Land of the Vikings

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Copenhagen, Oslo, Bergen & the fjords
7 days
May - Aug
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A fantastic tour visiting the Hanseatic ports of Copenhagen and Bergen, the Viking capital, Oslo and the magnificent Norwegian fjords. Enjoy these medieval cities, with enchanting old ports and historic atmospheres, and be thrilled by the magnificent Norwegian countryside. 

Day 1: Arrival in Copenhagen
On arrival in Copenhagen, transfer* from the airport to your hotel and time at leisure. The city is full of attractions, most of them located within walking distance of the city centre. Perhaps visit the Tivoli Gardens, the old harbour area of Nyhavn, now full of cafes, bars and restaurants, one of the many museums of art, culture, history and design, or stroll the charming pedestrian shopping streets of Strøget. Tonight meet your tour leader and fellow travellers and receive your Welcome and Information programme. 2 nights at Villa Copenhagen or similar.

Day 2: Copenhagen City Sightseeing
This morning enjoy a 3 hour panoramic city sightseeing tour, the perfect introduction to "Wonderful Copenhagen". We start with a drive towards the City Hall Square where the famous pedestrian street "Stroget" begins. We pass the Tivoli Gardens, dating back to 1843 and on past the New Carlsberg Glyptotheque and the National Museum. Next is the Old Stock Exchange and the Naval Church, then Kings New Square, the home of the Royal Danish Theatre with the world famous ballet, then through the old canal area, Nyhavn, with its picturesque houses and vessels. We continue to the impressive Gefion Fountain and then make a photo stop at the Royal residence, Amalienborg Palace. We also view  Christiansborg Palace, housing the Danish Parliament and the Rosenborg Castle which houses the Crown Jewels. Finally we stop by the statue of the Little Mermaid. The remainder of the day is free. 2nd overnight in Copenhagen. 

Day 3: Copenhagen – Oslo by Overnight Ferry
After breakfast, the morning is at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the pier by private coach to board the overnight ferry, bound for Oslo, departing at approximately 16:30hrs.  Buffet dinner onboard, as you cruise the Kattegat Strait, and overnight in an outside cabin* with breakfast and dinner. *Accommodation in either Commodore Class or Outside 2 Berth cabins depending on bedding requested - the Commodore Class cabins have only Queen Size beds so those requesting Twin beds will be accommodated in Outside 2 berth cabins.

Day 4: Oslo
Breakfast on board the ferry, then arrival to Oslo at around 09:45. Disembark then meet your local guide for a 3-hour city sightseeing tour of the Norwegian capital, beautifully situated by the fjord. We will enjoy the view from the Opera House before heading off to Bygdoy Island. Here we will visit one of the most popular museums, the Viking Ship Museum (entrance included), with its three Viking vessels. The Vigeland Park, one of the major Scandinavian cultural treasures, will then welcome us with sculptures by Gustav Vigeland, who dedicated his life to his artistic works. We will also pass by the Royal Palace and the main street, Karl Johan. The tour ends at the hotel, from where you will be free to explore the Viking capital at your own pace. Overnight at Clarion Hotel The Hub or similar. 

Day 5: Oslo – Lofthus
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we depart Oslo and drive across Hønefoss and Nesbyen, in a landscape which alternates between forests of pines and lakes, to arrive in the beautiful Hallingdal Valley. Just a few kilometres away, we visit Gol then Geilo, a small town surrounded by mountains and famous for its fresh air and beautiful views. We then drive to the impressive Hardanger fjord, and on to Lofthus, one of Edvard Grieg's favourite haunts, and one of the most beautiful points of the fjord. Dinner at your hotel tonight and overnight at the Ullensvang Hotel or similar. 

Day 6: Lofthus – Bergen
Today we leave Lofthus and travel back along the fjord to Brimnes where we cross Hardangerfjord on the wonderful Hardanger Bridge, one of the world's longest suspension bridges. We continue along the fjord, past  Nordheimsund and through forests of birches until we arrive in Bergen. Bergen is the capital of the fjords, Norway’s second largest city and one of 3 university cities. Early in the afternoon, meet your local guide at the hotel, for a 2-hour panoramic city sightseeing tour during which we will visit St. Marys Church and Haakon’s Hall, (entry fees not included), then the colourful and picturesque fish markets and the old Bryggen area. The evening is at leisure. Overnight at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel or similar. 

Day 7: Bergen Departure
Your tour concludes today with a transfer* to Bergen Airport.

Departures 2020: 25 May; 08, 22 (on request) June; 06, 20 July; 03, 17, 31 August 

Maximum group size:  32 persons

All optional excursions must be pre-booked. Please note there may be minimum participant numbers for the optional excursions to operate. 

Includes: 6 nights at hotels in standard double/twin rooms with private facilities in mentioned hotels or similar;  1 night on ferry in outside cabin;  daily buffet style breakfasts; 1 lunch; 2 dinners; services of English speaking tour leader from Day 2 to Day 6;  touring by private air conditioned coach including all sightseeing mentioned in the programme; guided tours in Copenhagen, Bergen and Oslo; porter service on ferry crossing and at hotels Days 2-6; airport transfers* Days 1 and 7 only please note the airport transfers are shared with fellow arriving and departing passengers therefore minor waiting time at the airports and at the hotel on day of departure may occur. Luggage allowance is 1 suitcase plus 1 piece of hand luggage per person.
 

Nordic Travel is 100% Australian owned and operated

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 3224.00
Single AUD$ 4832.00

Includes: 6 nights at hotels in standard double/twin rooms with private facilities in mentioned hotels or similar;  1 night on ferry in outside cabin;  daily buffet style breakfasts; 1 lunch; 2 dinners; services of English speaking tour leader from Day 2 to Day 6;  touring by private air conditioned coach including all sightseeing mentioned in the programme; guided tours in Copenhagen, Bergen and Oslo; porter service on ferry crossing and at hotels Days 2-6; airport transfers* Days 1 and 7 only please note the airport transfers are shared with fellow arriving and departing passengers therefore minor waiting time at the airports and at the hotel on day of departure may occur. Luggage allowance is 1 suitcase plus 1 piece of hand luggage per person.

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