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Christmas with Santa Claus and NY Eve in Stockholm

11 days
10 nights

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Per person in USD:
$ 3,400.00 (double occupancy)
$ 4,860.00 (single occupancy)
$ 2,970.00 (per child under 12 staying with parents)

Dates:

Dec 22, 2018 - Jan 01, 2019 

Hotels:

  • Helsinki - Glo art Hotel
  • Rovaniemi - Scandic Rovaniemi Hotel
  • Stockholm - Scandic Klara hotel

Included:

  • 7 overnights at the hotel mentioned in the program.
  • 2 overnights on the night train in cabins with private/shared facilities
  • 1 overnight on board Silja Line in outside cabins with private facilities.
  • English-speaking tour-leader throughout the tour.
  • Meals included: Buffet breakfast daily and 4 dinners as per itinerary.
  • Local guides for the sightseeing tours of Helsinki and Stockholm.
  • Thermal Winter clothing for the stay in Rovaniemi (overall, gloves, hats, boots, socks, scarves etc.)
  • Visit to Santa Claus village
  • Visit to Husky farm including 2 km husky-sleigh ride.
  • Visit to reindeer farm including 500 meters reindeer–sleigh ride
  • Snowmobile safari with ice-fishing (2 people per snowmobile)
  • Full day excursion to Ranua Wildlife Park.
  • Entrance fee to Stockholm Ice Bar including one drink

Highlights & Experience:

  • Traditional Finnish Christmas Dinner
  • Crossing the Arctic Circle
  • Snowmobile tour, ice fishing, husky sledge ride, reindeer sledge ride
  • New Year’s Eve with fireworks in Stockholm

Optional Services:

NORTHERN LIGHT SAFARI
Day 5, December 26th
Price - $ 120 p.p.
AURORA SKY STATION DRIVE – The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, can be observed in the Polar zone of the world. Auroral displays can appear in many vivid colours, although green is the most common. The auroras can appear in many forms, from small patches of light that appear out of nowhere to streamers, arcs, rippling curtains or shooting rays that light up the sky with an incredible glow. Rovaniemi’s location on the Arctic Circle gives us the best possibility to try and see them. A local guide will drive you out of the city to reach the perfect spots for viewing them. Enjoy a Lappish picnic under the open sky - hopefully with the Aurora visible above us.

Departure: 20:30 | Duration: 3 hours

Includes: Winter clothing, car transfers, Lappish picnic, hot drinks, an English speaking guide.

Notice: Reservations are subject to weather conditions.

 

FULL DAY TALLINN EXCURSION
Day 7, December 28th
Price - $ 150 p.p.
09:30 Coach transfer: Hotel → Helsinki Pier

10:30 Ferry crossing: Helsinki → Tallinn

12:30 Local guide for 2 hours. Starting at the pier and ending in city center. During the tour you will see highlights such as the Alexandre Nevski church and Dome Church, and the 13-14 century Danish-German castle, today the seat of the Estonian Parliament. Continue to the Lower part of the city where you will encounter highlights such as the Town Hall Square with the 15th century Town Hall, the 15th century pharmacy, and the buildings of Great Guild and Brotherhood of Blackheads.

14:30 Coach at disposal for 1 hour starting at the pier and ending in the city center (Transfer back to the ferry is not included and should be made independently.)

19:30 Ferry Crossing: Tallinn – Helsinki

21:30 Coach transfer to the hotel

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Helsinki

Meet your tour escort and fellow travellers in the hotel lobby between 6pm and 8pm. 

Day 2  : Rovaniemi

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Morning city tour of the Finnish capital with a local guide. Free time in the afternoon and evening. Transfer to the train station for the overnight train trip to Rovaniemi in cabins with private or shared facilities.

Day 3  : Rovaniemi

Breakfast box on board. Upon arrival in Rovaniemi, transfer to Scandic Hotel for check in. You will receive thermal outfits, which you can keep during your entire stay in Rovaniemi. Today we will visit Santa Claus Village, located on the Arctic Circle. This evening you will enjoy a traditional Christmas Eve Dinner.

Day 4  : Rovaniemi

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Our morning adventure is a snowmobile safari with ice fishing. We will drive on the frozen river and our guide will choose a nice spot to stop for fishing. Patience is key. We will get hot drinks and biscuits to keep ourselves warm! After this nice experience, we will return to the city by snowmobile! Tonight enjoy a traditional Finnish Christmas dinner.

Day 5  : Rovaniemi

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. A new adventure awaits you today with huskies and reindeer. We arrive at the husky farm where the breeders will tell us about the life of the huskies, and the breeding, feeding and training of the dogs while you enjoy a hot drink. Later there will be a sleigh–ride pulled by a husky team. We continue to the nearby Reindeer farm to learn more about the life of reindeer and their herders. Afterwards enoy a magical ride in a sleigh pulled by reindeer. In the evening there is a possibility to join an optional Northern Lights tour.

Day 6  : Rovaniemi

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Today’s excursion will take us by coach to Ranua Wildlife Park. There are around 50 different species represented in the park. During your walk in the park, you might see polar bears, lynxes, moose etc. Upon return to Rovaniemi, have a buffet dinner before boarding the overnight train, which will take us back to Helsinki. Overnight in cabins with private or shared facilities.

Day 7  : Helsinki

Breakfast box on board. Arrival in Helsinki and transfer to your hotel. Day at your leisure in Helsinki or join the optional day excursion to Tallinn. 

Day 8  : Helsinki

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Free time in Helsinki until late afternoon when we embark on Silja Lines overnight cruise to Stockholm. Buffet dinner onboard. Overnight in outside cabins.

Day 9  : Stockholm

Breakfast buffet onboard. Sightseeing tour of the Swedish capital’s highlights including Gamla Stan, the old city with its narrow cobblestoned lanes, charming small squares, colourful medieval buildings, the Cathedral and the Royal Palace. The tour ends at your centrally located hotel. In the afternoon there will be free time to continue exploring Stockholm. 

Day 10  : Stockholm

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Free time in Stockholm to explore further. Pay a visit to the famous Stockholm Ice Bar, where you can enjoy a drink in the planet’s first permanent ice bar, made of ice from the Ice hotel in Swedish Lapland. 

Day 11  : Stockholm

The services of the tour ends this morning with Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Following this it is time to say goodbye!

Notes:

There is only space for 2 people in the cabins on the overnight trains, so an extra cabin is provided for the 3rd person.