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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Helsinki: 'Daughter of the Baltic'; Stately Stockholm; Stately Copenhagen; Norway-in-a-Nutshell: Flamsbana scenic rail journey

Dates & Prices

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Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.


Start DateEnd DatePriceMore Info
Tue 09 Jun 2015Tue 23 Jun 2015 $4860
Mon 10 Aug 2015Mon 24 Aug 2015 $4860
Fri 18 Sep 2015Fri 02 Oct 2015 $4860
Tue 07 Jun 2016Tue 21 Jun 2016 $4860
Mon 08 Aug 2016Mon 22 Aug 2016 $4860
Fri 23 Sep 2016Fri 07 Oct 2016 $4860

Optional Single Supplement: $900 (number of singles limited).


Tour Overview


A spectacular 15-day adventure to the Nordic countries is a perfect opportunity to see what kind of treasures lie along the Baltic Sea. And there could be no better way to start than a walking tour through the vibrant streets of Helsinki, Finland. Be sure to take a stroll along the harbour and browse the abundant souvenir shops. Then it's off to Sweden, which boasts a colourful history with Renaissance buildings that dot the three main islands making up the oldest part of Stockholm: Riddarholmen, Staden and Helgeandsholmen. A boat tour gives us a chance to see some of the other 14 islands that make up this wondrous city, like Djurgarden, which consists of a lustrous park that was once designated as the royal hunting grounds. We visit world-renowned sites such as the Blue Hall and the Golden Chamber where the annual Nobel Prize banquets take place. Once we arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark, we embark on a boat trip down the city's canal. Tour the massive granite halls of Christianborg Castle, see the Danish Crown Jewels at the Rosenborg Castle, and relax amid the enchanting Tivoli Gardens, where 100,000 coloured lanterns light the Chinese pagoda. The breathtaking view of the Olso fjord and harbour from the Holmenkollen Ski Jump is something worthy of using a whole roll of fill. This has been a landmark since it was built in 1892 and it gained wider appreciation during the 1952 Olympics.

Regions visited: Western Europe
Countries visited: Finland; Sweden; Denmark and Norway


Testimonials


Arleen C. (Winter Haven, FL, US)

All were good. Especially enjoyable were the walking tours of Stockholm and Copenhagen, the Vasa Ship Museum, the Olso museums and Norway in a Nutshell. The Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen guides were especially good. I loved that we traveled by plane, train, ferry, tram, bus, funicular and on foot. The ferries were an especially interesting experience. I thought we had wonderful evening meals. We had a great variety of authentic foods and the restaurants were extremely interesting, definitely not touristy places. Dinnertime was a highlight of the day. Our tour leader Erin is unflappable. She handled everything with amazing ease. She has a great personality, a unique sense of humor and was able to relate well with all the members of the tour. It was a wonderful tour! The sightseeing was extensive, we had good free time for exploring, the small group made everything very manageable and the food was excellent!

Veronica P. (Silver Spring, MD, US)

When members of the tour group went off on separate excursions, [Tour Leader] Chris made sure we had maps, and knew where we were going and how to return to the hotel. He was also helpful in suggesting ways to spend our free time.

William R. (San Fracisco, CA, US)

This was an outstanding tour. The countries and cities visited are very interesting and [Tour Leader] Chris made it all work out in a coherent and friendly way. Chris is an extremely perceptive and caring person. He got to know each of the tour participants and made sure that their concerns were addressed. He helped to create a generally friendly atmosphere within the group and many friendships were formed, in part due to his facilitation.