8 Days - Classic Escorted Tours

Although most of us may be aware of Norway’s remarkably spectacular fjords, few appreciate that this oddly-shaped country on the edge of Europe offers so very much more. Sophisticated and cosmopolitan Oslo, is superbly located at the head of its own fjord and seems surrounded by water. From its amazing Opera House built to resemble a glacier at the water’s edge, to its Royal Palace, art galleries and Maritime museums, this is a city which will surely surprise and delight you. We also enjoy two of Europe’s most breath-taking rail journeys: the Oslo to Bergen plus the celebrated Flåm railway – one of the world’s steepest standard-gauge railways, operating without cogs or cables. Then there are, of course, the majestic fjords and our tour includes a cruise on the unforgettable UNESCO-listed Naeroyfjord. And finally, typically Nordic Bergen – a member of the medieval Hanseatic League, crammed with charming cobbled streets and colourful buildings lining its delightful quayside.

Highlights

  • Happy by day two or we'll bring you home with a full refund
  • Sightseeing tour of Oslo
  • See the wild Telemark region and visit the power station at Rjukan and the country’s largest ‘stave’ church at Heddal, built entirely of wood
  • Walking tour of Bergen visiting the UNESCO site of Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf
  • Travel on the famous Oslo-Bergen rail line and one of the world’s steepest standard-gauge railways to Flåm – rail tickets included
  • Cruise across the UNESCO listed Naeroyfjord and experience a scenic drive along stunning Hardangerfjord
  • Visit to Voringfossen, Norway’s most spectacular waterfall
  • ‘Oslo Pass’ allowing free entry to more than 30 museums and attractions, as well as free travel on all local public transport
  • Seven nights in four-star and three-star superior accommodation, including all local taxes, with breakfast and two dinners

Inclusions

  • The price of this holiday is per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability at the relevant supplement. The price includes:
  • Flights to Oslo, returning from Bergen
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Transfers
  • Seven nights’ in three-star superior and four-star accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and two dinners
  • All tours as mentioned
  • All local accommodation taxes
  • The services of a Riviera Travel tour manager
  • Included excursions are a tour of Oslo, 1-day Oslo Pass, full day tour to Telemark, train to Voss, train to Flåm and cruise to Gudvangen, trip to Voringfoss and a Bergen walking tour