Norway, Telemark and the Fjords

Price £1,425.00

Date/Time

Date 04/09/2018 - 15/09/2018

IMPORTANT: Full Passport details required attime of booking

ITINERARY

TUESDAY: An early morning departure by coach to Dover for a short sea crossing to Calais, we then travel to our overnight hotel being the Postillion Hotel, Arnhem for Dinner, Bed & Buffet breakfast.

POSTILLION HOTEL, ARNHEM
This 3 star hotel is situated on the edge of Arnhem and close to Veluwe National Park. The hotel has a bar, restaurant, outside terrace. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV and telephone. Lift.

 

WEDNESDAY: Departing after breakfast, we continue our journey through Holland, into Germany and north past Bremen and Hamburg. We cross the border into Denmark near Flensburg and continue to Kolding for a late check in, Dinner, Bed & Buffet breakfast.

SCANDIC KOLDING, KOLDING
This 3 star hotel is situated in the Jutland area of Denmark, just north of Kolding. The modern hotel has a bar and restaurant. All bedrooms are en-suite with tea, coffee making facilities, TV, hairdryer & Wi Fi. Gym. Lift

 

THURSDAY: Departing after an early breakfast we continue north through Jutland to Hirtshals for the fast craft ferry to Norway. There will be time on board to relax, sample some refreshments and enjoy the ship facilities. Following our arrival in Larvik we travel inland to enjoy a first taste of the pristine scenery for which Norway is rightly framed. We’ll travel via Porsgrunn, Skein and then through wonderful Lakeland scenery, passing Bo and crossing the famous Telemark Canal to arrive at Quality Straad hotel,Vradal for 3 nights Dinner, Bed & Buffet breakfast.

QUALITY STRAAND HOTEL, VRADAL
This family owned hotel is situated in Vradal on the north shore of Lake Nisser. The front of the hotel enjoys a view of the lake and is only a few steps away from the hotels garden. The hotel has a bar, restaurant, comfortable lounge and terrace area. All bedrooms are en-suite with tea, coffee making facilities, TV, hairdryer & Wi Fi. Lift – Few steps within the public area.

 

THURSDAY: Departing after an early breakfast we continue north through Jutland to Hirtshals for the fast craft ferry to Norway. There will be time on board to relax, sample some refreshments and enjoy the ship facilities. Following our arrival in Larvik we travel inland to enjoy a first taste of the pristine scenery for which Norway is rightly framed. We’ll travel via Porsgrunn, Skein and then through wonderful Lakeland scenery, passing Bo and crossing the famous Telemark Canal to arrive at Quality Straad hotel,Vradal for 3 nights Dinner, Bed & Buffet breakfast.

FRIDAY: After breakfast you will take a two hour cruise on Lake Nisser on the veteran boat MS Fram. This is only a short walk from the hotel. On arrival back the rest of the day is at your leisure to use the hotel’s leisure facilities, maybe take a walk in the surroundings. Dinner in the hotel. (There will be an evening showing of the Hollywood Blockbuster, “The Heroes of Telemark”)

SATURDAY: After breakfast you’ll have a full day excursion across the Hardangervidda Plateau and including the Telemark heavy-water sabotage site. You will have a visit to the famous Heavy Water Sabotage site at Vemork, you’ll then join a mini bus for a short journey across the gorge and up the Vemork Power Station. This visit will offer an insight into Norwegian Industrial Heritage but most of interest is the film exhibits relating to the incredible story of the partisan sabotage mission to destroy Hitler’s heavy water plant that was located at this site. There is a café available where a drink can be obtained before we retrace our steps returning back to the coach. We then continue through Rjukan and along the shore of Lake Tinnsjo to Orvella. Returning to our hotel for dinner.

 

SUNDAY: After breakfast depart Vradal and make our way to the Stalheim Hotel, Stalheim for 3 nights Dinner, Bed & Buffet breakfast. On our journey we will travel to Brunkenberg crossing the Haukelifjell Mountain road descending to Sorford then to Odda. We will continue onto Utne where we take a short ferry journey across the Hardangerfjord to Kvanndal then towards Gudvangen before arriving at Stalheim.

STALHEIM HOTEL, STALHEIM
This 4 star hotel is a historic hotel in a glorious setting between the Sognefjord and the Hardangerfjord with a stunning hilltop position. The hotel has a bar, restaurant and lovely gardens and panoramic terrace. All bedrooms are en-suite with tea, coffee making facilities & hairdryer. Lift – Few steps within the public area.

MONDAY: After breakfast we make our way over the Vik Mountains to a small town of Vik continuing on to Vangsnes for a short ferry ride to Hella. We’ll have a short stop in Sogndal continuing onto Mannheller for a short sailing to Fodnes. Continue on to Laerdal a pretty town surrounded by mountains you’ll visit the Norwegian Wild Salmon Centre and continue by taking the old Bergen/ Oslo postal route climbing up to stave church at Borgund. You’ll pass Norway’s most famous salmon fishing rivers. At Borgund you’ll visit the Stave Church. Returning to our hotel for dinner.

TUESDAY: After breakfast you have the option of a day of leisure or a ‘Norway in a Nutshell’ excursion (At additional cost) – You’ll make your way to Gudvangen where you board the Fjord cruise for the leisurely journey to Flam sailing down the narrow Naerofjord and Aurlandsfjord with steep cliffs rising on both sides of the boat. You’ll have free time in Flam before joining the Flam railway for a return journey to Myrdal.
OPTIONAL EXTRA: Fjord Cruise between Gudvangen and Flam and a return trip on the Flam Railway between Flam and Myrdal. Approx: £85.00per person

WEDNESDAY: After breakfast depart Stalhem and travel via Flam then south on route 50 towards Hol. We continue through Gol, Noresund and Kroderen to arrive in Larvik to the Quality Hotel Grand Farris, Larvik for our overnight stay for Dinner, Bed & Buffet breakfast.

QUALITY HOTEL GRAND FARRIS, LARVIK
This 3 star hotel is situated close to the centre of Larvik. The hotel has a bar, restaurant. All bedrooms are en-suite with tea, coffee making facilities, TV, hairdryer & Wi Fi. Lift

 

THURSDAY: Departing after an early breakfast where we make our way to Larvik joining the Color Line fast ferry. You’ll have time to relax on board before our arrival into Denmark at Hirtshals. We continue our journey to the Leonardo Hamburg Stillhorn, Hamburg for our overnight stay for Dinner, Bed & Buffet breakfast.

LEONARDO HAMBURG STILLHORN, HAMBURG
This 4 star hotel welcomes you with Hanseatic warmth and an English cottage style in the idyllic surrounding of the nature reserve “Heuckenlock”, only a few steps away from the river Elbe. The hotel has a bar, restaurant and terrace area. All bedrooms are en-suite with tea, coffee making facilities, TV, hairdryer & Wi Fi. Lift

 

FRIDAY: After breakfast depart Hamburg and make our way to the Ramada Plaza, Antwerp for our overnight stay for Dinner, Bed & Buffet breakfast.

RAMADA PLAZA, ANTWERP 
This 4 star hotel is situated on the outskirts of the city. The hotel has a bar, pleasant restaurant. All bedrooms are en-suite with tea, coffee making facilities, TV, hairdryer & Wi Fi. Lift.
SATURDAY: Departing after breakfast we travel for our return sailing from Calais to Dover and onwards to your original departure point.

 

SUPPLEMENTS PER PERSON

Single room £230.00
Deposit £50.00
Insurance premium £70.50
(payable with deposit)

 

The price shown is based on Twin/Double accommodation with en-suite facilities, cross channel sailing’s to and from the continent, executive coach travel throughout and all road tolls.

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