Fabulous Fjords & Stockholm

08DAYS 07NIGHTS

EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF THE FJORDS AND THE SWEDISH CAPITAL, STOCKHOLM, ON THIS JOURNEY. YOU WILL BE TREATED TO CULTURAL AND HISTORIC DELIGHTS OF SOME OF THE CAPITALS OF SCANDINAVIA AND THE WILD NATURE OF THE NORWEGIAN FJORDS. ENJOY THIS FABULOUS PART OF THE WORLD AND APPRECIATE A FANTASTIC BLEND OF HISTORY AND NATURE.

2018 DEPARTURE DATES
MAY: 19, 26
JUN: 02, 16, 23, 30
JUL: 07 , 14, 21, 28 
AUG: 04, 11, 18, 25
SEP: 01, 08, 15

*Please note! Regular Arrival Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfers from the Airport in Bergen & to the Airport in Stockholm 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.

RATES:

Per person in double/twin room:

EUR 1,585.00

Supplement for single room:

EUR 548.00

3rd person in extra bed sharing a double/twin room:

EUR 1,458.00

Child (7 – 12 years), per child when sharing room with parents:

EUR 1,347.00

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

  • 7 nights at hotels in standard double/twin rooms with private facilities
  • 7 Breakfasts - buffet style
  • 2 dinners (as per program)
  • Bi-lingual tour escort from Day 2 to Day 7 (English & Spanish or Portuguese)
  • All touring by private coach, including all the sightseeing mentioned in the program
  • The long distance bus from day 2 - 6 offers WIFI
  • Guided tours in the cities of Bergen, Oslo & Stockholm.
  • Regular Arrival Transfer, from Bergen Airport*
  • Regular Departure Transfer, to Stockholm Airport, ARN*
  • Porter Service at all hotels during the program (Excl. Day 1 & 8)

ITINERARY:

DAY

SATURDAY

                          Arrival in Bergen                            

1

 

Scandic Ørnen Hotel

****

Arrival to Bergen Airport, meet & greet by Borealis Destination Management English-speaking representative, for Regular Arrival Transfer Service to the hotel* for check-in (Please see notes below for this service). Please consult the Borealis Destination Management welcome letter, which you will receive upon check-in at your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your tour leader on Sunday. The rest of the day is at leisure.

*IMPORTANT NOTE! Regular Arrival Transfer Services, included in the program, are only available for transfer from the Airport in Bergen and only on the official date of beginning 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.  

*Group 6 will be accommodated at First Hotel Marin

DAY

SUNDAY

         Bergen          

                                   Breakfast

 

  2

 

Scandic Ørnen Hotel

****

Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at your leisure. Please be in the hotel’s reception area at 14:00 to meet your tour escort and receive information about the upcoming tour. At 15:00, we meet our guide for a panoramic sightseeing tour during which we will delight in St. Marys Church, Haakon’s Hall, the colourful and picturesque fish markets and the old Bryggen area (No entrances included). The evening is at your leisure.

FLØIBANEN                                                              12€

View Bergen from the peak of Mount Fløyen.

The Fløibanen funicular in Bergen in the heart of Bergen is one of Norway’s best-known attractions. The journey up to the peak of Mount Fløyen (320 m above sea level) takes 5–8 minutes. The journey is an experience in itself, cutting through the steep mountain side and forests revealing more of the city below. At the top you can enjoy fantastic views over Bergen and Norwegian coast line.

DAY

MONDAY

      Bergen – Stalheim      

 Breakfast & Dinner

 

3

 

Stalheim Hotel

****

Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at your leisure to further explore the stunning fjord capital of Bergen. Early afternoon departure from Bergen and travel to the historic town of Voss, with a stunning background of snow clad mountains. After a short break, the journey continues towards Naeroy valley where our hotel is situated. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the breath-taking views down the Stalheim Gorge. Dinner is included at the hotel.

DAY

TUESDAY

Stalheim - Flaam – Fagernes

Breakfast & Dinner

4

 

Scandic Valdres

****

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, the coach continues down the Naeroy valley to Gudvangen where we embark on a ferry along the Naeroyfjord, one of the narrowest and most popular fjord journeys in Norway. Disembark in the stunning village of Flaam where you will have some free time if you do not choose to join the optional tour with the famous panoramic train ride Flaamsbana.

FLÅMSBANA (Available for Pre booking)                                           65€

Optional Excursion: Flamsbana is a spectacular train journey that offers a panoramic view of some of the wildest and most magnificent nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape.

Flamsbana is one of the steepest train lines in the world on normal tracks, where almost 80% of the journey has an uphill gradient of 5.5%. The 2 hour train journey runs through fantastic nature, past the Rallar road, steep mountains, breathtaking waterfalls, 20 tunnels and offers so many viewpoints that many feel like travelling multiple times between the mountain and the fjord. In the span of a single hour, the train takes you from the ocean level at the Sognefjord in Flam, to the mountaintop at Myrdal mountain station on Hardangervidda, 863 meters over the ocean.

In the afternoon, the coach journey continues along the Aurlandfjord, via Aurland and Laerdal. A photo stop is made at the popular Borgund Stave church (entrance not included) before continuing on the last part of the journey to Fagernes. Check-in and later, dinner at the hotel.

*Group 5 will not have the overnight in Fagernes, but will be going straight to Oslo, and stay 2 nights instead of 1, in Oslo.                                                                                                              

DAY

WEDNESDAY

Fagernes – Oslo              

Breakfast

5

  Scandic Victoria                                                                  ****                                                              

After breakfast, we travel towards Oslo, leaving the fjords behind us. Early afternoon arrival in Oslo and check-in to the hotel. Experience a panoramic sightseeing tour of the Norwegian capital, beautifully situated by a fjord. We will enjoy the view from the Opera house, visit The Vigeland Park and pass the Royal Palace and the main street, Karl Johan. The tour ends at your hotel from where you will have the evening to further explore the Viking capital at your own pace.

*Group 2 will be accommodated at Thon Hotel Vettre, situated outside the city center. Shuttle service to/from the hotel will be provided.  

DAY THURSDAY

                                  Oslo – Stockholm                                  

Breakfast

6

 

Scandic Grand Central Hotel

****

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart Oslo and travel (by private coach or by train) to Stockholm, passing through Norwegian and Swedish forests and the region of Varmland, the home of many Nordic legends. Late afternoon arrival to Stockholm, the capital, for check-in to the hotel. The evening is at your leisure.

*Groups 15, 16 & 17 will be accommodated at Downtown Camper by Scandic.

DAY

FRIDAY

        Stockholm         

Breakfast

 

7

 

Scandic Grand Central Hotel

****

Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your guide and depart by private coach for a 3-hour city sightseeing tour of Stockholm. The city, built on 14 islands, connected by 57 bridges, embraces the unique character of 13th century Old Town with modern high-tech architecture. Stockholm is proudly called “Beauty on Water”. The sightseeing tour includes a walk through the Old Town, and an inside visit to the City Hall, where the Nobel festivities take place, making for a memorable morning tour. Feel the medieval atmosphere of the Old Town "Gamla Stan", with its Cathedral and Stortorget, where the Stockholm Blood Bath took place. The tour also includes a drive to Fjallgatan where you will enjoy picturesque views of Stockholm. The tour ends at the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure.

OPTIONAL: VASA MUSEUM following regular sightseeing

Per person: 45                   

Scandinavia’s top museum built around the only intact 17th century warship

Following the city tour visit the Swedish warship, Vasa, considered as one of the world's largest and the pride of the mighty Swedish navy. The Museum was built around the 17th century warship, which sank in Stockholm's inner harbour on her maiden voyage in 1628; its discovery in 1956 and subsequent salvage in 1961 is one of the most important events in marine archaeology. Painstakingly restored to its original magnificence, the Vasa represents an authentic piece of living history.

DURATION:          2 Hours

INCLUDES:            Entrance to Vasa museum with guided tour. Private tour guide & private coach

DAY SATURDAY

Stockholm - Departure

Breakfast
8

Breakfast at the hotel.

A Borealis Destination Management English-speaking representative will meet you for the Regular Transfer Service to the airport*(Please see notes below for this service).

*Please note! Regular Departure Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfer to Arlanda Airport in Stockholm and only on the official end date of 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.  

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