Start Point
Amsterdam
End Point
Amsterdam
Ages
10 - 75+
Transport
Private coach
& ferry
Accommodation
2, 3 & 4* hotels, overnight ferry

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Summary

Our ever-popular Northern Explorer tour covers ten countries across Scandinavia, eastern and central Europe! Absorb the culture, beautiful landscapes and hip cities from Amsterdam and Copenhagen to Berlin and back again. Experience the Scandinavian sophistication of Oslo, Norway. Explore the world’s happiest cities. Stockholm and Helsinki. Journey through Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania - Baltic states where the rhythm of life has remained unchanged. Connect with ancient culture in Warsaw and drink authentic German beer in vibrant Berlin. Want to travel Scandinavia and the Baltics? This Northern Explorer tour will more than scratch the surface!

Northern Explorer
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
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and toilet onboard
  • Overnight ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki
  • Any public transport used as part of the tour days (excludes free days)
Modern air conditioned coach transport
Extras
  • 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
  • All taxes and fees included
  • Free Expat Explore tour souvenir – a memorable gift of your once in a lifetime trip
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Accommodation

We use a variety of hotels in each destination, so you may stay in a hotel different to that listed here. Hotels are selected closer to departure date; you will receive a confirmed list one week prior to your departure date.

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Hampton by Hilton Amsterdam Schiphol Hampton by Hilton Amsterdam Schiphol
Hampton by Hilton Amsterdam Schiphol Hampton by Hilton Amsterdam Schiphol
Park Inn Amsterdam City west Park Inn Amsterdam City west
Park Inn Amsterdam City west Park Inn Amsterdam City west
Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - Schiphol Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - Schiphol
Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - Schiphol Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - Schiphol
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Good morning + Bad Oldesloe Good morning + Bad Oldesloe
Good morning + Bad Oldesloe Good morning + Bad Oldesloe
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Park Inn Copenhagen Airport Park Inn Copenhagen Airport
Park Inn Copenhagen Airport Park Inn Copenhagen Airport
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Scandic Helsfyr Scandic Helsfyr
Scandic Helsfyr Scandic Helsfyr
Radisson Blu Hotel Nydalen Oslo Radisson Blu Hotel Nydalen Oslo
Radisson Blu Hotel Nydalen Oslo Radisson Blu Hotel Nydalen Oslo
Scandic Sjølyst Scandic Sjølyst
Scandic Sjølyst Scandic Sjølyst
Scandic Holberg Scandic Holberg
Scandic Holberg Scandic Holberg
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Motel L Älvsjö Motel L Älvsjö
Motel L Älvsjö Motel L Älvsjö
Scandic Skärholmen Scandic Skärholmen
Scandic Skärholmen Scandic Skärholmen
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Viking Line ferry Viking Line ferry
Viking Line ferry Viking Line ferry
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Radisson Blu Hotelli Espoo Radisson Blu Hotelli Espoo
Radisson Blu Hotelli Espoo Radisson Blu Hotelli Espoo
Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel
Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel
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Hestia Hotel Seaport Hestia Hotel Seaport
Hestia Hotel Seaport Hestia Hotel Seaport
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Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija
Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija
Hestia Hotel Jugend Hestia Hotel Jugend
Hestia Hotel Jugend Hestia Hotel Jugend
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Green Park Hotel Vilnius Green Park Hotel Vilnius
Green Park Hotel Vilnius Green Park Hotel Vilnius
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Radisson Blu Sobieski Radisson Blu Sobieski
Radisson Blu Sobieski Radisson Blu Sobieski
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Good Morning + City East Good Morning + City East
Good Morning + City East Good Morning + City East
Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz
Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz
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Start Point
Hotel in AmsterdamPlease contact us for more information
10:00 hrs
End Point
Hotel in AmsterdamPlease contact us for more information
10:00 hrs
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On Tour Excursions
All optional excursions are booked on tour and paid in cash to your tour leader, unless stated otherwise. Please note, certain optional excursions are subject to availability and could change as a result.

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Why this tour

If you are looking to experience the beauty, culture and history of northern Europe and the Baltic states, the Expat Explore Northern Explorer tour is an excellent option! Over 18 days, you’ll be transported through ten different countries starting in the Netherlands, followed by Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.

 

This northern Europe trip boasts an exciting number of highlights for you to look forward to!  

  • Take in the scenic beauty of Scandinavia as you travel to the best places to visit in northern Europe. Did you know that Helsinki and Copenhagen rank highly on the list of the happiest cities in the world? The colours, charm and unique Scandi culture will leave you smiling!

  • Enjoy a Northern Explorer cruise across the Gulf of Finland on an overnight ferry to Helsinki.

  • Enjoy free days to relax and spend as you please in Oslo, Stockholm, Warsaw and Berlin.

  • Journey through the mesmerizing landscapes of the Baltic States and see the famous Hill of Crosses in Lithuania and pay a sobering visit to the Latvian War Cemetery.

  • Admire the magical views of a castle in the middle of a lake in the beautiful Trakai National Park in Lithuania.

  • Embark on locally guided tours of Tallinn and Warsaw which offer deep insight into the history, traditions and modern life in each city.

  • Join your tour leader for orientation tours of Copenhagen, Riga, Vilnius and Berlin. These tours offer a great overview of each destination!

  • Visit the towns of Saulkrasti on Latvia’s coast and Poznan - a Polish town famous for hosting the coronations of many early Polish kings. 

 

Is this the right tour for me?

 

What is the accommodation like? 

On our Northern European tours, travellers will share twin rooms. One night will be spent in a twin-share cabin aboard a ferry. If you are travelling solo, you’ll be paired with a fellow traveller of the same gender. Looking for some privacy and a room of your own? No problem! Simply pay for a single supplement when booking your trip.

 

How much walking will there be? 

There will be a fair amount of walking on orientation and locally guided tours. The pace will not be strenuous and travellers should be sure to pack comfortable walking shoes. 

 

Are the Baltic states worth visiting? 

Definitely! The Baltic States are home to unique cultures, traditions and sites! They are full of history and many cities proudly bear the scars of tumultuous pasts while embracing a modern cosmopolitan charm! Enjoy discovering the fascinating rhythms of life here - some of which remain unchanged for many years! 

 

Is it safe to visit the Baltic states? 

Yes, safety concerns in the Baltic States are similar to visiting western and eastern Europe. 

 

Which Baltic country is the best to visit? 

All of them! Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are all excellent travel destinations in their own right. A visit to each will reveal the magic behind each destination. 

 

This 18-day tour covers a number of amazing travel destinations. With Expat Explore you can look forward to enjoying an exciting mix of attractions, experiences, history and fun! All in an affordable and convenient way, with accommodation, transport, most meals and a number of great included experiences!

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