BS3 A NORDIC ODYSSEYSEARCH TOUR
Highlights of the Baltics & Scandinavia
Vilnius walking tour; Hill of Crosses: compelling memorial; Cosmopolitan Riga; Tallinn: one of Europe's best preserved old towns; Helsinki: 'Daughter of the Baltic'; Stately Stockholm; Norway-in-a-Nutshell: scenic rail journey
Breakfast and dinner (hotels & local restaurants) daily. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for local guides, drivers, restaurant staff, porters. Airport transfers for land & air customers and for early arriving / late departing land & air customers who book their extra hotel nights through us.
Tour Leader gratuities, lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), international air taxes (if applicable), excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs and shopping.
Seasonality and Weather
This tour is offered in late spring and summer when temperatures are warm, rainfall less likely, and long daylight hours. Summer can be humid. Our September date will encounter considerably cooler temperatures and greater likelihood of rain.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Land transport throughout by private air-conditioned motor coach, 24-36 seats depending on ultimate group size (see 'group size'). Though we will have a couple of full bus days there are plenty of stops of interest. Hydrofoil crossing to Finland. Overnight ferry crossings with twin berths and private bath facilities.
Most of our town / city tours are conducted largely on foot. You must be able to walk at a leisurely pace (with breaks), possibly on uneven surfaces (steps and cobblestones), for several hours at a time.
Well-located, air- conditioned, mid-range hotels (3-star) throughout. Some are smaller properties (3-4 story) that may not have elevators. All hotels have en suite bath, though most have shower only. Porter service is rarely available; you MUST be independent with your luggage. Single rooms are limited and likely smaller than twins.
Staff and Support
Tour Leader throughout, driver, local step-on guides in various locales.
10-21 plus Tour Leader
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