By plane from Zagreb 7 days / 6 nights
Travel dates: 24.-30.8. and 4-10-10-2020.
VALUE MORE: Buffet dinner on board included Day 2 of the program!
Day 1: ZAGREB - COPENHAGEN
Meeting of passengers at Franjo Tudjman Airport at the counter two hours before departure. Check in for flight and flight by Croatia Airlines from Zagreb to Copenhagen at OU 480 at 8:35. Arrival to Copenhagen at 10:30 am. Upon arrival, city tour by bus with tour manager *: Nyhavn harbor with old sailboats - Little Mermaid - Tivoli - Amalienborg - Town Hall - Christiansborg - Royal Library - Cathedral - Parliament - Stock Exchange - Navy Church. Accommodation in a hotel. Going with a public transport escort to the vibrant Nyhavn Navy District, the funniest neighborhood in the city where the famous fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen also lived. The neighborhood is full of colorful outlets where you can drink Danish aquavit brandy and eat famous Danish open sandwiches. The colorful houses and gables are picturesquely situated along the canal with old sailboats. Possible visit to Tivoli Amusement Park, Copenhagen's largest traditional attraction opened in 1843. where Copenhagen residents celebrate everything they can celebrate, from birthdays to weddings and various other anniversaries - even Queen Margaret celebrated her 60th birthday here. Back to the hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 2: KOPENHAGEN - SHIP
Breakfast. Free morning in Copenhagen. We suggest a joint trip with the tour guide on a boat ride on the canals. Free time to shop in Europe's longest pedestrian zone (Denmark is known for its excellent selection of amber jewelry and porcelain), Copenhagen has cozy pastry shops and cafes, traditional fish restaurants, great pubs (Tuborg and Carlsberg are Danish beers) ... Afternoon transfer by bus from the hotel to the harbor where we will board the DFDS ship on the Copenhagen-Oslo line (leaving at 4.30pm). Accommodation in double cabins. You will find many amenities on board, from a variety of shops, bars and restaurants to evening entertainment. Buffet dinner (included in the price). Night sailing.
Day 3: SHIP - OSLO
Breakfast on board. Expected to arrive in Oslo about ten hours ago. After disembarking, board the bus and take a panoramic view of the green Norwegian capital. A tour of the Norwegian metropolis, located in the northernmost part of the Oslo Fjord, begins with one of the city's largest attractions, the Vigeland Sculpture Park located inside Frogner Park. An exceptional "outdoor exhibition" by the favorite Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland consists of 212 granite and bronze sculptures and attracts more than one million visitors a year. We also visit the fascinating Opera House, designed to resemble a water-floating glacier, which in the short term has become one of Scandinavia's most recognizable modern buildings. We will finish our ride in Oslo above the city, at the famed Holmenkollen ski jump, which offers a magnificent view of the numerous islands in front of the city. Accommodation in a hotel. Departure by public transport to the city center. We recommend taking a walk and enjoying the Tjuvholmen neighborhood, by the famous Akker Brygge at the Astrup Fearnley Museum (the work of the renowned Renzo Piano), with the insight that Oslo residents have fun, relaxation and swimming in the North Sea. Back to the hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 4: OSLO - STOCKHOLM
Breakfast. After breakfast check out of rooms and travel to Stockholm, across the Lake Malaren area. Arriving in the Swedish capital in the afternoon, a panoramic drive to the center of Venice of the North, as Stockholm is often called. Accommodation in a hotel. Dinner (extra). Departure with the travel manager to the city center, to Östermalm, which attracts many visitors to its clubs, restaurants and discos. Return to the hotel with the tour manager or in an individual arrangement. Overnight stay.
Day 5: STOCKHOLM - SHIP
Breakfast. Departure with the city public transport tour guide where we will continue our sightseeing tour of the old part of the city, Gamla Stan, the old town on the island, Stockholm's oldest district and one of the best preserved medieval neighborhoods in Europe. Located on the island of Stadsholmen, it is also called the "City between Bridges". Gamla Stan is like a bustling open-air museum with many attractions, restaurants, cafes and bars. The neighborhood is home to many of the city's attractions, such as Stortorget Square which houses the Alfred Nobel Museum, a 13th-century medieval cathedral where the royal wedding took place in 2010, and the Royal Palace, the official residence of the royal family, with over 600 room one of the largest palaces in Europe. Gamla Stan is a tourist attraction of the city, but also a favorite neighborhood for going out and living, with nice shops and exclusive restaurants. In the afternoon, leave for the port and board the ship to Helsinki. Cruise a large passenger boat with numerous restaurants, tax-free shops and entertainment along withbeautiful archipelago of 24,000 Swedish islands towards Finland - sailing from the port of Stockholm is a spectacular and unforgettable experience! Night sailing.
Day 6: SHIP - HELSINKI
Breakfast on board. Sailing to the port of Helsinki in the early morning, boarding the bus and taking a panoramic tour of Finland's capital and largest city, located in the south of the country. Founded only in 1550, Helsinki is one of the youngest capitals in Europe, and with its unusual charm and blend of modern and secessionist architecture, it wins the first. During the tour, we will see the famed monument to Jean Sibelius housed in the park of the same name, by Eil Hiltunen, made of 600 hollow steel tubes representing the organ; the famous Temppeliaukion rock church, whose outer walls are made of natural rock; Finlandia Convention and Concert Hall of Famous Architect Alvar Aalt, National Museum and Parliament Building, Magnificent Orthodox Cathedral of Assumption Built in Red Brick, Senate Square dominated by Lutheran Cathedral, etc. Accommodation in the hotel in the early afternoon. Going with a tour manager downtown. We suggest a short boat ride to Suomenlinna Island (surcharge for a boat ticket on site), a settled naval fortress that spans six islands connected by bridges in the Baltic Sea, a 15-minute ferry ride from Helsinki. It was built by the Swedes in the mid-18th century for the purpose of defense against the Russian Empire, and its name in Finnish means "Finnish fortress / castle". Since 1991, it has been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a unique example of military architecture of the time, and is at the same time the largest naval fortress in the world. Free rest day and evening. Overnight stay.
Day 7: HELSINKI - ZAGREB
Breakfast. Check-out and transfer to Helsinki Airport. Check in for flight OU4487 to Zagreb, announced flight at 12:25 hrs, arrival in Zagreb at 14:05 hrs.
* The tour manager can change the order of sightseeing during a city tour, depending on the flight schedule, museum hours or public holidays, traffic situation, weather or your own estimate. Sightseeing content remains posted regardless of the order of sightseeing.
Price per person in double room:
Departure 8/28: FM £ 7,980 / £ 8,280
Departure 4.10.: FM 7,380 kn / 7,780 kn
Air and port taxes in the amount of 1.190 kn are included in the package price!
FM DISCOUNT RELATED TO REGULAR PRICE IS VALID TO NOTIFICATION OF CAPACITY COMPLETION! THIS DISCOUNT EXCLUDES POSSIBLE OTHER DISCOUNTS OR SPECIAL ACTIONS!
Supplement for single room with single internal cabin:
Departure 24.8 .: 2.790 kn
Departure 4.10 .: HRK 2,490
Extra charge per person for indoor cabin on upper floors:
Departure 24.8 .: 740 kn
Departure 4.10 .: 390 kn
Extra charge per person for outside cabin:
Departure 24.8 .: 1.390 kn
Departure 4.10 .: 890 kn
Room / cabin with extra bed on request!
Half board supplement (day 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6): HRK 1,390
Extra charge per person for departures from Split, Zadar, Dubrovnik or Pula: 470 kn (availability and confirmation of flights on request; individual check-in at the airport until meeting with the travel manager in Zagreb)
PACKAGE PRICE INCLUDES: Zagreb-Copenhagen-Helsinki-Zagreb airfare, airfare, hotel accommodation 3/4 * in double rooms based on bed and breakfast: 1 overnight in Copenhagen in hotel 3 * in the city center, 1 night in hotel 4 * in the Oslo area, 1 night in a 4 * hotel in the Stockholm area and 1 night in a 4 * hotel in the broad center of Helsinki; 2 nights in category C double cabins (lower floors) aboard Copenhagen-Oslo with buffet dinner and Stockholm-Helsinki with buffet breakfast, tour guide, transfer from Copenhagen Airport with panoramic city view included , transfer to Copenhagen port, panoramic sightseeing of Oslo upon arrival, panoramic sightseeing of Stockholm, panoramic sightseeing of Helsinki, high tourist class bus throughout the tour, transfer to Vantaa airport in Helsinki, and organization and sales expenses
PURCHASE OF THE ARRANGEMENT DOES NOT INCLUDE: Tickets for cultural and historical monuments and museums not listed as included, public transport tickets, travel health insurance (recommended!), Tips for local providers and staff, optional content, and personal order costs
TICKET PRICES (as of October 2019): Tivoli 130-140 DKK, Carlsberg Glyptotek 115 DKK, Copenhagen boat ride approx. 130 DKK; National Gallery 120 NOK (children free); Fram Museum 130 NOK; Kon-Tiki Museum 120 NOK (together both museums 220 NOK); Holmenkollen Ski Museum 130 NOK; Abba Museum 250 SEK, Your Museum 150 SEK (under 18 yrs free); boat ride to Suomenlinna approx. 10 €, Ateneum 17 €
Aeronautical fees are subject to change and the final amount of the fees is confirmed on the day the airline ticket is issued. Atlas reserves the rightchanges in prices in case of exchange differences greater than 1.5%. The organizer can change the order of sightseeing during city tours, depending on museum hours or public holidays. Sightseeing content remains posted regardless of the order of sightseeing. Departure times for the program are listed according to the flight schedule of Croatia Airlines published in October 2019 and are subject to change.
MINIMUM OF PASSENGERS: 20
TIME OPPORTUNITIES AND LENGTH OF DAILY LIGHT
The ideal time to travel to Scandinavia is from May to October. As weather changes throughout Europe in recent years, these climate changes are even more visible in Scandinavia, which is on the "edge" of Europe. This means that very often the summer temperatures are almost the same as ours and that in the Scandinavian cities there may be real summer heat, but on the other hand, cooler weather with temperatures of 10 to 15 degrees are occasionally during the summer. For this reason, we recommend layered dressing: Wear thicker sweatshirts, raincoats, umbrellas, sturdy shoes, a jacket or a lighter coat than you would wear with us in the spring or fall.
On trips you will be able to experience longer hours of daylight than in Croatia. All hotels have thick curtains or the like so the room can be darkened if the light bothers you.
TRAVEL CURRENCIES AND PAYABILITIES
As of July 2019: Danish krone in Denmark, Swedish krona in Sweden, Norwegian krone in Norway, and euro in Finland and Germany. All of these currencies can be purchased in Croatia before the trip starts, and we advise you, if you have the opportunity, to get them because the exchange rate is often more favorable. Changing the currency is also possible on the spot, but the fees are higher.
Larger souvenir shops near major city checkpoints will also receive euros (they almost always return the rest of the money in local currency), but for all other expenses (such as drinks, food, etc.) you will need to have national currencies, since it is generally not possible to pay euros if this is not possible the official currency of that country.
However, it is easiest and often best to bring your credit cards with you. Credit card payments are widespread in all Scandinavian countries and cash payments are becoming less frequent, in fact disappearing. Visa, Mastercard and Diners are somewhat more commonly accepted than American Express. For smaller expenses such as souvenirs at the market, drinks, etc. you still need money in the currency of your country.
As a rule, ships are paid in the currencies of the countries between which the ship is sailing. Credit cards are accepted at all shipping stores.
WHAT TO TAKE FROM CROATIA TO TRAVEL?
For travel, we recommend sportswear and comfortable waterproof footwear. The Scandinavians are not too formal and generally dress simple. It is possible to bring more festive clothes for evening entertainment and dance on boats - if you wish (some passengers come to sportswear for such fun, but there are also many who change clothes for evening programs).
We recommend that you also take a backpack or a smaller bag when traveling with a larger suitcase, so that you do not have to carry a large suitcase on board overnight, it is better and very practical to pack things in a smaller bag. The big suitcase stays in the trunk of the bus until the next day.
It is good to bring not only sunscreen during the summer months, but also a mosquito repellent, which is abundant in the summer along the lakes and rivers Scandinavia abounds in.
LENGTH BY BUS
Scandinavia is very long distances. Apart from one small part of southern Scandinavia, most of this area is free of highways (due to the sparse population and small population in the north, these countries do not need to build highways outside the regions leading to the capitals). This means that it travels longer and slower, but you are in more beautiful and immediate contact with nature and see more of the small town and lifestyle. From Stockholm to Oslo travel e.g. almost all day. Due to the curvature of the globe, the distances in the north of Scandinavia seem to us to be less on the map than they really are.
Traveling by boat is an integral part of life in the North, and it is definitely a true experience navigating the archipelago of 24,000 islands with small wooden houses and beautiful vegetation! We have included a number of boat rides on our programs, from shorter daily boat rides to longer overnight sailing trips. Large passenger ships sailing the Baltic have a capacity of 1500 to 2500 passengers. They are well equipped and traveling is a true experience. Boats have 9-12 floors, elevators, several different types of restaurants and bars, tax-free shops, sauna, swimming pools, cinemas, promenades, disco, evening parties and dancing, etc. The attraction of boat rides is the abundance of tax-free shops with alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, cosmetics, clothing, Scandinavian design items, etc.
CABINS ON SHIPS
They are comfortably equipped no matter what type of cabin you choose. Each cabin has 2 beds (upstairs or side by side). As in the hotel, passengers have linen and towels in the cabin. Each cabin has a bathroom with shower, toilet, sink, small closet or luggage area, mirror, dressing table, electrical connection, sound system, fresh air supply control. Double interior cabins: located on the lower floors of the ship. They don’t have a window, but they have all the other equipment listed above. Double exterior cabins: located on the middle and upper floors of the ship and with other equipment have a window.
The hotel accommodation is a solid 3 * category. Scandinavian hotels are often furnished in typical Scandinavian functional style. On bus tours, we try to keep hotels in Germany at a similar level. In all hotels, on all the above programs, we offer buffet breakfast.
Scandinavians tend to eat a lot of breakfast; The Scandinavian breakfast buffet therefore often includes (with the usual spreads, pastries and everything else you find anywhere in Europe) fish specialties like marinated salmon, raw herbs in various sauces, caviar, but also dairy drinks, Arctic berry marmalades, etc.
Smoking is prohibited in all indoor areas in Scandinavia, so there are no smoking rooms in hotels. The fines for smoking in the room are very high, from € 150 to € 400.
Half board supplement
Surcharges on site or à la carte dinners at restaurants are several times more expensive than payment when booking an arrangement. Dinners at Scandinavian hotels are 3 course dinners or a buffet. Dinners on board ships are a sumptuous buffet feast where you can eat and drink as much as you like and within a certain time frame (usually an hour and a half). Beverages include soft drinks, beer, most ships and wine, hot drinks and milk (which Scandinavians drink in large quantities at every meal). Buffet tables offer a fantastic selection of Scandinavian specialties, including plenty of seafood.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE PRICES IN SCANDINAVIA
Travelers who opt for half board do not have to spend a lot of extra money on food. We give you some ideas about pricing: a large open sandwich with shrimp, ham, salmon or similar. (eaten with a knife and fork) for lunch 50-70 kn, a piece of cake or cake in a coffee shop 30-35 kn, menu at Mc Donalds 50-60 kn, sausages in pastries from a street stand 30 kn, creamy fish soup with bread 40-50 kn, lunch with salmon and side dish in Helsinki market 60 kn, à la carte lunch or dinner (menu) in the center of Stockholm 300 kn and more, depending on the type and quality of the restaurant (non-binding information based on experience). As a rule, portions are more abundant and larger than in other countries. Food can be bought in well-equipped supermarkets: on average, prices are higher by 20-25% than in similar type of stores in Croatia.
The water is potable and of good quality throughout Scandinavia. Scandinavians drink large quantities of rare coffee, but in larger cities there are restaurants with Italian coffee. McDonald's coffee is approx. 12-15 kn, in pastry shop or cafe ca. 20-25 kuna, depending on the type of restaurant. In many places, a second cup of coffee is free or half the price. Refreshments at the outlets: 25-30 kn. Alcohol is expensive (but you can get it much cheaper at tax-free boat shops!): A small beer from $ 35 in Copenhagen, up to $ 70-90 in Oslo. Wine and spirits are much more expensive.
MUSEUM & SIGHTSEEING TICKETS
Group ticket prices range approx. 140-180 kn per person and museum. There are many outdoor museums and amusement parks (entrance fee approx. 100-150 kn). Some of the great state museums are free!
Your travel manager will advise you on how to buy souvenirs. We'll come up with just a few ideas: everything with reindeer - from lingerie, over figurines and candles to pads. Arctic berry liqueur and marmalade. Sob's salami. Canned moose. Aquavit brandy in Denmark and Norway. Troll figurines. Beautiful and quality Norwegian sweaters. Silver jewelry and souvenirs (vessels, wooden and metal objects, drums) by the Lapland people themselves. Danish porcelain. Kånken Swedish backpacks. Glassware from Finland and Sweden. Sugar sticks from Granna. Swedish Red Wooden Horses. Scandinavian style vases and tableware, H&M or Marimekko clothing, Chocolate Fazer in Finland, etc.
AND IN THE END ...
Scandinavia is an area of exceptional and untouched natural beauty, still clear lakes and rivers, beautiful islands, large expanses of sea, picturesque capitals with rich cultural offer. Scandinavia is a unique experience and an ideal trip from spring to fall. Scandinavia is a European destination worth seeing!
Germany (Federal Republic of Germany) is a country located in central Europe. It borders the North Sea, Denmark and the Baltic Sea to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, and France to the west, in Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands. By law, Germany is a parliamentary federal republic. The capital is Berlin. The official language is German, the official currency is the euro. The area is 357,386 km² and according to the latest census, it has more than 82 million inhabitants.
Denmark (Kingdom of Denmark) is a parliamentary monarchy. It is part of Scandinavia, in the north of Europe, bordered by Germany's land border, and by sea with Sweden and Finland. It covers the Jylland Peninsula and a group of 393 islands, the largest of which are Sjaelland, Fyn, Lolland, Falster and Langeland, and Bornholm. The capital is Copenhagen, with a population of about 602,481 (2017 data). The official language is Danish, the official currency is the Danish crown. According to the 2017 census, Denmark has a population of 5.77 million, with an area of 43.094 km².
Sweden (Kingdom of Sweden) is a parliamentary monarchy. It is located in the north of Europe, on the coast of the Baltic Sea. It borders on the mainland with Norway in the west and Finland in the northeast, while it is connected with Denmark in the southwest by the Oresund bridge. Sweden also has an exclusive maritime border with Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany and Russia. The capital is Stockholm with approximately one million inhabitants (wider surroundings and more). The official language is Swedish, the currency is the Swedish Krona. According to the census two years ago, about 10 million inhabitants live in Sweden at 450.295 km².
Finland (the Republic of Finland) is a parliamentary republic. The Republic of Finland is a Nordic state in northeastern Europe, surrounded by the Baltic Sea in the southwest, the Gulf of Finland in the southeast and the Gulf of Bothnia in the west. Finland has borders with Sweden, Norway and Russia. The capital city is Helsinki with approx. 650.058 inhabitants. The official languages are Finnish and Swedish, the official currency is the euro. Time relative to Croatia is +1. An area of 338,145 km² is home to about 5.537 million.
Norway (Kingdom of Norway) is a parliamentary monarchy. Norway is a state in the western and northwestern parts of the Scandinavian Peninsula. It borders with Russia and Finland in the northeast, Sweden with the east and southeast. To the west and northwest it enters the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to the coastal islands, Norway includes the remote Svalbard Islands in the Northern Ice Sea and Jan Mayen Island between Greenland and Northern Norway in the Atlantic Ocean. Norwegian property is the Bouvet Islands in the southern Atlantic and Peter I in the Antarctic waters and Queen Maud Land in Antarctica. The capital city is Oslo, with a population of about 700,000. The official language is Norwegian, the currency is the Norwegian Krone. On an area of 385,203 km², Norway has a population of about 5,258 million.