Christmas with Santa Claus and New Year in Stockholm - 11 days
VISITS Helsinki, Rovaniemi and Stockholm.
 
TOUR ITINERARY:
DAY 1 - ARRIVE HELSINKI
Arrive Helsinki Airport and transfer on your own to hotel. (Note: We can book transfers at additional cost). Meet your tour escort in the hotel lobby between 6pm and 8pm. Overnight at GLO ART HOTEL or similar in HELSINKI.
DAY 2 - HELSINKI – ROVANIEMI
Buffet Breakfast at the hotel. Morning city tour of the Finnish capital with a local guide. We will see the neo-classical Senate Square, the Cathedral, the Sibelius monument, the Russian orthodox Uspenski Cathedral and the famous Church in the Rock; Temppeliaukio. Free time in the afternoon and evening to maybe shop for the last Christmas gifts, visit the Christmas market or just enjoy the Christmas spirit and the decorations. Transfer to the train station, for the overnight train journey to Rovaniemi in cabins with private or shared facilities Overnight in TRAIN CABINS (with private or shared facilities).
DAY 3 - ROVANIEMI
Box Breakfast on board. Upon arrival in Rovaniemi, transfer to Scandic Hotel for check in. You will receive the thermal outfits, which you can keep during all your stay in Rovaniemi to keep you warm and let you enjoy the snowy landscape. Today we will make a visit to Santa Claus Village located on the Arctic Circle, here you have the chance to meet Santa himself and visit his post office, maybe send some post-cards, here they will be stamped by hand with special postmark of the Santa Claus Post Office. In this magic world there will also be possible to find some unique gifts of Finnish handicrafts or top Finnish Design products offered in the many giftware shops. This evening you will 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 when he makes a visit to the hotel this Christmas Eve. Overnight at SCANDIC ROVANIEMI HOTEL or similar in ROVANIEMI.
DAY 4 - ROVANIEMI
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Our morning adventure is a snowmobile safari with ice fishing. Our safari guide will give us a briefing and driving instructions. There will be two persons per snowmobile and stops will be made during the tour to switch drivers. We will drive on the frozen river and our guide will choose a nice spot to stop for fishing. After drilling a hole in the ice, we will try the ice fishing! Patience is the key of success. We will get hot drinks and biscuits to keep ourselves warm! Time to enjoy the silence of the nature and breathe the fresh air of Lapland. After this nice experience, we will return to the city by snowmobile! Tonight enjoy a traditional Finnish Christmas dinner. Overnight at SCANDIC ROVANIEMI HOTEL or similar in ROVANIEMI.
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 huskies, the breeding, feeding and training of the dogs while you will enjoy a hot drink. We will also enjoy a sleigh–ride pulled by a husky team. Their eagerness to run through the silent forest makes this adventure magic. We continue to the nearby Reindeer farm to learn more about the life of reindeer and their herders. You will also enjoy a ride in a sleigh pulled by reindeer. Possibility to join an optional Northern Lights Safari this evening. Overnight at SCANDIC ROVANIEMI HOTEL or similar in ROVANIEMI.
DAY 6 - ROVANIEMI – HELSINKI
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Today’s excursion will take us by coach to Ranua Wildlife Park. Here you will have the possibility to see the Arctic animals in an as authentic environment as possible for the animals. 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, we enjoy a buffet dinner before boarding the overnight train, which will take us back to Helsinki. Overnight in TRAIN CABINS (with private or shared facilities).
DAY 7 - HELSINKI
Breakfast box on board Arrival in Helsinki and transfer to your hotel. The day is free in Helsinki Or join the optional day excursion to Tallinn. Travel by coach as you do Ferry crossing from Helsinki to Tallinn. On arrival at Tallinn enjoy a 2hr guided tour. 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. Transfer back to the ferry is not included and should be made independently. Overnight at GLO ART HOTEL or similar in HELSINKI
DAY 8 - HELSINKI - SILJA LINE
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Time free in Helsinki until late afternoon Late afternoon transfer to the pier to embark on Silja Lines overnight cruise to Stockholm. Plenty of things to do on the ship, entertainment, shopping, bars, spa, etc. Buffet dinner on board. Overnight in OUT-SIDE CABINS.
DAY 9 - ARRIVE STOCKHOLM
Breakfast buffet onboard as you sail through the breath-taking Stockholm archipelago. Directly from the pier we start the sightseeing tour of Stockholm- the Swedish capital. The viewpoint at Fjällgatan gives you a beautiful panorama of Stockholm, which is spread out on 14 islands. We will visit Gamla Stan, the old city with its narrow cobbled-stoned lanes, charming small squares, medieval buildings in happy colours, the Cathedral and the Royal Palace. The tour ends at our centrally located hotel. Afternoon free to continue exploring Stockholm. Overnight at SCANDIC KLARA HOTEL or similar in STOCKHOLM.
DAY 10 - STOCKHOLM
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Time free in Stockholm to enjoy the city and prepare for New Year’s Eve celebration. A visit is included to the famous Stockholm Ice Bar, including a drink. This is the planet’s first permanent ice bar, made of ice from the Ice hotel in Swedish Lapland. Everything except the liquids in the drinks is made of ice, including the glasses you drink out of. Overnight at SCANDIC KLARA HOTEL or similar in STOCKHOLM.
DAY 11 - DEPARTURE STOCKHOLM
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Check out of the hotel and proceed on your own to Stockholm Airport. (Note: We can provide transfers at additional cost) END OF SERVICES.
 
Package Includes
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation as per the itinerary
  • 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 local 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
 
EUR 3,000*
Per person in double room
*Price starting from.
Departure Date: December 22, 2018.
Terms and conditions apply.
 
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