The Best of Norway

New for 2018

Price per person
from £1,556

Price based on
London Gatwick
24th Sep 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 7 days

  • Northern Europe

  • Steady pace

  • Platinum escorted tour

Explore the fairy-tale countryside and lively cities of Norway on this scenic adventure. Ride the Flåm railway to heights of 2,833 feet for views of mountain scenery, deep gorges and and rural farmsteads. Admire medieval wooden stave churches, cruise across a fjord and get a taste of urban Nordic life.

At a glance


  • Oslo Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing that includes the National Theatre, the Sorting Parliament building, Frogner Park and City Hall.
  • Borgund Admire the strave church. 
  • Flåm Ride the Flåmsbana train for spectacular views of plunging gorges, breathtaking waterfalls and mountain scenery.
  • Steinsdalsfoss Stand at the foot of this majestic waterfall and follow the trail behind the cascade for a unique view of the water.
  • Hardangerfjord Overnight stay at the Ullensvang Hotel
  • Bergen Orientation drive of the city that includes Håkon's Hall, Rosenkrantz Tower and Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf; walking tour that includes old town and medieval St Mary's Church and a ride on the Fløybanen funicular.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Overview

Explore the fairy-tale countryside and lively cities of Norway on this scenic adventure. Ride the Flåm railway to heights of 2,833 feet for views of mountain scenery, deep gorges and and rural farmsteads. Admire medieval wooden stave churches, cruise across a fjord and get a taste of urban Nordic life.

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts, 4 dinners

UK - Oslo

Day
1

Fly to Oslo where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions and enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Oslo

Day
2

Today gives you a proper introduction to Oslo, the country's hub of trade and industry. Sightseeing with a local guide features the National Theatre, considered the home for Ibsen's plays; the unique Storting building, seat of Parliament; and the Royal Palace, the residence of Norwegian monarchs since 1849. Stroll through magnificent Frogner Park with Gustav Vigeland's extraordinary sculptures; and visit the City Hall, where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held each year. Afterwards, an optional excursion is available to see relics of Norway's glorious seafaring past - including 1,000-year-old Viking ships!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Oslo - Borgund - Flåm

Day
3

Depart the city and drive northwest through Hallingdal, a large valley with rich traditions in iron production, cattle trade, and traditional folk art, music and dance; continue to Borgund, and admire one of Norway's best preserved stave churches, dating back to 1180. Travel through the world's longest road tunnel (15 miles) to Aurland, and arrive in the picturesque village of Flåm, situated at the head of Aurlandsfjord. You may wish to join an exciting optional cruise on the famous Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Flåm - Myrdal - Voss - Hardangerfjord

Day
4

This morning, experience a breathtaking ride on the Flåm Railway, which passes through 20 tunnels and climbs to an elevation of 2,833 feet. Along the way, you'll pass directly in front of the Kjosfossen waterfall. At Myrdal mountain station, change trains and continue on the scenic Bergen Railway to Voss. Here, board your coach and head south, crossing Hardanger Bridge, one of the longest suspension bridges in the world. Continue along the shore and arrive at the historic Ullensvang Hotel in its idyllic setting between the mountains and the Hardangerfjord. It was here that composer Edvard Grieg wrote his most famous pieces - and his cabin still stands in the hotel gardens.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hardangerfjord - Utne - Steinsdalsfoss - Bergen

Day
5

Nature's splendour is on full display today, as you travel south around Sørfjord and then north to the peaceful village of Utne. Cross the fjord by ferry, and continue your journey on the Hardanger National Tourist Road to Norheimsund and stop at the majestic Steinsdalsfoss waterfall, where a trail leads you behind the cascading falls without getting wet. Later, arrive in lovely Bergen, 'City of Seven Mountains. An orientation drive introduces you to this city that was founded in 1070. See Bergenhus Fortress with its medieval Hakon's Hall and Rosenkrantz Tower; the charming Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the harbour; and the famous fish market. Tonight, why not sample regional dishes at a traditional restaurant?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Bergen

Day
6

Step back in time and explore Bryggen a guided walking tour along narrow, cobblestone alleyways past colourful wooden houses. Also see the 12th-century St Mary's Church, where Hanseatic merchants attended religious services until the 1870s. For a bird's-eye view of Bergen and its magnificent surroundings, ride the Fløibanen funicular up to Mount Fløyen. Tonight, enjoy an included farewell dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Bergen - UK

Day
7

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

Accommodation will be as stated or similar.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Oslo: Scandic Oslo City
  • Flam: Fretheim
  • Hardangerfjord: Ullensvang 
  • Bergen: First Marin

 

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