Scenic Norway (ZQ) - 2015

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9 Day Tour from Oslo to Oslo


Scenic Norway
The historical city of Oslo at night
The historical city of Oslo at night
The beautiful hillside scenery of Telemark, Norway
Walk along the beautiful ports Bergen
The Sognefjord is nestled alongside some of Norways highest mountains
Oslo is the capital of Norway and the most populous city

Vacation Overview

Immerse yourself in the land of thundering waterfalls, gleaming glaciers, and charming stave churches. A full circle from Oslo to Oslo, ending with two nights in this amazing city, shows you this breathtaking country in a most scenic way. Highlights include the 1994 Winter Olympic city of Lillehammer, with a guided walking tour of the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, followed by lunch with local specialties and wine. Also enjoy cruises on the Geirangerfjord, Sognefjord, and Naerøyfjord; visit the excellent Norwegian Glacier Museum; Låtefoss, the star among waterfalls; Vemork, scene of the daring sabotage action celebrated in The Heroes of Telemark; Frogner Park; and the City Hall in Oslo. Sample aquavit, the traditional Christmas schnapps, and local apple cider at a Norwegian farm. Included are overnight stays in Bergen, the most picturesque of all Scandinavian towns, and unspoiled Telemark, as well as a farewell dinner in Oslo.

     

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Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2015 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

Receive a $200 per person Vacation Credit on select 2015 Globus & Monograms air-inclusive Europe vacations on United Airlines.*

Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2015 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

*Book a select 2015 air-inclusive Europe vacation to receive the $100 per person Air Credit. Valid on Globus, Cosmos, and Monograms vacations of six nights or more. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between September 17 and December 2, 2014 for travel in 2015. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on instant purchase air. Applies to coach class only. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos or Monograms in conjunction with a Europe vacation. Air credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. Offer not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit, Cosmos $50 coupon and Cosmos Single Supplement promotion. Applies to new 2015 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Air Credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once ticketed, airline reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket price; air tickets not eligible for frequent flyer mileage/point accrual; stopovers not permitted. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings however other promotions at time of change may be available. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for more details. Availability of promotional prices are limited and may be restricted to specific flights, class of service, travel dates or, length of stay. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. CST#2017032-20.

Receive a $200 per person Vacation Credit on select 2015 Globus & Monograms air-inclusive Europe vacations on United Airlines.*

*Book a 2015 Globus or Monograms air-inclusive Europe vacation (excluding Italy) of six nights or more on United Airlines from a US point of origin to receive the $200 per person Vacation Credit. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between September 17 and October 28, 2014 for travel between January 1 and October 31, 2015; not applicable to instant purchase air; not combinable with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Air must be purchased through Globus or Monograms in conjunction with a Europe vacation. Air Credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once ticketed, airline reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket price; air tickets not eligible for frequent flyer mileage/point accrual; stopovers not permitted. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings however other promotions at time of change may be available. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for more details. Availability of promotional prices are limited and may be restricted to specific flights, class of service, travel dates or, length of stay. Additional restrictions apply; see our Travel Terms & Conditions for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. CST#2017032-20.

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Headsets throughout the tour

NOTE:

  • Certain mountain roads normally used for this vacation might be blocked by snow early and late in the season. If so, your Tour Director and driver will select a different route.


DAY 1Arrive in Oslo, Norway

Welcome to Oslo! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (Dinner)

Oslo is the capital of Norway and the most populous city The historical city of Oslo at night 
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DAY 2Oslo–Eidsvoll–Lillehammer

Start your tour of the land of fjords, lakes, mountains, thundering waterfalls, and gleaming glaciers with a picture stop at Eidsvoll, where the country’s democratic constitution was signed in 1814. Then, proceed along lovely Lake Mjøsa to Lillehammer, proud host of the 1994 Winter Olympics, and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a guided walking tour of the unique MAIHAUGEN OPEN-AIR MUSEUM and a special lunch with local specialties and wine. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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DAY 3Lillehammer–Lom–Dalsnibba–Loen

Drive through the wide Gudbrandsdal Valley, the lush dairy and timber land of Ibsen’s drama, Peer Gynt. Take pictures of the lonely stave church of Lom, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite then, climb above the tree line to 5,000 feet for a breathtaking panoramic view from the Dalsnibba lookout above Geirangerfjord, and taste aquavit, the most traditional Christmas schnapps in Norway. A leisurely one-hour CRUISE past the famous “Seven Sisters” cascade, is next. Dock at Hellesylt and head south via Lake Hornindal to peaceful Loen. (Breakfast, Dinner)

A medieval wooden stave church in Norway Enjoy the serene landscapes of Norway 
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DAY 4Loen–Fjaerland–Stalheim

Follow the shoreline of the innermost branch of Nordfjord, then cross the mountains to the serene Våtedalen Valley and pristine Lake Jølster. The mountain scenery gets more rugged as you approach the tunnel underneath Jostedalsbreen, Europe’s largest glacier. Stop to see one of the mighty tongues that radiate from Jostedal Glacier into the surrounding valleys. Next, visit Fjaerland’s excellent NORWEGIAN GLACIER MUSEUM and watch a thrilling five-screen film. In the afternoon, enjoy a two-hour CRUISE on spectacular Sognefjord and Nærøyfjord. Land at Gudvangen and continue to Stalheim, high above the majestic Nærøydal Valley. (Breakfast, Dinner)

The Sognefjord is nestled alongside some of Norways highest mountains 
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DAY 5Stalheim–Voss–Bergen

This morning, you may wish to join an exciting optional Flam train ride. Then, leave Stalheim and see the popular lakeside resort of Voss on your way to pretty Bergen. During your orientation tour, hear about its 11th-century origins and its association with the Hanseatic League. Stroll through the colorful fish market and the narrow lanes of ancient Bryggen. (Breakfast)

Walk along the beautiful ports Bergen 
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DAY 6Bergen–Låtefoss–Telemark

Hear about fruit farming and how cider is made at the Steinstø farm and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a glass of APPLE CIDER. Then, cross Hardangerfjord by FERRY and drive through the orchards along Sørfjorden, whose tranquil splendor inspired Grieg’s Morning Mood. More scenic delights: thundering Låtefoss and the wild Hardangervidda mountain plateau, where Fridtjof Nansen prepared for his polar expeditions. Next is rustic, unspoiled Telemark. (Breakfast, Dinner)

The beautiful hillside scenery of Telemark, Norway 
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DAY 7Telemark–Vemork–Heddal–Oslo

Focus on VEMORK, scene of the daring sabotage action celebrated in The Heroes of Telemark. Learn all about the dramatic events of 1943 from your Local Guide, and also gain an insight into the technology of hydroelectric power generation, one of the pillars of Norway’s economy. Leave the narrow Rjukan Valley via Lake Tinnsjø, where saboteurs sank a ferry loaded with heavy water, dashing Nazi hopes of winning the race for the atomic bomb. Before returning to Oslo in the afternoon, admire the HEDDAL STAVE CHURCH, the largest of the country’s remaining medieval wooden churches. (Breakfast)

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DAY 8Oslo

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theater, Parliament, and the Royal Palace. Stroll through magnificent FROGNER PARK with Gustav Vigeland’s 200-plus extraordinary bronze and granite sculptures and visit the modern CITY HALL. In the afternoon, an optional excursion to see relics of Norway’s glorious seafaring past is available. Tonight, celebrate the success of your journey with a farewell dinner at your hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 9Oslo

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Transportation

Motorcoach; boat cruises; ferry crossing. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.



Full Scandinavian breakfast daily; 1 special lunch with wine in Lillehammer; 6 three-course dinners with wine, including welcome and farewell dinners in Oslo


With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

OIVIND FURE

Years of Experience: 25 years

I am a full-blooded Scandinavian who considers it a true pleasure to have you as my guest. I look forward to showing you my favorite places: the scenic roads and breathtaking beauty of Scandinavia, Finland, and Russia. Be ready for a fascinating journey from 1,000-year-old vibrant Viking cities, through ice-blue fjords surrounded by snowcapped mountains and thundering waterfalls, to colorful fjord villages and fruit farms. "Traverse the unique landscapes of Lapland in the ultimate north and experience the warm summer climate and a sun that does not set."

Four Ways Globus Eliminates the Hassles

VIP Access
Skip the lines and get special treatment at the must-see attractions.

Perfect Hotels
We’ve done the work to find just the right hotels in just the right locations.

Tour Directors
Take your heads out of the guidebook and let expert guides make every destination fascinating.

Transportation
Leave the navigating to us – and just sit back and enjoy the ride.

View Offers

Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2015 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

Receive a $200 per person Vacation Credit on select 2015 Globus & Monograms air-inclusive Europe vacations on United Airlines.*

Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2015 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

*Book a select 2015 air-inclusive Europe vacation to receive the $100 per person Air Credit. Valid on Globus, Cosmos, and Monograms vacations of six nights or more. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between September 17 and December 2, 2014 for travel in 2015. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on instant purchase air. Applies to coach class only. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos or Monograms in conjunction with a Europe vacation. Air credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. Offer not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit, Cosmos $50 coupon and Cosmos Single Supplement promotion. Applies to new 2015 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Air Credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once ticketed, airline reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket price; air tickets not eligible for frequent flyer mileage/point accrual; stopovers not permitted. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings however other promotions at time of change may be available. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for more details. Availability of promotional prices are limited and may be restricted to specific flights, class of service, travel dates or, length of stay. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. CST#2017032-20.

Receive a $200 per person Vacation Credit on select 2015 Globus & Monograms air-inclusive Europe vacations on United Airlines.*

*Book a 2015 Globus or Monograms air-inclusive Europe vacation (excluding Italy) of six nights or more on United Airlines from a US point of origin to receive the $200 per person Vacation Credit. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between September 17 and October 28, 2014 for travel between January 1 and October 31, 2015; not applicable to instant purchase air; not combinable with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Air must be purchased through Globus or Monograms in conjunction with a Europe vacation. Air Credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once ticketed, airline reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket price; air tickets not eligible for frequent flyer mileage/point accrual; stopovers not permitted. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings however other promotions at time of change may be available. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for more details. Availability of promotional prices are limited and may be restricted to specific flights, class of service, travel dates or, length of stay. Additional restrictions apply; see our Travel Terms & Conditions for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. CST#2017032-20.




UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Scenic Norway:

  • Bryggen
  • West-Norwegian Fjords (Geirangerfjord)
  • West-Norwegian Fjords (Nærøyfjord)