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15 Days featuring:
Bergen, Laerdal, Kongsvinger, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Copenhagen

Included Features

Round trip air transportation
Fully escorted by an English speaking tour director throughout
Accommodations in First Class and select hotels in twin bedded rooms with private bath
Continental breakfast and dinner daily
Folkloric entertainment in St. Petersburg
All transfers, sightseeing and excursions per itinerary by private, deluxe motor coach
Entrance fees for all included features
Taxes, tips and service charges for all included features except tour escort and driver
Baggage handling included throughout the tour for one suitcase per person, irrespective of air carrier

Not included:
 
Items not specifically mentioned in itinerary
  Items of a person nature such as passport fees
  Tips to tour escort and driver
  Beverages with dinner
  Additional baggage other than one piece allowed as mentioned in the itinerary
  Airport departure taxes
  Airport taxes, fees, Fuel & security surcharges, and September 11th Security Fee
 
Travel insurance
  Visas, etc.

 

Stockholm
Stockholm

Day 1 / Depart USA
Your wonderful Scandinavian & Russian Adventure begins this evening as you depart for Bergen.

Day 2 / Bergen 
On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon is free before a welcome dinner at the hotel.

Day 3 / Bergen 
You will enjoy sightseeing today in this city with its mountain backdrop and colorful painted houses. The port of Bergen was founded in 1070 and figured in many Viking Sagas. Just out of the town is the villa where Edvard Grieg lived for much of his life.

Day 4 / Bergen / Laerdal
This morning depart for Laerdal. View breathtaking scenery as you travel past magnificent fjords, cascading waterfalls and isolated hamlets.

Day 5 / Laerdal / Kongsvinger 
Today, continue through picturesque valleys, pristine lakes, beautiful mountains and meandering rivers on the way to Kongsvinger, the overnight stop.

Day 6 / Kongsvinger / Stockholm
Today you drive through the scenic, pastoral lake country as you travel to Stockholm, capital of Sweden. This wonderful city built on 14 islands is indeed a treasure to be explored. Board your cruise ship which will be your home for the next seven days.

Day 7 / Stockholm 
Your sightseeing this morning will visit Fjallgatan with it's picturesque red houses set along the edge of a towering hill, Blasieholmen with its panoramas of the Royal Palace and the fascinating Vasa Museum, once an old wooden warship. Reboard the ship, for at 4:00 p.m. today you set sail for your cruise.

Day 8 / Helsinki 
Arrive at 8:30 a.m. Enjoy this great city, the capital of Finland. See the fine neoclassical buildings of Senate Square and the amazing Temppelliaukio Church carved out of solid rock. Do see the lovely Sibelius Park, dedicated to Finland¹s great composer. Sail at 7:00 p.m.

Day 9 & 10 / St. Petersburg
Arrival at 8:00 a.m. Two full days to explore this impressive city. The famous Heritage Museum, St. Isaacs Cathedral, the onion-domed Smolny Cathedral and the massive Peter & Paul Fortress to name but a few of the many fabulous places to see. Set sail again at 8:00 p.m.

Day 11 / Tallinn 
Arrive at 8:00 a.m. in the splendid walled capital of Estonia, Tallinn. Enjoy the magnificent Gothic Town Hall. A walk through the winding cobblestone streets is like a trip back in time. Set sail for the final time at 1:00 p.m. today.

Day 12 / Cruising 
Enjoy the day at sea, rest, reflect and relax, and to take advantage of the onboard facilities of your cruise ship.

Day 13 / Copenhagen
Disembark this morning and transfer to your hotel for the last two nights of your interesting journey. A tour of Copenhagen will include the visit to see the "Little Mermaid" in the harbor. Christianborg Palace, seat of the Danish Parliament.

Day 14 / Copenhagen
Today enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of North Seeland. Visit Frederksborg & Kronborg Castle's. Kronborg was Shakespeare's setting for Hamlet, and was built in 1582. This evening visit the famous Tivoli Gardens, the city's colorful amusement park, where you will enjoy your special farewell dinner.

Day 15 / Copenhagen / USA
This morning transfer to the airport for your flight home, bringing with you wonderful memories of your fabulous trip.

WELCOME HOME!

 
Special Notes:
1. All prices are per person double occupancy, based on rates currently in effect and are subject to change without notice.
2. Changes in the tour may by made without notice as necessitated by operational considerations.
3. The right is reserved to cancel any departure for lack of sufficient participation.
4. No refunds will be made on any unused portion of your tour.
5. All prices are based on a minimum of 30 passengers traveling together.
6. Deviations from the group itinerary will be assessed an administrative service charge in addition to any specific cost incurred by such deviation.
7. Please contact Garlin Travel for details about our Tour Protection Plan.

2014 Schedules & Prices
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For information, please contact:

Tom Garlin
Garlin Travel
PO Box 1005, Jenkintown, PA 19046
888-533-8747

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