Northern Hemisphere: May-July 2015 – Where we went

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May to July 2015

16-May Depart Sydney 9:10pm – QF8413: Sydney to Dubai, QF8519: Dubai to Oslo
17-May Arrive Oslo 12:30pm 1. Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz, Oslo
18-May Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz, Oslo
19-May Fly to Bergen – SK267, depart 1:35pm, are 2:25pm. Stay overnight Clarion Hotel No. 13, Bergen
20-May 20 May to 3 June – Norway’s Fjords and Arctic Svaalbard Cruise with National Geographic
3-Jun Overnight Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo
4-Jun Iceland Air 317: Oslo – Keflavik, dep 8:25am, arrive 9:05am. Pick up rental vehicle Toyota RAV4 or similar at Hertz at Keflavik Airport. Overnight at Ork Hotel Hveragerdi, Breidamork. 7pm – Optional entrance to Fakasel Horse Theatre.
5-Jun Vik Icelandair Hotel, Klettsvegur
6-Jun Hofn Hotel, Vikurbraut
7-Jun Valaskjalf Hotel, Hjalla, Hallormstaad
8-Jun Sel Hotel, Skutustaoir
9-Jun Tindastoll Annex Hotel Solarborg, Kirkjutorg 3
10-Jun Grand Hotel, Sigtun, Reykjavik.
11-Jun Iceland Air 454 – Keflavik to London, dep 4:10pm, arr 8:10pm. Stay Charlotte Street Hotel, London
12-Jun Charlotte Street Hotel, London
13-Jun Eurostar London to Brussels dep. 10:58am St Pancras Station. Pick up rental vehicle at Hertz at Brussels Midi Station. Overnght Hotel Prinsenhof, Bruges
14-Jun Overnght Hotel Prinsenhof, Bruges
15-Jun Drive Bruges to Brussels. Drop rental car off at airport. Fly Brussels to Istanbul TK1946 dep 13:05, arr 17:25. Pick up rental vehicle at Garenta vehicles at Istanbul Airport Sabiha Gokcen. Stay Neorian Hotel, Istanbul
16-Jun Stay Neorian Hotel, Istanbul
17-Jun Drive to Eceabat. Stay Gallipoli Houses, Eceabat
18-Jun Stay Gallipoli Houses, Eceabat
19-Jun Drive to Istanbul. Drop off rental car at main airport. Fly Croatia Air OU535M – Istanbul to Zagreb dep 6:20pm, arr 7:25pm, Croatia Air OU664 – Zagreb to Dubrovnik dep 9:10pm, arr 10:05pm. Transfer to Hotel – pick up at airport. Overnight Hotel Kazbek, Dubrovnik
20-Jun Danielis Yachting Charter yacht – Dubrovnik to Split – Queen of the Adriatic
27-Jun Pick up rental car at Enterprise cars, downtown Split. Drive Split to Plitvice Lakes. Stay At Apartments Villa Irene, Plitvice National Park.
28-Jun Stay At Apartments Villa Irene, Plitvice National Park
29-Jun Drive Plitvice Lakes to Rovinj. Drop off car. Stay Villa Tuttorotto, Rovinj
30-Jun Venezia Lines Ferry to Venice, dep 06:45, arr 11:15. Stay Hotel Antiche Figure, Venice
1-Jul Orient Express: Venice to Paris. Dep Venice (Santa Lucia) 10:57am
2-Jul Arrive Paris (Gare de l’Est) 8:42am. Stay Shangri La Paris
3-Jul Train Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu dep 10:58am, arr 12:56pm. Train Lyon Part Dieu to Valence dep. 13:09, arr 13:44. Stay with Wayne and Laure at Chatillon-en-dois
4-Jul Stay with Laure and Wayne at Chatillon-en-dois
5-Jul Train Valence to Lyon Part Dieu. Dep 8.20am, arr 8.54am. Train Lyon Part Dieu to Berlin Hbf. Dep 10:04, arr 20:22. Stay with Constantin, Fasanenstrasses 46, Wilmersdorf, Berlin
6-Jul Stay with Constantin, Fasanenstrasses 46, Wilmersdorf, Berlin
7-Jul Berlin to Helsinki – FinnAir AY 912, dep 12:10, arr 15:00. Helsinki to St Petersburg – FinnAir AY 169′ dep 17:55, arr 19:05. Stay Hermitage Hotel, St Petersburg
8-Jul Stay Hermitage Hotel, St Petersburg
9-Jul St Petersburg to Moscow Train 763A, dep 15:30, arr 17:40. Stay Metropol Hotel, Moscow. Bolshoi Ballet – 7pm.
10-Jul Stay Metropol Hotel, Moscow
11-Jul Moscow to Yekaterinburg Train 002M dep 13:50.
12-Jul Arrive Yekaterinburg 17:11. Stay Hotel Renomme, Yekaterinburg.
13-Jul Stay Hotel Renomme, Yekaterinburg.
14-Jul Yekaterinburg to Irkutsk Train 002M dep 17:39.
16-Jul Arrive Irkutsk 20:57. Stay Kupechesky Dvorak Hotel, Irkutsk.
17-Jul Stay Kupechesky Dvorak Hotel, Irkutsk.
18-Jul Irkutsk to Ulan Bator Train 362bl dep 22:02.
20-Jul Arrive Ulan Bator 05:40. Pick up by Sukhee, Help Taxis. Tour including overnight with family in Yurt.
21-Jul Tour with Sukhee, Help Taxis continues. Overnight Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace, Ulan Bator
22-Jul Tour with Sukhee, Help Taxis continues. Overnight Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace, Ulan Bator
23-Jul Ulan Bator to Beijing Train 024l dep 07:15.
24-Jul Arrive Beijing 11:40am. Stay Red Wall Garden Hotel, Beijing
25-Jul Stay Red Wall Garden Hotel, Beijing
26-Jul Stay Red Wall Garden Hotel, Beijing
27-Jul Train Beijing Xi West to XiAn Bei North – Train G87 dep 2pm, arr 6:25pm. Stay Gran Melia XiAn
28-Jul Stay Gran Melia XiAn
29-Jul Fly XiAn to Shanghai – China Eastern MU 291 dep 3pm, arr 5:15pm. Stay PuLi Hotel Shanghai
30-Jul Fly Shanghai to Auckland – NZ288 dep 14:15.
31-Jul Arrive Auckland 05:50
2-Aug Fly Auckland to Sydney NZ103 dep 9am, arr 10:35am. Fly Sydney to Albury VA1176 dep 2:45pm, arr. 4.10pm.

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