Norwegian Landscapes8 days & 7 nights, Private Journey
Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.Private Journey
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Day 1Arrive Stavanger
Upon arrival in Stavanger, you will be welcomed and escorted to your hotel.Clarion Collection Skagen Brygge - 2 Nights
This morning, cruise along Lysefjord, which includes the famed Pulpit Rock along with an impressive supporting cast of waterfalls and idyllic islands.Clarion Collection Skagen Brygge (B)
Day 3To Bergen
Board a short flight for Bergen, the Gateway to the Norwegian Fjords. Upon arrival, you will be met and escorted to your hotel.Clarion Collection Havnekontoret - 1 Night (B)
Day 4To Flam
Enjoy the morning at leisure. Head out on your own to explore the many museums and sights of Bergen.Flamsbrygga Hotel - 2 Nights (B, D)
In the afternoon, experience Western Norway's wide expanses of forests, secluded lakes and dizzying waterfalls as you ride the train toward Myrdal. Upon arrival, change trains to the famous Flam Railway, the steepest railway line in Northern Europe. Marvel at thundering waterfalls, forested mountainsides and lush river valleys as you descend toward the spectacular Kjosfossen waterfalls, where you may disembark to take photographs or just admire the thundering cascades.
This morning, immerse yourself in the glory of the surrounding landscape. First, hop into a kayak and paddle to Fronneset, a place of historical importance with burial mounds from the Viking era. Disembark and continue on foot as you follow a winding path along a wild river, passing amazing waterfalls and bubbling lagoons. Return to Flam this evening to savor dinner at your hotel.Flamsbrygga Hotel (B, D)
Day 6To Solvorn
Boat along the Sognefjord en route to the village of Sogndal. Upon arrival, head to the Glacier Center in the Jostedal National Park, home to the largest glacier in Northern Europe. Once there, enjoy one of nature's most majestic sights as you walk along the surface of the mighty glacier. After your journey on the ice, transfer to lovely Solvorn for the evening.Walaker Hotel - 1 Night (B, D)
Day 7To Bergen
Enjoy the morning at leisure in Solvorn, which lies upon the spectacular Luster Fjord. If you want to continue your nautical explorations, take the ferry across the fjord to Urnes.Clarion Collection Havnekontoret - 1 Night (B)
Late this afternoon, board a private transfer to Leikanger for your express boat to Bergen.
Upon arrival, check in to your hotel.
Day 8Depart Bergen
No visit to Bergen would be complete without a stroll through the UNESCO protected Bryggen harbor area, taking you 900 years back in time and providing an intimate image of Bergen as a medieval town, where Hanseatic traders maintained one of their four European headquarters.(B)
Then, bid farewell to the fjords as you are escorted to the airport for your onward flight.
At Cox & Kings we believe that a good travel experience is not luck but judgment. We have compiled the following advice to outline the nature of travel in Europe and to help you prepare for your trip. Even with the most meticulous planning, however, minor problems can occur and, while our local representatives are always on hand to rectify such occurrences, we do request that you have a patient and broadminded approach to traveling in Europe.
Cruises & Train Tours
The river cruises and train tours in this brochure are offered subject to the conditions of carriage of the individual Train Company. PLEASE NOTE that in exceptional circumstances they may vary their itineraries with little or no notice, if water levels become unsafe, train lines become blocked or to avoid areas of dense traffic. Such changes are rare, but you should check the final itinerary at reception when you embark.
A number of flights within Europe arrive / depart early in the morning, and while we will endeavour to schedule your tour with a flight which arrives / departs at a reasonable time, sometimes there is little or no alternative and early check-in / check-out times may be required.
Accommodation standards vary dramatically throughout Europe, and hotels in Eastern Europe, Albania, Macedonia and regional Turkey, should not generally be compared to Western European standards. For our tours we have chosen hotels primarily for their location and the facilities available. We will endeavour to supply any extra information that you may require on these hotels. The hotels listed in the tour itineraries may occasionally be unavailable for the required dates. In this event, we will advise you of alternative hotels, which will, where possible, be of the same or of a higher standard than those featured in the itineraries. There are many new hotels being built in Europe and we may upgrade those featured in the brochure if better options in the same category become available. Please note all rooms reserved on your tour are standard; however, if you wish to upgrade your room (e.g. to a lake view or suite etc.), please speak to your tour consultant, who will be able to advise you about the options and the applicable supplements.
Check-in & Check-out Times: For all group and individual tours, hotel check-in/out time is normally 12 noon, but this does vary between hotels. Early check-ins and late check-outs cannot be pre-booked, but can sometimes be negotiated on site.
Many of the sites in Europe are quite spread out, and our tours consequently involve a reasonable amount of walking. Whilst the walking is normally easy going, a full-day’s sightseeing can be quite tiring and sometimes strenuous.
Although tourism is not a new concept in most parts of Europe, many of the areas visited are still extremely traditional. Therefore kindly respect local customs and dress codes.
Many countries require passports, visas to be presented before entry is permitted. Please ensure that all traveling members, including infants and children, are in possession of a passport, valid for at least 6 months, prior to departure. It is convenient and safe to have the visa process facilitated by Cox & Kings Limited from the concerned Consulates / Authorities on your behalf. Please note that it is totally at the discretion of the concerned Consulates / Authorities to grant / reject your visas. The consulate may require further documentation and / or personal appearance.
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