Future Adult/Family Tours:
June 15-26, 2019 Iceland, Norway and Sweden, with a St. Petersburg extension
Our 2019 Tour begins in Reykjavik, Iceland. After our over-night flight, we get to relax at the Blue Lagoon and spa, before visiting the city. Stops include the Hofoi House, Perlan Restaurant, presidential residence, and the Hallgrimskirkja Church.
On Day 3, we travel the Golden Circle, a ring of some of Iceland's most magnificent natural wonders, including Thingvellir National Park, the Great Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall.
On Day 4, we fly to Bergen, Norway.
On Day 5, we'll tour Bergen and see the Bergenhus Fortress, figh and flower markets, Custom House and harbor, Fantoft Stave Church, and Edvard Grieg Museum. In the afternoon, we'll take a cable car ride to the top of Mount Ulriken and have a beautiful view of Bergen's city center.
Day 6, we take a cruise through narrow fiords, surrounded by steep cliffs. We'll disembark at Flam and explore the Flam National Railway Museum, then take a scenic train ride along one of the steepest rails in the world.
Day 7. Fly to Oslo, Norway and enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city. A local guide will introduce the group to Oslo's Viking traditions and landmarks. Visit Oslo's City Hall and Viking Ship Museum. Stroll through Vigeland Sculpture Park and the local Mathallen Market.
Day 8. Flight to Stockholm. Free afternoon in the city, or add an optional Stockholm Archipelago tour on a sailing ship.
Day 9. Sightseeing tour of Stockholm, including City Hall, site of the annual Nobel Prize Banquet. Visit the Vata Museum, the medieval Old Town and see the Royal Palace. Free afternoon or add an optional excursion to Drottningholm.
Day 10 and 11. Visit picturesque town of Sigtuna en route to Uppsala. Visit Uppsala Cathedral, Gustavianum Museum, and Gamla Uppsala archeological site.
Day 12. Flight home, or fly to St. Petersburg, Russia for a three day extension, which includes Palace Square, St. Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral Church, Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, and the Hermitage Museum. Free day on last day, or an optional excursion to the Peterhof. Cost of extension: $999 includes flights, breakfasts, hotels, entrance fees.
Cost of the 12 day tour without extension:
$5,999 includes hotels, all flights, all breakfasts, 6 dinners, admission to all listed events, 24/7 tour director, local guides at designated places, porterage at hotels.
Not included: lunches, some dinners, passport, (no visa requirements unless doing St. Petersburg extension), charter bus to Dulles Airport near Washington DC.
To sign up for this tour, go to: https://www.grouptoursite.com/tours/barbarasimpson
There are currently 6 openings left.
There was an introductory meeting at Bethany Covenant Church, DuBois on September 19, 2017. Address: 26 E. Long Ave. DuBois, PA 15801. A future meeting will be held in the spring of 2019.
Our future tours in the works:
2020 Sept/Oct Sicily and Southern Italy, featuring Puglia, Amalfi Coast, Blue Grotto, Naples. Possible extension to Rome.
2021 Antarctic Cruise, including several days in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2022 Spring tulip time in Amsterdam Holland, Hamburg Germany, Denmark