Norway in Miniature 2020

The Stavanger region known as “Norway in Miniature” has got it all. Breathtakingly beautiful fjords, stunning mountains, picture-postcard villages and a fabulous coastline can all be seen on our unforgettable packaged tour, based in Stavanger city centre.

Janine says...
“The Stavanger region has so much to offer as a holiday destination and I thoroughly enjoyed my time here. My visit to the exotic island of Flor & Fjaere was my favourite experience, it is out of this world - the most stunning gardens I’ve ever seen and an absolute sight to behold. The Lysefjord cruise was also breathtaking perhaps somewhat surprisingly, the Norwegian Petroleum Museum was absolutely fascinating - I could have spent all afternoon there!”
Days 1 - 3 UK to Denmark via North Sea
We travel from the UK with an overnight North Sea crossing to Holland followed by overnight stops in Germany and Denmark.

Day 4 Stavanger via Hirtshals
This morning we drive to Hirtshals for our morning Fjordline ferry crossing to Norway. On arrival in Kristiansand we travel to our hotel in Stavanger.

Day 5 Stavanger Driver’s Day Off
This morning, we meet our guide at the hotel for a 2 hour walking tour of Stavanger with its charming old town, full of cobblestone streets and traditional white, wooden houses. We learn about the days of the herring and canning industry and how the city has evolved to become the oil capital it is today. There is free time for lunch and shopping before we enjoy a guided tour of the Petroleum Museum during which we watch a 3D movie and learn how Stavanger helped to make Norway one of Europe's strongest economies. We also discover the life of an oil rig man!

Day 6 Sogndalstrand & Flor & Fjaere
This morning, we travel to the unique picturepostcard harbour village of Sogndalstrand, where we enjoy a guided walk with tea/ coffee and homemade pastries. We take a detour back to Stavanger via the Iron Age Farm, a reconstructed farmstead on an original archaeological site. We see a demonstration of day to day life in the early Iron Age with a chance to try your hand at spinning and making flour, before enjoying some Viking snacks! We return to our hotel with time to freshen up before we take an evening stroll to the jetty to embark on a 20 minute boat trip along the fjord to Flor and Fjaere. We start with a tour through this enchanting island and exotic gardens and enjoy the peaceful tranquillity and sea views. We will then be greeted by our chef for the evening who will tempt us with many delights for our scrumptious buffet dinner - truly unforgettable.

Day 7 Lysefjord Cruise & Mountain Drive
Our morning starts with a drive to Lauvvik from where we enjoy a spectacular 2 hour cruise on the Lysefjord. The highlights include the famous Pulpit Rock, which stands 604m high along with the rugged Kjerag mountain scenery, dramatic rock formations and the incredible geology of this stunning glacial landscape. We arrive at Lysebotn and make our way to a local hotel for lunch. After lunch, we begin our spectacular scenic mountain drive back to Stavanger via Gloppedalsura and a short stop at Byrkjedalstunet, a former cheese dairy, which has been converted to a chandlery and restaurant.

Days 8 - 11 Departure
After breakfast, we begin our journey home, with an overnight in Denmark and Germany, arriving in Holland for our overnight North Sea crossing back to the UK.

Best Western Plus Victoria Hotel

AAA Free Onsite Coach Parking Historic Hotel Victorian Themed
This 4 star hotel is the oldest hotel in Stavanger, located in a prime position on the harbour front offering beautiful views, and within walking distance of all the city centre as to offer. As the name suggests the hotel is of Victorian style throughout. All 107 traditionally styled bedrooms contain a TV, hairdryer, minibar and many offer water and city views. The hotel bar is the perfect place in which to relax with a drink. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Best Western Plus Victoria Hotel

7 Nights Half Board
1 Night Bed & Breakfast
2 Nights Room Only (Overnight ferry)
2020 Twin from £1359pp
Single Supplement from £373
Selected Dates Only

• Return overnight North Sea crossing (Nights 1 & 10)
2 Nights Half Board in Germany (Nights 2 & 9)
• Porterage
• Set menu
2 Nights Half Board in Denmark (Nights 3 & 8)
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Return ferry crossing with Fjordline
1 Night Bed & Breakfast, 3 Nights Half Board at Best Western Plus Victoria Hotel, Stavanger (Nights 4 - 7)
• Porterage
• Set menu on 3 nights
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• 2 hour guided walking tour of Stavanger
• Guided tour of Norwegian Petroleum Museum
• Guided walking tour of Sogndalstrand
• Tea/coffee & homemade pastries in Sogndalstrand
• Guided tour of the Iron Age Museum
• Viking snacks at the Iron Age Museum
• Return boat trip & guided garden tour of Flor & Fjaere
• Buffet dinner at Flor & Fjaere
• 2 hour fjord cruise (Lauvvik - Lysebotn)
• Lunch in Lysebotn on day 7
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£1,359 for 11 days

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