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Christmas with Santa Claus

8 days
7 nights

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Per person in USD:
$ 3,095.00 (double occupancy)
$ 4,195.00 (single occupancy)
$ 2,510.00 (per child under 12 staying with parents)

Dates:

Dec 22, 2018 - Dec 29, 2018 

Hotels:

  • Helsinki - Glo Art Hotel
  • Rovaniemi - Scandic Rovaniemi Hotel

Included:

  • 5 overnights at the hotel mentioned in the program
  • 2 overnights on the night train in cabins with private/shared facilities
  • English-speaking tour-leader throughout the tour.
  • Meals included: Buffet breakfast daily and 3 dinners as per the itinerary
  • Local guides for the sightseeing tours of Helsinki
  • Thermal winter clothing during 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 meter reindeer–sleigh ride
  • Snowmobile safari with ice-fishing (2 people per snowmobile)
  • Full day excursion to Ranua Wildlife Park

Highlights & Experience:

  • Traditional Finnish Cristmas Dinner
  • Crossing the Arctic Circle
  • Snowmobile tour with ice fishing
  • Husky farm and reindeer farm visits, including a husky sleigh ride and a reindeer sleigh ride

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 guide and fellow travellers in the hotel lobby between 6pm and 8pm.

Day 2  : Rovaniemi

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. In the morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Finnish capital with highlights such as the neo-classical Senate square, the Cathedral, the Sibelius monument, the Russian orthodox Uspenski Cathedral and the famous church on the Rock; Temppeliauko. Use the free time in the afternoon and evening to shop for any remaining Christmas gifts, visit the Christmas market or just enjoy the Christmas spirit and decorations. Transfer to the train station, for the overnight train journey to Rovaniemi in cabins with private or shared facilities.

Day 3  : Rovaniemi

Breakfast box on board. Upon arrival in Rovaniemi, transfer to the Scandic Hotel for check in. You will receive thermal outfits, which you can keep for your entire stay in Rovaniemi to keep you warm and enable you to enjoy the snowy landscape.Today’s excursion takes you to Santa Claus Village, located on the Arctic Circle. You will have the chance to meet Santa himself, visit his post office and send some post-cards, which will be stamped by hand with a special postmark of the Santa Claus Post Office. In this magical world you can find some unique gifts such as Finnish handicrafts or top Finnish Design products. In the evening enjoy a traditional Christmas Eve Dinner. For families with children it is possible to leave the Christmas gifts for the children at the reception so Santa Claus can pick them up and give them to the children on Christmas Eve.

Day 4  : Rovaniemi

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Start the day with a snowmobile safari with ice fishing. Your safari guide will give the group a detailed briefing and driving instructions before setting off on the tour which will take place on a frozen river. Here you will experience the unique way of ice fishing, through a drilled hole in the ice. Patience is key here! Enjoy hot drinks and biscuits to keep yourselves warm, and relish the silence of nature, while breathing in the fresh air of Lapland. After this special experience, 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. Drive to a husky farm where the breeders will tell you about the life of huskies and share details about thebreeding, feeding and training of the dogs, while you enjoy a hot drink. Here you have the opportunity to go on a sleigh–ride pulled by a husky team. Their eagerness to run through the silent forest makes this adventure truely thrilling. Continue to the nearby Reindeer farm to learn more about the life of reindeer and their herders. Ride in a sleigh pulled by reindeer. In the evening you can join an optional Northern Lights safari.

Day 6  : Rovaniemi

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Today’s excursion will take you to Ranua Wildlife Park. Here you have the unique possibility to see Arctic animals in a more authentic environment. There are around 50 different species represented in the park and during your walk in the park, you may spot polar bears, lynxes, moose etc. Upon returning to Rovaniemi, enjoy a buffet dinner before boarding the overnight train, which will take you 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. Spend the day at leisure in Helsinki or join the optional day excursion to Tallinn.

Day 8  : Helsinki

After a breakfast buffet at the hotel, it is time to say goodbye.

Notes:

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