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The Magic of Norway Tour

9 days
8 nights

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Rates:

PER PERSON IN USD:

$ 3,590.00 (double occupancy)
$ 4,485.00 (single occupancy)
$ 3,300.00 (3rd person in extra bed)
$ 3,050.00 (Child 07-12 years)

Dates:

May 28, 2018 - Jun 05, 2018 
Jul 02, 2018 - Jul 10, 2018 
Jul 09, 2018 - Jul 17, 2018 
Jul 23, 2018 - Jul 31, 2018 
Jul 30, 2018 - Aug 07, 2018 
Aug 06, 2018 - Aug 14, 2018 
Aug 13, 2018 - Aug 21, 2018 
Aug 20, 2018 - Aug 28, 2018 
Aug 27, 2018 - Sep 04, 2018 
Sep 03, 2018 - Sep 11, 2018 

Hotels:

  • Oslo - Hotel Continental 5*
  • Lofthus - Ullensvang Hotel – Fjord View room 4*
  • Bergen - Bergen Bors Hotel 4*
  • Loen - Hotel Alexandra – Fjord View room 4*
  • Geiranger - Hotel Union - Fjord View room 4*

 

Included:

  • 8 nights at hotels in standard double/twin rooms, except at Hotel Ullensvang, Hotel Alexandra & Hotel Union, where Fjord View rooms are confirmed;
  • 8 Breakfasts – Buffet style;
  • 4 Dinners (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 - 8 offers WI-FI
  • 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)
  • Excursion to Briksdal Glacier
  • Regular Arrival Transfer, from Oslo Airport;
  • Regular Departure Transfer, to Oslo Airport;
  • Porter service at the hotels (excluding day 1 and 9)

Itinerary:

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. 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 Hardanger fjord to 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)

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)

Day 5  : Loen – Briksdal Glacier – Geiranger

Breakfast at the hotel. 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.

We leave Loen around 16:00 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 at the hotel is included. Overnight in Geirenger (B, D)

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Day 6  : Geiranger

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 amongst 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 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. We travel via Lom, where we can admire the oldest wooden church in Norway, which dates from the 12th Century. We continue, via Otta, leaving the fjord area of Central Norway characterized by breath-taking mountains and lakes. Late in the afternoon, we arrive in Oslo and check-in at the hotel. Overnight in Oslo (B)

Day 8  : Oslo

After breakfast, we will embark on a 3-hour city sightseeing tour in the Norwegian Capital, beautifully situated by the fjord. We will enjoy the view from the Opera house before heading off to Bygdoy Island. Here we will visit one of the most popular museums, the Viking Ship Museum (entrance included); Vigeland’s Park, one of the major Scandinavian cultural treasures, the Royal Palace and the main street, Karl Johan. Free afternoon. Overnight in Oslo (B)

Day 9  : Oslo - Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Our English-speaking representative will meet you for the Regular Transfer Service to Oslo Airport*(Please see notes for this service). (B)

Notes:

Please note! Regular Arrival 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.