Thanksgiving in Iceland

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Thanksgiving in Iceland
November 21 - 25, 2018
$1334 Double, $1527 Single


Airfare not Included


We recommend optional Travel Insurance for this tour. Please ask for a brochure.


Iceland is a unique island at the top of the world, halfway between North America and Europe. A hot destination with a cool reputation! Join us for a unique vacation experience as we travel to Reykjavik, Iceland for Thanksgiving with European flare.


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$1,334.00

Itinerary

Thanksgiving in Iceland
November 21 - 25, 2018
$1334 Double, $1527 Single

We recommend optional Travel Insurance for this tour. Please ask for a brochure.

Airfare not included.

Iceland is a unique island at the top of the world, halfway between North America and Europe. A hot destination with a cool reputation! Join us for a unique vacation experience as we travel to Reykjavik, Iceland for Thanksgiving with European flare.

Wenesday, November 21  

Today we travel to Newark or Philadelphia Airport by motorcoach for an evening departure on Iceland Air.

Thursday, November 22  

After an early morning arrival in Iceland, we will be met by our guide in the arrival hall of the airport who will take us to our private coach. Just 15 minutes drive from the airport is a spectacular modern building that offers beautiful views of surrounding bay, Faxafloi. This is the new Viking museum Vikingaheimar and it is the perfect stop for a welcome breakfast. Vikingheimar is the home of the Viking Ship Islendingur (the Icelander). Built in 1996, Icelander is an exact replica of the famous Gokstad ship, a remarkable archaeological find of an almost completely intact Viking ship, excavated in Norway in 1882. Vikingaheimar is also a home to a portion of the Viking millennium exhibition produced by the Smithsonian Institution. Next we drive to the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik. Reykjavik is the world's most northerly capital, with more than one third of Iceland's population. Today Reykjavik is a modern city with a variety of restaurants, museums, galleries and theaters. On our tour we cover the city from one end to the other. We will see the old town centre, the Parliment, the Cathedral, the harbour, the National Museum, the Pearl and Hofoi house, the summit site of 1986. We drive past the city's salmon river which is an outstanding proof that Reykjavik is a pollution free capital and the Arbaejarsafn outdoor folk museum, which offers an interesting contrast to the modern buildings of the most recent part of Reykjavik. Drive continues past Reykjavik's largest outdoor swimming pool in Laugardalur which is heated with water from natural hot springs under the city, the Asmundur Sveinsson Scuplture Museum and Hallgrimskirkja Church(whose steeple is a Reykjavik landmark). Our lodging for the next three evenings will be at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina or Natura. We will enjoy a Thanksgiving Dinner with Icelandic Cuisine this evening.  B, D 

Friday, November 23 

After breakfast at the hotel, we start our day touring with a visit to the idyllic Froheimar greenhouse cultivation centre, where we learn about the magic behind growling delicious, pesticide-free tomatoes and cucumbers with the aid of the geothermal heat that Iceland has in abundance. An unbelievable fact that few people know is that Iceland is the only country in the world where tomatoes are grown the whole year around. During this visit we will also visit the farm stable, where we get a close look of the famous Icelandic horse. After meeting these Icelandic farmers we continue our tour to Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall), one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe. Here you will see thousands of tons of icy water thunder majestically down into a deep gorge. Our tour then continues on to the infamous Geysir area where we will discover the famous Geysir which has given its name to hot springs all over the world. You will see one of the most active geysers in the area, Strokkur, spouting up to 30 meters in the air. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. Our last visit of today is Pingvellir National Park, a remarkable geological site and the most historic site on the island. The world's oldest democratic parliament was founded here in 1930. Pingvellir, located by Lake Pingvallavatn, the largest lake on the island; is now a national park and has been a World Heritage Site since 2004. The beautiful canyon running through the park is actually the meeting point of two of the earth's tectonic plates. The area's combination of natural phenomena and historical significance make it inseparable from the fabric of Icelandic national life. We will arrive back to Reykjavik in the late afternoon. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.   B, L 

Saturday, November 24  

After breakfast at the hotel, your day is free to plan as you wish. Iceland is about the size of Kentucky with a sparse population of 275,000. Settled over 1000 years ago by Norwegian Vikings, Iceland boasts a rich European history. The climate is a surprisingly warm average of 32 degrees F. The cuisine features lamb and fresh fish. The adventurous may spend the day horseback riding or snowmobiling. Reykjavik features a unique downtown experience including cuisine, culture and European shopping. The evening offers diverse nightlife.   B

Sunday, November 25  

Following breakfast, we will check out of our hotel and partake in an excursion to the Blue Lagoon. Be sure to have a bathing suit and towel in your carry on so you can bathe in the naturally heated, mineral rich pool of water in the middle of a lava field. Gaining time as we fly westward, we will arrive on the east coast this evening and transfer home.  B

 

Payment Schedule

A deposit of $500.00 per person is due within 7 days of booking in order to confirm a seat on this tour.  Final payment is due August 17, 2018.

Cancellation Policy: TBA

Tour Includes

Roundtrip Motorcoach Transfers from Pennsburg to and from the Airport

First Class Accommodations throughout the Tour

All Ground Transportation and Sightseeing Admissions as indicated in the Itinerary

All Departure Taxes

All Hotel Taxes and Surcharges

Meals Listed on the Itinerary: Indicated by B (Breakfast), L (Lunch), D (Dinner)

Perkiomen Tours Escort throughout the Tour with a Minimum of 20 Paying Customers 

Items Not Included

Airfare

Airline Checked Bag Fees

Hotel Baggage Handling

Optional Excursions

Meals Not Listed in the Itinerary

Items of a Personal Nature Like:  Phone Calls, Laundry, Medical Assistance and Gratuities to Drivers/Guides/Services

Airline fuel surcharges, fees, taxes, etc. are subject to change without notice & may result in additional charges 

Please note:  All known taxes and fees have been included in the listed prices.  Airlines do reserve the right to pass along changes or increases, etc. including fuel surcharges as deemed necessary and without prior notification.  If this should occur, it may result in additional charges to each traveler.   

Cancellation/Interruption Protection

Because of cancellation penalties incurred, especially on cruises and air tours (both domestic and international), Perkiomen Tours strongly recommends the purchase of cancellation/interruption insurance.  We do assist our travelers who might wish to purchase travel protection by providing insurance information/brochures.  Of course, you are free to select other insurance sources if you choose to do so.  Any insurance coverage purchased is an agreement between the traveler and the insurance company.  All conditions of coverage(s) are dependent upon the specific policy of your selected insurance company.  Please be aware of any eligibility requirements for coverage pertaining to pre-existing conditions prior to paying your trip deposit. 

Proof of Citizenship

A current passport with at least six months validity from departure date will be required.  Travelers will be responsible to secure their own passport.  Passport forms are available from your local post office or any passport office. 

Transportation Security Administration’s Guidelines for Checking Luggage

Customers are urged to leave their checked luggage unlocked, which will avoid the potential need for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel to forcibly open bags that require further inspection.  Plastic zip ties or cable ties may be used if desired.

Customers are asked to:

  • Not pack food or beverages in checked bags
  • Pack footwear on top of other contents
  • Put personal belongings in clear plastic bags to reduce chances of TSA Screeners having to handle them
  • Spread out – not stack – books
  • Leave gifts unwrapped should screening require them to be opened
  • Put scissors, pocket knives and other sharp items in checked luggage
  • Put film in carry-on bag because screening equipment will damage undeveloped film
  • Avoid over packing your bag so that the screener will be able to easily reseal your bag if it is opened for inspection