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RUSSIA
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 2019                             RUSSIA, FINLAND, DENMARK
                                  NORWAY, SWEDEN, ICELAND
                                   BELARUS, UKRAINE, CHINA
                                  MONGOLIA & CENTRAL ASIA




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ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
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CONTENTS

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
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STOCKHOLM




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      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.


DAY 1 STOCKHOLM Welcome to Sweden. We                    DAY 5 VILNIUS We join our guide for a tour of Vilnius’   DAY 9 TALLINN – HELSINKI After breakfast, take
commence our tour with a welcome dinner at Hotel         quaint Old Town, walking along the maze of cobbled       a ferry across to Finland and arrive in its lively
Clarion Stockholm (4 star) or similar. (D)               stone streets past unassuming monuments. Uncover         capital, Helsinki. We join an excellent city tour
                                                         the city’s highlights including St. Anna’s Church, the   including the Helsinki Cathedral, Parliament
DAY 2 STOCKHOLM Built on 14 islands,
                                                         Old University and Gemidinas Tower. (B, L)               Building, Sibelius Monument and famous Rock
Stockholm is an incredible city. On our sightseeing
                                                                                                                  Church. Check in at Glo Art Hotel (4 star) for dinner
tour we will see the Old Town with the royal Castle,     DAY 6 VILNIUS – DAUGAVPILS – SIGULDA Today
                                                                                                                  and overnight. (B, D)
the Stockholm Cathedral and famous City Hall. This       we stop in smaller, provincial towns to gain a great
afternoon we transfer to the port to embark on our       insight into this region. We transfer to Daugavpils,     DAY 10 HELSINKI – ST. PETERSBURG Travel by
overnight journey travelling through the glorious        founded by the Livonian Order and ruled by Poles,        the Allegro train and cross the border to Russia
Stockholm archipelago to Riga. (B, D)                    Swedes, Russians and Germans. Explore the town           where we will arrive at magnificent St. Petersburg!
                                                         center and Daugavpils Fortress before transferring       Transfer to the port for embarkation and a traditional
DAY 3 RIGA We arrive at Riga this morning and
                                                         to Sigulda for dinner and overnight at Hotel Sigulda     “Bread & Salt” ceremony on board your cruise
explore its fascinating mix of German, Latvian and
                                                         (3 star). (B, D)                                         before this evening’s welcome dinner. (B, D)
Russian Heritage. Our tour will include the wonderful
Art Nouveau district and the city’s notable sights       DAY 7 SIGULDA – PARNÜ – TALLINN Explore                  DAY 11 CRUISE: ST. PETERSBURG Today during
such as the freedom Monument and Dome                    lovely Sigulda, known by the locals as the               your city tour you will see the imperial palaces and
Cathedral. Check in at Hotel Wellton Riga & Spa (4       Switzerland of Latvia. On a sightseeing tour take a      stunning cathedrals of St. Petersburg. Visit the Peter
star). (B, L)                                            forest walk and cable car ride with excellent views      & Paul Fortress, which houses the burial vault of the
                                                         of the Guaja River. Continue to the resort town of       Romanov dynasty, followed by lunch in a local
DAY 4 RIGA – SIAULIAI (HILL OF CROSSES) –
                                                         Parnü and enjoy a short tour before travelling           restaurant. This afternoon is reserved for a tour of
KAUNAS – VILNIUS Our journey takes us south
                                                         through the picturesque Estonian countryside to          the world-renowned Hermitage Museum. (B, L, D)
across the border to neighboring Lithuania with a
                                                         Tallinn. Overnight in Hotel Von Stackelberg (4 star).
stop at Siauliai to see the evocative Hill of Crosses,                                                            DAY 12 CRUISE: MANDROGI This morning, cruise
                                                         (B, L)
which stands as a testament to the endurance of                                                                   to the traditional Russian village of Mandrogi to
Catholicism in this country’s turbulent history. We      DAY 8 TALLINN We start our day with a                    view the fine examples of wooden architecture. A
continue to charming Kaunas with a cobbled Old           comprehensive tour of this magnificent walled city.      barbeque lunch will be served ashore, where we
Town for a short stop before proceeding to               See Tallinn’s Dome Cathedral, Toompea Castle and         have a chance to taste the Russian shashlik
Lithuania’s capital for check in at Hotel Congress       medieval 13th century Town Hall. This evening join       (kebab). (B, L, D)
(4 star). (B, D)                                         a medieval dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D)



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                                                                                               •         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
   STOCKHOLM TO MOSCOW                                                                         •         Tallinn’s perfectly preserved Old Town and 13th century Town Hall
           featuring                                                                           •         St. Petersburg historic Peter & Paul fortress and Hermitage Museum
                                                                                               •         Discover Russia’s traditional and historic towns along the Volga
 8 DAY RUSSIAN RIVER CRUISE                                                                    •         Kizhi Island’s magnificent Transfiguration Church
                                                                                               •         Moscow’s formidable Kremlin and iconic St. Basil’s Cathedral
            aboard
    MS Mstislav Rostropovich                                                                                                                         INCLUSIONS
                                                                                               •         Locally escorted 17 day cruise-tour in ENGLISH ONLY
                                                                                               •         Small group land tour with maximum 26 participants (cruise maximum 212)
DAY 13 CRUISE: KIZHI Cruise along Lake Onega to the                                            •         8 nights accommodation in central, first class and boutique hotels
World-Heritage listed Kizhi Island for a tour of the Museum of
Wooden Architecture with the iconic Church of the                                              •         1 overnight ferry in a sea-view cabin: Stockholm-Riga
Transfiguration. The 300 years old multi-dome church is most                                   •         7 night Russian River Cruise in a river-view cabin
noted for being constructed entirely without nails. (B, L, D)                                  •         Half-board meals – breakfast and one main meal daily (day 1-10)
DAY 14 CRUISE: GORITZY Today we will cruise to Goritzy                                         •         Full-board meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner (day 11-17)
to visit the Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake, which                                   •         Complimentary beverage with dinner and a bottle of water daily (aboard cruise only)
was one of the largest, richest and most famous monasteries                                    •         Walking tours: Stockholm, Riga, Siauliai, Kaunas, Vilnius, Daugavpils, Sigulda,
in Russia in 15-17th centuries. (B, L, D)                                                                Paernu, Tallinn, Helsinki, St Petersburg, Mandrogi, Kizhi, Goritzy, Uglich and Moscow
DAY 15 CRUISE: UGLICH Enjoy a walking tour of Uglich,                                          •         Transportation by modern air-conditioned coach: Riga-Tallinn
including a visit to the Kremlin grounds, Transfiguration                                      •         Comfort Class ferry ticket: Tallinn-Helsinki
Cathedral and the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, built on                                  •         2nd class rail ticket: Helsinki-St.Petersburg
the site where Ivan the Terrible’s son met his death. (B, L, D)
                                                                                               •         Moscow departure transfer
DAY 16 CRUISE: MOSCOW On today’s city tour we will see                                         •         Hotel porterage
many of the city’s iconic landmarks including the colourful St.                                •         Port taxes
Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square, the GUM and the Bolshoi
                                                                                               •         Gratuities (day 1-10)
Theatre. Our tour continues with a visit to the formidable
Kremlin, the official residence of the President of Russia and
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the apex of Russian political power. Explore the Kremlin
grounds with a visit to one of its historic cathedrals. (B, L, D)                             May 16; Aug 8                                                                        Per Person   Single
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DAY 17 CRUISE: MOSCOW Our cruise concludes after
breakfast with a departure transfer to the airport for our                                    Deck   Cabin                              Bedding           Size (sqm)   Window
onward journey. (B)                                                                           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
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DAY 1 MOSCOW Your tour commences with an                     DAY 5 ST. PETERSBURG Spread over 100 islands                  DAY 9 RIGA Riga, founded in 1201, is often referred
arrival airport transfer to Marriott Grand Hotel (5 star).   linked by over 600 bridges, imperial St. Petersburg is        to as the “Paris of the Baltics.” Your morning
This evening, join your fellow tour members and              often referred to as the “Venice of the North.” Enjoy a       sightseeing tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle,
guide at a welcome dinner. (D)                               guided city tour along the Nevsky Prospekt to see             home of the Latvian president, Dome Cathedral with
                                                             Palace Square with the Winter Palace and the golden           its world famous organ, Powder Tower and the district
DAY 2 MOSCOW Moscow is the symbolic heart
                                                             domes of St. Isaac’s Cathedral. You will also visit Peter     of Art Nouveau houses. (B)
and soul of Russia. Your sightseeing tour begins at
                                                             and Paul Fortress, site of the first settlement of the city
Red Square, dominated by the red walls of the                                                                              DAY 10 RIGA – VILNIUS Depart on a scenic journey
                                                             and the burial vault of the Romanov Dynasty. (B)
Kremlin and the colourful onion domes of St. Basil’s                                                                       through the Baltic countryside to Vilnius. On arrival,
Cathedral. After a tour of the Kremlin grounds, visit        DAY 6 ST. PETERSBURG Today, explore the world-                your afternoon and evening is at leisure. Overnight
the famous Armoury Museum, treasury of the                   famous Hermitage Museum, housed in the Winter                 Radisson Blu Hotel Astorija (5 star) or Radisson Blu
Russian Czars, with its opulent collection of Faberge        Palace, the former home of the Czars. One of the              Lietuva (4 star). (B, D)
Eggs, royal thrones, crowns and carriages. Continue          world’s oldest and largest museums, the Hermitage
                                                                                                                           DAY 11 VILNIUS Today enjoy a panoramic walking
along the banks of the Moskva River passing the              houses an immense collection of art including
                                                                                                                           tour of Vilnius, one of Europe’s most charming Old
Novodevichy Convent, then ending your tour at the            masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael,
                                                                                                                           Towns with its maze of baroque-inspired architecture
Arbat Street shopping district. (B)                          Rembrandt, Rubens and French Impressionists. (B, D)
                                                                                                                           and cobblestone streets. Visit the Old Town to see
DAY 3 MOSCOW / SERGIEV POSAD Depart                          DAY 7 ST. PETERSBURG – TALLINN Depart for                     such sights as St. Stanislav’s Cathedral, Gediminas
Moscow for a sightseeing tour of 14th century Sergiev        Tallinn with a stop in Narva on the Estonian border.          Tower, the baroque Peter and Paul Church and ruins
Posad, renowned as a centre of ancient Russian art           Overnight at Sokos Hotel Viru (4 star). (B, D)                of Vilnius Castle. (B)
and architecture. For centuries the fairy-tale gold and
                                                             DAY 8 TALLINN – RIGA Tallinn boasts the best-                 DAY 12 VILNIUS – WARSAW Depart the former
blue domes of the Trinity St. Sergius Lavra Monastery
                                                             preserved medieval town in Northern Europe. Your              Soviet Union through the picturesque countryside of
has served as the religious centre of the Russian
                                                             walking tour of this charming city with its distinctive       Lithuania and northern Poland to Warsaw. Overnight
Orthodox Church. Return to Moscow. (B, L)
                                                             architecture takes in Toompea Castle, Alexander               at Radisson Blu Hotel Centrum (4 star). (B, L, D)
DAY 4 MOSCOW – ST. PETERSBURG Enjoy a last                   Nevsky Cathedral and 14th century Gothic Town
                                                                                                                           DAY 13 WARSAW On a morning tour of Warsaw, a
morning in Moscow before your departure on the high-         Hall. In the afternoon, depart for Riga, capital of
                                                                                                                           city with over 700 years of history, you will drive along
speed Sapsan train to St. Petersburg. On arrival you         Latvia. Overnight at Radisson Blu Latvija Hotel (4
                                                                                                                           the Royal Route from Castle Square to Lazienki Park
will be transferred to Courtyard by Marriott Centre West     star). (B, D)
                                                                                                                           and Palace, the summer residence of Poland’s last
Pushkin (4 star) or Radisson Royal (4 star). (B, D)
                                                                                                                           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
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DAY 16 KRAKOW – PRAGUE Drive                    DAY 18 PRAGUE – VIENNA Travel south
                                                                                                              CZECH REP.                                                              UKRAINE
through Poland, Slovakia and finally into the   to Vienna, the ‘city of waltzes,’ where, after
Czech Republic. Today’s destination is          check-in to Hilton am Stadtpark Hotel (5                                            SLOVAK REP.
Prague, with its baroque churches,              star), the afternoon is free to explore                        Vienna 2
promenades, parks and medieval Old              Austria’s majestic capital. (B)                          AUSTRIA
Town. Overnight at Angelo Hotel by Vienna                                                                                         HUNGARY
                                                DAY 19 VIENNA Your sightseeing tour
House (4 star). (B, D)
                                                features the Hofburg Palace, once the seat
DAY 17 PRAGUE Your city tour of Prague          of the Hapsburg Empire, Belvedere Palace,                                                              HIGHLIGHTS
starts with a drive to Wenceslas Square         St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Prater                   • Admire the historic treasures showcased at the Kremlin and
and then across the Vltava River for a          Amusement Park. After an afternoon at                      Armoury Museum
guided tour of Prague’s Hradcany district       leisure celebrate the last night of your tour
which overlooks the river and city beyond.      with a farewell dinner. (B, D)                           • Discover Peter & Paul Fortress where the Romanov dynasty
Hradcany is Prague’s main attraction and                                                                   are buried
                                                DAY 20 VIENNA Your tour concludes with                   • Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious WW11 concentration
here you will visit St. Vitus Cathedral, the
                                                a departure airport transfer for your onward               camp
resting place of Czech kings, and the Royal
                                                journey. (B)
Castle of Hradcany which dominates
Prague’s beautiful skyline. Continue with a                                                                                                            INCLUSIONS
walk to see St. George’s Basilica, the
                                                                                                         • 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)

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DAY 2 HELSINKI Helsinki is located at the
crossroads of Western and Eastern culture and           DAY 6 ST. PETERSBURG – MOSCOW
this is reflected throughout the lively Finnish         Explore St. Petersburg on your own, or take an                                                 HIGHLIGHTS
capital. Your city tour includes the city’s lovely      optional canal cruise to view the city from a         • Discover the quaint town of Vyborg with its medieval
harbour, Senate Square, Parliament Building,            different perspective, before boarding the              castle and cobbled lanes
Sibelius Monument, Finlandia Hall and the               afternoon high-speed Sapsan train to Moscow.
                                                                                                              • Visit the Peter & Paul Fortress, burial site of the
famous “Church-in-the-Rock.” In the afternoon,          Your train journey takes you through endless
                                                                                                                Romanov dynasty
an optional tour will be offered to the 18th            Russian landscapes and along the mighty
century Suomenlinna Fortress UNESCO World               Volga River. On arrival in Moscow overnight at        • Admire the vast and imposing Kremlin with its iconic
Heritage Site. (B)                                      Park Inn Sadu Hotel (4 star). (B)                       St. Basils Cathedral

DAY 3 HELSINKI – ST. PETERSBURG Today,                  DAY 7 MOSCOW Moscow, the Mother of                                                             INCLUSIONS
continue east to cross the border into Russia.          Russia, is an iconic Russian city with its Kremlin
You will stop in quaint Vyborg for a sightseeing        and onion-domed cathedrals. Dramatic changes          • Fully escorted by MULTILINGUAL guide
tour and to see its 13th century castle. In the late    over the last decade have made this city one of       • 4 star hotel accommodation
afternoon arrive in St. Petersburg for overnight        the most dynamic metropolis in the world. On a        • 8 breakfasts
at Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky (4 star). (B)                sightseeing tour of the Russian capital, you will
                                                        see Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral and             • Guided Tours: Helsinki, Vyborg, St. Petersburg and
DAY 4 ST. PETERSBURG St. Petersburg is an                                                                       Moscow
                                                        Bolshoi Theatre and take a tour of the Kremlin
incredible city with its imperial palaces and                                                                 • Entrances to Church-in-the-Rock (Helsinki), Peter & Paul
                                                        grounds including a visit inside one of the many
museums enjoying worldwide fame. The Neva                                                                       Fortress (St. Petersburg) and Kremlin (Moscow)
                                                        cathedrals on the site. In the afternoon, join an
River and many canals give the city the title of
                                                        optional tour of the grand stations of the            • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
“The Venice of the North.” On a city tour you will
                                                        Moscow Metro and the bohemian Arbat Street            • 2nd class rail: St. Petersburg-Moscow
become acquainted with the city’s foundations
                                                        area. This evening, an optional cruise along the
at Peter and Paul Fortress, then travel the
                                                        Moscow River will be offered. (B)                                        2019 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
Nevsky Prospekt, and see Kazan Cathedral,
Church of the Spilt Blood, St. Isaac’s Cathedral        DAY 8 MOSCOW Today, take an optional
                                                                                                                                                                             Per Person       Single
and much more. This afternoon’s optional tour           excursion to Sergiev Posad for a sightseeing
                                                                                                                                                                             Twin Share     Supplement
is to Pushkin with the impressive Catherine’s           tour of this 14th century city, renowned as a
Palace and the Amber Room, beautifully                  centre of ancient Russian art and architecture.         May 26; Jun 9, 16, 23, 30; Jul 7                                 2,005          965
restored for St. Petersburg’s 300 year                  The town is home to the beautifully restored
                                                                                                                Jul 14, 21, 28; Aug 4, 11, 18, 25;
celebrations in 2003. This evening, enjoy an            Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, the most important                                                                         1,830          790
                                                                                                                Sep 1, 8, 15
optional entertaining folklore show at the              monastery in the Russian Orthodox Church. In
Nikolaevsky Palace. (B)                                 the evening, you may join an optional visit to          Arrival / Departure Transfer *                                    135 per transfer
                                                        the Old Russian Circus. (B)
DAY 5 ST. PETERSBURG This morning’s                                                                             All optional tours featured in the itinerary can be purchased during your
optional tour is to Peterhof, a masterpiece from        DAY 9 MOSCOW Your tour concludes with an                tour. Full details and prices will be supplied with your travel
the time of Peter the Great, with its impressive        optional departure transfer for your onward             documentation.
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DAY 2 ST. PETERSBURG St. Petersburg is                 DAY 5 MOSCOW Moscow, the Mother of
an incredible city with its imperial palaces and       Russia, is an iconic Russian city with its Kremlin                                            HIGHLIGHTS
museums enjoying worldwide fame. The Neva              and onion-domed cathedrals. Dramatic changes
                                                                                                            • Discover the imperial architecture, elegant canals and
River and many canals give the city the title of       over the last decade have made this city one of
                                                                                                              refined culture of St. Petersburg
“The Venice of the North.” On a city tour you          the most dynamic metropolis in the world. On a
will become acquainted with the city’s                 sightseeing tour of the Russian capital, you will    • See the highlights of Moscow, Russia’s magnificent
foundations at Peter and Paul Fortress, then           see Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral and              capital city
travel the Nevsky Prospekt, and see Kazan              Bolshoi Theatre and take a tour of the Kremlin       • Wander through Red Square and the grounds of the
Cathedral, Church of the Spilt Blood, St. Isaac’s      grounds including a visit inside one of the many       mighty Kremlin
Cathedral and much more. This afternoon’s              cathedrals on the site. In the afternoon, join an
optional tour is to Pushkin with the impressive        optional tour of the grand stations of the                                                    INCLUSIONS
Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room. (B)             Moscow Metro and the bohemian Arbat Street
                                                                                                            • Fully escorted by MULTILINGUAL guide
                                                       area. (B)
DAY 3 ST. PETERSBURG This morning’s                                                                         • 4 star hotel accommodation
optional tour is to Peterhof, a masterpiece from       DAY 6 MOSCOW Today, take an optional
                                                                                                            • 6 breakfasts
the time of Peter the Great, with its impressive       excursion to Sergiev Posad for a sightseeing tour
Grand Palace, Grand Cascade and wonderful              of this 14th century city, renowned as a centre      • Guided Tours: St. Petersburg and Moscow
gardens. Then in the afternoon, an optional            of ancient Russian art and architecture. The         • Entrances to Peter & Paul Fortress (St. Petersburg) and
tour will be offered to the world famous               town is home to the beautifully restored Trinity       Kremlin (Moscow)
Hermitage Museum, home to an impressive                Lavra of St. Sergius, the most important             • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
collection of art and antiquities. (B)                 monastery in the Russian Orthodox Church. In
                                                                                                            • 2nd class rail: St. Petersburg - Moscow
                                                       the evening, you may join an optional visit to the
DAY 4 ST. PETERSBURG – MOSCOW
                                                       Old Russian Circus. (B)
Explore St. Petersburg on your own, or take an                                                                              2019 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
optional canal cruise to view the city from a          DAY 7 MOSCOW Your tour concludes with an
different perspective, before boarding the             optional departure transfer for your onward                                                                      Per Person       Single
afternoon high-speed Sapsan train to Moscow.           journey. (B)                                                                                                     Twin Share     Supplement
                                                                                                             Apr 16; May 7, 14, 21 28;
                                                                                                             Jul 16, 23, 30; Aug 6, 13, 20, 27;                           1,305               605
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                                                                                                             All optional tours featured in the itinerary can be purchased during your
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DAY 1 OSLO Upon arrival in Oslo, please make         DAY 4 BALESTRAND Today is free for you to
your own way to Thon Hotel Opera (4 star) or         explore Balestrand at your own pace. Or                                       HIGHLIGHTS
similar. After check-in the rest of the day is at    consider an optional full day excursion to
                                                                                                           • Marvel at the stunning Norwegian landscape aboard your
your leisure.                                        Fjærland,   including    Bøyabreen     and
                                                                                                             scenic fjord cruise
                                                     Supphellebreen Glaciers and a visit to the
DAY 2 OSLO This morning with your local                                                                    • Spend two nights in the scenic fjord side village of
                                                     Norwegian Glacier Museum. (B, D)
guide depart for your sightseeing tour of this                                                               Balestrand
vibrant capital city taking in such sights as the    DAY 5 BALESTRAND – BERGEN This
                                                                                                           • Wander the historic alleys of Bergen’s Bryggen Harbour
Frogner Park, with all sculptural Vigeland, the      afternoon you will cruise to Bergen, known as
museum of Viking ships exhibiting three original     the Gateway to the Fjords and a UNESCO
Viking Age ships, the Royal Palace, City Hall        World Heritage listed city. Upon arrival make
                                                                                                                                   INCLUSIONS
and the Akershus Fortress. (B)                       your way to Zander K Hotel (3 star) or similar. (B)   • Fully escorted in ENGLISH ONLY (days 2 to 6)
DAY 3 OSLO – FLÅM – SOGNEFJORD –                     DAY 6 BERGEN With your local guide enjoy a            • 3 & 4 star hotel accommodation
BALESTRAND Begin your adventure into the             walking tour of Bergen where you will explore         • 6 breakfasts and 2 dinners
fjordlands with an early morning train to the        the hanseatic wharf and historic buildings of
mountain station of Myrdal. Here you will board      Bryggen, with the church of Mary, the Hakon           • Guided Tours: Oslo and Bergen
the famous Flåmsbana, one of the steepest            Fortress and the famous fish market. Afterwards       • 2nd class rail: Oslo-Flåm
railroads in the world. The train journey runs       you can visit the Fløibanen Funicular, which will     • Ferry: Flåm-Balestrand and Balestrand–Bergen
through fantastic nature, past the Rallar road,      take you on the top of Mt Fløyen, for spectacular
steep mountains, breath-taking waterfalls,           views of the city. (B)                                       2019 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
through 20 tunnels and offers stunning
                                                     DAY 7 BERGEN Your tour concludes after                                                                 Per Person             Single
viewpoints. On arrival in Flåm enjoy free time to
                                                     breakfast and upon check out from your hotel.                                                          Twin Share           Supplement
discover this beautiful village, before boarding
                                                     (B)
your cruise which will take you to Balestrand                                                              May 16, 30; Jun 13; Aug 8, 22;
                                                                                                                                                                    1,910            770
along the Sognefjord, the longest fjord in                                                                 Sep 5; Oct 3
Norway. Overnight at the charming family run
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arrival transfer to Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel (4        Balestrand. Overnight at Kvikne’s Hotel with a                        NORWAY
star). This evening, join your fellow tour members     fjord view room (4 star). (B, D)
and guide at a welcome dinner. (D)
                                                       DAY 5 BALESTRAND An entire day free to
DAY 2 OSLO – ULVIK This morning, visit the             enjoy breathtaking Balestrand on the Sognfjord,                                HIGHLIGHTS
world-famous Viking Ship Museum before                 the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Soak
departing Oslo for Gol. After lunch travel across      up the grandeur, nature and spectacular scenery      • Explore the magnificent Geiranger Fjord on a scenic cruise
the wild Hardanger Plateau to Fossli, stopping         of this very special part of the world. (B, D)       • Marvel at the spectacular views from the top of Mt. Fløien,
to view the thundering Vøringsfoss Waterfall.                                                                 Bergen
                                                       DAY 6 BALESTRAND – GEIRANGER A
Overnight at Brakanes Hotel with a fjord view                                                               • Overnight in picturesque Ulvik and Balestrand with fjord
                                                       morning scenic tour of Sognfjord is followed by
room (4 star). (B, L, D)                                                                                      views from your hotel
                                                       a visit to the world-famous Briksdal Glacier and
DAY 3 ULVIK – BERGEN Today, journey along              a cruise along the Geirangerfjord. Possibly the
the idyllic Hardangerfjord for a scenic tour of this   most impressive of all Norwegian fjords, you will                              INCLUSIONS
beautiful fjord. After lunch in Bergen, an             see magnificent waterfalls such as the Bridal Veil
afternoon tour includes a visit to the popular Fish    and Seven Sisters. Overnight at Union Hotel (4       • Fully escorted in ENGLISH ONLY
and Flower Market, Bryggen Harbour, the old            star), Geiranger. (B, L, D)                          • 4 star central hotel accommodation
Hanseatic Quarter and a ride on the funicular to                                                            • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 6 dinners
                                                       DAY 7 GEIRANGER – OSLO Following some
Mt. Fløien, for the best views of the city.
                                                       of Norway’s most scenic drives you will arrive at    • Guided Tour: Bergen including the Bergen Funicular to
Overnight First Hotel Marin (4 star). (B, L)
                                                       the popular tourist town of Lillehammer. After         Mt. Fløien
DAY 4 BERGEN – FLÅM – BALESTRAND                       lunch your journey continues alongside Lake          • Bergen and Flåm Railway journeys
This morning board the train to Myrdal, where          Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake, back to Oslo.
                                                                                                            • Sogn, Nærøy and Geiranger Fjord cruises
you will join the Flåm Railway, a masterpiece of       Overnight at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel (4 star).
engineering descending 865 metres to the fjord.        (B, L, D)                                            • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
Cruise along the picturesque Aurlands and                                                                   • Arrival and departure transfers (first and last day only)
                                                       DAY 8 OSLO Your tour concludes with a
Nærøy fjords before a drive through the amazing
                                                       departure transfer for your onward journey. (B)
                                                                                                                    2019 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
                                                                                                                                                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
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                                                                                                            (6 days from Bergen – please refer to days 3-8 only)
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DAY 1 COPENHAGEN Your tour commences                   DAY 5 BERGEN – STALHEIM Your morning is                                         HIGHLIGHTS
with a transfer to Hotel Tivoli (4 star). This         at leisure to further explore this stunning          • Discover the Hanseatic city of Bergen
evening, join your fellow tour members and             Norwegian city before an afternoon drive to
guide at a welcome meeting.                            historical Voss with its scenic backdrop of snow     • Travel through the breathtaking Norwegian Fjordlands
                                                       clad mountains. Continue to the Naroy Valley         • Explore Stockholm, the beautiful capital of Sweden
DAY 2 COPENHAGEN Copenhagen is
                                                       and Stalheim, with its stunning views down the
Scandinavia’s largest and most lively city and                                                                                         INCLUSIONS
                                                       Stalheim Gorge. Overnight at Hotel Stalheim (4
one of Europe’s most romantic capitals with its
                                                       star). (B, D)
old castles, churches, charming squares and                                                                 • Fully escorted by MULTILINGUAL guide
harbours. A morning sightseeing tour will              DAY 6 STALHEIM – FLÅM – FAGERNES
                                                                                                            • 4 star hotel accommodation
acquaint you with all the city’s treasures such as     Travel to Flåm via the fjord region, with its
the Little Mermaid, Royal Castle, Nyhavn and the       formidable water-drowned glacial valleys and         • 9 breakfasts and 4 dinners
City Hall Square. This afternoon embark on your        rugged mountain terrain. Here you may join an        • Guided Tours: Copenhagen, Oslo, Bergen and Stockholm
overnight ferry bound for Oslo. (B, D)                 optional excursion on the Flåm Railway, one of       • Overnight ferry in a sea-view cabin: Copenhagen-Oslo
                                                       the most famous and breathtaking railway
DAY 3 OSLO – EIDFJORD Departing Oslo,                                                                       • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
                                                       journeys in the world. Later, drive along the
your tour heads directly to Hoenefoss, Nesbyen                                                              • Porterage at hotels and ferry terminals
                                                       Aurlandfjord to Fagernes for check in at Hotel
surrounded by a landscape, which alternates
                                                       Thon Scandic Valdres (4 star). (B, D)                • Arrival and departure shared transfers (first and last day
between forests of pines and lakes to arrive in
                                                                                                              only)
the beautiful Hallingdal Valley. Arrive in Geilo, a    DAY 7 FAGERNES – OSLO Upon arrival in
small town surrounded by mountains and                 Oslo, join a morning sightseeing tour where you               2019 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
afterwards continue to Hardangervidda to visit         will see Frogner Park decorated with the unique
Voringfossen Waterfall before arriving in today’s      sculptures of Gustav Vigeland. Also see City Hall,                                         Per Person           Single
final destination, Eidfjord. Overnight at Hotel        Karl Johan Gate and the Royal Palace.                                                      Twin Share         Supplement
Quality (4 star). (B, D)                               Overnight at the Hotel Thon Opera (4 star). (B)      May 16; Jun 6, 13, 27;
                                                                                                                                                      3,850                 1,395
DAY 4 EIDFJORD – BERGEN This morning                   DAY 8 OSLO – STOCKHOLM Enjoy a morning               Jul 11, 25; Aug 8, 22
takes you further into the breathtaking                drive to Stockholm, passing through a varied         The optional tour on the Flåm railway can be purchased during your tour.
Norwegian nature. Crossing the splendid                landscape of forests, fertile farmland and blue      Full details and prices will be supplied with your travel documentation.
Hardanger Fjord, by travelling across Hardanger        lakes. Arrive in the Swedish capital in the
Bridge, one of the longest suspension bridge           afternoon and check-in at Hotel Scandic Grand
spans in the world. On the other side of the           Central (4 star). (B)
bridge pass Nordheimsund and birch forests
                                                       DAY 9 STOCKHOLM Stockholm is
before arriving in Bergen, known as the capital
                                                       undoubtedly one of the most beautiful capitals
of the fjords. An afternoon sightseeing tour will
                                                       in the world, built on 14 islands and protected
showcase this remarkable Hanseatic city,
                                                       from the sea by Skargarden, the Stockholm
including the Bryggen area of old wooden
                                                       archipelago. Your morning sightseeing tour takes
houses, traditional Fish Market, St. Mary’s
                                                       you to the Old Town with its Royal Palace,
Church and Haakon’s Hall. Overnight at Hotel
                                                       Stockholm Cathedral and famous City Hall. (B)
Scandic Oernen (4 star). (B)
                                                       DAY 10 STOCKHOLM Your tour concludes
                                                       with a departure transfer for your onward
                                                       journey. (B)                                          COPENHAGEN



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              UNIQUE FJORDS &
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                                                                                                                                     HIGHLIGHTS
                                                                                                           • Stay in the quaint village of Norheimsund, the gateway to
DAY 1 BERGEN Arrive in Bergen, the gateway            DAY 6 OSLO Enjoy a morning guided tour of
                                                                                                             the Hardangarfjord
to the fjords, with an optional transfer to           Oslo including City Hall, the Opera House and
Scandic Hotel Neptun (3 star). This evening, join     the impressive Vigeland Sculpture Park, a unique     • Ride the scenic Flåm Railway
your fellow tour members and guide at a               sculpture park featuring the life work of the        • Explore Copenhagen, the enchanting capital of Denmark
welcome meeting.                                      sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) with more
                                                      than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and cast                                INCLUSIONS
DAY 2 BERGEN – NORHEIMSUND Experience
                                                      iron. (B)
Bergen on a morning city tour which includes                                                               • 3 & 4 star hotel accommodation
a visit to the popular Fish and Flower Market,        DAY 7 OSLO – STOCKHOLM This morning,
                                                                                                           • 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners
Bryggen Harbour and the old Hanseatic                 travel to Stockholm by train or bus, passing
Quarter. Afterwards travel to the beautiful           through a varied landscape of forests, fertile       • Guided Tours: Bergen, Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen
Hardangerfjord, the orchard of Norway.                farmland and blue lakes. Arrive in the Swedish       • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
Overnight Thon Hotel Sandven (3 star),                capital in the afternoon and overnight at Scandic    • Ferry: Flåm – Gudvangen, Balestrand – Jostedal –
Norheimsund. (B, D)                                   Hotel Malmen (4 star). (B)                             Balestrand, Balestrand – Flåm
DAY 3 NORHEIMSUND – FLÅM – BALESTRAND                 DAY 8 STOCKHOLM Stockholm is undoubtedly             • Flåm Railway: Flåm-Myrdal
Drive via Voss to Stalheimen, situated on the         one of the most beautiful capitals in the world,     • 2nd class rail: Myrdal – Oslo, Oslo – Stockholm and
very top of the Nærøydalen Canyon for                 built on 14 islands and protected from the sea         Stockholm – Copenhagen
panoramic views over the valley. Continue your        by the Stockholm archipelago. Your sightseeing       • Transfers to/from railway station in Oslo, Stockholm and
drive via the panoramic route to Flåm, where on       includes the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings        Copenhagen
arrival you will join a fjord cruise to Gudvangen.    and the enchanting Old Town (Gamla Stan) with
Marvel at the steep snow-capped mountains,            its narrow cobbled streets. (B)                               2019 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
cascading waterfalls and picturesque villages as
                                                      DAY 9 STOCKHOLM – COPENHAGEN Journey
you cruise through the spectacular Sognefjord                                                                                                       Per Person     Single
                                                      by train through the Swedish countryside,
to Balestrand. Overnight in the family run                                                                                                          Twin Share   Supplement
                                                      passing Malmo as your train crosses the
Kviknes Hotel (4 star). (B, D)                                                                             Jun 2, 23, 30; Jul 7, 14, 21*, 28;
                                                      Øresund Straight into Denmark via one of the                                                    4,585           1,045
DAY 4 BALESTRAND / NIGARDSBREEN                       world’s longest bridges. Arrive in the enchanting    Aug 4, 11*, 18
GLACIER Travel by ferry across the                    capital, Copenhagen, and check in to Comfort         *Multilingual departure, English and Portuguese
Fjærlandfjord to the village of Jostedal. Visit the   Hotel Vesterbro (3 star). (B)
Breheimsenteret Glacier Centre and enjoy lunch
                                                      DAY 10 COPENHAGEN Your sightseeing tour
before taking the afternoon to see up close the
                                                      includes the Royal Amalienborg Palace,
Nigardsbreen Glacier, a glacier arm of the
                                                      Christiansborg Palace (Danish Parliament), Little
Jostedal Glacier. (B, L, D)
                                                      Mermaid, and the old harbour of Nyhavn.
DAY 5 BALESTRAND – FLÅM – OSLO                        During afternoon free time we recommend a
Journey across the Sognefjord to Flåm where           visit to the famous Tivoli Gardens (optional). (B)
you will join the Flåm Railway, a masterpiece of
                                                      DAY 11 COPENHAGEN Your tour concludes
engineering and one of the most beautiful railway
                                                      with an optional departure transfer for your
journeys in the world. Enjoy the panoramic views
                                                      onward journey. (B)
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)                                                          STOCKHOLM



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DAY 1 REYKJAVIK Your tour commences with              DAY 6 LAKE MYVATN – AKUREYRI –                         Reykjavik 1 1
an optional arrival transfer to Icelandair Hotel      SIGLUFJÖRÐUR Start your day with a visit to                                                                  JOKULSAARLON
Reykjavik Natura (4 star). Your first opportunity     the magnificent Godafoss Waterfall and then                                                                  GLACIAL LAGOON

to explore Reykjavik will leave you with a            continue to Akureyri, Iceland’s colourful northern                                      1 Vik
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memorable impression of the most northerly            city with its charming buildings and beautiful
capital in the world.                                 views of the Eyjafjordur Fjord. Leaving Akureyri,                              HIGHLIGHTS
                                                      you drive along the coastal roads of Eyjafjordur
DAY 2 REYKJAVIK – VIK Start your journey
                                                      and the Troll Peninsula, with amazing views over       • See the spectacular natural wonders of the famed
around Iceland with a visit to the natural wonders
                                                      the Arctic Sea and black sand coastline. Arrive          Golden Circle
of the famed Golden Circle. See the exploding
                                                      in Siglufjordur, located on the beautiful fjord of     • Discover the beauty of Thingvellir National Park
geysers and boiling mud pools of Gullfoss and
                                                      the same name, and admire some of the finest
then the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and                                                                    • Witness the otherworldly landscape of the Námaskarð
                                                      timber buildings in the country, beautifully
Skogafoss. Arrive in the village of Vik for                                                                    pass
                                                      restored to their original glory. Overnight at Hotel
overnight at Icelandair Hotel Vik (3 star). (B, D)
                                                      Sigló (4 star). (B, D)
DAY 3 VIK – HOFN Continue to the “Ring                                                                                               INCLUSIONS
                                                      DAY 7 SIGLUFJORDUR – BORGARNES This
Road” and traverse the Eldhraun lava field,
                                                      morning visit Siglufjörður‘s award winning             • Fully escorted in ENGLISH ONLY
created by one of the largest volcanic eruptions
                                                      Herring-Era Museum to learn of Siglufjordur’s          • 3 & 4 star hotel accommodation
in history. You then drive over the vast
                                                      transformation as a herring fishing boom town.
Skeidararsandur sands, the largest sand plain in                                                             • 8 breakfasts and 5 dinners
                                                      Afterwards, drive via the majestic mountains and
the world, to Skaftafell, a beautiful glacial area                                                           • Guided Tours: Reykjavik, Vatnajökull National Park, East
                                                      narrow passes to Skagafjordur, considered one
within Vatnajökull National Park. Visit the                                                                    Fjord Region, Lake Mývatn, Akureyri, Siglufjörður and
                                                      of Iceland’s finest places to breed horses. Enjoy
stunning Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, where                                                                     Golden Circle
                                                      an introduction to the unique Icelandic horse
icebergs begin their life after breaking off the
                                                      breed with its special fifth gait - the tolt. Cross    • Horse show in Skagafjordur
glacier. Overnight at Hotel Hofn (3 star). (B)
                                                      the      Holtavorduheidi      Plateau      through     • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
DAY 4 HOFN – EAST FJORDS –                            Borgarfjordur, to beautiful Borgarnes for check
                                                                                                             • Services of a local representative
EGILSSTADIR A day of scenic wonder awaits             in at Icelandair Hotel Hamar (3 star). (B, D)
as you drive through Almannaskard Pass to
                                                      DAY 8 BORGARNES – THINGVELLIR –                                2019 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
Iceland’s East Fjord region. Explore the striking
                                                      REYKJAVIK Explore more of Iceland's amazing
scenery of towering mountains, dramatic sea
                                                      natural wonders as you return to Reykjavik.            New for 2019 – Small Group departure
cliffs and charming villages. Overnight in
                                                      Along the way visit Deildartunguhver, the most         Maximum 16 passengers
Icelandair Hotel Herad (3 star). (B, D)
                                                      powerful hot spring in the world, the beautiful        May 1, 8. 29                                4,820              1,210
DAY 5 EGILSSTADIR – LAKE MYVATN                       Hraunfossar Waterfallls and Lake Thingvallavatn        Jun 5, 19; Jul 10, 22; Aug 5, 21            5,600              1,700
Explore the vast emptiness of the highland            in Thingvellir National Park. This UNESCO listed
                                                                                                             Sep 11, 20                                  5,320              1,520
desert plateau Modrudalsoraefi as you head to         national park is the place where the North
Lake Myvatn. The Lake Myvatn area is a                American and European tectonic plates meet.            Large Group departure                 Per Person             Single
microcosm of all of Iceland’s natural wonders:        Enjoy a short Reykjavik city sightseeing tour          Maximum 36 passengers                 Twin Share           Supplement
from bubbling mud pools and geothermal                before being dropped off at Icelandair Hotel
caves, powerful waterfalls, craters and a diverse     Reykjavik Natura (4 star) for the final night. (B)     Apr 24                                      3,960               980
birdlife. Highlights of the day include Dettifoss                                                            May 15, 22                                  3,900              1,200
                                                      DAY 9 REYKJAVIK Your tour concludes with
Waterfall, Europe’s most powerful, and the                                                                   Jun 12, 26; Jul 3, 8, 15, 17, 24, 31;
                                                      an optional departure transfer for your onward                                                     4,650              1,700
Námaskarð pass with its boiling mud pools and                                                                Aug 7, 14, 28
                                                      journey. (B)
vibrant colours. Overnight Sel Hotel Myvatn (3                                                               Sep 4, 13, 18                               4,370              1,520
star). (B, D)


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                                                                                                            • Explore the road less travelled – the spectacular West
 SELLER                                                                                                       Fjords region
                             12 day Escorted Tour                                                           • Admire Vatnajökull, Europe's biggest glacier
                                                                                                            • Enjoy a scenic cruise amongst the floating icebergs of
                                                                                                              Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon
DAY 1 REYKJAVIK Your tour commences                   Continue over the mountain pass along roads
with an arrival transfer to Hotel Klettur (3 star).   less travelled to reach the remote Vogur                                        INCLUSIONS
Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.           Country Lodge (3 star), located in the
                                                      Breiðafjörður Bay area. (B, D)                        • Fully escorted in ENGLISH ONLY
DAY 2 REYKJAVIK – THINGVELLIR –
BORGARNES Explore Iceland’s classic                   DAY 6 BREIÐAFJÖRÐUR BAY – AKUREYRI                    • 3 & 4 star hotel, charming guesthouses and farm
highlights on a journey around the famous             This morning travel off-the-beaten-path and             accommodation
Golden Circle. Marvel at the iconic “Golden           head north with a stop at a local farm for lunch      • 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 10 dinners
Falls” of Gulfoss and walk through the active         and a horse show to learn about the unique
                                                                                                            • Guided Tours: Golden Circle, Siglufjörður, Námaskarð,
geothermal area of Geysir where you will see          qualities of Iceland's special breed. Continue
                                                                                                              Lake Mývatn, Bakkagerði and Vatnajökull National Park
Strokkur (The Churn), a geyser which erupts at        to Akureyri for overnight at Hotel Kea (4 star).
regular intervals with its white column of boiling    (B, L, D)                                             • Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon boat trip
water reaching as high as 30m. Continue to                                                                  • West fjords ferry: Stykkishólmur - Brjánslækur
                                                      DAY 7 AKUREYRI / SIGLUFJÖRÐUR On a
Thingvellir National Park where the North                                                                   • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
                                                      full day excursion to Iceland’s northernmost
American and European tectonic plates meet,
                                                      town, Siglufjörður, you will see spectacular fjord    • Arrival and departure Flybus shuttle transfers (first and
then travel along the scenic Hvalfjörður fjord to
                                                      landscapes, small fishing villages and stop at a        last day only)
Borgarnes where you will overnight at
                                                      deserted valley that even most Icelanders have
Icelandair Hotel Hamar (3 star). (B, D)
                                                      not seen. In Siglufjörður, visit the Herring                   2019 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
DAY 3 BORGARNES – PATREKSFJÖRÐUR                      Museum and enjoy beer tasting at Kaldi, a local
Discover the Snæfellsnes Peninsula which juts         micro-brewery. The rest of the day is at leisure.                                             Per Person                     Single
out from Iceland’s West Coast. Here you will          Return to Akureyri in the late afternoon. (B, D)                                              Twin Share                   Supplement
see the rugged mountain range, lava fields,                                                                  Jun 3, 17, 24; Jul 15, 29;
                                                      DAY 8 AKUREYRI – LAKE MÝVATN Start                                                                   9,230                      2,440
volcanic craters, sandy beaches and high cliffs.                                                             Aug 12, 26
                                                      your day with a visit to the magnificent Godafoss
Afterwards board a ferry to Brjánslækur and a
                                                      Waterfall followed by a walk in the mysterious
final drive to Breiðafjörður Bay, with an
                                                      lava field Dimmuborgir. Explore the hot springs,      DAY 10 EAST ICELAND – VATNAJÖKULL NATIONAL PARK
opportunity for magnificent views of the
                                                      fumaroles and bubbling mud pools of                   Admire the dramatic fjord landscape and the tiny fishing villages of
countless islands of the West Fjords. Overnight
                                                      Námaskarð, and then spend the afternoon               the East Fjords as you travel to Vatnajökull, Europe's biggest glacier.
at Fosshotel West Fjords (3 star). (B, D)
                                                      relaxing with a soak at the Mývatn Nature Baths.      Near the town of Höfn, stop for a boat ride amongst the floating
DAY 4 PATREKSFJÖRÐUR / REMOTE                         Overnight at Hotel Laxá (3 star). (B, D)              icebergs on the magnificent Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, considered
WEST FJORDS REGION Spend the day in the                                                                     one of the highlights on tour around Iceland. Overnight at Fosshotel
                                                      DAY 9 LAKE MÝVATN – EAST ICELAND This
remote and sparsely populated regions of the                                                                Glacier Lagoon (3 star). (B, D)
                                                      morning visit Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful
West Fjords. Visit Látrabjarg the western most
                                                      waterfall in the northern part of Vatnajökull         DAY 11 VATNAJÖKULL NATIONAL PARK – REYKJAVIK Further
point of Iceland and Europe where you may see
                                                      National Park. You will then travel to the            explore Vatnajökull National Park which covers 14% of Iceland. Visit
puffins during summer. Also, if weather permits,
                                                      uninhabited highlands to East Iceland to explore      the region of Skaftafell, nestled below Iceland's highest mountain and
you will drive to the endless red sand beach of
                                                      the northernmost fjord and visit the isolated         the second biggest stratovolcano in Europe. Return to Reykjavik for
Rauðisandur. (B, D)
                                                      village of Bakkagerði at Borgarfjörður-Eystri. This   check in at Hotel Klettur (3 star) followed by this evening’s farewell
DAY 5 PATREKSFJÖRÐUR - BREIÐAFJÖRÐUR                  charming place still functions as a traditional       dinner. (B, D)
BAY Travel over mountains and along scenic            Icelandic fishing village. Overnight at Country
fjords to reach the beautiful Dynjandi waterfall,     Guesthouse Alfheimar. (B, D)                          DAY 12 REYKJAVIK Your tour concludes with a departure transfer
with its seven levels of plunging water.                                                                    for your onward journey. (B)



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