Finland Tours & Trips 2020

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Style Style Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.
Retreats Similar to a self guided tour but staying in one location only with activities and day outings included as a part of the stay.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Travel Style Travel Style Flexible schedule A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full schedule For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Balanced schedule You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

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Scandinavia Explorer

Intrepid Travel
Premier
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15 days
$ 269 / day
$ 4,040
From : $ 5,454
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Norway's fjords feature some of the most stunning scenery on Earth. Cruise past waterfalls and snow-capped peaks through the narrow 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
  • Lakeside Mora's mix of landscapes proves just how darn stunning Sweden can be. Be charmed by tiny countryside villages, red cottages, pine forests, rolling meadows and sparkling lakes
  • Wind up your adventure in Helsinki for a Scandinavian culture binge. Senate Square, the market hall, the sea fortress of Suomenlinna and the Design Museum are just some of the highlights of this amazing city
Visits:
Bergen, Helsinki, Oslo, Scandinavia, Stockholm, Finland, Norway, Sweden
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Baltic Triangle

8 days
$ 202 / day
$ 1,615
From : $ 2,180
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. 3- Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
    Day 1 (Friday): Arrival Tallinn

    Arrival in Tallinn, transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting. Day 2 (Saturday): Tallinn

  • Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and modern urban life. The medieval Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. The sightseeing tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall. In the afternoon an optional excursion is offered to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU, the award-winning new Estonian Art museum, with its collections of classic and contemporary fine art. The evening offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv. (B)
  • Day 3 (Sunday): Tallinn-Helsinki
  • This day offers an optional day excursion to Lahemaa National Park, where we visit Palmse Manor, a memorial to the von Pahlen family, and Sagadi Manor. The tour ends with a visit to the charming 16th century Vihula Manor and the Vodka Museum. After lunch break, we head back to Tallinn to take the ferry to Helsinki and enjoy a refreshing tour through the Finnish archipelago before arriving in Helsinki. Upon arrival we are transferred to our hotel and check-in at Hotel Glo Art**** or similar. (B)
  • Day 4 (Monday): Helsinki
  • Helsinki is truly located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture and this is reflected everywhere in the green and lively Finnish capital. The sightseeing tour takes us around the harbours and the Senate Square with the Lutheran Cathedral, up central Mannerheim Street and by the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument and for a visit at the famous Church-in-the-Rock. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Suomenlinna Fortress, a cultural treasure which construction was started in the 18th century as a sea fortress. Located on an island, fortress is a unique attraction for visitors. The evening offers optional Finnish dinner at Restaurant Salve. (B)
  • Day 5 (Tuesday): Helsinki-St. Petersburg
  • Today we continue eastbound to St. Petersburg. Shortly after crossing the border into Russia we arrive in Vyborg, where we take time for a short sightseeing tour and a photo-stop at Vyborg Castle. In the late afternoon we arrive in St. Petersburg and check-in at Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky**** or similar.
  • Day 6 (Wednesday): St. Petersburg
  • St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly given the city the title of Venice of the North. During the morning sightseeing tour we get acquainted with all the splendours of the city: the Peter-Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Zarskoye Selo with the impressive Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room, which vanished during World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg’s tri-centennial celebrations. In the evening enjoy an optional visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show and Russian „champagne” and snacks. (B)
  • Day 7 (Thursday): St. Petersburg
  • The morning is reserved for an optional visit to Peterhof, an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade, and Water Avenue and its wonderful parks. In the afternoon, an optional visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum is offered. In the evening enjoy an optional Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti. (B)
  • Day 8 (Friday): St. Petersburg Departure
  • Transfer to the airport. (B)
Visits:
Finland
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Baltic Experience

Intrepid Travel
Premier
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12 days
$ 179 / day
$ 2,152
From : $ 2,905
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • With its perfectly preserved medieval wall and watchtowers, Tallinn's quaint Old Town is a great place to explore on foot.
  • 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.
  • Cycle along the endless dunes and stunning beaches of Lithuania's Curonian Spit National Park on a full-day bike tour, making a visit to charming Nida village.
  • See the whimsical and ornate architecture of Riga’s Old Town, where the narrow and pastel-coloured buildings house bars and restaurants.
Visits:
Helsinki, Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius, Berlin, Warsaw, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Poland
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The Northern Lights of Finland - 2022

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8 days
$ 450 / day
$ 3,599
From : $ 4,427
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment. 4- Strenuous
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Indulge in Finnish cuisine at Helsinki’s local restaurants.
  • Sip warm berry juice, a Finnish winter tradition.
  • Introduce yourself to majestic Lappish reindeer and meet Santa Claus himself.
  • Lead your very own dog sled team.
  • Spend the night in a glass igloo amid the Lappish wilderness.
  • Tour Helsinki alongside a local expert.
  • Immerse yourself in Sámi cultural traditions over the course of a 3-night stay in the north of Finland.
  • Set out nightly across Lapland in search of the northern lights.
Visits:
Helsinki, Finland
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Fabulous Lapland

6 days
$ 560 / day
$ 3,360
From : $ 4,536
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. 3- Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
    Day 1 – Monday – Arrival – Kirkenes
  • Arrival to Kirkenes Airport and regular transfer to the hotel for check-in. This north eastern town lies a mere 15 km from the Russian border. The area offers a world of experiences for the adventurous traveler wanting to experience mountains, fjords, forests, lakes and the beautiful dancing northern lights. Approximately 10% of the population are Russians and you will find street signs in both Russian and Norwegian. Please consult the welcome letter, which you will receive upon check-in to your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your Tour Director. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at Thon Hotel Kirkenes.
  • Day 2 – Tuesday – Kirkenes – Saariselka (260 Km) (BL)
  • Breakfast at the hotel. Check out at 08.30 and meet at the lobby at 08.45 for departure at 09.00 for the amazing experience of the “KING CRAB SAFARI”. Directly after the King Crab Safari you continue by coach towards Saariselka. Depart Kirkenes travelling south through the northern Lapland landscape to the centre of Sami world at Inari, the capital of Lapland. Here we visit the Sajos Sami Cultural Centre and parliament set in the heart of Sapmi in a unique natural landscape on the shore of Lake Inari, serving as a centre for Sami self-governance, culture, education and know-how. Modern conference premises, facilities and technology go hand in hand with authentic, living Sami culture. After the visit we continue onto the tiny village of Saariselka, the centre of Finland’s winter sports. Check-in to the hotel and the evening is at leisure. Overnight at Santa´s Tunturi Hotel.
  • King Crab Safari: One of the highlights of Northern Norway with the chance to taste one of the local delicacies known worldwide. Heading out on the Kirkenes Fjord you will come face to face with this giant of the sea on the King Crab safari. The red king crab found in the Barents Sea can reach up to two meters from claw to claw and weigh up to 15 kilos. Depending on the weather and ice the trip might be by boat or snowmobile drawn sleigh. Once your king crab has been caught, you are transferred to a remote cabin where the crab will be prepared for a delicious lunch. All equipment and clothing will be provided.
  • Day 3 -Wednesday – Saariselka – Sinetta (280 Km) (BLD)
  • In the morning after breakfast, the adventure continues as you make your way to Sinetta, located in the outskirts of Rovaniemi. Along the way, you will experience one of the highlights of the tour. Overnight at Arctic Snow Hotel & Glass Igloo.
  • Sami Reindeer Farm Visit & Sleigh Ride: Meet the traditional Sami farmers who will tell you about the reindeer, the Sami and teach you how to throw Suopunki (Sami lasso). Sitting in a two-person sleigh, pulled by your reindeer, you will experience a short ride in this traditional and peaceful way of moving through the white landscape where the only sound you will hear is the melody of reindeer bells. A typical three course lunch is included at the farm.
  • Overnight In A Glass IglooThe journey continues south to Sinetta following the winding roads through the snowy forest and arriving at the unique Arctic Snow Hotel, where you will check-in to your private Glass Igloo. Enjoy the warmth of your Glass Igloo and weather permitting you will have the opportunity to marvel at the amazing Northern Lights (Aurora Boreal) and the millions of stars from the comforts of your bed. In the evening, you are invited for a traditional Lappish three course dinner in a magnificent wooden “Kota” where fresh salmon is slowly grilled over the fire on a huge fire pit in the center.
  • Day 4 – Thursday – Sinetta – Santa Claus Village – Rovaniemi (BOP)
  • Breakfast at the hotel and depart late in the morning for the next step on the winter adventure. Heading towards Rovaniemi, you stop on the banks of the Kemi-joki river to enjoy one of the most idyllic Husky Safaris of the region. Overnight at Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus.
  • Husky Farm & Safari: The barking of enthusiastic dogs will welcome you to the most genuine Husky farm in Rovaniemi. The head musher will talk about the life and training of these Arctic animals and you will also have the chance to take some great photos. After brief instructions you embark, riding in pairs, on a run through the forest behind your pack of huskies (3 km). After the ride there is time to visit the farm and enjoy a traditional outdoor lunch of Lappish sausage grilled on the campfire followed by Lappish pancakes & coffee. The day continues with a visit to the world-famous Santa Claus Village, built right on the Arctic Circle and home to Santa Claus. Stop by his busy post office where you can ask Santa to send a letter to your loved ones just before Christmas. Take a step into the magical world of Santa´s home and meet Santa himself. No words can describe the emotions of this fairy-tale-like moment. It is something you will always remember. An absolute must for any visit to Lapland. The rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure.
  • Day 5 – Friday – Rovaniemi – Kemi (Ice-Breaker Cruise) Rovaniemi (119 Km) (BL)
  • Breakfast at the hotel and meet up at 08:45 in the hotel. Time for a swim as you head to the town of Kemi for a full day of activities. First a visit to the Snow Castle* with its special snow slide. Enjoy the snow sculptures and complex. Later you will experience one of the highlights of your winter adventure as we board the Sampo Icebreaker and spend 4 hours on this unforgettable vessel breaking though the ice of the northern Gulf of Bothnia. Overnight at Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus.
  • Sampo Ice Breaker & Ice Swimming: This extraordinary experience includes a guided tour of the ship with its massive engine room, communications room and bridge, ice swimming and a three-course meal at the on-board restaurant. In the middle of the largest ice field in Europe, you have the opportunity to jump in the sea and float! You will of course be fitted with a warm survival suit and those of you who dare will receive a certificate by the ship authorities to attest your courage. An unforgettable experience. Return to Rovaniemi with early evening arrival at your hotel.
  • December 16th departure will include a visit to the Ranua Wildlife Park instead of Sampo Icebreaker cruise.
  • January 20th and 27th departures will go on a 3 hour cruise from 14:00-17:00. Lunch will be included onshore in the Seaview Restaurant immediately prior to the cruise.
  • Day 6 – Saturday – Rovaniemi – Departure (B)
  • Breakfast and the rest of your day at leisure until your regular transfer to Rovaniemi airport in good time for your departure flight.
Visits:
Finland
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Northern Lights of Scandinavia - Classic Group, W ...

10 days
$ 435 / day
$ 4,350
Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip. 0- Wheelchair accessible
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 21 or more guests).
  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
  • : "One thing I really love about showing guests about Norway is how people have lived and flourished for thousands of years in harsh, unforgiving yet, stunningly beautiful landscapes."
  • : "I love to see how guests respond to Norway's northern fjords. When the Lyngen Alps appear for the first time, a majestical mountain range in northeastern Troms county in Norway, every single guest goes "wow", "ooooo" and "aah". Then every single camera comes out begging for a photo stop. It certainly is a phenomenal moment of pure beauty."
  • : "One thing I really love about showing guests the Arctic in winter is the otherworldly quality of light. Because of the extreme latitude and the very short daylight hours, it's always either sunrise or sunset. It makes for sensational photos."
  • Ivalo: Your delicious Welcome Dinner will be served at the boutique Aurora Village hotel.
  • North Cape: There is no better way to search for the Northern Lights than by toasting to your adventure with bubbles and caviar at North Cape, the most special place on earth. 
  • Alta: Head for drinks at a local ice bar, where you'll get the chance to catch up with your fellow travellers.
  • Alta: Savour a delicious oven-baked dinner of local seasonal specialities of fresh salmon or the local's favourite, reindeer, served with fresh salads and wine.
  • Tromso: Dine on traditional food, served with hot drinks with the fascinating Sami people, as you hear tales of Scandinavia from its indigenous people.
  • Oslo: Scandinavian hospitality is matched with fine food and a glass of wine at your Celebration Dinner.
  • Dining Summary: 9 Breakfast (B), 3 Dinner with Wine (DW), and 3 Dinner (D)
  • Honningsvag: During your orientation with your Travel Director hear about the past and present of this small fishing community.
  • Alta: Enjoy an orientation of Alta, where the world’s first Northern Lights observatory was built at the end of the 19th century. With increasing tourism the city is going through quick development offering a wide range of activities.
  • Tromso: Enjoy your orientation of Tromsø, Northern Norway’s largest city located on the island of Tromsøya. 
  • Oslo: On your orientation of Oslo city, see the Oslo Opera House and the new Deichmann Librabry in the contemporary Bjørvika district.
Visits:
Honningsvåg, Oslo, Scandinavia, Finland, Norway
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Capitals of Scandinavia

9 days
$ 339 / day
$ 2,950
Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Explore Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki with a Local Specialist
  • Visit Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo and the City Hall in Stockholm
  • View the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen and Finlandia Hall in Helsinki
  • See Børsen, Christiansborg Palace and Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, Akershus, the Royal Palace and the Opera House in Oslo, Storkyrkan, Riddarholmen Church and the Royal Palace in Stockholm, the Sibelius Monument, the Olympic Stadium and the Opera House in Helsinki
  • Scenic Cruise across the Baltic Sea
  • Connect With Locals
  • Dive into Culture
  • Stays with Stories
Visits:
Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Scandinavia, Stockholm, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden
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Helsinki & Tallinn

Great Value Vacations
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
7 days
$ 289 / day
$ 2,022
From : $ 2,730
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Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Helsinki Card (24-hours)
  • Tallinn Card (24-hours)
Visits:
Helsinki, Finland
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Complete Scandinavia

Intrepid Travel
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
21 days
$ 299 / day
$ 6,269
From : $ 8,463
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Norway's fjords feature some of the most stunning scenery on Earth. Cruise past waterfalls and snow-capped peaks through the narrow 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 Copenhagen like a local and hop on a bike. There is no better way to see the major sites, as well as explore hidden corners of this beautiful city
  • Don't miss Gothenburg's Haga district, with its picturesque wooden houses and the iconic Skansen Kronan, as well as laid-back Langgatan street
  • Take a ferry to Vrango Island, a stunning fishing town in the Gothenburg Archipelago, and explore its rocky shores by kayak.
Visits:
Bergen, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Scandinavia, Stockholm, Berlin, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Germany
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Christmas In Lapland

7 days
$ 789 / day
$ 5,520
From : $ 7,452
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. 3- Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
    Day 1 (Friday): Arrival Tallinn

    Arrival in Tallinn, transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting. Day 2 (Saturday): Tallinn

  • Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and modern urban life. The medieval Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. The sightseeing tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall. In the afternoon an optional excursion is offered to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU, the award-winning new Estonian Art museum, with its collections of classic and contemporary fine art. The evening offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv. (B)
  • Day 3 (Sunday): Tallinn-Helsinki
  • This day offers an optional day excursion to Lahemaa National Park, where we visit Palmse Manor, a memorial to the von Pahlen family, and Sagadi Manor. The tour ends with a visit to the charming 16th century Vihula Manor and the Vodka Museum. After lunch break, we head back to Tallinn to take the ferry to Helsinki and enjoy a refreshing tour through the Finnish archipelago before arriving in Helsinki. Upon arrival we are transferred to our hotel and check-in at Hotel Glo Art**** or similar. (B)
  • Day 4 (Monday): Helsinki
  • Helsinki is truly located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture and this is reflected everywhere in the green and lively Finnish capital. The sightseeing tour takes us around the harbours and the Senate Square with the Lutheran Cathedral, up central Mannerheim Street and by the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument and for a visit at the famous Church-in-the-Rock. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Suomenlinna Fortress, a cultural treasure which construction was started in the 18th century as a sea fortress. Located on an island, fortress is a unique attraction for visitors. The evening offers optional Finnish dinner at Restaurant Salve. (B)
  • Day 5 (Tuesday): Helsinki-St. Petersburg
  • Today we continue eastbound to St. Petersburg. Shortly after crossing the border into Russia we arrive in Vyborg, where we take time for a short sightseeing tour and a photo-stop at Vyborg Castle. In the late afternoon we arrive in St. Petersburg and check-in at Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky**** or similar.
  • Day 6 (Wednesday): St. Petersburg
  • St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly given the city the title of Venice of the North. During the morning sightseeing tour we get acquainted with all the splendours of the city: the Peter-Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Zarskoye Selo with the impressive Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room, which vanished during World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg’s tri-centennial celebrations. In the evening enjoy an optional visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show and Russian „champagne” and snacks. (B)
  • Day 7 (Thursday): St. Petersburg
  • The morning is reserved for an optional visit to Peterhof, an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade, and Water Avenue and its wonderful parks. In the afternoon, an optional visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum is offered. In the evening enjoy an optional Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti. (B)
  • Day 8 (Friday): St. Petersburg Departure
  • Transfer to the airport. (B)
Visits:
Finland
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Northern Capitals & Russia - Small Group, 202 ...

18 days
$ 376 / day
$ 6,775
Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip. 0- Wheelchair accessible
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Moscow: Join your Local Expert to take a stroll through the popular Zaryadye Park end enjoy great views of your surroundings.
  • Moscow: Visit one of Moscow's ornate metro stations, referred to by Stalin as 'Palaces for the People'.
  • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 21 or more guests).
  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
  • Berlin: You Local Expert provides a tour of this vibrant city. Drive along the Ku'Damm, passing the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and through Tiergarten to the Reichstag building. See the Brandenburg Gate, State Opera House and visit Alexanderplatz.
  • Gedser: Cross the Baltic Sea from Germany to Denmark.
  • Copenhagen: Make the most of the long summer nights at the glittering Tivoli Gardens, the world-famous entertainment park, full of fantasy, fun and charm.
  • Copenhagen: With a Local Expert, witness the regal interior of Christiansborg Palace, with its stunning tapestries, furnishings and decor.
  • Copenhagen: With your Local Expert, view Christiansborg Palace and the cathedral where the Crown Prince of Denmark married Princess Mary. You'll also see Rosenborg Castle, Amalienborg Palace, the Renaissance Stock Exchange and the unusual Rundertaarn, which is the oldest functioning Observatory in Europe.
  • Elsinore: See the Kronborg Castle, referred to as the home of Hamlet.
  • Stockholm: With a Local Expert, step inside the City Hall where the fabulous Gyllene salen, the Golden Hall is covered by 18 million gilded mosaic tiles. You'll also see the Blå hallen, the Blue Hall, where the Nobel Prize banquets are held.
  • Stockholm: With your Local Expert, visit Gamla Stan to see the cathedral where Swedish kings have been coronated and wander the narrow streets of the Old Town.
  • Helsinki: Admire the beautiful views from your high-class, sea-view cabin as your cruise through the largest archipelago in the world, from Stockholm to Helsinki.
  • St. Petersburg: Sightseeing with a Local Expert will show you St. Isaac's Cathedral, the fortress of St. Peter and Paul and Decembrists' Square. As you travel along the bustling Nevsky Prospekt, see the Cathedral of Kazan and the iconic Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood.
  • Petrodvorets: Cruise by hydrofoil to visit the epic formal gardens of Peter the Great's Summer Palace, bursting with cascades, sparkling fountains and golden statues.
  • St. Petersburg: With a Local Expert, explore the the stunning former Winter Palace of the Tsars, now the spectacular Hermitage Museum, one of the world's greatest repositories of European art.
  • Moscow: Sapsan in Russian, translates to falcon. Relax in modern luxury and comfort while you swoop by rail from St. Petersburg to Moscow in just four hours.
  • Moscow: Explore this fascinating capital with your Local Expert. Visit Red Square to admire the landmark buildings of St. Basil's Cathedral, the Kremlin and Lenin's Mausoleum.
  • Moscow: Join your Local Expert to take a stroll through the popular Zaryadye Park end enjoy great views of your surroundings.
  • Moscow: Visit one of Moscow's ornate metro stations, referred to by Stalin as 'Palaces for the People'.
  • Minsk: Enjoy your short flight to the Belarus capital of Minsk. 
  • Minsk: Gain an understanding of Minsk's Soviet past as you are led through the city with your Local Expert. See the wide avenues and gargantuan concrete buildings. Pass Lenin, standing in front of the government headquarters. In Victory Square, see the obelisk honouring the heroes of World War II and the Church of St. Simon and Helena.
  • Vilnius: Visit the church of St Peter and St Paul and see the cathedral.
  • Vilnius: Led by your Local Expert, explore the Old Town to see the Jesuit University and the Gates of Dawn.
  • Trakai: Take in the idyllic lake setting as you cross the wooden footbridge to the red-brick Gothic castle.
  • Warsaw: Your Local Expert will show you the city's highlights. See the Old Town, Palace of Culture and visit the Chopin Memorial in the Lazienki Park before paying your respects at the Ghetto Heroes Memorial.
  • Helsinki: Wander through the aromatic stalls of a traditional food market with your Local Expert and sample local produce, like liquorice or smoked reindeer.
  • Vilnius: Your Travel Director offers you a varied selection of charming restaurants on your Dine-Around Evening, a culinary experience not to be missed.
  • Warsaw: The Polish capital is currently enjoying a culinary renaissance - find out what the buzz is all about during your end-of-tour Celebration Dinner with wine at a favourite restaurant.
  • Dining Summary: 7 Dinner with Wine (DW), and 17 Breakfast (B)
Visits:
Berlin, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Minsk, Moscow, Stockholm, Vilnius, Warsaw, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Sweden
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Nordic Adventure

20 days
$ 300 / day
$ 5,995
Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Explore Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki and Olso with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Rovaniemi and Trondheim
  • Visit City Hall in Stockholm, Santa Claus Village, Saariselkä, Honningsvåg, North Cape Visitor Centre, Alta, Tromsø, Svolvær, Geirangerfjord, the Stave church in Lom, Lillehammer and Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo
  • View the Lumberjack Bridge, the Library and Lappia Hall in Rovaniemi and the Cathedral of the Northern Lights in Alta
  • See the Christianborg Palace, the Little Mermaid and the Borsen in Copenhagen, Sibelius Monument, the Olympic Stadium, the Opera House and Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, the 'Blood Road', Saltfjellet-Svartisen National Park, Junkerdal National Park, Nidaros Cathedral, the Old Town Bridge and Kongens gate in Trondheim, Akershus, the Opera House and the Royal Palace in Oslo
  • Connect With Locals
  • Stays with Stories
  • Stays With Stories
  • Dive into Culture
  • Dive Into Culture
Visits:
Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Scandinavia, Stockholm, Trondheim, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden
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Helsinki Explorer

Great Value Vacations
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4 days
$ 544 / day
$ 2,177
From : $ 2,939
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Want to stay longer? You can extend this trip up to a total of 6 days!
  • Helsinki Card (24-hours)
Visits:
Helsinki, Finland
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St. Petersburg & the Baltic Sea - Southbound 2021

12 days
$ 808 / day
$ 9,690
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. 3- Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Take in the sweep of history from Scandinavian and Baltic capitals to glorious St. Petersburg aboard your Explorer-Series yacht... walk down the cobblestone streets in ancient Tallinn... gaze at the treasures museums
  • royal summer retreats and a palatial venue for ballet and opera...  Enjoy a guided visit to The State Hermitage Museum; a choice between a tour of the Peterhof in St. Petersburg or Catherine Palace (the Summer Palace) in Pushkin; walking tours of Helsinki and Tallinn; and guided sightseeing during two-night stays at top hotels in Copenhagen and Stockholm!
Visits:
Copenhagen, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Helsinki, Denmark, Russia, Sweden, Estonia, Finland
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Great Cities of Eastern Europe

SmarTours
Premier
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15 days
$ 213 / day
$ 3,199
From : $ 4,319
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Visit the concentration camp at Auschwitz, now a museum honoring the victims of the Holocaust
  • See the 13th century Matthias Coronation Church and the Citadel on Mount Gellert.
  • See historical sights including the Monument of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
  • Voyage to the charming artist’s town of Szentendre
  • Enjoy a panoramic tour taking you along the Ring Boulevard, past Emperor Franz Josef’s Hofburg Palace and the ornate State Opera to a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the Cathedral of St. Stephen’s
  • Visit the quaint towns of Duernstein and Telc en route to Prague
  • See the 14th-century Charles Bridge and explore the charming Old Town in Prague
  • Helsinki Tour
  • Danube Bend
Visits:
Auschwitz, Budapest, Helsinki, Krakow, Matthias Church, Prague, Vienna, Warsaw, Austria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Poland
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Top Finland Attractions & Experiences

Top Finland Experiences

    Meeting Mr. and Mrs. Claus at the Arctic Circle.

    Learning about Lapland the Sami people at the Siida Museum.

    Following the creaky bridges and maze-like interiors of 15th-century Olavinlinna Castle in Savonlinna.

    Skiing, snowboarding or dog sledding in the Finnish winter outdoor capital of Levi.

    Island hopping in the charming Aland Archipelago.

    Shopping alongside Helsinki residents at Kauppatori, one of northern Europe’s most popular market squares.

    Being awestruck and overcome by the beauty of the Northern Lights, seen best from September to March.

    Staying overnight in the iconic Lumilinna Ice Castle in Kemi.

    Marveling at the gigantic Kummakivi, or “strange rock,” one of the top attractions of Ruokolathi.

    Spend a day in an old wooden town, like Kӓpylӓ and Vallila in Helsinki, or Old Porvoo, where the wooden residences date back as far as 300 years.

Top Finland Attractions

1,185 Finland Tour Reviews - Summary 92% Recommend

4.6 out of 5
Excellent 916
Great 173
Average 34
Disappointing 13
Terrible 49
Value
4.6
Guide
4.6
Activities
4.6
Lodging
4.6
Transportation
4.6
Meals
4.6

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Excellent Experience

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

I would highly recommend this company and this trip, the Baltic countries are amazing, the service and the guides are really great. If you wish to visit this region consider Globus or Cosmos sister budget company.

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Operator Globus

Fantastic Trip

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

This was my 6th fantastic trip with smarTours. You get a lot of "bang for your buck" with smarTours. We had an EXCELLENT guide with Wenche. She was funny, gave us printed details for most mornings, was attentive to everyone's needs and made great suggestions. I regularly refer people to smarTours. The single supplement is one of the most reasonable in the industry.

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Operator SmarTours

I thought it was great

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0

I thought it was great. One problem was the long layover in Helsinki before going on Sweden. It was over 5 hours. Also, the process for getting a VISA for Russia was rather expensive and tedious. I like that they gave us time to explore on our own most places. Tour guide was great.

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Operator SmarTours

Everything else was great

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0

Everyone on this tour, including my sister and I had travelled with smartours before. Thre's a reason....a lot of bang for your buck. The accommodations on this trip were excellent...not only 4 star but in very central locations. The included tours were all very good too. The guide pointed out things of interest for our spare time. The guide was very good. I don't rate him excellent for one reason...he never gave us his cell phone number or hotel room number. How could he be reached in an emergency....? Everything else was great!

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Operator SmarTours

Wave as you drive by

1.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 2.0
  • Transportation 3.0
  • Meals 2.0

Getting to see the sights with Trafalgar Tours is a farce. Don't be taken in by their descriptions of everything you get to see. You spend all your time on the bus. When their write-up says you explore this Cathedral, that Palace, a spectacular museum, what this means is that you get to drive by it. Most of the time, you don't even get a photo stop, and you hardly ever get to go inside to really visit it. Those few UNESCO old towns that will not accommodate a bus, you get to walk by it while still not going inside -- even when the attraction is free or at a very low cost. Those you do get to go inside, you see only what the local guide wants you to see and all at a fast trot. For example, my tour said I would see the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. One of the largest and most famous museums in the world and we spent little more than an hour dashing through -- No Caravaggio, no Murillo, no Dutch masters. Just a lot of talk about building architecture and history and how superior Russia is to the rest of the world. It was pathetic.

In addition, when the tour write-up says you get free time, don't be fooled by this. What it really means is that the bus drops you off somewhere for about an hour or so, while those who have taken the optional tour, (and paid additional money) get taken to the optional sight. This means that those who didn't pay for the optional tour don't have time to revisit a museum or attraction they would really like to visit, and those who have paid for the optional tour only get a minimal visit to it.

Trafalgar Tours are quite expensive comparatively speaking. You have paid a lot of money and the hotels are not that great, so there is no reason not to believe that some of that money could have been spent to really seeing the sights and actually going inside some. My recommendation is to look elsewhere. It is a definite rip-off.

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Operator Trafalgar

Capitals of the North

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0

some hotels could have been better

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Operator Trafalgar

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