Magical Norway

Escorted TourNorway

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From $3,425 USD
May 28 - September 3, 2018
9 Days / 8 Nights

A journey through Norway, land of the fjords. Start in Oslo; visit the Hardangerfjord, Sognefjord and Geirangerfjord. Stay in historic, first class hotels.

Overview

A deluxe journey through the Land of Fjords, starting in the Viking Capital of Oslo before heading into the fjords of Norway. Experience picturesque villages, thundering waterfalls, mountain peaks and glaciers, and highlights such as the Hardanger Fjord, Sogne Fjord and Geiranger Fjord, included on the UNESCO's World Heritage List. Enjoy fabulous, historic hotels nestled onto the shores of spectacular fjords. This tour is bound to leave you at awe!

Operation

May 28 - September 3, 2018

Departure

Guaranteed Departures 2018:

  • May 28 July 2, 9, 23, 30
  • August 6, 13, 20, 27 September 3

Price

  • from $3,425 per person in double room
  • from $4,285 single room
  • from $3,225 third person in triple room
  • from $2,995 child (7–12 years), when sharing room with parents

Included

  • 8 nights hotel accommodations, standard double/twin rooms with private facilities
  • Ullensvang Hotel, Kvikne's Hotel and Hotel Union in Fjord View rooms
  • Buffet breakfasts daily
  • 4 x Dinners as per program
  • Bi-lingual tour escort from Day 2 to Day 8
  • All tours by private coach, including all sightseeing as per program
  • The long distance bus from day 2 - 8 offers WIFI
  • Visits, excursions and entrances as per program
  • Guided city tours in Bergen and Oslo
  • Regular Arrival Transfer, from Oslo Airport, OSL*
  • Regular Departure Transfer, to Oslo Airport, OSL*
  • Porter service at hotels, excluding days 1 and 9

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

  • *Regular Arrival & Departure Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfers from/to the Airport in Oslo and only on the published official date of beginning & end of the tour. The transfers are escorted by an English speaking representative 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.
  • For city tours with local guides, the group will be divided by languages, with their respective mono lingual local guide.

Day 1 ARRIVAL OSLO
Monday

Arrival to Oslo Airport, meet & greet by the 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 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. 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 Oslo and only on the official date of beginning of the tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative from Destination Management and are shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur.

Hotel Continental ****+

Day 2 OSLO - LOFTHUS (B, D)
Tuesday

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we meet & greet with a tour escort who will be with you during the tour. We drive across Hønefoss, Nesbyen, and the beautiful Hallingdal Valley. We visit Gol and Geilo and continue through the impressive Hardangerfjord to Lofthus, one of Edvard Grieg's favorite haunts, and one of the most beautiful points of the fjord. Dinner at the hotel is included.

Ullensvang Hotel ****+

Day 3 LOFTHUS - BERGEN (B)
Wednesday

Breakfast at the hotel. We will depart Lofthus and cross the splendid Hardanger Fjord, by traveling across the newly opened Hardanger Bridge. The Hardanger Bridge has one of the longest suspension bridge spans in the world. Arrival in Bergen where the afternoon holds a 2-hour panoramic sightseeing tour during which we will delight in St. Marys Church, Haakon's Hall (no entrances), the colorful and picturesque Fish and Flower Market and the old Bryggen area. Evening is at leisure.

Bergen Bors Hotel ****

Day 4 BERGEN - FLÅM- LOEN (B, D)
Thursday

Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure from Bergen and travel to the historic town of Voss, with a stunning background of snow clad mountains. Here we board a train, which will take us across the mountain plateau to Myrdal where we change to the World famous Flåm Railway, the highlight of the day. Experience one of the most spectacular rail journeys, descending down from the Mountain station of Myrdal to the quaint fjord village of Flåm.

Here we have some free time before embarking onto the afternoon ferry, which will cruise on a breath-taking crossing along the Aurland & Nærøy Fjords, branches of the Sogne Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in Norway. The coast offers very strong contrasts, sometimes you will experience rocks falling dramatically into the fjord while other stretches of the river turn into a wonderful emerald green.

Disembarkation in Gudvangen and continuation in coach, through one of the largest tunnels of Norway. Continue our journey through Lærdal and Skei until we reach Loen, beautifully situated between mountains, lakes and fjords. Dinner and overnight at the prestigious Hotel Alexandra in Fjord View room.

Hotel Alexandra ****+

Day 5 LOEN - BRIKSDAL GLACIER - GEIRANGER (B, D)
Friday

Breakfast at the hotel.

Optional Excursion: Briksdal Glacier, an arm of Europe's largest Glacier Jostedalsbreen.
After arriving at Briksdal Glacier, we will make a visit to the foot of the glacier, traveling by small motorized "Troll cars" and walking through Norwegian nature to the very snout of the glacier. Here we experience the glacier's breathtaking blue ice. After the visit, there will be free time for lunch at your own discretion.

Please note: It is not possible to book this excursion on site. THIS EXCURSION MUST BE PRE-BOOKED WITH TRAVEL BOOKING TO ENSURE ITS IMPLEMENTATION.

Passengers not joining the optional excursion, who prefer to enjoy the hotel and its facilities, will be picked up at around 16:00.

We leave Loen and continue our journey through the wonderful Norwegian mountains to the famous point of Dalsnibba, an observation point located 1.476 meters above sea level, with a spectacular view of the famous Geiranger Fjord, UNESCO World Heritage. (The visit to Dalsnibba is subject to climate permission - cannot be guaranteed). Once our visit to Dalsnibba is finished, we continue our journey downward to Geiranger for check-in at our hotel. Before dinner, a special tour of the Veteran car collection of The Mjelva family is offered. A number of these beautiful cars were used to show tourists around the Geiranger area in the 1920's and 1930's and they are still in excellent condition. Dinner (included) and overnight at the Hotel Union in Fjord View room.

Union Hotel ****+

Day 6 GEIRANGER (B, D)
Saturday

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we will take the ferry, crossing the dramatic and ever so impressive, UNESCO's World Heritage listed, Geiranger Fjord, situated among lush mountains and wild waterfalls. Travel from Geiranger to Hellesylt and be inspired by this beautiful unspoiled landscape.

After disembarking in Hellesylt, we travel north to Trollstigen or Troll's path, one of the most dramatic and visited areas in Norway. Travel the 11 hairpin turns on this stunning stretch of road that winds its way along just over 100km of incredible landscape (Weather permitting as road closures can occur). Lunch stop in-route (not included). In the late afternoon, we arrive back at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Union in Fjord View room.

Union Hotel ****+

Day 7 GEIRANGER - OSLO (B)
Sunday

Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure by coach to the capital Oslo. We travel via Lom, where we can admire the oldest wooden church in Norway, which dates from the 12th Century. Late in the afternoon, we arrive in Oslo and check-in to the hotel.

Hotel Continental ****+

Day 8 OSLO (B)
Monday

After breakfast, we will embark on a 3-hour city sightseeing tour in the Norwegian Capital, beautifully situated by the fjord. Enjoy the view from the Opera house before heading off to Bygdøy Island. Here we will visit one of the most popular museums, the Viking Ship Museum (entrance included); Vigeland Sculpture Park, one of the major Scandinavian cultural treasures, the Royal Palace and the main street, Karl Johan. Afternoon at leisure.

Hotel Continental ****+

Day 9 OSLO DEPARTURE (B)
Tuesday

Breakfast at the hotel. A Destination Management English-speaking representative will meet you for the Regular Transfer Service to Oslo Airport*

*Please note! Regular Departure Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfer to Oslo Airport and only on the official end date of tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative from the Destination Management and are shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur.

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