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4th October 2017
This unique holiday also includes Norway's magnificent Western Fjords, and four capital cities each offering something different and exciting. Satisfy your tastebuds in Copenhagen, explore Oslo's contemporary architecture, enjoy the beauty of Stockholm aka The Venice of the North, and visit a myriad of art galleries in Helsinki.
If you are looking for an added twist to your trip in Scandinavia then the opulent palaces, vast history, and incredible museums and architecture of St. Petersburg will offer you just that. Escorted throughout with entrance fees and excursions all included.
Day 1 - Arrive Copenhagen
Met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Dinner at your hotel during the evening.
1 night COPENHAGEN - Copenhagen Admiral Hotel (B,D)
Day 2 - Explore Copenhagen
Morning 3 hours guided tour of the city. Famous sights include the Royal Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace (Danish Parliament Buildings), Gefion Fountain, Nyhavn and, of course, the famous Little Mermaid. Afternoon free for exploring this fairytale city. Evening free to explore with entrance tickets to Tivoli Gardens included.
Day 3 - Copenhagen to Oslo
Morning free in Copenhagen. Afternoon transfer by coach from hotel to DFDS Seaways terminal for your overnight cruise ferry to Oslo, departing at 16.30. Enjoy your first Scandinavian smörgäsbord dinner as you cruise gently up the Kattegat. We recommend you bring an overnight bag for this cruise to avoid having to carry suitcases to and from your cabin.
1 night ONBOARD - 2 berth outside cabin (B,D)
Day 4 - Oslo
A delicious buffet breakfast is being served as you cruise along the enchanting Oslo Fjord. Arrival in Oslo at 09:30 followed by 3 hours guided tour of the Norwegian capital including the impressive Vigeland Sculpture Park. Afternoon free in Oslo. We can recommend a visit to the Munch Museum or a stroll along the Karl Johan shopping boulevard. Dinner and accommodation at Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel Oslo, ideally situated close to the Karl Johans Gate.
1 night OSLO - Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel Oslo (B,D)
Day 5 - Oslo to Ulvik
After breakfast you will visit the old famous Viking Ships Museum. Depart from Oslo driving via Hønefoss along the charming Halling Valley to the mountain resort of Geilo. Buffet lunch at Bardøla Høyfjellshotel. After lunch cross the wild Hardangervidda Plateau to Fossli stopping to view thundering Vøringsfoss Waterfall with a vertical drop of 180m. Descend Måbødal Canyon to the idyllic Hardangerfjord. Short ferry crossing followed by drive around the Ulvikfjord to the picturesque village of Ulvik. Dinner at your hotel for the night, ideally located on the banks of the fjord.
1 night ULVIK - Brakanes Hotel (B,L,D)
Day 6 - Ulvik to Bergen
Morning scenic tour along the beautiful Hardangerfjord, famous for its many fruit orchards, via the towns of Øystese and Norheimsund, arriving in Bergen around midday. Afternoon 2 hours tour of Bergen including a visit to the popular Fish and Flower Market, the famous Bryggen Harbour with its gabled packhouses, and the old Hanseatic quarter. You will also ride on the funicular to Mt. Fløien for the best views of the city and fjords below. Dinner served at Scandic Hotel Ørnen. a newly opened hotel and your accommodation for the night.
1 night BERGEN - Scandic Hotel Ørnen (L,B)
Day 7 - Bergen to Flåm to Balestrand
Morning departure to the town of Voss. Descend the Nærøy Valley passing the amazing Stalheim Canyon to the fjordside village of Flåm. Board your train for an exhilarating ride on the Flåm Railway to Myrdal, a masterpiece of engineering ascending 2838 feet in less than one hour. After a short rest in Flåm take a 2 hours cruise by boat along the narrow Aurlands and Nærøy fjords, both branches of the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Enjoy spectacular scenery including cascading waterfalls, sheer mountain clifs, snow-clad peaks and a variety of wildlife. Disembark in Gudvangen at the head of the Nærøyfjord then continue by coach across the Vik Mountains to Vangsnes for the short ferry crossing to the beautiful resort of Balestrand.
1 night BALESTRAND - Kvikne's Hotel (B,D)
Day 8 - Balestrand: A Day in the Fjords
Day free in Balestrand giving you the opportunity to enjoy the outstanding beauty and nature of the fjords. We recommend a visit to the local aquarium and art gallery or you may prefer to rent a bike or rowing boat from the hotel, or even go on foot to the nearest mountains.
1 night BALESTRAND - Kvikne's Hotel (B,D).
Day 9 - Balestrand to Geiranger
After breakfast depart from your hotel by ferry from Dragsvik to Hella followed by a scenic tour along the northern side of the Sognefjord to Sogndal. The tour continues by road to Fjærland passing under the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe, to the village of Skei. Descend to the beautiful Nordfjord making a detour at Olden to visit Briksdal Glacier (the journey to the glacier will be made in open cars). A typical Norwegian lunch will be served in sight of the glacier. During the afternoon the tour continues via Loen and Stryn to the picturesque village of Hellesylt. From here you take a one hour's cruise along the spectacular Geirangerfjord passing magnificent waterfalls such as the Bridal Veil and the Seven Sisters.
1 night GEIRANGER - Union Hotel (B,L,D)
Day 10 - Geiranger - Oslo
From the top of the famous Serpentine Road you have a magnificent view of the fjord before crossing the rugged Grotli Mountains to Lom, well known for its 14th century stave church. The tour continues via Lake Vågå before descending the magnificent Gudbrands Valley to the popular resort of Lillehammer. Lunch in Lillehammer followed by a lovely journey alongside Lake Mjøsa, Norway's largest lake, then back to Oslo and dinner at accommodation.
1 night OSLO - Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel Oslo (B,L,D)
Day 11 - Oslo - Stockholm
Morning departure from Oslo, continuing by coach to the Swedish border. Cross into the attractive province of Värmland to arrive in the city of Karlstad on Lake Vänern, the largest in Sweden. Lunch in Karlstad before continuing through a landscape of forests and sparkling lakes to reach the Swedish capital during late afternoon. Dinner at accommodation.
1 night STOCKHOLM - Clarion Hotel Sign (B,L,D)
Day 12 - Stockholm
The days starts with a 4 hours guided tour of the city. Famous sights include the Royal palace, Parliament Buildings, Cathedral, Royal Theatre, etc. You will also visit the enchanting Old Town (Gamla Stan) with its narrow cobbled streets and numerous antique shops. The highlight of the tour is a visit to City Hall with its famous Blue and Golden Halls, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year. Afternoon free in Stockholm with possibility to visit the famous Vasa Museum or take one of the popular canal tours. Evening free to explore.
1 night STOCKHOLM - Clarion Hotel Sign (B)
Day 13 - Stockholm to Helsinki
Morning free in Stockholm. Afternoon transfer from hotel to pier for embarkation on Silja Line's cruise ferry departing at 17.00. Sail slowly through the lovely archipelago passing. Dinner on board.
1 night ONBOARD - 2 berth outside cabin (B,D)
Day 14 - Helsinki
Enjoy your buffet breakfast as you sail into Helsinki. After disembarkation there is a 3 hours guided tour of Helsinki. Famous sights include the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park and Monument and the Underground Temple. Afternoon free in Helsinki.
1 night HELSINKI - Haven Hotel (B,D)
Day 15 - Helsinki - St. Petersburg
Breakfast at the hotel before transfer to Helsinki Vantaa Airport for return flight to the UK.
At 10.00 take the train from Helsinki to St.Petersburg, arrival 14.36. Including coach transfers between hotels and railway stations. On arrival you will have a welcome dinner including shot of vodka and 1 glass of wine!
3 nights ST. PETERSBURG - Ambassador Hotel**** (B,L,D)
Day 16 - River Cruise and Hermitage Museum
Buffet breakfast at hotel. The day begins with a transfer to Neva River cruise harbour for cruise by hydrofoil to Peterhof including Grand Palace and lower parks with fountains. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, tour of the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum and the State Rooms of the Winter Palace. Return to hotel. Dinner at your hotel.
Day 17 - Exploring St. Petersburg
Buffet breakfast at hotel and 3 hours panoramic tour of the city with a guide by coach. St. Petersburg is a city of outstanding architectural beauty famous for its magnificent palaces, cathedrals, fountains and bridges and the tour includes sights such as the Square of Arts, the Russian Museum, the Cathedral of Our Saviour on the Spilt Blood, Griboedov canal, Nevsky prospect, the Palace Square with the Winter Palace, the spit of the Basil’s Island, the Menshikov Palace, the Senate Square, and the Bronze Horseman. A visit will be paid to Peter and Paul Fortress. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch transfer to the town of Pushkin followed by a visit to Catherine’s Palace including the famous Amber room. Return to St. Petersburg. This evening you will be taken to see a colourful Russian folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace with snacks during the intermission. Dinner at the Dostoevsky Restaurant.
Day 18 - Departure
After buffet breakfast at hotel transfer to St. Petersburg Airport to connect with homeward flights.
Guaranteed Dep. Dates: See price panel for departure dates
Duration: 14 nights (17 nights with St. Petersburg)
Price: Prices are based on two people travelling together and sharing a double/twin room. Single supplement as shown.
|24 Jun 2017
1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 Jul 2017
14 nights option, ending in Helsinki
|15 Jul 2017||£5550||£1535|
17-night option with St. Petersburg - includes all of the above plus
Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel, Oslo
This hotel is on the doorstep to many of Oslo's main attractions as well as a vibrant home to many restaurants and bars. However, you also have the choice to dine in the hotel's superb restaurant and enjoy a drink or two in at 34 Sky Bar with stunning views of the city. Rooms are decorated in soft tones of sky and sea and accented with warm wood finishes, the chic Standard Rooms offer a choice of one queen-size bed, twin beds or twin beds and a sofa bed. Guests can stay connected via Free high-speed, wireless Internet access and enjoy their favourite programmes on satellite television.
Brakanes Hotel, Ulvik ****
Beautifully positioned hotel with excellent amenities, including an indoor heated swimming pool with sauna, steam bath, small gym and library to ensure you get the most out of your stay. This grand hotel has lovely gardens overlooking the fjord which makes leaving the hotel almost impossible. There is a spacious dining room serving excellent cuisine, and evenings can be spent in the lounges and bars. All rooms have TV, mini-bar and telephone and lifts to all floors. Boat hire is also available from reception.
Scandic Hotel Ørnen
The newly opened Hotel Scandic Ørnen is located in an attractive area close to Bystasjonen in the centre of Bergen close to the city’s cultural centre where you fill find: Grieg Hall, Bergen Art Museum and Bergen’s new swimming facility. Scandic Ørnen is a very big hotel that offers comfortable, spacious and modern rooms, all ensuite with shower of which some have bathtubs, hairdryer. All rooms have a TV with movie channels, free WiFi, minibar and work desk. There is a restaurant and bar as well as the only skybar in Bergen, located on the 13th floor with a fantastic view of the city and surrounding mountains.
UNION HOTEL (4 star) - Geiranger ****
The Hotel Union was built in 1891 by A. Shieldrop of Ålesund. The building was originally of wood, inspired by the Swiss or dragon-head style, closely linked to Art Nouveau and Jugend architecture, and identical to the timber-built hotel at Øye. In 1899, the hotel was purchased by Julie and Karl Mjelva. The Mjelvas were extremely enterprising, opening an automobile manufacturing plant, a power station and a cooker factory all on the same site. The cooker factory is still in operation today, with a new owner, but at a different location.
Today the hotel has evolved into one of the finest hotels in Norway. It is spacious with generously proportioned, stylishly furnished lounges and lobby areas, in warm, attractive colours. More than enough space for many, or simply a quiet corner for oneself. The atmosphere is relaxing. Everywhere, large panoramic windows let in light and views of the wonderful natural surroundings. Enjoy a cup of good coffee as you gaze over the Geirangerfjord, the most beautiful fjord in the world.
Hotel Union has 197 rooms, including 6 deluxe suites and 13 junior suites. All rooms are attractively furnished and decorated with care and attention to detail. Not all have views of the fjord, but all have fine views of the surrounding countryside, bringing nature right into your room.
The 6 deluxe suites are all different and individually furnished. The size of each suite varies, but all have their own bedroom and lounge, making them ideal for small meetings. The junior suites are modern and well-equipped and most suites have fjord views. Please ask for the supplement to upgrade to a suite.
When it comes to food the philosophy of the hotel is to present good Norwegian cuisine based on the very best ingredients and locally sourced produce. All food is freshly cooked, and many of the finest recipes have followed the hotel for generations. The hotel has two restaurants, Restaurant Fjorden and Restaurant Julie. Nina Grieg Terrace has spectacular views of the Geirangerfjord and the surrounding mountains and is a popular place, on a warm summer's evening to relax over a light lunch, a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. There are three bars - Vognfabrikken in the basement inspired by the hotel's unique veteran car collection, The Lobby Bar by the reception and The Nightclub, also in the basement where all the entertainment takes place including live dance music six nights per week.
Cafe Løsta is next to Union Bath & Spa, and is easily accessible for bathing guests. Enjoy a light meal in your bathrobe, or have it served inside the Union Spa. Cafe Løsta offers light meals, a salad buffet and a drinks and beverages menu.
Union Spa is the absolute icing on the cake. Here one encounters nature anew, within the framework of treatments based on the centuries-old secrets of many cultures, where the most valuable element is water. Water provides joy and pleasure for all ages! Such an experience provides mental and physical exercise and harmony, combined with positive moments in addition to feeling energized. In the swimming pool area you can swim indoors and outdoors, and relax in quiet zones in between. There is a sauna and for children there is a separate slide, grotto and games to play. A variety of treatments are available in the spa and can be pre-booked for your stay. Please telephone us on 01274 875199 for further information and prices.
AMBASSADOR HOTEL (4 star) - St. Petersburg ****
Luxurious hotels started appearing in European cities as early as the 18th century, and the Ambassador became a popular place where the nobility liked staying.The Ambassador Hotel is located in the historic centre of St. Petersburg, a 7-minute walk away from Sadovaya (Sennaya Ploshchad) Underground Station. St. Isaac and St. Nicholas Cathedral, the Mariinsky Theatre, and the Yusupov Gardens are all in the immediate vicinity of the hotel and you can visit them while you take a walk.
There are 251 comfortable rooms at the hotel. Each room is equipped with air-conditioning, Internet access, a direct international and inter-city telephone line, interactive and satellite TV, a mini-bar and a safe. Bath rooms are equipped with big mirrors and somewhere are decorated with mosaic. All the rooms have a beautiful view on the historic city center, cosy courtyard or Rimsky-Korsakov avenue.
The hotel's restaurants are remarkable for their elegant St. Petersburg style and top quality cuisine that keeps up traditions of the art of cookery.
The Ambassador Hall is located on the ground floor of the hotel in the glassed-in atrium designed in the classical style. In the middle of the hall there is a stage for musicians, which promises that the guests will be able to enjoy live music concerts organized by the hotel.The Lobby Bar is near the Ambassador Hall.
In Le Vernissage panoramic restaurant with a beautiful view of the historical city centre, you can try dishes prepared by the chef Dmitry Ivanov. Recipes of royal Russia, a special light menu and season novelties will be appreciated even by gourmets. The restaurant can be used for banquets for a large number of guests. Not far from Le Vernissage, there is the Gallery Bar where one can sit back and watch sports broadcasts.
The restaurant serves a breakfast buffet offering a large choice of appetizers, main courses and fresh pastry baked in its own bakery.
Ambassador Hotel invites St. Petersburg residents and guests to visit its beauty and fitness centre with 16m swimming pool, Finnish saunas, gym room, beauty salon services. Professional staff includes cosmetologists, manicure and pedicure specialists, and hair stylists.
The fitness centre is open daily 24 hours and the beauty salon is open daily from 1000 to 2000.
The swimming pool, Finnish saunas, gym room are free from 0700 to 1130.
Kviknes Hotel, Balestrand ****
We have featured the Kviknes Hotel, and enjoyed a close co-operation with the Kvikne Family, since our beginnings - but not since theirs! At Kvikne's their beginnings go right back to 1752 and the best traditions of inn-keeping. The Kvikne family, who still own the hotel, started their reign in 1877, a little before our time, and today it is Sigurd Kvikne (4th generation) who heads up the hotel, with his sister Kari managing their reservations and Front Office.
Although the hotel originally started with only two rooms (yes, just two!), today the hotel has 200 guest rooms and is one of the largest tourist hotels in Norway. Graced with an extensive collection of artworks and antiques, the hotel also has a list of prominent guests; Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany was a frequent guest, along with royalty, emperors, presidents, prime ministers, film stars and artists from many countries.
The hotel was originally built in the ‘Swiss’ style and this section is now referred to as the 'Old Wing' or 'Historical Swiss Style Building'; however much new building, reconstruction and extension has taken place since, not least the addition of the 'New Wing' in the 1960s (see below). The Old Wing directly overlooks the Sognefjord and this is where you will find the beautiful dragon-style restaurant and lounge areas with a small number of guest rooms. In the public rooms you will find a fine collection of paintings from the numerous artists who stayed at the hotel (occasionally using their paintings as a way to pay for their stay!) and antique furniture in keeping with the antique, dragon-style wooden interior.
There are a number of different room categories available at the hotel. Our clients are accommodated in rooms on a high floor in the New Wing of the hotel with a view of the gardens and fjord. These rooms have twin beds, a seating area, desk, TV, telephone and bathroom with bath/shower and WC. A small number of twin rooms are also available in the Old Wing of the hotel which are simply and traditionally furnished in keeping with the old style of the hotel and have a view of the fjord. These rooms are available at a supplement. The Old Wing also has a small number of Junior Suites which have a separated seating area and bedroom and a view of the fjord. Please ask our reservations staff for applicable supplements.
The hotel serves a wonderful, traditional Scandinavian buffet for dinner with a broad selection of cold meats, fish and salad along with a good selection of hot dishes featuring meat, fish and vegetarian options. A large buffet breakfast is also served.
The New Wing – Beauty or the Beast?
It was during the 1960s, when Sigurd and Kari’s father, Per Kvikne, was running the hotel that he faced an increased demand for more rooms and plans for a new, modern building were drawn up. At the time Per came under considerable pressure to demolish the old, wooden hotel entirely and completely re-build a modern hotel in its place; however, he couldn’t bear to do this (he had an emotional attachment to the hotel and the memories and history it held) and he decided to have two contrasting buildings instead, retaining the old but building a new, and for them to sit alongside one another, both a testament to their place in history and both examples of fine architecture. This decision proved to be very controversial but it is one that we love and applaud! The New Wing is now seamlessly attached to its older sibling so that internally you pass from one to the other without even knowing you have done so, however, externally the two remain very distinct from one another and still cause something of a visual stir when approaching the hotel from the fjord.
Like it or loathe it, the New Wing is a beautiful example of post-modern 60s architecture and, without it, there simply wouldn’t be a historical, wooden building at all!
COPENHAGEN ADMIRAL HOTEL (4 star) - Copenhagen
Built in 1787, enjoy the best of past and present at this historic hotel location in the heart of Copenhagen overlooking the Royal Opera and Playhouse, and is close by Nyhavn waterfront and major attractions.
The rooms can be described as handsomely rustic with wooden beams to give each room a golden glow, while the décor features custom designed, teak furniture by Trip Trap. Windows on the eastern facade of the hotel provide views of the Copenhagen Opera House and the quiet harbour, while western facing hotel rooms on the upper floors gaze over the Royal Palace, with Copenhagen’s characteristic rooftops, towers and spires stretching into the distance.
The hotel restaurant, SALT, accommodates 110 diners. Its design and concept were devised in close collaboration with world-renowned design firm Conran & Partners. The London-based company has designed renowned establishments in London, Paris, New York and Tokyo. SALT’s décor is inspired by the modern Parisian brasserie. The plates show elegance, while innovated cuisine features amazing taste combinations. Although modern Nordic cuisine is the hallmark of SALT restaurant, there is more than a hint of French inspiration in the meals created by head chef Rasmus Møller Nielsen. Rustic raw ingredients and elegant international cuisine are combined to form a higher synthesis.
CLARION HOTEL SIGN (4 star) - Stockholm
Stockholm's largest hotel is located in the heart of Stockholm city adjacent to the Central Station and Arlanda Express facing the Norra Bantorget Square. The hotel is brand new, built in 2008, and is a spectacular building dominated by granite and glass, leaning over the square reflecting the green park. The hotel has a wonderful restaurant, contributed by renowed chef Marcus Samuelsson. The eighth floor of the hotel holds Selma CitySpa where you can indulge yourself in the sauna, gym, spa with a spa treatment and/or in the heated outdoor pool, all with a fantastic view of Stockholm. All rooms are non-smoking and have TV, telephone, hair dryer, Internet access and some of the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in in the whole of Scandinavia! Lift to all floors.
Our Escorted Tour Partners - Robinson Scandinavia
These tours are operated by our partners Robinson Scandinavia with whom we have a long standing relationship. Robinson are known for the very high standard of service they provide and appeal to those people who seek a standard of accommodation and services far above that often offered in a package tour program. Whether visiting one of the fascinating Nordic capitals, experiencing the breathtaking beauty of the Norwegian fjords, or cruising the Baltic, you will find the very best has been selected for your comfort and enjoyment.
All hotels in this programme are rated as first class (i.e. 4 stars by Scandinavian standards), and have in addition been selected because of their excellent locations. All city hotels are centrally located, whilst fjord hotels are situated in
areas of outstanding natural beauty and close proximity to their respective fjords.
Hotel rooms in Scandinavia are normally furnished with twin beds, which can be moved together to form a double bed or placed separately. Please note that single rooms are generally smaller than doubles, and are often equipped with a shower instead of a bath. Purpose-built triple or family rooms are likewise unusual in Scandinavian hotels. Whilst it is possible for 3 persons to share a
room, this will normally be a double room with an extra bed, with correspondingly less space to move about in.
Buffet breakfast is included during every day of the tour. Dinners (3-course or buffet) are included most days, but please note that in Stockholm and Copenhagen we have found that the majority of clients prefer to eat dinner at a restaurant of their own choice. In Russia, both lunch and dinner are included every day. On days which are mostly spent travelling by coach inside Scandinavia, lunch is also included. Days on which lunch is included, are carefully indicated under the list of services for each tour. Please note that hotel kitchens in Scandinavia normally close around 22.00 hrs, and that in the case of late arrivals it may not be possible to serve dinner after this time. We regret that no refund can be made to clients who arrive too late for dinner. Similarly no refund can be made for clients who are unable to take breakfast at the hotel because of early flight departures. Beverages are not included in the tour price, except where specifically stated in the itinerary. Vegetarian or special diet meals can normally be arranged; just let us know at the time of booking in order that we may ensure delicious alternatives are prepared for you.
Robinson Scandinavia operates this program of tours in English only.
Tour Escorts have been specially chosen, not only for their outstanding knowledge of the countries and places you will visit, but also for their personal appearance and proven ability to look after people. Likewise, uniformed coach drivers are employed not only for their years of driving experience, but also for their dedication to giving friendly service and attention to the needs of their passengers. Your Tour Escort will normally meet you in the reception at your hotel at 1950 in the evening on the first day of the tour.
No minimum number is required! All departures are guaranteed - no matter the number of persons booked.
Out of consideration to other passengers, and because such tours are generally considered unsuitable for younger children, children under 12 years of age are not allowed on these escorted coach tours.
All nationalities require a visa for visiting St. Petersburg which may be obtained from your nearest Russian consulate or embassy. Taber Holidays will be happy to supply on request a visa support letter to help expedite the issuing of a visa.
Passengers may bring 1 piece of luggage per person on the coach. Hand luggage must be stowed on the overhead shelf. For reasons of security and as a precaution against theft, we strongly advise the use of hardback suitcases which can be locked. On domestic flights inside Scandinavia and Russia, passengers are allowed a maximum of 20 kilos of luggage per person.
Luggage handling is included in all hotels, however you will be responsible for handling your own luggage when embarking and disembarking from cruises.
City sightseeing tours
These are guided by a local authorised guide. Museums and other places, to which entrance is included, are specified in the list of services for each tour. The mention of a famous sight, such as a royal palace, does not imply that entrance to this place is included in the program.
A panorama tour is intended to familiarise you with the city or town by showing you the major points of interest. Transportation may be by coach or on foot, and the tour may be conducted by a local guide or by your tour escort. A panorama tour does not include any entrances.
Transfers by car, taxi or bus between the local airport mentioned in the tour itinerary and your hotel on both arrival and departure are always included in the price of our escorted coach tours. Transfers will be arranged to coincide as conveniently as possible with your flight arrival and departure times. All clients will be met at the airport, in the arrivals hall past the customs and passport control, by the driver or a representative of Robinson Scandinavia, who will carry a sign displaying the surnames of the passengers. In the case of delayed arrivals due to flight changes or any other causes, then Robinson Scandinavia is no longer responsible for providing the transfer. We regret that no refund can be given to clients who do not make use of the transfer offered in the tour program. For clients arriving or departing on a different day from that published in the tour programme, Robinson Scandinavia will be pleased to arrange a special transfer; however such transfers will be subject to a supplement, available on request. Please note that certain airlines now offer cheaper flights to alternative airports from the main city airport, even though these airlines may advertise the destination as Oslo, Stockholm, etc. Such airports can be situated more than 2 hours drive from your hotel. If you are arriving at or departing from a different airport from the one mentioned in the tour program, it is essential that Robinson Scandinavia is informed about this in advance. Supplements for transfers to/from other airports will gladly be given on request.