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Departing by Air
Duration 8 Days
Available Until October 2017

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.

2017 Departures:

  • Fly direct from Aberdeen on 02 27 September & 4 October – from £989pp
  • Fly direct from Edinburgh on 17 May, 30 August, 13 September & 20 September – from £1029pp
  • Fly direct from Glasgow on 17 May, 31 May & 20 September – from £1049pp

Price Includes

  • Enjoy a stay in a wonderful fjord-side hotel (pictured)
  • 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 Kvikne’s 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 supplements apply. Subject to availability.

Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Bergen, meet your Tour Manager and transfer by coach through the spectacular scenery to the idyllic village of Balestrand. Settle in to your room, and acquaint yourself with the beautiful surroundings, before enjoying your first dinner in the hotel.

Day Two

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.

Day Three

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.

Day Four

The Jostedal Glacier – mainland Europe’s largest ice-flow – 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.

Day Five

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.

Day Six

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.

Day Seven

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.

Day Eight

Transfer back to Bergen airport, and check in for your flight home.

 


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