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Welcome to Oslo! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
Today gives you a good 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)
Start your tour of the land of fjords, lakes, mountains, thundering waterfalls, and gleaming glaciers with a visit of HEDDAL STAVE CHURCH, the largest of the country’s remaining medieval wooden churches. Follow the narrow Rjukan Valley via Lake Tinnsjø, where saboteurs sank a ferry loaded with heavy water, dashing Nazi hopes of winning the race for the atomic bomb. Next is VEMORK, scene of the daring sabotage action celebrated in The Heroes of Telemark and recently registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn all about the dramatic events of 1943 from your Local Guide, and gain an insight into the technology of hydroelectric power generation, one of the pillars of Norway’s economy. Arrive in rustic, unspoiled Telemark. (B,D)
A day of scenic delights: the wild Hardangervidda mountain plateau, where Fridtjof Nansen prepared for his polar expeditions, and the thundering Låtefoss twin-waterfall. Drive through the orchards along the tranquil splendor of Sørfjord, which inspired composer Edvard Grieg’s Morning Mood, and cross Hardangerfjord by FERRY. Meet the family that has owned the STEINSTØ FRUIT FARM for eight generations and hear all about their history. Taste home-made apple juice and cider, and enjoy lunch. Continue to Bergen, known for its associations with the Hanseatic League. An orientation drive shows you the charming Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the harbor; and the famous Fish Market. (B,L)
Time this morning to discover colorful Bergen and explore the narrow lanes of ancient Bryggen on your own. Later, travel toward the popular lakeside resort of Voss, where you can join an exciting optional Flåm train ride. Arrive in Stalheim, overlooking the beautiful Nærøydalen Valley. (B,D)
Start today with a relaxing CRUISE on spectacular Sognefjord and Nærøyfjord. Next, visit Fjaerland’s excellent NORWEGIAN GLACIER MUSEUM and watch a thrilling 5-screen film. Then marvel at Bøyabreen, one of the branches that radiate from Jostedal Glacier into the surrounding valleys, and enjoy the rugged mountain scenery as you approach the tunnel underneath mainland Europe’s largest glacier. After pristine Lake Jølster and the Våtedalen Valley, follow the shoreline of the innermost branch of Nordfjord and arrive in peaceful Loen. (B,D)
Prepare for Norway’s latest spectacular tourism project: the LOEN SKYLIFT, a cable car that brings you from the fjord to the top of Mount Hoven (over 3,300 feet high) in just minutes. Time to enjoy the breathtaking views of Lake Lovatnet, Mount Skåla, Jostedal Glacier, and the Nordfjord. Discover one of the hiking trails at your own pace. (B,D)
Head north via Lake Hornindal to Hellesylt to embark for a leisurely CRUISE on Geirangerfjord past the famous Seven Sisters cascade. Then, climb above the tree line to 5,000 feet for panoramic views from the GEIRANGER SKYWALK, Mount Dalsnibba’s new platform above the fjord. Continue to Lom and take pictures of its lovely stave church. Drive through the wide Gudbrandsdal Valley, the lush dairy and timber land of Ibsen’s drama, Peer Gynt, and arrive in Lillehammer, proud host of the 1994 Winter Olympics. (B,D)
Start your day with a picture stop at the Olympic ski jump, followed by a guided walking tour of the unique MAIHAUGEN OPEN-AIR MUSEUM, an encounter with Norway’s culture and history and a fascinating collection of houses and farmyards. Enjoy a comfortable drive along lovely Lake Mjøsa to Eidsvoll, where the country’s democratic constitution was signed in 1814, before returning to Oslo. Tonight, celebrate the success of your journey with a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.
You’ll always visit the key sites and enjoy more inclusions; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Prices shown exclude flights and transfers, call Cosmos to add flights
Cosmos brochure price in black from £2034
Travel 55 discount price in red from £1892
Telephone Cosmos on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55
Starts from Oslo ends Oslo - tour ZQ
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|May 14, 21||£2088
|June 4, 11||£2169
|July 2, 9
|July 16, 23||£2142
Dates and prices above do not include international air travel. Add flights to your holiday - airport transfers included! To add flights and overseas transfers to your holiday, please call Cosmos. Transfers available for purchase if you book extra nights. Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.Single room supplement is available from £289. Please call for Triple Room Reduction details and prices. Extra nights before and after your tour may be available, please call call Cosmos. Please see Cosmos Terms & Conditions for further details. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website
Gorgeous fjords, breathtaking mountains, serene lakes, gleaming glaciers, and thundering waterfalls... this is Norway, and on this Scenic Norway tour, you’ll experience both Norway's exciting cities and the spectacular scenery.
In Oslo, guided sightseeing includes the famous Frogner Park with over 200 extraordinary bronze and granite sculptures. In the Telemark region, visit the Heddal stave church, the largest of Norway's remaining medieval wooden churches. In Bergen, hear about the city's 11th-century origins during your orientation drive. In Loen, Globus has arranged a very special experience for you: Norway’s latest spectacular tourism project, the Loen Skylift, to the top of Mount Hoven.
Also, spend time in the Hardangerfjord region, and stop at thundering Låtefoss twin-waterfall, one of Norway's best known waterfalls; take a ferry; and see Hardangervidda mountain plateau, one of Europe's largest and home to Northern Europe's largest stock of reindeer. In this area, visit a fruit farm and meet the family who has owned it for 8 generations. Hear their history and how cider is made. While tasting apple juice and cider, enjoy the lunch Globus has arranged for you.
But that's not all… enjoy a spectacular cruise on the Sognefjord, Norway's longest fjord, with its Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a stop to see one of the mighty branches that radiate from Jostedal Glacier, Europe's largest glacier. Another tour highlight is a cruise past the famous "Seven Sisters," the most photographed waterfalls in Geirangerfjord, then, travel above the tree line to 5,000 feet for breathtaking panoramic views of the fjord and the surrounding peaks from the mountaintop lookout at Dalsnibba.
These are just some of the many highlights on this Norway tour. It’s an amazing vacation!
To receive 7% discount on this Scenic Norway tour call Cosmos direct on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55
Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call direct on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55 you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos price.
Sightseeing and more -
Hotels: Oslo - Radisson Blu Scandinavia: Telemark - Rauland Hogfjellshotell at Rauland; Bergen - Scandic Ornen; Stalheim - Stalheim: Loen - Alexandra; Lillehammer - Scandic Lillehammer; Oslo - Scandic Victoria
Meals: Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 1 lunch (L) at a local farm; 7 three-course dinners (D), including a dinner at a local restaurant in Oslo
Transportation Motorcoach; ferry crossing; boat cruise
Headsets Throughout the tour except Iceland
Free WI-FI available on your coach and in most hotel lobbies
Sightseeing and VIP access: A Globus tour always includes the major attractions. In fact, Globus offers more included features and behind-the-scenes local experiences than any other tour operator, plus you get special VIP access at the must-see sights. We actually take you inside Europe’s most awe-inspiring places—right to the head of the queue and through the front door. Our itineraries clearly indicate inside visits and special features in UPPERCASE.
Tour Directors and Local Guides: With Globus, you travel in the company of genuine local experts— Tour Directors and Local Guides who are actually from the region through which you’re travelling. All along the way, they share their vast knowledge of the areas and can point you in the right direction to help you get the most out of your free time.
Superior hotels: Selected for their comfort and beauty, these hotels feature twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower. All hotel and city taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling are included.
Meals: Food and wine tastings plus traditional meals at local restaurants help you experience your destination’s culture through its cuisine. Globus tours always include several meals, each featuring at least one complimentary glass of regional wine, beer, soft drinks, plus coffee, or tea for an additional taste of local flavour.
Transportation: Enjoy private, deluxe touring motorcoaches with free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, extra leg room, and emergency restroom (except Israel); and high-speed train rides. We can even coordinate your flights with your tour!
Transfers: Airport transfers are included on brochure dates, when you book air-inclusive (or purchase transfers through us for land-only tours). A Host will greet and assist you with the transfer to your hotel.
New GlobusGo: Our free GlobusGO mobile app puts the world at your fingertips. While travelling, get entertainment, sightseeing, dining, and shopping suggestions for each destination. With built-in GPS navigation, you’ll have the direction you need.
New GlobusGo Beyond: Globus’ exclusive technology transmits ultra-clear commentary from your expert Local Guide, so you never miss a fascinating fact on tour. Your GlobusGo Beyond device also creates a personal Wi-Fi hotspot to connect with your smartphone on the go!
Local Favourites: Globus takes you behind the scenes to spotlight what makes each destination unique, introducing you to the local haunts, traditions, and flavours
You even have the chance to personalise your trip with extra days and additional optional excursions. Cll Cosmos for details.