Picturebook Norway – Fjordland Spectacular

16 days from £2,099 pp.


Geiranger Fjord

Visit: Geiranger Fjord, Norway

About the Tour

See the spectacular Norwegian Fjords by coach on this fabulous holiday. This new exciting itinerary features cascading waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, and crystal-clear blue waters, combining to create a most memorable holiday. Visit Bergen, Norway's principal seaport, take a cruise on Geirangerfjord the areas crowning glory, see the magnificent Vøringsfossen Waterfall which cascades 600ft into the valley below, or choose to take in the beautiful Fjordland scenery on the Famous Flåm Railway in Voss. Complete your perfect coach holiday to Norway with a day in the capital, Oslo and Denmark's capital wonderful, wonderful, Copenhagen. We hope you’ll join us in 2018. This holiday is part of our GRAND EXPLORER range.

Tour Includes


  • 14 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 12 evening meals
  • Overnight ferry crossing from Hirtshals to Bergen in a two-berth cabin with breakfast
  • Travel Door-to-Door or convenient Local Joining Points
  • Travel by Silver Service luxury coach with extra legroom
Dates & Prices

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Your Itinerary

    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Holland for an overnight stay.

    Continue into Denmark and on to Aarhus for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Aarhus

    Aarhus

    Spend the day in Aarhus. Situated on the east coast of the Jutland Peninsula, Aarhus is home to a pretty old town, numerous art galleries and the fascinating open air Den Gamle By (The Old Town Museum). Join our optional city tour to see some of the main sights, including the cathedral, which dates back to 1520, and the Marselisborg Palace, summer residence of the Royal family. Later this evening we board the overnight ferry from Hirtshals to Bergen.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Bergen

    Bergen

    We cruise along the Norwegian shoreline to arrive in Bergen around lunchtime. We disembark and spend the afternoon in Bergen, Norway’s principal seaport – a joy to explore. Join our optional sightseeing tour which will introduce you to the city. In the heart of the medieval quarter you will walk through the narrow streets where the merchants of the Hanseatic League used to live, learn about their lives and discover the history of this 900-year old city. We later head to Voss and our hotel for three nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Flåm Railway

    Flåm Railway

    This popular optional excursion takes you through some of the country’s most beautiful scenery. We join the Flåm Railway in Voss and travel via the mountain station of Myrdal down to the fjord at Flåm, seeing the most magnificent scenery with ever-changing panoramas of cascading waterfalls and lofty mountains. We then continue by boat on the Aurlandsfjord into the Nærøyfjord, one of the narrowest fjords in Europe, an amazingly beautiful spot. Our journey continues by coach as we enjoy wonderful views before returning to Voss.

    The Norway in a Nutshell® excursion is highly recommended and extremely popular, therefore this excursion must be purchased before departure in order to secure your place. The cost for this is £99 per person. Please ask for details when booking your holiday.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Eidfjord

    Eidfjord

    A day at leisure in Voss or why not join our optional excursion to Eidfjord, Vøringsfoss and the Hardanger Nature Museum? The small town of Eidfjord lies at the tip of the Hardangerfjord, the second longest fjord in Norway, and is surrounded by impressive rolling mountains. Here, we include a visit to the Hardanger Nature Museum where the many exhibits show you the best of Norwegian nature. Before we leave Eidfjord, we visit the spectacular Vøringsfoss waterfalls. The water from the Hardrager mountain plateau cascades almost 600ft into the Måbødalen valley below. Your camera is a must!

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Sognefjord

    Sognefjord

    We travel north through spectacular countryside with fine viewpoints on the way to descend to the shores of the vast Sognefjord, the world’s longest fjord, known as the ‘fjord beneath the glaciers’. We cross the fjord by ferry from Vangsnes and follow the northern shores of the huge sea inlet past the hamlets of Leikanger and Hermansverk, then north to the land of the glaciers. We see the Bøyabreen Glacier, an outlet from the expansive Jostedalsbreen Glacier, and then visit the excellent Norwegian Glacier Museum at Fjærland, with its first class exhibition about glaciers and fjords. Continue to Loen for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Continue north to Alesund, where we stay for two nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Geirangerfjord

    Geirangerfjord

    Join our full-day optional cruise from Alesund through magnificent scenery to the lakeside town of Geiranger. The Geirangerfjord is the crowning glory among the area's pearls of natural beauty. With majestic, snow-covered mountain peaks, beautiful and wild waterfalls, lush, green vegetation and the deep blue waters of the fjord, it really is like something taken from a fairytale.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Ringebu

    Ringebu

    We head to Valldal, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Trollstigen, or Troll's Footpath – a spectacular winding mountain road and one of Norway's most dramatic attractions. Continue through magnificent scenery to Ringebu, where we make a stop to see the famous Stave Church, built in the 13th century. We head to Lillehammer for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We head to Oslo, where we stay for two nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Oslo

    Oslo

    Spend a day in the grand Norwegian capital, with its wealth of cultural attractions including the Akerhus Fortress, the National Gallery, the Kontiki Museum and the Viking Ship Museum. To make the most of your day, join our optional guided sightseeing tour, which will give an introduction to this historic capital.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We leave Norway and head into Denmark, passing Kronborg Castle in Helsingor, which was immortalised as Elsinore in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Continue to Copenhagen, where we stay for two nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Copenhagen

    Copenhagen

    Spend time in the Danish capital on our included excursion. We offer an optional city tour of the fascinating landmarks and beautiful architectural masterpieces, including the bronze statue of the Little Mermaid, taken from the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, and the Rosenborg Palace, which is home to the Danish crown jewels.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    To Belgium for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return Home

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Bergen
    • Aarhus
    • Sognefjord & Bøyabreen Glacier
    • Oslo
    • Copenhagen
    • Valldal & Ringebu

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Norway In A Nutshell®
    • Eidfjord, Vøringsfoss and Hardanger Nature Museum
    • Geirangerfjord Cruise
    • Guided Sightseeing in Bergen, Oslo, Copenhagen and Aarhus.

    Notes

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Accommodation

    You will stay for one night in Aarhus at the Scandic Aarhus City; three nights at the Fleischers Hotel in Voss; one night at the Hotel Loenfjord in Loen; two nights at the Scandic Parken in Alesund; one night at the Scandic Victoria, Lillehammer; two nights at the Scandic Solli or Scandic Victoria in Oslo and two nights at the Scandic Sydhavnen in Copenhagen.

    You will also stay for one night on board the ferry from Hirtshals to Bergen.

    Overnight stays in Belgium and Holland will be in city-style hotels.

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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    Travel Information

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

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