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My Scandinavian Summer: Helsinki & Stockholm Recommendations Needed

Good afternoon everyone, I hope your weekend is going well.  A few days ago, I wrote Comparing Alaska Airlines, British Airways & Qatar Airways Award Prices for 2 Finnair Flights (DUB-HEL & HEL-ARN).  At the end of that post, I hinted that I needed some recommendations for things to see and do in Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden.  That is where this post comes in.  I have never been to either city and wanted to reach out to my readers to see if they had any recommendations.  Here is what I have in mind, but I am open to your suggestions as well.  Thank you!

Helsinki, Finland for 2 Days in the Summer

Laura and I love going on canal tours (we did 4 river / canal tours last summer in Prague, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Giethoorn, which is about an hour outside Amsterdam).  I was excited when I came across the Helsinki Canal Cruise on Viator.  I love booking activities on Viator because you can often get 10-15% cash back by going through an online shopping portal and most activities have the “Reserve Now & Pay Later” feature where you can cancel for free up to 24 hours in advance.  Viator also occasionally has card linked offers like AMEX Offers, Chase Offers, and Citi Merchant Deals, so I am hoping one of those deals pops up before my trip.

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The Sites, Smells & Tastes from 3 Days in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday!  A few weeks ago, my wife and I decided to book a last minute trip to Europe this summer with stops in Prague (PRG), Copenhagen (CPH), and Amsterdam (AMS).  In case you missed it, here are the first 2 stops on our European trip: The Sites, Smells & Tastes from 3 Days in Prague, Czech Republic and The Sites, Smells & Tastes from 2 Days in Copenhagen, Denmark.  We both had a great time to Amsterdam (Laura’s first time and my third trip, first since 2016).  Here are some of the highlights from our 3 days in Amsterdam.

After we checked out of our hotel in Copenhagen, we took the 15 minute train ride from Copenhagen Central Train Station back to the airport for $5 / person.  As I wrote about a few weeks ago (Some KLM Business Class Awards (Booked with Virgin Atlantic) are Cheaper than Economy Awards for Flights Within Europe), we flew KLM Business Class from Copenhagen to Amsterdam (CPH-AMS) for 9,000 Virgin Atlantic Points + $12 in taxes/fees.  Since we were flying business class, we were able to access the business class section of the Carlsberg Aviator Lounge which had a few Carlsberg beers on tap to try out before our flight.

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Beers on Tap at Carlsberg Aviator Lounge (CPH) in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Viator Launches Viator Rewards; Earn 10% Rebate on Activities & Redeem Rewards for Future Activities within 6 Months

Good morning everyone.  During my recent trip to Prague, Copenhagen, and Amsterdam, I booked a few activities on Viator to trigger a few Citi Merchant Offers.  At the time, a few online shopping portal were offering 10%-15% cash back on Viator, so the timing worked out well.  A few days after getting home from the trip, I realized that I earned Viator Rewards.  I am not sure when Viator Rewards was launched or if it is available to everyone, but I thought I would share some info about how it works.  First, sign into your Viator account and click on Viator Rewards (landing page).  Here, you will see all your recently completed Viator activities, when they expire, and how much rewards you have available.

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2 Viator Citi Merchant Offers Available: $20 Off $150 and $35 Off $300 + Stack with 10% Cash Back

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you had a great Father’s Day Weekend. 3 weeks ago, my wife and I decided to book a last minute trip to Europe this summer with stops in Prague (PRG), Copenhagen (CPH), and Amsterdam (AMS).  I am also a big fan of Viator, so I was researching some activities and food walking tours for our trip.  I then remembered that I saw a few Viator Citi Merchant Offers recently, so I enrolled my eligible Citi credit cards in the offers and made my Viator purchases.  In this post, I will show you how to enroll / activate your Viator offers and show how quickly the statement credit posts.

I checked all 6 of my Citi credit cards and found 2 different versions of the Viator Citi Merchant Offers: $20 Off $150 and $35 Off $300.  These offers do not appear on the same credit cards and you must make a single purchase to trigger the offers.

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