside town on the beautiful North Norfolk coast.  It's a home to everything we love about the seaside - amusement arcades, hungry seagulls , fish'n'chips, ice cream
and cookies.  But it's also so much more, a most interesting and fascinating place, charming ,picturesque and historical.
Explore creeks and salt marshes teeming with bird life, walk along sandy beaches on a seaside break, or take a boat trip to see the seal colony, Castle church and abbey ruins are just waiting to be discovered, along with art galleries, steam railways, a reconstructed from Iron Age village and cycle ways galore.

Wells and Walsingham Light Railway

This unique railway opened in 1982 and is the longest 10 1/4 in narrow gauge steam railway in the world. The unique and powerful locomotives ' Norfolk Hero' and ' Norfolk Heroine' were built especially for this line.


No visit to Walsingham would be complete without a visit to each of the shrines that make the village so famous. Sadly, the original Roman Catholic shrine was destroyed during the reformation, but the

Slipper Chapel, a 14th century wayside pilgrim chapel, was restored and named.

The Roman Catholic National Shrine of our Lady in 1934.

The Anglican shrine church, The Shrine of Our Lady of  Walsingham, was built in the 20th century and is where the Holy House is located - a replica of the home in Nazareth of the Holy Family.

Don't miss the image of our Lady of Walsingham carved in 1922  and copied from the seal of the medieval priory which was suppressed in 1538.



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