Tour Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Discover the many charms of Europe on this enriching northern adventure. Tour from Oslo to Vilnius, visiting Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and all the countryside in between. Travel through some of Europe's most stylish capitals and be wowed by some of the world's most striking waterways. Along the way, uncover a Viking past, learn of a maritime heritage and be immersed in vibrant art and classic architecture. Whether it's walking along charming streets in Bergen, sailing through vast fjords or indulging in the delights of hearty northern cuisine, you'll undoubtedly be left with a tonne of memories from this once-in-a-lifetime European adventure.
Norway's fjords feature some of the most stunning scenery on Earth. Cruise past waterfalls and snow-capped peaks through the narrow (and aptly-named) Naeroyfjord.
Discover Stockholm's maritime history at the Vasa Museum, which houses an original wooden war ship from 1628. This impressive vessel gives you a rare glimpse into the naval power Sweden was once famous for.
Explore 13th-century Turaida Castle on a guided tour, then wander through pristine woodlands and along the winding Guaja River.
Aukstaitija National Park offers unique opportunities for both action and relaxation. Kayak across pristine lakes, indulge in home-cooked meals or cleanse yourself in a traditional sauna.
See the whimsical and ornate architecture of Riga’s Old Town, where the narrow and pastel-coloured buildings house bars and restaurants.
The areas visited on this trip can be very cold at night throughout the year, especially at the start and end of the season. Please bring appropriate clothing for adverse weather conditions, including base layers, hat, gloves, scarf, coat and anything else that you think may be applicable.
Scandinavia can be an expensive destination in many ways, from museum entrance fees to optional activities, but especially in terms of eating out. Please bear this in mind when booking this trip. Your leader will be at hand to advise on how to save money.
As accommodation on this trip is twin share, single travellers will share a room with another traveller of the same sex. If you’d prefer not to share, a single room supplement is available at an additional charge (some exception nights are applicable). Please ask your booking agent for more details. Also, hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together/apart. Rooms in Scandinavia tend to be on the small side Please, and in some places, accommodation will have shared bathroom facilities. Guesthouses often have rooms of different shapes, sizes and standards.
This trip is designed to give you a fair amount of free time so you can explore each destination at your own pace. We will, however, take you on regular orientation walks, so you'll be on your feet quite a lot. While this may be tiring for some, it’s the best way to get your head around a place and to set yourself up for further discoveries.
This trip involves some long journeys via bus and train (sometimes up to 9 hours). Although this can be a bit tiresome, it's a great way to sit back, relax and take in the passing scenery.
As this is a combination of 2 trips, your leader and the composition of your group may change in Helsinki. Please see Day 15 in the daily itinerary for more details.
If you have more time to explore the region you can extend your trip by starting your travels in Copenhagen. Check out our trip 'Scandinavia & Baltic Circuit' (trip code AMSOC). Most departure dates are designed to create these perfect combination trips.
1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. Please also note that due to the small properties we use in Europe there is only a limited amount of single supplements available per trip departure. The single supplement excludes Days 5,6 (Cabin) and Day 13 (Overnight Ferry) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. In this case you will be matched up with another traveller of the same gender. If a single room becomes available at check-in for these nights, there may be the option for you to upgrade to a single room and pay the surcharge locally for that night. Please speak to your booking agent for further information
2. Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport) for ferry tickets. Fees may apply for amendments to details within 6 weeks of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing new tickets.
3. As this is a combination of 3 trips, your leader and the composition of your group may change in Oslo and also in Helsinki. Please see Day 7 and 21 in the daily itinerary for more details.
4. As this is a combination of 2 trips, your leader and the composition of your group may change in Helsinki. Please see Day 15 in the daily itinerary for more details.
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