Summer Escorted Tour 2020: Scenic Norway
Oslo, Bergen and the Fjords – 28 July 2020
A 7 night guaranteed departure escorted tour visiting Norway’s main cities of Oslo and Bergen as well as the fjords. An ideal holiday for solo travellers from Ireland or those who like to travel with a like-minded group. An English speaking guide from Robinson Scandinavia, our preferred escorted tour travel partner, stays with the group throughout the trip in Norway.
Price from: €2625 pp sharing (including flights and checked bag)
Destinations: Oslo, Bergen, Norway’s fjords
Date: 28 July – 04 August 2020
Types: Escorted Tour Holiday, Couples, Groups, Solo Travellers
Day 1: Fly Dublin – Oslo (D). Stay for one night in a Superior Room at the Clarion Hotel the Hub, located close to the Karl Johans Gate. Your tour manager will meet you at 7.45pm (before dinner) in the hotel lobby.
Day 2: Oslo – Ulvik (B,L,D). After breakfast you will visit the world famous Viking Ships followed by a beautiful cross country trip by coach to the resort town of Gol for lunch. After lunch cross the wild Hardanger mountain plateau to Fossli, stopping to view the highest waterfall in Norway, Vøringsfoss. Dinner and overnight in a fjord view room in Brakanes Hotel.
Day 3: Ulvik – Bergen (B,L). A scenic tour along the beautiful Hardangerfjord arriving in Bergen around midday for lunch. In the afternoon take a 2 hour tour of Bergen, including a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bryggen Harbour. Ride on the funicular to Mount Fløien for the best views of the city and fjords below. Stay overnight at Bergen Børs Hotel, centrally located next to the old Bryggen Harbour and close to the pedestrian shopping streets. Dinner – own arrangements.
Day 4: Bergen – Flåm – Balestrand [B, D]. Coach to Voss where you board a train to Myrdal and experience the amazing Flåm Railway to the fjord side village of Flåm. Then take a 2 hour cruise taking in the Naeroyfjord (the narrowest fjord in Europe, included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List) and the Aurlandsfjord, both branches of the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. After disembarking in Gudvangen continue to Vangsnes, for the short ferry crossing to the beautiful town of Balestrand. Dinner and overnight in a fjord view room in Kviknes Hotel.
Day 5: Day free in Balestrand [B, D] giving you the opportunity to enjoy the outstanding beauty and nature of the fjords.
Day 6: Balestrand – Geiranger [B, L, D]. Depart from the hotel by ferry along the scenic northern side of Sognefjord to Sogndal. Continue by road to Fjærland passing under the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe and a stop at the famous Briksdal Glacier. The journey up to the glacier will be made in open cars to give you the best views. After lunch join a ferry for a one hour cruise into the UNESCO World Heritage listed Geirangerfjord. During the cruise you will pass close by some magnificent waterfalls, such as the Bridal Veil and the Seven Sisters. Dinner and accommodation at the excellent Union Hotel.
Day 7: Geiranger – Oslo [B, L, D]. Travel cross country from the fjords via the village of Lom (with its 14th century stave church) and the town of Lillehammer (where we stop for lunch), to the capital city, Oslo. Our final dinner and overnight is back at the Clarion Hotel the Hub, staying in a superior room .
Day 8: [B]. Depart Oslo.
Additional information on printed version of itinerary.
Departure 2020: Tuesday 28 July 2020
From: €2625 pp sharing (including flights* and one 20kg checked bag per person)
Single Supplement: €450
(*Price subject to availability at time of booking. A flight supplement may apply).
- 6 nights half-board accommodation, 1 night B&B.
- 4 x lunches on days 2, 3, 6 & 7.
- Visit to Oslo’s Viking Ships.
- Guided tour of Bergen including a ride on the funicular.
- Bergen & Flåm Railways (Voss-Myrdal-Flåm) trip.
- Approx 2 hour cruise on the Aurlands and Naerøy fjords and 1 hour cruise on the Geirangerfjord.
- Excursion in open car to the Briksdal Glacier.
- All visits as described in itinerary & all ferry crossings.
- Luggage assistance at all hotels.
- English speaking tour guide throughout.
- Transportation by modern deluxe coach with reclining seats and seatbelts
- International return flights Dublin/Norway to include one 20kg checked bag per person
- Airport transfers in Norway (easy – full details given)
- Meals other than as stated
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (required)
Additional nights in Norway before / after tour dates. Changes to the cost will apply.
Prices correct at time of print (Nov 2019). E&OE.
Subject to availability and exchange rate at time of booking.
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