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23 Days  |  Departing Friday 8th July 2016 and returning Saturday 30th July 2016

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Highlights

  • 7 Day Hurtigruten Cruise onboard the ms Polarlys from Bergen to Kirkenes with Journey highlights including the city ff Alesund, with its Art Nouveau architecture, Trondheim, the religious capital of Norway, Bodo one of the fastest growing cities in Norway, the spectacular Lofoten Islands, Tromso in the Capital of the Arctic with its unique Cathedral and Polar museum, The north Cape and many more.
  • Travel on the famous Flam Railway, passing through beautiful waterfalls & spectacular scenery
  • Sightseeing Tour in Copenhagen, see the little Mermaid
  • Visit to Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen and see the Crown Jewels
  • Sightseeing Tour of North Zealand with a visit to Frederiksborg (Royal Family’s residence) and  Kronborg Castles.
  • Visit to Troldhaugen and Edvard Grieg’s home
  • The Oslo Opera, City Hall and Vigeland Sculpture Park and the Viking Ship Museum
  • Sightseeing tour in flam including  a Fjord Safari Heritage Tour on board a RIB boat
  • Sightseeing Tour in Stockholm including a walk in Gamla Stan a visit to City Hall and  Vasa Musuem
  • Sightseeing Tour in Helsinki including a visit to the Rock Church , Senate Square and many more……..
     

Inclusions

  • Personally Escorted from Australia, your SWT tour hostess is on hand to assist with making your holiday a memorable one
  • Return International Economy Airfares with Singapore Airlines including taxes #
  • Intra Europe Airfares with Scandinavian and Finnair including taxes #
  • English Speaking Professional Guides at each destination
  • All Scenic Rail as per detailed itinerary
  • All Ferry Transportation as per detailed itinerary
  • 7 Day Hurtigruten ms Polarys cruise in Cat N Cabins
  • English Speaking Driver & Guides as per detailed itinerary
  • All meals as per detailed itinerary
  • All Accommodation as per detailed itinerary
  • Tipping for Drivers & Specialist Guides only
  • Willing to Share Option (subject to availability)
  • Meet & Greet prior to departure (subj to minimum numbers attending)
  • Sisterhood Documentation and Ticket Wallet
  • # Taxes subject to change
     

Notice

A St Petersburg Add On Tour is on offer:
$1720 per person twin share - $685 single supplement

Including:
Flight Helsinki to St Petersburg
Arrival Transfers with meet and greet
Accommodation at Hotel Angleterre 4* with Breakfast daily
1/2 Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
Welcome Dinner / Folklore Show
Hermitage Museum Visit
Tax and Service Charges
Single Entry Visa and invitation letter for Visa issue purposes

Please add on to our tour costing.

 

A minimum level of fitness is required to be able to participate. As a minimum you will need to be able to walk 2km on uneven ground, carry your own luggage and walk up a few flights of stairs.

Meet & Greet

When: Saturday 18th June 2016

Mitre Tavern
5 Bank Place
Melbourne CBD (Just off Little Collins Street & William Street)

12.30pm

RSVP Friday 17 June 2016

Itinerary Open Printable Itinerary

Day 1 - Friday 8 July 2016

Melbourne/Copenhagen

Join your Sisterhood Tour Hostess and fellow travellers at the designated meeting point at Melbourne Airport for our mid afternoon flight to Copenhagen via Singapore.  Sit back, relax and enjoy the inflight hospitality and entertainment of Singapore Airlines.

Day 2 - Saturday 9 July 2016

Welcome to Denmark (D)

After clearing customs and immigration we will meet our guide and transfer to our hotel for check in.  If our rooms are not available, we will be able to store our luggage at our hotel with the rest of the day at leisure, we can head out to explore the city.  Tonight we’ll enjoy a welcome dinner at our hotel.  Overnight accommodation at Scandic Hotel (or similar).

Day 3 - Sunday 10 July 2016

Copenhagen (B)

After breakfast we’ll enjoy a discovery tour of Copenhagen. Tour highlights include Christiansborg, the old sailor’s quarter Nyhavn, Amalienborg, Stroget, City Hall and the famous Little Mermaid.  An inside visit to Rosenborg Castle to see the Danish Crown Jewels is also included in your tour of Copenhagen’s main attractions. The afternoon and evening is at leisure tonight.  Overnight accommodation at Scandic Hotel (or similar).

Day 4 - Monday 11 July 2016

Excursion to the Castles of North Zealand (B,L)

Today we travel north of Copenhagen for an introduction to the beautiful Danish countryside.

See the impressive renaissance castle Frederiksborg, the royal family’s residence Fredensborg Palace (outside), and Hamlet’s Castle Kronborg (outside). Lunch is served at a local restaurant. Return to Copenhagen by the scenic, coastal road with dinner at leisure tonight.  Overnight accommodation at Scandic Hotel (or similar).

Day 5 - Tuesday 12 July 2016

Copenhagen/Overnight Ferry to Oslo, Norway (B,D)

This morning we’ll check out of our hotel at 11.00am. Our luggage will be stored with the hotels concierge department until our early afternoon transfer by private coach to the DFDS terminal where we will board our overnight ferry to Oslo, departing Copenhagen at 4:30pm. Buffet dinner is served on board this evening.  Overnight accommodation on board ms Crown Seaways (Outside, 2-berth cabins)

Day 6 - Wednesday 13 July 2016

Oslo (B)

This morning we arrive into Oslo at 9:45am.   We’ll be met by our local guide for a city sightseeing tour of Oslo. Tour highlights include visits to major attractions such as the Oslo Opera, City Hall, Akers Brygge and a short walk at Vigeland Sculpture Park before an inside visit to the Viking Ship Museum.  Our tour ends at our hotel with afternoon and evening at leisure.  Overnight accommodation at Comfort Hotel Borsparken (or similar).

Day 7 - Thursday 14 July 2016

Free day to Enjoy Oslo (B)

After a leisurely breakfast a free day to enjoy Oslo.  Overnight accommodation at Comfort Hotel Borsparken (or similar).

Day 8 - Friday 15 July 2016

Oslo/Flam (B,L,D)

Today we depart Oslo by train and travel on the Bergen Line to Flam. Our train journey will take us through popular winter sports resorts and up to one of Europe’s highest mountain plateaus.  We then Change to the world famous Flam Railway at the mountain station in Myrdal. Descending 2.838 feet in less than an hour, you will pass beautiful waterfalls and spectacular scenery along the way down to the fjord village of Flam. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure in Flam.  Overnight accommodation at Fretheim Hotel (or similar).

Day 9 - Saturday 16 July 2016

In Flam (B,D)

A morning at leisure before we enjoy a 2 hour fjord-safari tour in the afternoon. Onboard a RIB boat, a fjord guide will take us through the world heritage Aurlandsfjord and further into the stunning Nærøyfjord. Along the way, our guide will talk about the fjord-life, local history and wildlife.  This promises to be a great day.  Overnight accommodation at Fretheim Hotel (or similar).

Day 10 - Sunday 17 July 2016

Flam/Bergen (B,L)

Today we depart Flam for the lively city of Bergen, Norway’s second largest city.  Upon our arrival we’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city.   Highlights include the old Hanseatic wharf Bryggen with its wooden buildings, the old fortress at Bergenhus, the famous Fish Market and many more… A visit to Troldhaugen, Edvard Grieg’s home, is also included in the program.  Overnight accommodation at Clarion Hotel Admiral (or similar).

Day 11 - Monday 18 July 2016

Board Hurtigruten ms Polarlys (B,D)

This morning after hotel check out and a morning free we’ll transfer to the Hurtigruten terminal to board the ms Polarlys for a once in a lifetime experience! Over the next 6 days, we’ll enjoy one of the worlds most beautiful secenic sea journies.  Dinner this evening is served on board the ms Polarlys.

Overnight accommodation on board ms Polarlys (Outside 2-berth cabins) cat. N 

Day 12 - Tuesday 19 July 2016

On board ms Polarlys (B,L,D)

Today’s sea journey highlights the city of Ålesund, considered one of the most beautiful cities in

Norway with its Art Nouveau architecture as well as the spectacular UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord.   Overnight accommodation on board ms Polarlys.

Day 13 - Wednesday 20 July 2016

On board ms Polarlys (B,L,D)

Today’s sea journey highlights Trondheim, Norway’s Religious Capital. You will have an opportunity to see the beautiful Nidaros Cathedral.  Overnight accommodation on board ms Polarlys.

Day 14 - Thursday 21 July 2016

On board ms Polarlys (B,L,D)

Today’s sea journey highlights Bodø one of the fastest growing cities in Norway and the spectacular Lofoten Islands. Overnight accommodation on board ms Polarlys.

Day 15 - Friday 22 July 2016

On board ms Polarlys (B,L,D)

Today’s sea journey highlights Tromsø, the Capital of the Arctic. You will have a chance to visit the

Arctic Cathedral, the Polar Museum, Polaria and more…  Overnight accommodation on board ms Polarlys.

Day 16 - Saturday 23 July 2016

On board ms Polarlys (B,L,D)

Today’s sea journey highlights include Honningsvåg and the North Cape.  Overnight accommodation on board ms Polarlys.

Day 17 - Sunday 24 July 2016

Kirkenes/Disemark ms Polarlys/Stockholm, Sweden (B,D)

Our sea journey ends upon arrival in Kirkenes near the Russian border.  With some fantastic memories we’ll transfer from the port to Kirkenes Airport and board our flight to Stockholm.  On arrival in Stockholm, we’ll check into our hotel with the remainder of the afternoon at leisure.  Dinner tonight will be at our hotel.  Overnight accommodation at Clarion Hotel (or similar), Stockholm.

Day 18 - Monday 25 July 2016

In Stockholm (B)

After breakfast we’ll start our sightseeing of the Swedish Capital enjoying a walk in Gamla Stan, a visit to City Hall and the Vasa Museum. The rest of the afternoon is at our leisure.  Overnight accommodation at Clarion Hotel (or similar), Stockholm.

Day 19 - Tuesday 26 July 2016

Stockholm/Overnight Ferry to Finland (B,L,D)

Today enjoy a morning at leisure before a transfer to our overnight ferry to Helsinki.   A buffet dinner will be served tonight onboard.  Overnight accommodation on board the ferry.  (2 berth outside cabin).

Day 20 - Wednesday 27 July 2016

Arrive in Helsinki, Finland (B)

This morning we arrive into Helsinki and board our tour coach to enjoy a city sightseeing program of Helsinki and Porvoo. Tour highlights in Helsinki including a visit to the Rock Church, Senate Square, the Central Station, Finlandia and more.   Our afternoon will be ours to explore at leisure.  Overnight accommodation at Sokos Hotel Presidentti (or similar).

Day 21 - Thursday 28 July 2016

In Helsinki (B,D)

After a Leisurely breakfast we have a free day to wander at leisure and in the evening we’ll enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at one of the city’s famous Russian restaurants.  Overnight accommodation at Sokos Hotel Presidentti (or similar).  A great way to end our fantastic Scandinavian adventure!

Day 22 - Friday 29 July 2016

Helsinki/Home (Meals Inflight)

An early morning departure from our hotel as we transfer to the Helsinki Airport to begin our journey home.  Sit back, relax and enjoy the inflight airline hospitality as we head towards Melbourne.

 

Day 23 - Saturday 30 July 2016

Arrive Melbourne (Meals Inflight)

Welcome Home, arriving back into Melbourne approx. 5pm.  Thank you for joining us for your latest adventure and we look forward to welcoming you back!

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