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10 Days - Scenic Scandinavia

10 Days - Scenic Scandinavia

10 Days covering Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Norway & Denmark

Early Bird Offer

 

  • Book 10 weeks in advance and get £80.00 OFF per adult & child

  • Book 06 weeks in advance and get £30.00 OFF per adult & child

 

Tour Highlights

 

Finland

Helsinki city tour with local guide

Visit to Helsinki Cathedral and Uspensky Cathedral in Helsinki.

 

Estonia

Tallinn city tour with local guide

Visit to Alexander Cathedral in Tallinn

 

Sweden

Stockholm city tour with local guide

Visit to the Vasa Museum & Royal Palace in Stockholm.

Visit to the Stockholm City Hall.

Malmo city tour with local guide.

Drive to Copenhagen across the famous Öresund Bridge.

 

Norway

Bergen city tour with local guide.

Experience the Fløibanen Funicular Ride in Bergen.

Cruise on the Sognefjord with entrance

Flamsbana train Ride Flam - Myrdal – Flam with entrance.

Oslo city tour with local guide

Visit Vigeland Park in Oslo.

Polar Ship Museum in Oslo with entrance.

 

Denmark

Copenhagen city tour with local guide.

Carlsberg Brewery with entrance.

Copenhagen canal cruise with entrance.

 

Price Includes

Return flights from London Heathrow Airport in economy class

Internal flight from Stockholm - Bergen

Ground transportation in deluxe AC coach (without WC)

8 nights hotel accommodation in 3/4* hotels with continental breakfast

1 night on Overnight ferry from Helsinki to Stockholm in Seaview cabin

9 Indian Dinners & 6 continental/ Indian lunches

Entrance and sightseeing as mentioned in Tour Highlights

All tips and service charge

Premium service of a Star Tours Tour Manager

All airport charges and applicable fuel charges

ATOL Protection fee

 

Pick Up Points Available

 

1.There are no pick up points available for flight tours and therefore you must travel directly to London Heathrow airport

Day 1

Arrive Helsinki - Finland

On arrival at Helsinki airport be greeted by a local professional guide. Proceed to the hotel and relax before being taken for your dinner in the evening.

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Day 2

Helsinki - Tallinn

Check out of the hotel and proceed on a guided city tour of Helsinki. See the Presidential Palace, Lutheran Church, Senate Square, Opera House and Sibelius Park. We then visit the Helsinki Cathedral & Uspenski Cathedral; Helsinki cathedral is an Evangelic Lutheran church, and for many it is the symbol of Helsinki and the Uspenski Cathedral is a Russian Orthodox cathedral on the Katajanokka peninsula in Helsinki. It is the largest Orthodox Church in Western Europe. Later, drive to the pier to take a ferry to Tallinn, Estonia’s capital on the Baltic Sea.

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Day 3

Tallinn- Overnight Ferry to Stockholm

Proceed for a guided city tour of Tallinn. Your journey begins with a drive through the beautiful district of Kadriorg. You will also see the Toompea Hill, Parliament building, Dome Church, St. Nicholas Church, Town Hall Square, St. Catherine´s Passage, Kadriorg Park & Castle. Next, visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral which is an orthodox cathedral in the old Town. It was built to a design by Mikhail Preobrazhensky in a typical Russian revival style & is Tallinn’s largest and grandest orthodox cupola cathedral. Later, drive to the pier to board the overnight ferry to Stockholm. Overnight on board the Ferry. (Sea View Cabin).

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Day 4

Stockholm City Tour

Early morning, disembark from ferry and proceed on a guided city tour of Stockholm. Built on 14 Islands, you are never far from the water in Stockholm. See the City Hall, Opera House and Alfred Nobel’s House. We then proceed to visit the famous Vasa Museum - Sweden’s most visited museum enshrining the warship Vasa, sunk inside Stockholm harbour while on her maiden voyage in 1628. The ship was built to the order of the great Vasa king, Gustavus Adolphus, and was the most powerful war galleon. Later, we visit Royal Palace home of the Swedish royal family. The Palace houses several of the greatest and most interesting sights in Stockholm - the Royal Apartments, the Hall of State and much more. Later, visit the Stockholm City Hall - one of Sweden’s most famous buildings. The Stockholm City Hall is the venue of the Nobel Prize banquet held on 10th December each year.

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Day 5

Stockholm - Flight to Bergen

Check-out of the hotel and drive to the airport for the flight to Bergen. Its city center is situated among a group of mountains known as "De Syv Fjell" and it is the second largest city in Norway. On arrival, begin the guided panoramic city tour of Bergen, including a visit to the popular Fish and Flower Market, the famous Bryggen Harbour with its gabled houses, and the old Hanseatic Quarter. Later, proceed to The Fløibanen Funicular in Bergen which is one of the most popular attractions in all of Norway. The funicular ride up to the top of Fløyen Mountain (320 metres above sea level) takes 5-6 minutes. The ride itself is spectacular and the views of Bergen only improve the closer you get to the top.

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Day 6

Bergen - Gudvangen - Cruise on Sogenefjord to Flam - Oslo

Drive to Gudvangen to take a leisurely cruise to Flam on one of the Norway’s most famous and splendid Fjords, the Sognefjord. Upon arrival, soak in the spectacular natural beauty, peace and harmony. Then transfer to the Flam railway station to board Scenic Flamsbana train to enjoy the most beautiful train journey in the world Flam - Myrdal - Flam. This train ride will give you the breathtaking experience of Norway. See the magnificent Kjosfossen Waterfall.On arrival, rejoin your coach and drive to Oslo - located at the end of a 100 kilometre long fjord and surrounded by green hills and a vast forest area. It is the capital and largest city of Norway.

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Day 7

Guided City Tour of Oslo

After breakfast, proceed on a guided panoramic city tour of Oslo. See Parliament Square, National Galleries, Karl Johan shopping street, Royal Palace and Akershus Castle, The Norwegian Defence Museum and City Hall. Next visit Vigeland Park, where you will see sculpted works of Gustav Vigeland. Later, we visit the Polar Ship Museum, which houses the most famous Norwegian polar exploration boat of all time, the icebreaker Fram.

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Day 8


Day 8: Oslo - Malmo - Öresund Bridge - Copenhagen

Proceed to Copenhagen, en-route bypass the cities of Gothenburg and Malmo in Sweden. On reaching Sweden’s third largest city Malmo, we proceed on guided panoramic city tour of Malmo city. See Sankt Petri church, Malmo Opera & Music theater, Gustav Adolf square and City hall.Later, we drive on the Öresund bridge. The 16 km bridge and tunnel links, Malmö with Denmark’s capital Copenhagen. It is situated on the Islands of Zealand and Amager.

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Day 9

Guided City Tour of Copenhagen

Proceed for a guided panoramic city tour of Copenhagen which reveals impressive sights such as the Renaissance Stock Exchange, Christiansborg Palace, Amalienborg Palace and Danish Parliament. Also see the ‘Little Mermaid’ the national symbol of Denmark, the statue inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s sad fairytale. Next, visit the famous Carlsberg Brewery, The 10,000 m² Visitors Centre is located within the buildings of the original brewery founded in 1847. Experience the authentic Carlsberg brewery - and learn the fascinating history of Carlsberg and its world famous beer. Later, enjoy the sights of Copenhagen on your canal cruise.

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Day 10

Copenhagen - London

After a buffet breakfast, we check out and drive to the airport for your flight back home.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, CL=Continental Lunch, D=Dinner

Baggage

 

Star Tours operate a luggage handling service under which the driver will load and unload one piece of luggage per person from the coach (maximum 20kg). Passengers’ will have to carry their luggage to and from the coach to the hotel room.

In addition, you can also carry one piece of small hand luggage, which can fit under their seat or in the overhead compartment. It is advisable for one passenger to carry a small and bag or backpack between their group in which they can carry essentials like water, tissues, cameras etc.

 

Clothing & Accessories

 

During summer months, it is advisable to wear light garments and perhaps keep a light jacket or sweater handy. It is advisable to carry a light waterproof jacket or umbrella, as well as a hat or cap.

 

Passengers should also carry suitable footwear as per the itinerary of the tour e.g. comfortable trainers for a tour, a visit to Disneyland ®, as well as suitable footwear/boots for tours that include excursions to mountaintops such as Mt. Titlis or Mt. Jungfrau.

 

For tours including excursions to mountaintops, it is advisable that passengers carry appropriate clothing warm waterproof jacket and extra layers of clothing.

 

Passengers should also carry travel adapters so they can charge their electronic items in their hotel room (as the sockets in Europe and elsewhere vary from those in the UK).

 

Passengers may also want to carry a small travel iron, hair dryer, kettle etc, as many hotel rooms will not have these facilities.

Your mobile phone may be able to receive calls whilst on holiday, you can check with your network operator to switch on the roaming feature of your mobile, there is usually an additional charge to receive incoming calls whilst aboard.

Please ensure you carry all medication you will need on tour as well as names and doses of medications you are taking or copies of prescriptions.

 

Currency

 

In most of Western Europe the currency you will require will be Euros. When travelling in Switzerland you will need Swiss Francs (CHF).

 

Passengers should exchange any spending money for their holiday before they actually travel. Whilst on tour it is very inconvenient and not all places you will visit will have ATM machines or accept credit/debit cards.

 

We also advice our passengers to keep some change in coins on them whilst on tour as using toilets in many parts of Europe is not free

 

Children & Young Infants 

 

Car seats are not provided on coaches but passengers should carry car seats with travelling infants for comfort and safety.

 

It is the passengers’ responsibility to make sure of necessary arrangements for any children in their group. Milk and baby food cannot be provided by the hotel or restaurants and passengers are advised to carry ready to drink milk whilst on tour. Dry food is allowed on the so please feel free to bring snacks for children.

 

Please also note that not all hotels provide a kettle so if hot water is required for warming milk etc in the hotel then it is advisable to carry a bottle warmer / kettle as well as a thermos flask.

Pushchairs can be kept in the baggage lockers of the coach, although size restrictions may apply. We recommend that you consider using a pushchair for younger children whilst visiting Disneyland – as the days are quite long and there is a lot of walking. 

 

Wheelchairs

 

We will accept light weight manual wheelchairs for travel, subject to them being capable of being stowed in the luggage hold of the coach.  It is also essential that a family member is also on the tour to push their wheelchair. Star Tour’s will also request hotels for suitably equipped rooms; however, this is only on a request basis and cannot be guaranteed.

 

Tour Managers

 

Professional tour managers & local guides accompany our tours throughout the itinerary, on rare occasions the Tour Manager may not meet passengers at their dedicated pick up point but at a later stage, the driver will be there to take care of any of the passengers’ needs.

 

Your tour manager will accompany you to the sights, and be there to answer any questions you may have, and provide advice and assistance. If you have, any concerns please feel free to ask your tour manager whilst on tour. The tour manager and Tour guides will conduct the tours in English.

 

Please ensure your tour manager has the mobile number that you are carrying with you on tour. The tour manager will provide passengers with their contact details for the duration of the tour on the first day. Please note that on the first day of your tour you may collect a list of details for the hotels you will be staying in, as reference. In case you are separated from the group and need to make your way back to the hotel.

 

Coaches

 

All coaches are fitted with arm rests, TV, DVD/CD and toilet facilities. W.C. facilities on coaches have limited capacities and therefore we advice passengers to use them only on an ‘emergency’ basis.

All coaches are either air conditioned or air cooling systems. Only food which is dry and cold can be taken onto the coach. Curries, chips and other hot food are not allowed to be consumed on the coach. In addition, chewing gum and ice cream is also not allowed on the coach. Examples of food people bring to snack on include crisps, biscuits, chevda, drinks etc.

 

Seating Allocation

 

Please remember our staff cannot take requests for any seats. Seat numbers will be given to you, on day one of your tour. Passengers with children in their group will not be seated near the front due to EU regulations & company policy. Please note that all seats on the coach are the same, and have the same level of comfort, do not be disappointed if your seats are near the back of the coach. Your holiday experience will not be ruined due to this.

 

Distances & Journeys

 

An important point to note whilst on a touring holiday is that some long journeys are unavoidable especially when travelling from city to city. It is usually the case that the first and last days are the longest. Star Tours’ recommend passengers wear comfortable clothing on these days, and bear in mind that a major part of these days will be spent on the coach. It is advisable passengers carry necessities that they may need for the day such as water, dry snacks, cameras etc. with them in their hand luggage.

 

Also on the first and last day passengers must carry their passports in their hand luggage as passports will be needed in immigration. 

 

Hotels

 

All hotels have a minimum, 3* category. Facilities will include en-suite bathroom, a TV and telephone. Some also include bars, restaurants and 24-hour reception. If you use services such as the phone or mini bar, or pay TV whilst in your room, you will have to pay the hotel directly when you check out; these services are not included in your tour cost.

 

Rooming Configuration

 

Most of the hotels Star Tours use can only accommodate a maximum of three people in each room however if you are a family of four, i.e. two adults and two children, then your first child will be given an extra bed but the second child will be required to share the bed as no extra bed can be provided. The fourth bed is on request and is not guaranteed

 

Travel Insurance

 

Star Tours strongly recommends you purchase travel insurance. Passengers are advised not to carry unnecessary valuables and to be vigilant at all times as tourist spots such as the Eiffel Tower are well known targets for pick pockets. It is advisable to make copies of your visas and passports prior to travel.

 

Food

 

Breakfast will be provided at the hotels. The breakfast is usually in a separate dining area of the hotel, and is usually an extended continental breakfast; it will include tea, coffee, breads, cereals, fruit

 

Passengers can choose from different diets, including vegetarian, Jain or non-vegetarian (where possible Halal) meals. Passengers should advice their tour manager of their preferred diet on the day one. The meals are pre-set buffet and a choice of menu is not available.

 

 

Cancellation of your Tour

 

Please note that if you for any reason need to cancel you tour, please let us know as soon as possible, this will help reduce the amount of cancelation charges you may have to pay. Cancelation charges will be as per the terms and conditions which you can find on our website or brochure.

 

Additional Excursions

 

We design our itineraries so that all the necessary excursions and places of interest are included to give the passenger the best possible holiday at an affordable price. However, often, the tour manager and driver will offer passengers additional excursions that are designed to enhance the holiday experience and are not included in the tour cost.

Passengers are entitled to refuse any additional excursion. Only excursions listed in the additional excursions section of a tour can be conducted by a tour manager.

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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