Norwegian Fjords to Croatian Coasts

from 

AU$10,335

per person
 
Duration: 23 Nights
Destination: Oslo, Norway
Region: Europe
Deal Code: PAYJ1L2

 

 

Description

Your affordable guided tour of Norway focuses on the country’s intact natural beauty with its glistening mountains, fjords, waterfalls, and glaciers. Your value-minded tour of Norway starts in Oslo and explores the idyllic Norwegian landscapes and harbour towns—rich in the folklore of pirates, Vikings, and smugglers through the Napoleonic Wars. Follow the southern coast of the country by coach and ferry to fascinating Bergen where you will spend two nights with plenty time to discover the bustling harbour and roam around the fish market.

Highlights of your holiday include a fascinating Flåm train journey through the world’s most breathtaking scenery, followed by a cruise across the legendary Sognefjord to Loen—home to some of Norway’s oldest farms. Travel to Lillehammer, where the 1994 Winter Olympics took place, and known for its exciting art scene. Stop in Hamar on the shores of Lake Mjøsa—one of the deepest lakes in Europe. Here, you’ll also visit a spectacular open-air museum and the remains of a 950-year-old cathedral. Upon your return to Oslo, your guided sightseeing tour includes outdoor exhibition of the sculptures of famed artist Gustav Vigeland. You’ll fall in love with Norway’s beauty, culture, and history on your escorted Norwegian tour. Norway’s magic will stay with you long after your affordable travel adventure.


Start your European cruise in Rome, where endless masterpieces of art and architecture await. Go swimming in the azure waters of Corfu and discover the birthplace of the Olympic Games in Olympia. Step inside historic fortresses in Dubrovnik and stroll through the charming Old Town of Kotor. Savour Southern Italian cuisine in Naples and take a selfie in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.


Your Fly, Tour & Cruise Package Includes:

  • $2500 flight credit
  • 10 night Norwegian Fjords guided tour with Cosmos, Oslo return
  • Includes accommodation, 14 meals, select highlights, airport transfers, gratuities plus more
  • Flight from Oslo to Rome*
  • 3 nights 4-star accommodation in Rome
  • Dining Experience with a Local & Food Market Small-Group Tour
  • Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St.Peter's Basilica - Skip the Line
  • 10 night Italy, Croatia & Montenegro cruise onboard Celebrity Beyond, Rome return
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
  • Select private transfers 
  • Port charges & fees onboard your cruise

Pricing is per person twin share and based on travel 26 August – 18 September 2023

**Single traveller pricing available. Please speak to one of our travel consultants for more details


Tour Itinerary:

DAY 1:   ARRIVE IN OSLO, NORWAY.

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring Oslo, bustling capital of this land of fjords, mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and travel companions.

DAY 2:   OSLO-ARENDAL-KRISTIANSAND.

Today, travel along the scenic "Norwegian Riviera"-the Sorlandet (South Land) and the Skagerrak (a strait between Norway, Sweden, and Denmark)-and visit the idyllic harbour town of Arendal. A port since the 14th century, it is known for its timber exports and its old Town Hall, the tallest wooden structure in the country. Overnight in Kristiansand, founded in 1641 and today an important industrial district. Here, you can enjoy some free time at the lively fiskebrygga (fish market), the perfect place to watch the entertaining fishmongers or relax at one of the numerous sidewalk cafes. Today's Distance: 205 mi/ 330 km (B,D)

DAY 3:   KRISTIANSAND-STAVANGER.

More ruggedly beautiful coastal scenery awaits this morning as you head into the Lista region, popular holiday area for the Norwegians and hot spot for surfers. Stop to visit some of the pristine coastal villages of whitewashed timber and lighthouses such as Flekkefjord and Farsund. Overnight in Stavanger, where you can stroll through the Old Town to see a 12th-century cathedral and captivating collection of 18th- and 19th-century wooden buildings. Today's Distance: 146 mi/ 235 km (B)

DAY 4:   STAVANGER-HARDANGERFJORD FERRY CROSSING-BERGEN.

Travel via Haugesund to board the ferry that takes you across Hardangerfjord. Have your camera ready to capture the incredible scenic vistas before arriving in Bergen, the "Green Meadow Among the Mountains." Today's Distance: 199 mi/ 320 km (B)

DAY 5:   BERGEN.

Today is yours to explore Bergen at your own pace. You may wish to spend some time at Bryggen with its collection of multi-hued 14th-century Hanseatic buildings lining the harbour protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Consider joining our optional excursion to discover the history, traditions, and breathtaking views of this beautiful port city. (B)

DAY 6:   BERGEN-FLAM TRAIN-SOGNEFJORD AREA.

A special treat today! Ride on the Bergen railway from Voss to Myrdal and then on the renowned Flam train from Myrdal to Flam. See some of the world's most breathtaking scenery-graceful waterfalls, towering mountains, and verdant valleys. Later, another highlight: a cruise across Norway's legendary Sognefjord Naeroyfjord. Today's Distance: 181 mi/ 292 km (B,D)

DAY 7:   SOGNEFJORD AREA-LOEN.

Reach the Nordfjorden region today and take a break in enchanting Loen, gateway to some of Norway's glaciers and home to some of the country's oldest farms. Today's Distance: 106 mi/ 170 km (B,D)

DAY 8:   LOEN.

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Loen and take advantage of some of the many available outdoor activities. Alternatively, sign up for an optional excursion including an unforgettable cruise on the Geiranger Fjord. (B,D)

DAY 9:   LOEN-LOM-LILLEHAMMER.

Stop in Lom to see its iconic wooden stave church, which dates back to the 12th century. Continue to Lillehammer, host of the 1994 Winter Olympics and home today to a lively art scene. Today's Distance: 190 mi/ 305 km (B)

DAY 10:   LILLEHAMMER-HAMAR-OSLO.

The dynamic city of Hamar is located on the eastern shore of Mjosa, the largest lake in Norway and one of the deepest lakes in Europe. Visit the fascinating open-air Ethnological Museum, an active archaeological site that includes ruins of a 950- year-old cathedral enclosed in a protective glass and steel structure. Later, return to Oslo for a guided tour. See the medieval Akershus Castle guarding the harbour, National Theater, Parliament, Royal Palace, Broadcasting House, and visit Frogner Park with more than 200 bronze and granite sculptures by artist Gustav Vigeland. Today's Distance: 118 mi/ 190 km (B)

DAY 11:   OSLO.

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)


Cruise Itinerary:

Date

Itinerary

Arrive

Depart

08 Sep 23

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

-

5.00 pm

09 Sep 23

At Sea

-

-

10 Sep 23

Corfu, Greece

7.00 am

7.00 pm

11 Sep 23

Olympia (Katakolon), Greece

7.00 am

4.00 pm

12 Sep 23

Dubrovnik, Croatia

10.00 am

11.59 pm

13 Sep 23

Kotor, Montenegro

7.00 am

6.00 pm

14 Sep 23

At Sea

-

-

15 Sep 23

Sicily (Messina), Italy

7.00 am

6.00 pm

16 Sep 23

Naples, Italy

7.00 am

5.00 pm

17 Sep 23

Florence/Pisa(La Spezia), Italy

9.00 am

7.00 pm

18 Sep 23

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

6.00 am

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Terms & Conditions

Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest inside category available at the time.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 03 August 2022 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated.  Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included.  Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Air credit is applicable on airline of choice, subject to availability and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions. *Flight from Oslo to Rome included in air credit.