OMR 1470.000

Itinerary

DAY 01 – ARRIVAL HELSINKI

Upon arrival at Helsinki airport, transfer to the hotel in a private car/van with an English-speaking driver ONLY.

Overnight at Sokos Hotel Presidentti or similar || Meals: Breakfast


DAY 02 – HELSINKI – CITY TOUR – HELSINKI

Scandinavian Breakfast at hotel. 10:00 start a Helsinki city tour (3HRS) in a private car/van with an English-speaking driver-guide.

The City Tour covers all the major sights of Helsinki.

Helsinki was founded in 1550 by the Swedish King Gustav Vasa. In 1748 the building of the Suomenlinna Fortress began. This drew more people to the city and gave it a more cosmopolitan air. As a result of the war of 1808-1809, Sweden was forced to cede Finland to Russia. In 1812 Tsar Alexander declared Helsinki the capital of autonomous Finland. In 1917 the city was to become the capital of the independent Republic of Finland. In safeguarding its historical heritage, Helsinki has again and again been forced to reassess the past.

Cultural influences from both East and West have moulded the life of the city, which has nevertheless preserved an outlook on life that is inherently Finnish. Over the years the city has spread and its population multiplied, yet nature is still close at hand - the sea and islands are dominant features of the landscape.

Among the most striking features of the Helsinki architecture are the largish areas built in a uniform style. The city thus has whole blocks and even districts representing Neoclassical, Art Nouveau, and National Romantic, functional or modern architecture. The oldest area in Helsinki that has been preserved intact is the Senate Square, reminiscent of St. Petersburg in its neoclassical style.

In the 1970s Helsinki acquired some important new public buildings - e.g. the Finlandia Hall, the City Theatre, the new National Opera, the official residence of the Finnish President and the Temppeliaukio Church - which are now important landmarks on the Helsinki street scene.

The City Tour includes all essential sights in the city centre including the Sibelius Park with the Sibelius Monument, an unusual steel monument from 1967, commemorating the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Pay a visit to Temppeliaukio Church (The Church in the Rock), completed in 1969 and carved out of a solid rock and topped with a copper dome.

Only the dome is visible from the outside. The pantheon-like interior is enhanced by the rugged granite walls and the copper-plated cupola. The excellent acoustics make this a favourite venue for concerts.

Including a visit to Temppeliaukio Church (The Church in the Rock).

Overnight at Sokos Hotel Presidentti or similar || Meals: Breakfast


DAY03 – HELSINKI – IVALO – SAARISELKÄ AREA

Scandinavian Breakfast at hotel.

Note:  Hotel check-out time 12:00 – hotel can store luggage until transfer!

Morning or afternoon transfer to airport in a private car/van with English speaking driver ONLY.

DOMESTIC Flight for Ivalo (NOT INCLUDED )

Upon arrival Ivalo airport, transfer to one of the Wilderness resorts in a private van with an English speaking driver ONLY.

Enjoy a welcome dinner and settle in your accommodation. Cold weather gear is given to you either upon arrival or the next day.

Overnight at one of the Wilderness Resorts (Aurora Cabin = full view of Northern Lights).|| Meals: Breakfast & Dinner


DAY 04 – SAARISELKÄ AREA 

Scandinavian Breakfast at hotel. Activities during your stay (day 4+5:

Reindeer Day with Snowmobile

We will drive with snowmobiles to a reindeer farm, where you will meet the reindeer herders and learn about the importance of reindeer in Lapland. You will learn how to lasso a reindeer and have a short ride in a sleigh pulled by reindeer. We will also enjoy soup lunch during the day.

Husky Safari

An absolute ‘must do’ when visiting Lapland!  The dogs’ excitement is infectious and as the animals fall silent on the trail, you will realize that this is the only way to see Lapland. All our husky safaris include full instructions and are based on two people sharing a sled unless otherwise stated.

Aurora Camp

This program takes you to the amazing surroundings. You will be comfortably seated in a sledge that is pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. This way you can enjoy the northern sky all the way to the camp site. At the camp there is a hut with an open fire to warm us up on a cold night of Aurora hunting. Your guide will also serve warm drinks to keep you heated and cozy. The camp has a minimum amount of light pollution, so it is perfect for viewing the Northern lights that hopefully show up in the sky.

Aurora Snowshoeing

Experience the surrounding nature and Aurora Borealis on foot! Snowshoeing in the woods at night has it’s own excitement. You will wander in the amazing taiga forests surrounding Muotka until finally reaching the camp spot. At the camp we enjoy some warm drinks and gaze at the sky in the hopes of a possible Northern Lights show.

Aurora Hunt by Car

On this tour, you will spend the evening searching for the Northern lights, traveling by car and having some warm drinks to keep you warm. Depending on weather conditions, there might be some changes on which route we select in order to take you to the best spots to see the Northern lights!

Includes: Accommodation, full board, return airport transfers (Ivalo Airport), winter outdoor clothing and activities mentioned in the program. The detailed daily itinerary will be provided upon arrival.

 

Overnight at one of the Wilderness Resorts (Aurora Cabin = full view of Northern Lights).|| Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


DAY 05 – SAARISELKÄ AREA

Scandinavian Breakfast at hotel. Activities on this day as well.

Includes: Accommodation, full board, return airport transfers (Ivalo Airport), winter outdoor clothing and activities mentioned in the program.

Overnight at one of the Wilderness Resorts (Aurora Cabin = full view of Northern Lights).|| Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


DAY 06 – SAARISELKÄ AREA  – HELSINKI

Scandinavian Breakfast at hotel.

Late morning private transfer to Ivalo airport.

At 14:10 departure by AY534 for Helsinki ( DOMESTIC FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED ).

15:30 arrival Helsinki, transfer to hotel in a private car/van with an English speaking driver ONLY.

Overnight at Sokos Hotel Presidentti or similar || Meals: Breakfast


DAY 07 – HELSINKI – DEPARTURE

Scandinavian Breakfast at hotel.

Note:  Hotel check-out time 12:00 – hotel can store luggage until tour/transfer!

Transfer to airport in a private car/van with English speaking driver ONLY.

** TOUR ENDS **

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Highlights of this Package:

From OMR 1470.000 Per Person on Double Sharing Basis

  • Visit to Temppeliaukio Church
  • Reindeer Day with Snowmobile
  • Husky Safari
  • Aurora Snowshoeing
  • Aurora Hunt by Car

Package Validity: 30th APR 2020

 

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Variety Cruises: The Yacht Cruise Experience – 5 Days / 4 Nights

OMR 426.000

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MAHE – ST ANNE – CURIEUSE – COUSIN – PRASLIN – ARIDE – ST PIERRE – PRASLIN

DAY 1: MAHE INTER ISLAND QUAY – ST ANNE ISLAND

Embarkation between 3pm and 4pm. After a welcome cocktail we leave Port Victoria and sail to nearby St Anne for a refreshing swim stop off the ship. Overnight at anchor near St Anne. Welcome dinner.

DAY 2: ST ANNE ISLAND – CURIEUSE

We leave St Anne Island early in the morning to reach Curieuse. This morning we visit this uninhabited island, once a leper colony and home to giant tortoises. Our walking excursion (included) with a park guide will bring us to the farm, along mangrove forests. Later we return to the beach for a BBQ under the trees. In the afternoon you can enjoy the beach and sea activities. Overnight at anchor.

DAY 3: CURIEUSE – COUSIN ISLAND – PRASLIN

In the morning set sail for Cousin Island. Walking excursion (included) to the Bird Sanctuary which is in the care of Bird Life International. A quarter of a million birds breed on Cousin which also has several nesting beaches for turtles. In the afternoon set sail to Anse Lazio, Praslin, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Time for swimming and snorkelling. Evening at anchor.

DAY 4: PRASLIN – ARIDE – ST PIERRE – PRASLIN

In the morning set sail to Aride. Walking excursion (included) to the top of the island for an amazing view of the island. The island is home to the Wright’s gardenia found nowhere else on earth and to bird species like the Audubon’s shearwater, the Seychelles warbler. At noon set sail for St Pierre Island, reaching St Pierre after lunch for a 3 hour snorkelling and swimming stop. At sunset, leave St Pierre to sail into Baie St Anne, Praslin. Overnight at dock. Creole Night.

DAY 5: BAIE ST ANNE, PRASLIN

Disembarkation between 9am and 10 am. Please note: the itinerary is subject to change based on winds and sea conditions which may render anchorage and landing at some islands very difficult and the company reserves the right to change the itinerary for the safety of the passengers and of the ship. Inclusions / Exclusions

Package Includes:

  • 4 nights Cruise
  • Full Board basis
EXCURSIONS: Some excursions are included in the cruise and there are 2 optional excursions.

 Package Excludes:

  • Port Taxes
  • Visa Charge & Travel Insurance.
  • Tips/Gratuities.
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Highlights of this Package:

OMR 426.00 per person on Double sharing

 

  • Enjoy island hopping from Mahe Inter Island Quay to Baie St Anne, Praslin In an extraordinary 5 day voyage to explore the breathtaking islands of Seychelles! Book your vacation today with #NTTOman
  • Variety Cruises is one of the leading yacht cruise lines worldwide, operating a fleet of 11 fully owned vessels offering travelers the ultimate Yacht Cruise experience. With capacities ranging from 5 to 36 cabins, Variety Cruises’ upscale yachts and experiential cruise itineraries embrace each destination by visiting much-loved and unfrequented ports of call in a private, intimate and relaxed environment.

Validity: Based on sailing dates, please inquire with us.

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GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • THE PRICES ARE INDICATIVE AND SUBJECT TO FINAL CONFIRMATIONS.
  • PASSPORT TO BE VALID BEYOND 6 MONTHS OF PERIOD OF STAY.
  • CHECK-IN AT THE HOTELS 1400 HOURS AND CHECK-OUT 1200 HOURS.
  • SALES / TRAVEL / CANCELLATION CONDITIONS APPLY-KINDLY CHECK AT THE TIME OF BOOKING.

Package confirmed is subject to Booking Conditions / Cancellation policies as applied by Service Providers. Partially unutilized tickets are non-refundable. It is recommended that you take your travel insurance to cover you during your travel, medical expenses in case of an accident / illness, loss of baggage/personal effects, loss of ticket, change of ticket reservation and cancellation of the tour. It is the responsibility of passengers to ensure that their passports and visas are valid for travel. Kindly contact the relevant Embassy or Consulate for same.

Kiev: Unravel the City – 5 Days / 4 Nights

OMR 289.000

Itinerary
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Itinerary

Day – 1 : ARRIVE KIEV

Arrive Kiev Airport and private transfer to Hotel.

Day free for leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day – 2 : KIEV

Optional Hop on Hop off City Sightseeing – Kiev, Ukraine

During the excursion, you will see the main shrine of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine – the Kiev-Pecherska Lavra. View the unusual Paton Bridge, learn about the left bank and see the monumental 110 yard-high Motherland Statue, which has become the hallmark of the capital city. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Kyiv-Pechers'ka Lavra monastery and Saint Sophia's Cathedral with its great bell tower, the beautiful Saint Michael's Cathedral. Enjoy a great panoramic view of the Taras Shevchenko Boulevard, one of the oldest indoor markets in the capital, the Besarabka. You will also see the deepest underground station in the world, Arsenal'na, Glory Park and much more. Sure to stand out is the main red building of the National University. Furthermore, you will enjoy a great panoramic view of the most beautiful avenue in the city, Taras Shevchenko Boulevard, and one of the oldest indoor markets in the capital, the Besarabs'kyy Market. You will also see Kyiv's main street, Khreshchatyk, and the Opera House, as well as the Golden Gates and the ancient Volodymyrs'ka Street, decorated with architecture from the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day – 3 : KIEV

Optional Private tour of the Olympiysky Stadium – Kiev, Ukraine

Have a wonderful experience and feel like a footballer by visiting the Olimpiysky stadium.
Duration of tour: 2 hours

This is a great opportunity to look behind the scenes of the largest stadium in Ukraine – NSC Olympiyskiy. Your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel and transfer to the stadium. The tour will take you behind the scenes into areas usually reserved only to the players, you will feel the spirit of the game in the changing rooms and experience a real footballer's emotions by going up the players tunnel to the pitch entrance. A unique program which will give you the opportunity to see the most secluded sports of the arena, evaluate luxury of executive class sky boxes and walk along lounge and VIP zones admiring all-around views of the main sports arena of Ukraine Elite class.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day – 4: KIEV

Day at leisure. Free for exploring Kiev on own.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day – 5 : DEPARTURE

Breakfast at Hotel, Check out and transfer to Kiev airport to fly back to Muscat.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Package Includes:

  • Economy class airfare on Qatar Airways
  • 04 nights accommodation in Royal Grand 4* category of hotel or similar in Kiev
  • Arrival and departure assistance.
  • Return Airport Transfer on Private Basis.

 Package Excludes:

  • Visa Fees
  • Cost of your Overseas Travel Insurance
  • All other items not mentioned in package inclusion
  • All personnel expenses like telephone, Compulsory Tips, laundry, portage etc.

Note:

  • Sightseeing tours are optional
  • Package prices are subject to change and availability.

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Highlights of this Package:

From OMR 289.000 Per Person on Double / Triple Sharing Basis

  • 4 Nights in Kiev
  • Visa on arrival for Omani and Indian Nationals
  • Optional visit to world famous Kiev Olympic Stadium

 

Package Validity : 31st Oct 2018

*Peak Season surcharge applicable during Black out dates, Christmas & New Year period.

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GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • THE PRICES ARE INDICATIVE AND SUBJECT TO FINAL CONFIRMATIONS.
  • PASSPORT TO BE VALID BEYOND 6 MONTHS OF PERIOD OF STAY.
  • CHECK-IN AT THE HOTELS 1400 HOURS AND CHECK-OUT 1200 HOURS.
  • SALES / TRAVEL / CANCELLATION CONDITIONS APPLY-KINDLY CHECK AT THE TIME OF BOOKING.

Package confirmed is subject to Booking Conditions / Cancellation policies as applied by Service Providers. Partially unutilized tickets are non-refundable. It is recommended that you take your travel insurance to cover you during your travel, medical expenses in case of an accident / illness, loss of baggage/personal effects, loss of ticket, change of ticket reservation and cancellation of the tour. It is the responsibility of passengers to ensure that their passports and visas are valid for travel. Kindly contact the relevant Embassy or Consulate for same.

GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • THE PRICES ARE INDICATIVE AND SUBJECT TO FINAL CONFIRMATIONS.
  • PASSPORT TO BE VALID BEYOND 6 MONTHS OF PERIOD OF STAY.
  • CHECK-IN AT THE HOTELS 1400 HOURS AND CHECK-OUT 1200 HOURS.
  • SALES / TRAVEL / CANCELLATION CONDITIONS APPLY-KINDLY CHECK AT THE TIME OF BOOKING.

Package confirmed is subject to Booking Conditions / Cancellation policies as applied by Service Providers. Partially unutilized tickets are non-refundable. It is recommended that you take your travel insurance to cover you during your travel, medical expenses in case of an accident / illness, loss of baggage/personal effects, loss of ticket, change of ticket reservation and cancellation of the tour. It is the responsibility of passengers to ensure that their passports and visas are valid for travel. Kindly contact the relevant Embassy or Consulate for same.