Bergen Classic Break

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4 days
May - Sep
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Bergen, called ‘the city between mountains’ sits on a fjord and has many beautiful mountains surrounding it- at 624 metres, Mount Ulriken is the tallest of them. Bergen was one of the major hanseatic trading cities of Europe and the small city has a strong maritime heritage and a charming, historic town centre - the Bryggen area, which is now included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Enjoy a stay in Bergen - your tour arrangements include accommodation, city sightseeing by train, a fjord cruise and a trip on the funicular up Mount Floyen.

After staying in Bergen perhaps add a trip to the beautiful fjords and a journey on the Flam Railway- take a look at our tours Norway in a Nutshell and Fjords & Glaciers. Or you can add travel by train to Oslo and a stay there with our Oslo Classic Break.

Day 1 Bergen: Arrival
On arrival in Bergen, make your own way to your hotel. Time to enjoy the city sights. Stroll the streets of Bryggen, an area included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. In 1360, the German Hanseatic League set up offices at Bryggen, and the fine timbered houses reflect the city's history and heritage, with narrow alleyways and overhanging galleries. 3 nights in Bergen.

Day 2 Bergen: City Sightseeing By Train & the Mount Floyen Funicular
Today explore the city by train on the Bergen Express, starting on the hour every hour from Bryggen or the Hanseatic Museum. Travel through Kong Oskarsgate and under the old city gate, past the Hansa Brewery and up the old hillside road of "Fjellveien", where you have a brief stop to enjoy the fabulous views of the city centre and the harbour. Then descend  through picturesque small roads to "Mariakirken", King Haakons Hall and the Rosenkrantz Tower, to end at  Bryggen and the fish and flower markets.

Also today take a ride on the Fløibanen Funicular, just 50 metres from the fish market and the Bryggen wharf. The ride up to the top of the Fløyen Mountain (320 metres above sea level) takes 5-6 minutes - the ride itself is spectacular, and the views of Bergen only improve as you get closer to the top. Once at the top, there are many walks on the mountain to enjoy, as well as a cafe and viewing platform. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 3 Bergen: Fjord Cruise
Enjoy deep fjords, sheer mountains, mighty waterfalls and powerful currents on this spectacular tour from Bergen along the 27 kilometre long Osterfjorden.  The scenery is spectacular - as we proceed, the fjord narrows between the steep mountains, to create strong currents in the shallows and the narrow Mostraumen strait. You’ll also see waterfalls as we sail right up close, to catch a bucket of ice-cold mountain water!  We reach the small town of Modalen, before retracing our route through the magnificent landscape. The vessel has a cafe and sundecks so you can relax and marvel at the views in comfort. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 4 Bergen: Departure
Arrangements end after breakfast.

Departures: daily mid April - mid October 

Includes: 3 nights accommodation in centrally located 3 star hotel with daily breakfast, city sightseeing by Bergen Express, Mount Floyen Funicular, fjord cruise 3hrs.

Add another day and/or another great excursion: Troldhaugen Tour with Concert
Edvard Grieg, Norway's most beloved composer, lived and worked at Troldhaugen from 1885 until his death in 1907. The Swiss-style villa, built in 1885, is beautifully situated on a promontory overlooking Lake Nordås, about 20 minutes outside central Bergen. The Museum complex comprises the museum with its exhibitions, a café and shop, the cabin where Grieg composed, his gravesite, the “Troldsalen” chamber music hall, and the villa of Grieg and his wife. You can join a guided tour of the villa at 12:20 or explore it on your own. At 13:00 each day a 30 minute concert is performed in the chamber music hall, after which you can join a visit Grieg’s grave accompanied by a guide, or simply enjoy the gardens and the scenery.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 903.00
Single AUD$ 1158.00

Includes: 3 nights accommodation in centrally located 3 star hotel with daily breakfast, city sightseeing by Bergen Express, Mount Floyen Funicular, fjord cruise 3hrs. Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

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