Tuesday, 4 March 2014

For the REAL white Christmas, book early with Bentours

Book early for that once-in-a-lifetime experience with Bentours

Visit Santa's home town in Finland

Summer is almost over and if watching the Sochi Winter Games has had you yearning for some time in the snow, then nowhere feels more traditional and wintry than Christmas in Europe.

For travellers who have always dreamed of a white Christmas, now is the perfect time to plan a once-in-a-lifetime festive break in the Northern hemisphere.

For a truly magical experience and unique Christmas treat, Bentours – Australia's leading Scandinavian travel specialist – offers an unforgettable Christmas in Lapland package for the young and the young at heart!

Celebrate the festive season under the Northern Lights in Santa's home town in Finnish Lapland. The 5-day family-friendly package departs from Rovaniemi, Santa's 'official' residence in Finland, on 23 December 2014. Highlights include a visit to Santa's secret hideaway deep in a majestic forest, a reindeer sleigh ride, a traditional Finnish Christmas dinner and a surprise visit from Santa after the meal. For a really unique experience, kids can help decorate a tree with Santa's helpers and then have fun as they gain an International Reindeer Driver's Licence.

On Christmas Day, there is an option to attend a traditional Lutheran church service delivered in Finnish, and a visit to the Snowfun Park for tobogganing, kick-sledding and other fun activities like ice fishing, ice golf or snow hockey. Activities on Boxing Day include a visit to the Arktikum Science Centre & Museum for insights into the unique culture and traditions of the Arctic region, and a trip to Santa Claus Village for handicraft shopping.
This package is exclusive to Bentours with accommodation options available at the Scandic Rovaniemi Hotel, Hotel Rantasipi Pohjanhovi or Hotel Santa Claus.

From AU$2480* per person twin share, the Christmas in Lapland package includes four nights' accommodation at Scandic Rovaniemi Hotel, four dinners, four breakfasts, one lunch, return airport transfers and outer winter clothes for excursions.

Book now to secure places by contacting your local travel agent or Bentours at, or call 1800 221 712 or email For more information, refer to Bentours' specials and promotions.

 *Offer terms and conditions:

* Prices are per person, twin/double share & subject to availability. Christmas in Lapland (5D/4N) is valid for sale until 23 Dec 14 unless sold out.  Advertised price is based on standard room at the Scandic Hotel 3.5 star for departure 23 Dec 14. A 10% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. Full payment is required by 15 Aug 2014.  Prices quoted are accurate as at 28 Feb 14. Offer is valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offers. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply depending on date of travel. All airfares are excluded. Prices are subject to availability and may change due to currency fluctuations. Tempo Holidays trading as Bentours International A.B.N. 51007331213 VIC License 31341

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