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15 Day Visions Of Scandinavia

A portion of this tour runs as a group tour where you will be escorted by an expert tour leader. Another portion is self-guided, whether conducted by rail, cruise or land, and you will travel between destinations on your own, with free time to explore at your own pace.

Escorted Type
Partially Escorted

This itinerary will be conducted at a relaxed pace. You will typically spend several nights at one location which means less time spent packing and unpacking, and more sightseeing. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and handling your own luggage.

Pace
Leisurely Pace

✓ Add return international airfares for $999 per person
✓ Incredible sightseeing, including Steinsdalsfossen waterfall, Great Belt Bridge, Gripsholm Castle, city tours in Oslo and Stockholm, beautiful Lake Mjosa and Värmland (home to 10,000 lakes), a breathtaking cruise on Norway’s UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord
✓ Free time to explore vibrant Scandi and Nordic cities at leisure, including Copenhagen, Helsinki and Stockholm
✓ 13 nights in centrally located, 3-star hotels
✓ Escorted by expert, English-speaking guide from days 2–12
✓ Overnight ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki (transfers included)
✓ Breakfast daily and 4 dinners
✓ All transport including multiple ferry journeys, coach and scenic cruise

What we love about this tour

Travel with the experts for a carefully curated, value-packed discovery of the world's most iconic destinations. Our tours are bursting with must-see sights, rich experiences and quality inclusions, all at an unbeatable price. Bucket list dreams are ticked off on these all-encompassing journeys.

Itinerary

Hotel
Scandic Sluseholmen or Similar
Meals
Dinner

Welcome to Copenhagen! After arriving in Copenhagen, make your own way to your hotel where you can check in and spend the afternoon at leisure. If you wish, you can easily see some sights and explore the Danish Capital.

Tonight, meet your guide and tour group at a welcome dinner.

Hotel
Scandic Sluseholmen or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

After breakfast this morning at your hotel, enjoy a free day to explore this wonderful city. Copenhagen city is one of the oldest kingdoms in the world and you can take in the main attractions and highlights by foot. You will have an orientation drive and visit some famous landmarks such as the Little Mermaid statue, including the legend behind the landmark. You may also wish to partake in an option tour of Zealand’s castles. 

Remainder of your day is at leisure.

Hotel
Centrally Located Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Today, embark on the famous drive across the Great Belt Bridge, crossing this iconic path to the Island of Funen, also known as Fairytale Island. While we make our journey Northwards and head along the Jutland Peninsular, we get to experience a stop in Odense, Hans Christian Andersen’s hometown, via the waterway before arriving in frederikshavn.

Hotel
Centrally Located Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today we begin to make our way towards Oslo, Norway’s capital. We embark on a lovely ferry journey across the Skagerrak to Langesund, keeping a keen eye out for any wildlife and marine life.

Hotel
Centrally Located Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

This morning we partake in an Oslo sightseeing tour, visiting Gustav Vigeland's sculptures; also see the National Theatre, Broadcasting House, Parliament, and Akershus Castle. In the afternoon, drive through the Telemark region, known for its vast forests, valleys and churches, where you'll spend the night.

Hotel
Centrally Located Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

This morning we begin our journey towards Bergen by taking the scenic route for a visit to Vemork, where the heavy water plant was blown up by a commando unit of British and Norwegians known as the Heroes of Telemark. Visit the Vemork Museum, then travel along lakes, winding valleys, and rugged gorges backed by towering mountains. Ferry across the Hardangerfjord from Utne to Kvanndal with a picture stop at Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall. On arrival in Bergen, Norway's picture-perfect Hanseatic seaport, start getting to know the city on the included orientation.

Hotel
Centrally Located Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Built on seven hills with the fjords on one side and 1,000- foot Mount Floyen on the other, Bergen was the home of composer Edvard Grieg. Bergen is a city on Norway’s southwestern coast. It's surrounded by mountains and fjords, including Sognefjord, the country’s longest and deepest. Bryggen features colourful wooden houses on the old wharf, once a center of the Hanseatic League's trading empire.Spend the day exploring at leisure or consider joining one of our optional excursions to discover the history, traditions, and breathtaking views of this beautiful port city.

Hotel
Centrally Located Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

This morning, a moment to remember as you embark on an incredible drive with the most spectacular scenery, heading towards the Sognefjord, where you embark for a breathtaking cruise on one of Norway's mightiest fjords, the Naeroyfjord and then continue onto the Fagernes area

Hotel
Centrally Located Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

This morning we make our first stop at Lillehammer, the mountain resort that hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics, then, a scenic drive along beautiful Lake Mjosa. Continue towards Sweden through Varmland's unspoiled wilderness of forest and lakes to Karlstad, It’s known for neighbouring Lake Vänern to the south, dotted with tiny islands.

Hotel
BEST WESTERN STOCKHOLM or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

We say goodbye to Karlstad and head east towards Stockholm via idyllic Mariefred. The name is derived from that of the former Carthusian monastery here, Mariefred Charterhouse, and means "Peace of Mary" Here, view majestic Gripsholm Castle, built in an enchanting rural setting. On to the Swedish capital. Its beauty is due to its unique setting on 14 islands between Lake Maleren and the Baltic Sea.

Hotel
BEST WESTERN STOCKHOLM or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Wake to one of the most beautiful of the Scandinavian capitals, because the crystalline waters that flow through its intersecting canals give a luminous appearance to palaces, castles, and parks. The city encompasses 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago. Your city sightseeing takes in all the highlights including the City Hall.

Hotel
Overnight Ferry or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

After breakfast, you will have half of the day to explore at leisure, you will need to check out of your hotel and wait for your departure transfer to collect you and drop you at your overnight ferry. The ferry journey takes us to the capital of Finland, Helsinki. Considered one of the most liveable cities in the world, Helsinki is a vibrant hub of northern europe strategically positioned in the Gulf of Finland connecting the city to many other countries in the region.

Hotel
Centrally Located Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

As we arrive to Finland, we recommend that you go to the ship’s deck for sunrise, enjoy mesmerising landscapes from the sea as we sail along Aland Islands, hundreds of islands covered by forests. We disembark the ferry and have time to walk around TURKU, a city with a very strong Swedish influence.

We continue our journey to the neighbouring city of NAANTALI, a very picturesque town with wooden houses next to the sea. We travel on until we arrive in HELSINKI,reaching at lunchtime. In the afternoon enjoy leisure time, you will be able to explore the city, with its old market, buildings and churches.

Hotel
Centrally Located Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today is a day at leisure to explore this fantastic city. Its central avenue, Mannerheimintie, is flanked by institutions including the National Museum, tracing Finnish history from the Stone Age to the present. Also on Mannerheimintie are the imposing Parliament House and Kiasma, a contemporary art museum.

Meals
Breakfast

Today, you will say goodbye to this wonderful city as you make your own way to your connecting flights.

Inclusions

  • Add return international airfares for $999 per person.
  • Incredible sightseeing, including an Oslo sightseeing tour, ferry across the Hardangerfjord, Steinsdalsfossen waterfall, breathtaking cruise on Norway’s Naeroyfjord, Great Belt bridge, Gripsholm Castle and a Stockholm sightseeing city tour
  • 14 nights accommodation in centrally located 3-star accommodation, including one night on board a ferry to Helsinki
  • Breakfast daily and 4 dinners
  • Transport including ferry, coach and transfer to ferry
  • Witness the beautiful Lake Mjosa and Varmland, home to 10,000 lakes
  • See vibrant cosmopolitan cities to quaint towns
  • Overnight Ferry to Helsinki 
  • Incredible sightseeing as per the itinerary

  • Copenhagen - Orientation drive 
  • The Great Belt Bridge 
  •  Ferry journey across the Skagerrak to Langesund
  • Oslo sightseeing tour 
  • Vemork Museum
  • Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall
  • Bergen - Orientation drive 
  • Tele, Norway fjord cruise 
  •  Gripsholm Castle
  • Stockholm city sightseeing tour

Fine Print

Secure your trip with a $700.00 deposit per person.

Once we receive your deposit, we will send you an invoice with your remaining balance and payment options.

Instalment Schedule:

  1. At the time of booking pay a $700.00 deposit per person.
  2. Pay a 1st installment of $4,200.00 per person within 28 days.
  3. Pay a 2nd installment of $0.00 per person within 0 days.
  4. You will then be invoiced for final payment 120 days prior to departure.

This package includes international airfares or has the option of adding international airfares to your booking when selecting your departure city.

If international airfares are included this will be stated in the ‘Inclusions’ section

Alternatively, if international airfares can be added to your booking you will be able to select your departure city after clicking ‘Book Now’ and a cost will be stated next to your selected departure city. This cost will then be added to your booking and flights will be added to your booking.

Conditions of flights for this package bookable by Inspiring Vacations:

  • Flight Offer valid from select departure cities within the purchase path only
  • Flights will be booked with the best available airline/s with luggage included. Low-cost carriers may be booked in conjunction with a full-service airline. Depending on the carrier, entertainment and meals may not be included but payable at an extra cost on-board. We cannot specify or guarantee the airline booked. If you would like a specific airline, please request this at the time of purchase. To make a flight request, please click ‘Book Now’ and select Would you like us to contact you around our flight service?  By selecting this option you will be sent a request form after completing your purchases to make your request. 
  • Flights may not be direct and may include multiple connections
  • Due to disrupted airline schedules globally with the pandemic, stopovers/transit times may be longer than usual (up to 12 hours in duration in some circumstances).
  • Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable; any changes will be subject to the airline rules, Airline change fees and an Inspiring Vacations change fee of $250 per person.
  • Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required at the time of submitting your traveller booking form. Any error in the names submitted will be subject to an Inspiring Vacations name change fee of $150 plus any applicable fees charged by the airline, or the ticket may be non-refundable with the purchase of a new ticket required. 
  • If the required booking class is unavailable at time of booking, surcharges may apply. Total cost is final only at time of ticketing. Once issued, air tickets are subject to amendment and cancellation fees or may be non-refundable
  • Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are outside of our control. It is important that you, as the customer, stay up-to-date with the latest airline schedule information prior to your departure. If a schedule change results in extended transits or an earlier/later departure from your destination, any additional accommodation or alternative arrangements will be at the traveler's expense.
  • After booking, the price payable may be subject to change as a result of factors beyond the control of Inspiring Vacations. Inspiring Vacations reserves the right to increase the price payable and this will be reflected on the customer's invoice. Increases may be in relation to, but not limited to, currency fluctuations, airline taxes, airfare increases and fuel surcharges.
  • Internal airfares (where applicable and included in the itinerary) will be using a local carrier and may include low-cost carriers without meals or entertainment. Checked baggage will still be included for each passenger. Any additional baggage required is payable at time of check-in. 
  • If you are travelling with another party on a separate booking, we cannot guarantee that the same flights will be booked for all parties, as this strictly depends on availability. 
  • You will be responsible for handling your luggage at all times as the services of porters are not included. If travelling over the recommended amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable directly.
  • In the event of that you no-show on your scheduled flight, please be aware the airline will require you to pay a no show fee, Airline reissue fee plus any additional airfare and taxes. Inspiring Vacations will also charge a $250 admin fee to assist re accommodating you on the next available flight. Please note that depending on the airline's policy, purchasing a new ticket may be required.

 

Baggage

Included baggage differs based on your country of origin. Included baggage will be as per the following:

Country of Origin

Carry-on Baggage

Checked Baggage

Australia

7kgs

20kgs

New Zealand

7kgs

20kgs

United States of America

15lbs

45lbs

Canada

15lbs

45lbs

India

7kgs

20kgs

United Kingdom

7kgs

20kgs


Baggage allowances provided by the airline might differ to the values stated above. However limitations are required due to transport storage restrictions on your selected tour or package.

Flight requests, amendments or preferences

We understand customers may wish to request changes to their included airfares. If you wish to fly with a certain airline, land at a certain time or change your flight in other ways we will gladly provide you with a personalised quote tailored to your specific requirements.

To make a flight request, please click ‘Book Now’ and select Would you like us to contact you around our flight service?  By selecting this option you will be sent a request form after completing your purchase to make your request.

We would be more than happy to provide you with a quote for the following requests:

  • Airline Preferences - You may wish to fly with a particular airline
  • Cabin Preferences - These include upgrading to premium economy or business class
  • Extensions (start and end cities must remain the same) - You may request to extend your stay pre or post tour.
  • Meal Requests - You may request a specific meal for dietary requirements.
  • Seat Requests - If you would like to request particular seating. However please note, not all airlines allow the selection of pre-purchased seat arrangements.

We are currently unable to provide a quote for the following requests:

  • Stopovers - Is where you might want to stop in transit for a certain amount of days prior to your tour or after your tour.
  • One way flights
  • Different start or end city to the tour - you may not amend the arrival or departure city of your itinerary. 
  • Around the world tickets  - Is when a ticket includes multiple stops in different continents.
  • Return home to a different city from the one you departed.
  • Frequent Flyer point redemption - Is when an airline allows you to redeem points to pay for your flights or upgrade your ticket.  

If we can’t fulfill your request and you still wish to proceed with the booking, please select Land Only (excluding UK customers). This will allow you to travel on the land portion of the package without the included airfares. You will then be able to arrange your own flights separately.

FAQs

For more frequently asked questions please view our FAQs  section. 

Online check-in 

Some airlines may not permit online check-in where flights have been booked by a travel company. Where unavailable to do so online, you will be required to check-in at the airport. Inspiring Vacations cannot check-in online on behalf of our customers.

Fitness Requirements
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.

As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.

This particular tour is categorised as a”1”

Leisurely Paced Tour: A general level of fitness and mobility is required for this tour. The itinerary includes ample free time and you will not be impacted by stairs and uneven terrain. Where coach transportation is included, you will be required to get on and off the coach with ease.

Tipping 
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. While tipping is not customary, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations.

You may also consider tipping your tour leader and driver for outstanding service throughout your trip. Suggested amount for your guide, 500Y per person per day. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is $5,496.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price.

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is recommended to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

We have partnered with nib to offer our customers competitive rates for their travel insurance. You can book Comprehensive or Essentials cover for your domestic, international or multi-trip journeys simply by clicking HERE.

Note that Inspiring Vacations cannot provide advice with regards to any insurance product.

Visa & Passport Information

It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return.

Visa's may be required.

Please note that these details are subject to change without notice. We recommend visiting https://smartraveller.gov.au for up to date information in terms of entry requirements.

Group Size
2-40 people

Children
Children must be 5 years old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package will mean different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveller has appropriate expectations before they start their travels: 

  • Partially Escorted - A portion of these packages runs as a group tour where you will be escorted by an expert tour leader. Another portion is independent, whether conducted by rail, cruise or land, and you will travel between destinations on your own, with free time to explore at your own pace.

  • International airfares
  • Airport Transfer
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Tipping
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
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