Itinerary - SCANDINAVIAN CAPITALS AND NORTH CAPE

  • Day 1: Helsinki

Today, enter the world of ‘Balmer Lawrie, Travel & Vacations’ as you begin your beautiful journey of Scandinavia. Arrive in Helsinki. Transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day to familiarize yourself with this splendid city.

Overnight stay in Helsinki.

 

  • Day 2: Helsinki – overnight ferry to Stockholm

After breakfast go on a sightseeing tour of Helsinki (seat in coach) during which you will see the historical centre and the diplomatic quarters, the City Hall, the Finlandia Hall and the Opera House. Stops at Senate Square, the Sibelius Monument and at the Temppeliaukio Church in the rocks. The tour ends in the city centre with a little time on your own before it is time to board the Tallink Silja Line cruise ship for the crossing to Stockholm. After dinner you can dance the night away in the nightclub, linger in the various shops, or enjoy the scenery. Accommodation on board in comfortable cabins with private facilities.

 

  • Day 3: Stockholm

Enjoy a sumptuous Scandinavian breakfast buffet before arriving in Stockholm, but make sure to be out on deck as the ship sails into the beautiful Stockholm archipelago. Around 9.30 a.m. you dock in Stockholm, the Swedish capital. Go on your own to the hotel and check in before it is time to join a sightseeing tour. Stockholm is often called the “Beauty on Water” being built on 14 islands. See all of Stockholm by bus and by boat. Clients will enjoy a panoramic bus ride through the city and finish the tour with a boat ride around the Royal Park of Djurgården and past the most inner archipelago islands. The rest of the afternoon is free to wander around on your own.

Overnight stay in Stockholm.

 

  • Day 4: Stockholm – Oslo

After breakfast today you depart Stockholm for Oslo. You will travel by comfortable 1st class train. After arrival in Oslo, go to your hotel and check in. The rest of the afternoon is free.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Oslo

 

  • Day 5: Oslo

After a good night’s sleep, enjoy breakfast at the hotel. In the morning go on a sightseeing tour (seat in coach). This is an extensive tour with many beautiful and interesting sights: Downtown Oslo, Vigeland Sculpture Park, Holmenkollen and the Viking Ships. From Bygdøy you can return to the city centre by boat or bus. The rest of the day is free to explore Oslo on your own. There is much to see in this old city.

Overnight stay in Oslo.

 

  • Day 6: Oslo – Alta - Hammerfest

After breakfast go to the airport and fly to Alta in northern Norway. From Alta you take a bus to Hammerfest. Hammerfest is the northernmost town in the world, the gate towards the Barents Sea. Dinner and overnight stay in Hammerfest.

 

  • Day 7: Hammerfest – Honningsvåg / North Cape

In the early morning leave on the Norwegian Coastal Steamer – Hurtigruten. It will be an early morning, but it is worth it. This tour is called the world’s most beautiful sea voyage. Be out on deck and look at the amazing arctic nature. At midday you arrive in Honningsvåg, which is the only town at the North Cape Island. Go to your hotel and check in. Have the afternoon to look at Honningsvåg before it is time for dinner at the hotel. After dinner a bus departs from Honningsvåg to the North Cape.  Enter the North Cape hall. In there are several shops, a wide screen movie, a post office for special North Cape stamps and many other things. Don’t miss to go out to the famous North Cape cliffs and look at the end of the world and weather permitting, see the sun that never sets. After midnight take the same transportation back from North Cape to Honningsvåg.

Dinner and overnight stay in Honningsvåg.

 

  • Day 8: Honningsvåg – Alta – Oslo - Bergen

Today you leave Honningsvåg by public bus for Alta Airport from where there is a flight back to Oslo. Change to a flight to Bergen. Go on your own to your hotel.

Overnight in Bergen.

 

  • Day 9: Bergen

Today in Bergen, Norway’s second largest city you take a sightseeing tour to get to know more about Bergen’s rich history as a trading and commercial center. The Bryggen area shows what the town looked like during the period when the Hanseatic League was in power in Bergen.

Overnight in Bergen.

 

  • Day 10: Bergen – Oslo

Norway in a nutshell

After breakfast leave on the famous “Norway in a Nutshell” trip from Bergen to Oslo. This unique tour takes you through some of the most magnificent scenery in and along the Norwegian Fjords! The trip starts by train from Bergen to Voss where you change to a bus that will take you to Gudvangen where you board a boat for a 2 hour cruise on the Aurland fjord, an arm of the Sognefjord. This is one of the narrowest fjord inlets in Western Norway, surrounded by mountains up to 1800 m. In Flåm you change to the special Flåm line train, a masterpiece of engineering set in wild and wonderful countryside of high mountains and thundering waterfalls. In Myrdal you leave the train and board an express train to Oslo. Overnight stay in Oslo.

 

  • Day 11: Oslo

After breakfast it is time to say goodbye to Scandinavia and board your flight back home. Return home with unforgettable memories of your Exotic Vacation!

Inclusions - SCANDINAVIAN CAPITALS AND NORTH CAPE

  • 1 night at Clarion Hotel Helsinki in Helsinki, including breakfast
  • 1 night in 2-berth cabin on Viking Line from Helsinki to Stockholm, including breakfast
  • 1 night at Nordic C Hotel in Stockholm, including breakfast
  • 2 nights at Thon Hotel Opera in Oslo, including breakfast
  • 1 night at Scandic Hotel Hammerfest in Hammerfest, including breakfast
  • 1 night at Scandic Hotel Honningsvåg in Honningsvåg, including breakfast
  • 2 nights at First Hotel Marin in Bergen, including breakfast
  • 1 night at Thon Hotel Opera in Oslo, including breakfast
  • 2 dinners at the hotels
  • 1 Scandinavian buffet dinner on the ship
  • Sightseeing tour in Helsinki (seat in coach)
  • Sightseeing tour in Stockholm by bus and by boat (seat in coach)
  • Sightseeing tour in Oslo (seat in coach)
  • Entrance to Viking Ship Museum
  • Sightseeing tour in Bergen (seat in coach)
  • Airport transfer in Helsinki
  • Train 1st class from Stockholm to Oslo
  • Norway in a nutshell tour from Bergen to Oslo
  • Public bus from Alta to Hammerfest
  • Cruise with Hurtigruten from Hammerfest to Honningsvåg
  • Public bus from Honningsvåg to North Cape
  • Entrance fee to the North Cape hall
  • Public bus from Honningsvåg to Alta

Exclusions - SCANDINAVIAN CAPITALS AND NORTH CAPE

  • Cost of airfare (International & Domestic), visa, ticket taxes and travel insurance
  • Lunch & dinner (unless mentioned in the itinerary)
  • Transfer from hotel to train station/ airport / sightseeing pick-up & drop to the hotel.
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as porterage, laundry, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us, mini bar, telephone calls, pay channels etc.
  • Tips of any nature i.e. drivers, guides etc
  • Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides availed of by the passengers, other than that mentioned in ‘Package Inclusions’
  • Camera/video entrance fees
  • Surcharges may be applicable on the entire package, depending upon the final date of travel.
  • Taxes as applicable.

Holiday package starting from EUR 2280*

*Terms and Conditions Apply. Prices valid till December 2017.

Notes:

  • All arrangements made by Balmer Lawrie, Travel & Vacations are in the capacity of an agent only. Balmer Lawrie, Travel & Vacations will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries delayed or cancelled flights & acts or forces of nature.
  • The above package cost is valid for a minimum of 2 adults travelling together.
  • Certain sightseeing and day tours may be subject to weather conditions or minimum number of passengers before they operate and suppliers may cancel or postpone the date of the tour at short notice. Any changes shall be notified to you at the earliest opportunity.
  • There is no refund for services not utilised.
  • Confirmations of all bookings are subject to availability at time of booking.
  • Above rates are not valid during public holidays, festivals, events, exhibitions, conference and conventions. Surcharges are applicable during this period.

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