BEST OF EAST EUROPE WITH SCANDINAVIA
16 DAYS 15 NIGHTS
Departure Dates:TBA
Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland

BEST OF EAST EUROPE WITH SCANDINAVIA
16 DAYS 15 NIGHTS
Departure Dates:TBA
Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland
Itinerary
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Day 01

Welcome to Vienna!

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Day 01

Today, enter the world of Vacations Exotica as you begin your beautiful journey through Europe. On arrival at the airport, meet your professional and experienced Tour Manager in the arrival area outside the customs hall. Drive directly to your hotel and check in. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Hilton Garden Inn Vienna South / Austria Trend or similar in Vienna. (D)

Day 02

Vienna Guided city tour. Schonnbrunn Palace. Visit Seegrotte and Vienna Woods.

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Day 02

After American buffet breakfast, proceed for a city tour of Vienna with an experienced English speaking local guide. Start your tour with a visit to the Schonnbrunn Palace – one of the most visited places in Vienna. See the various chambers of the palace and the beautiful gardens. Also, see the Opera House, St. Stephens Cathedral, Hofburg Palace and many more sights. After lunch, visit the Seegrotte in the Vienna Woods to enjoy great views of this beautiful city and the Donau Canal. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Hilton Garden Inn Vienna South / Austria Trend or similar, in Vienna. (B, L, D)

Day 03

Onto Budapest. Enjoy a cruise on the River Danube

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Day 03

After American buffet breakfast, check out and drive to the Hungarian Capital – Budapest. On arrival, proceed on an Orientation Tour of this city. Later experience the beautiful sights of Budapest on a cruise along the Danube River. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Mercure / Novotel or similar, in Budapest. (B, L, D)

Day 04

Budapest – Guided City Tour. Onto Bratislava.

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Day 04

After American buffet breakfast, join an experienced English speaking local guide to see the sights of Budapest. See the Heroes Square, Parliament Building, Széchenyi Chain Bridge and other sights and also visit the Buda Castle – a medieval castle and now an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy lunch and drive to Slovakian capital city of Bratislava. On arrival, check into your hotel. Free time in the Old Town in the evening. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Austria Trend / Mercure or similar, in Bratislava. (B, L, D)

Day 05

Bratislava - Guided City Tour. Onto Prague.

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Day 05

After American buffet breakfast, check out and join an experienced English speaking local guide for a guided city tour. See the Bratislava Castle, the Primates Palace and Slavín – for great views of the city. Walk through the pedestrianized Old Town and see St. Michael’s Gate, the first University Istropolitana, St. Martin’s Cathedral (where coronations were performed), the Old Town Hall and the Opera House. Enjoy lunch and then later drive to Prague. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Iris / Occidental Praha or similar, in Prague. (B, L, D)

Day 06

Prague - Guided City Tour. Cruise on Vltava River.

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Day 06

After American buffet breakfast, proceed on a guided city tour of Prague with an experienced English speaking local guide. Start off with a visit to the Prague Castle. Walk through the many courtyards, visit the St. Vitus Cathedral – the main church of the castle and the Golden Lane to see the brightly coloured houses lined along the castle wall. Visit the Old Town Square for a feel of this famous city. See the astronomical clock on the town hall and the famous Charles Bridge. Later, drive around the medieval part of the city. Enjoy lunch and then afternoon is free for you to relax in your hotel or explore the city or for shopping opportunities that this city offers. Later, enjoy a cruise on the Vltava River. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Iris / Occidental Praha or similar, in Prague. (B, L, D)

Day 07

Onto Copenhagen - the Danish Capital!!! Visit the Tivoli Gardens.

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Day 07

After American buffet breakfast, check out and proceed to the airport for your flight to Copenhagen. On arrival drive directly to your hotel and check in. Later, visit the famous Tivoli Gardens – a world class amusement park in the centre of Copenhagen. The Tivoli Gardens is a must see in Copenhagen which has fun for all ages with great rides, activities, shops, etc. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Scandic Sydhaven / Park Inn or similar, in Copenhagen. (B, L, D)

Day 08

Guided city tour of Copenhagen. Visit the Christiansborg Palace. Visit the Carlsberg Brewery. Experience a Canal Cruise.

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Day 08

After Scandinavian buffet breakfast, proceed on a guided city tour with a local English speaking guide. Visit the Christiansborg Palace - the most important building in Denmark. The Christiansborg Palace is the seat of the Danish Parliament, the Danish Prime Minister’s Office and the Danish Supreme Court. Also, see the City Hall, the Amalienborg Palace - the winter home of the Danish royal family, the Stock Exchange, Ströget Shopping Street and many more sights. After lunch, visit the Gefion Fountain - the largest monument in Copenhagen which is also used as a wishing well and the Little Mermaid - an icon and major tourist attraction of Copenhagen. Later, visit the Carlsberg brewery. The tour of the brewery reveals age-old traditions of beer making. Next, enjoy a canal cruise and see the interesting sights and attractions in the city - a great way to experience the city. The canal tour sails through the harbour and idyllic canals and passes by Copenhagen’s beautiful churches, castles, old listed houses, new buildings and all other sights of interest. Tonight, enjoy an Indian Dinner. Overnight at Hotel Scandic Sydhaven / Park Inn or similar, in Copenhagen. (B, L, D)

Day 09

Onto Bergen - Gateway to the Fjords. Bergen Guided city tour. Funicular to Mt. Floyen

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Day 09

After Scandinavian buffet breakfast, check out and proceed to the airport for your flight to Bergen. On arrival, after lunch, proceed on a guided city tour with a local English speaking guide. Bergen is an international city with small-town charm and atmosphere, surrounded by seven rounded, lush mountains. The Hanseatic wharf Bryggen with its pastel-colour wooden houses, winding cobblestone streets and Old Bergen are just a few of many attractions that make Bergen a real place of enchantment. Ride the Funicular to Mt. Floyen for great views of the city. Evening is at leisure to explore the city on your own or visit the flea markets for some bargain shopping. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Grand Terminus / Zander K or similar, in Bergen. (B, L, D)

Day 10

Norway in a nutshell - The ultimate Scandinavian Excursion. Onto Oslo.

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Day 10

After Scandinavian buffet breakfast, check out and embark on Norway’s most popular trip ‘Norway in a nutshell’. A combination of impressive trips by bus, boat and spectacular train rides. Proceed to Gudvangen and on arrival, embark on an enchanting boat ride into the Naeroyfjord – an UNESCO’s World Heritage area, one of the narrowest fjords in Europe and surrounded by towering mountains. The trip takes you through some of Norway’s most beautiful fjord scenery and arrives into the picturesque village of Flam, situated innermost in the Aurlandsfjord. After local lunch, board your train on the Flam railway line, a masterpiece of engineering set amidst wild and wonderful scenery. Enjoy the views of huge mountains and thundering waterfalls as the train passes through the Flam valley and arrives at Myrdal. Later, board your coach and drive to Oslo – the capital of Norway. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Quality Expo / Scandic or similar, in Oslo. (B, LL, D)

Day 11

Oslo - Guided city tour. Visit the Viking Museum & Holmenkollen Ski Jump. Visit the Vigeland Sculpture Park.

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Day 11

After Scandinavian buffet breakfast, proceed on a guided city tour with a local English speaking guide. Visit the Viking Ship Museum which presents ships from the Viking periods such as Gokstad, Oseberg and Tune. The exhibits also include the world’s two best-preserved wooden Viking ships built in the 9th century, as well as small boats, sledges, a cart with exceptional ornamentation, implements, tools, harness, textiles and household utensils, etc. On your city tour, also drive past the City Hall, the House of Parliament, the Royal Palace and the majestic Akershus fortress. After lunch, visit the magnificent and unique Vigeland Sculpture Park and Karl Johan Street. Norway is often called the ‘Cradle of Skiing’. Encounter this when you visit the Holmenkollen Ski Jump and admire the dizzying panorama. Enjoy these sights and many more on your guided tour. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Quality Expo / Scandic or similar, in Oslo. (B, L, D)

Day 12

Onto Karlstad. Onto Stockholm - Jewel of the Swedish Archipelago.

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Day 12

After Scandinavian buffet breakfast, check out and drive to Karlstad. On arrival, enjoy lunch. Karlstad is situated on the river delta where Sweden’s longest river, Klarälven, runs into Sweden’s largest lake, Vänern. It is reputed to be one of the sunniest towns in Sweden and hence the symbol for Karlstad is a “Happy Sun”. Later, drive to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, often called the Venice of the North due to its numerous canals and waterways. The city offers many interesting cafes and restaurants and has become an El Dorado for shoppers. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Quality / Scandic or similar, in Stockholm. (B, L, D)

Day 13

Stockholm - Guided city tour. Visit the City Hall, the famous Vasa Museum. Visit the Fjllgatan viewpoint.

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Day 13

After Scandinavian buffet breakfast, proceed on a full day guided city tour with a local English speaking guide. Visit the impressive City Hall, where every year the Nobel Prize banquet takes place. Next, see the Royal Palace, the Cathedral, the Old Town, Kings Garden and many more interesting sights. After lunch, make a stop at Fjällgatan viewpoint from where you can enjoy a splendid view of the city and the inner harbour. Later, visit the famous Vasa Museum, housing the majestic 17th century royal warship Vasa. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Quality / Scandic or similar, in Stockholm. (B, L, D)

Day 14

Visit the Drottningholm Palace. Ride the Sky View. Onto Tallink Silja Cruise across the Baltic.

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Day 14

After Scandinavian buffet breakfast, check out and visit the Drottningholm Palace - a former Royal summer residence and today home to the Swedish Royal Family. The palace contains magnificent rooms dating back to the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, beautiful Baroque Park, Palace Theater, Chinese Pavilion, etc. Later, Ride the Sky View – a new world-class attraction that takes you on a breath-taking journey, along the outside, to the top of the world’s largest spherical building, the Ericsson Globe, a Stockholm landmark. From the top at 130 meters above sea level, you get an unbeatable view of Stockholm. Enjoy lunch. Later, board your luxury cruise across the Baltic, on board the ‘Tallink Silja Line’. Cruise across the Baltic Sea and through the Swedish archipelago to Helsinki. Tonight, enjoy a Scandinavian buffet dinner on board the cruise. Later, you can dance the night away in the nightclub, linger in the various shops as you enjoy the night on this luxury cruise. Overnight on board Tallink Silja Line (Exterior cabins) Cruise Liner. (B, L, SD)

Day 15

Onto Helsinki - the Finnish Capital. Guided city tour of Helsinki.

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Day 15

After Scandinavian buffet breakfast on board, disembark in Helsinki and proceed on a guided city tour with a local English speaking guide. Enjoy the sights of this beautiful city. Visit the Tempelliauki Church “the Church in the Rock”, the Uspenski Cathedral and the marvelous Sibelius Park. Also, see the Senate square, the Presidential Palace, Finlandia Hall, Opera House and many more interesting sights. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Clarion / Radisson Blu / Scandic or similar, in Helsinki. (B, L, D)

Day 16

Farewell!!!

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Day 16

This morning, after Scandinavian buffet / boxed breakfast, check out and proceed to the airport for your flight back home. Return home with great experiences and wonderful memories of your holiday with Vacations Exotica. (B)

Highlights
Highlights of the Tour
  • A complete value for money tour with maximum quality sightseeing 
  • Stay in convenient & comfortable hotels throughout your holiday
  • Daily Indian Jain / Vegetarian / Non Vegetarian / Local Lunches included
  • Daily Indian Jain / Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian Dinners included
  • Visit 08 Countries in 16 days
  • Guided City Tour of Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Prague, Copenhagen, Bergen, Oslo, Stockholm, and Helsinki
  • Visit the Schonnbrunn Palace in Vienna
  • Visit Vienna Woods and the beautiful Seegrotte
  • Enjoy beautiful Evening Boat Cruise on River Danube
  • Visit the Buda Castle, Heroes Square and the Chain Bridge
  • Enjoy Cruise on the Vltava River 
  • Visit the Prague Castle
  • Visit the famous Tivoli Gardens
  • Enjoy a Canal Cruise in Copenhagen
  • Visit the Christiansborg Palace
  • Visit the Carlsberg Brewery
  • Ride the Funicular to Mt. Floyen in Bergen
  • The famous ‘Norway In A Nutshell’ Tour - included 
  • Visit the Viking Museum and the Holmenkollen Ski Jump in Oslo
  • Visit the Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo
  • Free Time at the Famous Karl Johan Street in Oslo
  • Orientation Tour of Karlstad 
  • Visit the famous Vasa Museum in Stockholm 
  • Visit the City Hall of Nobel Prize Banquet Fame in Stockholm
  • Visit the Drottningholm Palace – a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Photo Stop at Fjällgatan Viewpoint in Stockholm
  • Ride The Sky View – on Top of The Ericsson Globe
  • ‘Tallink Silja Line’ – Overnight Cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki 
  • Visit the Tempelliauki Church in Helsinki
  • Visit the Uspenski Cathedral in Helsinki
  • Visit the Marvelous Sibelius Park in Helsinki
  • Visit 08 Countries In 16 Days in a Relaxed and at a leisurely pace covering Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland 
  • Services of a Professional and experienced Tour Manager travelling with you throughout your holiday 

 

Inclusions
WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES
  • SIGHTSEEING AND EXCURSIONS
    • AUSTRIA
      • Vienna
        • Guided Tour of the city
        • Visit Schonnbrunn Palace and Gardens
        • Visit Seegrotte and Vienna Woods
    • HUNGARY
      • Budapest
        • Guided Tour of the city
        • Visit the Buda Castle
        • Cruise on Danube River
    • SLOVAKIA
      • Bratislava
        • Guided Tour of the city
    • CZECH REPUBLIC
      • Prague
        • Guided Tour of the city
        • Visit to the Prague Castle
        • Cruise on Vltava River
    • DENMARK
      • Copenhagen
        • Guided Tour of the city
        • Visit the Gefion Fountain - the largest monument
        • See the Little Mermaid - an icon
        • Visit the Christiansborg Palace
        • Visit the Carlsberg Brewery
        • Visit Tivoli Gardens - Scandinavia's best Amusement Park
        • Enjoy a Canal Cruise
    • NORWAY
      • Bergen
        • Guided City Tour
        • Funicular ride to Mt. Floyen
        • Norway in a Nutshell
        • Cruise on the Aurlandsfjord and Naeroyfjord
        • Ride the Flam Railway
        • Visit Myrdal
      • Oslo
        • Guided city tour
        • Visit the Viking Museum
        • Visit the Holmenkollen Ski Jump
        • Visit the magnificent and unique Vigeland Sculpture Park
        • Spend time at Karl Johan Street
    • SWEDEN
      • Karlstad
        • Orientation tour of the city
      • Stockholm
        • Guided city tour
        • Visit the impressive City Hall, famous for Nobel Prize banquet
        • Visit the Vasa Museum
        • Visit the Drottningholm Palace
        • View from Fjallgatan View Point
        • Ride the Sky View - On top of the Ericsson Globe
    • FINLAND
      • Helsinki
        • Guided City Tour
        • Visit the Tempelliauki Church
        • Visit the Uspenski Cathedral
        • Visit the marvelous Sibelius Park
  • HOTELS
    • 02 nights accommodation at Hotel Hilton Garden Inn Vienna South / Austria Trend or similar, in Vienna
    • 01 night accommodation at Hotel Mercure / Novotel or similar, in Budapest
    • 01 night accommodation at Hotel Austria Trend / Lindner Gallery Central or similar, in Bratislava
    • 02 nights accommodation at Hotel Iris / Occidental Praha or similar, in Prague
    • 02 nights at Hotel Scandic Sydhaven / Park Inn or similar, in Copenhagen
    • 01 night at Hotel Grand Terminus / Zander K or similar, in Bergen
    • 02 nights at Hotel Quality Expo / Scandic or similar, in Oslo
    • 02 nights at Hotel Quality / Scandic or similar, in Stockholm
    • 01 night board Tallink Silja Line Cruise (Ocean view cabins)
    • 01 night at Hotel Clarion / Radisson Blu / Scandic or similar, in Helsinki
  • MEALS
    • Daily Scandinavian breakfast buffet in Scandinavia & American breakfastbuffet in Europe
    • Indian Jain / Vegetarian / Non Vegetarian / Local lunches as specified in the itinerary
    • Indian Jain / Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian dinners
    • A Scandinavian buffet dinner on board the `Tallink Silja Line` cruise
  • TRANSFERS
    • All transfers and extensive excursions with entrance fees (as specified in the itinerary) by deluxe air conditioned coach
    • The `Tallink Silja Line` cruise across the Baltic Sea from Stockholm to Helsinki
  • AIRFARE & VISAS
    • Return economy class group airfare as per the itinerary
    • Cost of ticket taxes
    • Cost of Multiple Entry Schengen visa
    • All local taxes as of 01st October 2017
  • OVERSEAS TRAVEL INSURANCE
    • It is extremely important to possess an Overseas Travel Insurance policy before you travel on your tour. We have included the cost of overseas travel insurance for the duration of the tour. For any passengers above 60 years of age and those who wish to extend their holiday, additional charges would apply.
  • TOUR MANAGER
    • Services of a professional and experienced Tour Manager or a local representative throughout your tour in Europe
Exclusions
WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
  • Cost of deviation - In case you wish to deviate from the group departure dates mentioned in the brochure i.e. either travel before the departure date of your tour or would like to come back on a later date after the tour ends, there will be an additional charge that will be applicable which will be advised to you by our sales team / partner agent. The same subject to availability of seats for the given dates & ticket validity. Kindly also note, the deviation request is to be made at the time of booking or at least 45 days prior to departure date.
  • Tour cost is subject to GOI/RBI regulations under Liberalized Remittance Scheme (LRS)
  • No Porterage included
  • Tips to drivers, guides, etc of EUR 03 per person per day for the duration of the tour.
  • Any increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in surface transportation and land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure. (The foreign currency component will be calculated as on date of payment). The tour price is subject to increase without notice if this rate changes substantially prior to the departure of your tour
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as laundry, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us, pay TV, mini-bar, telephone calls, etc.
  • Meals other than what is mentioned in your Itinerary
  • Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides other than that mentioned in What Your Tour Price Includes.
  • In case of any increase in the visa cost the same will be borne by the client. The cost would vary in case of any change in European Community visa policies
  • Taxes as Applicable.
NOTE: Offered discounts cannot be clubbed or used with any other ongoing discounts, vouchers, offers and promotions.
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BEST OF EAST EUROPE WITH SCANDINAVIA

We had a wonderful and exciting holiday in Europe through Vacations Exotica. The entire staff was co-operative, starting from Bhubaneswar office to airport representative and the tour manager at Europe. All the hotels we stayed in were good. Once again I thank you'll for your cooperation and help in planning a very nice vacation.
                                                                                   - P.C. Mohanty

Explore

Prague Old Town

This city is known for having around 13 gates, a huge moat and providing strong defenses.

Carlsberg Brewery

The Carlsberg brewery was founded back in 1847, come along on a horse carriage ride where our four-legged ambassadors will show you around The Carlsberg District.

Karlstad, Sweden

Smiling Sun is a symbol for Karlstad, as Karlstad is often associated with Sunshine.