11 Day Tour: July 1-11, 2021
- Base Pricing is always calculated for double occupancy.
- $2000 supplemental for Solo Travelers.
Combine with Norway tour and save $1400
Places to See
- Seven Sister’s Waterfall
- The Troll’s Ladder
- Cross The Arctic Circle
- Tromso–The Polar Capital
- North Cape Plateau
- Roundtrip airfare from Chicago
- All Internal Flights
- Cruise Accommodations
- First Class Hotel Accommodations
- Daily Breakfast
- 6 Lunches
- 7 Dinners
- Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
- Admissions to all listed Attractions
- Roundtrip airport transfers in the Chicagoland area
- Guided by Bill Ball
- Baggage Handling
- All Gratuities
Day One: One We take off on one of the most scenic, culturally rich, architecturally exquisite and just plain fun trips in Europe—Norway.
Day Two: We land in Oslo, the capital city, where we start our Norwegian adventure. We will tour the whimsical Vigeland park noted for its odd sculptures depicting man from birth to death. We will see the Royal Palace, Parliament, the new Opera, the most expensive ski jump in the world and of course the City Hall where the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded.
Day Three: It’s off to the UNESCO city of Bergen. We will tour the Bryggen area of town noted for its colorful wharf buildings left from the days as a Hanseatic hub. We will also explore the interesting and unusual fish market.
Day Four: You will have some free time this morning in this fabulous city where you can museum hop, shop or explore the wharf area. We board our cruise ship this afternoon.
Day Five: Our first stop is the port city of Alesurd known for its inspiring architecture—perfect examples of Art Nouveau. Our next stop is a super treat. We will cruise down the UNESCO Geirangerfjord to end point. Here you will then be treated to a spectacular special tour that most passengers will miss. We will explore the overlooks, mountains and gorges around the fjord. We will view the unbelievable Seven Sisters Waterfalls before we head through the mountains called the Troll’s Ladder. We will dine in the city of Roses—Molde before getting back on our ship. This is included only with this Passport Travel tour.
Day Six: We visit another UNESCO city and one of the most stunning anywhere in the world—Trondheim. This is the city of royals. The Old Town Bridge is a neo-gothic wonder, but the greatest architectural treasure is the Nidaros Cathedral dating to 1070. The royal jewels are kept in the adjoining Archbishop’s Palace. Our tour includes this and more. As we continue north, we will pass the beautiful Kjeungskjuer Lighthouse and thousands of little islands and picturesque rock outcroppings.
Day Seven: Today we cross the Arctic Circle. For first timers, they can be initiated in properly by Njord the ruler of the Seven Seas. You will now know what the “Midnight Sun” is really like. In the afternoon, we see the incredible 3280 foot high Loften Wall towering above the sea. We have a second special excursion—a safari to Saltstraumen where you can see the most powerful tidal current in the world. We will be on the lookout for the giant sea eagles found in this area. The awesome scenery makes this special excursion one to remember.
Day Eight: We navigate the narrow Raftsund strait where you need to have your camera ready for those picture postcard shots. We tour Tromso today. Known as the Polar Capital of Norway, we explore the city including the Amundsen statue, the Polar Museum and its lovely downtown.
Day Nine: We sail through the scenic Mugeroysund before arriving in Honningsvag—the gateway port to the wonders of the spectacular North Cape. We also include a tour to the North Cape Plateau with its reindeer, birdlife (up to 250,000 seabirds call this home) and the iconic globe sculpture. We will watch the impressive 180 degree film on the region.
Day Ten: We disembark in Kirkens where you are at the Russian border further east than Istanbul. We will have time to explore this farthest north city before we board our flight to Oslo.
Day Eleven: We leave Norway with some of the best memories of incredible fjords, mountains, waterfalls, architecture, art and of course the people. This is how you should see the most beautiful country in Europe.