Peter Bibby has been in the travel business for over 45 years and during that time has had the good fortune to visit many wonderful places, however his firm favourite is Norway, a country where he has gained extensive knowledge over several decades. Join him on this specially arranged tour, where, we offer a flight package to show you the very best that Norway has to offer. We once again fly from Aberdeen and join our coach in Bergen, enabling us more time to experience the beauty of this remarkable country. Peter's in-depth knowledge and gentle repartee will 'bring alive' this stunning land to ensure you have a holiday that will live long in the memory.
CURRENCY - Currency required for this tour will be the Norwegian Kroner.
PASSPORT REQUIRED - We require full christian names, date of birth, passport number, start & expiry dates & country of issue. Please have these details ready when booking.
The Aberdeen Altens Hotel (formerly Aberdeen Thistle) is located in Altens, a commercial suburb 4 miles south of Aberdeen. The hotel is a modern style 4 star standard, with a stylish bar, lounge and restaurant. There is a good sized pool in the leisure centre. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, tea making facilities and Wi-Fi. There is a lift.
The Thon Hotel Jolster is a comfortable family run hotel situated in beautiful natural surroundings on Lake Jolster. There is a large and pleasant dining room and a large and plentiful selection of Norwegian cuisine is served. There is a modern indoor swimming pool and health club with sauna, jacuzzi, solarium, steam bath and fitness room. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, radio and Wi-Fi. There is a lift.
The Scandic Hotel Alesund lies in the heart of the beautiful and charming town, famous for its distinctive Art Nouveau architecture. The bright and airy bedrooms offer TV, telephone, hairdryer and Wi-Fi. There is a gym, fitness room and sauna. The Molja restaurant offers the best view in town. There is a lift.
The Quality Hotel Alexandra Molde is centrally located by the harbour in the coastal town of Molde and enjoys impressive views of the Molde Fjord and surrounding mountains. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone and Wi-Fi. There is a lift.
The Hotel Loenfjord is a lovely hotel in a truly stunning location on the banks of the Loen Fjord and only 500m from the centre of the village. Offering well-maintained accommodation, the hotel is an ideal base for exploring the surrounding region. The hotel gardens, restaurant and many bedrooms enjoy panoramic views over the fjord. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone and Wi-Fi. The Fiskekroken bar and lounge offers live music & days a week and there is a beautiful terrace with panoramic views over the fjord. Bicycles, pedal boats and rowing boats are available for hire (payable locally) and guests can use the leisure facilities (swimming pool, tennis courts and spa) at the Hotel Alexandra in Loen - payable at the hotel. There is no lift. Ground floor rooms are available,
The Thon Hotel Bergen Airport is a modern business and conference hotel only 2kms from Bergen Airport. Its facilities include an indoor leisure area with swimming pool. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, tea making facilities and Wi-Fi. There is a lift.
Coach transfer to Aberdeen for overnight half-board accommodation at the Aberdeen Altens Hotel.
After an early breakfast we transfer to Aberdeen Airport for our early morning flight to Bergen. On arrival in Bergen our Bibby's coach and drivers will be waiting and your Norway experience will begin as we drive via the impressive Sognefjord and Jolster Lake to the resort of Skei for overnight half-board accommodation at the superb Thon Hotel Jolster, situated on the northern shore of beautiful lake Jolstravatnet.
We leave Skei and travel via Gloppenfjord, crossing over by ferry from Anda to Lote and onwards through the Sunnmore Alps to Volda. We then continue via the Isle of Gurksoy, onto the stunning bird island of Runde. We continue to the coastal Art Nouveau town of Alesund for overnight half board accommodation at the Scandic Hotel.
We have free time in Alesund. We then visit the Giske Islands travelling through sub sea tunnels then island hopping via Ellingsoy, Haram and Otroy to Molde, known as the 'City of Roses'. We check in to the Quality Hotel Alexandra for 2 nights half board accommodation.
A memorable day today as we embark upon a journey that will take us on the world famous Atlantic Ocean Road (Atlanterhavsveien). Built in the 1980s, the road and its 8 breath-taking bridges has become one of the country's most popular tourist attractions. We follow the coastal road to the cultural town of Kristiansund where we take a break, before re-tracing our steps over the Atlantic Road back to Molde.
We depart Molde and take a ferry journey en route to the coastal, mountainous town of Andalsnes where we take a break. We then visit the famous Troll Wall and then enjoy one of Norway's best road trips as we travel via the spectacular hairpins of the Troll Road, a breath-taking journey that will live long in the memory. We continue via the Geiranger Fjord and Hellesylt to Loen for 2 nights half board accommodation at the Hotel Loenfjord.
We visit the Briksdal Glacier, attractively set between roaring waterfalls and high peaks. We include a ride in 'Trollcars' (small motorised carts with 7 seats, a short walk is required to see the Glacier in full - Good walking shoes required). We also have free time in Loen.
We depart Loen and travel to Bergen via Forde and Vadeimsfjord. We have free time in Bergen for sightseeing and own choice evening meal. Early evening we check in at the Thon Hotel Bergen Airport for overnight bed and breakfast accommodation.
An early start we make the short transfer to Bergen Airport for our early morning flight to Aberdeen. On arrival in Aberdeen our coach will be waiting to transfer you home, arriving into our local area mid to late evening.
Return flights Aberdeen to Bergen (flight time approx. 1hr 20mins), 7 nights dinner, bed & breakfast plus 1 night bed and breakfast, Services of experienced tour driver/s, Luxury coach travel with on-board toilet & facilities.
Excursions - including Briksdal Troll Cars and all internal ferry travel.
This tour is arranged by Norman Allen Group Travel (ATOL3683) for whom we act as agents. All bookings are subject to their booking conditions which we will supply upon request.
DEPOSIT: £150.00 per person
Single supplement: £240.00