12 Days Northern Highlights Tour Package by Info Hub $3863/- (Posted on Jun 10 2011)

12 Days Northern Highlights Tour Package by Info Hub $3863/-

NORTHERN HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 12 day(s)
Group Size: 1 – 40 people
Destination(s): Norway –  Sweden –  Finland
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Boating and Sailing
Season: June – August
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 3863 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 4937 US Dollar (USD)

Oslo Skyline

Oslo Skyline

ITINERARY:-

Day 1: Arrive Oslo. Transfer from Oslo Airport to hotel in connection with your flight arrival. Dinner and accommodation at Radisson SAS Scandinavia Hotel, located in city center.

Day 2: Oslo. Morning 3 hour guided tour of the Norwegian capital, including visit to the world-famous Viking Ships, the Polar exploration ship Fram, and the amazing Vigeland Sculpture Park. Afternoon excursion by coach to Holmenkollen for panoramic views of the city and fjord. Dinner and accommodation at Radisson SAS Scandinavia Hotel.

Day 3: Oslo-Hardanger Fjord–Bergen. After breakfast departure from Oslo, driving to the mountain resort of Geilo for a delicious buffet lunch at Bardøla Mountain Hotel. The tour continues across the wild Hardanger Mountain Plateau, stopping at Fossli to admire Norway’s highest waterfall, Vøringsfoss, with a vertical drop of 180 m. Descend to the lovely Hardanger Fjord. Short ferry crossing, before continuing via Voss and Dale to Bergen, capital of Western Norway and gateway to the fjords. Dinner and accommodation at Clarion Hotel Admiral, ideally located on Bergen’s central harbor.

Day 4: Bergen–Balestrand. After a delicious buffet breakfast, start of 3 hour guided tour of Bergen, including a visit to the popular Fish and Flower Market, the famous Bryggen Harbor with its gabled pack houses and the old Hanseatic Quarter. You will also ride on the funicular to Mt. Fløien, for panoramic views of the city and fjords way below. Lunch at the Bryggeloftet Restaurant. Afternoon departure to the the town of Voss. Stop to view the enchanting Tvindefoss Waterfall, believed to the source of eternal youth. Continue across the Vika Mountains to Vangsness for the short ferry crossing crossing to the beautiful resort of Balestrand. Dinner and overnight at Kvikne’s Hotel, one of Norway’s finest hotels, superbly located in private grounds on the banks of the fjord and surrounded by mountains.

Day 5: Balestrand. A whole day relaxing and enjoyable the delights of the fjords. After breakfast depart from Balestrand by coach to Slinde to board our own private sightseeing boat for a 2 hour cruise on the Sogne Fjord and Naeroy Fjord to the village of Gudvangen for lunch. After lunch ascend by coach to Stalheim for breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains peaks and Stalheimm Canyon. Continue via picturesque villages of Flam and Aurland to Sogndal and take the ferry to arrive back in Balestrand in late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Kvikne’s Hotel.

Day 6: Balestrand-Nord Fjord-Geiranger Fjord. Departure from your hotel on a one hour fjord cruise to Fjærland. Continue by coach along the scenic route passing under the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe to the village of Skei. Descend to the beautiful Nord Fjord making a detour at Olden to visit the famous Briksdal Glacier. The journey up to the glacier will be made in open cars to give you the best view. A typical Norwegian lunch is served in sight of the glacier. During the afternoon the tour continues via Loen and Stryn to the picturesque village of Hellesylt. Here you go onboard the ferry for the one hour cruise along the spectacular Geiranger Fjord, possibly the most impressive of all Norwegian fjords. During the cruise you will pass close to some magificent waterfalls such as the Bridal Veil and Seven Sisters. Dinner and accommodation at the famous Union Hotel, overlooking the Geiranger Fjord.

Day 7: Geiranger-Lillehammer–Oslo. More magnificent scenery today, as your tour crosses first the Grotli Mountains to Lom, then following Lake Vågå, descends the majestic Gudbrands Valley, reknowned for its old farmsteads and beautiful river, to the world-famous town of Lillehammer. Lunch. After lunch time to visit the Olympia Park, before continuing alongside Lake Mjøsa, to arrive back in Oslo during the early evening. Dinner and accommodation at Radisson SAS Scandinavia Hotel.

Day 8: Oslo-Karlstad–Stockholm. Continue by coach towards the Swedish border, crossing into the attractive province of Värmland to arrive in the city of Karlstad on Lake Vänern, the largest in Sweden. Lunch. After lunch the tour continues through a landscape of forests and sparkling lakes to reach the Swedish capital in the late afternoon. Dinner and accommodation at Stockholm Sheraton Hotel, a first class hotel centrally located.

Stockholm

Stockholm

Day 9: Stockholm. The day starts with a 4 hour guided tour of the city. Famous sights include the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings, Cathedral, Royal Theater, etc. You will also visit the enchanting Old Town (Gamla Stan) with its narrow cobbled streets and numerous antique shops. Highlight of the tour is a visit to City Hall with its famous Blue and Golden Halls, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year. Afternoon free in Stockholm, with possibility to visit the famous Vasa Museum or take one of the popular canal tours. Dinner and accommodation at Stockholm Sheraton Hotel.

Day 10: Stockholm–Helsinki. Morning free in Stockholm. Afternoon transfer from hotel to pier, for embarkation on a luxurious cruise ferry of the Silja Line departing at 5:00 pm. Departure of cruise from Stockholm, sailing slowly down the picturesque archipelago past numerous small islands. Dinner on board. Selection of entertainment, bars, shops and casino. Accommodation is in 2-berth outside cabins (seaside) with shower/WC.

Day 11: Helsinki. Enjoy your buffet breakfast as you sail into Helsinki. Morning 3 hour guided tour of Helsinki. Famous sights include the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park and Monument, Underground Temple, and much more. During the afternoon you can explore the busy market place or the many souvenir shops close to the harbor. Finnish crystal and leather goods are an excellent buy. Dinner and accommodation at Radisson SAS Royal.

Day 12: Helsinki departure. Transfer from the hotel to Helsinki Airport for flight home. Or, continue on tour to St. Petersburg or North Cape.

2011 Departure Dates:
– Jun. 29
– Jul. 06, 13, 20, 27
– Aug. 03.
Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:

  • 10 nights accommodation including daily 3 course or buffet dinner and Scandinavian buffet breakfast, in centrally located first class hotels, all rooms with private facilities
  • 1 night cruise Stockholm-Helsinki in outside cabin with 1 dinner and 1 breakfast
  • 5 lunches (3 course or buffet) on days 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8
  • 3 hours guided tours of Oslo and Bergen, including entrances to Viking Ships, Fram Museum and Maria Church
  • 4 hours guided tour of Stockholm, 3 hours guided tour of Helsinki
  • Ride on the Bergen Funicular to Mt. Fløien
  • 2 hours cruise on Nærøy and Sogne Fjords, and 1 hour cruise on Fjærland and Geiranger Fjords
  • Excursion in open car to the Briksdal Glacier
  • All ferry crossings
  • Luggage assistance at all hotels
  • Tour escort throughout
  • Transportation by modern deluxe coach with reclining seats, etc
  • Transfers airport/hotel on first and last days.

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Posted by on Jun 10 2011. Filed under Bergen, Europe, Finland, Helsinki, Norway, Oslo, Stockholm, Sweden.

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12 Days Northern Highlights Tour Package by Info Hub $3863/-

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