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Bentours has the perfect addition to any Sochi winter games itinerary

February 6, 2014 Travel Deals No Comments Email Email

All eyes are on Russia in the lead up to the Winter Olympics in Sochi this year and for those planning on visiting the games, Bentours, Australia’s specialist in travel to Scandinavia and Russia, has a new Russia & Lapland Highlights package – the perfect addition to any Sochi winter games itinerary.

The new 21-day Russia & Lapland Highlights tour journeys around the incredible architecture of Moscow and St Petersburg, showcases northern Finland’s rich Sami culture and takes a memorable voyage along Scandinavia’s most breathtaking coast – the Norwegian fjords.

unnamed (2)The Russia & Lapland Highlights begins in Moscow where travellers can spend a few days exploring the incredible Russian capital before taking a train journey to St Petersburg, Russia’s undisputed cultural capital boasting 100 theatres and more than 140 museums.

From Russia travellers reach Rovaniemi, a town in the heart of Finnish Lapland where clear days make the town a delightful spot. In spring and in summer visitors can experience the magical midnight sun. While during the winter months Rovaniemi is alive with travellers and locals participating in their own winter sports games with activities such as cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice surfing and ice golf.

After visiting reindeer in Finnish Lapland, the Hurtigruten’s Norwegian Coastal Voyage takes passengers on a six-day cruise past spectacular landscapes including the islands of Vesteralen and Lofoten, as well as a spectacular sail across the Arctic Circle.

Packages start from AU$7,724 per person and include accommodation in superior hotels, local English-speaking guides throughout Russia and a six-day Hurtigruten voyage.

Sochi is a Russian city situated on the Black Sea coast near the border of Georgia and Russia, flights from Moscow are approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes with the nearest airport to the games being the Sochi International Airport located in Adler, 23 kilometres from Sochi.

For bookings or further information, please contact Bentours.

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