Scandinavia & Baltic States Escorted Group Tour

7 May - 4 Jun 2017

Our tour starts in Stockholm where we spend two days exploring this beautiful city. We then board the overnight ferry to Riga, beginning our seven night stay in the Baltics. Stepping back in time, we visit fascinating towns and attractions such as Cesis, Sigulda and Tallinn. After our Baltics adventure, we travel by overnight ferry from Tallinn to the vibrant city of Helsinki. Heading north through the heart of Lapland, we spend a few days in Rovaniemi and Inari, before travelling on to Kirkenes. Here we board the Hurtigruten Ferries for our journey along the stunning coastline of Norway. During the course of “the world’s most beautiful voyage” we view majestic fjords, stunning mountains and fascinating towns. After disembarking in Bergen, we enjoy a full day at leisure exploring and discovering this brightly coloured city. We then set off on our two day journey through the gorgeous countryside on the famous ‘Norway in a Nutshell” Tour. After spending the night in the magical town of Flåm, we continue our scenic journey to Oslo. We then travel onto Copenhagen where the tour concludes.

This tour has been designed to operate with a minimum of 10 people and maximum of 20 people in the group.

Tour Inclusions:

Clean and comfortable accommodation, Meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner), 6 day/5 night Norwegian Coastal Voyage including outside cabins, rail fares: Helsinki/Rovaniemi and Oslo/Copenhagen, ferry fares: Stockholm/Riga and Tallinn/Helsinki, transfers and local sightseeing tours in first class coaches with english speaking local guides, 2 day Norway in Nutshell tour from Bergen to Oslo, guided sightseeing tours: Stockholm, Riga, Cesis, Tallinn, Helsinki, Arktikum Museum, Sami Museum, and Northern Lapland Nature Centre, Bergen, Oslo and Copenhagen.



PRICES
Land arrangements
including twin share
$12,000
Internal Air Travel$0
TRIP TOTAL
excl international flights
$12,000
International Flight
Optional (read more)
$1,760
International Flight Tax$140
GRAND TOTAL$13,900
Sun
7
May

Australia to Bangkok

Depart on Thai Airways flights to Bangkok. After a short layover, we board our flights through to Stockholm.

Mon
8
May

Bangkok to Stockholm

On arrival we transfer to our hotel in the heart of Stockholm. Clarion Amaranten Hotel (2 nights)

Tue
9
May

Stockholm

Our day starts with a two hour ‘Under the Bridges of Stockholm’ tour. We cruise on the city’s waterways and sail under 15 bridges, through two locks and around idyllic islands. Afternoon at leisure.

Meals included: Breakfast
Wed
10
May

Stockholm to Tallinlink Silja Ferry

We have the day at leisure to continue exploring Stockholm. Late in the afternoon we board the Tallinlink Silja Ferry for the overnight journey to Riga. Outside Cabins with private facilities (1 night)

Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
Thu
11
May

Tallinlink Silja Ferry to Riga

On arrival we are met and transferred to our hotel. In the afternoon we enjoy a private guided walking tour. The Old Town has colourfully restored merchant residences, cosy beer cellars and cafes and historical monuments like the Dome Cathedral, St Peter's Church and the Powder Tower. Europa Royal Hotel (2 nights)

Fri
12
May

Sigulda

Today we travel by private coach from Riga to Sigulda for a guided tour of the 13th-century Knight’s Castle and mysterious Gutmana Cave.

Meals included: Breakfast
Sat
13
May

Riga to Cesis

We depart Riga and drive to Cesis, the third oldest city in Lativa. On arrival we enjoy a panoramic tour of the city, including a guided tour of the medieval castle. Hotel Cesis (1 night)

Meals included: Breakfast
Sun
14
May

Cesis to Tallinn

This morning we will drive from Cesis to Tallinn with a stop along the way at seaside resort town of Parnu for lunch (not included). Nordic Forum (2 nights)

Meals included: Breakfast
Mon
15
May

Tallinn

Today we enjoy a full day tour of the medieval town of Tallinn. An experienced tour guide will provide commentary about Estonian history and contemporary life. We then enjoy a walking tour of the winding, cobblestoned streets of the Old Town.

Meals included: Breakfast
Tue
16
May

Tallinn to Helsinki

We are transferred by private coach to the terminal where we board our ferry to Helsinki. On arrival we have a two hour privately guided City Tour of Helsinki, visiting such areas as the historical centre, the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Parliament building, Finlandia Hall and the Opera House. Sokos Hotel Presidentii (2 nights)

Meals included: Breakfast
Wed
17
May

Helsinki

Today is at leisure.

Meals included: Breakfast
Thu
18
May

Helsinki to Rovaniemi

This morning we depart Helsinki by train for the journey to Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland. On arrival at Rovaniemi Railway Station, we are transferred by private coach to our hotel. Hotel Rantasipi Pohjanhovi (2 nights)

Meals included: Breakfast
Fri
19
May

Rovaniemi

In the morning we take a short guided tour of the Arktikum, a one-of-a kind venue for experiencing the way of life, culture and history of the North. The Arktikum is a science centre and museum focusing on Arctic regions and presenting the life, natural habitats, history, customs and cultures of the people living north of the Arctic Circle.

Meals included: Breakfast
Sat
20
May

Rovaniemi to Inari

We leave Rovaniemi behind and travel by private coach northbound to Inari through typical Finnish Lapland scenery. Hotel Kultahovi (2 nights)

Meals included: Breakfast
Sun
21
May

Inari

Today we enjoy a guided tour of the Sámi Museum and Northern Lapland Nature Centre. This museum is listed amongst the three best ethnic museums in the world.

Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
Mon
22
May

Inari to Norwegian Coastal Voyage

We transfer by coach to Kirkenes and board the MS Kong Harald for the start of our journey down the coast of Norway. Outside Cabin with private facilities (5 nights)

Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Tue
23
May

Norwegian Coastal Voyage

For more than a hundred years, the Hurtigruten ships have been a vital link for Norway’s coastal communities. During our journey we dock at a variety of towns and fishing villages including: Tromso, Harstad, Trondheim and Molde. The ship spends between two and six hours at each port, so we can briefly explore the towns before re-boarding.

Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Wed
24
May

Norwegian Coastal Voyage

Continue enjoying your Norwegian Coastal Voyage

Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Thu
25
May

Norwegian Coastal Voyage

Continue enjoying your Norwegian Coastal Voyage

Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Fri
26
May

Norwegian Coastal Voyage

Continue enjoying your Norwegian Coastal Voyage

Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Sat
27
May

Norwegian Coastal Voyage to Bergen

On arrival in Bergen we are taken on a guided tour of the city. We visit Fantoft Stave Church, which was originally built in 1150. Afterwards we continue to the home of Edvard Grieg, Norway’s most famous composer. We also stop at one of Bergen’s best panoramic viewpoints. Augustin Hotel (2 nights)

Meals included: Breakfast Lunch
Sun
28
May

Bergen

Today is at leisure. You might like to visit the famous fish markets, explore the Bryggen harbour or catch the cable railway up Mt. Floyen for wonderful views.

Meals included: Breakfast Lunch
Mon
29
May

Bergen to Flåm

Depart Bergen on the famous ‘Norway in a Nutshell’ tour. We use public transport through some of Norway’s most beautiful scenery. We travel on the famous Bergen and Flåm railways, by ferry along the arms of the Sognefjord and bus through the dramatic Stalheim Gorge. Hotel Fretheim (1 night)

Meals included: Breakfast
Tue
30
May

Flåm to Oslo

Transfer to the rail station and continue our scenic journey to Oslo. We cross the windswept mountain plateau, then descend through valleys, lakes, waterfalls and forests before arriving into Norway’s capital city. Thun Hotel Munch (2 nights)

Meals included: Breakfast
Wed
31
May

Oslo

Our four hour guided Oslo Grand Highlights tour takes us to Vigeland Sculpture Park, Kon-Tiki Museum, Holmenkollen Ski Arena, Viking Ship Museum, Amundsen and Nansen’s Polarship Fram Museum.

Meals included: Breakfast
Thu
1
Jun

Oslo to Copenhagen

We board our train to Copenhagen. Comfort Hotel Vesterbro (2 nights)

Meals included: Breakfast
Fri
2
Jun

Copenhagen

We take a guided tour of the major attractions including: the Tivoli Gardens, Little Mermaid, Canal district and the colourful harbour. We also visit Amalienborg Palace, the winter residence of the Royal Family. There may be an opportunity to see the changing of the guard.

Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
Sat
3
Jun

Copenhagen to In flight

We transfer to the airport for our early afternoon flight back to Australia.

Meals included: Breakfast
Sun
4
Jun

In Flight to Bangkok to Australia

On arrival into Bangkok, we change planes for our flights back to Australia.

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Prices based on twin share accommodation, please contact us for single pricing.

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