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The North Cape &
Arctic Circle Tour

                     Hosted Small Group Tour and Cruise

                              Commences Copenhagen
                                          11 July 2010
                                               20 Days



                                                                                    Polar Ice Cap


            Itinerary                                                   Norwegian

                                                                                          Bear Island
                                                                                                     B a r e n ts

                                                                                                 North Cape
        July 2010 · 20 Days
                                                                Arctic Circle                     Honningsvåg
                                                                                         Svartisen Glacier
      Copenhagen to Stockholm                                          Ålesund
                                                                    Hellesylt           Trondheim
                                                             Flåm/Güdvangen           Geiranger
               Crystal Symphony                                     Bergen                Stockholm

Jul 11                                                    - one of the most dazzling of all
Copenhagen, Denmark                                       Norwegian fjords. Impressive
Denmark, the world’s oldest kingdom, awaits               mountains, numerous waterfalls
your discovery on this visit to its lively capital,       and farms clinging precipitously to
Copenhagen. Immerse yourself in the vitality of           steep hillsides combine to give this
this delightful city as you explore expansive parks       area its unique character.
and plazas, as well as its treasure trove of historic
                                                          One of the highlights of the
                                                          fjordland, tiny Hellesylt lies at the
                                                          head of Sunnylvenfjord. Near
Jul 12
                                                          the village, a glacier-fed stream
                                                          plunges over the sheer granite face
Today we have a private walking tour of
                                                          of the fjord, cascading in thousands
Copenhargen to discover the exquisite
                                                          of feet of rainbows and foam.
combination of Scandinavian elegance and joie
de vivre.
                                                          Jul 16
                                                          tronDheim, norway
Jul 13
                                                          A millennium of history and culture is the palette                                                   Alesund
                                                          for the diversity and richness of the fair city of
This city is also home to some very fine stores and
                                                          Trondheim. Originally named Nidaros, home to              Honningsvag is your gateway to the North Cape
brands so a little shopping may be in order before
                                                          Kings and Saints, Trondheim boasts the largest            plateau, Europe’s northernmost promontory, with
we head for the port to embark Crystal Symphony
                                                          cathedral, the oldest theatre, and one of the most        its infinite views over the vast expanse of the
and commence our navigation of Norway.
                                                          interesting museums in all Norway.                        Arctic Ocean.
Jul 14
                                                          Jul 17                                                    Jul 19
Day at Sea
                                                          Day at Sea                                                CruiSing Bear iSlanD
Adjust the compass of your mood and design
                                                          If you haven’t tried the complimentary Tai Chi and
your day exactly as you wish: pamper yourself
                                                          Yoga, the PGA golf instruction or a game of paddle        Jul 20
at the Feng Shui-inspired Crystal spa, walk-on-
                                                          tennis this may be an opportunity.                        CruiSing the iCe Barrier
water along the 360° teak Promenade deck, teach
yourself something new at complimentary Berlitz
                                                          Jul 18                                                    Jul 21
language classes or Yamaha keyboard instruction,
                                                          honningSvag, north Cape, norway                           longyearByrn/longyear City/
or simply relax. The choices are yours.
                                                          In the early afternoon your Crystal ship docks at         SvalBarD, norway
                                                          the peaceful town of Honningsvag set on Mageroy           This glacier-clad, barely sub-North Pole clime
Jul 15
                                                          or ‘Meager’ Island. Fishing is the dominant               once hosted a tropical forest. That was long ago,
helleSylt/geiranger, norway
                                                          industry for the island’s 3,500 inhabitants.              in prehistoric times. Nonetheless, the forest’s
Geiranger village is located along the picturesque
snow-covered Geiranger fjord in central Norway                                                                      presence helped establish what we now know as
                                                                                                                    the town of Longyerbyen. During the summer,
                                                                                                                    continuous daylight coaxes flowers into an
                                                                                                                    astounding display of colour. Abundant wildife
                                                                                                                    includes polar bears, arctic foxes, reindeer, seals,
                                                                                                                    walruses and whales.

                                                                                                                    Jul 22
                                                                                                                    CruiSing the BarentS Sea

                                                                                                                    Jul 23
                                                                                                                    aleSunD, norway
                                                                                                                    Charmingly eccentric - that is how the Norwegian
                                                                                                                    town of Alesund is often described. What makes
                                                                                                                    Alesund so unusual is its architecture. The town
                                                                                                                    centre boasts a somewhat outrageous collection
                                                                                                                    of pastel-coloured buildings, many with towers &
                                                                                                                    turrets. Not so unusual perhaps, except for the
                                                                                                                    fancilful flourish of human faces, pharaohs and
                                                                                                                    dragons that peer down upon fascinated passersby.

Nyhavn, Copenhagen
                                                         •	 Visit	UNESCO	World	Heritage	site	Geirangerfjord,	considered	to	be	
                                                            the most scenically outstanding fjord area in the world
                                                         •	 Cross	the	Arctic	Circle
                                                         •	 Private	walking	tours	in	Copenhagen,	Bergen	(including	the	
                                                            UNESCO	World	Heritage	site	of	Bryggen),	and	Stockholm

Jul 24
Flam/guDvangen, norway
After gliding serenely into majestic Aurlandsfjord,
Crystal Symphony will berth in the tiny village of
Flam, situated in the innermost part of Sgnefjord        •	 2	nights	accommodation	in	Copenhagen	at	
and surrounded by breathtaking mountains.                   Hotel Imperial including breakfast

From this tranquil area one of the world’s most          •	 15	night	Nordic	Navigation	cruise	aboard	
remarkable railway line originates. The 13 mile             Crystal Symphony
journey provides views of some of Norway’s most
magnificent scenery.                                     •		 2	nights	accommodation	in	Stockholm	at	First	
                                                             Hotel	Reisen	including	breakfast
At the foot of the mountains, you can enjoy the
natural	beauty	of	the	Flam	Valley	and	admire	the	
majestic Aurlandfjord, a branch of the world’s
                                                         •	 Transfer	between	hotel/ship/hotel
longest fjord, the Sognefjord.
                                                         •	 Private	walking	tours	in	Copenhagen,	Bergen	
Jul 25                                                      and Stockholm
Bergen, norway
Bergen ‘Capital of the Fjordland” and Norway’s           •	 All	meals	on	board	the	cruise,	and	all	non-
second-largest city was founded in 1070AD. In its           alcoholic drinks including bottled waters, juice
heyday, Norwegian Kings resided here.                       and hot drinks including specialty coffees.
Bergen is an immaculate city set between the
mountains and the sea and the perfect location           •	 Prepaid	shipboard	gratuities
for our wonderful private walking tour.
                                                         •	 All-inclusive.		As	You Wish shipboard credit of
Jul 26                                                      uS$1000 per person
CruiSing the north Sea
                                                         •	 Hosted	group	throughout
Jul 27
StoCkholm, SweDen
Our arrival into Stockholm early this evening
has been carefully planned to enable us to enjoy
the arrival into Sweden and the 14 islands which
comprise the city.
                                                         •	 Cruise	fare	guarantee	–	Crystal	Cruises	is	guaranteeing	that	if	the	fare	
Jul 28                                                      for your stateroom category is reduced, you will be protected at the
StoCkholm, SweDen                                           new reduced fare.
We disembark this morning for an introduction to
Sweden on another of our small private walking           •	 Relaxed	cancellation	policy	means	cancellations	up	to	45	days	before	
tours.			Resting	amid	wooded	hills,	Stockholm	is	a	         departure are refundable.
city surrounded by water, firmly linked by over 50
bridges. This is one of Europe’s most prosperous
cities	–	and	most	beautiful	whether	viewed	from	
the land or the canals.

Jul 29                                                     This small group tour is offered on a land/cruise basis.
StoCkholm, SweDen
Free day to enjoy the city or explore a little further
                                                         You may choose to travel to and from Europe with your host
afield.                                                   or include this tour as part of a longer European holiday.
Jul 30                                                    We will be pleased to assist with your flights and any pre/
Return	to	Australia	or	continue	your	European	                             post tour arrangements.
                                                     Only on a Crystal cruise will you enjoy all this:
                                                     •	 	The	Crystal	Experience:	voted	World’s	Best	by	the	readers	of	Condé Nast Traveler	and	
 tour cost from - $12,300*                              Travel + Leisure	more	than	any	other	cruise	line,	hotel	or	resort	in	history
                                                     •		 Up	to	seven	evening	dining	options,	with	open	seating	specialty	restaurants	featuring	
       Per person based on double / twin share^
                                                         the	celebrated	cuisine	of	restaurateurs	Nobu	Matsuhisa	and	Piero	Selvaggio
                                                     •			The	luxury	of	the	only	Feng	Shui-inspired	spa	at	sea
    Tour cost is based on ‘E’ deluxe stateroom       •			Golf	clinics	featuring	equipment	from	TaylorMade,	the	best	performance	golf	
   20th Anniversary fare on Crystal Symphony for         company	in	the	world
   bookings made before 31 December, 2009.           •			Complimentary	keyboard	lessons	with	Yamaha,	language	courses	with	Berlitz	and	
                                                         computer	instruction	in	the	latest	software
                                                     •			Penthouse	butler	service	and	complimentary	in-room	bar	setup	
*Services of a Tour Escort from arrival in
                                                     •			Complimentary	bottled	water,	soft	drinks	and	specialty	coffee	drinks
Copenhagen to departure in Stockholm is subject
to a minimum of 12 guests travelling together.       •		 Complimentary	town	centre	transportation	in	most	ports
Should the group not reach minimum numbers
then the option to travel without a tour escort is
available and costs would be reconfirmed.
                                                               your host - maree mc clelland
NOT	INCLUDED                                         I’m inviting you to take Mark Twain’s wise advice and sail with
•	 International	airfares	ex-Australia	to	           me in 2010 to discover Norway’s picturesque coastline in the
   Copenhagen and from Stockholm                     lingering twilight of the northern summer.
•	 Meals	other	than	specified
•	 Tips	other	than	specified                          Imagine sailing the course of history’s most adventurous sailors,
                                                     the Vikings .... crossing the mirror-like waters of Norway’s fjords,
•	 Cost	of	Passports
                                                     past serene rustic landscapes of waterfalls and deep, dark green
•	 Travel	insurance
                                                     cliffs. Nights of feasting and celebration still echo from the cliff
•	 Optional	sightseeing	tours	over	and	above	        tops - and from our glorious vessel!
   those already included in the itinerary
•	 Upgrade	costs	to	other	accommodation	on	          I’ve chosen Crystal Symphony for this Arctic exploration, not only for the itinerary but
   ship and hotels                                   also for it’s intimate size and perspective. From the comfortable deck and lounges we will
•	 Items	of	a	personal	natures	such	as,	but	not	     be able to savour the breathtaking scenery as we head north to the Polar Ice Cap.
   limited to laundry, souvenirs, telephone calls
                                                     Of course we will need time to taste Denmark & Sweden so short stays in Copenhagen
                                                     and Stockholm complete our Scandinavian sojourn.

                                                     To share this experience with a small group is one of my dreams!
Wings Away reserve the right to amend the            Maree McClelland
accommodation as per the itinerary as and
when	required.	Upgrade	to	higher	rooms	
on Crystal Symphony available. Price on
Travel Insurance is mandatory for this tour
and must be taken out at the time of payment
of deposit. Travel is as per the conditions of
travel of Wings Away Travel and Cruiseland.          55	Rose	Street,	Essendon,	VIC	3040
Please refer to the Terms and Conditions form        T: 03 9337 3744
for all details of travel. Completed and signed
booking/travel	forms	are	required	at	the	time	       E:
of payment of deposit.                                                                            Lic no 32025               Issue Date: 10 August 2009

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