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21 Day Grand Scandinavia from $8,500
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Norway’s spectacular mountains and fjords, the wilderness and magic of Finnish Lapland, and intriguing cities like Stockholm, Oslo and Helsinki. Cruise the rugged Norwegian coastline, drive to the ocean’s edge on the captivating Atlantic Road & visit charming towns.
Home . HelsinkiDestination Home . Helsinki Meals included Hotel 4 . Sokos Hotel Presidenti Helsinki, or similar Welcome to Finland, the happiest country in the world! You’ll be met at the airport and taken to your hotel. It’s a free day to relax or explore. There are many ways to get to know this gorgeous seaside city. Enjoy the old market, the green parks and the Russian influence in its buildings and churches. PLEASE NOTE: Some flights may depart the day before.
Helsinki . Tallinn . HelsinkiDestination Helsinki . Tallinn . Helsinki Meals included Breakfast, Dinner Hotel 4 . Sokos Hotel Presidenti Helsinki, or similar It’s an early start today with a transfer to the ferry terminal for your visit to Tallinn, capital of Estonia. A breakfast buffet will be served onboard. It’s about a two-hour journey. When you arrive in Tallinn, your coach and local guide will be waiting to show you the sights. Your city tour starts with a panoramic tour of the city for two hours, then onto Toompea Hill, for a walking tour of the Old Town, with its winding cobblestone streets, colourful medieval houses and fairytale charm. It takes about an hour to see highlights such as Toompea Castle, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Dome church. We’ll continue along Pikk Street to the Lower Town, home to the Niguliste Church and the Old Town Hall, the oldest in north Europe and a stunning example of Gothic architecture. You’ll have some free time in the afternoon to see more of Tallinn at your own pace. The city mixes old and new effortlessly; given its location, it's no wonder it has a strong Scandinavian influence, but it's steeped in medieval Baltic history. You’ll head back to Helsinki by ferry again and be back for dinner in the hotel restaurant.
Helsinki . KuopioDestination Helsinki . Kuopio Meals included Breakfast Hotel 4 . Original Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi, or similar After breakfast, we’ll enjoy a tour of Helsinki this morning, capital of Finland and also known as the 'Daughter of the Baltic Sea’ or ‘White City of the North’. Learn more about its culture, history, traditions and more. You’ll see Senate Square with the famous Cathedral rising on the northern side, the Market Square, the orthodox Uspenski Cathedral, the Olympic Stadium, the Parliament, the Sibelius Monument and Finlandia Hall. Finlandia Hall was built in 1971 and has a distinctive, impressive white facade of Carrara marble. If it’s open, entrance is included to the unique Temppeliaukio Church – also known as the ‘Rock Church’, as it’s built directly into the granite rock. Enjoy some free time for lunch in the city before we depart for Kuopio.
Kuopio . Kemi . RovaniemiDestination Kuopio . Kemi . Rovaniemi Meals included Breakfast Hotel 4 . Santa's Hotel Santa Claus, or similar Today we’ll head for Finnish Lapland, the country’s northernmost region and a veritable winter wonderland. Our first stop is Kemi, a city with a long history and tradition in building huge snow castles. When we arrive about lunchtime, we’ll visit the 365 SnowCastle Resort (entrance included). Even in summer, we can visit a brand new ice attraction with snow and ice sculptures. That evening we’ll depart for Rovaniemi, the official hometown of Santa Claus. The evening is yours to relax and explore. The city centre is quite compact and easy to walk around. Fancy reindeer stew or salmon soup? You can find traditional Lappish food in a host of different establishments here, from fine dining to casual options.
Rovaniemi . IvaloDestination Rovaniemi . Ivalo Meals included Breakfast, Dinner Hotel 3 . Hotel Ivalo, or similar On the way to Ivalo this morning, we’ll stop at Santa Claus’ Village for some Christmas magic. Here, you’ll cross the Arctic Circle and receive a certificate to commemorate this. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the village’s many charms and fun activities, like meeting Santa’s reindeer, perusing the souvenirs or exploring Snowman World. You can even send a postcard home from the post office, staffed by Santa’s postal elves – it will have a special Arctic Circle postmark not available anywhere else. And of course, you can meet Santa. We’ll arrive in Ivalo in the evening and relax with dinner at the hotel.
Ivalo . Inari . IvaloDestination Ivalo . Inari . Ivalo Meals included Breakfast, Dinner Hotel 3 . Hotel Ivalo, or similar This morning we’ll head to the Inari Reindeer Farm for a truly unique experience. Here you can feed, photograph and learn about these enchanting creatures, browse local handicrafts and even practise your skills in lasso throwing. Reindeer play a special part in the stories and traditions of the Arctic and here you can discover more about Sámi culture and history. The history of the Sámi people, who inhabit northernmost Europe, is rich with many cultural traditions and customs. Next we’ll visit the Sámi Museum Siida in the village of Inari. It’s the national museum of the Sámi and explores their spiritual and material culture in its collections, exhibitions and publications. It’s an intriguing look at the past and present of this fascinating culture. You’ll return to Ivalo for some free time and dinner at the hotel.
Ivalo . Kirkenes . Embark cruiseDestination Ivalo . Kirkenes . Embark cruise Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Hotel Hurtigruten cruise - MS Trollfjord, or similar This morning we’ll head north across the border to Kirkenes, to board your Norwegian cruise. It’s about a three hour drive to the port. As the ship departs, you can enjoy lunch and take in the views of the surrounding rugged Arctic wilderness on deck, or from the panorama lounge. Your voyage along the Norwegian coastline promises many new experiences and thrilling landscapes. These ports, previously visited by night on the northbound journey, are now seen by day. In the afternoon, we’ll dock at Vardø, Norway’s easternmost port. Weather permitting, you may experience ice bathing in the Arctic Ocean. In spring, there will be a presentation onboard about the shorebirds that call this coastline home. We’ll continue south along the Varanger peninsula to Båtsfjord, before reaching Berlevåg in the evening. This fishing village is home to one of Norway’s most famous local choirs, consisting mainly of local fishermen.
Mehamn . TromsoDestination . Mehamn . Tromso Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Hotel Hurtigruten cruise - MS Trollfjord, or similar In the middle of the night we’ll dock at Mehamn. Before arriving in Hammerfest, you can enjoy an ‘energy coffee’ and a short onboard introduction to nearby Melkøya, the world’s northernmost natural gas terminal. The town of Hammerfest was founded in 1789 and over time became Norway’s polar capital, serving as a base for hunting expeditions into the High Arctic. You can see the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Meridian Column, erected in 1854 to commemorate the first precise geographic measurement of the globe. We’ll then continue south to Øksfjord. After crossing open water, we make a brief stop at the old trading post of Skjervøy. We’ll then dock at Tromsø, often described as the Paris of the north. In summer, you can join an optional midnight excursion under the midnight sun and explore Tromsø by sea in a smaller, rigid inflatable boat. Alternatively, a walk around the town gives you the chance to enjoy a local brew at one of the city’s many friendly pubs.
Tromso . Harstad . Trollfjord . StamsundDestination . Tromso . Harstad . Trollfjord . Stamsund Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Hotel Hurtigruten cruise - MS Trollfjord, or similar Another day of cruising Norway’s spectacular mountains and fjords. This morning we’ll arrive at Harstad. History, beautiful scenery and a selection of breathtaking sites await, including Trondenes Church, one of Norway’s premier cultural heritage sites from the late Middle Ages. Admire the views as we sail towards the Risøyrenna, a shallow, seven metre-deep channel made for the cruise company in the 1920s to provide an ‘inside route’ between Harstad and Sortland. Sandbanks along the Risøyrenna are visible through the clear, green water. The island groups of Lofoten and Vesterålen will undoubtedly offer some of the most stunning scenery you’ll see on your voyage. Risøyhamn is a small village with only 200 inhabitants, and we make a short stop here to deliver passengers, groceries and mail. We then continue south via Sortland to Stokmarknes, where Hurtigruten was founded more than 125 years ago. Then we’ll reach the spectacular Trollfjord; only two kilometres long, 100 metres wide, and surrounded by majestic mountains. If weather and time permit, the captain will make a detour into the fjord. Steep cliffs hug the ship’s sides, and the dramatic landscape conjures images of an imaginary land of trolls. After reaching Svolvaer, we’ll continue to Stamsund and see the majestic peaks of the huge Lofoten Wall. We leave Lofoten during the evening and set course for the mainland.
Bodo . Nesna . RorvikDestination . Bodo . Nesna . Rorvik Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Hotel Hurtigruten cruise - MS Trollfjord, or similar Crossing the Arctic Circle at 66°33’ N is an important rite of passage. We’ll celebrate the event out on deck with a taste of Arctic tradition, a spoonful of cod liver oil. Sailing along the Helgeland coast, we’ll pass hundreds of islets, fertile farmland, and steep granite walls rich in local lore. From the deck you can see the eerie mountain Torghatten (rising 258m above sea level), famous for the distinctive hole right through the middle – the hole is 160m long, 35m high and 20m wide, and was created during the Ice Age. Another cruise highlight is sailing past the Seven Sisters mountain range. All seven imposing peaks are between 900 and 1100 metres high – a prominent landmark of the Helgeland coastline. Next we’ll make a short stop at Nesna, an idyllic old trading post, before moving onto Sandnessjøen.
Trondheim - Disembark cruiseDestination . Trondheim - Disembark cruise Meals included Breakfast Hotel 3 . Comfort Hotel Trondheim, or similar The ship will head slowly into the majestic Trondheimsfjord, and along the coast and into Trondheim for disembarkation. We’ll arrive early and disembark in Norway’s capital of technology. Although not a big city on a European scale, Trondheim is the third largest in Norway, thanks in part to its large student population. You’ll enjoy an orientation tour of the city, to see impressive sites like the Nidaros Cathedral (entrance included). Considered the national sanctuary of Norway, it’s built over the grave of St. Olav. Work began in 1070, but the oldest parts still in existence date from the middle of the 12th century. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this charming city. The compact city centre with a wide array of shops makes Trondheim popular for shopping. You’ll find many independent shops, selling clothes and accessories that you won’t find everywhere. In historic Bakklandet, you’ll find several shops that make the garments they sell from scratch or by adapting old garments. You’ll find no shortage of dinner options – Trondheim has a strong focus on local food, and many local establishments serve a wide range of excellent, locally-brewed beers. Cheers!
Trondheim . Atlantic Road . MoldeDestination Trondheim . Atlantic Road . Molde Meals included Breakfast Hotel 4 . Thon Hotel Moldefjord , or similar After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll start the scenic trip to Molde. On the way, there is the ferry crossing of Halsa- Kanestraum, then we’ll continue to the islands of Bergsøya and Frei until we reach the island of Averøy. In Averøy the spectacular Atlantic Road awaits, a stretch of road that takes you right out to the ocean’s edge. Widely reputed to be one of the world’s most beautiful drives, it’s a feat of engineering. It connects Averøy with the mainland via a series of small islands and islets, spanned by a total of eight bridges over 8274 metres. Opened in 1989, the entire 36km stretch between Kårvåg and Bud is one mesmerising experience, packed with coastal scenery, culture and history. It promises dazzling views, whether the ocean is calm or a storm is brewing. We’ll arrive at Molde in the evening and enjoy some free time to relax or explore
Molde . Hellesylt . Geiranger/LoenDestination Molde . Hellesylt . Geiranger/Loen Meals included Breakfast, Dinner Hotel 3 . Hotel Geiranger, or similar Today we’ll enjoy a spectacular fjord cruise. First we’ll depart Molde by coach with two ferry crossings, Molde-Vestnes and Liabygda-Stranda. Once we arrive in Hellesylt, a cozy little town on the shores of the Geiranger fjord, we’ll board the cruise to journey along this natural wonder. Inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, the Geirangerfjord is a 15km-long branch of Storfjord. It’s one of Norway’s most popular attractions and your cruise will give you a spectacular introduction to this iconic Norwegian geographical feature. The fjord offers archetypal scenery as it follows the S-shaped profile of the fjord, encircled by high mountains, where abandoned farms cling to the hillsides. On the trip between Hellesylt and Geiranger you’ll see the deserted farm Knivsflå, next to seven impressive waterfalls with an average fall of 250 metres, known as the Seven Sisters. On the opposite side you’ll see Friaren (the Suitor), a waterfall shaped like a bottle. You will also sail close to the Brudesløret (Bridal Veil) waterfall. When we arrive in Geiranger, you’ll enjoy some free time and dinner at the hotel.
Geiranger/LoenDestination Geiranger/Loen Meals included Breakfast, Dinner Hotel 3 . Hotel Geiranger, or similar It’s a free day for you to explore this idyllic village. How about taking part in our suggested optional activity. MOUNT DALSNIBBA, GEIRANGER SKYWALK, EAGLE ROAD, TROLLSTIGEN. Mount Dalsnibba offers Europe’s highest fjord view from a road. We’ll take you to 1500m above sea level for the spectacular views from the Geiranger Skywalk platform. Experience fjord culture, enjoy views towards the snowcovered mountains and take in the pure air. The fantastic panorama from the highest point includes fjords, peaks and high mountain terrain. We’ll travel along the Eagle Road, the steepest stretch of road up the mountainside from Geiranger. The road swings through 11 hairpin bends up from the Geirangerfjord and to the highest point on the stretch, 620m above sea level. After the ferry crossing at Eidsdal-Linge, we’ll experience a dramatic and exciting journey to Trollstigen. Another series of hairpin bends, at some places it’s cut into the mountain and some parts are built on top of stone walls. An impressive bridge in natural stone carries it across the Stigfossen waterfall. At the top of Trollstigen, there are viewpoints and steel walkways to get close to the dramatic mountains and waterfalls. There’s also a cafe with panoramic windows, souvenir shop and amenities. Please note: Dalsnibba, the Eagle Road and Trollstigen are normally closed during winter season, October - late May/early June. This is subject to winter conditions and controlled by Norwegian authorities.
Loen/Geiranger . MyrkdalenDestination Loen/Geiranger . Myrkdalen Meals included Breakfast, Dinner Hotel 4 . Myrkdalen Mountain Resort, or similar After breakfast, you’ll have some free time before we depart for Myrkdalen. It’s about a six hour journey and includes a ferry crossing from Hella to Vangsnes. You’ll have dinner at your hotel when we arrive in Myrkdalen.
Myrkdalen . Nærøyfjord . Gudvangen . Flåm . Myrdal . OsloDestination Myrkdalen . Nærøyfjord . Gudvangen . Flåm . Myrdal . Oslo Meals included Breakfast, Dinner Hotel 4 . Scandic St. Olavs Plass , or similar This morning we’ll enjoy an unforgettable fjord cruise through the UNESCO site of Nærøyfjord, a narrow and beautiful fjord that offers a stunning landscape no matter the season: frosty colours, white mountain peaks and ice-covered waterfalls during winter time; blooming deciduous trees and birds chirping in the spring; green trees and long, bright nights over summer; and a golden terrain with fresh and clear air during the autumn. We return to Flåm for another trip highlight – the Flåm Railway, one of the leading tourist attractions in this beautiful country. It’s stunning. Enjoy the beauty of Western Norway as the train runs from the end of Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the Sognefjord, up to the high mountains at Myrdal station. After we arrive back in Flåm, we’ll head for Oslo and arrive that evening, in time for dinner at the hotel.
OsloDestination Oslo Meals included Breakfast Hotel 4 . Scandic St. Olavs Plass , or similar Enjoy a tour of Oslo this morning. On this scenic drive, you’ll pass national landmarks like the Parliament building, with its two imposing lion statues at the main entrance, the National Theatre and the magnificent Royal Palace, official resident of the present Norwegian Monarch. Then we’ll stop on the Bygdoy peninsula to visit the Viking Ship Museum (entrance included), home to the world’s best-preserved Viking ships, exhibitions of ship burials of the Viking Age and unique Viking woodcraft. The rest of the day is free for you to explore Oslo. Nestled between forests and a fjord, Oslo is a compact city that blends art and culture with nature and its stunning surroundings. Consider checking out its port, main streets, and the sculptures at Frogner Park.
Oslo . StockholmDestination Oslo . Stockholm Meals included Breakfast Hotel 4 . Scandic Malmen, or similar We’ll leave for Stockholm today, travelling through the beautiful, idyllic countryside of Norway and Sweden. We’ll arrive in Stockholm in the evening, and you can enjoy some free time to yourself in Sweden's capital. You'll see the main sights on your tour tomorrow but consider just wandering this coastal capital. It's a great city to explore on foot and take in the mix of old and new that defines this city.
StockholmDestination Stockholm Meals included Breakfast Hotel 4 . Scandic Malmen, or similar After breakfast, we’ll spend the morning on a tour of Stockholm, sometimes referred to as the ‘Venice of the north’ given its appealing architecture, clean and open waterways and numerous parks. Sweden’s beautiful capital is built on 13 islands joined together. Your tour of this lovely city will take you past the impressive buildings of the National Museum, the Royal Theatre, the Grand Hotel, the Royal Palace and Stockholm’s picturesque historical city centre, known as Gamla Stan. You’ll visit City Hall (entrance included) and see the Blue Hall, the venue of the Nobel Banquet held each year. The Stockholm City Hall is one of Sweden’s most famous buildings and a popular tourist attraction. This afternoon, we’ll take a sightseeing cruise ‘Under the bridges of Stockholm’ for two hours. The rest of the afternoon and evening is free. Enjoy your last night in this beautiful part of the world.
Stockholm . HomeDestination Stockholm . Home Meals included Breakfast Hotel N/A Enjoy one last delicious breakfast this morning, before your Scandinavian adventure comes to an end. Later you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight home. We hope you’ve enjoyed this extraordinary journey.
- Return international airfares with Emirates
- Return airport transfers
- 15 nights in comfortable 3-4 star accommodation
- 4 nights on board a Hurtigruten small ship coastal cruise from Kirkenes to
- Trondheim in an inside cabin (twin bedding only). Upgrades available.
- Daily breakfast and 11 dinners
- Escorted English speaking guide throughout
- Drive the incredible Atlantic Road from Kristiansund to Bud considered one of the
most iconic stretches of road in the world
- Enjoy a scenic Fjord cruise on the Nærøyfjord
- Ride the mesmerising Flam railway, one of the most beautiful train journeys in the
- In depth sightseeing including all entry fees as per the itinerary
- All transportation as per the itinerary
- 24/7 customer service and your own Dedicated Support Agent
- Tallinn – Enjoy a walking tour through the Old Town passing by highlights such as
- Toompea Castle, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Dome church.
- Helsinki – Admire Helsinki, the capital of Finland with a city tour exploring the history, architecture and culture.
- Kemi – Visit the main building of the Snow Castle Resort, which has snow and ice sculptures on display, an ice bar and an ice restaurant.
- Rovaniemi – Visit the Santa Claus’ Village where you will receive a certificate to commemorate crossing the Arctic Circle.
- Inari – Explore a Reindeer farm where you will be given the opportunity to feed and take photos with the reindeers, practice in lasso throwing and time for relaxation in a traditional kota hut.
- Inari – Visit the SIIDA Museum, which is the national museum of the Sami people.
- Kirkenes – Board the Hurtigruten ship to cruise through the Arctic enjoying the breathtaking views and preparing yourself for many new experiences.
- Berlevag – Enjoy this town which is home to one of Norway’s most famous male choirs, consisting mainly of local fisherman.
- Hammerfest – Discover why this town over time has become Norway’s polar capital. This day you will also make a brief stop at the old trading post of Skjervoy.
- Tromso – Dock here to explore Tromso by sea in the RIB boat or to walk around the town.
- Harstad – Arrive here in the morning and experience history, beautiful scenery and a selection of breathtaking sights.
- Risoyhamn – Enjoy a short stop here to experience a small village with only 200 inhabitants.
- Trondheim – Enjoy an orientation tour of Norway’s Capital of technology.
- Halsa – Travel towards Molde along a unique stretch of road which takes you right out to the oceans edge, which is also known to be the world’s most beautiful drive.
- Molde – Arrive in Hellestly where you will board the Fjord Cruise Geirangerfjord. The fjord is one of Norway’s most popular attractions and has been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
- Gudvangen pier – Embark on Fjord Cruise Naeroyfjord travelling through this narrow and beautiful fjord which will give you the memory of a lifetime.
- Flam – Enjoy the Flam Railway described as one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world and is one of the leading tourist attractions in Norway.
- Oslo – Tour this scenic town exploring all modern things Oslo has to offer.
- Stockholm – Explore the sights of Stockholm, Sweden’s capital and largest city. This city is sometimes referred to as the “Venice of the North” due to its clean and open waterways as well as numerous parks.
We use the sister ships MS Midnatsol or MS Trollfjord for this itinerary. Both ships have the same facilities and deck plans. The MS Trollfjord.
POLAR INSIDE CABIN – Included
- Polar outside cabins are situated mostly on the middle or lower decks and all have bathrooms with shower/WC. They have twin beds, one of which doubles as a sofa.
POLAR OUTSIDE CABIN – Additional $350 per person
- Polar outside cabins are situated mostly on the middle or lower decks and all have bathrooms with shower/WC. They have twin beds, one of which doubles as a sofa. The cabins have a large window.
ARCTIC SUPERIOR CABIN – Additional $700 per person
Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of our Arctic superior cabins. Situated on both the upper and middle decks, the cabins have bathrooms with shower and WC. They are also equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities. Cabins have twin beds, one of which doubles as a sofa. All the cabins have a large window.
HOW TO BOOK & PAYMENTS Deposit & Payments
Secure your package with a deposit of $500 per person. Pay a 2nd instalment of $3499 per person within 28 days.
You will then be invoiced for final payment 120 days prior to departure.
Select Book Now tab to begin your booking (you must ‘Sign Up’ first by entering your email and creating a password) Then select the Notes tab and provide information on Deprture Date, Departure City, Number of Passengers, Room Configuration, any Upgrade Options, and enter any Special Requests
Click the Checkout’ tab
Enter your credit card or PayPal details to secure your deposit/payment. Once your order is complete, you will be prompted to complete a Booking Form
so that we can fulfil your booking Your booking is confirmed once your Booking Form is submitted and you can begin the countdown to your Tripmia Vacation!
You will then be allocated and contacted by one of our Dedicated Support Agent’s (within 48 hours) who will support you right up until you return from your journey
FLIGHTS, UPGRADES & EXTENSIONS
- Full service airline used will be Emirates (or similar if unavailable)
- Flights will require a minimum of 1 transit (maximum 2)
- All tickets will include 20 kilos checked baggage per person, along with 7 kilos of
- Despite the airlines baggage allowance, we recommend travelling with 20 kilos per person due to restrictions with internal flights (where applicable), as well as coach and train transportation. Also, you will be responsible for handling your luggage at all times as the services of porters is not included. If travelling over this amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable direct.
- Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable. Any changes will be subject to the airline rules and change fees
- Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required
- Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are beyond our control
- Any airline ‘extras’ such as pre-allocated seating are at your own arrangement (additional charges apply)
- Our Brisbane and Adelaide customers will incur a $250 flight surcharge
- Premium Economy or Business Class upgrades
- Premium Economy – not available.
- Business Class upgrade available from an additional $5,500 per person (subject to availability).
- Please specify this as a ‘Special Request’ when completing your booking and you will be quoted for the additional fare. In the event your selection is unavailable, or that you are dissatisfied with the quote, you will be provided with a full refund.
- Land Only discount (if booking your own flights) A $1,500 per person reduction from the twin share price applies if you wish to arrange your
own airfares. Should you wish to purchase land only, please select this option in the booking process, under ‘Departure City’. Please note, if you are not arriving or departing as per the group itinerary, airport transfers are also no longer included. If you would like us to arrange this service for you, an additional cost will apply:
- Arrival Airport Transfer (Helsinki): $240 per vehicle each way Departure Airport Transfer (Stockholm): $109 per vehicle each way
- Dubai Stopover Package Dubai Stopover Package – $599 per person. Includes: 3 nights superior room at the Pullman Jumeirah Lakes Towers Hotel or similar
- Breakfast daily
- Return private transfers
- Resort Fee not included – approximately AED $20 (AUD $7.50) per night payable locally.
- If you wish to book the Dubai stopover package before or after your tour, please select when booking before completing your booking. You will then be invoiced for this in your final payment.
- The $150pp extension supplement does not apply if selecting this option, however additional fare and tax difference may be applicable depending on your travel dates.
How to extend your stay
Some customers like to enhance their holiday by extending their stay pre- and/or post-tour.If you wish to do so, please follow these steps:
1. Follow the ‘Book Now’ prompts after signing up, until you reach the ‘Notes’ field
2. Here, please specify your preferred flight arrangements and if you require additional accommodation, with the number of nights needed.
3. After finalising your purchase and submitting your booking form, a member of our team will be in contact with you via email to verify your request. Please note, a supplement of $150 per person (plus any applicable fare and tax differences) applies to deviate from the standard itinerary. We will contact you via email with a quote and proposed flight itinerary and then proceed with collecting the additional payment required to confirm your request.
All additional accommodation and sightseeing is at your own arrangement, or alternatively we can offer the following rates:
- Pre-tour accommodation (Helsinki): $375 per room per night (single or double/twin) including breakfast
- Post-tour accommodation (Stockholm): Not available
- Please note, if you are not arriving or departing as per the group itinerary, airport transfers are also no longer included. If you would like us to arrange this service for you, an additional cost will apply:
- Arrival Airport Transfer (Helsinki): $240 per vehicle each way
- Departure Airport Transfer (Stockholm): $109 per vehicle each way
- The additional cost for these land arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice.
To enhance your journey, we’re offering the following optional activity:
Day 14 – Mount Dalsnibba, Geiranger Skywalk, Eagle Road, Trollstigen – AUD $109 per person
Optional tours can be selected once you have finalised your tour purchase and paid your deposit. When completing your Passenger Booking Form, you will be asked if you would like to add Optional Tours, where any applicable cost will be added to your final balance. If you choose not to select them at this time, you can choose to add them later by logging in to your Account online or speaking with your Dedicated Support Agent for assistance.
Please note that you must select your Optional Tours no later than 65 days before departure, after which you will be required to purchase them on tour. Please keep in mind that anything purchased on-tour is subject to availability and prices may vary as you will be paying in local currency. We appreciate your understanding.
- Travel insurance (compulsory)
- Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
- Optional activities
- Personal expenses
- Shore excursions
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You will travel with Emirates (Qantas, Etihad, Qatar, Malaysian, South African Airways, China Southern or similar if unavailable)
Most flights will require a minimum of 1 transit (maximum 2).
All tickets will include 20 kilos checked baggage per person, along with 7 kilos of hand luggage. Despite the airline's baggage allowance, we recommend travelling with 20 kilos per person due to restrictions with internal flights (where applicable), as well as coach and train transportation. Also, you will be responsible for handling your luggage at all times as the services of porters is not included. If travelling over this amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable direct.
Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable.
1. Any changes will be subject to the airline rules and change fees.
2. Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required.
3. Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are beyond our control.
4. Premium Economy or Business Class upgrades Premium Economy - call us on 1300 874 764 to confirm.
5. Business Class upgrade available - call us on 1300 874 764 to confirm (subject to availability).
How to extend your stay
Some customers like to enhance their holiday by extending their stay pre- and/or post-tour. If you wish to do so, please follow these steps:
1. Follow the ‘Book Now’ prompts after signing up, until you reach the 'Notes' field
2. Here, please specify your preferred flight arrangements and if you require additional accommodation, with the number of nights needed.
3. After finalising your purchase and submitting your booking form, a member of our team will be in contact with you via email to verify your request.
In the event your selection is unavailable, or that you are dissatisfied with the quote, you will be provided with a full refund.
A general level of fitness and mobility is required for this tour. The itinerary includes ample free time and you will not be impacted by stairs and uneven terrain. Where coach transportation is included, you will be required to get on and off the coach or plane with ease.
20 kilos checked baggage per person
7 kilos of hand luggage.
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.
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This package allows you to avoid paying a single supplement by booking as a Paired Solo Traveller. Please indicate in the 'Notes field for the special requirement at the time of booking during the purchase by sending us Call us on 1300 874 764 / WhatsApp 0490 192 224 / Email email@example.com to confirm (subject to availability).
Regardless of whether an accompanying solo traveller is found, you are guaranteed to travel at no additional cost. Solo travellers are matched only on the basis of gender and not on other factors such as age, nationality, religion or sexuality. We kindly ask that you disclose any requirements, medical or otherwise, that might disturb your matched traveller’s sleep (e.g. sleep apnoea or a CPAP machine).
Unfortunately, with this in mind and in the interest of other travellers, we request that you proceed with your own private room with the resulting single supplement. Should a second solo traveller not be available, you are nonetheless guaranteed to travel at no extra cost and you will be placed into a single, twin share or double room by yourself. Your tour group may include multiple solo travellers who may or may not be paired. No changes will be permitted to any pairing arrangements.
Note that for some portions of some itineraries, the group sizes will vary. Some packages may operate on groups as small as 2 people and therefore, there may be time spent travelling only with your paired traveller. Should a package require a minimum number of 2 travellers and you are not paired, your booking may be cancelled.
All departures remain strictly subject to availability and may sell out prior to your tentative booking being confirmed, in which case the fee will be refunded in full. All other booking terms apply.
The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.
Travel insurance (compulsory)
Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
Final documentation including e-tickets and hotel details will be provided approximately 30 - 90 days prior to travel.
Your group size can be from 10-30 people
Children must be 5 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are at the same price as adults.
[Average] [Above Average] [Excellent] [Superior] [Athlete]
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Tripmia Travels and Tours customers. As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times, you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available. This particular tour is categorised as a “Superior":
Superior – Active Tour: A very good level of fitness and mobility is required for you to enjoy all aspects of the itinerary, as this is considered a fast-paced tour. While there is some free time scheduled either in the morning or afternoon, there are many full days of sightseeing with minimal rest and some early starts. You will be required to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and participate in all scheduled sightseeing that may be conducted on uneven ground and terrain. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.
It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from your intended date of return.
Australian passport holders do not require a visa to enter the European Union for a stay up to 90 days.
Some countries require e-visa . You will be able to obtain your E-visa when you have your tour documents indicating your date of entry into a country, approximately 120 days prior to departure.
Please note, the ETA has limited to 60 days validity from the date of arrival. We can assist you over the phone as best as possible, however additional fee of $300 will be charged if you want us to submit an application on your behalf.
Please note that the information provided is subject to change at any time. For the most up-to-date information, we recommend visiting https://smartraveller.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx.
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. At the commencement of your tour, you will be asked to provide tipping to your guide towards a ‘kitty’, which is then used towards the guide tipping for the services of helpers, hotel staff, restaurants and airport porterage. We recommend AUD$3 per person, per day, to be paid in local currency. Please note that this tipping is not for the guide or driver, merely for the guide to tip the services of other local workers during your tour. While not made compulsory, if you choose not to contribute to the kitty it means that the guide is tipping for these services out of their own pocket. Your cooperation in this instance is most appreciated.
Further, tips for your guide and driver will be collected at the conclusion of their services. To remove the uncertainty and stress of not knowing how much is appropriate to tip we recommend AUD$6-10 per person per day for your guide and AUD$3-5 per person per day for your driver to be paid in local currency. The amount you wish to contribute is dependent on the services received and at the complete discretion of the guest. Thank you for your understanding.
Any other tipping, such as tips for the camera and video fees, bathroom attendants or hotel porters that are taking luggage to your room, is at your discretion as are gratuities for additional requested special services. We encourage passengers to have a supply of small denominations of local currency to distribute for personal tipping.
Please note that all Tours and Packages are subject to availability and all prices are set. Any booking valued at or less than $1,000 must be paid in full amount after booking is made. Some airfares or services must be paid in full at the time of booking.
Credit Card Fee
The following Card Fees apply:
Visa Credit Card - 1.8% fee and MasterCard Credit Card - 1.76% fee applies.
American Express (Amex) - 2.8% fee applies.
For late payment or urgent bookings, please notify us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
PAYMENT BY CHEQUE
Please note that cheque payments require about 5 business days to process. If you are paying by this method you will need to make the payment at least 5 business days prior to the actual due date. You agree not to stop payment of the cheque even when you cancel a booking. You agree that we may apply the proceeds of the cheque to satisfy any liability you have to us, including any liability in respect of cancellation fees, before refunding the balances to you.
Receipt of Deposit
By sending a deposit the client agrees to be bound by the terms, conditions and responsibilities set forth in this booking. The client also agrees that:
- All persons are fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen group tour as per the itinerary outlined in the Tours.
- All persons travelling on a Fully Independent Tour are fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen itinerary.
- All parties acknowledge the physical demands and hazards involved in the tour they will be undertaking and have chosen to participate at their own risk.
- All parties understand that any medical or dietary information provided to us does not, under any circumstances, make Tweet World Travel liable if a particular condition exacerbates while on tour or affects their ability to participate in any portion of the tour.
Balance of Payment
Outstanding balance depends on the type of service you are undertaking:
- For private tours/packages or other products, outstanding balance is due 65 days before departure. No voucher will be issued until final payment is received in our office. If the outstanding payment is not received by day 65, your booking will automatically be cancelled.
- For large group tours and school tours, outstanding balance is due 90 days before departure. No voucher will be issued until final payment is received in our office. If the outstanding payment is not received by day 90, your booking will automatically be cancelled.
Travel insurance is required to protect yourself against the unexpected. An illness, an accident or an unexpected situation can arise before or during any type of vacation. Such an event might cause you to cut short your trip or cause your trip to be cancelled. Insurance protects passengers from financial loss in the event of an emergency. We have partnered with Covermore to offer our customers competitive rates for their travel insurance. All Cover-More travel insurance policy holders have access to 24-hour emergency assistance. Read the Combined Financial Services Guide and Product Disclosure Statement Essentials & Travelsure before deciding to buy our travel insurance. You can book comprehensive or budget cover simply by clicking https://www.tripmia.com.au/travel-insurance to arrange your policy.
“Limits, sub‐limits, conditions and exclusions apply. Insurance administered by Cover‐More Insurance Services Pty Ltd (ABN 95 003 114 145, AFSL 241713) and issued by Zurich Australian Insurance Limited (ABN 13 000 296 640, AFSL 232507). Any advice is general advice only. Please consider your financial situation, needs and objectives and read the Combined FSG/PDS before deciding to buy this insurance.”
Cancellation by customer
Before the travel date the following fees will be apply:
Private Tours or Group Tours/ Packages Large Group Tours & School Tours
(More than 16 people)
65 days or more before departure – loss of deposit
90 days or more before departure -loss of deposit
64‐40 days before departure – 45%
89‐79 days before departure – 55%
39‐31 days before departure – 75%
78‐61 days before departure – 85%
Within 30 days of departure – 100%
Within 60 days of departure – 100%
Any ’no show’ – 100%
Any ’no show’ – 100%
After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your unwillingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.
Please refer to the airlines cancellation policies.
Cancellation by Tripmia Travel and Tours
For group set departure date tour, if the minimum number of the group is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel or vary the tour 30 days prior to departure. If this event occurs, an alternative guaranteed travel date will be offered. Should these options not be acceptable Tripmia Travel and Tours will refund the full price paid, less visa cost.
If a tour is cancelled or varied prior to departure due to unforeseeable circumstances such as, but not restricted to, severe weather conditions or force majeure, Tripmia Travel and Tours will refund all monies prior to departure less visa cost, fuel surcharge and any other cancellation fees levied by airlines and other third parties.
If a cruise booking is cancelled or varied prior to departure due to unforeseeable circumstances such as, but not restricted to, severe weather conditions or force majeure, Tripmia Travel and Tours will refund all monies prior to departure.
Cancellation by Third Party Travel Provider
If the Third Part Travel Provider changes any part of your booking for reasons beyond its control, for example, if a Third Party Travel Provider changes its schedules, overbooks, or if there are any changes in applicable surcharges, fees or taxes, we will use our reasonable endeavors to notify you. If any such changes result in your Travel Product costing more or otherwise being materially different, then you may cancel the Travel Product and we will refund any monies already paid less any fees charged by us under these terms and conditions and by the Third Party Travel Providers under the terms and conditions you agreed with them. Please check with your consultant before cancelling or amending a Travel Product in these circumstances as some Third Party Travel Providers may charge cancellation fees up to 100% of the Travel Product’s prices as per their terms and conditions.
We act as an agent for, and sell various travel related products as agent on behalf of, numerous transports, accommodation and other service providers, such as airlines, coach, rail and cruise line operators, as well as all of our wholesalers. Our obligation to you is to make travel bookings as your agent on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers.
We have no control over, or liability for, the services provided by third parties. All bookings are made on your behalf subject to the terms and conditions, including conditions of carriage and limitations of liability, imposed by these service providers. Your legal rights in connection with the provision of travel services are against the specific provider and, except to the extent a problem is caused by fault on our part, are not against us. Specifically, if for any reason any travel service provider is unable to provide the services for which you have contracted; your rights are against that provider and not against us.
Tripmia Travel and Tours (herewith called the Company) acts as a co‐ordinator for all persons taking these tours in the making of all arrangements for transportation, sightseeing and hotel accommodation. The Company does not own, manage, control or operate any transportation vehicle, any hotel or restaurant or any other supplier of services. All vouchers and tickets issued are subjected to the terms and conditions specified by the supplier and all services are subjected to the laws of the country where the services are provided.
Unforeseeable circumstances such as force majeure, adverse weather, flight rescheduling, hotel overbooking and faults with transportation or road conditions may also have an effect on the tour itinerary after the commencement date. Any decision made in respect of tour services by independent suppliers/operators or airlines to re-route or amend the itinerary due to any of the above or similar circumstances is at the discretion of the tour service provider and Tripmia Travel and Tours shall not be liable for any claim whatsoever arising from such events. We strongly urge all customers to undertake a high level of personal responsibility in order to ensure that possessions, equipment and personal documents are closely monitored and protected at all times. We also strongly advise all customers to purchase appropriate travel insurance to protect you from financial loss and personal injuries in the event of an emergency.
You acknowledge and agree that there are inherent risks involved in participating in the tour, including without limitation possible contact with native flora/fauna, local residents, unforeseen events and travel in remote locations.
By making a booking, you agree to accept all risks associated with the tour. You agree to unconditionally release us from, all liability, including without limitation in contract and in tort, for any cause or action, including any injury, damage, loss, cost, delay, additional expense or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly as a result of the inherent risks associated with the tour, or any force majeure events or other events which are beyond our control, including but not limited to war, civil disobedience, terrorism, insurrection, accident, explosion, sickness, fire, floods, severe weather, acts of God, acts of Government, alteration or cancellation of scheduled air services, accidents to or failure of machinery or equipment or industrial action.
If we or our service providers are affected in any way by a force majeure event, we may in our discretion vary or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the tour as we consider necessary, without incurring any liability to you.
Each service provider is responsible for the part of the tour it conducts. Service providers are not our agents or employees and are not under our direct control. We therefore do not warrant the performance of any service provider. We do not accept, and you release us from, all liability for any injury, loss, damage, costs or expenses, including without limitation any property damage or personal injury, that you may suffer which arises out of any act or omission of a service provider or operator who provides services in connection with your tour. Any claim that you may have in relation to a service provider should be raised directly with that service provider.
You are responsible for any injury, loss, damage, costs or expenses arising through your own fault. You agree to indemnify us against all actions, proceedings, claims, demands, expenses and costs (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis and whether incurred by or awarded against us) as a result of, or arising in relation to, whether directly or indirectly, your participation in the tour or any act or omission by you in relation to the tour.
To the extent permitted by law, we do not accept any liability in contract, or otherwise for any injury, damage, loss (including consequential loss), delay, additional expenses or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by the acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of third party providers over which we have no direct control.
Under circumstances where our liability cannot be excluded and where liability may be lawfully limited, such liability is limited to the remedies required of us under applicable law (including the Australian Consumer Law). This liability clause is subject to your rights under the Australian Consumer Law and nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to limit any rights you may have under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).
The information provided is subject to change and may be affected by unforeseen events outside the control of Tripmia Travel and Tours. Where changes to your itinerary or bookings occur, appropriate advice or instructions will be sent to your email address.
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