19 day Highlights of Scandinavia tour with Baltics cruise and flights

Including return international flights, a 7 night Baltic Sea cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas, all accommodation, travel on the Flam Railway, delicious daily breakfast, and more.

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  • 19 day Highlights of Scandinavia tour with Baltics cruise and flights
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  • 19 day Highlights of Scandinavia tour with Baltics cruise and flights
  • 19 day Highlights of Scandinavia tour with Baltics cruise and flights
  • 19 day Highlights of Scandinavia tour with Baltics cruise and flights
  • 19 day Highlights of Scandinavia tour with Baltics cruise and flights
  • 19 day Highlights of Scandinavia tour with Baltics cruise and flights
  • 19 day Highlights of Scandinavia tour with Baltics cruise and flights
  • 19 day Highlights of Scandinavia tour with Baltics cruise and flights
  • 19 day Highlights of Scandinavia tour with Baltics cruise and flights
  • 19 day Highlights of Scandinavia tour with Baltics cruise and flights
  • 19 day Highlights of Scandinavia tour with Baltics cruise and flights
  • 19 day Highlights of Scandinavia tour with Baltics cruise and flights
  • 19 day Highlights of Scandinavia tour with Baltics cruise and flights
  • 19 day Highlights of Scandinavia tour with Baltics cruise and flights
  • 19 day Highlights of Scandinavia tour with Baltics cruise and flights
  • 19 day Highlights of Scandinavia tour with Baltics cruise and flights
  • 19 day Highlights of Scandinavia tour with Baltics cruise and flights
  • 19 day Highlights of Scandinavia tour with Baltics cruise and flights
  • 19 day Highlights of Scandinavia tour with Baltics cruise and flights
 

Highlights

 

Move through postcard-perfect countryside and vibrant capital cities on a 19 day Highlights of Scandinavia tour that also includes a spectacular Baltic Sea cruise.

This once-in-a-lifetime experience sees you travel around Scandinavia aboard rail and cruise ship. It begins in Oslo with the scenic journey to Sognefjord, Norway’s largest and deepest fjord, and the Balestrand area. The voyage to this unspoiled destination means stepping aboard the Flåm Railway. As well as being one of the world’s steepest rail journeys, it is also one of the prettiest and passengers will look out to views encompassing snow-capped mountains, graceful waterfalls, tunnels and small townships. Trade in trains for fjord boats as you voyage along Sognefjord towards Balestrand. Spend two gorgeous nights in the area and soak up the quintessential Norwegian atmosphere before returning to Bergen, a city known as being the gateway to some of Norway’s most breathtaking fjords.

Get to know Oslo once you arrive back in the capital with a Hop On Hop Off sightseeing excursion and some independent exploration. It is then onto Sweden. Take in Stockholm’s most recognisable landmarks and sights from a coach and canal cruise. Expect to tick off Gamla stan (the Old Town), Storkyrkan Cathedral, Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum along the way. Stockholm is also your embarkation point for your Baltic Sea cruise. Your home for this spectacular cruise is Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas. This unbelievable ship is equipped with every luxury and facility imaginable, from swimming pools and sporting courts to a collection of superb restaurants, bars and eateries. There are boutiques, galleries, theatre productions, outdoor movie nights, language lessons, dance classes and more.

The first port of your Baltic Sea cruise is St Petersburg in Russia. You have two full days to uncover the treasures of this glittering city and your time here can be spent wandering past opulent facades, moving between artefacts at world-renowned museums and getting a feel for this former imperial city. Next on the cruise itinerary is Helsinki, the hip capital of Finland. Known for its design clout and social scene, Helsinki is sure to be a highlight of your tour. Dock in Tallinn, the magnificent capital of Estonia that flaunts medieval monuments and a charming Old Town. Finally, take a step back in time with a day in Visby, an island town in Sweden recognised for its Middle Ages structures, church ruins and stone ramparts.

 
 

Day 1: New Zealand – airplane-takeoff –  Oslo

Board your flight for the journey to Oslo, the capital of Norway.

Day 2: Oslo

Welcome to Norway! Your flight arrives in Oslo and you then make your own way to the hotel for check in. Drop your bags off in your room and head out into the city to begin exploring, or use the remainder of the day to unwind and relax after your flight.

For those purchasing the Tour Only option, your tour starts today. Please make your own way to the hotel.

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

Make your way to the railway station to board a train for the journey to Oslo to Myrdal. Upon arrival in Myrdal you will change trains and step onto the famed Flåm Railway, an incredibly scenic route that is also one of the steepest rail passages in the world. Look out onto the passing landscape as the train makes its way past snow-capped mountains, powerful waterfalls and verdant countryside. Disembark in Flåm and make the short walk to board a fjord express boat for the voyage along Sognefjord, Norway’s largest and deepest fjord, to Balestrand for an overnight stay.

Day 4: Balestrand (B)

You have a full day to discover the beauty of the Balestrand area. The region first landed on the world tourism stage in 1858 when a local minister brought in the first steamer service. Balestrand then became a fixture on the Grand Tour route with artists and even the German Kaiser drawn to this picturesque location.

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

Begin the return journey to Bergen today. Make your way to the pier to board your second fjord cruise back along Sognefjord. Arrange your own transfer to the Bergen hotel for check in upon arrival. You can then spend the remainder of the day as you like.

Day 6: Bergen (B)

Spend a leisurely day discovering the beauty of Bergen. Meander between stalls and vendors at the local fish market, or roam the pedestrian-friendly old quarter and get lost among its mix of charming laneways and traditional wooden houses. Catch a funicular up to the summit of Mt. Fløyen for a magnificent outlook across the cityscape. There are great shopping and dining opportunities in Bergen for those looking to indulge.

Day 7: Bergen – train-icon Oslo (B)

Head to the railway station to board your train to Oslo. The Bergen Railway is lauded as one of the world’s great train passages, beginning at sea level and climbing through a mountainous plateau before beginning a scenic descent through waterfall-dotted and forest-blanketed countryside. Arrive in Oslo and check in to your hotel (located only a short distance from the Oslo station).

Day 8: Oslo (B)

Get to know the Norwegian capital aboard a Hop On Hop Off bus tour. This excursion takes you to some of the city’s best and most popular sights. One highlight for history buffs is sure to be the Viking Ship Museum, located on the Bygdøy peninsula and home to an excellent collection of preserved Viking ships and artefacts discovered in nearby tombs.

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

Catch a train from Oslo to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. Stockholm is a remarkable metropolis; its cityscape spans 14 islands that are linked with more than 50 bridges. Expect a destination that perfectly balances modern and minimalist Scandi style along with rich traditions and fascinating heritage. Some of Stockholm’s top sights including Gamla stan (the Old Town), Storkyrkan Cathedral, Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum.

Day 10: Stockholm (B)

Learn about Stockholm’s history and culture aboard a commentated coach tour today. This trip includes a canal cruise with multiple stops. Some of the stops included across the bus and boat excursion are Skansen, Gröna Lund, the ABBA Museum, Gamla stan, and Fjällgatan. There is also opportunity to explore several shopping districts. There is free WiFi aboard the bus and boat.

Day 11: Stockholm – cruise-icon – Baltics Cruise (B, D)

You have this morning and afternoon as free time in Stockholm. Check out another of the city’s museums – Vasa Museum, Modern Art Museum, Swedish History Museum – or hang out in Royal Djurgården, the island city park, or Ivar Lo’s Park to enjoy the great waterfront views. At the appropriate time, make your way to the port to begin to the embarkation process for your cruise of the Baltic Sea.

Be welcomed aboard Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas. This extraordinary vessel is equipped with a dazzling selection of entertainment, shopping and dining opportunities – rock climbing walls, swimming pools, theatre productions, fine dining restaurants, spa and fitness centre, and options for dance classes, language lessons and more. Settle into your cabin and then head out onto the decks to begin exploring. The ship departs at 6pm.

Day 12: At Sea (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Your first full-day as a passenger aboard the Jewel of the Seas is spent cruising the Baltic Sea. Use this time to familiarise yourself with the ship’s deck plans and begin making the most of the on-board facilities. Work up a sweat in the solarium or on one of the sports courts, relax in a poolside sunlounge, catch one of the original productions, or sign up for a jewellery-making class.

Day 13: St Petersburg (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Welcome to Russia! The Jewel of the Seas docks in St Petersburg at 7am. Breakfast aboard the ship and then head out into this fabled city. Perhaps begin by learning about St Petersburg’s rich and varied history, moving between sites made infamous through events such as the 1917 Russian Revolution. Take in the grandeur of the streetscapes as you wander past opulent palaces and lavish facades. Be sure to refuel with tastes of traditional Russian cuisine; slices of chocolate salami or honey cake, or plates of cabbage rolls, blinis and borscht.

Day 14: St Petersburg (B, L, D) cruise-icon

A second day in St Petersburg provides ample opportunity for delving deeper into the city’s culture. One must-stop is the State Hermitage Museum, the second-largest art museum in the world. Established by Empress Catherine the Great, the Hermitage Museum (as it is shortened to) boasts a collection of more than 3 million works and resides in a number of buildings lining the Palace Embankment. Return to the Jewel of the Seas for a 6pm departure.

Day 15: Helsinki (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Wake up this morning and find yourself docked in Helsinki, the Finnish capital. This warm and vibrant city is brimming with sightseeing possibilities and popular landmarks for visitors to check off include Suomenlinna, Helsinki Cathedral, Temppeliaukio Church, Seurasaari Island and Old Market Hall. Make like a local and take a sauna, or jump onto the city’s vintage tram for a rattling joy ride around some of the main streets. Time permitting, take a walk along the 7-kilometre-long waterfront promenade to see Hietaniemi beach and the Sibelius Monument. Be back at the ship for a 5pm departure.

Day 16: Tallinn (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The Jewel of the Seas arrives into Tallinn at 8am. A great place for exploring the medieval capital of Estonia is in the city’s Old Town. Well preserved stone walls encircle the Old Town, and great views of the city can be enjoyed from the 13th-century castle on Toompea Hill. Landmarks and sights to put on your Tallinn itinerary include Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Kadriorg Art Museum and St. Olaf’s Church. The Jewel of the Seas departs for its next port at 5pm.

Day 17: Visby (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The final port of your Baltic Sea cruise is Visby in Sweden. Located on Gotland island, this town is most well-known for its town wall; said to be the best-preserved example of its kind in Europe. There are many church ruins to see, as well as heritage buildings, some museums and pretty photo stops. Tonight is your last evening aboard the Jewel of the Seas and the ship sets sail for its disembarkation destination at 7pm.

Day 18   Stockholm – airplane-takeoff – New Zealand (B)

Dock back in Stockholm at 7am and disembark the Jewel of the Seas. At the appropriate time, make your way to the airport to catch your return flight to New Zealand.

For those purchasing the Tour Only option, at the appropriate time please make your own way from the hotel to your next travel arrangements.

Day 19: New Zealand

Arrive back in New Zealand today.

 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international flights, including 23kg checked baggage
  • Extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • 8 nights’ twin share accommodation in quality hotels
  • 7 nights’ accommodation aboard Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas cruising the Baltic Sea
  • Delicious breakfast daily, plus all meals while aboard the Baltic Sea cruise
  • Reserved second class rail and ferry tickets as per the tour itinerary
  • Travel on the world-famous Flam Railway
  • Enjoy a picturesque mini cruise along the magnificent Sognefjord
  • Hop On Hop Off bus tours in Oslo and Stockholm, plus scenic boat ride
  • Valid for summer 2020 season travel!

 

Highlights:

  • Travel on the famed Flåm Railway and along Norway’s idyllic Sognefjord to the Balestrand area
  • Spend time in Bergen and wander its charming old quarter, and join a Hop On Hop Off tour in Oslo to see the Norwegian capital’s best sights
  • Visit Stockholm and move between the city’s top landmarks – Skansen, Royal Palace, Vasa Museum – on a coach and canal boat sightseeing excursion
  • Step aboard Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas for an unforgettable cruise of the Baltic Sea and make use of the ship’s magnificent on-board facilities on at-sea days
  • Make first port in St Petersburg and discover the treasures of this former imperial city, and sail to Helsinki to soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the Finnish capital
  • Explore the medieval Old Town of Tallinn in Estonia, and take a step back into the Middle Ages with a walk around Visby’s well-preserved town centre
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $999 per person is 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
  • Final payment is non-refundable and non-transferrable
  • 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
  • Airport transfer
  • Visas
  • Tipping
  • Shore excursions
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned or “optional” in the itinerary.

Please note, Royal Caribbean on-board gratuities are included as part of your cruise package.

Group Sizes: This is an independent tour. Accompanying guides are not provided except where mentioned in the tour itinerary.

Single Supplement:

Inside Cabin – $2,399 per person in addition to 1 x twin share price
Oceanview Cabin – $2,699 per person in addition to 1 x twin share price
Balcony Cabin – $2,999 per person in addition to 1 x twin share price

Please purchase one twin share voucher and then purchase your single supplement. You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here.

As a single traveller, enjoy the comforts of your private cruise cabin and indulge in the spacious amenities of your own hotel rooms. Travelling by yourself will ensure your trip is not only memorable but truly exclusive!   

Tour Only: To purchase this tour without the return international flights, navigate to the yellow “Tour Only” button. By selecting this option, all airport transfers (if applicable) will be forfeited. Please refer to the live calendar to view and select Tour Only start date. The start day is day 2 of the flight-inclusive itinerary. 

Accommodation:  The accommodation listed below may be subject to change but will remain of a similar or higher standard.  Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed.

Oslo: Thon Munch or similar
Balestrand: Dragsvik Fjordhotell or similar
Bergen: Scandic Bergen City or similar
Stockholm: Scandic Malmen or similar
Cruise: Royal Carribean’s Jewel of the Seas

Bedding: 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds

Jewel of the Seas – There’s something for everyone on Jewel of the Seas. Explore some of the fantastic facilities below:

  • 8 dining options
  • Multiple bars and lounges
  • 3 pools and 3 whirlpools
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Mini-golf course
  • Basketball court
  • Full-service Vitality at Sea Spa and state-of-the-art Fitness Centre

Inside Cabin: All staterooms come complete with a private bathroom, vanity area, hair-dryer, closed-circuit TV, radio and phone. These cabin types do not offer any outside views.

Oceanview Cabin: All staterooms have oceanview windows and come complete with private bathroom, vanity area, hair-dryer, closed-circuit TV, radio and phone.

Balcony Cabin: All staterooms and suites come complete with private bathroom, vanity area, hair-dryer, closed-circuit TV, radio and phone.

Please note, some staterooms will get allocated a cabin number by the cruise company no earlier than within 30 days of sailing and any stateroom location requests cannot be guaranteed.

Triple Share: Not available

Child policy: Child price is the same as an adult. Minimum age 8 years old.

Itinerary: Please note, tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, a traffic condition and other unforeseen occurrences. 

Coach transportation: Where group sizes are not sufficient to use a full-sized coach, we reserve the right to use a smaller coach on the same level of comfort.

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 Tours 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.

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 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 Tours is unable to provide visa advice.

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

 

Travel Dates

 

2020:

18 June 
2 July
9 July

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 BOOK NOW button.

Tour Only option – Navigate to the yellow “Tour Only” button and select “Book Now” to view live availability. Note, the tour commences on Day 2 of the flight-inclusive itinerary.

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure.

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:

  • Return economy flights departing Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch with Emirates, Etihad, Qatar, Finnair or Cathay Pacific and their codeshare partners
  • Wellington and Christchurch customers – A $200 interstate surcharge per person applies
  • Please purchase the interstate fee after you click ‘Book Now’ or by clicking here in addition to your tour
  • Flights include one piece of checked-in baggage per person weighing no more than 20kg
  • Once your booking is confirmed, no further changes can be made, and your booking will remain non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable

 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 acknowledgement 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 Tours 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 Tours 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

Tour Only:

  • Tour 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 tour only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Tours will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Tours

 

Travel Information

 

 

Ship Profile

 

Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas is an ultra-luxurious state-of-the-art shipped that is equipped with all your sailing needs. Transporting travellers through the breath-taking landscapes of the Baltic Sea, this incredible ship will be sure to make your time on-board truly unforgettable.

Cabins

Modern and stylish interiors await in your choice of either an Inside, Oceanview or Balcony Cabin. Enjoy the comforts of a nightly turn down service, daily stateroom attendant and the luxury of 24-hour room service in any one of the incredible rooms.

  • Inside cabin: No window
  • Oceanview cabin: Window with ocean views
  • Balcony cabin: Private balcony off the side of your room

All rooms come complete with a private bathroom, vanity area, hair-dryer, TV, radio and phone.

Entertainment

You won’t be short on incredible activities aboard the Jewel of the Seas. From live entertainment, to culinary classes, check out some of the top attractions below:

  • Outdoor Cinema – Feel the warm ocean breeze on your skin as you sit back and relax to new release movies, live sporting events and more, all from the ships pool deck.
  • West End to Broadway – Designed to showcase the best of musical theatre from across the globe, this sensational music production will have you singing along from the moment it begins.
  • Library & Card room – For those looking to take some quiet time for themselves, head to the library and grab a good read, or play a board game with friends.
  • Mini Golf – Take in the pristine views from the top deck as you tee up a game of mini golf with friends. 

Dining

World-class cuisine and an incredible ambience is what travellers can expect from the Main Dining Room. A smart casual restaurant that is sure to tantalise your taste buds morning and night for breakfast and dinner.

Other delicious food choices include a private experience at the Chef’s Table, sushi at Izumi, traditional flavours of Tuscany from Giovanni’s Table, a prime steak at Chops Grille and a buffet of flavours from around the world at Windjammer.

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international flights, including 23kg checked baggage
  • Extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • 8 nights’ twin share accommodation in quality hotels
  • 7 nights’ accommodation aboard Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas cruising the Baltic Sea
  • Delicious breakfast daily, plus all meals while aboard the Baltic Sea cruise
  • Reserved second class rail and ferry tickets as per the tour itinerary
  • Travel on the world-famous Flam Railway
  • Enjoy a picturesque mini cruise along the magnificent Sognefjord
  • Hop On Hop Off bus tours in Oslo and Stockholm, plus scenic boat ride
  • Valid for summer 2020 season travel!

 

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