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Land of the Vikings
A FANTASTIC COMBINATION WITH THE HANSEATIC PORTS OF COPENHAGEN AND BERGEN AND THE VIKING CAPITAL, OSLO. ENJOY THESE MEDIEVAL CITIES, WITH ENCHANTING OLD PORTS AND SMALL-TOWN ATMOSPHERE. BE THRILLED BY â€˜WONDERFUL COPENHAGENâ€™AND ITS MANY HIGHLIGHTS, THE HISTORICAL CAPITAL OF NORWAY AND WITNESS THE MAGNIFICENT NORWEGIAN COUNTRYSIDE ON YOUR WAY TO BERGEN, THE CAPITAL OF THE FJORDS.
Arrival to Copenhagen Airport, meet & greet by our English-speaking representative, for Regular Arrival Transfer Service to the hotel* for check-in (Please see notes below for this service). Please consult the welcome letter, which you will receive upon check-in at your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your tour leader. A short welcome meeting will be held at 7.00pm where you will receive information on the upcoming tour program. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we depart by private coach with our local guide for a 3-hour city sightseeing tour. This tour will be the perfect introduction to "Wonderful Copenhagen". We start with a drive towards the City Hall Square where the famous pedestrian street "Stroeget" begins. We pass the Tivoli Gardens, dating back to 1843 and onwards past the New Carlsberg Glyptotheque and the National Museum. Next up is the Old Stock Exchange and the Naval Church. We drive past the Kings New Square, thehome 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 on to see the impressive Gefion Fountain and then fora photo stop at the Royal residence, Amalienborg Palace. Finally we stop by the landmark of Copenhagen, the statue of the Little Mermaid, known from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale.During the tour, you can also delight in the exterior of Christiansborg Palace, as well as Rosenborg Castle, which houses the Crown Jewels. The tour will end at the hotel. The afternoon and evening are at leisure.
Day 3 At SeaMeals: Breakfast / Dinner
After breakfast, the morning is at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the pier by private coach to embark the DFDS Seaways overnight ferry. At 4.30pm, departure to Oslo. Buffet dinner will be served on board.
(Commodore Class cabins are with Queen Size beds. Clients requesting Twin beds will be accommodated in Outside 2 berth cabins â€“not Commodore Class. Breakfast is however still provided in Commodore class restaurant)
NOTE: Passports must be shown when travelling between Denmark and Norway on the DFDS ferry. Clients travelling with E.U. identification cards only may not be allowed on-board.
Breakfast on board. Arrival to Oslo at 9:45am. We will meet our 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 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.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we drive across Hoenefoss, Nesbyen surrounded by a landscape, which alternates between forests of pines and lakes to arrive in the beautiful Hallingdal Valley. Just a few kilometres away, we will visit Gol followed by Geilo, a small town surrounded by mountains and famous for its ski resorts. In Geilo we will take the time to enjoy a delicious lunch at the beautiful old Dr. Holms Hotel (included). Afterwards the tour continues to the impressive Hardanger fjord, where we arrive at Lofthus, one of Edvard Grieg's favorite haunts, and one of the most beautiful points of the fjord. Dinner at the hotel is included
The departure of June 22nd will not be accommodated in rooms with fjord view. Instead rooms with mountain view are confirmed.
Breakfast at the hotel. We will depart from Lofthus and travel back along the fjord until reaching Brimnes where we will cross the splendid Hardanger fjord, by travelling across the Hardanger Bridge. The bridge has one of the longest suspension bridge spans in the world. After reaching Bruravik on the other side, we will continue by coach, along the fjord, passing by Nordheimsund and crossing through forests of birches until we arrive in Bergen. Bergen is the capital of the fjords, Norwayâ€™s second largest city and one of the three university cities in the country. Early in the afternoon, we meet our local guide at the hotel, for a 2-hour panoramic sightseeing tour during which we will delight in St. Marys Church, Haakonâ€™s Hall (no entrances), the colorful and picturesque fish markets and the old Bryggen area. The evening is at leisure.
Day 7 BergenMeals: Breakfast
Breakfast at the hotel. A Borealis Our representative will meet you for the Regular Transfer Service to Bergen Airport
*(Please see notes below for this service)
*Please note! Regular Arrival Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfers from the Airport in Copenhagen & to the Airport in Bergen and only on the published official date of beginning & end of the tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative from Borealis Destination Management and are shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur. This transfer service is not valid for passengers with pre/post nights or passengers who require private transfers for a supplement, private transfers can be reserved for these passengers.
Price IncludesHotels in Standard Double/Twin Rooms, Except at Hotel
1 Night on Board Dfds Seaways Ferry
Bi-Lingual Tour Escort from Day 1 to Day 6 (english &spanish or
All Touring by Private Coach, With A/C, Wifi and Sightseeing Mentione
Regular Arrival Transfer, from Copenhagen Airport*
Regular Departure Transfer, to Bergen Airport*
Porter Service at Ferry Crossing and Hotels (excluding Day 1&7).
Luggage Allowance Is 1 Suitcase & 1 Piece of Hand Luggage Per P
Price Does Not IncludeAir
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