2018 RUSSIA - &BEYOND

2018 RUSSIA - &BEYOND

2018 RUSSIA - &BEYOND

discover unique destinations... RUSSIA &BEYOND FEATURING SCANDINAVIA RUSSIA, FINLAND, DENMARK NORWAY , SWEDEN, ICELAND BELARUS, UKRAINE, CHINA MONGOLIA & CENTRAL ASIA SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS ESCORTED TOURS CRUISES LEGENDARY RAIL JOURNEYS TAILOR-MADE TOURS CITY STAY PACKAGES 2018

2018 RUSSIA - &BEYOND

Travel broadens the mind; a true journey enriches the soul St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow Russia

2018 RUSSIA - &BEYOND

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 Contents

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ARCTIC CIRCLE RUSSIA UKRAINE GEORGIA TURKMENISTAN MONGOLIA CHINA KAZAKHSTAN UZBEKISTAN RUSSIA BELARUS ICELAND NORWAY SWEDEN FINLAND DENMARK H H H H H H H H H H H H Copenhagen Stockholm Oslo Gothenburg Malmö Oulu Reykjavik Akranes Bildudalur Isafjordur Akureyri Husavik Siglufjordur Bergen Flam Balestrand Trondheim Turku Helsinki St. Petersburg Kirkenes Tashkent Samarkand Khiva Ulaan Baatar Beijing Vladivostok Ulan Ude Irkutsk Moron Novosibirsk Yekaterinburg Kazan Astana Tbilisi Volgograd Tromso Svolvaer Honningsvag Kyiv Moscow H Moscow H Minsk ESTONIA NORWEGIAN SEA LAKE LADOGA LAKE ONEGA V O L G A R I V E R BARENTS SEA LAKE BAIKAL NORTH SEA BALTIC SEA G U L F O F B O T H N I A GULF OF FINLAND LATVIA LITHUANIA POLAND GERMANY Odense Kizhi Island Rovaniemi Veliky Novgorod Karakorum Urumqi Suzdal Vladimir Sergiev Posad Kemi Aarhus Geirangerfjord HEIMAEY Russia & Beyond

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5 info@beyondtravel.com.au • www.beyondtravel.com.au DISCOVER MORE WITH BEYOND TRAVEL Your vouchers are a great way to save on a wide range of additional Beyond Travel services. You can use your vouchers on any service featured on our websites and in our brochures. From pre or post hotel stays and city packages, to additional tours, cruises and even rail or ferry services. There’s plenty of options to choose from, take a look at our selection of brochures and websites! LOOK FOR THE GOLD SYMBOL IN THE BROCHURE LOOK FOR THE SILVER SYMBOL IN THE BROCHURE Booking and payment deadlines are stipulated on the gold symbols featured.

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6 Contact our destination specialists today: Australia 1300 363 554 • New Zealand 0800 550 065 Recognised Leaders Russia & Beyond...Your Way Going the Extra Mile We value our reputation as standouts in the industry. Our people and our products are what set us apart: u CRUISES u TOURS u HOTELS u CAR HIRE u TAILOR MADE ITINERARIES u GUARANTEED DEPARTURES There’s a reason we’re known as the best in the business – we’ve grown through word of mouth from our many satisfied customers. We consistently deliver beyond what we promise to enable a flexible and unforgettable experience for each of our clients.

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A smaller group means better quality of time with your guide and superior access to certain sights. SMALL GROUP SMALL GROUP For independent travellers who like to forge their own path, our Tailor-Made Tours are designed to be customised by our experts to suit your own specific needs. These personalised tours allow you to take the reins – you’re an individual; travel like one. TAILOR-MADE TAILOR-MADE Free Cancellation (within 7 days) Still unsure? Make your booking and you have up to seven days to pay a deposit with no cancellation fees during this period. Peace of mind whilst you make up your mind.

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SPECIAL JOURNEYS SOLO TRAVELLER CLUB Our private small group Special Journeys are designed to enrich your travel experience, bringing you closer to the destinations you wish to explore. The Special Journey featured in this brochure is the “Highlights of Russia” – a comprehensive and inclusive journey offering an emersive experience that is exciting and hassle-free. Packed with local encounters and cultural experiences, each day is delightfully different and filled with a collection of exceptional moments. Beyond Travel is pleased to offer solo travellers, who are prepared to share on one of our Special Journey tours, the opportunity to make new friends whilst saving on single supplements.

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CLUB TRAVELLER SOLO SPECIAL JOURNEY discover more... d i s c o v e r m o r e . . . d i s c o v e r m o r e . . . d i s c o v e r m o r e . . . HIGHLIGHTS OF RUSSIA 9 day tour from Moscow to St. Petersburg featuring the fascinating cities of the historic Golden Ring For more details please refer to page 8 & 9 7 info@beyondtravel.com.au • www.beyondtravel.com.au

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MOSCOW 8 Contact our destination specialists today: Australia 1300 363 554 • New Zealand 0800 550 065 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 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 famed Golden Ring. These were the founding towns of modern day Russia and their charming old churches and monasteries paint a stunning image of early Russian art, architecture and way of life. We arrive in the picture-perfect town of Suzdal for check in at Pushkarskaya Sloboda (4 star).

(B, L, D) DAY 5 SUZDAL – VLADIMIR – ST. PETERSBURG Today we visit Suzdal’s 11th century Kremlin and take a horse-drawn carriage ride to beautiful St. Euthimius Monastery. We will then meet a local family and enjoy a traditional lunch in their home, before driving to Vladimir, Russia’s former capital founded in 1108 to see the city’s Golden Gate and Assumption and Demetrius Cathedrals. We return to Moscow to board the evening high-speed train to St. Petersburg and enjoy dinner in 1st class comfort. Check in at Hotel Akyan (4 star). (B, L, D) KREMLIN – SUZDAL PRE-TOUR EXCURSION: TRETYAKOV GALLERY (4 hours) Benefit from our great value hotel rates and arrive a day earlier to join our optional half-day tour to the acclaimed Tretyakov Gallery (Day 1).

The gallery displays the world’s finest collection of Russian art including religious icons and pre-revolutionary paintings. It gives you the opportunity to discover Russian history through art and see the early influences of Russia’s great artists such as Kandinsky and Malevich.

$68 per person (based on minimum 4 persons) 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. SPECIAL JOURNEY SMALL GROUP

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9 info@beyondtravel.com.au • www.beyondtravel.com.au Per Person Single Twin Share Supplement May 11; Jul 27; Aug 10; Sep 7 3,695 995 MOSCOW to ST.

PETERSBURG featuring THE GOLDEN RING INCLUSIONS • Locally escorted 9 day tour in ENGLISH ONLY • Small group tour with maximum 24 participants • Accommodation in central, deluxe and first class hotels • Half board meals – breakfast and one main meal daily • Outstanding and in-depth sightseeing by professional guides • Transport by 1st Class high speed train and modern air conditioned coach • Arrival and departure transfers • Gratuities and hotel porterage HIGHLIGHTS 2018 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES • Moscow’s incredible Metro and the Kremlin & Armour Museum – treasury of the Russian Czars.

• 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 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 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 to see the city from a different perspective. After lunch, we will tour the renowned Hermitage Museum for an introduction to its immense collection of over 2.7 million items of art. (B, L) DAY 7 ST. PETERSBURG We will continue to uncover this visually stunning city on a comprehensive tour which visits Peter and Paul Fortress, which houses the burial 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 history and appreciation class at the Vodka Museum and then, this evening we will be entertained by a lively folklore performance at the Nikolaevsky Palace.

(B, L) DAY 8 ST. PETERSBURG Today we will immerse ourselves in St. Petersburg’s 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 spectacular gardens. We return to the city and this evening we will celebrate the conclusion of our tour at a farewell dinner. (B, D) DAY 9 ST. PETERSBURG Our tour concludes with a departure transfer for your onward journey. (B) PETERHOF PALACE Moscow Suzdal St. Petersburg Vladimir Sergiev Posad 1 4 RUSSIA BELARUS H 3 Deposit by 29 DEC 250 $ per couple TRAVEL VOUCHER discover more...

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10 Contact our destination specialists today: Australia 1300 363 554 • New Zealand 0800 550 065 MOSCOW TO VIENNA 20 day Premium Escorted Tour MOSCOW ESCORTED DAY 1 MOSCOW Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to Marriott Grand Hotel (5 star). This evening, join your fellow tour members and guide at a welcome dinner. (D) DAY 2 MOSCOW Moscow is the symbolic heart and soul of Russia. Your sightseeing tour begins at Red Square, dominated by the red walls of the Kremlin and the colourful onion domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral. After a tour of the Kremlin grounds, visit the famous Armoury Museum, treasury of the Russian Czars, with its opulent collection of Faberge Eggs, royal thrones, crowns and carriages.

Continue along the banks of the Moskva River to Novodevichy Convent and then end your tour at the Arbat Street shopping district. (B) DAY 3 MOSCOW / SERGIEV POSAD Depart Moscow for a sightseeing tour of 14th century Sergiev Posad, renowned as a centre of ancient Russian art and architecture. For centuries the fairy-tale gold and blue domes of the Trinity St. Sergius Lavra Monastery has served as the religious centre of the Russian Orthodox Church. Return to Moscow for overnight. (B, L) DAY 4 MOSCOW – ST. PETERSBURG Enjoy a last morning in Moscow before your departure on the high-speed Sapsan train to St.

Petersburg. On arrival you will be transferred to Courtyard by Marriott Centre West Pushkin (4 star) or Radisson Royal (4 star). (B, D) DAY 5 ST. PETERSBURG Spread over 100 islands linked by over 600 bridges, imperial St. Petersburg is often referred to as the “Venice of the North.” Enjoy a guided city tour along the Nevsky Prospekt to see Palace Square with the Winter Palace and the golden domes of St. Isaac’s Cathedral. You will also visit Peter and Paul Fortress, site of the first settlement of the city and the burial vault of the Romanov Dynasty. (B) 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.

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 Baltics.” Your morning sightseeing tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, home of the Latvian president, Dome Cathedral with its world famous organ, Powder Tower and the district of Art Nouveau houses. (B) DAY 10 RIGA – VILNIUS Depart on a scenic journey through the Baltic countryside to Vilnius. On arrival, your afternoon and evening is at leisure. Overnight Radisson Blu Hotel Astorija (5 star) or Radisson Blu Lietuva (4 star). (B, D) DAY 11 VILNIUS Today enjoy a panoramic walking tour of Vilnius, one of Europe’s most charming Old Towns with its maze of baroque-inspired architecture and cobblestone streets.

Visit the Old Town to see such sights as St. Stanislav’s Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, the baroque Peter and Paul Church and ruins of Vilnius Castle. (B) DAY 12 VILNIUS – WARSAW Depart the former Soviet Union through the picturesque countryside of Lithuania and northern Poland to Warsaw. Overnight at Radisson Blu Hotel Centrum (4 star). (B, L, D) DAY 13 WARSAW On a morning tour of Warsaw, a city with over 700 years of history, you will drive along the Royal Route from Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of Poland’s last king. Continue with a walk through the Old Town to see Market Square and St.

John’s Cathedral. (B) DAY 14 WARSAW – KRAKOW Leave Warsaw for Czestochowa, to visit the Yasna Gora Monastery with its famous portrait of the Black Madonna. In the afternoon you will tour Auschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious World War II concentration camps and now a sombre memorial to the Holocaust. Continue onto Krakow for dinner and overnight at Mercure Old Town (4 star). (B, D) PRAGUE

11 info@beyondtravel.com.au • www.beyondtravel.com.au 2018 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES Per Person Single Twin Share Supplement 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 INCLUSIONS • Fully escorted in ENGLISH ONLY • 4 & 5 star hotel accommodation • Meals as specified • Guided tours: Moscow, St.

Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Warsaw, Krakow, Prague and Vienna • Wireless ‘whisper’ headset technology used for touring • Transportation by air-conditioned coach • 2nd class rail: St. Petersburg to Moscow • Arrival and departure transfers (first and last day only) DAY 15 KRAKOW A sightseeing tour of the culture-packed city of Krakow will start at Wawel Hill to see the Royal Castle and Cathedral. Walk through the magical Old Town and visit the Main Market Square, the largest medieval square in Europe with its Cloth Hall and St. Mary’s Church. The afternoon is free to wander the city on your own.

(B) DAY 16 KRAKOW – PRAGUE Drive through Poland, Slovakia and finally into the Czech Republic. Today’s destination is Prague, with its baroque churches, promenades, parks and medieval Old Town. Overnight at Angelo Hotel by Vienna House (4 star). (B, D) DAY 17 PRAGUE Your city tour of Prague starts with a drive to Wenceslas Square and then across the Vltava River for a guided tour of Prague’s Hradcany district which overlooks the river and city beyond. Hradcany is Prague’s main attraction and here you will visit St. Vitus Cathedral, the resting place of Czech kings, and the Royal Castle of Hradcany which dominates Prague’s beautiful skyline.

Continue with a walk to see St. George’s Basilica, the Golden Lane and Daliborka Tower before an afternoon at leisure. (B) 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 majestic capital. (B) DAY 19 VIENNA Your sightseeing tour features the Hofburg Palace, once the seat of the Hapsburg Empire, Belvedere Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Prater Amusement Park. After an afternoon at leisure celebrate the last night of your tour with a farewell dinner. (B, D) DAY 20 VIENNA Your tour concludes with a departure transfer for your onward journey.

(B) WARSAW Moscow Narva St. Petersburg Sergiev Posad Tallinn Riga Warsaw Vilnius Krakow Prague Vienna RUSSIA LATVIA POLAND AUSTRIA Czestochowa 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 3 H 3 ESTONIA LITHUANIA CZECH REP. FINLAND SWEDEN BELARUS UKRAINE SLOVAK REP. HUNGARY G E R M A N Y Deposit by 29 DEC 500 $ per couple TRAVEL VOUCHER discover more... d i s c o v e r m o r e . . . d i s c o v e r m o r e . . . d i s c o v e r m o r e . . .

12 Contact our destination specialists today: Australia 1300 363 554 • New Zealand 0800 550 065 THE CZAR ROUTE 9 day Escorted Tour ST. PETERSBURG ESCORTED DAY 1 HELSINKI Your tour commences with an optional arrival transfer to Hotel Glo Art (4 star). This evening, join your fellow tour members and guide at a welcome meeting. 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 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 optional tour will be offered to Seurasaari Open-Air Museum an exhibition of cottages, farmsteads and manors from all over Finland.

(B) DAY 3 HELSINKI – ST. PETERSBURG Today, continue east to cross the border into Russia. You will stop in quaint Vyborg for a sightseeing tour and to see its 13th century castle. In the late afternoon arrive in St. Petersburg for overnight at Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky (4 star). (B) DAY 4 ST. PETERSBURG St. Petersburg is an incredible city with its imperial palaces 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 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. 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. This evening, enjoy an optional entertaining folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace. (B) DAY 5 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 and wonderful gardens. Then in the afternoon, an optional tour will be offered to the 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 at a traditional Russian restaurant. (B) DAY 6 ST. PETERSBURG – MOSCOW Explore St. Petersburg on your own, or take 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 through endless Russian landscapes and along the mighty Volga River. On arrival in Moscow overnight at Park Inn Sadu Hotel (4 star). (B) DAY 7 MOSCOW Moscow, the Mother of Russia, is an iconic Russian city with its Kremlin and onion-domed cathedrals. Dramatic changes over the last decade have made this city one of the most dynamic metropolis’ in the world.

On a sightseeing tour 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 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 cruise along the Moscow River will be offered. (B) DAY 8 MOSCOW Today, take an optional excursion to Sergiev Posad for a sightseeing tour of this 14th century city, renowned as a centre of ancient Russian art and architecture. The town is home to the beautifully restored Trinity Lavra of St.

Sergius, the most important monastery in the Russian Orthodox Church. In the evening, you may join an optional visit to the Old Russian Circus. (B) DAY 9 MOSCOW Your tour concludes with an optional departure transfer for your onward journey. (B) Moscow St. Petersburg Helsinki Sergiev Posad RUSSIA FINLAND BELARUS ESTONIA LATVIA 3 H 2 3 2018 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES Per Person Single Twin Share Supplement May 27; Jun 3 1,870 900 Jul 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26; Sep 2, 9, 16 1,710 740 Arrival / Departure Transfer 130 per transfer All optional tours featured in the itinerary can be purchased during your tour.

Full details and prices will be supplied with your travel documentation.

*Price based on a transfer by private vehicle (for 1-3 persons) INCLUSIONS • Fully escorted by MULTILINGUAL guide • 4 star hotel accommodation • Meals as specified • City tours of Helsinki, Vyborg, St. Petersburg and Moscow • Entrances to Church-in-the-Rock (Helsinki), Peter & Paul Fortress (St. Petersburg) and Kremlin (Moscow) • Transportation by air-conditioned coach • 2nd class rail tickets: St. Petersburg to Moscow Deposit by 29 DEC 100 $ per couple TRAVEL VOUCHER discover more... d i s c o v e r m o r e . . . d i s c o v e r m o r e . . . d i s c o v e r m o r e . . .

13 info@beyondtravel.com.au • www.beyondtravel.com.au RUSSIAN CAPITALS 7 day Escorted Tour MOSCOW ESCORTED 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 at a welcome meeting. DAY 2 ST. PETERSBURG St. Petersburg is an incredible city with its imperial palaces 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 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.

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. This evening, enjoy an optional entertaining folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace. (B) 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 and wonderful gardens. Then in the afternoon, an optional tour will be offered to the 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 at a traditional Russian restaurant. (B) DAY 4 ST. PETERSBURG – MOSCOW Explore St. Petersburg on your own, or take 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 through endless Russian landscapes and along the mighty Volga River. On arrival in Moscow overnight at Park Inn Sadu Hotel (4 star). (B) DAY 5 MOSCOW Moscow, the Mother of Russia, is an iconic Russian city with its Kremlin and onion-domed cathedrals. Dramatic changes over the last decade have made this city one of the most dynamic metropolis’ in the world.

On a sightseeing tour 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 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 cruise along the Moscow River will be offered. (B) DAY 6 MOSCOW Today, take an optional excursion to Sergiev Posad for a sightseeing tour of this 14th century city, renowned as a centre of ancient Russian art and architecture. The town is home to the beautifully restored Trinity Lavra of St.

Sergius, the most important monastery in the Russian Orthodox Church. In the evening, you may join an optional visit to the Old Russian Circus. (B) DAY 7 MOSCOW Your tour concludes with an optional departure transfer for your onward journey. (B) Moscow St. Petersburg Sergiev Posad RUSSIA FINLAND BELARUS ESTONIA LATVIA 3 2018 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES Per Person Single Twin Share Supplement May 8, 15, 22 1,220 570 May 29; Jun 5 1,380 740 Jul 17, 24, 31; Aug 7, 14, 21, 28; Sep 4, 11, 18 1,220 570 Arrival Transfer* 115 per transfer Departure Transfer* 130 per transfer All optional tours featured in the itinerary can be purchased during your tour.

Full details and prices will be supplied with your travel documentation.

*Price based on a transfer by private vehicle (for 1-3 persons) INCLUSIONS • Fully escorted by MULTILINGUAL guide • 4 star hotel accommodation • Meals as specified • City tours of St. Petersburg and Moscow • Entrances to Peter & Paul Fortress (St. Petersburg) and Kremlin (Moscow) • Transportation by air-conditioned coach • 2nd class rail: St. Petersburg to Moscow H 3 Deposit by 29 DEC 100 $ per couple TRAVEL VOUCHER d iscover more... d i s c o v e r m o r e . . . d i s c o v e r m o r e . . . d i s c o v e r m o r e . . .

14 Contact our destination specialists today: Australia 1300 363 554 • New Zealand 0800 550 065 SCENIC NORWAY 8 day Premium Escorted Tour GEIRANGERFJORD ESCORTED 2018 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES Per Person Single Twin Share Supplement Jun 5, 12, 19, 26; Jul 3, 10, 17, 24 Aug 7, 14 3,505 645 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 INCLUSIONS • Fully escorted in ENGLISH ONLY • 4 star, central hotel accommodation • Meals as specified • City tour: Bergen including the Bergen Funicular to Mt.

Fløien • Bergen and Flåm Railway journeys • Sogn, Nærøy and Geiranger Fjord cruises • Transportation by air-conditioned coach • Arrival and departure transfers (first and last day only) DAY 1 OSLO Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to Thon Hotel Opera (4 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 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 Hotel with a fjord view room (4 star).

(B, L, D) 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 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 4 BERGEN – FLÅM – BALESTRAND This morning board the train to Myrdal, 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 drive through the amazing Stalheim Canyon and Nærøy Valley and ferry to Balestrand.

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 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) SWEDEN NORWAY Bergen Ulvik Flam Balestrand Geiranger Oslo Lillehammer FLAM RAILWAY 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 onward journey. (B) 1 1 1 1 H 1 2

15 info@beyondtravel.com.au • www.beyondtravel.com.au GRAND TOUR OF SCANDINAVIA 15 day Premium Escorted Tour DAY 1 COPENHAGEN Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to Admiral Hotel (4 star). This evening, join your fellow tour members and guide at a welcome dinner. (D) DAY 2 COPENHAGEN Your sightseeing tour includes the Royal Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace (Danish Parliament), Little Mermaid, and the old harbour of Nyhavn. During afternoon free time we recommend a visit to the famous Tivoli Gardens (entrance ticket included). (B) 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) 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 at Thon Hotel Opera (4 star). (B, D) 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 Hotel with a fjord view room (4 star). (B, L, D) DAY 6 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 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 7 BERGEN – FLÅM – BALESTRAND This morning board the train to Myrdal, 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 drive through the amazing Stalheim Canyon and Nærøy Valley and ferry to Balestrand.

Overnight at Kvikne’s Hotel with a fjord view room (4 star). (B, D) DAY 8 BALESTRAND An entire day free to enjoy breathtaking Balestrand on the 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) DAY 9 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 10 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 11 OSLO – STOCKHOLM This 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 overnight Clarion Hotel Sign (4 star). (B, L, D) DAY 12 STOCKHOLM Stockholm is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, built on 14 islands and protected from the sea by the Stockholm archipelago.

Your sightseeing includes the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings and the enchanting Old Town (Gamla Stan) with its narrow cobbled streets. (B) DAY 13 STOCKHOLM A free morning is followed by a transfer to the port for the overnight ferry to Helsinki. Sail through the Stockholm archipelago on your journey to Finland. (B, D) DAY 14 HELSINKI On arrival in Helsinki, join your guide for a tour of the Finnish capital. Highlights include the beautiful harbour, Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park & Monument. Overnight at Haven Hotel (4 star). (B, D) DAY 15 HELSINKI Your tour concludes with a departure transfer for your onward journey.

(B) STOCKHOLM ESCORTED SWEDEN FINLAND NORWAY DENMARK Bergen Ulvik Flam Balestrand Geiranger Oslo Copenhagen Lillehammer Stockholm Helsinki 2018 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES Per Person Single Twin Share Supplement Jun 23, 30; Jul 7, 14, 21, 28 6,265 1,720 INCLUSIONS • Fully escorted in ENGLISH ONLY • 4 star, central hotel accommodation • Seaview cabin with private facilities: Copenhagen- Oslo and Stockholm-Helsinki ferries • Meals as specified • City tours: Copenhagen, Oslo, Helsinki, Stockholm & Bergen including the Bergen Funicular to Mt. Fløien • Bergen and Flåm Railway journeys and Sogn, Nærøy and Geiranger Fjord cruises • Transportation by air-conditioned coach • Arrival and departure transfers (first and last day only) 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 H 2 2

SWEDEN NORWAY DENMARK Bergen Flam Fagernes Stalheim Oslo Copenhagen Stockholm 1 Eidfjord H 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 16 Contact our destination specialists today: Australia 1300 363 554 • New Zealand 0800 550 065 FABULOUS SCANDINAVIA 10 day Escorted Tour BERGEN ESCORTED 2018 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES Per Person Single Twin Share Supplement May 17, 24, 31; Jun 14, 28; Jul 5, 12, 19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 3,570 1,430 Sep 6, 13 The optional tour on the Flåm railway can be purchased during your tour. Full details and prices will be supplied with your travel documentation. INCLUSIONS • Fully escorted by MULTILINGUAL guide • 4 star hotel accommodation • Meals as specified • Guided tours: Copenhagen, Oslo, Bergen and Stockholm • Overnight ferry in a sea-view cabin: Copenhagen-Oslo • Transportation by air-conditioned coach • Arrival and departure transfers (first and last day only) DAY 1 COPENHAGEN Your tour commences with a transfer to Hotel Tivoli (4 star).

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 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. This afternoon embark on your overnight ferry bound for Oslo. (B, D) DAY 3 OSLO – EIDFJORD Departing Oslo, your tour heads directly to Hoenefoss, Nesbyen surrounded by a landscape, which alternates between forests of pines and lakes 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 before arriving in todays final destination, Eidfjord. Overnight at Hotel Quality Voringfoss (4 star). (B, D) DAY 4 EIDFJORD – BERGEN This morning takes you further into the breathtaking 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 capital of the fjords.

An afternoon sightseeing tour will showcase this remarkable Hanseatic city, including the Bryggen area of old wooden houses, traditional Fish Market, St. Mary’s Church and Haakon’s Hall. Overnight at Hotel Scandic Oernen (4 star). (B) DAY 5 BERGEN – STALHEIM Your morning is at leisure to further explore this stunning Norwegian city before an afternoon drive to historical Voss with its scenic backdrop of snow clad mountains. Continue to the Naroy Valley and Stalheim, with its stunning views down the Stalheim Gorge. Overnight at Hotel Stalheim (4 star). (B, D) 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- taking railway journeys in the world. Later, drive along the Aurlandfjord to Fagernes for check in at Hotel Thon Scandic Valdres (4 star). (B, D) DAY 7 FAGERNES – OSLO Upon arrival in Oslo, join a morning sightseeing tour 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 Hotel Thon Opera (4 star). (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) DAY 9 STOCKHOLM Stockholm is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, built on 14 islands and protected from the sea by Skargarden, the Stockholm archipelago. Your morning sightseeing tour takes you to the Old Town with its Royal Palace, Stockholm Cathedral and famous City Hall. Afternoon at leisure for further discovery. (B) DAY 10 STOCKHOLM Your tour concludes with a departure transfer for your onward journey. (B)

17 info@beyondtravel.com.au • www.beyondtravel.com.au UNIQUE FJORDS & CAPITALS 11 day Escorted Tour 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 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. DAY 2 BERGEN - NORHEIMSUND Experience Bergen on a morning city tour which includes a visit to the popular Fish and Flower Market, Bryggen Harbour and the old Hanseatic Quarter.

Afterwards travel to the beautiful Hardangerfjord, the orchard of Norway. Overnight Thon Hotel Sandven (3 star), Norheimsund. (B, D) DAY 3 NORHEIMSUND – FLÅM – BALESTRAND Drive via Voss to Stalheimen, 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 cruise to Gudvangen. Marvel at the steep snow-capped mountains, cascading waterfalls and picturesque villages as your cruise takes you through the spectacular Sognefjord to Balestrand. Overnight in Kviknes Hotel (4 star).

(B, D) DAY 4 BALESTRAND / NIGARDSBREEN GLACIER Travel by ferry across the 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 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 you will join the Flåm Railway, a masterpiece of engineering and one of the most beautiful railway journeys in the world. Enjoy the panoramic views of the most magnificent nature 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 Plass (3 star). (B) DAY 6 OSLO Enjoy a morning guided tour of Oslo including City Hall, the Opera House and the impressive Vigeland Sculpture Park, a unique sculpture park featuring the life work of the sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) with more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and cast iron. (B) DAY 7 OSLO – STOCKHOLM This morning, travel to Stockholm by train, passing through a varied landscape of forests, fertile farmland and blue lakes. Arrive in the Swedish capital in the afternoon and overnight at Clarion Hotel Amaranten (4 star).

(B) DAY 8 STOCKHOLM Stockholm is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, built on 14 islands and protected from the sea by the Stockholm archipelago. Your sightseeing includes the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings and the enchanting Old Town (Gamla Stan) with its narrow cobbled streets. (B) DAY 9 STOCKHOLM – COPENHAGEN Journey by train through the Swedish countryside, passing Malmo as your train crosses the Øresund Straight into Denmark via one of the world’s longest bridges. Arrive in the enchanting capital, Copenhagen, and check in to Comfort Hotel Vesterbro (3 star).

(B) DAY 10 COPENHAGEN Your sightseeing tour includes the Royal Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace (Danish Parliament), Little Mermaid, and the old harbour of Nyhavn. During afternoon free time we recommend a visit to the famous Tivoli Gardens (optional). (B) DAY 11 COPENHAGEN Your tour concludes with an optional departure transfer for your onward journey. (B) OSLO ESCORTED SWEDEN NORWAY DENMARK Bergen Flam Balestrand Norheimsund Oslo Copenhagen Stockholm 2018 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES Per Person Single Twin Share Supplement Jun 3, 24; Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5 4,090 1,060 INCLUSIONS • Fully escorted in ENGLISH ONLY • 3 & 4 star hotel accommodation • Meals as specified • Guided tours: Bergen, Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen • Transportation by air-conditioned coach • Ferry: Flåm – Gudvangen, Balestrand – Jostedal – Balestrand, Balestrand - Flåm • Flåm Railway: Flåm-Myrdal • 2nd class rail: Myrdal – Oslo, Oslo – Stockholm, Stockholm - Copenhagen • Transfers to/from railway station in Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen H 2 1 2 2 2 1 SMALL GROUP

18 Contact our destination specialists today: Australia 1300 363 554 • New Zealand 0800 550 065 COMPLETE ICELAND 9 day Escorted Tour DAY 1 REYKJAVIK Your tour commences with an optional arrival transfer to Hotel Hilton Nordica (4 star). Your first opportunity to explore Reykjavik will leave you with a memorable impression of the most northerly capital in the world. 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 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 waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss.

Arrive in the village of Vik for overnight at Icelandair Hotel Vik (3 star). (B, D) 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 drive over the vast Skeidararsandur sands, the largest sand plain in the world, to Skaftafell, a beautiful glacial area within Vatnajökull National Park. Visit the stunning Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, where icebergs begin their life after breaking off the glacier and then overnight at Hotel Hofn, Hofn (3 star). (B, D) DAY 4 HOFN – EAST FJORDS – EGILSSTADIR A day of scenic wonder awaits as 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) DAY 5 EGILSSTADIR – LAKE MYVATN Explore the vast emptiness of the highland desert plateau Modrudalsoraefi as you head to Lake Myvatn. The Lake Myvatn area is a microcosm of all of Iceland’s natural wonders: from bubbling mud pools and geothermal caves, powerful waterfalls, craters and a diverse birdlife. Highlights of the day include 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) DAY 6 LAKE MYVATN – AKUREYRI – SIGLUFJÖRÐUR Start your day with a visit to the magnificent Godafoss Waterfall and then continue to Akureyri, Iceland’s colourful 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, located on the beautiful fjord of the same name, and admire some of the finest timber buildings in the country, beautifully restored to their original glory.

Overnight at Hotel Sigló (4 star). (B) DAY 7 SIGLUFJORDUR – BORGARNES This morning visit Siglufjörður‘s award winning Herring-Era Museum to learn of Siglufjordur’s transformation as a herring fishing boom town. Afterwards, drive via the majestic mountains and narrow passes to Skagafjordur, considered one of Iceland’s finest places to breed horses. Enjoy an introduction to the unique Icelandic horse breed with its special fifth gait - the tolt. Cross the Holtavorduheidi Plateau through Borgarfjordur, to beautiful Borgarnes for check in at Icelandair Hotel Hamar (3 star). (B, D) DAY 8 BORGARNES – THINGVELLIR – REYKJAVIK Explore more of Iceland’s amazing natural wonders as you return to Reykjavik.

Along the way visit Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in the world, the beautiful Hraunfossar Waterfalls and Lake Thingvallavatn in Thingvellir National Park. This UNESCO listed national park is the location of the founding place of the world‘s oldest parliamentary government, from the 10th century, and is the place where the North American and European tectonic plates meet. Overnight in Reykjavik at Hotel Hilton Nordica (4 star). (B) DAY 9 REYKJAVIK Your tour concludes with an optional departure transfer for your onward journey. (B) LAKE MYVATN ESCORTED Reykjavik Thingvellir Dyrholaey ARCTIC CIRCLE JOKULSAARLON GLACIAL LAGOON NAMASKARD MUD POOLS VATNAJOKULL NP Borgarnes Gullfoss Vik Geysir Siglufjordur Akureyri ICELAND 1 Hofn 1 Egilsstadir Lake Myvatn GODAFOSS WATERFALLS 1 1 1 1 1 H 1 2018 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES Per Person Single Twin Share Supplement Apr 25 3,540 890 May 2, 9, 16, 21, 23 3,980 1,130 Jun 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27; Jul 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30; 4,700 1,860 Aug 1, 6, 8, 15, 22, 29 Sep 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 26 4,500 1,530 INCLUSIONS • Fully escorted in ENGLISH ONLY • 3 & 4 star hotel accommodation • Meals as specified • Guided tours: Reykjavik, Vatnajökull National Park, East Fjord Region, Lake Mývatn, Akureyri, Siglufjörður and Golden Circle • Horse show in Skagafjordur • Transportation by air-conditioned coach • Services of a local representative