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    Guided Walk - the History of Båstad

    10:30 - 12.00Båstad

    John F Kennedy, the Nobel family, Greta Garbo, Björn Borg and numerous Swedish kings simply could not resist visiting Båstad, the elegant seaside resort in southernmost Sweden. Can you?
    Imbibe the tranquil atmosphere and colourful history starting in the 15th century. Admire the medieval church, find out more about war and peace, resourceful villagers and the intriguing history of tennis and tourism. Stroll in picturesque Agardhsgatan among fragrant roses and lavender as well as exclusive, well-preserved 18th and 19th century houses. Stories about Alfred Nobel’s nephew Ludvig Nobel, Senator John F Kennedy secretly visiting Swedish girlfriend, and divine actress Greta Garbo will move your heart. Legendary soprano Birgit Nilsson and immortal Ingmar Bergman film locations are forever connected with this charming area.

    Pick-up: at 10:25 outside the Tourist Information Centre, beside the Church in Båstad
    Tickets: www.bastad.com or www.upplevbjare.se. You are welcome to buy your ticket on line or make an advance booking by phone. Only prebooked tickets available direct from the guide.
    Price per person: adults 120 SEK, 12 - 19-year-olds 60 SEK, children under 12 free of charge
    Information: Guide Ingrid Persson Skog tel + 46 738 50 33 43