Best of the Norwegian Fjords

Best of the Norwegian Fjords

Depart:
Escorted Tour-Land Only

8 Days/ 7 nights

2018 departures

May 29
July 3, 10, 24 and 31
August 7, 14, 21 and 28
September 4
Price per Person:
Per person in a double room $3199
Single supplement $799
Package Includes:
7 nights at hotels in standard double/twin rooms, except at the Hotel Alexandra and Hotel Union, where Fjord View rooms are confirmed
Round trip airport transfers-if arriving and departing on scheduled says
Breakfast daily
3 dinners-Drinks not included
English speaking tour escort
Transportation between cities
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Luggage handling at hotels and ports (1 piece per person)
Hotel taxes and service charges
Itinerary
Day 1 Bergen
Upon arrival you will be met and taken to your centrally located hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to begin your exploration of this beautiful city. Overnight at the Hotel Bergen Bors.

Day 2 Bergen
After breakfast morning at leisure. Meet guide in hotel lobby at 2pm for your 2 hour panoramic Bergen City tour. You will delight in the St. Marys Church, Haakon's Hall (no entrances), the colorful and picturesque fish markets and the old Bryggen area. The evening is at leisure. Overnight at the Hotel Bergen Bors.

Day 3 Bergen-Flam Railway-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 board a train, which will take you across the mountain plateau to Myrdal where you 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 you have some free time before embarking onto the afternoon ferry, which will take you on a breathtaking crossing along the Aurland and Naeroy 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 continue by bus, through one of the largest tunnels of Norway. Continue your journey through Laerdal and Skei until you reach Loen, beautifully situated between mountains, lakes and fjords. Dinner and overnight at the prestigious Hotel Alexandra in a fjord view room.

Day 4 Loen-Geiranger
Leave Loen and continue your 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, listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. (The visit to Dalsnibba is subject to weather and cannot be guaranteed). Once your visit to Dalsnibba is finished, continue your journey downward to Geiranger for check-in at the hotel. Before dinner, a special tour of the classic 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 are still in excellent condition. Dinner at the hotel is included. Overnight Hotel Union in a fjord view room. It is possible to take an optional excursion to the Briksdal Glacier. Must be pre booked and costs approx. $64 per person. After arriving at the Briksdal Glacier, enjoy a visit to the foot of the glacier, traveling by small motorized Troll cars and walking through Norwegian nature to the very snout of the glacier. Here you experience the glacier's breathtaking blue ice. After the visit, there will be free time for lunch on your own.

Day 5 Geiranger
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning take the ferry, crossing the dramatic and ever so impressive, UNESCO's World Heritage listed, Geiranger Fjord, situated among lush mountains and wild waterfalls. Travel from Geiranger to Hellesylt and be inspired by this beautiful unspoiled landscape. After disembarking in Hellesylt, 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 en route (not included). In the late afternoon, arrive back to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel is included. Overnight Hotel Union in a fjord view room.

Day 6 Geiranger-Oslo
Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure by bus to the capital, Oslo. Travel via Lom, where you will admire the oldest wooden church in Norway, which dates from the 12th Century. Late in the afternoon, arrive to Oslo and check-in at the hotel. Overnight at the Hotel Continental

Day 7 Oslo
After breakfast, enjoy a 3 hour city sightseeing tour of the Norwegian Capital, beautifully situated by a fjord. you will enjoy the view from the Opera House before heading off to Bygdoy Island, where you will visit the Viking Ship Museum (entrance included), with its three Viking vessels. The Vigeland Park, one of the major Scandinavian cultural treasures, will welcome you with sculptures by Gustav Vigeland, who dedicated his life to his artistic works. You will pass by the Royal Palace and the main street, Karl Johan. Afternoon is at leisure. Overnight Hotel Continental.

Day 8 Oslo-End of Tour
After breakfast you will be taken to the airport. You can extend your stay in lovely Oslo or continue to Sweden or Denmark.

Additional nights in Bergen and/or Oslo available.



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