Scandinavia and Best of Baltics

Scandinavia & Best of Baltics
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  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • What's Included
  • Dates
  • Contiki

This epic 19 day adventure brings you the spectacular sights of Scandinavia and the best bits of the Baltics. From colourful Copenhagen through to the adventure capital of Voss, the Geiranger Fjord and elegant Stockholm, you'll fall in love with everything you see in Scandinavia. But we're not done there - we'll then hop on a speedy flight to Estonia to explore the gothic beauty of the Baltics, from breweries to Baroque architecture.

Highlights
  • Voss to Geiranger - See the impressive Tvindefossen Waterfall
  • Tallinn - Orientation of medieval Tallinn
  • See the Little Mermaid, the Gefion Fountain and the Royal Palace
  • See the impressive Tvindefossen Waterfall
  • Riga - Orientation of the cosmopolitan city of Riga
  • Copenhagen to Oslo - See Hamlet’s Kronberg Castle
  • Orientation of medieval Tallinn
  • Take in breathtaking views as you cruise the stunning Geiranger Fjord
  • See Gamla Stan (the old town) & see the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace
  • Oslo - Orientation Tour of Oslo
  • Orientation of the cosmopolitan city of Riga
  • Stockholm - See Gamla Stan (the old town) & see the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace
  • Geiranger to Lillehammer - Take in breathtaking views as you cruise the stunning Geiranger Fjord
  • Orientation Tour of Oslo
  • See Hamlet’s Kronberg Castle
  • Copenhagen - See the Little Mermaid, the Gefion Fountain and the Royal Palace
Destinations
  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • Estonia
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
Tour Types
  • In Depth Explorer
  • 18-30 somethings
  • Youth
  • Youth
  • 18-30 somethings

Location: Copenhagen

Good morning globe-roamers and welcome to the colourful city of Copenhagen. After a bit of a mingle with the new squad we'll enjoy an included dinner before heading off out to gaze at the waterways, admire the elegant locals with their Scandi Chic fashion, and watch the bridges come to life with bicycle lights. After getting acquainted with the local sights, we'll look forward to our full day in the city tomorrow.<br/>

Accommodation: Generator Copenhagen (or similar)

Meals: Dinner

Location: Copenhagen

Constantly named amongst the most livable cities in the world, Copenhagen is an artwork of locals on bicycles, Danish pastries in cute café windows, & Renaissance architecture. Being a bustling university town and home to the hippie hood of Freetown Christiania, nightlife and unique culture can be found at every turn.<br/>

Accommodation: Generator Copenhagen (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Copenhagen, Oslo

Before you go bursting out of your travel clothes thanks to your new-found pastry dependency, we're bailing on Denmark. Next stop: Norway!To the call of castles, fresh seafood, & pretty parks, we respond! Today we're taking on Norway. We'll be surrounded by 200 bronze statues eating Krumkaker pastries before we can say "jeg elsker Norge!" (that's "I love Norway," folks).<br/>

Accommodation: Anker Hostel Oslo (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Oslo

Oslo, both the capital and biggest city of Norway, is a riverside metropolis back-dropped by mountains of greenery and filled with easy-going culture. Pottering around museums and pretty buildings will keep us busy by day, while taking a stroll through the city should keep you busy by night.<br/>

Accommodation: Anker Hostel Oslo (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Oslo, Voss

Though you'll feel like you know Norway inside out by now, you can't really grasp the country until you've witnessed its great open plains & small country towns...Before we arrive in our overnight hub, we'll coast through the rugged river and rock landscapes of Telemark and Hardangervidda regions, with nature worthy of an Instagram or two...Tonight's stop, Voss is the adventure capital of Norway. We'll take the chilled out approach here, with a night of relaxing and getting to know the crew in our lakefront lodge, it's like waking up in a movie.<br/>

Accommodation: Voss Vandrarheim Hostel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Voss

The adventure capital of Norway is all ours to explore today! We know, we know, it can get a bit overwhelming: but if you're stumped for ideas, we recommended joining us on a guided hiking tour, soaking up all of that dramatic scenery and feeling zen as we explore winding hiking trails. Alternatively, if you're looking for something a bit more fast paced, you could try your hand at white water rafting. Breathless and giddy from the day's adventures, we'll regroup with dinner at one of the local restaurants that offer delicious and traditional Norwegian food.<br/>

Accommodation: Voss Vandrarheim Hostel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Voss, Geiranger

The outdoor vibes don't end today, we'll be getting back to nature from sun up 'til sun down. Wild animals and spectacular scenery are on the cards so keep that camera of yours charged to full.Norwegian countryside and pretty waterfalls will highlight our journey to the 200km long Sognefjord, a sight set to take your breath away.After lunch at Boyabreen glacier - which will see you pondering more rural life goals - we'll continue our journey to Geiranger Fjord where we'll spend the night surrounded by some of mother nature's finest.<br/>

Accommodation: Hellesylt Vandrerhjem (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Geiranger, Lillehammer

We've got more spectacular natural beauty to check out today. First we'll take a cruise the stunning Geiranger Fjord, a UNESCO listed fairytale of a place with wild waterfalls, snow-capped peaks and vibrant green foliage. After managing to close our jaws again, we'll stop at the famous alpine ski resort of Lillehammer.Upon arrival we could take a stroll through the city or hop on the Lillehammer Olympic Track bobsleigh, Northern Europe's only artificially frozen bob. All done for the day? We've got more epic surprises tomorrow, so make sure to rest up.<br/>

Accommodation: HI Lillehammer – Stasjonen (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Lillehammer, Dalarna

Rise and shine! More adventures await. Today we're crossing the border from Norway to Sweden, so keep an eye out for the famous Vasaloppet start line.A picture perfect land of fairytale forests, painted cottages and gorgeous rolling hills, Dalarna will take our breath away upon arrival. The centrepiece is the shimmering lake, so we'll let you enjoy the lake for a few hours (kayaking or maybe just a sauna, depending on your vibe) and then we've got a special visit to a working Alaskan Husky Kennel, where we'll meet some of the local very good boys. Want to experience more of the surroundings? Take a short hike to see where bears live and hibernate, with an optional Bear Hike. Just try not to wake one up.<br/>

Accommodation: Torgasgarden Hostel

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Dalarna, Stockholm

Leaving Dalarna behind, and saying farewell to Sweden's national symbol, the orange Dala horse, we're headed to the capital today! Stockholm, here we come!Checking into our extremely stylish Generator hostel, why settle in for the night? Opt for a traditional meatball dinner or Fotografiska evening, setting us up ready for a day of adventure's in the capital tomorrow!<br/>

Accommodation: Generator Stockholm (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Stockholm

Wander the quaint medieval streets of Gamla Stan & try to catch the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace. All that ground covered will earn you some Swedish salmon & an Absolut on the rocks.<br/>

Accommodation: Generator Stockholm (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Stockholm, Tallinn

Welcome to Tallinn, Estonia's elegant capital. We'll let you explore this beautiful Baltic city for a few hours, after which our TM will give you an orientation tour, followed by a local dinner at F HOONE, with its menu of healthy but seriously delicious local delicacies.<br/>

Accommodation: Hotel Metropol (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Tallinn

Tallinn is all yours for the day, so go out and find out what makes this place so special. One of Europe's hidden gems, this early medieval era creation is now a fascinating mix of old and new. With one of the best preserved old towns in the world, a charming coastline, and gothic towers scattered around, this city will win your heart in an instant. Stop by the Estonian Open-Air Museum or take a walk to Toompea Hill for a chance to see the Old Town in all its splendour.<br/>

Accommodation: Hotel Metropol (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Tallinn, Tartu

This morning we're setting our sights on Tartu......known for its prestigious 17th century university, upbeat nightlife and wealth of cultural activities. Our trusted TM will give you an orientation of the city, after which you're free to explore. We'll meet up again for dinner to enjoy some local cuisine. Screen reader support enabled.<br/>

Accommodation: Hotel Tartu (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Tartu, Riga

Tartu, it's been emotional, but today we're heading for Latvia.An iconic tour, tasting & lunch awaits at Valmiermuiža Brewery, where we'll become acquainted with the cornerstones of brewing beer.Next, we'll stop by to visit the Cēsis Castle, one of the most iconic and best preserved castles in Latvia.Here we are in Riga! Enjoy a free evening around Latvia's capital, resting quietly on the Baltic Sea. Sitting at the border between tradition and cutting edge modernism, this city will no doubt charm you with its art nouveau architecture and vibrant nightlife.<br/>

Accommodation: Rixwell Old Town (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Riga

You've got beautiful Riga all to yourself today, so make the most of it! Take a stroll through the Old Town and discover the House of the Black Heads (a 14th century landmark), some of the many shops and restaurants that fill the cobblestoned streets and the timeless charm of a capital steeped in over 800 years of history.<br/>

Accommodation: Rixwell Old Town

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Riga, Pakruojo Dvaras

...and we're on the road again.Today we're visiting the Hill of Crosses, an epic site pilgrimage site which boasts a collection of over 200,000 ornate crosses, statues and effigies erected on a small hill in Northern Lithuania.Then it's onto our unique Special Stay, the Pakruojo Dvaras, an elegant 16th century manor which will make us feel like we've stepped back in time.<br/>

Accommodation: Pakruojo Dvaras

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Pakruojo Dvaras, Vilnius

Today we're setting off for Vilnius, with a stop at somewhere pretty special...Welcome to Trakai Castle, a 14th century fortress built on an island on the glittering Lake Galve. This place looks just like a fairytale, so cameras at the ready…We’ll then have the afternoon to ourselves to explore all that Vilnius has to offer: its baroque architecture and cobblestoned streets - as well all that amazing street art.<br/>

Accommodation: Domus Maria Monastery

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Vilnius

...and this is where our journey sadly ends. Exchange contact information with your fellow travellers, who have now probably become friends. Time to lock in your next adventure!<br/>

Meals: Breakfast

Included
  • -A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.
  • A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything

Touring with Contiki

Started by one man with big dreams in 1962, Contiki now offers over 300 trips to 6 continents for 18 to 35 year olds, with the mantra #NOREGRETS. It’s their way of life; it’s about changing your perspective on the world, walking in other’s shoes, witnessing different cultures, religions, and ways of living; it’s about living in the moment, pushing past your comfort zone, challenging yourself to do the things you never thought possible.

Contiki believe that travel is so much more than just ticking boxes and saying you were there. It’s not about doing things for the sake of doing them, or seeing things just because you should. For them, travel is all about experience. It’s the number of sunsets you’ve watched with best friends, the number of ancient landmarks you’ve visited, the number of times you’ve defied your comfort zone and done the extraordinary. So that’s what their trips are all about – the #NOREGRETS experiences that will make you, the traveller, richer than your wildest dreams.

Their incredible experiences encompass all interests and cultures – bathing in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, seeing the pyramids of Giza, walking the Great Wall of China, roadtrip along Route 66, watch the sunrise over Uluru, party in Las Vegas, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, zipline through the Costa Rica rainforest, see the Mona Lisa, fly over the Grand Canyon or cuddle a Koala. The cost of your trip ensures Contiki take care of all your travel arrangements, accommodation, breakfasts and dinners, organised activities, plenty of free time and optional ‘me’ time activities to put your own unique stamp on your travel experience.

Contiki cater to all travellers, whether you want to cram in as many destinations as possible and experience everything or stick in one region for a while for an in depth exploration to really get under the skin of the country, they have the trip for you and many other options in between. Choose a purely water-based adventure with their Sailing, Cruise and Beach holidays, or snowy travels with the Winter holidays and even purely camping accommodation to make the most of your holiday budget but still see and experience all your destination has to offer.

Contiki is a founding partner of TreadRight, a not-for-profit foundation established by The Travel Corporation in 2008 to encourage sustainable tourism within its family of amazing travel brands. The TreadRight Foundation acts as an older, wiser sibling to Contiki, guiding them down a more sustainable path. The TreadRight Foundation supports projects that help the environment, protect and conserve ecosystems, and benefit communities. The foundation, along with The Travel Corporation brands, has donated in excess of US$2 million towards international sustainable tourism projects - a figure that continues to rise.

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Enquire Tours exclusively for 18-35 year olds
Start:Copenhagen
Finish:Vilnius
Group size:15 - 50
Suitable for: 18-35
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Contiki with specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English
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