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15 Day Majestic Scandinavia

  • Explore Finland, Sweden, Denmark & Norway
  • Sail through the incredible Stockholm Archipelago
Includes Return International Flights

There’s much more to Scandinavian culture and style than IKEA alone. From the effortlessly chic cities of Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo to the jaw-dropping wonders of Briksdal Glacier and Geiranger Fjord, this journey will go beyond stereotypes and showcase the real Scandinavia.

Back by popular demand, this 15 day journey to Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland is what travel dreams are made of. Experience the vibrant cities of Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Bergen, and Oslo; ride a troll car to the top of Briksdal Glacier; admire stunning countryside aboard the Flam Railway; cruise along spectacular Geiranger Fjord; witness the power of Vøringsfossen waterfall, and much more! This fabulous trip includes an overnight sailing through the dazzling Stockholm Archipelago, as well as an overnight sail from Oslo to Copenhagen. With return international flights, 10 nights hotel accommodation, two overnight cruises, return airport and port transfers, 18 meals and more, this trip has all the makings of an un-fjord-gettable adventure!

ITINERARY

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Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Helsinki! Fly with Finnair, Swiss Airways, Lufthansa or Singapore Airlines to name a few (subject to availability). 


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival be met by a representative and transferred to the hotel. Relax until the evening orientation meeting with your tour escort. 

Overnight: Clarion Hotel Helsinki or similar
Meals included: None

This morning, meet your local guide and enjoy a city tour of Helsinki. Take in the main highlights such as the Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral (entrance included), the Sibelius Monument, and the famous Church in the Rock; Temppeliaukio (entrance included). This afternoon you will be transferred to the pier to board the Silja Line for your overnight journey to Stockholm, sailing through the breath-taking Stockholm archipelago. Tonight enjoy a buffet dinner, including complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks.

Overnight: Tallink Silja Line Ship - Twin Share Seaview cabin (A Class) 
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Welcome to the Swedish capital. Stockholm encompasses 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago. Upon arrival, enjoy a locally guided city tour. Discover the cobbled streets and ochre-coloured buildings of Gamla Stan (the old town), which are home to the 13th-century Storkyrkan Cathedral and the Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace (entrance included). Each of Stockholm’s neighbourhoods has a distinct character. Across the city, you’ll find trend-setting design, inventive cuisine, eclectic museums, great shopping, and numerous parks.

Overnight: Clarion Hotel Stockholm or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

Spend a day at leisure, or take the opportunity to join an optional tour to City Hall (not included). Discover where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held, as well as the fascinating Vasa (Ship) Museum, home to a unique wooden warship which sank in Stockholm’s harbour on its maiden voyage - salvaged intact 333 years later. 

Overnight: Clarion Hotel Stockholm or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

Start today's journey to Norway by coach, travelling through spectacular open landscapes and dense forests, and alongside glittering lakes. Stop in the city of Karlstad, capital of the province of Värmland, beautifully located on the shores of Lake Värnern - the largest of Sweden’s lakes. After crossing the border into Norway, continue to Hamar located by Norway’s largest Lake Mjøsa. 

Overnight: Scandic Hamar Hotel or similar, Norway
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

First stop today is Lillehammer, host town of the 1994 Winter Olympics. Continue north through the green, fertile farmland of Gudbrands Valley. In Lom, stop to see the amazing wooden stave church dating back to the 12th century. The route continues via Grotli to Geiranger. A photo-stop is made before descending the hairpin curves to the village by the fjord. The fjord and the surrounding mountains give a unique and fabulous backdrop to your stay.

Overnight: Geiranger Hotel or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This morning cruise on the UNESCO listed Geiranger Fjord, admiring impressive waterfalls ‘the Bridal Veil’ and ‘the Seven Sisters’. Continue onwards to Briksdal Glacier. The last part of the journey up to the glacier will be in the motorised Troll Cars, allowing you to enjoy the full panoramic view. 

After the glacier experience, sit back in the coach and enjoy the views of mountains and fjords on the way to Balestrand. The route will travel through the incredibly scenic Gaular Mountain National Park. In the late afternoon you will reach the beautiful Balestrand located on the shores of the fjord and surrounded by high mountains. This unique spot is a good candidate for being one of the most beautiful places on earth!

Overnight: Kvikne’s Hotel or similar, Balestrand 
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This morning, take the ferry across to Hella and continue along the scenic coastal route to Manheller. From here you will depart on a short ferry crossing to Fodnes. In the afternoon travel through the Sognefjord area, and enjoy a mini cruise on the Sognefjord, one of the longest and deepest fjords in the world. One of its arms, the Nærøyfjord, is on the UNESCO's World Heritage List. The surrounding mountains are among the most majestic in Norway.

Disembark in Flåm and board one of the world’s most exceptional rail trips, the scenic Flam Railway. With breathtaking views at every curve, it will take you up to the mountain station of Myrdal where you will connect to your train to Voss, where you will meet the awaiting coach. Continue your journey to Bergen where you will stay overnight. 

Overnight: Clarion Admiral Hotel, Bergen
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a guided tour of Bergen. See the famous open air fish market before strolling across to Bryggen, where the traditional wooden medieval buildings still remain as they did in the times of the Hanseatic League. You will have some time at leisure here before continuing onwards to the Hardanger Fjord with its romantic landscape of fruit orchards and rounded mountains. Stop at the impressive Vøringsfoss waterfall with it's vertical drop of 180 meters, before ascending the Hardanger Mountain Plateau and reaching the resort town of Geilo. 

Overnight: Storefjell Resort, Geilo
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This morning you will travel to Norway’s capital of Oslo, arriving around midday. Enjoy some free time for lunch (not included) before your guided tour of Oslo, which takes you to the Frogner Park - with its controversial sculptures of the famous Norwegian Gustav Vigeland. Other highlights are seeing the Royal Palace, the medieval fortress Akershus, the modern Opera House, and the City Hall. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. With great bars, cosy cafes and excellent restaurants, as well as the large and visible immigrant community who add their own colourful touches to the city, you have a thoroughly attractive place to while away the hours.

Overnight: First Hotel Millennium, Oslo
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning feel free to continue exploring Oslo at your own leisure, or perhaps take an optional excursion to the Norwegian Maritime Museum on the Bygdøy Peninsula (not included). In the late afternoon transfer to the pier for embarkation of the DFDS Seaways overnight cruise to Copenhagen. Enjoy the view heading out through the Oslo Fjord from your room deck or one of the cafés or bars onboard. Dinner tonight is the famous Scandinavian buffet.

Overnight: DFDS Seaways Cruise - Seaview Cabin 
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This morning enjoy a buffet breakfast onboard as you sail into Copenhagen. Upon arrival meet the local guide, who will show you some of the highlights of Copenhagen; the little Mermaid, the Gefion fountain, the royal residence Amalienborg Palace, Christianshavn and Nyhavn with its charming canals. Today take a visit to Tivoli Gardens, a popular amusement park with themed rides, performance venues and a landscaped sculpture garden (entrance not included). Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in this fairy-tale city. 

Overnight: Scandic Copenhagen or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast this morning transfer to the airport for your return flight to Australia. Please note: if your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later.

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark
  • Explore Copenhagen, Bergen, Helsinki, Oslo and more
  • Visit Uspenski Cathedral and more on a tour of Helsinki
  • See the famous Temppeliaukio ‘Church in the Rock’
  • Sail through the breathtaking Stockholm archipelago
  • Tour the colourful Gamla Stan ‘old town’ in Stockholm
  • Travel to the impressive Lake Vänern, Sweden’s largest lake
  • See Lillehammer, the Olympic City (1994)
  • Travel along the picturesque Hardangerfjord
  • See a stunning 12th century stave church in Lom
  • Sail the picturesque, UNESCO listed Geiranger Fjord
  • Ride an open-air Troll Car to Briksdal Glacier
  • Enjoy a cruise on the spectacular Sognefjord
  • Take a ride on the famous Flåm Railway
  • Tour the vibrant city of Bergen on Norway’s west coast
  • Witness the stunning Vøringsfossen waterfall
  • See sculptures of Gustav Vigeland on an Oslo city tour
  • Visit the ‘Little Mermaid’ statue on a guided tour of Copenhagen
  • Relax with a day at leisure in Oslo and Stockholm
  • Return international flights (economy class) departing SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER
  • 2 nights on Silja Line and DFDS Seaways ferries
  • 10 nights hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 18 meals including a traditional Scandinavian buffet
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • English speaking tour leader 
  • English speaking local guides (days 3, 4, 10, 11 & 13)
  • Transportation by A/C coach
  • Return airport and port transfers

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.

Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.

On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 

Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 4th September 2019.

Travel offer is valid for one person based on twin share.

Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $1370 applies.

Departure Dates (2019)
June: 12
*July: 3
August: 21
September: 4

Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $300 per person.

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Qatar Airways, Finnair, Emirates, Etihad, British Airway, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airways, Lufthansa, Air France, KLM, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Turkish Airlines, plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).



Arrive Early in Helsinki
$200 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Stay Behind in Copenhagen
$200 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Stopover Packages
Twin share: $450 per person/each way
Solo Traveller: $700 each way
Locations:
* Dubai
* Singapore
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- An outbound and inbound stopover may be chosen; however the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.

Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class: Buy now for $6499 per person.
- *Starting from quotes will be processed and returned for your consideration.
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.
Please note: If Abu Dhabi or Dubai stopovers are offered, Premium Economy upgrades will not be available.



Cabins


All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.





Accommodation Used


3.5 - 4.5 Star (self-rated)

- Helsinki - Clarion Hotel Helsinki 

- Cruise: Tallink Silja Line - A Class, Outside Cabin 

- Stockholm - Clarion Stockholm Hotel

- Hamar - Scandic Hamar

- Geiranger - Geiranger Hotel

- North Sognefjord - Kvikne's Hotel

- Bergen - Zander K Hotel

- Geilo - Storefjell Resort

- Oslo - Scandic St. Olav

- Cruise: DFDS Seaways Cruise - Seaview Cabin

- Copenhagen - Scandic Copenhagen

Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.



Extra Nights
- Helsinki, Finland (Pre Tour): $240 per room.
- Copenhagen (Post Tour): $380 per room.
Please note: extra nights are based on room only and subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.

Maximum Room Capacity
3 people (subject to availability).

Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 12 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.

Triple Share
No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability. 
Please note: Triple shares may be required to share existing bedding.

Bedding Configuration
Double or Twin Bedding (subject to availability).

Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 30, maximum group size 40 per vehicle.

Optional Tours / Activities 
- Day 5: Stockholm: Excursion to the City Hall and Vasa Ship Museum: $130 AUD
- Day 12: Oslo: Excursion to Bygdøy Peninsular and Maritime Museums: $160 AUD
Please note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions.
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased during checkout.
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.



- Visa fees and requirements (Not required for Europe if travelling on an Australian passport for stays up to 90 days).
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise).
- Recommended gratuities/tipping €5 (approx. $8 AUD) per person/day payable to the tour leader on tour.
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise).
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance (Strongly recommended).
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
Finland / Sweden / Denmark / Norway:
Summer months in Scandinavian countries promise long days and moderate temperatures. It is unlikely to be hot but travellers will be comfortable in summer clothes, with some layers and a jacket for rain showers. The average low in summer is 11-13 degrees ,the average high sits between 20 - 22 degrees C.

TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 

Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 

Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 

FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.

COACH TOUR
Meals:
18 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. You can also enquire about any allergies and food and if necessary advise meals to be to be prepared with any medication you require.

Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach. Due to storage constraints, guests are strictly limited to one 20kg case and a further 5kg carry on bag.

Gratuities:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is €5 per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour.

Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a moderate level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.



A tourist visa is not required in Europe for stays of 90 days or less, if travelling on an Australian passport. 
Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.



We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.



· 1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.

· 2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.

· Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.

· Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.

· Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.



Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
· If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider will apply.
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