Spectacular Scandinavia Tour 2022 & 2023

15 Day European Experience with Flights, Central Hotels, Local Experiences, Expert Guides & $3600 Bonus Value

Select dates Aug 22 - Sep 23

from $... per Person
Book by October 31, 2021

YOUR HOLIDAY AT A GLANCE
Low deposit from $299^pp

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
  • Breakfast Daily & 2 Dinners
  • 14 Days Guided with Expert 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: Arrive Copenhagen, Denmark

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

Hotel – Comwell Copenhagen Portside or similar

Note that due to flight schedules and travel time, travellers should expect to leave Australia on Day 0.

Day 2 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 – Comwell Copenhagen Portside or similar

Day 3: 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 – Comwell Aarhus or similar

Day 4: 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  – Stavanger Forum Hotel (former Scandic Forum) or similar

Day 5: 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 Bergen City or similar

Day 6: 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  – Scandic Bergen City or similar

Day 7: 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  – Bardøla Høyfjellshotell or similar

Day 8: 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  – Thon Oslofjord or similar

Day 9: 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  – Thon Oslofjord or similar

Day 10: 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 Globe or similar

Day 11: 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 12: 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.

Ferry  – Tallinn Silja Line A Class Cabin

Day 13: 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 or similar

Day 14: 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 15: Helsinki – Australia (B)

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

Note that due to flight schedules and travel time, travellers should expect to arrive back in Australia on Day 16.

VALID FOR TRAVEL

ARRIVAL DATES
17 August 2022
14 September 2022
10 May 2023
31 May 2023

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

UPGRADES & ADD ONS

FLIGHT UPGRADES

Ask your travel Consultant about flight upgrade options.
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): $295 per twin room per night
Post-tour accommodation in Helsinki with breakfast (max occupancy 2 persons, excludes transfers): $305 per twin room per night
Private transfers: On request

EXCLUSIONS

Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
Personal expenses
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Visa fees

FINE PRINT

PRICING
Single Supplement Price: From $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.

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.

^LOW DEPOSIT
An initial deposit from $299 per person is required to secure your booking.
A second deposit from $1800 per person is required 10 months before departure.
The final balance will be due 6 months before departure.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
If you are unable to travel due to government restrictions or supplier cancellations, we will waive our administration fees and assist with a date change, credit or refund less any unrecoverable third-party costs. Credits are subject to supplier conditions and fare differences may apply upon rebooking.

AMENDMENT FEES
Each amendment incurs a $55 per person administration fee.
Additional fees from third-party suppliers including airlines may apply.

CANCELLATION FEES
Cancellation after initial deposit: $150 per person administration fee.
Cancellation after second deposit: $300 per person administration fee.
Additional fees from third-party suppliers including airlines may apply.

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.

BAGGAGE POLICY
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 will be emailed within two weeks of departure of the respective travel component.

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
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.

TRIPLE SHARE
Is not available on this package.

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.

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

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.

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.

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