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The Magic of Norway Tour

8 days
7 nights

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PER PERSON :

$ 3,565.00 (double/twin occupancy)
$ 4,965.00 (single occupancy)
$ 3,240.00 (3rd person in extra bed)
$ 2,990.00 (Child 07-12 years)

Dates:

May 30, 2019 - Jun 06, 2019 
Jun 13, 2019 - Jun 20, 2019 
Jun 20, 2019 - Jun 27, 2019 
Jun 27, 2019 - Jul 04, 2019 
Jul 04, 2019 - Jul 11, 2019 
Jul 11, 2019 - Jul 18, 2019 
Jul 18, 2019 - Jul 25, 2019 
Jul 25, 2019 - Aug 01, 2019 
Aug 01, 2019 - Aug 08, 2019 
Aug 08, 2019 - Aug 15, 2019 
Aug 15, 2019 - Aug 22, 2019 
Aug 22, 2019 - Aug 29, 2019 
Aug 29, 2019 - Sep 05, 2019 
Sep 05, 2019 - Sep 12, 2019 

Hotels:

Oslo - Hotel Grand 4*
Lofthus - Ullensvang Hotel – Fjord View room 4*+
Bergen - Radisson Blu Royal 4*
Loen - Hotel Alexandra – Fjord View room 4*
Geiranger - Hotel Union - Fjord View room 4*

Included:

  • 7 nights at hotels in standard double/twin rooms, except at Hotel Ullensvang, Hotel Alexandra & Hotel Union, where Fjord View rooms are confirmed;
  • 7 Breakfasts – Buffet style;
  • 4 Dinners (as per program);
  • 1 lunch (as per program)
  • Bi-lingual tour escort from Day 2 to Day 8 (English & Spanish or Portuguese);
  • All touring by private coach, with air-condition, including all the sightseeing mentioned in the program;
  • Long distance bus from Day 2 - 7 offers WI-FI
  • MONOLINGUAL Guided tours in the cities of Bergen and Oslo (For city tours with local guides, the group will be divided by languages, with their respective mono lingual local guide)
  • Regular Arrival Transfer, from Oslo Airport;
  • Regular Departure Transfer, to Oslo Airport;
  • Porter service at the hotels (excluding day 1 and 8). Luggage allowance is 1 suitcase & 1 piece of hand luggage per person.

Optional Services:

Briksdal Glacier, an arm of Europe’s largest Glacier Jostedalsbreen - 55 EUR /PERSON

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.

 

Itinerary:

A REMARKABLE JOURNEY THROUGH THE LAND OF FJORDS STARTING IN THE VIKING CAPITAL OF OSLO BEFORE HEADING INTO THE FJORDS OF NORWAY. EXPERIENCE PICTURESQUE VILLAGES, MAGNIFICENT WATERFALLS, BREAHTAKING MOUNTAIN PEAKS AND GLACIERS, AND HIGHLIGHTS SUCH AS THE GEIRANGER FJORD, WHICH IS INCLUDED ON UNESCO’S WORLD HERITAGE LIST. THIS TOUR IS BOUND TO LEAVE YOU SPEECHLESS!

Day 1  : Arrival in Oslo

Arrival to Oslo Airport, meet & greet byour English-speaking representative, for Regular Arrival Transfer Service to the hotel* for check-in (Please see notes for this service). Please consult the 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. Overnight in Oslo.

Day 2  : Oslo - Lofthus

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. Ovrenight in Lofthus (B, D)

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. 

Day 3  : Lofthus – Bergen

Breakfast at the hotel. We will depart Lofthus and cross the splendid Hardanger fjord, by travelling 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 markets and the old Bryggen area. Evening is at leisure. Overnight in Bergen (B)

Day 4  : Bergen - Flåm – Loen

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 Flam 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 Flam. Here we have some free time before embarking onto the afternoon ferry, which will carry us on a breath-taking crossing along the Aurland & Neroy fjords, which are branches of the Sognefjord, 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 green. Disembarkation in Gudvangen and continuation in coach, through one of the largest tunnels of Norway. We 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. Overnight in Loen (B, D)

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, 08th & 15th August and 5th September will not be accommodated in rooms with fjord view. Instead rooms with mountain view are confirmed. 

Day 5  : Loen – Briksdal Glacier – Geiranger

Breakfast at the hotel.

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 amongst 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.

Overnight in Geirenger (B, D)

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Day 6  : Geiranger

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 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. Overnight in Geiranger (B, D)

Day 7  : Geiranger - Oslo

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. Overnight in Oslo (B)

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

Day 8  : Oslo – Departure

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).

Notes:

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.

For city tours with local guides the group will be divided by languages, with the respective monoligual 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.

NOTE: Maximum 2 children per room, sharing with parents. Due to the nature of the tour and the destination, we are unfortunately not able to accept children younger than 7 years old on these tours.