Nordic Wonders

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Norway in a Nutshell from Bergen to Oslo, then Cruise onboard the Costa Magica from Stockholm to Helsinki, St. Petersburg (visa free), Tallinn, finishing in Stockholm
14 days
May - Sep
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An unforgettable journey through Scandinavia, Russia and the Baltics. This combination program offers you a unique opportunity to visit the best of this region, with comfortable bus excursions, panoramic train journeys and relaxing cruises.

Day 1 Bergen Arrival
Welcome to The Kingdom of Norway – a country with the most beautiful fjords on Earth. Arrival in Bergen and coach transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure Perhaps time for an optional activity such as Visit the Magic Ice Bar. Evening meeting Two overnights at Hotel Augustin or similar.

Day 2 Bergen
Discover Bergen, gateway to the fjords of Norway. As a UNESCO World Heritage City, Bergen has the ideal mix of nature, culture and exciting urban life, all year around. After breakfast, meet your local guide at the reception of your hotel and enjoy a walking tour of the city. Pass through the Hanseatic Bryggen, with the St Mary's Church, Haakon Fortress and the famous Fish and Flower Markets. Afternoon at leisure. Perhaps add an optional activity such as the Floibanen Funicular, Bergen Food tour or Sightseeing Cruise with light dinner. Second overnight at Hotel Augustin Hotel or similar.

Day 3 Bergen - Sognefjord - Balestrand
Morning walk to the Bergen port where you will embark on a cruise to Balestrand. Enjoy the views of Sognefjord - King of Fjords. Midday arrival in Balestrand. Short walk from port to your hotel. Two overnights and dinners at Kvikne's Hotel or similar.

Day 4 Sognefjord - Fjaerland Glacier Day
After breakfast, depart by boat on a full day excursion to Fjaerland, including Boyabreen, Supphellebreen and a visit to the Norwegian Glacier Museum. Cruise through beautiful Fjaerland fjord with amazing views of steep mountains, green fjords and vibrant landscapea. Arrive at Fjaerland where the glacier meets the fjord. Shuttle bus transfer to the Norwegian Glacier Museum (entry included). Continue by coach to the two glaciers - Supphellebreen and Boyabreen - before returning on the coach to Fjaerland and on to Balestrand by boat. Second dinner and overnight at Kvikne's Hotel or similar.

Day 5 Balestrand - 'Norway in a Nutshell' - Oslo
Midday departure by boat along the Sognefjord and Aurlandsfjord to Flam, where you will have some free time to discover this beautiful village. Afternoon departure by train to Myrdal mountain railway station and junction. Board the famous Flamsbana, and travel on one of the steepest trainlines in the world. The train journey runs through fantastic nature, steep mountains, breathtaking waterfalls and tunnels between the mountain and the fjord. Late evening arrival into Oslo. Short walk from Oslo station to Clarion Hotel the Hub or similar for two nights stay.

Day 6 Oslo
Meet your local guide at the reception of the hotel late morning and depart on a City sightseeing tour by bus, including Frogner Park with Vigeland sculptures, the Royal Palace, City Hall and Akershus Fortress. Second overnight at Clarion Hotel the Hub or similar.

Day 7 Oslo - Stockholm - Embark Costa Magica
Short walk to Oslo station and board the direct train to Stockholm. On arrival, transfer to the harbour and embark the Costa Magica for 7 nights accommodation in an outside cabin with full board. Dinner and time at leisure to explore the ship amenities.

Day 8 Costa Magica – Stockholm
After breakfast, disembark and meet your local guide for a city sightseeing tour by bus, from the harbour. See the central area and City Hall, the Old Town (Gamla Stan), Royal Palace, Concert House, Opera Theatre and Djurgarden island. Return transfer to the harbour and embark for overnight cruise to Helsinki.

Day 9 Costa Magica - Helsinki
Morning arrival into Helsinki, then disembarkation. Meet  the local guide for a city sightseeing tour by bus. See Tuomiokirkko Cathedral and the colourful market, Temppeliaukio Church in the Rock (entrance included) and the Sibelius Monument, which resembles a giant organ. Return transfer to the harbour. Alternatively, you can stay longer in the city centre and return to the boat on your own. You must embark by 17:00hrs for an 18:00hrs departure towards St. Petersburg.

Day 10 Costa Magica – St. Petersburg (visa-free)
Morning arrival into St. Petersburg. After breakfast, disembark and join a full day city tour by bus with a local guide, including St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Hermitage, Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, lunch in a local restaurant and a canal boat tour. Return transfer to the pier. Tonight, our ship will stay docked in St. Petersburg.

Day 11 Costa Magica – St. Petersburg (visa free)
After breakfast, disembark and join a full day city tour by bus with a local guide, including Peter and Paul Fortress, lunch in a local restaurant and Peterhof’s palace and gardens. Return transfer to the pier and embark for an 18:00hrs departure towards Tallinn.

Day 12 Costa Magica - Tallinn
Morning arrival into Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia. Tallinn represents a medieval enclave perched on top of a hill looking overlooking the Baltics. After breakfast, disembark and join a full day city tour by bus with a local guide, including Toompea Castle, Town Hall Square, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the house of the Brotherhood of Blackheads, St Olaf and Niguliste churches. Return transfer to the pier and embark for an 17:00hrs departure towards Stockholm.

Day 13 Costa Magica - Stockholm
Morning arrival into Stockholm. Day at leisure to enjoy the city on your own. Perhaps visit the Vasa Museum, where you will see a well-preserved warship from 1628, or go to Skansen, the world’s oldest open-air museum. Self-transfer back to the harbour. Tonight, our ship will stay docked in Stockholm.

Day 14 Disembark Costa Magica – Stockholm Departure
After breakfast, disembark. Transfer from pier to airport and end of arrangements.

Maximum group size: 40 persons

2020 departures: 31 May;  14 June;  12 July;   09 August;   06 September

Includes: 6 hotel nights including breakfast; 7 nights onboard Costa Magica, Outside Classic Cabin including full board; Bergen transfer Airport-hotel (Day 1); cruises Bergen-Balestrand (Day 3), Balestrand-Flam (Day 5); train Flam-Myrdal-Oslo (Day 5), Oslo-Stockholm 2nd class (Day 7); Stockholm transfer railway station-pier (Day 7); city sightseeing tours of: Bergen 2hrs (Day 2), Oslo 3hrs (Day 6), Stockholm 4hrs (Day 8), Helsinki 3hrs (Day 9), Tallinn 4hrs (Day 12); Fjaerland full day glacier excursion (Day 4); St. Petersburg full day guided tours: 10hrs including St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Hermitage, Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood (Day 10) and 8hrs including Peter and Paul Fortress, Peterhof (Day 11); Stockholm transfer pier-airport (Day 14); coach services for sightseeing (Day 6, Days 8-12); services of an English-speaking tour escort (Days 2-13).

Excludes: optional activitiesluggage handling, Costa Magica upgrade to Balcony Cabin 

About the vessel, Costa Magica
One of Costa's newer ships, the Magica was launched in 2004 and carries 3470 passengers. It is inspired by the beauty of Italian places, featuring 5,500 pieces of artwork, a revolving stage and ascending orchestra pit, multiple dining venues, a library, boutique stores, pools, hot tubs, a fitness centre and spa. The 13-deck ship offers well-appointed, comfortable and spacious cabins.

Cruise passengers of all nationalities can enjoy St. Petersburg for 72 hours without a Russian visa.

Nordic Travel is 100% Australian owned and operated

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 4823.00
Single AUD$ 6611.00

Includes: 6 nights accommodation in centrally located hotels including breakfast; 7 nights on board the Costa Magica, Outside Classic Cabin including full board; Bergen transfer airport to hotel (Day 1); cruise Bergen to Balestrand (Day 3), Balestrand to Flam (Day 5); train Flam-Myrdal-Oslo (Day 5), Oslo – Stockholm 2nd class (Day 7); Stockholm transfer from railway station to pier (Day 7); city sightseeing tours of: Bergen 2hrs (Day 2), Oslo 3hrs (Day 6), Stockholm 4hrs (Day 8), Helsinki 3hrs (Day 9), Tallinn 4hrs (Day 12); Fjaerland full day glacier excursion (Day 4); St. Petersburg full day guided tours 10hrs (Day 10) and 8hrs (Day 11); Stockholm transfer pier to airport (Day 14); coach services for sightseeing (Day 6, Days 8-12); services of an English speaking tour escort (Day 2 – Day 13).

Excludes: optional activitiesluggage handling, Costa Magica upgrade to Balcony Cabin 

Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel