Spectacular Scandinavia Tour in 2022

15 day European experience with flights, central hotels, breakfast, expert guides & $3600 bonus value

Select dates May - Sep 22

from $... per Person
Book by April 30, 2021

YOUR HOLIDAY AT A GLANCE    

Low deposit from only $99pp*

Australia – Copenhagen – Aarhus – Stavanger – Bergen – Geilo – Oslo – Stockholm – Helsinki – Australia

Travel a unique route from Copenhagen through Norway’s fjords to charming Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Visit 5 incredible Scandinavian countries on an exciting 15-day guided tour. The experience includes full-service international flights, 13 nights in centrally located hotels, breakfast daily and all transportation and sightseeing fees. Explore the heights of the Geilo region on the famous Flam railway and cruise the stunningly beautiful Sognefjord aboard a luxurious purpose-built ECO ship. Learn about this history-rich region with fun and informative locally guided experiences. Finish the tour from Helsinki with a ferry trip and day tour to beautiful Tallinn, Estonia.

Inclusions 

  • Return international flights with a full-service carrier
  • 13 nights 4 star (self-rated) hotel accommodation
  • Daily breakfast & 2 dinners
  • 14 days Professional English-speaking tour leader
  • Transfers and transportation by A/C vehicles
  • All sightseeing & entrance fees
  • BONUS Locally guided tours in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki & Tallinn
  • BONUS 1 night onboard Silja Line ferry, in Outside A Class private cabin
  • BONUS Canal Cruise and Tivoli Gardens Amusement Park in Copenhagen
  • BONUS Fløibanen funicular in Bergen
  • BONUS Hadeland Glassverk glassblowing studio in Jevnaker
  • BONUS Ferry crossing Hirtshals-Kristiansand
  • BONUS Local train from Voss to Myrdal
  • BONUS ‘Flåmsbana’ from Myrdal to Flåm
  • BONUS 2 hour luxury Eco Cruise on Sognefjord
  • BONUS Return ferry crossing Helsinki – Tallinn

Deal code: MC-85540

YOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Australia – In transit (In-flight Meals)

Fly from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth to Copenhagen, Denmark today! Fly with Thai, Qatar, KLM, Singapore, British Airways, Emirates or other full-service airline, subject to availability.

Note: Due to flight times and scheduling, some customers may be required to depart on the day before (day 0).

Day 2: Arrival into Copenhagen, Denmark (In-flight meals)

Welcome to Europe! Upon arrival into Copenhagen airport, be met and transferred to your hotel for the night.

Day 3: Copenhagen (B)

After breakfast at the hotel this morning, take a guided tour into the heart of Copenhagen, full of historical buildings and ancient streets. See the Little Mermaid, Gefion Fountain, the Royal residence; Amalienborg Palace and Nyhavn Canal with its charming restaurants and picturesque cafés. See Christiansborg Castle, the home of the Danish Parliament, the Royal Opera House, and many more sights.

Later, experience Copenhagen from the water on a classic canal cruise. Learn about some of the historic buildings and their fascinating history while cruising the network of waterways that crisscross and connect the city.

After the canal cruise, visit the Tivoli Gardens, the second-oldest theme park in the world and the world’s most-visited seasonal theme park. Its delightful mix of rides, attractions, performances and culture make it a treat for adults and children alike.

Hotel  – AC Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen, or Comfort Copenhagen

Day 4: Copenhagen to Aarhus Approx 307kms (B)

Depart Copenhagen after breakfast this morning and experience the scenic drive north west to Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city. On arrival a two hour orientation tour will reveal striking modern architecture and historic neighbourhoods. Then, enjoy free time for the rest of the day.

Hotel  – AC Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen, or Comfort Copenhagen

Day 5: Aarhus – Stavanger, Norway Approx 555kms including ferry (B)

Travel across the Jutland Peninsular today, to Hirtshals and the ferry to Norway. Sail across the Skagerrak to Kristiansand. Then enjoy the incredibly scenic drive north past fjords, lakes and forests to Stavanger, one of Norway’s oldest townships; evidenced in the beautifully preserved wooden buildings that symbolise the region.

Hotel  – Scandic Aarhus Vest

Day 6: Stavanger – Bergen Approx 210 kms (B)

Today the tour travels across some of Norway’s most beautiful bays and through Nordic countryside to the famous seaside town of Bergen. Surrounded by soaring mountains and some of the worlds most dramatic fjords, spend the rest of the day taking in the sights of this photogenic and historic icon of the region.

Hotel  – Scandic Forum Stavanger

Day 7: Bergen (B)

After breakfast at the hotel today, enjoy some free time to relax and explore Bergen and surrounds at your own pace. Later, be treated to the dramatic funicular trip up to Fløyen – 320m above sea level – an exhilarating experience. The views from the top are breathtaking.

Hotel  – Grand Terminus Hotel, or First Marin Bergen

Day 8: Bergen – Geilo Approx 245kms (B, D)

Start a full day of exciting sightseeing today with a drive to Voss followed by the train up to Myrdal to meet the world-famous Flam railway. The Flam track winds steeply through one of Norway’s most stunning valleys, offering breathtaking views and photo opportunities.
The day continues on with a 2 hour cruise onboard a luxurious electric ECO boat in UNESCO listed Nærøyfjord, another photogenic place of outstanding natural beauty.
Complete this special day with the scenic drive to Geilo, to relax for the evening with dinner at the hotel included today.

Hotel  – Grand Terminus Hotel, or First Marin Bergen

Day 9: Geilo – Oslo Approx 220kms (B)

Today, after breakfast at the hotel, travel east toward Oslo. There will a break and time to browse at the Hadeland Glass factory; the source of uniquely stylish Scandinavian glass pieces. Also, take a photo stop at Holmenkollen Ski Jump, the arena surrounding the soaking structure doubles as a venue and has fantastic views to Oslo. Finish the day in Oslo, with free time this evening.

Hotel  – Bardøla Quality Expo

Day 10: Oslo (B)

After breakfast today, take in the highlights of Oslo on a locally guided city tour. See historically significant and beautifully preserved buildings including the Opera House and Akershus medieval fortress. Enjoy time to wander the peaceful Frogner Park and adjacent Vigeland Park, filled with the sculptural works of Norwegian artist, Gustav Vigeland. The rest of the day is free for your own relaxation or further exploration of the city.

Hotel  – Quality Expo or similar

Day 11: Oslo – Stockholm, Sweden Approx 525km (B)

Travel from Norway into Sweden today, with a midday stop in Karlstad. On arrival into Stockholm, check in and relax for the evening.

Hotel  – Quality Expo or similar

Day 12: Stockholm (B)

Today’s city tour of Stockholm starts at Fjällgatan for magnificent views of the Swedish capital – spread out on 14 islands with Lake Mälar on one side and the Baltic Sea on the other. See the Old Town ‘Gamla Stan’ with its fascinating narrow cobble-stoned alleys, Royal Palace, Cathedral and City Hall where the annual Nobel Prize award takes place. The tour extends to the recreational island Djurgården, where many of Stockholm’s finest museums are found. Spend the rest of your last day in Scandinavia exploring at your own pace.

Hotel  – Quality Globe or similar

Day 13: Stockholm – Tallink Silja Line Ferry (B, D onboard ferry)

After free time to further explore Stockholm today, be transferred to the ferry terminal for your Tallinn Silja Line crossing to Helsinki. Sail overnight in a comfortable A Class outside cabin, with included dinner and drinks.

Hotel  – Quality Globe or similar

Day 14: Helsinki, Finland (B)

Awake for breakfast onboard, before docking in Helsinki. Then tour the Finnish capital, seeing major sights including Rock Church, Senate Square surrounded by the Lutheran Cathedral of Helsinki, the Senate, University and Library of Helsinki, the Sibelius monument, Olympic stadium, and new Opera House.

Hotel  – Clarion Helsinki Hotel

Day 15: Helsinki – Tallinn, Estonia – Helsinki (B, D)

Start the day with breakfast before being transferred to the ferry terminal and your day trip to Tallinn, Estonia!
On arrival, you’ll be met and guided on a tour of Talinn’s most significant landmarks.

Admire Alexandre Nevski church, Dome Church and the 13-14 century castle, the seat of the Estonian Parliament. Take in the views of the medieval town-wall and its towers. Then walk down to the Town Hall Square with the 15th century Town Hall, 15th century pharmacy and the buildings of Great Guild and Brotherhood of Blackheads.

Return by ferry to Helsinki this evening, with dinner provided onboard.

Hotel  – Clarion Helsinki Hotel

Day 16: Helsinki – Australia (B, In-flight Meals)

Check out of your Helsinki hotel after breakfast this morning and be transferred to the airport for your flight home to Australia.

Hotel  – Clarion Helsinki Hotel

Day 17: Arrive Home – Australia (B, inflight meals)

Note that due to flight scheduling, some flights may arrive home on Day 18.

VALID FOR TRAVEL

10 May 2022
16 August  2022
13 September 2022


Surcharges & block out dates may apply during peak travel periods.

UPGRADES & ADD ONS

FLIGHT UPGRADES

On request
Subject to availability and applies to international long-haul sectors only

ARRIVE EARLY & STAY BEHIND

A minimum airfare break fee indicated below plus applicable airfare & tax difference applies for any deviation from the set itinerary such as arrive early, stay behind or other flight deviation requests (excludes tour extensions)

Airfare break fee: From $150 per person
Pre-tour accommodation in Copenhagen with breakfast (max occupancy 2 persons, excludes transfers): $310 per twin room per night
Post-tour accommodation in Helsinki with breakfast (max occupancy 2 persons, excludes transfers): $290 per twin room per night
Private transfers: On request

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

Change of mind refund
You may request a free of charge refund of your initial deposit within 7 days of booking, no questions asked.

Flexible date changes
Date changes are permitted for any reason if requested up to 10 months prior to departure or prior to flights being ticketed, strictly subject to availability. Seasonal prices differences may be applicable.

Peace of mind credit
A full credit will be offered for the tour component if cancelled by the supplier or you are not permitted to travel due to government-imposed border restrictions. Flight credits, if offered by the airline, will be subject to the carrier’s terms and fees.

COVID Safe Plan
The tour coach will be sanitised regularly with a deep clean at the end of every shift. Hand sanitiser will be provided on the coach.
Hotels are hand-selected for enhanced COVID-19 safety and hygiene protocols. Buffet meals may be temporarily suspended for set or a la carte menus.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION 

EXCLUSIONS

  • Optional tipping: Approx EUR€2-4 per person, per day while touring (not expected but appreciated by driver and Tour Leader).
  • Tourist visa (not required for Australian passport holders)
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional entry fees and taxes not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended; speak with your Travel Consultant about Travel Insurance options)

PRICES 
Low deposit only $99pp
Single Supplement Price: $1250 per person
All prices are subject to change, availability, redemption and book by deadlines.
All prices are AUD per person twin share unless otherwise specified.

PAYMENTS
Deposit is fully refundable within 7 days of purchase.
Second deposit is due 270 days prior to departure.
Balance is due 70 days prior to departure.

AMENDMENT POLICY 
The Peace of Mind Policy allows free of charge changes up to 90 days before departure, subject to airfare differences where flights have already been booked.
Each change within 90 days of departure: $100 per person plus applicable third-party supplier fees.
Each change within 60 days of departure: $250 per person plus applicable third-party supplier fees.

CANCELLATION POLICY 
Cancellation more than 90 days before departure: Loss of deposit only.
Cancellation within 90 days of departure: 30% of package price.
Cancellation within 60 days of departure: 50% of package price.
Cancellation within 14 days of departure: 100% of package price.

CHILD POLICY 
Children under 12 years old are not permitted to join the tour. Each adult may bring no more than one child under 12 years old. There is no discount for children.

TRIPLE SHARE 
Triple share is not available

VISAS 
A tourist visa is not required for Australian and most other nationalities travelling to Northern Europe. It is your responsibility to check all requirements with your local consulate, embassy or visa centre.

HOTELS 
Rooms with twin beds will be provided if other room types are not available.

GROUP SIZE 
Minimum 10 passengers.
Maximum 40 passengers per vehicle (estimated).

PASSPORTS
Full names and a copy of each traveller’s valid passport photo page are required for reservation. Passports must be valid for 6 months beyond trip completion. You are liable for fees due to incorrect or incomplete information.

BAGGAGE
Each person is entitled to a strict maximum of one bag not exceeding 20kg on tour, regardless of any other baggage allowance.  Porter service is not included and you are expected to carry your own bags.  Luggage and personal effects are your own risk and we hold no liability for lost or damaged belongings.

DOCUMENTATION
Final documentation including flights will be emailed within two of weeks of departure of the respective travel component.

FLIGHTS 
Confirmed flights are not available until you receive your final documentation.  Costs for flight requests will be due immediately upon confirmation.  Flights may involve up to two transits per leg.  No show of flights may incur heavy penalties and auto cancellation of onward flights.  Flights may depart one day before or after the indicated itinerary depending on your departure point and final flight schedule.

ITINERARY 
The itinerary and its order, sightseeing and transportation may be adjusted as deemed necessary for optimum safety, enjoyment and operation of the tour.  If attractions are not available due to reasons beyond our control such as closures or adverse weather, similar alternatives will be provided where possible. The indicated length of trip includes time in flight and is subject to change depending on the final flight schedule.
Included admissions provide general entrance to the attraction and do not include secondary admissions or expenses inside the venue.
Any reference to ‘optional’, ‘not included’ or ‘exclusions/excluded’ means at your own expense.

HOTELS
Confirmed hotels are not available until you receive your final documentation.  Listed hotels may be substituted with properties of a similar standard.   Hotel star ratings are either local ratings or self-ratings provided by the supplier.   All rooms will be lead-in category or run of house unless otherwise stated.

MINIMUM NUMBERS
The tour and its optional programs may require minimum numbers to operate.

BREAKAWAY POLICY
It is a condition of booking that you must always remain with the tour according to the prescribed program.   Departure from the group or deviation from the set itinerary are not permitted unless written prior consent is obtained, otherwise you risk cancellation of remaining land and air arrangements.

FEEDBACK POLICY 
All efforts must be made to resolve issues on tour with the tour leader.  Complaints must be submitted in writing with substantiated evidence within 10 days of trip completion.

DIETARY 
Please notify your guide of any special dietary requirements but note that choices may be limited or not catered for.  Common flight meals can be requested at the time of booking and are subject to availability.

TRAVEL INSURANCE 
Comprehensive travel insurance is strongly recommended.

FORCE MAJEURE 
Force majeure means any natural disaster, accident, fire, act of God, act of war, terrorism, legally binding judgment, injunction, action of a court or other relevant authority, emergency, unplanned repairs, maintenance, strike, industrial dispute, work ban, blockade or picketing, travel ban, pandemic, epidemic or outbreak of infectious disease, or other event beyond our reasonable direct or indirect control.
In case of force majeure or other extraordinary event that prevents safe travel, we reserve the right to adjust, postpone or cancel the trip.

DISCLAIMER
The pricing, terms and conditions listed herewith shall prevail in the case of any ambiguity or contradiction with other terms.


FAQs 

HEALTH 
Carry standard medication.
Carry hand sanitiser.
Drink bottled water only.
Wear a face mask if unwell.

Refer to smartraveller.gov.au and your local health practitioner for general advice.

FITNESS
A reasonable level of fitness and mobility are required for often long and full days of medium to fast pace walking, with intermittent breaks on the coach during transit. You may encounter occasional flights of stairs and expected to alight from coaches and trains on your own accord. The tour is not suitable for persons requiring scooters or wheelchairs. Physical ailments must be disclosed at the time of booking for advice on your suitability.

TIPPING  
Tipping is discretionary but recommended as a show of appreciation for the services of the guides and drivers.

CURRENCY 
It is advisable to carry local cash currency for optional programs, meals, shopping and expenses of a personal nature.

WEATHER 
Summers in the Baltic region have long, light days. Average low temperatures are around 11°C and the average high is about 22 °C.

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