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Fabulous Scandinavia

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									                                                                                                                  the city, especially at the city’s picturesque waterfront. The afternoon
                                                                                                                  sightseeing tour introduces us to this remarkable Hanseatic city with
                                                                                                                                                                                             Including:
                                                                                                                  the Bryggen area of old wooden houses, the traditional Fish Market         • 8 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels
                                                                                                                  and the city centre with the Maria Church and Hakon’s Hall. We check-
                                                                                                                                                                                             • Overnight ferry Copenhagen-Oslo OW, inside-
                                                                                                                  in at Hotel Clarion Admiral**** or similar.                                  cabins
                                                                                                                                                                                             • 9 x buffet breakfast
                                                                                                                  DAY 5 (MONDAY): GEILO-STALHEIM
                                                                                                                                                                                             • 3 x dinner (3x 3-course hotel dinner)
                                                                                                                  The morning is at leisure to explore more of the stunning Norwegian
                                                                                                                                                                                             • Welcome meeting
                                                                                                                   ord capital. In the early afternoon we travel to the historical town of
                                                                                                                  Voss, which has a scenic background of snow clad mountains. After          • Welcome package

     Fabulous Scandinavia                                                                                         a break here we continue towards the Naroy Valley and Stalheim,
                                                                                                                  o ering a stunning view down the Stalheim Gorge, Check-in at Hotel
                                                                                                                  Stalheim**** or similar. Dinner at Hotel.
                                                                                                                                                                                             • Service of English speaking tour escorts on all
                                                                                                                                                                                               tours
                                                                                                                                                                                             • Service of Spanish speaking tour escorts on all
                                                                                                                                                                                               tours
                                        DAY 1 (THURSDAY): ARRIVAL COPENHAGEN
                                        Arrival in Copenhagen, optional transfer to Hotel First Vesterbro****     DAY 6 (TUESDAY): STALHEIM-FLAM-FAGENES                                     • Service of 1st class motor coaches and 1st class
     June-September 2011,                                                                                                                                                                      minivans throughout the itinerary
                                        or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.                                    Today we continue through the ord region with its formidable
       10 days/9 nights                                                                                           water-drowned glacial valleys, anked by impossible rugged terrain          • Portage at hotels and ferry terminals
                                        DAY 2 (FRIDAY): COPENHAGEN-OSLO                                           to Gudvangen where we cross the Naroy ord and reach the village of         • Service and VAT
                                        Copenhagen is Scandinavia’s largest and most lively city and one of       Flam. In the afternoon the journey continues along the Aurland ord.
                                        Europe’s most romantic capitals with its old castles and churches and     We do a photo stop at the famous Borgund Stave Church before we
                                        charming squares and harbours. The morning sightseeing tour will          continue to Fagenes. Check-in at Hotel Quality Fagenes**** or similar.     Optional:
                                        acquaint us with all the city’s treasures: the Little Mermaid guarding    Dinner at Hotel.
                                        the port, the Royal Castle, Nyhavn with its restaurants and small boats                                                                              • Transfer airport to Hotel First Vesterbro: EUR
20                                      and the City Hall Square. In the afternoon we embark on the DFDS          DAY 7 (WEDNESDAY): FAGENES-OSLO                                              105.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 120.00
                                        Seaways overnight ferry bound for Oslo. The ferry o ers a wide choice     After breakfast we leave the majestic Norwegian ords behind us and           for private car/minivan (4-7 persons)
                                        of restaurants, bars, shops and much more.                                travel back towards Oslo which we reach early in the afternoon. The        • Guests will receive details from tour escort about
                                                                                                                  balance of the day is spent for exploring more of the Oslo.                  optional tours
                                        DAY 3 (SATURDAY): OSLO-GEILO                                                                                                                         • Transfer Hotel First Amaranten to airport: EUR
                                        Founded in 1048 Oslo is Scandinavia’s oldest capital and today it is a    DAY 8 (THURSDAY): OSLO-STOCKHOLM                                             175.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 190.00
                                        very pleasant and casual city with an interesting jumble of historical    Today we head for Stockholm, passing through Norwegian forests               for private minivan (4-7 persons)
                 Dates                  and modern architecture. Upon arrival in Oslo we start the morning        we cross the border and enter the county of Varmland in Sweden.
                                        sightseeing tour. We enjoy a walk around the Frogner Park decorated       Throughout the balance of the day we drive through typical Swedish
            MFS04: 09.06-18.06.11
                                        with the unique sculptures of Gustaf Vigeland. We pass by the City Hall   landscapes with fertile farmland, blue lakes and thick forests, which
            MFS06: 23.06-02.07.11
                                        and the main street, Karl Johan, leading to the Royal Palace. In the      evoke an atmosphere of intriguing fairytales. In the afternoon we
            MFS08: 07.07-16.07.11
                                        early afternoon we continue our journey to the beautiful Hallingdal       arrive at Stockholm and we check-in at Hotel First Amaranten**** or
            MFS10: 21.07-30.07.11       Valley, we visit Gol and arrive in Geilo, a small town surrounded by      similar.
            MFS12: 04.08-13.08.11       mountains. Check-in at Bardola Hoj ellshotel**** or similar. Dinner
            MFS14: 18.08-27.08.11       at Hotel.                                                                 DAY 9 (FRIDAY): STOCKHOLM
            MFS16: 01.09-10.09.11                                                                                 Stockholm – the beauty on the water – is undoubtedly one of the
                                        DAY 4 (SUNDAY): GEILO-BERGEN                                              most beautiful capitals in the world, built on 14 islands and protected
     Package prices per person:         Today we really enter the breathtaking Norwegian nature. We continue      from the sea by Skargarden, the Stockholm archipelago. The morning
                                        through the Hallingdal Valley, known for its folkloric traditions, we     sightseeing tour takes us to the Old Town with the Royal Palace,
       EUR 1495.00 (double occupancy)   cross the Hardanger mountain plateau and on the descent towards           Stockholm Cathedral and the city center with its famous City Hall. The
       EUR 595.00 (single supplement)   the ord we pass the famous Voringsfossen Waterfall. We cross the          afternoon is free for individual visits.
                                        Hardanger Fjord by ferry and continue along its shores to Bergen.
                                        Situated on a peninsula surrounded by 7 mountains the history of          DAY 10 (SATURDAY): STOCKHOLM DEPARTURE
                                        Bergen is closely connected with the sea and this is very noticeable in   Optional transfer to the airport.
                                                 Scandinavian and Russian Treasures
                                                            DAY 1 (THURSDAY): ARRIVAL COPENHAGEN                                                     to this remarkable Hanseatic city with the Bryggen area of old wooden houses, the
     June-September 2011,                                   Arrival in Copenhagen, optional transfer to Hotel First Vesterbro**** or similar,        traditional Fish Market and the city centre with the Maria Church and Hakon’s Hall.
       19 days/18 nights                                    check-in, welcome meeting.                                                               We check-in at Hotel Clarion Admiral**** or similar.

                                                            DAY 2 (FRIDAY): COPENHAGEN-OSLO                                                          DAY 5 (MONDAY): GEILO-STALHEIM
                                                            Copenhagen is Scandinavia’s largest and most lively city and one of Europe’s most        The morning is at leisure to explore more of the stunning Norwegian ord capital.
                                                            romantic capitals with its old castles and churches and charming squares and             In the early afternoon we travel to the historical town of Voss, which has a scenic
18                                                          harbours. The morning sightseeing tour will acquaint us with all the city’s treasures:   background of snow clad mountains. After a break here we continue towards the
                                                            the Little Mermaid guarding the port, the Royal Castle, Nyhavn with its restaurants      Naroy Valley and Stalheim, o ering a stunning view down the Stalheim Gorge,
                                                            and small boats and the City Hall Square. In the afternoon we embark on the DFDS         Check-in at Hotel Stalheim**** or similar. Dinner at Hotel.
                                                            Seaways overnight ferry bound for Oslo. The ferry o ers a wide choice of restaurants,
                                                            bars, shops and much more.                                                               DAY 6 (TUESDAY): STALHEIM-FLAM-FAGENES
                                                                                                                                                     Today we continue through the ord region with its formidable water-drowned
                                                            DAY 3 (SATURDAY): OSLO-GEILO                                                             glacial valleys, anked by impossible rugged terrain to Gudvangen where we cross
                                                            Founded in 1048 Oslo is Scandinavia’s oldest capital and today it is a very pleasant     the Naroy ord and reach the village of Flam. In the afternoon the journey continues
                     DATES:                                 and casual city with an interesting jumble of historical and modern architecture.        along the Aurland ord. We do a photo stop at the famous Borgund Stave Church
     MSR04: 09.06-27.06.11 MSR12: 04.08-22.08.11            Upon arrival in Oslo we start the morning sightseeing tour. We enjoy a walk around       before we continue to Fagenes. Check-in at Hotel Quality Fagenes**** or similar.
     MSR06: 23.06-11.07.11 MSR14: 18.08-05.09.11            the Frogner Park decorated with the unique sculptures of Gustaf Vigeland. We pass        Dinner at Hotel.
     MSR08: 07.07-25.07.11 MSR16: 01.09-19.09.11            by the City Hall and the main street, Karl Johan, leading to the Royal Palace. In the
     MSR10: 21.07-08.08.11                                  early afternoon we continue our journey to the beautiful Hallingdal Valley, we visit     DAY 7 (WEDNESDAY): FAGENES-OSLO
                                                            Gol and arrive in Geilo, a small town surrounded by mountains. Check-in at Bardola       After breakfast we leave the majestic Norwegian ords behind us and travel back
                                                            Hoj ellshotel **** or similar. Dinner at Hotel.                                          towards Oslo, which we reach early in the afternoon. The balance of the day is spend
     Package prices per person:                                                                                                                      for exploring more of Oslo.
          EUR 2695.00 (double occupancy)                    DAY 4 (SUNDAY): GEILO-BERGEN
                                                            Today we enter the breathtaking Norwegian nature. We continue through the                DAY 8 (THURSDAY): OSLO-STOCKHOLM
          EUR 1195.00 (single supplement)                   Hallingdal Valley, known for its folkloric traditions, we cross the Hardanger mountain   Today we head for Stockholm, passing through Norwegian forests we cross the
                                                            plateau and on the descent towards the ord we pass the famous Voringsfossen              border and enter the county of Varmland in Sweden. Throughout the balance of
        QUIETVOX audio communication system in use          Waterfall. We cross the Hardanger Fjord by ferry and continue along its shores to        the day we drive through typical Swedish landscapes with fertile farmland, blue
     throughout the Finnish and Russian parts of the tour   Bergen. Situated on a peninsula surrounded by 7 mountains the history of Bergen          lakes and thick forests, which evoke an atmosphere of intriguing fairytales. In the
                                                            is closely connected with the sea and this is very noticeable in the city, especially    afternoon we arrive at Stockholm and we check-in at Hotel First Amaranten**** or similar.
                                                            at the city’s picturesque waterfront. The afternoon sightseeing tour introduces us
DAY 9 (FRIDAY): STOCKHOLM                                                                Cascade and Water Avenue and its wonderful parks. The afternoon is reserved
Stockholm – the beauty on the water – is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful           an optional excursion to Zarskoye Selo with the impressive Catherine’s Palace
capitals in the world, built on 14 islands and protected from the sea by Skargarden,     and the Amber Room, which vanished during World War II and was restored for
the Stockholm archipelago. The morning sightseeing tour takes us to the Old Town         St.Petersburg’s tri-centennial celebrations. In the evening enjoy an optional Russian
with the Royal Palace, Stockholm Cathedral and the city center with its famous City      dinner at Restaurant Na Zdoroviye.
Hall. The afternoon is free for individual visits.
                                                                                         DAY 16 (FRIDAY): ST. PETERSBURG-MOSCOW
DAY 10 (SATURDAY): STOCKHOLM-HELSINKI                                                    The early morning is reserved for an optional guided shopping tour to fashion and
The morning is free to explore more of Stockholm individually. Mid-afternoon             souvenir boutiques on the Nevsky Prospect. Around noon we go to the Moscow
we leave for the pier to embark on the Tallink Silja Line overnight ferry bound for      Railway Station and board the Sapsan high-speed train bound for Moscow. The train
Helsinki. While we travel slowly down the archipelago past numerous islands and          ride takes us through endless Russian landscapes along the River Volga. In the late
islets we enjoy a sumptuous dinner on board the ship. And afterwards there is a wide     afternoon we arrive to Moscow and check in at Hotel Holiday Inn Lesnaya**** or
choice of entertainment with bars, shops, casino and much more.                          similar.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Including:
DAY 11 (SUNDAY): HELSINKI                                                                DAY 17 (SATURDAY): MOSCOW                                                               •   16 overnights at centrally located 4-5 star hotels
Helsinki is truly located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture and this      Moscow, The Mother of Russia, is a genuine Russian city with the Kremlin and its        •   Overnight ferry Copenhagen-Oslo OW, inside-cabins
is re ected everywhere in the green and lively Finnish capital. Directly after           onion domed cathedrals. The dramatic changes over the last decade have made the         •   Overnight ferry Stockholm-Helsinki OW, promenade cabins
disembarkation we start a sightseeing tour, which takes us around the harbors, up        city to one of the most dynamic metropolis in the world. The morning sightseeing        •   18 x buffet breakfast
                                                                                         tour includes all the highlights of the vast city: the Red Square with Kremlin, the     •   4 x dinner (3x 3-course hotel dinner and 1 x buffet dinner with
central Mannerheim Street and by the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, and
                                                                                                                                                                                     wines)
the Sibelius Monument and the famous Church-in the-Rock. At the end of the tour          Theater Square with Bolshoi Theater, Sparrow Hills with Moscow University and a
                                                                                                                                                                                 •   Welcome meeting
we check-in at Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza***** or similar.                                 visit to the famous Moscow Metro. In the afternoon is o ered an optional excursion
                                                                                                                                                                                 •   Welcome package
                                                                                         to the Kremlin grounds with a visit to the cathedrals. The evening o ers an optional
                                                                                                                                                                                 •   Entrances to Church-in-the-Rock, Vyborg Castle, Peter and Paul
DAY 12 (MONDAY): HELSINKI                                                                excursion with a cruise on the Moscow River.                                                Fortress and Moscow Metro                                         19
The morning is reserved for exploring more of the Finish capital individually. The                                                                                               •   Service of English speaking tour escorts on all tours
afternoon o ers an optional excursion to Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, an oasis in         DAY 18 (SUNDAY): MOSCOW                                                                 •   Service of Spanish speaking tour escorts on all tours
the midst of the city with cottages, farmsteads and manors from all around Finland.      The day o ers an optional excursion to Novidevichy Convent, a 16th century cluster      •   Service of 1st class motor coaches and 1st class minivans
                                                                                         of sparkling domes, one of the city’s most beautiful groups of buildings and full           throughout the itinerary
DAY 13 (TUESDAY): HELSINKI-ST. PETERSBURG                                                of history and treasures. The adjacent Novodevichy Cemetery is Moscow‘s most            •   Sapsan high-speed train St. Petersburg-Moscow OW (2nd class)
Today we continue eastbound to St. Petersburg. Shortly after crossing the border into    prestigious resting place after the Kremlin. The balance of the day is reserved for     •   Portage at hotels, ferry terminals and railway stations
Russia we arrive in Vyborg, where we take time for a short sightseeing tour and a        exploring more of Moscow individually. The evening o ers an optional visit to the       •   Service and VAT
visit to Vyborg Castle. In the late afternoon we arrive in St. Petersburg and check-in   Old Russian Circus.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Optional:
at Hotel Park Inn Nevsky**** or similar.
                                                                                         DAY 19 (MONDAY): MOSCOW DEPARTURE                                                       • Transfer airport to Hotel First Vesterbro: EUR 105.00 for private
                                                                                         Optional transfer to the airport.                                                         car (1-3 persons), EUR 120.00 for private car/minivan (4-7
DAY 14 (WEDNESDAY): ST. PETERSBURG                                                                                                                                                 persons)
St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy                                                                                                        • Guests will receive details from tour escort about optional tours
worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly given                                                                                                     in Scandinavia
the city the title “The Venice of the North”. During the morning sightseeing tour                                                                                                • Transfer Hotel Holiday Inn Lesnaya to airport: EUR 80.00 for
we get acquainted with all the splendors of the city: the Peter-Paul Fortress, the                                                                                                 private car (1-3 persons), EUR 100.00 for private minivan (4-7
Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky                                                                                                persons)
Convent and much more. The afternoon o ers an optional visit to the world-famous
Hermitage Art Museum. In the evening enjoy an optional visit to the Nikolaevsky
Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show and Russian “Champagne” and snacks.                                                                                                The most comprehensive and
                                                                                                                                                                                 complete tour of Scandinavia
DAY 15 (THURSDAY): ST. PETERSBURG
An optional excursion in the morning o ers a visit to Peterhof, an uncontested                                                                                                    and Russia on the market.
masterpiece of the time of Peter the Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand

								
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