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Scandinavia & Russia

“Norway in a Nutshell”® option
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Scandinavia & Russia

“Norway in a Nutshell”® option 18 day cruise/tour - June 12, 2022

The Best Scandinavian Cruise & Tour Ever!

Our cruise/tour includes Oslo, Norway; Stockholm, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia; Tallinn, Estonia; Riga, Latvia; Visby, Sweden; Ronne and Copenhagen in Denmark. We found the best cruise that has almost everything we want. What it was missing is Norway and the Fjords. To make it the best tour that does have everything, we have added Norway with an option to purchase the “Norway in a Nutshell”® excursion. It will take you through Norway’s most beautiful fjord scenery. You will experience the scenic Bergen Railway, the breathtaking Flåm Railway, cruise the Aurlandsfjord, cruise the narrow Nærøyfjord and travel by bus through the steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva. To make it even better we have added Michael Wilcox as our guest educator on the ship.
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Package Price Includes:

  • 11-night cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas.
  • Includes inside cabin.
  • $325 in port charges.
  • $219.39 in cruise taxes.
  • $175 Airfare between Stockholm, Sweden to Oslo, Norway.
  • All land taxes.
  • All booking fees and ticketing fees.
  • Hotels can really make a difference when traveling in Europe.  Even cheap hotels are expensive in the Scandinavian countries.  We have been able to arrange quality hotels at a fraction of what you would have to pay on your own:
    • 3 nights luxury hotel in Oslo.
    • 1-night luxury hotel in Copenhagen.
    • 1-night luxury hotel in  Stockholm.
  • A city tour of Oslo including guides, buses, entrance fees, etc.
  • All transfers, if you booked our group airfare or your flight arrives on or before and departs after our Fun For Less Group Flight.
  • Private group get-togethers on the ship.
  • Fun For Less Tours staff throughout the cruise, tour, and shore excursions – “We don’t send you, we take you.”
  • Educational lectures on the ship from our special guest educator:  S. Michael Wilcox.
  • Individual headset receivers that allow you to hear every word spoken by our guides, staff, and educator, even when you step away from the group to take that important picture.
  • Not included in our package price is the option to purchase our discounted shore excursions and the optional “Norway in a Nutshell”®.
  • Option to purchase our group airfare.

Package Price: $3,895*

*Per person cash discount price, based on double occupancy.
Does not include shore excursions, “Norway in a Nutshell”® option, airfare and tips.
International airfare pricing to be announced soon.
You can also purchase your own airfare or contact our office for quotes from other cities.

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“Norway in a Nutshell”® OPTION INCLUDES:

  • The Bergen Railway.
    The Bergen Railway is a unique experience on Northern Europe’s highest-altitude railway line. One of the greatest challenges is the harsh and changeable weather. The line is exposed to deep low-pressure centers from the west, which can mean strong winds and heavy snow for part of the year. Keeping the railway open demands great effort and technical expertise. Today, skilled workers, effective equipment, tunnels, and snow tunnels make the Bergen Railway one of the safest and most comfortable ways of traveling between Oslo and Bergen.
  • The Flam Railway
    The journey on the Flam Railway is regarded as one of the highlights of the “Norway in a Nutshell”® tour. The 20-km-long train journey from the mountain station of Myrdal to Flam takes around 55 minutes. On the journey, you have views of some of the most magnificent mountain scenery in Norway with an ever-changing panorama of tall mountains and cascading waterfalls. The train moves slowly or stops at the best views.
  • Splendid Norwegian Fjords – on UNESCO’s World Heritage List!
    Down at the picturesque village of Flam, there is time to eat and to wander around before continuing your journey by boat. The boat sails out the Aurlandsfjord and into the Naeroyfjord, one of the narrowest fjords in Europe. The Naeroyfjord is included on UNESCO’s famous World Heritage List. Surrounded by towering mountains up to 1,800 meters high, this branch of the Sognefjord is amazingly beautiful. On the journey, you have excellent views of small traditional farms.
  • Stalheimskleiva The journey continues by coach up the steep and spectacular hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva. The road up to Stalheim Hotel has 13 steep bends. After enjoying the wonderful views of the Stalheimsfossen and Sivlefossen waterfalls, we continue the journey back to Oslo.
The option also includes:  Fun For Less Tours staff traveling with you throughout “Norway in a Nutshell”®.
They will be there to make sure you find your train, buses and fjord cruise.

Price: $399*

*Per person cash discount price, based on double occupancy.
Includes all taxes and fees.

Day 1: June 12: Fly from the U.S. to Copenhagen, Denmark

Day 2: June 13: Copenhagen, Denmark
After our arrival into Copenhagen, we will transfer to our hotel.

Day 3: June 14: Copenhagen, Denmark
If you have purchased our shore excursion package, today our full-day tour will take you to the Denmark countryside where we will visit one of the top 5 castles in the world, Frederiksberg Castle. On our way back to Copenhagen we will drive by the Kronborg Castle, which was also immortalized in William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”. In Copenhagen, we will visit the Little Mermaid and the Church of Our Lady, where you will see the Christus that the LDS church replicated for Temple Square.

Day 4: June 15: Copenhagen, Denmark
If you have purchased our shore excursion package, today we will finish any touring we didn’t finish the day before. When we are done with the tour we will proceed directly to your Royal Caribbean Cruise ship and check-in.

Day 5: June 16: Ronne, Bornholm, Denmark
For those who purchased our shore excursion package, we will be doing a tour. We will have more information at a later date.

Day 6: June 17: Fun Day at Sea
Today you will have time to enjoy your beautiful cruise ship.

Day 7: June 18: Tallinn, Estonia
Today will be a free day. We do not recommend purchasing a shore excursion from the ship. The ancient walled city is best explored on your own by wandering through the cobblestone streets of the “Old Town”. This morning we will arrive in Tallinn Estonia, one of the best kept secrets in Europe. Tallinn is a beautiful port city that was established thousands of years ago along ancient trade routes. The original residents of Tallinn built an enormous wall to protect their city and it was at one time completely enclosed within these walls. Though the city has expanded since its inception, a large portion of the original wall stands.

Day 8 & 9: June 19 & 20: St. Petersburg, Russia
You will spend 2 days in St. Petersburg which is often referred to as the “Venice of the North”. You are not allowed off the ship in St. Petersburg without paying for an expensive Russian visa or purchasing a tour through Fun For Less Tours or the ship.  We will offer a 2-day shore excursion to St. Petersburg where we will see all the wonderful sites around this beautiful city.

Day 10: June 21: Helsinki, Finland
Our optional shore excursion package will visit the Finnish countryside and the charming old wooden town of Porvoo. From the red warehouses nestled on the riverbanks to the delightful old town, you’ll discover a tranquil village. Porvoo retains its town plan from the Middle Ages, with small wooden houses, picturesque gardens, and narrow streets. We will return in the afternoon for a tour of Helsinki before returning to our ship.

Day 11: June 22: Visby, Sweden
If you have purchased our shore excursion package we will enjoy a four-hour tour of the Visby area. We will begin our tour in Almedalen Park, where German Hanseatic traders once conducted their business. A short walk away brings you to the Gotlands Museum for a one-hour tour around exhibits packed with artifacts. Viking jewelry, human skeletons, and medieval picture stones all tell the illustrious story of Visby. You’ll then head out by coach to the picturesque Gotland countryside, first stopping by a medieval church to learn about the heritage of the island. The day concludes back at the ship.

Day 12: June 23: Riga, Latvia
If you have purchased our optional excursion package, today we will tour Old Town Riga as well as Sigulda and the Turaida Museum.  The guided walking tour of Old Town Riga will pass its most famous architectural monuments, St. Peter’s Church, a part of the restored city wall, and the Dome Cathedral to learn about the famous 19th century Dome organ, the biggest mechanical organ in Europe. You will also have an opportunity to see the medieval dwelling houses, “Three Brothers”, the 13th century St. Jacob’s Church, and more.

Day 13: June 24: Fun Day at Sea
Today you will have time to enjoy your beautiful cruise ship.

Day 14: June 25: Fun Day at Sea
Today you will have time to enjoy your beautiful cruise ship.

Day 15: June 26:  Stockholm, Sweden
Today we disembark our beautiful cruise ship.  For those that purchased our shore excursion package, we will do a full-day tour of Stockholm that will feature the fantastic Vasa Museum. The Vasa is the world’s only surviving 17th-century ship and one of the foremost tourist sites in the world. The ship is displayed in a museum in Stockholm. We will also enjoy a tour of the city including the city hall. Late this afternoon we will transfer to the airport to fly to Oslo, Norway.

Day 16: June 27: Optional “Norway in a Nutshell”® Tour
Today you will have a free day to explore Oslo or take our optional “Norway in a Nutshell”® excursion.  Information on this option is found above the day-by-day itinerary.

Day 17: June 28: Oslo, Norway
Today we will do a city tour of Oslo. Our tour will include the Viking Museum and the Open Air Museum – which will be the highlight of the day.   Norway has gathered ancient homes, farmhouses, schools, churches (even a Stave Church) from around Norway and created an authentic open-air museum. It is like stepping back in time where everyone dresses as they did hundreds of years ago.

Day 18: June 29: Fly Home
This morning we will transfer to the airport for our flight back to the US and on to your home.