Copenhagen & Bergen
Copenhagen & Bergen– Denmark, Norway –6 days / 5 nights, Copenhagen - Oslo - Lofthus - Hardanger Fjord - BergenExperience the Nordic world of fjords, glaciers, castles and the legacy of the Vikings. Explore the Hanseatic ports of Copenhagen and Bergen with medieval history. Highlights of "Wonderful Copenhagen", a fairy tale city, are castles, colorful canals and famous pedestrian mall "Stroget". Pass magnificent Norwegian countryside, the idyllic Hardangerfjord on your way to Bergen, gateway to the Fjords, with Bryggen, the colorful wharf and trade houses.
|Operation||June 24 - August 19, 2017|
|Departure||Guaranteed Departures 2017:
July 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19
|Price||from $1,835 per person in double room
from $2,730 single room
from $1,695 third person in triple room
from $1,560 children 7-12 years, sharing with parents
|Included||4 nights hotels in standard double/twin rooms with private facilities
Fjord view room at Ullensvang Hotel
1 night on DFDS Seaways, Commodore Class*
Breakfast buffet daily
2 x Dinners as per program
Multilingual tour escort from day 2 to day 5
All touring by private motor coach with air-condition
The long distance bus from day 4 - 5 offers WIFI
Visits, excursions and entrances as per itinerary
Guided city tours of Copenhagen & Bergen
Regular Arrival Transfer, from Copenhagen Airport*
Regular Departure Transfer, to Bergen Airport**
Porter service at ferry crossing and hotels (excluding day 1 and 6)
|Not Included||International airfare & airport taxes
Arrival & departure transfers
Personal insurance / personal expenses / incidental extras
Beverages & extras
All services not mentioned in the program
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||*Commodore Class cabins are with Queen size beds. Clients requesting Twin beds will be accommodated in Outside 2 berth cabins - not Commodore Class.
**Regular Arrival Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfers from the Airport in Copenhagen & to the Airport in Bergen and only on the published official date of beginning & end of the tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative from Borealis Destination Management and are shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur. This transfer service is not valid for passengers with pre/post nights or passengers who require private transfers - for a supplement, private transfers can be reserved for these passengers.
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Day 1 ARRIVAL COPENHAGEN Saturday
Arrival to Copenhagen Airport, meet & greet by Borealis Destination Management English-speaking representative, for Regular Arrival Transfer Service to the hotel* for check-in (Please see notes below for this service). Please consult the Borealis Destination Management welcome letter, which you will receive on check-in to your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your tour leader. A short welcome meeting will be held at 19:00, where you will receive information on the upcoming tour program while enjoying a welcome drink. The rest of the day is at leisure.
*Please note! Regular Arrival Transfer Services included in the program, are only available for transfers from Airport in Copenhagen and only on the official date of beginning of the tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative from Borealis Destination Management and are shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur.
Day 2 COPENHAGEN (B) Sunday
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we depart by private coach with your local guide for a 3-hour city sightseeing tour. This tour will be the perfect introduction to "Wonderful Copenhagen". We start with a drive towards the City Hall Square where the famous pedestrian street "Stroget" begins. Pass the Tivoli Gardens, dating back to 1843 and onwards past the New Carlsberg Clyptotheque and the National Museum. Next up is the Old Stock Exchange and the Naval Church. We drive past the Kings New Square, the home of the Royal Danish Theatre with the world famous ballet, then through the old canal area, Nyhavn, with its picturesque houses and vessels.
We continue on to see the impressive Gefion Fountain and then make a photo stop at the Royal residence, Amalienborg Palace. Finally we stop by the landmark of Copenhagen, the statue of the Little Mermaid, known from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale. During the tour we will also delight in Christiansborg Palace, housing the Danish Parliament and Rosenborg Castle which houses the Crown Jewels. The tour will end at the hotel. The afternoon and evening are at leisure.
Day 3 COPENHAGEN - OSLO (B, D) Monday
After breakfast, morning is at leisure. In the afternoon transfer to the pier by private coach to embark the DFDS Seaways overnight ferry. At approximately 16:30 departure to Oslo. Buffet dinner will be served on board.
Commodore Class cabins are with Queen Size beds. Clients requesting Twin beds will be accommodated in Outside 2 berth cabins – not Commodore Class. Breakfast is however still provided in Commodore class restaurant.
NOTE: Passports must be shown when travelling between Denmark and Norway on the DFDS ferry. Clients travelling with E.U. identification cards only may not be allowed on-board.
Onboard DFDS Seaways ferry, outside cabin (Commodore Class)
Day 4 OSLO - LOFTHUS (B, D) Tuesday
Breakfast on board. Arrival to Oslo at 09:45, after disembarking we will board our private coach. We drive across Hønefoss, Nesbyen surrounded by a landscape, which alternates between forests of pines, and lakes; we arrive in the beautiful Hallingdal Valley.
Just a few kilometres away, we will visit Gol followed by Geilo, a small town surrounded by mountains and famous for its Ski resorts. Drive to the impressive Hardanger fjord, where we arrive at Lofthus, one of Edvard Grieg's favourite haunts, and one of the most beautiful points of the fjord. Dinner and overnight at the fabulous Ullensvang Hotel, in Fjord View room.
Day 5 LOFTHUS - BERGEN (B) Wednesday
Breakfast at the hotel. We will depart from Lofthus and travel back along the fjord until reaching Brimnes, where we will cross the splendid Hardangerfjord by travelling across the newly opened Hardanger Bridge. The Hardanger Bridge has one of the longest suspension bridge spans in the world, and the longest in Norway.
After reaching the other side, Bruravik, we will continue by coach, bordering the fjord, passing by Nordheimsund and crossing through forests of birches until we arrive in Bergen. Bergen is the capital of the fjords, Norway's second largest city and one of the three university cities in the country. Early in the afternoon, we meet our local guide at the hotel, for a 2-hour panoramic sightseeing tour during which we will delight in St. Mary's Church, Haakon's Hall (no entrances), the colorful and picturesque Fish and Flower Market and the old Bryggen area. Evening is at leisure.
Day 6 BERGEN - DEPARTURE (B) Thursday
Breakfast at the hotel. A Borealis Destination Management English-speaking representative will meet you for the Regular Transfer Service to Bergen Airport*.
*Please note! Regular Departure Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfer to Bergen Airport and only on the official end date of tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative from Borealis Destination Management and are shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur.