The Managing Directors choice.
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 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. Highlights of the tour include a journey on the Flam Railway, described as one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world and travel on the world-famous Atlantic Ocean Road.
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.
TRAVEL INSURANCE - Required.
The 4 star Mercure Ardoe House a 19th century mansion house set in 30 acres of tranquil countryside. This 4-star Aberdeen hotel is 3 miles outside the city centre. All bedrooms are en suite facilities with TV, telephone, tea making facilities and Wi-Fi. There is a lift.
The 3 star Stalheim Hotel has a stunning hilltop, panoramic position overlooking the Naeroy, Brekke and Jordal valleys. The first hotel was founded in 1885, it was occupied by the Germans during the Second World War and was rebuilt in 1960. Today this historic hotel offers very comfortable accommodation, all the bedrooms are en suite. Facilities include a bar, restaurant, gift shop and several comfortable lounges. Wi-Fi in public areas. There is a lift.
The 4 star 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 4 star Scandic Alexandra Molde is located in the heart of the coastal city of Molde overlooking the beautiful fjords. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, radio and Wi-Fi. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, tennis courts and spa. There is a lift.
The 3 star 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 enjoy panoramic views over the fjord. All rooms have en-suite facilities, TV, telephone and Wi-Fi. There is a lift.
The 4 star Thon Hotel Bergen Airport is a modern business and conference hotel only 2kms from Bergen Airport. Its facilities include an indoor leisure are with swimming pool. All guest bedrooms have private facilities, tea making facilities, TV and Wi-Fi. There is a lift.
Coach transfer to Aberdeen for overnight half-board accommodation at the Mercure Ardoe House Hotel.
Following 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 Voss and Vinje to Stalheim for 2 nights half-board accommodation at the Stalheim Hotel.
This morning we travel to the old Viking village of Gudvangen, onwards then via Nærøyfjord to the distinctive and beautiful village of Undredal, particularly famous for its caramelised geitost (goats' cheese). We take a lunch break in Flam, before taking a return journey on the Flam Railway to Myrdal, described as one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world
Departing Stalheim we travel over Vikafjell to Vik and include a visit to the richly decorated Hopperstad Stave Church. We then take the ferry across the Sognefjord and follow the shore road to Sogndal Town, continuing via Fjærland and the Bøyabreen Glacier to the village of Skei, for our overnight halfboard accommodation at the Thon Hotel Jølster.
We travel to Molde via Gloppenfjord, the Hornindalsvatn Lake (Europe's deepest lake) and Hellesylt to Stranda, here we cross by ferry to Liabygda. From here we then travel up the Trollstigen Mountain, then down the famous pass to the Troll Wall. We continue our journey to Molde for 2 nights halfboard accommodation at the Scandic Alexandra Hotel.
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 then continue to the charming fishing village of Bud, a lovely setting on the Romsdal Peninsula.
We leave Molde crossing over the fjord to Vestnes onwards to Sjoholt, passing the Rosekyrkja or 'Rose Church' and via the Eagles Road to Geiranger. We then take the mountain pass to Grotli and down off Strynefjell to Loen for overnight halfboard accommodation at the Hotel Loenfjord.
Departing Loen we travel via Utvik Fjell, Jolster Lake and across the Sognefjord en route to Bergen where you have free time to explore Norway's most international city, packed with history and tradition. Evening meal is not included tonight, so take time to dine in one of the many quayside restaurants, before 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 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 onboard toilet & facilities, Internal ferry travel.
EXCURSIONS - entry to Hopperstad Stave Church and return journey on the Flam Railway.
Please note: This is a demanding holiday, please read the itinerary carefully and decide if it will be suitable for you.
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: £180.00 per person
Single supplement: £270.00