2018 RUSSIA - &BEYOND

2018 RUSSIA - &BEYOND
RUSSIA
                                  &BEYOND
                                     FEATURING
                                    SCANDINAVIA

 2018                             RUSSIA, FINLAND, DENMARK
                                  NORWAY, SWEDEN, ICELAND
                                   BELARUS, UKRAINE, CHINA
                                  MONGOLIA & CENTRAL ASIA




                                   SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS
                                      ESCORTED TOURS

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St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow
Russia
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Contents
SPECIAL JOURNEYS                                    7–9
HIGHLIGHTS OF RUSSIA                                  8
ESCORTED TOURS                                  10–21
MOSCOW TO VIENNA                                   10
MOSCOW TO PRAGUE AND LITTLE TOUR OF RUSSIA         11
THE CZAR ROUTE                                     12
RUSSIAN CAPITALS                                   13
SCENIC NORWAY                                      14
GRAND TOUR OF SCANDINAVIA                          15
FABULOUS SCANDINAVIA                               16
UNIQUE FJORDS & CAPITALS                           17
COMPLETE ICELAND                                   18
GRAND TOUR OF ICELAND                              19
THE NORTH CAPE & NORTHERN LIGHTS                   20
NORTHERN LIGHTS EXPLORATION                        21
CRUISE ICELAND                                      22
THE LAND OF ICE & FIRE                              22
CRUISE RUSSIA                                   23–27
VOLGA DREAM                                        24
RUSSIAN RHAPSODY                                   26
VOLGA CLASSIC                                      27
RAIL JOURNEYS                                   28-33
CZAR’S GOLD                                        30
TRANS-MONGOLIAN                                    32
TRANS-SIBERIAN                                     33
TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL                              34–57
‰ INDEPENDENT TOURS
GOLDEN RING EXPLORER AND BEST OF THE GOLDEN RING    34
GRAND RUSSIA                                        35
SCENIC TOUR OF SCANDINAVIA                          36
ROYAL KINGDOMS & MAJESTIC FJORDS                    37
NORWAY IN A NUTSHELL AND SOGNEFJORD IN A NUTSHELL   38
INTIMATE NORWAY                                     39
NORWEGIAN PANORAMA SELF-DRIVE                       40
AROUND ICELAND SELF-DRIVE                           41
LAPLAND – ICE HOTEL & NORTHERN LIGHTS               42
HUNTING THE NORTHERN LIGHTS BY LAND & SEA           43
CHARMING FINLAND                                    44
PEARLS OF UZBEKISTAN                                45
‰ CITY STAYS
MOSCOW                                              46
ST. PETERSBURG                                      48
HELSINKI                                            50
ROVANIEMI                                           51
STOCKHOLM                                           52
COPENHAGEN                                          53
OSLO                                                54
BERGEN                                              55
REYKJAVIK                                           56
KYIV, LVIV, ODESSA and MINSK                        57

GETTING AROUND (FERRY, TRAIN, COACH)                58
TERMS AND CONDITIONS                                59
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Our private small group Special Journeys are designed
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                                                 HIGHLIGHTS OF RUSSIA
                                                   9 day tour from Moscow to St. Petersburg
                                                 featuring the fascinating cities of the historic
                                                                  Golden Ring

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MOSCOW




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                            HIGHLIGHTS OF RUSSIA
                                                                           9 day tour
Our best selling tour of Russia travels between the two iconic cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg and offers an
insight into the fascinating enigma that is the world’s largest country. See first-hand opulent palaces and onion
domed cathedrals, a visual reminder of the incredible wealth enjoyed in the era of the Czars. In contrast we also
explore the magnificent towns of the famed Golden ring including Suzdal, where time has stood still.

                                                                                DAY 1 MOSCOW We commence our tour with an arrival transfer to Hotel Metropol
                                                                                (5 star). This evening, we meet our guide and fellow tour members for a welcome
                                                                                dinner followed by an evening walk to the heart of Moscow, spectacular Red
                                                                                Square, to see it beautifully illuminated at night. (D)
                                                                                DAY 2 MOSCOW Today we will be introduced to the political and economic capital
                                                                                of the Russian Federation and see its iconic landmarks such as the Bolshoi Theatre,
                                                                                KGB Headquarters, St. Basil’s Cathedral and the magnificent Cathedral of Our
                                                                                Saviour. We will visit Novodevichy Cemetery, one of the most prestigious resting
                                                                                places for Russia’s political and literary figures including Khrushchev, Chekhov and
                                                                                Prokofiev. We then take a scenic lunch cruise along the Moskva River and, this
                                                                                evening, enjoy an entertaining performance by the famous Moscow Circus. (B, L)
                                                                                DAY 3 MOSCOW As we travel by Moscow’s famous metro with our guide, we will
                                                                                learn of its history and see its lavishly decorated stations. We follow this with the
                                                                                splendour of Red Square, with time to visit Lenin’s Mausoleum, before we enter
                                                                                the formidable Kremlin and Armoury Museum, a stunning collection of royal
    KREMLIN – SUZDAL                                                            artefacts, carriages and coronation dresses. (B, L)
                                                                                DAY 4 MOSCOW – SERGIEV POSAD – SUZDAL Explore Russia’s countryside as
                                                                                we journey to the historic towns of Sergiev Posad, Vladimir and Suzdal along the
    PRE-TOUR EXCURSION: TRETYAKOV GALLERY (4 hours)                             famed Golden Ring. These were the founding towns of modern day Russia and
    Benefit from our great value hotel rates and arrive a day earlier to join   their charming old churches and monasteries paint a stunning image of early
    our optional half-day tour to the acclaimed Tretyakov Gallery (Day 1).      Russian art, architecture and way of life. We arrive in the picture-perfect town of
    The gallery displays the world’s finest collection of Russian art           Suzdal for check in at Pushkarskaya Sloboda (4 star). (B, L, D)
    including religious icons and                                               DAY 5 SUZDAL – VLADIMIR – ST. PETERSBURG Today we visit Suzdal’s 11th
    pre-revolutionary paintings.                                                century Kremlin and take a horse-drawn carriage ride to beautiful St. Euthimius
    It gives you the opportunity                                                Monastery. We will then meet a local family and enjoy a traditional lunch in their
    to discover Russian history                                                 home, before driving to Vladimir, Russia’s former capital founded in 1108 to see
    through art and see the early                                               the city’s Golden Gate and Assumption and Demetrius Cathedrals. We return to
    influences of Russia’s great                                                Moscow to board the evening high-speed train to St. Petersburg and enjoy dinner
    artists such as Kandinsky                                                   in 1st class comfort. Check in at Hotel Akyan (4 star). (B, L, D)
    and Malevich.

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           MOSCOW to ST. PETERSBURG                                                               RUSSIA

                                 featuring                                                                                 Sergiev
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DAY 6 ST. PETERSBURG Our introduction to St. Petersburg begins with
something exceptional, a visit to the city’s Faberge Museum to see the most             INCLUSIONS
complete collection of exquisitely crafted Faberge eggs by the jeweller to the Czars,
Carl Faberge. We continue with a wonderful cruise along the canals and Neva River       • Locally escorted 9 day tour in ENGLISH ONLY
to see the city from a different perspective. After lunch, we will tour the renowned    • Small group tour with maximum 24 participants
Hermitage Museum for an introduction to its immense collection of over 2.7 million
items of art. (B, L)                                                                    • Accommodation in central, deluxe and first class hotels

DAY 7 ST. PETERSBURG We will continue to uncover this visually stunning city on         • Half board meals – breakfast and one main meal daily
a comprehensive tour which visits Peter and Paul Fortress, which houses the burial      • Outstanding and in-depth sightseeing by professional guides
vault of the Romanov dynasty, and the magnificent Spilt Blood Cathedral which
features 7,000 square metres of exquisite mosaics. Afterwards we will enjoy a vodka     • Transport by 1st Class high speed train and modern air
history and appreciation class at the Vodka Museum and then, this evening we will         conditioned coach
be entertained by a lively folklore performance at the Nikolaevsky Palace. (B, L)       • Arrival and departure transfers
DAY 8 ST. PETERSBURG Today we will immerse ourselves in St. Petersburg’s                • Gratuities and hotel porterage
imperial past with an excursion to magnificent Catherine’s Palace and its Amber
Room. We will then drive to Petrodvorets (Peterhof Palace) to see the spectacular
Grand Cascade of fountains and gold statues on a guided walk through the                HIGHLIGHTS
spectacular gardens. We return to the city and this evening we will celebrate the
conclusion of our tour at a farewell dinner. (B, D)                                     • Moscow’s incredible Metro and the Kremlin & Armour
DAY 9 ST. PETERSBURG Our tour concludes with a departure transfer for your                Museum – treasury of the Russian Czars.
onward journey. (B)                                                                     • 2 day excursion to the Russian countryside exploring
                                                                                          historic towns along the famed Golden Ring
                                                                                        • Sergiev Posad’s colourful monastery, the holiest
                                                                                          pilgrimage site of the Russian Orthodox Church
                                                                                        • Traditional Russian meal with a local family in Suzdal
                                                                                        • Magnificent Catherine Palace and Peterhof Palace Gardens
                                                                                        • Faberge Museum and its exquisitely crafted Faberge eggs
                                                                                        • Vodka history and appreciation class at the Vodka Museum
                                                                                        • Moscow Circus and Russian Folklore show tickets


                                                                                        2018 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
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                                                                                        May 11; Jul 27; Aug 10; Sep 7                  3,695                           995
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MOSCOW




                                               MOSCOW TO VIENNA
                                                       20 day Premium Escorted Tour

                                                                                          DAY 6 ST. PETERSBURG Today, explore the world-famous Hermitage Museum,
                                                                                          housed in the Winter Palace, the former home of the Czars. One of the world’s
                                                                                          oldest and largest museums, the Hermitage houses an immense collection of art
                                                                                          including masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Rembrandt, Rubens and
                                                                                          French Impressionists. (B, D)
                                                                                          DAY 7 ST. PETERSBURG – TALLINN Depart for Tallinn with a stop in Narva
                                                                                          on the Estonian border. Overnight at Sokos Hotel Viru (4 star). (B, D)
                                                                                          DAY 8 TALLINN – RIGA Tallinn boasts the best-preserved medieval town in
                                                                                          Northern Europe. Your walking tour of this charming city with its distinctive
                                                                                          architecture takes in Toompea Castle, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and 14th
                                                                                          century Gothic Town Hall. In the afternoon, depart for Riga, capital of Latvia.
  PRAGUE
                                                                                          Overnight at Radisson Blu Latvija Hotel (4 star). (B, D)
                                                                                          DAY 9 RIGA Riga, founded in 1201, is often referred to as the “Paris of the
DAY 1 MOSCOW Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to Marriott                     Baltics.” Your morning sightseeing tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle,
Grand Hotel (5 star). This evening, join your fellow tour members and guide at a          home of the Latvian president, Dome Cathedral with its world famous organ,
welcome dinner. (D)                                                                       Powder Tower and the district of Art Nouveau houses. (B)

DAY 2 MOSCOW Moscow is the symbolic heart and soul of Russia. Your                        DAY 10 RIGA – VILNIUS Depart on a scenic journey through the Baltic
sightseeing tour begins at Red Square, dominated by the red walls of the Kremlin          countryside to Vilnius. On arrival, your afternoon and evening is at leisure. Overnight
and the colourful onion domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral. After a tour of the Kremlin       Radisson Blu Hotel Astorija (5 star) or Radisson Blu Lietuva (4 star). (B, D)
grounds, visit the famous Armoury Museum, treasury of the Russian Czars, with             DAY 11 VILNIUS Today enjoy a panoramic walking tour of Vilnius, one of
its opulent collection of Faberge Eggs, royal thrones, crowns and carriages.              Europe’s most charming Old Towns with its maze of baroque-inspired
Continue along the banks of the Moskva River to Novodevichy Convent and                   architecture and cobblestone streets. Visit the Old Town to see such sights as
then end your tour at the Arbat Street shopping district. (B)                             St. Stanislav’s Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, the baroque Peter and Paul Church
DAY 3 MOSCOW / SERGIEV POSAD Depart Moscow for a sightseeing tour                         and ruins of Vilnius Castle. (B)
of 14th century Sergiev Posad, renowned as a centre of ancient Russian art and            DAY 12 VILNIUS – WARSAW Depart the former Soviet Union through the
architecture. For centuries the fairy-tale gold and blue domes of the Trinity St.         picturesque countryside of Lithuania and northern Poland to Warsaw. Overnight
Sergius Lavra Monastery has served as the religious centre of the Russian                 at Radisson Blu Hotel Centrum (4 star). (B, L, D)
Orthodox Church. Return to Moscow for overnight. (B, L)
                                                                                          DAY 13 WARSAW On a morning tour of Warsaw, a city with over 700 years of
DAY 4 MOSCOW – ST. PETERSBURG Enjoy a last morning in Moscow before                       history, you will drive along the Royal Route from Castle Square to Lazienki Park
your departure on the high-speed Sapsan train to St. Petersburg. On arrival you           and Palace, the summer residence of Poland’s last king. Continue with a walk
will be transferred to Courtyard by Marriott Centre West Pushkin (4 star) or              through the Old Town to see Market Square and St. John’s Cathedral. (B)
Radisson Royal (4 star). (B, D)
                                                                                          DAY 14 WARSAW – KRAKOW Leave Warsaw for Czestochowa, to visit the
DAY 5 ST. PETERSBURG Spread over 100 islands linked by over 600 bridges,                  Yasna Gora Monastery with its famous portrait of the Black Madonna. In the
imperial St. Petersburg is often referred to as the “Venice of the North.” Enjoy a        afternoon you will tour Auschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious World War II
guided city tour along the Nevsky Prospekt to see Palace Square with the Winter           concentration camps and now a sombre memorial to the Holocaust. Continue
Palace and the golden domes of St. Isaac’s Cathedral. You will also visit Peter           onto Krakow for dinner and overnight at Mercure Old Town (4 star). (B, D)
and Paul Fortress, site of the first settlement of the city and the burial vault of the
Romanov Dynasty. (B)



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St. George’s Basilica, the Golden Lane and Daliborka Tower before an afternoon at              INCLUSIONS
leisure. (B)
                                                                                              • Fully escorted in ENGLISH ONLY
DAY 18 PRAGUE – VIENNA Travel south to Vienna, the ‘city of waltzes,’ where, after
check-in to Hilton am Stadtpark Hotel (5 star), the afternoon is free to explore Austria’s    • 4 & 5 star hotel accommodation
majestic capital. (B)                                                                         • Meals as specified
DAY 19 VIENNA Your sightseeing tour features the Hofburg Palace, once the seat of             • Guided tours: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga,
the Hapsburg Empire, Belvedere Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Prater                   Vilnius, Warsaw, Krakow, Prague and Vienna
Amusement Park. After an afternoon at leisure celebrate the last night of your tour
                                                                                              • Wireless ‘whisper’ headset technology used for touring
with a farewell dinner. (B, D)
                                                                                              • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
DAY 20 VIENNA Your tour concludes with a departure transfer for your onward
journey. (B)                                                                                  • 2nd class rail: St. Petersburg to Moscow
                                                                                              • Arrival and departure transfers (first and last day only)

                                                                                              2018 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
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                                                                                             Apr 27; May 11, 18, 25; Jul 20, 27;
                                                                                             Aug 17, 31; Sep 7, 14, 28                           5,200                         2,100
                                                                                             Moscow to Prague (18 days – please refer to days 1 to 18 only)
                                                                                             Apr 27; May 11, 18, 25; Jul 20, 27;
                                                                                             Aug 17, 31; Sep 7, 14, 28                           4,925                         1,985
                                                                                             Little Tour of Russia (7 days – please refer to days 1 to 7 only)
                                                                                             Apr 27; May 11, 18, 25; Jul 20, 27;
                                                                                             Aug 17, 31; Sep 7, 14, 28                           2,390                         1,010
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DAY 2 HELSINKI Helsinki is located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture
and this is reflected everywhere in the green and lively Finnish capital. Your city tour              INCLUSIONS
includes the city’s lovely harbour, Senate Square, Parliament Building, Sibelius
Monument, Finlandia Hall and the famous “Church-in-the-Rock.” In the afternoon, an                • Fully escorted by MULTILINGUAL guide
optional tour will be offered to Seurasaari Open-Air Museum an exhibition of cottages,
farmsteads and manors from all over Finland. (B)                                                  • 4 star hotel accommodation
DAY 3 HELSINKI – ST. PETERSBURG Today, continue east to cross the border into
                                                                                                  • Meals as specified
Russia. You will stop in quaint Vyborg for a sightseeing tour and to see its 13th century         • City tours of Helsinki, Vyborg, St. Petersburg and Moscow
castle. In the late afternoon arrive in St. Petersburg for overnight at Hotel Sokos               • Entrances to Church-in-the-Rock (Helsinki), Peter &
Vasilievsky (4 star). (B)
                                                                                                    Paul Fortress (St. Petersburg) and Kremlin (Moscow)
DAY 4 ST. PETERSBURG St. Petersburg is an incredible city with its imperial palaces               • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
and museums enjoying worldwide fame. The Neva River and many canals give the city
the title of “The Venice of the North.” On a city tour you will become acquainted with            • 2nd class rail tickets: St. Petersburg to Moscow
the city’s foundations at Peter and Paul Fortress, then travel the Nevsky Prospekt, and
see Kazan Cathedral, Church of the Spilt Blood, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and much more.                2018 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
This afternoon’s optional tour is to Pushkin with the impressive Catherine’s Palace and
the Amber Room, beautifully restored for St. Petersburg’s 300 year celebrations in 2003.                                                                           Per Person        Single
This evening, enjoy an optional entertaining folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace. (B)                                                                          Twin Share      Supplement
DAY 5 ST. PETERSBURG This morning’s optional tour is to Peterhof, a masterpiece                    May 27; Jun 3                                                      1,870              900
from the time of Peter the Great, with its impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade
                                                                                                   Jul 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26;
and wonderful gardens. Then in the afternoon, an optional tour will be offered to the                                                                                 1,710              740
                                                                                                   Sep 2, 9, 16
world famous Hermitage Museum, one of the world’s premier art galleries and home
to an impressive collection of art and antiquities. In the evening enjoy an optional dinner        Arrival / Departure Transfer                                           130 per transfer
at a traditional Russian restaurant. (B)
                                                                                                   All optional tours featured in the itinerary can be purchased during
DAY 6 ST. PETERSBURG – MOSCOW Explore St. Petersburg on your own, or take                          your tour. Full details and prices will be supplied with your travel
an optional canal cruise to view the city from a different perspective, before boarding            documentation.
the afternoon high-speed Sapsan train to Moscow. Your train journey takes you                      *Price based on a transfer by private vehicle (for 1-3 persons)
through endless Russian landscapes and along the mighty Volga River. On arrival in
Moscow overnight at Park Inn Sadu Hotel (4 star). (B)
                                                                                               DAY 8 MOSCOW Today, take an optional excursion to Sergiev Posad
DAY 7 MOSCOW Moscow, the Mother of Russia, is an iconic Russian city with its
                                                                                               for a sightseeing tour of this 14th century city, renowned as a centre of
Kremlin and onion-domed cathedrals. Dramatic changes over the last decade have
                                                                                               ancient Russian art and architecture. The town is home to the beautifully
made this city one of the most dynamic metropolis’ in the world. On a sightseeing tour
                                                                                               restored Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, the most important monastery in the
of the Russian capital, you will see Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral and Bolshoi
                                                                                               Russian Orthodox Church. In the evening, you may join an optional visit
Theatre and take a tour of the Kremlin grounds including a visit inside one of the many
                                                                                               to the Old Russian Circus. (B)
cathedrals on the site. In the afternoon, join an optional tour of the grand stations of
the Moscow Metro and the bohemian Arbat Street area. This evening, an optional                 DAY 9 MOSCOW Your tour concludes with an optional departure transfer
cruise along the Moscow River will be offered. (B)                                             for your onward journey. (B)


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                       7 day Escorted Tour                                                     ESTONIA




DAY 1 ST. PETERSBURG Your tour commences with an optional arrival transfer to
Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky (4 star). This evening, join your fellow tour members and guide            LATVIA                                                                 Sergiev
at a welcome meeting.                                                                                                                                                     Posad

DAY 2 ST. PETERSBURG St. Petersburg is an incredible city with its imperial palaces
                                                                                                                                                 Moscow 3
and museums enjoying worldwide fame. The Neva River and many canals give the city                                 BELARUS
the title of “The Venice of the North.” On a city tour you will become acquainted with
the city’s foundations at Peter and Paul Fortress, then travel the Nevsky Prospekt, and        INCLUSIONS
see Kazan Cathedral, Church of the Spilt Blood, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and much more.
This afternoon’s optional tour is to Pushkin with the impressive Catherine’s Palace and       • Fully escorted by MULTILINGUAL guide
the Amber Room, beautifully restored for St. Petersburg’s 300 year celebrations in 2003.
                                                                                              • 4 star hotel accommodation
This evening, enjoy an optional entertaining folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace. (B)
                                                                                              • Meals as specified
DAY 3 ST. PETERSBURG This morning’s optional tour is to Peterhof, a masterpiece
from the time of Peter the Great, with its impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade             • City tours of St. Petersburg and Moscow
and wonderful gardens. Then in the afternoon, an optional tour will be offered to the         • Entrances to Peter & Paul Fortress (St. Petersburg)
world famous Hermitage Museum, one of the world’s premier art galleries and home                and Kremlin (Moscow)
to an impressive collection of art and antiquities. In the evening enjoy an optional dinner
at a traditional Russian restaurant. (B)                                                      • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
DAY 4 ST. PETERSBURG – MOSCOW Explore St. Petersburg on your own, or take                     • 2nd class rail: St. Petersburg to Moscow
an optional canal cruise to view the city from a different perspective, before boarding
the afternoon high-speed Sapsan train to Moscow. Your train journey takes you                 2018 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
through endless Russian landscapes and along the mighty Volga River. On arrival in
Moscow overnight at Park Inn Sadu Hotel (4 star). (B)                                                                                   Per Person                         Single
DAY 5 MOSCOW Moscow, the Mother of Russia, is an iconic Russian city with its                                                           Twin Share                       Supplement
Kremlin and onion-domed cathedrals. Dramatic changes over the last decade have                May 8, 15, 22                               1,220                             570
made this city one of the most dynamic metropolis’ in the world. On a sightseeing tour        May 29; Jun 5                                      1,380                            740
of the Russian capital, you will see Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral and Bolshoi
Theatre and take a tour of the Kremlin grounds including a visit inside one of the many       Jul 17, 24, 31; Aug 7, 14, 21, 28;
                                                                                                                                                 1,220                            570
cathedrals on the site. In the afternoon, join an optional tour of the grand stations of      Sep 4, 11, 18
the Moscow Metro and the bohemian Arbat Street area. This evening, an optional
                                                                                              Arrival Transfer*                                   115 per transfer
cruise along the Moscow River will be offered. (B)
DAY 6 MOSCOW Today, take an optional excursion to Sergiev Posad for a sightseeing             Departure Transfer*                                 130 per transfer
tour of this 14th century city, renowned as a centre of ancient Russian art and               All optional tours featured in the itinerary can be purchased during
architecture. The town is home to the beautifully restored Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius,      your tour. Full details and prices will be supplied with your travel
the most important monastery in the Russian Orthodox Church. In the evening, you              documentation.
may join an optional visit to the Old Russian Circus. (B)
                                                                                              *Price based on a transfer by private vehicle (for 1-3 persons)
DAY 7 MOSCOW Your tour concludes with an optional departure transfer for your
onward journey. (B)




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GEIRANGERFJORD
                                                                                                                              1 Geiranger


                                                                                                                                                              SWEDEN


            SCENIC NORWAY                                                                                Balestrand       2


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                                                                                                  Bergen 1            1                        Lillehammer
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                                                                                                                                             Oslo
DAY 1 OSLO Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to Thon Hotel Opera (4
                                                                                                                   NORWAY
star). This evening, join your fellow tour members and guide at a welcome dinner. (D)
DAY 2 OSLO – ULVIK This morning, visit the world-famous Viking Ship Museum                     INCLUSIONS
before departing Oslo for Geilo. After lunch travel across the wild Hardanger Plateau
to Fossli, stopping to view the thundering Vøringsfoss Waterfall. Overnight at Brakanes        • Fully escorted in ENGLISH ONLY
Hotel with a fjord view room (4 star). (B, L, D)
                                                                                               • 4 star, central hotel accommodation
DAY 3 ULVIK – BERGEN Today, journey along the idyllic Hardangerfjord for a scenic
tour of this beautiful fjord. After lunch in Bergen, an afternoon tour includes a visit to     • Meals as specified
the popular Fish and Flower Market, Bryggen Harbour and the old Hanseatic Quarter.             • City tour: Bergen including the Bergen Funicular to
You will also take the funicular to Mt. Fløien, for the best views of the city and fjords.       Mt. Fløien
Overnight First Hotel Marin (4 star). (B, L)
                                                                                               • Bergen and Flåm Railway journeys
DAY 4 BERGEN – FLÅM – BALESTRAND This morning board the train to Myrdal,
                                                                                               • Sogn, Nærøy and Geiranger Fjord cruises
where you will join the Flåm Railway, a masterpiece of engineering descending 865
metres to the fjord. Cruise along the picturesque Aurlands and Nærøy fjords before a           • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
drive through the amazing Stalheim Canyon and Nærøy Valley and ferry to Balestrand.            • Arrival and departure transfers (first and last day only)
Overnight at Kvikne’s Hotel with a fjord view room (4 star). (B, D)
DAY 5 BALESTRAND An entire day free to enjoy breathtaking Balestrand on the                   2018 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
Sognfjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Soak up the grandeur, nature
and spectacular scenery of this very special part of the world. (B, D)                                                                      Per Person         Single
                                                                                                                                            Twin Share       Supplement
                                                                                              Jun 5, 12, 19, 26; Jul 3, 10, 17, 24
                                                                                                                                              3,505             645
                                                                                              Aug 7, 14
                                                                                              Land of the Fjords
                                                                                              (6 days from Bergen – please refer to days 3-8 only)
                                                                                              Jun 7, 14, 21, 28; Jul 5, 12, 19, 26;
                                                                                              Aug 2, 9, 16                                    2,605             455


                                                                                             DAY 6 BALESTRAND – GEIRANGER A morning scenic tour of Sognfjord
                                                                                             is followed by a visit to the world-famous Briksdal Glacier and a cruise along
                                                                                             the Geirangerfjord. Possibly the most impressive of all Norwegian fjords,
                                                                                             you will see magnificent waterfalls such as the Bridal Veil and Seven Sisters.
                                                                                             Overnight at Union Hotel (4 star), Geiranger. (B, L, D)
                                                                                             DAY 7 GEIRANGER – OSLO Following some of Norway’s most scenic
                                                                                             drives you will arrive at the popular tourist town of Lillehammer. After lunch
                                                                                             your journey continues alongside Lake Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake, back
                                                                                             to Oslo. Overnight at Thon Hotel Opera (4 star). (B, L, D)
                                                                                             DAY 8 OSLO Your tour concludes with a departure transfer for your
  FLAM RAILWAY
                                                                                             onward journey. (B)


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                                                                                                                                                         FINLAND
                                                                                                 Balestrand 2
                                                                                                                  Flam       Lillehammer
                                                                                               Bergen 1     1                                              Helsinki 1
                                                                                                          Ulvik
                                                                                                                    Oslo 1 1
STOCKHOLM                                                                                                                                                 1
                                                                                                      NORWAY                                    2
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                                                                                                                         1

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           GRAND TOUR OF                                                                                  DENMARK

            SCANDINAVIA                                                                                         Copenhagen     H
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           15 day Premium Escorted Tour                                                        INCLUSIONS
                                                                                               • Fully escorted in ENGLISH ONLY
DAY 1 COPENHAGEN Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to Admiral Hotel                 • 4 star, central hotel accommodation
(4 star). This evening, join your fellow tour members and guide at a welcome dinner. (D)
                                                                                               • Seaview cabin with private facilities: Copenhagen-
DAY 2 COPENHAGEN Your sightseeing tour includes the Royal Amalienborg Palace,                    Oslo and Stockholm-Helsinki ferries
Christiansborg Palace (Danish Parliament), Little Mermaid, and the old harbour of
                                                                                               • Meals as specified
Nyhavn. During afternoon free time we recommend a visit to the famous Tivoli Gardens
(entrance ticket included). (B)                                                                • City tours: Copenhagen, Oslo, Helsinki, Stockholm &
                                                                                                 Bergen including the Bergen Funicular to Mt. Fløien
DAY 3 COPENHAGEN Free morning followed by an afternoon transfer to the port for
your overnight ferry to Oslo. Cruise along the Kattegat on your way to Norway. (B, D)          • Bergen and Flåm Railway journeys and Sogn, Nærøy
                                                                                                 and Geiranger Fjord cruises
DAY 4 OSLO On arrival in the Norwegian capital you will join a guided tour including
the impressive Vigeland Sculpture Park and City Hall. Afternoon at leisure with overnight      • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
at Thon Hotel Opera (4 star). (B, D)                                                           • Arrival and departure transfers (first and last day only)
DAY 5 OSLO – ULVIK This morning, visit the world-famous Viking Ship Museum
before departing Oslo for Geilo. After lunch travel across the wild Hardanger Plateau
to Fossli, stopping to view the thundering Vøringsfoss Waterfall. Overnight at Brakanes
                                                                                              2018 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
Hotel with a fjord view room (4 star). (B, L, D)                                                                                           Per Person     Single
DAY 6 ULVIK – BERGEN Today, journey along the idyllic Hardangerfjord for a scenic                                                          Twin Share   Supplement
tour of this beautiful fjord. After lunch in Bergen, an afternoon tour includes a visit to    Jun 23, 30; Jul 7, 14, 21, 28                 6,265          1,720
the popular Fish and Flower Market, Bryggen Harbour and the old Hanseatic Quarter.
You will also take the funicular to Mt. Fløien, for the best views of the city and fjords.
Overnight First Hotel Marin (4 star). (B, L)                                                 DAY 11 OSLO – STOCKHOLM This morning, drive to Stockholm,
                                                                                             passing through a varied landscape of forests, fertile farmland and blue
DAY 7 BERGEN – FLÅM – BALESTRAND This morning board the train to Myrdal,
                                                                                             lakes. Arrive in the Swedish capital in the afternoon and overnight Clarion
where you will join the Flåm Railway, a masterpiece of engineering descending 865
                                                                                             Hotel Sign (4 star). (B, L, D)
metres to the fjord. Cruise along the picturesque Aurlands and Nærøy fjords before a
drive through the amazing Stalheim Canyon and Nærøy Valley and ferry to Balestrand.          DAY 12 STOCKHOLM Stockholm is undoubtedly one of the most
Overnight at Kvikne’s Hotel with a fjord view room (4 star). (B, D)                          beautiful capitals in the world, built on 14 islands and protected from the
                                                                                             sea by the Stockholm archipelago. Your sightseeing includes the Royal
DAY 8 BALESTRAND An entire day free to enjoy breathtaking Balestrand on the
                                                                                             Palace, Parliament Buildings and the enchanting Old Town (Gamla Stan)
Sognfjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Soak up the grandeur, nature
                                                                                             with its narrow cobbled streets. (B)
and spectacular scenery of this very special part of the world. (B, D)
                                                                                             DAY 13 STOCKHOLM A free morning is followed by a transfer to the
DAY 9 BALESTRAND – GEIRANGER A morning scenic tour of Sognfjord is followed
                                                                                             port for the overnight ferry to Helsinki. Sail through the Stockholm
by a visit to the world-famous Briksdal Glacier and a cruise along the Geirangerfjord.
                                                                                             archipelago on your journey to Finland. (B, D)
Possibly the most impressive of all Norwegian fjords, you will see magnificent waterfalls
such as the Bridal Veil and Seven Sisters. Overnight at Union Hotel (4 star), Geiranger.     DAY 14 HELSINKI On arrival in Helsinki, join your guide for a tour of the
(B, L, D)                                                                                    Finnish capital. Highlights include the beautiful harbour, Senate Square,
                                                                                             Uspenski Cathedral, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park & Monument. Overnight
DAY 10 GEIRANGER – OSLO Following some of Norway’s most scenic drives you
                                                                                             at Haven Hotel (4 star). (B, D)
will arrive at the popular tourist town of Lillehammer. After lunch your journey continues
alongside Lake Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake, back to Oslo. Overnight at Thon Hotel           DAY 15 HELSINKI Your tour concludes with a departure transfer for your
Opera (4 star). (B, L, D)                                                                    onward journey. (B)

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                                                                                                         Stalheim 1
                                                                                                                          Flam
                                                                                                     Bergen 1        1
                                                                                                            Eidfjord                             SWEDEN
                                                                                                                              Oslo       1

                  FABULOUS                                                                                      NORWAY                                             2 Stockholm




                SCANDINAVIA                                                                                                          1



                      10 day Escorted Tour
                                                                                                                     DENMARK
DAY 1 COPENHAGEN Your tour commences with a transfer to Hotel Tivoli (4 star).                                             Copenhagen 1      H
This evening, join your fellow tour members and guide at a welcome meeting.

DAY 2 COPENHAGEN Copenhagen is Scandinavia’s largest and most lively city and
one of Europe’s most romantic capitals with its old castles, churches, charming                  INCLUSIONS
squares and harbours. A morning sightseeing tour will acquaint you with all the city’s
treasures such as the Little Mermaid, Royal Castle, Nyhavn and the City Hall Square.             • Fully escorted by MULTILINGUAL guide
This afternoon embark on your overnight ferry bound for Oslo. (B, D)                             • 4 star hotel accommodation
DAY 3 OSLO – EIDFJORD Departing Oslo, your tour heads directly to Hoenefoss,                     • Meals as specified
Nesbyen surrounded by a landscape, which alternates between forests of pines and lakes
                                                                                                 • Guided tours: Copenhagen, Oslo, Bergen and
to arrive in the beautiful Hallingdal Valley. Arrive in Geilo, a small town surrounded by
mountains and afterwards continue to Hardangervidda to visit Voringfossen Waterfall                Stockholm
before arriving in todays final destination, Eidfjord. Overnight at Hotel Quality Voringfoss     • Overnight ferry in a sea-view cabin: Copenhagen-Oslo
(4 star). (B, D)
                                                                                                 • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
DAY 4 EIDFJORD – BERGEN This morning takes you further into the breathtaking                     • Arrival and departure transfers (first and last day only)
Norwegian nature. Crossing the splendid Hardanger Fjord, by travelling across Hardanger
Bridge, one of the longest suspension bridge spans in the world. On the other side of the
bridge pass Nordheimsund and birch forests before arriving in Bergen, known as the              2018 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
capital of the fjords. An afternoon sightseeing tour will showcase this remarkable Hanseatic
                                                                                                                                                 Per Person         Single
city, including the Bryggen area of old wooden houses, traditional Fish Market, St. Mary’s
                                                                                                                                                 Twin Share       Supplement
Church and Haakon’s Hall. Overnight at Hotel Scandic Oernen (4 star). (B)
                                                                                                May 17, 24, 31; Jun 14, 28;
DAY 5 BERGEN – STALHEIM Your morning is at leisure to further explore this                      Jul 5, 12, 19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;           3,570              1,430
stunning Norwegian city before an afternoon drive to historical Voss with its scenic            Sep 6, 13
backdrop of snow clad mountains. Continue to the Naroy Valley and Stalheim, with its            The optional tour on the Flåm railway can be purchased during your tour. Full
stunning views down the Stalheim Gorge. Overnight at Hotel Stalheim (4 star). (B, D)            details and prices will be supplied with your travel documentation.

DAY 6 STALHEIM – FLÅM – FAGERNES Travel to Flåm via the fjord region, with its
formidable water-drowned glacial valleys and rugged mountain terrain. Here you may
join an optional excursion on the Flåm Railway, one of the most famous and breath-             DAY 9 STOCKHOLM Stockholm is undoubtedly one of the most
taking railway journeys in the world. Later, drive along the Aurlandfjord to Fagernes for      beautiful capitals in the world, built on 14 islands and protected from the
check in at Hotel Thon Scandic Valdres (4 star). (B, D)                                        sea by Skargarden, the Stockholm archipelago. Your morning sightseeing
                                                                                               tour takes you to the Old Town with its Royal Palace, Stockholm Cathedral
DAY 7 FAGERNES – OSLO Upon arrival in Oslo, join a morning sightseeing tour                    and famous City Hall. Afternoon at leisure for further discovery. (B)
where you will see Frogner Park decorated with the unique sculptures of Gustav
Vigeland. Also see City Hall, Karl Johan Gate and the Royal Palace. Overnight at the           DAY 10 STOCKHOLM Your tour concludes with a departure transfer for
Hotel Thon Opera (4 star). (B)                                                                 your onward journey. (B)

DAY 8 OSLO – STOCKHOLM Enjoy a morning drive to Stockholm, passing through
a varied landscape of forests, fertile farmland and blue lakes. Arrive in the Swedish
capital in the afternoon and check-in at Hotel Scandic Grand Central (4 star). (B)


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                                                                                                      Norheimsund 1

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                                                                                                       Bergen 2       Flam
                                                                                                                                           SWEDEN
OSLO                                                                                                                         Oslo 2

                                                                                  SMALL GROUP                     NORWAY                                    2 Stockholm




         UNIQUE FJORDS &
            CAPITALS                                                                                                DENMARK
                                                                                                                         Copenhagen 1
                      11 day Escorted Tour
                                                                                                  INCLUSIONS
DAY 1 BERGEN Arrive in Bergen, the gateway to the fjords, with an optional transfer
to Scandic Hotel Neptun (3 star). This evening, join your fellow tour members and guide           • Fully escorted in ENGLISH ONLY
at a welcome meeting. Afterwards, we recommend an evening journey on the funicular
railway known as Fløibanen to the top of the nearby mountains for some stunning views.            • 3 & 4 star hotel accommodation
DAY 2 BERGEN - NORHEIMSUND Experience Bergen on a morning city tour which
                                                                                                  • Meals as specified
includes a visit to the popular Fish and Flower Market, Bryggen Harbour and the old               • Guided tours: Bergen, Oslo, Stockholm and
Hanseatic Quarter. Afterwards travel to the beautiful Hardangerfjord, the orchard of                Copenhagen
Norway. Overnight Thon Hotel Sandven (3 star), Norheimsund. (B, D)
                                                                                                  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
DAY 3 NORHEIMSUND – FLÅM – BALESTRAND Drive via Voss to Stalheimen,
                                                                                                  • Ferry: Flåm – Gudvangen, Balestrand – Jostedal –
situated on the very top of the Nærøydalen Canyon for panoramic views over the valley.
Continue your drive via the panoramic route to Flåm, where on arrival you will join a fjord
                                                                                                    Balestrand, Balestrand - Flåm
cruise to Gudvangen. Marvel at the steep snow-capped mountains, cascading                         • Flåm Railway: Flåm-Myrdal
waterfalls and picturesque villages as your cruise takes you through the spectacular              • 2nd class rail: Myrdal – Oslo, Oslo – Stockholm,
Sognefjord to Balestrand. Overnight in Kviknes Hotel (4 star). (B, D)
                                                                                                    Stockholm - Copenhagen
DAY 4 BALESTRAND / NIGARDSBREEN GLACIER Travel by ferry across the
                                                                                                  • Transfers to/from railway station in Oslo, Stockholm
Fjærlandfjord to the village of Jostedal. Visit the Breheimsenteret Glacier Centre and enjoy
lunch before taking the afternoon to see up close the Nigardsbreen Glacier, a glacier arm
                                                                                                    and Copenhagen
of the Jostedal Glacier which is the largest on the European mainland. (B, L, D)
DAY 5 BALESTRAND – FLÅM - OSLO Journey across the Sognefjord to Flåm where                       2018 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
you will join the Flåm Railway, a masterpiece of engineering and one of the most beautiful
                                                                                                                                        Per Person           Single
railway journeys in the world. Enjoy the panoramic views of the most magnificent nature
                                                                                                                                        Twin Share         Supplement
in the Norwegian fjordlands before your arrival at the mountain station of Myrdal. Change
train to join the Bergen Railway to Oslo where you will overnight in Scandic St. Olav            Jun 3, 24; Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5   4,090               1,060
Plass (3 star). (B)
DAY 6 OSLO Enjoy a morning guided tour of Oslo including City Hall, the Opera House
                                                                                                DAY 9 STOCKHOLM – COPENHAGEN Journey by train through the
and the impressive Vigeland Sculpture Park, a unique sculpture park featuring the life
                                                                                                Swedish countryside, passing Malmo as your train crosses the Øresund
work of the sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) with more than 200 sculptures in
                                                                                                Straight into Denmark via one of the world’s longest bridges. Arrive in the
bronze, granite and cast iron. (B)
                                                                                                enchanting capital, Copenhagen, and check in to Comfort Hotel Vesterbro
DAY 7 OSLO – STOCKHOLM This morning, travel to Stockholm by train, passing                      (3 star). (B)
through a varied landscape of forests, fertile farmland and blue lakes. Arrive in the
                                                                                                DAY 10 COPENHAGEN Your sightseeing tour includes the Royal
Swedish capital in the afternoon and overnight at Clarion Hotel Amaranten (4 star). (B)
                                                                                                Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace (Danish Parliament), Little
DAY 8 STOCKHOLM Stockholm is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful capitals in                  Mermaid, and the old harbour of Nyhavn. During afternoon free time we
the world, built on 14 islands and protected from the sea by the Stockholm archipelago.         recommend a visit to the famous Tivoli Gardens (optional). (B)
Your sightseeing includes the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings and the enchanting
                                                                                                DAY 11 COPENHAGEN Your tour concludes with an optional departure
Old Town (Gamla Stan) with its narrow cobbled streets. (B)
                                                                                                transfer for your onward journey. (B)




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                        9 day Escorted Tour                                                            Borgarnes 1
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                                                                                                           Thingvellir         Gullfoss             NP
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DAY 1 REYKJAVIK Your tour commences with an optional arrival transfer to Hotel
                                                                                                  Reykjavik 1 1H
                                                                                                                                                               JOKULSAARLON
Hilton Nordica (4 star). Your first opportunity to explore Reykjavik will leave you with a                                                                    GLACIAL LAGOON
memorable impression of the most northerly capital in the world.
                                                                                                                         Dyrholaey   1 Vik
DAY 2 REYKJAVIK – VIK Enjoy a city sightseeing tour of Reykjavik where you will see
such highlights as the Hafnarfjordur Fish Market, the presidential residence at                    INCLUSIONS
Bessastadir and the Hallgrimskirkja Church. Your journey around Iceland begins with a
visit to the waterfalls, exploding geysers and boiling mud pools of Gullfoss and then the
                                                                                                   • Fully escorted in ENGLISH ONLY
waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Arrive in the village of Vik for overnight at
Icelandair Hotel Vik (3 star). (B, D)                                                              • 3 & 4 star hotel accommodation
                                                                                                   • Meals as specified
DAY 3 VIK – HOFN Continue your journey along the “Ring Road” and traverse the
Eldhraun lava field, created by one of the largest volcanic eruptions in history. You then         • Guided tours: Reykjavik, Vatnajökull National Park,
drive over the vast Skeidararsandur sands, the largest sand plain in the world, to                   East Fjord Region, Lake Mývatn, Akureyri,
Skaftafell, a beautiful glacial area within Vatnajökull National Park. Visit the stunning            Siglufjörður and Golden Circle
Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, where icebergs begin their life after breaking off the glacier         • Horse show in Skagafjordur
and then overnight at Hotel Hofn, Hofn (3 star). (B, D)
                                                                                                   • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
DAY 4 HOFN – EAST FJORDS – EGILSSTADIR A day of scenic wonder awaits as                            • Services of a local representative
you drive through Almannaskard Pass to Iceland’s East Fjord region. Explore the striking
scenery of towering mountains, dramatic sea cliffs and charming villages. Overnight in
Icelandair Hotel Herad, Egilsstadir (3 star). (B, D)
                                                                                                  2018 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
DAY 5 EGILSSTADIR – LAKE MYVATN Explore the vast emptiness of the highland                                                                      Per Person          Single
desert plateau Modrudalsoraefi as you head to Lake Myvatn. The Lake Myvatn area is a                                                            Twin Share        Supplement
microcosm of all of Iceland’s natural wonders: from bubbling mud pools and geothermal             Apr 25                                            3,540               890
caves, powerful waterfalls, craters and a diverse birdlife. Highlights of the day include         May 2, 9, 16, 21, 23                              3,980              1,130
Dettifoss Waterfall, Europe’s most powerful, and the Namaskard Pass with its boiling
mud pools and vibrant colours. Overnight Sel Hotel Myvatn, Lake Myvatn (3 star). (B, D)           Jun 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27;
                                                                                                  Jul 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30;              4,700              1,860
DAY 6 LAKE MYVATN – AKUREYRI – SIGLUFJÖRÐUR Start your day with a visit                           Aug 1, 6, 8, 15, 22, 29
to the magnificent Godafoss Waterfall and then continue to Akureyri, Iceland’s colourful
                                                                                                  Sep 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 26                          4,500              1,530
northern city with its charming buildings and beautiful views of the Eyjafjordur Fjord.
Leaving Akureyri, you drive along the coastal roads of Eyjafjordur and the Troll Peninsula,
with amazing views over the Arctic Sea and black sand coastline. Arrive in Siglufjordur,         DAY 8 BORGARNES – THINGVELLIR – REYKJAVIK Explore more of
located on the beautiful fjord of the same name, and admire some of the finest timber            Iceland’s amazing natural wonders as you return to Reykjavik. Along the
buildings in the country, beautifully restored to their original glory. Overnight at Hotel       way visit Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in the world, the
Sigló (4 star). (B)                                                                              beautiful Hraunfossar Waterfalls and Lake Thingvallavatn in Thingvellir
DAY 7 SIGLUFJORDUR – BORGARNES This morning visit Siglufjörður‘s award                           National Park. This UNESCO listed national park is the location of the
winning Herring-Era Museum to learn of Siglufjordur’s transformation as a herring fishing        founding place of the world‘s oldest parliamentary government, from the
boom town. Afterwards, drive via the majestic mountains and narrow passes to                     10th century, and is the place where the North American and European
Skagafjordur, considered one of Iceland’s finest places to breed horses. Enjoy an                tectonic plates meet. Overnight in Reykjavik at Hotel Hilton Nordica (4
introduction to the unique Icelandic horse breed with its special fifth gait - the tolt. Cross   star). (B)
the Holtavorduheidi Plateau through Borgarfjordur, to beautiful Borgarnes for check in           DAY 9 REYKJAVIK Your tour concludes with an optional departure
at Icelandair Hotel Hamar (3 star). (B, D)                                                       transfer for your onward journey. (B)


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              ICELAND                                                                                  INCLUSIONS
                                                                                                       • Fully escorted in ENGLISH ONLY
                      12 day Escorted Tour                                                             • 3 & 4 star hotel, charming guesthouses and farm
                                                                                                         accommodation
                                                                                                       • Meals as specified
DAY 1 REYKJAVIK Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to Hotel Klettur (3                       • Guided tours: Golden Circle, Siglufjörður, Námaskarð,
star). Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.                                                       Lake Mývatn, Bakkagerði and Vatnajökull National Park
DAY 2 REYKJAVIK – THINGVELLIR – BORGARNES Explore Iceland’s classic                                    • Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon boat trip
highlights on a journey around the famous Golden Circle. Marvel at the iconic “Golden                  • West fjords ferry: Stykkishólmur - Brjánslækur
Falls” of Gulfoss and walk through the active geothermal area of Geysir where you will see
                                                                                                       • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
Strokkur (The Churn), a geyser which erupts at regular intervals with its white column of
boiling water reaching as high as 30m. Continue to Thingvellir National Park where the                 • Arrival and departure transfers (first and last day only)
North American and European tectonic plates meet, then travel along the scenic Hvalfjörður
fjord to Borgarnes where you will overnight at Icelandair Hotel Hamar (3 star). (B, D)                2018 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
DAY 3 BORGARNES – PATREKSFJÖRÐUR Discover the Snæfellsnes Peninsula
which juts out from Iceland’s West Coast. Here you will see the rugged mountain range,                                                                 Per Person                     Single
lava fields, volcanic craters, sandy beaches and high cliffs. Afterwards board a ferry to                                                              Twin Share                   Supplement
Brjánslækur and with a final drive to Breiðafjörður Bay, with an opportunity for                      Jun 4, 11, 25; Jul 9, 23, 30;
                                                                                                                                                             8,695                           2,450
magnificent views of the countless islands of the West Fjords. Overnight at Fosshotel                 Aug 6, 20, 27
West Fjords (3 star). (B, D)
DAY 4 PATREKSFJÖRÐUR / REMOTE WEST FJORDS REGION Spend the day in
                                                                                                     DAY 9 LAKE MÝVATN – EAST ICELAND This morning visit Dettifoss,
the remote and sparsely populated regions of the West Fjords. Visit Látrabjarg the western
                                                                                                     Europe's most powerful waterfall in the northern part of Vatnajökull National
most point of Iceland and Europe where you may see puffins during summer. Also, if
                                                                                                     Park. You will then travel to the uninhabited highlands to East Iceland to
weather permits, you will drive to the endless red sand beach of Rauðisandur. (B, D)
                                                                                                     explore the northernmost fjord and visit the isolated village of Bakkagerði
DAY 5 PATREKSFJÖRÐUR - BREIÐAFJÖRÐUR BAY Travel over mountains and                                   at Borgarfjörður-Eystri. This charming place still functions as a traditional
along scenic fjords to reach the beautiful Dynjandi waterfall, with its seven levels of              Icelandic fishing village, relying on small boat fishing. Overnight at Country
plunging water. Continue over the mountain pass along roads less travelled to reach                  Guesthouse Alfheimar. (B, D)
the remote Vogur Country Lodge (3 star), located in the Breiðafjörður Bay area. (B, D)
                                                                                                     DAY 10 EAST ICELAND – VATNAJÖKULL NATIONAL PARK Admire
DAY 6 BREIÐAFJÖRÐUR BAY – AKUREYRI This morning travel off-the-beaten-path                           the dramatic fjord landscape and the tiny fishing villages of the East Fjords
and head north with a stop at a local farm for lunch and a horse show to learn about the             as you travel to Vatnajökull, Europe's biggest glacier that is visible all over
unique qualities of Iceland's special breed. Continue to Akureyri for overnight at Hotel Kea         Southeast Iceland. Near the town of Höfn, stop for a boat ride amongst
(4 star). (B, L, D)                                                                                  the floating icebergs on the magnificent Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon,
                                                                                                     considered one of the highlights on tour around Iceland. Overnight at
DAY 7 AKUREYRI / SIGLUFJÖRÐUR On a full day excursion to Iceland’s northernmost
                                                                                                     Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon (3 star), Vatnajökull National Park. (B, D)
town, Siglufjörður, you will see spectacular fjord landscapes, small fishing villages and stop
at a deserted valley that even most Icelanders have not seen. In Siglufjörður, visit the Herring     DAY 11 VATNAJÖKULL NATIONAL PARK – REYKJAVIK Further
Museum and enjoy beer tasting at Kaldi, a local micro-brewery. The rest of the day is at             explore Vatnajökull National Park which covers 14% of Iceland. Visit the
leisure. Return to Akureyri in the late afternoon. (B, D)                                            region of Skaftafell that is nestled below Iceland's highest mountain and
                                                                                                     the second biggest stratovolcano in Europe. Arrive this afternoon in
DAY 8 AKUREYRI – LAKE MÝVATN Start your day with a visit to the magnificent
                                                                                                     Reykjavik for check in at Hotel Klettur (3 star) followed by this evening
Godafoss Waterfall followed by a walk in the mysterious lava field Dimmuborgir. Explore
                                                                                                     farewell dinner. (B, D)
the hot springs, fumaroles and bubbling mud pools of Námaskarð, and then spend the
afternoon relaxing with a soak at the Mývatn Nature Baths. Overnight at Hotel Laxá (3                DAY 12 REYKJAVIK Your tour concludes with a departure transfer for
star). (B, D)                                                                                        your onward journey. (B)


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