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Norway In A Nutshell

Europe
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TCRU8316

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

9 days

Norway, a land of dramatic mountains, spectacular fjords, flowing waterfalls and wooded hillsides. The epic landscape must rank amongst the most beautiful and varied in Europe and this superb touring holiday is based in Voss, Norway’s adventure capital. Located between the Hardangerfjord and the Sognefjord, Voss makes an excellent base for exploring the sheer drama of the fjords.

PRICE FROM ? £1369 per person
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Itinerary

Your Itinerary

Day 1 - From your chosen joining point your feeder vehicle will take you to the designated interchange point where your holiday begins. After joining your holiday coach, travel to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. Then continue via the auto-routes to the overnight stop in the Dortmund area. Bed & breakfast.

Day 2 - Dortmund - Copenhagen - An early start today as you continue through Germany to Puttgarden for the 45 minute ferry crossing to Rødby in Denmark and then onto the capital, Copenhagen for an overnight stay at the Copenhagen Island Hotel  Dinner, bed & breakfast.

Day 3 - Copenhagen - Oslo - After breakfast, you head north to Helsingør for the short ferry crossing to Helsinborg in Sweden. Then continue up along the Swedish coastline and into Norway for a one night stay in Oslo at the Scandic Holmenkollen Park, a traditional hotel close to the famous ski jump with panoramic views over Oslo. Dinner, bed & breakfast.

Day 4 - Oslo Guided Tour - Voss - Enjoy an included guided tour of handsome Oslo - vibrant and easy going - it is known for its wonderful natural setting, world-class museums and galleries and the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony held annually in Oslo City Hall. The journey then continues through the spectacular landscapes of Norway to your main base in Voss where you will be surrounded by mountains, valleys and forests, rivers, waterfalls and lakes. Check in for your 3 night stay at the 3* Park Hotel Vossevangen. Dinner, bed & breakfast.

Day 5 - Voss - Bergen Guided Tour - Voss - Head to Bergen today where a guided city tour is included. Bergen has been welcoming visitors for more than 900 years with UNESCO World Heritage listed Bryggen, the symbol of its cultural heritage, at its heart. The old Hanseatic wharf is architecturally unique and is perhaps one of the most familiar images in all of Norway. Dinner, bed & breakfast.

Day 6 - Classic Norway in a Nutshell - This legendary excursion takes you through Norway's most breathtaking fjord and mountain scenery as well as a trip on one of Europe's top scenic rail journeys. Board the train in Voss and cross the mountains before descending via the world famous Flåm Railway to the fjord. Continue by boat cruising the magnificent Aurlandsfjord and the narrow and dramatic Nærøyfjord to Gudvangen. The views from the boats are simply extraordinary. The coach will be waiting in Gudvangen to take you back to Voss. (Please note that a local coach will be used.)

Day 7 - Voss - Stavanger - Overnight ferry to Hirtshals - After breakfast it's time to leave the mountains and head south to the coast. The scenic drive passes over many bridges and small ferry crossings before we arrive in Stavanger this afternoon for some time at leisure before boarding the overnight ferry to Denmark. Outside Cabin, buffet dinner & breakfast.

PLEASE USE AN OVERNIGHT BAG FOR THE FERRY CROSSING.

Day 8 - Hirtshals - Germany - Disembark this morning at the top of Denmark to drive down and into Germany for the final overnight. Bed & Breakfast.

Day 9 - After breakfast, head back to France and Calais for the return crossing to England.

NB No visas are required for UK passport holders but it is advisable to have a minimum of 6 months validity. Norway and Denmark have their own currencies but debit and credit cards are widely accepted.

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Accommodation

During this wonderful touring holiday you stay at different hotels along the way. All hotels will be a minimum 3 star rating and all rooms will come with en-suite facilities as standard.

Park Hotel Vossvangen

Your hotel for 3 nights in Voss will be the modern 3* Park Hotel Vossvangen which is beautifully situated less than 100m from the Vangsvatnet Lake. It enjoys magnificent views of the surrounding nature whilst still being close to the town's amenities. There are 122 comfortable and brightly decorated bedrooms, all with TV, hairdryer and free WiFi. There is a restaurant, piano bar and a café with outdoor summer terrace.

Please note that NOT all Continental Hotels have tea and coffee making facilities in the bedrooms. Tea and Coffee are NOT always served after dinner, it is left to the discretion of each hotel.

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