2019 Scandinavia and Baltic States » Escorted Small Group Tour

25 Apr - 25 May 2019

We would like to invite you on this escorted group tour to explore Scandinavia and the Baltic States. This tour will give you a totally different taste of Europe. You will have the opportunity to explore Stockholm, Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki, Bergen, Oslo and Copenhagen. The package includes sightseeing tours in all the major cities and towns plus entrance to a number of museums and attractions. As part of the tour you will take a six day and five night journey down the stunning coastline of Norway on the local Hurtigruten ferries. This trip is often considered the world’s most beautiful sea voyage. We also travel overland through the heart of remote Lapland.

PRICES
Land arrangements
including twin share
$13,500
Internal Air Travel$0
TRIP TOTAL
excl international flights
$13,500
International Flight
Optional (read more)
$1,760
International Flight Tax$140
GRAND TOTAL$15,400
Thu
25
Apr

Australia to Bangkok

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

Fri
26
Apr

Bangkok to Stockholm

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

Sat
27
Apr

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
Sun
28
Apr

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
Mon
29
Apr

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. Opera Spa Hotel (3 nights)

Meals included: Breakfast
Tue
30
Apr

Rundale Palace

We travel to the south of Latvia and visit one of the country’s hidden gems. Rundale Palace was designed by the Italian architect, Bartolomeo Rastrelli, famous for the Hermitage and Peterhof in Russia. It is quite simply one of the most stunning buildings in the Baltic region. The Palace is set amongst lovely gardens and parklands.

Meals included: Breakfast
Wed
1
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
Thu
2
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
Fri
3
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 (3 nights)

Meals included: Breakfast
Sat
4
May

Tallinn

Today we take a combined bus and walking tour of the town. The first leg of this tour is by bus which will take you though the most interesting parts of the city. An experienced tour guide will provide commentary about Estonian history and contemporary life. Then a walking tour takes you through the winding, cobble stoned streets of the Old Town.

Meals included: Breakfast
Sun
5
May

Tallinn

Full day at leisure to continue exploring one of the best preserved medieval towns in northern Europe.

Meals included: Breakfast
Mon
6
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
Tue
7
May

Helsinki

Today is at leisure.

Meals included: Breakfast
Wed
8
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 Sokos Vaakuna (2 nights)

Meals included: Breakfast
Thu
9
May

Rovaniemi

Day at leisure to explore the capital of Finnish Lapland.

Meals included: Breakfast
Fri
10
May

Rovaniemi to Inari

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

Meals included: Breakfast
Sat
11
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
Sun
12
May

Inari to Norwegian Coastal Voyage

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

Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Mon
13
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
Tue
14
May

Norwegian Coastal Voyage

Continue on your Norwegian Coastal Voyage

Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Wed
15
May

Norwegian Coastal Voyage

Continue on your Norwegian Coastal Voyage

Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Thu
16
May

Norwegian Coastal Voyage

Continue on your Norwegian Coastal Voyage

Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Fri
17
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
Sat
18
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 Dinner
Sun
19
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 Flamsbrygga (1 night)

Meals included: Breakfast
Mon
20
May

Flam 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. Comfort Hotel Borsparken (2 nights)

Meals included: Breakfast
Tue
21
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
Wed
22
May

Oslo to DSFS Seaways Ferry

We have the day at leisure in Oslo. In the evening we board an overnight ferry for the trip to Copenhagen. Outside cabin with private facilities (1 night)

Meals included: Breakfast
Thu
23
May

DSFS Seaways Ferry to Copenhagen

On arrival in 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. Comfort Hotel Vesterbro (1 night)

Meals included: Breakfast
Fri
24
May

Copenhagen to In flight

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

Meals included: Breakfast
Sat
25
May

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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