Optional Pre Trip to Bergen, Norway

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June 9, 2019- Arrive in Bergen and transfer to the Hotel. Day free to relax and get enjoy the Nordic atmosphere.

June 10, 2019 – Bergen - Scandinavian buffet breakfast at hotel. Half day city tour of Bergen include a walking tour of Bryggen, followed by a visit to Old Bergen and to composer Edvard Grieg’s former home Troldhaugen (beautifully restored example of traditional housing). 

Bergen city tour (duration 5 hours including lunch)

Wander through Bergen’s past, spanning 900 years of history - from Bryggens Museum, through the ancient wooden buildings and alleyways and pass by the Fish Market. The walking tour gives an intimate picture of what it was like to live in the town during the Middle Ages, when the Hanseatic League had one of their four major overseas offices in Bergen. These buildings are now on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Next it is time to board the car for a panoramic tour of Bergen, and then make our way towards Troldhaugen, the former home of Composer Edvard Grieg which lies near Nordasvannet. Grieg composed many of his most famous works at Troldhaugen and is buried there with his wife Nina. During the visit, the group will see the villa, which stands exactly as it did in Edvard Grieg's days, and take a stroll in the garden where Grieg’s studio is found.  

Return to Bergen by car and take the funicular to the top of mount Floien, group lunch at Floien restaurant located on top of the mountain. Return to hotel after lunch mid afternoon with the remainder of the day free to explore and enjoy the beautiful city of Bergen. 

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June 11, 2019 – Bergen- After breakfast, day free at leisure to explore more of Bergen. The Fish Market, Ole Bull’s home on Lyseon Island and the Fisheries museum are all worth a visit as well as strolling Bergens main streets.  Dinner on your own, overnight at hotel.

 June 12, 2019 – Bergen - Flåm – Oslo  - After breakfast, check-out of hotel and depart from Bergen for your Sognefjord boat cruise though what many say is the most beautiful fjord anywhere.  After the ~5.5 hour voyage you’ll leave the boat and take a majestic train trip to the city of Myrdal on top of the mountain.   On the journey we’ll see rivers that cut through deep ravines, waterfalls that plunge from the steep cliffs of the snow-capped mountain slopes, as well as mountain farms clinging on to steep slopes, lush pastures and historic traditions dating all the way back to pagan times. On the 20-kilometer train ride you will experience some of the most dramatic and magnificent sights of Norwegian nature.  After strolling Myrdal we’ll return to Flåm and board the regular train to Oslo providing wonderful vistas of the countryside and more opportunities for great photos.  Lunch on your own in Flåm or Myrdal, dinner on your own on the train to Oslo. 

June 13, 2019 – Oslo - Reach Oslo by train late night at around 23.00 hrs (11 pm) and transfer to hotel.

Breakfast in hotel, free day before meeting up with full Arctic Adventure Group for welcome dinner

If you would like to sign up for either of these pre/post trips please email Kevin Saxe (ksaxe@carlisletravel.com) directly no later than January 31, 2019 and he will add the trip to your program.

 

AIRLINE TICKETING:

We have assigned one of our Travel Agent's to assist everyone with their flights.  When you are ready to book your flights to Oslo please call Kathryn Smith in our Davisville Travel office and she will work with you to secure the flights for your trip.  Kathryn is an air expert and will be able to shop for the best fares for you and give you options if you want Business or First Class fares.  Please note that Davisville Travel does charge $45.00 per ticket for an international airline ticket.  

 

 

PRICING

 

$1,735.40 PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

$2,532.25 PER PERSON BASED ON SINGLE OCCUPANCY

 Program Inclusions:

 ·      3 Nights Accomdiations in Bergen

·      1 Night Accomdiations in Oslo

·      All Transfers 

·      Breakfast daily

·      5 hour tour of Bergen with private guide

·      Lunch on Day 2 of tour

·      All Entrance fees during tours

·      Bergen to Flam Cruise Tickets

·      Flam Railway tickets to Mydral and back

·      Flam to Olso Train tickets

·      All taxes and fees included