b"Flam NORWAY SCANDINAVIA AND RUSSIA YOUR ITINERARY MyrdalVoss 2OsloDay 1 - To Oslo 1+1We fly to Oslo. Situated beside a fjord, this northerly city is referred to2as the green capital thanks to its lush parks and remote surroundings.BergenAfter checking into our hotel for the night, we take a guided tour, visiting the National Theatre, Norways main arena for theatre productions for more than 100 years. We also see the Storting parliament, the modern Opera House, whose roof you can access for outstanding fjord views, and Akershus Fortress, a medieval castle thatsNights in hotel Rail Coach Shipprotected the city for over 700 years. This evening we enjoy dinner at aTOUR HIGHLIGHTSlocal restaurant. Days 2-3 - Bergen Enjoy scenic journeys on the Travelling along the full length of Northern Europes highest railwayBergen and Flm Railways.line, the Bergen Railway, we admire the natural landscapes of forests,Take a cruise around Oslo and fjords and snowy mountainsides as we journey towards Bergen, aenjoy a shrimp buffet. harbour-based city surrounded by seven scenic mountains. We check into our hotel on arrival for a two-night stay. On Day 3 we take aCruise on Sognefjord, taking in guided walking tour, visiting the delightful Bryggen waterfront, thethe areas natural beauty. citys old Hanseatic trading wharf and a UNESCO World Heritage site.Explore Bergen, with a traditional This historic quarter, with its charming timber houses, is the oldestchowder lunch.part of Bergen, with some buildings dating back to the 15th century. Afterwards, we make our way to the citys time-honoured fish marketWHAT'S INCLUDEDfor lunch, enjoying a warming bowl of traditional Bergen chowder. The rest of your day is free.UK Tour Manager throughoutDay 4 - Sognefjord cruise and the Flm Railway Return flights from London We cross Norways incredible fjordland region today, travelling throughHeathrow to Oslosome of the countrys most breathtaking landscapes by boat and train. Our ferry takes us to the shores of Aurlandsfjord, where the village ofAll rail and ferry transfersFlm is nestled. Here, we embark upon a journey on the Flm Railway,6 nights 3 and 4-Star hotel taking us 12 miles to the mountain station of Myrdal via a multitude of twists and turns. We change trains for the service to Voss, a beautifulaccommodationtown nestled between Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord. We check into11 meals including 6 breakfasts, 1 our hotel for two nights on arrival. lunch and 4 dinners Day 5 - VossAll tour excursionsWe make the short walk to the boarding point for the Voss Gondola, a cable car which takes us on a scenic ascent into the mountains to the summit station at Hangurstoppen. During the journey, we look out over the snow-capped peaks, evergreen forests and sparking waters of the fjords spread before us. At the top, you can visit the restaurant, head out on one of the signposted walking trails or just sit and admireREGIONAL DEPARTURES AVAILABLEthe views. The rest of your day is free in one of the most popularfrom Birmingham, Newcastle, destinations in Norway for getting back to nature. Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Cardiff from 75 per person.Days 6-7 - Oslo and home We return to Oslo today by rail, where your afternoon is free to watch2021 DEPARTURE Max 25 Peoplethe changing of the guard at the Royal Palace or stroll Johannes Gate, the citys main shopping thoroughfare, before we begin an evening dinner cruise across Oslofjord. A traditional wooden shipSep 6 1,595takes us through a maze of green islands that make up this distinctive2022 DEPARTURES Max 25 Peoplearchipelago as we sit down to a buffet dinner of fresh, locally-caught shrimps. We glide by Hovedya Island and see the Dyna Lighthouse before navigating our way across narrow inlets and into sheltered bays,May 14 1,495 Aug 6 1,595skirting close to the peninsula of Bygdy, home to Huk Bay beach, theJun 4, 25 1,595 Sep 10 1,595Maritime Museum, with its veteran sailing ships moored outside, andJul 9, 16 1,595the impressive Fram Museum. After our final night in Oslo, we fly homeTour Code: FJS | per person based on 2 on Day 7. sharing. Deposit from 240 per person. Supplement for solo travellers from 475. Please note the itinerary for 2021 departures may differ, please call for more details. For the latest guidance on entry requirements, please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-adviceCall us on 01904 521990 or visit GreatRail.com for more details 13"