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15 Day Baltic Explorer

  • Discover 6 incredible countries by land & sea
  • Cruise to St. Petersburg, Tallinn & Helsinki
Includes Return International Flights

Castles and cobblestones, fjord-lands and fortresses; the Baltics is a region full of surprises. From Denmark to Norway, Sweden to Russia and beyond, this incredible 15 day package through six countries will open your eyes to the beauty and diversity of the Baltics like never before.

Experience a coach tour through the grand cities and landscapes of Norway, Sweden and Denmark; taking in the highlights of Copenhagen, Oslo, Gothenburg and more. Visit UNESCO listed Kronborg Castle, a featured location within Shakespeare’s Hamlet; see Christiansborg Palace and the Tivoli Gardens on a panoramic city tour of Copenhagen; travel along the Skagerrak coastline from Sweden to Norway, plus enjoy a city tour of the design-focused city of Oslo. Set sail on a seven night cruise aboard the Costa Magica ship, cruising to bucket list destinations such as Tallinn in Estonia, Helsinki in Finland, Saint Petersburg in Russia and more! This once-in-a-lifetime trip includes return flights, five nights hotel accommodation on tour, a seven night cruise and so much more.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for your flight to Copenhagen, Denmark. Fly with award winning airlines such as Emirates, Etihad Airways, Finnair, British Airways or Cathay Pacific, to name a few (subject to availability).


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival into Copenhagen, you will be met by a tour assistant and transferred to the hotel. There will be an orientation meeting with the tour leader and fellow travellers at 8:00pm in hotel lobby. The remainder of the evening is at leisure.

Overnight: Comfort Hotel Vesterbro or similar, Copenhagen
Meals included: None

After breakfast, travel north to the coastal town of Helsingor to visit the famous Kronborg Castle (entrance included). This 600-year-old Renaissance castle is home to both Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the legendary knight Holger the Dane. Today the castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and holds a precious place in the hearts of many Danes.

Return to Copenhagen and start your Copenhagen tour with Tivoli Gardens and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (entrances not included). Drive through the colourful canal district and past the National Museum, and by Christiansborg Palace, home to the Danish Parliament. Continue on to the old Stock Exchange and across Kongens Nytorv, where you can see the Royal Theatre, internationally renowned for its Royal Ballet. Admire sights from the colourful harbour district of Nyhavn to Amalienborg Palace, the winter residence of the Royal Family, where you can possibly see the changing of the guard. Lastly, visit the Gefion Fountain and statue of The Little Mermaid, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's iconic fairy tale.

Overnight: Comfort Hotel Vesterbro or similar, Copenhagen
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast begin your drive to Sweden via the one-of-a-kind-Oresund Bridge. Continue north along the picturesque west coast of Sweden to arrive in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city. Your tour leader will escort you on a city tour where you can admire its beautiful parks, botanical gardens, and well-kept canals. Visit the famous Liseberg amusement park (entrance not included), where a variety of events and entertainment take place, particularly in summer. View the harbour – part of which is connected by an overhead walkway to the shopping mall of Nordstan. A highlight of the tour is a visit to Gothenburg’s famous indoor local food market to taste local snacks (not included).

Overnight: Spar Hotel Majorna or similar, Gothenburg
Meals included: Breakfast

Continue your journey along the Skagerrak coastline to Norway. Arrive in Oslo, the capital of Norway, beautifully positioned at the head of Oslo Fjord, surrounded by forested ridges. Enjoy a city tour where you will see the Royal Palace, City Hall and the Akershus Fortress. Afterwards spend some time on the famous walking street Karl Johan Gate. Visit the controversial Vigeland Sculpture Park and take in the views from Holmenkollen ski jumping hill during a photo stop.

Overnight: Scandic Solli or similar, Oslo
Meals included: Breakfast

Following breakfast, continue east on King’s Road traces, an ancient trade link between the northern capitals connecting Oslo, Stockholm, Turku, Helsinki, and Saint Petersburg. Cross the Swedish border into scenic Värmland County, on the way to Karlstad on Lake Vänern. Karlstad is reputed to be one of the sunniest towns in Sweden. A local waitress, known as “the Sun in Karlstad” for her sunny disposition, is also commemorated with a statue.

Overnight: Best Western Gustaf Froding Hotel & Konferens or similar, Karlstad
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, enjoy a scenic drive to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. A city tour with your tour leader is included before you embark your cruise ship. The city is built across 14 islands between Lake Mälar and the Baltic Sea. See the Royal Palace, Riddarholm Church, walk through the old town, and view the city hall where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held. Continue to the port and embark the splendid Costa Magica ship - your home for the next seven nights.

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Magica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Take advantage of the many facilities onboard or relax as you cruise the Baltic Sea to Helsinki, Finland.

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Magica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Spanning numerous islands along Finland's tasseled southern coast, Helsinki is one of the most vibrant and beautiful cities in Scandinavia, and is often known as ‘the Daughter of the Baltic’. Helsinki was named the 2012 World Design Capital in recognition of the use of design as an effective tool for social, cultural and economic development. During your free time, a few of the must-see sights include the Senate Square surrounded by the Government Palace (to the east); the main building of Helsinki University (to the west); and (to the north) the enormous Cathedral; the famous Kauppatori (market square); Finlandia Hall; the Finnish National Gallery; the impressive stone-hewn church Temppeliaukio; and Sibelius Monument.

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Magica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The aristocratic city of Saint Petersburg, built on Neva River, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered one of the most beautiful cities of Northern Europe. The crown jewel of the Baltics, the city lives up to its fame as a living museum. Among the most notable monuments, you can marvel at the Peter & Paul Fortress and Cathedral; the Hermitage Museum, with its collection of more than 3,000,000 pieces spanning the globe; the Russian Museum; the golden facade of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood; the golden-domed Saint Isaac Cathedral, which dominates the city skyline; and the museum-ship Aurora.

Please note: entry into Russia is allowed without a Visa if choosing to participate in a shore excursion (shore excursions are not included). Customers must leave and arrive back with the excursion group. If customers wish to enter into Russia on their own they must obtain a Russian Visa prior to departure.

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Magica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy a day at leisure to enjoy the ship, journey back into Saint Petersburg for more exploration, or perhaps a stroll along the main avenue Nevsky Prospect, with its impressive buildings, charming cafes and glamorous shops.


Please note: entry into Russia is allowed without a Visa if choosing to participate in a shore excursion (shore excursions are not included). Customers must leave and arrive back with the excursion group. If customers wish to enter into Russia on their own they must obtain a Russian Visa prior to departure.

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Magica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Tallinn is the political, commercial and cultural centre of Estonia. Toompea, the old town, is a thicket of turrets, spires and onion domes overlooking the rest of Tallinn and the scenic Gulf of Finland. Take the opportunity to see the brilliantly preserved All-linn (lower town), stroll along its cobblestone streets and marvel the quaint environment of this city-museum of medieval architecture, or enjoy local beer and lunch at one of the numerous restaurants and cafes that dot the area. Don’t forget to do a little shopping, choosing authentic Estonian handicrafts, such as wooden spoons, woven mittens and ceramic cups (be sure to check for the seal of authenticity - Eesti Käsitöö).

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Magica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Return back to Stockholm and spend your free day in this vibrant city, one of the world’s most beautiful, clean and orderly metropolises, granted the European Green Capital award by the EU in 2010. Spend your time shopping in exclusive fashion stores for designer crystal creations, local handcrafts or wonderful handmade homewares.

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Magica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast disembark the ship to make your own way to the airport (transfer not included) for your return flight to Australia. After this trip of a lifetime, there are sure to be plenty of memories to share on your return.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

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

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover Norway, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Russia and Sweden
  • Enjoy a scenic coach tour through Sweden, Norway and Denmark
  • Visit UNESCO listed Kronborg Castle of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ fame
  • Enjoy a panoramic city tour of Copenhagen; see Christiansborg Palace and more
  • See the vibrant Tivoli Gardens amusement park
  • Enjoy a panoramic city tour of Gothenburg's picturesque parks and canals
  • Sample the flavours of Sweden at the famous food market in Gothenburg
  • Travel along the Skagerrak coastline from Sweden to Norway
  • Marvel at the Royal Palace and Akershus Fortress on a city tour of Oslo
  • Journey through scenic Värmland County
  • Stay in Karlstad, known as the sunniest town in Sweden
  • See the Royal Palace, Riddarholm Church and City Hall on a city tour of Stockholm
  • Cruise to Finland’s Helsinki, the 'White City of the North'
  • Dock overnight in the cultural mecca of St. Petersburg
  • Journey to the medieval city of Tallinn in Estonia
  • Enjoy at day at leisure in beautiful Stockholm, Sweden
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/*BNE/ADL/PER
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  • 5 nights quality hotel accommodation on tour
  • 7 night Baltic Sea cruise with Costa Cruises
  • Sail aboard the stylish ‘Costa Magica’ 4-star ship
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  • Enjoy 25 meals including daily breakfast
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  • English-speaking tour leader (Day 2 to 7)
  • Airline and cruise port taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
 
  • Day 2: Transfer airport to hotel
  • Day 7: Transfer hotel to cruise port
 

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 in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 14th of June 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of applies:
- Inside Cabin: $900
- Ocean View Cabin: $1000
- Balcony Cabin: $1100
 
Departure Dates (2020)
May: 24, 31
*June: 7, ^14
 
Surcharges
Please note:
- dates/months with a * incur a cruise high season surcharge of $150 per person.
- dates/months with a ^ incur a flight high season surcharge of $300 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth
 
Departure City Surcharges
*Brisbane: $100 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Etihad Airways, Emirates, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Virgin Atlantic, Royal Brunei, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air France, KLM, Finnair, Virgin Australia, Thai Airways, Korean Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Oman Air, Garuda Indonesia, Vietnam Airlines, Air China, China Airlines, Malindo Airlines plus codeshare partners (subject to availability)

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.

 

Arrive early 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.
- Blackout Dates:
* 28 March 2020 – 27 April 2020
 
Stay behind in Stockholm, Sweden
$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.
- Blackout Dates:
* 20 June 2020 – 19 July 2020
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $500 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $750 one way
Locations:
* Doha
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers
Please note:
- Available in one direction only
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not Available
- Business Class (International Sectors Only): Buy now for $7899 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.



Cabins


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

 

*Costa Cruise Mandatory Service Fee:
A mandatory service fee will be charged to the guests on board account at the rate of approximately €10 per person, per day.



Accommodation Used


3-4 Star (self-rated):

- Copenhagen (Denmark): Comfort Hotel Vesterbro or similar

- Gothenburg (Sweden): Spar Hotel Majorna or similar

- Oslo (Norway): Scandic Solli or similar

- Karlstad (Sweden): Best Western Gustaf Froding Hotel & Konferens or similar

- Cruise: Costa Cruise Lines - ‘Costa Magica’ ship.

Please note: Accommodation/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
- Copenhagen, Denmark (Pre Tour): $360 per room, per night (includes breakfast)
- Stockholm, Sweden (Post Tour): $340 per room, per night (includes 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 (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 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
Twin or Double 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 25, maximum group size 44 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Please note:
- 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 tourist visa is not required in Europe for stays of up to 90 days if travelling on an Australian passport. However, if customers wish to enter Russia free at leisure without a shore excursion, customers MUST organise a Russian visa prior to departure)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Gratuities/tipping: Recommended at approx. €5 per person/day payable to the tour leader during land tour.
- Cruise service fee: Cruise service fee of approximately €10 per person, per day will be charged to your onboard account. Any optional extras purchased onboard will have up to an 18% gratuity added.
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Personal expenses
- Day 14: Post cruise transfer to airport
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



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.
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
As this deal covers multiple countries, temperatures will range from low to high 20's. Travel period is over the European high season, so expect dry, warm and sunny days. In May and Sep - the evenings may still require an additional layer of clothing
 
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.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
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.
 
OTHER
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 general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land
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 is €5 per person per day. This covers the guide/leader and the driver, which will be collected whilst on tour.
 
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 No-Visa Entry is only applicable for 72 hours and can only be used by cruise ship passengers if entering on an organised tour (shore excursion). A tour confirmation from a Russian travel company is needed to go ashore. You are required to depart and return to the port with the tour, you do not have the option to stay in St. Petersburg and return to the ship on your own.
- If customers wish to enter Russia on their own they must obtain a Russian Visa prior to departure. A Letter of invitation will be required in this instance and a double entry visa if choosing to enter Russia twice on both days docked. A single entry visa will only allow the applicant to disembark the cruise ship once. 
- If you require a Russian Visa 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 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 as 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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