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21 Day Scandinavia & Russia Tour with Cruise and Flights

Copenhagen - Frederikshavn - Oslo - Bergen - Lillehammer - Dalarna - Stockholm - Helsinki - St Petersburg - Tallinn - Kiel

Roundtrip international flights 

7-night Baltic Cruise aboard MSC Meraviglia cruise ship

FREE drinks package available for new bookings

Book now with only 50% deposit! 

2020 departures available 

Explore the Swedish countryside, Norwegian fjords & St Petersburg culture!

From $6,999 Typically $8,999 Include flight pp twin share

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Description


 

FREE Easy Drinks package* available on new bookings!

Experience Scandinavian travel at its best as you discover three incredible countries - Sweden, Denmark and Norway! Start in Copenhagen, a true melting pot of design and culture. Tour the Danish countryside. As you go, witness emerald green landscapes turn to cobalt blue fjords and white snow-clad mountains. Saunter about the vibrant capital of Oslo in Norway. Next, head to Bergen and see the iconic Norwegian fjords. Cross to central Sweden, and finally Stockholm - the capital of Scandinavia.  Immerse yourself in the spectacular Scandinavian culture and experience the vibrant wonderland of Northern Europe. The unique Scandinavian spirit will leave you speechless!

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Day 16 Day 17 Day 18 Day 19 Day 20 Day 21

Day 1

Australia  Denmark

Your adventure starts today with your flight to Copenhagen.

Meals included: inflight only

Day 2

Copenhagen

Upon arrival in Copenhagen, you will be transferred to the hotel. Welcome to the start of your Scandinavian adventure! Your tour leader will be waiting for you at our starting hotel in Copenhagen during the afternoon. After everyone's checked in, we'll meet up with an expert local guide who will show you the highlights of the Danish capital on a driving and walking tour, including the famous Nyhavn waterfront, Rosenborg castle and the famous little mermaid statue. To round off the first day of the tour we'll enjoy an included dinner, where you can get to know your fellow travellers and learn a bit more from your tour leader about what incredible experiences the next 11 days will bring!

Accommodation: Park Inn or similar, Copenhagen

Meals included: inflight only

 

Day 3

Copenhagen

Enjoy a free day to explore Copenhagen at your own pace. Options include the Tivoli Gardens, a famous amusement park and pleasure garden, and the Rundetaarn, an astronomical observatory that offers fantastic views of the city, and is known worldwide for its unique equestrian staircase leading to the top. You could also return to Nyhavn and enjoy a drink on the canal side, and visit Freetown Christiania, a commune in the east of the city that was established by squatters in 1971 and attracts nonconformists from around the world.

Accommodation: Park Inn or similar, Copenhagen

Meals included: breakfast

Day 4

Copenhagen Odense Frederikshavn

Today you have more opportunity to admire the natural beauty of the Danish countryside. Leave from Copenhagen and stopover in Odense, the third-largest city in Denmark and birthplace of the fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen. Take an orientation tour around the town before making your way to the coastal town of Frederikshavn and the hotel accommodation for the night. After arriving, you have the option to join an excursion to the Grenen sandbar peninsula, the northmost point of Denmark, and Skagen and Den Tilsandede Kirke (sand church). Dinner is served at the hotel later this evening.

Accommodation: City Hotel or similar, Odense

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 5

Oslo

Today we’ll take a ferry and then make our way through southern Norway to Oslo. On arrival in the Norwegian capital tonight we’ll enjoy a walking tour with an expert local guide, who will show you sights including Akershus Castle, Oslo Opera House, the Parliament building and the Royal Palace.

Accommodation: Park Inn by Radisson or similar, Oslo

Meals included: breakfast

Day 6

Bergen

As we travel from Oslo to the west coast we’ll journey through the heart of Norway, witnessing the incredible scenery changing from emerald green landscapes to cobalt blue fjords to white snow-clad mountains. Along the way, we'll make a quick stop at Vøringfossen, which is probably the most famous waterfall in the country and has a total drop of 182 meters.

This evening we’ll arrive in Bergen, Norway’s second-largest city and known as “the city among the seven mountains”. The beautiful Unesco World Heritage-listed Bryggen quay is the highlight, while Norway’s famous fjords are just a short journey away. Upon arrival, your tour leader will take you on an orientation walking tour of Bergen, introducing you to the highlights of Norway’s first capital and former seat of royalty, including the old Hanseatic wharf Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Bergen Fortress.

Accommodation: Ibis Mons Centre Gare or similar, Bergen

Meals included: breakfast

Day 7

Bergen

Enjoy a free day to explore the beautiful Norwegian city of Bergen and the surrounding area. You could take the Fløibanen, the Bergen funicular railway which will hoist you one thousand feet up Floyen mountain for amazing views of the city, or return to Bryggen to spend some more time exploring the classic medieval architecture, markets and warehouses. You can also join our optional excursions to Bergen's aquarium, one of Norway's top tourist attractions, and the Magic Ice Bar, a unique winter wonderland with incredible ice sculptures.

Accommodation: Ibis Mons Centre Gare or similar, Bergen

Meals included: breakfast

Day 8

Norwegian Fjords and Lillehammer

There are more than a thousand fjords in Norway, with most concentrated on the west coast, so we’ll be perfectly located today as we explore the scenic heartland of Norway on our way to Lillehammer. We’ll take a stop off along the way in Gudvangen, a village located at the end of Nærøyfjord, arguably Norway’s most famous fjord. You’ll have the option to visit a viking village, and then take a cruise along the Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjorden fjords to Flam - still blue water is framed by towering cliffs and dramatic waterfalls - the easiest picture-postcard photo’s you will ever take. Late evening we'll arrive in Lillehammer, a ski resort town in southern Norway, where we'll enjoy an included dinner.

Accommodation: Turistsenter Hotel or similar, Lillehammer

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 9

Lillehammer Dalarna area

Today we’ll continue on our journey and cross into Sweden, where the stunning natural landscapes keep coming as we take a scenic drive through the mountains and deep forests to the Dalarna area in central Sweden - keep an eye out for elk and moose! Dalarna is famous for the Dalecarlian horse, a traditional Swedish hand-painted wooden horse statuette painted in bright colours. We'll visit a workshop that produces these iconic ornaments, which uses wood from the slow-growing pine forests around the nearby Lake Siljan.

Accommodation: Hotel Saga or similar, Dalarna

Meals included: breakfast

Day 10

Dalarna Uppsala Stockholm

As we make our way through the Swedish countryside, we'll take a lunch stop in Uppsala. Sweden's fourth-largest city is the seat of the Archbishop of the Church of Sweden, and home to Scandinavia's largest cathedral - the striking Uppsala Cathedral. On arrival in Stockholm we’ll enjoy a walking tour with an expert local guide. You’ll be introduced to the highlights of Sweden’s capital including the Royal Palace, Gamla Stan (the old town and heart of the city) and the AF Chapman ship. This evening enjoy an included dinner.

Accommodation: IBIS Styles Stockholm Jarva or similar, Stockholm

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 11

Stockholm

Enjoy the day exploring more of Stockholm! Gamla Stan is the old town, comprised of red, orange and terracotta-coloured buildings overlooking narrow cobblestone streets. The numerous islands that make up the town offer fascinating walks, especially through the Djurgården, where you can visit Skansen, the open-air Swedish history museum.

Accommodation: IBIS Styles Stockholm Jarva or similar, Stockholm

Meals included: breakfast

Day 12

Stockholm  Copenhagen

Today you are on the final leg of your Scandinavian tour, look out for lakes, forests and rolling fields as we drive through the Swedish countryside. Just before we get to Copenhagen, we will stop at the town of Helsingør. This town is home to Kronborg Castle, known to many as 'Elsinore' and the setting for Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'. We'll see the castle from the water as we take a short ferry from Sweden back to Denmark.

Accommodation: Park Inn or similar, Copenhagen

Meals included: breakfast

Day 13

Baltic Cruise (boarding) 

Today, our tour concludes after breakfast. Transfer to Copenhagen cruise dock to check-in for your Baltic Cruise on MSC MERAVIGLIA. The cruise will depart at approximately 6pm.

Accommodation: MSC Meraviglia cruise ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 14

Baltic Cruise (At Sea)

Enjoy the ship’s facilities as your cruise north.

Accommodation: MSC Meraviglia cruise ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 15

Baltic Cruise (Helsinki)

Arrive into port at about 12 pm and depart at approximately 6 pm.

Accommodation: MSC Meraviglia cruise ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 16

Baltic Cruise (St Petersburg)

Arrive into port at about 7 am and depart at approximately 9 pm.

Accommodation: MSC Meraviglia cruise ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 17

Baltic Cruise (Tallinn)

Arrive into port at about 9 am and depart at approximately 6 pm.

Accommodation: MSC Meraviglia cruise ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 18

Baltic Cruise (At Sea)

Enjoy the ship’s facilities as your cruise back south.

Accommodation: MSC Meraviglia cruise ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 19

Baltic Cruise (Kiel, Germany)

Arrive into port at about 7 am and depart at approximately 7 pm.

Accommodation: MSC Meraviglia cruise ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 20

Copenhagen Australia

Arrive into port at about 9 am. Transfer to the airport for your flight home to Australia.

Meals included: breakfast and inflight

Day 21

Australia

Arrive home today

Meals included: inflight only

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfare from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart* and Canberra* (*surcharges apply)
  • International flights with Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways or Thai Airways (subject to availability)
  • Roundtrip airport and cruise port transfers
  • 11 nights hotel accommodation on a twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities
  • 7 nights Baltic Cruise aboard MSC Meraviglia cruise ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities (^upgrade to Oceanview or Balcony at additional cost, subject to availability)
  • Meals as indicated: 18 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 11 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout tour

 

Accommodation

Copenhagen - Park Inn or similar
Odense - City Hotel or similar
Oslo - Park Inn by Radisson or similar
Bergen - Ibis Mons Centre Gare or similar
Lillehammer - Turistsenter Hotel or similar
Dalarna - Hotel Saga or similar
Stockholm - IBIS Styles Stockholm Jarva or similar
Baltic Cruise - MSC Meraviglia cruise ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities (^upgrade to Oceanview or Balcony at additional cost, subject to availability)

 

*FREE Easy Drinks Package

New bookings recieve a FREE Easy Drinks package for unlimited drinks priced up to $6 USD. This package includes house wines by the glass, draught beer, selected spirits and cocktails, non-alcoholic cocktails, soft drinks, fruit juices, bottled mineral water, espresso, cappuccino, caffe latte, hot tea, coffee and chocolate delights. 

Exclusions

  •  Any visas as required
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks
  • Any additional requests.
  • Tips

 

Child Policy

Children that are 2 to 11 years of age are eligible for a 10% discount. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

 

Single Supplement

The additional supplement for a single traveller is $3000.

 

Group Size

The group size for this tour is a maximum of 44 travellers. However, depending on your departure date the group size could be between 25-35 travellers. 

Departure Dates


MAY 2020
03 rd
Sunday 03 May 2020  ‐  Saturday 23 May 2020
MAY 2020
19 th
Tuesday 19 May 2020  ‐  Monday 08 Jun 2020
MAY 2020
31 st
Sunday 31 May 2020  ‐  Saturday 20 Jun 2020
JUN 2020
14 th
Sunday 14 Jun 2020  ‐  Saturday 04 Jul 2020
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