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21 Day Baltics & Norway

  • Discover 10 Northern European countries
  • Visit Russia, Germany, Lithuania & Sweden
Includes Return International Flights

It’s true a picture can tell a thousand words, but nothing quite compares to experiencing the jaw-dropping beauty of Northern Europe first hand. Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Russia, Lithuania… the highlights of this eclectic region are as beautiful as they are diverse!

Experience the wonders of the north on this incredible 21 day journey by land and sea. Begin with a coach tour through Norway and Denmark, taking in spectacular landscapes and cities including Bergen, Geilo, Copenhagen, and the picturesque Sognefjord. Ride the scenic Flåm railway; travel aboard the funicular to the top of Mount Floyen; stop in Odense, the former home of fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen; explore the colourful harbour city of Stavanger; and more. Then, set sail on an 11 night cruise aboard the MSC Poesia. Dock in colourful ports including Warnemünde in Germany, Klaipeda in Lithuania, Riga in Latvia, and St Petersburg in Russia! This phenomenal package includes return flights, seven nights hotel accommodation, and English-speaking tour leader and guides. If you long to experience the magic of Northern Europe, this is your chance.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Oslo, Norway. Fly with Emirates, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airways, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines or Singapore Airlines to name a few (subject to availability).

Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival into Oslo Airport you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Scandic St. Olavs Plass or similar, Oslo

Meals included: None

After breakfast meet the local tour leader, who will accompany you on the tour until Copenhagen. Drive through Hønefoss to Geilo, then board a local NSB train for a spectacular journey through the Norwegian fjord landscape. The train departs to Myrdal around noon. Once in Myrdal, switch to the historical Flåmsbana mountain train, which travels close by several waterfalls down to the idyllic harbour in Flåm. In Flåm you will take a spectacular two hour fjord cruise through Sognefjord, the deepest fjord in Norway. Afterwards, board the coach in Gudvangen and drive on to panoramic Stalheim. 

Overnight: Stalheim Hotel or similar, Stalheim (South Sognefjord)

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, drive via Voss and into Bergen, the ‘Capital of the Fjords’. You will arrive around 12:00pm. Be met by an English speaking local guide for a tour of the city’s most famous attractions. The tour finishes around 2:00pm. Those who wish to see Bergen from above can jump on the funicular to Mount Fløyen; those who wish to spend a little time shopping around at the local market, can stay at the harbour front. At 3:30pm meet the coach and transfer to the hotel for check-in. 

Overnight: Scandic Ørnen or similar, Bergen

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, drive south towards Stavanger by the North Atlantic Sea. Travel by ferry from Helhjem to Sandviksvåg, passing the picturesque town of Haugesund. Continue on to Stavanger, with a ferry crossing between Mortavika and Arsvågen. In the evening take an opportunity to enjoy a short stroll along the beautiful old harbour in Stavanger.

Overnight: Scandic Stavanger City or similar, Stavanger

Meals included: Breakfast

Today you have a full day to relax and explore Stavanger in your own time or you can take the opportunity to join an optional Lysefjord cruise to see the remarkable Pulpit Rock (not included).

Overnight: Scandic Stavanger City or similar, Stavanger

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning enjoy free time until check out at 10:30am. Meet the coach for a drive along the southern coast towards Kristiansand. Here, board the Colour Line ferry towards Hirtshals in Northern Denmark. The ferry leaves at 4:30pm and arrives in Denmark at 7:45pm. Onboard there are plenty of opportunities for shopping and dining. Please make sure to have dinner onboard (not included), as upon arrival there is a 2.5 hour drive down the north side of Denmark. For those who wish to spend a late summers evening, it's a nice stroll along the Aarhus Harbour, with plenty of cosy bars and cafeterias. 

Overnight: Scandic Aarhus City or similar, Aarhus

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning check out of the hotel and drive south, across the fjord of Vejle and the Island of Funen. Make a short stop at Odense for a stroll in the city centre of Denmark’s third largest city, and the former home of fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen. After the stroll, cross the Great Belt Bridge towards Sealand and reach Copenhagen around 4:00pm. Meet the local guide for a panoramic tour of the famous sites of Copenhagen. See such sights including the Christiansborg Parliament, The Royal Palace, and The Little Mermaid. Also see Strøget, the longest pedestrian street in Europe, and the Nyhavn Canal, with its numerous small restaurants and bars. 

Check-in to the hotel in the late afternoon. In the evening finish the tour by visiting one of the Oldest Amusement Parks in the World, the incredible Tivoli Garden with the illuminated lights. Optionally, you can order a three course farewell dinner (not included) in one of the most historic restaurants of the Garden, Påfuglen.

Overnight: First Hotel 27 or similar, Copenhagen

Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will be transferred to the cruise terminal to board your home for the next 11 nights the ‘MSC Poesia’ ship. The cruise departs at 6:00pm.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Poesia’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

At the mouth of the river Warnow, in the Baltic Sea, Warnemünde will surprise you with its villas, hotels and the large white and silver beach. Its heart is Am Strom, next to the port, where the homes of old captains and fishermen have been turned into coffee shops and boutiques.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Poesia’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Gdynia, Poland – 12:00pm to 7:00pm
When you arrive in the Bay of Gdansk on your MSC cruise, you come into one of the most fascinating regions of the Baltic Sea and Northern Europe. Gdynia is steeped in nautical history.

Visby, Sweden – 12:00pm to 6:00pm (30th August departure only)
When you are on a cruise to Sweden you just have to take time out to enjoy Visby, a city made for wandering and lingering over coffees and slices of cake.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Poesia’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

When you arrive in Klaipeda, the cruise ship will berth in the only Lithuanian port, one that has been operating since the middle of the 13th century. The historic centre, which dates back to when the city was known as Memel, is built in the typical fashion of German medieval towns, including the square with the majestic clock tower. Klaipeda is divided into two parts: the new town, right of the river Dane, and the old town that develops on the left bank.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Poesia’ ship 

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Riga is the largest, and perhaps liveliest and most cosmopolitan of the Baltic capitals. A heady mixture of the medieval and the contemporary, the city has much to offer architecture and history enthusiasts in the narrow cobbled streets of Old Riga and the wide boulevards of the New Town, where beautiful examples of Art Nouveau architecture line the streets of Strēlnieku iela and Alberta iela.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Poesia’ ship 

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Tallinn, Estonia’s compact, buzzing capital, with its enchanting heart surrounded by medieval walls, has been shaped by nearly a millennium of outside influence. The historic town was founded in the 13th century and reflects the many influences since that time. 

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Poesia’ ship 

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

A sophisticated capital of the Tsarist Empire, present-day St Petersburg has eased into modernity without sacrificing any of its old-world magnificence and charm, with shopping malls sitting alongside opulent palaces.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Poesia’ ship 

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy a second day exploring the beautiful city of St Petersburg. Why not take advantage of one of the optional MSC shore excursions, gaining insight into the best St Petersburg has to offer.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Poesia’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Helsinki, the capital of Finland, stands out in the Baltic region with award winning modern design and architectural features contrasting with beautifully preserved traditional buildings. There is plenty of street life to enjoy, with cafes and restaurants especially popular in summer.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Poesia’ ship 

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Beautiful Stockholm is spread over more than a dozen islands, connecting freshwater Lake Malaren and the Baltic Sea. The compact old town ‘Gamla Stan’ is accessed via winding alleys and cobbled lanes and surrounded by boulevards and grand buildings to admire. Piers and docks are scattered throughout the city, inlets throwing up photogenic reflections of moored boats and elegant Swedish designed buildings.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Poesia’ ship 

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Poesia’ ship 

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy your final breakfast onboard before disembarking and making your own way to the airport for your return flight back to Australia.

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

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

Tour Inclusions

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  • Experience Norway, Denmark, Germany, Finland, Estonia, Russia and more
  • Discover scenic Norway and Denmark by coach
  • Admire the landscape on a local train from Geilo to Myrdal
  • Ride the iconic ‘Flåm Railway’ from Myrdal to Flåm
  • Take a 2 hour mini cruise on the spectacular Sognefjord
  • Enjoy a locally guided tour of UNESCO listed Bergen
  • Ride the Fløibanen Funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen
  • Explore the old harbour city of Stavanger on a free day
  • Enjoy a scenic local ferry ride from Norway to Denmark
  • Stroll the harbour front in Aarhus, Denmark
  • Stop in Odense, the former home of Hans Christian Andersen
  • Marvel at Christiansborg Palace on a tour of Copenhagen
  • Walk the Strøget; the longest pedestrian shopping street in Europe
  • See the vibrant Tivoli Gardens Amusement Park
  • Explore the port city of Warnemünde, Germany
  • Dock in either Gdynia, Poland or Visby, Sweden (depending on date chosen)
  • Visit historic Klaipeda, Lithuania
  • Experience cosmopolitan Riga, Latvia
  • Journey inside the medieval city of Tallinn, Estonia
  • Dock overnight in historic St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Visit Finland’s capital Helsinki, the 'White City of the North'
  • Explore vibrant Stockholm, Sweden
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER
  • 11 night Baltic Sea MSC Cruise
  • Sail onboard the wonderful ‘MSC Poesia’ 
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation on tour
  • Enjoy 40 meals including daily breakfast
  • English-speaking tour leader and guides
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by A/C coach
  • Transfer airport to hotel (day 2)
  • Transfer hotel to port (day 9)

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 30th August 2019.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
- Inside Cabin: $2299
- Ocean View Cabin: $2599
- Balcony Cabin: $2999
 
Departure Dates (2019)
April: *25
May: 6
August: ^30
Please note: date indicated with a ^ indicates an itinerary change on day 11, where the ship will dock at Visby, Sweden instead of Gdynia, Poland.
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $300 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth.



Full Service Airline(s) Used


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

 

Arrive early in Oslo, Norway
$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, Denmark
$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:
* Singapore
* Dubai
* Doha
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.
Please note: 
- 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.
If Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Doha 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


3-4 Star (self-rated)

- Olso: Scandic St. Olavs Plass

- Stalheim (South Sognefjord): Stalheim Hotel

- Bergen: Scandic Ørnen

- Stavanger: Scandic Stavanger City

- Aarhus: Scandic Aarhus City

- Copenhagen: First Hotel 27

- Cruise: MSC Cruises – ‘MSC Poesia’ ship

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
- Oslo, Norway (Pre Tour): $370 per room including breakfast.
- Copenhagen, Denmark (Post Tour): $540 per room including breakfast.
Please note: extra nights are 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
2 people.
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 10 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
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms  
Not available.



Minimum group size 25, maximum group size 40 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
- Day 6: Lysefjord Cruise: $95 AUD
- Day 8: Tivoli Gardens 3 course dinner at 'Påfuglen':  $135 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 on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability).
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability)
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).



- Visa fees and requirements (A visa for Russia is a strict requirement - ONLY if you choose to enter independently into Russia without an organised shore excursion as part of cruise, a visa is 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)
- Gratuities/tipping:
*Land: Recommended €5 per person/day payable on tour.
*Cruise: mandatory at €10 per person/day payable onboard at the end of the cruise.
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Personal expenses
- Transfer port to hotel (day 20)
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
Scandinavia has moderate weather in the summer months. Averages vary between 6°C to 23 °C in the destinations on this itinerary. The weather can be changeable, so travellers are advised to be prepared with some layers.
 
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.
 
CRUISE
Disembarkation:
- Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts:
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Daily breakfast is 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. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
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.
 
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.
 
GRATUITIES / TIPPING 
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. A mandatory cruise gratuity of €10 per person per day is payable onboard at the end of the cruise. Please note: additional extras purchased onboard will also have a gratuity of up to 18% charged on top of the normal ship board gratuity.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience.
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information. 



Europe


A Tourist visa for Europe is not required for stays up to 90 days if travelling on an Australian Passport.

 

Russia
A tourist visa for Russia is a strict requirement ONLY if you choose to enter independently into Russia without an organised shore excursion as part of cruise (please note a Letter of invitation will be required in this instance).
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application 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 an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

 

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

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

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

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

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