Magical Norway

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From $3,655 USD
May 30 - September 5, 2019
8 Days / 7 Nights

Magical Norway, deluxe journey through the Land of Fjords. From Oslo via Hardangerfjord, to Sognefjord and Geirangerfjord. Stay in fabulous fjord hotels.

Overview

Magical Norway, a deluxe journey through the Land of Fjords. Start in the Viking Capital of Oslo before heading into the fjord region. Experience quaint villages, thundering waterfalls, mountain peaks and glaciers, and highlights such as the Hardanger Fjord, Sogn 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 30 - September 5, 2019

Departure

Guaranteed Departures 2019:
May 30
June 13, 20, 27
July 4, 11, 18, 25
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
September 5

Price

  • from $3,655 per person in double room
  • from $5,095 single room
  • from $3,325 third person in triple room
  • from $3,075 child (7–12 years), when sharing room with parents

Included

  • 7 nights hotel accommodations, standard double/twin rooms with private facilities
  • Ullensvang Hotel, Hotel Alexandra 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 7
  • All touring by private coach, with air-condition
  • All sightseeing as per program
  • The long distance bus from day 2 - 7 offers WIFI
  • Visits, excursions and entrances as per program
  • Monolingual 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 8

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

  • 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 Oslo & 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 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.
  • For city tours with local guides, the group will be divided by languages, with their respective monolingual local guide.

Day 1 ARRIVAL OSLO
Thursday

Arrival to Oslo 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. The rest of the day is at leisure.

*Please note! Regular Arrival Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfers from the airport in Oslo & 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 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.

Hotel Grand****+

Day 2 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 30th May, 13th, 20th & 27th June will not be accommodated in rooms with fjord view. Instead rooms with mountain view are confirmed.

Ullensvang Hotel ****+

Day 3 LOFTHUS - BERGEN (B)
Saturday

Breakfast at the hotel. We will depart Lofthus and cross the splendid Hardanger fjord, by travelling across the Hardanger Bridge. The Hardanger Bridge has one of the longest suspension bridge spans in the world. Arrival at Bergen where the afternoon holds 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. The evening is at leisure.

Radisson Blu Royal****

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

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 from the Mountain station of Myrdal to the quaint fjord village of Flåm located on the shores of the magnificent Aurland Fjord. Enjoy some free time in the picturesque fjord village of Flåm before we continue for a cruise on the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in Norway. Drive through one of the longest tunnels of Norway before embarking. 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 green. Disembark after and continue by coach, through the stunning mountains of Gaula before reaching Loen, beautifully situated between mountains, lakes and fjords. Dinner and overnight at the prestigious hotel Alexandra.

This evening we recommend you enjoy a ride with the sky lift just located next to your hotel. The view is breathtaking.

*The departures of 30th May, 27th June, 11th & 18th July, 8th & 15th August and 5th September will not be accommodated in rooms with fjord view. Instead rooms with mountain view are confirmed.

Hotel Alexandra ****+

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

Breakfast at the hotel.

OPTIONAL Excursion: Briksdal Glacier, an arm of Europe’s largest Glacier Jostedalsbreen.
Duration: approx. 3 hours
Price: USD 70 pp
Available by pre-booking only

After arriving at Briksdal Glacier, we will make a visit to the foot of the glacier, travelling 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.

*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 15:00.

We leave Loen and continue our journey through the wonderful Norwegian mountains to Hellesylt to embark the ferry, crossing the dramatic and ever so impressive, UNESCO's World Heritage listed, Geiranger Fjord, situated among lush mountains and wild waterfalls. Arrival in Geiranger and check-in. 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 at the hotel is included.

Union Hotel ****+

Day 6 GEIRANGER (B, D)
Tuesday

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we travel north to explore two of the most dramatic and visited areas of Norway; The Eagle’s road and Trollstigen or Troll's path. The steepest section of Road 63 between Geiranger and Eidsdal is called Ørnevegen, or "The Eagle Road", as driving along its eleven hairpin turns at 620 meters (2,030 ft) above sea level feels a little like being airborne. At the uppermost bend is the most spectacular viewpoint of the road, Ørnesvingen, offering breath-taking views over the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord. Continue to Linge crossing the Storfjord from Eisdal and from here to the Troll's path.

Driving Trollstigen is a dramatic and exciting experience. Some places it's cut into the mountain; and some parts are built on top of stone walls. An impressive bridge in natural stone carries it across the Stigfossen waterfall. The road is a result of hard work and an impressive piece of engineering work dated 100 years back in time. His Majesty King Haakon VII opened the road in the summer of 1936. At top of Trollstigen there are viewpoints and steel walkways which allow you to get close to the dramatic mountains and waterfalls (Weather permitting as road closures can occur). Lunch stop en route (not included). In the afternoon, we arrive back at the hotel. Dinner at the hotel is included.

Union Hotel ****+

Day 7 GEIRANGER - OSLO (B)
Wednesday

Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure by coach to the capital, Oslo. First visit 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).

Continue 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 at the hotel. Thereafter you will have the chance to join the group on a 2-hour guided Walking City Tour.

*The departure 30th May will not be accommodated at Hotel Grand. The hotel confirmed is Clarion The Hub, 4 * + centrally located

Hotel Grand****+

Day 8 OSLO (B)
Thursday

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

*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 Borealis Destination Management and are shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur.

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