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Iceland: Reykjavik & the Golden Circle

Go Ahead Tours
4.9 . Excellent
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Travel Style: Array Mixed
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
6 days
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Reykjavik’s vibrant art & music scene
  • The relaxing, rejuvenating Blue Lagoon
  • Great Geysir—namesake of all other geysers
  • Golden Waterfall—the most powerful in Europe
  • South Iceland’s stunning glaciers
  • Black sand beaches & towering bird cliffs

Short Description

Inhale fresh Icelandic air; discover geysers and waterfalls; tap into the restorative powers of the northern isle. Your home base is Reykjavik, famed for progressive thinking and high standards of living. From here, you can see the best of Iceland, including the enticing Blue Lagoon, the inspiring Golden Circle and the otherworldly beauty of South Iceland.

Style Group tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions All internal ground transport
Start City Reykjavik
End City Reykjavik

Itinerary

Day 1: Travel day

Board an overnight flight to Reykjavik.

Reykjavik 4 nights Hotel info

Day 2: Arrival in Reykjavik

Meals: Dinner

Welcome to Iceland! Get a feel for Reykjavik, often called the greenest city on Earth, with your Tour Director leading the way.

  • See the Höfôi House, Perlan Restaurant and the presidential residence at Bessastadir
  • Visit Hallgrim’s Church and the University District
  • Pass the Old Town Center, Parliament House and modern City Hall
  • Glimpse the artwork of Ásmundur Sveinsson and Einar Jónsson, both famous Icelandic artists

Join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner this evening.

Day 3: The Golden Circle

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

  • Leave the bustle of Reykjavik behind as you travel the Golden Circle, a ring of some of Iceland’s most magnificent natural wonders.
  • Stop at Thingvellir National Park to see the Althing, an open-air governmental assembly that was established in 930 and continued to meet until 1798
  • Explore the Great Geysir Geothermal Area, located in the Haukadalur Valley
  • Discover Gullfoss, or the Golden Waterfall, a natural wonder and the most powerful waterfall in Europe

Day 4: The South Coast

Meals: Breakfast

Embark on an excursion to the South Coast, a lowland region of lush farmland, striking waterfalls, beaches, glaciers and picturesque villages.

  • Stand behind the impressive Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • View the Eyjafjallajökull volcano
  • Marvel at the beauty of the Sólheimajökull glacier (weather permitting)
  • Walk on the South Coast’s black sands

Day 5: The Blue Lagoon

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Spend the morning exploring on your own or add an excursion.

This afternoon, travel to the Blue Lagoon, a famed geothermal spa known for its restorative properties.

  • Float weightlessly in the ethereal  light-blue waters
  • Choose to purchase therapeutic spa treatments and massages
  • Say goodbye to your group at a farewell dinner this evening.

Optional Excursion - Whale Watching Cruise $85pp* Details

Day 6: Departure

Meals: Breakfast

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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  • Deposit Price: $ 300

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Iceland: Reykjavik & the Golden Circle

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Stay Away - Class Action lawsuit for ripping off children

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This greedy and unethical company is being sued for keeping money from school children and their parents after the company canceled trips due to Coronavirus. They have a pattern of canceling trips and keeping your money and you get nothing! They only care about money and not earning it.
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Wouldn't Refund Full Payment of Tour They Cancelled

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Our trip was to be in May 2020 and was cancelled by Go Ahead due to the Coronavirus after we had paid the full cost of the trip for two. When contacted about a refund, the only way we would NOT lose our deposit of $600 was if we allowed them to keep the entire amount paid until the trip was rescheduled or changed to another tour. We asked them to refund everything EXCEPT the deposit and carry the deposit until another trip could be scheduled. They refused to consider carrying our deposit. The only was to get our $6000 payment back was to lose our $600 deposit. After several wonderful tours, Go Ahead proved themselves to be unconcerned about our financial loss or hardships caused by their inflexibility.
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I took every additional tour and the tour guides were excellent!

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Go Ahead Tours was selected for their attention to detail, and this tour did not disappoint! I must give credit to our wonderful tour director, Alessandra, who has over 25 years of experience, and we were the beneficiaries of her compassionate regard for our tour's wellbeing. She was attentive and even gave us souvenir momentos from each city we visited. I took every additional tour and the tour guides were excellent! I especially liked our guides for the Colosseum, in Rome, a mature woman who was Greek, and thus, she was very personable. Also, Katia, our tour guide for the Vatican and the Catacombs was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The last night was fun in our send off dinner consisted of a dinner theater billed as four tenors and featured an opera troup serenading us during our three-course meal. Great fun and the perfect meal to conclude our action packed 7-day tour of three Italian Cities boasting magnificent art and history!
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Amazing trip of a lifetime!

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My husband and I went on this tour for our five year anniversary. It was both of our first trips to Europe and it was WONDERFUL! Our tour guide, Alessandra, was fantastic & our group got along so well. We made friends and always had a blast. It's a wonderful mix of guided tours & free time. It was so nice to not have to stress about travel arrangements between cities because Go Ahead has done it all. We would definitely book again!
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By far the BEST Trip EVER

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WOW. That’s the best word to summarize this tour. 1st class everything, from the private chauffeur upon arrival to the 5 star hotels to the fancy restaurants, but the icing on the cake is the guided tour director. Nicola was BY FAR THE BEST trip mom EVER. I went to Europe by myself and she made sure I was always fitting right in, she was very patient, kind and understanding. Very knowledgeable, oh man she was the absolute best seriously. I want her on every tour
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Natural Beauty Wonderful Experience

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I love history and ancient ruins. Greece was on my list of place I wanted to visit since I learned about the Parthenon at the Acropolis. To my pure delight, we could see the Parthenon in the distance from our hotel in Athens. Our visit to the Acropolis made me giddy with joy. The trip from Athens to Mykonos via SeaJet as the sun was rising allowed me to witness the most beautiful sunrise I have ever seen in my life. The view from my room on Mykonos allowed me to have a panoramic view of the Aegean Sea and beautiful sunsets. The crowning jewels of the trip was the visit to the excavation site at Akrotiri and the optional sunset cruise on Sunset Oia in Santorini. Walking around an active excavation site and cruising around the caledera while viewing the beautiful rock formations that make up Greece was breathtaking. We did a lot on this tour, but it did not feel rushed. I learned so much about how Greece was formed and the history of the country. It ticked off all of my travel boxes: beautiful landscape, ruins, learning about a country by traveling around it and seeing how the people of the country live. I absolutely adored EVERYTHING about this trip and would go back to Greece in a heartbeat.
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Flight & Transport Inclusions

All internal ground transport

Group Size

Standard Group - 25 + people

Maximum Number of People in Group: 35

Maximum tour group size: 35 travelers

Accommodations

Hotel Centrum

 Hotel Reykjavik Centrum is located on one of Reykjavik’s oldest streets, Adalstraeti, in a newly renovated building, the oldest part of which was built in 1764. The hotel has 89 rooms, each fitted with modern amenities, such as satellite TV, telephone, Internet access, mini-bar, radio, iron and board, hair dryer, safe and tea & coffee set. All rooms have en-suite bathroom with either a shower or a bath.

Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

 The hotel is conveniently located in the city centre of the Icelandic capital and offers a great base to conduct business or explore the capital city by foot or bus. The bus stop is directly outside the hotel and all guests get free bus cards to travel around. This Reykjavik hotel is only about five minutes from Laugardalur - the largest recreational, fitness and green area in Reykjavik.

Cancellation policy

If you cancel your reservation, the cancellation fee schedule below will apply. If you are booked in a double/twin room and your roommate cancels his or her tour more than 45 days prior to departure, you will be responsible for paying the single supplement fee. Upon notifying GAT of your cancellation, you will be given a confirmation number that verifies your cancellation. If you purchased travel protection and are cancelling for a reason covered under the policy guidelines, cancellation fees will be reimbursed to you directly from the insurance company. In the event that you have to cancel your tour on the day of departure, you must notify GAT prior to the departure of your first flight. Any penalties for supplemental services/guarantees (including, but not limited to, flights, hotels or late additions) resulting from cancellations made at your request will be your responsibility, and all service fees are non-refundable. Substitution of travelers is not permitted. If you choose not to travel, but fail to cancel your tour prior to the departure date or if you return home before the scheduled completion of your tour, you will not be eligible for any refund or reimbursement from GAT for any unused portion of your trip or costs incurred by leaving your trip early.

For travelers with the travel protection policy (goaheadtours.com/travelprotection), Go Ahead Tours will reimburse the participant in the form of a credit voucher in the event the participant wants to interrupt their tour due to reasons not covered by their travel protection policy. The voucher is valid for one year from the day of the interruption of the tour and represents the value of the missed time on tour including any unused air, land or sea arrangements already paid for by the participant up to a maximum of $1,000 as determined by Go Ahead Tours. The voucher is personal and non-transferable and may be applied towards a future Go Ahead tour and is not exchangeable for cash. The participant is responsible for any additional costs incurred by interrupting the tour including but not limited to the return flight and other transportation costs due to the interruption. Reservation fees, rebooking fees, change fees, late and returned check fees, revision fees, supplemental fees for international deliveries and special arrangement fees are considered Used Fees once incurred and will not be refundable.

Cancellation of European land tours

Days Prior to Departure    Cancellation Fee  (Includes reservation fee)

If Days Prior to Departure is 71 days or more, then Cancellation Fee  (Includes reservation fee) is $300

If Days Prior to Departure is 70–46 days, then Cancellation Fee  (Includes reservation fee) is $450

If Days Prior to Departure is 45–8 days, then Cancellation Fee  (Includes reservation fee) is $1,000 or 100%

If Days Prior to Departure is 7–0 days, then Cancellation Fee  (Includes reservation fee) is 100%*

*Percentages listed above are of the total tour cost, including reservation fee. Listed cancellation fee is applicable per traveler.

Trip ID#:

IceReyGoa

What's excluded

  • Internal transportation
  • Passport and visa charges
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Personal expenses

Meals Included

4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches and 2 Dinners

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