Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Bentours Follow the Northern Lights - NEW second departure

Bentours announces second Scandinavian Follow the Lights escorted tour in 2014

Bentours, Australia’s specialist in travel to Scandinavia is offering travellers a second chance to experience this year’s Northern Lights phenomenon. NASA scientists have predicted the coming European winter will provide conditions for the best Northern Lights in a decade and Bentours is offering a second departure of its popular Follow the Lights package.

Following the sell-out success of the first Follow the Lights tour, Bentours has developed a second 13-day reverse Follow the Lights – Special Group Departure package. Departing from Helsinki on 22 February, 2014 the package will give Australians another opportunity to experience the Northern Lights.

This escorted action-packed itinerary will take travellers deep into the heart of Finnish Lapland for an unforgettable winter adventure. Highlights of the tour include a night in the unique Kakslauttanen Igloo Village gazing up at the shimmering light show from the comfort of a warm glass igloo, exploring the rich culture of the region’s Sami people, scooting around on a snowmobile or roaming through the pristine Arctic landscapes aboard a traditional husky sled and a visit to Rovaniemi – the home of Santa Claus.

The Northern Lights adventure continues with a six day cruise on Hurtigruten (Bentours’ partner in Norwegian coastal cruising) through Norway’s majestic fjords visiting remote islands and coastal communities. The ship provides the perfect viewing platform to see the lights against the dark night sky, away from the artificial light of towns and cities.

For a pre glimpse of the spectacular Northern Lights show, Hurtigruten has developed an awe-inspiring video hunting the light with some of the best Northern Lights as seen from the ship’s deck, available at - http://bit.ly/1aX4PBs.

Bentours’ 13-day reverse Follow the Lights – Special Group Departure package has been carefully planned around the best vantage points for viewing the incredible Northern Lights phenomenon. Combining the expertise of knowledgeable guides, Bentours is offering travellers the best chance to witness the dazzling lights, also known as Aurora Borealis.

Packages start from AU$5,100 per person twin share departing from Helskini on Sunday 22 February, 2014 and includes 7 nights hotel accommodation in 4 star hotels, 5 nights Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage, first class rail from Helskinki to Rovaniemi, expert English speaking guide, as well as 12 breakfasts and 10 dinners.

Book now to secure places by contacting your local travel agent or Bentours at www.bentours.com.au, 1800 221 712 or enquiry@bentours.com.au.

*Price is per person, based on twin share accommodation & subject to availability Follow the Lights - Special Group Departure 2014 Reverse is valid for sale and travel until 22 Feb 14. Advertised price is based on twin share accommodation in an N Grade Outside Cabin on Hurtigruten cruise for the 28 Feb 14 departure. Prices quoted are accurate as at 05 Sep 13. Offer valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offers. Final payment is due 100 day prior to tour departure. Full payment is required upon booking when reservations are made within 100 days of departure. A $700 deposit per person is required within 7 days of booking. Cancellations made 70 days or more prior to departure will be subject to loss of deposit. Cancellations made up to 69 days prior to departure will be subject of loss of up to 100% of total cost. Full payment is required 70 days prior to departure date. Single supplements apply. All airfares are excluded. Prices are subject to availability and may change due to currency fluctuations. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Tempo Holidays trading as Bentours International A.B.N. 51007331213 VIC License 31341