You’ll get a great feel for the island of Gotland today, as you explore its rugged interiors and Medieval capital. The trip kicks off with a coach ride across the pea-green countryside. You’ll pass through farming areas before making a stop a Medieval church – one of the best examples of architecture from the era. After a scenic drive along the coast you’ll stop by ‘Gannarve Skeppssättning i Fröjel’, an ancient burial ground that’s said to date back to the Bronze Age. Tombstones are lined up around the burial area in the shape of a ship, and historians believe it’s to symbolise the journey of the dead to the afterlife. Once you’ve had time to explore, you’ll make your way to Visby along the island’s clifftops, pausing en route to soak up the scenery in a pretty fishing village. The capital has been nicknamed ‘The Town of Roses and Ruins,’ thanks to its enveloping walls and climbing rose bushes. You’ll have a guided walk through the cobbled streets, before making your way back to the port.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.