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Scandinavia (End Helsinki, Start Berlin, 12 Days)

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Scandinavia (End Helsinki, Start Berlin, 12 Days) - Contiki
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Phillippa "I travelled on the Contiki Scandinavia and Russia Plus with tour manager Greg Colgin and driver Martin Butler. The tour was incredible, we saw everything from snowy mountain tops in Norway to beautiful days in Saint Petersburg in Russia. The first half of the trip in Scandinavia was much less of a party trip, with each day on the bus looking out to stunning views, while Russia allowed for more eve..."
Excellent
46 reviews
Starts
Berlin
Destinations
+6
Ends
Helsinki
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Highlights

  • Enjoy Copenhagen with its live jazz
  • Oslo is full of culture and museums
  • Norway's rugged Fjords and Glaciers
  • Swedish woodlands & lakes
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Berth / Cabin
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Ship, Ferry
Start in Berlin and end in Helsinki! With the discovery tour Scandinavia (End Helsinki, Start Berlin, 12 Days), you have a 12 day tour package taking you from Berlin to Helsinki and through Berlin, Germany and 7 other destinations in Europe. Scandinavia (End Helsinki, Start Berlin, 12 Days) includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

46 Reviews

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  • T
    Written on September 11, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I don't even want to think about what this tour might have been without Greg as our Trip Manager. As someone who was traveling alone and to Europe for the first time, it was a little daunting to say the least, but right from Day 1 I felt so comfortable and at ease with Greg. He went above and beyond to make sure that everyone was having a good time. His organisational skills and knowledge about each of the places we visited, meant we got to see so much and make the most of our time there. I can honestly say it was thanks to him (and driver Filipe) that I had the absolute time of my life. You won't find a more amazing tour guide and I feel lucky to also be able to call him a friend!
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  • VD
    Written on August 17, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Greg is amazing at his job! He was extremely organized and very energetic. He was also very knowledgable and made my first euro trip one for the books! I definitely hope our paths cross again!
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  • MR
    Written on August 14, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Greg was a great tour guide and travel friend! He made sure everyone was having a great time on their holiday. He was very professional but a fun guide at the same time. Greg made my trip enjoyable and the time of my life. I would definitely recommend him. He kept everyone on schedule and our itineraries were very clearly explained.
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  • RG
    Written on August 13, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip far exceeded my expectations, mostly because of the knowledge and good humour of our Tour Manager, Greg. He definitely went above and beyond to ensure we got the most out of our time and was there for the group members as a charismatic leader and friend. Our schedule was jam packed but his organizational skills and fun loving nature made it all look easy. Any group would be lucky to have him.
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  • D
    Written on August 13, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I did the scandacian portion of the contoki trip. It was such a blast. The scenery was incredible and the stays were cozy. Greg our tour guide had so much knowledge about the countries it helped a lot with getting to know each of them. And our driver Filipe was an amazing driver as well as a great guy to be around.
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  • HE
    Written on August 13, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Had a great time with Greg on Contiki, he was very informative, fun and always willing to go that extra mile for you.
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  • D
    Written on August 13, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    It was a brilliant trip. Greg was very friendly, organised, helpful and a lovely person. The accommodation and food was nice especially considering the expensive nature of Scandinavia. Greg was very knowledgeable about all the locations and had good tips on where to go and what to do. Overall, i had a blast and owe a lot of it to Greg and our driver Filipe.
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  • G
    Written on August 13, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Greg was a good, was a great, nay, was a GRAND tour guide and deserves all the stars. He went above and beyond to give us advice on what to see, show us the native ways, teach us the culture, keep us safe, allowed us to see as much as possible each day, was and will always be a friend, kept the livliness going each day, never brought the vibe down, always good vibes with Greg.
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  • Scandinavia (End Helsinki, Start Berlin, 12 Days) reviewer 9
    Written on July 18, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    This trip had been on my bucket list for the longest time and I have to say the experience really went beyond any expectations that I had. A lot of that was down to our tour manager Greg Colgin and our driver Martin Butler, these guys really put in the time and effort to make each part of this trip the best it could be. #noregregs • Detailed day sheets, with some great little illustrations, so we knew exactly what was on each day and where we needed to be. • Played interesting short videos, images and introductions to each country and culture on the bus (this is something not a lot of guides do, but it really gave you a good understanding of the place and also a list of things to look out for or avoid, like strömming). • Organised extra dinners in places where we all wanted to try a certain cuisine. • Trvia night, bobsleigh teams, polar plunges and bus DJ sets. • Wealth of local knowledge with a mix of history and relevant to the age group fun facts. • Gave honest information and warnings on what to expect with experiences. • Unbelievably clean coach every day. • Amazing driving, getting around the bendy Norwegian road and crazy Russian drivers. • Made a lot of photo stops in Norway so you never missed a great shot. • Planned so we could stop and better places for lunch (MacDonald’s) than just service stations with potato chips. • With much energy and enthusiasm each day, how could you not have a great time. This was also my 10th Contiki trip and Greg and Martin were two of the best I’ve been lucky to have travelled with. In terms of the base trip itself I can really recommend this trip as it covers such an array of places and cultures. Russia really is a must to see as well as the Fjords in Norway. METime optionals I can recommend most, I didn’t do the ballet or piano recital, just the smorgasbord on the ferry was the only one I don’t think was worth the money €40, the food wasn’t great and there are other cheaper and nicer options on board, like steak and chips for €17. Also time in Helsinki is quite short so make the most of that. Thanks again guys for an awesome trip!
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  • P
    Written on June 25, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    I travelled on the Contiki Scandinavia and Russia Plus with tour manager Greg Colgin and driver Martin Butler. The tour was incredible, we saw everything from snowy mountain tops in Norway to beautiful days in Saint Petersburg in Russia. The first half of the trip in Scandinavia was much less of a party trip, with each day on the bus looking out to stunning views, while Russia allowed for more evenings out on the town, while also seeing the beauty that was the cities.
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Itinerary

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  1. Day 1: Start Berlin/Copenhagen
  2. Day 2: Copenhagen
  3. Day 3: Copenhagen to Oslo
  4. Day 4: Oslo
  5. Day 5: Oslo to Voss
  6. Day 6: Voss to Geiranger Fjord
  7. Day 7: Geiranger Fjord to Gjovik
  8. Day 8: Gjovik to Stockholm
  9. Day 9: Stockholm
  10. Day 10: Stockholm & sail to Helsinki
  11. Day 11: Helsinki
  12. Day 12: Depart Helsinki

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  • Western Europe Travel Guide
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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • July 1, 2016

    What is the age limit for this tour?

    Contiki Tours only allows people between the age of 18-35 on their tours.

  • April 23, 2015

    What does the food fund cover?

    The food fund covers the included meals listed in the what's included section. On these tours you will have food prepared by on-site chefs or your onboard cook. Some meals may also be at local restaurants.

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Guides who have led this tour

  • Ebony Skye Anderson
    "So when I moved to Switzerland to study in 2006 - little did I know it would end up changing every plan..."
  • Greg Colgin
    "I like adventures, food and laughter, those are a few of my favourite things."

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      May 11, 2018
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      Jun 2, 2018
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      May 11, 2018
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      May 23, 2018
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      May 11, 2018
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      May 20, 2018
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      May 11, 2018
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      Jun 2, 2018
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      May 12, 2018
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      May 24, 2018
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      May 12, 2018
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      May 21, 2018
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      May 12, 2018
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      Jun 3, 2018
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    • Saturday
      May 12, 2018
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      Jun 3, 2018
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    • Friday
      May 18, 2018
      from Berlin
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      Jun 9, 2018
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      $108
      USD $4,315

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    • Friday
      May 18, 2018
      from Berlin
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      Wednesday
      May 30, 2018
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    About the countries

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    Vaccinations

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    Tick-borne encephalitis
    Recommended for Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Ideally 6 months before travel.

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    Location
    Berlin is the starting point and Helsinki is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Contiki booking. The remaining balance is then payable 45 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 27 January 2018 the full payment of $2,008 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2008 for Scandinavia (End Helsinki, Start Berlin, 12 Days), but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 2,331 km.
    • Berlin (Germany)
    • 355 km
    • Copenhagen (Denmark)
    • 483 km
    • Oslo (Norway)
    • 252 km
    • Voss (Norway)
    • 169 km
    • Geiranger (Norway)
    • 235 km
    • Gjovik (Norway)
    • 440 km
    • Stockholm (Sweden)
    • 396 km
    • Helsinki (Finland)

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