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Norway Knitting Tour

Marlin Travel

September 2019

Norway Knitting Tour

 12 Sept – Depart Toronto 5:15pm arrive Amsterdam 6:25am (Sept 13) depart Amsterdam 9:20am arrive Oslo 11:05pm

13 Sept – You will meet your tour manager at the Oslo airport who will be without you throughout the trip. Transfer to the hotel Clarion Collection Savoy Located in Downtown Oslo. Lunch at own arrangement. Time to relax and optional visit to the nearby National Museum. Then walk across the street to the Magic Ice Bar Oslo. After donning the provided warm clothes, you’ll enter a bar made entirely of ice. Enjoy a welcome cloudberry cocktail served in a glass mad of ice while viewing ice sculptures inspired by the paintings of Edvard Munch. Walk back to the hotel and enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.

14 Sept – Breakfast at hotel. Morning panoramic tour of Oslo with stops at the Iconic Opera House, the Holmenkollen Ski Jump. After lunch visit the Folk Museum, with a guided tour of the knitting and Bundad exhibitions along with a pottery demonstration by Ellen Kjaergard. Lunch & Dinner at own arrangement. Overnight in standard room at the Clarion Collection Hotel Savoy.

15 Sept – Breakfast at hotel.  Knitting workshop in the hotel, will break for lunch at the hotel. Dinner at your own arrangement. Overnight in standard room at the Clarion Collection Hotel Savoy.

16 Sept – Oslo –Ulvik. Breakfast at hotel. Drive through the scenic Valdres valley and on to the Borgund Stave Church from 1180 where you’ll have a private long hour tour. Continue to the Fjord District of Norway and arrive in Ulvik for your 3 day stay.  Visit Heimen Husflid a tour and walk (600 metres) some time to shop around. Walk back to the hotel.  Lunch on your own and dinner and overnight in Standard room at your hotel.

17 Sept – Ulvik – Breakfast at hotel. Today you will have a 4-hour knitting workshop (with supplies provided) The workshop includes use of a Norwegian Spinning wheel. Waffles and coffee will be served. Afternoon visit to the nearby family run Syse Farm. Their farm has sheep and fruit trees. Lunch on own. Dinner and overnight in standard room at your hotel.

18 Sept – Ulvik – Breakfast at hotel. Depart this morning for your fjord and mountain excursion that includes a 2-hour cruise on the Aurland and Naeroy Fjords and a 1-hour trip on the Flam Railway that is considered to be one of the best railway journeys in the world. You’ll continue on the Bergen-Oslo railway, for under an hour, to Voss where your coach will meet you for the short drive back to Ulvik. Lunch on own an Dinner and overnight standard room.

19 Sept – Ulvik – Bergen. Early breakfast at hotel. Knitting en-route to Bergen. You’ll visit two of Norway’s most famous sweater factories. First Dale Sweaters, supplier to the Norwegian Winter Olympic team, and then Oleana, a newer company that puts a modern twist on traditional designs. Lunch on own in the cafeteria. After this visit continue to the knitting museum, for a 5-hour workshop.  In the evening head to Bergen and stay at Hotel Rosenkrantz located in the heart of Bryggen, Bergen’s medieval wharf areas that house many sweater and handicraft shops. Dinner at hotel (today is a good 12-hour day)

20 Sept – Bergen. Breakfast at the hotel. Followed by a 2-hour guided tour of Bergen and a free afternoon. Lunch on own and dinner at your hotel.

21 Sept – Breakfast at hotel – Transfer to Bergen for your flight home.

21 Sept – Depart Bergen 6:05am arrive Amsterdam 7:45am depart 9:45am arrive Toronto 11:40am

Inclusions:

Hotel accommodations as per itinerary based on double occupancy

All airport transfers

Tour escort throughout the day

Long Distance Coach (Day 4-7)

All transportation is by private vehicle (unless otherwise stated)

Entrances and actives as listed in programme above

Arrival meet & greet

Sightseeing and admissions as per the itinerary

Knitting workshop in Oslo

Knitting workshop in Ulvik

Knitting Workshop in National Knitting Museum

Guided Tour of Dale Sweater Factory

Airfare and all taxes

1 Piece of baggage (23kg (50lbs) and carry on

Not include:

Tips & Gratuities

Drinks at meals

Travel Insurance

Personal Items

baggage not included or seat selection

2 people sharing a room $5999.00 per person

1 person in a room $6699.00

All prices include tax and are in Canadian dollars.

Deposit is $300.00 per person and balance due 90 days prior to departure

Pam Frankin

Pam.franklin@marlintravel.ca

613-384-4567

1-866-843-2480

645 Gardiners Road Suite 114

Kingston, Ontario

K7M 8K2