Discover Scandinavia & Russia with flights

18 Day Discover Scandinavia & Russia including return international 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 & Russia with flights
  • 18 Day Discover Scandinavia & Russia with flights
  • 18 Day Discover Scandinavia & Russia with flights
  • 18 Day Discover Scandinavia & Russia with flights
  • 18 Day Discover Scandinavia & Russia with flights
  • 18 Day Discover Scandinavia & Russia with flights
  • 18 Day Discover Scandinavia & Russia with flights
  • 18 Day Discover Scandinavia & Russia with flights
  • 18 Day Discover Scandinavia & Russia with flights
  • 18 Day Discover Scandinavia & Russia with flights
  • 18 Day Discover Scandinavia & Russia with flights
  • 18 Day Discover Scandinavia & Russia with flights
  • 18 Day Discover Scandinavia & Russia with flights
  • 18 Day Discover Scandinavia & Russia with flights
  • 18 Day Discover Scandinavia & Russia with flights
  • 18 Day Discover Scandinavia & Russia with flights
  • 18 Day Discover Scandinavia & Russia with flights
  • 18 Day Discover Scandinavia & Russia 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, accommodation, rail tickets, fjord cruise, sightseeing and more. 

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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 (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 for your overnight.

Day 4: Balestrand (B)

Spend the day at leisure in picturesque Balestrand.

Day 5: Balestrand –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 commentated 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.

 

 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international airfares with a full service airline
  • 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
  • Full commentated bus city tours in Oslo and Stockholm including a canal cruise in Stockholm
  • Fully guide city tour in St Petersburg
  • Full day tour from Helsinki to Tallinn including return ferry
  • 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/self-guided itinerary. No escorted guide is included except on the day tours mentioned.

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)
  • Must book minimum 90 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:

Not available

Triple Share: Not available

Land Only: For 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: Scandic Solli or similar
Balestrand: Dragsvik Fjordhotel or similar
Bergen: Best Western Plus Hotell Hordaheimen or similar
Oslo: Comfort Borsparken or similar
Stockholm: Best Western Kom Hotel or similar
Overnight Cruise: Viking Line Inside Cabin – Category C
Helsinki: Cumulus Hakaniemi or similar
St Petersburg: Happy Inn St Petersburg 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.

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Letter of Invitation: You will be provided a letter of invitation in order to secure your Russian Visa. Please note, the letter of Invitation will be received approximately 3 months prior to departure. 

If you are needing assistance with your Visa, please request it upon submitting your booking form

 

 

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

 

Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates:

24 May 2018
2 August 2018
30 August 2018
20 September 2018
18 October 2018

Bookings not accepted when within 90 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 airfare departing Auckland with Emirates, Qatar, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways (or similar)
  • Wellington and Christchurch – All flights will be via Auckland (subject to airline)
  • 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.

Flights:

  • 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 the itinerary and involve up to 3 transits. These changes are beyond our control and are subject to availability and airline schedule changes.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Schedule Changes: 

Airline schedule changes or cancellations can happen from time to time and are beyond our control. The customer is responsible for reviewing their flight schedule prior to their departure. Webjet Exclusives endeavours to assist customers where possible, however should any change or cancellation occur, please contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Flight Variations:

Option 1: Arrive early and/or extend your stay post tour with the promotional airline

A flat fee of $350.00 per person is applied per person should you wish to arrive early and/or extend your stay. Fee is non-negotiable and must be paid before your flight variation can be confirmed.

Please select how many days you want to arrive early and/or extend your stay by on your Booking Form. 

Flights will arrive into the city as per the tour itinerary and depart from the city as per tour itinerary. Customers cannot choose another airport or city for their arrival and/or departure.

All flights will be booked with the promotional airfare available at the time of booking – for your choice of preferred airline or cabin class, please see below.

Please note that stopovers are not permitted and you will be flying directly in and out of the cities outlined in the tour itinerary. If you wish to add a stopover to your flights, we recommend you book LAND ONLY and arrange your own International Flights to meet the tour.

Your flight request is subject to availability and if the promotional airfare is not available, you will be quoted the fare difference in addition to the flat fee.

You will be sent an invoice for the additional fee after your booking form has been received. Once this invoice has been paid, your flights will be ticketed based on the days you have requested. Your varied flight itinerary will not be provided in advance of ticketing and once your flights have been ticketed, no further changes can be made.

If the invoice is not paid by the expiry date, you will be automatically booked on the promotional airfare for the standard dates of the package.

If you are wishing to arrange internal flights, this must be arranged at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives cannot assist with the purchase of additional flights outside of the itinerary.

Webjet Exclusives are unable to provide any additional accommodation outside of the tour itinerary and this will need to be arranged at your own expense. By extending your departure date, you will also forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and will need to make your own way to the airport at your own expense.

Option 2: Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class (where available)

A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.

Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase.

If you have a preferred airline for your upgrade quote, please mention this in the Special Request field of your Booking Form. If no specific airline is requested, the best available fare will be quoted to you.

Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the 2nd Instalment has been paid.

The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the promotional airfare included in your packages.

If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

Please note that stopovers are not permitted and you will be flying directly in and out of the cities outlined in the tour itinerary. If you wish to add a stopover to your flights, we recommend you book LAND ONLY and arrange your own International Flights to meet the tour.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your cabin upgrade, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;

2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

Option 3: Choose an alternative airline

A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to travel with a premium airline for your tour.

Please specify your preferred airline in the Special Request field of your booking form.

Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the 2nd Instalment has been paid.

The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to confirm your flights as per the tour itinerary.

If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

Please note that stopovers are not permitted and you will be flying directly in and out of the cities outlined in the tour itinerary. If you wish to add a stopover to your flights, we recommend you book LAND ONLY and arrange your own International Flights to meet the tour.

Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your airline preference, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;

2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares 
  • 14 nights 3-4 star twin share accommodation 
  • Breakfast daily
  • Reserved rail tickets 
  • Fjord cruise from Flam to Balestrand and Balestrand to Bergen
  • Valid for summer season travel! 
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