• Grand Scandinavia Fly Stay Cruise: 7 Night Cruise & 18 Day Tour
MSC Preziosa
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Set sail from Copenhagen on your 26 Nights Grand Scandinavia cruise & tour on the MSC Preziosa.

Ex Australia 10 August 2018 from Sydney or Melbourne or Perth to Copenhagen. This 27 Day Grand Scandinavia Fly & Stay & Cruise package offers you the best itinerary to explore Northern Europe with unrivalled natural beauty, exquisite and rare wildlife, picture-perfect cities and sail unchartered waters. After an overnight stay in Copenhagen after your flight, MSC Preziosa is waiting for you to start her 7-night Baltics Cruise visiting Stockholm, Tallinn, St Petersburg and Kiel. Followed by a once in a lifetime road trip far to Arctic Circle you will explorer Norway and Finnland together. Fly back to Australia (Sydney or Melbourne or Perth) from Helsinki at the end of your itinerary.

Flights from Adelaide or Brisbane and flight deviations or change of dates are available on request

Sailing Dates
Departs: Fri, Aug 10 2018
Arrives: Wed, Sep 5 2018
Cruise code: WB27PRNE10AUG18
Package Includes
  • Return international airfares (from Sydney, Melbourne or Perth)
  • 7 nights deluxe MSC Baltics & Russia cruise on board the MSC Preziosa
  • 16 nights in 3-4 star twin share accommodation throughout Scandinavia
  • Overnight ferry between Copenhagen – Oslo in a private inside twin cabin
  • All port transfers
  • Daily breakfast, plus all meals on-board your MSC cruise
  • The services of a professional Webjet tour guide throughout
  • Dedicated coach transportation
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Set sail from Copenhagen on your 26 Nights Grand Scandinavia cruise & tour on the MSC Preziosa.

Ex Australia 10 August 2018 from Sydney or Melbourne or Perth to Copenhagen. This 27 Day Grand Scandinavia Fly & Stay & Cruise package offers you the best itinerary to explore Northern Europe with unrivalled natural beauty, exquisite and rare wildlife, picture-perfect cities and sail unchartered waters. After an overnight stay in Copenhagen after your flight, MSC Preziosa is waiting for you to start her 7-night Baltics Cruise visiting Stockholm, Tallinn, St Petersburg and Kiel. Followed by a once in a lifetime road trip far to Arctic Circle you will explorer Norway and Finnland together. Fly back to Australia (Sydney or Melbourne or Perth) from Helsinki at the end of your itinerary.

Flights from Adelaide or Brisbane and flight deviations or change of dates are available on request

Sailing Dates
Departs: Fri, Aug 10 2018
Arrives: Wed, Sep 5 2018
Cruise code: WB27PRNE10AUG18
Inclusions
  • Return international airfares (from Sydney, Melbourne or Perth)
  • 7 nights deluxe MSC Baltics & Russia cruise on board the MSC Preziosa
  • 16 nights in 3-4 star twin share accommodation throughout Scandinavia
  • Overnight ferry between Copenhagen – Oslo in a private inside twin cabin
  • All port transfers
  • Daily breakfast, plus all meals on-board your MSC cruise
  • The services of a professional Webjet tour guide throughout
  • Dedicated coach transportation
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Departs Australia - Depart: Fri, Aug 10, 2018 @ 12:00
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Copenhagen - Arrive: Sat, Aug 11, 2018 @ 12:00
Depart: Sat, Aug 11, 2018 @ 23:59
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Copenhagen - Arrive: Sun, Aug 12, 2018 @ 00:00
Depart: Sun, Aug 12, 2018 @ 17:00
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At Sea - Mon, Aug 13, 2018
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Stockholm - Arrive: Tue, Aug 14, 2018 @ 09:00
Depart: Tue, Aug 14, 2018 @ 16:00
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Tallinn - Arrive: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 @ 09:00
Depart: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 @ 16:00
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St Petersburg - Arrive: Thu, Aug 16, 2018 @ 07:00
Depart: Thu, Aug 16, 2018 @ 19:00
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At Sea - Fri, Aug 17, 2018
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Kiel - Arrive: Sat, Aug 18, 2018 @ 10:00
Depart: Sat, Aug 18, 2018 @ 18:00
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Overnight Ferry to Oslo - Arrive: Sun, Aug 19, 2018 @ 08:00
Depart: Sun, Aug 19, 2018 @ 17:00
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Land Stay in Oslo - Arrive: Mon, Aug 20, 2018 @ 09:00
Depart: Mon, Aug 20, 2018 @ 23:59
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Land Tour in Lillehammer - Arrive: Tue, Aug 21, 2018 @ 09:00
Depart: Tue, Aug 21, 2018 @ 23:59
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Land Tour in Stryn - Arrive: Wed, Aug 22, 2018 @ 09:00
Depart: Wed, Aug 22, 2018 @ 23:59
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Ferry to Trondheim - Arrive: Thu, Aug 23, 2018 @ 09:00
Depart: Thu, Aug 23, 2018 @ 23:59
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Coach Transfer to Sandnessjoen - Arrive: Fri, Aug 24, 2018 @ 09:00
Depart: Fri, Aug 24, 2018 @ 23:59
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Coach Transfer to Narvik - Arrive: Sat, Aug 25, 2018 @ 09:00
Depart: Sat, Aug 25, 2018 @ 23:59
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Coach Transfer to Tromso - Arrive: Sun, Aug 26, 2018 @ 09:00
Depart: Sun, Aug 26, 2018 @ 23:59
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Land Tour in Tromso - Arrive: Mon, Aug 27, 2018 @ 09:00
Depart: Mon, Aug 27, 2018 @ 23:59
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Coach Transfer to Alta - Arrive: Tue, Aug 28, 2018 @ 09:00
Depart: Tue, Aug 28, 2018 @ 23:59
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Land Tour in Honningsvag - Arrive: Wed, Aug 29, 2018 @ 09:00
Depart: Wed, Aug 29, 2018 @ 23:59
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Coach Transfer to Ivalo - Arrive: Thu, Aug 30, 2018 @ 09:00
Depart: Thu, Aug 30, 2018 @ 23:59
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Coach Transfer to Rovaniemi - Arrive: Fri, Aug 31, 2018 @ 09:00
Depart: Fri, Aug 31, 2018 @ 23:59
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Land Tour in Rovaniemi - Arrive: Sat, Sep 1, 2018 @ 09:00
Depart: Sat, Sep 1, 2018 @ 23:59
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Coach Transfer to Kuopio - Arrive: Sun, Sep 2, 2018 @ 09:00
Depart: Sun, Sep 2, 2018 @ 23:59
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Land Tour in Helsinki - Arrive: Mon, Sep 3, 2018 @ 09:00
Depart: Mon, Sep 3, 2018 @ 23:59
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In Flight - Arrive: Tue, Sep 4, 2018 @ 12:00
Depart: Tue, Sep 4, 2018 @ 23:59
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Arrives Australia - Arrive: Wed, Sep 5, 2018 @ 12:00
 
Total length of cruise: 7 Night Cruise & 18 Day Tour

Day 1: Fly to Copenhage from Australia(Sydney, Melbourne or Perth)

Day 2: Copenhagen
Arrive to Copenhagen and make your own way to your centrally located hotel. We recommend taking the metro. All the trains go in the same direction from the airport (M2 to Vanløse Station), so you do not have to worry about getting on the wrong train. Tonight, your Webjet tour escort will meet you in the hotel lobby to welcome you to Denmark.

Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital, sits on the coastal islands of Zealand and Amager. It’s linked to Malmo in southern Sweden by the Öresund Bridge. Indre By, the city’s historic center, contains Frederiksstaden, an 18th-century rococo district, home to the royal family’s Amalienborg Palace. Nearby is Christiansborg Palace and the Renaissance-era Rosenborg Castle, surrounded by gardens and home to the crown jewels.

Day 3: Copenhagen – cruise-icon – Baltics Cruise (B,D)

This morning is at leisure to explore this great city. Why not explore the city’s centre which has the Christiansborg parliament building and the Renaissance Rosenborg Castle that has a museum of royal artifacts and a popular garden. At the appropriate time, you will be transferred by private coach to the port to board your 7 night MSC Baltics Cruise.

Day 4: At Sea (B,L,D)
Enjoy the day at sea on your deluxe ship as it makes its way towards the beautiful Swedish coast.

Day 5: Stockholm (B,L,D)
Without a doubt Stockholm is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and a vacation in Sweden with an MSC cruise will prove it. Built on no fewer than fourteen islands, where the fresh water of Lake Mälaren meets the brackish Baltic Sea, clean air and open space are in plentiful supply here. Today will give you the opportunity to appreciate its port front, reach the Baltic Sea and experience the atmospheres of the broad boulevards lined with elegant buildings. Watch as the houses reflect in the deep blue water, and rows of painted wooden houseboats bob gently alongside the cobbled waterfront.

Day 6: Tallinn (B,L,D) 
Tallinn, Estonia’s compact, buzzing capital, with its enchanting heart surrounded by medieval walls, has been shaped by nearly a millennium of outside influence. While here, explore the heart of Tallinn, its Old Town, still largely enclosed by the city’s medieval walls. At its centre is the Raekoja plats, the historic marketplace, above which looms Toompea, the hilltop stronghold of the German knights who controlled the city during the Middle Ages. Raekoja plats, the cobbled market square at the heart of the Old Town, is as old as the city itself. On its southern side stands the fifteenth-century Town Hall (Raekoda), boasting elegant Gothic arches at ground level, and a delicate steeple at its northern end.

Day 7: St Petersburg (B,L,D) 
Welcome to one of the great cities of the world, St Petersburg, Russia! A sophisticated capital of the tsarist Empire, the cradle of the Communist Revolution of 1917, and a symbol of Russian stoicism due to the city’s heroic endurance of a three-year Nazi siege during World War II, present-day St Petersburg has eased into modernity without sacrificing any of its old-world magnificence and charm, with shopping malls sitting alongside opulent palaces. You’ll find a great city when you step ashore from your MSC cruise ship, maybe the most beautiful in the whole of Russia.

Day 8: At Sea (B,L,D) 
Enjoy the day at sea on your deluxe ship as it makes its way from the coast of Russia to Germany.

Day 9: Kiel (B,L,D)
Arrival this morning in Kiel, Germany. Kiel became the Imperial military port of Germany in 1871 and, when its canal was opened to connect the Baltic and the North Seas in 1895, the town began to control the largest artificial waterway in the world. A spacious promenade along the pier will give you the chance to admire a variety of vessels of all sorts, amongst which the dinghies of the sailing school and, from the wet dock in front, the best view one can get of Kiel. 6 km south-west of the centre, in Molfsee, where we find theSchleswig-Holsteinisches Freilichtmuseum. This open air museum shows about seventy traditional buildings taken from the Lande and assembled in miniature villages: the colonial houses still maintain the original furniture – outstanding beds sleeping the entire family in order to keep warm in the freezing winters.

Day 10: Copenhagen – Oslo (B)
Today, after disembarking from the ship, you will be met at the port by your Webjet tour escort and board your private coach for a tour of Copenhagen. We begin with a visit to the Christiansborg Palace, located on the tiny island of Slotsholmen. It contains the Danish Parliament Folketinget, the Supreme Court, and the Ministry of State. Parts of the palace are used by the Royal Family for various functions and events. The Royal Reception Rooms include The Tower Room and The Oval Throne Room where foreign ambassadors to Denmark are received by the Queen (Please note: The throne room is still actively used and access is subject to royal reception schedules).

Continue on to the Nyhavn or Canal District. Lined by brightly coloured 17th and early 18th century townhouses and bars, cafes and restaurants. The canal also harbours many historical wooden ships. View The Little Mermaid statue, based on the fairy tale of the same name by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, the small and unimposing statue is a Copenhagen icon and has been a major tourist attraction since 1913. Enjoy some free time, before being transferred to the ferry terminal to board your overnight ferry to the Norwegian capital, Oslo.

Day 11: Oslo (B)
This morning, wake up in the port of Oslo! After enjoying breakfast on your ship, disembark. Your tour escort will assist you with a short coach transfer to your hotel. On arrival, check-in to the hotel where the rest of the day is free to explore Oslo at your own pace.

Oslo is known for its green spaces and museums. Many of these are on the Bygdøy Peninsula, including the waterside Norwegian Maritime Museum and the Viking Ship Museum, with Viking ships from the 9th century.

Day 12: Oslo – Hamar – Lillehammer – Stryn (B)
After breakfast we begin our journey North, making our way to the Norwegian fjordic coast. Enroute, we visit the town of Hamar where a good portion of the 1994 Winter Olympic events were held. We make a short stop to view the impressive ice rink before continuing on to Lillehammer. The Lillehammer region has a special place in the hearts of many sports fans, thanks to the Winter Olympics in 1994 – one of the largest and most successful sporting events in modern Norwegian history. Here, your tour escort will take you around the town to learn about Lillehammer’s part in Norway’s history, including in-depth explanations on the Winter Olympics and the many events which were held here.  After, we continue into the fjords of Norway, our stop for the next two nights.

Day 13: Stryn – Geiranger – Stryn (B)
Today, enjoy a full day free day to marvel at the beauty of Geiranger Fjord. You would have to be exceptionally blasé if you failed to be impressed by this astounding creation of Mother Nature, emphasised by the will of man to maintain a foothold on the steep mountain sides and glean a living here. Impressive waterfalls cast cascades of thundering water from almost vertical mountain sides among them the famous falls, De syv søstrene (“the Seven Sisters”), Friaren (“the Suitor”) and Brudesløret (“the Bridal Veil”), and tease the cliffs with feather?light sheer veils of mist whose mission is to create a never?ending display of changing rainbows to fill you with delight and wonder.

Day 14: Stryn – Kanestraum – Trondheim (B)
This morning, , we leave Geiranger and begin continue our journey north. Today will see board fjord ferries and make the awe-inspiring trip between town’s lining to fjord in between Geiranger and Kanestraum. It allows for spectacular on-water views of the steep cliffs and mountain scenery of the area. We board our last ferry between Kanestraum and Halsanaustan before arriving into the city of Trondheim.

Trondheim has many names. It’s a city of students, technology, culture, cycling and food. The 30,000 students, many of whom attend the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, leave their mark on the city and contribute to a high level of innovation and a vibrant cultural life.

Day 15: Trondheim – Sandnessjoen (B)
After breakfast, we leave Trondhiem behind and make our way to Sandnessjoen. The Seven Sisters mountain range is Sandessjøen’s primary claim to fame. Sandnessjøen could not wish for a more perfect location. To the west, the Dønnamannen Mountain, 858 m above sea level, towers above the islands. To the east, the modern design of the elegant Helgeland Bridge impresses visitors. Today, the municipality has 7,500 inhabitants and a variety of industries and occupations such as fishing, agriculture, industry, trade and administration. Bustling ferry traffic has made the place a hive of activity.

Day 16: Sandnessjoen – Bognes – Skarberget – Narvik (B)
Today is an exciting day, to marks the first day we cross the Arctic Circle on our way to Narvik! From here, we cross into Northern Norway.  In the old days, large parts of Northern Norway was inaccessible, but today there is an extensive network of both roads and small airports with regular flights between many of the small towns and villages.

The city of Narvik is surrounded by majestic mountains and is perfect for both mountaineering and skiing. Narvik’s ski resort Narvikfjellet offers some of the best extreme and alpine skiing in Norway. During World War II, the port of Narvik proved to be strategically valuable for both sides. This dramatic part of the town’s modern history is still important to the region and its inhabitants.

Day 17: Narvik – Tromso (B)
After breakfast, we make the short trip to Norway’s most populous northern city of Tromso. Tromso lies far north of the Arctic Circle. A vibrant university town, it has a lively student scene with concerts and shows, and sports an international film festival as well as a multi-cultural community of more than 100 different nationalities.

On arrival, we enjoy an orientation tour of the city, to view the century old traditional wooden houses. Tromsø features the largest collection of historical wooden houses north of Trondheim, and is home to one of the most important concentrations of Empire houses in Norway. After, enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure to wander the picturesque streets.

Day 18: Tromso (B)
Today, enjoy a leisurely paced tour of the city, before having free time to explore the city at your own pace. We begin with a visit to the Arctic Cathedral. Architect Jan Inge Hovig succeeded in creating a masterpiece. The cathedral is a landmark visible from the Tromsø Sound, the Tromsø Bridge and when landing in Tromsø by aircraft. We then move on to view the University of Tromso, the most northerly University in the world. Because of its location it has world importance as an international centre for Arctic research. At the conclusion of the city tour, enjoy the entire afternoon free to lap up the northern lifestyle.

Day 19: Tromso – Alta (B)
Continuing our trip north of the Arctic Circle, we make our way for Alta. Alta is the home of the Ice Hotel, however, by spring it has completely melted away. During the summer months, the location of Alta in the inner reaches of the Alta Fjord means that municipality is able to offer forests, mountain plateaux and coastal and mountain landscapes. On arrival, we enjoy a tour of the city, including the imposing Northern Lights Cathedral. If churches aren’t your thing, the opportunity to photograph this incredible building are worth the visit. After, continue to the hotel for check-in where the rest of the time is at your leisure.

Day 20: Alta – Honningsvag (B)
Today marks the most northerly part of our journey, at the most northerly city of Norway, Honningsvag. You are officially entering the ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’. During the summer months, it is light 24 hours a day (from May – July)! While this may take your body clock time to get used to, it allows you to experience an almost alien sensation of all day daylight. The drive will see us arrive into Honningsvag just after lunch giving you plenty of time to wonder the small quaint fishing village. The area is a fascinating destination with spectacular nature and picturesque views. You may opt to have a rest, as just before midnight, we will enjoy a visit to the North Cape Hall, a landmark identifying Norway’s most northerly point. Here we enjoy watching the midnight sun or the sunset over the Barents Sea from the North Cape Plateau while enjoying a glass of sparkling wine and indulgent caviar.

Day 21: Honningsvag – Saariselka – Ivalo (B)
Our northerly trajectory comes to an end today as we begin our journey South and cross the border to Finland. Our drive takes us right in to the heart of the Finnish Lapland. To the popular resort town of Saariselka. In summer, the midnight sun shines for two whole months in this region. The legendary Saariselka is the northernmost travel destination in the European Union and boasts a variety of services. On the edge of the virgin wilderness and part of Finland’s major national park. It is the largest winter sport centre in Finland, and a paradise for hikers and mountain bike lovers in summer. The indigenous Sami culture is still very much in evidence in everyday life. Here is where you find the genuine Lapland. On arrival, enjoy a short tour of the town, and enjoy the scenery of the Lapland way of life. After, continue on to the nearby town Ivalo for our overnight stop.

Day 22: Ivalo – Rovaniemi (B)
After breakfast we leave Ivalo behind us and make our way to Rovaniemi. Rovaniemi is the capital of Lapland and is a modern city known for being the “official” home town of Santa Claus. Rovaniemi is an urban oasis amidst the Arctic wilderness, where culture, wild activities and fairytales come together. The drive will see us arrive into Rovaniemi in the early afternoon. On arrival, check-in to the hotel before enjoying the afternoon at leisure.

Day 23: Rovaniemi (B)
A whole day to enjoy the capital of Finnish Lapland. For hundreds of years, it was famous for exporting furs and salmon to the world’s rich and powerful. Unfortunately, the town was totally destroyed during World War II. The new town, which you’ll visit during on the orientation tour, was designed by Alvar Aalto in the shape of reindeer antlers. Sights include Lappia Hall, the Town Hall, the new modern church with its intriguing frescoes, and the Arctic Centre. The afternoon is then free to enjoy Rovaniemi or the surrounding area.

Day 24: Rovaniemi – Oulu – Kuopio (B)
Today after breakfast we leave Rovaniemi and make our way to the small town of Kuopio. Enroute, visit the picturesque town of Oulu. Prosperous Oulu is one of Finland’s most enjoyable cities to visit. In summer angled sunshine bathes the kauppatori (market square) in light and all seems well with the world. Locals, who appreciate daylight when they get it, crowd the terraces, and stalls groan under the weight of Arctic berries. The city centre is spread across several islands, elegantly connected by pedestrian bridges and cycleways: Oulu’s network of bike paths is one of Europe’s best. After time to explore Oulu, we continue on to Kuopio. Like most Finnish provincial cities, Kuopio comes into its own in the summer when it plays host to a  major dance festival, as well as a lively wine festival. The city’s essence, however, comes from its lakeside location on the shores of Kallavesi and its role as a harbour for lake traffic. On arrival, we visit the Puijo observation tower which offers some of the best lake views in Finland.

Day 25: Kuopio – Helsinki (B,D)
Leaving Kuopio, we begin our last road trip to the Finnish capital of Helsinki! Arriving early afternoon, enjoy a tour of this lovely city. During the tour you will see the beautiful Helsinki Cathedral at the Senate Square, the famous church built inside a rock, the Temppeliaukio church. Quarried out of the natural bedrock, Temppeliaukio Church is one of Helsinki’s most popular tourist attractions. The interior walls are created naturally by the rock. The church was designed by architects Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen and opened in 1969. Due to its excellent acoustics the church is a popular venue for concerts. We will also visit the Sibelius Monument, dedicated to world famous composer Jean Sibelius. Finally, enjoy Market Square, Helsinki’s open-air market and a fun places to shop in a relaxing atmosphere. Later tonight, we enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel, along you and your fellow travellers to exchange stories and bid farewell to your tour escort.

Day 26: Fly back to Australia (Sydney, Melbourne or Perth) from Helsinki
After breakfast, check out of your hotel for your onward journey. Make your own way to the airport to board your flight. We hope you have enjoyed your Scandinavian experience!

Day 27: Australia (B)
Arrive home today.

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