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WINTER WONDERLAND 

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Helsinki [3N] | Rovaniemi [3N] | Cruise [1N] | Tallinn [1D]

Backpacking Wonderland
Backpackers Tour

7 Days | 6 Nights

Visit 2 European countries

Visit Ranua Zoo 

Northern Lights

Overnight party Cruise to Tallinn

Inclusion

Domestic

Transfers

Certified

Guide

Sight

Seeing

Accommodation

Transfers 

 Starting From  € 1,490  per adult

Welcome to Winter Wonderland

OVERVIEW

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.

DAY

1

Arrival at Helsinki, Overnight in Helsinki

Arrival in Helsinki

Check-in at the hostel

Visit the famous Senate square

✯ Explore Helsinki on your own

2

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

3

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

4

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

5

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

6

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

7

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


Strolling in the cobbled stone street you will find yourself living in Medieval times. Embracing the rich heritage, you get to experience and explore the vibrant old town




Suomenlinna Islands - a UNESCO World Heritage Site


The Sea Fortress speaks volumes of history. It's beautiful and ancient. The fortress is situated on three islands that are interconnected and is an UNESCO world heritage site.




Overnight Party Cruise to Tallinn


Enjoy Cruise party and have an awesome experience on the Scandinavian Cruise





HIGHLIGHTS

HOTELS

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?


As you would be experiencing very cold temperatures we will guide you pack for the trip. We will share with you detailed list of essentials that you need to carry for the trip. Warm clothes can be rented from us in case you do not want to carry much.




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.





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INCLUSION

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

EXCLUSION

✯ 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

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