Coach tours

Official language:

Italian

Capital:

Rome

Government:

Unitary parliamentary republic

Area:

301.338 km²

Population:

60.359.546

Calling code:

+39

Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a European country consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Alps and surrounded by several islands. Italy is located in Southern Europe, and it is sometimes considered as part of Western Europe. The country covers a total area of 301,340 km2 and shares land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, and the enclaved microstates of Vatican City and San Marino. Italy has a territorial exclave in Switzerland (Campione) and a maritime exclave in the Tunisian Sea (Lampedusa). With around 60 million inhabitants, Italy is the fourth-most populous member state of the European Union.
 
Hypotheses for the etymology of the name "Italia" are numerous. One is that it was borrowed via Greek from the Oscan Víteliú 'land of calves'. The bull was a symbol of the southern Italic tribes and was often depicted goring the Roman wolf as a defiant symbol of free Italy during the Social War. Greek historian Dionysius of Halicarnassus states this account together with the legend that Italy was named after Italus, mentioned also by Aristotle and Thucydides.

Varied and diverse as hardly another country

The Apennine Mountains form the peninsula's backbone, and the Alps form most of its northern boundary, where Italy's highest point is located on Monte Bianco (4,810 m or 15,780 ft). The Po, Italy's longest river (652 kilometres or 405 miles), flows from the Alps on the western border with France and crosses the Padan plain on its way to the Adriatic Sea. The five largest lakes are, in order of diminishing size: Garda (367.94 km2 or 142 sq mi), Maggiore (212.51 km2 or 82 sq mi, whose minor northern part is Switzerland), Como (145.9 km2 or 56 sq mi), Trasimeno (124.29 km2 or 48 sq mi) and Bolsena (113.55 km2 or 44 sq mi). 

Although the country includes the Italian peninsula, adjacent islands, and most of the southern Alpine basin, some of Italy's territory extends beyond the Alpine basin and some islands are located outside the Eurasian continental shelf. These territories are the comuni of: Livigno, Sexten, Innichen, Toblach (in part), Chiusaforte, Tarvisio, Graun im Vinschgau (in part), which are all part of the Danube's drainage basin, while the Val di Lei constitutes part of the Rhine's basin and the islands of Lampedusa and Lampione are on the African continental shelf.

Four different seas surround the Italian Peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea from three sides: the Adriatic Sea in the east, the Ionian Sea in the south, and the Ligurian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea in the west. Most of the rivers of Italy drain either into the Adriatic Sea, such as the Po, Piave, Adige, Brenta, Tagliamento, and Reno, or into the Tyrrhenian, like the Arno, Tiber and Volturno. The waters from some border municipalities (Livigno in Lombardy, Innichen and Sexten in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol) drain into the Black Sea through the basin of the Drava, a tributary of the Danube, and the waters from the Lago di Lei in Lombardy drain into the North Sea through the basin of the Rhine. 

The country is situated at the meeting point of the Eurasian Plate and the African Plate, leading to considerable seismic and volcanic activity. There are 14 volcanoes in Italy, four of which are active: Etna, Stromboli, Vulcano and Vesuvius. The last is the only active volcano in mainland Europe and is most famous for the destruction of Pompeii and Herculanum in the eruption in 79 AD. Several islands and hills have been created by volcanic activity, and there is still a large active caldera, the Campi Flegrei north-west of Naples.

Because of the great longitudinal extension of the peninsula and the mostly mountainous internal conformation, the climate of Italy is highly diverse. In most of the inland northern and central regions, the climate ranges from humid subtropical to humid continental and oceanic. In particular, the climate of the Po valley geographical region is mostly continental, with harsh winters and hot summers. The coastal areas of Liguria, Tuscany and most of the South generally fit the Mediterranean climate stereotype. Conditions on peninsular coastal areas can be very different from the interior's higher ground and valleys, particularly during the winter months when the higher altitudes tend to be cold, wet, and often snowy. The coastal regions have mild winters and warm and generally dry summers, although lowland valleys can be quite hot in summer. 

Travel ideas Italy

Rome & Amalfi

Included Services:

  • Tour and transfers in air-conditioned coach
  • 4 nights in middle-class hotels in double room in Fiuggi/area Rome
  • 3 nights in middle-class hotels in double room area Gulf of Naples
  • 7x breakfast
  • 7x dinner
  • City tour Naples included
  • Limoncello tasting included
  • Route and excursions according to itinerary
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Optional services per person

(only bookable in advance):

  • Surcharge € 125.-
  • Surcharge 4* hotel from € 25.-

Optional services per person

(payable on site): 

  • City tour Rome € 55.-
  • Excursion Alban Hills, Castel Gandolfo & Frascati € 55.- each, or both excursions in a package € 99.-
  • Boat trip Capri € 69.-
  • Pompeji € 49.-
  • Tivoli and Villa d´Este € 49.- (only bookable on site - due tu weather)

Additional costs per person:

  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers
  • Local tax (payable on site)

Period:

March to November 

Price:

From € 285.- per person in a double room (with 50 Pax/bus)

8-day flight, ship and bus tour (7 nights), middle-class hotels,

breakfast included

Rome – Naples – Pompeii - Sorrent – Monte Cassino - Amalfi – Campania - Lazio

The south of Italy with the Gulf of Naples, the Amalfi coast and the Sorrento peninsula are certainly one of the most beautiful regions of Italy. Cultural highlights such as the ancient Pompeii and of course the Italian capital Rome - the eternal Rome between antiquity and Vatican - and the stay in its lovely surroundings make this trip a special and relaxing experience.

Your itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Flight to Rome. Arrival and reception by the tour guide and according to arrival time transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel Argentina in Fiuggi.

Day 2: Naples

The first highlight of the day is a visit to the imposing Benedictine Monastery of Monte Cassino, where you will learn more about Religious Life and its eventful and sometimes tragic history. Then you will arrive in the lively and impressive capital of Campania, Naples, at the foot of the towering Vesuvius. Discover this traditional but also quite modern city in the Gulf of Naples on a city tour. Overnight at the hotel on the Gulf of Naples.

Day 3: Amalfi coast

On a beautiful panoramic drive you will get to know one of the most spectacular coastal roads in Italy. Visit the historic Amalfi and marvel at the onward journey the unique picturesque location of the posh Positano - on the way Limoncelloverkostung. Then visit Sorrento, the most famous seaside resort in the Gulf of Naples. Overnight at Hotel Sant'Angelo in the Gulf of Naples.

Day 4: Gulf of Naples – Capri*

Relax a day in your wellness hotel or take a boat trip * to the unique and much-touted holiday island of Capri. Overnight at Hotel Sant'Angelo in the Gulf of Naples.

Day 5: Pompeii - Fiuggi

In the morning drive to Pompeii and opportunity to visit the excavations of the Roman city of Pompeii (Admission Adults about € 15, -), which was buried in the year 79 at the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Here you get an impressive insight into life in the Roman Empire of antiquity. Continue through Campania and Lazio in the spa town of Fiuggi, located in the hills outside Rome. Overnight at Hotel Argentina in Fiuggi.

Day 6: Rome

Today you visit Rome, the "Eternal City", and experience the unique atmosphere between ancient and modern - Coliseum, Roman Forum, Vatican with St. Peter's Basilica - are just a few of the sounding names that you can visit independently. Or take part in a guided city tour *, where you can see and be explained the most important sights in a short time. Overnight at hotel in Fiuggi.

Day 7: Fiuggi – Castel Gandolfo and Frascati

Enjoy a day in the hilly countryside of Rome. Visit the thermal baths center, discover the medieval old town of Fiuggi and enjoy a piece of real Italy. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to visit the Alban Hills *, where you will visit Castel Gandolfo, the Pope's summer residence and the lovely village of Frascati. Enjoy the breathtaking view over Rome and taste a glass of Frascati, the famous fresh white wine of this region in one of the typical wine cellars. Return and overnight at Hotel Argentina in Fiuggi.

Day 8: Departure

Transfer to the airport and flight home.

Program changes reserved.
*for an additional fee. 

Hotel Description:

All hotels offer reception, bar and restaurant. The double room (occupancy: min/max 2 adults) have bath or shower/WC, telephone and TV. The single rooms are slightly smaller at the same facilities.

Italy "classic"

Included Services:

  • Tour and transfers in air-conditioned coach
  • 7 nights in 4* hotels in double room 
  • 7x breakfast
  • 7x dinner
  • City tour Milan included
  • Route and excursions according to itinerary
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Optional services per person

(only bookable in advance):

  • Surcharge € 190.-

Optional services per person

(payable on site): 

  • City tour Rome € 55.-
  • City tour Florence € 55.-
  • City tour Venice and private boat trip € 69.-
  • or as a pacjage € 159.- 

Additional costs per person:

  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers
  • Local tax (payable on site)

Period:

March to November 

Price:

From € 360.- per person in a double room (with 50 Pax/bus)

8-day flight, ship and bus tour (7 nights), middle-class hotels,

breakfast included

Rome – Florence – Venice – Verona – Milan – Pisa - Siena – Tuscany

Your itinerary

Day 1: Arrival - Milan (80 km)

Flight from Germany and reception by the tour guide. Depending on the arrival time you start with a visit to Milan **, the most economically important city in Italy, the center of finance and fashion, but also an outstanding cultural city. Visit the cathedral, the famous Scala, stroll through the sophisticated shopping streets and enjoy the atmosphere of this vibrant city. Overnight in the room Salsomaggiore.

Day 2: Pisa - Siena - Chianciano Terme (400 km)

Two absolute highlights are on the program today. First you drive over the Apennines and along the Riviera of Flowers to Pisa. Marvel at one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Leaning Tower and Piazza dei Miracoli. Then it goes to one of the most beautiful cities of Tuscany and Italy to Siena. Discover the historic old town, the cathedral, the scene of the colorful Palio. Then it goes through Tuscany to Chianciano Terme, where you spend the next three nights.

Day 3: Chianciano Terme - Rome - Chianciano Terme (400 km)

Your way will take you to the "Eternal City" of Rome. Basilicas and churches, palaces, sumptuous buildings, lively squares, babbling fountains, ornate bridges and bustling shopping streets will remain in your memory forever. Visit the world famous sights such as the Vatican, St. Peter's Basilica, the Coliseum, Roman Forum, the Spanish Steps and much more. You can also participate in a city tour * under expert guidance. In the late afternoon return to Chianciano Terme.

Day 4: Chianciano Terme

Enjoy the incomparable atmosphere and landscape of Tuscany. The traditional spa town of Chianciano Terme impresses with its panoramic location, its typical resort architecture, its parks and baths, and its medieval old town. Take a walk or an excursion into the surrounding area, taste the local wines and relax with stunning views of the hills, vineyards and olive groves of Tuscany.

Day 5: Chianciano Terme - Florence - Verona (380 km)

After breakfast you drive to the capital of Tuscany, the incomparable Florence. The imposing cathedral, the Uffizi Gallery, the romantic Ponte Vecchio - you must have seen this city. Florence is best explored on foot - discover the most famous squares and sights such as Piazza Signorina, S. Croce, the Duomo and experience the unique atmosphere of the Medici city on your own or take part in a guided city tour *. Then you cross the Apennines and the Po Valley and drive to the Verona area for the next three nights.

Day 6: Venice (100 km)

The unique lagoon city, undoubtedly one of the cultural highlights of Italy, is waiting for your visit. Discover Venice and enjoy the unique atmosphere of a gondola ride through the canals with more than 400 bridges or stroll through the sheer number of alleys and famous squares like St. Mark's Square. The easiest and most convenient way to do that is on a city tour including a lagoon trip with a private boat *.

Day 7: Verona (200 km)

After breakfast, drive to Verona and experience the city with its well-preserved Roman amphitheater of the Arena di Verona, the narrow streets and hidden places and the famous balcony of Juliet, scene of the love tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Enjoy the unique atmosphere of this historic and at the same time lively city.

Day 8: Departure

Transfer to the airport and flight home.Program changes reserved.

*for an additional fee. 

Hotel Description:

All hotels offer reception, bar and restaurant. The double room (occupancy: min/max 2 adults) have bath or shower/WC, telephone and TV. The single rooms are slightly smaller at the same facilities.

Language:

Capital:

Government:

Area:

Population:

Currency:

Independence:

Calling code:

English, Irish, Ulster Scots

Dublin

Parliamentary Democracy

84,421 km2

6,378,000

Euro

December 6, 1921.

+353

"The Green Island" Ireland is for landscapes of lush greenery, high steep cliffs on the coast and Irish whisky, but known's many underrated attractions such as castles and fortresses. The second largest island in the British Islands consists of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, but Northern Ireland part of the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" is.

Diverse natural spectacle

Ireland offers an enormous variety of nature with cliffs, rocks, mountains and forests. The coastal area of Kerry and Galway, as well as the wild mountains of Wicklow and the Antrim mountains is particularly varied. The South of Ireland is coined by kilometre-long and inviting to stroll sandy beaches in contrast to the other coast. Including the Killarney located here together with the Muckross National Park House.

The diversity of nature is incredible in this country. The golden sandy beaches, green landscapes, high cliffs, seething waves, and lonely lighthouses offer the observer an unforgettable image. Allow to enchant, by the panoramic coastal road ring of Kerry in the southwest of the country, or visit the stunning cliffs of Moher. These are several kilometers long and fall vertically more than 120 meters into the abyss of the Atlantic Ocean. 

Numerous sports and cultural activities

Also, sporting visitors benefit from nature, as it provides plenty of space for outdoor sports. The diverse range of possible activities such as golfing, hiking or mountain climbing on the mountains or also the surfing, sailing or scuba diving in the sea. From the coast even whales and dolphins can be observed during a horse riding trip

Despite pronounced nature is lacking on the island not to cultural and historical sights. The many historic buildings and their background stories RIP all Ireland interested in its spell. The historic Blarney Castle located near Cork City and King John's Castle in Limerick every journey enrich to Ireland.

City culture on the Emerald Isle

The capital of Dublin has now evolved into a vibrant metropolis and is comfortable to explore on foot. The young population attracts even young travelers from abroad, that here on the day of one of the interesting monuments such as, for example, the Kilmainham explore Cathedral's goal or St. Patrick and in the evening enjoy the famous Irish whiskey.

A round trip is best for visiting Ireland. Many attractions and breathtaking natural areas are located in various areas of the island, so a round trip with a rented car would be best. Thus, tourists in Ireland can enjoy a time at one of the many attractions and visit everything one at a time.

The climate in Ireland is influenced by the Gulf stream and leads to cool summers and mild winters, so temperatures over 25 degrees represent a rarity. The months of the spring and autumn are offered as the best months to visit to Ireland. Generally speaking the island all year round as rainy and mild, although summer or winter.

Travel ideas Ireland

Southern Ireland

Included services:

  • tour and transfer in air-conditioned coach
  • 7 nights in middle-class hotel in double room 
  • 7x breakfast
  • included city tour in Dubin
  • Route and excursions according to itinerary
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Optional services per person

(only bookable in advance): 

  • Surcharge half board € 120,-
  • Surcharge single room € 120,-

Optional services per person 

(payable on site):

  • Excursion Mizen Head and Bantry House € 55,-

Additional costs per person:

  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers

Period:

March to November

Price:

From € 390,- per person in double room (with 50 Pax/bus)

8-day flight and bus tour (7 nights), middle-class hotels, including breakfast

Your itinerary

Day 1: Arrival – Dublin

Flight to Dublin. Reception by the tour guide and transfer to the hotel. It will give you a good first overview of the vibrant Irish capital with Trinity College and the trendy district of Temple. Overnight at the hotel in the Dublin area.

Day 2: Dublin – Whisky Destillery – Clonmacnoise – Clare

In the morning you have time to get to know more about Dublin. In the afternoon you will stop off in Kilbeggan on the way to the west of the island, where you will have the opportunity to visit one of the famous Irish whiskey distilleries such as the Tullamore Dew * where you can taste the "Irish Water". Then drive to the ruins of the monastery Clonmacnoise * and continue to the room Clare - Galway for overnight.

Day 3: Clare – Connemara – Clare

First, visit the vibrant university city of Galway. The drive to the peninsula of Connemara with its impressive landscape is certainly the scenic highlight of today. Afterwards visit lonely at a lake located the oldest Irish Benedectine Abbey Kylmore Abbey *. Overnight in the Clare Galway room.

Day 4: Clare – Cliffs of Moher – Kerry

Today you drive through the area of ​​the Burren, known for its karst landscape and on to the impressive cliffs of Moher. In the Visitor Center *, you can learn more about the very special flora and fauna of the region. Then we continue to the south of the island. Overnight in the Kerry area.

Day 5: Ring of Kerry – Dingle – Killarney

Today's "Ring of Kerry" panoramic tour takes you across the Iveragh Peninsula with its many lookout points to the varied coastal and mountain formations and Killarney National Park, with its picturesque lakes to Dingle, and then past the typical stone fortifications of the area. Overnight in the Kerry area.

Day 6: Kerry – Bantry Bay – Mizen Head**

In the morning you drive through the southwest of the island to the picturesque and historic Bantry Bay. Depending on the weather, you will have the opportunity to visit one of the most spectacular viewpoints in Ireland, Mizen Head at the southwestern end of the island on a trip * and visit the time-honored mansion Bantry House with its famous ornamental gardens. Overnight in the Bantry - Cork area.

Day 7: Kerry – Cork – Rock of Cashel –  Dublin

In the morning, visit the second largest city in Ireland, the historic Cork River on the River Lee and the mighty natural harbor. Then continue to the majestic castle on a 65m high hill Rock of Cashel *, the seat of the early Celtic kings. Afterwards we continue via the picturesque town of Kilkenny to the Dublin area for overnight stay.

Day 8: Departure

Transfer to the airport and return flight.

Program changes reserved. 

Hotel description:

All hotels offer reception, bar and restaurant. The double rooms (occupancy: min./max. 2 adults) have bath or shower / WC, telephone and TV. The single rooms are a bit smaller with the same equipment.

Highlights Ireland

Included services:

  • Tour and transfers in air-conditioned coach
  • 7x nights in middle-class hotels in a double room
  • 7x breakfast
  • City tour Dublin included
  • Route and excursions according to itinerary
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Optional services per person

(only bookable in advance): 

  • Surcharge single room € 250,-
  • Surcharge half board € 140,-

Optional services per person

(payable on site):

  • *Entrance fee (for adults around € 4,50 - € 9.-) or as a package with Whiskey distillery, ruins of the monastery Clonmacnoise, cliffs of Moher, Rock of Cashel € 49.-
  • **Excursion Connamara € 59.-; Northern Ireland & Belfast € 69.-; or as a package: € 119.-

Additional costs per person (payable on site):

  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers

Period:

March to November

Price:

From € 390,- per person in double room (with 50 Pax/bus)

8-day flight and bus trip (7 nights), middle-class hotels, including breakfast

Your itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Flight to Dublin. Welcome by the tour guide and depending on arrival times city tour through Dublin and later transfer to the hotel. You will get a good first overview of the vibrant Irish capital with Trinity College and the trendy district of Temple. Overnight stay at the hotel in the area of Dublin.

Day 2: Dublin – Whisky Distillery – Clonmacnoise – Galway

Today’s journey takes you the west of the island and you make a stop in Kilbeggan, where you'll have theopportunity to visit one of Ireland's famous whiskey distilleries, the Tullamore Dew *. Don’t miss to taste the "Irish Water". Later you drive to the ruins of the monastery Clonmacnoise * and continue to Galway. Overnight stay at the hotel in the area of Galway.

Day 3: Clare – Galway – Connemara**

After breakfast you have plenty of time to explore the vibrant university city of Galway. In addition, there is the possibility for a trip ** to the peninsula Connemara. This trip will take you to stunning landscapes on the west coast of Ireland and to the lonely Kylmore Abbey, Ireland's oldest Benedictine abbey. Overnight stay at the hotel in the area of Clare/Galway.

Day 4: Clare – Cliffs of Moher – Kerry 

Through the Burren, a region of environmental interest primarily located in northwestern County Clare, and known for its karst landscape, you arrive to the impressive cliffs of Moher. In the Visitor Center* you can learn more about the very special flora and fauna of the region. Then you continue to the south of the island. Overnight stay at the hotel in the area of Kerry.

Day 5: Ring of Kerry

Today's "Ring of Kerry" panoramic tour takes you across the Iveragh peninsula with its many viewpoints on the varied coastal and mountain formations, and the Killarney National Park, with its picturesque lakes and the for the region typical stone fortresses. Overnight stay at the hotel in the area of Kerry.

Day 6: Kerry – Rock of Cashel – Dublin 

In the morning you visit the second largest city in Ireland, Cork. The city is on the River Lee which splits into two channels at the western end and divides the city centre into islands. They reconverge at the eastern end where the quays and docks along the river banks lead outwards towards Lough Mahon and Cork Harbour, one of the largest natural harbours in the world. Later you continue to the Rock of Cashel*, a majestic castle on a 65m high hill and the seat of the early Celtic kings. Afterwards your journey takes you through the picturesque town of Kilkenny to the area of Dublin. Overnight stay at the hotel in the area of Dublin.

Day 7: Dublin – Belfast**

Spend the last day in Dublin enjoying the impressive and vibrant city or take a trip * to Northern Ireland to the capital, Belfast. Overnight stay at the hotel in the area of Dublin.

Day 8: Departure 

Transfer to the airport and return flight.

Program changes reserved.

Hotel description:

All hotels offer reception, bar and restaurant. The double room (occupancy: min/max 2 adults) have bath or shower/WC, telephone and TV. The single rooms are slightly smaller at the same facilities. Advertised hotel classifications are based on the country category. Program changes reserved.

Ireland & Northern Ireland

Included services:

  • tour and tranfers in air-conditioned coach
  • 7 nights in middle-class hotel in double room
  • 7x breakfast
  • included city tour in Dublin
  • Route and excursions according to itinerary
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Optional services per person

(only bookable in advance):

  • Surcharge half board € 110,-

Optional services per person

(payable on site):

  • Excursion Wicklow National Park and Glendalough: € 60,-

Additional costs per person:

  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers

Period:

March to November

Price:

From € 380,- per person in double room (with 50 Pax/bus)

8-day flight and bus trip (7 nights), middle-class hotels, including breakfast

Your itinerary

Day 1: Arrival – Dublin

Flight to Dublin. Reception by the tour guide and depending on arrival times city tour Dublin and transfer to the hotel. It will give you a good first overview of the vibrant Irish capital with Trinity College and the trendy district of Temple. Overnight at the hotel in the Dublin area.

Day 2: Dublin – Whisky Destillery – Clonmacnoise – Clare

In the morning you have time to get to know more about Dublin. In the afternoon, on the way to the west of the island, stop off at Kilbeggan, where you will have the opportunity to visit one of the famous Irish whiskey distilleries, such as the Tullamore Dew *, where you can taste the "Irish Water". Then drive to the ruins of the monastery Clonmacnoise * and continue to the room Clare - Galway for overnight.

Day 3: Clare – Connemara – Sligo/Mayo

First, we visit the vibrant university city of Galway. Then continue to the peninsula Connemara with its impressive landscape, undoubtedly the highlight of today. Afterwards visit lonely at a lake located the oldest Irish Benedectine Abbey Kylmore Abbey *. Past the fjord Killary Harbor you will reach the hotel in the Sligo / Mayo area.

Day 4: Siligo Mayo – Glenveagh – Letterkenny

Via the Glenveagh National Park, where you have the opportunity to visit the Glenveagh Castle *, head north to the hotel in the Letterkenny area.

Day 5: Letterkenny – Derry – Giants Causeway – Belfast

Today we leave the Republic of Ireland and visit Northern Ireland, which belongs to the British Kingdom. After a visit to the historic Derry, drive to the Giants Causeway *, which is a true natural wonder with its 370,000 stepped basalt columns. Afterwards drive to the hotel in the Belfast area.

Day 6: Belfast – Monasterboice – Dublin

Today you have enough time to look around in the Northern Irish capital and get to know Belfast. Afterwards you will drive over the historic Boyne Valley, where you will visit the monastic ruins Monasterboice, back to Dublin. Overnight in the Dublin area.

Day 7: Dublin**

Spend the last day in Dublin and enjoy the impressive and vibrant city or take a trip ** to the Wicklow National Park and Glendalough Monastery. Overnight at the hotel in the Dublin area.

Day 8: Departure

Transfer to the airport and return flight.

Program changes reserved.

Hotel description:

All hotels offer reception, bar and restaurant. The double rooms (occupancy: min./max. 2 adults) have bath or shower / WC, telephone and TV. The single rooms are a bit smaller with the same equipment.

Ireland, England, Scotland & Wales - 10 days

Included services:

  • Tour and transfers in air-conditioned coach
  • 9 nights in middle-class hotels in a double room
  • 9x English breakfast
  • 9x dinner at the hotel or at selected restaurants
  • City tour Dublin included
  • Route and excursions according to itinerary
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Optional services per person

(only bookable in advance):

  • Surcharge single room: € 290.-

Optional services per person

(payable on site): 

  • Entrance for churches and castles (approx. £3 to £20 adults, children and over 65 years’ concessions)
  • City Tours: Liverpool € 45.- Edinburgh € 45.- London € 45.- and Bristol & Bath € 45.- or all in the package € 149.-
  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers

Travel time:

March to November

Price:

From € 660.- per person in a double room (with 50 Pax/bus)

10-day flight, ship and bus tour (9 nights), middle-class hotels, including half board

Dublin – Wales – Bristol – Bath – Stonhenge – Windsor – London – Oxford – Liverpool – Lake District – Hadrians Wall – Glasgow – Loch Lomond – Edinburgh – Belfast

Your itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Flight to Dublin and welcome by the tour guide. Discover the Irish capital Dublin with the Trinity College and the trendy Temple Bar district on an included city tour and enjoy the open and lively atmosphere of the city. Afterwards you have enough time to explore Dublin by yourself. Overnight stay in the area of Dublin.

Day 2: Dublin - Wales - Chester

Today you take the ferry back to the British mainland to Wales. Walk along the scenic north coast of Wales past the Conwy Castle. After a stay you will get back to England. Here you will visit the picturesque medieval town of Chester, known for its half-timbered houses and shopping streets. Overnight stay in the Midlands area.

Day 3: Bristol - Bath

After driving south, you will arrive at the lively harbor town of Bristol on the Severn. After a stay in the city center, head to Bath, known for its Roman spas and UNESCO World Heritage city center. You can get to know both independently or on combined city tours. Overnight stay in the area of Bristol.

Day 4: Stonehenge - Windsor & Eton

Through the county of Somerset, you will reach one of England's most famous landmarks, Stonehenge (entrance fee € 20,-)* with its mysterious stone circle. Then drive through the varied South English countryside back to London to visit the small town of Windsor. Here you have the opportunity to admire the summer castle of the English royal family and get an impression of life in Eton, one of the most famous elite schools in the world. Overnight stay in the ara of London.

Day 5: London

Get to know the British capital on a city tour* with Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, City of London, Tower Bridge and much more. London has so much to offer and after the tour you can choose to spend your time visiting Convent Garden, Camden Market, Nottinghill or a ride on the London Eye, visiting Madame Tussaud or one of the many world-famous museums or shopping streets like Oxford Street or Bond Street or in one of the luxurious department stores like Harrods or Harvey Nichols. Overnight stay in the area of London.

Day 6: Oxford - Liverpool

Today you head north to stop in the time-honored university town of Oxford. Here you have time to get an impression of this elite forge with its world-famous colleges during a city tour. Then continue to Liverpool to discover the modern city and home of the legendary Beatles on their own or on a guided city tour*. Overnight stay in the area of Liverpool.

Day 7: Lake District - Hadrians Wall - Scotland

The densely populated Manchester economic hub takes you into the beautiful scenery of the Lake District, stopping off at beautiful Lake Windermere. Afterwards, you will cross the border to Scotland near Hadrian's Wall, built by the Romans. Overnight stay in the area of Glasgow.

Day 8: Glasgow - Loch Lomond - Edinburgh 

After a morning visit to Glasgow, take a panoramic drive to Loch Lomond and then through the typical Scottish countryside to the royal capital of Scotland, Edinburgh. Discover Edinburgh on your own or on a city tour*. Overnight stay in the area of Glasgow.

Day 9: Northern Ireland - Belfast - Ireland

Along the west coast of Scotland you will catch the ferry to Ireland, where you will get to know the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast. Then you drive along the coast past the Monasterbaice monastery ruin to the south of Ireland. Overnight stay in the area of Dublin.

Day 10: Departure

Transfer to the airport and flight home.
Program changes reserved. *for an additional fee. 

Hotel Description:

All hotels offer reception, bar and restaurant. The double room (occupancy: min/max 2 adults) have bath or shower/WC, telephone and TV. The single rooms are slightly smaller at the same facilities.

Hotel Examples:

Day 1+9 Dublin area:

Aspect Hotel Dublin Park West 91% HC, Green Isle Hotel Confernce and Leisure k. A. 

Day 2 Midlands area:

Hotel Quality Stoke on Trent k. A., Britannia North Stafford Hotel 100% HC, Novotel Wolverhampton City Centre 67% HC

Day 3: Bristol Area:  Webbington Hotel 

Day 4 + 5 London area:

Holiday Inn Slough – Windsor 75% HC, Heathrow Hotel Bath Road 100% HC, Aubrey Park Hotel Hemel Hempstead 100% HC

Day 6 Liverpool area:

Britannia Hotel Liverpool k. A., Hotel Days Inn city Centre Liverpool 100% HC

Day 7+8 Scotland:

Adamont Country House Hotel k. A.

Language:

Capital:

Government:

Area:

Population:

Currency:

Independence:

Calling code:

Norwegian

Oslo

Unitary

385,178 km2

1 Jan 2017 estimate 5,258,317

Norwegian krone (NOK)

17 May 1814

+47

The longest straight European country Norway is located west on the Scandinavian Peninsula. The sparsely populated area consists mostly of forests, glaciers, mountains, waterfalls and fascinating coastline (fjords).

The unique alternation of blue coastline and snow-capped mountain ranges makes Norway one of the main destinations for nature lovers. About 75 percent of the approximately 5 million inhabitants live in larger cities such as Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger and Fredrikstad.

Natural spectacle in the entire year

The Norway, lying in the Atlantic Ocean bordered by Sweden, Finland and Russia. Like its Scandinavian neighbors, Norway also inspires with natural attractions. Deeply cut bays lead deep in the Interior of the country and are very popular especially with tourists. The Geirangerfjord is the most famous fjord of Norway and belongs since 2005 to the UNESCO world natural heritage site.

The widespread nature of the country provides many sporting activities such as hiking, climbing, sailing and fishing. Especially in the northern part of Norway, Lapland, the human settlement decreases, while the wilderness is wild. It attracts many hikers to the natural rock platform Preikestolen, because here you will get a wide view over the Lysefjord and other surrounding hills. The edge vertically drops fabulous 604 metres in the almost 40 km long fjord.

While the forests and mountains are always available to tourists in Norway, available at any time, the beautiful midnight sun increases the appeal of a trip to the North in the summer. In the winter, then provide the incredible northern lights for fascination and stimulate tourism in Norway.

Metropolis with special character

In the capital of Oslo about one-third of the total population live. If you want to get out of nature and back into the big city, you should look at the small European metropolis. The Royal Castle, the historic Akershus fortress and the old town can make you feel the charm of the city. The Vigeland Sculpture Park is worth a visit. The capital is one of the smallest in Europe, and thus can be seen in a short time.

Beautiful national parks

To protect the nature and wildlife, many landscapes have been converted into national parks and offer travellers many exciting activities in nature. These are suitable especially for extended hiking tours with accommodation in wooden huts. In particular, wild reindeer, carnivores and birds of prey need this protected space, to survive in nature. Popular among walkers, among others the Jotunheimen mountain range, which is the highest mountain range in Scandinavia with its mountains is the Jotunheimen National Park. With approximately 30,000 visitors the Besseggen Ridge trail is the most committed.

The position of Norway on the Scandinavian peninsula gives great importance to shipping. Ship connections to the neighboring countries and the numerous airports facilitate traffic and make it possible to reach more remote regions of the country. 

The extreme north-south extent leads to large climate differences on the coasts. Through the Gulf Stream there is a very sunny and pleasant warm climate in the southern part, while in the north longer nights and more snow can be found. The country benefits from its location and is the world's northernmost country with ice-free coastal waters.

Travel ideas Norway

North Cape with Sweden & Finland

Included services:

  • Tour and transfers in air-conditioned coach
  • 6 nights accommodation in selected middle-class hotels in a double room
  • 1 night on the ferry Stockholm - Turku of Silja line in double cabin
  • 7x breakfast buffet
  • Entrance North Cape Hall
  • Route and excursions according to itinerary
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Additional costs per person

(only bookable in advance):

  • surcharge half board € 195.-
  • surcharge single room € 280.-

Additional costs per person

(payable on site):

  • city tour Stockholm € 59.-
  • city tour Helsinki € 59.-
  • or as a pachage  € 88.-(only in advance)
  • seat first row in the bus € 49.-
  • seat first row back entrance bus: € 29.-
  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers

Travel time:

Middle of May to beginning of September 

Price:

From € 470.- per person in a double room (with 49 Pax/bus) 

Note:

This tour is also available with bus arrival to DE/AT/CH

8-day exclusive adventure journey by air, bus and ship

Stockholm - Turku - Helsinki - Finnish Lake District - Arctic Circle baptism - Christmas village in Rovaniemi - Northern Cape - Finnish and Swedish Lapland - Gammelstad (UNESCO World Heritage) - High Coast (UNESCO world cultural heritage) - Uppsala

3 countries - 1 travel

The North Cape - you must have seen! You fly to the Swedish capital Stockholm and from there you take the ship to Finland, where you get to know the capital of Helsinki, the Finnish Lake District and Lapland before you travel to Norway and the highlight of this tour, the North Cape. On your journey back to the South you pass the Arctic Circle and cross Northern and central Sweden with its outstanding attractions. 

Your itinerary

Day 1: Stockholm

Flight to Stockholm. At the airport you will be welcomed by our friendly, competent and German-speaking tour guide and with our quality coach we take you to the center of the Swedish capital. Stockholm - called also the Venice of the North - is located on 14 different islands and waiting to be discovered. At a panoramic city tour (for a fee) you get a good overview such as town hall, Royal Palace, the leisure Island Djurgården. Then you need to stroll through the old town Gamla Stan with its winding and cobblestone streets or visit the famous Vasa Ship Museum. In the evening, you go on board the Silja Galaxy or Baltic Princess. After the embarkation, you can enjoy the ride from the port of Stockholm through the unique offshore archipelago landscape. See the countless islands and waterways, prior to crossing the Baltic Sea and you are going to enjoy time in the evening on board with the numerous offers of shopping, disco, cinema, bars and sauna.

Day 2: Turku – Helsinki – Jyväskylä (440 km)

You will pass the Turku archipelago landscape with magnificent views before arrive to the former Finnish capital. During a sightseeing tour, you will get a good impression of this historic town with its dominant Cathedral. You can get past to numerous lakes in the Finnish capital of Helsinki. Explore Helsinki and its venerable Cathedral, the modern Temppeliaukioa Church, the Orthodox Uspensky Church and witness many modern designs on a city tour (for a fee). Afterwards you have time to explore the old harbor of the Finnish market with its local specialties. Continue through the wide landscape of the Central Finnish Lake District. Overnight stay in Jyväskylä.

Day 3: Finnish Lakeland – Oulu – Christmas village – Rovaniemi (560 km)

Through the Finnish Lake District, heading to the north, we will make a stop in the historic trading town of Oulu, the most economically significant city in northern Finland. Then we go along the sea on the Gulf of Bothnia and through untouched landscape to the capital of Finnish Lapland to Rovaniemi. This modern commercial university city, located at the Arctic circle on the Kemijoki and Ounasjoki rivers, is the economic center in northern Finland. During the tour you will see the Jätkänkynttilä Bridge (‘Lumberjack Candle Bridge'), which is reminiscent of the time the timber floating and captivating through your modern Architecture Buildings of the Arktikum Museum and Research Center, the Lappia House and the Town Hall, all Finnish by the famous architect Alvar Aalto. Highlight of the day is then certainly the visit of the Christmas village. Here, Christmas music is played also in the summer. Before you have time to stroll through the Christmas village with post office and many souvenir shops you should cross the Arctic Circle after the traditional line-crossing ceremony (with cold water and pine branch). A photo with Santa Claus is regarded as a special souvenir. Overnight stay in the hotel in Rovaniemi.

Day 4: Lapland – Sami – Northern Cape (680 km)

Across Finnish Lapland with its endless expanse and mountain formations you enter the Finnmark in Norway. Here live the Sami, the indigenous people found in a region known for traditional crafts and their beautiful work in silversmith. Then you will reach the northernmost point and highlight of the trip - to the North Cape. Visit the informative North Cape Hall (inclusive), explore the gigantic North Cape rock, enjoy the view in the vast expanse of the North and don’t forget the souvenir photo at the great North Cape globe. With unforgettable impressions we proceed to your hotel and the accommodation for this night on the island of North Cape.

Day 5: Finnish Lapland – Levi (570 km)

Today you go south along the sea again. You make a stop in Karasjok, the natural capital of the Sami culture and have opportunity to visit the Sappmi Park - a successful theme park that brings you closer to the Sami people and their way of living. Then we continue to the legendary Sari lake. With a phototropic you can enjoy the mystical atmosphere and the glittering lake - a true Finnish idyll. Then continue to the Kittila Levi area, the region with the most famous ski centers of Finland and a true leisure and sports paradise. Magnificent mountain scenery and nature invite to sport and to ride with reindeer and husky sledding. Overnight stay in the hotel in the area of Levi - Kittila.

Day 6: Swedish Lapland – Luleå – Gammelstad (UNESCO World Heritage) – Skellefteå (460 km)

Today you leave Finland and get to know the north of Sweden. You cross the Arctic circle to the Gulf of Bothnia again and stop in the biggest city of the Swedish Lapland, in Luleå. The small university town impresses with its location by the sea and the imposing neo-Gothic city church. A trip into the past takes you to the historic Gammelstad (Unesco World Heritage) where hundreds of red houses are grouped around the central church dating back to the 14th century. Then continue along the sea past islands and archipelago through Swedish Lapland to Skellefteå. Overnight stay in the hotel in the area of Skellefteå.

Day 7: High Coast – Uppsala (680 km)

Along the sea you continue southwards to Umeå, a modern harbor town and center of salmon and herring fishing to the next highlight of the trip; the High Coast, declared a UNESCO World Heritage. This part of the Gulf of Bothnia is characterized by its steep granite cliffs and rocky islands rising from the sea. The coast rises from the sea and it is the highest elevation in the world. Afterwards we continue to Uppsala, the historic residence and university town with its Castle, the city's most exciting sacred structure, and the Cathedral, the largest religious building in Sweden. Overnight stay in the hotel in the area of Uppsala.

Day 8: Departure

Transfer to the Stockholm airport and return flight.

Program changes reserved. 

Hotel description:

All hotels offer reception, bar and restaurant. The double room (occupancy: min/max 2 adults) have bath or shower/WC, telephone and TV. The single rooms are slightly smaller at the same facilities. Advertised hotel classifications are based on the country category. Program changes reserved.

Hotel examples:

SCANDIC Jyväskylä City

SCANDIC Rovaniemi City

SCANDIC Nordkapp

SOKOS Levi

SCANDIC Skellefteå

SCANDIC Uppsala Nord

 
 

Scandinavia - Baltic Sea - Saint Petersburg

Included services:

  • 8 days tour and transfers in air-conditioned coach
  • 1 night trip with the Baltic Princess or Galaxy of Silja line from Stockholm to Turku
  • 3 days cruise on the Princess Anastasia of St. Peter line with Helsinki, Saint Petersburg, Tallinn and Stockholm
  • 3 nights in middle-class hotel in a double room
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Round trip - and excursion program according to itinerary
  • All road tolls, airport - fees
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Optional services per person

(only bookable in adavance):

  • Surcharge haf board € 210,-
  • Outside cabin on cruises from € 95,-
  • Outside cabin "De Luxe" and "Commodore" cabin from € 155,-
  • Single cabin and standard cabin for single from € 330,-
  • Outside cabin "De Luxe" and "Commodore" cabin for single use from € 380,-

Optional services per person

(payable on site):

  • City tours Stockholm, Tallinn, Helsinki, Oslo and Gothenburg € 59,- each
  • Saint Petersburg € 85,- (including day-visa)
  • or in the package € 299,- 

Additional costs per person

(payable on site):

  • Day ticket for the visa-free travel to Saint Petersburg: € 25,-
  • Harbor fee € 32,50
  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers

Travel time:

May to August

Price:

From € 440,- per person in a double room (with 50 Pax/bus)

8-days flight, ship and bus travel (7 nights)

Stockholm - Tallinn - Saint Petersburg - Helsinki - Oslo - Gothenburg

Explore the main cities of Sweden, Finland and Norway, as well as the South of Sweden's best at a bus tour - the capital of Estonia and the Russian Imperial capital of Saint Petersburg reached easily and comfortably by cruise on the Baltic Sea. On this ship and bus tour, you learn about the most beautiful and important cities in the North of Europe on a trip in a short time.

Your itinerary

Day 1 (Tuesday): Arrival

Flight to Stockholm. Welcome by the tour guide. The capital of Sweden - called also the Venice of the North - is located on 14 different islands and waiting to be discovered. Discover the capital of Sweden with Stadthuset, Royal Palace, the old town of Gamla Stan and more independently or on a guided city tour*. Overnight stay in the hotel in the area of Stockholm.

Day 2 (Wednesday): Stockholm - Oslo

From Stockholm, you will pass countless lakes and endless landscapes, the lake Vänern and the provincial town of Karlstad before arriving in Oslo. Overnight stay in the hotel in the area of Oslo.

Day 3 (Thursday): Oslo - Southern Sweden

Today you will visit the Oslo, the Norwegian capital which is located by the Oslofjord. Explore this beautiful city with Vigeland Park, Opera, Royal Palace and City Hall independently or in a guided city tour*. After visiting Oslo the journey takes you through the pictoresque coastal landscape around the Kosterhavet nationalpark back to Sweden. Overnight stay in the hotel in the area of Vänersborg.

Day 4 (Friday): Gothenburg - Lake Vättern - Stockholm - Baltic Princess

Enter through the South West of Sweden in the second largest city of the country. Get to know Gothenburg, this vibrant and friendly city on the water, independently or on a city tour*. Afterwards you will make a stop in the small town of Gränna which is located at the Lake Vättern, the second largest lake of Sweden. Gränna is famous for its tradional manufacturing of crispbread and the sweets "Polkagris". Learn all about these Swedish traditions before travelling back to Stockholm by passing the Göta canal. In the evening you go on board of the cruise and pass the archipelago of Stockholm and the Baltic Sea to Turku. Overnight stay on the Baltic Princes or Galaxy of Silja line. 

Day 5 (Saturday): Turku - Helsinki - Princess Anastasia

In the morning you reach the former Finnish capital of Turku. After a tour of the castle and the picturesque city, you will be taken by bus to the capital of Helsinki through typical southern Finnish countryside. Discover the main attractions such as the venerable Cathedral, the modern Temppeliaukio Church and witnesses many of modern designs at a shore excursion*, or on your own. In the late afternoon embarkation on the Princess Anastasia and ride over the Finnish sea. Overnight stay on the Princess Anastasia.

Day 6 (Sunday): Saint Petersburg - Princess Anastasia

There is much to see and explore in the city Saint Petersburg, which was the capital of the mighty Russian Empire from the 18th to the 20th century. Enjoy the Nevsky Prospekt, the boulevard and the city's promenade, the impressive Isaac cathedral, the Eermitaget, one of the largest art collections in the world, the Saint Peter and Paul fortress independently or on a guided country trip*. In the evening embarkation and ride across the Gulf of Finland West. Overnight stay on the Princess Anastasia.

Day 7 (Monday): Tallinn - Princess Anastasia

The capital of Estonia invites you to a visit. Explore the medieval old town, the numerous baroque churches and the Kadriorg Palace of Tsar Peter the great independently or with a land trip*. In the evening embarkation and cruise to Stockholm. Overnight stay on the Princess Anastasia.

Day 8 (Tuesday): Departure

Transfer to the airport of Stockholm and flight home.

Program changes reserved.

Hotel description during the round trip:

All hotels offer reception, bar and restaurant. The double room (occupancy: min/max 2 adults) have bath or shower/WC, telephone and TV. The single rooms are slightly smaller at the same facilities. 

Baltic Princess or Galaxy and Princess Anastasia - cruise ship:

On the track Stockholm - Turku you go on the ship Baltic Princess of Silja line. The other cruises from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg, Tallinn and Stockholm are on board the newly adapted Princess Anastasia of St. Peter line, which was recently acquired by the prestigious line of Moby. Ride the St. Peter Line passengers from Europe with a day entry easily permit for visiting of St. Petersburg. The ships are equipped with modern and comfortable cruise atmosphere. The Princess Anastasia features shops, many bars and restaurants, sauna, pool, Casino and offers a sophisticated daily entertainment program. The cabins are standard inside cabins and shower and WC. 

Christmas market Oslo

Included services:

  • Transfers in air-conditioned bus
  • 3 nights at a Scandic hotel in a double room
  • 3x Scandinavian breakfast buffet
  • Visit the Christmas market in Oslo according to itinerary
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Optional services per person (payable on site):

  • City tour Oslo € 59,-
  • City tour of Holmenkollen € 59,-
  • Excursion Baerumsverk and Oslo Fjord € 59,-
  • or in the package € 199,-

Additional costs per person (payable on site):

  • Gratuities for local guide and bus driver 

Travel time:

Advent weekend (Friday to Monday)

Price:

From € 150,-per person in a double room (with 50 Pax/bus) 

4-day flight and bus tour (3 nights), SCANDIC hotel, incl. breakfast

The Christmas time is very special in Norway and you can enjoy the harmonious customs of wintry atmosphere throughout the advent period. Experience the Christmas decorated Oslo, the picturesque Oslo fjord in wintry garments with long tradition with original glögg, the traditional warming Christmas beverages or specially built Norwegian Christmas beer.

Itinerary:

Day 1 (Friday): Arrival - Oslo

Flight to Oslo. Welcome by the tour guide and transfer to the traditional Christmas market at the Oslo City Hall in the Centre of the Norwegian capital. Then transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at the Scandic hotel.

Day 2 (Saturday): Oslo

Explore Oslo with its imposing Opera, the City Hall, the Royal Palace and the Vigelandpark independently or during a guided city tour*. In the afternoon, a trip to the world famous Holmenkollen ski jumping hill with a sports park is offered. Enjoy the stunning view over Oslofjord and Oslo and relax in wintry countryside not far from the city. Overnight stay at the Scandic hotel.

Day 3 (Sunday): Oslo

Today is the day for other activities in Oslo or for a very worthwhile excursion* to the surroundings of Oslos around the Christmas market in Baerumsverk. It is an open-air museum on the grounds of a historic iron forge with its authentic decorated houses and lots of tradition to experience and then more of the scenic landscape around Oslo and Oslo fjord. Overnight stay at the Scandic hotel.

Day 4 (Monday): Departure

Transfer to the airport and return flight.

Program changes reserved.

 

Hotel Description:

Scandic Hotel: Of the renowned Scandinavian hotel group the modern Scandic hotel, built in typical Scandinavian style and design, conveniently located in the sought-after Asker. The hotel offers all reception, bar, restaurant and gym. Double room (occupancy: min/max 2 adults) have bath or shower/WC, telephone and satellite TV, and Wi-Fi Internet connection. Single rooms are a bit smaller at same features.

Norway Highlights

Included services:

  • Tour and transfers in air-conditioned coach
  • 7 nights in Scandic hotels in double room
  • 7x Scandinavian breakfast buffet
  • Route and excursions according to itinerary
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Optional services per person

(only bookable in advance):

  • Surcharge single room € 290.-
  • Surcharge half board € 195.-

Optional services per person

(payable on site):

  • City tour Oslo € 59.-
  • City tour Bergen € 59.-
  • City tour Sanderfjord € 59.-
  • City tour Hamar 59.-
  • or in the package € 199.-

Additional costs (payable on site): 

  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers

Travel time:

May to September

Notice:

Arrival day friday only

Price:

From € 460.- per person in a double room (with 50 Pax/bus)

8-day flight and bus tour (7 nights), SCANDIC hotels, incl. breakfast

Tour itinerary

Day 1: Arrival 

Flight to Oslo. After arrival and welcome by the German-speaking tour guide, you go directly to the Norwegian capital Oslo. Discover the city either on your own or on a city tour* and explore the highlights such as the Vigeland Park, the Opera House, the Royal Palace and the Town Hall. Then drive to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in the area of Oslo.

Day 2: Oslo – Sandefjord (ca. 130 km)

After breakfast you have plenty of time for further discoveries before the journey continues. The Holmenkollen, a 371 meter high mountain in Oslo, should definitely be seen as well as the Fram, a Norwegian polar ship and the Viking Museum. Then your journey takes you to Sanderfjord. Overnight stay at the hotel in the area of Sanderfjord.

Day 3: Sanderfjord – Haugesund (ca. 420 km)

Sandefjord has experienced three periods of flowering in its history: the Viking Age, the era as a health resort and the era of whaling. The outstanding cultural monuments include the unique museum for whales and whaling in Europe, the oldtimer-plane Dakota and the sculpture pavilion Midtåsen with a selection of the works of Knut Steen. Discover this historic city on a joint city tour* before continuing to Haugesund. Overnight stay at the hotel in the area of Haugesund.

Day 4: Haugesund – Bergen (ca. 140 km)

In addition to a varied landscape, the Haugaland region also has many interesting cultural monuments to offer, which date back to the Viking Age and the Middle Ages. On the island of Karmøy was the royal court of Harald Schönhaar, the first Norwegian king, who laid the foundation stone for the unification of Norway with his conquests. Then we continue to Bergen. Overnight stay at the hotel in the area Bergen.

Day 5: Bergen – Naustdal-Gjengedal (ca. 180 km)

Norway's second largest city attracts not only with a historic center with old Nordic wooden houses, but also with numerous excursions. Discover Bergen and visit the UNESCO World Heritage declared Bryggen Hanseatic district, the fish market and the lively old town, either independently or as part of a guided city tour*. Then continue to the Nuastdal-Gjengedal area. Overnight stay at the hotel in the area of Nuastdal-Gjengedal.

Day 6: Førde/Måløy – Geirangerfjord – Hamar (ca. 495 km)

We leave early in the morning to be on time at the Geirangerfjord. The Geirangerfjord impresses with its wild nature, steep cliffs and almost vertically sloping waterfalls. The misty veils of the cascades "Seven Sisters" (De syv søstrene), the "Freier" (Friars) and the "Bridal Veil" (Brudesløret) often create a play of colors made of dazzling rainbows. But even the people who live on the Geirangerfjord despite the harsh conditions characterize the breathtaking landscape. From Geiranger Skywalk (Dalsnibba) you have a magnificent view of the fjord. Then continue to Hamar. Overnight stay at the hotel in the area of Hamar.

Day 7: Hamar – Oslo (ca. 150 km)

An oversized Viking ship, a cast-in church ruins and pure railroad romance. A short visit to Hamar is definitely worthwhile. Discover the city and its sights either independently or on a joint city tour*. Then your journey will take you back to the starting point, to Oslo. Overnight stay at the hotel in the area of Oslo.

Day 8: Departure 

Transfer to the airport and return flight. 

Program changes reserved.

Hotel Description:

Hotel is located in the prestigious Scandinavian hotel chain Scandic hotels. All hotels offer reception, fitness room, bar and restaurant. The fjord area located hotel & Spa in the Scandic Sunnfjord, with indoor swimming pool and sauna. The double room (occupancy: min/max 2 adults) have bath or shower/WC, telephone and TV. The single rooms are slightly smaller at the same facilities.

Hotel examples:

Area Oslo: SCANDIC Holmenkollen, SCANDIC Helsfyr, SCANDIC Asker or similar

Area Sanderfjord: SCANDIC Park Sandefjord, Clarion Collection Hotel, SCANDIC Havna Tjome, Quality Hotel Farris or similar

Area Haugesund: Radission Blu, SCANDIC Hotel, Thon Hotel, Hotel Neptun, Hotel Saga or similar

Area Bergen: SCANDIC Hotel, Thon Hotel, Best Western Hotel, Magic Hotel or similar

Area Nuastdal-Gjengedal:  Thon Hotel, SCANDIC Hotel or similar in Måløy oder Førde

Area Hamar: Scandic Hotel, First Hotel, Clarion Hotel, Quality Hotel  or similar

Official language:

French

Capital:

Paris

Government:

Unitary semi-presidential republic

Area:

543.965 km²

Population:

66.993.000

Calling code:

+33

France, is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany to the northeast, Switzerland and Italy to the east, and Andorra and Spain to the south. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. The country's 18 integral regions (five of which are situated overseas) span a combined area of 543.965 square kilometres and a total population of 67 million (as of July 2019). France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban areas include Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille and Nice. France, including its overseas territories, has the most number of time zones with total 12 time zones.

During the Iron Age, what is now metropolitan France was inhabited by the Gauls, a Celtic people. Rome annexed the area in 51 BC, holding it until the arrival of Germanic Franks in 476, who formed the Kingdom of Francia. The Treaty of Verdun of 843 partitioned Francia into East Francia, Middle Francia and West Francia. West Francia, which became the Kingdom of France in 987, emerged as a major European power in the Late Middle Ages, following its victory in the Hundred Years' War (1337–1453). During the Renaissance, French culture flourished and a global colonial empire was established, which by the 20th century would become the second largest in the world. The 16th century was dominated by religious civil wars between Catholics and Protestants (Huguenots). France became Europe's dominant cultural, political, and military power in the 17th century under Louis XIV. In the late 18th century, the French Revolution overthrew the absolute monarchy, establishing one of modern history's earliest republics and drafting the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, which expresses the nation's ideals to this day.

In the 19th century, Napoleon took power and established the First French Empire. His subsequent Napoleonic Wars (1803–15) shaped the course of continental Europe. Following the collapse of the Empire, France endured a tumultuous succession of governments culminating with the establishment of the French Third Republic in 1870. France was a major participant in World War I, from which it emerged victorious, and was one of the Allies in World War II, but came under occupation by the Axis powers in 1940. Following liberation in 1944, a Fourth Republic was established and later dissolved in the course of the Algerian War. The Fifth Republic, led by Charles de Gaulle, was formed in 1958 and remains today. Algeria and nearly all the other colonies became independent in the 1960s, with most retaining close economic and military connections with France.

France has long been a global centre of art, science, and philosophy. It hosts the world's fourth-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is the leading tourist destination, receiving around 83 million foreign visitors annually. France is a developed country with the world's sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP, and tenth-largest by purchasing power parity. In terms of aggregate household wealth, it ranks fourth in the world. France performs well in international rankings of education, health care, life expectancy, and human development. France is considered a great power in global affairs, being one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council with the power to veto and an official nuclear-weapon state. It is a leading member state of the European Union and the Eurozone, and a member of the Group of 7, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Trade Organization (WTO), and La Francophonie.

France and its differently shaped landscapes

In one of the largest countries in Europe, France has numerous, sometimes very differently shaped landscapes. The landscape is dominated by plains or hills. The country is mountainous to the southeast and on the border with the Iberian Peninsula. The main mountains are the Pyrenees in the southwest, the central massif in the center of the southern half of the country and in the east (listed from north to south) the Vosges, the Jura and the Alps. The highest mountain in France is the 4810 meter high Mont Blanc in the Alps; is often regarded as the highest mountain in Europe. The Elbrus in the European-Asian border area is higher, but not clearly assigned to any continent.

France has coastlines in the south to the Mediterranean, in the west and in the north to the Atlantic Ocean, the English Channel and the North Sea. It borders Spain and Andorra, the north and east of Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland and Italy and the southeast of Monaco.

France is divided into 18 regions, 13 of which are in Europe and five are French Overseas Territories (France d'outre mer (FOM)) - French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte and Reunion. As of December 31, 2015, the European parts of France were divided into 22 regions.

The metropolitan area around Paris is located in the Île-de-France region and has around twelve million inhabitants. The metropolitan areas around Lyon, Marseille, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Lille have well over a million inhabitants.

Travel ideas France

Normandy & Brittany

Included services:

  • Tour and transfer in air-conditioned coach
  • 5 nights in middle-class hotel in double room
  • 5x breakfast
  • Entrance fee Mont St Michel
  • Visit and entrance fee Bayeux Tapestry
  • Visit and entrance fee Monet Gardens in Giverny
  • City Tax (ca. € 5,50)
  • Route and excursions according to itinerary
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Optional services per person

(only bookable in advance): 

  • Surcharge single room 3*: € 135,-
  • half board package 3*: 5 x dinner in hotels or restaurants € 115,-
  • Surcharge 4* hotel: € 70,-
  • Surcharge single room 4* hotel: € 200,-
  • Surcharge half board 4* hotel: € 150,-

Additional costs:

Gratuities for local tour guides and bus drivers

Period:

July bis September

Price:

From € 350,- per person in double room (with 49 Pax/Bus)

6-days flight- and bus trip (5 nights), middle-class hotels, incl. breakfast

Rouen - Monet Gardens - Seine Valley - Mont St Michel - St Malo - Flowery Coast - Emerald Coast - Landing Beaches - Rennes

Day 1: Arrival Paris – Monet Gardens – Ecreux - Rouen 

Flight to Paris – Monet Gardens – Ecreux – Rouen. Overnight stay in hotelo in the area of Rouen.

Day 2: Flowery Coast Deauville – Trouville – Honfleur – Pont du Normandie

Flowery Coast Deauville – Trouville – Honfleur – Pont du Normandie. Overnight stay in hotel in the area of Rouen.

Day 3: Rouen – Landing Beaches – Bayeux - Rennes

Rouen – Landing Beaches – Bayeux – Rennes. Overnight stay in hotel in the area of Rennes.

Day 4: Carnac – Quiberon - Vannes

Carnac – Quiberon – Vannes. Overnight stay in the area of Rennes.

Day 5: Côte d’Émeraude – Mont St Michel – St Malo

Côte d’Émeraude – Mont St Michel – St Malo.  Overnight stay in the area of Rennes.

Day 6: Rennes – Vitre – Paris and departure 

Rennes – Vitre – Paris and transfer to the airport Paris and flight back.

Program changes reserved. 

Hotel description:

All hotels offer reception, bar and restaurant. The double rooms (occupancy: min./max. 2 adults) have a bath or shower / WC, telephone and TV. The single rooms are a bit smaller with the same equipment.

Côte d’Azur, Provence & Camargue

Included services:

  • Tour and transfer in air-conditioned coach
  • 6 nights in middle-class hotel in double room
  • 6 x breakfast
  • Entrance fee Palais des Papes Avignon
  • Visit and entrance Pont du Garde
  • Visit of an provencial market
  • Route and excursions according to itinerary
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Optional services per person

(only bookable in advance): 

  • Surcharge single room € 160,-
  • Half board package 6 x dinner in hotels or restaurants € 105,-

Additional costs:

Gratuities for local tour guides and bus drivers

Period:

April and May

Price:

From € 375,- per person in double room (with 49 Pax/Bus)

7-days flight- and bus trip (6 nights), middle-class hotels, incl. breakfast

Nice - Monaco - Cannes - Saint Tropez - Marseilles - Aix en Provence - Avignon - Arles - Camargue

The glamorous French Riviera, the Principality of Monaco, the enchanting Provence and the incomparable Camargue invite you with charm, history, culture and a varied and dramatic landscape between the snow-capped Alps and the endless beaches of southern France.

Day 1: Arrival Nice - Provence 

Day 2: Arles - Camargue

Day 3: Avignon Orange - Pont du Garde

Day 4: Saint Remy - Marseilles

Day 5: Aix en Provonce - St Tropez - Cannes - Cote d Azur

Day 6: Nice - Monaco

Day 7: Departure

Program changes reserved. 

Hotel description:

All hotels offer reception, bar and restaurant. The double rooms (occupancy: min./max. 2 adults) have a bath or shower / WC, telephone and TV. The single rooms are a bit smaller with the same equipment.

Provence & Camargue

Included services:

  • Tour and transfer in air-conditioned coach
  • 6 nights in middle-class hotel in double room
  • 6 x breakfast
  • Entrance fee Palais des Papes Avignon
  • Visit and entrance Pont du Garde
  • Visit and entrance fee Roman city Glanum
  • Route and excursions according to itinerary
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Optional services per person

(only bookable in advance): 

  • Surcharge single room € 180,-
  • Half board package 6 x dinner in hotels or restaurants € 125,-

Additional costs:

Gratuities for local tour guides and bus drivers

Period:

April and July

Price:

From € 385,- per person in double room (with 49 Pax/Bus)

7-days flight- and bus trip (6 nights), middle-class hotels, incl. breakfast

Day 1: Arrival Nimes - Pont du Garde 

Day 2: Orange - Chateauneuf du Pape - Avignon 

Day 3: Marseilles - Aix-en-Provence

Day 4: Saint Remy - Les Baux

Day 5: Arles - Camargue

Day 6: Luberon - Gordes -  Senanque -  Roussillon - Lacoste

Day 7: Departure

Transfer to the Nimes airport and flight back.

Program changes reserved. 

Hotel description:

All hotels offer reception, bar and restaurant. The double rooms (occupancy: min./max. 2 adults) have a bath or shower / WC, telephone and TV. The single rooms are a bit smaller with the same equipment.

Language:

 

Capital:

Government:

 

Area:

Population:

Currency:

Independence:

Calling code:

English, Scots, Welsh,

Scottish Gaelic, Cornish

London

Unitary parliamentary

constitutional monarchy

242,495 km2

2016 estimate 65,110,000

Pound sterling (GBP; £)

N/A

+44

Great Britain is an island in the Atlantic Ocean to Europe. This largest island in Europe is not a classic destination for a beach vacation, here you can rather spend an exciting cultural holiday.

United Kingdom include both England and Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales; each of these regions has its own charm.

Breathtaking nature and vibrant cities

Those seeking peace and seclusion, should go, for example, in the far reaches of Scotland. Up in the North of the United Kingdom, this is especially famous for Loch Ness with his sea monster "Nessie".

What many tourists do not know is that Scotland is also suitable for winter vacation. But from May to September is worth a holiday in Scotland, then you will find the famous Highland Games held.  

In the South of England, one of the most popular attractions is the legendary Stonehenge; at least one million visitors annually visit this stone circle monument - one of the oldest records of civilization in the UK.

Capital city of the England is London; This city is ideal for a city break, because here you can discover a variety of interesting sights. You should not miss Tower Bridge and Big Ben in London.

Even Buckingham Palace is set high in the favor of most visitors. You should when staying in London also don't miss Waxworks of Madame Toussauds. The red double decker buses are very characteristic for London – these characterize the image of the city immensely.

Climate

UK has a temperate climate in the that is there to be warm and moist in summer and wet and cold winter. In contrast to the rest of Europe significantly more precipitation falls on the British island - you should take an umbrella with you if possible.

In the southwest of the country, the climate is the mildest, by the way. Here is also one of the most visited landscapes of Great Britain: Cornwall. Known from numerous Rosamunde Pilcher films, can be found here peaceful small cottages and a wild-romantic landscape.

Notes

As an EU citizen, you need no visa for entry to the UK. Of course, you should carry a valid passport.

Typical tropical diseases do not occur naturally in the UK, but it may cause the outbreak of the disease hepatitis B. Especially in case of a longer stay in the country one should be vaccinated against this disease.

Travel ideas United Kingdom

South England & Cornwall

Included services:

  • Tour and transfers in air-conditioned coach
  • 7 nights in middle-class hotels in double room
  • 7x full English breakfast
  • London city tour included
  • Route and excursions according to itinerary
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Optional services per person

(only bookable in advance):

  • Surcharge single room € 340.-
  • 7 x dinner at the hotel or restaurant € 105.-

Optional services per person

(payable on site):

  • Excursion to Stonehenge € 59.-;
  • combined city tour Bristol & Bath € 59.-;
  • Windsor & Eton € 45.-
  • or as a package € 159.-

Additional costs per person

(payable on site):

  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers

Travel time:

March to November

Price:

From € 380.- per person in a double room (with 50 Pax/bus)

8-day flight, ship and bus tour (7 nights), middle-class hotels,

breakfast included

London - Brighton - Portsmouth - Devon - Jurassic coast - Lyme Regis - English Riviera Torquay - Cornwall - St.Ives - Lands End - Bristol - Oxford

Discover the metropolis London with famous landmarks including Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge. Along the South coast you can visit the most famous and historic seaside resort of Brighton, the British Navy of Portsmouth, the port city of Southampton port, the traditional seaside resort of Bournemouth, the New Forest, the fascinating Jurassic coastline, the picturesque English Riviera with Torquay Agatha Christi's hometown, on your way to the far west of the island. Cornwall is the southwesternmost part of England and is a real gem with subtropical climate and a fascinating coastline, where not without reason, Rosamunde Pilcher has located her success novels. On the way back to the East you can visit the lively port town of Bristol and the historic University City of Oxford. Fascinating and diverse nature, countless historical treasures and typical British hospitality await you on your journey to the climate favored south of the United Kingdom.

Day 1: Arrival (100 km)

Flight to London. Get a good overview of the major tourist attractions including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, or Tower Bridge on an included guided city tour and afterwards you still time even in this fascinating historic and modern metropolis on the Thames to look around. Late afternoon drive to the hotel. Accommodation in the room of London/Brighton

Day 2: Brighton (130 km)

Meet Brighton today. The "London-by-the-sea very busy students and artist", is the largest and most famous seaside resort in England. Lose yourself in the lanes, where once the fishermen mending their nets and brought their catch ashore, with its numerous Cafés, pubs, restaurants and shops and visit the Oriental fairy tale Palace Royal Pavilion with his at the same time Indian, Persian and Chinese-style extravaganza. Stroll along the beach promenade and stroll on the 500 m-long Palace Pier. Overnight in the London/Brighton area.

Day 3: Portsmouth - Bournemouth (190 km) 

Brighton driving in the port city of Portsmouth, birthplace of the famous English novelist Charles Dickens and most important naval port in England. Three of the most important ships in the world and others form the heart of the historic dockyard the HMS victory. Stroll along the old, beautiful harbor, or climb the Spinnaker Tower, from where you have a fantastic view. Then enter the important port and University City of Southampton in the highly attractive new forest National Park and continue into the well-known seaside resort of Bournemouth. The afternoon is at your disposal, stroll along the beach or a walk in the city centre, or take the opportunity for a trip to Stonehenge *, one of the most impressive testimonies of early mankind, true. Overnight in the room Bournemouth.

Day 4: Lyme Regis - Torquay, English Riviera - Newquay (320 km)

First we will stop in Lyme Regis, a typical English village on the Jurassic Coast, a stretch of coastline, which is UNESCO World Heritage site because of the fossils found there since 2001. Interesting buildings including the town give an elegant look Victorian. The 'Pearl of Dorset' is especially known for "The Cobb", a powerful and very characteristic harbour wall, which also plays a role in the novels of Jane Austin, and which affords great views of the English channel. Then drive to Torquay on the famous English Riviera, the home of Agatha Christie. Then proceed to Cornwall. Overnight in Cornwall.

Day 5: Cornwall - St Ives - land BB´s end - St. Michael's Mount (390 km)

At the present-day trip, embark at the 'home of the Rosamunde Pilcher', because St. Ives country BB´s end are often mentioned places in her novels. The beautiful and picturesque scenery of Cornwall is undoubtedly one the highlight of your trip. First you will visit the idyllic harbour of St Ives, where you have plenty of time for a walk. Then drive along the scenic coast to the best-known section of the cliffs of Lands End, the most westerly point of England, offering breathtaking views of the bizarre cliffs. On the return trip photo stop at St. Michael's Mount in the Bay of Marazion. The rock is considered to be one of the most spectacular places of Great Britain. Travel and overnight in a hotel room in the South West of England.

Day 6: Bristol (100 km)

Drive in the port town of Bristol, where time for an extended stay. Discover the old city with its cobbled streets and historic architecture on your own and enjoy the many restaurants and Cafés, which are strung on the beautiful Harbour side in peace and quiet. Also, Bristol Cathedral is worth a visit and interesting due to its unique architectural features. Take advantage of the opportunity to visit a combined city tour to Bristol and Bath which include the historic Clifton suspension bridge in Bristol and the Roman baths in Bath. Overnight in the hotel room in the South West of England.

Day 7: Oxford - London (275 km)

In the end, you will continue your journey to the old university town of Oxford, where you can explore the old town around the traditional colleges. In the early afternoon, continue to the hotel in the London area and have the opportunity to visit Eton, the seat of one of the most famous elite schools, and on a trip to Windsor, where the Queen's summer residence is located. Accommodation in the London area.

Day 8: Departure

Transfer to the airport and flight home.

Program changes reserved.
*for an additional fee. The **citytour and visit to London will be performed depending on the flight time on the first or last day. 

Hotel Description:

All hotels offer reception, bar and restaurant. The double room (occupancy: min/max 2 adults) have bath or shower/WC, telephone and TV. The single rooms are slightly smaller at the same facilities.

Hotel examples:

Day 1 + 2 London/Brighton area:

Holiday Inn Slough - Windsor 75% HC, Heathrow hotel Bath Road 100% HC, Aubrey Park Hotel Hemel Hempstead 100% HC, Britannia Royal Albion Hotel Brighton k. A.

Day 3 Bournemouth:

Britannia Hotel Bournemouth heathlands k. A.

Day 4 Cornwall:

Best Western Hotel Bristol 100% HC

Day 5 + 6 South West England:

Best Western Webbington Hotel & Spa 100% HC

Day 7 London area:

Holiday Inn Slough - Windsor 75% HC, Heathrow hotel Bath Road 100% HC, Aubrey Park Hotel Hemel Hempstead 100% HC

British Islands - 8 days

Included services:

  • Tour and transfers in air-conditioned coach
  • 7 nights in middle-class hotels in a double room
  • 7x English breakfast
  • 7x dinner at the hotel or at selected restaurants
  • City tour London included
  • Route and excursions according to itinerary
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Optional services per person

(only bookable in advance):

  • Surcharge single room: € 260.-

Additional costs

(payable on site): 

  • Entrance for churches and castles (approx. £3 to £20 adults, children and over 65 years’ concessions)
  • City Tours: Liverpool € 59.- Edinburgh € 59.- Dublin € 59.- or all in the package € 159.-
  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers

Travel time:

March to November

Price:

From € 450.- per person in a double room (with 50 Pax/bus)

8-day flight, ship and bus tour (7 nights), middle-class hotels,

including half board

London - Oxford – Liverpool – Dublin – Belfast – Glasgow – Edinburgh – Gretna Green – Lake District - Lake Windermere – Chester – Bath – Stonehenge

Your itinerary

Day 1: Arrival –  London

Flight to London and reception by the tour guide. Afterwards you will get to know the British capital on a city tour with Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, City of London, Tower Bridge and much more. Then time for your own explorations in London. Overnight stay in the area of London.

Day 2: Oxford – Liverpool 

Today you head north to stop in the time-honored university town of Oxford. Here you have time for a city stroll to get an impression of this elite forge with its world famous colleges. Then continue to Liverpool, to get to know the modern port city and home of the legendary Beatles independently or on a guided city tour *. Overnight stay in the area of Liverpool.

Day 3: Wales - Dublin 

This morning you take the ferry from Wales to Dublin. Upon arrival in the port of Ireland's capital, you will have the opportunity to discover Dublin's attractions on a guided city tour: the time-honored Trinity College, St. Patricks Cathedral, the trendy Temple Bar district, Dublin Castle, the famous Guinness Brewery. Then you have time to try an Irish Stew (Irish Stew) or a Black Pudding in one of the many pubs, and do not forget to have a glass of Guinness beer. Overnight stay in the area of Dublin.

Day 4: Dublin – Belfast – Glasgow

Along the coast we drive today to the famous monastery ruin Monasterboice with its Celtic high crosses and stone round tower. Afterwards short visit of the Northern Irish capital Belfast. In particular, City Hall, the Grand Opera House, the University and the shipyard where the Titanic was built. Around noon ferry crossing to Scotland. Overnight stay in the area of Glasgow.

Day 5: Schottland – Edinburgh

Today it is time to explore the Scottish capital Edinburgh. Explore the royal capital of Edinburgh on your own or on a city tour* You will stay at this romantic spot and then drive back to the hotel. Overnight stay in the area of Glasgow.

Day 6: Gretna Green - Lake District – Chester - Midlands

After breakfast we drive south again. Short stay in Gretna Green, the popular wedding location in southern Scotland on the border with England. After a varied journey we soon reach the beautiful landscape of the Lake District, where we stop at beautiful Lake Windermere. Not far from the border with Wales is the lovely town of Chester, founded by the Romans, which impresses with its numerous half-timbered houses and the 1000-year-old cathedral. Overnight stay in the British Midlands.

Day 7: Bath - Stonehenge 

A drive south will take you to Bath, known for its Roman spas and the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nearby you have the opportunity to visit the World Heritage Site Stonhenge (admission about € 20,-)* with its mysterious stone circle. Then drive through the varied southern English countryside back towards London. Overnight stay in the area of London.

Day 8: Departure 

Transfer to the airport and home flight.

*for a fee. The ** city tour and the visit London will be carried out on the first or second day depending on the flight time.

Hotel description:

All hotels offer reception, bar and restaurant. The double rooms (occupancy: min./max. 2 adults) have bath or shower / WC, telephone and TV. The single rooms are a bit smaller with the same equipment.

Hotel examples:

Day 1  + 7 London area:

Holiday Inn Slough – Windsor 75% HC, Heathrow Hotel Bath Road 100% HC, Aubrey Park Hotel Hemel Hempstead 100% HC

Day 2 Liverpool area:

Britannia Hotel Liverpool k. A., Hotel Days Inn city Centre Liverpool 100% HC.

Day 3 Dublin area:

Aspect Hotel Dublin Park West 91% HC, Green Isle Hotel Confernce and Leisure k. A. 

Day 4 + 5 Scotland:

Adamont Country House Hotel k. A

Day 6 Midlands area:

Hotel Quality Stoke on Trent k. A., Britannia North Stafford Hotel 100% HC, Novotel Wolverhampton City Centre 67% HC

Ireland, England, Scotland & Wales - 10 days

Included services:

  • Tour and transfers in air-conditioned coach
  • 9 nights in middle-class hotels in a double room
  • 9x English breakfast
  • 9x dinner at the hotel or at selected restaurants
  • City tour Dublin included
  • Route and excursions according to itinerary
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Optional services per person

(only bookable in advance):

  • Surcharge single room: € 290.-

Optional services per person

(payable on site): 

  • Entrance for churches and castles (approx. £3 to £20 adults, children and over 65 years’ concessions)
  • City Tours: Liverpool € 45.- Edinburgh € 45.- London € 45.- and Bristol & Bath € 45.- or all in the package € 149.-
  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers

Travel time:

March to November

Price:

From € 660.- per person in a double room (with 50 Pax/bus)

10-day flight, ship and bus tour (9 nights), middle-class hotels, including half board

Dublin – Wales – Bristol – Bath – Stonhenge – Windsor – London – Oxford – Liverpool – Lake District – Hadrians Wall – Glasgow – Loch Lomond – Edinburgh – Belfast

Your itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Flight to Dublin and welcome by the tour guide. Discover the Irish capital Dublin with the Trinity College and the trendy Temple Bar district on an included city tour and enjoy the open and lively atmosphere of the city. Afterwards you have enough time to explore Dublin by yourself. Overnight stay in the area of Dublin.

Day 2: Dublin - Wales - Chester

Today you take the ferry back to the British mainland to Wales. Walk along the scenic north coast of Wales past the Conwy Castle. After a stay you will get back to England. Here you will visit the picturesque medieval town of Chester, known for its half-timbered houses and shopping streets. Overnight stay in the Midlands area.

Day 3: Bristol - Bath

After driving south, you will arrive at the lively harbor town of Bristol on the Severn. After a stay in the city center, head to Bath, known for its Roman spas and UNESCO World Heritage city center. You can get to know both independently or on combined city tours. Overnight stay in the area of Bristol.

Day 4: Stonehenge - Windsor & Eton

Through the county of Somerset, you will reach one of England's most famous landmarks, Stonehenge (entrance fee € 20,-)* with its mysterious stone circle. Then drive through the varied South English countryside back to London to visit the small town of Windsor. Here you have the opportunity to admire the summer castle of the English royal family and get an impression of life in Eton, one of the most famous elite schools in the world. Overnight stay in the ara of London.

Day 5: London

Get to know the British capital on a city tour* with Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, City of London, Tower Bridge and much more. London has so much to offer and after the tour you can choose to spend your time visiting Convent Garden, Camden Market, Nottinghill or a ride on the London Eye, visiting Madame Tussaud or one of the many world-famous museums or shopping streets like Oxford Street or Bond Street or in one of the luxurious department stores like Harrods or Harvey Nichols. Overnight stay in the area of London.

Day 6: Oxford - Liverpool

Today you head north to stop in the time-honored university town of Oxford. Here you have time to get an impression of this elite forge with its world-famous colleges during a city tour. Then continue to Liverpool to discover the modern city and home of the legendary Beatles on their own or on a guided city tour*. Overnight stay in the area of Liverpool.

Day 7: Lake District - Hadrians Wall - Scotland

The densely populated Manchester economic hub takes you into the beautiful scenery of the Lake District, stopping off at beautiful Lake Windermere. Afterwards, you will cross the border to Scotland near Hadrian's Wall, built by the Romans. Overnight stay in the area of Glasgow.

Day 8: Glasgow - Loch Lomond - Edinburgh 

After a morning visit to Glasgow, take a panoramic drive to Loch Lomond and then through the typical Scottish countryside to the royal capital of Scotland, Edinburgh. Discover Edinburgh on your own or on a city tour*. Overnight stay in the area of Glasgow.

Day 9: Northern Ireland - Belfast - Ireland

Along the west coast of Scotland you will catch the ferry to Ireland, where you will get to know the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast. Then you drive along the coast past the Monasterbaice monastery ruin to the south of Ireland. Overnight stay in the area of Dublin.

Day 10: Departure

Transfer to the airport and flight home.
Program changes reserved. *for an additional fee. 

Hotel Description:

All hotels offer reception, bar and restaurant. The double room (occupancy: min/max 2 adults) have bath or shower/WC, telephone and TV. The single rooms are slightly smaller at the same facilities.

Hotel Examples:

Day 1+9 Dublin area:

Aspect Hotel Dublin Park West 91% HC, Green Isle Hotel Confernce and Leisure k. A. 

Day 2 Midlands area:

Hotel Quality Stoke on Trent k. A., Britannia North Stafford Hotel 100% HC, Novotel Wolverhampton City Centre 67% HC

Day 3: Bristol Area:  Webbington Hotel 

Day 4 + 5 London area:

Holiday Inn Slough – Windsor 75% HC, Heathrow Hotel Bath Road 100% HC, Aubrey Park Hotel Hemel Hempstead 100% HC

Day 6 Liverpool area:

Britannia Hotel Liverpool k. A., Hotel Days Inn city Centre Liverpool 100% HC

Day 7+8 Scotland:

Adamont Country House Hotel k. A.

In the footsteps of sorcerer's apprentice HARRY POTTER

Included services:

  • Tour and transfers in air-conditioned coach
  • 6 nights in middle-class hotel in a double room
  • 6x English breakfast
  • 2x dinner at the hotel (day 3 and 4)
  • Full day excursion Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studios
  • Route and excursions according to itinerary
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Including the following guides

and entrance fees:

  • London city tour
  • Kings Cross 93/4
  • Lacock Abbey
  • Gloucester cathedral
  • Warwick Castle with entry
  • Oxford with Christian College
  • Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studios all day admission

Optional services per person

(only bookable in advance):

  • Supplement single room € 225,-

Additional costs

(payable on site): 

  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers

Reduction for children:

  • 1-2 children from 0 to 1.9 years 100%
  • 1 to 2 children from 2 to 10.9 years 10%

Travel time:

May to October

Price:

From € 680.- per person in a double room (with 50 Pax/bus)

7-day bus tour (6 nights), middle-class hotels, breakfast included  

  • City tour London
  • Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studios 
  • 2x dinner included 

Your itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Flight to London. Arrival and welcome by the German-speaking tour guide and then transfer to your hotel in the London area.

Day 2: London

Start this day with a city tour in London and visit among other things the Kings Cross Station with Platform 9 ¾. Then, guests can enjoy the view of the most important landmarks of London during a boat trip on the River Thames. Accommodation in the London area.

Day 3: Stonehenge - Lacock Abbey - Bristol 

Today the trip starts in West direction to the cultural heritage of "Stonehenge". Then continues the ride to the Lacock Abbey a location were most famous filming for many 'Harry Potter' scenes were made. Dinner and overnight in the Bristol area.

Day 4: Gloucester cathedral - Warwick/Coventry

Today we visit the Gloucester cathedral, another famous venue for many depictions in the Harry Potter film series. In the afternoon drive to Stratford upon Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Dinner and overnight in the Warwick/Coventry area.

Day 5: Warwick - London

After breakfast, we will drive to the Warwick Castle in Warwick and visit there. In the afternoon continue to Oxford. Here, we visit among other things the dining room from Hogwarts in Christ Church Cathedral. Return to London and overnight.

Day 6: Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studios

Today the whole day program is visiting the "Warner Bros Harry Potter Studios" in Leavesden.

Day 7: Departure 

Transfer to the airport and flight home.

Program changes reserved.   

Hotel description:

All hotels offer reception, bar and restaurant. The double room (occupancy: min/max 2 adults) have bath or shower/WC, telephone and TV. The single rooms are slightly smaller at the same facilities.

Hotel examples:

Day 1, 2, 5, 6 - London area: St Giles Hotel Heathrow
Day 3 – Bristol area Arnos Manor Hotel
Day 4 - Coventry area: Mercure Bewdley

Christmas markets London

Included services:

  • Tour and transfer in air-conditioned coach
  • 3 nights in St Giles Heathrow Hotel in standard double room
  • 3 x Englissh breakfast buffet
  • Excursions according to itinerary
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Optional services per person

(only bookable in advance): 

  • Surcharge single room € 100,-
  • Surcharge half board € 60,-

Optional services per person

(bookable on site): 

  • City tour London 59,-
  • Excursion Oxford € 59,-
  • Excursion Windsor & Eton € 59,-
  • or as a package € 149,-

Additional costs per person: 

  • Gratuities for local tour guides and bus driver

Period:

29.11.2019, 06.12.2019, 13.12.2019

Price:

From € 139,- per person in double room (with 49 Pax/Bus)

4-days flight and bus trip (3 nights), 3* St Giles Heathrow Hotel, incl. breakfast

Christmas markets have also conquered London and London really shines in the Advent and Christmas season. Customers from all over the world flock to the Harrods and Harvey Nichols shopping temples to purchase the most exclusive gifts imaginable. But of course the cosmopolitan city on the Thames has much more to offer - whether traditionally with Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus or modern around City, London Eye, Southbank and Canary Warf or trendy around the numerous art markets, Portobello Road or in Nottinghill - and especially with the cheap pound exchange rate, London and England are in demand like they have not been for a long time.

Your itinerary:

Day 1 (Friday): Arrival

Flight to London. Reception and, depending on the time of arrival, drive to the city center around Hyde Park to experience the Christmas market and the first impressions of Christmas London.

Day 2 (Saturday): London – city tour* 

Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, the City of London, London Eye, Southbank - all outstanding sights that you should see on your own or on a guided city tour *. Afterwards there is enough time to meet Santa in one of the department stores or at the Christmas market in Hyde Park.

Day 3 (Sunday): Oxford* - Windsor and Eton*

Today is ideal for even more shopping or culture in London or to explore the surrounding area. Oxford * with its elite universities and colleges is worth a visit just before Christmas and of course a visit to Windsor * with the royal castle and to Eton with its elite school should round off the visit program in and around London.

Day 4 (Monday): Departure

Depending on the flight time you have more time to experience London. Transfer to the airport depending on the departure time. Flight home.

Program cahnges reserved.

Hotel description:

The St Giles-Heathrow Hotel is conveniently located near Heathrow Airport with good public transport connections. It offers reception, bar, restaurant, and traditional full English breakfast. The double rooms (occupancy: min./max. 2 adults) have a bath or shower / WC, telephone and satellite TV, WiFi. The single rooms are a bit smaller with the same equipment.

Mamma Mia Musical - London

Included services:

  • Tour and transfer in air-conditioned coach
  • 3 nights in St Giles Heathrow Hotel in standard double room
  • 3 x English breakfast buffet
  • Route and excursions according to itinerary
  • City tour London
  • Tickets for Mamma Mia at the Novello theater
  • Tour guides (different languages available)

Optional services per person

(only bookable in advance): 

  • Surcharge single room € 130,-

Optional services per person

(bookable on site): 

  • Surcharge culture and enjoyment package: 1x pub visit with 1 beer, excursion Oxford, excursion Windsor & Eton € 116,-
  • Surcharge premium ticket: price depending on availability

Additional costs per person: 

  • Gratuities for local guides and bus drivers

Period:

October/November

Price:

From € 235,- per person in double room (with 49 Pax/Bus)

4-days flight and bus tour (3 nights), 3* St Giles Heathrow hotel, incl. breakfast

The musical capital of Europe - the London Westend is the starting point and venue for the most famous musicals in the world. Experience the unique theater world in the world metropolis of London with the successful musical Mamma Mia. But of course the cosmopolitan city on the Thames has much more to offer - whether traditionally with Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus or modern round around the City, London Eye, Southbank and Canary Warf or trendy around the numerous art markets, Portobello Road or in Nottinghill or exclusively as in the shopping temples Harrods and Harvey Nichols, where customers from all over the world are frolicking for money ..... and especially With the cheap pound exchange rate, London and England are more popular than they have been for a long time.

Your itinerary:

Day 1 Arrival

Flight to London. From the airport you drive into the city center and get to know all outstanding sights such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, the City of London, London Eye, Southbank, Convent Garden on the included city tour. Then drive to the hotel.

Day 2 London

Experience more of London - London Eye, Southbank and Canary Warf or trendy around the numerous art markets, Portobello Road or in Nottinghill or shop in the shopping temples Harrods and Harvey Nichols or on Oxford Street or visit Madame Tussaud or one of the countless museums. London is always in season and has so much to offer. In the evening, the next highlight of your short trip awaits, the performance of the legendary successful musical Mama Mia at the Novello Theater in London's Westend.

Day 3 Oxford* - Windsor & Eton*

Today is ideal for even more shopping or culture in London or to explore the surrounding area. Oxford* with its elite universities and colleges is always worth a visit and of course Windsor* with the royal castle and Eton with its elite school should round off the visit program in and around London.

Day 4 Departure

Depending on the flight time you have more time to explore London. Transfer to the airport depending on the departure time. Flight home.

Hotel description:

The St Giles-Heathrow Hotel is conveniently located near Heathrow Airport with good public transport connections. It offers reception, bar, restaurant, and traditional full English breakfast. The double rooms (occupancy: min./max. 2 adults) have a bath or shower / WC, telephone and satellite TV, WiFi. The single rooms are a bit smaller with the same equipment.

London Musical - Mary Poppins or Les Miserables

Included breakfast:

  • Tour and transfer in air-conditioned coach
  • 3 nights in St Giles Heathrow Hotel in standard double room
  • 3 x English breakfast buffet
  • Route and excursions according to itinerary
  • City tour London
  • Tickets for Mary Poppins or Les Miserables
  • Tour guides (different languages available)

Optional services per person

(only bookable in advance): 

  • Surcharge single room € 130,-

Optional services per person

(bookable on site): 

  • Surcharge culture and enjoyment package: 3x half board, 1x pub visit with 1 beer, excursion Oxford, excursion Windsor & Eton € 155,-
  • Surcharge premium ticket: price depending on availability

Additional costs: 

  • Gratuities for local guides and bus driver

Period:

October/November

Price:

From € 250,- per person in double room (with 49 Pax/Bus)

4-days flight and bus tour (3 nights), 3* St Giles Heathrow hotel, incl. breakfast

The musical capital of Europe - the London Westend is the starting point and venue for the most famous musicals in the world. Experience the unique theater world in the metropolis of London with one of the successful musicals Mary Poppins or Les Miserables. But of course the cosmopolitan city on the Thames has much more to offer - whether traditionally with Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus or modern around City, London Eye, Southbank and Canary Warf or trendy around the numerous art markets, Portobello Road or in Nottinghill or exclusively as in the Harrods and Harvey Nichols shopping temples, where customers from all over the world enjoy spending money ... and especially with the cheap pound exchange rate, London and England are in great demand as they have not been for a long time.

Your itinerary:

Day 1 Arrival

Flight to London. From the airport you drive into the city center and get to know all outstanding sights such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, the City of London, London Eye, Southbank, Convent Garden on the included city tour. Then drive to the hotel.

Day 2 London

Experience more of London - London Eye, Southbank and Canary Warf or trendy around the numerous art markets, Portobello Road or in Nottinghill or shop in the shopping temples Harrods and Harvey Nichols or on Oxford Street or visit Madame Tussaud or one of the countless museums. London is always in season and has so much to offer. In the evening, the next highlight of your short trip awaits, the performance of the legendary successful musical Mary Poppins or Les Miserables.

Day 3 Oxford* - Windsor & Eton*

Today is ideal for even more shopping or culture in London or to explore the surrounding area. Oxford* with its elite universities and colleges is always worth a visit and of course a Windsor* with the royal castle and Eton with its elite school should round off the visit program in and around London.

Day 4 Departure

Depending on the flight time you have more time to explore London. Transfer to the airport depending on the departure time. Flight home.

Hotel description:

The St Giles-Heathrow Hotel is conveniently located near Heathrow Airport with good public transport connections. It offers reception, bar, restaurant, and traditional full English breakfast. The double rooms (occupancy: min./max. 2 adults) have a bath or shower / WC, telephone and satellite TV, WiFi. The single rooms are a bit smaller with the same equipment.

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Capital:

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Area:

Population:

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Calling code:

Swedish

Stockholm

Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy

450,295 km2

10,019,400

Swedish krona (SEK)

17 May 1814

+46

The Kingdom of Sweden, situated in the northern part of Europe, is considered the fifth largest country in Europe and attracts nature lovers to the north. Sweden has a total of more than 220,000 islands, making it one of the island's richest countries in the world. The two major Baltic islands Gotland and Öland are also part of the national territory.

The more and more popular eastern part of the Scandinavian peninsula borders directly on Norway and Finland. South it borders, separated by waters, still Denmark.

Unique nature spectacle

Sweden has a unique nature shaped by the Ice Age. People from all parts of the world travel to enjoy exotic phenomena like the midnight sun, the northern lights, the Arctic cold, but also just the absolute silence. Especially in summer, there are many tourists in the north who want to escape the crowded regions of southern Europe.

Urban culture in the south

Many of the country's most famous cities are located in the lower half of the country, so most of the population is located here. The capital Stockholm, built on numerous islands, is surrounded by water everywhere and is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is also referred to as the "Venice of the North". In addition to nature tourism, big-city tourism also plays an important role. Stockholm offers a mix of beautiful nature and modern urban culture. Here, travelers can expect a variety of impressions in all areas: from design, fashion, music, gastronomy to entertainment. Above all, the 1628 sunken and now restored sailing ship "Vasa" is a very popular destination.

The second largest city of Gothenburg with numerous offshore archipelagos in the sea on the west coast further south of Stockholm. The port city carries with its ice-free port a high economic importance. In addition to the many entertainment venues and culture, the largest amusement park in Scandinavia "Liseberg" is one of the attractions of the city.

Malmö is located at the extreme south of Sweden and is directly connected to Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, by the Öresund Bridge. Among other things, the picturesque old town attracts tourists with the "Turning Torso" - at 190 meters the tallest building in Northern Europe.

Simple Swedish cuisine

The Swedish cuisine is rather simple and characterized by rural home cooking. Potatoes, meat (especially game), seafood and fish are the basis of Swedish cuisine. In smaller cafes there are delicious pastries such as smörgås, sandwiches filled with salad, salmon, shrimp, fish roe, egg and mustard dill sauce.

The position of Norway on the Scandinavian peninsula gives great importance to shipping. Ship connections to the neighboring countries and the numerous airports facilitate traffic and make it possible to reach more remote regions of the country.

Due to the northern location of Sweden it is important to pay attention to the climate when traveling. The proximity to the Atlantic and the wind conditions bring a fairly mild climate. Rainfall is expected throughout the year, but above all, the destination over climatic conditions is crucial, as milder temperatures prevail in the northern part than in the south.

Travel ideas Sweden

North Cape - Sweden, Finland & Norway

Included services:

  • Tour and transfers in air-conditioned coach
  • 6 nights accommodation in selected middle-class hotels in a double room
  • 1 night on the ferry Stockholm - Turku of Silja line in double cabin
  • 7x breakfast buffet
  • Entrance North Cape Hall
  • Route and excursions according to itinerary
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Additional costs per person

(only bookable in advance):

  • surcharge half board € 195.-
  • surcharge single room € 280.-

Additional costs per person

(payable on site):

  • city tour Stockholm € 59.-
  • city tour Helsinki € 59.-
  • or as a pachage  € 88.-(only in advance)
  • seat first row in the bus € 49.-
  • seat first row back entrance bus: € 29.-
  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers

Travel time:

Middle of May to beginning of September 

Price:

From € 470.- per person in a double room (with 49 Pax/bus) 

Note:

This tour is also available with bus arrival to DE/AT/CH

8-day exclusive adventure journey by air, bus and ship

Stockholm - Turku - Helsinki - Finnish Lake District - Arctic Circle baptism - Christmas village in Rovaniemi - Northern Cape - Finnish and Swedish Lapland - Gammelstad (UNESCO World Heritage) - High Coast (UNESCO world cultural heritage) - Uppsala

3 countries - 1 travel

The North Cape - you must have seen! You fly to the Swedish capital Stockholm and from there you take the ship to Finland, where you get to know the capital of Helsinki, the Finnish Lake District and Lapland before you travel to Norway and the highlight of this tour, the North Cape. On your journey back to the South you pass the Arctic Circle and cross Northern and central Sweden with its outstanding attractions. 

Your itinerary

Day 1: Stockholm

Flight to Stockholm. At the airport you will be welcomed by our friendly, competent and German-speaking tour guide and with our quality coach we take you to the center of the Swedish capital. Stockholm - called also the Venice of the North - is located on 14 different islands and waiting to be discovered. At a panoramic city tour (for a fee) you get a good overview such as town hall, Royal Palace, the leisure Island Djurgården. Then you need to stroll through the old town Gamla Stan with its winding and cobblestone streets or visit the famous Vasa Ship Museum. In the evening, you go on board the Silja Galaxy or Baltic Princess. After the embarkation, you can enjoy the ride from the port of Stockholm through the unique offshore archipelago landscape. See the countless islands and waterways, prior to crossing the Baltic Sea and you are going to enjoy time in the evening on board with the numerous offers of shopping, disco, cinema, bars and sauna.

Day 2: Turku – Helsinki – Jyväskylä (440 km)

You will pass the Turku archipelago landscape with magnificent views before arrive to the former Finnish capital. During a sightseeing tour, you will get a good impression of this historic town with its dominant Cathedral. You can get past to numerous lakes in the Finnish capital of Helsinki. Explore Helsinki and its venerable Cathedral, the modern Temppeliaukioa Church, the Orthodox Uspensky Church and witness many modern designs on a city tour (for a fee). Afterwards you have time to explore the old harbor of the Finnish market with its local specialties. Continue through the wide landscape of the Central Finnish Lake District. Overnight stay in Jyväskylä.

Day 3: Finnish Lakeland – Oulu – Christmas village – Rovaniemi (560 km)

Through the Finnish Lake District, heading to the north, we will make a stop in the historic trading town of Oulu, the most economically significant city in northern Finland. Then we go along the sea on the Gulf of Bothnia and through untouched landscape to the capital of Finnish Lapland to Rovaniemi. This modern commercial university city, located at the Arctic circle on the Kemijoki and Ounasjoki rivers, is the economic center in northern Finland. During the tour you will see the Jätkänkynttilä Bridge (‘Lumberjack Candle Bridge'), which is reminiscent of the time the timber floating and captivating through your modern Architecture Buildings of the Arktikum Museum and Research Center, the Lappia House and the Town Hall, all Finnish by the famous architect Alvar Aalto. Highlight of the day is then certainly the visit of the Christmas village. Here, Christmas music is played also in the summer. Before you have time to stroll through the Christmas village with post office and many souvenir shops you should cross the Arctic Circle after the traditional line-crossing ceremony (with cold water and pine branch). A photo with Santa Claus is regarded as a special souvenir. Overnight stay in the hotel in Rovaniemi.

Day 4: Lapland – Sami – Northern Cape (680 km)

Across Finnish Lapland with its endless expanse and mountain formations you enter the Finnmark in Norway. Here live the Sami, the indigenous people found in a region known for traditional crafts and their beautiful work in silversmith. Then you will reach the northernmost point and highlight of the trip - to the North Cape. Visit the informative North Cape Hall (inclusive), explore the gigantic North Cape rock, enjoy the view in the vast expanse of the North and don’t forget the souvenir photo at the great North Cape globe. With unforgettable impressions we proceed to your hotel and the accommodation for this night on the island of North Cape.

Day 5: Finnish Lapland – Levi (570 km)

Today you go south along the sea again. You make a stop in Karasjok, the natural capital of the Sami culture and have opportunity to visit the Sappmi Park - a successful theme park that brings you closer to the Sami people and their way of living. Then we continue to the legendary Sari lake. With a phototropic you can enjoy the mystical atmosphere and the glittering lake - a true Finnish idyll. Then continue to the Kittila Levi area, the region with the most famous ski centers of Finland and a true leisure and sports paradise. Magnificent mountain scenery and nature invite to sport and to ride with reindeer and husky sledding. Overnight stay in the hotel in the area of Levi - Kittila.

Day 6: Swedish Lapland – Luleå – Gammelstad (UNESCO World Heritage) – Skellefteå (460 km)

Today you leave Finland and get to know the north of Sweden. You cross the Arctic circle to the Gulf of Bothnia again and stop in the biggest city of the Swedish Lapland, in Luleå. The small university town impresses with its location by the sea and the imposing neo-Gothic city church. A trip into the past takes you to the historic Gammelstad (Unesco World Heritage) where hundreds of red houses are grouped around the central church dating back to the 14th century. Then continue along the sea past islands and archipelago through Swedish Lapland to Skellefteå. Overnight stay in the hotel in the area of Skellefteå.

Day 7: High Coast – Uppsala (680 km)

Along the sea you continue southwards to Umeå, a modern harbor town and center of salmon and herring fishing to the next highlight of the trip; the High Coast, declared a UNESCO World Heritage. This part of the Gulf of Bothnia is characterized by its steep granite cliffs and rocky islands rising from the sea. The coast rises from the sea and it is the highest elevation in the world. Afterwards we continue to Uppsala, the historic residence and university town with its Castle, the city's most exciting sacred structure, and the Cathedral, the largest religious building in Sweden. Overnight stay in the hotel in the area of Uppsala.

Day 8: Departure

Transfer to the Stockholm airport and return flight.

Program changes reserved. 

Hotel description:

All hotels offer reception, bar and restaurant. The double room (occupancy: min/max 2 adults) have bath or shower/WC, telephone and TV. The single rooms are slightly smaller at the same facilities. Advertised hotel classifications are based on the country category. Program changes reserved.

Hotel examples:

SCANDIC Jyväskylä City

SCANDIC Rovaniemi City

SCANDIC Nordkapp

SOKOS Levi

SCANDIC Skellefteå

SCANDIC Uppsala Nord

Sweden Highlights - Route A

Included services:

  • Tour and transfers in air-conditioned coach
  • 6 nights accommodation in selected middle-class hotels in a double room
  • 7 x breakfast buffet
  • 7 x half board with lunch oder dinner in the hotels or selected restaurants
  • City tour Stockholm
  • Visit of traditional crisp bread an Polkagris shops
  • Route and excursions according to itinerary
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Additional costs per person

(only bookable in advance):

  • Surcharge single room € 320,-

Additional costs per person

(payable on site):

  • City tour Gothenburg: € 59,-
  • Boat trip Sydkoster in the Kosterhavet nationalpark: € 69,-
  • or as a package: € 119,-

Period:

May to August

Additional costs per person: 

Gratuities for local guides and drivers

Price:

From € 395,- per person in double room (with 50 Pax/bus)

8-day exclusive adventure journey by flight and bus (7 nights),

middle-class hotels, including half board

Your itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Flight to Stockholm. Reception and transfer to the hotel. Take advantage of the long summer days and start with a guided city tour where you get a good first overview of the capital of Sweden. Overnight stay at the hotel in the area of Stockholm.

Day 2: Stockholm

Stockholm - also called Venice of the north - is located on 14 different islands and wants to be discovered. Stroll through the old town Gamla Stan with its winding streets and paving stones and get to know this traditional but also modern and vibrant city better. Overnight stay at the hotel in the area of Stockholm.

Day 3: Öland – Malmö

Today you drive along the picturesque southeast coast to the second largest Swedish island to Öland. There you visit the main town Borgholm. The sunny island in the Baltic Sea is known and recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, of course, as the most beloved holiday and summer residence of the royal family. Overnight stay at the hotel in the area of Malmö.

Day 4: Malmö

Discover the former Hanseatic city and today modern metropolis on Öresund on your own or on a city tour*. Afterwards you will have time to enjoy the lively atmosphere of this trendy city. Overnight stay at the hotel in the area of Malmö.

Day 5: Gothenburg 

Through the southwest of Sweden you will reach the second largest city in Sweden. Get to know Gothenburg, this lively and friendly city by the water, on your own or on a city tour *. In the afternoon you have time for your own explorations. Overnight stay at the hotel in the area of Gothenburg/Vänersborg.

Day 6: Gothenburg – Kosterhavet 

Today you drive to the west coast of Sweden and explore the unique coastal and lake landscape Bohuslän north of Gothenburg, an archipelago with over 1000 islands and picturesque fishing villages. Relax in one of the fishing villages or join us on a boat trip* to Sydkoster in the Kosterhavet National Park. Overnight stay at the hotel in the area of Gothenburg/Vänersborg.

Day 7: Lake Vättern – Stockholm

On your way through central Sweden you will visit Sweden's second largest lake, Lake Vättern, where you can visit some typical Swedish shops in the picturesque town of Gränna, where, after centuries of tradition, "Polkagris" sugar sweets and crispbread are made, before stopping at the Götha canal. Overnight stay at the hotel in the area of Stockholm.

Day 8: Departure

Transfer to the Stockholm airport and return flight.

Program changes reserved. 

Hotel description:

All hotels offer reception, bar and restaurant. The double room (occupancy: min/max 2 adults) have bath or shower/WC, telephone and TV. The single rooms are slightly smaller at the same facilities. Advertised hotel classifications are based on the country category. Program changes reserved.

Sweden & Finland

Included services:

  • Tour and transfers in air-conditioned coach
  • 5 nights accommodation in selected middle-class hotels in a double room
  • 2 nights on the ferry Stockholm – Turku and Turku – Stockholm with Silja Line in the standard double cabin (inside)
  • 7x breakfast buffet in the hotels and on the ferry
  • Route and excursions according to itinerary
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Optional services per person

(only bookable in advance): 

  • Surcharge single room/cabin from € 220,-
  • Surcharge outside cabin from € 70,-
  • Surcharge half board € 175,-

Optional services per person

(payable on site): 

  • City tour Helsinki: € 59,-
  • ­City tour Stockholm: € 59,-
  • ­Excursion Provoo: € 69,-
  • ­Excursion central Sweden & castles: € 69,-
  • or as a package: € 239,-

Additional costs per person:

  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers

Period:

End of May to beginning of September

Price:

From € 390,- per person in double room (with 50 Pax/bus)

8-day exclusive adventure journey by flight, bus and ship (7 nights)

The history of Sweden and Finland are linked by many similarities and historical events. On this trip, you will experience the royal capital and the historically significant central Sweden, crossing the impressive archipelago of Stockholm and Turku and across the Gulf of Bothnia, visiting historic Turku, the Finnish capital Helsinki and learning the vastness of the Finnish Lake District and the University of Southern Finland and trading towns of Yväskylä and Tampere as well as the enchanting small town of Rauma. A varied journey full of different impressions of air, land and water.

Day 1: Arrival – Sigtuna – Uppsala 

Flight to Stockholm. At the airport you will receive our friendly, competent and German-speaking travel companion. Depending on your arrival time, you will first drive to the enchanting town of Sigtuna, known for its historic grounds, and get a first impression of the typical Middle Swedish landscape and way of life. Afterwards drive to the historic residence and university town of Uppsala with its towering castle and the cathedral, the largest sacral building in Sweden. In the evening you drive to the royal capital Stockholm and board the Silja Galaxy or Baltic Princess. After embarkation you should enjoy the cruise from the port of Stockholm through the unique archipelago landscape with countless islands and waterways before crossing the Baltic Sea and have time on board with the numerous culinary offerings and shopping, disco, cinema, bars and to enjoy sauna.

Day 2: Turku – Helsinki

With magnificent views you will cross the archipelago of Turku before you land in the former Finnish capital early in the morning. On a short orientation tour you will get a good impression of this historic city with its dominant cathedral and historic fortress. Passing numerous lakes, you will arrive in the Finnish capital Helsinki. Explore Helsinki with its venerable cathedral, the modern Temppeliaukioa Church, the Orthodox Uspenski Church and its many witnesses of modern design itself or on a guided city tour *. Afterwards, you will have time to explore the Old Town harbor with its local specialties. Overnight at the hotel in the Helsinki area.

Day 3: Helsinki – Porvoo*

Today you have time for your own activities in the Finnish capital. Visit the offshore fortress island of Finnburg, which has shaped the history of the Finnish capital and take the opportunity to visit the second oldest city in Finland, Porvoo *. The small town with its medieval architecture and cobbled streets lined with unique red-painted wooden houses on the riverbank offers a magical atmosphere. Visit the flea market in the old train station, the cathedral, browse through the small shops and taste the chocolate at the local historic chocolate factory. Overnight at the hotel in the Helsinki area.

Day 4: Finnish Lake District – Yväskylä

Today you leave the Finnish capital heading north and cross the scenic Finnish Lake District. Enjoy views of the expanse of the countryside and the lakes and visit the university town of Jväskylä. Overnight at the hotel in the room Finnish Lake District.

Day 5: Finnish Lake District – Tampere – Rauma 

The international trading town of Tampere will take you back to the coast on the Gulf of Bothnia and visit the charming town of Rauma, one of the most beautiful places in Finland, whose old town has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then it's back to Turku, the trading point located at a strategically important location on the Aura River. In the evening, board the Silja Galaxy or Baltic Princess for the passage to Stockholm.

Day 6: Stockholm

In the early morning you reach Stockholm. Stockholm - also called Venice of the north - is located on 14 different islands and wants to be discovered. A panoramic city tour * gives you a good overview of the most famous sights such as the town hall, royal palace or the leisure island Djurgården. Then you have time to stroll through the old town Gamla Stan with its winding streets and paving stones or visit the famous Wasa Ship Museum and get to know this traditional but also modern and vibrant city. Overnight at the hotel in the Stockholm area.

Fay 7: Stockholm – Central Sweden & Castles* 

Past countless lakes, forests, towns and villages, you return to the Swedish capital. Stockholm - also called Venice of the north - is located on 14 different islands and wants to be discovered. Stroll through the old town Gamla Stan with its winding streets and paving stones and get to know this traditional but also modern and vibrant city better. Overnight at the hotel in the Stockholm area.

Day 8: Departure

Transfer to the Stockholm airport and return flight.

Program changes reserved. 

Hotel description:

All hotels offer reception, bar and restaurant. The double room (occupancy: min/max 2 adults) have bath or shower/WC, telephone and TV. The single rooms are slightly smaller at the same facilities. Advertised hotel classifications are based on the country category. Program changes reserved.

Baltic Princess or Galaxy:

On the routes Stockholm-Turku and Turku-Stockholm you can drive on the Baltic Princess or Galaxy of the Silja Line. The ships are modern equipped and offer comfortable cruise atmosphere. They have shops, numerous bars and restaurants, pool, casino and offer an evening entertainment program. The cabins are standard inside cabins and have shower and toilet. Outside cabins can be booked for a surcharge.

Christmas markets Stockholm

Included services:

  • Tour and transfers in air-conditioned coach
  • 3 nights at the selected hotel in a double room
  • 3x breakfast buffet
  • Christmas market Stockholm Old town
  • Christmas market Kungsträdgården
  • Visit the Christmas markets according to itinerary
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Optional services per person

(only bookable in advance):

  • Single room 3* SCANDIC hotel € 89.-
  • Surcharge 4* SCANDIC Victoria Tower € 45.-
  • Single room 4* SCANDIC Victoria Tower € 99.-
  • Half board 3* SCANDIC hotel € 79.-
  • Half board 4* SCANDIC Victoria Tower € 99.-

Optional services per person

(payable on site):

  • City tour Stockholm € 59.-
  • Trip Växholm with cruise to archipelago € 59.-
  • Christmas village Sigunta € 59.-
  • trips to the package € 169.-

Additional costs per person: 

  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers

Travel time:

29.11.2019, 06.12.2019, 13.12.2019 (Friday to Monday)

Price:

From € 130.- per person in a double room (with 50 Pax/bus)

4-day flight and bus tour (3 nights) 3* hotel, incl. breakfast

The run-up to Christmas is very special in Sweden and throughout the advent period, you can enjoy the intimate customs of wintry atmosphere. Experience the Christmas decorated Stockholm and visit the most traditional Christmas markets in the town and in Stockholm's oldest park Kungsträdgården and listen the St Lucia disguised as Angels choirs tasting Swedish glögg, the traditional warming Christmas drink.

Your itinerary:

Day 1 (Friday): Arrival

Flight to Stockholm. Welcome by teh tour guide and depending on the time of arrival drive to the famous Christmas market in Stockholm's oldest park in the North with traditional craftsmanship and Swedish dishes. Later then transfer to your hotel. 

Day 2 (Saturday): Stockholm

Explore Stockholm with Gamla Stan, the old town with its winding, cobbled streets in the magnificent Christmas shine on your own or join a guided city tour*. See the main attractions like Royal Palace, City Hall and the best views in the city often mentioned also the Venice of the North. Than visit Stockholm's old town with your traditional Christmas market.

Day 3 (Sunday): Stockholm - archipelago with Växholm* and Christmas village Sigtuna*

Today you can exlpore Stockholm by yourself. Opportunity for an excursion with the boat trip to Vaxholm* in the fascinating archipelago from Stockholm. In the afternoon you can join us on a trip to the most famous Swedish Christmas village, Sigtuna*. Enjoy its traditional, wintry Christmas market, where you meet the Jultomte, the Swedish Santa Claus.

Day 4 (Monday): Departure

Transfer to the airport and return flight.

Program changes reserved. * for an additional fee. 

Hotel Description:

All middle-class hotels offer reception, restaurant and bar. The double room (occupancy: min/max 2 adults) have bath or shower/WC, telephone and TV. The single room (occupancy: min/max 1 adults) are of the same model slightly smaller.

Sweden Highlights - Route B

Included services:

  • Tour and transfers in air-conditioned coach
  • 7 nights in middle-class hotel in a double room
  • 7x buffet breakfast
  • 7x half board with lunch or dinner in the hotels or selected restaurants
  • Including city tour Stockholm
  • Route and excursions according to itinerary
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Additional costs per person

(only bookable in advance):

  • surcharge single room € 320.-

Additional costs per person

(payable on site):

  • City tour Göteborg € 59.-
  • boat trip to Sydkoster in the Kosterhavet nationalpark € 65.-
  • or as a package € 119,- 
  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers

Travel time:

end of May to middle of August

Price:

From € 425.- per person in a double room (with 50 Pax/bus)

8-day air travel, bus tour (7 nights), mid-range hotels, incl. half-board  

Tour itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Flight to Stockholm. Reception and transfer to the hotel. You take advantage of the long summer days and start with a guided city tour in which you get a good first overview of the capital of Sweden. Overnight stay in the hotel in the area of Stockholm.

Day 2: Stockholm

Stockholm - called also the Venice of the North - is located on 14 different islands and waiting to be discovered. Stroll through the old town Gamla Stan, with its winding streets and paving stones and better meet these traditional, but also modern and vibrant city. Overnight stay in the hotel in the area of Stockholm.

Day 3: Lake Vättern

On the way through central Sweden, you stop at the picturesque Göthakanal. Visit Sweden's second largest lake, Vättern lake, where you can visit some typical Swedish stores. In the small town of Gränna you can find sugar sweets “Polkagris that are produced since centuries. And well known crispbread “knäckebröd. Then proceed to the hotel in the area of Gothenburg/Vänersborg. Overnight stay in the area of Gothenburg/Vänersborg.

Day 4: Kosterhavet

Today, take off the West coast of Sweden and explore the unique coastal and Lake landscape Bohuslän North of Gothenburg, an archipelago with more than 1000 Islands and picturesque fishing villages. Relax in one of the fishing villages and accompany us National Park on an excursion with boat ride to Sydkoster into the Kosterhavet. Overnight stay in the area of Gothenburg/Vänersborg.

Day 5: Gothenburg - Malmö

Today you can visit Sweden's second largest city Gothenburg. Get to know this vibrant and friendly city on the water on a city tour. Then you have enough time for your own before you reach along the West coast of Sweden the historic Varberg in South of Sweden. Overnight stay in the hotel in the area of Malmö.

Day 6: Malmö

Discover the former Hanseatic City and today modern metropolis on the Öresund on a city tour. After that, you have more time to enjoy the lively atmosphere of this trendy city. Overnight stay in the hotel in the area of Malmö.

Day 7: Öland - Malmö

Drive along the after Öland picturesque southeastern coast to the two largest Swedish island. There you can visit the capital Borgholm. The sunny island in the Baltic Sea is known and recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site and of course as most popular holiday and summer residence of the Royal family. Travel and overnight stay in the hotel in teh area of Stockholm. 

Day 8: Departure

Transfer to the airport and return flight.

Program changes reserved.

Hotel Description:

All hotels offer reception, bar and restaurant. The double room (occupancy: min/max 2 adults) have bath or shower/WC, telephone and TV. The single rooms are slightly smaller at the same facilities. Advertised hotel classifications are based on the country category. Program changes reserved.

Scandinavia - Baltic Sea - Saint Petersburg

Included services:

  • 8 days tour and transfers in air-conditioned coach
  • 1 night trip with the Baltic Princess or Galaxy of Silja line from Stockholm to Turku
  • 3 days cruise on the Princess Anastasia of St. Peter line with Helsinki, Saint Petersburg, Tallinn and Stockholm
  • 3 nights in middle-class hotel in a double room
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Round trip - and excursion program according to itinerary
  • All road tolls, airport - fees
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Optional services per person

(only bookable in adavance):

  • Surcharge haf board € 210,-
  • Outside cabin on cruises from € 95,-
  • Outside cabin "De Luxe" and "Commodore" cabin from € 155,-
  • Single cabin and standard cabin for single from € 330,-
  • Outside cabin "De Luxe" and "Commodore" cabin for single use from € 380,-

Optional services per person

(payable on site):

  • City tours Stockholm, Tallinn, Helsinki, Oslo and Gothenburg € 59,- each
  • Saint Petersburg € 85,- (including day-visa)
  • or in the package € 299,- 

Additional costs per person

(payable on site):

  • Day ticket for the visa-free travel to Saint Petersburg: € 25,-
  • Harbor fee € 32,50
  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers

Travel time:

May to August

Price:

From € 440,- per person in a double room (with 50 Pax/bus)

8-days flight, ship and bus travel (7 nights)

Stockholm - Tallinn - Saint Petersburg - Helsinki - Oslo - Gothenburg

Explore the main cities of Sweden, Finland and Norway, as well as the South of Sweden's best at a bus tour - the capital of Estonia and the Russian Imperial capital of Saint Petersburg reached easily and comfortably by cruise on the Baltic Sea. On this ship and bus tour, you learn about the most beautiful and important cities in the North of Europe on a trip in a short time.

Your itinerary

Day 1 (Tuesday): Arrival

Flight to Stockholm. Welcome by the tour guide. The capital of Sweden - called also the Venice of the North - is located on 14 different islands and waiting to be discovered. Discover the capital of Sweden with Stadthuset, Royal Palace, the old town of Gamla Stan and more independently or on a guided city tour*. Overnight stay in the hotel in the area of Stockholm.

Day 2 (Wednesday): Stockholm - Oslo

From Stockholm, you will pass countless lakes and endless landscapes, the lake Vänern and the provincial town of Karlstad before arriving in Oslo. Overnight stay in the hotel in the area of Oslo.

Day 3 (Thursday): Oslo - Southern Sweden

Today you will visit the Oslo, the Norwegian capital which is located by the Oslofjord. Explore this beautiful city with Vigeland Park, Opera, Royal Palace and City Hall independently or in a guided city tour*. After visiting Oslo the journey takes you through the pictoresque coastal landscape around the Kosterhavet nationalpark back to Sweden. Overnight stay in the hotel in the area of Vänersborg.

Day 4 (Friday): Gothenburg - Lake Vättern - Stockholm - Baltic Princess

Enter through the South West of Sweden in the second largest city of the country. Get to know Gothenburg, this vibrant and friendly city on the water, independently or on a city tour*. Afterwards you will make a stop in the small town of Gränna which is located at the Lake Vättern, the second largest lake of Sweden. Gränna is famous for its tradional manufacturing of crispbread and the sweets "Polkagris". Learn all about these Swedish traditions before travelling back to Stockholm by passing the Göta canal. In the evening you go on board of the cruise and pass the archipelago of Stockholm and the Baltic Sea to Turku. Overnight stay on the Baltic Princes or Galaxy of Silja line. 

Day 5 (Saturday): Turku - Helsinki - Princess Anastasia

In the morning you reach the former Finnish capital of Turku. After a tour of the castle and the picturesque city, you will be taken by bus to the capital of Helsinki through typical southern Finnish countryside. Discover the main attractions such as the venerable Cathedral, the modern Temppeliaukio Church and witnesses many of modern designs at a shore excursion*, or on your own. In the late afternoon embarkation on the Princess Anastasia and ride over the Finnish sea. Overnight stay on the Princess Anastasia.

Day 6 (Sunday): Saint Petersburg - Princess Anastasia

There is much to see and explore in the city Saint Petersburg, which was the capital of the mighty Russian Empire from the 18th to the 20th century. Enjoy the Nevsky Prospekt, the boulevard and the city's promenade, the impressive Isaac cathedral, the Eermitaget, one of the largest art collections in the world, the Saint Peter and Paul fortress independently or on a guided country trip*. In the evening embarkation and ride across the Gulf of Finland West. Overnight stay on the Princess Anastasia.

Day 7 (Monday): Tallinn - Princess Anastasia

The capital of Estonia invites you to a visit. Explore the medieval old town, the numerous baroque churches and the Kadriorg Palace of Tsar Peter the great independently or with a land trip*. In the evening embarkation and cruise to Stockholm. Overnight stay on the Princess Anastasia.

Day 8 (Tuesday): Departure

Transfer to the airport of Stockholm and flight home.

Program changes reserved.

Hotel description during the round trip:

All hotels offer reception, bar and restaurant. The double room (occupancy: min/max 2 adults) have bath or shower/WC, telephone and TV. The single rooms are slightly smaller at the same facilities. 

Baltic Princess or Galaxy and Princess Anastasia - cruise ship:

On the track Stockholm - Turku you go on the ship Baltic Princess of Silja line. The other cruises from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg, Tallinn and Stockholm are on board the newly adapted Princess Anastasia of St. Peter line, which was recently acquired by the prestigious line of Moby. Ride the St. Peter Line passengers from Europe with a day entry easily permit for visiting of St. Petersburg. The ships are equipped with modern and comfortable cruise atmosphere. The Princess Anastasia features shops, many bars and restaurants, sauna, pool, Casino and offers a sophisticated daily entertainment program. The cabins are standard inside cabins and shower and WC. 

Christmas markets Denmark & Sweden

Included services:

  • Tour and transfers in air-conditioned coach
  • 3 nights at the selected hotel in a double room
  • 3x breakfast buffet
  • Visit of Christmas market in Copenhagen and nicely decorated old town of Malmö according to itinerary
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Optional services per person

(only bookable in advance):

  • Surcharge single room € 99.-
  • Ssurcharge half board € 89.-

Optional services per person

(payable on site):

  • City tour Malmö € 59.-
  • City tour Copenhagen € 59.-
  • Trip to Gothenburg € 59.-
  • or as a package € 19.-

Additional costs per person: 

  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers

Travel time:

29.11.2019, 06.12.2019, 13.12.2019 (Friday to Monday)

Price:

From € 140.- per person in a double room (with 50 Pax/bus)

4-day flight and bus tour (3 nights) 3* hotel, incl. breakfast

The pre-Christmas season is something very special in Scandinavia and throughout the Advent season you can enjoy the atmospheric customs in a wintery atmosphere. Experience the festively decorated, traditional Copenhagen and Christmas markets, the atmosphere in trendy Malmö and take a trip to bustling Gothenburg and enjoy an original glögg, the traditional warming Christmas drink.

Your itinerary:

Day 1 (Friday): Arrival - Copenhagen - Malmö

Flight to Copenhagen. Reception and visit of the traditional Christmas market in the city center. Then you have time to discover the Danish capital and charming royal city on your own or on a city tour *. In the late afternoon drive over the imposing Öresund bridge to Sweden to the hotel. Overnight stay at the SCANDIC Hotel in Malmö.

Day 2 (Saturday): Malmö - Copenhagen

In the morning you have the opportunity to meet Malmö. You can do it independently or as part of a guided city tour *, where you can learn a lot about the very trendy former Hanseatic city. Afterwards, visit the Christmas decorated old town of Malmö. Overnight stay at the SCANDIC Hotel in Malmö.

Day 3 (Sunday): Stockholm - archipelago with Växholm* and Christmas village Sigtuna*

Today is available for further activities in Malmö or Copenhagen. If you want to experience more of southern Sweden and the pre-Christmas customs in Sweden, we recommend a trip * to the second largest city in Sweden after Gothenburg. Experience the beautifully decorated city with its traditional Christmas market and, above all, Liseberg (admission on site about EUR 11, -). On the way back we make a short detour to Varberg and enjoy the view from the fortress over the sea. Overnight stay at the SCANDIC Hotel in Malmö.

Day 4 (Monday): Departure

Transfer to the airport and return flight.

Program changes reserved. * for an additional fee. 

Hotel Description:

All middle-class hotels offer reception, restaurant and bar. The double room (occupancy: min/max 2 adults) have bath or shower/WC, telephone and TV. The single room (occupancy: min/max 1 adults) are of the same model slightly smaller.

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Spanish

Madrid

Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy

505,990 km2

2015 census 46,423,064

Euro (€) (EUR)

N/A

+34

Spain is in southwestern of Europe and occupies the biggest part of the Iberian Peninsula. Neighboring countries are France and the small country of Andorra in the North and Portugal in the Southwest.

There is the British enclave of Gibraltar in southern of Spain. Spain includes the island groups of Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean West of Morocco.

In addition are the two enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla, which are surrounded in North Africa by Moroccan territory, to Spain.

Spain is a diverse and popular tourist destination in Europe and is divided into 17 autonomous communities. The highest number of inhabitants have the autonomous communities of Andalusia, Catalonia, Madrid, Valencia and Galicia. Cantabria, Navarra and La Rioja have the fewest citizens.

Varied and diverse as hardly another country

The landscape of Spain is diverse and varied and is crisscrossed by mighty mountains. The Pyrenees form a natural border with France in the North of the country. More East West running mountain ranges are the Cantabrian mountain range, the Castilian vagina mountain, which is divided into two parts of the Spanish Meseta and the Baetic Cordillera belongs also the famous Sierra Nevada.

The highest mountain of the Spanish mainland in the Sierra Nevada is located with the Mulhacén (3482 m) the southernmost ski resort in Europe. Highest mountain in Spain is the Pico del Teide (3718 m) on the Canary Island of Tenerife.

Spain is in the range of different climatic zones. These range from the humid Atlantic climate in the Northwestern communities of Galicia and Basque country to the subtropics in the Canary Islands. The winters in the mountains and in the central Spanish Meseta, where also the capital city of Madrid is, are cold. In the summer, however, it is very hot in the Meseta. Also, hot summers there in the South of Spain in Andalusia. Here also the winters are pleasantly mild. Therefore, especially the South of Andalusia and the Canary Islands are year-round estimated travel destinations. The areas situated on the Mediterranean coast of Catalonia, Valencia, Murcia, the Northern Andalusia and the Balearic Islands have very mild winters.

Many tourists choose Spain as a tourist destination to enjoy a relaxing Beach holiday. The selection is huge and on the Mainland, almost a beach on the next joins the Mediterranean. The most famous coastal regions are the Costa Brava, the Costa Dorada, the Costa Blanca, the Costa del Sol and the Costa de la Luz. There are also the Balearic Islands also popular with bathroom holidaymakers with Mallorca, Formentera and Ibiza, as well as the Canary Islands of Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and some more. Small bays are on the Atlantic coast in the Northwest on the often-rugged cliffs.

Spain has a rich historical past and different peoples and cultures left their tracks that are still to admire in part. For example, the Alhambra in Granada is by the Arab Moors. Also by the Romans are still magnificent buildings. Famous for numerous testimonies from Roman times, especially the city of Tarragona is southwest of Barcelona. The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the Cathedral of Burgos or the Plaza Mayor in Madrid are just a few examples of the attractions of Spain.

There are many in Spain possibilities for a varied and relaxing holiday and each tourist can realize it per his ideas.

Travel ideas Spain

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Finnish

Helsinki

Unitary parliamentary republic

338,424 km2

July 2016 estimate 5,488,543

Euro (€) (EUR)

6 December 1917

+358

Located in the northeast of Europe, Finland is famous for lots of snow, breathtaking nature, warm saunas and beautiful Polar nights. Despite the small population of the country Finland offer attractions that draw tourists at any time of the year in the North. Surrounded by other Scandinavian countries such as Norway, Russia and Sweden, Finland is able to attract tourists in the north despite strong competition with the unique interaction of fast-growing modernity in the south and breathtaking nature in the north.

Vacation in the nature

Finland is characterized by nature - the endless wilderness and the dreams of all nature-lovers numerous lakes. Not only tourists from abroad are attracted to this that even locals like to spend your holidays in the country. Resorts offer a relaxing, which eliminate the whole stress of the hectic everyday life: swimming and fishing in the Lake, berries collect in the Woods and a sauna visit in the evening with a glass of Kossu (Finnish vodka) in hand.

The distinctive character is widespread throughout the country, because numerous quaint towns, forests, lakes and Islands, the northern Lapland are located along the Finnish coast.

Modern urban culture

In addition to all of nature, Finland has a modern side. The country has a high standard of living and is one of the leading countries in Europe economically and technically. Especially the capital Helsinki is destination of tourism in Finland. The contrast of nature is reflected here – the lively cultural scene, the modern way of life in accordance with old traditions, the many museums and galleries and the beautiful architecture enable tourists repeatedly in amazement. Visit the town's landmark, the Helsinki Cathedral, or the fortress of Suomenlinna, located on several interconnected Islands prior to the Finnish capital Helsinki.

Adventure and outdoor sports

Tourism in Finland is dominated by adventure and outdoor sports. Trekking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, dogsledding, hiking, fishing, and water sports are offered here throughout. The ski resort of Ruka-Kuusamo is one of the most significant tourist centres of the country, and is known worldwide as an important city for hosting winter sports events.

The long summer days and the strong snowfall, which turned the country into a winter dream, let you run different types of sports. A visit to the Santa Claus village in the far north of Finland to the Arctic Circle is worth at Christmas time.

The climate of Finland is very changeable through the transition of climatic zones. The temperatures are lower in the North, but is to be expected with less precipitation. March is the best month of travel, because the average rainfall is the lowest.

Travel ideas Finland

North Cape - Sweden, Finland & Norway

Included services:

  • Tour and transfers in air-conditioned coach
  • 6 nights accommodation in selected middle-class hotels in a double room
  • 1 night on the ferry Stockholm - Turku of Silja line in double cabin
  • 7x breakfast buffet
  • Entrance North Cape Hall
  • Route and excursions according to itinerary
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Additional costs per person

(only bookable in advance):

  • surcharge half board € 195.-
  • surcharge single room € 280.-

Additional costs per person

(payable on site):

  • city tour Stockholm € 59.-
  • city tour Helsinki € 59.-
  • or as a pachage  € 88.-(only in advance)
  • seat first row in the bus € 49.-
  • seat first row back entrance bus: € 29.-
  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers

Travel time:

Middle of May to beginning of September 

Price:

From € 470.- per person in a double room (with 49 Pax/bus) 

Note:

This tour is also available with bus arrival to DE/AT/CH

8-day exclusive adventure journey by air, bus and ship

Stockholm - Turku - Helsinki - Finnish Lake District - Arctic Circle baptism - Christmas village in Rovaniemi - Northern Cape - Finnish and Swedish Lapland - Gammelstad (UNESCO World Heritage) - High Coast (UNESCO world cultural heritage) - Uppsala

3 countries - 1 travel

The North Cape - you must have seen! You fly to the Swedish capital Stockholm and from there you take the ship to Finland, where you get to know the capital of Helsinki, the Finnish Lake District and Lapland before you travel to Norway and the highlight of this tour, the North Cape. On your journey back to the South you pass the Arctic Circle and cross Northern and central Sweden with its outstanding attractions. 

Your itinerary

Day 1: Stockholm

Flight to Stockholm. At the airport you will be welcomed by our friendly, competent and German-speaking tour guide and with our quality coach we take you to the center of the Swedish capital. Stockholm - called also the Venice of the North - is located on 14 different islands and waiting to be discovered. At a panoramic city tour (for a fee) you get a good overview such as town hall, Royal Palace, the leisure Island Djurgården. Then you need to stroll through the old town Gamla Stan with its winding and cobblestone streets or visit the famous Vasa Ship Museum. In the evening, you go on board the Silja Galaxy or Baltic Princess. After the embarkation, you can enjoy the ride from the port of Stockholm through the unique offshore archipelago landscape. See the countless islands and waterways, prior to crossing the Baltic Sea and you are going to enjoy time in the evening on board with the numerous offers of shopping, disco, cinema, bars and sauna.

Day 2: Turku – Helsinki – Jyväskylä (440 km)

You will pass the Turku archipelago landscape with magnificent views before arrive to the former Finnish capital. During a sightseeing tour, you will get a good impression of this historic town with its dominant Cathedral. You can get past to numerous lakes in the Finnish capital of Helsinki. Explore Helsinki and its venerable Cathedral, the modern Temppeliaukioa Church, the Orthodox Uspensky Church and witness many modern designs on a city tour (for a fee). Afterwards you have time to explore the old harbor of the Finnish market with its local specialties. Continue through the wide landscape of the Central Finnish Lake District. Overnight stay in Jyväskylä.

Day 3: Finnish Lakeland – Oulu – Christmas village – Rovaniemi (560 km)

Through the Finnish Lake District, heading to the north, we will make a stop in the historic trading town of Oulu, the most economically significant city in northern Finland. Then we go along the sea on the Gulf of Bothnia and through untouched landscape to the capital of Finnish Lapland to Rovaniemi. This modern commercial university city, located at the Arctic circle on the Kemijoki and Ounasjoki rivers, is the economic center in northern Finland. During the tour you will see the Jätkänkynttilä Bridge (‘Lumberjack Candle Bridge'), which is reminiscent of the time the timber floating and captivating through your modern Architecture Buildings of the Arktikum Museum and Research Center, the Lappia House and the Town Hall, all Finnish by the famous architect Alvar Aalto. Highlight of the day is then certainly the visit of the Christmas village. Here, Christmas music is played also in the summer. Before you have time to stroll through the Christmas village with post office and many souvenir shops you should cross the Arctic Circle after the traditional line-crossing ceremony (with cold water and pine branch). A photo with Santa Claus is regarded as a special souvenir. Overnight stay in the hotel in Rovaniemi.

Day 4: Lapland – Sami – Northern Cape (680 km)

Across Finnish Lapland with its endless expanse and mountain formations you enter the Finnmark in Norway. Here live the Sami, the indigenous people found in a region known for traditional crafts and their beautiful work in silversmith. Then you will reach the northernmost point and highlight of the trip - to the North Cape. Visit the informative North Cape Hall (inclusive), explore the gigantic North Cape rock, enjoy the view in the vast expanse of the North and don’t forget the souvenir photo at the great North Cape globe. With unforgettable impressions we proceed to your hotel and the accommodation for this night on the island of North Cape.

Day 5: Finnish Lapland – Levi (570 km)

Today you go south along the sea again. You make a stop in Karasjok, the natural capital of the Sami culture and have opportunity to visit the Sappmi Park - a successful theme park that brings you closer to the Sami people and their way of living. Then we continue to the legendary Sari lake. With a phototropic you can enjoy the mystical atmosphere and the glittering lake - a true Finnish idyll. Then continue to the Kittila Levi area, the region with the most famous ski centers of Finland and a true leisure and sports paradise. Magnificent mountain scenery and nature invite to sport and to ride with reindeer and husky sledding. Overnight stay in the hotel in the area of Levi - Kittila.

Day 6: Swedish Lapland – Luleå – Gammelstad (UNESCO World Heritage) – Skellefteå (460 km)

Today you leave Finland and get to know the north of Sweden. You cross the Arctic circle to the Gulf of Bothnia again and stop in the biggest city of the Swedish Lapland, in Luleå. The small university town impresses with its location by the sea and the imposing neo-Gothic city church. A trip into the past takes you to the historic Gammelstad (Unesco World Heritage) where hundreds of red houses are grouped around the central church dating back to the 14th century. Then continue along the sea past islands and archipelago through Swedish Lapland to Skellefteå. Overnight stay in the hotel in the area of Skellefteå.

Day 7: High Coast – Uppsala (680 km)

Along the sea you continue southwards to Umeå, a modern harbor town and center of salmon and herring fishing to the next highlight of the trip; the High Coast, declared a UNESCO World Heritage. This part of the Gulf of Bothnia is characterized by its steep granite cliffs and rocky islands rising from the sea. The coast rises from the sea and it is the highest elevation in the world. Afterwards we continue to Uppsala, the historic residence and university town with its Castle, the city's most exciting sacred structure, and the Cathedral, the largest religious building in Sweden. Overnight stay in the hotel in the area of Uppsala.

Day 8: Departure

Transfer to the Stockholm airport and return flight.

Program changes reserved. 

Hotel description:

All hotels offer reception, bar and restaurant. The double room (occupancy: min/max 2 adults) have bath or shower/WC, telephone and TV. The single rooms are slightly smaller at the same facilities. Advertised hotel classifications are based on the country category. Program changes reserved.

Hotel examples:

SCANDIC Jyväskylä City

SCANDIC Rovaniemi City

SCANDIC Nordkapp

SOKOS Levi

SCANDIC Skellefteå

SCANDIC Uppsala Nord

Finland Highlights

Included services:

  • Tour and transfers in air-conditioned coach
  • 7 nights in selected middleclass hotels in double room
  • 7x breakfast buffet
  • including city tour Helsinki and Vaasa (€ 118.- worth)
  • Route and excursions according to itinerary
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Additional costs

(only bookable in advance):

  • Surcharge single room € 350.-
  • Surcharge half board € 195.-

Additional costs

(payable on site):

  • Trip to Rovaniemi, Kvarken Archipelago and Porvoo € 149.-
  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers

Travel time:

April to September

Price:

From € 480.- per person in a double room (with 50 Pax/bus)

8-day exclusive adventure travel with flight and bus 7 nights in 4* hotels, incl. breakfast

Finland is a fascinating country with endless vast, thousands of lakes, majestic mountain landscapes, a varied coastal formations and all friendly people. Enjoy the beauty, the historical and modern cities with modern Finnish architecture and design.

Day 1 (Friday): Arrival

Flight to Helsinki. Welcome by the tour guide and transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay in the hotel in the area of Helsinki.

Day 2 (Saturday): Helsinki

Explore the venerable Cathedral, the Temppeliaukio Church and witnesses many parts of most modern designs on your own or join a guided city tour*. Get a good overview of the most famous sights of the Finnish capital. Afterwards you should stroll through the city center and visit the historic market hall and the great fish market at the harbour. Of course, also a boat trip to the Finnenburg/Sveaborg, an outlying sea fortress on islands. Overnight stay in the hotel in the area of Helsinki.

Day 3 (Sunday): Helsinki - Porvoo* - Kupio (450 km)

The morning you are free for your own activities in the Finnish capital. Opportunity to visit the second oldest city in Finland, Porvoo*. The small town with its mediocre architecture and cobbled streets, lined with the unique red-painted wooden houses on the river bank offers a magical atmosphere. Visit the second-hand market in the old train station and the Cathedral. Stroll and look around at the small shops and taste the chocolate in the local historic chocolate factory. Then go north and cross the scenic unique Finnish Lakeland. Enjoy the views of the vastness of the countryside and the lakes, stopping in the lovely city Kupio on Lake Kallavesi, with its numerous islands and the majestic fortress on the Hill of Puijo. Overnight stay in the hotel in the room Kupio/Tahko.

Day 4 (Monday): Finnish Lake District - Finnish Lapland - Rovaniemi (490 km)

Enjoy the untouched nature and the vastness of the lake landscape on the way to the north of Finland. After crossing the Arctic circle, you will arrive to the capital of Finnish Lapland to Rovaniemi. This modern trading and university city is the economic center in northern Finland, located at the Arctic circle on the rivers Kemijoki and Ounasjoki. Discover the lively university town with the Kemijoki bridge ('lumberjack candle bridge'), which reminds of the time of wooden rafting. Explore the captivating modern architecture buildings of the Arktikum Museum and Research Center, the Lappia House, City Hall and the famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto independently or on a guided city tour*. Overnight stay in the hotel in the area of Rovaniemi.

Day 5 (Tuesday): Rovaniemi - Christmas village - Oulu - Vaasa (530 km)

Rovaniemi is known worldwide as home of Santa Claus and a visit of the Christmas village should therefore not be missed. Here, Christmas music is also played in the summer. Before you visiting the Christmas village with post office and many souvenir shops, you should cross the Arctic circle after the traditional baptism of the Arctic Circle (with cold water and pine Branch). A photo with Santa Claus is regarded as a special souvenir. Then you leave Finnish Lapland and after another crossing of the Arctic Circle, stop at the historic trading town of Oulu, the main town in the North of Finland. Then you drive south along the Bothnian sea to the Bothnian Gulf. Overnight stay in the hotel in the area of Vaasa.

Day 6 (Wednesday): Vaasa – Kvarken Archipelago*

Vaasa is a small university town on the Gulf of Finland surrounded by wonderful varied landscape with countless islands in the upstream Kvarken Archipelago one declared as a UNESCO World Heritage cultural landscape. Relax in Vaasa with his peaceful maritime flair or taking a trip in the enchanting barrier island world of the Kvarken Archipelago * and the surrounding area of the city on the bothnian gulf. Overnight stay in the hotel in the area of Vaasa.

Day 7 (Thursday: Rauma - Turku - Helsinki (510 km)

Along the sea, you can stop in Rauma, one of the most beautiful places in Finland, whose old town has been declared a cultural monument by UNESCO. Then it's along the coast next to Turku, the former capital of Finland, in a strategically important location on the Aura river and important trading centre for many centuries. The castle on the port of Turku and the Cathedral are two of the monuments you see in Turku. Then it continues through the South West of Finland back in Finland's capital Helsinki. Overnight stay in the area of Helsinki. 

Day 8 (Friday): Departure

Transfer to the airport and return flight.

Program changes reserved.

Hotel Description:

All hotels offer reception, bar and restaurant. The double room (occupancy: min/max 2 adults) have bath or shower/WC, telephone and TV. The single rooms are slightly smaller at the same facilities. Advertised hotel classifications are based on the country category. Program changes reserved.

Hotel examples:

Helsinki: SCANDIC Aviapolis, SCANDIC Aviacongress or similar
Kuopio: SCANDIC Kuopio, SCANDIC Atlas or similar
Rovaniemi: SCANDIC Rovaniemi, SCANDIC Polar or similar
Vaasa: SCANDIC Waskia, SCANDIC Vaasa or similar

Helsinki - Saint Petersburg - Princess Anastasia

Included services:

  • Cruises Helsinki - Saint Petersburg - Helsinki
  • 3x nights on the Princess Anastasia in standard inside cabin
  • Port charges
  • City tour of Helsinki
  • City tour St Petersburg
  • Saint Petersburg - Russia visa free with affordable day ticket
  • Route and excursions according to itinerary
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Optional services per person

(only boookable in advance):

  • 3x breakfast € 50,-
  • 3x dinner buffet € 95,-
  • Cabin for single use: from € 75,-
  • Outside cabin: from € 40,-

Optional services per person

(payable on site):

  • Shore excurion Saint Petersburg area and Eremitaget €75,- 

Additional cost

(payable on site):

  • Day ticket are mandatory for all travelers who have no visa for Russia Saint Petersburg: €25,-
  • Tips for tour guides, bus drivers and ship personnel

Travel time:

End of April to August

Price:

From € 250, -per person in a double room (with 50 Pax/bus)

Note:

Trip goes Friday - Tuesday

4-day flight, ship and bus tour (3 nights)

Experience the lively Finnish capital Helsinki and the historical old imperial capital of Ssint Petersburg easily and comfortably with flight to Helsinki and cruise on the Baltic Sea. 

Day 1 (Wednesday): Helsinki - Princess Anastasia

Flight to Helsinki. On the included city tour you will get a good overview of the most famous sights of the Finnish capital. Explore the venerable Cathedral, the Temppeliaukio Church and the many witnesses of modern designs. Then you should take a stroll through downtown and visit the historic market hall with its great fish market at the port. If you still have time you should take the cruise to the Finnburg, the imposing fortress that is upstream of the city. In the late afternoon embarkation on the Princess Anastasia and ride over the Finnish sea. Overnight stay on the Princess Anastasia.

Day 2 (Thursday): Saint Petersburg - Princess Anastasia

Already the arrival to Saint Petersburg thrills and in the city, which from the 18th to the 20th century has been the capital of the powerful Russian empire, there is much to see. On the included city tour, you will see sights as Nevsky Prospekt, the Boulevard and Boulevard of the city, the vast St. Isaac's Cathedral and much more familiar and get an excellent overview of the city. Then you have time for yourself in Saint Petersburg to look around. Overnight stay on the Princess Anastasia.

Day 3 (Friday): Saint Petersburg - Eremitaget* - Princess Anastasia

Today, you have time to explore more of the fascinating city Saint Petersburg. If you like you can take an excursion* to the Eremitaget, the former splendid Winter palace of Tsar Peter the Great and today one of the richest art collections in the world. In the evening embarkation and cruise to Stockholm. Overnight stay on the Princess Anastasia. 

Day 4 (Saturday): Helsinki - Departure

In the morning arrival in Helsinki. Transfer to the airport of Helsinki. Return flight.

Program changes reserved.

Princess Anastasia - St Peter line:

The Princess Anastasia of St Peter line was overhauled 2016-17, and offers the unique opportunity of St Petersburg without having to visit complicated Russian visa procedures. The St. Peter Line, which has recently been taken over by the renowned line of Moby offers modern atmosphere of cruise ship in the Baltic Sea. The Princess Anastasia features shops, many bars and restaurants, sauna, pool, Casino and offers a sophisticated daily entertainment program. The cabins are standard inside cabins and equipped with shower and WC, outside cabins are available for an additional fee.

Christmas market in Helsinki & Tallinn

Included services:

  • Transfers in air-conditioned coach
  • 3 nights in 4*Hotel Sokos Tapiola Garden in double room
  • 3x breakfast buffet
  • Boat trip Helsinki - Tallinn - Helsinki
  • Christmas market in Helsinki
  • Christmas market in Tallinn
  • Route and excursions according to itinerary
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Optional services per person

(only bookable in advance):

  • Half-board € 69.-
  • Surcharge single room € 

Optional services per person

(payable on site):
  • City tour of Helsinki € 59.-
  • Excursion Porvoo € 59.-
  • City tour Tallinn € 59.-
  • or in the tour package € 149.-

Additional costs per person:

  • Gratuities for local guides and bus driver

Travel time:

Advent weekend (Friday to Monday) 

Price:

From € 190.- per person in a double room (with 50 Pax/bus)

4-day flight and bus tour (3 nights), 4* Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden,

incl. breakfast

The pre-Christmas period is something special around the Baltic Sea and throughout the advent period, you can enjoy the intimate customs of wintry atmosphere. Experience the Christmas decorated Helsinki and its Christmas road and the festive Christmas markets and through the Baltic Sea to the capital of Estonia to make a day trip and visit the Christmas market around the Christmas tree on the Rath's market.

Your itinerary:

Day 1 (Friday): Arrival - Helsinki 

Flight to Helsinki. Welcome by the tour guide and depending on the time of arrival you drive to the traditional Christmas market on the Sana Gates square in Helsinki with Finnish specialties, traditional craftsmanship. Afterwards transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 (Saturday): Helsinki

Explore Helsinki and its churches and the many witnesses of modern design with its venerable Cathedral, the Temppeliaukiooa independently or join a guided city tour*. Later visit Helsinki Aleksanterinkatu festively decorated Christmas Street and the traditional Christmas market around Saint Thomas. Afterwards you will have time to explore Helsinki or take a trip to the picturesque small town of Provoo* with its red wooden houses and its charming Christmas market.

Day 3 (Sunday): Tallinn

After a two hours cruise with a comfortable cruise ferry, passing the unique archipelago landscape around Helsinki, you arrive to the Estonian capotal, Tallinn. Discover Tallinn independently or take a guided city tour* with the most famous attractions such as of the Kadriorg Palace of Tsar Peter I, the numerous baroque churches and picturesque old town before you visit the traditional and atmospheric Christmas market on the City Hall square. Afterwards we take the ferry cruise back to Helsinki.

Day 4 (Monday): Departure

Transfer to the airport and return flight.

Program changes reserved. *for an additional fee

Hotel Description:

4 * Hotel Sokos Tapiola Garden in Espoo: the hotel lies not far from Helsinki Centre in the Epsoo Garden City, with direct metro connection to Helsinki. This modern design hotel offers best comfort and standard and amenities including reception, bar, restaurant, indoor swimming pool, sauna and fitness room. Double room (occupancy: min/max 2 adults) have bath or shower/WC, telephone and satellite TV, and Wi-Fi Internet connection. Single rooms are slightly smaller at the same facilities.

Scandinavia - Baltic Sea - Saint Petersburg

Included services:

  • 8 days tour and transfers in air-conditioned coach
  • 1 night trip with the Baltic Princess or Galaxy of Silja line from Stockholm to Turku
  • 3 days cruise on the Princess Anastasia of St. Peter line with Helsinki, Saint Petersburg, Tallinn and Stockholm
  • 3 nights in middle-class hotel in a double room
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Round trip - and excursion program according to itinerary
  • All road tolls, airport - fees
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Optional services per person

(only bookable in adavance):

  • Surcharge haf board € 210,-
  • Outside cabin on cruises from € 95,-
  • Outside cabin "De Luxe" and "Commodore" cabin from € 155,-
  • Single cabin and standard cabin for single from € 330,-
  • Outside cabin "De Luxe" and "Commodore" cabin for single use from € 380,-

Optional services per person

(payable on site):

  • City tours Stockholm, Tallinn, Helsinki, Oslo and Gothenburg € 59,- each
  • Saint Petersburg € 85,- (including day-visa)
  • or in the package € 299,- 

Additional costs per person

(payable on site):

  • Day ticket for the visa-free travel to Saint Petersburg: € 25,-
  • Harbor fee € 32,50
  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers

Travel time:

May to August

Price:

From € 440,- per person in a double room (with 50 Pax/bus)

8-days flight, ship and bus travel (7 nights)

Stockholm - Tallinn - Saint Petersburg - Helsinki - Oslo - Gothenburg

Explore the main cities of Sweden, Finland and Norway, as well as the South of Sweden's best at a bus tour - the capital of Estonia and the Russian Imperial capital of Saint Petersburg reached easily and comfortably by cruise on the Baltic Sea. On this ship and bus tour, you learn about the most beautiful and important cities in the North of Europe on a trip in a short time.

Your itinerary

Day 1 (Tuesday): Arrival

Flight to Stockholm. Welcome by the tour guide. The capital of Sweden - called also the Venice of the North - is located on 14 different islands and waiting to be discovered. Discover the capital of Sweden with Stadthuset, Royal Palace, the old town of Gamla Stan and more independently or on a guided city tour*. Overnight stay in the hotel in the area of Stockholm.

Day 2 (Wednesday): Stockholm - Oslo

From Stockholm, you will pass countless lakes and endless landscapes, the lake Vänern and the provincial town of Karlstad before arriving in Oslo. Overnight stay in the hotel in the area of Oslo.

Day 3 (Thursday): Oslo - Southern Sweden

Today you will visit the Oslo, the Norwegian capital which is located by the Oslofjord. Explore this beautiful city with Vigeland Park, Opera, Royal Palace and City Hall independently or in a guided city tour*. After visiting Oslo the journey takes you through the pictoresque coastal landscape around the Kosterhavet nationalpark back to Sweden. Overnight stay in the hotel in the area of Vänersborg.

Day 4 (Friday): Gothenburg - Lake Vättern - Stockholm - Baltic Princess

Enter through the South West of Sweden in the second largest city of the country. Get to know Gothenburg, this vibrant and friendly city on the water, independently or on a city tour*. Afterwards you will make a stop in the small town of Gränna which is located at the Lake Vättern, the second largest lake of Sweden. Gränna is famous for its tradional manufacturing of crispbread and the sweets "Polkagris". Learn all about these Swedish traditions before travelling back to Stockholm by passing the Göta canal. In the evening you go on board of the cruise and pass the archipelago of Stockholm and the Baltic Sea to Turku. Overnight stay on the Baltic Princes or Galaxy of Silja line. 

Day 5 (Saturday): Turku - Helsinki - Princess Anastasia

In the morning you reach the former Finnish capital of Turku. After a tour of the castle and the picturesque city, you will be taken by bus to the capital of Helsinki through typical southern Finnish countryside. Discover the main attractions such as the venerable Cathedral, the modern Temppeliaukio Church and witnesses many of modern designs at a shore excursion*, or on your own. In the late afternoon embarkation on the Princess Anastasia and ride over the Finnish sea. Overnight stay on the Princess Anastasia.

Day 6 (Sunday): Saint Petersburg - Princess Anastasia

There is much to see and explore in the city Saint Petersburg, which was the capital of the mighty Russian Empire from the 18th to the 20th century. Enjoy the Nevsky Prospekt, the boulevard and the city's promenade, the impressive Isaac cathedral, the Eermitaget, one of the largest art collections in the world, the Saint Peter and Paul fortress independently or on a guided country trip*. In the evening embarkation and ride across the Gulf of Finland West. Overnight stay on the Princess Anastasia.

Day 7 (Monday): Tallinn - Princess Anastasia

The capital of Estonia invites you to a visit. Explore the medieval old town, the numerous baroque churches and the Kadriorg Palace of Tsar Peter the great independently or with a land trip*. In the evening embarkation and cruise to Stockholm. Overnight stay on the Princess Anastasia.

Day 8 (Tuesday): Departure

Transfer to the airport of Stockholm and flight home.

Program changes reserved.

Hotel description during the round trip:

All hotels offer reception, bar and restaurant. The double room (occupancy: min/max 2 adults) have bath or shower/WC, telephone and TV. The single rooms are slightly smaller at the same facilities. 

Baltic Princess or Galaxy and Princess Anastasia - cruise ship:

On the track Stockholm - Turku you go on the ship Baltic Princess of Silja line. The other cruises from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg, Tallinn and Stockholm are on board the newly adapted Princess Anastasia of St. Peter line, which was recently acquired by the prestigious line of Moby. Ride the St. Peter Line passengers from Europe with a day entry easily permit for visiting of St. Petersburg. The ships are equipped with modern and comfortable cruise atmosphere. The Princess Anastasia features shops, many bars and restaurants, sauna, pool, Casino and offers a sophisticated daily entertainment program. The cabins are standard inside cabins and shower and WC. 

Sweden & Finland

Included services:

  • Tour and transfers in air-conditioned coach
  • 5 nights accommodation in selected middle-class hotels in a double room
  • 2 nights on the ferry Stockholm – Turku and Turku – Stockholm with Silja Line in the standard double cabin (inside)
  • 7x breakfast buffet in the hotels and on the ferry
  • Route and excursions according to itinerary
  • Tour guide (different languages available)

Optional services per person

(only bookable in advance): 

  • Surcharge single room/cabin from € 220,-
  • Surcharge outside cabin from € 70,-
  • Surcharge half board € 175,-

Optional services per person

(payable on site): 

  • City tour Helsinki: € 59,-
  • ­City tour Stockholm: € 59,-
  • ­Excursion Provoo: € 69,-
  • ­Excursion central Sweden & castles: € 69,-
  • or as a package: € 239,-

Additional costs per person:

  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers

Period:

End of May to beginning of September

Price:

From € 390,- per person in double room (with 50 Pax/bus)

8-day exclusive adventure journey by flight, bus and ship (7 nights)

The history of Sweden and Finland are linked by many similarities and historical events. On this trip, you will experience the royal capital and the historically significant central Sweden, crossing the impressive archipelago of Stockholm and Turku and across the Gulf of Bothnia, visiting historic Turku, the Finnish capital Helsinki and learning the vastness of the Finnish Lake District and the University of Southern Finland and trading towns of Yväskylä and Tampere as well as the enchanting small town of Rauma. A varied journey full of different impressions of air, land and water.

Day 1: Arrival – Sigtuna – Uppsala 

Flight to Stockholm. At the airport you will receive our friendly, competent and German-speaking travel companion. Depending on your arrival time, you will first drive to the enchanting town of Sigtuna, known for its historic grounds, and get a first impression of the typical Middle Swedish landscape and way of life. Afterwards drive to the historic residence and university town of Uppsala with its towering castle and the cathedral, the largest sacral building in Sweden. In the evening you drive to the royal capital Stockholm and board the Silja Galaxy or Baltic Princess. After embarkation you should enjoy the cruise from the port of Stockholm through the unique archipelago landscape with countless islands and waterways before crossing the Baltic Sea and have time on board with the numerous culinary offerings and shopping, disco, cinema, bars and to enjoy sauna.

Day 2: Turku – Helsinki

With magnificent views you will cross the archipelago of Turku before you land in the former Finnish capital early in the morning. On a short orientation tour you will get a good impression of this historic city with its dominant cathedral and historic fortress. Passing numerous lakes, you will arrive in the Finnish capital Helsinki. Explore Helsinki with its venerable cathedral, the modern Temppeliaukioa Church, the Orthodox Uspenski Church and its many witnesses of modern design itself or on a guided city tour *. Afterwards, you will have time to explore the Old Town harbor with its local specialties. Overnight at the hotel in the Helsinki area.

Day 3: Helsinki – Porvoo*

Today you have time for your own activities in the Finnish capital. Visit the offshore fortress island of Finnburg, which has shaped the history of the Finnish capital and take the opportunity to visit the second oldest city in Finland, Porvoo *. The small town with its medieval architecture and cobbled streets lined with unique red-painted wooden houses on the riverbank offers a magical atmosphere. Visit the flea market in the old train station, the cathedral, browse through the small shops and taste the chocolate at the local historic chocolate factory. Overnight at the hotel in the Helsinki area.

Day 4: Finnish Lake District – Yväskylä

Today you leave the Finnish capital heading north and cross the scenic Finnish Lake District. Enjoy views of the expanse of the countryside and the lakes and visit the university town of Jväskylä. Overnight at the hotel in the room Finnish Lake District.

Day 5: Finnish Lake District – Tampere – Rauma 

The international trading town of Tampere will take you back to the coast on the Gulf of Bothnia and visit the charming town of Rauma, one of the most beautiful places in Finland, whose old town has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then it's back to Turku, the trading point located at a strategically important location on the Aura River. In the evening, board the Silja Galaxy or Baltic Princess for the passage to Stockholm.

Day 6: Stockholm

In the early morning you reach Stockholm. Stockholm - also called Venice of the north - is located on 14 different islands and wants to be discovered. A panoramic city tour * gives you a good overview of the most famous sights such as the town hall, royal palace or the leisure island Djurgården. Then you have time to stroll through the old town Gamla Stan with its winding streets and paving stones or visit the famous Wasa Ship Museum and get to know this traditional but also modern and vibrant city. Overnight at the hotel in the Stockholm area.

Fay 7: Stockholm – Central Sweden & Castles* 

Past countless lakes, forests, towns and villages, you return to the Swedish capital. Stockholm - also called Venice of the north - is located on 14 different islands and wants to be discovered. Stroll through the old town Gamla Stan with its winding streets and paving stones and get to know this traditional but also modern and vibrant city better. Overnight at the hotel in the Stockholm area.

Day 8: Departure

Transfer to the Stockholm airport and return flight.

Program changes reserved. 

Hotel description:

All hotels offer reception, bar and restaurant. The double room (occupancy: min/max 2 adults) have bath or shower/WC, telephone and TV. The single rooms are slightly smaller at the same facilities. Advertised hotel classifications are based on the country category. Program changes reserved.

Baltic Princess or Galaxy:

On the routes Stockholm-Turku and Turku-Stockholm you can drive on the Baltic Princess or Galaxy of the Silja Line. The ships are modern equipped and offer comfortable cruise atmosphere. They have shops, numerous bars and restaurants, pool, casino and offer an evening entertainment program. The cabins are standard inside cabins and have shower and toilet. Outside cabins can be booked for a surcharge.

 
 

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