PRESIDENT’S SALUTATION CONTENTS:
This is the time of year again for Finland.................................................................4-5
presenting our new brochure for
the 2006 season. In Scandinavia
there is a million things to do - and
with this brochure we are trying to
make the decision process easier by Sweden.................................................................8-9
suggesting itineraries and packages
that have proven to be popular Iceland..............................................................10-11
among our travelers throughout the
years. If there are places that you
are interested in visiting - and you Norway..............................................................12-13
cannot find it in this publication -
then we are more than happy to Scandinavian Cruise Collection.................................14-15
custom-make a Scandinavian dream
vacation for you!
Silja Line Cruises.................................................16-17
Scandinavia is becoming more and
more popular with North American
visitors every year - and a lot of our customers extend their Scandinavian Escorted Tours.....................................................18-21
vacation with a side trip to Russia or the Baltic States. This year we will be
able to offer even more exciting and rare opportunities to travel with a small Scandinavian Sojourns / European Extensions.............22-23
group to some of the undiscovered corners of the “former” Eastern Europe -
as we are introducing our new "Ultimate Adventures" program.
We know Scandinavia & Northern Europe from first-hand experience. That is The Baltics: Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania....................24-25
what we specialize in. We choose our Scandinavian partners with care and
their reliability and quality of service what we have built our business on. That Russia...............................................................26-27
is how we assure you with a peace of mind that your trip is going to be a
source of happy memories to share with your friends and family for years to
Russian & Ukranian Waterways.................................28-29
Yours Sincerely, Ultimate Adventures..................................................30
Terms & Conditions..................................................31
President Cover photo: Terje Rakke
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Finland offers something out of the ordinary. It is not over- CAR RENTAL IN FINLAND - EUROPCAR:
crowded with tourists, and if you wish to escape from concrete Rates in CAD 3-4 days 5-7 days 8-13 days 14+ days
and traffic jams, this is the place to go. The country is known daily package daily daily
for its unspoilt natural surroundings with areas of almost
ECONOMY: VW Polo 92 448 61 59
untouched wilderness, fresh air, peace and tranquillity just a
short distance from Helsinki. In Finland you will experience a COMPACT: VW Golf 105 513 70 68
unique sensation of living in harmony with nature.
INTERMEDIATE: VW Bora 137 680 94 90
SAIMAA LAKE TOUR: Escorted tour, 3 days/ 2 nights
This three-day tour takes you on a journey through the "Land of a Thousand INTERMEDIATE AUT: Audi A3 202 999 137 129
Lakes". Departing from Helsinki you will "Trace the Czar's Footsteps" as you
visit Porvoo, the second oldest town in Finland. Then into the heart of the WAGON: Ford Mondeo STW 222 1097 150 142
Finnish Lake district, visit historical landmarks and learn about the eastern
MINIVAN: VW Minibus 9 pax 348 1716 233 222
orthodox traditions. Tour ends in Helsinki.
Departure dates: Jun 03,10,17,23,30. Jul 06,12,18,24,30. Aug 03,07,11,15,19.
Included: Unlimited Mileage, Third Party Liability ins.
Included: 2 nights accommodation, 3 meals per day as per itinerary, luggage handling
at hotels, transportation by private coach, multilingual tour leader, sightseeing,
NOT included: CDW, TP, VAT 22%, airport surcharge.
excursions, visits and entrances as per itinerary, domestic flight Joensuu-Helsinki,
tax and service charges. SUMMER ON KING’s ROAD
Price per person based on DBL: $1071 CAD Independent package, 8 days/7 nights
SGL supplement: $203 CAD Helsinki - Porvoo - Turku - Stockholm
The King's Road is the historical route between the old northern capitals of
SCENIC FINLAND: Escorted tour, 7 days/ 6 nights
Oslo, Stockholm, Turku, Helsinki and St. Petersburg. Dating back to the 13th
The route follows the marvellous Saimaa Lakeland and continues through
century, the ancient road winds along the Finnish southern coastline past cas-
Karelia, where Eastern Orthodox traditions are part of everyday life, to the
tles, manor houses and cottages. Originally, The King's Road served as an
untouched wilds of Kuusamo, before you reach Rovaniemi, the capital of
important connection between the powerful kingdoms of Sweden and Russia.
Finnish Lapland. You will gain insight into the ancient cultures and traditions
Today, it is a remarkable testament to history. Taverns and inns that offered
of the indigenous Sami people.
refuge to the weary traveller are still intact. Old stone Churches and iron
Departure dates: Jun 03,10,17,23,30. July 06,12,18,24,30. Aug 03,07,11,15,19.
mills also remain as witnesses to the many Kings and Czars who travelled
Included: Accommodation, luggage handling at hotels, 3 meals per day as per itiner-
ary, transportation by private coach, domestic flight Rovaniemi-Helsinki, sightseeing
along the royal road. Now a national trust, The King's Road is a piece of antiq-
and entrance fees as per itinerary, multilingual tour leader, tax and service charges.
uity in a very modern world. It flourishes as an imperial passageway back
Price per person based on DBL: $2787 CAD Photo: Finnair through time.
Departure dates: Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays June 3rd to Sep 13th.
SGL supplement: $573 CAD
FINNISH LAPLAND IN A NUTSHELL: HOTELS IN HELSINKI - We recommend: Included: Accommodation in First Class hotels in Helsinki, Turku (Naantali) and
Stockholm, 2nd class train ticket Helsinki-Turku, Silja Line cruise Turku-Stockholm
NORTH CAPE TOUR: Escorted tour, 5 days/ 4 nights Non-Escorted, 3 days/ 2 nights package Prices include breakfast, taxes and service charges.
in Seaside cabin, daily breakfast, transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary, applica-
Early flight brings you from Helsinki to Rovaniemi. Continue by private Helsinki-Rovaniemi-Helsinki ble taxes.
Price per person, per NT in CAD SGL DBL TPL
motorcoach through the impressive Lapp scenery and along the Arctic Ocean Lapland is a perfect retreat from the hectic city life. This tour allows you to Price per person based on DBL: $1597 CAD, SGL Suppl. $637 CAD
until you reach the North Cape. During the trip you will experience many just enjoy the peace and tranquillity of pristine wilderness or take part in SOKOS Hotel 01Jan-31May & 01Sep-31Dec MON-THU 196 126 100
aspects of Lapp culture, “shoot the rapids” at Harriniva, have a try at wash- exciting nature-bound activities and learn about the culture and lifestyle of Helsinki 4* 01Jan-31May & 01Sep-31Dec FRI-SUN 150 80 70 WE OFFER A SELECTION OF INDEPENDENT TOURS:
ing for gold at Tankavaara and celebrate reaching the Northernmost point in the Lapps. And in summertime you have 24 hours of daylight to enjoy it all! City Centre 01Jun-31Aug DAILY 150 80 70
Europe with champagne and caviar! The legendary magic of Lapland has cast a spell over many a visitor, and you GRAND TOUR OF WESTERN FINLAND:
Departure dates: Jun 09,16,23,29. Jul 06,12,18,24,30. Aug 05,09,13,17,21,25 might also yearn to come back after your first visit. This is only a starter SOKOS Hotel 01Jan-31May & 01Sep-31Dec MON-THU 162 105 86 Self-drive, 7 days/ 6 nights, Helsinki - Rovaniemi
Included: Accommodation, luggage handling at hotels, 3 meals per day as per itiner- package- you can add more hotel nights and more exciting tours and activi- Presidentti 4* 01Jan-31May & 01Sep-31Dec FRI-SUN 123 66 60
Price per person based on DBL: $665 CAD, SGL Suppl. $508 CAD
ary, transportation by private coach, domestic flight Helsinki-Rovaniemi-Helsinki, ties! City Centre 01Jun-31Aug DAILY 123 66 60
sightseeing & entrances as per itinerary, multilingual tour leader, tax & service Included: Return flight Helsinki-Rovaniemi-Helsinki, 2 NTs hotel accommodation FASCINATING CITIES AND LAKES:
charges. with breakfast, transfers from and to the airport, riverboat cruise, visit to Santa’s SOKOS Hotel 01Jan-31May & 01Sep-31Dec MON-THU 203 133 105
Office and a reindeer farm, picnic-barbeque by campfire. Independent by rail, 8 days/ 7 nights, Helsinki - Helsinki
Price per person based on DBL: $2732 CAD Torni 4* 01Jan-31May & 01Sep-31Dec FRI-SUN 155 85 73
Additional options include river-rafting ($113 CAD p.p.) and a drive/hike through Price per person based on DBL: $1015 CAD, SGL Suppl. $591 CAD
SGL supplement: $351 CAD City Centre 01Jun-31Aug DAILY 155 85 73
the wilderness ($136 CAD p.p.).
Price per person based on DBL: $891 CAD COUNTRY LIFE IN FINLAND:
COMBINED SCENIC FINLAND & NORTH CAPE TOUR Extra night: $79 CAD p.p. SOKOS Hotel 01Jan-31May & 01Sep-31Dec MON-THU 207 137 108 Self-drive, 10 days/ 9 nights, Helsinki - Helsinki
Vaakuna 4* 01Jan-31May & 01Sep-31Dec FRI-SUN 155 85 73 Price per person based on DBL: $1283 CAD, SGL Suppl. $720 CAD
Escorted tour, 11 days/ 10 nights SGL supplement: $222 CAD
City Centre 01Jun-31Aug DAILY 155 85 73
Departure dates: Jun 03,10,17,23,30. July 06,12,18,24,30. Aug 03,07,11,15,19.
Price per person based on DBL: $4245 CAD EARLY BOOKING BONUS: Book this tour more than 60 days before TREASURES OF THE WEST COAST:
SGL supplement: $979 CAD departure and save $378 CAD per couple! 01Jan-31Dec DAILY Self-drive, 8 days/ 7 nights, Helsinki - Helsinki
Bonus Inn 4*
Near Helsinki NB! This hotel also offers 115 76 68 Price per person based on DBL: $729 CAD, SGL Suppl. $582 CAD
Airport lower rates without breakfast
FINNAIR OFFERS NON-STOP SUMMER FLIGHTS
TORONTO - HELSINKI This represents only a small selection of hotels that we offer in Helsinki and
Finland. Call us or visit our web site for details!
FROM JUNE 08 TO SEPTEMBER 07, 2006!
FINNCHEQUES: Valid Jun 01-Sep 30*, 2006
This year you can connect from the Toronto-Helsinki flight If you are touring Finland, the Finncheque is an easy and cost effective way to
on to Turku and Tampere for NO EXTRA CHARGE! explore the country. It is accepted at over 140 hotels throughout Finland. Most
Ask about Finnair add-ons to other cities in Finland! Finnish hotel chains like SOKOS, Scandic, Ramada, Cumulus, Restel, Rantasipi,
Solaris and Private Hotels participate in this program.
Please note that on Finnair youths from 12-17 years of age Price per cheque/person in DBL/TWN room per night incl. breakfast:
pay child price when travelling with a paying adult! Cat II - $69 CAD; Cat I - $86 CAD
Supplement: SGL room/ extra bed $47 CAD
Ask about the EARLY BIRD discount * W/E (Fri-Sun) balance of year - Some hotels have restricted periods. Limited num-
ber of rooms may be available at this special rate. Only the first night of the stay
on the High Season departures 22 Jun - 16 Aug, 2006 in each hotel can be pre-reserved.
Ask us for more details and updated hotel list for 2006.
ASK ABOUT THE BEST AIRFARES TO SCANDINAVIA,
THE BALTIC STATES, RUSSIA AND EASTERN EUROPE! CALL US FOR DETAILED ITINERARIES FOR THE TOURS!
Photo: Arctic Safaris
Photo: Helsinki City Tourist Office
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The Kingdom of Denmark is the world's oldest monarchy. CAR RENTAL IN DENMARK - EUROPCAR:
Centuries of history are still part of life in Denmark, cobble- Rates in CAD 3-4 days 5-7 days Ex day 14 days Ex day
stone streets and intriguing buildings are the hallmarks of this daily package daily package daily
rich culture. Experience the land of "once upon a time". There
ECONOMY: Peugeot 206 90 447 64 804 58
are castles, royal palaces, mansions and manor houses every-
where - architectural treasures beyond compare! The land of COMPACT: Renault Megane 96 477 69 858 62
the Vikings beckons today's adventurer, a must for the chil-
dren and the young at heart! The mild climate and gentle INTERMEDIATE: Ford Mondeo 106 530 76 954 69
landscape is a perfect scenario for any vacation. Except for
COMPACT AUT: Nissan Almera 146 727 104 1308 94
Jutland, Denmark is surrounded by water and bordered by
stretches of white beaches. People are friendly, shopping is WAGON: Ford Mondeo STW 146 727 104 1308 94
exciting and the food is excellent!
MINIVAN: Fiat Ducato 9 pax 255 1272 182 2288 164
DO AS THE DANES… BIKE DENMARK!
Included: Unlimited Mileage, Third Party Liability ins.
Self guided bicycle tours NOT included: CDW, TP, VAT 25%, airport surcharge.
An exhilarating sense of freedom coupled with open-air adventure. From the sad-
dle of your bike, experience the Danish countryside with picturesque villages of
interesting heritage and history. The tours are planned so everyday includes DANISH INN CHEQUES: Over 80 Inns & Hotels Participate
something interesting. Denmark is a small but very old country. Bicycling is not a Prices are PER ROOM and include breakfast, taxes and service charges.
new modern sport; every Dane has at least one bike. The infrastructure is per-
fect for bicycles. Country roads and lanes are often empty during the day and in 01Jan-31Dec, 2006 SGL DBL TPL QUAD
the cities there are bicycle tracks along the streets. Special maps point out great
bicycle tracks. The bikes are well equipped, luggage is transported by car, and Category “A” hotels - per night 130 178 203 227
hotels are comfortable in convenient locations en route.
SUPER CHEQUES: 2 nights in same hotel N/A 268 321 376
Not offered by all properties
Come… Bike with us on one of the following tours:
Surcharges for category “B” - 150 DKK and for category “C” hotels - 350 DKK, per room,
BEST OF NORTHERN SEALAND TOUR: per night, payable at the inn/hotel. High season surcharge of 150-350 DKK applies for
some properties 01Jul-15Aug. Call us for details!
6 days/ 5 nights, Copenhagen - Copenhagen
Departures: Sundays Jun 11 - Aug 27
A MEMORABLE WEEK IN COPENHAGEN:
Price per person based on DBL: $1151 CAD, SGL Suppl. $272 CAD
Independent package, 7 Days/ 6 nights
Great package for those who wish to remain at the same hotel during their
DENMARK & SWEDEN TOUR: stay in Denmark, taking day tours and exploring the surrounding towns and
8 days/ 7 nights, Copenhagen/Gentofte - Copenhagen/Gentofte countryside on their own. Take a trip to the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde,
Departures: Saturdays May 27 - Aug 26 Photo: Aalborg Tourism see the birthplace of H.C. Andersen in Odense or explore the Swedish town
Price per person based on DBL: $1195 CAD, SGL Suppl. $456 CAD of Malmö, everything at your own pace!
COPENHAGEN CITY BREAKS - IDEAL FOR CRUISE PASSENGERS! HOTELS IN COPENHAGEN - We recommend: Departures: Daily all year
SOUTHERN FUNEN TOUR: INTRODUCTION TO THE DANISH CAPITAL: 3 days/ 2 nights Prices include breakfast, taxes and service charges. Included: Accommodation with daily breakfast at Ibis Copenhagen Crown / Triton
/ Star, centrally located 3* hotels. Sightseeing tours: Grand Tour of Copenhagen
8 days/ 7 nights, Svendborg - Odense Price per person in CAD SGL DBL TPL and Castle Tour of North Sealand, 2nd class Scanrailpass for 5 days of train trav-
Departures: Sundays May 28 - Aug 27 Hotel 01Jan-30 Apr 579 388 346 Price per person, per NT in CAD SGL DBL TPL el. Hotel upgrades and additional tours available. Please note that some available
Price per person based on DBL: $1205 CAD, SGL Suppl. $380 CAD Phoenix Copenhagen 4* 01May-31Oct 667 482 409 day tours (H.C. Andersen Tour, Carlsberg Tour, Christiania Tour, Sweden Tour etc.)
City Centre 01Nov-31Dec 579 388 346 Radisson SAS 01Jan-30Apr DAILY 333 199 N/A may have seasonal departures.
Royal 5* 01 May-30SepDAILY 383 208 N/A Price per person based on DBL: $1130 CAD
10 ISLANDS IN 10 DAYS: 01Jan-30 Apr 528 314 276 City Centre 01Oct-31Dec DAILY 418 225 N/A
11 days/ 10 nights, Svendborg - Svendborg Hotel Grand 4* SGL Supplement: $354 CAD
01May-31Oct 615 438 359
City Centre Scandic Hotel
Departures: Saturdays Jun 03 - Aug 19 01Nov-31Dec 528 314 276
Copenhagen City 4* All Year DAILY 293 193 152
Price per person based on DBL: $1976 CAD, SGL Suppl. $435 CAD City Centre
01Jan-30 Apr 497 284 246
Hotel Opera 3*
01May-31Oct 540 388 316
MORE BIKE TOURS ARE AVAILABLE. ASK FOR DETAILED ITINERARIES! City Centre
01Nov-31Dec 497 284 246 Hotel Kong Arthur 4*
01Oct-31Dec DAILY 239 145 116
Included: 2 nights hotel accommodation, daily buffet breakfast and 2-½ hour city
sightseeing tour by coach with English speaking guide. 01Jan-30Apr DAILY 203 115 110
Hotel Alexandra 3*+
01May-30Sep DAILY 245 137 124
01Oct-31Dec DAILY 203 115 110
FAIRY TALE TOUR IN DENMARK: Escorted, 3 days/ 2 nights
Copenhagen-Odense-Kolding-Jelling-Silkeborg-Århus-Roskilde-Copenhagen Hotel Danmark 3*
All Year DAILY 215 125 103
Fairy tales, castles, islands, ancient cities, cruising, Viking burial grounds… City Centre
that is the backdrop of 3 fun filled days exploring unique Denmark.
Mercure Hotels 01Jan-31May DAILY 181 108 104
The tour takes you to Hans Christian Andersen's House in Odense, a museum
Copenhagen 3* Richmond 3* 01Jun-30Sep DAILY 248 140 125
built in the restored home where the fairy tale writer was born. Explore the Central Railway Stn 01Oct-31Dec DAILY 174 104 101
Renaissance style Egeskov Castle - the best preserved island castle in Europe,
in a very romantic setting resting on oak pillars in a lake. Visit Troense, which Ibis Hotel
All Year DAILY
is one of the best preserved Danish villages with a row of half-timbered hous- Copenhagen Triton 3* 152 93 83
Central Railway Stn
es and the Valdemar Castle from 1633 - and the picturesque coastal town of
Ebeltoft where you’ll find yourself in a fairy tale town with the tiniest City Quality Hotel
Hall you ever saw and the quaint old houses lining the streets. Airport Dan 3* All Year DAILY 156 99 86
Before returning to Copenhagen you will stop in Roskilde, Sealand's second Near Airport
largest town. In the Middle Ages the town was the spiritual centre of north- This represents only a small selection of hotels that we offer in Copenhagen and
ern Europe. The building of Roskilde Cathedral was begun in 1170 under Denmark. Call us or visit our web site for details!
Bishop Absalon, the founder of the city of Copenhagen. In the Chapels you
will find the tombs of 38 Danish kings.
Departure dates: Jun 05, 19. Jul 17. Aug 14
Included: 2 nights First Class hotel accommodation with breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 din-
ner, transportation with deluxe coach, English-speaking tour leader, sightseeing and
entrances as per itinerary.
Photo: Christina Birch Price per person based on DBL: $1025 CAD, SGL Suppl. $140 CAD Photo: John Sommer
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Sweden is a great country in every sense of the word. There CAR RENTAL IN SWEDEN - EUROPCAR:
are so many things to see and do, that you could spend a life-
time discovering Sweden and still leave a lot unseen. The Rates in CAD 1-2 days 3-4 days 5-7 days Ex day 14+ days Ex day
daily daily package daily package daily
choice is yours. Enjoy the vibrant life of the big cities, take a
trip back in time to the Vikings, and discover Stockholm - a ECONOMY: VW Polo 1.6 109 99 494 71 918 66
unique city, built on 14 islands in Lake Malaren and Saltsjøn,
part of the Baltic Sea. It is a fascinating capital city through- COMPACT: VW Golf 1.8 122 111 553 79 1028 74
out the year. Historic palaces, top-rank museums and a rich
cultural life attract visitors just as much as the vibrant
INTERMEDIATE: VW Bora 1.8 136 124 617 89 1147 82
nightlife and the new trends in design, fashion and music.
INTERMEDIATE AUT: VW Passat 177 161 801 115 1489 107
GØTA CANAL CRUISE... Sweden's Most Romantic Trip!
A journey through the heart of Sweden on historical vintage ships M/S Diana,
M/S Juno and M/S Wilhelm Tham… WAGON: VW Passat Variant 182 165 824 118 1533 110
The Gøta Canal was built in the early 1800's and is still the greatest building
achievement in Sweden's history. The journey takes you right across Sweden, con- MINIVAN: VW Caravelle 5 pax 311 283 1412 202 2627 188
necting Stockholm and Gothenburg, through canals, lakes and sixty-five locks.
Kings, authors, explorers and thousands of visitors with an interest in culture, his- Included: Unlimited Mileage, Third Party Liability insurance.
tory and nature have made this journey. NOT included: CDW, TP, VAT 25%, airport surcharge.
Now it's your turn to experience this dream cruise! SWEDISH TRIANGLE TOUR
Independent package, 5 days/ 4 nights
Price per person in CAD 2 Days 4 Days 6 Days Stockholm - Gothenburg - Malmö - Stockholm
M/S Diana M/S Juno M/S W. Tham See Sweden by train - that is the easy and relaxing way to travel. This inde-
M/S W. Tham M/S Diana
pendent package starts with one night in Stockholm. Next morning board the
Category A DBL 944 2887 3698 train to Gothenburg and in about 3 hours you will be in Gothenburg. Next
Main Deck SGL 1454 3908 4887 morning you will continue by train to Malmo. This trip takes a bit over 3 hours.
After a night in Malmo you will take the train back to Stockholm (4.5 hours).
Category B DBL 811 2119 3181
Shelter Deck SGL 1266 3125 3810 STOCKHOLM - "Beauty on Water" - the capital of Sweden that once was part
Photo: Goteborg & Co of the Hanseatic League is today a pulsing big city. Stockholm has both cul-
DBL 637 1510 2370
tural and historical places of interest as well as a wide variety of shops,
Bridge Deck SGL 916 2021 3265 BEST OF SWEDEN FOR CHILDREN: Self-drive tour, 7 days/ 6 nights HOTELS IN STOCKHOLM - We recommend: cafés, restaurants and an exceptional charm.
Gothenburg - Carlskrona - Vimmerby GOTHENBURG - the "Friendly City" is Sweden's second largest city with a
Prices include breakfast, taxes and service charges.
Prices include accommodation in selected cabin, all meals on board (excluding drinks/bev- Finally we have a package for families with children! Enjoy a fun week visit- relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. You can explore it with the sightseeing
erages), stops of varying duration, port charges. ing attractions like Tivoli Liseberg in Gothenburg, Childrens’ Farm in Price per person, per NT in CAD SGL DBL TPL boat "Paddan" or by coach. Visit the fishmarket and when you feel like eating
Carlskrona, the Kingdom of Crystal in Kosta and the Astrid Lindgren’s Park in 01Jan-26Feb MON-THU 310 166 134 - choose one of the many seafood restaurants offering fresh fish of the day,
Vimmerby. 27Feb-09Apr MON-THU 461 244 186 lobster or shrimp... This is also a very stroll friendly city.
Departure dates: On request from 01Jul-25Aug. 10Apr-30Apr MON-THU 310 166 134 MALMÖ - a charming city on the Swedish South coast that is located just min-
First Hotels utes away from the Danish capital Copenhagen over the famous Øresund
Included: Hotel accommodation incl. breakfast in Gothenburg, Carlskrona and 01May-19Jun MON-THU 461 244 186
First Hotel Reisen 4*+ Bridge.
Vimmerby (2 nights in each location), family passes for listed attractions. 20Jun-21Aug MON-THU 310 166 134
City Centre - Waterfront
Valid for max 2 adults and 2 children up to 15 years sharing a family room. 22Aug-01Dec MON-THU 461 244 186 Departure dates: All year
Price per person based on QUAD accommodation: $410 CAD 02Dec-31Dec MON-THU 310 166 134 Included: Two nights accommodation in Stockholm, one night in Gothenburg and
Price per person based on TRIPLE accomodation: $547 CAD All Year FRI-SUN 310 166 134 one night in Malmo in 3* Choice Hotels with breakfast, Swedish Rail pass 2nd class
for 3 days. Extra nights and longer rail pass durations available.
Sergel Plaza 4*
01Jan-31May MON-THU 310 186 143 Price per person in CAD DBL SGL
GOTLAND, THE ISLE OF BEAUTY: Non-escorted, 3 days / 2 nights Continental 4*
01Jun-31Aug MON-THU 254 145 116
Gotland, Sweden's largest island, has been the main hub of the Baltic region Park * 4-night package featuring 3* Choice Hotels 830 1038
01Sep-31Dec MON-THU 310 186 143 Extra night in Stockholm 148 200
since time immemorial - for Scandinavia, Germany and the Baltic Sea itself. Anglais4*
All Year FRI-SUN 254 145 116 Extra night in Gothenburg 107 146
The medieval city of Visby was once one of the most important places in Hasselbacken 4*
City Centre Extra night in Malmö 116 179
the Baltic region, and today it is a popular destination for visitors from all
over the world. They stroll around the medieval streets where merchants Rica City Hotels
once sold their wares and discover the old town with its ring wall, cobble Stockholm 3*+
All Year DAILY 178 104 88 WE OFFER GREAT AIRFARES TO SWEDEN WITH FINNAIR!
stoned streets, the Cathedral and the beautiful monastery ruins. Kungsgatan 3*
It's easy to reach Gotland by air from Stockholm (several daily flights), or Central Shopping Zone ASK US ABOUT THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS
by ferry from Oskarshamn in southern Sweden and from Nynäshamn just FOR THE HIGH SEASON SUMMER FLIGHTS!
This represents a small selection of hotels that we offer in Stockholm and Sweden.
south of Stockholm, which takes approx. 3 hours.
Included: 2 nights hotel accommodation incl. breakfast at Hotel Strand***, return
high speed ferry SF1500 Nynäshamn/Oskarshamn-Visby reclining seat included.
Optional: One way bus transfer Stockholm-Nynäshamn for $28 CAD per person.
Price per person based on DBL: $582.00 CAD
SGL supplement: $374 CAD
The Stockholm à-la-Carte hotel package consists of bed, breakfast and the
Stockholm à la Carte card, featuring unlimited free public transportation by buses,
subway and commuter trains, six free boat tours, free admission to 50 sights and
attractions, a 138 page guide book and more. The card is a $ 450 CAD value in
itself. There are 43 Stockholm hotels to choose from, ranging from 3 to 5 stars at
discounted rates available 217 days of the year. For the balance of the year it is
also available, but at a higher rate.
Separate pricelist available on our web site - ask for details! Photo: R. Ryan
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Modern day Icelanders often point to the first Norse settlers as CAR RENTAL IN ICELAND - EUROPCAR:
their ancestors, speaking fondly of their colourful Viking past.
Visit Iceland and you enter a whole new realm of experience. Rates in CAD Season 1-7 days 8-14 days
The chilliest thing about Iceland is its name! Throbbing with
life by day and by night Reykjavik is just as much a part of the
Low 139 123
Icelandic experience as the midnight sun or the magical land- ECONOMY: VW Polo
High 217 192
scapes forged by ice and fire.
Low 165 145
COMPACT: Mitsubishi Lancer
A SELECTION OF QUALITY ESCORTED COACH TOURS: High 247 217
Enjoy the mystic Iceland with a guided tour! These tours include accommo-
dation in quality hotels and guesthouseswith private or shared facilities, Low 179 158
COMPACT AUT: Mitsubishi Lancer AUT
High 270 238
two meals a day and extensive sightseeing program enroute. You can
choose the suitable routing and duration that is right for you! Please note
Low 238 210
that it is necessary to book hotel accommodation in Reykjavik for the 4 WD: Suzuki Jimny 1.3
High 388 342
nights before and after the tour.
Low 354 312
4 WD: MMC Pajero Sport
GLACIERS, GEYSERS & WATERFALLS: Escorted, 4 days/ 3 nights High 542 476
Introduction to the fascinating nature of this country along with its unique
culture and society.Accommodation with private facilities. Low 390 344
MINIVAN: VW Caravelle 9 pax
Departures: May 01,08*,15*,22,29*. Jun 05,12,19*,26*. High 516 455
Jul 03,10,17 ,24*, 31. Aug 07*,14*,21,28. Sep 04*,11*,18,25.
Price per person based on DBL: $1650 CAD Low Season: Jan 01 - Jun 14 & Sep 01 - Dec 31. High Season: Jun 15 - Aug 31.
SGL supplement: $330 CAD Included: Unlimited Mileage, Third Party Liability ins., CDW, TP, VAT 24.5%,
delivery and collection.
* Dates with guaranteed departures
ICELAND COMPLETE: Escorted, 7 days/ 6 nights THE BEST WAY TO GET TO ICELAND IS WITH ICELANDAIR!
Glaciers, waterfalls, geysers, sea and mountains are all featured in this clas- WE HAVE EXCELLENT ICELANDAIR FARES TO EUROPE!
sic circle tour. For the most part, activities are included, some are offered as
ASK ABOUT FREE STOPOVER PROGRAM IN ICELAND!
additional options.Accommodation with private facilities.
Departures: May 18*,25. Jun 01,08*,15,22*,29. Jul 06*,13,20*,27.
Aug 03*,10,17*,24, 31. Sep 07*,14*.
Price per person based on DBL: $2875 CAD
SGL supplement: $538 CAD
* Dates with guaranteed departures
ACROSS THE WILDERNESS: Escorted, 9 days/ 8 nights
A small group tour (max 15 passengers) with accommodation with shared
facilities for the more adventurous traveler . It takes you away from “the
beaten path”, so the route can change slightly according to the road condi- Photo: Iceland Travel
tions.Accommodation with shared facilities.
Departures: Jul 12, 19, 26. Aug 2, 9.
EXPLORE ICELAND ON SELF-DRIVE TOURS: HOTELS IN REYKJAVIK - We recommend:
Price per person based on DBL: $3127 CAD
Prices include breakfast, taxes and service charges.
SGL supplement: $225 CAD
SAGA SITES TOUR: Self-drive, 5 days/ 4 nights
Price per person, per NT in CAD SGL DBL TPL
Price per person based on DBL: $1097 CAD
GRAND TOUR: Escorted, 12 days/ 11 nights
Hotel Borg 4*
A comprehensive tour including the most popular tourist attractions, as well NATURE’S POWER TOUR: Self-drive, 7 days/ 6 nights 01May-30Sep 404 340 297
as some less frequently visited sites. Accommodation with private facilities. Price per person based on DBL: $1640 CAD
Departures: Jun 22. Jul 06, 20. Aug 03,17, 31. Radisson SAS Hotel
01May-31May 320 192 169
Price per person based on DBL: $5888 CAD ICELAND EXPRESS: Self-drive, 8 days/ 7 nights Saga 4*
01Jun-30Sep 383 237 199
Near City Centre
SGL supplement: $1242 CAD Price per person based on DBL: $2041 CAD
ICELAND GRAND CIRCLE TOUR: Self-drive, 12 days/ 11 nights Hotel Metropolitan 4* 01May-31May 222 149 120
City Centre 01Jun-30Sep 270 182 146
Price per person based on DBL: $2931 CAD
ICELAND DISCOVERY: Self-drive, 14 days/ 13 nights Hotel Cabin 3* 01May-31May 118 68 N/A
Price per person based on DBL: $3963 CAD Near City Centre 01Jun-30Sep 230 133 N/A
Included: Rental car with UNL mileage & CDW (lowest recommended car group), 101 Guesthouse
01May-30Sep 196 125 107
based on 2 passengers in the car, accommodation in hotels & guesthouses with City Centre
breakfast, detailed road maps and itineraries with marked accommodations, airport
transfer on arrival & departure, taxes. Deductions avail.for 3rd and 4th person shar- Aurora Guesthouse
01Jun-30Sep 187 121 99
Near City Centre
ing the car. Car upgrades available. Call us for detailed itineraries and single sup-
plements! This represents only a small selection of hotels that we offer in Reykjavik and the
rest of Iceland. Call us or visit our web site for details!
YOU CAN PRE-BOOK AVAILABLE DAY TOURS & ACTIVITIES: A FASCINATING WEEK IN REYKJAVIK:
7 days/ 6 nights - Independent package
- Reykjavik City Sightseeing - Highlights of the North Tour A convenient package for those who wish to remain at the same hotel during their
- The Golden Circle Tour - East-Fjords Highland Tour stay in Iceland, but still see and experience what the countryside has to offer.
- Gullfoss-Geysir Tour - Greenland-Kulusuk Tour Departures: Daily 01May-30Sep
- Blue Lagoon Tour - Whale Watching Included: Accommodation with daily breakfast at Keyhotel Cabin 3*. Sightseeing
- South Shore Adventure - River Rafting tours: Reykjavik City sightseeing, The Golden Circle, The Blue Lagoon & Reykjanes.
- Mystical Snaelfellsnes Cruise - Jeep Tours Hotel upgrades, guesthouse options, additional tours and airport transfers also
- The Westman Islands Tour - Snowmobile Tours available.
- Grimsey Island Tour - Horseback Riding Tours Price per person based on DBL: $ 1177 CAD
- Akureyri-Lake Myvatn Tour - Hiking Tours SGL Supplement: $ 599 CAD Photo: Iceland Travel
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CAR RENTAL IN NORWAY - EUROPCAR:
A land of contrasts, with breathtaking scenery so varied it never
Rates in CAD 3-4 days 5-7 days Ex day 14+ days Ex day
ceases to amaze. Witness the wonders of shifting landscape, daily package daily package daily
from beaches along the coast to flatlands and lush open fields.
Feast your eyes on the famous Norwegian blue-green fjords, ECONOMY: Seat Arosa 1.4 111 554 80 1030 74
which cut a swathe through mountainous terrain, into the heart
COMPACT: VW Golf 1.6 141 703 101 1037 94
of wonderland Norway - a fairy tale within your grasp.
INTERMEDIATE: Toyota Avensis 1.6 161 803 115 1494 107
A SELECTION OF QUALITY ESCORTED COACH TOURS:
These tours include accommodation in centrally located First Class hotels, most
INTERMED. AUT: Mercedes C180 241 1204 184 2390 171
meals and extensive sightseeing program enroute. You can choose the suitable
routing and duration and add on extensions to other Scandinavian countries.
WAGON: VW Passat Variant 187 933 134 1735 124
LAND OF THE FJORDS: Escorted, 6 Days/ 5 Nights MINIVAN: VW Caravelle 6 pax 272 1359 241 2238 160
Bergen - Fjord Country - Oslo
Departure dates: Jun 08, 15, 22, 29. Jul 06, 13, 20, 27. Aug 03, 10, 17. Included: Unlimited Mileage, Third Party Liability ins. NOT included: CDW, TP,
Included: Accommodation in 4-5* hotels, most meals, transportation by modern VAT 25%, airport surcharge. ASK FOR SPECIAL WEEKEND RATES!
deluxe coach, sightseeing as per itinerary, baggage handling, services of English-
WEST COAST DISCOVERY PACKAGE: Independent, 8 days/ 7 nights
speaking tour escort, airport transfers on arrival/departure days.
Bergen - Bergen (or Oslo).
Price per person based on DBL: $2099 CAD
Spend 5 Nights at fabulous Best Western SKEI Hotel on beautiful Lake Jølster in
SGL supplement: $375 CAD "Fjord Norway". Daily optional excursions to points of interest in the area or sim-
ply enjoy the tranquillity at Skei.
FJORDS OF NORWAY: Escorted, 7 Days/ 6 Nights
Departure dates: Sundays 15May-30Sep*
Oslo - Fjord Country - Oslo Included: 2 nights at Scandic Hotel Bergen City 4*, 5 nights at Skei Hotel 4*, HB
Departure dates: Jun 07, 14, 21, 28. Jul 05, 12, 19, 26. Aug 02, 9,16. including breakfast and dinner, 5 packed lunches at Skei, transfers as per itinerary
Included: Accommodation in 4-5* hotels, most meals, transportation by modern by coach, boat and train, “Norway in a Nutshell” tour including Flåm Railway and
deluxe coach, sightseeing as per itinerary, baggage handling, services of English- Sognefjord Expressboat, sightseeing as per itinerary.
speaking tour escort, airport transfers on arrival/departure days. Price per person based on DBL: $2018 CAD
Price per person based on DBL: $2362 CAD
SGL supplement: $512 CAD
SGL supplement: $481 CAD * For May 21 & 28 and Aug 27 departures DEDUCT $166 CAD and for September
Available extensions: Four Capitals Tour. Call for details! departures DEDUCT $304 CAD from the quoted price!
SCENIC NORWAY: Escorted, 8 Days/ 7 Nights NORWAY IN A NUTSHELL: Independent Package, 4 days/ 3 nights
Oslo - Fjord Country - Oslo Oslo - Flåm - Bergen & v.v.
Departure dates: Jun 06, 13, 20, 27. Jul 04, 11, 18, 25. Aug 01, 08, 15. "Norway in a Nutshell" is one of the “classic” itineraries in Norway. The tour goes
Included: Accommodation in 4-5* hotels, most meals, transportation by modern by train, boat, and bus - enjoying breath-taking scenery. You will experience the
deluxe coach, sightseeing as per itinerary, baggage handling, services of English- famous Flåm Railway, one of the most popular attractions in Norway. First night
speaking tour escort, airport transfers on arrival/departure days. in Oslo, Hotel Savoy 3*, one night in a selected scenic fjord hotel enroute - and
Price per person based on DBL: $2533 CAD finish your trip with an overnight stay in Bergen in Comfort Hotel Holberg 3*.
SGL supplement: $560 CAD Departures: Daily 01May-30Sep
Included: 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast, "Norway in a Nutshell”
Available extensions: Stockholm, Helsinki & Copenhagen. Call for details!
Photo: Terje Rakke tour: a combination of train, bus & boat.
3-night package: Prices per person in CAD DBL SGL
FJORD IMAGES TOUR: Escorted, 6 Days/ 5 Nights HOTELS IN OSLO & BERGEN - We recommend:
Oslo - Bergen* Prices per person, per NT in CAD incl. breakfast, tax and service charges. Stopover in Fretheim Hotel in Flåm
A great value bus tour that lets you enjoy the majesty of the 3 most picturesque Oslo - Flam - Gudvangen - Stalheim - Voss - Bergen & v.v.
Norwegian Fjords: Geiranger Fjord, Sogne Fjord and Hardanger Fjord.
Departure dates: Jun 18, 25. Jul 02, 09, 16, 23, 30. Aug 06, 13. OSLO HOTELS: SGL DBL TPL Stopover in Stalheim Hotel in Stalheim
Oslo - Flam - Gudvangen - Stalheim - Voss - Bergen & v.v.
Included: Accommodation with private facilities in 3-4* hotels, HB including break-
fast and dinner, transportation by modern coach, sightseeing as per itinerary, bag- Grand Hotel 5*
All Year DAILY 191 124 110
City Centre Stopover in Kvikne’s Hotel in Balestrand
gage handling, services of an English-speaking tour escort. 762 952
Oslo - Flam - Balestrand - Bergen & v.v.
Price per person based on DBL: $1512 CAD Clarion Hotel 01Jan-30Apr 193 108 100
SGL supplement: $313 CAD Royal Chistiania 4* 01May-30Sep 211 110 101
City Centre 01Oct-31Dec 233 133 117 LET US CUSTOMIZE AN ITINERARY FOR YOU!
* Add one night and end the tour in Oslo: add $173 for DBL and $269 for SGL
Rica Hotels ASK US ABOUT FJORD CRUISES, DAY TRIPS OUT OF OSLO & BERGEN,
Oslo 4* & Victoria 4* All Year DAILY 175 108 100 ACCOMMODATION IN FJORD HOTELS, ETC.
NORWEGIAN FJORDS AND COUNTRYSIDE: City Centre
Escorted, 9 days/ 8 nights
Oslo - Oslo Rainbow Hotels
Europa 3*+ All Year DAILY 162 99 87
This deluxe tour offers a unique, very interesting itinerary. Starting out from Oslo,
take a tour of Telemark, the birthplace of cross country skiing. Continue to
Hardanger Fjord and beautiful Lofthus, visit Rosendal and the Barony, a renais- Rainbow Hotel
sance castle from the 1600's surrounded by fabulous rose gardens. After 2 nights in Munch 3* All Year DAILY 144 86 78
Bergen, continue the journey in Fjord Norway to spectacular Sognefjord and City Centre
Geiranger Fjord. Stay in fjord view rooms at the historical fjord hotels: Ullesvang
Hotel, Kvikne’s Hotel and Union Hotel; ride the famous scenic Flåm Railway, etc. BERGEN HOTELS: SGL DBL TPL
Departure dates: Jun 09, 23. Jul 21. Aug 18. Sep 08.
Included: Accommodation in First Class and Deluxe hotels with daily breakfast, 6 Radisson SAS Hotel
dinners, 5 lunches, transportation by modern deluxe coach, sightseeing as per itin- Royal 5* All Year DAILY 285 194 160
erary, baggage handling, services of English-speaking tour escort. Pre/post nights City Centre
available in Oslo for extra charge. Clarion Hotel 01Jan-30Apr 202 127 110
Price per person based on DBL: $3215 CAD Admiral 4* 01May-31Aug 220 141 120
SGL supplement: $582 CAD Waterfront 01Sep-31Dec 208 129 112
Rainbow Hotel 01Jan-19May 162 103 89
Bryggen Orion 3* 20May-20Sep 183 124 103
DETAILED DAY-TO-DAY ITINERARIES LIST ALL THE INCLUSIONS. City Centre 21Sep-31Dec 162 103 89
WE WILL BE HAPPY TO SEND THEM TO YOU
Photo: Johan Berge BY E-MAIL, FAX OR MAIL! This represents only a small selection of hotels that we offer in Oslo, Bergen and Photo: Terje Rakke
the rest of Norway. Call us for details!
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DFDS SEAWAYS - Master of the Northern Seas KRISTINA CRUISES - The Vintage Ship Experience
Welcome on board to a better way of travelling! The sleek Welcome aboard M/S Kristina Regina. Make your next cruise a
white liners have all the comfort and facilities normally associ- Kristina cruise and experience glorious ports, creating a life-
ated with larger cruise ships. The buffet restaurant is an all- time of memories aboard this very unique luxuriously restored
time favourite; the abundant Scandinavian smorgasbord is a vintage ship! The 4,295-ton Kristina Regina is a traditional
feast not to be missed. All ships have live bands, and for the passenger ship sailing under the Finnish flag with an all Finnish
young at heart the discotheque swings into the early hours. crew. The genuine atmosphere of this unique ship is carefully
maintained and the superb food features the most popular
DFDS Seaways has provided passenger services for more than 130 years, with Scandinavian specialties.
a fleet considered to be one of the largest in northern Europe. Currently, the
company operates seven modern passenger ships and to make a comparison FINNISH ARCHIPELAGO CRUISES
can say that they are one of Scandinavia's largest "hotel chains", with approx.
M/S Kristina Brahe
9,000 "bed-nights" every night during the summer season and "parking facili-
ties" for 2,500 cars. Enjoy the magnificent beauty of the Finnish archipelago and visit placed
In a year, DFDS transports approximately 1.8 million passengers and 200,000 of rich cultural heritage, following the footsteps of the Czars!
cars on eight routes traversing the sea between Denmark, Sweden, Norway, THE CZARS’ ROUTE TO SAIMAA CANAL & LAKELAND: 4 days/ 3 nights
Germany, Holland, and Great Britain. When you travel with DFDS Seaways, you
Helsinki – Kotka – Lappeenranta – Savonlinna – Puumala – (Lappeenranta) –
will experience a genuine maritime atmosphere, in style, and with a truly
(Kotka) – Helsinki
international level of service.
Kristina Brahe’s eastbound cruise, awarded with the Scandinavian Travel
We offer all DFDS Seaways Routes: Award, enables you to experience two different insular worlds connected by
the Saimaa Canal. The cruise passes several beautiful islands of the eastern
Copenhagen - Oslo or v.v.
Gulf of Finland. Words cannot describe this special summer feeling on the
Copenhagen - Gdansk or v.v.
islands. The sea, the haze, the wind and the sounds must be experienced all
Newcastle - Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) or v.v.
Newcastle - Kristiansand - Gothenburg or v.v.
Departures: Jun 7, 14, 21. Aug 2, 9,16, 23
Harwich - Esbjerg or v.v.
Price per person based on double: from $678 CAD
Harwich - Hamburg (Cuxhaven) or v.v. Departures: Jun 28. Jul 5,12,19,26
OUR MOST POPULAR ROUTE - COPENHAGEN TO OSLO & V.V.: Price per person based on double: from $713 CAD
THE ARCHIPELAGO CRUISE: 4 days/ 3 nights
PRICES PER PERSON in TWIN cabin, one-way in $ CAD
Helsinki - Jussarö - Tammisaari - Jurmo - Utö - Kökar - Nauvo - Helsinki
LOW SEASON SHOULDER SEASON HIGH S.
Kristina Brahe sails West from Helsinki. On this route the summer day, the
01Jan-28 Apr 29 Apr-23 Jun 24Jun-31 Aug
01 Oct-30 Dec 01 Sep-30 Sep
past and the present get intertwined with each other. The first stop is on the
Cabin Category SUN-THU FRI-SAT SUN-THU FRI-SAT ALL WEEK Photo: Terje Rakke Island of Jussarö.The cruise continues making zigzags through the archipela-
go to reach the idyllic town of Tammisaari, which received city rights already
in 1546. Next you will cruise out to the open sea and arrive at the Island of
Standard Inside Photo: Hans Henrik Nybo
87 174 139 207 231 Jurmo, famous for its moraine fields. In the evening you will arrive at the
Inside cabin, 2-4 berths NORWEGIAN COASTAL VOYAGE - Coastal Voyage is a charming combination of first-class pas- Island of Utö, which is situated at Finland’s southernmost point and known
The "World's Most Beautiful Voyage"… senger and working ship. Enjoy a panoramic view of ever- for its fort and pilots. The third day of the cruise will take you to Åland’s
Outside cabin, 2-4 berths
152 239 205 272 296 With 34 ports of call, The Norwegian Coastal Voyage is a life- changing, breathtaking scenery, relax and take in the wonders Kökar. During the middle ages there was a Franciscan monastery on its main
line along a coast characterized by vast distances, a sparse of this wonderful journey. Why not try one of the new millen- island. You will cross Kihti and arrive at Nauvo to discover a traditional vil-
population and dramatic scenery. Nowadays, the Norwegian nium ships… lage with grey stone church, handicraft and coffee shops and an exhibition of
Commodore Class ships’ models.
294 380 348 413 378
Superior Cabin, 2 berths Departures: Jun 11,18,25. Aug 6,13,20
HIGHLIGHTS OF NORWAY: 11 days /10 nights NORWEGIAN HOLIDAY: 12 days /11 nights Price per person based on double: from $652 CAD
Commodore Deluxe Featuring Northbound Sailing Bergen-Kirkenes Featuring Southbound Sailing Kirkenes-Bergen Departures: Jul 2,9,16,23,30
409 495 461 528 552 The journey begins in Oslo, the Norwegian capital. Next, travel on the scenic First, arrive in Norway’s historic capital of Oslo, where you’ll have time to absorb Price per person based on double: from $687 CAD
Deluxe Cabin, 2 berths
Bergen Railway, along the Hallingdal Valley and through the unspoiled fjord region, the city’s rich culture-most museums and attractions are free with your Oslo Card.
to the Hanseatic city of Bergen. You’ll have a day at leisure in Bergen; visit the col- Next, you will fly to the northernmost port on the Norwegian Coastal Voyage, Included: Accommodation on board, all meals and entertainment on board, shore
Ask for prices for single cabins, 2 lower berth cabins and 3rd and 4th passenger in
orful Fish and Flower Market and the charming old harbor area, with its many Kirkenes. You can explore this charming and remote town before boarding your ship excursions as per itinerary.
Standard 2-4 berth cabins!
attractions. In the evening, you’ll embark on a breathtaking Norwegian Coastal for the sail south. On your Norwegian Coastal Voyage you will relax on the deck and
Voyage, and will experience Norway the way locals do. You’ll visit such historic watch the scenery and learn about Norwegian culture and history. Your journey will
towns as Alesund, Trondheim, Tromso, and see the magnificent Geirangerfjord end in Bergen. You’ll have a day at leisure in Bergen to walk the cobblestone CALL US FOR DETAILS REGARDING OTHER CRUISES IN SCANDINAVIA!
(April 15–September 11), the Lofoten Islands, and the Trollfjord. Your journey ends streets. Finally, you will travel on the scenic Bergen Railway, along the Hallingdal
in Kirkenes with your flight back to Oslo. Valley and through the unspoiled fjord region, to the cosmopolitan capital of Oslo.
WE OFFER A SELECTION OF SCANDINAVIAN GROUP DEPARTURES
Included: Northbound (6 NT) sailing on NCV in selected cabin with all meals, Included: Northbound (6 NT) sailing on NCV in selected cabin with all meals,
3 NTs hotel in Oslo, 2 NTs hotel in Bergen, 1 NT hotel in Kirkenes, daily breakfast at
ON MAJOR CRUISE LINES!
3 NTs hotel in Oslo, 1 NT hotel in Bergen, daily breakfast at the hotels, airfare
Kirkenes-Oslo, train Oslo-Bergen, the Oslo Card, the Bergen Card, train transfers in the hotels, airfare Oslo-Kirkenes, train Bergen-Oslo, the Oslo Card, the Bergen
Oslo, 3-course dinner in Bergen, port charges, air taxes. Card, train transfers in Oslo, 3-course dinner in Bergen, port charges, air taxes.
* Some L-cat cabins have obstructed view. * Some L-cat cabins have obstructed view.
Price per person DBL in CAD 01Apr-31May 01Jun-31Aug 01Sep-30Sep Price per person DBL in CAD 01Apr-31May 01Jun-31Aug 01Sep-30Sep
Category I Category I
Standard Inside Cabin 4064 4360 3760 Standard Inside Cabin 4042 4308 3775
2 lower berths or upper/lower berths 2 lowe berths or upper/lower berths
Category L Category L
Standard Outside Cabin 4190 4597 3886 Standard Outside Cabin 4145 4493 3871
Window or porthole*, 2 lower berths Window or porthole*, 2 lower berths
Category N Category N
Standard Outside Cabin 4449 4893 4034 Standard Outside Cabin 4352 4737 3997
Window or porthole, 2 lower berths Window or porthole, 2 lower berths
Category Q Category Q
Junior Suite 6121 6736 5204 Junior Suite 5825 6351 5056
Windows, sofa, Queen or Twin beds Windows, sofa, Queen or Twin beds
Category MG Category MG
Grand Suite 4798 8371 6699 Grand Suite 6958 7698 6284
Photo: Gaby Bohle Balcony or bay window, sofa, TV, Queen bed Balcony or bay window, sofa, TV, Queen bed Photo: Kristina Cruises
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Unforgettable experiences on the sparkling Baltic Sea by Silja OUR MOST POPULAR ROUTING: Helsinki - Stockholm & v.v.
Line… In the great atmosphere on board any of Silja's luxury lin- Prices are Per person in CAD, including buffet breakfast:
ers you can relax, have fun, shop and feast. Walk along a glitter-
Silja Line Cruises
ing 142 metres long Promenade on the sister ships Silja Symphony Prices PER CABIN in CAD Spring Summer Fall
and Silja Serenade that sail the Helsinki - Stockholm route where 01Jan-11Jun 12Jun-13Aug 14Aug-30Dec
people from all around the world meet. This is the heart of the
ship where you can find a showcase of boutiques, cafés and Tourist Class II
restaurants. Silja has the most spacious cabins in all categories Inside cabin with 2-4 berths 239 337 250
Located below the car deck
on the Baltic, from comfortable one to four persons cabins to
state of the art Commodore cabins located in a special section of
Tourist Class I
the ship. These ships are virtual five-star floating resorts, fea- Inside cabin with 2-4 berths 283 380 294
turing restaurants, nightclubs, swimming pools, spas, saunas, Located on various higher decks
casinos, entertainment, shopping and activities for children.
The Silja SuperSeaCats that run the busy route between Helsinki Promenade Class
and Tallinn with multiple daily departures are real one hull pas- Inside cabin with 2-4 berths with 326 467 337
Windows opening to the inside promenade
senger ships in the fast ferry category. They are 100 metres long
and are designed to afford the highest level of comfort. The
excellent passenger facilities on board include guaranteed seat- Seaside Class
ing for all passengers on two decks. Come on board and get pam- Outside cabin with 2-4 berths 370 522 391
Windows opening to the sea
pered by the best service on the Baltic Sea!
We offer all Silja Line’s Routes: Deluxe Cabin with movable Twin beds,
500 684 522
Windows to the sea or inside promenade
Helsinki - Åland - Stockholm or v.v. Refreshments & Special Breakfast incl.
Stockholm/ Kapelskar - Turku or v.v.
Helsinki - Tallinn or v.v.
Turku - Åland & Stockholm - Åland or v.v. Deluxe Cabin in separate area of the ship
Separate timetables and price lists are available. 674 901 695
Double bed and sofa, extra amenities
Refreshments & Special Breakfast incl.
ASK ABOUT SILJA SUPER SEACAT DAY CRUISES Rates can vary based on cabin category and number of passengers sharing the cabin.
FROM HELSINKI TO TALLINN These samples are based on two passengers sharing a cabin. Accommodation on the
WITH PRICES STARTING FROM $95 CAD RETURN! ship with daily breakfast. Call us about detailed pricing info.
Photo: Silja Line
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SCANDINAVIAN ADVENTURE: Escorted, 10 days/ 9 nights SCANDINAVIAN CAPITALS: Escorted, 8 days/ 7 nights
Norway - Sweden Stockholm - Copenhagen - Oslo
A popular and comprehensive tour featuring the best of Scandinavia. You will visit This tour will introduce you to the three Scandinavian capitals, starting in
Norway: land of fjords and midnight sun, rich in history and unspoiled beauty. Stockholm, continuing on to Copenhagen via Vaexjoe, ending in Oslo after an
Norway displays an ever-changing landscape of fjords and glaciers. The warm and overnight cruise on board DFDS Seaways.
friendly people of Sweden welcome you to their country steeped in history and full Departures: Jun 19, 26. Jul 03, 10,17, 24, 31. Aug 07, 14.
of interesting places to visit. Included: Accommodation in 3-4* hotels, daily breakfast, welcome dinner, trans-
Departures: May 27. Jun 17. Jul 8, 22. Aug 12. portation by modern deluxe coach, sightseeing as per itinerary, baggage handling,
Included: Accommodation in 3-4* hotels, daily breakfast, dinners as per itinerary, services of English-speaking tour escort.
transportation by modern deluxe coach, train and ferry and sightseeing as per itin- Price per person based on DBL: $2169 CAD, Single suppl.: $867CAD
erary, baggage handling, services of English-speaking tour escort.
Price per person based on DBL: $2541 CAD SCANDINAVIAN HIGHLIGHTS: Escorted, 14 days/ 13 nights
SGL Supplement: $545 CAD Stockholm - Copenhagen - Oslo - Fjord Country - Oslo
After spending time in the three Scandinavian capitals this tour takes you to
COPENHAGEN + SCANDINAVIAN ADVENTURE: explore the fabulous Norwegian fjord country. Great value for a remarkably rea-
Escorted, 10 days/ 9 nights sonable price!
Denmark - Norway - Sweden Departures: Jun 19, 26. Jul 03, 10,17, 24, 31. Aug 07, 14.
Included: Accommodation in 3-4* hotels, daily breakfast, 3 dinners, transportation
Start the tour from Copenhagen and sail to Oslo ovenight on the fabulous DFDS
by modern deluxe coach, sightseeing as per itinerary, baggage handling, services
Departures: May 26. Jun 16. Jul 7, 21. Aug 11. of English-speaking tour escort.
Price per person based on DBL: $3116 CAD Price per person based on DBL: $4115 CAD, Single suppl.: $1455 CAD
SGL Supplement: $729 CAD
SCANDINAVIAN PANORAMA: Escorted, 9 days/ 10 nights
SCANDINAVIAN ADVENTURE + BALTIC TOUR: Copenhagen - Oslo - Bergen - Fjord Country - Oslo
Escorted, 10 days/ 9 nights Starting with an introduction to Denmark, this tour that has its main focus on
Norway - Sweden - Finland - Estonia - Finland Norway. You can continue on to Stockholm and Helsinki.
Continue your tour with an overnight Viking Line cruise from Stockholm to Departures: Jun 17, 24. Jul 01, 08, 15, 22, 29. Aug 05, 12.
Helsinki and cruise over to the medieval gem of the Baltic coast - the fairy-tale Included: Accommodation in 4-5* hotels, most meals, transportation by modern
city of Tallinn. Tour ends back in Helsinki. deluxe coach, sightseeing as per itinerary, baggage handling, services of English-
Departures: May 27. Jun 17. Jul 8, 22. Aug 12. speaking tour escort.
Price per person based on DBL: $3561 CAD Price per person based on DBL: $3454* CAD, Single suppl.: $902 CAD
SGL Supplement: $751 CAD
SCANDINAVIAN PANORAMA + Stockholm:
13 days/ 12 nights
COPENHAGEN + SCANDINAVIAN ADVENTURE + BALTIC TOUR: Departures: Jun 17, 24. Jul 01, 08, 15, 22, 29. Aug 05, 12.
Escorted, 13 days/ 12 nights Price per person in DBL: From $4165* CAD, SGL suppl.: $1178* CAD
Denmark - Norway - Sweden - Finland - Estonia - Finland
Take the whole tour with its extensions, starting from the wonderful Copenhagen SCANDINAVIAN PANORAMA + Stockholm + Cruise to Helsinki:
and ending in Helsinki. 15 days/ 14 nights
Departures: May 26. Jun 16. Jul 7, 21. Aug 11. Photo: Ireneusz Cyranek
Departures: Jun 17, 24. Jul 01, 08, 15, 22, 29. Aug 05, 12.
Price per person based on DBL: $4136 CAD Price per person in DBL: $4928* CAD, SGL suppl.: $1704* CAD
SGL Supplement: $936 CAD NORTHERN HIGHLIGHTS: Escorted, 12 days/ 11 nights FOUR CAPITALS TOUR: Escorted, 9 days/ 8 nights
Oslo - Fjord Norway - Stockholm - Helsinki Stockholm - Helsinki - Copenhagen - Oslo * Some departures for these tours have surcharges for High Season
This tour starts in Norway's Viking Capital, Oslo. Continue across the mountains to The tour starts in beautiful Stockholm - often called the “Venice of the North”
Bergen- gateway to the fjords. Enjoy the spectacular scenery en route to because of the many canals and waterways. Extensive city tour included. Mini
Sognefjord - King of the fjords. Cruise the unforgettable Geiranger Fjord with its cruise on luxurious Silja Line to Helsinki, 3 hours city tour and time to explore this
cascading waterfalls. En route to Oslo/Stockholm stop for lunch in Lillehammer bustling city on the Baltic before your return cruise to Stockholm. The tour contin-
and visit Olympia Park. Enjoy a landscape of forests and sparkling lakes before ues by deluxe coach through the pleasant countryside of Southern Sweden, cross
reaching Stockholm. Sail slowly down the picturesque archipelago for overnight the new Øresund Bridge to arrive in wonderful Copenhagen in the early evening.
cruise to Helsinki. Dinner in the famous Tivoli Gardens. Explore Copenhagen on your own before your
Departures: Jul 04, 18. Aug 01. overnight cruise to Oslo on one of DFDS Seaways' luxury ships. Join the fun onboard
Included: Accommodation in 4-5* hotels, most meals, transportation by modern or watch glorious sunsets on the deck. The tour finishes in the Norwegian capital
deluxe coach, sightseeing as per itinerary, baggage handling, services of English- Oslo where you will enjoy the sightseeing tour.
speaking tour escort. Departures: Jun 13, 20, 27. Jul 04, 11, 18, 25. Aug 1, 8.
Price per person based on DBL: $3862 CAD, SGL suppl.: $1148 CAD Included: Accommodation in 4-5* hotels, most meals, transportation by modern
deluxe coach, sightseeing as per itinerary, baggage handling, services of English-
NORTHERN HIGHLIGHTS + St. Petersburg: speaking tour escort.
15 days/ 14 nights Price per person based on DBL: $2954* CAD, SGL suppl.: $1270* CAD
Departures: Jul 04, 18. Aug 01.
Price per person in DBL: From $5915* CAD, SGL suppl.: $2099* CAD FOUR CAPITALS TOUR + Fjords of Norway:
15 days/14 nights
NORTHERN HIGHLIGHTS + St. Petersburg+ Moscow: Departures: Jun 13, 20, 27. Jul 04, 11, 18, 25. Aug 1, 8.
18 days/ 17 nights Price per person in DBL: From $5086* CAD, SGL suppl.: $1704* CAD
Departures: Jul 04, 18. Aug 01.
Price per person in DBL: From $7889* CAD, SGL suppl.: $3020* CAD * Some departures for these tours have surcharges for High Season
NORTHERN HIGHLIGHTS + Land of the Midnight Sun:
15 days/ 14 nights You want to experience the best of Scandinavia -
Departures: Jun 27. and we want to offer you more than you would expect...
Price per person in DBL: From $5783 CAD, SGL suppl.: $1310 CAD
Escorted tours is a fabulous way of seeing new countries. Every
* Some departures for these tours have surcharges for High Season tour in our program has been carefully designed for a unique and
memorable experience of each destination you will visit. The hotels
are good quality & centrally located. All tours are escorted by a
WE OFFER EXCELLENT AIRFARES professional English-speaking tour leader.
TO SCANDINAVIA & NORTHERN EUROPE Most of our tours include at least two meals daily.
WITH MOST MAJOR CARRIERS!
Photo: Henrik Stenberg
CALL US FOR PRICES AND ROUTING RECOMMENDATIONS! Our escorted tours are your key to worry-free travel! Photo: Cees van Roeden
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PEARLS OF THE BALTIC: Escorted, 8 days/ 7 nights GRAND TOUR OF SCANDINAVIA: Escorted, 15 days/ 14 nights
Stockholm - Helsinki - St. Petersburg Copenhagen-Oslo-Bergen-Fjord Country-Oslo-Stockholm-Helsinki
The trip starts in Stockholm, one of the most interesting cities in Scandinavia, The longest and probably the most comprehensive tour that enables you to spend
where the famous sights include the Gamla Stan (Old Town), the Royal Palace and time in all the Scandinavian countries. Starting from Wonderful Copenhagen you
the City Hall where the Nobel Prize banquet is held every year. From Stockholm will be taken through the fabulous fjord country of Norway, the vast landscapes
you will take the fabulous Silja Line overnight cruise to Helsinki. From the Finnish of Sweden and given a chance to cruise the beautiful coastal waters of Sweden
capital you countinue by train to St. Petersburg, the “Venice of the North” where and Finland. You will have time to explore all the Scandinavian capitals, take two
you will stay at the hotel Angleterre located within walking distance of the famous overnight cruises on the Baltic luxury liners and you can end your trip with an
Winter Palace with its Hermitage museum. You will get to see the best of this won- extension to Moscow, St. Petersburg or Lapland & the North Cape.
derful city of outstanding architectural beauty, famous for its magnificent Departures: Jul 01, 15, 29.
palaces, fountains and bridges. Included: Accommodation in 4-5* hotels, most meals, transportation by modern
Departures: Jul 11, 25. Aug 08. deluxe coach, sightseeing as per itinerary, baggage handling, services of English-
Included: Accommodation in 4-5* hotels, most meals, transportation by modern speaking tour escort.
deluxe coach, sightseeing as per itinerary, baggage handling, services of English- Price per person based on DBL: $4862 CAD, SGL suppl.: $1533 CAD
speaking tour escort.
Price per person in DBL: From $3533* CAD, SGL suppl.: $1612* CAD GRAND TOUR OF SCANDINAVIA + St. Petersburg:
18 days/ 17 nights
PEARLS OF THE BALTIC + Moscow: Departures: Jul 01, 15, 29.
Stockholm - Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Moscow Price per person in DBL: From $6823* CAD, SGL suppl.: $2468* CAD
11 days/ 10 nights
GRAND TOUR OF SCANDINAVIA + St. Petersburg+Moscow:
Departures: Jul 11, 25. Aug 08.
Price per person in DBL: From $5520* CAD, SGL suppl.: $2494* CAD 21 days/ 20 nights
Departures: Jul 01, 15, 29.
Price per person in DBL: From $8810* CAD, SGL suppl.: $3402* CAD
* Some departures for these tours have surcharges for High Season
GRAND TOUR OF SCANDINAVIA + Land of the Midnight Sun:
LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN + Stockholm & Helsinki:
18 days/ 17 nights
Escorted, 8 days/ 7 nights Departures: Jun 24.
Stockholm - Helsinki - North Cape - Helsinki Price per person in DBL: From $6665 CAD, SGL suppl.: $1691 CAD
After exploring the Swedish capital Stockholm you cruise over to Helsinki - and
from there fly to Ivalo, a town in Finnish Lapland above the Arctic Circle.
The folklore of Lapland is rich and varied. Drive past Lake Inari, sacred lake of * Some departures for these tours have surcharges for High Season
Finnish Lapps with more than 3000 small islands and cross the border into Norway.
After a scenic tour along the Road of the Reindeer, continue through the mountain-
ous landscape to Hammerfest, the northernmost town in the world. At Northcape
during the months of June and July you can see the Midnight sun illuminate the
expanse of the Arctic Ocean - a marvellous spectacle of changing colours. Celebrate
reaching the northernmost point in Europe with caviar and champagne.
Departures: Jul 04.
Included: Accommodation in 4-5* hotels, most meals, transportation by modern
Photo: Cees van Roeden
deluxe coach, sightseeing as per itinerary, baggage handling, services of English-
speaking tour escort.
Price per person based on DBL: $3415 CAD, SGL suppl.: $783 CAD BALTIC TRIANGLE: Escorted, 8 days/ 7 nights BALTIC CAPITALS: Escorted, 11 days/ 10 nights
Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Tallinn Riga - Tallinn - Helsinki - St. Petersburg
Combine the Scandinavian charm of Helsinki, the glitter of the rich Czarist her- The tour starts in Riga, founded in 1201 by the German Bishop Albert. It is the
itage of St. Petersburg and the unique Medieval face of Old Tallinn! This great itin- biggest of the 3 Baltic capitals. Enjoy the city tour in the Old Town and take the
erary will show you the best of all three cities. optional tours to the Latvian Etnographic Open Air Museum or the Gauja National
Start by discovering Helsinki, the Finnish capital. Head East across the border to Park with its stunning scenery and the ruins of a medieval knight’s castle.
Russia. Enroute take a tour of the the Karelian town of Vyborg and the Vybord Drive on to Parnu, a popular Estonian resort town - and continue on to Tallinn.
Castle. Arrive in St. Petersburg late afternoon. Next morning starts with a sight- Tallinn boasts an extremely well-preserved Old Town that is like a living museum.
seeing tour. There are optional visits to Zarskoje Selo (Catherine’s Palace) and the From Tallinn take a boat over to Helsinki, the capital of Finland. The city tour
Hermitage museum. From St. Petersburg head towards Tallinn, visiting the takes you around to sights like the unique Church-in-the-Rock. An optional tour to
Hermann Fortress in Narva. In Tallinn, after the sightseeing tour next morning, you the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress is recommended.
can take an optional visit to the Kadriorg Park and Palace - or explore the winding From Helsinki you continue on to St. Petersburg, an exciting city combining unique
streets of the Old Town on your own. history and fascinating art and architecture.
Departures: Jul 01, 15, 29. Aug 12, 19, 26. Departures: Jun 26. Jul 10, 24. Aug 07, 14, 21.
Included: Accommodation in centrally located 3-4* hotels, daily breakfast, 1st class Included: Accommodation in centrally located 3-4* hotels, daily breakfast, 1st class
motor coach throughout, welcome drink, entrance fees where indicated in itiner- motor coach throughout, welcome drink, entrance fees where indicated in itiner-
ary, English speaking tour escort, services of local guides, portage at hotels, taxes. ary, English speaking tour escort, services of local guides, portage at hotels, taxes.
Ask for the list of optional tours! Ask for the list of optional tours!
Price per person based on DBL: $1412 CAD Price per person based on DBL: $1629 CAD
SGL supplement: $641 CAD SGL supplement: $858 CAD
Half board supplement at hotels (7 dinners): $ 272 CAD Half board supplement at hotels (10 dinners): $ 380 CAD
Photo: Bent Naesby
Photo: R. Ryan Photo: Schlossle Hotel Group
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TRAVEL SCANDINAVIA IN STYLE, AT YOUR OWN PACE... EXTEND YOUR EXPERIENCE
We offer a selection of independent packages that are flexible FROM SCANDINAVIA TO EUROPE...
and allow you to explore Scandinavia on your own. When you are in Scandinavia already - it is a stone’s throw
Choose one of these suggested itineraries or let us customize a
Scandinavian Sojourns &
away from the exciting European capitals! Add a few days of
package for you! It will be an unforgettable experience! European flair to your trip! We will be here to help you out with
the planning and can give you suggestions how to get around...
SCANDINAVIAN ESCAPADES - HELSINKI & STOCKHOLM:
Independent package, 7 days/ 6 nights EUROPEAN ESCAPADES - BUDAPEST & VIENNA:
Helsinki - "The Daughter of the Baltic" - is overlooking the Gulf of Finland and
numerous beautiful, intriguing islands that make up Finland's coastal archipelago. Independent package, 7 days/ 6 nights
It is a stylish, clean, welcoming city brimming with exciting sights, sounds and Combine a visit to 2 fascinating cities...
activities, exquisitely blending past and present. Budapest, "Pearl of the Danube" and the Hungarian capital is exquisitely laid out
Stockholm - also referred to as "Beauty on Water" - has a fantastic location near on both sides of the Danube, claiming one of the most spectacular panoramic views
the amazing archipelago of some 24,000 islands. Historical palaces, top-rank in all Europe.
museums and a rich cultural life attract visitors as much as does the vibrant Vienna - 'The City of Dreams' in Austria is the musical capital of Europe. Priceless
nightlife, the new trends in design, fashion and music. art treasures fill Vienna's museums, palaces and galleries and its baroque architec-
ture is unsurpassed in Europe.
Departures: Daily all year based on weekend hotel and midweek cruise.
Included: 3 nights accommodation in each city, centrally located 3-4* hotels with
Included: 4 nights accommodation in Helsinki or Stockholm, centrally located 3*
breakfast. Train 2nd class between the cities.
hotel. Buffet breakfast daily, 2 nights Silja Line return mini cruise, inside cabin.
3 NTs in BUDAPEST + 3 NTs in VIENNA DBL SGL
4 NIGHTS IN HELSINKI + CRUISE TO STOCKHOLM DBL SGL
Departures All Year 905 1446
Low Season - Winter & Spring
EUROPEAN ESCAPADES - PRAGUE & BERLIN:
01Jun-31Aug Independent package, 7 days/ 6 nights
High Season - Summer
Combine a visit to 2 fascinating cities...
Prague - 'The City of One Hundred Towers and Spires' and 'The Golden City', names
01Sep-30Dec that evoke the many aspects of this fascinating city. It is considered the “hidden
Low Season - Fall & Winter
treasure” of Eastern Europe.
Berlin - Germany's proud capital city that went through a rebirth with the fall of
4 NIGHTS IN STOCKHOLM + CRUISE TO HELSINKI DBL SGL the infamous "Berlin Wall". Discover the two faces of the city that was divided up
01Jan-31May Included: 3 nights accommodation in each city, centrally located 3-4* hotels with
Low Season - Winter & Spring breakfast. Train 2nd class between the 2 cities.
01Jun-31Aug 3 NTs in PRAGUE + 3 NTs in BERLIN DBL SGL
High Season - Summer
Departures All Year 1025 1657
Low Season - Fall & Winter
RAIL TRAVEL IN EUROPE AND SCANDINAVIA
SCANDINAVIAN ESCAPADES - COPENHAGEN & OSLO: IS FAST AND CONVENIENT!
Independent package, 7 days/ 6 nights Photo: Visit Denmark
Copenhagen - the best place to rekindle the flame in the magic of the enchanting WE SELL EUROPEAN AND SCANDINAVIAL RAIL PASSES
Tivoli Gardens. This wonderful city combines Scandinavian style with European AND POINT-TO-POINT RAIL TICKETS.
elegance! BEST OF SCANDINAVIA IN A WEEK ESCORTED EASTERN EUROPE: Escorted, 8 days/ 7 nights CALL US FOR THE OPTIONS AND RATES!
Oslo - Norway's Viking Capital. Embracing its stunning fjord and ringed by forest- Budapest - Bratislava - Prague - Cesky Krumlov - Vienna
Independent package, 7 days/ 6 nights
ed mountains, Oslo is surely a cosmopolitan city for all seasons. Admire the most precious and impressive architectural and cultural treasures of
Departures: Daily all year. Helsinki - Stockholm - Oslo - Copenhagen & v.v. Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Austria. This great value tour takes you
Included: 4 nights accommodation in Copenhagen or Oslo, centrally located 3* The Scandinavian Capitals - cities with individual charm and kindness. They are through this exciting area with magnificent cathedrals, splendid castles and pictur-
hotel. Buffet breakfast daily, 2 nights DFDS Seaways return mini cruise, inside cabin. just as fascinating on long, lively and light summer nights, beautiful autumn esque towns and villages.
or crisp winter days. Start your trip in Helsinki, cruise over to Stockholm, take Departures: Jun 18, 25. Jul 02, 09, 16, 23, 30. Aug 05, 13, 20.
4 NIGHTS IN COPENHAGEN + CRUISE TO OSLO DBL SGL the train to Oslo and another cruise to Copenhagen. This is the perfect intro- Included: Accommodation in 3-4* hotels, daily breakfast, two dinners, transporta-
duction to Scandinavia! Itinerary can be done in reverse order. tion by modern deluxe coach, sightseeing as per itinerary, baggage handling, serv-
01Jan-23Jun Departure dates: Daily 02Jan-18Dec. ices of English-speaking tour escort.
Low Season - Winter & Spring Included: Accommodation in First Class hotels for 1 night in each city: Helsinki, Price per person in DBL: From $1446 CAD, SGL suppl.: $411 CAD
Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen; overnight cruises Helsinki-Stockholm and Oslo-
24Jun-31Aug Copenhagen with accommodation in Seaside cabins, daily breakfast, train
High Season - Summer Stockholm-Oslo in 1-st Class, City maps and information packages. EUROPEAN SAMPLER - FRANKFURT & AMSTERDAM & PARIS:
Price per person based on DBL: $1475 CAD Independent package, 7 days/ 6 nights
01Sep-30Dec SGL Suppl.: $956 CAD 3 major European cities with unlimited train travel!
Low Season - Fall & Winter Frankfurt - Your gateway to Germany and the “Manhattan” of Europe. Stay in the
city or take day trips by train to get to know the wonderful German countryside
4 NIGHTS IN OSLO + CRUISE TO COPENHAGEN DBL SGL
BEST OF SCANDINAVIA IN A NUTSHELL and picturesque towns and villages on the way!
Independent package, 7 days/ 6 nights Amsterdam - Often referred to as one of the most colorful cities in the world. And
01Jan-23Jun Helsinki - Stockholm - Oslo - Flåm - Bergen rightly so! Where else do you find so many places of interest, famous museums,
Low Season - Winter & Spring cozy pubs and fun shops, flower markets and exciting night life?
This trip starts in Helsinki, a sophisticated city on the Baltic Sea. Travelling
Paris - The world’s Capital of Romance! See the city lights from the famous Eiffel
from East to West you will see the different coastal landscapes Scandinavia has Tour and feel that you are on top of the world!
1014 1576 to offer. From the Finnish Archipelago to the quiet Swedish countryside to the Included: 2 nights accommodation in each city, centrally located 3-4* hotels with
High Season - Summer
magnificent Norwegian mountains and fjords! breakfast. Unlimited train travel with Eurailpass for 7 days in 2nd class. Additional
Departure dates: Daily 02Jan-18Dec. nights and rail days available on request.
01Sep-30Dec Included: Accommodation in First Class hotels for 1 night in each city: Helsinki,
Low Season - Fall & Winter
Stockholm, Oslo, Flåm and Bergen; overnight cruise Helsinki-Stockholm with accom-
modation in Seaside cabins, daily breakfast, train Stockholm-Oslo in 1-st Class.
2 NTs Frankfurt + 2 NTs Amsterdam + 2 NTs Paris DBL SGL
Price per person based on DBL: $ 1911 CAD
WE RECOMMEND FINNAIR AND THEIR BEST AIRFARES SGL Suppl.: $647 CAD
AND CONVENIENT CONNECTIONS
TO SCANDINAVIA & EUROPE! Add-ons available for this package: You can start your trip in St. Petersburg Departures All Year 1327 1959
Photo: Mikkel Garbowski
or Tallinn and end it with the Norwegian Coastal Voyage. Ask for details!
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EXPERIENCE THE TIMELESSNESS OF OLD EUROPE IN THE BALTICS! CAR RENTAL IN THE BALTICS - BUDGET:
TALLINN - The medieval capital of Estonia with 700 years of uninter- Rates in CAD Season 3-6 days 7 days 14+ days
rupted architectural history, with all styles represented within a small daily package daily
area. A walk through the fascinating Old Town is complemented with Low 94 532 70
ECONOMY: Renault Clio
visits to museums, shops, quaint restaurants and a hopping nightlife. High 96 563 74
Low 107 608 85
VILNIUS - A World Heritage City dating back over 700 years. In the fas- COMPACT: Opel Astra
High 111 639 90
cinating Old Town is the oldest University in East Europe, built in 1579. Low 126 745 100
Towers, quiet courtyards, medieval churches and buildings represent INTERMEDIATE: VW Bora
High 133 776 105
the classical style in Lithuania.
INTERMEDIATE AUT: Low 148 958 129
Ford Mondeo AUTOMATIC High 176 1049 137
RIGA - The New Baltic metropolis is the largest of the Baltic capitals
and beautifully situated by Daugava River. The Old Town will delight Low 142 836 118
WAGON: Toyota Avensis Wagon
you with the colourfully restored houses, the cozy beer cellars and High 157 928 125
cafes and masterpieces of early 20th century Art Nouveau. Low 183 1095 137
MINIVAN: Renault Traffic 8+1 pax
High 198 1292 181
CLASSICAL BALTICS TOUR: Escorted, 9 Days/ 8 Nights
Vilnius - Riga - Tallinn Included: Unlimited Mileage, Third Party Liability Insurance (valid only in country
A tour introducing you to all 3 Baltic countries. Includes sightseeing: Trakai Castle, where car rental starts). CDW*, TP*, VAT 18%, 1 Additional driver, Airport Tax.
Rundale Palace, Sigulda etc., but you will have lots of time to explore on your own. * Self responsibility charge of 358 EUR applies.
Departures: May 26. Jun 9,16,30. Jul 7,14,21,28. Aug 4,11,18,25. Sep 8,15,29. Low Season: Jan01-May15 & Sep16-Dec31. High Season: May16-Sep15.
Included: Accommodation in First Class hotels, daily breakfast, sightseeing tours
THE VIA BALTICA TOUR: 7 days/ 6 nights package
per itinerary, transportation by private coach, guide services, applicable taxes, and
information package. With Private Car & Driver/Escort or SUPERSAVER*
Price per person based on DBL: $1495 CAD Tallinn - Riga - Vilnius or v.v.
SGL supplement: $692 CAD Departures: Daily Jan 01 - Dec 30
Included: Accommodation in 3* or 4* hotels, transportation by private car, daily
BEST OF THE BALTICS: Escorted, 7 Days/ 6 Nights breakfast and dinner, city sightseeing per program.
*SUPERSAVER is unescorted with public transportation between the cities and
Helsinki - Tallinn - Vilnius - Riga - Tallinn - Helsinki
includes breakfast only.
The tour embraces all three Baltic countries, each has its own distinctive cultural
tradition and historical heritage. You will see the capitals renowned for their
Rates in CAD with Private Car SUPERSAVER
charming old town areas, full of architectural gems - and the captivating country-
1 pax 2-3 pax 4-7 pax 1 pax 2-3 pax 4-7 pax
side that is worth discovering for its quaint towns and unique landscapes. A com-
prehensive sightseeing program and most meals are included in the price. 3* Hotels
Departures: Jun 19. Jul 10, 24. Aug 07, 21. UniqueStay TLL Dbl 1184 956 967 815
Included: Accommodation in First Class hotels, most meals, sightseeing tours per itin- Konventa Seta RIX Sgl 2280 1596 1368 1759 1379 1227
erary with entrance fees, transportation by private coach, guide services, taxes. Photo: VisitEstonia.com Euro City VNO
Price per person based on DBL: $2842 CAD
SGL supplement: $868 CAD 4* Hotels
BALTIC HIGHLIGHTS: Escorted, 8 days/ 7 nights HOTELS IN THE BALTICS - We recommend: Domina City TLL Dbl 1336 1108 1119 880
THE BALTIC EXPLORER: Escorted, 9 Days/ 8 Nights Vilnius - Riga - Tallinn Prices per person, per NT in CAD, incl. breakfast, tax and service charges Gutenberg RIX Sgl 2541 1857 1629 2020 1640 1401
Tallinn - Riga - Klaipeda - Vilnius On this great value tour you will explore the unique Vilnius, Gauja National Park, Artis VNO
This tour takes you to the three Baltic capitals - and adds a one-night stay on the fascinating Riga's old town, and Tallinn, a charming blend of medieval tranquility HOTELS in TALLINN, ESTONIA SGL DBL TPL
picturesque Lithuanian coast. You can choose between two hotel categories as we and modern urban life. Hotel Schlossle 5* 01Jan-30Apr & 01Oct-30Dec 294 174 149 THE BEST AIRFARES TO THE BALTICS ARE WITH FINNAIR!
offer both 3* and 4* hotel options. Departures: Jun 10, 17, 24. Jul 01, 08, 15, 22, 29. Aug 05, 12, 19, 26. Old Town 01May-30Sep 359 218 178
Departures: May 21. Jun 25. Jul 02, 30. Aug 20. Included: Accommodation in centrally located 4* hotels, daily breakfast, 1st class Radisson Htl Tallinn 4*+ 01Jan-31Mar & 01Oct-30Dec 218 125 109
Included: Accommodation in 3* or 4* hotels with breakfast, sightseeing tours per itin- motor coach throughout, welcome drink, entrance fees where indicated in itiner- City Centre 01Apr-30Sep 261 147 124
erary, transportation by private coach, guide services, taxes, and info package. ary, English speaking tour escort, services of local guides, portage at hotels, taxes.
4* Hotel option: Price per person based on DBL: $999 CAD Hotel St. Petersbourg 4* 01Jan-30Apr & 01Oct-30Dec 272 163 142
Price per person based on DBL: $1338 CAD SGL supplement: $660 CAD Old Town 01May-31Sep 337 207 171
SGL supplement: $500 CAD
3* Hotel option: Half board supplement at hotels (7 dinners): $261 CAD Reval Hotel Central 3*
01Jan-31Mar 163 93 84
Price per person based on DBL: $1199 CAD SGL supplement: $478 CAD 01Apr-30Dec 174 98 88
BALTIC IMPRESSIONS: Escorted, 10 days/ 9 nights
Tallinn - Riga - Vilnius - Klaipeda - Liepaja - Riga - Tallinn Reval Hotel Express 3* 01Jan-31Mar 131 71 70
In addition to the 3 capital cities, visit the University Town of Tartu where Estonia Near Passenger Port 01Apr-30Dec 142 76 73
gained its statehood. Continue to Cesis in Latvia, a hanseatic town with winding
HOTELS in RIGA, LATVIA: SGL DBL TPL
streets, castle ruins and beautiful gardens. Enroute to Vilnius visit Gauja National
Park and the magnificent Rundale Castle. Continue to Klaipeda with a stop in Grand Palace 5* 01Jan-31Mar & 01Nov-30Dec 304 174 149
Kaunas, former capital of Lithuania, with its elegant Town Hall and Gothic Old Town 01Apr-31Oct 348 207 171
Cathedral. Optional full day tour to the Curonian Spit on the Baltic Sea, with small
Hotel Reval Latvija 4* 01Jan-31Mar 196 109 98
fishing villages, pine forests and endless sand dunes. Look out for Amber bargains! City Centre 01Apr-30Dec 239 136 116
Departures: Jun 08, 22. Jul 06, 13, 20, 27. Aug 03, 17.
Included: Accommodation in centrally located 4* hotels, daily breakfast, 1st class Hotel Konventa Seta 3*
All Year DAILY 163 87 N/A
motor coach throughout, welcome drink, entrance fees where indicated in itiner- Old Town
ary, English speaking tour escort, services of local guides, portage at hotels, taxes. Hotel Viktorija 3*
All Year DAILY 120 82 73
Price per person based on DBL: $1271 CAD City Centre
SGL supplement: $565 CAD HOTELS in VILNIUS, LITHUANIA: SGL DBL TPL
Half board supplement at hotels (9 dinners): $326 CAD
Radisson SAS Astoria 5* 01Apr-30Jun & 01Sep-31Oct 294 169 146
City Centre Balance of year + FRI-SUN 207 125 116
IN ADDITION TO THESE FEATURED TOURS WE OFFER Hotel Reval Lietuva 4* 01Jan-31Mar 185 109 95
City Centre 01Apr-30Dec 196 114 98
BALTIC CITY BREAKS, BIKING TOURS, SPA VACATIONS,
MANOR HOUSE & FARM STAYS, GOLF HOLIDAYS ETC, ETC. Hotel Europa City 3* All Year MON-THU 109 60 59
City Centre All Year FRI-SUN 98 55 55
Hotel Panorama 2*
All Year DAILY 87 55 N/A
Photo: Tallinn City Tourist Office ASK US ABOUT SILJA LINE CRUISES Near City Centre
BETWEEN HELSINKI AND TALLINN! This represents only a small selection of hotels that we offer in Tallinn, Riga &
Vilnius and the Baltic area. Call us for details!
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IMPERIAL ST. PETERSBURG: Escorted, 3 days/ 2 nights
Russia… from the onion-domed churches of Moscow to the
"white nights" of St. Petersburg… this unique and fascinating Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Helsinki - by train
A short but fast-paced tour with fixed dates, operating all year round. Sightseeing
travel destination is more accessible and affordable than ever includes all the important sights like the Hermitage, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and
before. The people of Russia look forward to welcoming you to Catherine’s Palace.
their heritage and getting to know you. They are among the Included: Transportation with Finnish Train Sibelius, seats in 2nd class. Services of local
world's friendliest people. English speaking guide in St. Petersburg, 2 nights in selected shown or similar hotel, half
board starting/ending with lunch, excursions per program, entrance fees, registration fee
The Russian cities built in bygone centuries on the banks of the and VAT at hotel.
rivers and lakes offer, in present day, a unique blend of world-
Prices per person in CAD: Hotel Renaissance 4* Brothers Karamazov 3*
class attractions, the memories of which you will treasure for or Hotel Kristoff 3*
a lifetime! Departure Dates: DBL SGL DBL SGL
January 06, 20
MAGNIFICENT RUSSIA: Escorted, 8 days/ 7 nights February 03, 24 1199 1542 979 1182
Moscow - St. Petersburg March 10, 24
The “Magnificent Russia” tour takes you to both historic capitals of Russia: Moscow, Apr 14, 29
the City of Czars and St. Petersburg, the City of Emperors - and offers you a com- 1348 1828 1052 1274
plete sightseeing program including city sightseeing, the Kremlin with 3 cathe-
drals, Moscow Metro tour, the Hermitage, Peterhof with the park & golden foun- May 12, 26
tains and Catherine’s Palace with the Amber Room. Unbeatable value for this June 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 1606 2428 1052 1274
amazing price! July 07, 14
Departures: May 18. Jul 12. Aug 31. July 21, 28
Included: Accommodation for 3 nights at Hotel Ukraina in Moscow and 3 nights at August 04, 11, 18, 25
Hotel St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg. One night on the overnight train Moscow-St. 1348 1828 1052 1274
September 01, 08, 15, 22
Petersburg, 2nd class, transportation with modern coach, half board including daily October 06, 13
breakfast and lunch, welcome dinner, excursions as per program, entrance fees,
services of an English-speaking guide, registration fee and VAT at hotel. November 10, 17
Price per person based on DBL: $1252 CAD 1199 1542 979 1182
December 08, 29+
SGL supplement: $267 CAD
Supplement for 1st class train: $267 CAD NB! Hotel Kristoff 3* is used for departures in April, Jun 02-Aug11 and Sep1-8.
Hotel Brothers Karamazov 3* is used for the balance of the year.
Half Board Supplement (5 dinners): $150 CAD
HOTELS IN RUSSIA - We recommend:
DISCOVER ST. PETERSBURG: Escorted, 4 days/ 3 nights Prices per person, per NT in CAD, incl. breakfast, tax and service charges
Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Helsinki - by coach HOTELS IN ST. PETERSBURG SGL DBL TPL
This great value bus tour will give you a nice overview of Russia’s most famous
tourist destination. Accommodation in a well-located Tourist Class hotel and a Hotel Rocco Forte 01Jan-30Apr & 01Nov-30Dec 370 239 196
comprehensive sightseeing program make this tour a popular economical choice! Astoria 5* 01May-31Jul 695 402 305
Sightseeing includes the Hermitage, Peterhof and the Peter-and-Paul Fortress. Photo: Orthodox Cruise Lines City Centre 01Aug-31Oct 467 283 225
Included: Transportation with modern Finnish coach, 3 nights in Hotel Moskva 3* or
similar hotel, half board starting with dinner and ending with lunch, excursions per Hotel Rocco Forte 01Jan-30Apr & 01Nov-30Dec 272 190 Rqst
program, entrance fees, services of an English-speaking tour escort throughout and
ST. PETERSBURG - Independent Package: 3 days/ 2 nights MOSCOW - Independent Package: 3 days/ 2 nights D’Angleterre 4* 01May-30Jul 543 326 Rqst
guide in St. Petersburg, registration fee and VAT at hotel. Discover the "Venice of the North" at your own pace. Explore the Russian historic capital at your own pace. City Centre 01Aug-31Oct 380 245 Rqst
High Season Departures: Jun 13, 20. Jul 04. Departures: Daily all year Departures: Daily all year
Price per person based on DBL: $1062 CAD SGL supplement: $314 CAD Included: Accommodation with bath or shower in selected hotel, daily breakfast, Included: Accommodation with bath or shower in selected hotel, daily breakfast, Hotel Oktjabrskaya 3* 01Jan-14Apr & 01Oct-30Dec 131 104 92
transfers in St. Petersburg by private car. Panorama city sightseeing tour by pri- transfers in Moscow by private car. Panorama city sightseeing tour by private car Ligovsky Building 15Apr-19May & 01Aug-30Sep 174 142 120
Low Season Departures: Jul 18, 25. Aug 15, 22. Sep 05. vate car guided by local guide, service charges and taxes on included items. guided by local guide, service charges and taxes on included items. City Centre 20May-31Jul 228 169 146
Price per person based on DBL: $951 CAD SGL supplement: $222 CAD Single supplement applies per night basis. Single supplement applies per night basis.
Also available with train from Helsinki - surcharge applies. Also available with overnight train from Helsinki - surcharge applies. Hotel St. Petersburg 3* 01Jan-30Apr & 16Sep-30Dec 107 79 72
Baltic and Moscow extensions available for this tour! Ask for details! Standard rooms 01May-31May & 06Jul-15Sep 124 87 80
City Centre 01Jun-05Jul 157 103 94
Price per person in CAD 2 NT Pkg Addit. SGL suppl. Price per person in CAD 2 NT Pkg Addit. SGL suppl.
ST. PETERSBURG BY TRAIN: Escorted, 4 days/ 3 nights NT Per NT NT per NT
Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Helsinki - by train HOTELS IN MOSCOW SGL DBL TPL
Get the best deal on the market with this inclusive tour featuring great sightsee- Low Season 979 305 139
Hotel Astoria 5* Hotel Metropole 5*
ing and all the meals! Excursions include the Hermitage, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and 01Aug-31Oct 1080 360 176 10May-14 Dec 1348 388 388 Le Royal Meridien
City Centre All Year MON-WED 428 272 223
01May-31Jul 1385 508 277 City Centre
Catherine’s Palace & Pushkin. National 5* All Year THU-SUN 382 244 196
Included: Transportation with Finnish Train Sibelius, seats in 2nd class. Services of City Centre
Low Season 803 222 111
multilingual tour leader from Helsinki and local English speaking guide in St. Hotel D’Angleterre 4*+ Le Royal Meridien
01Aug-31Oct 905 277 176 25Jun-12Jul & 21Aug-11Sep 1329 379 323
Petersburg, 3 nights in Hotel Moskva 3* or similar hotel, 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and City Centre
National 5* Hotel Marriott Grand 4* All Year MON-THU 747 408 283
01May-31Jul 1089 370 250 13Jul-20Aug 1237 333 259
3 dinners, excursions per program, entrance fees, registration fee and VAT at hotel. City Centre
City Centre All Year FRI-SUN 397 232 161
Hotel Renaissance Low Season 776 213 176
LOW SEASON Departures: Apr 10. Sep 04, 18. Oct 09. Nov 13. Hotel Izmailovo 3*
St.Petersburg Baltic 4*+ 01Apr-10May & 16Jul-10Oct 997 314 259 All Year 140 85 59
Price per person based on DBL: $1348 CAD City Centre 11May-15Jul 1274 453 416 Hotel Ukraina 3+* 10Jun-17Jun & 24Jun-24Sep 868 157 120 Near City Centre
SGL supplement: $222 CAD City Centre 05Jun-09Jun & 18Jun-23Jun 979 203 185
Low Season 637 148 93 This represents only a small selection of hotels that we offer in St. Petersburg, Moscow
* Suppl for 30 Dec departure: $388 CAD per person Hotel Dostojevski 3*+
01Apr-15May & 01-30Sep 757 203 157 and the rest of Russia. Call us for details!
HIGH SEASON Departures: May 01, 15, 22, 29. Jun 05, 12, 19, 26. City Centre
16May-14Jul 849 250 157
Jul 03, 10, 17, 24, 31. Aug 07, 14, 21, 28. Hotel Cosmos 3+* 10Jun-17Jun & 24Jun-24Sep 868 157 120 CUSTOMIZABLE SMALL GROUP TOURS
Price per person based on DBL: $1514 CAD Brothers Karamazov 3*
Low Season 563 111 67 Near City Centre 05Jun-09Jun & 18Jun-23Jun 979 203 185 This is just a small selection of examples - contact us for the full list of tours
SGL supplement: $259 CAD City Centre
01May-30Sep 646 148 93 with complete itineraries! Upgrades to 4* hotels available. Ask for details!
Optional Tours: Per person in CAD 1 pax 2 pax 4 pax Optional Tours: Per person in CAD 1 pax 2 pax 4 pax GROUP TOURS FROM 10 PAX & UP 10 pax 20 pax 35+ pax
IMPORTANT! Based on 3* hotels and 2nd class rail
With private car & English-speaking guide With private car & English-speaking guide
RUSSIAN VISA IS REQUIRED FOR ALL PACKAGES AND TOURS
INCLUDING TRAVEL IN RUSSIA!!! Hermitage Museum 4 hrs 263 148 96 Kremlin + 1 Cathedral + Armory 213 135 111 Russia at a Glance (7 NTs) 1336 1178 1070
WE PROVIDE THE VISA SUPPORT DOCUMENTS NECESSARY Yusupov Palace + Rasputin’s Room 2.5 hrs 270 146 84
Tretyakov Art Gallery OR Pushkin Museum 178 96 71 Two Capitals & the Golden Ring (7NTs) 1624 1400 1234
FOR THE VISA APPLICATION.
Peter & Paul Fortress 2.5 hrs 191 102 74
HANDLING FEE: $56 CAD PER PARTY TRAVELLING TOGETHER.
Novodevichy Convent 165 91 65 Slavic Capitals (7 NTs) 2147 1996 1838
Pushkin & Catherine’s Palace 4 hrs 264 152 100
THE VISA PROCESSING COST IS NOT INCLUDED IN OUR PRICING
ASK FOR DETAILS AND PRICES FOR OUR VISA SERVICES! Peterhof & Grand Summer Palace 5 hrs 329 192 132 Kolomenskoye Estate Museum 172 98 72 Trans-Siberian Express (7NTs) 2579 2394 2267
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RUSSIAN & UKRANIAN WATERWAYS CRUISES: IMPORTANT: To calculate the pricing please multiply the
nightly per person cost for your selected ship from these tables
More variety than ever before!
Russian & Ukranian
with the number of nights for your selected cruise.
There is no better way to explore Russia than by ship! See the
passing countryside and the legendary imperial cities of Moscow MS RIVER QUEEN: A modern type 302 river cruise ship built in 1985
and St. Petersburg. Travel with the experts and enjoy your cruise with the total of 139 cabins. Fully renovated and comfortably decorated
with the convenience of English speaking crew. Learn about the according to the tastes of mainly European clientele.
intriguing history of Russia through comprehensive sightseeing
tours and on board guest lecturers. Besides the “Classic” route MS RIVER QUEEN prices quoted PER NIGHT in CAD
between St. Petersburg and Moscow we offer you a lot more vari- Deck Cabin Description Price p.p. in DBL
ety for the upcoming season. Cruises along the Volga river and the Main Deck Outside cabin, 2 lower beds 142
fascinating waterways of the Ukraine including sailing around the Upper Deck Outside cabin, 2 lower beds 152
magnificent Crimean “Riviera” are new additions to our collection!
These are only samples that we have picked because we believe Boat Deck Outside cabin, 2 lower beds 163
they are best suited for the North American traveler. Contact us for Suite Cabins Outside suite, 2 lower beds 283
a wider selection of ships and routings!
Single Supplement Per night, for all cabins 55
Check out the inclusions to the amazing value of this river adven-
ture and you have to agree that this is by far the best and most
convenient way to explore the the towns and villages of Russia and MS PETROKREPOST: Superb motor ship that was built in Germany
Ukraine that you would never have a chance to see on your own ! and fully renovated in 2005. The renovation has added a new 5th deck with
a splendid observation room. It is equipped with the most modern European
GENERALLY INCLUDED IN YOUR CRUISE: technology with all 66 cabins feature a telephone, satellite TV and internet
Cabin accommodation in chosen category. All cabins are outside with access. This ship is the most modern ship sailing the Russian waterways.
individual climate control, private facilities and large window. Three full MS PETROKREPOST prices quoted PER NIGHT in CAD
course meals daily, plus: gala dinners, Captain’s coctail reception etc. Deck Cabin Description Price p.p. in DBL
On board activities: aerobics, nightly entertainment and dancing,
Main Deck Outside cabin, 2 lower beds 174
Russian language and song lessons, tour of ship’s bridge, etc. Sightseeing
tours in each city as indicated in the itinerary by private motor coach Upper Deck Outside cabin, 2 lower beds 185
and with local English speaking guides and selected shore excursions
Photo: Orthodox Cruise Lines Boat Deck Outside cabin, 2 lower beds 196
during the cruise. Services of English speaking staff, including the
Cruise Director and local Guest Lecturer. Inclusions and amenities can Single Supplement Per night, for all cabins 55
UKRANIAN WATERWAYS & CRIMEA ROUTE: RUSSIAN MUSIC & ARTS CRUISE:
vary slightly according to the selected ship and itinerary.
See the best of Ukraine the leisurely way! You are embarking on a voyage of Special departure featuring the Russian National Orchestra!
discovery that starts out in the Ukranian capital Kiev - and takes you along We invite you to plunge into the world of Russian classic music. Visiting beau- MS ALEXANDER PIROGOV: One of the most comfortable and inti-
RUSSIAN WATERWAYS CLASSIC ROUTE: the Dniepr river through fascinating cities like Odessa, Sevastopol, tiful places to the accompaniment of beautiful music played by the Russian mate ships with a total of 41 cabins. Built in Hungary 1963 and fully recon-
This river voyage links the two great imperial cities of the czars. Moscow, the Dnepropetrovsk and Kremenchug. You will learn about the cossac traditions National Orchestra. Exclusively for the cruise guests on this special departure structed in 2002 without destroying the spirit and ambiance of its original
medieval and 20th-century capital, has a wonderful heritage of historic buildings, and heritage in Zaporozhye, stroll along the “Crimean Riviera” and see the the itinerary of Volga Concert Tour of the Russian National Orchestra is sched- style.The ship features a restaurant, bar with dance floor, reading room,
while St. Petersburg, the creation of Peter the Great, benefited from the inspira- famous “Swallow’s Nest” and the Levadia Palace in Yalta. You get the chance uled so that the passengers will be able to visit the most beautiful cities on sauna and sun deck.
tion of Europe's greatest 18th-century architects and craftsmen. to explore ancient cities and encounter a vibrant culture rich in tradition. the Volga incl. Saratov, Samara, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Kostroma,
Three rewarding days will be spent in each of these great cities, and, in between,
Yaroslavl, Uglich - and enjoy six symphony concerts. The Russian National MS ALEXANDER PIROGOV prices quoted PER NIGHT in CAD
we will cruise the intricate pattern of connecting rivers, canals and lakes that link KIEV - KIEV: Category Cabin Description Price p.p. in DBL
“MS MARSHAL KOSHEVOY”,15 days/ 14 nts - Orchestra's rehearsals will take place onboard the vessel. During the voyage
Moscow with St. Petersburg. You will sail through enchanting countryside and wit-
ness firsthand the tranquillity and beauty which has inspired writers and musicians Departures: May 06, 20. Jun 03, 17. Jul 01, 15, 29. Aug 12, 26. Sep 09, 23
the ship will have the atmosphereof the classic music which will highlight the Cat 4 Outside cabin on Main Deck 185
for centuries. Most itineraries include stops in Uglich, Kizhi, Goritsy and Yaroslavl. charm and beauty of the Volga and its sceneries.
Cat 3 Outside cabin on Boat Deck 196
MOTHER VOLGA GRAND ROUTE: VOLGOGRAD - MOSCOW:
MOSCOW - ST. PETERSBURG DEPARTURES: Visit Mother Volga Grand Cruises in spring and autumn because they are espe- Cat 2 Superior Outside cabin 239
“MS RIVER QUEEN”, 9 nights - May 22. Aug 14. Sep 01 “MS GLUSHKOV”, 12 nights - Special Departure: April 25
cially beautiful at that time. In spring you will see the awaking of nature and Cat 1 Deluxe outside cabin 283
“MS RIVER QUEEN”, 11 nights - Jun 11. Jul 03. Jul 25 in autumn you will enjoy golden leaves shining as small suns. This part of MS Glushkov is one of the most modern type 302 river cruise ships, built in
Germany in 1997 with a total of 128 cabins. It features 2 restaurants, main Suite Cabins Outside suite 326
Russia is remarkable for its warm climate that gives you sense of summer and
“MS PETROKREPOST”, 11 nights - Jul 26. Aug 16. Sep 06 you will also like domestic style of life as if the time stood still here. lounge and bar with nightly entertainment & dancing, a concert hall etc. Single Supplement Per night, for all cabins 55
Volga River for Russians is not only a river - it is a life important waterway.
ST. PETERSBURG - MOSCOW DEPARTURES: This river voyage links together the beautiful cities of the Southern part of Price per person for 12 night special “Music Cruise” in CAD
“MS RIVER QUEEN”, 9 nights - Aug 05, 23. Sep 10 MS MARSHAL KOSHEVOY: Type 302 motor ship with a total of 146
Russia. Deck Cabin Description Price p.p.DBL
cabins, built in 1988 year on Germany shipyards, one of the best for quality
“MS RIVER QUEEN”, 11 nights - May 31. Jun 22. Jul 14 ROSTOV-ON-DON - MOSCOW Main Deck Outside cabin, 2 lower beds 3750 cruises on Dniepr and Black Sea. Public areas and amenities aboard include
“MS PETROKREPOST”, 10 nights - Jul 16. Aug 06, 27. Sep 17 “MS NOVIKOV-PROBOY”, 16 nights - April 19 sauna, hairdressing salon, 2 elegant restaurants, 2 bars.
Upper Deck Outside cabin, 2 lower beds 3948
CONTACT US ABOUT OTHER SHIPS & DEPARTURES MOSCOW - ROSTOV-ON-DON MS MARSHAL KOSHEVOY prices quoted PER NIGHT in CAD
ON THE MOSCOW - ST. PETERSBURG & v.v. ROUTE “MS NOVIKOV-PROBOY”, 15 nights - October 11 Deck Cabin Description Price p.p. in DBL
Boat Deck Outside cabin, 2 lower beds 4145
Main Deck Outside cabin, 2 lower beds 132
AND OTHER ROUTES INCL. IMPORTANT! Suite Cabins Outside cabin 2 lower beds 6119
ST. PETERSBURG - ROSTOV-ON-DON, KIEV - TULCEA, Upper Deck Outside cabin, 2 lower beds 140
RUSSIAN VISA REQUIRED FOR ALL CRUISES ON THIS PAGE!
ST. PETERSBURG - VOLGOGRAD ETC. Single Supplement All cabins 593 Boat Deck Outside cabin, 2 lower beds 149
THE MOSCOW & GOLDEN RING ROUTE: Single Supplement Per night, for all cabins 33
The «Golden Ring Cruise» or otherwise known as the “Moscow World Cruise” trav-
els a closed water circle, which starts and ends in Moscow. It will take you to the MS NOVIKOV-PRIBOY: A 302 type vessel built in Germany in 1982 and
shores of such age-old Russians towns as Ryazan, Murom, Yaroslavl, Nizhny completely renovated in 2002 with 149 cabins. It features two restaurants,
Novgorod, Kostroma, and Kassimov. No other Russian Cruise offers such a variety two bars, music salon, a beauty parlour etc.
of sights, the relicts of the past in architecture, iconography, native arts and crafts
inseparably linked with the Russian history, beginning in the IX century. The vari- MS NOVIKOV-PRIBOY prices quoted PER NIGHT in CAD
ety of the museums located in these towns has a great amount of treasures of Deck Cabin Description Price p.p. in DBL
ancient Russian painting and world art masterpieces for you to enjoy.
Main Deck Outside cabin, 2 lower beds 131
MOSCOW South - MOSCOW North:
Upper Deck Outside cabin, 2 lower beds 142
“MS ALEXANDER PIROGOV”, 10 nights - Apr 30. May 21. Jun 06. Jul 02, 23.
Sep 03, 24 Boat Deck Outside cabin, 2 lower beds 152
Suite Cabins Outside suite, 2 lower beds 283
MOSCOW North - MOSCOW South:
Photo: Orthodox Cruise Lines Single Supplement Per night, for all cabins 55
“MS ALEXANDER PIROGOV”, 11 nights - May 10, 31. Jul 12. Aug 02. Sep 13
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BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS authorities. Some hotel, land and air reservations are arranged by local
FOR LAND AND CRUISE ARRANGEMENTS tour operators who reserve the right to make alterations and adjustments
to itineraries when necessary. Valhalla Tours has no control over this and
RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENTS: A non-refundable deposit of $400 CAD per assumes no responsibility when such changes are made.
person is payable at the time of booking. Final payment is required 45 days
prior to departure. For bookings made within 45 days of departure full pay- For airfares and air-inclusive packages different conditions may apply.
ment is due immediately. Some cruises and land arrangements require a Ask us for specific details.
larger deposit - the amount and specific payment schedule to be advised OPERATORS RESPONSIBILITY: 974764 Ontario Limited doing business as
at time of booking. Valhalla Tours, its agents and/or suppliers of services act only as agents for
CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS: You may use American Express, Mastercard, Visa the traveller and accept no responsibility for the services of any hotel, air-
Ultimate Adventures and Diners Club cards to make a deposit and/or final payment whether by craft, vessel, train, motor coach or any other conveyance used in connec-
a written or verbal authorization. By giving your verbal authorization you tion with these tours, nor any delays, loss or accident to travelers or bag-
also agree to subsequently sign a written draft. Payment indicates your gage caused by such services, from whatsoever cause. In the event it
agreement to the terms and conditions in this brochure. All credit card pay- becomes necessary due to schedule changes by the airlines or for the com-
Photo: Estonian tourist Board fort or well-being of the passengers or for any other reason to alter the
ments are subject to a 3% fee.
itinerary or the arrangements - such alterations may be made without
LOST PALACES OF THE CZARS: CHANGES TO RESERVATIONS: If you wish to alter your confirmed travel penalty to the operator and the extra cost, if any, resulting therefore shall
AN ULTIMATE ADVENTURE WITH SMALL GROUP TOURS: Escorted Small group tour, Premier Series - 14 days/ 13 nights
arrangements 45 days prior to departure - Valhalla Tours will try to satisfy be paid by tour members. Conversely, refunds will be made to passengers
The tours on this page offer an in-depth look into the area’s sights, your request. A $300 CAD change fee will apply. Changes 44 days or less if any savings are effected thereby. The right is reserved to cancel any tour,
St. Petersburg - Moscow - Yalta - Kiev prior to departure will be treated as a cancellation, subject to cancellation
history, culture and life in general. Off the beaten “tourist trails”, at any time. Acceptance of the initial service to be provided under the tour
This very unique first-class journey offers an exclusive introduction to secret charges. No name changes will be accepted at any time.
these trips are for people who want a better insight to the destina- shall be considered an acceptance of all these conditions. There may be
palaces, forgotten halls, mysterious museums and locked rooms. Professor
tion that can be achieved only by traveling with a small group of Barry Goldsmith, whose three-part BBC series, “Lost Palaces of the Czars” SERVICE AND HANDLING FEE: $20 CAD per file. different living standards and practices and different standards and condi-
maximum 10-16 passengers, depending on the chosen tour. airs in 2007, is our tour leader and inside man on this exclusive look behind tions with respects to the provision of utilities, services and accommoda-
CANCELLATIONS: If cancellation is necessary, please advise your travel
the scenes at the Romanov’s favorite palaces. Professor Goldsmith, Emmy- tion outside Ontario. Climate conditions may affect the provision of serv-
All of these tours include accommodation in First Class or Superior agent as soon as possible. Cancellation charges: Prior to 45 days - $400
award-winning comedy writer and holder of master’s degrees in architecture ices and the accommodation included in our tours. Accommodations
Tourist Class hotels (depending on the nature of the tour and places vis- CAD, 44 days or less - 100% of the price. Exceptions may apply.
and architectural history, ushers us to off-limits sites and little-known impe- offered in the tours are, to the best of our knowledge available at the time
ited), 2 or 3 meals a day as per itinerary, transportation train or pri- rial hideaways in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yalta and Kiev. INSURANCE: We strongly advise you to purchase the appropriate insurance of printing, accurately described.
vate coach,/ minibus, sightseeing and entrance fees according to itiner- Departure date: 05 Aug. coverage to protect your trip. Ask your travel agent for more details.
AIRLINES CLAUSE: The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible
ary, professional tour manager and local guides, luggage handling where Price per person based on DBL: $11835 CAD SGL suppl.: $2658 CAD BROCHURE ACCURACY: Valhalla Tours has attempted to make this brochure for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board
available, applicable taxes. Please note that the destinations might have accurate. However, changes might occur for reasons beyond the control of the aircraft. The Passenger Ticket in use by airline(s) when issued consti-
specific visa requirements! Contact us for details! GEORGIA & ARMENIA - MOUNTAINS & MONASTERIES: Valhalla Tours. The right is reserved to substitute hotels or change the itin- tutes the sole contract between the airline(s) and the purchaser of the
Escorted Small group tour, Explorer Series - 14 days/ 13 nights erary when necessary, provided the travel facilities or other services are ticket and/or passenger.
REFLECTIONS OF RUSSIA - Moscow & St. Petersburg: Yerevan - Tbilisi of at least the same standard or value.
Escorted Small group tour, Cultural Series - 10 days/ 9 nights These warm, green countries full of fruitful valleys and saw-toothed moun- Valhalla Tours is a Canadian company registered under the Ontario
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, VISA- AND HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: It is the travel-
St. Petersburg - Moscow tains are filled with unexpected treasures. Walk through river-cut canyons,
er's responsibility to determine what documentation is necessary for each Travel Industry Act, Registration No 04172953.
Cosmopolitan Moscow and cultured St. Petersburg - people who know them explore magnificent cave towns, enter medieval fortress towers of stacked Effective dates from January 1st to December 31st, 2006
country to be visited. All Canadian and US citizens require valid passports
both usually choose a favorite. Modern Moscow, bursting with energy, or stone and rest in the mountain homes of the Svan people.
when travelling abroad. It is recommended and sometimes necessary that
thoughtful St. Petersburg, where artists and poets rule - which will you Departure date: 17 Jul.
a passport have a minimum of 6 months to expiry in order to obtain visas
choose? This tour will give you a deeper insight to Russian cultural heritage. Price per person based on DBL: $5470 CAD SGL suppl.: $733 CAD
for certain countries. If your travel documents are not in order, you may be FOR ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE TERMS & CONDITIONS
Departure dates: Mar 22, May 17, Jun 21, Jul 19, Aug 16, Sep 27, Nov 01.
ROMANIA & BULGARIA - FOLKWAYS & FORTRESSES: refused boarding in which case you will be responsible for any costs that PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US!
Price per person based on DBL: $5025 CAD SGL suppl.: $1177 CAD
Escorted Small group tour, Cultural Series - 17 days/ 16 nights may incur as a result of such refusal. No tour refund will be issued.
ANCIENT RUSSIAN TOWNS & VILLAGES - The Golden Ring: Sofia - Bucharest PRICES quoted herein are based on current rates and are subject to change
Escorted Small group tour, Cultural series - 14 days/ 13 nights Explore the complex history and fascinating culture of Bulgaria and Romania, without notice. Should tour costs increase, Valhalla Tours has the right to
Moscow - The Golden Ring - St. Petersburg two Balkan countries whose rugged terrain and consequent isolation have increase the price accordingly. If the price change is more than 7% of the
The soul of the Russian people has its core in the towns of the Golden Ring. helped preserve their heritage. Discover the luminous frescoes of the paint- total price for the travel services (except for a price change that is a result
The vaulted and frescoed churches, designed to magnify the voices of ancient ed monasteries, admire the towering limestone cliffs of stunning Bicaz of Government Taxation), you are entitled to cancel if you wish, with full
choirs, and the defensive kremlin walls of the old towns protected and nur- Gorge.See the brilliantly painted Rila Monastery, stronghold of Bulgarian cul- refund. You must notify us of your intention at least 48 hours after notifi-
tured Russia's ancestors. ture, wander the cobbled streets of Plovdiv's Old Town, observe folk tradi- cation or if the change is a last minute change - within 24 hours of notifi-
Departure dates: Mar 06, May 01, Jun 12, Jul 31, Sep 11. tions come to life in the remote villages of the Maramures region and discov- cation. Where a tour package includes air - the price may be based on a
Price per person based on DBL: $ 6358 CAD SGL suppl.: $1352 CAD er the origins of the Dracula story in the medieval cities of Transylvania. seat sale / promotional airfare which may not always be available at time
Departure date: 02 Jun, 01 Sep. of booking. A surcharge may therefore be added to the tour price.
KALININGRAD & THE BALTICS: Price per person based on DBL: $5766 CAD SGL suppl.: $778 CAD
Escorted Small Group tour, Premier Series - 13 days/ 12 nights UNUSED TRAVEL SERVICES: No refund can be made for prepaid and unused
Tallinn - Riga - Kaliningrad - Vilnius travel services, nor can they be exchanged for alternative arrangements.
THE TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY:
Our program across the Baltics includes the three Baltic capitals Tallinn, Riga HOTELS: Rooms with private facilities in First or Tourist class hotels - unless
and Vilnius - and Kaliningrad, an enclave of Russia with a very interesting his- Escorted Small group tour, Explorer Series stated otherwise. The right is reserved to substitute hotels for a similar
tory - and a trip via the Curonian spit, passing fishing villages, birch forests, BEIJING TO MOSCOW, 17 days / 16 nights - Departures: Jun 19. Sep 11 category should this become necessary due to circumstances beyond our
white sand dunes and the intriguing Hill of Witches. Known as Konigsberg MOSCOW TO BEIJING, 18 days / 17 nights - Departures: May 11, 27 Jul control.
until the Soviets renamed it in 1946, Kaliningrad was conquered by Teutonic Follow the trail of Genghis Khan by train, on tracks connecting China and
knights, Prussian kings and Nazi soldiers. Mongolia and traversing the mysterious Gobi Desert. Continue aboard the his- CHANGES IN ITINERARIES: in the event of unusual circumstances such as
Departure dates: May 21, Aug 06. toric Trans-Siberian railroad for the scenic journey between Lake Baikal and extreme weather conditions, mechanical problems or other problems
Price per person based on DBL: $ 6358 CAD SGL suppl.: $1370 CAD Moscow. beyond the control of Valhalla Tours and their suppliers, there can be
Join local travelers on regularly scheduled trains visiting Beijing, changes in the itineraries, within the discretion of our local representa-
BELARUS, UKRAINE & MOLDOVA: UlaanBaatar, Kara Korum, Ulan Ude, Lake Baikal, Listvyanka Village, Irkutsk tives. We reserve the right to cancel a tour or modify the arrangements you
Escorted Small Group tour, Premier Series - 16 days/ 15 nights and Moscow. This is a dramatic and variegated route that offers many oppor- have purchased, if necessary in our opinion. In the event of cancellation,
Minsk - Lviv - Kiev - Yalta - Odessa - Kishinev tunities to meet the diverse local people - Chinese, Mongol, Buryat and our liability will be limited to the purchase price of the tour. We shall not
Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova are three of the least frequented and least Russian. In Beijing we visit Tiananmen Square, walk the Great Wall and be liable for any claims, losses and damages of any kind whatsoever aris-
familiar countries in Europe.We begin in Minsk, capital of independent explore the maze-like Imperial Palace, known as the Forbidden City. ing from modification or cancellation of the travel arrangements. We do
Belarus. Crossing the Ukrainian border, we arrive in Lviv, its Old Town square Price per person based on DBL: $5470 CAD SGL suppl.: $733 CAD not assume responsibility for any claims resulting from substitution of serv-
a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998.We continue to the capital, Kiev. On ices or suppliers.
the sunny Black Sea coast we visit Yalta, the lush Crimean resort dotted with FORCE MAJEURE: We shall not be liable for any claims, losses, damages,
marble palaces and gracious homes and Odessa, renowned international sea- THIS IS ONLY PART OUR SMALL GROUP TOUR SELECTION costs, expenses, delays or loss of enjoyment of any nature or kind whatso-
port for hundreds of years. We continue to Kishinev, capital of tiny Moldova ever, resulting from events beyond our or a supplier's reasonable control,
and visit ancient monasteries and small villages, gaining insight into ASK ABOUT OUR BEST AIRFARES TO RUSSIA, UKRAINE,
including but not limited to acts of God, strikes, lockouts or other labour
Moldovan folk art and culture BELARUS, ARMENIA, AZERBADJAN, TURKMENISTAN, disputes or disruptions, wars, blockades, insurrections, riots, earthquakes,
Departure dates: May 19, Aug 18. KAZAKHSTAN, MOLDOVA, ETC. weather condition, floods or acts or restraints imposed by government
Price per person based on DBL: $ 7246 CAD SGL suppl.: $1296 CAD
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