Land of the Vikings

Escorted TourNorway and Denmark

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From $2,455 USD
May 27 - September 2, 2019
7 Days / 6 Nights

Land of the Vikings visit the Hanseatic ports of Copenhagen and Bergen, and the Norwegian Capital of Oslo. Medieval cities filled with history and culture.

Overview

Discover the Land of the Vikings, 7-day guided tour from Copenhagen to Norway's fjord region. Visit medieval cities, filled with Viking history, enchanting old ports, thriving during Hanseatic times. After highlights of Wonderful Copenhagen, enjoy a fabulous cruise through the Kattegat into the Oslo Fjord to Oslo. Via Geilo to the idyllic Hardanger Fjord, pass Nordheimsund, crossing through birch forests to the capital of the fjords, colourful Bergen.

Operation

May 27 - September 2, 2019

Departure

Guaranteed departures 2019:
May 27
June 10, 17, 24
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26
September 2

Price

  • from $2,455 per person in double room
  • from $3,670 single room
  • from  $2,265 3rd person in double room
  • from $2,075 child 7-12 years, when sharing room with parents

Included

  • 5 nights at hotels in standard double/twin rooms, except at Hotel Ullensvang, where Fjord View rooms are confirmed
  • 1 night on board DFDS Seaways Ferry (Commodore Class Cabins*)
  • Scandinavian breakfast buffet daily
  • 1 x lunch as per program
  • 2 x dinners as per program
  • Bi-lingual tour escort from Day 1 to Day 6
  • All touring by private coach, with air-condition
  • All the sightseeing mentioned in the program
  • The long-distance bus from day 2 - 6 offers WIFI
  • Monolingual guided tours in Copenhagen, Oslo and Bergen
  • Regular Arrival Transfer, from Copenhagen Airport*
  • Regular Departure Transfer, to Bergen Airport*
  • Porter service at ferry crossing and hotels (excluding day 1 & 7)

*DFDS Seaways Ferry (Commodore Class Cabins– except if Twin is required, then 2 berth Outside Cabin)

Not Included

  • International airfare & airport taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions in Balestrand
  • Personal insurance / personal items
  • $25 Service fee

Please note

  • Luggage allowance is 1 suitcase & 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • *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.

Day 1 ARRIVAL COPENHAGEN
Monday

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 upon check-in at 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. The rest of the day is at leisure.

*The departures of 1st July & 5th August will not be accommodated at Hotel Copenhagen Marriott. The hotel will be reconfirmed latest 4 weeks prior to departure and it will be a centrally located hotel of 4+ / 5 * category.

Copenhagen Marriott*****

Day 2 COPENHAGEN (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we depart by private coach with our 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 "Stroeget" begins. We pass the Tivoli Gardens, dating back to 1843 and onwards past the New Carlsberg Glyptotheque 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 for 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, you can also delight in the exterior of Christiansborg Palace, as well as Rosenborg Castle, which houses the Crown Jewels. The tour will end at the hotel. The afternoon and evening are at leisure.

*The departures of 1st July & 5th August will not be accommodated at Hotel Copenhagen Marriott. The hotel will be reconfirmed latest 4 weeks prior to departure and it will be a centrally located hotel of 4+ / 5 * category.

Copenhagen Marriott*****

Day 3 COPENHAGEN - OSLO (B, D)
Wednesday

After breakfast, the 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 traveling with E.U. identification cards only may not be allowed on-board.

DFDS Seaways, Commodore cabin

Day 4 OSLO (B)
Thursday

Breakfast on board. Arrival to Oslo at 09:45. We will meet our local guide for a 3-hour city sightseeing tour of the Norwegian capital, beautifully situated by the fjord. We will 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), with its three Viking vessels.

The Vigeland Park, one of the major Scandinavian cultural treasures, will welcome us with sculptures by Gustav Vigeland, who dedicated his life to his artistic works. We will also pass by the Royal Palace and the main street, Karl Johan. The tour ends at the hotel, from where you will be free to explore the Viking capital at your own pace.

Hotel Grand*****

Day 5 OSLO - LOFTHUS (B, L, D)
Friday

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we drive across Hoenefoss, Nesbyen surrounded by a landscape, which alternates between forests of pines and lakes to 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. In Geilo we will take the time to enjoy a delicious lunch at the beautiful old Dr. Holms Hotel (included).

Afterwards the tour continues 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 at the hotel is included.

*The departures of 27th May, 10th, 17th & 24th June will not be accommodated in rooms with fjord view. Instead rooms with mountain view are confirmed

Ullensvang Hotel - Fjord View room****+

Day 6 LOFTHUS - BERGEN (B)
Saturday

Breakfast at the hotel. We will depart from Lofthus and travel back along the fjord until reaching Brimnes where we will cross the splendid Hardanger fjord, by travelling across the Hardanger Bridge. The bridge has one of the longest suspension bridge spans in the world. After reaching Bruravik on the other side, we will continue by coach, along 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 colourful and picturesque fish markets and the old Bryggen area. The evening is at leisure.

Radisson Blu Royal****

Day 7 BERGEN DEPARTURE (B)
Sunday

Breakfast at the hotel. A Borealis Destination Management English-speaking representative will meet you for the Regular Transfer Service to Bergen Airport* (Please see notes below for this service).

*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.

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