Iceland Complete 2024 - 10 days

Guided coach tour - Summer - 10 days

Iceland Complete 2024 - 10 days

Bestseller

Guided coach tour - Summer - 10 days

Come join us on one of the best-selling Ring Road tour! You will visit all the main attractions of the legendary Ring Road. You will find this classic circle tour provides the perfect mix of culture, nature and great value.

If you want to see the best of Iceland and enjoy great value, this is your trip! You will have a complete overview of “must-see“ Ring Road attractions such as the Golden Circle, the Glacier Lagoon, Lake Myvatn, Dettifoss and Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You will see the amazing diversity of Iceland’s landscapes from volcanoes and glaciers to fjords and thundering waterfalls. We have also included some great experiences that show you Iceland’s unique culture and geology.

We support Icelandic nature! As part of our pledge to preserve Iceland’s fragile nature, all our escorted tours include carbon offsetting through Kolviður, the Iceland Carbon Fund (ICF)

Highlights:
• View first-hand many of the classic natural wonders, including the Golden Circle, the Glacier Lagoon, Reynisfjara Beach, Dettifoss waterfall and Myvatn nature reserve
• Enjoy a glimpse into Icelandic life with authentic local activities and delicious dinners
• Spend a full day in the enchanting Snæfellsnes Peninsula, known for its incredible variety of landscapes
• Discover and learn about Iceland from our hand-picked local guides, who are passionate and knowledgeable about Iceland

We offer two versions of this tour:
Classic tour (maximim size: 36 participants).
Small Group tour (maximim size: 16 participants).

IT03 Map

IT03 Map

AVAILABLE:
April 30 to September 24

DURATION:
10 days, 9 nights.

TOUR ID:
IT03

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Included

    Guided Coach Tour from day 2 to day 9
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    Expert local English-speaking guide or driver-guide from day 2 to day 9
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    Accommodation 2 nights in a standard room with private facilities in Reykjavik
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    Accommodation 7 nights in a standard room with private facilities in the countryside
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    Icelandic breakfast (except arrival day)
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    Welcome meeting with your guide at the hotel on evening of day 1
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    5 two-course local-cuisine dinners in the countryside (main course and dessert) or buffet dinners, including coffee/tea
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    Visit to Fridheimar Geothermal Greenhouse (day 2)
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    Visit to the excavated Stong Viking-age longhouse (day 3)
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    Microbrewery visit and beer tasting in Breiddalsvik (Day 5)
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    Horse Show in Skagafjordur (Day 8)
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    Visit to the Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum (Day 9)
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    Great photo stops
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    Seat rotation during the tour
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    Comfortable leg room
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    Free Wi-Fi on board motor coach
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    Sanitary measures in accordance with guidelines from the Icelandic Health authorities
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    Customer care service during office hours
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    24-hour emergency line assistance while you are in Iceland
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Not Included

    Breakfast on arrival day
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    International airfare
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    Baggage porterage at airport/hotel
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    Personal travel insurance (highly recommended)
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    Round-trip transfers between Keflavik airport and hotels
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    Dinners in Reykjavik, Akureyri and Hofn
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    Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in itinerary
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    Guaranteed early check-in (check-in time for most hotels in Iceland starts between 14:00 and 16:00 (2:00pm and 4:00pm)
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    Guaranteed late check-out
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    Any service not specifically listed under “included”
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Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival


Arrival at Keflavik airport. Transfers to Reykjavik are not included in the tour. We would be happy to arrange shared or private transfers for you, so let us know at booking time.

If you arrive earlier in the day, you might consider adding a day tour. We would be happy to make suggestions based on your interests. One of our favorite activities after a long flight is to visit one of the neighborhood geothermal pools. It is so refreshing to relax in the warm water, breathing in the fresh Icelandic air. It is a great way to get to see Icelandic daily life and maybe meet a few locals. It is also nice to take a stroll in the old city center, perhaps visiting one of the museums or relaxing with a cup of coffee in a cozy café.

Early this evening there will be an informational meeting at the hotel with your guide. You will learn more about the tour and meet other tour participants.

Dinner is on your own. Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants and/or coffee-houses, making dinner a great way to get better acquainted with Iceland’s capital.

Please note guaranteed early check-in is not included in the price. Most hotels begin check-in between 14:00 and 16:00 (2:00pm and 4:00pm). Most hotels will be happy to store your luggage if you are not able to check in early.

Optional Tours – You can book and pay for these tours in advance for your convenience and to ensure a spot for you on the tour. Let us know during the booking process.

Highlights: Reykjavík - Hallgrimskirkja Church - Tjornin Pond - The Sun Voyager - Perlan

Overnight: Reykjavik.

Day 2. Thingvellir National Park – Geysir – Gullfoss


National Park with Geological Wonders – Exploding Geysers – Waterfalls

Breakfast at your hotel. Meet your guide and start your Iceland adventure!

After a quick introductory of our home city of Reykjavik, head to Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland’s largest lake and Thingvellir National Park. This UNESCO heritage site is where the world’s oldest continuing parliamentary government was founded in the 10th century. It is also the place where the North American and European tectonic plates meet. You will have the unusual experience of walking between two continents!

Next on your journey is Gullfoss, the “Golden Waterfall”, where various walking paths give you photo-worthy views of the beautiful double-ledged cascade. You will also visit the nearby Geysir hot spring area to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur, as well as numerous other hot springs and boiling mud pools.

During the day you will get a glimpse into Icelandic local life. Visit an Icelandic family farm where tomatoes are grown using organic geothermal energy. Tour the greenhouse and sample some of the farm’s sweet Icelandic tomatoes.

The day ends in Hveragerdi, a pretty town located in an active geothermal area. The locals have made clever use of underground hot springs to provide heat for homes, as well as greenhouses that grow flowers, fruits and vegetables.

Highlights: Thingvellir National Park - Geysir Hot Spring - Gullfoss Waterfall - Hveragerdi

Overnight and dinner: Hveragerdi area

Approximate Driving Distance: 205 km (127 miles)

Day 3. Thjorsardalur Valley – Skogar – Dyrholaey – Vik


Volcanic Valley – Waterfall Duo – Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore

Breakfast at your hotel. Explore enchanting Thjorsardalur valley and its ever-changing landscapes of birch woods, sandy lava fields, rivers, and waterfalls. If the skies are clear, you will also see the impressive and beautiful Mt. Hekla volcano towering over the region. Visit Stong, where you can view a replica of a Viking-age longhouse that was buried by a volcanic eruption of Hekla. The area was a filming location for Game of Thrones Season 4.

Drive along the scenic farmlands of Iceland’s South Shore. Stop to admire the scenic waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Each waterfall has its own charm. Continue to Dyrholaey* and the thundering waves of the Reynisfjara black sand beaches. End the day in Vik, Iceland’s southernmost town.

Highlights: Thjorsardalur Valley - Hekla Volcano - Seljalandsfoss Waterfall - Skogafoss Waterfall - Reynisdrangar Cliffs - Dyrholaey Promontory - Vik i Myrdal

Overnight and dinner: Vik area

*Please note that Dyrholaey is closed for the bird nesting season between mid-May and the 25th of June.

Approximate Driving Distance: 295 km (183 miles)

Day 4. Vatnajokull National Park – Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon – Hofn


Lava Fields – Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs – Europe’s Largest Glacier

Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will be in a world of glaciers! You will be visiting the southern area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europe’s largest glacier. The total park area covers almost 14% of Iceland, making it the largest national park in Western Europe. Drive through vast sand plains created by glacial outwashes as you head east. Visit the national park’s famous Skaftafell area, a site of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy the views of rich green landscapes and black sands dominated by several magnificent glaciers. You will also see Svinafellsjokull, one of the most beautiful glacial “tongues” that are slowly creeping down from Vatnajokull.

Visit Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon where you will enjoy the breath-taking sight of icebergs floating in the fantastic 180m (591 ft.) deep glacial lagoon. You also have the option of enjoying a boat tour amid the ice bergs (must be booked in advance). Nearby is the dramatic beauty of the Diamond Beach, named for the shrinking icebergs that settle on the black sands before drifting out to sea.

Your overnight is in Hofn, a fishing port in the shadow of Vatnajokull glacier. Dinner is on your own. Hofn has a nice selection of restaurants and cafes. The local specialty is langoustines (Norway lobsters).

Highlights: Hofn - Vatnajokull Glacier - Vatnajokull National Park - Svartifoss Waterfall - Skaftafell National Park - Hvannadalshnjukur Peak - Oraefajokull Glacier - Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon

Overnight: Hofn

Approximate Driving Distance: 285 km (177 miles)

Optional Tour- You MUST book and pay for this tour in advance to ensure a spot for you on the tour. Let us know if you want to take this tour during the booking process.
Day 4: Amphibian Boat tour on the Glacier Lagoon – Sail among the drifting icebergs to see them from a different angle | Duration: 30 mins | Includes: Guided tour on amphibian boat

Day 5. Hofn – East Fjords – Egilsstadir


Narrow Fjords – Steep Mountains – Picturesque Coastline – Local Microbrewery

Breakfast at your hotel. Drive from Hofn through Almannaskard pass, stopping to admire the majestic coastline. Continue to the towering mountains plunging vertically into the sea that form the magnificent East Fjords. We are sure you will love the amazing views, so keep your camera ready. You will also pass villages, each with its own special history and charm. One of these is the tiny village of Breiddalsvik. Your group will visit the Beljandi Microbrewery and sample some of the wonderful beer. The local community came together in 2017 to transform a rustic warehouse into a charmingly quirky brewery. You will meet one of the townsfolk and get a feel for life in a small Icelandic town, as well as see how great beer is made.

The road brings you to Egilsstadir town, located near Iceland’s largest forest and a lake said to be home to a legendary (friendly) monster.

Highlights: Egilsstadir - Faskrudsfjordur - Reydarfjordur

Overnight and dinner: Egilsstadir area

Approximate Driving Distance: 260 km (162 miles)

Optional Tour- You can book and pay for this tour in advance to ensure a spot for you on the tour. Let us know if you want to take this tour during the booking process.
Day 5: Vok Geothermal Baths – Enjoy the relaxing experience of floating geothermal pools in a beautiful lake setting | Duration: Flexible | Includes: Vok bathing fee, towel rental and tisane at the tea bar | Not Included: Swimsuit (rentals available), transfer from Vok to the hotel (taxi transfer option available from Vok baths).

Day 6. Lake Myvatn Area


Highland Desert – Bizarre Lava Formations – Geothermal & Volcanic Wonderland

Breakfast at your hotel. Explore the empty vastness of the highland desert plateau Modrudalsoraefi, desolate and yet hauntingly beautiful, as you head towards the Lake Myvatn area.

Visit fantastical Studlagil, an impressive canyon made of basalt columns that seem to resemble organ pipes. A viewing platform near the canyon lets you enjoy the canyon’s unique features. Studlagil is one of Iceland’s largest basalt formations. You can see how basalt columns like these influenced the design of Reykjavik’s Hallgrimskirkja church.

Stop at Dettifoss, Europe’s largest and most powerful waterfall. Continue onwards to the Namaskard pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colors. We often feel like we are visiting another planet when we come here, and you may feel the same way. It is such a surreal experience!

Walk along the pseudo craters at Skutustadir and peek into Grjotagja, a cave with underground hot springs. Explore the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir. They look as if they were built by fantasy creatures. Legend has it that elves live here, so be respectful during your visit.

You will definitely see why the surreal Myvatn area has become so popular as a movie location.

Highlights: Dimmuborgir Lava Pillars - Dettifoss Waterfall - Hverfjall Crater - Myvatn Lake

Overnight and dinner: Myvatn area

Approximate Driving Distance: 255 km (158 miles)

Day 7. Lake Myvatn Area – Godafoss – Akureyri


“Waterfall of the Gods” – Iceland’s Colorful Northern “Capital”

Breakfast at your hotel. Start your day’s adventure with visiting sites in the Myvatn area. Next, head to magnificent Godafoss waterfall, one of North Iceland’s most important symbols. You will also learn how the waterfall got its interesting name.

Afterwards, you will head to Akureyri, the colorful northern “capital“ of Iceland. The town has charming buildings and a beautiful view of the Eyjafjordur fjord. Though small in size, Akureyri has a lively cultural scene.

The rest of the day is open for you to explore Akureyri. If you are interested in culture, check out the trendy Listagil area, the “Art Canyon.” You can stroll the street here, browsing art galleries and stopping in at one of the friendly cafes or pubs for delicious, locally sourced food. Several museums are worth a visit. The botanical garden is open year-round; many visitors find it interesting that a garden so close to the Arctic Circle has such a large variety of plants. Dinner is on your own. Akureyri also has a nice variety of restaurants, so you will enjoy the chance to dine out tonight.

Highlights: Akureyri - Godafoss Waterfall

Overnight: Akureyri

Approximate Driving Distance: 85 km (53 miles)

Optional Tours – You can book and pay for these tours in advance for your convenience and to ensure a spot for you on the tour. Let us know during the booking process.
Day 7: Whale Watching from Akureyri – Take a boat tour to view whales and other marine life in Eyjafjordur fjord | Duration: 3 hours | Includes: Guided boat tour, Wi-Fi on boat, use of warm overalls if needed. Transfers to/from the harbor.
Day 7: Forest Lagoon Geothermal Spa – Relax in geothermal pools surrounded by trees and a beautiful fjord. | Duration: Flexible | Includes: Forest Lagoon bathing fee and towel rental| Not Included: Swimsuit (rentals available). Transfers to/from the Lagoon.

Day 8. Skagafjordur – Borgarnes


Viking Horse Demonstration – Europe’s Largest Hot Spring – Picturesque Waterfalls

Breakfast at your hotel. Icelanders consider the Skagafjordur area to be one of the country’s finest places for horse breeding. Enjoy an introduction to the unique Icelandic horse breed with its special fifth gait – the tolt. This horse breed has remained unchanged since Viking times.

Cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau taking you into West Iceland. Drive through Borgarfjordur, a region that has been getting international recognition for its lovely volcanic and wooded scenery and for its Viking history. Walk up to the top of Grabrok crater for an amazing view. Listen to the powerful rushing waters of Deildartunguhver, Europe’s mightiest hot spring area. Stop to admire the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls, where brightly blue water rushes through black lava formations. Nearby is Barnafoss, a waterfall with even more brilliantly blue colors. There is an interesting and poignant legend associated with this waterfall.

Highlights: Hraunfossar Waterfalls - Barnafoss Waterfall - Deildartunguhver Hot Spring - Skagafjordur Fjord

Overnight and dinner: Borgarfjordur area

Approximate Driving Distance: 415 km (258 miles)

Day 9. Borgarfjordur – Snaefellsjokull National Park – Reykjavik


Snaefellsjokull Glacier – Pebble Beaches – Sea Cliffs with Birdlife – Quaint Fishing Villages

Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will explore the amazing variety of natural landscapes in Snaefellsjokull National Park. The park’s crown jewel is Snaefellsjokull glacier itself, which covers a dormant volcano that last erupted in 250 AD. In addition, you will also see Kirkjufell, one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland. Walk along the uniquely pebbled seascape of Djupalonssandur beach. At the picturesque harbor village of Arnarstapi, you can observe magnificent basalt rocks in stacked formations.

One Icelandic Saga mentions that Snaefellsnes and its people are protected by a benevolent half troll who lives high on the glacier. You might even find a sense of magic and healing energy in this beautiful peninsula.

During the day, your group will visit Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, where you will learn about “hakarl,” the cured shark meat specialty that Icelanders have enjoyed since Viking time. You can even try some for yourself (if you dare).

At the end of the afternoon, your motor coach heads back to Reykjavik. Your guide will bid you farewell at your hotel.

Highlights: Snaefellsjokull National Park - Arnarstapi - Djupalonssandur Beach - Dritvik Cove - Kirkjufell Mountain - Eldborg Crater - The Shark Museum

Overnight: Reykjavik. Dinner is on your own.

Approximate Driving Distance: 405 km (252 miles)

Day 10. Farewell to the Land of Fire and Ice


Breakfast at your hotel. Please note that this might be a light breakfast if you are taking an early morning departure flight.

Transfer on your own to the international airport for your departure flight. We recommend you depart your hotel no later than three hours before your departure flight.

Highlights: Hallgrimskirkja Church - Harpa Concert Hall - Reykjavik

Tour Dates

May 07, 2024 English Standard group max 36 people
May 21, 2024 English Small group max 16 people
June 04, 2024 English Small group max 16 people
June 11, 2024 English Standard group max 36 people
June 18, 2024 English Small group max 16 people
June 25, 2024 English Sold out Small group max 16 people
July 02, 2024 English Standard group max 36 people
July 09, 2024 English Sold out Small group max 16 people
July 23, 2024 English Small group max 16 people
July 30, 2024 English Standard group max 36 people
August 06, 2024 English Sold out Small group max 16 people
August 13, 2024 English Small group max 16 people
August 20, 2024 English Standard group max 36 people
August 27, 2024 English Small group max 16 people
September 10, 2024 English Sold out Small group max 16 people
September 17, 2024 English Standard group max 36 people
September 24, 2024 English Small group max 16 people

Price Information

April 30, 2024 - May 21, 2024:
Price per person in a double/twin room - Standard group max 36 people 476353 ISK (3472 USD)
Price per person in a single room - Standard group max 36 people 643680 ISK (4692 USD)
Price per person in a double/twin room - Small group max 16 people 588102 ISK (4286 USD)
Price per person in a single room - Small group max 16 people 775246 ISK (5650 USD)
June 04, 2024 - August 27, 2024:
Price per person in a double/twin room - Standard group max 36 people 593317 ISK (4324 USD)
Price per person in a single room - Standard group max 36 people 850193 ISK (6197 USD)
Price per person in a double/twin room - Small group max 16 people 694487 ISK (5062 USD)
Price per person in a single room - Small group max 16 people 952258 ISK (6941 USD)
September 10, 2024 - September 24, 2024:
Price per person in a double/twin room - Standard group max 36 people 565901 ISK (4125 USD)
Price per person in a single room - Standard group max 36 people 809516 ISK (5900 USD)
Price per person in a double/twin room - Small group max 16 people 669307 ISK (4878 USD)
Price per person in a single room - Small group max 16 people 917838 ISK (6690 USD)

Payments & Terms

10% Deposit
Cancellation Policy
Time of cancellation for individual traveller(s):
8 weeks (56 days) and more than 11 days prior to arrival: deposit (10%) charged
10 days and more than 72 hours: 75% charged
72 hours notice and less: 100% charged

Useful Information: Here you will find other information for this tour.


Maximum group size - Classic version: 36 persons.

Maximum group size - Small group: 16 persons.

Activity Level: Very easy
Languages: English
Minimum age: 8 years
Duration: 10 days/9 nights


Important Information:
• We reserve the right to alter routes without prior notice, due to road conditions
• Please check the “Program Details” section in your travel documents to see your tour’s hotel list and how to meet your guide at the start of the tour
• Please advise us at booking time if you have food allergies or dietary preferences
• A minimum of 3 participants is required to guarantee each departure

Accommodation:This tour stays in comfort hotels with private bathrooms, generally quality class hotels. Most of the groups stay at the following hotels. Please note this is an advised hotel list and subject to change.

Day 1 – Fosshotel Reykjavik

Day 2 – Hotel Ork

Day 3 – Hotel Vik or Katla Hotel KEA

Day 4 – Hotel Hofn

Day 5 – Hotel Hallormsstadur or Valaskjalf Hotel

Day 6 – Laxa Hotel or Berjaya Myvatn Iceland Hotels or Sel Hotel Myvatn

Day 7 – Berjaya Iceland Hotel Akureyri

Day 8 – Hotel Hamar

Day 9 – Fosshotel Reykjavik


Day 1 of the itinerary is the arrival date.


Optional Tour:
You can book and pay for this tour in advance to ensure a spot for you on the tour. Let us know if you want to take this tour during the booking process.

Day 4: Amphibian Boat tour on the Glacier Lagoon – Sail among the drifting icebergs to see them from a different angle | Duration: 30 mins | Includes: Guided tour on amphibian boat. You MUST book and pay for this tour in advance.
Day 5: Vok Geothermal Baths – Enjoy the relaxing experience of floating geothermal pools in a beautiful lake setting | Duration: Flexible | Includes: Vok bathing fee, towel rental and tisane at the tea bar | Not Included: Swimsuit (rentals available), transfer from Vok to the hotel (taxi transfer option available from Vok baths).
Day 7: Whale Watching from Akureyri – Take a boat tour to view whales and other marine life in Eyjafjordur fjord | Duration: 3 hours | Includes: Guided boat tour, Wi-Fi on boat, use of warm overalls if needed. Transfers to/from the harbor.
Day 7: Forest Lagoon Geothermal Spa – Relax in geothermal pools surrounded by trees and a beautiful fjord. | Duration: Flexible | Includes: Forest Lagoon bathing fee and towel rental| Not Included: Swimsuit (rentals available). Transfers to/from the Lagoon.

Travel Tips:
We suggest bringing a mosquito/fly head net for use on Day 6, as there can be harmless midges around Lake Myvatn. It‘s not required, but some visitors have found it more comfortable.

Payment:
A non refundable deposit of 10%, of the total package price should reach TOURIS within 3 days of confirmation of booking and full payment not later than 8 weeks prior to tour departure. In case of delay on payments, TOURIS will reserve the right to treat this as a cancellation and withdraw its confirmation of the services.

Every detail regarding the booking must be included, in order for TOURIS to ensure efficiency, including the passengers´ name, flight information, all accommodation, tours and other services.

Travel Insurance:
To avoid dispute in case of cancellation, we strongly recommend that our clients purchase a comprehensive travel insurance in their home country, that covers your cost should you have to cancel your tour. This kind of travel insurance is usually not expensive and it frequently covers other risks too.

Children 8-11 years old travelling with 2 adults and sharing 1 DBL room: 25% discount (valid only per 1 child)
Children 12 years and older pay full price as adults.
It is not recommended that children 0-8 years old travel on scheduled tours.
Please note triple rooms / double rooms with extra bed are always upon request and Touris cannot guarantee that these rooms will be available for requested tour.

Prices may change without prior notice. If an incorrect price has been listed, we reserve the right to refuse, cancel or limit any order placed at the incorrect price.

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