Magical Interlude; In Search of Santa...

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Date Nights Adult Ch 12yrs+ Ch 2-11yrs
01-04 December 2011
Thu-Sun
3 £1279 £1259 £1055

Children under the age of 2, please contact the Mango office for prices.

Included in your price:

Flights: prices are based on London Gatwick departures. Manchester flights are via Gatwick and are available at a £20 per person supplement. All flights are non-smoking. Flight schedule and aircraft type to be advised when booking. Where flight operate via another airport, you can expect to spend approx 45 minutes on the ground. (It is not usually necessary to disembark the aircraft).

Accommodation at the Luostotunturi Hotel comprises: full board (food included as per the itinerary below - drinks are NOT included), comfortable guest rooms with en-suite shower & toilet, TV with satellite channels, telephone, hairdryer & minibar. Family rooms are available for 4 or 5 persons
(Suites are available on request at a supplement - price on request)

*FREE Special Souvenirs: On departure from Lapland you will receive a selection of souvenir licences to commemorate your visit to Lapland, including an Arctic Circle Crossing certificate covering the activities undertaken.

*Fun for all: Children's entertainment is available in certain resorts, with details of each days programme available locally. The professional children's entertainers perform in the late afternoon/early evening except for arrival & departure days. Parents can join in the fun, or may take this opportunity to relax in the hotel. Musical entertainment will be available for adults during the evening.

*Magical Effects: Santa has the magical ability to fade away & children and adults alike will be captivated as their dreams of meeting the real Santa come true, Arctic weather conditions permitting.

*FREE Souvenir DVD: We recognise that this will be a 'once in a lifetime' holiday to Lapland. To ensure that your fond memories of Lapland stay with you forever we provide a special souvenir DVD of Lapland. Your DVD will include general footage of Lapland plus 1 or 2 clips of your party meeting Santa. (1 DVD per booking form, additional copies may be purchased separately).

*FREE Souvenir CD: You & your children will have the opportunity to sing along to 'In Search of Santa & his Elves' song. We provide 1 souvenir CD per booking form, prior to departure from Lapland. We offer an excellent choice of accommodation in Luosto, with something to suit even the most discerning visitor to Lapland.

Letter to Father Christmas; You will be asked to follow certain guidelines with regards to children's letters to Father Christmas. You can imagine the delight on children's faces when Santa is able to discuss the contents with them and indeed it may be that Santa is even able to supply a gift from the items mentioned!

In Search of Santa tours are set in wilderness locations amidst the ancient snow-filled forests & fells of Finnish Lapland; evoking fond memories of a traditional Christmas past. It is important to enjoy the best standards of service & tour content available. Therefore we try to provide that extra content, such as presents for children, special souvenir licences and other services. You longer stay offers an enhanced activity programme in wilderness locations and the romance of searching for Father Christmas.

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Escape the hustle and bustle of the modern world & be transported to a land full of mystery and magic - In Search of Santa. Prepare to be mesmerised by the beauty of Luosto, as you feel at one with nature set amidst the Lappish wilderness. Luosto is set on the edge of the National Park in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; the magnificent ski resort of Luosto provides the backdrop for your holiday to Lapland. Situated above the Arctic Circle; just 90 minutes north of Rovaniemi, it is an area where peace & tranquillity prevail. One of Europe's most sparsely populated countries; it is hard to imagine anywhere more beautiful and unspoilt than Finnish Lapland. And it is here that we can see why Santa has chosen Lapland as his homeland… a magical place, surrounded by lush pine, spruce & larch forests.

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Feel the power of the paw, as the huskies whisk you away through snow-covered ancient forests in our quest to find the great man. Santa's elves, huskies & reindeer will be there to help us along the way & it will surely be an exhilarating experience as we drive the snowmobiles. Join us as we merge fantasy with reality in search of Father Christmas.

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Accommodation

You will be staying for 3 nights in the Hotel Luostotunturi, a charming hotel which has been built in the shape of a Lappish reindeer earmarking. This attractive hotel complements its natural surroundings & affords a selection of en-suite rooms with all amenities. The Amethyst Spa swimming pool is available for guests use (local charges apply) and if you're feeling a little less energetic, there is a bar in which to relax. A buffet style breakfast & dinner is available in the hotel restaurant.

Itinerary Summary

Day 1: Leaving the UK far behind, we arrive in Lapland, where our guides will be waiting to transport you to Luosto. Don't worry, you may be staying in a wilderness location but fear not as our excellent accommodations will still provide you with all your regular creature comforts. After you have checked into your hotel, see if you can find Tricky Dicky. He's such a naughty elf, always playing funny tricks on people. Tonight we hope the spirit of Christmas begins here as you relax & enjoy the welcome dinner.
Day 2: Enjoy a Finnish buffet breakfast in resort. Then it's time for us to begin our adventures with the help of snowmobiles, husky dogs & reindeer. Will some of Santa's Special Elves be there too? Why yes, Snowy Bowy & Speedy Sam will be there to join in the fun & games. We'll have a simple, yet warming lunch before our activities continue. If we don't find Father Christmas at home today, then we are certain to do so tomorrow. Back in Luosto you may wish to relax with a sauna or go for a swim at the pool in the Luostotunturi Hotel. Once again, this evening there will be a buffet style dinner.
Day 3: Following a hearty breakfast, we'll resume our search for Santa. Our new friends the huskies & reindeer will help us with our endeavours once again. Perhaps Donner & Blitzen will advise our guides of the best routes to take. This morning we will be transported through prepared tracks in an area known for its outstanding natural beauty. Only the sound of the ever powerful snowmobiles will briefly break the sense of peace & tranquillity. If you didn't find Santa yesterday, then today will be the day. Father Christmas knows you‘ve made every effort to find his home & he will be so pleased to see you all. Tonight we will enjoy our farewell dinner in Luosto.
Day 4: This morning after breakfast, there will be a choice of activities available before we say a fond farewell to our Lappish friends. Join in the mini snow games and try your hand at the tug of war competition. Alternatively, enjoy some tobogganing or relax and enjoy the resort facilities. Lunch will be taken in Luosto. Our guides will be providing you with certificates & licences to commemorate crossing the Arctic Circle en-route to the airport, plus we'll make a quick stop to enable you to purchase some Lapland souvenirs, before it's time to board our flight to the UK.
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