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SIGNATURE JOURNEY 8–9 THE BALTICS & RUSSIA BY LAND & BY SEA 8 ESCORTED TOURS 10–21 MOSCOW TO VIENNA 10 MOSCOW TO PRAGUE 11 THE CZAR ROUTE 12 RUSSIAN CAPITALS 13 MAGIC OF THE FJORDS 14 SCENIC NORWAY 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 NORWAY WINTER MAGIC 22 CRUISE RUSSIA 23-28 VOLGA DREAM 24 RUSSIAN RHAPSODY 26 RUSSIAN CLASSIC 27 VOLGA CLASSIC 28 RAIL JOURNEYS 29-33 CZAR’S GOLD 30 TRANS-SIBERIAN 32 TRANS-MONGOLIAN 33 FOR THE INDEPENDENT TRAVELLER 34–57 ‰ PRIVATE TOURS GOLDEN RING EXPLORER and KIZHI ISLAND 34 BEST OF RUSSIA 35 CAPITALS & FJORDS 36 ROYAL KINGDOMS & MAJESTIC FJORDS 37 INTIMATE NORWAY 38 NORWAY IN A NUTSHELL and SOGNEFJORD IN A NUTSHELL 39 NORWEGIAN PANORAMA SELF-DRIVE 40 AROUND ICELAND SELF-DRIVE 41 LAPLAND – ICE & LIGHTS 42 HUNTING THE NORTHERN LIGHTS BY LAND & SEA 43 CHARMING FINLAND and SANTA CLAUS ADVENTURE 44 PEARLS OF UZBEKISTAN 45 ‰ CITY STAYS MOSCOW 46 ST.
PETERSBURG 48 HELSINKI 50 STOCKHOLM 51 OSLO 52 BERGEN 53 COPENHAGEN 54 REYKJAVIK 55 KYIV 56 LVIV, ODESSA and MINSK 57 GETTING AROUND (FERRY, TRAIN, COACH) 58 TERMS AND CONDITIONS 59 CONTENTS
ARCTIC CIRCLE RUSSIA UKRAINE GEORGIA TURKMENISTAN MONGOLIA CHINA KAZAKHSTAN UZBEKISTAN RUSSIA BELARUS ICELAND NORWAY SWEDEN FINLAND DENMARK H H H H H H H Copenhagen 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 Vladivostok Ulan Ude Irkutsk Moron Novosibirsk Yekaterinburg Kazan Lviv Astana Volgograd (Stalingrad) Tromso Svolvaer Honningsvag Kyiv 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 Kiruna Narvik Veliky Novgorod Karakorum Urumqi Odessa Suzdal Vladimir Sergiev Posad Kemi Aarhus Murmansk Geirangerfjord Petrozavodsk HEIMAEY DISCOVER H Moscow H Beijing H Moscow H H Stockholm
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STOCKHOLM DAY 1 STOCKHOLM Welcome to Sweden. We commence our tour with a welcome dinner at Hotel Clarion Stockholm (4 star) or similar. (D) DAY 2 STOCKHOLM Built on 14 islands, Stockholm is an incredible city. On our sightseeing tour we will see the Old Town with the royal Castle, the Stockholm Cathedral and famous City Hall. This afternoon we transfer to the port to embark on our overnight journey travelling through the glorious Stockholm archipelago to Riga. (B, D) DAY 3 RIGA We arrive at Riga this morning and explore its fascinating mix of German, Latvian and Russian Heritage. Our tour will include the wonderful Art Nouveau district and the city’s notable sights such as the freedom Monument and Dome Cathedral.
Check in at Hotel Wellton Riga & Spa (4 star). (B, L) DAY 4 RIGA – SIAULIAI (HILL OF CROSSES) – KAUNAS – VILNIUS Our journey takes us south across the border to neighboring Lithuania with a stop at Siauliai to see the evocative Hill of Crosses, which stands as a testament to the endurance of Catholicism in this country’s turbulent history. We continue to charming Kaunas with a cobbled Old Town for a short stop before proceeding to Lithuania’s capital for check in at Hotel Congress (4 star). (B, D) DAY 5 VILNIUS We join our guide for a tour of Vilnius’ quaint Old Town, walking along the maze of cobbled stone streets past unassuming monuments.
Uncover the city’s highlights including St. Anna’s Church, the Old University and Gemidinas Tower. (B, L) DAY 6 VILNIUS – DAUGAVPILS – SIGULDA Today we stop in smaller, provincial towns to gain a great insight into this region. We transfer to Daugavpils, founded by the Livonian Order and ruled by Poles, Swedes, Russians and Germans. Explore the town center and Daugavpils Fortress before transferring to Sigulda for dinner and overnight at Hotel Sigulda (3 star). (B, D) DAY 7 SIGULDA – PARNÜ – TALLINN Explore lovely Sigulda, known by the locals as the Switzerland of Latvia. On a sightseeing tour take a forest walk and cable car ride with excellent views of the Guaja River.
Continue to the resort town of Parnü and enjoy a short tour before travelling through the picturesque Estonian countryside to Tallinn. Overnight in Hotel Von Stackelberg (4 star). (B, L) DAY 8 TALLINN We start our day with a comprehensive tour of this magnificent walled city. See Tallinn’s Dome Cathedral, Toompea Castle and medieval 13th century Town Hall. This evening join a medieval dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D) DAY 9 TALLINN – HELSINKI After breakfast, take a ferry across to Finland and arrive in its lively capital, Helsinki. We join an excellent city tour including the Helsinki Cathedral, Parliament Building, Sibelius Monument and famous Rock Church.
Check in at Glo Art Hotel (4 star) for dinner and overnight. (B, D) DAY 10 HELSINKI – ST. PETERSBURG Travel by the Allegro train and cross the border to Russia where we will arrive at magnificent St. Petersburg! Transfer to the port for embarkation and a traditional “Bread & Salt” ceremony on board your cruise before this evening’s welcome dinner. (B, D) DAY 11 CRUISE: ST. PETERSBURG Today during your city tour you will see the imperial palaces and stunning cathedrals of St. Petersburg. Visit the Peter & Paul Fortress, which houses the burial vault of the Romanov dynasty, followed by lunch in a local restaurant.
This afternoon is reserved for a tour of the world-renowned Hermitage Museum. (B, L, D) DAY 12 CRUISE: MANDROGI This morning, cruise to the traditional Russian village of Mandrogi to view the fine examples of wooden architecture. A barbeque lunch will be served ashore, where we have a chance to taste the Russian shashlik (kebab). (B, L, D) THE BALTICS & RUSSIA BY LAND & BY SEA SIGNATURE JOURNEY Discover perfectly preserved Old Towns, historic villages and magnificent architecture on a journey through the Baltic States and Russia. Our comprehensive tour will highlight the regions’ rich history and culture, share memorable culinary experiences and showcase its wonderful scenery.
Travel from Stockholm by ferry and through the picturesque Baltic countryside to St. Petersburg to join a first class cruise to Moscow. A truly unforgettable experience.
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STOCKHOLM TO MOSCOW featuring 8 DAY RUSSIAN RIVER CRUISE aboard MS Mstislav Rostropovich DAY 13 CRUISE: KIZHI Cruise along Lake Onega to the World-Heritage listed Kizhi Island for a tour of the Museum of Wooden Architecture with the iconic Church of the Transfiguration. The 300 years old multi-dome church is most noted for being constructed entirely without nails. (B, L, D) DAY 14 CRUISE: GORITZY Today we will cruise to Goritzy to visit the Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake, which was one of the largest, richest and most famous monasteries in Russia in 15-17th centuries.
(B, L, D) DAY 15 CRUISE: UGLICH Enjoy a walking tour of Uglich, including a visit to the Kremlin grounds, Transfiguration Cathedral and the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, built on the site where Ivan the Terrible’s son met his death. (B, L, D) DAY 16 CRUISE: MOSCOW On today’s city tour we will see many of the city’s iconic landmarks including the colourful St. Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square, the GUM and the Bolshoi Theatre. Our tour continues with a visit to the formidable Kremlin, the official residence of the President of Russia and the apex of Russian political power. Explore the Kremlin grounds with a visit to one of its historic cathedrals.
(B, L, D) DAY 17 CRUISE: MOSCOW Our cruise concludes after breakfast with a departure transfer to the airport for our onward journey. (B) INCLUSIONS 2019 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES • Locally escorted 17 day cruise-tour in ENGLISH ONLY • Small group land tour with maximum 26 participants (cruise maximum 212) • 8 nights accommodation in central, first class and boutique hotels • 1 overnight ferry in a sea-view cabin: Stockholm-Riga • 7 night Russian River Cruise in a river-view cabin • Half-board meals – breakfast and one main meal daily (day 1-10) • Full-board meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner (day 11-17) • Complimentary beverage with dinner and a bottle of water daily (aboard cruise only) • Walking tours: Stockholm, Riga, Siauliai, Kaunas, Vilnius, Daugavpils, Sigulda, Paernu, Tallinn, Helsinki, St Petersburg, Mandrogi, Kizhi, Goritzy, Uglich and Moscow • Transportation by modern air-conditioned coach: Riga-Tallinn • Comfort Class ferry ticket: Tallinn-Helsinki • 2nd class rail ticket: Helsinki-St.Petersburg • Moscow departure transfer • Hotel porterage • Port taxes • Gratuities (day 1-10) HIGHLIGHTS • Riga’s splendid Art Nouveau district and powerful Freedom Monument • Lithuania’s evocative Hill of Crosses • Sigulda’s excellent forest walk and cable car experience • Tallinn’s perfectly preserved Old Town and 13th century Town Hall • St.
Petersburg historic Peter & Paul fortress and Hermitage Museum • Discover Russia’s traditional and historic towns along the Volga • Kizhi Island’s magnificent Transfiguration Church • Moscow’s formidable Kremlin and iconic St. Basil’s Cathedral WWW.CRUISE-RUSSIA.COM.AU 8 Find our best prices, HOT deals and cabin availability. Plus single prices and full ship details. 17 day cruise-tour from $5,995 9 www.cruise-russia.com.au 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 Lake Ladoga Baltic Sea Lake Onega Rybinsk Reservoir Moscow Goritzy Daugavpils Siauliai Paernu Kaunas Riga Vilnius Kizhi Island St. Petersburg Mandrogi Sigulda Helsinki Tallinn Uglich Stockholm RUSSIA SWEDEN FINLAND ESTONIA LATVIA LITHUANIA BELARUS POLAND 1 1 H 1 2 1 1 1 2 We will travel in a small group from day 1 – 10.
Once you board the MS Rostropovich for your cruise (day 10 – 17), you will become part of the wonderful cruise experience which is designed to integrate you into the rich culture, spectacular landscape and to share it with other like-minded travellers. Our ship has a Cruise Manager and reception area to look after the needs of all passengers.
May 16; Aug 8 Per Person Single Twin Share Supplement Deck Cabin Bedding Size (sqm) Window Main Standard (I) Twin 13 Window 5,995 3,295 Middle Standard (H) Double 12.4-13.4 Balcony 6,095 3,395 Deluxe (C) Double/Twin 15.3-17.3 Balcony 6,395 3,695 Boat Deluxe (B) Double/Twin 15.7-16.5 Balcony 6,495 3,795 2020 departure dates: May 14; Jun 25; Aug 6; Sep 3 Pre-register now to secure your place. $250 per person deposit, fully refundable (see page 59) TRAVEL VOUC H E R Deposit by 31 DEC $ RECEIVE per couple 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 .
MOSCOW TO VIENNA 20 day Premium Escorted Tour MOSCOW ESCORTED DAY 1 MOSCOW Your tour commences with an arrival airport 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 passing the Novodevichy Convent, then ending 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. (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 Travel to 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) DAY 15 KRAKOW Your 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 PRAGUE 10 ≈ 10 Australia 1300 363 554 | New Zealand 0800 550 065 ≈ BEST SELLER
Per Person Single Twin Share Supplement Apr 26; May 10, 17, 24; Jun 14, 28; Jul 19; Aug 16, 30; Sep 6, 13, 27 5,875 2,425 Moscow to Prague (18 days – please refer to days 1 to 18 only) Apr 26; May 10, 17, 24; Jun 14, 28; Jul 19; Aug 16, 30; Sep 6, 13, 27 5,585 2,315 HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS 2019 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES • Fully escorted in ENGLISH ONLY • 4 & 5 star hotel accommodation • 19 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 10 dinners • 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: Moscow – St.
Petersburg • Airport arrival and departure transfers (first and last day only) • Admire the historic treasures showcased at the Kremlin and Armoury Museum • Discover Peter & Paul Fortress where the Romanov dynasty are buried • Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious WW11 concentration camp 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 airport transfer for your onward journey. (B) VIENNA 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.
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Moscow St. Petersburg Vyborg Helsinki Sergiev Posad RUSSIA FINLAND BELARUS ESTONIA LATVIA LITHUANIA 3 H 2 3 THE CZAR ROUTE 9 day Escorted Tour 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 throughout the 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 the 18th century Suomenlinna Fortress UNESCO World Heritage Site.
(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.
(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) ST. PETERSBURG ESCORTED Per Person Single Twin Share Supplement May 26; Jun 9, 16, 23, 30; Jul 7 2,005 965 Jul 14, 21, 28; Aug 4, 11, 18, 25; Sep 1, 8, 15 1,830 790 Arrival / Departure Transfer * 135 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) HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS 2019 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES • Fully escorted by MULTILINGUAL guide • 4 star hotel accommodation • 8 breakfasts • Guided Tours: 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: St. Petersburg-Moscow • Discover the quaint town of Vyborg with its medieval castle and cobbled lanes • Visit the Peter & Paul Fortress, burial site of the Romanov dynasty • Admire the vast and imposing Kremlin with its iconic St.
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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. (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, home to an impressive collection of art and antiquities. (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 scenic Russian landscapes and along the mighty Volga River. 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.
(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 H 3 Per Person Single Twin Share Supplement Apr 16; May 7, 14, 21 28; Jul 16, 23, 30; Aug 6, 13, 20, 27; 1,305 605 Sep 3, 10, 17, 24; Oct 1 May 28, Jun 11, 18, 25; Jul 2, 9 1,480 790 Arrival Transfer* 120 Departure Transfer* 140 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) HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS 2019 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES • Fully escorted by MULTILINGUAL guide • 4 star hotel accommodation • 6 breakfasts • Guided Tours: St. Petersburg and Moscow • Entrances to Peter & Paul Fortress (St. Petersburg) and Kremlin (Moscow) • Transportation by air-conditioned coach • 2nd class rail: St. Petersburg - Moscow • Discover the imperial architecture, elegant canals and refined culture of St. Petersburg • See the highlights of Moscow, Russia’s magnificent capital city • Wander through Red Square and the grounds of the mighty Kremlin ST.
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BRYGGEN 14 ≈ 14 Australia 1300 363 554 | New Zealand 0800 550 065 ≈ MAGIC OF THE FJORDS 7 day Escorted Tour DAY 1 OSLO Upon arrival in Oslo, please make your own way to Thon Hotel Opera (4 star) or similar. After check-in the rest of the day is at your leisure. DAY 2 OSLO This morning with your local guide depart for your sightseeing tour of this vibrant capital city taking in such sights as the Frogner Park, with all sculptural Vigeland, the museum of Viking ships exhibiting three original Viking Age ships, the Royal Palace, City Hall and the Akershus Fortress. (B) DAY 3 OSLO – FLÅM – SOGNEFJORD – BALESTRAND Begin your adventure into the fjordlands with an early morning train to the mountain station of Myrdal.
Here you will board the famous Flåmsbana, one of the steepest railroads in the world. The train journey runs through fantastic nature, past the Rallar road, steep mountains, breath-taking waterfalls, through 20 tunnels and offers stunning viewpoints. On arrival in Flåm enjoy free time to discover this beautiful village, before boarding your cruise which will take you to Balestrand along the Sognefjord, the longest fjord in Norway. Overnight at the charming family run Kviknes Hotel (4 star). (B, D) DAY 4 BALESTRAND Today is free for you to explore Balestrand at your own pace. Or consider an optional full day excursion to Fjærland, including Bøyabreen and Supphellebreen Glaciers and a visit to the Norwegian Glacier Museum.
(B, D) DAY 5 BALESTRAND – BERGEN This afternoon you will cruise to Bergen, known as the Gateway to the Fjords and a UNESCO World Heritage listed city. Upon arrival make your way to Zander K Hotel (3 star) or similar. (B) DAY 6 BERGEN With your local guide enjoy a walking tour of Bergen where you will explore the hanseatic wharf and historic buildings of Bryggen, with the church of Mary, the Hakon Fortress and the famous fish market. Afterwards you can visit the Fløibanen Funicular, which will take you on the top of Mt Fløyen, for spectacular views of the city. (B) DAY 7 BERGEN Your tour concludes after breakfast and upon check out from your hotel.
(B) AURLANDSFJORD ESCORTED S O G N E F J O R D NORWAY Flåm Myrdal Oslo Bergen Balestrand H 2 2 2 Per Person Single Twin Share Supplement May 16, 30; Jun 13; Aug 8, 22; Sep 5; Oct 3 1,910 770 Jul 4, 18; Sep 19 2,100 880 HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS 2019 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES • Fully escorted in ENGLISH ONLY (days 2 to 6) • 3 & 4 star hotel accommodation • 6 breakfasts and 2 dinners • Guided Tours: Oslo and Bergen • 2nd class rail: Oslo-Flåm • Ferry: Flåm-Balestrand and Balestrand–Bergen • Marvel at the stunning Norwegian landscape aboard your scenic fjord cruise • Spend two nights in the scenic fjord side village of Balestrand • Wander the historic alleys of Bergen’s Bryggen Harbour AURLANDSFJORD NEW
SCENIC NORWAY 8 day Premium Escorted Tour BERGEN ESCORTED DAY 1 OSLO Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel (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 Gol. 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, the old Hanseatic Quarter and a ride on the funicular to Mt. Fløien, for the best views of the city. 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) 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 Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel (4 star). (B, L, D) DAY 8 OSLO Your tour concludes with a departure transfer for your onward journey. (B) SWEDEN NORWAY Bergen Ulvik Flam Myrdal Balestrand Geiranger Oslo Lillehammer FLAM RAILWAY 1 1 1 1 H 1 2 Per Person Single Twin Share Supplement May 28; Jun 4, 11, 18, 25 Jul 2, 9, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30; 4,185 875 Aug 6, 13 Land of the Fjords (6 days from Bergen – please refer to days 3-8 only) May 30; Jun 6, 13, 20, 27 Jul 4, 11, 18, 23, 25, 30; 3,140 570 Aug 1, 8, 15 HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS 2019 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES • Fully escorted in ENGLISH ONLY • 4 star central hotel accommodation • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 6 dinners • Guided 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) • Explore the magnificent Geiranger Fjord on a scenic cruise • Marvel at the spectacular views from the top of Mt. Fløien, Bergen • Overnight in picturesque Ulvik and Balestrand with fjord views from your hotel 15 www.beyondtravel.com.au 8
SWEDEN NORWAY DENMARK Bergen Flam Fagernes Stalheim Oslo Copenhagen Stockholm 1 Eidfjord H 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 FABULOUS SCANDINAVIA 10 day Escorted Tour STOCKHOLM ESCORTED 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 today’s final destination, Eidfjord. Overnight at Hotel Quality (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 breathtaking 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.
(B) DAY 10 STOCKHOLM Your tour concludes with a departure transfer for your onward journey. (B) Per Person Single Twin Share Supplement May 16; Jun 6, 13, 27; Jul 11, 25; Aug 8, 22 3,850 1,395 The optional tour on the Flåm railway can be purchased during your tour. Full details and prices will be supplied with your travel documentation. HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS 2019 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES • Fully escorted by MULTILINGUAL guide • 4 star hotel accommodation • 9 breakfasts and 4 dinners • Guided Tours: Copenhagen, Oslo, Bergen and Stockholm • Overnight ferry in a sea-view cabin: Copenhagen-Oslo • Transportation by air-conditioned coach • Porterage at hotels and ferry terminals • Arrival and departure shared transfers (first and last day only) • Discover the Hanseatic city of Bergen • Travel through the breathtaking Norwegian Fjordlands • Explore Stockholm, the beautiful capital of Sweden COPENHAGEN 16 ≈ 16 Australia 1300 363 554 | New Zealand 0800 550 065 ≈
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. 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 you cruise through the spectacular Sognefjord to Balestrand. Overnight in the family run 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.
(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 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 or bus, passing through a varied landscape of forests, fertile farmland and blue lakes. Arrive in the Swedish capital in the afternoon and overnight at Scandic Hotel Malmen (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 2 2 2 SMALL GROUP H 1 1 Myrdal Per Person Single Twin Share Supplement Jun 2, 23, 30; Jul 7, 14, 21*, 28; Aug 4, 11*, 18 4,585 1,045 *Multilingual departure, English and Portuguese HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS 2019 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES • 3 & 4 star hotel accommodation • 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners • 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 and Stockholm – Copenhagen • Transfers to/from railway station in Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen • Stay in the quaint village of Norheimsund, the gateway to the Hardangarfjord • Ride the scenic Flåm Railway • Explore Copenhagen, the enchanting capital of Denmark STOCKHOLM 2 17 www.beyondtravel.com.au 8
COMPLETE ICELAND 9 day Escorted Tour DAY 1 REYKJAVIK Your tour commences with an optional arrival transfer to Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura (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 Start your journey around Iceland with a visit to the natural wonders of the famed Golden Circle. See the 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 to 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. Overnight at Hotel Hofn (3 star). (B) 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 (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 Námaskarð pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colours.
Overnight Sel Hotel 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, D) 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 Waterfallls and Lake Thingvallavatn in Thingvellir National Park. This UNESCO listed national park is the place where the North American and European tectonic plates meet. Enjoy a short Reykjavik city sightseeing tour before being dropped off at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura (4 star) for the final night. (B) DAY 9 REYKJAVIK Your tour concludes with an optional departure transfer for your onward journey. (B) SELJALANDSFOSS 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 New for 2019 – Small Group departure Maximum 16 passengers May 1, 8.
29 4,820 1,210 Jun 5, 19; Jul 10, 22; Aug 5, 21 5,600 1,700 Sep 11, 20 5,320 1,520 Large Group departure Per Person Single Maximum 36 passengers Twin Share Supplement Apr 24 3,960 980 May 15, 22 3,900 1,200 Jun 12, 26; Jul 3, 8, 15, 17, 24, 31; Aug 7, 14, 28 4,650 1,700 Sep 4, 13, 18 4,370 1,520 HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS 2019 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES • Fully escorted in ENGLISH ONLY • 3 & 4 star hotel accommodation • 8 breakfasts and 5 dinners • 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 • See the spectacular natural wonders of the famed Golden Circle • Discover the beauty of Thingvellir National Park • Witness the otherworldly landscape of the Námaskarð pass 18 ≈ 18 Australia 1300 363 554 | New Zealand 0800 550 065 ≈ SMALL GROUP