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Scandinavia & The Best of Baltics

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    • Duration13 Days
    • Departure DatesTBA
    • Departure FromKochi
    Tour Details

    Places Covered

    • Estonia
    • Finland
    • Latvia
    • Lithuania
    • Sweden
    • Norway
    • Denmark

    Package Includes

    • Economy class Airfare from Cochin/Trivandrum
    • 2 Night accommodation in Tallin { Estonia)
    • 1 night accommodation in Riga {Latvia}
    • 1 night accommodation in Vilinus { Lithuania }
    • 1 Night Overnight Cruise to Stockholm {Sweden}
    • 1 Night accommodation in Karlstad { Sweden }
    • 1 Night accommodation in Gol { Norway }
    • 1 Night accommodation in Flam/ Myrkdalen {Norway }
    • 1 Night Overnight cruise to Denmark
    • 1 Night accommodation in Copenhagen {Denmark}
    • Baggage Allowance as per the airline policy
    • Professional, friendly and well experienced Malayalee Tour Manager from Soman's Leisure
    • All transfers and sightseeing by comfortable A/C coaches.
    • Entrance fees of all sightseeing venues to be visited from inside, as per the tour itinerary
    • Accommodation in comfortable and convenient 4-star hotels on twin sharing basis
    • All Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner as mentioned in the itinerary
    • All Tips – Guide, Driver & Restaurants
    • Travel Insurance [valid for the tour period] up to 70 years of age]
    • 5% GST

    Price Excludes

    • 5% TCS (Tax Collected at Source), Finance Act 2020 has inserted a new sub-section (1G) in TCS (Tax Collected at Source) under Section 206C of the Income Tax Act, 1961 to collect tax out of foreign remittance transactions under Liberalized Remittance Scheme [LRS] as well as amount received from buyer by a seller for sale of an 'Overseas Tour Program Package' w.e.f. October 1, 2020.As per RBI guidelines an additional 5% TCS on invoice value is applicable for those passengers having PAN (permanent Account Number) or10% TCS is applicable forthose passengers does not have PAN
    • Tips of personal nature and any additional meals, other than specified in the itinerary
    • Any extra cost incurred on behalf of an individual due to illness, accident, hospitalization or any personal emergency.
    • Optional tours, If any
    • Anything which is not included in the tour cost inclusion
    • Cost ofRT-PCR in Europe, if required

    Cancellation policy

    A cancellation charge of 50% of the tour cost will be applicable for the passengers canceling before 15 days of departure and 100 % of the tour cost will be levied as the cancellation charge for the cancellations within 15 days prior to the departure

    Cancellation policy

    PAYMENTS AMOUNT REMARKS
    First Instalment INR 50,000/- Registration fee at the time of booking
    Second Installment INR 1,00,000/- Before 40 days of departure
    Final Payment INR 1,07,500 Before 25 days of departure
    Total INR 2,57,500 + 5%TCS  
    Itinerary

    Day 1COCHIN - MUMBAI - WARSAW

    Depart from Cochin International Airport (or TVM) by domestic airline to Mumbai. Check intp International flight from Mumbai to Tallion.

    Day 2WARSAW - TALLINN

    Arrive Tallinn. Tallinn, Estonia’s capital on the Baltic Sea, is the country’s cultural hub. It retains its walled, cobblestoned Old Town, a 15th-century defensive tower. Its Gothic Town Hall, built in the 13th century and with a 64m-high tower, sits in historic Tallinn’s main square. St. Nicholas Church is a 13thcenturylandmark exhibiting ecclesiastic art.

    Tallinn, A fortified settlement existed there from the late 1st millennium BC 10th–11th century AD, and there was a town on the site in the 12th century. In 1219 it was captured by the Danes, who built a new fortress on Toompea hill. Trade flourished, especially aer Tallinn joined the Hanseatic League in 1285. In 1346 it was sold to the Teutonic Knights, and on the dissolution of the or derin 1561 it passed to Sweden. PeterI (the Great) captured Tallinn in 1710, and it remained a Russian city unl it became the capital of independent Estonia from 1918 to 1940. (Estonia was annexed to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics from 1940 to 1991.) The city was occupied by German forces from 1941 to 1944 and was severely damaged. Aer the Supreme Soviet of Estonia declared independence in 1991, Tallinn became the capital of the newly independent state.

    Overnight stay at the hotel
    Meals: Dinner

    Day 3TALLINN - HELSINKI

    Highlights of the tour: Guided City tour of Helsinki ,Ferry ride To Helsinki and back

    Breakfast at hotel , transfer to pier to board ferry to Helsinki, Helsinki, capital of Finland. It is the leading seaport and industrial city. Helsinki lies in the far south of the country, on a peninsula that is fringed by fine natural harbors and that protrudes into the Gulf of Finland. It is the most northerly of continental European capitals. It is often called the “white city of the north” because many of its buildings are constructed of a local light coloured granite. Proceed for Guided city tour of Helsinki with a guide to give background and context you might miss if alone. Stroll around squares, churches, architecture, and parks; and gain insight into Finnish life and culture as your guide shares tales you’d probably never hear by yourself. Plus, enjoy flexibility with your departure: helping you to match your tour to your vacation schedule. Explore Helsinki in depth on a private half-day city walking tourVisit churches, parks and more, and hear details you’d miss if alone Gain insight into local life and culture that you’d only get from a local guide.

    Return back to Tallinn via ferry.
    Overnight stay at Hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 4TALLINN - RIGA

    Highlights of the tour: Guided City tour

    Breakfast at hotel, Proceed for guided city tour. Get to know the Estonian capital on this guided tour of Tallinn. Take in the highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Old Town, admire the grand monuments of Town Hall Square; and see landmarks such as St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, St Olav’s Church, and Toompea Castle.

    Tallinn Old Town is the oldest part of Tallinn, Estonia. The Old Town of Tallinn has managed to wholly preserve its structure of medieval and Hanseatic origin. Old Town represents an exceptionally intact 13th century city plan. Since 1997, the area has been registered in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The old town is bordered by the Walls of Tallinn. Its area is 113 ha and there is a buffer zone of 2,253 ha. The majority of the Old Town’s structures were built during the 13th–16th centuries. During World War II, notable destructions took place in 1944 during so-called March Bombing. About 10% of the buildings in the Old Town were destroyed. 

    Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, it is an orthodox cathedral in the Tallinn Old Town, Estonia. It was built to a design by Mikhail Preobrazhensky in a typical Russian Revival style between 1894 and 1900, during the period when the country was part of the Russian Empire.

    Toompea Castle is a castle on Toompea hill in the central part of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. The castle, an ancient stronghold site in use since at least the 9th century, today houses the Parliament of Estonia.

    St Olaf’s church, or St. Olav’s Church in Tallinn, Estonia, is believed to have been built in the 12th century and to have been the centre for old Tallinn’s Scandinavian community before Denmark conquered Tallinn in 1219. Its dedication relates to King Olaf II of Norway.

    After lunch, transfer to Riga. and Dinner at the Hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 5RIGA - VILNIUS

    Highlights of the tour: Guided City tour

    Breakfast at hotel, Riga Guided city tour An ancient settlement of the Livs and Kurs, Riga emerged as a trading post in the late 12th century. Riga, the capital of Latvia, is not only the crown jewel of Latvia, but also of the Baltics. Riga’s Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Riga has more than 600 000 inhabitants, making it the largest city in the Baltic states. Riga is also known as an architectural jewel.

    We will go on a walking tour of Riga Old Town where you will hear many legends and fun stories of our city. Apart from the Old Town, you will also get to visit Central Market and art Nouveau district! Walk through the charming streets of Riga Old Town – listen to the stories, legends and some fun facts about our city and its history! Stop for a beer or a coffee if you’d like! We’d like you to fully enjoy the spirit of this historical city! Admire beautiful Art Nouveau buildings! We’ll point out some details so you get to see them from a completely different point of view! Visit spectacular market pavilions which historically were used as zeppelin airship hangars! A beautiful  area of Kipsala with nicely renovated wooden houses! Once an area left behind – now has one of the most expensive land in Riga! 

    After Lunch proceed to Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital, is known for its baroque architecture, seen especially in its medieval Old Town.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 6VILNIUS - VENTSPILS - OVERNIGHT CRUISE

    Highlights of the tour: Guided City tour, Overnight Cruise

    Guided tour of Vilnius – Lithuania’s cool, compact capital is one of the driving forces behind the country’s booming tourism industry. Boasting the largest medieval old town in central and eastern Europe, Vilnius is increasingly popular for its warming sense of history, bewitching architectural heritage and bustling cafe culture. Green parks and urban heritage are combined into an unforgettable mix that so many visitors enjoy. Because of this unique mix of architecture and landscape it was included into UNESCO World Heritage List. 

    4-hourwalking tour ofthe Vilnius historic center. You walk along the streets ofthe old city, you will see Gate of Dawn, Church of St. Casimir, St. Anne’s Church, Town Hall, Vilnius University, Church of St. Johns, Presidential palace, Vilnius Cathedral Square, Gediminas Tower, Gediminas Avenue, Lithuanian National Drama Theater, Lithuanian National Library as well as a panorama of the city from the Gediminas Castle Tower. The Gate of Dawn or Ostra Brama (Sharp Gate) is a city gate, one of its most important religious, historical and cultural monuments. It was built between 1503 and 1522 as a part of defensive fortifications, for the city ofVilnius. Of ten city gates, only the Gate of Dawn remains, while the others were destroyed by the order of the government at the end of the 18th century. The Chapel in the Gate of Dawn contains an icon of The Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of Mercy, said to have miraculous powers. Church of St. Casimir in Vilnius established by the Jesuits, and built to honor St. Casimir, the patron of Lithuania. It was conceived as the most important Jesuit Church in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Its construction n began in 1604, following the canonization of St. Casimir. The monument to Grand Duke Gediminas is one of the attractions of the Old Town of the capital of Lithuania Vilnius, a monument to its founder, Grand Duke Gediminas.

    Proceed to Ventspils, is one of the oldest cities of Latvia. Ventspils is a family-friendly city where the comfort of Ventspils’ resident families is considered and where families from other cities and countries are given an opportunity to pursue interesting leisure activities. Ventspils is special in a way, that here a modern port, innovative production facilities, and a beautiful beach coexist, the former being decorated by the Blue flag since 1999, a symbol of neatness and safety.

    Dinner and overnight cruise to Stockholm.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 7STOCKHOLM - KARLSTAD

    Highlights of the tour: Guided city tour, Vasa museum

    Breakfast on board – arrive at Stockholm (09.30 hrs)

    Stockholm, capital and largest city of Sweden. Stockholm is located at the junction of Lake Malar(Malaren) and Salt Bay (Saltsjon), an arm of the Balc Sea, opposite the Gulf of Finland. The city is built upon numerous islands as well as the mainland of Uppland and Sodermanland. By virtue of its location, Stockholm is regarded as one of the most beautiful capital cities in the world. Stockholm developed rapidly in the mid-17th century as Sweden temporarily became a great power. The central government departments were then placed there, and the city became an independent administrative unit. The old city walls were torn down, and new districts grew up north and south of the “city between the bridges.”In the 18th century, fires destroyed large parts of the city, and stone buildings were constructed to replace the old wooden houses. Stockholm had by then become the cultural centre of Sweden; many of its literary societies and scientific academies date from this time.

    Proceed for Guided city tour, Discover Stockholm sightseeing highlights on this city tour. This private tour ensures you personalized aenon from your guide and answers to all of your questions about Stockholm’s ancient and modern history. Walk the cobbled streets of Gamla Stan (Old Town) the bustling, compact island of Gamla Stan is the city’s old town, with cobbled streets and colourful 17thand 18th-century buildings. It is home to the medieval Storkyrkan cathedral and the Royal Palace, the king’s official residence. Stylish bistros serve New Nordic cuisine, while night spots include old school pubs and chic cocktail bars. On adjoining Riddarholmen Island, Riddarholmen Church hosts summer concerts. then stop by the Kungliga Slottet (the Royal Palace) and Storkyrkan (Coronation Church) with a knowledgeable local guide.

    Entrance to Vasa Museum, The Vasa Museum is a marine museum in Stockholm, Sweden. Located on the island of Djurgården, the museum displays the only almost fully intact 17th-century ship that has ever been salvaged, the 64-gun warship Vasa that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. The Vasa ship capsized and sank in Stockholm 1628. Aer 333 years on the sea bed the mighty warship was salvaged and the voyage could connue. Today Vasa is the world’s best preserved 17th century ship and one of the most visited museums in Scandinavia.

    Transfer to Karlstad, Karlstad is a city on the Klaralven Riverin Varmland County, Sweden. It’s known for neighbouring Lake Vanern to the south, dotted with tiny islands. In town, Varmlands Museum has multimedia exhibits on local history since ancient times. Nearby, Karlstad Cathedral has an elaborate chandelier and 2 model ships hanging from its ceiling. The Brigade Museum showcases Swedish civilian and military life during the Cold War.

    Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 8KARLSTAD - OSLO - GOL

    Highlights of the tour: Guided city tour, Fram Museum

    After Breakfast, transferto Gol via Oslo

    Guided tour of Oslo – Formerly (1624–1877) Chrisania or (1877–1925) Krisania, capital and largest city of Norway. It lies at the head of Oslo Fjord in the south-eastern part of the country. The original site of Oslo was east of the Aker River. The city was founded by King Harald Hardraade about 1050, and about 1300 the Akershus fortress was built by Haakon V. Aer the city was destroyed by fire in 1624  Chrisan IV of Denmark-Norway built a new town farther west, under the walls of the Akershus fortress, and called it Chrisania. The growth of Chrisania’s population in the 19th century was due in part to the absorption of surrounding municipalities, and the city replaced its rival, the west-coast port of Bergen, as Norway’s largest and most influential city. The city was renamed Oslo in 1925 and developed rapidly after World War II. In 1948 Oslo incorporated the nearby township of Aker, and in the following decades a number of satellite towns and residential areas grew up to the east and west of the city.

    Enhance your experience of Oslo on a Guided city tour of the Norwegian capital. With a knowledgeable guide, stop at significant aracons like Vigeland Park and Holmen kollen Ski Jump while gaining fascinating insight into the city’s rich historical heritage. Marvel at the incredible bronze and granite sculptures of Gustav Vigeland and absorb sweeping vistas of the prey city from the vertigious vantage point of the ski jump. Then, explore the city centre by coach, cruising past monuments like Oslo Cathedral and Akershus Castle, while listening to interesting commentary led by a friendly local guide Visit Holmenkollen Ski Jump, an impressive landmark that was used in the 1952 Winter Olympics (Photo stop only) Admire views over the city during free me at the famous ski jump See top Oslo attractions including Akershus Castle and Fortress on a panoramic tour of the city centre. 

    Entrance to Fram Museum, it is a museum telling the story of Norwegian polar exploration. . It is located on the peninsula of Bygdoy in Oslo, Norway. Fram Museum is in an area with several other museums including the Kon-Tiki Museum, the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, the Viking Ship Museum and the Norwegian Maritime Museum. At the Fram Museum you can come on board the ship and see how the crew and their dogs managed to survive in the coldest and most dangerous places on earth – the Arcc and the Antarctic. The Fram Museum also has a polar simulator where you can experience the cold and the dangers of polar expeditions on the Arcc and the Northwest Passage.

    After Lunch Proceed to Gol.

    Overnight stay at the hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 9GOL - FLAM - SOGNEFJORD CRUISE

    Highlights of the tour: Flamsbana Train, Sognefjord Cruise

    Breakfast at the hotel and proceed to transfer to Flam and enjoy Flamsbana. It is a village in southwestern Norway, in an area known for its fjords. It sits at the end of Aurlandsord, a branch of the vast Sogneord. The dramac Stegastein viewing platform juts out high above the Aurlandsord. South of Flam Harbour, the 17thcenturywooden Flam Church lies in the valley. The Flam Railway offers valley and waterfall views as it climbs to a station on the Hardangervidda plateau. 

    Drive to Myrdal to board the scenic train Flamsbana to Flam. Flam Railway- one of the world’s most beautiful train journeys, The Flam Railway (Flamsbana) is a spectacular train journey that offers a panoramic view of some of the wildest and most magnificent nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape. The 20 km-long train ride took 20 years and is one of the steepest standard gauge railway lines in the world. The railway is one considered to be one of Norway’s major and most thrilling tourist aracons and the train journey provides some of the country’s wildest and most awe inspiring scenery. On the 20 km long train ride that operates between Flam and Myrdal, you can see rivers that cut through deep ravines, waterfalls cascading down the side of steep, snow-capped mountains and mountain farms clinging dizzily to sheer slopes.

    After r Lunch, proceed to Flam to board a cruise in The Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, is surrounded by exceptional natural beauty, high mountains, and roaring waterfalls. Along the fjord, you will find charming villages where you relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. You will sail through UNESCO’s World Heritage-listed fjords featuring majestic mountains, wild nature and idyllic villages. Cruise starts from Flam to Gudvangen, the start of the cruise will be to sail through the narrow, majestic Naeroyfjords. When the snow melts in June, you can see up to 25 waterfalls, including Kjelfossen waterfall in Gudvangen, which has a free fall of 840 metres. Further on, you will enter the Aurlandsord, which is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the end of this fjords, the ferry will sail past the small village of Fronningen. The village has no road connection. The only access is via boat. This is where people have lived from me immemorial, and the trip affords the sight of small homesteads clinging to the sides of the steep mountains that plunge into the ord. An air of nostalgia permeates this spectacular fjords and scape surrounded by mountains such as Bleia reaching up to 1775 metres. Snow-covered peaks forming a striking contrast with the dark, deep ord are all part of an experience you will never forget. 

    Dinner and Overnight Stay.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 10GOL - OSLO

    Highlights of the tour: Oslo to Copenhagen mini Cruise

    Breakfast transfer from Gol to Oslo, Norway’s capital. A hidden gem surprisingly rich in culture – and unusually close to nature. -Embarking on a road trip around Norway is a great way to see all the glories this Scandinavian country has to offer- Lunch – Once in Oslo, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings free me for shopping – Check in Cruise -Join us onboard our 1 night mini cruise between Oslo and Copenhagen and immerse yourself in the relaxed, trendy and cool Danish capital, coupled with a fantastic onboard experience – With a number of onboard bars to choose from, including the Red and White Wine Bar, you can enjoy a selection n of beers, wines, champagne, spirits or cocktails as you sail. Overnight Cruise and Dinner.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 11COPENHAGEN - CANAL CRUISE

    Highlights of the tour: Guided City Tour, Christiannsborg Palace, canal cruise

    After Breakfast proceed for Guided tour in the Historic Quarter in Copenhagen, you have the opportunity to experience a number of the most important monuments in Copenhagen. The tour includes both major works such as Christiansbor, Amalienborg, Absalon’s Copenhagen and Nyhavn, but also lesser known buildings in sights such as H.C. Orsted’s studio apartment, the Freedom Support on Vesterbrogade and the plaque commemorating the siege of Copenhagen in the 17th century Grundtvig Church on Bispebjerg by Peder Vilhelm Jensen Klint. 

    Entrance to Christiansborg Palace, it is a palace and government building on the islet of Slotsholmen in central Copenhagen, Denmark. It is the seat of the Danish Parliament, the Danish Prime Minister’s Office, and the Supreme Court of Denmark. Christianborg Palace is located on Slotsholmen in Copenhagen, which has an 800 year-long history as Denmark’s centre of power. The present palace was completed in 1928, but from this place kings and queens have ruled for centuries. Today, the palace is used byHM The Queen forofficial events such as gala banquets and public audiences.

    cph canal cruise

    After Lunch proceed for a classic Canal cruise of Copenhagen you will be going through historic areas and see both old and new architectural wonders. The tour lasts an hour and our skilled guides will tell you stories of the sights and areas you pass by. Copenhagen is a wonderful mix of old and new architecture which creates a special feeling of a modern citywith a historyworth preserving. The canal tours are a big hit both among adults and children of all ages. 

    Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel in Copenhagen

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 12COPENHAGEN - DOHA

    After Breakfast transfer from Copenhagen Airport for your flight to Mumbai

    Day 13MUMBAI - COCHIN

    Arrive Mumbai International Airport t to get a connecting flight to Cochin. Return home with pleasant memories of your Scandinavia & The Best of Baltics tour.