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The Magic of Norway Tour

9 days
8 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

$ 3,320.00 (double occupancy)
$ 4,155.00 (single occupancy)
$ 3,055.00 (3rd person in extra bed)
$ 2,820.00 (Child 07-12 years)

Dates:

Jun 26, 2017 - Jul 04, 2017 on request
Jul 10, 2017 - Jul 18, 2017 on request
Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 25, 2017 
Jul 24, 2017 - Aug 01, 2017 
Jul 31, 2017 - Aug 08, 2017 
Aug 07, 2017 - Aug 15, 2017 
Aug 14, 2017 - Aug 22, 2017 
Aug 21, 2017 - Aug 29, 2017 

Hotels:

  • Oslo - Hotel Continental *****
  • Lofthus - Ullensvang Hotel – Fjord View room *****
  • Bergen - Radisson Blu Royal Hotel ****
  • Loen - Hotel Alexandra – Fjord View room ****
  • Geiranger - Hotel Union - Fjord View room *****

 

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;
• 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 9);

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Arrival in Oslo

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 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.
*IMPORTANT NOTE! Regular Arrival Transfer Services, included in the program, are only available for transfers from Airport in Oslo and only on the official date of beginning 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

  • 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 16:00.
We leave Loen 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.

Options: Excursion: Briksdal Glacier, an arm of Europe’s largest Glacier Jostedalsbreen.
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.

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. Late in the afternoon, we arrive in Oslo and check-in to the hotel.

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.

Day 9  : 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).

*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.