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Norway, Scandinavia's prime travel destination, is a dramatic mix of mountains, seas, forests, fjords, tidy cities and historic buildings. Your exciting journey will take you to fascinating ports of call including Copenhagen, Flam, Bergen, Hellesylt, Geiranger, Kristiansand, and Oslo.
It's no secret that this desirable travel destination's short tourist season means high prices for visitors, unless you're traveling with Friendly Planet, where all the flexibility and fun is yours for incredibly low prices. For just $2749, our package includes flights, a wonderful weeklong Norweigan Fjords cruise aboard the luxurious Costa Magica, all meals aboard the cruise, most transfers, and a bonus overnight with breakfast in Copenhagen. Explore the various ports of call on your own, or take interesting and inexpensive optional tours. But don't wait to reserve your spot. Our space at these specially negotiated prices will sell out fast.
Day 2: Arrive in Copenhagen. After customs formalities, you'll be escorted to the port in Copenhagen, where you'll board the Costa Magica for your weeklong cruise.
Day 3: At sea. Enjoy a day at leisure aboard the Costa Magica. Treat yourself to a sauna, Turkish bath or shiatsu massage in the luxurious spa facilities, Work out in the ultra-modern and well-appointed fitness center. Stretch your legs on the track or tennis/basketball court. Relax in one of the three swimming pools, or take part in one of the many fitness classes including aerobics, stretching, body-dancing, step, and more. All of this plus the Magica's 11 bars, 4 restaurants, a theater extending over three decks, a casino, disco, and ballroom will keep you happily occupied as you sail to your first port of call, Flam. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.
Day 4: Flam, Norway. Nestled between a fjord and a sheer cliff overlooking the sea, Flam is a picturesque Norwegian village brimming with the beauty of its natural surroundings and the warm hospitality of its inhabitants. Flam serves as the starting point for one of Europe's most exciting train rides.
Traveling at heights of over 2700 feet above sea level, this train ride guarantees magnificent, unrivaled views. You'll pass the scenic waterfalls of Stalheimfossen and Sivlefoss in the nearby Naeroy Valley. Along the way, you'll visit the ancient church of Hopperstad. Join this optional train ride or explore this charming village on your own.
Day 5: Hellesylt and Geiranger, Norway. This morning, make a brief stop in Hellesylt, the gateway to more spectacular Norwegian scenery. Passengers taking the optional shore excursion in Hellesylt will disembark here. Continue sailing to the hill-top village of Geiranger. In addition to the spectacular attraction of the fjord itself, the village is known for its river salmon and cod fishing. Join an interesting optional excursion to Djupavnett Lake and the Dalsnibba Glacier or explore Geiranger on your own.
Day 6: Bergen, Norway. Once Norway's capital city, Bergen is now Norway's second largest city with a population of around 200,000. At every turn, visitors will find evidence of its former glory as Norway's greatest shipping port. A destination of architectural, historical and natural fascination, the city lies facing the sea with a dramatic backdrop of seven hills. Interesting sites include St. Mary's Church, a well-preserved 12th century stone building. The Hanseatic Museum in the centre of Bergen near the Fish Market is one of the city's best-preserved wooden buildings. Explore on your own or join an optional excursion.
Day 7: Kristiansand, Norway. Located at the southernmost tip of Norway, Kristiansand offers some of Norway's best beaches and boating areas—not to mention delicious seafood delivered fresh from the picturesque fishing villages of the Norwegian Riviera. Explore on your own or join an optional excursion.
Day 10: Copenhagen, Denmark/USA.Your memorable journey ends this afternoon as your transfer independently to the airport for your return flight to the USA.
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Enjoy the very best that Italian cruising has to offer! The Magica is one of Costa Cruises' newest ships, beginning service in November 2004. With a capacity of 2,720 guests, the Costa Magica (along with its sister ship, the Fortuna) is the largest passenger ship ever built for an Italian company.
The finest designers and architects in Italy have spared neither effort nor expense in creating the Costa Magica, a cruise ship that pays homage to some of Italy's most fascinating destinations. From Positano to Portofino and Capri to Grado as well as Bellagio, Sicily and Vicenza, each of the ship's public rooms and restaurants takes guests on a magical voyage to some of the most beautiful locales in Italy.
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