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- Passenger Club
What is included in the tour
- General Services : Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
- Includes arrival transfer
- Boat: Sogner Fjord, Suomenlinna islands in Helsinki.
- City tour in : Copenhagen, Stockholm, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Warsaw.
- Ticket admission: Borgund´s church in Bergen, Turaida Castle, Rundale Palace, Trakai Castle, Grutas Park.
- Ferry: Denmark- Norway, stretches along the fjord coast of Norway, Stockholm (Sweden) / Turku (Finland), Helsinki (Finland) / Tallinn (Estonia).
- Funicular: Mount Floyen in Bergen.
- 2 Lunch or Dinner Included in: Turaida, Rundale.
- The terraces of Nyhavn.
- 'Swords in Rock' monument.
- A funicular trip to Mount Fløyen.
- Borgund’s 12th-century medieval church.
- Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.
- Vilnius, a city erected on top of seven hills.
Day 1: (Wednesday) Copenhagen
Today's Highlights: Arrival. Transfer to the hotel.
Reception. Transfer to hotel and free time. You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
Day 2:(Thursday) Copenhagen - Odense- Aarhus
In the morning, comprehensive tour of the Danish capital with a local guide. Copenhagen is the largest Scandinavian city, and full of contrasts: the popular “Tivoli”, Christianborg Palace, the terraces of Nyhavn, the Mermaid.
In the afternoon we travel to Jutland, passing through pleasant scenery on our way. En route we take a 20km bridge over the sea and stop at Odense, where we can visit its gothic cathedral and the house of Andersen. Arrival at Aarhus, accommodation.
Day 3: (Friday) Arhus - Kristiansand - Flekkefjord - Stavanger
We will travel to Hirtshals where we will take a ferryboat to Norway crossing the North Sea. A three-hour voyage to Kristiansand. We will go along Norway’s southern coastline and enjoy its gorgeous landscapes. We will stop in a picturesque small town called Stavanger, a beautiful town that has an active port by the fjord.
Note: ferryboat operation hours vary depending on the months. Some time is normally reserved to have lunch on the boat.
Day 4: (Saturday) Stavanger - Bergen
On leaving the city, we will stop at the ¨Swords in Rock¨ monument, where we will remember the Vikings before continuing on the very beautiful scenic tour. We will follow the route going through tunnels, bridges and travel some stretches by boat to go along the fjord coast of Norway. One of its undersea tunnels is the deepest one in the world. This stage gets more relaxed and spectacular with its two boat trips. Arrival in Bergen at lunchtime. We include a funicular trip to Mount Fløyen which offers amazing vistas of the town and Bergen fjord. There will be some free time later to enjoy the capitol city of fjords.
Day 5: (Sunday) Bergen - Oslo
Landscapes are still fantastic on this day: images of Norway’s interior region – fjords, glaciers, lakes and forests. We will travel to Sognefjord, Norway’s largest fjord. Prior to arrival, we will stop at the beautiful Tvindefossen waterfall. We will go on a magnificent cruise between the cities of Gudvangen and Flam; fantastic landscapes during this two-hour voyage. We will continue our journey crossing magnificent snow-covered landscapes. We will go under the Lærdal Tunnel, one of the longest in the world. Visit Borgund’s 12th-century wooden church which is considered Norway’s best preserved medieval church. Arrival in Oslo. Free time. Check out its port, main streets, and the artworks at Frognerparken.
Day 6: (Monday) Oslo - Orebro- Stockholm
We will spend some time in OSLO before departing for Sweden. Landscapes with forests and lakes. Stop Orebro, town next to a beautiful lake with a castle and charming historic centre. Time for stroll and lunch. Arrival in Stockholm in the evening.
Day 7: (Tuesday) Stockholm
Sightseeing tour of this gorgeous capital city built on 13 interconnected islands. Water is everywhere. We will visit Gamla Stand or the ¨City between the Bridges¨, Stockholm’s Old Town full of life where many of the monumental buildings are located such as the Nobel Museum, located next to Stortorget main square, which pays tribute to the winners of the Nobel Prizes, the Cathedral or the Royal Palace. When possible we can have a nice view from the Fjällgatan viewpoint. Free time. We recommend visiting its museums and parks. We also recommend visiting the Town Hall and the Vasa ship museum.
Day 8: (Wednesday) Stockholm- Ferry Boarding
Free day in Stockholm. In the evening we will board a modern ferry, overnight accommodation in double cabins with private bathroom to go to Finland.
Day 9: (Thursday) Turku - Naantali - Helsinki
We recommend you to go to the ship deck at sunrise; we arrive in Finland by sailing along Aland Islands, contemplating hundreds of islands covered by forests. We shall see mesmerizing landscapes from the sea. Disembarkation and time to walk around Turku, a city with a very strong Swedish influence. We continue our journey to the neighbouring city of Naantali, very picturesque town of wooden houses next to the sea. We will later arrive in Helsinki, time for lunch. Free afternoon, you will be able to get to know this city, with its old market, the Russian influence in its buildings and churches.
Day 10: (Friday) Helsinki - Tallinn
We include a boat trip (regular line water local transport) to Suomenlinna Islands, - six islands where we highlight a great fortress that used to protect the sea entry to the city and was declared World Heritage - Time to stroll around (we will be able to cross island through its small pedestrian bridges). Later we shall board a ferry to Estonia; Ferry trip of around 2h30 duration; we suggest to admire the departure from Helsinki and the surrounding islands. Arrival to Tallinn
Day 11: (Saturday) Tallinn
The capital of Estonia is a wonderful city with a well-conserved medieval centre. A comprehensive tour of the city, its walls, churches, squares, and its mediaeval streets filled with tourist attractions. Free afternoon.
Day 12: (Sunday) Tallin- Parnu - Turaida - Riga
After passing through forests and plains, we reach Parnu, a popular spa city. Then we go on to Latvia. In Turaida we visit the mediaeval castle, surrounded by a large park with sculptures. Lunch is included. Afterwards, we pay a visit to Sigulda, the small, charming capital situated in a very beautiful landscape. We arrive at Riga in the middle of the afternoon.
Day 13: (Monday) Riga
Sightseeing tour of this capital city included. It is the most populated city of the Baltic Countries, more modern looking, which better preserves the remnants of the Soviet rule. Free afternoon.
Day 14: (Tuesday) Riga - Rundale Palace - Hill of Crosses - Trakai - Vilnius
We will depart for Lithuania early in the morning. On our way there, we will visit the Baroque Palace of Rundale, built by the same architect who designed Saint Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum. We will cross over to Lithuania. This country has a strong Catholic influence. The impressive Hill of Crosses reminds us of this with thousands of crosses of all sizes. Lunch en route included. Afterwards, we will visit Trakai, a gorgeous castle located on a lake’s island quite close to Vilnius. Sojourn in Vilnius.
Note: Depending on the duration of sunlight, the visit to Trakai may take place on Wednesday after visiting the city.
Day 15: (Wednesday) Vilnius
Sightseeing tour of the city erected on top of seven hills (like Rome, to which they like comparing it). Its baroque churches, its walls, its castle, its market streets in the centre, its 1,200 medieval houses. Free afternoon.
Day 16: (Thursday) Vilnius - Grutas Park - Augustow - Warsaw
We will travel to Poland. We will visit Grutas Park, known as ¨Stalin’s world¨, a park with 86 statues from Soviet times. Lunch stop in the charming town of Augustow which is located by a lake. We will continue to the centre of Poland. Arrival in Warsaw at the end of the day.
Day 17: ( Friday) Warsaw
Today's Highlights: sightseeing tour of Warsaw.
Morning sightseeing tour of Warsaw included. We will visit its Old Town, its Royal Castle, the Guetto Heroes Monument, Lazienki Park... Free afternoon to stroll around.
Day 18: ( Saturday) Warsaw:
After breakfast, end of our services.