19-Nights Grand Scandinavia Preview 2019

Grand Scandinavia (Preview 2019)
Sail the Baltic Sea, crossing rolling tundra and glassy fjords in your search for the midnight sun, all the while enjoying the local culture, history and striking scenery.

Additional Included Highlights

Enjoy free time to explore the harbour of this fascinating city of design.
See Alvar Aalto’s Town Hall and visit the cathedral. Receive an Arctic Circle Crossing certificate.
Visit Northern Finland's oldest city. It is also one of the most important harbour cities in all of Northern Europe.
Visit one of Lapland’s oldest churches.
See the Sami Parliament.
Stand near the fence of the towering cliffs, drastically rising our of the sea. You will feel as if you are n the edge of the world, and your literally are.
See the street of historic, 19th century wooden buildings and Norway's oldest octagonal chruch.
Tell all your friends you travelled through!
See the Market Square and its statue of Olav Tryggvason, the Nidaros Cathedral, the Tyholt Tower and Old Town Bridge.
Enjoy time to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site as you wish.
See the town that hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics.
See the 12th century stave church.
Skåne Region, Lake Vättern, Lapland, Four Winds' Road, Kåfjord, Lyngen Alps, Rago National Park, Laksfoss Falls, Norwegian Fjordland, Dovre Mountains, Rondane National Park.

Authentic Dining

Alta: Savour a delicious oven-baked dinner of local seasonal specialities of fresh salmon or the local's favourite, reindeer, served with fresh salads and wine.
Oslo: Scandinavian hospitality is matched with fine food and a glass of wine at your Celebration Dinner.
Dining Summary: 19 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 8 Dinners (D) and 3 Dinners with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee.

Insight Experiences

Alta: Meet Trine Lyrek at her working husky farm. Gain an insight to the challenges Trine and her Alaskan Huskies face when competing in marathon Arctic dog sled races. There's also time to have a play with these gorgeous pups.
Rovaniemi: Meet Santa Clause when you visit his village where it is Christmas all year round! From his post office, you can make sure that Santa sends Christmas letters to friends and family back home come December.

Stay at the Best Addresses

Mosjøen: The traditional Fru Haugans Hotel is in a picturesque location. It offers all the comforts of a modern hotel and is characterised by excellent personal service.
Geiranger: For a scenic location, you won't find better than Hotel Union. Enjoy upgraded rooms set against a fabulous backdrop of breathtaking fjord scenery and mountains.
Stockholm: The classy Hilton Slussen is conveniently located within walking distance of the historic Old Town.
Cruising: Enjoy the additional comfort of your high-class, sea-view cabin onboard your overnight cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki.
Helsinki: GLO Hotel Art is a charming hotel, built around a century-old art nouveau castle. It is in the centre of Helsinki surrounded by the vivid Design District.

Top Rated Highlights

Copenhagen: Make the most of the long summer nights at Tivoli Gardens, the famous entertainment park.
Copenhagen: Explore with your Local Expert. See Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid on the harbour, the Renaissance Stock Exchange, Rosenborg Castle and Amalienborg Palace.
Copenhagen: With a Local Expert, witness the regal interior of Christiansborg Palace, with its stunning tapestries, furnishings and decor.
Øresund Bridge: Cross this magnificent fiat of engineering. It's the longest road and rail bridge in Europe, spanning 8 kilometres.
Cruise: Admire the beautiful views from your high-class, sea-view cabin as your cruise through the largest archipelago in the world, from Stockholm to Helsinki.
Stockholm: Wander through Gamla Stan, the Old Town, with your Local Expert to see the cathedral and the Royal Palace.
Stockholm: With a Local Expert, step inside the City Hall where the fabulous Gyllene salen, the Golden Hall is covered by 18 million gilded mosaic tiles. You'll also see the Blå hallen, the Blue Hall, where the Nobel Prize banquets are held.
Helsinki: Your Local Expert will show you the sights of the harbour city. Visit the Church in the Rock, admire the interesting Sibelius Monument and see Finlandia Hall before enjoying free time to explore the harbour of this fascinating city of design.
Kuopio: Admire the spectacular panoramic views from atop Puijo Tower.
Oulu: Visit Northern Finland's oldest city. It is also one of the most important harbour cities in all of Northern Europe.
Rovaniemi: See Alvar Aalto’s Town Hall and visit the cathedral. You'll even receive an Arctic Circle Crossing certificate.
Sodankylä: Visit one of Lapland’s oldest churches.
Karasjok: See the Sami Parliament.
Karasjok: Visit the museum devoted to Sami history and culture, offering a glimpse into the old Sami lifestyle.
North Cape: Journey to mainland Europe's most northern point to see something that doesn’t happen – sunset! Even at midnight, the sun clings to the horizon. This once-in-a-lifetime unique experience is accompanied by champagne and caviar to make it even more special.
Mosjøen: See the street of historic, 19th century wooden buildings and Norway's oldest octagonal church.
Hell: Tell all your friends you travelled through!
Trondheim: During you orientation with your Travel Director, see the Market Square and its statue of Olav Tryggvason, the Nidaros Cathedral, the Tyholt Tower and Old Town Bridge.
Geiranger: Cruise along the deep, blue waters of majestic Geirangerfjord, surrounded by snow-covered mountains, gushing waterfalls and lush g…

27-Nights Scandinavian Heritage Preview 2019

Scandinavian Heritage (Preview 2019)
From the Midnight Sun to the Little Mermaid and from crossing the Arctic Circle to crossing the northern seas, Scandinavia is truly an astonishing part of the world.

Additional Included Highlights

Enjoy free time to explore the harbour of this fascinating city of design.
See Alvar Aalto’s Town Hall and visit the cathedral. Receive an Arctic Circle Crossing certificate.
Visit Northern Finland's oldest city. It is also one of the most important harbour cities in all of Northern Europe.
Visit one of Lapland’s oldest churches.
See the Sami Parliament.
Stand near the fence of the towering cliffs, drastically rising our of the sea. You will feel as if you are n the edge of the world, and your literally are.
See the street of historic, 19th century wooden buildings and Norway's oldest octagonal chruch.
Tell all your friends you travelled through!
See the Market Square and its statue of Olav Tryggvason, the Nidaros Cathedral, the Tyholt Tower and Old Town Bridge.
Enjoy time to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site as you wish.
See the town that hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics.
See the 12th century stave church.
Skåne Region, Lake Vättern, Lapland, Four Winds' Road, Kåfjord, Lyngen Alps, Rago National Park, Laksfoss Falls, Norwegian Fjordland, Dovre Mountains, Rondane National Park, Norwegian West Coast from Bergen to Stavanger, south cape of Norway, Jutland Peninsula.
Pass through the National Park known for its beautiful arctic tundra.
Enjoy time to explore this Wooden City.
See Vagabond's Cave, old mountain farms, idyllic islands and majestic scenery.
Walk the city centre and see the Dom Kirke and Nupen Fountain.
Travel by ferry to the island of Fyn.

Authentic Dining

Copenhagen: At your Celebration Dinner, Scandinavian hospitality is matched with fine food and wine.
Alta: Savour a delicious oven-baked dinner of local seasonal specialities of fresh salmon or the local's favourite, reindeer, served with fresh salads and wine.
Oslo: Scandinavian hospitality is matched with fine food and a glass of wine at your Celebration Dinner.
Bergen: Enjoy an evening of dinner and wine at a local restaurant. Zupperia Matbørsen offers traditional Norwegian and European meal with an Asian twist.
Aarhus: Savour a delightful Farm-to-Table Dinner prepared with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and accompanied with local wine.
Dining Summary: 28 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 8 Dinners (D) and 6 Dinners with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee.

Insight Experiences

Alta: Meet Trine Lyrek at her working husky farm. Gain an insight to the challenges Trine and her Alaskan Huskies face when competing in marathon Arctic dog sled races. There's also time to have a play with these gorgeous pups.
Rovaniemi: Meet Santa Clause when you visit his village where it is Christmas all year round! From his post office, you can make sure that Santa sends Christmas letters to friends and family back home come December.

Stay at the Best Addresses

Mosjøen: The traditional Fru Haugans Hotel is in a picturesque location. It offers all the comforts of a modern hotel and is characterised by excellent personal service.
Geiranger: For a scenic location, you won't find better than Hotel Union. Enjoy upgraded rooms set against a fabulous backdrop of breathtaking fjord scenery and mountains.
Stockholm: The classy Hilton Slussen is conveniently located within walking distance of the historic Old Town.
Cruising: Enjoy the additional comfort of your high-class, sea-view cabin onboard your overnight cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki.
Helsinki: GLO Hotel Art is a charming hotel, built around a century-old art nouveau castle. It is in the centre of Helsinki surrounded by the vivid Design District.

Top Rated Highlights

Copenhagen: Make the most of the long summer nights at Tivoli Gardens, the famous entertainment park.
Copenhagen: Explore with your Local Expert. See Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid on the harbour, the Renaissance Stock Exchange, Rosenborg Castle and Amalienborg Palace.
Copenhagen: With a Local Expert, witness the regal interior of Christiansborg Palace, with its stunning tapestries, furnishings and decor.
Øresund Bridge: Cross this magnificent fiat of engineering. It's the longest road and rail bridge in Europe, spanning 8 kilometres.
Cruise: Admire the beautiful views from your high-class, sea-view cabin as your cruise through the largest archipelago in the world, from Stockholm to Helsinki.
Stockholm: Wander through Gamla Stan, the Old Town, with your Local Expert to see the cathedral and the Royal Palace.
Stockholm: With a Local Expert, step inside the City Hall where the fabulous Gyllene salen, the Golden Hall is covered by 18 million gilded mosaic tiles. You'll also see the Blå hallen, the Blue Hall, where the Nobel Prize banquets are held.
Helsinki: Your Local Expert will show you the sights of the harbour city. Visit the Church in the Rock, admire the interesting Sibelius Monument and see Finlandia Hall.
Kuopio: Admire the spectacular panoramic views from atop Puijo Tower.
Oulu: Visit Northern Finland's oldest city. It is also one of the most important harbour cities in all of Northern Europe.
Rovaniemi: See Alvar Aalto’s Town Hall and visit the cathedral. You'll even receive an Arctic Circle Crossing certificate.
Sodankylä: Visit one of Lapland’s oldest churches.
Karasjok: See the Sami Parliament.
Karasjok: Visit the museum devoted to Sami history and culture, offering a glimpse into the old Sami lifestyle.
North Cape: Journey to mainland Eu…

13-Nights Russian Glories Baltic Treasures-Tauck World Discovery

Russian Glories, Baltic Treasures

This comprehensive two-week journey offers an insider's view of Old-World cities on the Baltic Sea, as well as St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia. Explore Helsinki, Finland; Riga, Latvia; Vilnius, Lithuania; and Tallinn, Estonia – with their age-old castles, medieval lanes, and incredible architecture – and experience a kaleidoscope of different views traveling by coach, train and high-speed ferry. Visit Moscow's Kremlin and Red Square with a local guide, and tour St. Petersburg's Peter and Paul Fortress. More special experiences include lunch in the celebrated Artist's Gallery restaurant and a visit to see works by Zurab Tsereteli in Moscow… and in St. Petersburg, an evening of Russian ballet, a gala "Tchaikovsky Night" dinner, and a Tauck Exclusive guided visit to The State Hermitage Museum when crowds are fewer!

Private presentation by insider from the Soviet era, lunch in the Artist's Gallery restaurant, and visit to see works by Zurab Tsereteli in Moscow; evening of Russian ballet, gala "Tchaikovsky Night" dinner, and Tauck Exclusive early-morning guided visit to The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg

7-Nights A Week In… The Baltics-Tauck World Discovery

A Week In… The Baltics

Tauck's 8-day Baltic States tour offers an insider's view of the Baltic countries and their "Old World" capital cities. Discover Vilnius, Lithuania; Riga, Latvia; Tallinn, Estonia; and Helsinki, Finland – with their age-old castles, medieval lanes, and incredible architecture. In Lithuania, visit Old Town Vilnius, northern Europe's oldest and largest surviving medieval town, and 14th-century Trakai Castle. Explore Riga's treasure-trove of Art Nouveau architecture in New Town; its medieval Old Town featuring Riga Castle, the Swedish Gate and the Three Brothers Dwelling Houses; and its historic former Jewish Ghetto. En route to the Estonian capital of Tallinn, enjoy lunch in the summer resort town of Parnu; explore Tallinn's medieval Lower Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a guided walking tour; and visit historic Toompea Castle. Ferry to Finland for visits to Helsinki's Finlandia Hall, magnificent Tempeliaukio (Rock) Church and Sibelius Monument; attend a private concert of Sibelius' music, and much more!

Visits to Old Town Vilnius and 14th-century Trakai Castle; exploring Riga's Art Nouveau New Town, medieval Old Town and historic former Jewish Ghetto; lunch in the Estonian summer resort town of Parnu; walking tour of Tallinn's medieval Lower Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; visit to historic Toompea Castle; Helsinki sightseeing including Finlandia Hall, Tempeliaukio (Rock) Church and Sibelius Monument; a private Sibelius concert in Helsinki

18-Nights Nordic Adventure First Look 2019

Nordic Adventure First Look 2019
Your very-own Arctic Scandinavian adventure at the top of the world, complete with tales of ancient Viking kings and Lapland stories of Sami culture. Travel through dramatic fjord and glacier landscapes, view the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen and meet Santa in Rovaniemi. You'll see the Scandinavian capitals and visit the North Cape Visitor Centre where you can witness the land of the midnight sun.

Sightseeing Highlights

City tour in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo and Helsinki
Orientation of Trondheim, Narvik, Rovaniemi
View The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, Oslo's Royal Palace, the Geiranger Fjord, Laksfoss Falls, the Cathedral of the Northern Lights in Alta and Finlandia Hall in Helsinki
Visit Stockholm's City Hall, Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, the Stave Church at Lom, North Cape Visitor Centre and Santa Claus Village

Dining Highlights

18 full Scandinavian breakfasts
1 lunch (Be My Guest)
9 dinners

First class travel Highlights

Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
Hand-picked Insider Experiences
Optional Experiences and free time
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
VIP entry to many sights

12-Nights Capitals Of The North First Look 2019

Capitals Of The North First Look 2019
From the Little Mermaid to the not so little Peter the Great – explore Northern Europe's myths and legends, imperial landmarks and picturesque countryside. Travel from Copenhagen to Stockholm across the Øresund to the meadows of Smáland, shop in the market squares of Helsinki and marvel at the lavish testaments to Russian Imperialism in St. Petersburg and Moscow.

Sightseeing Highlights

City tour in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Moscow
Orientation of Novgorod
View The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen and the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki
Visit the St. Peter and Paul Fortress and Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Stockholm's City Hall, the town of Tver, Kremlin Fort Novgorod and the Kremlin in Moscow

Dining Highlights

12 hot buffet breakfasts
1 Regional Meal lunch
5 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Overnight Cruise from Sweden to Finland, all cabins have two-berths
Ferry from Denmark to Sweden
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
Hand-picked Insider Experiences
Optional Experiences and free time
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
VIP entry to many sights

14-Nights Best Of Finland Russia And The Baltic States First Look 2019

Best Of Finland Russia And The Baltic States First Look 2019
Gain fascinating insights into the heritage of the Tsars and spend days seeing the magnificent sights of Moscow, celebrating the indomitable spirit of Mother Russia along the way. You'll also wander through the ancient Baltic capitals of Riga, Vilnius and Minsk and the beautifully preserved streets of Talinn's Haseatic Quarter.

Sightseeing Highlights

View Red Square in Moscow, Nevsky Prospekt and St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg and the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki
Visit the St. Peter and Paul Fortress and Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin in Moscow, the Peter and Paul Church in Vilnius, the Hill of Crosses in Siauliai and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Tallinn

Dining Highlights

14 hot buffet breakfasts
1 Regional Meal lunch
7 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Ferry across the Gulf of Finland.
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
Hand-picked Insider Experiences
Optional Experiences and free time
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Rail service is reserved in standard class.
High speed train between St. Petersburg and Moscow.
VIP entry to many sights

7-Nights A Week In… The Baltics-Tauck World Discovery

A Week In… The Baltics Tauck’s 8-day Baltic States tours offer an insider’s view of the Baltic countries and their “Old World” capital cities. Discover Vilnius, Lithuania; Riga, Latvia; Tallinn, Estonia; and Helsinki, Finland – with their age-old castles, medieval lanes, and incredible architecture. In Lithuania, visit Old Town Vilnius, northern Europe’s oldest and largest surviving medieval town, and 14th-century Trakai Castle. Explore Riga’s treasure-trove of Art Nouveau architecture in New Town; its medieval Old Town featuring Riga Castle, the Swedish Gate and the Three Brothers Dwelling Houses; and its historic former Jewish Ghetto. En route to the Estonian capital of Tallinn, enjoy lunch in the summer resort town of Parnu; explore Tallinn’s medieval Lower Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a guided walking tour; and visit historic Toompea Castle. Ferry to Finland for visits to Helsinki’s Finlandia Hall, magnificent Tempeliaukio (Rock) Church and Sibelius Monument; attend a private concert of Sibelius’ music, and much more!Visits to Old Town Vilnius and 14th-century Trakai Castle; exploring Riga’s Art Nouveau New Town, medieval Old Town and historic former Jewish Ghetto; lunch in the Estonian summer resort town of Parnu; walking tour of Tallinn’s medieval Lower Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; visit to historic Toompea Castle; Helsinki sightseeing including Finlandia Hall, Tempeliaukio (Rock) Church and Sibelius Monument; a private Sibelius concert in Helsinki

4-Nights Premium Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Winter Escape

Premium: Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Winter Escape What better way to see the Northern Lights than to fall asleep under its beauty, all cozied up inside your very own glass igloo? The Kakslauttanen Hotel is an ideal location for viewing the Northern Lights, being located approximately 150 miles above the Arctic Circle, with no light pollution and very few trees blocking your line of vision. Choose from a variety of sightseeing options offered by Kakslauttanen Hotel to make your trip to Finland an unforgettable experience. Hunt for the Lights by adding a husky sleigh ride or safari, a reindeer safari, horse sleigh rides, or visit Santa’s home for a personal holiday touch. During your stay, you will have the comfort of choosing to eat at two restaurants and two bars, experiencing event venues, a gift shop, smoke saunas, and ice swimming. The resort also offers equipment rentals for skis, snowshoes, sleds, and apparel. Visit during the months of late August to late April to experience the beauty of Aurora Borealis.

6-Nights Helsinki Tallinn and Stockholm Escape

Your vacation tour of Finland, Estonia, and Sweden traverses the Baltic Sea to show you some of the world?s most beautiful settings. What?s more, you?ll find less crowds along the way during this off-season tour. Begin in Finland?s southern capital of Helsinki-a modern metropolis with an historic richness you?ll discover on your guided sightseeing tour. See the city?s impressive sights, from the Presidential Palace to the Olympic stadium, and visit the impressive Lutheran Cathedral and Rock Church (subject to availability). Browse an indoor market to enjoy Finnish food, culture, and traditions. You?ll travel by ferry across the Gulf of Finland to Tallinn, Estonia. Here you?ll discover one of the “Pearls of the Baltic” with a Local Guide to show you the Hanseatic Old Town, and its domed cathedrals. Enjoy time to explore this ancient, cobblestoned city before boarding your Baltic Sea cruise ship sailing for Sweden.

Arrive in Stockholm, settling on 14 islands between Lake M?lar and the Baltic Sea. Enjoy morning sightseeing with your Local Guide, featuring the Royal Palace and Ridderholm Church-the resting place of Swedish monarchs. You?ll also tour the Old Town and City Hall-site of the Nobel Prize ceremonies. Enjoy free time to explore Stockholm, and join in a celebratory farewell dinner to complete your guided vacation in Finland, Estonia, and Sweden.Included Features:HELSINKI Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Lutheran Cathedral, the Rock Church (subject to availability), the Sibelius Monument, and the Old Market Hall HELSINKI?TALLINN Ferry crossingTALLINN Guided sightseeing, visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and St. Mary?s CathedralTALLINN?STOCKHOLM Overnight cruise in first-class, outside, two-berth cabins with private facilities, including [LF] a special Sm?rg?sbord dinnerSTOCKHOLM Guided sightseeing, walking tour of the Old Town, visit the Town Hall; farewell dinner