In Sweden, we travel to the Island of Öland in the Baltic Sea, a migrant hotspot where thousands of birds stop-over to feed and rest. Here we will be kept busy with various ducks and waders, including Common Eider, Velvet Scoter, Corn Crake, stunning breeding plumaged Red-necked Phalarope and Ruff, as well as Black-tailed Godwit, European Green Woodpecker, Eurasian Golden Oriole, and Red-breasted and European Pied Flycatcher. We then visit Scania, the southernmost province of Sweden, where we will bird in the lowlands searching for Common Crane, White-tailed Eagle, Golden Eagle, Western Osprey, Eurasian Bittern, Red Kite, Black-tailed Godwit, Golden Oriole and Eurasian Penduline Tit, to name just some. Our accommodations are very comfortable throughout and we can expect long summer days surrounded by spectacular landscapes and birds!
Tour Dates- 16th to 27th May (12 days)
Tour Price- €TBA per person sharing (see below)
Tour Size- Max 12 participants with 1 leader and local guides
16th May- Arrival in Oulu
17th May- Oulu area
18th May- Oulu to Kuusamo
19th & 20th May- Kuusamo area
21st May- Fly from Oulu in Finland to Kalmar in Sweden, continue to Hotel on Öland
22nd & 23rd May- Öland
24th May - Öland – Eastern part of Scania
25th & 26th May- Scania
27th May- Scania and departure
This tour will be limited to 12 participants with 1 leader and local guides.
The fee for this Finland & Sweden tour, based on per person in double occupancy, is € TBA starting in Oolu and ending in Scania.
The single supplement for this tour is € TBA. If RBT cannot provide you with a rooming partner although you choose to share, the single supplement will become applicable. We will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that a rooming partner is found if you do wish to share.
• All meals from lunch on day 1 of the tour to breakfast on day 12;
• All lodgings as per the itinerary;
• Ground transportation;
• All reserve entrance fees;
• All guiding services; and
• Tips for local guides and services.
The tour fee does not include:
• ANY Airfares;
• Visa fees;
• Arrival and departure taxes;
• Any drinks;
• Special gratuities; and
• Telephone calls, laundry and other items of a personal nature.
a) Due to constantly fluctuating exchange rates, we now quote our tours in 4 currencies. The tour price is however fixed only in the currency printed in bold (Euros), and the actual cost in the other currencies listed will be adjusted according to prevailing exchange rates at the time of final invoicing (usually 3 months before the tour.) Approximate flight and single supplement rates have been converted to US$ but are also subject to exchange rate movements.
b) Rates are based upon group tariffs; if the tour does not have sufficient registration (a minimum of 8 paying participants) a small party supplement will have to be charged.
c) Furthermore, these costs are subject to unforeseen increases in tour related costs and may have to be adjusted as a result.
d) Lastly, we may be forced to change or alter the itinerary and / or the designated leader/s at short or no notice due to unforeseen circumstances; please be aware that we will attempt to adhere as close to the original program as possible.
As noted above, gratuities (drivers, hotel staff, restaurants etc.) are included on this tour. However, this does NOT include your leader/s. If, therefore, you feel that he/they have given you excellent service, it is entirely appropriate to tip them.
• This tour does spend quite a lot of time birding on foot. Many of the walks are gentle in nature, through the woods and pastures of the lowlands. It does also include both full-day and half-day walks in the mountains, so an enjoyment of walking and a reasonable level of fitness are required. None of the walks are particularly demanding. All walks, however, are optional.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE DETAILS:
This tour does not include ANY international and domestic airfares. On day 1 we will have an afternoon activity so guests should arrive during the morning on day 1. The tour will conclude in Scania on the morning of day 12. If you wish to arrive early and/or depart late and would like assistance in this regard, kindly contact the office.
Oolu Airport in Finland is where the tour begins and is easily accessed via various flights, while Scania in Sweden is where the tour departs from; both are well serviced by several of the world’s major airlines. We have the capacity to advise you on the best route according to your preferences, but your local travel agent will best be able to book these flights for you. However, please DO NOT book your international flights until you have consulted the office for confirmation on the status of the tour.
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