PER PERSON :
$ 5,170.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 6,260.00 (single occupancy)
$ 4,285.00 (triple occupancy)
PANORAMIC DRIVE ALONG THE COAST (day 5)
Take a panoramic drive along the west coast through the fishing Island of Sotra up to Oyengarden for an opportunity to explore a different landscape and take in the wonderful views along this less travelled route. Photostops en route. Escorted by Tour leader - USD 40.00 per person (min. 10 people required)
Pre and post tour hotel per night per room (tax and breakfast included)
Transfers per car (one way)
Oslo: $150 per transfer
Welcome to Oslo! Oslo is the capital of Norway, the “Viking Capital”, founded in 1040 by the Oslo Fjord, and home to many fascinating museums and beautiful green parks full of sculptures. In the very city centre you will find the Karl Johan pedestrian street, and don’t forget to pass by the impressive opera house. Individual arrival to Oslo and transfer on own to the hotel (or include optional arrival transfer). Check-In is guaranteed after 4 pm, in case of earlier arrival, the hotel can assist with luggage storage. At 6 pm, meet your tour escort and fellow travellers in the hotel lobby for a short introduction to the upcoming adventure through the Norwegian Fjords.
Overnight at the centrally located Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeatret, perfectly located within walking distance from the pedestrian street Karl Johan.
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Leave Oslo by coach, driving along the Lake Mjøsa, the largest lake in Oslo, towards the Olympic city of Lillehammer, where the 1994 winter Olympic Games took place. After a brief stop in Lillehammer, continue towards Lom where we will have a photo stop to admire the 12th century stave church. Continue the journey through the Otta Valley to Geiranger.
Dinner and overnight at the beautiful Union Hotel Geiranger (B, D).
After the breakfast buffet at the hotel, embark on a on a 1 hour cruise along the spectacular, UNESCOlisted Geiranger Fjord with the impressive waterfalls: ”The Bridal Veil” and “the Seven Sisters”. Arrival in the village of Hellesylt and drive via the Nord Fjord and along the scenic route to Skei. En route a stop will be made to enjoy a Norwegian waffle with coffee. Continue the journey passing the Gaular Mountain National Park, making a stop by the viewpoint before arriving at the idyllic village of Balestrand, located on the shores of the fjord and surrounded by high mountains. This unique spot is a good candidate for the most beautiful place on earth. The area is known for its fertile land and fruit trees and before we will pay a visit to the Cider House to enjoy a tasting.
Dinner and overnight in fjord view rooms at the historical Kvikne’s Hotel (B, D)
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Leaving Balestrand might be difficult, but ahead awaits two of the most famous experiences in Norway, the Sogne Fjord and the Flåm Railway. Arrival in Gudvangen, at the head of the Nærøy Fjord - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with small farms scattered on the steep hillsides of the fjord, cascading waterfalls, and towering snowclad mountains. Board a 2 hour’s mini-cruise of the Nærøy and Auerland fjords – both branches of the Sogne Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Disembark in the fjord side village of Flåm and after a short rest, board the world-famous tourist train Flåm Railway, one of the most exceptional railroad trips in the world. With breath-taking views at every curve, it will take you up to the mountain station of Myrdal. In Myrdal, change of train and leave by the Bergen Railway to Voss, where your driver will be waiting to take you to Bergen, the “Capital of the Fjords”.
Overnight at the Scandic Ørnen Hotel, centrally located (B)
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. In the morning, enjoy a walking tour with your tour escort, covering the famous open air fish market, stroll across to Bryggen where the traditional wooden medieval buildings remain as in the times of the Hanseatic League. Rest of the day off or join an optional, panoramic bus tour to the coastal side.
Overnight at the Scandic Ørnen Hotel, centrally located (B).
After the breakfast buffet at the hotel. In the morning, we will take the funicular up to the top of Mount Fløyen for a stunning view of Bergen and the surrounding fjord. Depart from Bergen and make a stop by the impressive Vøringsfoss waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 meters before entering into the Hardanger Fjord area with its romantic landscape of fruit orchards and rounded mountains. Continue on the Hardanger Mountain Plateau, crossing the Hardanger Fjord Bridge, and afternoon arrival in city of Geilo, famous ski area in the wintertime.
Dinner and overnight in the Vestlia Resort or Highland Lodge beautifully located by the Hardangerviddda Mountain Plateau (B, D)
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Drive back towards Oslo via the Hallingdal Valley. Upon arrival in Oslo, you will be taken on a city tour of Oslo with your tour escort. Famous sights include the Frogner Park with the famous sculptures of the Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland, the Royal Palace, the medieval fortress Akershus, the Opera house, the City Hall and much more. An inside visit will be made to the Viking Ship Museum.
Overnight and dinner at the centrally located Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeatret (B, D)
Breakfast buffet at the hotel and check out. Make the most of the free morning – we recommend a visit to the Munch Museum or the Nobel Peace Center. In the early afternoon, transfer to the port for departure on an overnight cruise towards Denmark and Copenhagen. Enjoy a large Scandinavian buffet on board as you sail through the Oslo Fjord. There are a variety of bars and a nightclub on board.
Accommodation on board in 2-berth seaview cabins with shower/ WC (no luggage service onboard) (B, D)
Breakfast buffet on board. Morning arrival in Copenhagen and transfer to your hotel after a city tour with your tour escort. Check in is guaranteed after 4pm, in case of earlier arrival, the hotel can assist with luggage storage. Head out to explore the Danish capital. Founded in the 10th century as a fishing village, the Danish capital is now a city full of beautiful buildings and exciting museums – but be careful, Copenhagen is a biking city, about 60% of the population use bike as their main transportation. Enjoy a walk along Strøget, one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe, or enjoy a cup of coffee in one of the many outdoor cafés in the old port area of Nyhavn, or maybe take a canal tour. Or, in the summertime, the harbour is 10 minutes’ walk from your hotel if you feel like taking a swim with the locals.
Accommodation at the Radisson BLU Scandinavia Hotel located only 15 minutes’ walk from city centre (B)
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. In the morning transfer from your hotel to Copenhagen train station for departure by train (2nd class) towards Stockholm, Sweden’s capital. During this approximate 5½ hours train ride you will pass the world famous Øresund bridge between Denmark and Sweden. Arrival in Stockholm and transfer to the nearby hotel.
Overnight at the centrally located Clarion Hotel Sign (B).
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Make the most of a free morning to continue exploring the city. In the afternoon, transfer to the port for departure on an overnight cruise towards Finland and Helsinki. Enjoy your large dinner buffet with beverages included on board as you sail into the Baltic Sea. Make the most of the variety of bars, nightclub and tax-free shopping on board.
Overnight on board in 2-berth seaview cabins with shower/WC (B, D)
Breakfast buffet on board before arriving in Helsinki. City tour 3 hours with local guide, including entrance to the Temppeliaukio church, or “rock church” excavated directly into solid rock. Check in is guaranteed after 4pm, in case of earlier arrival, the hotel can assist with luggage storage. Helsinki was founded in 1550 and has been under both Swedish and Russian rule until Finland gained its independence in 1917. Helsinki is known for being home to very beautiful churches, like the white cathedral in the city centre, the orthodox cathedral Uspenski, but the city is also full of interesting museums, and don’t forget to look into some of the design shops of brands such as Marimekko, Artek (Alvar Alto), and Iittala. It is also possible to take a walk to the market hall on the harbour.
Overnight at GLO Hotel Kluuvi, centrally located hotel close to shopping and the famous Esplanade Park (B)
Breakfast buffet at the hotel and transfer on own (or book an optional transfer) to Helsinki Airport Vantaa (B).
Max. group size is 36 people, average group size is 25-30
All departures are guaranteed
Passengers may bring 1 suitcase of max. 20 kilos per person