A combination of the Hanseatic ports of Copenhagen and Bergen. You will experience the medieval cities, both with enchanting old ports and small town atmosphere. You will be amazed at "Wonderful Copenhagen" and its many highlights from the exceptional architecture to its famous pedestrian mall “Stroget”. You will witness the magnificent Norwegian countryside on your way to Bergen, the gateway to the Fjords, where you can absorb the history at the old wharf, Bryggen.
Day 1: Arrival in Copenhagen. Saturday arrival to Copenhagen, transfer by own means. Overnight. Accommodation at Copenhagen Admiral Hotel ****.
Day 2: Copenhagen. Sunday breakfast at the hotel. Between 8:30–10:00, meet your tour escort at the hotel’s reception to receive information on the trip about to begin. At 13:30, departure by private coach with your local English-speaking guide for a 3 hour city sightseeing. This tour will be the perfect introduction to "Wonderful Copenhagen". We start with a drive towards the City Hall Square where the famous pedestrian street "Stroget" begins. We pass Tivoli Gardens, dating back to 1843 and onwards past the New Carlsberg Glyptotheque and the National Museum. Next it is the Old Stock Exchange and the Naval Church. Kings New Square is the home of the Royal Danish Theatre with the world famous ballet, we drive through the old canal Nyhavn with its picturesque houses and vessels and continue to see the impressive Gefion Fountain. A photo stop is made by the Royal residence Amalienborg Palace, and finally we stop by the landmark of Copenhagen, the statue of the Little Mermaid, known from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale. During the tour we shall also appreciate the Christiansborg Palace, housing the Danish Parliament and the Rosenborg Castle which houses the Crown jewelry. The tour will end at the hotel. Overnight. Breakfast buffet. Accommodation at Copenhagen Admiral Hotel ****.
Day 3: Copenhagen–Oslo (overnight cruise). Monday breakfast at the hotel. Morning free at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the pier by private coach to embark the Scandinavian Seaways cruise ship. At 17:00, departure to Oslo. Accommodation in outside cabins. Dinner buffet will be served on board. Breakfast buffet. Accommodation in outside cabins, on board of the Scandinavian Seaways cruise ship.
Day 4: Oslo–Lofthus. Tuesday breakfast on board. At 9:15 arrival to Oslo. Disembarkation and departure by private coach. Driving across Hønefoss, Nesbyen, surrounded by a landscape which alternates with forests of pines and lakes, we arrive to Hallingdal Valley, very well known in Norway. Just few kilometers away from there, we will find Gol followed by Geilo, a small town surrounded by mountains and very famous for its ski runs. We will drive up to the foot of the Hardanger glacier. Afterwards, bordering the impressive fjord, we will arrive to Lofthus, one of Edvard Grieg's favorite haunts, and one of the most beautiful points of the fjord. Dinner and overnight. Breakfast buffet. Dinner and accommodation at Ullensvang Hotel ****.
Day 5: Lofthus - Hardangerfjord - Bergen. Short drive to Kinsarvik to embark a ferry that will carry us to a crossing along the splendid Hardanger fjord, the widest in Norway. After we disembark in Kvandal, we will continue by coach, bordering the fjord, passing by Nordheimsund and crossing forests of birches until we arrive in Bergen, the capital of the fjords, Norway's second city and one of the three university cities in the country. Arrival to Radisson Sas Norge Hotel. Early in the afternoon, meet the English-speaking local guide for a 3-hour city sightseeing during which we will appreciate St. Mary Church, Haakon's Hall, the colorful and picturesque fish market and the Hanseatic Museum. Tour ends at the hotel. Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Norge.
Day 6: Bergen. Individual transfer. End of our services.
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