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Best of Norway

9 Day Norway Tour of Oslo, Bergen, Geiranger

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9 Days
1 Country

Norway

9 Cities

Oslo, Geilo, Hardangerfjord, Bergen, Voss Municipality, Sognefjord, Geiranger, Lom, Lillehammer

14 Meals

6 Dinners, 8 Breakfasts

Active

Faster paced with mix of 1 and 2-night stays in each destination. Requires walking to participate in top sites.

Average group size average 40-45
Tour brand Trafalgar

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Relax into the simplicity of life along the king and queen of the fjords. Soak up the cosmopolitan vibe of Oslo and the Hanseatic heritage of Bergen as you travel through some of the most spectacular scenery on earth, including views of continental Europe's largest glacier. Viking tales and a visit to a winter Olympics hub round off this epic Norway trip.

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Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Oslo

Prepare for a spellbinding encounter with nature – an untamed landscape of fjords, lakes and dense forests that begins in the understated capital of Oslo, set within beautiful natural surrounds. On arrival, transfer to your hotel with its unique personality and steps from some of Oslo's main sights. Spend the day exploring the city's interesting architecture and exquisite open spaces, before joining your Travel Director and fellow travelers at 17:30 for a light supper to kick-start your journey.

Flag infront of City Hall and Marina in Oslo, Norway
Arrival Transfer Depart the airport at 09:30, 12:00, 14:30
Accommodation Thon Hotel Cecil
Included Meals Dinner

Day 2

Journey to Scenic Geilo and Hardangerfjord

We journey along the shores of the Tyrifjord to the ski resort of Geilo with its scenic location at the foot of Hallingskarvet, before continuing across the Hardanger Plateau to Voringfoss, a cascade of water that plunges impressively into the Måbødalen Canyon below. We continue to Hardangerfjord – its title as the 'Queen of the Fjords' is well deserved and you'll have an opportunity to admire its deep blue waters as you travel along part of its shoreline to your hotel in Norheimsund where you will dine tonight.

Waterfall in Voringfoss, Norway
Accommodation Thon Hotel Sandven Norheimsund
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience Take in Geilo's stunning views from its ski resort, Norway
View Geilo and its Ski Resort

Take in Geilo's stunning natural surroundings from the foot its popular ski resort.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience Visit the breathtaking Voringfoss waterfall, Norway
See Voringfoss

Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the Voringfoss waterfall.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Cheese Factory

Step into the delightful world of Hardanger Bygdeysteri, a charming cheese factory nestled in the picturesque town of Øystese. Owned and operated b...

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MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

Day 3

Onwards to Beautiful Bergen

A scenic drive along lakes and fjords will bring us to the 'Capital of Fjords', Bergen. We’ll learn about the city's Hanseatic heritage, enjoying an orientation tour past the 13th-century Haakon's Hall and bustling fish market. Enjoy some free time to explore this colorful city. This evening, Connect With Locals as the Øvre-Eide family welcome us on their farm for dinner and a very special Be My Guest experience.

Visit colourful Bergen in Norway
Accommodation Thon Hotel Orion Bergen
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Be My Guest Enjoy a dinner with the Ovre-Eide family on their farm in Bergen, Norway
Dine with the Øvre-Eide family on their working farm in Bergen

Enjoy a Be My Guest dinner with the fifth-generation Øvre-Eide family on their livestock farm in Norway, which has been a working farm since the 1500s.

Included in Trip

Be My Guest

Iconic Experience Wharf Buildings in Bergen, Norway
Bergen Orientation

Explore this Wooden City led by your Travel Director and hear about the seafaring traditions of this beautiful harborside town.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Village of Telavåg, Bergen, Norway
Best of Bergen

Explore the lost village of Telavåg, a stronghold for the Norwegian resistance during World War II, destroyed when the German army discove...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 4

Off to Voss and Stunning Sognefjord

Delving straight back into Norway's inspiring natural landscapes, we continue to the 'King of Fjords', traveling via Voss, the country’s adventure capital. There’s some free time to embark on an Optional Experience on the Flåm Railway, one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world. Tonight, we overnight at Sognefjord Hotel located on a peninsula stretching out into the Sognefjord. Step straight from your hotel into the breath-taking fjord and mountain surroundings.

Traditional Fishing Cottage , Flam, Norway
Accommodation Sognefjord Hotel
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Trafalgar Difference Visit Sognefjord Hotel and soak up the breath-taking views, Norway
Sognefjord Hotel

Step into nature at Sognefjord Hotel, located on a peninsula stretching out into the magnificent Sognefjord, and soak up the breath-taking lake water views.

Included in Trip

Trafalgar Difference

Optional Experiences Flam Railway journey, Flam, Norway
Flåm Railway Journey

Take the world-famous Flåm Railway on its epic journey through the breathtaking Flåm Valley and enjoy the scenery at the mountaintop station of Myr...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Fjord cruise in Bergen, Norway
Fjords and Mountains

Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord with its towering mountains and fabulous scenery. This stunning fjord landscape with wat...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 5

Continue to Geirangerfjord

Journey from Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, to Geiranger. See the impressive Bøyabreen glacier, part of Jostedalsbreen, continental Europe's largest glacier. Your day is filled with pinch-me moments as you skirt past three different fjords. Tonight, we stay on the shores of the fjord at Hotel Havila Geiranger.

Viking Drakkar in Sognefjord, Norway
Havila Geiranger Hotel View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner

Havila Geiranger Hotel

About the Hotel

Geiranger, Norway

Stay right at the edge of Geirangerfjord at the Havila Geiranger hotel, the spectacular jewel in the crown of the Norwegian fjords and one of the most beautifully located hotels in the world.

Iconic Experience Fjords, lakes and forests create a picturesque setting for your travels to Geiranger
Scenic Drive to Geiranger

Fjords, lakes and forests create a picturesque setting for your travels to Geiranger.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Visit a Fjordland farm in Sognefjord, Norway
Fjordland Farm Cultural Experience

Visit a traditional working farm set amid the glorious scenery of the Sognefjord, surrounded by craggy mountains with views across the longest and ...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 6

A Day at the Breathtaking Geirangerfjord

The Geirangerfjord takes center stage today, and you’ll get to explore it your way. You’ll certainly want to take a scenic cruise past its tumbling waterfalls and snow-capped peaks. Enjoy soaking up your epic surrounds, or venture further afield by joining an Optional Experience to drive Norway’s most famous road, Trollstigen, with its eleven hairpin bends and jaw-dropping mountain scenery.

Seven Sisters Waterfall in Geiranger, Norway
Havila Geiranger Hotel View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast

Havila Geiranger Hotel

About the Hotel

Geiranger, Norway

Stay right at the edge of Geirangerfjord at the Havila Geiranger hotel, the spectacular jewel in the crown of the Norwegian fjords and one of the most beautifully located hotels in the world.

Optional Experiences Visit Trollstigen in Norway
Trollstigen Explored

Join us on one of Norway's most spectacuilar drives - the path of the Trolls. A masterpiece of Norwegian engineering, Trollstigen is rugged mountai...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Visit Dalsnibba and Geirangerfjord, Norway
Dalsnibba and the Majestic Geirangerfjord

You’ll enjoy views of the fjord from the famous hairpin bends along the Dalsnibba Pass, before we sail down Norway's most famous fjord. UNESCO list...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 7

Venture to Historic Lom and Lillehammer

We enjoy a scenic drive to Lom, the gateway to the Jotunheimen Mountains. Here, we will Dive Into Culture and visit a 12th-century stave church, adorned with runic inscriptions, paintings and carved dragon figures that are said to protect it against evil. We continue through the Gudbrandsdal Valley before arriving in Lillehammer, the proud host of the 1994 Winter Olympics.

Stave Church in Lillehammer, Norway
Accommodation Scandic Victoria
Included Meals Breakfast
Dive Into Culture Detail of stave church built in Lom, Norway
Discover the stave churches of Norway

In Lom you'll have an opportunity to visit Lomskyrkja, one of the biggest and most beautiful stave churches in Norway, dating back to the 12th century.

Included in Trip

Dive Into Culture

Iconic Experience Travel through the legendary Gudbrandsdalen, Norway
Scenic drive through Gudbrandsdalen

Travel through the legendary Gudbrandsdalen and admire the dramatic geography of the valley.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Folklore Museum and chairlift visit in Lillehammer, Norway
Treasures Of Lillehammer

Explore Lillehammer's heritage on a guided visit to the charming open-air museum of Maihaugen, located on the hills above the Olympic Town. Step ba...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 8

Return to Oslo

We return to Oslo where we spend the day exploring several of the city's highlights with a Local Specialist, including views of the medieval fortress of Akershus, overlooking Oslo's beautiful harbor, the Opera and the 19th-century Royal Palace. We finish our tour with a visit to the fascinating Vigeland Sculpture Park, proudly displaying the life's work of Gustav Vigeland. After a magnificent encounter with Norway’s epic natural landscapes, we enjoy our last evening together at a Farewell Dinner, toasting to a memorable trip.

Fountain in Frogner Park, Oslo, Norway
Accommodation Thon Hotel Cecil
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience The Royal Palace in Oslo, Norway
Oslo City Tour

With your Local Specialist, see Akershus Castle, Oslo Harbor and the Royal Palace.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Historic Polar Expedition ship, Fram Museum, Oslo, Norway
Norwegian Maritime Explorers

Norwegians have been exploring the world's oceans for generations. The 19th-century polar exploration ship Fram sailed to the Antarctic and then to...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 9

Farewell Norway

Our journey through the fjords, falls and forests of Norway has come to an end. We bid our newfound friends a fond farewell and prepare to return home.

Parliament Building in Oslo, Norway
Departure Transfer Arrive at the airport at 07:15, 10:15
Included Meals Breakfast

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Learn more about the landmarks, history and culture that makes your destination special.

Iconic Experience
View Geilo and its Ski Resort

Take in Geilo's stunning natural surroundings from the foot its popular ski resort.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
See Voringfoss

Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the Voringfoss waterfall.

Included in Trip
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Cheese Factory

Step into the delightful world of Hardanger Bygdeysteri, a charming cheese factory nestled in the picturesque town of Øystese. Owned and operated b...

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Included in Trip
Be My Guest
Dine with the Øvre-Eide family on their working farm in Bergen

Enjoy a Be My Guest dinner with the fifth-generation Øvre-Eide family on their livestock farm in Norway, which has been a working farm since the 1500s.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Bergen Orientation

Explore this Wooden City led by your Travel Director and hear about the seafaring traditions of this beautiful harborside town.

Included in Trip
Trafalgar Difference
Sognefjord Hotel

Step into nature at Sognefjord Hotel, located on a peninsula stretching out into the magnificent Sognefjord, and soak up the breath-taking lake water views.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Scenic Drive to Geiranger

Fjords, lakes and forests create a picturesque setting for your travels to Geiranger.

Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Discover the stave churches of Norway

In Lom you'll have an opportunity to visit Lomskyrkja, one of the biggest and most beautiful stave churches in Norway, dating back to the 12th century.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Scenic drive through Gudbrandsdalen

Travel through the legendary Gudbrandsdalen and admire the dramatic geography of the valley.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Oslo City Tour

With your Local Specialist, see Akershus Castle, Oslo Harbor and the Royal Palace.

Included in Trip

About this trip

An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Optional Experiences and free time
On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

What to expect

Explore Oslo
Discover Bergen
Visit Hardangerfjord, Geirangerfjord, a medieval Stave Church and Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo
View Voringfoss, Steinsdalsfoss, Haakon's Hall in Bergen, Akershus, the Opera and Royal Palace in Oslo
See Sognefjord, Boyabreen Glacier and Hamar Olympic ice arena

Hand-Picked Hotels

Stay at highly rated hotels in desirable locations offering superb service, superior rooms with comfy beds to rest in.

Havila Geiranger Hotel

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
Best of Bergen

Explore the lost village of Telavåg, a stronghold for the Norwegian resistance during World War II, destroyed when the German army discove...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Flåm Railway Journey

Take the world-famous Flåm Railway on its epic journey through the breathtaking Flåm Valley and enjoy the scenery at the mountaintop station of Myr...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Fjords and Mountains

Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord with its towering mountains and fabulous scenery. This stunning fjord landscape with wat...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Fjordland Farm Cultural Experience

Visit a traditional working farm set amid the glorious scenery of the Sognefjord, surrounded by craggy mountains with views across the longest and ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Trollstigen Explored

Join us on one of Norway's most spectacuilar drives - the path of the Trolls. A masterpiece of Norwegian engineering, Trollstigen is rugged mountai...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Dalsnibba and the Majestic Geirangerfjord

You’ll enjoy views of the fjord from the famous hairpin bends along the Dalsnibba Pass, before we sail down Norway's most famous fjord. UNESCO list...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Treasures Of Lillehammer

Explore Lillehammer's heritage on a guided visit to the charming open-air museum of Maihaugen, located on the hills above the Olympic Town. Step ba...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Norwegian Maritime Explorers

Norwegians have been exploring the world's oceans for generations. The 19th-century polar exploration ship Fram sailed to the Antarctic and then to...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

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Scandinavia

  • Official Languages across Sweden, Norway, and Denmark The official language of Sweden is Swedish, the official language of Norway is Norwegian, and the official language of Denmark is Danish.
  • Currency used in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark: The currency of Sweden is the Swedish Krona, the currency of Norway is the Norwegian Krone, and the currency of Denmark is the Danish Krone.
  • Capital cities: Stockholm (Sweden), Oslo (Norway), and Copenhagen (Denmark)/li>
  • Time Zone(s) in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark: Central European Time Zone (CET), Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Sweden, Norway, and Denmark passport, visa, and entry requirement information for US citizens.

  • Passport: Your passport should have at least two blank pages for entry stamps. Your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip
  • Visa Requirement: A visa is not required to enter Sweden, Norway or Denmark
  • Entry Requirements: You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to getours.com/travel-requirements-restrictions.

Sweden has a varied climate, with the north experiencing colder conditions than the south. The country has a temperate climate overall, but winters in the northern regions are significantly colder. Summers in Sweden are generally mild to warm, with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 25°C. The coastal areas experience more maritime influences, while inland regions have a more continental climate. Sweden also has distinct seasons, with beautiful autumn foliage and snowy winters.

Norway's climate varies from region to region due to its long coastline and mountainous terrain. Coastal areas experience milder winters and cooler summers due to the warming effect of the Gulf Stream. Inland regions have colder winters with more snowfall, and summers tend to be mild. The western coast receives high rainfall throughout the year, while the eastern regions are drier. Norway's fjords and mountains contribute to dramatic weather patterns and stunning landscapes.

Denmark has a temperate maritime climate, influenced by the surrounding seas. Winters in Denmark are mild, with temperatures averaging around freezing point. Summers are generally cool to mild, with average temperatures ranging from 15°C to 20°C. The country experiences moderate rainfall throughout the year, but precipitation is evenly distributed. Danish weather can be changeable, with a mix of sunny, rainy, and cloudy days. The coastal areas enjoy the influence of the Baltic and North Sea, creating a pleasant seaside atmosphere.

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:

Passport and Travel Documents: Ensure you have your passport, travel insurance, and any necessary travel documents.

Clothing:

  • Comfortable walking shoes: Cobblestone streets and uneven terrain require comfortable footwear.
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack clothes suitable for the season. Bring a mix of short-sleeved tops, lightweight pants or skirts, and a few long-sleeved options for cooler evenings for the summer months, and long-sleeved and heavier layers for early Spring, Fall, and Winter.
  • Layers: It's advisable to bring a light jacket or sweater and a scarf for layering, especially in Spring or Fall.
  • Nice evening wear: You may wish to wear a dressier outfit if you plan on dining in an elegant restaurant, for example. Smart-casual clothes are usually acceptable for all included daytime and evening activities throughout your tour.
  • Rain Gear: Depending on the season and the countries you're visiting, it's a good idea to pack a compact rain jacket or umbrella.

Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Travel adapter and/or voltage converter
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • Small travel hair dryer (make sure you have the correct converter and adapter).

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • Scarf or shawl for visiting religious sites or to cover up in conservative areas.
  • Light sleepwear.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).

Remember to pack light and versatile items that can be mixed and matched for different outfits. Laundry facilities are often available, or you can have your clothes laundered at hotels during your trip. It's also a good idea to pack a small bag or backpack to bring on the coach for day trips and excursions, leaving your larger luggage at the hotel.

Electricity

American appliances run on 110-120 volts at 60 Hz, while European appliances run on 220-230 volts at 50 Hz.

As a result, American appliances designed for use in the United States (typically 120 volts at 60 Hz) may not be directly compatible with the higher voltage used in European countries. Plugging a 120-volt appliance into a 220-240-volt outlet without the appropriate voltage converter or transformer can cause damage to the appliance or pose safety risks.

If you plan to bring American appliances to Europe, you will need a voltage converter or transformer to change the voltage to 220-240 volts from 110 volts. Additionally, you will likely need a plug adapter to fit the American-style plug into the European power outlets. All of Europe operates on the same two round-pronged outlets (Type C).

It's important to note that not all appliances are compatible with voltage converters, so it's essential to check the labels or user manuals of your devices before using them with a voltage converter. Some electronic devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and camera chargers, are dual voltage and can support 120V and 220-240V, so they may not require a voltage converter, but a plug adapter will still be necessary.

To avoid any issues with electrical compatibility during your travels, consider purchasing appliances specifically designed for the voltage used in the region you'll be visiting or use appropriate voltage converters and plug adapters to ensure the safe operation of your American appliances in Europe.

We recommend purchasing an adapter with a voltage converter so you can pack less. And to pick up any necessary adapters or converters for your electronic devices before departing on your guided tour and bringing them with you.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Hair dryers are common accessories in hotels. Should you want to bring your own, though, you will need to bring an adapter and voltage converter or make sure it is dual voltage by checking the label for INPUT AC 120V - 240V or a switch that can be set to 125V or 250V. Many devices have this feature, so it's worth checking before you travel. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but can't find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is commonly available in European hotels, restaurants, and public spaces, especially in major cities and tourist areas, but it is worth noting that the settings will differ from what you are used to in the USA.

However, it's important to note that not all accommodations or historic buildings may have air conditioning, particularly in more traditional or rural settings. Most hotels in Europe can provide a portable fan for additional room cooling if requested. Your Travel Director will be on hand to assist you throughout your trip.

Traveling by coach

Our modern air-conditioned coaches have been selected with your comfort in mind. Your Travel Director will familiarize you with all the onboard features, including a washroom fitted for your convenience and comfort. Regular stops are made to stretch your legs, take refreshments, fill up your water bottles, and use the facilities.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers to and from the airport on the first and last days of your tour are complimentary only if you are traveling on a tour operated by Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, or Luxury Gold, and your flight times coincide with the shuttle-coach transfer timings. Learn more about Airport Transfers here.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.

Usually, most Optional Experiences will be priced in the local currency, but please read through the details of individual optional experiences for specific information. Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.

It is recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses while abroad.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack a plentiful supply of any medication you may need while on vacation. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these.

It's essential to ensure that your routine vaccinations are up-to-date before traveling to any destination. Routine vaccinations may include vaccinations for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and influenza.

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Local Specialists

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity equivalent to $1.00-$2.00 USD per person per half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director

The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/per day is listed in your travel documents.

For your convenience and ease, there is an option to pre-pay gratuities for the Travel Director and Driver at the time of booking.

Hotel services

It is customary to tip hotel staff for room service delivery if the charge has not already been added to the bill. Where ice machines are not available, and you receive ice from the bar, a small tip to the bartender is always appreciated.

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Independent Reviews
Kandice Beyer
Review date: Saturday, July 13, 2024
Vacation
Julie Parker
Review date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
Service
Very helpful, courteous and tailored the booking to meet our needs.
Vacation
Tour guide was excellent! Very informative and knowledgeable about Norway. The trip of a lifetime for us. Great culture, beautiful scenery and good food.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Norway is such a beautiful country and we are so happy that we had a hand in helping you get there and explore it. Thank you!
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Trusted Customer
Review date: Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Service
Always prompt, friendly and professional.
Vacation
Very satisfied. Travel director and driver were excellent
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