GLOBUS 2017: Best of Norway with Cruise (ZMH)
14 days from Oslo to Oslo
Deep-blue fjords, breathtaking mountains, glimmering glaciers, and flowing waterfalls…these are natural wonders you expect to see in Norway, and on this Norway tour, you'll experience all of this and more. A highlight of this Norway tour is a breathtaking ride on the Flam railway, one of the world's most scenic train rides. This out-of-the-ordinary experience included by Globus lets you witness hypnotic waterfalls cascading down the side of steep, snowcapped mountains; rivers winding through deep gorges; and views of Sognefjord, Norway's longest fjord. Another unique experience is your stay at the historic Hotel Ullensvang, which offers views over Hardangerfjord, the world's fourth-largest fjord. Travel on the Hardanger National Tourist Road, carefully developed to take you through some of Norway's most stunning scenery, and stop at Steinsdalsfoss waterfall, where you can walk behind the cascading waterfall without getting wet. But that's not all?enjoy a cruise along the Norwegian coast across the Arctic Circle with stops at Tromso, gateway to the Arctic; Hammerfest, the world's northernmost town; Kirkenes, close to the Russian border; and more. In addition to breathtaking scenery, Norway also offers you a country steeped in history. In the Middle Ages, Norwegians built churches out of wood. Only 28 of these stave churches now remain, and you'll visit two of them, including in Borgund, where you'll admire one of Norway's best-preserved stave churches dating back to 1180. Stay two nights in Bergen, founded in 1070. Here, visit Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with foundations dating to the 12th century. In Bergen, Globus has also included another special experience-the Floibanen funicular, where magnificent views of Bergen and the fjords await. From the magnificent scenery to the vibrant cities-including Oslo-this tour through Norway is sure to delight all of your senses. It's a dream vacation!
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|Day 1||Oslo||Welcome to Oslo, ancient capital of Norway! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)|
|Day 2||Oslo||Today gives you a proper introduction to Oslo, the country's hub of trade and industry. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theater, considered the home for Ibsen's plays; the unique Storting building, seat of Parliament; and the Royal Palace, residence of Norwegian monarchs since 1849. Stroll through magnificent FROGNER PARK with Gustav Vigeland's extraordinary sculptures; and visit the CITY HALL, where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held each year. Afterwards, an optional excursion is available to see relics of Norway's glorious seafaring past-including 1,000-year-old Viking ships! (B)|
|Day 3||Flam||Depart the city and drive northwest through Hallingdal, a large valley with rich traditions in iron production, cattle trade, and traditional folk art, music, and dance. In Gol, marvel at the medieval stave church, then, via Hemsedal, continue to Borgund, and admire one of Norway's best preserved stave churches, dating back to 1180. Travel through the world's longest road tunnel (15 mi./24.5 km.) to Aurland, and arrive in the picturesque village of Flam, situated at the head of Aurlandsfjord. You may wish to join an exciting optional cruise on the famous Naeroyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B,D)|
|Day 4||Hardangerfjord||This morning, experience a breathtaking ride on the [LF] FLAM RAILWAY, which passes through 20 tunnels and climbs to an elevation of 2,833 ft./864 m. Along the way, you'll pass directly in front of the Kjosfossen waterfall. At Myrdal mountain station, change trains and continue on the scenic Bergen Railway to Voss. Here, board your coach and head south, crossing Hardanger Bridge, one of the longest suspension bridges in the world. Continue along the shore and arrive at the historic [LF] Ullensvang Hotel in its idyllic setting between the mountains and the Hardangerfjord. It was here that composer Edvard Grieg wrote his most famous pieces-and his cabin still stands in the hotel gardens. (B,D)|
|Day 5||Bergen||Nature's splendor is on full display today, as you travel south around Sorfjord and then north to the peaceful village of Utne. Cross the fjord by ferry, and continue your journey on the Hardanger National Tourist Road to Norheimsund and stop at the majestic Steinsdalsfoss waterfall, where a trail leads you behind the cascading falls without getting wet. Later, arrive in lovely Bergen, the 'City of Seven Mountains.' An orientation drive introduces you to this city that was founded in 1070. See Bergenhus Fortress with its medieval Hakon's Hall and Rosenkrantz Tower; the charming Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the harbor; and the famous Fish Market. Tonight, why not sample regional dishes at a traditional restaurant? (B)|
|Day 6||Bergen||Step back in time and explore Bryggen on foot along narrow, cobblestone alleyways past colorful wooden houses. Also see the 12th-century St. Mary's Church, where Hanseatic merchants attended religious services until the 1870s. For a bird's-eye view of Bergen and its magnificent surroundings, [LF] ride the Floibanen funicular up to Mount Floyen. Tonight, toast your unforgettable vacation at an included farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D)|
|Day 7||Bergen||Morning at leisure before embarkation. (B,D)|
|Day 8||Molde||Cruise north to Alesund, a beautiful town with perfect examples of Art Nouveau architecture. (B,L,D)|
|Day 9||Rorvik||The architecture and surroundings in Trondheim create a beautiful and almost-mythical setting, whether you are exploring the city by foot, bike, or boat. Why not take a guided tour to discover the city's most striking features. (B,L,D)|
|Day 10||Svolvaer||The Arctic Circle marks the border of the Arctic region. In summer, this means 24-hour daylight-often referred to as the 'Midnight Sun.' During fall and winter, being above this degree of latitude gives you the best chance of experiencing the Northern Lights. (B,L,D)|
|Day 11||Skjervoy||Get ready for a day full of exciting activities! Visit Risoyhamn, Harstad, Finnsnes, and the capital of the Arctic, Tromso. Several optional excursions are available, such as whale watching, polar history walks, and mountain hikes. (B,L,D)|
|Day 12||Berlevag||Enjoy the magnificent sub-Arctic landscape when crossing the 71st parallel on your journey towards the North Cape, the northernmost point on the continent. In summer, you might see herds of reindeer and campsites belonging to the indigenous Sami people. (B,L,D)|
|Day 13||Oslo||The vistas become more dramatic when approaching Kirkenes, just a few miles from the Russian border. This is Hurtigruten's turning point, and the end of the northbound voyage. Kirkenes is known as the capital of the Barents region and the gateway to the east. Disembark, and transfer to the airport to board your flight back to Oslo. (B)|
|Day 14||Oslo||Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)|
|US$ Price Details|
Dates & Prices do not include air travel. Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Globus, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $223. Required intra-vacation air segment: Kirkenes/Oslo. Air prices were effective on September 14, 2016 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.Prices based on double room occupancy.Single room supplement:$1121-$2730Triples not availableExtra nights per person in Oslo:in single room $118-$144, in twin $71-$96, in triple $64-$77Cruise Details:The prices are per person in outside category USPO twin cabin.Cruise port taxes and gratuites to service persnnel on board the ship are additional and mandatory. These fees will be added to your Vacation Estimate.Supplement per person in twin outside cabin category USPB: $941 (May 29-June 12), $1016 (June 26-July 24), $951 (July 31), $769 (August 14-21), $436 (September 11-18), $364 (September 25)Supplement for single room and single occupancy in outside cabin category USPO: $2730 (May 29-June 12), $2558 (June 26-July 24), $1770 (July 31), $1609 (August 14-21), $1258 (September 11-18), $1121 (September 25)Supplement for single room and single occupancy in outside cabin category USPB: $4213 (May 29-June 12), $4159 (June 26-July 24), $3057 (July 31), $2649 (August 14-21), $1845 (September 11-18), $1611 (September 25)Triple cabins not available.
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