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For centuries, this tiny nation of seafaring traders played a leading role in world history. It wrested 40% of its territory from the hostile sea, and produces a healthy agricultural surplus in the midst of Europe’s most densely populated area—yet Holland manages to remain quaint and scenic. Enjoy a CANAL CRUISE to see Amsterdam from water level. Complete the experience watching skilled craftsmen cut and polish precious stones at a DIAMOND CENTER, and following a Local Guide pointing out Amsterdam’s highlights on the included city tour. This afternoon, spend some time exploring on your own, or complete the experience with one of our optional excursions.
This morning, travel to the Hanseatic city of Bremen, which majestically straddles the Weser River. Settlements date back to the 7th century, but the city rose in prominence as trade with Norway, England, and the Netherlands increased in the 11th century. Bremen’s attractions include the opulent Town Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the massive, 15th-century statue of Roland, the city’s protector; the oldest wine cellar in Germany; and the bronze sculpture of the Bremen Town Musicians from the Grimm Brothers’ famous fairytale. Continue to Hamburg, Germany’s second-largest city, and arrive in time for an optional harbor cruise.
Today’s Distance: 311 mi/ 500 km
Your day begins with a guided tour of Hamburg, one of Germany’s greatest maritime cities. Marvel at the impressive Town Hall; the landmark St. Michael’s Church; the ruins of St. Nicholas’ Church; the unusual Elbe Philharmonic Hall; and more. Later, enjoy a pleasant FERRY ride from Puttgarden in Germany across the Fehmarn Belt Strait to Rødby, Denmark, and visit Roskilde, a former hub of Viking trade routes, with its UNESCO World Heritage site listed Gothic Cathedral. Arrive in Copenhagen.
Today’s Distance: 217 mi/ 350 km
During the Viking era, Copenhagen was just a small village. Now capital of Denmark, it is home to many fascinating landmarks, including the world-famous Little Mermaid sculpture. Enjoy an included city tour with a Local Guide. Round off the day with an interesting optional excursion.
Via the ØRESUND BRIDGE, the longest road and rail bridge in Europe, travel across the strait that separates Denmark and Sweden. Stop in Halmstad on the Nissan River with its 17th-century castle. Walk along the stone streets of the town center, lined with cafés, and admire the Pablo Picasso sculpture, Female Head, before heading towards Gothenburg, Sweden’s thriving, second-largest city, which is one of Europe’s major seaports.
Today’s Distance: 205 mi/ 330 km
Take the scenic route along the Skagerrak coastline to Frederikstad. Then cross the border into Norway and head for the capital city of Oslo.
Today’s Distance: 186 mi/ 300 km
Your guided sightseeing begins with stunning vistas of Akershus Castle, the 14th-century fortress guarding the harbor, followed by the VIKING SHIP MUSEUM, National Theater, Parliament, Royal Palace, Broadcasting House, and Gustav Vigeland’s distinctive sculptures in FROGNER PARK. This afternoon, enjoy leisure time to relax or explore on your own.
A scenic drive today through Hallingdal Valley via the peaceful village of Flå. Forest-clad dales and soaring mountain peaks are around every bend on your scenic journey to Gol, where we stop for a visit. Arrive in the quaint area of Flåm, nestled at the entrance to the stunning Aurlandsfjord.
Today’s Distance: 273 mi/ 440 km
Today, experience breathtaking Norway with a special treat! Start the day on the renowned FLÅM TRAIN to Myrdal, witnessing some of the world’s most scenic wilderness. Along the way, see mighty waterfalls, towering mountains, and verdant valleys. Later, a leisurely CRUISE showcases one of Norway’s most famous fjords, the SOGNEFJORD. Continue to Bergen through the heart of Fjordland.
Today’s Distance: 137 mi/ 220 km
With fjords on one side and 1,000-foot-high Mount Fløyen on the other, Bergen is hailed as the “City of Seven Mountains.” Your guided sightseeing tour takes in the main sights, including the Bryggen Hanseatic wharf, one of the landmarks of Bergen’s bayside area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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The hotel combines traditional style with modern award-winning interior. All public areas and guest rooms have original pieces of graphic art, paintings and sculptures, which gives the hotel a contemporary and distinct feel. The hotel has a comfortable lobby and a small library where you can enjoy coffee and tea for free. In the evening you can also relax in the 400 years old wine cellar Altona wine bar which offers the best wine selection in Bergen and an à la carte menu.
Thon Hotel Bristol Bergen is located in the city center of Bergen, and everything the city has to offer is within walking distance. Just 2 minutes to the famous fish market, and 5 minutes to the funicular rail taking you up the mountain for the best view of the city.
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