18 day Discover Scandinavia and Russia tour with flights

18 day Discover Scandinavia and Russia tour including return international Emirates flights, accommodation, reserved rail tickets, Fjord cruise, guided city tours and more! Valid for summer season travel!

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  • 18 day Discover Scandinavia and Russia tour with flights
  • 18 day Discover Scandinavia and Russia tour with flights
  • 18 day Discover Scandinavia and Russia tour with flights
  • 18 day Discover Scandinavia and Russia tour with flights
  • 18 day Discover Scandinavia and Russia tour with flights
  • 18 day Discover Scandinavia and Russia tour with flights
  • 18 day Discover Scandinavia and Russia tour with flights
  • 18 day Discover Scandinavia and Russia tour with flights
  • 18 day Discover Scandinavia and Russia tour with flights
  • 18 day Discover Scandinavia and Russia tour with flights
  • 18 day Discover Scandinavia and Russia tour with flights
  • 18 day Discover Scandinavia and Russia tour with flights
  • 18 day Discover Scandinavia and Russia tour with flights
  • 18 day Discover Scandinavia and Russia tour with flights
  • 18 day Discover Scandinavia and Russia tour with flights
  • 18 day Discover Scandinavia and Russia tour with flights
  • 18 day Discover Scandinavia and Russia tour with flights
  • 18 day Discover Scandinavia and Russia tour with flights
 

Highlights

 

Scandinavia is renowned for it’s natural beauty,  fjords and mountains and is home to some of Europe’s wildest sights.  This 18 day itinerary is overflowing with vivid sights and grand experiences.  

Begin your  adventure in Oslo before boarding the famous Flam Railway, regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful train journeys. Bask in the phenomenal views of snow-capped mountains and forests. Board your scenic ferry cruise to Bergen,  passing through local fjords, islands and tiny villages. 

Take in the history and explore the design, architecture and culture of Oslo and Stockholm on board your city bus tour.  Travel to the vibrant seaside capital of Finland before taking a day trip by ferry to the old medieval town of Tallinn, where you will take a guided tour of the most important sights of this delightful town masked in cobblestone streets.

Board your high-speed train to St Petersburg, Russia’s imperial capital, where the sheer grandeur and history will cease to amaze. Your itinerary will end in this picturesque town before your flight home.

Enjoy this tour at your own pace with this independent and self guided itinerary. Your package includes return flights with Emirates, accommodation, rail tickets, fjord cruise, sightseeing and more. 

See Inclusions for more.

 
 

Day 1: New Zealand –airplane-takeoff– Oslo

Depart New Zealand today to begin your incredible Scandinavia & Russia holiday.

Day 2: Oslo

Arrive in to Oslo and make your own way to your hotel. You are then at leisure to enjoy this historic city and relax after your flight.

Day 3: Oslo – train-icon– Myrdal – train-icon– Flam – cruise-icon– Balestrand Area (B)

This morning, make your way to the station to catch a train from Oslo to Myrdal where you will change to the famous Flam Railway regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful train journeys. The train winds its way through the snow-capped mountains with cascading thunderous waterfalls and lust pastures. On arrival in Flam, disembark the train and make the short walk to the pier to board the fjord express boat along Sognefjord to Balestrand area for your overnight.

Day 4: Balestrand Area (B)

Spend the day at leisure in the picturesque Balestrand area.

Day 5: Balestrand Area –cruise-icon– Sognefjord –cruise-icon– Bergen (B)

This morning, make your way back to the pier to board your second fjord cruise. Today’s cruise takes you through the 200 kilometre long Sognefjord and down the coast to Bergen. On arrival make your way to the hotel for check-in. Bergen is surrounded by mountains and fjords, including Sognefjord, the country’s longest and deepest. Bryggen features colourful wooden houses on the old wharf, once a centre of the Hanseatic League’s trading empire. 

Day 6: Bergen (B)

Today is a full day to explore this picturesque city at your own pace.

Day 7: Bergen –train-icon – Oslo (B)

This morning, make your way to the station for your train to Oslo. Consider another of the world’s greatest train journey’s, the Bergen Railway starts from sea level and ascends to cross the mountainous plateau before descending through a landscape of waterfalls and forests before arriving in Oslo, the Norwegian capital. On arrival, make the short distance to your hotel for your overnight stay.

Day 8: Oslo (B)

Today, enjoy a Hop on – Hop off coach tour of Oslo. The tour allows you to stop at some of Oslo’s best sights, including the Viking Ship Museum on the Bygdøy peninsula with the world’s best-preserved Viking ships and finds from Viking tombs around the Oslo Fjord (entry on own account).

Day 9: Oslo – train-icon– Stockholm (B)

This morning, re-board a train to the Swedish capital of Stockholm. Stockholm encompasses 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago. The cobblestone streets and ochre-colored buildings of Gamla Stan (the old town) are home to the 13th-century Storkyrkan Cathedral, the Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum, which focuses on the Nobel Prize.

Day 10: Stockholm (B)

Today, enjoy a commentated coach tour of Stockholm including a multi-stop canal cruise. The bus and boat stops at famous attractions like Skansen, Royal Palace, Gröna Lund, Vasa museum, Fjällgatan, City Hall, Abba Museum, Ice Bar, Old Town and several popular shopping districts. You also have free Wi-Fi onboard both buses and boats.

Day 11: Stockholm –cruise-icon– Helsinki (B)

Enjoy a free day in the Swedish capital. This afternoon, make your way to the port to board the overnight ferry to Helsinki.

Day 12: Helsinki (B)

This morning, wake up as we are entering the port of Helsinki. After having breakfast, disembark from your ferry and make your way to your hotel. Please note, check-in time for the hotel is from 2pm onwards. You will be able to leave your bags at reception before venturing out to explore this pedestrian friendly city.

Day 13: Helsinki –cruise-icon– Tallinn –cruise-icon Helsinki (B,L)

Discover picturesque Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, on a day trip from Helsinki by ferry. Make your way to the ferry terminal to meet your guide. Cruise across the Gulf of Finland to Estonia by comfortable ferry. Your guide will take you around the most important sights, also outside Medieval Tallinn, such as the Song Festival grounds and the 18th century Kadriorg park and palace. Walking tour of the Old Town area, a compact maze of cobblestone streets, historical buildings and breathtaking vistas. Since 1997 the Old Town has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List. 

Day 14: Helsinki –train-icon– St Petersburg (B)

Make your way to the station to board the high-speed Allegro train from Helsinki to St Petersburg. The journey takes approximately 3.5 hrs before rolling in to spectacular St Petersburg. On arrival you will be transferred from the station to your hotel. It was the imperial capital for 2 centuries, having been founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, subject of the city’s iconic “Bronze Horseman” statue. It remains Russia’s cultural centre, with venues such as the Mariinsky Theatre hosting opera and ballet, and the State Russian Museum showcasing Russian art, from Orthodox icon paintings to Kandinsky works.

Day 15: St Petersburg (B)

Today, enjoy a guided city tour of this incredible city. Experience the best of St Petersburg and learn about the city’s incredible history. During this city tour you will see all the major architectural and historical attractions such as the Palace Square, the Winter Palace (former residence of Russian Tsars), St. Isaac’s Square, Decembrists’ Square, the Square of Arts, the Field of Mars, the Summer Garden, the Marble Palace, Michael’s Castle, the Church of Our Savior, the cruise Aurora, the Spit of Basil’s Island, admire a beautiful view of St Peter & Paul Fortress, the Hermitage and the Admiralty. You will also pass by Nevsky Prospect – the main boulevard of St Petersburg. Also visit St Nicholas Orthodox Church built in the Late Empire style and decorated by Moscow’s Peschekhonovs icon painters.

Day 16: St Petersburg (B)

Today is a full day to explore this picturesque city at your own pace.

Day 17: St Petersburg –airplane-takeoff – New Zealand (B)

At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport to board your homeward flight. We hope you have enjoyed your incredible Scandinavia and Russia experience.

Day 18: New Zealand

Arrive home today.

Please note: Some flights may arrive in New Zealand one day later 

 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international airfares with Emirates
  • 14 nights 3-4 star twin share accommodation in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia including breakfast daily
  • 1 night on-board a ferry between Stockholm – Helsinki in an inside twin share cabin
  • Reserved rail tickets on all train journey’s including two of the most awe-inspiring rail passages in the world, the Flam and Bergen Railways.
  • Fjord cruise from Flam to Balestrand and Balestrand to Bergen
  • Hop on – Hop off city tours of Oslo and Stockholm including a canal cruise in Stockholm
  • Fully guided city tour of St Petersburg
  • Fully guided Tallinn city tour by boat and on foot from Helsinki 
  • Station to Hotel transfer in St Petersburg
  • Hotel to Airport transfers in St Petersburg
  • Valid for summer season travel! 

Please note: This is an independent tour. No accompanying guide is included except on the day tours outlined in the itinerary.

Highlights:

  • Be awe-inspired by the beauty of some of Norway’s best Fjords surrounded by towering mountains
  • Travel on two of the world’s greatest rail journey’s, the Flam and Bergan Railway
  • Visit Sweden’s beautiful capital, Stockholm encompassed by 14 islands and lined with cobblestone streets and ochre-coloured medieval buildings
  • Immerse yourself in the colourful seaside city of Helsinki in Finland
  • Gaze in wonder at the many architectural and historical delights of St Petersburg

 

 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book at least 65 days prior to departure. 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $999 per person are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final Payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment. 
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable. 
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Tour Excludes: Travel insurance, Visas, Tipping, Entry fees (unless specified), Personal expenses, Anything not mentioned or “optional” in the itinerary.

Documentation: Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and before 30 days of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Single Supplement: $1,799 per person in addition to your twin share voucher.

To purchase your single supplement please click here 

Triple Share: Not available

Land Only: To purchase this tour land only (no flights) please click here 

Group Sizes: This is an independent tour, accompanying guides are not provided except during city tours. 

Accommodation: 

Oslo: Thon Munch or similar
Balestrand: Dragsvik Fjordhotel or similar
Bergen: Scandic Bergen City or similar
Oslo: Thon Munch or similar
Stockholm: Scandic No 53 or similar
Overnight Cruise: Viking Line Inside Cabin – Category C
Helsinki: Radisson Blu Seaside or similar
St Petersburg: Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden or similar

Health:

Different levels of travel involve varying degrees of activity and we recommend a good level of fitness and health in order to fully experience the package and optional tours purchased, including site-seeing by foot, climbing of stairs and extended day touring. It remains each passenger’s responsibility to inform Webjet Exclusives of any health or mobility issues that may impact the running of the tour, both for the safety of the passenger concerned and for other travellers in the group.

Letter of Invitation: You will be provided with further information on obtaining your Letter of Invitation along with your documentation 45 prior to departure. Please note, visa fees apply.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates:

7 May 2019
21 May 2019
11 June 2019
23 July 2019
13 August 2019
27 August 2019
10 September 2019
24 September 2019
15 October 2019

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Surcharges may apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. True availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

 

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfares departing Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch with Emirates
  • Including minimum 23kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your booking form and your booking is confirmed, no further changes will be possible.
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.

Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked.
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation.
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided.

Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form.
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgment will be sent via email.
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered, will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.

Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable)

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package.
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered, will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Land Only:

  • Land only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered, will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • All land only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares with Emirates
  • 14 nights 3-4 star twin share accommodation in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia including breakfast daily
  • 1 night on-board a ferry between Stockholm – Helsinki in an inside twin share cabin
  • Reserved rail tickets on all train journey’s
  • Fjord cruise from Flam to Balestrand and Balestrand to Bergen
  • Hop on – Hop off city tours of Oslo and Stockholm including a canal cruise in Stockholm
  • Fully guided city tour of St Petersburg
  • Valid for summer season travel! 
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