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24 Day Eastern and Northern Europe Highlights Tour 2017 - 2018

Day 01: AUSTRALIA – SINGAPORE or HONG KONG – HELSINKI
Depart Australia to Helsinki, capital of Finland on Qantas or Cathay Pacific + Finn Airs via Singapore or Hong Kong and fly overnight.

Day 02: HELSINKI (D)
You arrive in Helsinki in the morning. Upon arrival, you are met and have an orientation city tour before transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tours in Helsinki include "The Church of Rock" Temppeliaukio Church, Sibelius Monument, Mannerheimintie, Central Park, Olympic Stadium, Finlandia Hall, Uspenski Cathedral and Senate Square. Stay overnight in Helsinki at a four star hotel for two nights.
Accommodation: Original Sokos Hotel**** or similar

Day 03: HELSINKI (B.D)
After breakfast continue to visit some of the main sights: Esplanade, the Market Square wuth some free time for shopping, Seurasaari open air museum, Finnish National Museum and Finnish Museum of Art. Stay overnight in Helsinki.
Included: entrance to Seurassari open air museum, Finnish National Museum and Finnish Museum of Art
Accommodation: Original Sokos Hotel**** or similar

Day 04: HELSINKI – STOCKHOLM (luxury ferry) (B.D)
In the morning visit Suomenlinna Sea Fortress (including a ferry trip to Suomenlinna). Some free time on the market and afternoon boarding on the ship-ferry to Stockholm (seaview cabin). Typical Scandinavia buffet dinner on board. Sail to Sweden.
Included: entrance fee to Suomenlinna Sea Fortress and ferry to Suomenlinna island
Accommodation: Viking Line Ship Mariella or similar

Day 05: STOCKHOLM (B.D)
In the morning, you will arrive at the Stockholm port. Enjoy city tour in Stockholm including City Hall (where Nobel's peace price ceremony is held), Vasa Museum, the Royal Palace and Drottingham Palace. Stay overnight in Stockholm at a four star hotel.
Included: entrance fees to the City Hall, Vasa musuem and Drottingham palace
Accommodation: Hotel Scandic Alvik**** or similar

Day 06: STOCKHOLM – KARLSTAD (310 km) (B.D)
After breakfast, some free time in Stockholm for leisure. After time for lunch depart from Sweden's capital and continue to travel across Sweden to Karlstad. Stay overnight at Karlstad at a four star hotel.
Accommodation: Elite Stadshotellet**** or similar

Day 07: KARLSTAD – OSLO (220 km) (B.D)
After breakfast continue to Norway and morning arrival in capital city Oslo. The group will have sightseeing tour in Oslo including Vigeland Sculpture Park (Frogner Park), City Hall, Akershus Fortress, Royal Palace and Kon-tiki museum.
Included: entrance fees to Akershus Fortress and Kon-tiki museum.
Accommodation: Clarion Collection Hotel Savoy**** or similar

Day 08: OSLO – COPENHAGEN (luxury ferry) (B.D)
After breakfast, drive to Holmenkollen Ski jump area and then some free time in Oslo for leisure, shopping, etc.. In the afternoon, depart with ship to Copenhagen, DFDS Scandinavian Seaways (seaview cabin). Enjoy a buffet dinner on board the ship. Sail to Denmark.
Included: entrance fees to Ski jump museum Holmenkollen,
Accommodation: DFDS Ship Pearl Seaways or similar

Day 09: COPENHAGEN (B.D)
Arrive at Copenhagen by DFDS. Start a city tour of Denmark capital including Statue of Little
Mermaid, Amalienborg Palace, Round tower, City Hall Square and Carlsberg brewery. Stay overnight at a four star hotel in Copenhagen.
Included: entrance fees to Round tower and Carlsberg brewery
Accommodation: Ascot Hotel**** or similar

Day 10: COPENHAGEN – WARSAW (by flight) (B.D)
After breakfast you are transferred to the airport to take your flight to Warsaw, Poland. Visits in Warsaw include Church of Holy Cross, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Monument, Old Town, Warsaw Ghetto, St Joseph's Cathedral, the Mermaid Statue, Lazienki Park, Chopin Monument, Wilanow Palace, Polish style roast duck dinner. Stay overnight at a four star hotel in Warsaw.
Accommodation: Lord Hotel**** or similar

Day 11: WARSAW – OSWIECIM – KRAKOW (385 km) (B.D)
In the morning depart from Warsaw and travel to Oswiecim and visit Concentration camps – Auschwitz I & II. After that, travel to Krakow and first panoramic tour and walk to the main square – historic centre. Stay overnight at a four star hotel in Krakow for two nights.
Included: entrance fee with guided tour in Auschwitz concentration camp
Accommodation: Qubus Hotel**** or similar

Day 12: KRAKOW – WIELICZKA – KRAKOW (40 km) (B.D)
Visit Krakow main sights: Wawel Royal Castle with Royal Palace, Church of Virgin Mary and University Museum. In the afternoon drive to Wieliczka and visit world well known Salt mine. After that return to Krakow and Jewish dinner (diner with concert at Jewish quarter)
Included: entrance fees to Royal Palace appartaments, to Virgin Mary church and to Salt mine in Wieliczka.
Accommodation: Qubus Hotel**** or similar

Day 13: KRAKOW – ZAKOPANE – BRATISLAVA (Capital of Slovakia) – VIENNA (520 km) (B.D)
Travel to Zakopane – famous polish winter resort and have a short stop there. Then cross border to Slovakia and continue to Bratislava, Capital of Slovakia and enjoy a city tour including Central Grand Place, Bishop's Palace, the Slovak National Opera, Gothic St Martin's Cathedral and Bratislava Castle. After that, travel to Vienna by coach and stay overnight at a four star hotel in Vienna.
Accommodation: Arcotel Wimberger**** or similar

Day 14: VIENNA (Capital of Austria) – BUDAPEST (Capital of Hungary) (243km) (B.D)
Have Vienna city tour including Schonbrunn Palace, Opera, Parliament, Imperial Boulevards, Queen's Square and Hofburg Palace. Before leaving Vienna the ride with famous Giant Wheel will take place (Riesenrad). After that, transfer to Budapest and stay overnight at a four star hotel in Budapest.
Included: entrance fee for Schonbrunn Palace tour, and ride with Giant Wheel
Accommodation: Danubius Hotel Flamenco**** or similar

Day 15: BUDAPEST – HEVIZ (194km) (B.D)
Enjoy Budapest city tour after breakfast including Millennium Monument, Heroes' Square (Hosok tere), St Stephen's Basilica, Parliament Building, Fisherman's Bastion and Royal Square. Afterwards depart to Lake Balaton and visit Tihany open air museum, then move to Heviz for the night at a four star hotel.
Inclulded: entrance fee for Fisheman's bastion
Accommodation: Danubius Health Spa Resort Aqua**** or similar

Day 16: HEVIZ – ZAGREB (Capital of Croatia) – PLITVICE (320km) (B.D)
After breakfast, proceed to Zagreb. Upon arrival, visit King Tomislav Square, Marulic Square, St Mark's Square, the Stone Gate and the Cathedral. Afterwards proceed to Plitvice and stay overnight at a four star hotel in Plitvice.
Accommodation: Hotel Mirjana Rastoke**** or similar

Day 17: PLITVICE LAKE NATIONAL PARK – LJUBLJANA (Capital of Slovenia) (206 km) (B.D)
Enjoy the day in the park, leave Croatia after lunch time and head to Slovenia, Ljubljana Castle. Visit the traditional Slovenian evening show (folklore dances + entertainment + traditional meal). Stay overnight at a four star hotel in Ljubljana.
Included: entrance fee for Plitvice national park and tickets for castle funicular in Ljubljana
Accommodation: Hotel Nox**** or similar

Day 18: LJUBLJANA – POSTOJNA – LAKE BLED – VILLACH (215 km) (B, D)
After breakfast, head for Postojna and visit Postojna Caves. Then move to Lake Bled for visit – here a boat trip with traditional pletna to the island in the middle of the lake will take place. After that, proceed to Austria and to Villach and stay overnight there.
Included: entrance fee to Postojna caves and boat trip on the Bled lake.
Accommodation: City Hotel**** or similar

Day 19: VILLACH – SALZBURG – CESKY KRUMLOV (390 km) (B.D)
After breakfast, our coach will transfer you to Salzburg. Upon arrival, visit the birth place of Mozart. Then we will be heading across the border of Czech Republic to Cesky Krumlov for city tour: around Castle, Gothic Church, narrow streets ...etc. Stay overnight at a four star hotel there.
Included: entrance fee for a Mozart birth place in Salzburg
Accommodation: Clarion Congress Hotel**** or similar

Day 20: CESKY KRUMLOV – PRAGUE (Capital of Czech) (174 km) (B.D)
After breakfast, transfer to Prague. You will visit Hradcany Castle Grounds, St Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square and Astronomical Clock at Town Hall. Enjoy a Bohemian roast meat dinner with dark beer. Stay overnight at a four star hotel in Prague.
Inclcuded: entrance fee for st. Vitus Cathedral
Accommodation: Hotel Duo**** or similar

Day 21: PRAGUE – DRESDEN – BERLIN (340 km) (B.D)
After breakfast, we will be driving to Dresden. Then start city tour including Zwinger Palace, Semper Opera and Saxon Wall. After that, transfer to Berlin, visit Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedachniskirche). Check into a four star hotel in Berlin. Enjoy a German Pork Knuckle dinner.
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Berlin Mitte**** or similar

Day 22: BERLIN – POTSDAM – BERLIN (35km) (B.D)
After breakfast, head for Potsdam. Start your tours including Sanssouci Castle and park, Film museum, Old City Hall, Provincial Parliament, the Cecilienhof Castle. Return to Berlin and
proceed to Reichstag Building, Berlin Wall, Potsdam Platz, German State Opera House and visit Charlie Checkpoint museum and Alexander Platz. Enjoy German steak feast with beer dinner.
Included: entrance fee to Charlie Checkpoint museum.
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Berlin Mitte**** or similar

Day 23: BERLIN – HELSINKI – HONG KONG or SINGAPORE (B)
You are at leisure today to explore Berlin on your own until transfer out to Berlin airport for your flight to Australia via Helsinki and Hong Kong or Singapore. Fly overnight.

Day 24: HONG KONG or SINGAPORE – AUSTRALIA
Connect your Finn Air code shared flight from Hong Kong or Singapore to Australia. Your unforgettable Eastern and Northern Europe tour ends.

                      24 Day Northern and Eastern Europe Highlights Tour (Tour Code: EEN)

                                             Departure Dates and Tour Prices

Departure Dates      

Return Date              

 

Finn Airs ex Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

and Perth

19 Jun. 17    

12 Jul. 17           

$9,090

18 Jun. 18

11 Jul. 18

$9,090

 


The prices are in Australian dollar, per person twin or double share.

Single supplement: $1,480 (Single supplement also includes 2 nights in a single cabin onboard the ships.)

PS: Member discount of $50 will apply to this tour (If you are not our ADT travel club member yet, you are welcome to join now. Membership is free. As soon as you sign up, you are entitled to having this discount). Further discount of $50 will apply to returning customers.

This price includes:
1. Finn Airs (code shared flights with Qantas or Cathay from Australia to Asia or v.v.) return air-tickets from Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane/Perth to Helsinki via Singapore or Hong Kong;
(Please enquire us for flight details for your departing points.)
2. Polish Airlines one way air-ticket from Copenhagen, Denmark to Warsaw, Poland;
3. Airport tax and fuel surcharges;
4. Nineteen night accommodation in a double/twin room in nice 4- star hotels with breakfasts;
5. Two night accommodation on a twin sharing sea-view cabin onboard the cruise ship;
6. Twenty-one dinners (mostly at hotel restaurants, some dinners could also be in the local restaurants, 2 buffet dinners onboard the ships, 1 dinner with traditional Slovenian evening in Ljubljana, 1 Jewish dinner with concert in Krakow);
7. Transfers and transport all through with modern air-conditioned coach according to the itinerary;
8. All highway tolls and road taxes and parking fees according to the itinerary;
9. All ferry tickets needed for the itinerary;
10. All sightseeing with entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary;
11. Professional English speaking guides/tour leaders (in Scandinavian countries tour leaders are not staying at the hotels and do not accompany clients on the ferries from Helsinki to Stockholm and from Oslo to Copenhagen. They are with the clients during the days. You will have different tour leader in each city. From Warsaw to Berlin, one tour leader will be staying with the group all the time).

Tour price doesn’t include:
1. Travel insurance;
2. Drinks at meals;
3. Lunches;
4. Any other entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary;
5. Tips for the driver and guide/tour leader;
6. Personal expenses;
7. Any services not mentioned in the itinerary.

Remark:
This tour needs a certain level of fitness with some reasonable walking and is not suitable for people who have walking difficulties.

 



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