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Northern Explorer tour

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4.5 Based on 24 Reviews
  • duration 18 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 1-99 yrs
  • max group size 18
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-37647
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Amsterdam, Holland
  • Ends Amsterdam, Holland
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TOUR OVERVIEW
The "Northern Explorer Tour" starts from and ends in Amsterdam. The "Northern Explorer Tour" is a local culture trip that takes 18 days. You will travel through Vilnius, Amsterdam, Warsaw and 7 other destinations visiting Germany, Poland and 8 more countries. This is a guided small group tour. The includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Netherlands,Amsterdam
  • Day 2: Germany,Northern Germany
  • Day 3: Denmark,Copenhagen
  • Day 4: Norway,Oslo,Gothenburg
  • Day 5: Norway,Oslo
  • Day 6: Sweden,Sigtuna
  • Day 7: Sweden,Stockholm
  • Day 8: Sweden,Finland
  • Day 9: Finland,Helsinki
  • Day 10: Estonia,Tallinn
  • Day 11: Latvia,Riga
  • Day 12: Lithuania,Vilnius
  • Day 13: Poland,Trakai
  • Day 14: Poland,Warsaw
  • Day 15: Germany,Berlin
  • Day 16: Germany,Berlin
  • Day 17: Germany,Amsterdam
  • Day 18: Netherlands,End Of Tour
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 16 nights' accommodation in twin rooms with private en-suite facilities, 1 night's accommodation in twin share cabin with private en-suite facilities
  • Single travelers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room/cabin
Meals
  • 17 breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 6 dinners*Vegetarian options available for all meals on request
Transport
  • Overnight ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki
  • Any public transport used as part of the tour days (excludes free days)
Guide
  • Services of your Expat Explore tour leader, who will be on hand with advice and tips to ensure that you get the most from your trip
Others
  • All taxes and fees included
  • Free Expat Explore tour souvenir – a memorable gift of your once in a lifetime trip
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and toilet onboard
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Amsterdam are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Northern Explorer tour tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 24 reviews
  • Susana
  • On Oct 21 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent
Super fun and happy
  • Tim
  • On Oct 09 2019
4 - Very Good
Very Good
This was our 2nd experience with the tour operator. We had such a great time before, hence we booked again,It was generally good, tho I wish we were informed in advance during our email correspondence with Expat that they changed... Read more
  • Seona
  • On Sep 29 2019
4 - Very Good
Very Good
Loved the trip, saw so many amazing places.
  • Anitzal
  • On Sep 15 2019
4 - Very Good
Very Good
This was a wonderful tour and we saw so much in the 18 days but I found there was too much bus travelling. I guess I knew this when I booked it but didn't realise how tiring it would be. The last day we travelled from Berlin to... Read more
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
Request a private and/or personalized departure To design a private tour, we'll ask you some more information in the following steps.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Northern Explorer tour tour. You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 44 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 11 November 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 11 November 2022, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 44 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Northern Explorer tour tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Northern Explorer tour tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Thorough hygiene practices and general health & safety measures has been implemented on this trip to protect against COVID-19.
  • Face masks will be compulsory while on the coach, boat and train. Coaches are cleaned and sanitised before the start of each tour and daily cleaning is maintained throughout the tour.
  • Traveler are required to carry out responsible social distancing while on the coach and train, during city tours, on visits to landmarks, museums etc.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Where to travel in Europe?

    Europe has swathes of spectacular landscapes, a rich history, and vibrant cultures. Therefore, deciding on the best travel destinations on the continent can be difficult. However, you can narrow down on highlights by choosing one overarching theme for your trip. 

    If you are looking forward to immersing yourself in art and history, then Italy, Spain, and France should be on the top of your list. Head for Switzerland, Norway, or Croatia if nature is what you love the most. For beaches and water sports, you will be hard-pressed to find better destinations than Greece, Portugal, and Montenegro.

    Having said that, you can also diversify your itinerary by mixing and matching different elements of the same country. Italy tops the charts not just for its medieval monuments and Renaissance art but also for coastal scenery and sun-soaked beaches. Similarly, Spain is a foodie paradise as much as it is an architectural hotspot.

  • How to travel around Europe cheap?

    Bus services like FlixBus and BusAbout offer a convenient means of transport if you wish to move from one city to another within the same country. Although these services do travel between countries, they might not be the best choice due to a longer travel time.

    Budget airlines are another great way to get around Europe’s major cities, especially when you want to cut down on travel time between two countries. Keep an eye out and you might be able to snag tickets at unbelievable rates. Services like Skyscanner can be of help. Some of the largest budget airlines in the continent are Ryanair, WizzAir, Eurowings, and EasyJet.

    Ridesharing services are a godsend for those wishing to immerse themselves in local culture as they offer you the chance to catch a ride with locals along the way. BlaBlaCar is the largest one. The only downside is that it is not always as easy to book a rideshare service as it is to catch a bus or hop on a budget flight.

  • What is the best travel insurance for Europe?

    There are dozens of insurance companies offering travel insurance, which can make it difficult for you to choose the right one.

    There are a number of things that you should be aware of while purchasing travel insurance. If it is comprehensive medical insurance plans that you are interested in, make sure to find out what all the plan covers. If you are concerned about certain scenarios, then check out customizable travel insurance policies and find out if the provider can cover you for those situations. You also need to determine if there are reasonable coverage limits. Check deductibles and compensation limits in the insurance policy for this.

    While insurance is important, it is mostly a safeguard against emergencies. If you are on a budget, you can go with the second- or even third-best option and prioritize getting your money’s worth instead of purchasing the most comprehensive coverage.

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