World Cup Dressage & Show Jumping – Gothenburg, Sweden – 2021
13 Days | Departs 26 March 2021
Tour Dates:  26 March –  6 April 2021

Overview

Gothenburg is hosting the World Cup Dressage & Show Jumping in April 2021.  Gothenburg, a major city in Sweden, is situated off the Göta älv river on the country’s west coast. An important seaport, it’s known for its Dutch-style canals and leafy boulevards like the Avenyn, the city’s main thoroughfare, lined with many cafes and shops. Gothenburg will also be celebrating its 400th anniversary of the founding of Gothenburg in 2021 when we visit.

The World Cup Dressage and Show Jumping event will be held at the Scandinavium, an indoor venue where the World Cup has been previously held.  Our hotel is only a short walk to the venue so you can come and go as you please and there will be plenty of time for sightseeing as well as time to watch all the Dressage and Show jumping action.

Prior to travelling to Gothenburg, the group will spend three nights in the beautiful city of Copenhagen, Denmark where we will visit some of the country’s most splendid Castles and Palaces.  Frederiksborg Palace, the largest Renaissance palace in the Nordic region, once home to Danish kings, now a museum of Danish National History is on our list.

Our hotel in Copenhagen is centrally located and close to Nyhavn the 17th century harbour canal which is the food and entertainment district with some very nice restaurants.

Tour Highlights

  • Return flights from Australia or New Zealand to Copenhagen & return from Gothenburg
  • Transfers from Copenhagen Airport & to Gothenburg Airport for group flights*
  • 3 nights Copenhagen, Denmark – 4-star hotel
  • 6 nights Gothenburg, Sweden – 4-star hotel
  • Breakfast daily, 2 dinners including a welcome and farewell dinner
  • First class train from Copenhagen to Gothenburg central
  • Dressage & Jumping passes to the World Cup Horse event at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg
  • Visit to Knonburg & Frederiksborg Castle in the Danish countryside
  • Other sightseeing: Nyhavn, Amalienborg Palace and the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen
  • Guided walking tours in both Copenhagen & Gothenburg
  • Travel wallet and experiences tour host

*Conditions apply and transfers for group flights only

Note: This is a provisional itinerary and the schedule of events for the 2021 World Cup is based on previous years. This itinerary is subject to change.

We are taking expressions of interest for this tour now.
We will be limiting our numbers so please send us an email to:
 info@snaffletravel.com.au

Itinerary

day1Friday 26 March 2021
Australia / New Zealand – Copenhagen

Please meet at the airport for your international flight to Copenhagen, Denmark. Flight times to be advised.

(B,D) Saturday 27 March 2021
Copenhagen 

Welcome to Copenhagen.  On arrival at Copenhagen airport proceed through customs and collect your bags.  Transfer to your centrally located hotel.  The hotel is closeby Nyhavn, the 17th century harbour canal with many lovely restaurants and the Amalienborg Palace as well. On arrival at the hotel relax and enjoy a welcome group dinner this evening.

(B) Sunday 28 March 2021
Copenhagen

Today we will travel to Kronburg Castle, the setting for Hamlet, set on an island with views of Sweden in the distance.  Afterwards we will visit Frederiksborg Palace, the largest Renaissance palace in the Nordic region, once home to Danish kings, now a museum of Danish National History. Later this afternoon perhaps you might like to explore Nyhavn, relax, enjoy a drink and a local seafood dinner.

(B) Monday 29 March 2020
Copenhagen

This morning join your guide for a walking tour of Copenhagen’s historical sights and the many other important sights. This afternoon is at leisure and you might like to take a boat ride on the Canals or visit Amalienborg Palace where Australia’s very own Princess Mary resides. Try to time it right as you might like to watch the changing of the Royal Palace guards.

(B) Tuesday 30 March 2021
Copenhagen – Gothenburg

Later this morning travel by first class train to Gothenburg. On arrival, transfer to your hotel fro the next six nights.  The hotel is very closeby to the Scandanavium where the World Cup is being held. This afternoon enjoy an introductory walking tour of Gothenburg.

(B) Wednesday 31 March 2021
 Gothenburg

Our hotel is a short walk from the Scandinavium, so you can come and go at your leisure. This morning you will get to see all your favourite Dressage horse and rider combinations warming up, as well as in the afternoon.

(B) Thursday 1 April 2021
 Gothenburg

This morning you are free to explore.  You might like to hire one of the Paddan boats and take a trip along Gothenburg’s waterways to view the major sights of the city. The Grand Prix Dressage begins this afternoon. This evening the World Cup, Jumping Final starts.

(B) Friday 2 April 2021

Gothenburg

This morning the Freestyle dressage rehearsal is followed by a Dressage Showcase Performance.  This evening the Jumping World Cup, Final II begins. Sweden is well known for world class show jumping, and their team took silver at the World Equestrian Games in 2018.  Some of Sweden’s big stars in Show jumping including top Swedish riders like Peder Fredricson, Malin Baryard-Johnsson, Henrik von Eckermann and some of the world’s top Show jumping riders will be competing here.

(B) Saturday 3rd April 2021
Gothenburg

This morning you might like to take a tram down to the Haga district.   Haga is a charming area of traditional wooden buildings and cobbled streets, home to 17th-century fortress Skansen Kronan. Candlelit cafes and pubs with terraced courtyards which create a bohemian vibe. Early this afternoon the Grand Prix jumping session starts and this evening is the FEI Dressage World Cup Freestyle final. Isobel Werth competed here in 2019 and won the Gold riding Weihegold OLD.

(B, D) Sunday 4th April 2021
Gothenburg

Today is the final day and the Show jumping final takes place this afternoon.  This evening we will meet as a group for a farewell dinner and reminisce over the week’s events.

(B) Monday 5th April 2021
Gothenburg – Australia or New Zealand

After breakfast, there will be a transfer for those who have chosen the group flight. For those taking other flights, transportation is easy and inexpensive.

Tuesday 6th April 2021
Australia or New Zealand

Welcome home. On arrival at your international airport in Australia or New Zealand clear customs and collect your bags.  We hope you have had a wonderful tour with Snaffle Travel.

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