ESTABLISHED Europe specialists Beyond Travel are broadening their range with a host of new activities in Scandinavia.
Two key introductions in the company’s 2016 Russia & Beyond brochure, the largest in 21 years, are the new packages featuring Hurtigruten and an exclusive small group special journey which combines the highlights of Scandinavia and Russia.
One of the new tailor-made tours is an 18-day package which takes in major centres in Sweden, Denmark, and Norway around a five-night Hurtigruten voyage from Kirkenes in northern Norway through the Lofoten islands in daylight and a crossing on the Arctic Circle on the way to Bergen.
The itinerary includes travel by road, rail and ferry, all meals on the Hurtigruten sector, 11 nights accommodation and sightseeing in the capital cities. Priced from $8920 per person twin share the tour can be customised to suit clients individual travel needs and there are daily departures between May and September.
Marketing manager Bryce Crampton said that the Highlights of Scandinavia and Russia tour was designed to meet demand for a comprehensive small group tour spanning northern Europe.
He added, “Departures of this exclusive small group 21-day journey in May, June, July and August are guaranteed and can be combined with pre- and post-tour accommodation in Moscow and Bergen in Norway.
“Beyond Travel is also offering a bonus $1000 in Discover More vouchers on the package which can be used against a huge range of additional pre and post tour services”.
As for the new product range in Scandinavia, Mr Crampton said that the feedback from travel agents to the expanded services and product this year was overwhelmingly positive and the trade response encouraged Beyond Travel to offer an even wider choice of hotels, tours and sightseeing options for 2016.
The new brochure also features new Scandinavia ferry services, short-stay city and fjord packages, greater sightseeing options and a broader range of hotel choices throughout Scandinavia.