The Beautiful Fjords Of Western Norway
7 nights. July 2017 - October 2018. From £799.00.
A captivating landscape
Back by popular demand, this holiday takes you to one of the world's most beautiful locations. Stay in a village of white-painted cottages, surrounded by orchards, and discover a unique landscape of sheer mountainsides, forests, lakes and pristine glaciers. Few places in the world can match the spectacle.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
Enjoy a stay in a wonderful fjord-side hotel
Journey by boat through breathtaking scenery to 'Fjordland Capital' Bergen
A fascinating 'Fjord-Life' tour
Explore the pristine interior on unforgettable optional excursions
Seven nights' half-board accommodation at the Kviknes Hotel in Balestrand, on Sognefjord
Return flights to Bergen
Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Fly to Bergen, meet your Tour Manager and transfer by coach through spectacular scenery to the idyllic village of Balestrand.
Today, get to know Balestrand. Since the late 19th Century, Sognefjord has welcomed visitors searching for clear mountain air and enchanting scenery, and whenever you go, the area's natural beauty will enchant you, as will the warmth of the welcome virtually everywhere you go.
Your first included excursion is an unforgettable day trip by boat to the historic trading port of Bergen. Join us to discover a city of cobbled streets and medieval houses with a colourful harbour and open-air fish market. Stroll past the wooden warehouses of Bryggen and take the Floibanen funicular up 'Mount' Floyen.
The Jostedal Glacier - mainland Europe's largest ice floe - is a mesmerising sight that dominates the northern landscape beyond the fjords. Our optional visit here is a great opportunity to see the glacier itself and to explore the informative Norwegian Glacier Museum.
Our optional Norway in a Nutshell excursion is an unmissable tour of one of the world's most scenic regions. The day includes a ride on the world-famous Flamsbana line from Myrdal to Flam - a remarkable 20km descent down the steep-sided valley - and a spectacular two-hour cruise through Aurlandsfjord and Naeroyfjord to the tiny port of Gudvangen.
Spend today's included excursion exploring beautiful Sognefjord and the fascinating Sogn Folk Museum at Kaupanger, with its fine collection of fishing and 'ice' boats that reflect Norway's age-old interaction with the sea and the fjords.
Spend your final day in Balestrand relaxing as you make the very most of the village and its surroundings. This evening, enjoy a final dinner in the hotel at the end of an unforgettable week in one of the world's most beautiful corners.
Transfer back to Bergen airport, and check in for your flight home.Back to top
Kviknes Hotel, which once welcomed the Kaiser and his entourage, has been a favourite with our clients for very many years. A magnificent, fjord-side, Swiss-style wooden building, with a modern addition, this family-run hotel is sure to make you feel at home.
The hotel has fine public areas, including a spacious restaurant overlooking the fjord, large and comfortable lounges and a stylish bar. The restaurant includes an extensive fresh fruit and salad bar, and offers various hot and cold meat dishes, an excellent choice of fish and a good selection of freshly made desserts and cheeses.
Standard rooms are allocated by the hotelier in either the main building or the modern bedroom addition.Back to top
Hotel transfer times
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately four hours.
Combining hotel transfers
We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Airport development fees
An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between GBP5 and GBP10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.
Flights from Aberdeen, London Gatwick and London Heathrow are direct. All other flights stop in either London Heathrow or Amsterdam.Back to top