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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

GRAND TOUR OF ICELAND 12 day Escorted Tour DAY 1 REYKJAVIK Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to Hotel Klettur (3 star). Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure. DAY 2 REYKJAVIK – THINGVELLIR – BORGARNES Explore Iceland’s classic highlights on a journey around the famous Golden Circle. Marvel at the iconic “Golden Falls” of Gulfoss and walk through the active geothermal area of Geysir where you will see Strokkur (The Churn), a geyser which erupts at regular intervals with its white column of boiling water reaching as high as 30m. Continue to Thingvellir National Park where the North American and European tectonic plates meet, then travel along the scenic Hvalfjörður fjord to Borgarnes where you will overnight at Icelandair Hotel Hamar (3 star).

(B, D) DAY 3 BORGARNES – PATREKSFJÖRÐUR Discover the Snæfellsnes Peninsula which juts out from Iceland’s West Coast. Here you will see the rugged mountain range, lava fields, volcanic craters, sandy beaches and high cliffs. Afterwards board a ferry to Brjánslækur and a final drive to Breiðafjörður Bay, with an opportunity for magnificent views of the countless islands of the West Fjords. Overnight at Fosshotel West Fjords (3 star). (B, D) DAY 4 PATREKSFJÖRÐUR / REMOTE WEST FJORDS REGION Spend the day in the remote and sparsely populated regions of the West Fjords. Visit Látrabjarg the western most point of Iceland and Europe where you may see puffins during summer.

Also, if weather permits, you will drive to the endless red sand beach of Rauðisandur. (B, D) DAY 5 PATREKSFJÖRÐUR - BREIÐAFJÖRÐUR BAY Travel over mountains and along scenic fjords to reach the beautiful Dynjandi waterfall, with its seven levels of plunging water. Continue over the mountain pass along roads less travelled to reach the remote Vogur Country Lodge (3 star), located in the Breiðafjörður Bay area. (B, D) DAY 6 BREIÐAFJÖRÐUR BAY – AKUREYRI This morning travel off-the-beaten-path and head north with a stop at a local farm for lunch and a horse show to learn about the unique qualities of Iceland's special breed.

Continue to Akureyri for overnight at Hotel Kea (4 star). (B, L, D) DAY 7 AKUREYRI / SIGLUFJÖRÐUR On a full day excursion to Iceland’s northernmost town, Siglufjörður, you will see spectacular fjord landscapes, small fishing villages and stop at a deserted valley that even most Icelanders have not seen. In Siglufjörður, visit the Herring Museum and enjoy beer tasting at Kaldi, a local micro-brewery. The rest of the day is at leisure. Return to Akureyri in the late afternoon. (B, D) DAY 8 AKUREYRI – LAKE MÝVATN Start your day with a visit to the magnificent Godafoss Waterfall followed by a walk in the mysterious lava field Dimmuborgir.

Explore the hot springs, fumaroles and bubbling mud pools of Námaskarð, and then spend the afternoon relaxing with a soak at the Mývatn Nature Baths. Overnight at Hotel Laxá (3 star). (B, D) DAY 9 LAKE MÝVATN – EAST ICELAND This morning visit Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall in the northern part of Vatnajökull National Park. You will then travel to the uninhabited highlands to East Iceland to explore the northernmost fjord and visit the isolated village of Bakkagerði at Borgarfjörður-Eystri. This charming place still functions as a traditional Icelandic fishing village. Overnight at Country Guesthouse Alfheimar.

(B, D) DAY 10 EAST ICELAND – VATNAJÖKULL NATIONAL PARK Admire the dramatic fjord landscape and the tiny fishing villages of the East Fjords as you travel to Vatnajökull, Europe's biggest glacier. Near the town of Höfn, stop for a boat ride amongst the floating icebergs on the magnificent Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, considered one of the highlights on tour around Iceland. Overnight at Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon (3 star). (B, D) DAY 11 VATNAJÖKULL NATIONAL PARK – REYKJAVIK Further explore Vatnajökull National Park which covers 14% of Iceland. Visit the region of Skaftafell, nestled below Iceland's highest mountain and the second biggest stratovolcano in Europe.

Return to Reykjavik for check in at Hotel Klettur (3 star) followed by this evening’s farewell dinner. (B, D) DAY 12 REYKJAVIK Your tour concludes with a departure transfer for your onward journey. (B) LAKE MYVATN ESCORTED Reykjavik Thingvellir ARCTIC CIRCLE JOKULSAARLON GLACIAL LAGOON NAMASKARD MUD POOLS SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA VATNAJOKULL NP Borgarnes Gullfoss Brjánslækur Látrabjarg Geysir Siglufjordur Akureyri ICELAND Hofn 1 Bakkagerði Lake Myvatn GODAFOSS WATERFALLS 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 H 1 DYNJANDI WATERFALL Per Person Single Twin Share Supplement Jun 3, 17, 24; Jul 15, 29; Aug 12, 26 9,230 2,440 HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS 2019 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES • Fully escorted in ENGLISH ONLY • 3 & 4 star hotel, charming guesthouses and farm accommodation • 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 10 dinners • Guided Tours: Golden Circle, Siglufjörður, Námaskarð, Lake Mývatn, Bakkagerði and Vatnajökull National Park • Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon boat trip • West fjords ferry: Stykkishólmur - Brjánslækur • Transportation by air-conditioned coach • Arrival and departure Flybus shuttle transfers (first and last day only) • Explore the road less travelled – the spectacular West Fjords region • Admire Vatnajökull, Europe's biggest glacier • Enjoy a scenic cruise amongst the floating icebergs of Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon SMALL GROUP 19 www.beyondtravel.com.au 8 SAVE $ per couple Deposit by 31 DEC discover more...

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THE NORTH CAPE & NORTHERN LIGHTS 8 day Escorted Tour DAY 1 IVALO – SAARISELKA Your tour begins with an optional arrival transfer to Saariselka from Ivalo Airport (approximate 30 minute journey). After check in at Santa’s Hotel Tunturi (3 star), the remainder of your day is at your leisure. Tonight at a welcome meeting and drink, meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director. DAY 2 SAARISELKA Today is at leisure to choose from one of the many optional winter safaris on offer, from husky safari to snowmobile safaris and many more. In the evening, enjoy your first adventure (by way of a sleigh ride) into the Finnish wilderness to chase the spectacular Northern Lights.

The Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, are nature's own light show formed when the solar winds meet the atmosphere in the zone around the magnetic North Pole, forming arches, waves and curls of light moving across the sky. A truly magical experience! (B) DAY 3 SAARISELKA – INARI – KARASJOK Morning departure, via Inari, to visit the Slida Sami Museum. This museum is dedicated to the Sami culture and the diverse nature of Northern Lapland. The main exhibition focuses on survival strategies needed in the extreme conditions of the north. After the visit you continue north-west, crossing the border into Norway and arriving in Karasjok with its small population of approximately 3,000 inhabitants, and some 60,000 reindeer! Overnight at Hotel Scandic (3 star), (B, D) DAY 4 KARASJOK – HONNINGSVÅG This morning you will travel through the North Cape tunnel to Mageroya Island to visit the North Cape cliff (subject to the weather conditions), a popular and important navigation mark for shipping traffic in the north.

Overnight at Hotel Scandic. (3 star). (B, D) DAY 5 HONNINGSVÅG – ALTA Travel south along the Posanger fjord, bound for Alta. On arrival check in at Scandic Hotel Alta (4 star) followed by the remainder of your day at leisure. The breathtaking forest terrain surrounding Alta offers the perfect base for taking in truly memorable experiences such as an optional husky safari or snow mobile adventure or you may like to visit the wonderful Alta Museum to see the exhibitions on the local history and traditions of the indigenous Sami people, the Northern Lights and the slate-quarrying industry which is crucial to this area.

(B) This evening there is an opportunity to upgrade to the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel (at additional expense). Please enquire with Beyond Travel for further details. DAY 6 ALTA – TROMSØ Today, drive along scenic Arctic fjords to Tromsø, the gateway to the Arctic and former starting point of many North Pole expeditions. This city is situated in the heart of the Northern Lights zone and is known as one of the best places on earth to experience this mysterious phenomenon. On arrival, check in at Clarion Hotel The Edge (4 star) before your evening Northern Lights Safari. (B, D) DAY 7 TROMSØ Discover Tromsø and its highlights today with a full day at leisure.

Visit the Polar Museum, which contains the history of the Arctic explorers Amundsen, Nansen and Scott; wander the historic centre with its centuries-old wooden houses; see the Arctic Cathedral with its soaring stained glass windows or simply wander the city to soak up the lively atmosphere of this cultural hub. You can also embark on more arctic wilderness adventure by joining an optional Reindeer Safari. (B) DAY 8 TROMSØ Your tour concludes with an optional departure transfer for your onward journey. (B) TROMSØ ESCORTED FINLAND NORWAY Karasjok Saariselka Inari Honningsvag Alta Tromsø SMALL GROUP 1 2 2 1 1 H HUSKY SAFARI Ivalo Per Person Single Twin Share Supplement Jan 13, 20*, 27; Feb 10*, 17, 24 3,405 965 * Multilingual departures, English and Portuguese There are many optional adventures and unique accommodation stays that can be requested to personalise your Arctic experience.

Please contact our destination specialists at Beyond Travel to discuss your options. Our 2019/20 departure dates will be available early 2019. Please contact Beyond Travel for further details. HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS 2019 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES • Fully escorted in ENGLISH (day 1 to 7) • 3 & 4 star hotel accommodation • 7 breakfasts and 3 dinners • Northern Lights excursion by sleigh in Saariselka • Northern Lights Safari in Tromsø • Transportation by air-conditioned coach • Travel through the North Cape tunnel to Mageroya Island • Discover the historic city of Tromsø, 400km above the Arctic Circle • Experience the Finnish Wilderness on a sleigh ride in search of the Northern Lights 20 ≈ 20 Australia 1300 363 554 | New Zealand 0800 550 065 ≈

Reykjavik Thingvellir Kirkjubæjarklaustur JOKULSAARLON GLACIAL LAGOON SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA VATNAJOKULL NP Borgarnes Stykkishólmur Selfoss Vik Seljalandsfoss ICELAND 2 2 1 1 H 1 GEYSIR HOT SPRING GRÁBRÓK VOLCANO HRAUNFOSSAR LAVA FIELD NORTHERN LIGHTS EXPLORATION 8 day Escorted Tour DAY 1 REYKJAVIK Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to Centerhotel Plaza or Fosshotel Raudara (3 star). Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure. DAY 2 REYKJAVIK – BORGARNES Explore Iceland’s exciting capital on a morning city tour. Afterwards your tour will travel west to explore Borgarfjörður, also known as the Saga Valley, where you will have the opportunity to climb the Grábrók volcano crater and visit Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring.

Also visit the waterfalls and lava field at Hraunfossar before arriving in Borgarnes for check in at Icelandair Hotel Hamar (3 star). This evening is reserved for a talk on the Northern Lights followed by a search for the Northern Lights. (B) DAY 3 BORGARNES / SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA Discover the Snæfellsnes Peninsula which juts out from Iceland’s West Coast. See the rugged mountain range, lava fields, volcanic craters, sandy beaches and high cliffs. Arrive in Stykkishólmur for a Brjánslækur fjord scenic cruise and afterwards visit a traditional shark curing farm where they make Hákarl (fermented shark).

On your return to Borgarnes your guide will share some practical tips on how to photograph the Auroras and naturally once darkness falls you will be out on the hunt for the dancing lights. (B, L) DAY 4 BORGARNES – THINGVELLIR – SELFOSS Explore Iceland’s classic highlights on a journey around the famous Golden Circle. Start at Thingvellir National Park where the North American and European tectonic plates meet, followed by a visit to the iconic “Golden Falls” of Gulfoss and walk through the active geothermal area of Geysir. The chef of Restaurant Geysir invites you to taste freshly baked hot spring bread served with Icelandic butter, geothermally boiled eggs and herring.

It is best served with a small glass of Geysir Schnapps, very cold – nearly freezing. In the afternoon, you learn about the Icelandic horse before arriving at Fosshotel Hekla (3 star), near Selfoss in South Iceland. Tonight, step into the darkness to search for the Northern Lights amidst the peace and stillness of rural Iceland. (B) DAY 5 SELFOSS – KIRKJUBÆJARKLAUSTUR Travel along the South coast with a stop at Skógafoss waterfall, one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. This afternoon take a walk along the black lava beach and bird cliffs at Reynisfjara in South Iceland. Overnight at Fosshotel Núpar (3 star) near Kirkjubæjarklaustur in the Vatnajökull National Park region, a wonderful location for chasing the Northern Lights.

(B) DAY 6 KIRKJUBÆJARKLAUSTUR / VATNAJÖKULL Today’s exploration is all about glaciers, ice and icebergs. Your first stop is Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs, where you can explore this extraordinary site and maybe see seals swimming in arctic waters. Afterwards, visit the tiny turf church at Hof and spend time at Europe’s largest national park, Vatnajökull, which covers 14% of Iceland and is home to Europe's largest glacier. In the evening continue your search of the Auroras in this remote and quiet region. (B) DAY 7 KIRKJUBÆJARKLAUSTUR – BLUE LAGOON – REYKJAVIK This morning you will travel across the Eldhraun lava field to the village of Vík, where you can stop for the perfect photo opportunity - the black lava beach with high bird cliffs and pounding waves is very impressive.

Further west you will see the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall before your return to Reykjavik. In the early evening it will be time for a soak in the famous Blue Lagoon followed by a farewell dinner and one last nocturnal tour to seek the Northern Lights. Overnight at Centerhotel Plaza or Fosshotel Raudara (3 star). (B, D) DAY 8 REYKJAVIK Your tour concludes with a departure transfer for your onward journey. (B) NORTHERN LIGHTS OF ICELAND ESCORTED SMALL GROUP Per Person Single Twin Share Supplement Small Group Departures Maximum 20 passengers 2018: Sep 18, 25; Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 5,030 930 Nov 6, 13, 20, 27; Dec 4, 2019: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29; Feb 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar 5, 12, 19, 26; Apr 2 Large Group Departures Maximum 45 passengers 2018: Sep 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 3,540 930 Oct 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 Nov 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30; Dec 2, 9 2019: Jan 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 Feb 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 Mar 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31; Apr 5, 7 HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS 2018/19 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES • Fully escorted in ENGLISH ONLY • 3 star hotel accommodation • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner • Hot Spring tasting with geothermally cooked bread • Guided Tours: Reykjavik, Golden Circle and Vatnajökull National Park • Breiðafjörður fjord cruise including lunch • Blue Lagoon entrance • Northern Lights Academy program (6 evenings) including presentations, film, guided Northern Lights searches and midnight refreshments • Transportation by air-conditioned coach • Arrival and departure Flybus shuttle transfers (first and last day only) • Climb a volcano crater and walk between two continental tectonic plates • Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs • Taste local delicacies which include geothermal baked bread, Icelandic butter and herring 21 www.beyondtravel.com.au 8

22 Australia 1300 363 554 | New Zealand 0800 550 065 ≈ NORWAY WINTER MAGIC 6 day Escorted Tour DAY 1 OSLO Upon arrival in Oslo, please make your own way to Comfort Hotel Børsparken (4 star). After check-in the rest of the day is at your leisure. DAY 2 OSLO – FLÅM You will make your own way to the rail station for your epic day of rail travel. You will depart for Flåm, with a short break at the mountain stop Myrdal. Here you will need to alight from your train and walk to the opposite side of the platform to join the legendary Flåm Railway. The Flåm Railway offers spectacular panoramic views of some of the wildest and most magnificent nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape.

Upon arrival in Flåm you will check in to the Freitheim Hotel (4 star). (B, D) DAY 3 FLÅM Today you will experience the Nærøyfjord in its full winter glory! The narrow and spectacular Nærøyfjord is surrounded by steep mountains with snow covered tops that stretch up to 1800 meters above sea level. Waterfalls cascade down the mountains and picturesque villages dot the landscape. This is an area that is featured on the UNESCO world heritage list and is considered one of the world's most beautiful fjord landscapes. The roundtrip from Flåm is a combination of cruise and bus. There will also be optional tours on offer to you today, including an excursion to the wonderful Stegastein View point.

(B, D) DAY 4 FLÅM – BERGEN After breakfast you will make your way back to Flåm station and enjoy the 4 hour scenic train ride to Bergen. Upon arrival it is a short walk to Zander K Hotel (3 star) (B) DAY 5 BERGEN Today, join an optional tour of the colourful fish market and stroll through the narrow lanes of ancient Bryggen. The Bryggen has become a symbol of Norway’s cultural heritage and has gained a place on UNESCO's World Heritage List. You might also like to take the funicular to Mt. Fløien, for the best views of the city and surrounds. (B) DAY 6 BERGEN Your tour concludes with an optional transfer for your onward journey.

(B) NAEROYFJORD ESCORTED BERGEN NORWAY Flåm Myrdal Oslo Bergen H 1 2 2 Per Person Single Twin Share Supplement Jan 26; Feb 2, 9, 23; Mar 2, 16, 23 1,520 560 HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS 2019 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES • English speaking Tour Escort (days 2 to 6) • 3 & 4 star hotel accommodation • 5 breakfasts and 2 dinners • Nærøyfjord Cruise • 2nd class rail: Oslo-Myrdal, Myrdal-Bergen • Flåm Railway (Flåmsbana): Myrdal-Flåm-Myrdal • Descending deep into the snow-capped fjords aboard the famous Flåm Railway • 2 nights in the quaint city of Bergen, ‘Capital of the Fjords’ • Admire the stunning scenery of the Norwegian winter Photo credits: Berge/Knoff/Natural Light/Visitnorway.com

23 www.cruise-russia.com.au 8 Departure port, availability, special deals, ship type and name PLUS ship plans, cabin images, detailed itineraries and FAQ’s www.cruise-russia.com.au P C P C Choose the perfect cruise for you, search by: CLICK & CRUISE www.cruise-russia.com.au 8 100+ DEPARTURES ONLINE UP TO THE MINUTE PRICES RED HOT SPECIALS UP TO DATE AVAILABILITY

24 ≈ 24 Australia 1300 363 554 | New Zealand 0800 550 065 ≈ VOLGA DREAM MS VOLGA DREAM IN MOSCOW DELUXE DAY 1 MOSCOW Welcome to Moscow! Meet your driver and transfer to your hotel located in the historic heart of the city.

In the evening, join your guide and fellow travellers at a welcome meeting. Imperial Class: Four Seasons Hotel (5 star) Platinum & Gold Class: Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel or Ararat Park Hyatt (5 star) DAY 2 MOSCOW This morning join the following tours in Moscow: Imperial Class & Platinum Class: A full day Moscow city tour including the Kremlin embankment, Tverskaya Street and Sparrow Hills. After lunch, visit the famous Novodevichy Convent. (B, L) Gold Class: A Moscow city tour including the Kremlin embankment, Tverskaya Street and Novodevichy Convent followed by an afternoon at leisure. (B) DAY 3 MOSCOW Today there is more opportunity to discover Russia’s dynamic capital city: Imperial Class & Platinum Class: Kremlin, Cathedrals and Armoury Museum tour.

You will have lunch at a local restaurant followed by a visit to GUM, Moscow’s largest department store and then a tour of St Basil’s Cathedral. (B, L) Gold Class: A morning Kremlin, Cathedrals and Armoury Museum tour. (B) DAY 4 MOSCOW Check-out from your hotel and enjoy further touring before a transfer to MS Volga Dream. In the evening, enjoy a traditional welcome aboard ceremony of bread, salt and vodka before dinner: Imperial Class & Platinum Class: Visit the cozy estate once owned by Leo Tolstoy. He and his family lived here for 19years and it is now a preserved memorial. After lunch, visit the renowned State Tretyakov Gallery to view its collection of Russian art, followed by a tour of the Moscow Metro.

(B, L, D) Gold Class: Afternoon visit to the renowned State Tretyakov Gallery to view its collection of Russian art followed by a tour of the Moscow Metro, renowned for its architectural splendour. (B, D) DAY 5 CRUISE: UGLICH Morning cruise on the Moscow Canal. Afternoon enjoy a walking tour of Uglich, which dates back to the 10th century, including the Church of St. Dmitri-on-the-Blood. (B, L, D) DAY 6 CRUISE: YAROSLAVL Early arrival in Yaroslavl, one of Russia’s oldest cities, seeing the Spassky Monastery and the Church of Elijah the Prophet. Take part in traditional costumed reception, at the Governor’s House.

(B, L, D) DAY 7 CRUISE: GORITZY Cross Lake Beloye to the village of Goritzy where you will join the following tours: Imperial Class & Platinum Class: Ferapontov Monastery a UNESCO Hertitage listed site, featuring magnificent frescoes by Dionysius. (B, L, D) Gold Class: See the fortress-like Kirillov-Belozersky Monastery, founded in 1397 and home to an incredible collection of Russian icons. (B, L, D) DAY 8 CRUISE: KIZHI A morning cruise across Lake Onega will bring you to Kizhi Island for a tour of the Museum of Wooden Architecture and Church of the Transfiguration. This evening, relax on board with a piano concert featuring the works of Tchaikovsky and Rakhmaninov.

(B, L, D) DAY 9 CRUISE: SVIRSTROY Visit the village of Svirstroy and spend time with the local residents who share with you the town’s traditions, lifestyle and local flavours including a tea and pirozhkill (local pies). (B, L, D) DAY 10 ST. PETERSBURG Early arrival into St. Petersburg where you disembark MS Volga Dream and join a city tour including Peter & Paul Fortress. Following lunch: Imperial Class & Platinum Class: Enjoy a canal cruise before proceeding to Yusupov Palace, the former home of one of St Petersburg’s wealthiest families, and it is the site of Gregory Rasputin’s assassination.

(B, L) Gold Class: Your afternoon is free to investigate this imperial city. (B) Imperial Class: Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace (5 star) Platinum & Gold Class: Grand Hotel Europe or Kempinski Hotel (5 star) MOSCOW to ST. PETERSBURG or reverse aboard MS Volga Dream ST. PETERSBURG

25 www.cruise-russia.com.au 8 YAROSLAVL KIZHI 13 day cruise-tour from $4,995 2019 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES Moscow to St. Petersburg: Jun 20*; Jul 4, 16, 28; Aug 9*, 22; Sep 5* St. Petersburg to Moscow: May 31*; Jun 26; Jul 10*; Aug 29 * Imperial Class available on selected sailings only WWW.CRUISE-RUSSIA.COM.AU Find our best prices, HOT deals and cabin availability. Plus single prices and full ship details INCLUSIONS • 6 nights accommodation in central 5 star hotels • 6 nights deluxe cruise in a river-view cabin • Full-board meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner (day 5-9) • Additional meals in Moscow and St.

Petersburg (refer to itinerary) • Complimentary wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner (day 5-9) • Small group shore excursions as detailed (Imperial Class: Maximum 10 guests, Platinum Class: Maximum 16 guests and Gold Class: Maximum 25 guests) • Port lectures and cultural highlights • Private arrival and departure airport transfers (first and last day only) – Imperial Class • Group arrival and departure airport transfers (first and last day only) – Platinum and Gold Class • Port charges and local taxes HIGHLIGHTS • Overnight accommodation situated in the historic heart of Moscow and St.

Petersburg • Wander through the famous Red Square and explore the Kremlin and the Armoury • Visit small rural towns preserving centuries-old traditions and remarkable landmarks From price is per person in twin share based on a Standard Cabin, Cabin Deck (Gold Class). See the website, call or email for all other prices.

MS VOLGA DREAM (DELUXE) 8 TECHNICAL DATA Launched: 1959 Refurbished: 2007 Length: 96m Breadth: 15m Speed: 25km/h Crew members: 63 Passengers: 109 Cabins/Suites: 50/6 CHOOSE YOUR CABIN DECK CABIN BEDDING SIZE WINDOW TO OPEN Sun Deck Deluxe Junior Suite Double 15.8sqm Window Yes Junior Suite Double 13.1sqm Window Yes Deluxe Twin 11.7sqm Window Yes Deluxe Single Single 7.5sqm Window Yes Promenade Owners Suite Double 24.2sqm Window Yes Deck Junior Suite Double 14.7sqm Window Yes Deluxe Double 11.3sqm Window Yes Standard Single Single 6.4sqm Window Yes Main Deck Superior Twin 10.6sqm Window Yes Cabin Deck Standard Twin 9.4sqm Porthole No 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 H 3 Lake Ladoga Lake Onega Rybinsk Reservoir Moscow Goritzy Kizhi Island St.

Petersburg Mandrogi Uglich Yaroslavl RUSSIA FINLAND ESTONIA LATVIA DAY 11 ST. PETERSBURG Today explore this magnificent imperial city further: Imperial Class & Platinum Class: Early entry, before the crowds, to the Hermitage Museum and the Gold Room usually closed to the public. After lunch visit the beautiful gardens surrounding Peterhof Palace, Lower Park and Small Cottage featuring the fountains of the Grand Cascade. (B, L) Gold Class: Visit the renowned Hermitage Museum with its impressive collection of European art. After lunch visit Peterhof Palace, Lower Park and Small Cottage. (B, L) DAY 12 ST.

PETERSBURG Today, join the following tours in St. Petersburg: Imperial Class & Platinum Class: A visit to the Faberge Museum with its collection of nine eggs commissioned by the Russian royal family. Then proceed to Pushkin to visit the famed Catherine Palace and its Amber Room. (B, L) Gold Class: Tour to Pushkin to visit the famed Catherine Palace and its Amber Room. (B) DAY 13 ST. PETERSBURG Your Volga Dream cruise-tour concludes after breakfast with a departure transfer for your onward journey. (B)

26 ≈ 26 Australia 1300 363 554 | New Zealand 0800 550 065 ≈ RUSSIAN RHAPSODY 8 day cruise from $2,340 GORITZY DAY 1 ST. PETERSBURG Welcome to imperial St. Petersburg! Following embarkation and a traditional “Bread & Salt” ceremony, you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow travellers and afterwards enjoy this evening’s Welcome Dinner. (D) DAY 2 ST. PETERSBURG Today, during your city tour, you will see the imperial palaces and stunning cathedrals of St. Petersburg. Visit the Peter and 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 3 MANDROGI This morning, cruise to the traditional Russian village of Mandrogi to view some fine examples of wooden architecture. A barbeque lunch will be served ashore, where you have a chance to taste the Russian shashlik (kebab). (B, L, D) DAY 4 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 year old multi-dome church is most noted for being constructed entirely without nails.

(B, L, D) DAY 5 GORITZY Today you 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 6 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 was killed. (B, L, D) DAY 7 MOSCOW On today’s city tour you see many of the city’s iconic landmarks including the colourful St. Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square, the GUM and the Bolshoi Theatre.

Your 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 8 MOSCOW Your Russian Rhapsody cruise concludes after breakfast. (B) ST. PETERSBURG to MOSCOW or reverse aboard MS Mstislav Rostropovich 2019 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES St. Petersburg to Moscow: May 11, 25; Jun 8, 22; Jul 6, 20; Aug 3, 17, 31; Sep 14, 28; Oct 12 Moscow to St. Petersburg: May 18; Jun 1, 15, 29; Jul 13, 27; Aug 10, 24; Sep 7, 21; Oct 5 WWW.CRUISE-RUSSIA.COM.AU Find our best prices, HOT deals and cabin availability.

Plus single or triple prices and full ship details. INCLUSIONS • 8 day cruise in a river-view cabin • Full-board meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner • Complimentary glass of wine with dinner • City Tours: Moscow and St. Petersburg • Visit: Peter & Paul Fortress and Hermitage Museum • Shore excursions: Mandrogi, Kizhi, Goritzy and Uglich • Port lectures and cultural highlights • Port charges HIGHLIGHTS • Kizhi Island’s magnificent wooden Transfiguration Church • Explore the Golden Ring city of Uglich • Discover the vast collections of the Hermitage Museum CHOOSE YOUR CABIN DECK CABIN BEDDING SIZE WINDOW TO OPEN Sun Deluxe (A) Double/Twin 15.7-16.3sqm Balcony Yes Boat Standard (G) Double/Twin 12.7sqm Balcony Yes Middle Standard (H) Double/Twin 12.4-13.4sqm Balcony Yes Main Standard (J) Double 11.7-12.1sqm Window No FIRST CLASS From price is per person in twin share based on a Standard Cabin, main deck category (J) in low season.

The displayed cabin categories are a sample of cabins available aboard MS Rostropovich. See the website, call or email for all other prices and cabin categories.

MS MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH (FIRST CLASS) 8 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 H 1 Lake Ladoga Lake Onega Rybinsk Reservoir Moscow Goritzy Kizhi Island Svirstry St. Petersburg Mandrogi Uglich RUSSIA FINLAND ESTONIA LATVIA TECHNICAL DATA Launched: 1980 Renovated: 2009 Length: 135m Breadth: 16.8m Speed: 26km/h Crew: 101 Passengers: 212 Cabins: 106 MANDROGI

27 www.cruise-russia.com.au 8 RUSSIAN CLASSIC 12 day cruise from $3,085 MOSCOW DAY 1 MOSCOW Welcome to Moscow! Following embarkation and a traditional “Bread & Salt” ceremony, you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow travellers and enjoy this evening’s welcome dinner.

(D) DAY 2 MOSCOW On this morning’s city tour you see many of the city’s iconic landmarks including the colourful St. Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square, the GUM and the Bolshoi Theatre. Your tour continues with a visit to the formidable Kremlin, the official residence of the President of Russia and the apex of Russian political power. (B, L, D) DAY 3 MOSCOW Free day to explore Moscow at your own pace, or join an optional tour to Sergiev Posad. (B, L, D) DAY 4 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 was killed.

(B, L, D) DAY 5 YAROSLAVL Today cruise to Yaroslavl and enjoy a city tour including a visit to the Church of St. Nicholas, and an interactive tour of the Art Gallery (former Governor’s House). (B, L, D) DAY 6 GORITZY Today you 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. (B, L, D) DAY 7 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 year old multi-dome church is most noted for being constructed entirely without nails.

(B, L, D) DAY 8 MANDROGI Discover the traditional Russian village of Mandrogi to view some fine examples of wooden architecture followed by a barbeque lunch, where you have a chance to taste the Russian shashlik (kebab). (B, L, D) DAY 9 ST. PETERSBURG Today during your city tour you will see the imperial palaces and stunning cathedrals of St. Petersburg. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, which houses the burial vault of the Romanov dynasty. This afternoon is reserved for a tour of the world- renowned Hermitage Museum. (B, L, D) DAY 10 ST. PETERSBURG Today you have the opportunity of visiting the famous Lower Park of Peterhof estate.

Peter the Great built this grand summer palace in 1720, and today it is surrounded by beautiful gardens including the world famous gold fountains of the Grand Cascade. (B, L, D) DAY 11 ST. PETERSBURG Free day to explore St. Petersburg at your own pace or consider joining the optional tour to visit Pushkin and Catherine Palace including the exquisitely restored Amber Room. (B, L, D) DAY 12 ST. PETERSBURG Your Russian Classic cruise concludes on disembarkation in St. Petersburg. (B) Note: The cruise St. Petersburg to Moscow is 11 days with one day in St. Petersburg omitted. MOSCOW to ST. PETERSBURG or reverse aboard MS Nikolay Chernishevsky* 2019 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES Moscow to St.

Petersburg (12 days): May 5, 7, 21, 26, 28; Jun 11, 16, 18; Jul 2, 7, 9, 23, 28, 30; Aug 13, 18, 20; Sep 3, 10 St. Petersburg to Moscow (11 days): May 11, 16, 18; Jun 1, 6, 8, 22, 27, 29; Jul 13, 18, 20; Aug 3, 8, 10, 24, 29, 31; Sep 14 WWW.CRUISE-RUSSIA.COM.AU For the best prices, HOT deals and cabin availability. Plus single or triple prices, ship images and information. INCLUSIONS • 12 day cruise in a river-view cabin • Full-board meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner • City Tours: Moscow and St. Petersburg • Visit: Hermitage Museum, Peter & Paul Fortress and Peterhof Gardens • Shore excursions: Uglich, Yaroslavl, Goritzy, Kizhi and Mandrogi • Port lectures and cultural highlights • Port charges HIGHLIGHTS • Visit Moscow’s imposing Kremlin • Kizhi Island’s magnificent wooden Transfiguration Church • Peter & Paul Fortress to visit the burial vault of the Romanov Dynasty CHOOSE YOUR CABIN DECK CABIN BEDDING SIZE WINDOW TO OPEN Boat Suite Double 26sqm Window Yes Deluxe Double/Twin 15.5sqm Window Yes Junior Suite Double 23.5sqm Window Yes Middle Deluxe Double/Twin 15.5sqm Window Yes Standard Double/Twin 10.34sqm Window Yes Standard Single 6.4-7.2sqm Window Yes Main Deluxe Twin 13.2sqm Window Yes Lower Standard Triple 11sqm Portholes No From price is per person in twin share based on a Standard Cabin, middle deck in low season.

See the website, call or email for all other prices and cabin categories. *Note: Certain departures will be aboard the MS Nizhny Novgorod and Konstantin Fedin MS NIKOLAY CHERNISHEVSKY* (FIRST CLASS) 8 TECHNICAL DATA Launched: 1981 Renovated: 2018 Length: 125m Breadth: 16.7m Speed: 26km/h Crew: 101 Passengers: 218 Cabins/Suites: 114/4 3 1 1 1 1 1 H 2 Lake Ladoga Lake Onega Rybinsk Reservoir Moscow Goritzy Kizhi Island St. Petersburg Uglich Yaroslavl RUSSIA FINLAND 1 Svirstry Mandrogi FIRST CLASS NEW

VOLGA CLASSIC 11 day cruise from $1,955 UGLICH DAY 1 MOSCOW Welcome to Moscow! Following embarkation there will be an evening cocktail reception and welcome dinner. (D) DAY 2 MOSCOW Discover the highlights of Moscow on a morning city tour which includes Red Square, The Kremlin and St. Basil’s Cathedral. The remainder of the day is free or join optional tours to Tretyakov Gallery and Moscow by Night. (B, L, D) DAY 3 MOSCOW Today take a tour of the Kremlin and its Cathedrals with the option to visit the magnificent Armoury Museum, an opulent collection of the famous Faberge Eggs, royal artefacts, carriages, coronation robes and dresses.

(B, L, D) DAY 4 UGLICH Enjoy a morning cruise along the Moscow Canal to Uglich, one of the most beloved towns of Old Russia, where you will visit the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood and the Cathedral of Resurrection. (B, L, D) DAY 5 YAROSLAVL Arrive early in Yaroslavl for a city tour and visit to the Church of Elijah the Prophet and Spaso-Preobrazhensky Monastery. (B, L, D) DAY 6 GORITZY Continue along the Volga- Baltic Waterway to the small village of Goritzy. Visit the renowned Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery on a bus tour to nearby Kirillov. (B, L, D) DAY 7 LAKE ONEGA & KIZHI ISLAND Cruise on the scenic Lake Onega to Kizhi Island for a tour of its world-famous Museum of Wooden Architecture with the Church of the Transfiguration.

(B, L, D) DAY 8 SCENIC CRUISING – MANDROGI Spend the day enjoying the views of rural Russia as you cruise along the Svir River, before a short stop at the village of Mandrogi to view some fine examples of wooden architecture and the Vodka Museum. (B, L, D) DAY 9 ST. PETERSBURG Arrive in St. Petersburg for a morning city tour of this incredible city with its imperial palaces and museums enjoying worldwide fame. In the afternoon join optional tours to either Peterhof Palace or Pushkin and Catherine Palace. (B, L, D) DAY 10 ST. PETERSBURG Today join a tour of the renowned Hermitage Museum with its vast collection and notable masterpieces.

In the afternoon you will be offered an optional tour of the Yusupov Palace before an evening farewell dinner. (B, L, D) DAY 11 ST. PETERSBURG Your Volga Classic cruise concludes on disembarkation in St. Petersburg. (B) MOSCOW to ST. PETERSBURG or reverse aboard MS Sergey Rakhmaninov 2019 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES Moscow to St. Petersburg: May 23; Jun 12; Jul 2, 22; Aug 11, 31 St. Petersburg to Moscow: Jun 2, 22; Jul 12; Aug 1, 21; Sep10 WWW.CRUISE-RUSSIA.COM.AU Find our best prices, HOT deals and cabin availability. Plus single or triple prices and full ship details. INCLUSIONS • 11 day cruise in a river-view cabin • Full-board meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner • City Tours: Moscow and St.

Petersburg • Shore excursions: Uglich, Goritzy and Kizhi • Port lectures and cultural highlights • Tour of the ships bridge • Port charges HIGHLIGHTS • Visit Moscow’s imposing Kremlin • Explore Kizhi Island’s magnificent wooden Transfiguration Church • Admire the vast collections of the Hermitage Museum CHOOSE YOUR CABIN DECK CABIN BEDDING SIZE WINDOW TO OPEN Boat Suite Double 20sqm Window Yes Standard Single 6sqm Window Yes Upper Junior Suite Double 20sqm Window Yes Standard Twin 8-10sqm Window Yes Main Standard Twin 8sqm Window Yes Lower Standard Twin/Triple 13sqm Portholes No STANDARD From price is per person twin share based on a Standard Cabin, Lower deck.

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Legendary RAIL JOURNEYS Now over 100 years on from the inaugural departure, you can experience the legendary rail journeys full of adventure and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The following pages offer two different and equally amazing ways to experience these journeys. PREMIUM PRIVATE TRAIN This epic adventure is experienced effortlessly aboard the private Czar’s Gold train. A comprehensive, all LOCAL TRAIN For those who prefer to design their own adventure with the help of our passionate and experienced team. PREMIUM LOCAL 29 www.beyondtravel.com.au 8 We had an amazing time and experience.

If we ever had the money we would do it again! Everything went really well… Great food on the train and very very well fed! Great evening vodka caviar tasting that carried on into the night! Olga our Russian guide gave us Russian language survival classes, when on the train, really great and lots of fun and useful!.. Mr & Mrs Aldridge, Mr & Mrs Gwynne, New Zealand “ ” We give you the essential ingredients of your holiday including rail tickets, hotels, transfers and sightseeing and leave the rest up to you. Relish in the freedom of travelling just like the locals! inclusive escorted tour offering an immersive program packed with authentic experiences and in-depth insight into the culture and history of these regions.

CZAR’S GOLD LAKE BAIKAL RAIL JOURNEY DAY 1 MOSCOW Welcome to Moscow! Your rail journey commences with an arrival transfer to the centrally located, Hotel InterContinental Tverskaya (4 star) or similar. Meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers as you discover the Russian capital wonderfully illuminated on a night tour of the city. Before dinner, stroll across Red Square and experience some of Moscow’s elaborate metro stations. (D) DAY 2 MOSCOW Your city tour includes the Kremlin and its magnificent cathedrals, St. Basil’s Cathedral, GUM department store, Lenin’s Mausoleum on Red Square, as well as the Bolshoi Theatre and KGB building.

In the evening, board your private train, the Czar’s Gold, and depart for Kazan. (B, L, D) DAY 3 KAZAN On arrival in Kazan, the ancient capital of Tartarstan, tour the Kazan Kremlin (UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site) and learn about the turbulent history of the Tartars, Cossacks and Russians. Your train resumes its journey in the evening. (B, L, D) DAY 4 YEKATERINBURG A short tour of Yekaterinburg visits the newly erected Cathedral on the Blood, built as a memorial to the last Russian Czar, Nicholas II, and his family who were executed here. Continue your journey through the vast steppes of Western Siberia.

(B, L, D) DAY 5 NOVOSIBIRSK As you reach Novosibirsk in the heart of Siberia, you will be welcomed by the Russian tradition of bread and salt. Enjoy a city tour of Siberia’s largest city with its many historical sites, museums and architecture including Lenin Square and the Opera House. (B, L, D) DAY 6 ON BOARD Relax, chat with new friends and admire the scenery as your train travels through Siberia. Your on-board chefs demonstrate their skills with their specialty Czar’s Feast where you can enjoy caviar and vodka tasting. (B, L, D) DAY 7 IRKUTSK Irkutsk is the capital of eastern Siberia and on a city tour you will discover the traditional wooden architecture the region is known for.

After lunch, take an excursion to an open-air museum that highlights Siberian life in times past. Dinner is in a local restaurant before checking in to Hotel Irkutsk (3 star) or similar. (B, L, D) DAY 8 LAKE BAIKAL Drive to Listvyanka on the shores of picturesque Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater lake. From here take a boat ride to Port Baikal where you will meet your train. A barbecue dinner will be served by the side of the lake, weather permitting. (B, L, D) DAY 9 ULAN UDE Travel along the shores of Lake Baikal and then through the mountain steppes towards the Mongolian border.

A short stop is made in Ulan Ude for a tour of this interesting town which is home to the ethnic Buryat people. (B, L, D) DAY 10 ULAAN BATAAR Arrive in Mongolia’s capital and embark on a city tour. Visit the impressive Buddhist Gandan Monastery, the open-air railway museum and the Lama Museum. Spend the night in Ramada Hotel (4 star) or similar. (B, L, D) DAY 11 MONGOLIAN ALPS After breakfast, a coach excursion reveals the beautiful countryside of the Mongolian Alps. Lunch will be served in a typical ger camp of nomadic herdsmen, and a horseback riding show will be performed for you. In the evening continue to the Chinese border.

(B, L, D) DAY 12 GOBI DESERT Reach the Chinese border at lunch time where you will transfer to a modern Chinese train for the remainder of your rail journey. (B, L, D) (Note: Cabins are standard 2 or 4 berth and the train does not have Nostalgic Comfort or Bolshoi carriages. Single and twin accommodation can not be guaranteed, except for those travelling in Nostalgic Comfort cabins or above.) This premium rail journey offers an exciting and comfortable adventure on the legendary Trans-Mongolian Railway aboard a private train at an affordable price. Travel 8,000 kilometres from Moscow’s Red Square to the imperial city of Beijing or vice versa on the journey of a lifetime!

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KAZAKHSTAN KYRGYZSTAN TAJIKISTAN TURKMENISTAN GEORGIA TURKEY IRAN UZBEKISTAN Moscow Kazan Yekaterinburg Novosibirsk Irkutsk Ulan Ude Ulaan Bataar Beijing RUSSIA CHINA MONGOLIA LAKE BAIKAL 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 3 H 1 16 day rail journey from $11,470 2019 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES Moscow-Beijing (16 days): May 4; Jun 1, 27; Jul 20; Aug 15; Sep 7 Beijing-Moscow (15 days): May 12; Jun 9; Jul 5, 28; Aug 23; Sep 15 2020 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES Moscow-Beijing (16 days): May 9; Jun 6; Jul 2, 25; Aug 20; Sep 12 Beijing-Moscow (15 days): May 17; Jun 14; Jul 10; Aug 2, 28; Sep 20 INCLUSIONS • 9 nights aboard the Czar’s Gold private train in your selected cabin category • 1 night aboard the Chinese local train • 6 nights accommodation in 3 and 4 star hotels • Full board meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard Czar’s Gold served in the restaurant carriage with the finest local cuisine • Additional meals when not aboard Czar’s Gold (refer to itinerary) • Culinary experiences: Lake Baikal picnic, vodka and caviar tasting and a Czar’s feast • Fully escorted by a dedicated Tour Director • Extensive sightseeing program accompanied by local guides (maximum 26 guests) • Entertaining lectures on local culture and history • Arrival and departure transfers • Travel guide and personal log book HIGHLIGHTS • Explore 3 unique countries: China, Mongolia and Russia • Marvel at the impressive landscapes of Siberia and Mongolia • Enjoy delicious regional cuisines, vodka tasting and traditional tea ceremony From price is per person in twin share based on May departure in a Classic Cabin on the 16 day journey.

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CHOOSE YOUR CABIN CABIN BEDDING SIZE sqm FACILITIES Classic Twin (side by side) 3.8 Shared - 2 toilets per carriage/1 shower Superior Twin (side by side) 3.8 compartment in every 2nd carriage Nostalgic Comfort Twin (upper & lower) 4 Shared – one toilet and shower compartment shared between two cabins Bolshoi Twin (upper & lower) 5.6 Private – each cabin has its own shower Bolshoi Platinum Twin (upper & lower) 7.2 and toilet. Platinum has a slightly larger bathroom compartment CZAR’S GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN BOLSHOI PLATINUM DAY 13 BEIJING After observing Chinese rural life from your cabin window, you arrive in Beijing in the morning.

Check in to Hotel Capital (4 star) or similar and begin your exploration of the Chinese capital, a captivating metropolis of futuristic skyscrapers and historic monuments. (B, L) DAY 14 BEIJING A morning city tour will show you the Temple of Heaven as well as the huge expanse of Tiananmen Square. A guided tour through the interior of the Forbidden City follows in the afternoon. (B, L) DAY 15 BEIJING Today’s highlight will be an excursion to the Great Wall of China, a magnificent structure that extends 6,000km through the countryside. Your tour also includes a visit of a pearl cultivation farm and the ancient Ming Tombs, burial site of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty.

In the evening, enjoy traditional Peking duck at a farewell dinner. (B, L, D) DAY 16 BEIJING Your Czar’s Gold rail journey concludes after breakfast with a departure transfer (conditions apply) to the airport. (B) Note: The journey Beijing to Moscow is 15 days with one night in Beijing omitted.

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LAKE BAIKAL RAIL JOURNEY LOCAL TAILOR-MADE TRANS-SIBERIAN DAY 1 VLADIVOSTOK Welcome to Vladivostok, the start of the original Trans-Siberian express line! On arrival you will be transferred to Hotel Hyundai (4 star). DAY 2 VLADIVOSTOK Your guided tour of Vladivostok, once ‘off-limits’ to tourists, will introduce you to the major sites of the country’s largest Pacific Ocean port including a tour of a restored submarine. Afterwards, transfer to the station where you will board the local train to Irkutsk.

(B) DAYS 3-4 ON BOARD Your first exciting leg along the famed Trans-Siberian route will take you across eastern Siberia with its vast wilderness, taiga forests, interesting cities and small villages. Along the way there are frequent stops, great for taking photos, stretching the legs and purchasing snacks from the local vendors at the station.

DAY 5 IRKUTSK On arrival transfer to Courtyard by Marriott Hotel (4 star), followed by an afternoon walking tour of this fascinating Siberian city. DAY 6 IRKUTSK Travel to the small Siberian village of Listvyanka located on the shore of Lake Baikal. Spend the day exploring this area including a visit to the open-air Museum of Wooden architecture showcasing a large collection of original wooden houses. (B) DAY 7 IRKUTSK Transfer to the railway station where you will board the train to Moscow. (B) DAYS 8-9 ON BOARD Two days on board to relax and enjoy the Siberian scenery that will pass before you.

DAY 10 MOSCOW On arrival in Moscow you will be transferred to Hotel Peter 1 with the balance of your day at leisure to begin your exploration of the Russian Capital. DAY 11 MOSCOW Your full day tour will explore lavishly decorated Moscow metro stations, the pedestrian only Arbat Street and lastly the Kremlin grounds where you will visit the famous Armoury Museum. (B) DAY 12 MOSCOW – ST. PETERSBURG See the major sights followed by a visit to the historic Novodevichy Convent. This afternoon you will be transferred to the railway station for your high-speed train to St. Petersburg. On arrival transfer to the Petro Palace Hotel (4 star).

(B) DAY 13 ST. PETERSBURG Discover Peter the Great's grand imperial capital, the "Venice of the North" on your comprehensive city tour including a visit to Peter & Paul Fortress. This afternoon visit the world-renowned Hermitage Museum. (B) DAY 14 ST. PETERSBURG Today is reserved for Peter the Great’s grand summer palace, located on the Gulf of Finland. Your tour guide will show you the many lavishly furnished staterooms and the beautiful gardens including the world famous gold fountains of the Grand Cascade, the centrepiece of this magnificent estate. (B) DAY 15 ST. PETERSBURG Your tour concludes with a departure transfer for your onward journey.

(B) January to December From price is per person, based on twin share in low season. This itinerary is designed to fit within train schedules along the Trans-Siberian Railway. Rail schedules are based on 2018 and are subject to change at anytime.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS 2019 DAILY DEPARTURES • 8 nights 4 star hotel accommodation • 6 nights aboard 1st class overnight train (2 berth sleeper compartments): Vladivostok-Irkutsk (3) and Irkutsk- Moscow (3) • 8 breakfasts • Guided Tours: Vladivostok, Irkutsk, Listvyanka and Lake Baikal, Moscow and St. Petersburg • Private vehicle arrival and departure transfers in each city • 1st class rail: Moscow – St. Petersburg • Travel the world’s longest railroad • Spend 2 nights in Vladivostok – end of the line on the original Trans-Siberian • Visit the oldest and deepest lake in the world, Lake Baikal 15 day rail journey from $5,770 15 day Rail Journey KAZAKHSTAN KYRGYZSTAN T GEORGIA TURKEY UZBEKISTAN Moscow St.

Petersburg Irkutsk Listvyanka Vladisvostok RUSSIA CHINA MONGOLIA LAKE BAIKAL 2 3 3 2 H 1 3 MOSCOW 32 ≈ 32 Australia 1300 363 554 | New Zealand 0800 550 065 ≈

LOCAL TAILOR-MADE TRANS-MONGOLIAN DAY 1 BEIJING Welcome to the bustling city of Beijing, the first stop on your overland adventure across China, Mongolia and Russia. On arrival you will be transferred to Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao Hotel (4 star). DAY 2 BEIJING Begin your exploration of China’s capital with a tour of The Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and the stunning Summer Palace with its luxurious gardens. (B, L) DAY 3 BEIJING Explore one of the world’s greatest wonders, the colossal Great Wall of China which spans approximately 6,700km across China. Follow on with a visit to the Ming Tombs.

(B, L) DAY 4 BEIJING Early morning transfer to the railway station for your overnight train to Mongolia. (B) DAY 5 ULAAN BAATAR On arrival you will be transferred to Hotel Ramada (4 star). Afterwards, embark on a city tour of Ulaan Baatar to discover the history and traditions of Mongolia's ancient nomadic capital.

DAY 6 ULAAN BAATAR Visit Gandan, Mongolia's biggest and most important monastery before travelling to Terelj National Park, located within the Baga Khentii Mountains. Discover the park’s amazing scenery, fascinating rock formations and abundance of wildlife and enjoy a night spent in a traditional ger camp. (B, L, D) DAY 7 ULAAN BAATAR Return to Ulaan Baatar and transfer to the railway station for your overnight train to Irkutsk, Russia. (B) DAY 8 IRKUTSK On arrival transfer to the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel (4 star), followed by an afternoon walking tour of this fascinating Siberian city.

DAY 9 IRKUTSK Travel to the small Siberian village of Listvyanka located on the shore of Lake Baikal.

Spend the day exploring this area including a visit to the open-air Museum of Wooden architecture showcasing a large collection of original wooden houses. (B) DAY 10 IRKUTSK Transfer to the railway station where you will board the train to Moscow. (B) DAYS 11-12 ON BOARD Two days on board to relax and enjoy the Siberian scenery that will pass before you. The whole journey you will travel is over 8,000 kilometres long and through seven time zones.

DAY 13 MOSCOW On arrival in Moscow you will be transferred to Hotel Peter 1 with the balance of your day at leisure to begin your exploration of the Russian Capital. DAY 14 MOSCOW Your full day tour will explore lavishly decorated Moscow metro stations, the pedestrian only Arbat Street and lastly the Kremlin grounds where you will visit the famous Armoury Museum. (B) DAY 15 MOSCOW – ST. PETERSBURG See the major sights followed by a visit to the historic Novodevichy Convent. This afternoon you will be transferred to the railway station for your high-speed train to St. Petersburg. On arrival transfer to the Petro Palace Hotel (4 star).

(B) DAY 16 ST. PETERSBURG Discover Peter the Great's grand imperial capital, the "Venice of the North" on your comprehensive city tour including a visit to Peter & Paul Fortress. This afternoon visit the world-renowned Hermitage Museum. (B) DAY 17 ST. PETERSBURG Today is reserved for Peter the Great’s grand summer palace, located on the Gulf of Finland. Your tour guide will show you the many lavishly furnished staterooms and the beautiful gardens including the world famous gold fountains of the Grand Cascade, the centrepiece of this magnificent estate. (B) DAY 18 ST. PETERSBURG Your tour concludes with a departure transfer for your onward journey.

(B) ULAAN BAATAR January to December – Saturday or Wednesday From price is per person, based on twin share in low season. This itinerary is designed to fit within train schedules along the Trans- Mongolian Railway. Rail schedules are based on 2018 and are subject to change at anytime.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS 2019 DEPARTURES • 11 nights 4 star hotel accommodation • 1 night Ger camp accommodation • 5 nights aboard 1st class overnight train (2 berth sleeper compartments): Beijing-Ulaan Baatar (1), Ulaan Baatar- Irkutsk (1) and Irkutsk-Moscow (3) • 12 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 1 dinner • Guided Tours: Beijing, Ulaan Baatar, Irkutsk, Listvyanka and Lake Baikal, Moscow and St. Petersburg • Excursion: Terelj National Park • Private vehicle arrival and departure transfers in each city • 1st class rail: Moscow – St. Petersburg • Explore the fascinating cities and scenery of Russia, Mongolia and China • Walk upon the ancient stones of the Great Wall of China • Overnight in a Ger camp at Terelj National Park RAIL JOURNEY 18 day rail journey from $7,245 KAZAKHSTAN KYRGYZSTAN TAJIKISTAN TURKMENISTAN GEORGIA TURKEY UZBEKISTAN Moscow Irkutsk Ulaan Bataar Terelj NP Beijing RUSSIA CHINA MONGOLIA LAKE BAIKAL 1 1 1 H 3 St.

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PRIVATE TOURS GOLDEN RING EXPLORER 3 day Private Tour KIZHI ISLAND DAY 1 MOSCOW – SERGIEV POSAD – SUZDAL Travel through the Russian countryside to the historic town of Sergiev Posad, home of the functioning Holy Trinity St. Sergius Monastery and ‘Vatican’ of the Russian Orthodox Church. In the afternoon travel a short distance to charming Suzdal, a picturesque ‘living museum’, where you will visit the Museum of Wooden Architecture to see traditional log houses and churches. Overnight at Art Hotel Nikolaevsky Posad (3 star). (L, D) DAY 2 SUZDAL / BOGOLYUBOVO – VLADIMIR Tour the ancient town of Suzdal including the 11th century Kremlin and the Cathedral of the Nativity with its beautiful frescoes.

Continue to the 14th century Monastery of St. Eufimius with its seven domed cathedral and then onto the village of Bogolyubovo to see the famous Church of the Intercession-on the-Nerl. In the afternoon drive to Vladimir, founded in the 12th century, and once the former capital of Russia. Your tour includes such historic landmarks as the Golden Gate, Assumption Cathedral and St. Dimetrius Cathedral. (B, L, D) DAY 3 SUZDAL – MOSCOW Your tour concludes on return to Moscow in the early afternoon. (B) KIZHI ISLAND 3 day Private Tour DAY 1 MOSCOW – PETROZAVODSK Depart Moscow for your overnight train to Karelia, a beautiful area known as the ‘Land of the Lakes’.

DAY 2 PETROZAVODSK / KIZHI ISLAND Upon arrival in Petrozavodsk at 09.00hrs, you will be welcomed at the railway station before heading to a local restaurant for breakfast. After a quick stop at your hotel to store your luggage, you will begin your tour of Petrozavodsk, the capital of Karelia with a distinctly European atmosphere. Discover the main sights of the city before boarding your hydrofoil across Lake Onega to Kizhi Island. Once you reach this remote island, you will have several hours to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to some of the most striking traditional Russian architecture in all of Russia.

With many fine examples of wooden architecture on the island there is much to see including the most famous 22 dome Transfiguration Church. This intricate structure was built in 1714 without using one single nail! Enjoy some free time for your own exploration before boarding your return hydrofoil to Petrozavodsk for check in at Hotel Frigate (4 star). (B) DAY 3 PETROZAVODSK – ST. PETERSBURG An early morning departure from Karelia by train. Your tour concludes on arrival at St. Petersburg railway station, approximately midday. (B) 34 ≈ 34 Australia 1300 363 554 | New Zealand 0800 550 065 ≈ From prices are per person based on twin share in low season.

January to December HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS 2019 DAILY DEPARTURES • Fully escorted in ENGLISH ONLY • 3 star hotel accommodation • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners • Guided Tours: Sergiev Posad, Suzdal, Bogolyubovo and Vladimir • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle • Marvel at the beauty of the Sergiev Posad complex, the Russian Orthodox equivalent of the Vatican • Experience the historic cities of the famed Golden Ring 3 day tour from $1,373 17 May to 31 August HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS 2019 DAILY DEPARTURES • 1 night 4 star hotel accommodation • 1 night aboard 1st class overnight train (2 berth sleeper compartment): Moscow - Petrozavodsk • 2 breakfasts • Guided Tours: Petrozavodsk and Kizhi Island • Hydrofoil: Petrozavodsk - Kizhi - Petrozavodsk • 2nd class rail: Petrozavodsk – St.

Petersburg • Arrival and departure transfers from / to Petrozavodsk railway station • See first hand the masterpiece that is the Transfiguration Church, built without one single nail • Admire the scenic beauty of Russia’s ‘Land of the Lakes’ 3 day tour from $950 RUSSIA LAKE ONEGA LAKE LADOGA KARELIA Moscow Suzdal Vladimir Bogolyubovo KIZHI ISLAND Sergiev Posad 2 Petrozavodsk Kizhi Island St. Petersburg H GOLDEN RING EXPLORER 1 1

BEST OF RUSSIA 8 day Private Tour DAY 1 MOSCOW Welcome to Russia! Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to Hotel Budapest (4 star). The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore Russia's largest city. DAY 2 MOSCOW This comprehensive city tour by private vehicle will introduce you to the political and economic capital of Russia. You will see the major sights and monumental architecture that Moscow is famous for, including the iconic ‘Seven Sisters’ buildings built by Stalin, Red Square, Lenin's Mausoleum, the Kremlin, the famous GUM shopping arcade, Bolshoi Theatre, KGB Building, Russian "White House" and the Moscow University.

Visit Red Square’s most famous building, the onion- domed St. Basil’s Cathedral followed by a visit to the historic Novodevichy Convent. The Convent was used as a prison for noble women, amongst them Peter the Great's half sister, Sofia, and his first wife, Evdokia. This evening is reserved for the lively and colourful "Golden Ring" folklore performance. (B) DAY 3 MOSCOW Tour Moscow today by way of the famous Moscow Metro to marvel at the elegant stations adorned with marbled frescoes and gilded artworks. Travel to the Kremlin to visit Russia’s great seat of power with its Russian Orthodox cathedrals, Ivan the Great’s Bell Tower and the Armoury Museum, home to an opulent collection of the famous Faberge Eggs and royal thrones, crowns and carriages treasury of Russian czars.

(B) DAY 4 MOSCOW – ST. PETERSBURG After breakfast your day is free until late morning, when you will be transferred to the railway station for the Sapsan fast train to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival in the late afternoon you will be transferred to the Petro Palace Hotel (4 star). (B) DAY 5 ST. PETERSBURG Experience the city’s imperial 18th century architecture of palaces, mansions and cathedrals including a drive along the city’s main boulevard, Nevsky Prospekt. You will also visit Peter and Paul Fortress, foundation of the city in 1703 and burial place of the Romanov Dynasty. Your tour continues to visit one of St.

Petersburg’s most impressive cathedrals. The Spilt Blood Cathedral resembles St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, however its interior is far more impressive with 7,000 square metres of mosaics now back on display after 27 years of restoration. The site of the cathedral marks the site of the murder of the social reformer Alexander II in 1881. (B) DAY 6 ST. PETERSBURG Discover the magnificent former Winter Palace which today is the world-renowned Hermitage Museum. Your guide will introduce you to its immense collection of over 2.7 million treasures from around the world. (B) DAY 7 ST. PETERSBURG Meet your guide and depart on a Pushkin and Peterhof Palaces Tour.

Tsarskeyo Selo (Pushkin) is the former aristocratic village located in the countryside 40 minutes from St. Petersburg. The centrepiece of the town is Catherine Palace, originally built by Peter the Great for his beloved wife Catherine. It is also home to the stunning Amber Room which has been fully restored since its mysterious disappearance after WWII. Continue to Peterhof Palace, built in 1720 by Peter the Great, it is located 29kms from the city on the Gulf of Finland. Inspired by the Palace of Versailles in France, it was built to celebrate Peter's many military victories. Your tour guide will show you the many lavishly furnished staterooms, and then take you on a guided walk through the beautiful gardens including the world famous gold fountains of the Grand Cascade, the centrepiece of this magnificent estate (fountains operate during May to September only).

(B) DAY 8 ST. PETERSBURG Your tour concludes with a departure transfer for your onward journey. (B) MOSCOW PRIVATE TOUR St. Petersburg RUSSIA ESTONIA LATVIA BELARUS Moscow 4 H 3 ST. PETERSBURG 35 www.beyondtravel.com.au 8 January to December Enhance your Best of Russia tour with the inclusion of one of our wonderful 3 day tours featured on page 34. HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS 2019 DAILY DEPARTURES • 4 star hotel accommodation • 7 breakfasts • Guided Tours: Moscow, Kremlin & Armoury, Moscow Metro, St. Petersburg, Hermitage Museum, Catherine Palace and Peterhof Palace & Gardens • Golden ring Folklore performance • 2nd Class Sapsan rail: Moscow–St.

Petersburg • Private arrival and departure transfers • Explore the grounds of the imposing Kremlin • Travel like a local and explore the famous Moscow Metro • Visit the town of Pushkin and the opulent Catherine Palace 8 day tour from $2,595 From price is per person based on twin share in low season.

36 ≈ 36 Australia 1300 363 554 | New Zealand 0800 550 065 ≈ CAPITALS AND FJORDS 15 day Private Tour DAY 1 BERGEN Welcome to Bergen! On arrival please make your own way to Hotel Bergen Børs (4 star). DAY 2 BERGEN Today you will enjoy a Bergen Food walking tour, where you will uncover Bergen’s rich food history and culture. Learn about the local ingredients whilst tasting some of the most iconic Bergen dishes and washing it down with a local craft beer. (B) DAY 3 BERGEN – VOSS – GUDVANGEN – FLÅM Today you will spend the day travelling through charming villages and scenic natural landscapes, by train and coach before reaching Gudvangen.

Then join your fjord cruise on the Naeroyfjord, the narrowest fjord in Europe and included on UNESCO's World Heritage to Flåm. Upon arrival make your own way to Flåmsbrygga Hotel (3 star). (B) DAY 4 FLÅM – MYRDAL – OSLO Today you depart on one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the world, the Flåm Railway. It is one of the steepest train lines in the world on normal tracks, where almost 80% of the journey has a gradient of 5.5%. On arrival to the mountain station of Myrdal, change trains and travel on to Oslo. Upon arrival make your own way to Saga Hotel Oslo (4 star). (B) DAY 5 OSLO Today you will explore Oslo on a tour, taking in the sights of the city centre, the Holmenkollen Ski Jump, the Vigeland Sculpture Park.

Continuing onto Bygdøy Peninsula where you can choose to visit either Fram Museum (dedicated to Polar expeditions) or Kon-Tiki Museum (exhibits include the original Kon-Tiki raft). (B) DAY 6 OSLO Today is free for further exploration of Norway’s capital until you make your way to the Oslo ferry terminal for your overnight ferry to Copenhagen. (B) DAY 7 COPENHAGEN Cruise into Copenhagen in the mid morning and make your way to Comfort Hotel Vesterbro (4 star) for check-in. The remainder of your day is free to start exploring this enchanting capital of Denmark. (B) DAY 8 COPENHAGEN On today’s tour you will pass all the major attractions of wonderful Copenhagen including Tivoli, Amalienborg Palace, Danish Parliament Christiansborg and the Islands Brygge.

During the tour there will be a stop at Amalienborg Palace to enjoy the changing of the guards and also photo stops at the Little Mermaid and Royal Danish Opera. (B) DAY 9 COPENHAGEN – STOCKHOLM Make your way to the Copenhagen railway station for your train to Stockholm. Upon arrival please make your way to Clarion Hotel Amaranten (4 star). (B) DAY 10 STOCKHOLM On the Grand Tour, you will pass all the must-see attractions including the most famous buildings and views of the city such as Stockholm City Hall, the Royal Palace, Östermalm, Gamla Stan (Old Town), Långholmen and the Royal Djurgården.

At the end of your coach tour join a cruise to see Stockholm from the water! Travel under fifteen bridges and pass through two locks connecting the Baltic Sea with Lake Mälaren. (B) DAY 11 STOCKHOLM Today is free; we recommend a visit to the impressive Vasa Museum or simply lose yourself in the charming streets of Gamla Stan. (B) DAY 12 STOCKHOLM Today is free for you to further explore Stockholm, before your late afternoon departure on an overnight ferry to Helsinki. (B) DAY 13 HELSINKI Mid morning arrival, please make your own way to Hotel Haven (5 star). (B) COPENHAGEN Bergen Stockholm Oslo Copenhagen Flam Voss NORWAY NORTH SEA BALTIC SEA DENMARK SWEDEN FINLAND Helsinki 2 1 H 2 2 1 1 2 Myrdal May to September HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS 2019 DAILY DEPARTURES • 3, 4 & 5 star hotel accommodation • Overnight ferries in a sea-view cabin: Oslo-Copenhagen and Stockholm-Helsinki • 14 breakfasts • Guided Tours: Bergen, Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki • Norway in a Nutshell (Bergen-Oslo) • Fjord Ferries: Gudvangen-Flåm • Flåm Railway (Flåmsbana): Flåm-Myrdal • 2nd class rail: Bergen-Voss, Myrdal-Oslo, Copenhagen- Stockholm • Coach: Voss-Gudvangen • Enjoy 2 nights in Bergen, the ‘Gateway to the Fjords’ • Explore picturesque villages nestled at the base of the magnificent Norwegian fjords • Discover the charm of Helsinki, the seaside capital of Finland 15 day tour from $4,615 PRIVATE TOUR 3 DAY 14 HELSINKI Discover the beauty of this Nordic capital.

Included highlights of your tour are the historical centre with Senate Square, Lutheran Cathedral, Presidential Palace, City Hall, Parliament building, Finlandia Hall and Opera House, stopping en route at the impressive Jean Sibelius monument, and if time permits, the “Church in the Rock“. (B) DAY 15 HELSINKI Your tour concludes after breakfast and check out from your hotel. (B) From price is per person based on twin share in low season. TRAVEL VOU C H E R Deposit by 31 DEC $ 300 RECEIVE per couple discover more.. .

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ROYAL KINGDOMS & MAJESTIC FJORDS 13 day Private Tour DAY 1 HELSINKI Welcome to Helsinki! On arrival make your own way to Sokos Hotel Presidentti (4 star). DAY 2 HELSINKI Join the Panorama Sightseeing tour of Helsinki, showing you the most important sights and giving you an excellent view of the city’s past and present. The tour takes in the most interesting parts of Helsinki, such as the historical centre, City Hall, The Parliament buildings, Finlandia Hall and the Opera House.

(B) DAY 3 HELSINKI A free morning in Helsinki before making your own way to the port for the overnight ferry to Stockholm. This evening enjoy all the on board facilities. (B, D) DAY 4 STOCKHOLM Arrive this morning in the charming capital of Sweden. Please make your way to Clarion Hotel Amaranten (4 star) for check in, followed by the remainder of your day at leisure. (B) DAY 5 STOCKHOLM Enjoy a guided coach tour which takes you to the most famous buildings and views of Stockholm. See Stockholm City Hall, The Royal Palace, Östermalm, Gamla Stan (Old Town), Långholmen and The Royal Djurgården while you learn about Stockholm and its history.

(B) DAY 6 STOCKHOLM – COPENHAGEN Make your own way to the train station and board your direct train to Copenhagen. Upon arrival in Copenhagen make your own way to First Hotel Kong Frederik (4 star) for check in. (B) DAY 7 COPENHAGEN Enjoy a morning canal tour around the harbor and through the idyllic canals. As you cruise past the city sights your guide will tell you about Copenhagen's beautiful churches, castles, old listed houses, new buildings and all other sights of interest. (B) DAY 8 COPENHAGEN A free morning in Copenhagen before making your own way to the port for the overnight ferry to Oslo.

Cruise along the Kattegat on your way to Norway whilst enjoying all the on board facilities. (B, D) DAY 9 OSLO After breakfast your ferry docks in Oslo. Upon disembarkation, make your way to Thon Hotel Opera (4 star). After check in at your hotel start your exploration of the Norwegian capital. (B) DAY 10 OSLO Start today with your sightseeing tour of Oslo’s main attractions which include Vigeland Sculpture Park, the ski jump at Holmenkollen and the Viking Ship Museum. (B) DAY 11 OSLO – NORWAY IN A NUTSHELL – BERGEN An early start to the day as you take the train from Oslo to Myrdal. From here take the scenic Flåm Railway down to the fjord enjoying views of the most magnificent mountain scenery in Norway.

Continue your journey by boat from Flåm along the Aurlandsfjord and into the Naeroyfjord, the narrowest fjord in Europe. Arrive in Bergen in the early evening and check-in at Hotel Zander K (4 star) or similar. (B) DAY 12 BERGEN Embark on a privately guided walking tour of Bergen’s historic centre to see the busy Fish and Flower Market, Old Bryggen Harbour and ancient Maria Church. You will also take the funicular to Mt. Fløien, for the best views of the city and surrounds. (B) DAY 13 BERGEN Your tour ends after breakfast and check-out from your hotel. (B) STOCKHOLM PRIVATE TOUR Bergen Stockholm Oslo Voss Copenhagen Flam NORWAY NORTH SEA BALTIC SEA DENMARK SWEDEN FINLAND Helsinki 2 1 2 H 2 2 1 2 Myrdal Image: Werner Nystrand/Folio/imagebank.sweden.se 37 www.beyondtravel.com.au 8 May to September HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS 2019 DAILY DEPARTURES • 4 star hotel accommodation • Overnight ferry in a sea-view cabin: Helsinki-Stockholm and Copenhagen-Oslo • 12 breakfasts and 2 dinners • Guided Tours: Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo and Bergen including the Funicular to Mt.

Fløien • Norway in a Nutshell (Oslo-Bergen) • 2nd class rail: Stockholm-Copenhagen, Oslo-Myrdal and Voss-Bergen • Flåm Railway (Flåmsbana): Myrdal – Flåm • Fjord Ferry: Flåm-Gudvangen • Coach: Gudvangen-Voss • Travel along the famed Norway in a Nutshell route • Overnight ferry sailings between Helsinki-Stockholm and Copenhagen-Oslo • Marvel at the magnificent views of Bergen from atop Mt. Fløien 13 day tour from $3,935 From price is per person based on twin share in low season. BERGEN

INTIMATE NORWAY 9 day Private Tour DAY 1 OSLO Welcome to Oslo! On arrival make your own way to Saga Hotel Oslo (4 star). The remainder of your day is at leisure to explore the Norwegian capital. DAY 2 OSLO – FLÅM – BALESTRAND This morning board the train to the mountain station of Myrdal, where you will join the Flåm Railway, a masterpiece of engineering descending 865 metres to the fjord. Cruise along the picturesque Sognfjord to the fjord-side village of Balestrand. Overnight at the family run Kviknes Hotel (4 star). (B, D) DAY 3 BALESTRAND Enjoy an entire day free in 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 4 BALESTRAND – BERGEN This morning make your way to the pier to board the ferry to Bergen, the capital of the fjords. After arrival and check in at Det Hanseatiske Hotel (4 star) the afternoon is yours to discover the highlights of this charming city. We recommend a visit to the popular Fish and Flower Market, Bryggen Harbour and the old Hanseatic Quarter. You may also like to take the funicular to Mt. Fløien, for the best views of the city and surrounds. (B) DAY 5 BERGEN – LOFTHUS Travel by bus to Norheimsund, situated in the heart of Hardanger – if time permits you may wish to spend the afternoon in this interesting village on the north side of the Hardangerfjord.

From here, board a ferry to Lofthus and upon arrival check in at Hotel Ullensvang with a fjord view room (4 star). (B, D) DAY 6 LOFTHUS Enjoy a full day at leisure in this peaceful village located on the shores of Sørfjorden. We recommend you visit the church, dating back to 1250, with its fine stained-glass windows and surrounding cemetery from the middle ages. The church is a great spot from which to view the magnificent Folgefonna glacier. Also worth a visit is Edvard Grieg's Composer Cabin in your hotel’s garden or take a wander in the fruit tree fields. The Ullensvang region is a known fruit farming area, and in spring thousands of fruit trees are breathtakingly white during blossom.

(B) DAY 7 LOFTHUS – ROSENDALTravel by bus to romantic Rosendal, especially known for the Barony Rosendal, a historic estate and manor house located in the village. On arrival, check in to your fjordview room at Rosendal Fjordhotel (4 star), followed by an afternoon free for exploring. You may wish see the Kvinnherad Church or the Barony Rosendal for a walk through different periods, shaped by the various owners throughout its 250 year history. Also see the Rosendal Gardens with over 60 acres of landscaped parklands consisting of the 300- year-old Renaissance garden with an abundance of roses and the Kitchen and Herb garden with herbs, flowers, vegetables, fruits and berries.

(B) HARDANGERFJORD PRIVATE TOUR OSLO S O G N E F J O R D NORWAY Lofthus Rosendal HARDANGERFJORD AURLANDSFJORD Flåm Norheimsund Myrdal Oslo 2 2 Bergen Balestrand EIDFJORD H 1 1 1 1 May to September HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS 2019 DAILY DEPARTURES • 4 star, central boutique hotel accommodation • 8 breakfasts and 3 dinners • 2nd class rail: Oslo - Myrdal • Flåm Railway (Flåmsbana): Myrdal - Flåm • Fjord ferry: Flåm – Balestrand, Balestrand – Bergen, Norheimsund – Eidfjord, Eidfjord – Lofthus, Rosendal – Bergen • Coach: Bergen – Norheimsund, Lofthus – Rosendal • See spectacular fjords, charming villages and delightful gardens • Discover the character and history of Bryggen Harbour • Stay in charming hotels with spectacular Fjord view rooms (Lofthus and Rosendal) 9 day tour from $3,295 DAY 8 ROSENDAL – BERGEN Depart this morning for your return journey to Bergen by ferry where you can enjoy one last spectacular trip along the scenic Hardangerfjord.

Overnight at Det Hanseatiske Hotel (4 star). (B) DAY 9 BERGEN Your tour concludes after breakfast and check out from your hotel. (B) 38 ≈ 38 Australia 1300 363 554 | New Zealand 0800 550 065 ≈ T R A VEL VOUCHE R Deposit by 31 DEC $200 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 . . . From price is per person based on twin share in low season. Image: © Frithjof Fure / www.fjordnorway.com

NAEROYFJORD S O G N E F J O R D NORWAY IN A NUTSHELL 2 day Private Tour DAY 1 OSLO – MYRDAL – FLÅM This legendary tour takes you through Norway’s breathtaking fjord and mountain scenery and includes one of Europe’s most scenic rail journeys. The Flåm Railway is regarded as one of the highlights of the Norway in a Nutshell tour and the 20 kilometre journey from the mountain station of Myrdal to Flåm deep in the fjords gives you views of the magnificent mountains and thundering waterfalls. Overnight at the historic 19th century Fretheim Hotel in a scenic fjord view room (4 star). DAY 2 FLÅM – GUDVANGEN – VOSS – BERGEN Today starts with a cruise along the Aurlandsfjord and the Naeroyfjord, the narrowest fjord in Europe, to Gudvangen.

The UNESCO- listed Naeroyfjord is surrounded by tall mountains up to 1,800 metres high and along the way there are views of small traditional farms and villages. From Gudvangen take a drive up the steep and spectacular hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva (May-September only) for wonderful views of the Stalheimsfossen and Sivlefossen waterfalls before arriving in Voss. Continue your journey by rail to Bergen where your tour will end on arrival. (B) DAY 1 BERGEN – BALESTRAND Your Sognefjord in a Nutshell tour begins with an express ferry along the west coast of Norway and into Sognefjord, the world's largest fjord.

Marvel at the incredible scenery of sheer snow- capped mountains, all carved out by ice, as you cruise to Balestrand. Overnight at the family run Kviknes Hotel in a scenic fjord view room (4 star).

DAY 2 BALESTRAND – FLÅM – MYRDAL – OSLO Begin the day with a cruise through the spectacular fjord land scenery of the Sognefjord and Aurlandsfjord. On arrival in Flåm you will board your train and ascend the many sharp curves of the famous Flåm Railway, known to be one of the most spectacular train rides in the world. Pass lofty, snow-capped mountains, thundering waterfalls and peaceful green meadows on your way to the plateau above. In Myrdal, change trains and take the main line train to Oslo, a journey time of approximately 4 hours, where your tour ends. (B) SOGNEFJORD IN A NUTSHELL 2 day Private Tour NORWAY 1 Voss Gudvangen NAEROYFJORD AURLANDSFJORD Flåm Myrdal Oslo 1 H Bergen Balestrand PRIVATE TOUR NORWAY IN A NUTSHELL SOGNEFJORD IN A NUTSHELL 39 www.beyondtravel.com.au 8 January to December HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS 2019 DAILY DEPARTURES • 4 star hotel accommodation with fjord views • 1 breakfast • 2nd class rail: Oslo-Myrdal, Voss Bergen • Flåm Railway (Flåmsbana): Myrdal-Flåm • Fjord Cruise: Flåm-Gudvangen • Coach: Gudvangen-Voss • Porterage Service • See spectacular fjords and charming villages • Experience the world-famous journey on the Flåm Railway 2 day tour from $725 June to September HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS 2019 DAILY DEPARTURES • 4 star hotel accommodation with fjord views • 1 breakfast • Fjord Cruise: Bergen-Balestrand- Flåm • Flåm Railway (Flåmsbana): Flåm-Myrdal • 2nd class rail: Myrdal-Oslo • Porterage Service • Relax in the scenic surrounds of the fjord lands • Overnight in the peaceful fjord-side village of Balestrand 2 day tour from $695 From prices are per person based on twin share in low season SOGNEFJORD

SWEDEN THE ATLANTIC ROAD TROLL ROAD NORWAY Geiranger Oslo Lillehammer Beitostolen Roros Kristiansund NORWEGIAN PANORAMA SELF-DRIVE 8 day Private Tour DAY 1 OSLO – LILLEHAMMER On arrival at Gardermoen Airport (Oslo) collect your rental car and begin your two hour journey north to Lillehammer, the host town of the 1994 Winter Olympics. Overnight at Clarion Collection Hotel Hammer (4 star). DAY 2 LILLEHAMMER – RØROS Drive through the Gudbrandsdalen Valley and along the Ronde Road with a beautiful view to The Ronde National Park. In Østerdalen Valley, where you will have the possibility to see foxes and elks, the route continues in a northern direction along Norway’s longest river Glomma to the mining town of Røros.

The town centre boasts a rare collection of large and well-preserved wooden buildings, made even more real and authentic by the fact that the people of today live and work in them. Overnight Røros Hotel (4 star). (B) DAY 3 RØROS – TRONDHEIM Travel Northwest to the coastal city of Trondheim, founded by Viking King Olav Tryggvason in 997 BC. Explore the city which holds a special place in Norwegian culture and history as Norway’s first capital and, to this day, continues to be the coronation city where Norway's Kings have been crowned. Overnight Quality Hotel Augustin (4 star). (B) DAY 4 TRONDHEIM A full day in Trondheim to explore the photogenic capital with its wide streets, colourful warehouses and busy harbour.

We recommend a visit to the Nidaros Cathedral, built over the grave of St. Olav, the Archbishop’s Palace, Kristiansten Fortress, the Monk’s Island, Trøndelag Open Air Museum and Stiftsgården – the Royal Residence in Trondheim. We also recommend a stroll in Bakklandet, where you will find old wooden buildings which were formerly worker’s dwellings but are now partly restored as homes or charming shops and restaurants. (B) DAY 5 TRONDHEIM – THE ATLANTIC ROAD – MOLDE Today the journey continues to Nordmøre - a region characterized by the amazingly short distances between high mountain ranges and the wild open sea, between sheltered rural communities in fjord country and island communities.

A short ferry crossing from Halsa to Kanestraum (toll to be paid locally) will bring you towards the clip fish town of Kristiansund. From here there is a tunnel that will connect you to Bremsnes and the Atlantic Ocean Road. The scenic 8.3km long road is built on several small islands and skerries, and is spanned by eight bridges and several landfills. The Atlantic Ocean Road was voted "Norwegian Construction of the Century" in 2005 and is currently Norway's second most visited scenic road after the Troll Road. Continue the scenic road via Hustad and Bud to Molde, well known for the beautiful nature surrounding it, including the Molde Panorama with its 222 mountain peaks.

Overnight Quality Hotel Alexandra (4 star). (B) DAY 6 MOLDE – TROLL ROAD – GEIRANGERFJORD – BEITOSTØLEN Board a morning ferry across the Molde fjord to Vestnes (toll to be paid locally) and continue to Åndalsnes. Here you will ascend the famous Troll road - dramatic, exciting and the ultimate nature experience. One more ferry crossing from Linge to Eidsdal (toll to be paid locally) will bring you to the Eagle Road, with panoramic views of the Geirangerfjord, with its waterfalls and steep hills. Continue to the mountain village of Beitostølen, in view of the impressive Jotunheimen Mountain range with Galdhøpiggen, Norway’s highest mountain.

Check in at Radisson Blu Hotel Beitostølen (4 star). (B) DAY 7 BEITOSTØLEN – OSLO Drive south via Fagernes and Hønefoss for your return to Oslo. On arrival check in at Thon Hotel Terminus (4 star) and spend the rest of your day exploring the many great sights of Oslo. (B) DAY 8 OSLO Your tour concludes with return of your rental car at Gardermoen Airport. (B) THE ATLANTIC ROAD PRIVATE TOUR Molde Vestnes Stigfossen Trondheim H 1 1 1 1 2 1 40 ≈ 40 Australia 1300 363 554 | New Zealand 0800 550 065 ≈ May to September HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS 2019 DAILY DEPARTURES • 4 star hotel accommodation • 7 breakfasts • 7 day car hire (VW Polo or similar – B class) • Services of a local representative • Relish in the freedom to explore Norway’s diverse nature by car • Spend two nights in colourful Trondheim, the picturesque former capital of Norway • Snap a picture at the top of the scenic Troll Road, Norway’s most dramatic drive 8 day tour from $1,545 Price excludes locally paid fees including toll roads, additional vehicle equipment, parking fees, sightseeing, ferry crossings and entrance fees.

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May to September HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS 2019 DAILY DEPARTURES • 3 star hotel accommodation, Reykjavik • Economy hotel, guesthouse and farmhouse accommodation, outside Reykjavik • 9 breakfasts • 9 day car hire (compact manual) including GPS • Tablet including an Iceland travel companion app • Services of a local representative • Explore Iceland’s rich natural treasures - national parks, waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes and hot springs • Enjoy the freedom of your own vehicle and drive around Iceland at your own pace • Discover the unique city of Reykjavik 10 day tour from $2,895 AROUND ICELAND SELF-DRIVE 10 day Private Tour DAY 1 REYKJAVIK – HVERAGERDI On arrival at Keflavik Airport (Reykjavik) you will collect your rental car and begin your adventure around this magnificent volcanic island.

You may wish to stop at the nearby Blue Lagoon for a chance to relax in the soothing geothermal mineral waters before driving the southern coast of the Reykjanes peninsula to the charming village of Hveragerdi for check-in at your accommodation. This village is one of the few communities in the world that has an active thermal site in the centre of town: bubbling, hissing, hot springs that are the catalysts for oceans of flowers. DAY 2 HVERAGERDI – BORGARFJORDUR Drive to the legendary Gullfoss Waterfall and the highly active Geysir hot spring area with boiling mud pits, exploding geysers and the lively Strokkur which spouts water 30 metres into the air every few minutes.

Continue to Thingvellir National Park, site of the ancient Icelandic parliament, before driving through Hvalfjordur fjord to the historic and scenic Borgarfjordur region. Overnight at a guesthouse in the Borgarfjordur area. (B) DAY 3 BORGARFJORDUR – AKUREYRI Drive north through the Borgarfjordur region to the shores of Hunafloi Bay and the towering mountains and horse breeding valley of Skagafjordur. Known as the cradle of Icelandic horsemanship, Skagafjordur is one of the best places to see the Icelandic horse, a breed which is praised worldwide for its purity. Continue to Akureyri, Iceland’s colourful northern city with its charming buildings and beautiful views of the Eyjafjordur fjord.

(B) DAY 4 AKUREYRI – LAKE MYVATN Spend this morning exploring wonderful Akureyri before driving to Lake Myvatn. En route stop to view the beautiful Godafoss Waterfall which is closely connected with one of the most important events in Icelandic history, the country’s conversion to Christianity in the year 1000. Overnight accommodation in the Lake Myvatn area. (B) DAY 5 LAKE MYVATN Enjoy a full day in the Lake Myvatn area, which is a microcosm of all of Iceland’s natural wonders: bubbling mud pools and geothermal caves, powerful waterfalls, craters and a diverse birdlife. A highlight of this area is the Namaskard Pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colours.

(B) DAY 6 LAKE MYVATN – HUSAVIK – EGILSSTADIR Drive north to the fishing port of Husavik, a great spot where you may take in a whale watching cruise. Travel around the Tjornes Peninsula on the edge of the Arctic Circle for great views, high cliffs and green hills before arriving at Asbyrgi. Take in the magnificent site of the mighty Dettifoss Waterfall, Europe’s most powerful, before travelling to Egilsstadir in the east of Iceland. (B) DAY 7 EGILSSTADIR – HOFN Drive south through the spectacular East Fjords, an area perfect for getting off the beaten track as it offers an authentic Icelandic experience, a chance to meet the locals and discover a less-visited side of the country.

Enjoy a stop at the biggest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull, which is a short distance from the town of Hofn in Hornfjordur, also known as the lobster capital of Northern Europe. (B) DAY 8 HOFN – KIRKJUBAEJARKLAUSTUR Today you will visit Vatnajökull National Park, named after Europe‘s largest glacier. See the shimmering icebergs and the still, milky waters of Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon before continuing to the Skaftafell area of the park, a beautiful green oasis surrounded by glaciers. Continue your journey around Iceland to the picturesque village of Kirkjubaejarklaustur, one of the most tongue twisting words to pronounce of any location in Iceland.

(B) DAY 9 KIRKJUBAEJARKLAUSTUR – REYKJAVIK Drive along the spectacular south coast, a sweeping landscape of sandy deserts, rocky shores and rolling farmlands. Stop to admire the black sand beaches and cliffs at Dyrholaey where vast bird colonies may be seen, including puffins (generally seen mid May to early August). Also visit the mighty Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, famous for its 2010 eruption, before returning to Reykjavík for check-in at your hotel in the late afternoon. (B) DAY 10 REYKJAVIK Your tour concludes with return of your rental car at Keflavik Airport (Reykjavik). (B) SOUTH COAST PRIVATE TOUR Reykjavik Thingvellir Dyrholaey ARCTIC CIRCLE JOKULSAARLON GLACIAL LAGOON NAMASKARD MUD POOLS VATNAJOKULL NP Gullfoss Vik Geysir Akureyri Borgarfjordur Kirkjubaejarklaustur Husavik Hveragerdi ICELAND 1 1 Hofn 1 1 Egilsstadir Lake Myvatn 1 2 1 H 1 41 www.beyondtravel.com.au 8 Price excludes locally paid fees including toll roads, additional vehicle equipment, parking fees, sightseeing, ferry crossings and entrance fees.

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LAPLAND – ICE HOTEL & NORTHERN LIGHTS 7 day Private Tour DAY 1 STOCKHOLM Arrival in Stockholm and make your way to Clarion Hotel Amaranten (4 star) or Downtown Camper by Scandic (4 star). Enjoy your first look at Sweden’s charming capital city. DAY 2 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 day is at leisure to explore some of the city’s best highlights including the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings and the enchanting Old Town (Gamla Stan) with its narrow cobbled streets.

Later this evening you will make your way to the railway station for your overnight train to Kiruna, northern Sweden. (B) DAY 3 KIRUNA Awake this morning to the magical winter landscape of Swedish Lapland as your train rolls towards Kiruna. On arrival, you will be met by your local driver for a transfer to the famous Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi (located 20 minutes from Kiruna). Enjoy the remainder of your day exploring the surrounds or you may take the opportunity to join one of the many exciting winter activities including a snowmobile safari. Tonight you will have the unique experience of sleeping in an ICE room at a balmy minus 5 degrees.

Sleeping on a special bed made of snow and ice and covered by reindeer skin, you will be toasty warm with your purpose made thermal sleeping bag. DAY 4 KIRUNA This morning you are awakened with a cup of warm lingonberry juice at your bedside. After breakfast is further time to experience Lappish life and culture. You may choose to join a Husky safari, snow mobile safari or an evening Northern Lights adventure followed by a night cap in the ICEBAR. Tonight’s accommodation is in a warm Kaamos room. (B) DAY 5 KIRUNA – TROMSØ Meet your driver for your transfer back to Kiruna where you will board your train heading northwest to Narvik in Norway.

Enjoy the scenery as your train passes the scenic Abisko National Park – the last wilderness of Europe. On arrival in Narvik you will then board a local bus for the remainder of the journey to Tromsø, the Paris of the North for your stay at the Clarion Collection Hotel Aurora (4 star). (B) DAY 6 TROMSØ Tromsø is the world’s most northerly university town and due to its location within the heart of the Northern Lights belt it is also one of the best places on earth to view the Aurora Borealis. With your day free there is the possibility to visit the Polar Museum, Northern PRIVATE TOUR ARCTIC CIRCLE S W E D E N FINLAND RUSSIA NORWAY Stockholm Kiruna Narvik Tromsø 2 2 1 H 1 December to March HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS 2018/19 DAILY DEPARTURES • 3 nights, 4 star hotel accommodation • 2 nights, Icehotel Jukkasjärvi • 1 night aboard 2nd class train (sleeper compartment): Stockholm - Kiruna • 5 breakfasts • 2nd class rail: Kiruna – Narvik • Coach: Narvik - Tromsø • Transfer Kiruna - Icehotel - Kiruna • Tromsø departure taxi transfer • Sleep in an Ice Hotel, a once-in-a-lifetime experience • Enjoy the incredibly scenic train ride from Narvik to Tromsø • Opportunity to see the Northern Lights 7 day tour from $2,115 Light Planetarium or simply wander around the largest city north of the Arctic Circle.

This evening you may wish to experience the arctic terrain on an exhilarating snowmobile safari while chasing the famous Aurora Borealis. (B) DAY 7 TROMSØ Your tour concludes with a departure transfer for your onward journey. (B) ICEHOTEL ENTRANCE – JUKKASJARVI 42 ≈ 42 Australia 1300 363 554 | New Zealand 0800 550 065 ≈ From price is per person based on twin share in low season.

HUNTING THE NORTHERN LIGHTS BY LAND & SEA 6 day Private Cruise-Tour DAY 1 TROMSØ Welcome to Tromsø, gateway to the Arctic! On arrival please make your own way to Clarion Hotel Aurora (4 star) and settle in for your Arctic adventure. Tromsø is the world’s most northerly university town and due to its location within the heart of the Northern Lights belt it is also one of the best places on earth to view the Northern Lights. DAY 2 TROMSØ During a free morning there is the possibility to visit the Polar Museum, Northern Light Planetarium or simply wander around the largest city north of the Arctic Circle.

This afternoon you will be taken into the arctic terrain on an exhilarating snowmobile safari to Lake Tamok. Enjoy the serenity of the arctic landscape whilst sharing a warm meal with your adventurous companions and hunting the famous Aurora Borealis. (B) DAY 3 TROMSØ – HURTIGRUTEN Another day to explore Tromsø, optional tours include a guided city tour or even a husky safari, before making your own way to the sea terminal to board the Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage. You depart in the early evening and cruise north along the spectacular coastline towards Hammerfest. (B, D) DAY 4 CRUISE: HURTIGRUTEN – HAMMERFEST – HONNINGSVAG (NORTH CAPE) Early this morning you arrive in Hammerfest, the first town in Norway to have electric street lighting.

After a short stop your ship continues to Honningsvag from where you will disembark for an excursion to mainland Europe’s most northerly point, the North Cape. This wild and windswept headland of sheer cliffs, which rises some 300 metres above the freezing waters of the Norwegian Sea, is the last piece of land before the North Pole. Return to your vessel to continue your journey to Kirkenes, located just 10 kilometres from the Russian border. (B, D) DAY 5 KIRKENES In the early hours of this morning your ship calmly cruises east along the Varanger Peninsula past Båtsfjord and Vardø. Mid morning you will disembark your Hurtigruten voyage in the port of Kirkenes, a fascinating little town in the remote regions of Norway.

Enjoy free time to explore Kirkenes before you will be met by a local fisherman who will provide you with warm clothing and boots to become a king crab fisherman for the day! After your experience you will enjoy a meal of your catch, the delicious local king crab, shared in the home of the local fisherman. Overnight at the Kirkenes Snow Hotel, for a unique experience in one of Norway’s most beautiful surroundings, on the outskirts of Kirkenes. (B, L, D) DAY 6 KIRKENES You will be transferred back to Kirkenes city centre where your tour will conclude. (B) THE HURTIGRUTEN PRIVATE TOUR TRØMSO SWEDEN RUSSIA NORWAY Batsfjord Honningsvag North Cape Vardo Hammerfest Tromsø Kirkenes 1 1 H 2 1 20 December to 31 March HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS 2018/19 DAILY DEPARTURES • 2 nights, 4 star hotel accommodation • 1 night, Kirkenes Snow Hotel • 2 nights aboard the Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage in an un- specified outside cabin • 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners • Guided Tours: Northern Lights snowmobile safari, North Cape and King Crab safari • Services of a local representative • Enjoy 2 nights aboard the memorable Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage • Snowmobile through the Arctic terrain on a Northern Lights Safari • Experience the fun of catching your own king crab to then cook and eat 6 day tour from $3,335 43 www.beyondtravel.com.au 8 From price is per person based on twin share in low season.

SAMPO ICEBREAKER SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE SANTA CLAUS ADVENTURE 4 day Private Tour DAY 1 ROVANIEMI Your winter wonderland adventure begins with an arrival transfer to the Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna (4 star). After check-in begin your discovery of this modern oasis in the heart of the Lappish wilderness. DAY 2 ROVANIEMI / SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE Your Arctic adventure starts with a snowmobile safari along the trails of Rovaniemi to reach a nearby Reindeer Farm. On arrival you will experience a Lappish Shaman ceremony around the open fire in a teepee to celebrate crossing the Arctic Circle. Visit the farm followed by a sleigh ride pulled by the magnificent Lappish reindeer.

Continue your journey to the Santa Claus Village for lunch, and afterwards you will have the opportunity to meet Santa Claus. (B, L) DAY 3 ROVANIEMI Today you will have the opportunity to go deep into the magical forests of the Lappish wilderness on a husky safari. There is something special about the sound of racing huskies and the snow underneath your sled as you glide your way through beautiful untouched nature. Enjoy a light snack and stories of the huskies and their day to day lives before returning to your hotel. (B) DAY 4 ROVANIEMI Your tour concludes with a departure airport bus transfer for your onward journey.

(B) PRIVATE TOUR SWEDEN RUSSIA FINLAND Helsinki Kemi Rovaniemi 1 1 2 H 1 HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS • 4 nights 4 star hotel accommodation • 1 night aboard 1st class overnight train (sleeper compartment): Helsinki-Kemi • 4 breakfasts and 1 lunch • Sampo Icebreaker Excursion • 2nd class rail ticket: Kemi-Rovaniemi • Experience winter in the scenic Lapland region • Cross the Arctic Circle and let Santa hear your Christmas wishes 6 day tour from $1,980 44 ≈ 44 Australia 1300 363 554 | New Zealand 0800 550 065 ≈ 22 December 2018 – 29 March 2019 2018/19 DAILY DEPARTURES HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS • Experience winter in the scenic Lapland region • Cross the Arctic Circle and visit Santa 4 day tour from $1,310 December to March 2018/19 DAILY DEPARTURES • 4 star hotel accommodation • 1 night aboard 1st class overnight train (sleeper compartment): Helsinki-Kemi • 3 breakfasts and 1 lunch • Snowmobile Safari to a Reindeer Farm • Husky Safari • Certificate of crossing the Arctic Circle and Reindeer Driving Licence • Arrival and departure airport shuttle transfers CHARMING FINLAND 6 day Private Tour DAY 1 HELSINKI Welcome to Finland! On arrival make your own way to Scandic Park Hotel (4 star).

Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to begin your exploration of the Finnish capital, a vibrant, cultural and modern city surrounding the beautiful harbour. DAY 2 HELSINKI With a full day to discover Helsinki we recommend an optional Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing tour (see page 50) where you will have the opportunity to see the city’s most popular sights. In the early evening, you will make your own way to the railway station to board your overnight train north to Kemi. (B) DAY 3 KEMI You will arrive early in Kemi, the heart of Finland, and make your own way to Hotel Merihovi (4 star). Take the morning to discover Kemi before a transfer to the famous Sampo Arctic Icebreaker, for a truly unique cruise.

After boarding the Icebreaker you will have the opportunity to try a traditional lunch of salmon or reindeer as the majestic vessel cruises out to sea. Today, this is a unique opportunity to witness the thundering sound of more than 3,500 tons of steel crushing the thick ice of the Gulf of Bothnia, and maybe even take a dip in Europe’s largest ice field! (L) DAY 4 KEMI – ROVANIEMI Enjoy the morning at leisure where you may wish to visit Kemi’s other famous attraction, the Snow Castle. The castle, which is the biggest in the world, is rebuilt every year (open 20 Dec - April) and features a snow restaurant with ice tables and seats, a SnowChapel, a SnowHotel and ice art exhibitions.

In the early afternoon, you will make your own way to Kemi railway station for the short train ride to nearby Rovaniemi. On arrival make your way to Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna (4 star) for check in. (B) DAY 5 ROVANIEMI Spend the day at leisure in the capital of Lapland and well-known home of Santa Claus. There are many wonderful experiences to be had in this winter wonderland including an optional husky or reindeer farm visit, return to your childhood with a visit to Santa Claus Village or join a night-time snowmobile safari to witness the breathtaking Northern Lights. (B) DAY 6 ROVANIEMI Your tour concludes with an optional transfer to the airport.

(B) From prices are per person based on twin share in low season.

BUKHARA PRIVATE TOUR Tashkent Samarkand Bukhara Khiva UZBEKISTAN KAZAKHSTAN TURKMENISTAN TAJIKISTAN 2 2 Nukus 1 2 Q Moynaq H 1 PEARLS OF UZBEKISTAN 10 day Private Tour DAY 1 TASHKENT Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to Hotel Gloria (4 star). After check-in embark on a city tour of the Uzbek capital. Visit the Museum of Applied Arts, with its exhibits of beautiful embroidery, local ceramics and wall hangings, and the Old Town with its narrow lanes, mud brick houses, mosques and madrasas. Next, explore the 16th century temples of Kukeldash and Abul Khassim Madrasa and the Chorsu Bazaar, a huge open market that draws people from the rural areas outside of the city.

(D) DAY 2 TASHKENT – SAMARKAND Transfer to the railway station for your train to Samarkand, a journey time of just over 2 hours. On arrival transfer to Hotel Grand Samarkand Superior (4 star) followed by a tour of the city which was founded 2,500 years ago. Once called the “Pearl of the Muslim World,” Samarkand rose to great glory as a major trading port from the 2nd to the 16th century. (B, D) DAY 3 SAMARKAND Begin your city tour with a visit to the Ulughbek’s Observatory and the Shakhi-Zinda ensemble, a collection of tombs and mausoleums dating from the 14th and 15th centuries. Visit the famous Registan Square, a vast open square flanked by three richly decorated madrasas and Bibi Khanum Mosque, one of the largest and most lavish ever built.

(B, D) DAY 4 SAMARKAND – BUKHARA This morning drive to Bukhara, considered a ‘town museum’ this city has more than 140 architectural monuments with a history dating back over 2,300 years. Overnight at Hotel Asia (4 star). (B, D) DAY 5 BUKHARA Today, discover Bukhara, a city with the greatest concentration of historic monuments in Central Asia. Visit the Chashma Ayub Mausoleum, 18th century Bolo-Hauz Mosque and ancient Ark Fortress, the palace of the Emirs of Bukhara. Also see the elegant blue-tiled Ulughbek Madrasa and the summer palace of Bukhara’s last Emir, the Sitorai- Mokhi-Khosa. You will also visit a local family to experience Uzbek lifestyle and hospitality; and participate in a master class of making plov – a national dish made from rice.

(B, D) DAY 6 BUKHARA – KHIVA After breakfast, embark on a seven hour journey across the Kara-Kum (black sands) and Kyzyl-Kum (red sands) Deserts to Khiva. Check-in at Hotel Malika Khevak (3 star) before dinner and a folklore show at the Toza Bog Palace. (B, D) DAY 7 KHIVA Explore one of the most remote oasis cities of the Silk Road on a full day city tour. Khiva’s Old Town is preserved within 2,200 metres of unbroken fortified city wall protecting its many mosques, bazaars, madrasas and homes which are entirely constructed of mudbrick with delicate blue and white tiled decorations. (B, D) DAY 8 KHIVA – NUKUS Travel to the city of Nukus with a stop along the way to visit Ayaz Kala and Topraq Kala, the ruined mud brick citadels dating back to the 3rd and 4th centuries.

On arrival in Nukus, visit the city museum to see one of the most unique art collections in the world. Afterwards, tour the city’s main highlights before check in at Hotel Jipek Joli (3 star). (B, D) DAY 9 NUKUS – MOYNAQ – TASHKENT Visit the Karakalpakstan region in the far west reaches of Uzbekistan on a day trip to explore the once thriving fishing village of Moynaq. The hauntingly unique attraction of this desolate area is the rusting ship graveyard in the dried up seabed of the Aral Sea, once the 4th largest lake in the world. After your tour of Moynaq, return to Nukus for your flight to Tashkent.

Overnight at Hotel Gloria (4 star). (B, D) DAY 10 TASHKENT Your tour concludes with a departure transfer for your onward journey. (B) January to December HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS 2019 DAILY DEPARTURES • Fully escorted in English • 9 nights 3 & 4 star hotel accommodation • 9 breakfast and 9 dinners • 1 litre of mineral water per day • Guided Tours: Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Nukus and Moynaq • Master class in cooking the national dish (plov) • Business class rail tickets: Tashkent to Samarkand • Transportation by private vehicle: Samarkand to Nukus • Economy class flight including taxes: Nukus to Tashkent • Arrival and departure transfers • Wander the Old Town of Khiva and its unbroken city walls • Discover the unique landscape of Moynaq, a Cemetery of Dead Ships • Join a master class in cooking the national dish (plov) 10 day tour from $2,280 KHIVA 45 www.beyondtravel.com.au 8 From price is per person based on twin share in low season.

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SPOTLIGHT ON MOSCOW SIGHTSEEING 4 day PRIVATE TOUR GRAND MOSCOW 5 day PRIVATE TOUR Explore the political and economic capital of the Russian Federation on this 4 day package. See the major sights and monumental architecture that Moscow is famous for and experience life as a Muscovite as you travel the city’s metro system. Day 1: Airport transfer and hotel check-in. Day 2: City Tour with Novodevichy Convent. Day 3: Kremlin & Armoury Tour and Metro & Arbat St. Tour. (B) Day 4: Transfer to the airport. (B) Hotel Metropol (5 star): from $1,115* Hotel Peter 1 (4 star): from $950* Hotel Maxima Panorama (3 star): from $740* Inclusions: Return transfers, 3 nights accommodation, daily breakfast (B), privately guided sightseeing as indicated, services of a local representative A longer stay in Moscow allows you to get a more in depth feel for this thriving metropolis and to experience the town of Sergiev Posad along the Golden Ring.

Also included is an evening visit to the famous Nikulin Circus which has been entertaining people for over 120 years.

Day 1: Airport transfer and hotel check-in. Day 2: City Tour with Novodevichy Convent & St. Basils Cathedral. Golden Ring Show. (B) Day 3: Kremlin & Armoury Tour. (B) Day 4: Full day excursion to Sergiev Posad. (B) Day 5: Transfer to the airport. (B) Hotel Metropol (5 star): from $1,604* Hotel Peter 1 (4 star): from $1,384* Hotel Maxima Panorama (3 star): from $1,104* * From prices are per person in AUD, based on twin share in low season. Our FREE Golden Ring Show offer is valid for bookings between May 15 and October 4.

PRIVATE TOURS These tours are privately guided. Departure times can be scheduled to suit your requirements.

Prices are based on minimum 2 people. City Tour with Novodevichy Convent Price: $170 per person A comprehensive tour of the Russian capital. Highlights include Red Square, Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral, KGB Building, Bolshoi Theatre and a visit to historic Novodevichy Convent. Departs: Daily except Tue and first Mon of month at 09.30 Duration: 4 hours City Tour with St. Basil’s Cathedral Price: $188 per person A complete city tour featuring all the major highlights plus a visit to Moscow’s most famous building, the ornately designed St. Basil’s Cathedral located right on Red Square.

Departs: Daily except Tue and first Mon of month at 09.30 Duration: 4 hours City Tour with Novodevichy Convent & St. Basil’s Cathedral Price: $259 per person Combine a comprehensive tour of the Russian capital, Red Square, the Kremlin and more, together with a visit to historic Novodevichy Convent and the iconic St. Basil's Cathedral. Departs: Daily except Tue and the first Mon of month at 09.30 Duration: 5 hours City Tour with Novodevichy Convent, St. Basil’s Cathedral & Christ Our Saviour Cathedral Price: $304 per person Combine a full city tour with historic Novodevichy Convent, the iconic onion- domed St.

Basil’s Cathedral on Red Square and the recently rebuilt Cathedral of Christ Our Saviour.

Departs: Daily except Tue and first Mon of month at 09.30 Duration: 7 hours Kremlin & Armoury Museum Price: $170 per person Take a tour inside the walls of the Kremlin, a potent symbol of Russian power. See the Assumption Cathedral and visit the Armoury Museum, the treasury of the Czars. Tour does not include hotel transfers. Departs: Daily except Thu at 10.00 Duration: 4 hours Kremlin, Armoury Museum & Diamond Fund Price: $192 per person A tour of the Kremlin grounds with more time spent in the Armoury Museum and the State Diamond Fund, which houses the most valuable jewels of Russia including the Orlov Diamond.

Tour does not include hotel transfers. Departs: Daily except Thu at 10.00 Duration: 4 hours Moscow Metro & Arbat Walking Tour Price: $83 per person Discover the grandeur of the station of Moscow’s metro system before visiting the pedestrian Arbat St. renowned for its artistic atmosphere.

Departs: Daily at 10.00 Duration: 4 hours RUSSIA MOSCOW 46 ≈ 46 Australia 1300 363 554 | New Zealand 0800 550 065 ≈ FREE Visa Support documentation with hotel bookings. BONUS Includes FREE Golden Ring Show Inclusions: Return transfers, 4 nights accommodation, daily breakfast (B), privately guided sightseeing as indicated, services of a local representative

• Unearth a city where both ancient and modern history sit side by side • Witness the grand scale of Red Square, featuring the architecturally stunning St. Basil’s Cathedral • See the lavishly decorated stations of Stalin’s Metro system, founded in 1935 • Discover the Kremlin, a fortified complex now the President’s official residence • Find an array of museums and galleries covering fine arts to the recent history of the Cold War OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS Sightseeing and transfer prices based on 2018 – 2019 prices to be available January 2019 Metro & Bunker 42 Tour Price: $163 per person Combine a tour of the grand stations of the Moscow Metro with a chance to step back in time to the height of the Cold War on a visit to Bunker 42, a former nuclear bunker 65 metres below the streets of Moscow.

Departs: Daily at 10.00 Duration: 4 hours Tretyakov Gallery Price: $106 per person An outstanding art museum which houses the world’s finest collection of Russian art including icons and pre-revolutionary paintings. Also see the restored church of St. Nicholas. Tour does not include hotel transfers. Departs: Daily except Mon at 10.00 Duration: 4 hours Sergiev Posad Monastery Price: $248 per person Visit the historic monastery town of Sergiev Posad, the “Vatican” of the Russian Orthodox Church, founded in 1340, and one of the most important spiritual centres of Russia.

Departs: Daily at 09.00 Duration: 7 hours Moscow Nikulin Circus Price: from $30 - $155 per person Spend an enjoyable evening at one of Russia’s oldest circuses, established in 1880, and be entertained by the clowns, acrobats and other amazing performers.

Departs: Select days at 19.00 Duration: approx. 2 hours Golden Ring Show Price: from $40 per person Enjoy an evening of dynamic and colourful folklore performances at the National Theatre of Folk Music and Song "Golden Ring". Departs: Daily at 19.30 (15 May-4 Oct) Duration: approx. 2 hours TRANSFERS Private Vehicle Per vehicle (1-2 pax) SVO 1 & 2 Airport to Hotel or vice versa $105 DME Airport to Hotel or vice versa $107 Railway Station to Hotel or vice versa $82 River Cruise Terminal to Hotel or vice versa $82 NOVODEVICHY CONVENT From prices are per person per night in AUD, based on twin share in low season, and include breakfast and taxes.

Many more hotels available, many with instant confirmation. Contact Beyond Travel for details and prices. 1 HOTEL METROPOL HHHHH from $195* One of the oldest and most refined hotels in Moscow, ideally located opposite the Bolshoi Theatre and steps away from Red Square. Rooms feature Art Nouveau styling and large windows. 2 MARRIOTT ROYAL AURORA HOTEL HHHHH from $195* A grand international hotel with elegant interiors and featuring a butler service to every room. Located in the heart of Moscow, walking distance to Red Square and the Kremlin.

3 HOTEL NATIONAL, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL HHHHH from $190* This hotel is located at the very heart of Moscow’s historical, cultural and business centre, the hotel opens spectacular vistas of the Kremlin and the Red Square.

4 HOTEL PETER 1 HHHH from $140* Housed in a renovated 19th century mansion this first class property offers classically furnished interiors and a central location within walking distance to Red Square. 5 NOVOTEL MOSCOW CENTER HHHH from $140* This hotel offers spacious rooms with a crisp modern décor in central, just 15 minutes from the Kremlin.

6 MERCURE ARBAT HHHH from $115* The hotel has an ideal location in the historical city centre, with 2 metro stations nearby. All rooms have a contemporary décor and are fully equipped with modern amenities. 7 AQUAMARINE HOTEL HHHH from $90* A modern design hotel with spacious, light-filled rooms. Situated in a prestigious and historical area of Moscow, 20 minutes walk from Red Square. 8 HOTEL BUDAPEST HHHH from $85* A traditional hotel with tastefully decorated rooms. Ideally located a short walk to Red Square, Kremlin and the Bolshoi Theatre.

9 HOTEL MAXIMA PANORAMA HHH (Superior Room) from $70* Brand new, quality tourist class option centrally located above a metro station just 3 stops (7-8 minutes) from Red Square.

All rooms feature modern décor and conveniences. Tretyakov Gallery Peter The Great Monument Cathedral of Christ the Savior Pushkin Fine Arts Museum Kremlin Red Square St. Basil’s Bolshoi Theatre Former KGB Headquarters “Boulevard Ring” Yauza River “Garden Ring” T v e r s k a y a Arbat T v e r s k a y a Foreign Ministry US Embassy White House GUM Kotelnicheskaya Apartments Domodedovo Airport 40km Novodevichy Monastery Kursk Station Bauman Park Kazan Station Leningrad Station Sheremetevo 1 & 2 Airports 40km Belorussia Station spekt Yaroslavl Station Gorky Park M o s c o w R iv e r 8 9 7 6 1 4 3 5 2 HIGHLIGHTS 47 www.beyondtravel.com.au 8

SPOTLIGHT ON ST. PETERSBURG SIGHTSEEING 4 day PRIVATE TOUR IMPERIAL ST. PETERSBURG 5 day PRIVATE TOUR A comprehensive 4 day package to explore Peter the Great’s imperial city in depth. See the ‘must-see’ highlights of Spilt Blood Cathedral, St Isaac’s Cathedral, Nevsky Prospekt and the world famous Hermitage Museum, home to over 3 million works of art! Day 1: Airport transfer and hotel check-in. Day 2: City Tour with Peter & Paul Fortress and Spilt Blood Cathedral. (B) Day 3: Petersburg Canal Cruise. (B) Day 4: Transfer to the airport. (B) Hotel Astoria (5 star): from $950* Petro Palace (4 star): from $659* M Hotel (3 star): from $656* Inclusions: Return transfers, 3 nights accommodation, daily breakfast (B), privately guided sightseeing as indicated, services of a local representative A longer stay allows you not just to soak in the atmosphere of this magical city and all its well-known highlights, but also to venture out of the city to discover the summer palaces that surround St.

Petersburg such as Catherine Palace and Peterhof Palace.

Day 1: Airport transfer and hotel check-in. Day 2: City Tour with Peter & Paul Fortress and Hermitage Museum Tour. (B) Day 3: Excursion to Catherine Palace and Gardens and Russian Folklore Show. (B) Day 4: Excursion to Peterhof Palace. (B) Day 5: Transfer to the airport. (B) Hotel Astoria (5 star): from $1,536* Hotel Golden Triangle (4 star): from $1,148* M Hotel (3 star): from $1,144* Inclusions: Return transfers, 4 nights accommodation, daily breakfast (B), privately guided sightseeing as indicated, services of a local representative *From prices are per person in AUD, based on twin share in low season.

PRIVATE TOURS These tours are privately guided. Departure times can be scheduled to suit your requirements. Prices are based on minimum 2 people.

City Tour With Peter & Paul Fortress Price: $140 per person A comprehensive tour of Peter the Great’s imperial city. See the Nevsky Prospekt, Hermitage, Kazan Cathedral, St Isaac’s Cathedral and Peter & Paul Fortress, site of the city’s first settlement. Departs: Daily except Wed and last Tue of month at 09.30 Duration: 4 hours City Tour with Peter & Paul Fortress and Spilt Blood Cathedral Price: $177 per person Combine a comprehensive tour of St. Petersburg with Peter & Paul Fortress, the site of the city’s first settlement and the impressive Spilt Blood Cathedral. Departs: Daily except Wed and last Tue of month at 9.30 Duration: 5 hours City Tour with Peter & Paul Fortress, Spilt Blood Cathedral & St.

Isaac’s Cathedral Price: $271 per person A complete city tour covering all the major highlights including Peter & Paul Fortress, Spilt Blood Cathedral with its 7,000sqm of mosaics and the gold-domed St. Isaac’s Cathedral.

Departs: Daily except Wed and last Tue of month at 9.30 Duration: 8 hours Hermitage Museum Price: $87 per person Tour the renowned Hermitage Museum, located in the former Winter Palace, with its astonishing collection of pre-historic, Egyptian, Oriental and European art. Tour does not include hotel transfers. Departs: Daily except Mon at 10.30 Duration: 4 hours Hermitage Museum & Treasure Gallery Price: $354 per person Extend your tour of the Hermitage Museum to include one of two special exhibits: The Gold Room with its magnificent collection of golden artefacts or The Diamond Room showing the development of the diamond craft over the centuries.

Tour does not include hotel transfers.

Departs: Daily except Mon at 10.30 Duration: 5 hours St. Petersburg Canal Cruise Price: $92 per person St. Petersburg is known as the “Venice of the North.” View the city’s stunning architecture from a different perspective, on its major canals and Neva River. Tour does not include hotel transfers. Departs: Daily at 10.00 (May-Sep) Duration: 2 hours Peterhof Palace and Gardens Price: $230 per person Visit Peter the Great’s grand summer palace on the Gulf of Finland. Discover its lavishly furnished staterooms and take a walk through the gardens to the gold fountains of the Grand Cascade.

Departs: Daily except Mon and last Tue of the month at 09.30 Duration: 5 hours RUSSIA ST.

PETERSBURG 48 ≈ 48 Australia 1300 363 554 | New Zealand 0800 550 065 ≈ FREE Visa Support documentation with hotel bookings. BONUS Includes FREE Russian Folklore Performance

HIGHLIGHTS • Experience magnificent European- inspired architecture, boulevards and tree-lined canals • Visit the remarkable Hermitage Museum, the second largest art museum in the world, founded in 1764 • See the five colourful domes of the striking Church on Spilled Blood, one of the city’s main sights • Stroll through the lavish gardens of the expansive Peterhof Palace • Discover the ‘Venice of the North’ on a canal cruise OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS Catherine Palace and Gardens Price: $205 per person Catherine Palace, a massive, baroque palace set in vast European-style gardens, with an ornate façade nearly 300 metres long, the palace contains the stunning Amber Room, now fully restored.

Departs: Daily except Tue and last Mon of the month at 09.30 Duration: 5 hours Catherine & Pavlovsk Palaces Price: $303 per person Combine Catherine Palace with Pavlosk Palace, the smallest of the summer palaces built by Catherine the Great, set in English-inspired gardens and still retaining its original grandeur. Departs: Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun at 09.30 Duration: 7 hours Folklore Show at Nikolaevsky Palace Price: $102 per person Enjoy a folklore show in the spectacular setting of the Nikolaevsky Palace. A varied itinerary includes classical folk songs, a Russian folk trio and an acrobatic Cossack song-and-dance group.

Hotel transfers not included.

Departs: Daily at 17.30 Duration: approx. 2 hours TRANSFERS Private transfer Per vehicle (1-2 pax) Airport to Hotel or vice versa $102 Railway / Coach / River Station to Hotel or vice versa $94 St. Petersburg to Novgorod $420 The Bronze Horseman St Isaac’s Cathedral Mariinsky Theatre Polkovo 1 & 2 Airports 17 km M Admiralty M o s k o v s k y P ro s p e c t t. Petersburg Museum B lshaya Neva Peter & Paul Fortress Finland Railway Station Our Saviour on the Blood Cathedral State Russian Museum L ig o v s k y P r o s p e k t Moscow Station Alexander Nevsky Monastery Neva River Liteiny Prospekt Nevsky Prospekt Kazan Cathedral Pushkin Theatre Herm itage aya Neva 1 8 9 5 7 10 4 6 2 3 1 GRAND HOTEL EUROPE HHHHH from $213* Iconic Orient Express hotel on the Nevsky Prospekt renowned for its impressive facade.

Rooms combine 19th century charm with modern luxury. Stay 4 / Pay 3 (1Apr-13May / 16Jul-31Aug / 1-15 Oct) Stay 3 / Pay 2 (16 Oct-31 Mar 20) 2 HOTEL ASTORIA HHHHH from $193* Sophisticated Rocco Forte hotel overlooking St. Isaac’s Cathedral, combining traditional Russian character and modern luxury. Modern styled rooms with traditional features and oak flooring.

Stay 4 / Pay 3 (1-30 Apr / 1 Nov-29 Dec 19 / 03 Jan-31 Mar 20) 3 ANGLETERRE HOTEL HHHH from $160* A Rocco Forte property with a long tradition of offering quality and service in the heart of the city. The hotel features elegantly styled, spacious rooms with parquet floors and soft colour schemes. Stay 4 / Pay 3 (1-30 Apr / 1 Nov-29 Dec 19 / 03 Jan-31 Mar 20) 6 ROSSI BOUTIQUE HOTEL HHHH from $86* Situated on the Fontanka Embankment, this charming hotel offers well-appointed rooms with exposed wooden beams and brickwork for added character. 5 PETRO PALACE HOTEL HHHH from $96* A great value first class hotel featuring tastefully furnished rooms with modern amenities.

Ideally located close to St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Hermitage Museum. 4 HOTEL GOLDEN TRIANGLE HHHH (Superior Room) from $105* Boutique property situated in the very centre of St.Petersburg. The hotel’s traditional architecture is complemented by its elegant interiors and individually designed, classically furnished rooms.

10 HOTEL ARBAT NORD HHH from $55* Small, tourist class hotel offering comfortable, well appointed rooms and a cosy atmosphere. Located 15 minutes walk to the city’s main attractions. 7 CRONWELL INN STREMYANNAYA HHH (Comfort Room) from $112* A renovated hotel located just off the Nevsky Prospekt. This budget property emphasises the classic style and atmosphere of historic St. Petersburg. 8 NEVSKY HOTEL GRAND HHH from $112* One of the main advantages of the hotel is its central location right in the heart of St. Petersburg, so you can reach all the main attractions and sights of the city within 10 minutes.

9 M HOTEL HHH (Superior Room) from $95* A basic, clean and comfortable hotel offering an inexpensive stay in the heart of St. Petersburg, very well located just behind Kazan Cathedral. * From prices are per person per night in AUD, based on twin share in low season, and include breakfast and taxes. PRIVATELY GUIDED SHORE EXCURSIONS FOR CRUISE PASSENGERS Beyond Travel offers passengers arriving by cruise liner the opportunity to explore St. Petersburg with a private guide. Below are three FULL DAY tour options including all the must see sights of this imperial city museum.

ST. PETERSBURG CITY TOUR & HERMITAGE from $250 per person* ST.

PETERSBURG CANAL CRUISE & PETERHOF PALACE from $383 per person* PUSHKIN & CATHERINE PALACE from $303 per person* *Tour prices based on minimum 2 passengers Sightseeing and transfer prices based on 2018 – 2019 prices to be available January 2019 49 www.beyondtravel.com.au 8

1 HOTEL HAVEN HHHHH from $184* A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, it is designed to provide homely warmth, exclusive comfort and high-quality services. Located on Helsinki’s Market Square. 2 RADISSON BLU PLAZA HOTEL HHHH from $181* A charming historic exterior houses this stylish hotel featuring a mix of design styles from Nordic through to Classic. Situated in the city centre. 3 HOLIDAY INN HELSINKI CITY CENTRE HHHH from $105* A first-class modern hotel featuring Scandinavian style décor, located in the city centre next to Helsinki Central Station.

4 GLO HOTEL KLUUVI HHHH from $102* A stylish and modern hotel located in the heart of Helsinki, surrounded by cafés, bars and shopping.

5 GLO HOTEL ART HHHH from $92* This hotel has a prime location in the middle of the Design District and features artistic décor and modern guest rooms. 6 SOKOS HOTEL VAAKUNA HHH from $133* A modern Helsinki-style building, with direct access to the Sokos Department Store, offers comfortable rooms in the heart of Helsinki. HIGHLIGHTS • See the Swedish and Russian influences on the architecture of this young European capital • Stroll through Senate Square and see Helsinki Cathedral which dominates the city skyline • Visit Temppeliaukio Church, carved directly out of solid rock and beaming with natural light • Discover the 18th century Suomenlinna sea fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site SPOTLIGHT ON HELSINKI 3 day PRIVATE TOUR Day 1: Airport transfer and hotel check-in.

Day 2: Panorama Sightseeing Tour. (B) Day 3: Transfer to the airport. (B) Hotel Haven (5 star): from $634* GLO Hotel Art (4 star): from $450* Inclusions: Return transfers, 2 nights accommodation, daily breakfast (B), sightseeing as indicated, services of a local representative Discover Helsinki, a modern city with world-renowned architecture, beautiful parklands and a laid-back atmosphere. See the sights along the harbour, central city and entertainment district while enjoying the Nordic culture. *From prices are per person in AUD, based on twin share in low season Helsinki Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Price: $63 per person Hop-on and off as much as you like to explore this nordic capital.

14 stops including Senate Square, Finlandia Hall, Church in the Rock and much more. Departs: Daily 10.00 - 16.00 (May-Sep) Duration: 1 day ticket Panorama Sightseeing Tour Price: $68 per person A fantastic orientation to the city and its highlights by coach, including the historical centre with Senate Square, the Lutheran Cathedral, Presidential Palace, the Opera House, Finlandia Hall and the Temppeliaukio Church – the “Church in the Rock”.

Departs: Daily at 11.00 (Jan-Dec) Duration: 1.75 hours Daily at 10.30 (Jun-Aug) Fri, Sat at 13.30 (Jan-Dec) The Beautiful Canal Route Price: $53 per person A different view of Helsinki - from the water! Cruise this historic city seeing sights such as Suomenlinna Fortress, Helsinki Zoo, impressive icebreakers and Degerö Canal. Departs: Daily at 10.30, 12.30 & 14.30 (May-Sep) Duration: 1.5 hours Medieval Tallinn Excursion with lunch Price: from $379 per person Journey across the Gulf of Finland by ferry to visit Tallinn, Estonia’s charming capital city. Explore the Old Town and see Toompea Castle, Dome Cathedral, the gothic 14th century Town Hall and Alexander Nevsky Church on a 3 hour walking tour.

Afterwards, enjoy free time for your own exploration before returning to Helsinki. Tour does not include transfers in Helsinki.

Departs: Daily at 09.30 Duration: 12 hours *From prices are per person per night in AUD, based on twin share in low season, and include breakfast and taxes. Schedule and prices are based on 2018 – prices for 2019 will be available January 2019. SIGHTSEEING OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS TRANSFERS Private transfer Per vehicle (1-2 pax) Airport to Hotel or vice versa 198 Railway or Ferry Terminal to Hotel or vice versa 175 FINLAND HELSINKI 6 4 2 5 3 50 ≈ 50 Australia 1300 363 554 | New Zealand 0800 550 065 ≈ 1

1 FIRST REISEN HOTEL HHHHH from $218* First class property located in Gamla Stan.

The hotel is well known for its high service standards, waterfront location and mix of classical maritime features and modern design. 2 NORDIC C HOTEL HHHH from $199* Modern design hotel situated next to the railway station and featuring the world’s only permanent icebar! Stylishly decorated rooms features images of Stockholm cityscapes by famous Swedish photographers. 3 CLARION HOTEL SIGN HHHH from $158* Located right in the heart of the city, this modern hotel combines the best of Scandinavian architecture and interior design featuring well planned rooms designed to ensure a comfortable stay.

4 SCANDIC CONTINENTAL HHHH from $165* Located in a prime city centre location, close to the key attractions and transport. Small and cozy rooms await after a day of exploring Stockholm. 5 GRAND CENTRAL BY SCANDIC HHHH from $159* Centrally located, this classic building is an impressive 130 years old. Comfortable rooms with modern design and a metropolitan atmosphere. 6 DOWNTOWN CAMPER BY SCANDIC HHHH from $156* This new hotel is located within walking distance of the railway station as well as shopping and restaurants. The rooms are comfortable and cosy with all the amenities you will need during your stay.

7 BEST WESTERN KOM HOTEL HHH from $100* This central yet quiet hotel offers good-value accommodation and a welcoming and homely atmosphere. Spacious rooms are bright, comfortable and tastefully furnished. HIGHLIGHTS •Gamla Stan, discover charming cobblestone streets, the Royal Palace and Parliament •Cruising on the harbour with its myriad of islands •Drottningholm Palace & Gardens, a scenic cruise away from the city centre •World class museums abound including the Vasa, ABBA and Nobel Museums SPOTLIGHT ON STOCKHOLM 3 day PRIVATE TOUR Day 1: Airport transfer and hotel check-in. Day 2: Stockholm Grand Tour.

(B) Day 3: Transfer to the airport. (B) First Reisen Hotel (5 star): from $837* Clarion Hotel Sign (4 star): from $717* Best Western KOM Hotel (3 star): from $601* Inclusions: 2 nights accommodation, daily breakfast (B), sightseeing as indicated, services of a local representative A great introduction to the fascinating capital of Sweden. Over 3 days uncover a city with over 750 years of history and a rich cultural life. Explore the Old Town of Gamla Stan and see the Royal Palace and Parliament and also cruise the harbour and canals for a different view of the city. *From prices are per person in AUD, based on twin share in low season.

COACH TOURS Old Town Walking Tour Price: $49 per person A guided walking tour through the narrow cobbled streets of Gamla Stan, Stockholm's historic Old Town. Departs: Daily at 13.30 (30Jun-26Aug) Duration: 1.25 hours Stockholm Panorama Price: $73 per person This coach tour is perfect for passengers who want an orientation tour of Stockholm. You will see Stockholm City Hall, The Royal Palace, Östermalm, Gamla Stan (Old Town), Långholmen and The Royal Djurgården (city park). Departs: Daily at 13.30 (30Jun-26Aug) Duration: 1.25 hours Stockholm in a Nutshell Price: $100 per person A sightseeing tour by bus, passing all the must-see attractions of Stockholm, followed by a canal cruise to travel along the Djurgården canal for a unique view of the city skyline.

Departs: Daily at 10.30 (Apr-Dec) Duration: 2.5 hours Stockholm Grand Tour Price: $111 per person Comprehensive sightseeing of Stockholm, by bus and by boat cruise, including such landmarks as the City Hall, Royal Djurgården Island and the Old Town. Departs: Daily at 10.30 & 13.00 (Apr-Oct) Duration: 3.5 hours Schedule and prices are based on 2018 – prices for 2019 will be available January 2019. *From prices are per person per night in AUD, based on twin share in low season, and include breakfast and taxes.

SIGHTSEEING OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS TRANSFERS Private transfer Per vehicle (1-3 pax) Arlanda Airport to Hotel or vice versa 290 Railway or Ferry Terminal to Hotel or vice versa 172 SWEDEN STOCKHOLM 3 5 7 6 2 1 4 51 www.beyondtravel.com.au 8

HIGHLIGHTS • Wander along Karl Johan’s Gat to the Royal Palace and its extensive gardens • Visit the Viking, Fram and Kon-tiki Museums, showcasing Norway’s explorer traditions • Explore 13th Akershus Fortress, originally built as a royal residence and currently the seat of the Prime Minister • See Holmenkollen ski jump, a winter wonderland with fantastic views of the city SPOTLIGHT ON OSLO 3 day PRIVATE TOUR Day 1: Arrive in Oslo and check in at your hotel. Day 2: Oslo Discovery Tour. (B) Day 3: Your tour concludes upon check out. (B) Hotel Continental (5 star): from $653* Thon Hotel Opera (4 star): from $419* Comfort Hotel Borsparken (3 star): from $361* Inclusions: 2 nights accommodation, daily breakfast (B), sightseeing as indicated, services of a local representative Oslo is the hidden gem of Scandinavia’s capital cities.

Often seen as the gateway to the fjords or scenic Norwegian coast a 3 day stay will reward and delight. Set at the head of the Oslo fjord the city offers many museums and attractions to explore during your stay. *From prices are per person in AUD, based on twin share in low season 52 ≈ 52 Australia 1300 363 554 | New Zealand 0800 550 065 ≈ COACH TOURS Oslo Panorama Price: $62 per person A comprehensive panoramic tour of the Norwegian capital including a short walk through the Vigeland Sculpture Park.

Departs: Daily at 10.30 Duration: 3 hours Oslo Discovery Price: $103 per person Enjoy Oslo by bus with this all inclusive tour which includes the city centre, Vigeland Sculpture Park, Holmenkollen, entrances to the Fram Museum and the Viking Ship Museum (when closed it will be the Kon-Tiki Museum). Departs: Daily at 10.30 Duration: 5 hours Oslo Grand Tour Price: $152 per person Extended ‘All Inclusive’ tour which includes a cruise through the narrow sounds and maze of islands that surround the Norwegian capital.

Departs: Daily at 10.30 (Mar-Oct) Duration: 7 hours Oslo Selected Highlights Tour Price: $93 per person On this tour see the city centre, Holmenkollen Ski Jump, Vigeland Sculpture Park and entrance to Kon-Tiki Museum.

During the summer, return from Bygdøy Peninsula to the city centre by boat (a 10-minute ride) and by coach during the winter. Departs: Daily at 10.30 Duration: 4 hours Fjord Sightseeing Price: $80 per person Cruise Oslo’s beautiful archipelago through narrow sounds, idyllic bays and maze of islands. A stop is made on the island of Bygdoy, home to many of the city’s museums.

Departs: Mon, Sat & Sun at 10.30 & 13.00 (Jan-Mar/Oct-Dec) Daily at 10.30, 13.00 & 15.30 (Mar-Oct) Duration: 2 hours Norway in a Nutshell: Oslo to Bergen Price from: $490 per person One of the most beautiful trips in Europe! This unique and popular excursion takes you through Norway’s incredible fjords and includes the famous Flam Railway. Departs: Daily at 08.45 Duration: 11 hours SIGHTSEEING NORWAY OSLO Schedule and prices are based on 2018 – prices for 2019 will be available January 2019 VIGELAND SCULPTURE PARK

53 www.beyondtravel.com.au 8 HIGHLIGHTS • Harbour city, gateway to the fjords and starting point of the Hurtigruten coastal ferry • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage waterfront of Bryggen Norway in a Nutshell: Bergen to Bergen Price from: $348 per person One of the most beautiful trips in Europe! This unique and popular excursion takes you through Norway’s incredible fjords and includes the famous Flam Railway.

Departs: Daily at 08.45 Duration: 9 hours Sognefjord in a Nutshell: Bergen to Bergen Price from: $489 per person Explore the heart of the Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord with its stunning scenery and high mountains. Also includes the Flam Railway. Departs: Daily at 08.00 (May-Sep) Duration: 10 hours Hardangerfjord in a Nutshell: Bergen to Bergen Price from: $342 per person Experience a journey by road, rail and boat through a landscape of majestic mountains, roaring waterfalls and idyllic orchards, on your way to the beautiful Queen of fjords.

Departs: Daily at 08.45 (May-Sep) Duration: 10 hours * From prices are per person per night in AUD, based on twin share in low season, and include breakfast and taxes. SIGHTSEEING OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS Many more hotels available, many with instant confirmation. Contact Beyond Travel for details and prices. 1 THE THIEF HHHHH from $329* A modern, luxurious design hotel situated at the water’s edge affording most rooms a superb view. Room décor is of timeless elegance with clear references to contemporary art and design.

2 HOTEL CONTINENTAL HHHHH from $275* An elegant member of ‘Leading Hotels of the World,’ opposite the National Theatre.

First opened in 1900 the hotel contains the legendary Theatercafé. All rooms are individually designed in a classic contemporary style. 3 THON HOTEL TERMINUS HHHH from $173* A perfectly located hotel, just steps away from the central shopping area and the railway station for those travellers looking to do Norway in a Nutshell. Recently renovated, the rooms offer chic styling and modern comforts. 4 HOTEL THON OPERA HHHH from $158* Large, comfortable hotel with magnificent views of the Opera House and Oslo fjord. Guest rooms are pleasantly decorated with furnishings and amenities in line with expectations of a first class hotel.

5 RADISSON BLU PLAZA HOTEL HHHH from $120* Upscale, modern high-rise hotel in the heart of Oslo. The hotel’s rooms are decorated in a sleek, contemporary style, and offer spectacular views of the city and fjords. 6 THON HOTEL MUNCH HHH from $130* Newly renovated hotel in a quiet street in the middle of Oslo. Good value property providing a comfortable stay in contemporary guest rooms. 7 COMFORT HOTEL BORSPARKEN HHH from $129* This unfussy hotel offers great-value accommodation in the heart of the city. Rooms feature fresh, modern décor with a splash of colour everywhere. SORENGA Central Rail Station K IR K E G A T A K O N G E N S G A T E R O S E N K R A N T Z AK ER SH US KA IA S K IP P E R N Y L A N D S V E IE N CALM EYERS GATE ST.

OLAVS GATE OLSENS GATE BISPEGATA JOHANS GATE KRISTIAN IV’S GATE KR AUGUSTS GATE A K E R S G A T A G R U B B E G A T A TORGGATA STORGATA BISKOP BRUGATA TRONDHEIMSV GRENSEN SCHWEIGAARD GUNNERUS GATE N O TOLLBU GATE MYNTGATA M UNKEDAM S VN GLACISGATA RADHUSGATA KON GEN S GAT E Fiskehallen City Hall National Theatre Oslo University Royal Palace Oslo Cathedral Forsvars Museum Akershus Castle Pipervika Bjøvika Bispevika 4 5 7 6 2 3 NORWAY BERGEN OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS CLARION HOTEL ADMIRAL HHHH from $123* Overlooking Vagan Habour and Bryggen this first class hotel offers quality and personal service.

Rooms have a classic design and offer comfort and style. BERGEN BORS HOTEL HHHH from $99* An historic building located in the heart of Bergen, within walking distance to the Bryggen, the Floibanen Funicular and ferry terminal.

SCANDIC BYPARKEN HHH from $130* A well located budget hotel just a 10 minute walk to Bryggen, offering comfortable and functional accommodation. AUGUSTIN HOTEL HHH from $74* Set in an Art Nouveau building, this is Bergen’s oldest family-run hotel and is known for its warm welcome and ecological awareness. Rooms are light, airy and elegantly furnished. *From prices are per person per night in AUD, based on twin share in low season, and include breakfast and taxes. Schedule and prices are based on 2018 – prices for 2019 will be available January 2019 ROYAL PALACE 1

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C. ANDERSENS BOULEVARDE GYLDENLOVESGADE GOTHERSGADE N O R R E V O L D G A D E NORRE BROGADE FREDERIKSBORGGADE CHRISTIANS BRYGGE O S T E R V O L D G A D E S T O R E K O N G E N S G A D E B R E D G A D E JU E L S G A D E VESTERBROGADE VESTERPORT Nyhavn Christianborg Palace Amalienborg Palace Nyhavn Concert Hall Tivoli Gardens Botanic Gardens Rosenborg Slot Rosenborg Have Kongens Nytorv Skt. Jørgens Sø P e b l i n g e S ø S o r t e d a m S ø STRØGET STRØGET STRØGET 1 4 5 6 2 3 COACH TOURS Mermaid Tour – Hop On Hop Off Price: $53 per person Enjoy the sights of Copenhagen with the freedom of this Hop On Hop Off tour.

Admire the must-see sights such as the Little Mermaid Statue and Amalienborg Palace and hop off to explore on foot top attractions like Tivoli Gardens and much more. Ticket valid for 2 consecutive days.

Departs: Daily between 9.30 & 17.00 Panorama Sightseeing & Canal Tour Price: $109 per person Comprehensive tour of Copenhagen’s major sights including Tivoli Gardens, Christiansborg Palace, the Opera and Little Mermaid followed by a cruise along the city’s canals. Departs: Daily at 11.00 (May-Sep) Duration: 3 hours Castle Tour Price: $201 per person An excursion to the spectacular castles north of Copenhagen including Kronborg Castle, setting for Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ and Frederiksborg Castle. Departs: Daily at 10.30 (May-Sep) Duration: 6.5 hours *From prices are per person per night in AUD, based on twin share in low season, and include breakfast and taxes.

SIGHTSEEING OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS TRANSFERS Private transfer Per vehicle (1-3 pax) Airport to Hotel or vice versa 212 Railway Station to Hotel or vice versa 164 Ferry Terminal to Hotel or vice versa 210 Many more hotels available, many with instant confirmation. Contact Beyond Travel for details and prices. 1 ABSALON HOTEL HHHH from $180* A stylish boutique hotel with superior service levels! This family run hotel offers tastefully designed rooms in the trendy Vesterbro district, close by all major sights. 2 HOTEL SP34 HHHH from $129* Boutique hotel close to Town Hall Square and the Strøget features a rooftop terrace and laid back atmosphere.

All rooms have designer wooden furnishings and quality amenities.

3 ADMIRAL HOTEL HHHH from $117* First class property in a heritage-listed 1780s harbour side warehouse. Spacious rooms feature exposed wooden beams, brickwork and stylish Danish furnishings. Great location! 4 THE SQUARE HHHH from $112* A stylish hotel located in downtown Copenhagen, just 5 minutes from the railway station. The property offers sleek well designed rooms and a stunning breakfast room with views across the city skyline. 5 COPENHAGEN STRAND HOTEL HHH from $110* Cosy three-star hotel located in a beautifully restored, historic warehouse on Copenhagen’s harbour front. The hotel’s interior design welcomes visitors with a rustic style and maritime touches.

6 COMFORT HOTEL VESTERBRO HHH from $90* This newly renovated hotel offers great value accommodation close to the railway station. Comfortable guest rooms feature wooden floors and contemporary design. Schedule and prices are based on 2018 – prices for 2019 will be available January 2019. HIGHLIGHTS •Amalienborg Palace, home of the Danish Royal family and Christiansborg Palace, seat of the Danish Government •A cruise around the harbour and along the city canals •The Nyhavn waterfront with its famous 17th and 18th century colourful townhouses SPOTLIGHT ON COPENHAGEN 3 day PRIVATE TOUR Day 1: Airport transfer and hotel check-in.

Day 2: Panorama Sightseeing & Canal Tour (B) Day 3: Transfer to the airport. (B) Admiral Hotel (4 star): from $555* Comfort Hotel Vesterbro (3 star): from $501* Inclusions: Return transfers, 2 nights accommodation, daily breakfast (B), sightseeing as indicated, services of a local representative 3 days to immerse yourself in this progressive, environmentally friendly city. Being a royal capital there is plenty to discover: Amelienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace, the world famous Tivoli Gardens, the Little Mermaid, the old harbour of Nyhavn and more. And the best way to explore is to walk!

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55 www.beyondtravel.com.au 8 HIGHLIGHTS •Discover the rich cultural scene and inexhaustible energy of this remote city •Wander the downtown precinct to find a wonderful collection of museums, galleries, theatres, cafes and shopping •Taste local delicacies such as rúgbrauð (geothermally baked rye bread) and hákarl (fermented shark) at the Kolaportið Market 3 5 6 A B 2 1 4 1 APOTEK HOTEL HHHH from $353* A stylish boutique hotel located in the very heart of the city’s prestigious shopping, entertainment and cultural district.

The historical building is considered to be one of the most remarkable buildings in Reykjavik.

2 ICELANDAIR MARINA HOTEL HHHH from $270* This creatively designed hotel offers a unique stay by the Old Harbour, a lively district and a hot spot for locals and tourists alike. Just a short 10 minute walk to downtown Reykjavik. 3 ALDA HOTEL HHHH from $264* Centrally located, this hotel offers a trendy Nordic design style balanced with all the facilities expected in a first class property. 4 HILTON NORDICA HHHH from $252* A great hotel located a short bus ride away from the downtown area. Enjoy wonderfully appointed light filled rooms and great facilities. 5 CENTERHOTEL MIDGARDUR HHH from $189* A medium sized property featuring simple but classic styled rooms and located close to the downtown district.

6 STORM HOTEL HHH from $170* A comfortable and contemporary hotel with Nordic inspired design and functionality. Situated near the trendy Laugavegur shopping street and a 15 minute walk to downtown. SPOTLIGHT ON REYKJAVIK 4 day PRIVATE TOUR Day 1: Airport transfer and hotel check-in. Day 2: Reykjavik Food Walking Tour Day 3: Golden Circle Tour including a swim in the Secret Lagoon Day 4: Transfer to the airport. (B) Hotel Skuggi (3 star): from $1,260* Hotel Klettur (3 star): from $1,200* Inclusions: Return transfers, 3 nights accommodation, daily breakfast (B), sightseeing as indicated, services of a local representative This 4 day package introduces you to the exciting destination, incredible landscapes and natural wonders of Iceland.

By foot you will experience the variety Reykjavik has to offer and there is also the Golden Circle day trip which will take you to some of the best-known natural phenomena on this volcanic island. *From prices are per person in AUD, based on twin share in low season Reykjavik Sightseeing Tour Price: $90 per person Reykjavik is affectionately called the Biggest Little City in the World. Enjoy a detailed and comprehensive introduction of Iceland's capital by visiting its main attractions. Departs: Daily at 09.00 & 14.00 Duration: 3 hours The Golden Circle Classic Price: $142 per person Explore Reykjavik’s surrounding natural highlights including Thingvellir National Park, where the beautiful canyon marks the meeting point of two of the earth's tectonic plates.

Also visit Gullfoss waterfalls and the bubbling hot springs and geysers of the Geysir geothermal area.

Departs: Daily at 08.30, 09.30 & 10.30 Duration: 8.5 hours Game of Thrones Revisited Price: $194 per person Walk in beautiful Icelandic nature and in the footsteps of your favourite “Game of Thrones” characters. Travel to Thingvellir National Park, the stomping ground of the White Walkers and Wildlings from “north of the Wall.” Also explore Thjorsardalur Valley – location of the program’s greatest massacre. Departs: Daily at 10.00 Duration: 8 hours Into the Glacier – Ice Cave Tour Price: $476 per person Explore the Langjokull Ice Tunnel, the world’s first, and biggest, man-made Ice Gap Glacier tunnel.

Also see the natural phenomena of Deildartunguhver, the largest hot spring area in Europe and Hraunfossar Waterfalls.

Departs: Daily at 09.00 Duration: 10-11 hours *From prices are per person per night in AUD, based on twin share in low season, and include breakfast and taxes. SIGHTSEEING OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS TRANSFERS Private transfer Per vehicle (1-3 pax) Airport to Hotel 443 Hotel to Airport 378 Coach transfer Per Person Airport to Hotel or vice versa 69 Airport to Hotel or vice versa (via the Blue Lagoon*) 86 *Blue Lagoon entrance not included Many more hotels available, many with instant confirmation. Contact Beyond Travel for details and prices. ICELAND REYKJAVIK A B

56 ≈ 56 Australia 1300 363 554 | New Zealand 0800 550 065 ≈ 1 PREMIER PALACE HOTEL HHHHH from $223* An elegant and historic hotel in the heart of central Kyiv, within walking distance to the city’s main sights.

Spacious rooms are richly decorated and feature all the modern comforts. 2 11 MIRRORS DESIGN HOTEL HHHH from $168* A stylish boutique property located in the historic city centre. Each room has been designed with the comforts of every traveller in mind. 3 HOTEL OPERA HHHH from $162* This charming first class property features stylish and cosy rooms, located in the city centre close by the National Opera House.

4 SENATOR MAIDAN HHHH from $122* Nestled in the heart of Kyiv, the Senator Maidan is just a few minutes walk to many major attractions. This well designed modern hotel offers spacious rooms and apartments. 5 IBIS CITY CENTRE HHH from $118* A modern hotel with an historic exterior located in central Kyiv. The hotel features comfortable light filled rooms at an economical price. 6 HOTEL UKRAINA HHH from $65* Housed in one of Kyiv’s most recognisable buildings, this hotel is tastefully styled and ideally positioned on Independence Square.

HIGHLIGHTS • The famous Andriyivskyy Street, a colourful descent linking Kyiv’s upper town and the Podil neighbourhood • The narrow passages and caves where Monks once lived and worshipped located beneath the Lower Lavra at Pechersk Monastery • Independence Square, a stunning and historically significantly landmark dating back hundreds of years SPOTLIGHT ON KYIV 4 day PRIVATE TOUR Day 1: Airport transfer and hotel check-in.

Day 2: Kyiv City Tour including St. Sophia Monastery. (B) Day 3: Pechersk Lavra Monastery. (B) Day 4: Transfer to the airport. (B) 11 Mirrors Design Hotel (5 star): from $884* Hotel Opera (4 star): from $866* Ibis City Centre (3 star): from $734* Inclusions: Return transfers, 3 nights accommodation, daily breakfast (B), sightseeing as indicated, services of a local representative Uncover the rich and spirited history of this vibrant city on our 4 day stay in Kyiv. Amongst the green hills and along the Dnipro River you will find architectural gems, ornate cathedrals and a thriving cultural community.

Visit the iconic streetscapes of Andriyivskyy and Kreshchatyk, the Pechersk Lavra Monastery and the famous Golden Gate. *From prices are per person in AUD, based on twin share in low season. COACH TOURS Kyiv City Tour and St. Sophia Cathedral Price: $140 per person Discover the historical heart of Kyiv, the ruins of the Church of Tithes, the baroque St. Andrews Church, the Opera House and the golden-domed St. Michael’s Monastery. Follow on with a visit to the UNESCO-listed St. Sophia Cathedral to see the original 11th century frescoes housed inside Kyiv’s oldest standing church. Departs: Daily except Thu at 10.00 Duration: 3 hours Pechersk Lavra Monastery & Museum of Historical Treasures Price: $170 per person Explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed site known as the ‘cave monastery’ due to its elaborate underground labyrinths.

Also visit the Museum of Historical Treasures containing the world-renowned collection of Scythian Gold. Departs: Daily except Mon at 10.00 Duration: 3 hours Ethnographic Museum of Ukraine Price: $170 per person Visit the picturesque village of Pyrohovo, the world’s largest open-air ethnographical museum. On display you will find Ukrainian architecture, art and rural life from many different regions.

Departs: Daily at 10.00 Duration: 3 hours *From prices are per person per night in AUD, based on twin share in low season, and include breakfast and taxes. Schedule and prices are based on 2018 – Schedule and prices for 2018 will be available January 2018. SIGHTSEEING OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS TRANSFERS Private transfer Per vehicle (1-3 pax) Airport to Hotel or vice versa 70 Railway Station to Hotel or vice versa 40 UKRAINE KYIV Opera House River terminal ‘Pochtovya’ 3 Monument to Shevchenko St Volodymyrs Cathedral Shevchenko National Opera Golden Gates St Sophias Cathedral St Andrews Church D N I P R O Museum of Fine Arts S H O V K O V Y C H N A PRORIZNA VELYKA ZHYTOMYRSKA Y A R O S L A V I V V A L H R U S H E V S K O H O ARTEMA V O L O D Y M Y R S K A BOHDANA KHMELNYTS KOHO P U S H K IN S K A K H R E S H C H A T K Y TARASA SHEVCHENKA BOULEVARD L E S I U K R A I Maidan Nezalezhnosti P Sofiyska pl.

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UKRAINE BELARUS SPOTLIGHT ON LVIV 3 day PRIVATE TOUR Day 1: Airport transfer and hotel check-in. Day 2: Lviv City Walking Tour. (B) Day 3: Transfer to the airport. (B) Hotel Panorama (4 star): from $542* Hotel George (3 star): from $235* Inclusions: Return transfers, 2 nights accommodation, daily breakfast (B), sightseeing as indicated, services of a local representative Uncover the splendor of Lviv, Ukraine’s western gateway and one of Central Europe’s most beautiful cities. Visit Castle Hill, stroll through the historic centre and see the wonderful architecture, a legacy from the city’s many different rulers including Poland, Austria and Russia.

*From prices are per person in AUD, based on twin share in low season SPOTLIGHT ON ODESSA 3 day PRIVATE TOUR Day 1: Airport transfer and hotel check-in. Day 2: Odessa City Walking Tour. (B) Day 3: Transfer to the airport. (B) Hotel Mozart (4 star): from $315* Hotel Chorne More (3 star): from $225* Inclusions: Return transfers, 2 nights accommodation, daily breakfast (B), sightseeing as indicated, services of a local representative The popular Ukrainian Black Sea resort town of Odessa is a wonderful blend of culture and history waiting to be discovered. Enjoy this 3 day stay exploring the tree-lined boulevards, French and Italian inspired palaces and the Black Sea beaches.

*From prices are per person in AUD, based on twin share in low season SPOTLIGHT ON MINSK 3 day PRIVATE TOUR Day 1: Airport transfer and hotel check-in. Day 2: Minsk City Walking Tour. (B) Day 3: Transfer to the airport. (B) Hotel Minsk (4 star): from $555* Hotel Sputnik (3 star): from $405* Inclusions: Return transfers, 2 nights accommodation, daily breakfast (B), sightseeing as indicated, services of a local representative Explore the interesting capital of Belarus on this 3 day package. A city that was all but destroyed during WWII, today boasts an eclectic mix of historic and modern architecture and a thriving cultural scene dominated by the famous Belarusian ballet.

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Beyond Travel is your one stop shop for holidaying in Europe! LITHUANIA BELARUS BALTIC SEA Copenhagen Oslo Helsinki St. Petersburg Tallinn Riga GULF OF FINLAND Stockholm SWEDEN FINLAND RUSSIA LATVIA ESTONIA NORWAY DENMARK HIGH SPEED RAIL SECTORS COACH SERVICES FERRY SERVICES SAPSAN HIGH-SPEED TRAIN BETWEEN MOSCOW & ST. PETERSBURG LAKE BAIKAL From To (vv) Daily Approx. Price Services Duration Per Person St. Petersburg Tallinn 8 7 hours 106 Tallinn St.

Petersburg 7 7 hours 106 Coach tickets are booked and delivered locally and must be purchased in conjunction with accommodation in the city of departure. From To (vv) Approx. Price Per Person Duration 1st Class 2nd Class St. Petersburg Helsinki 3.5 hours 268 155 St. Petersburg Moscow 4 hours 283 166 Up to 7 services a day. For further details please contact Beyond Travel. From To (vv) Approx. Price Per Person (pp) Duration Per Cabin (pc) Helsinki Tallinn 2 hours 65pp Helsinki Stockholm overnight 252pc Tallinn Stockholm overnight 242pc Stockholm Riga overnight 197pc Copenhagen Oslo overnight 145pc St.

Petersburg Helsinki overnight 233pc From To Depart Arrive Moscow St. Petersburg 23:55 - Daily 07:55+1 St. Petersburg Moscow 23:55 - Daily 07:55+1 Moscow Kazan 13:08 – Daily 01:45 +1 Kazan Moscow 19:45 – Daily 07:10 +1 Moscow Yekaterinburg 16:50 – Daily 20:09 +1 Yekaterinburg Moscow 10:12 – Daily 09:23 +1 Moscow Irkutsk 13:20 – Daily 20:57 +3 Irkutsk Moscow 18:22 – Daily 17:43 +3 Irkutsk Vladivostok 21:22 – Daily 20:30 +3 Vladivostok Irkutsk 22:30 – Daily 18:12 +3 Irkutsk Ulaan Baatar 08:14 – Sat, Sun & Mon 06:50 +1 Ulaan Baatar Irkutsk 13:50 – Tue & Fri 14:38+1 Ulaan Baatar Beijing 07:30 – Thu & Sat (Jan -Dec) 14:04+1 11:22 – Tue (Jun-Oct) Beijing Ulaan Baatar & Sat (Jun -Dec) 14:20 +1 & Wed (Jan – Dec) TRANS-SIBERIAN & TRANS-MONGOLIAN RAIL SECTORS Fares are per person or per cabin (as marked) one way.

Overnight cabins are equipped with shower, private facilities and air-conditioning. At the time of brochure printing 2019 schedules and prices were unavailable. We have included 2018 schedules and prices as a guide to planning your journey From prices are based on lowest category in low season. All transport tickets must be purchased in conjunction with accommodation in the city of departure. 58 ≈ 58 Australia 1300 363 554 | New Zealand 0800 550 065 ≈ Getting Around

BROCHURE VALIDITY, PRICES & GST This brochure is valid from 1 January – 31 December 2019, unless withdrawn or substituted earlier. All prices stated in this brochure are in AUD and based on tariffs and exchange rates as at 31 October 2018. We use indicative ‘from’ pricing in this brochure which is based on low seasons/lead in categories where applicable. Prices may vary substantially if booking in high season or higher categories and this will be advised to you at the time of quote or booking. Prices are dynamic and subject to change without notice in the event of fluctuations in exchange rates or increases in airfares or supplier costs outside the control of Beyond Travel.

However, no surcharges will apply once final payment has been received except in the case of government charges or taxes. Most overseas products featured in this brochure are exempt from a Goods and Services Tax. However, due to legislation, GST is applicable on all domestic services provided, such as cancellations, amendments, visa processing, etc.

HOW TO BOOK To book any service in this brochure, please contact Beyond Travel or your preferred travel agent DEPOSITS & BALANCE DUE To secure a booking, the following non-refundable deposits will be required for all services within 7 days upon receipt of a confirmation invoice: Rail Journeys and Russian River Cruises: 25%, all Iceland services and all cruises: 20% All other tours and services: 10%* *Minimum deposit is $100 per booking. Final payment is due 60 (90 for Rail Journeys) before the commencement of your travel arrangements. PAYMENT Payments may be made by cheque, direct deposit or credit card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express.

A merchant fee of 1.4% for Visa and MasterCard and 2% for American Express. For direct deposits, please transfer payment to the following bank accounts and scan and email the transaction record along with your booking reference number to info@beyondtravel.com.au: Australia CBA - Clarence & King Street Branch, Sydney BSB: 062-032 Account: 1016 8338 Account Name: Beyond Travel Group Pty Ltd Client Account New Zealand ANZ - 15 Mercari Way, Auckland BSB: 010-277 Account: 0157342-00 Account Name: Beyond Travel Group Pty Ltd Travel agents: Paymentgate (code: AARU) – Australia & New Zealand Enett (code: 200262) – Australia Enett (code: 300478) – New Zealand SERVICE FEES, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS Minimum booking fee: $55 will be charged for bookings valued at less than $500.

Amendments: one amendment will be provided free of charge; further amendments may incur a service fee of $55. Cancellations: prior to commencement of the cancelled service, the following cancellation fees will apply, unless otherwise advised: Rail Journeys All other services 92+ days Loss of deposit 61+ days Loss of deposit 91-42 days 50% fee 60–46 days 50% fee 41-0 days 100% fee 45–0 days 100% fee Note: free cancellation (within 7 days) does not apply on tours or cruises with last seat availability. Visa support documentation, and rail, coach and theatre tickets are non-refundable once issued or purchased.

Airline tickets and rail passes which have been issued are subject to cancellation fees imposed by the airline or rail company. Refunds: no refund is available for cancellations once travel arrangements have commenced, or “no-shows” due to personal negligence or choice. Beyond Travel does not authorise any overseas supplier or hotel to promise refunds on our behalf. All claims for refunds or reimbursements must be received in writing within 3 weeks from the date the service was provided.

Special Itineraries: the territory we cover is vast, and we often receive requests for special itineraries requiring extensive research which may require a non-refundable service fee of $220 to cover time and communication costs. Should our quote be accepted, this fee will then be credited towards the cost of the tour or other services booked with Beyond Travel. Above payment, service and cancellation fees are inclusive of GST. EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS Discounts apply to bookings either deposited or paid in full by the dates indicated. Savings amounts can vary by cabin type and season. Featured savings are total per couple; great value early bird discounts are also available for solo travellers.

DISCOVER MORE TRAVEL VOUCHERS Travel Vouchers can be applied to any additional Beyond Travel services featured in any of our 2019 brochures. Voucher amounts vary by tour, and solo travellers receive 50% of the per couple amount. Vouchers expire 31 December 2019; services must be booked and outstanding payments made by this date. Discover More Travel Vouchers are not combinable with any other offer, are invalid if the tour for which it was issued is cancelled, and have no cash value. Refunds can not be issued on unused amounts. Vouchers are transferable with your friends and family. Please email Beyond Travel to enquire about sharing your voucher.

TOUR / CRUISE CANCELLATION Beyond Travel and its principals reserve the right to cancel any tour up to 4 weeks before departure. Should a tour be cancelled, alternative arrangements of as close a standard as practicable will be recommended:- however if a suitable alternative is not found, a full refund will be offered. Should you accept an alternative that is at a cheaper price, we will refund the difference. Once a suitable alternative has been offered or the fare has been refunded, Beyond Travel accept no further liability.

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