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Helsinki [3N] | Rovaniemi [3N] | Cruise [1N] | Tallinn [1D]
7 Days | 6 Nights
Visit 2 European countries
Visit Ranua Zoo
Overnight party Cruise to Tallinn
Starting From € 1,490 per adult
Welcome to Winter Wonderland
This is a backpacking tour and on this tour, you will stay in hostels and meet new people. You will get to explore mesmerising Rovaniemi, a world away from home in Northern Finland, beautiful Helsinki the capital of Finland and charming Tallinn the medieval Old town and capital of Estonia. On this tour sightseeing and transfer, expenses are covered and you'll be exploring the finest of Scandinavian cultures and traditions on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter or equivalent .
ABOUT THE TRIP
The tour is designed for travel enthusiasts who love exploring and are excited about experiencing the vivid culture and traditions like a local in the foreign land. You'll be staying in hostels in the cities and go camping you’ll also be experiencing the beauty of nature, appreciate art and embrace heritage.
Visit Rovaniemi, the official home town of Santa Claus. It is home to the Santa Claus Village at the Arctic Circle. Here you will get a once in a lifetime experience when you shake a hand with the real Santa Claus and cross the Arctic circle at the Santa Village. Witness the magnificent natural phenomena the Northern lights on a Northern lights wilderness group tour. Get an opportunity to get the perfect Northern lights snap as you will be accompanied by a photographer.
You will be meeting the only Polar Bears living in Finland at the Ranua zoo. This will certainly be your one of the favourite destinations as upon reaching the destination you get to catch a glimpse of 50 varieties of Arctic animals and get amused at the sight of the fluffy bears.
You will then take pleasure in exploring the incredible SnowCastle of Kemi, Finland. This SnowCastle is the biggest snow fort in the world. It is reconstructed every winter with a unique architecture using only snow and ice made of seawater as building materials. Within the snowy walls, there opens up shining white pathways that will invite you to fairytale-like sceneries. Gorgeous snow sculptures, one more beautiful than the other, ornaments the Castle walls.
In Helsinki, you’ll get to stroll the city and experience some of the finest architectural wonders in the world. Visit the city's icon The White Cathedral and the unique Rock Church which is carved out of a hill and then sail to Suomenlinna Islands which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
On a day trip to the medieval Old Town of Tallinn, Estonia which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site you get to relish flavours of ancient times and experience-rich heritage and culture. On a walking tour, you will explore the cobblestone streets and 8th century Old Town Tallinn and catch glimpses of the medieval times.
Foremost of all we believe in offering a fun-filled and comfortable tour. So rest assured with us your experience will be unique and delightful.
Arrival at Helsinki, Overnight in Helsinki
✯ Arrival in Helsinki
✯ Check-in at the hostel
✯ Visit the famous Senate square
✯ Explore Helsinki on your own
Flight to Rovaniemi, Overnight in Rovaniemi
✯ Check-out from hostel
✯ Flight to Rovaniemi
✯ Arrival in Rovaniemi
✯ Check-in at the hostel
✯ Explore Rovaniemi on your own. Enjoy doing winter activities as per your choice or stroll the city and embrace Finnish culture in Rovaniemi
Santa Calling, Northern Lights hunting , Overnight in Rovaniemi
✯ Cross the Arctic Circle
✯ Meet the real Santa Claus at the fairy-tale Santa Village
✯ Post a postcard with official Santa stamp at the post office
✯ Northern lights wilderness group tour on a bus, an opportunity to get the perfect Northern lights snap as you will be accompanied with a photographer
Visit to the Ranua Zoo, Explore the Snow castle, Overnight in Rovaniemi
✯ A 1 hr drive from Rovaniemi Hotel to Ranua zoo
✯ Visit the Ranua Zoo to see 50 different species of Arctic and Northern animals
✯ Get to see the only Polar Bears living in Finland
✯ A long drive from Rauna Zoo to Kemi by the scenically beautiful roads
✯ Visit the themed Snow Castle. The biggest snow fort in the world
✯ Visit the ice bar and explore the castle
✯ Drive back from Kemi to Rovaniemi
Flight to Helsinki, Overnight Cruise to Tallinn
✯ Check-out from Hostel
✯ Flight to Helsinki
✯ Arrival in Helsinki
✯ Visit the Helsinki Cathedral the iconic symbol of the city of Helsinki
✯ Visit the incredible Rock Church which is carved out of a hill
✯ Explore Esplanadi an esplanade and urban park in downtown Helsinki
✯ Visit the Helsinki’s public library Oody Library
✯ Explore Amos Rex a meeting place for art and urban culture and consists of new underground exhibition spaces
✯ Sail on a overnight party cruise to Helsinki
Arrival in Tallinn, Day tour in Tallinn, Overnight in Helsinki
✯ Arrival in Tallinn
✯ On a walking tour live a fairytale in the medieval Old Town of Tallinn and explore the cobbled streets
✯ Visit the Toompea hill a limestone hill in the central part of the city and catch one of the best views of the city from Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform
✯ Visit the Alexander Nevsky cathedral an orthodox cathedral built in a typical Russian Revival style
✯ Cruise back to Helsinki
✯ Then on a boat sail to Suomenlinna Islands which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Get to know about the history of The Sea Fortress which saw several battles
Flight back home from Helsinki
✯ Checkout from hostel
✯ Head to the Vantaa Airport Helsinki Airport to bid adieu to the Baltics
Meeting the Real Santa Clause
You will be meeting the Santa Clause in the Santa Village at Rovaniemi, Lapland
Crossing the Arctic circle
You will get to cross the Arctic circle at the Santa Village
Late night Northern Lights Wilderness tour
You will get the opportunity to experience the natural phenomenon yet again strolling on a frozen lake while sky gazing. A professional photographer will capture your sweet moments.
Arctic animal watching
At Ranua zoo you will get to see over 50 different variety of Arctic animals including only Polar bears in Finland.
Scenically beautiful ride to Kemi
While you will be driven in your luxurious car to Kemi you get to embrace the scenically beautiful environment
Themed SnowCastle visit
At Kemi every year the themed SnowCastle is built with a unique theme and has never failed to amuse the visitors with its intrigue detailing. Visit the ice bar at the Snow castle.
Medieval old town of Tallinn - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Suomenlinna Islands - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Overnight Party Cruise to Tallinn
Is this a private tour?
This a completely private tour designed specifically for couples. Tour guides and chauffeur driven car would be provided as specified in the itinerary.
How do I get the exact price for this tour?
Please contact us and provide us your travel dates and starting destination along with your special requirements. We will get back to you with your package price.
Is it possible to change the duration of my trip?
We will customize the trip for you based on your preference. Once the trip is confirmed changes is subjected to availability and price difference.
Can I avail just a part of the tour?
We can redesign a shorter tour for you on request.
Is the tour itinerary susceptible to last minute changes, as we need to plan our leaves & make necessary arrangements accordingly?
Please refer to cancellation policy provide to you when you book the trip.
Is there any refund against cancellation?
Please refer to our cancellation policy provided to you when you book the trip.
How hectic is the pace of the tours?
This trip is filled with variety of activities but we ensure that your stay is arranged in the best of hotels to ensure a luxurious experience. Transfers are also in luxury vehicles to provide you an experience of a lifetime.
Do we have to walk a lot on tours?
Walking is limited in this trip owing to the cold temperatures.
Will I get drinking water during the tour?
Yes, in Finland people drink tap water you get it in plenty.
At a particular destination, can my relative or friend join me on the tour?
Yes, you need to specify the details of your requirement while booking the trip. This however maybe subjected to extra charges.
How can I stay in touch with my family and friends on the Tour?
We will provide you a local sim card with unlimited internet connection so that you can stay connected 24X7.
Can I get medicine on the Tour?
You will need a health insurance for this trip. We will assist you with the health insurance. This will cover most of your emergency medical needs. If you are already on medications, we recommend you carry it with you.
Can I upgrade my class of travel or airline?
Yes, you can upgrade your airline class by paying the difference.
Does JeeTravels book our flight tickets?
We will book your air tickets to and fro from your destination. We will also assist you with the visas.
Can I book my own flight tickets and start the trip from Helsinki?
Yes, if you do so please inform us during booking. Your package price will be adjusted accordingly.
How much baggage is allowed per ticket?
Baggage policies are based on air tickets we book. In general one check-in luggage is allowed per person weighing up to 23kgs.
Do I need to carry any ID proof while traveling?
You need to carry your passport, your VISA documents and your health insuarance all through the trip.
What type of meals are included on tour?
Please let us know about your dietary restrictions and meal preferences. We will crater to your taste buds.
I’m a solo traveler can I avail this tour?
This tour is designed for couples, please check with us the schedule of 'Backpacking through Lapland Tour'.
Can I bring in a child?
Children of all age are welcome. Please mention the child’s age to get the quote in your enquiry.
I’m 65yr old can I avail the tour?
We believe age is no barrier to travel. Any couple can avail the tour. If you prefer, we can make the trip more relaxed.
Do we get child meals?
Yes, child meals will be available at most of the restaurants where you will be taken. We will give your special instructions in case you have a long day, so that you can carry some child food with you.
Can I cook my own meal in the trip?
Some of the Hotels may provide electric inductions/ovens on request.
I am an avid tea consumer, do you have provision for the same ?
Please, let us know during the booking and we will take care of the same.
Do I need to carry Euros for the tour?
All your trip expenditure is already covered in this tour. You may need some cash for souvenir shopping. If you carry your own local currencies we will help you with exchange on arrival. International credit and debit cards are accepted everywhere in Finland.
How can I check my payment and billing details?
You will be able to see it under 'My Bookings'.
Prior to tour departure is there any information provided?
In case of emergency whom can I contact?
Please contact the Tour Manger assigned to you . Your Tour Manager will assist you in case of any concern.
Does a Tour guide assist us on the entire tour?
For most part of the tour, your will have a tour guide assigned for you.
Do you follow Covid-19 specific guidelines?
Yes, we ensure our tours are conducted adhering to all the Covid-19 guidelines in each country. Our tour guides wear masks. Masks and hand satinizers are provided for all guests through out the trip. Hostel rooms and transport vehicles are regularly sanitized. Tarsport vehicles for group tour carry 50% of capacity.
✯ Accommodation in hostels for 5 night, including 1 night in Cruise ship
✯ Transfers in a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter or equivalent
✯ Domestic return airfare from Helsinki to Rovaniemi
✯ Cruise ticket from Helsinki to Tallinn
✯ Cruise ticket from Tallinn to Helsinki
✯ Certified tour guides wherever applicable
✯ Crossing of the Arctic circle
✯ Visit to the Santa Village and meeting the Santa Claus
✯ Northern lights wilderness group tour
✯ Tickets to the Ranua Zoo
✯ Entrance tickets to the SnowCastle at Kemi
✯ Visit to the ice bar of the SnowCastle
✯ Entry ticket to Rock Church in Helsinki
✯ Suomenlinna Islands walking tour and return ferry tickets
✯ Entrance ticket to all sightseeing locations mentioned in the itinerary
✯ Tickets for activity mentioned in the itinerary
✯ Local sim card with unlimited high speed internet usage
✯ All taxes and tips are included
✯ Return airfare from home country to Helsinki
✯ Visa expenses if applicable
✯ Health insurance if applicable
✯ Extra luggage charges in flights
✯ Difference in airfare if bookings not made at least 3 months in advance
✯ Any winter activities not specified in itinerary is not include.
✯ Cost of warm clothes if rented
✯ Porterage, laundry, wines & alcoholic beverages, shopping, all items of personal nature and also food and drinks are not included.
✯ Any extra expenses incurred for changing the route due to any unforeseen circumstances, natural calamities, political disturbances, strikes etc.
✯ Any upgradation in the room category or airline class
✯ Any item not mentioned in the inclusion