De Historiske hotels are not ‘ordinary’ hotels. They are landed estates, country houses, timber-framed buildings in pseudo-Swiss or art nouveau style, old coaching inns and other historic buildings that have been transformed into beautiful, small and romantic hotels, where service is paramount and the food is rooted in Nordic tradition.
PRICES & DATES
Price is based on 2 people sharing a room and includes return flights from London to Bergen, 2 nights at Grand Terminus Bergen on bed & breakfast basis, 2 nights at Dr Holm’s in Geilo on half board basis, 2 nights at Fleishchers Hotel in Voss on half board basis and roundtrip train journey Bergen – Geilo – Voss – Bergen.
Departures: daily October 2010-March 2011
Days 1–2 Bergen
Fly to Bergen, a Hanseatic town surrounded by fjords and mountains, and check in for two nights at the Grand Terminus hotel. Established in 1928 and recently restored to its former glory, the Grand Terminus boasts one of Bergen’s finest bars, a relaxing spa and is within easy walking distance of the city’s main attractions. With a full day to explore, why not ride the funicular to the top of Floyen mountain or explore the city’s narrow walkways and bustling harbour front.
Days 3–4 Geilo
Ride the Bergen Railway, one of the highest and most spectacular in Europe, to the winter sports centre of Geilo. Check in for two nights at the Dr Holms Hotel, a traditional spa hotel within walking distance of the ski slopes. The next day is free to enjoy the many activities on offer, from hiking and skiing to sleigh riding and dogsledding.
Days 5–6 Voss
Continue along the Bergen Railway to Voss, one of the most snow-reliable ski destinations in Norway, with two ski centres and 50 km of wellprepared slopes. Check in for two nights at Fleischer’s Hotel, a traditional family run hotel built in 1889 in pseudo-Swiss style, with towers, spires, large dormers and balconies. Besides skiing, possible activities include trips to two of Norway’s most famous fjords, the majestic Hardangerfjord and the breathtaking Sognfjord.
Day 7 Bergen
After breakfast, take the short and very scenic train journey back to Bergen to catch your evening flight home.