Valdres Samband Stevne 2009

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Valdres Samband Stevne 2009
Valdres Samband Stevne 2009
Fagernes, Norway
Saturday, August 29
Group #1 departs US
Depart from your hometown bound for Oslo, Norway. See price sheet for airline options and prices.
Sunday, August 30
Group #1 arrives Oslo/Group #2 departs US
Group #1 arrives Oslo, transfer to hotel. Remainder of day at leisure for sightseeing & visiting
relatives. Dinner on own.
Group #2 departs the US.
Monday, August 31
Group #2 arrives Oslo
Group #1 enjoys breakfast at the hotel, with a full day in Oslo for individual
activities.
Group # 2 will arrive Oslo and transfer to the hotel. Remainder of day at
leisure for sightseeing & visiting relatives.
Dinner on own.
Tuesday September 1
Oslo – Fagernes
Breakfast at the hotel for everyone.
B, L, D
Departure by motor coach from Oslo, with a stop at Hadeland Glassworks
for a tour, lunch and shopping.
Afternoon arrival in Fagernes, check in at the Quality Hotel Fagernes.
Check in, relax with some coffee, and get acquainted with the others in the
group.
The evening’s festivities begin with a welcome reception in hotel garden
with a speech by the mayor of North Aurdal.
A smørgåsbord dinner at the hotel follows.
Wednesday September 2 Valdres Area sightseeing
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
B, (L), D
A full day guided bus excursion to South Aurdal and Etnedal will be offered as
an option, with visits to the Reinli and Hedalen stave churches, the Bruflat
church and the old Lunde bridge. Museum in Hedalen. Meet South Aurdal and
Etnedal mayors. Lunch will be included. Return to the hotel late afternoon.
Participants who chose not to join the excursion may spend today with
relatives, do independent exploring in the area, or relax and enjoy the hotel’s
facilities.
Dinner tonight is a BBQ evening and you may invite your relatives to join us!
Evening program will focus on genealogy, arts and crafts.
Thursday September 3
Breakfast at the hotel.
Valdres Traditions B, L, D
Those who are interested may be able to take part in the "stølsflytting",
walking the cattle home from the mountain farms, like our ancestors did
in the old days. The “stølsflytting” is actual walking on gravel roads for
many hours, in a slow speed decided by the cattle. The walk traditionally
ends up at the farm in the valley. If the actual walking can’t be done, visits to
different mountain farms will be arranged, where participants may join in farm
activities such as milking, making cheese and other duties.
Details are still being arranged and the exact activities of the day will be
confirmed at a later date.
Return to the hotel, relax.
Dinner tonight is a “Valdres buffet” featuring delicacies from the Valdres area.
Tonight’s program is Valdres night, in the old style, with folk music and dance.
Friday September 4 Area sightseeing and Lake Bydin boat trip
Breakfast at the hotel.
B, L, D
Today’s guided excursion will include coach tours of West Slidre, Vang and East Slidre and the old
steamer "Bitihorn" from 1912 on Lake Bygdin in the Jotunheimen mountains. You will see mountains,
glaciers and perhaps even reindeer, and meet the Mayors of West Slidre, Vang and East Slidre.
(Due to capacity on the old steamer, we will be divided into 2 groups.)
Group #1 goes up West Slidre and Vang, with stops at the Slidre
church, the Vang rune stone and the Øye stave church, ending up at
Eidsbugarden in the west end of Lake Bygdin. Lunch at the
Fondsbu Hotel, followed by a 1 hour 45 minute voyage with the
old steamer. At the east end of the lake, a bus is waiting to bring us
down East Slidre with a stop at the Hegge stave church, returning
to Fagernes.
Group #2 will do the trip in reverse. Begin with a trip up East Slidre, stopping at the Hegge stave
church, to the east end of Lake Bygdin. Embark the old steamer for the 1 hour 45 minute voyage.
Disembark at Eidsbugarden at the west end of the lake for lunch at Fondsbu Hotel. Continue by bus to
Vang and West Slidre, with stops at the Øye stave church, the Vang rune stone and the Slidre church,
returning to Fagernes.
Warm dress is required, as it is September! However, perhaps we’ll
have a nice surprise with warm weather!
Enjoy a special dinner at the hotel, followed by the evening
program featuring Modern Valdres, with lectures and young
entertainers.
Saturday September 5 Agricultural Day B, L, D
After breakfast, enjoy a guided town walk through Fagernes (150 years old in
2007!) to the annual "Landbruksdagen" at the Valdres Folk Museum. This is a
Valdres farmers’ market with food samples, arts and crafts and other products, a
cattle show, exhibit of old and new tractors and machinery, and more. Guided
tours of the museum will be offered featuring with the new exhibition building,
café, old open houses, the pioneer log house from Iowa and more. Time available
for shopping in Fagernes.
Dinner and evening program will feature a Viking theme
with tours on the lake in viking ships, viking games, and
"agalause gokarsstykkje" (awsome good guys show off).
Sunday September 6
Church, entertainment & Farewell Program B, L, D
After breakfast, buses will depart to Høre in Vang with a stop at the Einang
rune stone. Enjoy a service in the Høre stave church, which dates back to
around 1180. Pilgrim procession to the church, with a Stevne procession back
to the Høre school. A wreath will be placed on the Torstein Veblen memorial
(America’s most famous economist, descending from Høre). Enjoy lunch at the
school with local entertainment.
Return transfer to the hotel, for a farewell banquet, entertainment
and speeches.
Monday September 7
Departures B
Departure transfers to Oslo, Gardermoen airport, or the Post-tour to
the Fjords.
Photos from 2004 Norway Stevne are
featured on these pages.
Courtesy of Aaron Hanson
Contact: Linda McCormick
5412 Lyndale Avenue South • Minneapolis MN 55419 USA • Phone (612) 822-4640 or 800-843-0602, ext. 12
Fax (612) 822-4755 • Email: [email protected] • Web site: www.bortonoverseas.com
Journey to the Fjords, Stevne Post-Tour
Monday, September 7
Fagernes – Flåm
B, L, D
After breakfast, board the motor coach and drive west through the mountains.
Stop at Borgund stave church for a tour, and continue to the village of Lærdal
to the wild salmon center for a tour and lunch. Continue with a drive over the
spectacular Aurland mountain road with breathtaking, panorama views. Arrive
in Flåm late afternoon. Dinner and overnight.
Tuesday, September 8
Flåm – Ulvik
B, L, D
Depart after breakfast for a short drive to the village of Undredal, where there
are more goats than humans! Undredal is world famous for its goat cheese
(geitost), so we’ll enjoy a sample, and also tour the smallest stave church!
Continue via the Stalheim Canyon Road, and stop for lunch at the Stalheim
hotel. Tour the hotel’s folk museum before departing. Continue to the fjord
village of Ulvik, situated at the very end of the Hardangerfjord. A special BBQ
dinner at the hotel.
Wednesday, September 9 Ulvik – Os B, D
Enjoy breakfast followed by a 2-hour fjord cruise on the
Hardangerfjord. This afternoon, drive along the shore of the
Hardangerfjord, with afternoon arrival in the town of Os, and
Solstrand Hotel. Remainder of day at leisure. Dinner at the hotel.
Solstrand Hotel has an indoor & outdoor pool, sauna, steam room
and a complete wellness center with stunning views of the
Bjornefjord, which is complimentary for guests to enjoy.
Thursday, September 10 Os - Bergen B, D
Leisurely breakfast, then a short drive to Bergen, stopping at Troldhaugen, Edvard Grieg’s former
home for a tour. Afterward, enjoy a city tour of Bergen, followed by an afternoon at leisure.
Dinner at the hotel, evening at leisure.
Friday, September 11
Bergen
A full day in Bergen on your own.
B
Saturday, September 12
Depart Bergen or extend your stay
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for return flight to the US.
B
Post-tour price:
$1365 per person, double occupancy, $210 single supplement
Includes:
• Five nights accommodation at superior tourist class hotels.
• Breakfast daily, two lunches, four dinners as specified.
• Private motor coach transportation as described.
• Two hour Hardangerfjord cruise
• Cultural evening in Ulvik
• Tour of Stalheim folk museum
• Tour of Troldhaugen, Bergen city tour
• Departure transfer in Bergen.
• Services of a Borton Overseas staff member during itinerary
Contact: Linda McCormick
5412 Lyndale Avenue South • Minneapolis MN 55419 USA • Phone (612) 822-4640 or 800-843-0602, ext. 12
Fax (612) 822-4755 • Email: [email protected] • Web site: www.bortonoverseas.com
2009 Stevne Packages and Prices
The tour packages listed below are designed in modules to suit the needs of every Valdres Samband
member interested in attending the 2009 Stevne in Fagernes. Based on which travel arrangements you
need, you select the components below to make your own travel package.
Stevne Package Options (Inclusions listed below)
#1A, Continental Airlines - $2582 per person, double occupancy, $230 single supplement
• We have reserved group seats departing Minneapolis August 29 or 30, returning from Oslo
September 7.
#1B, Icelandair - $2582 per person, double occupancy, $230 single supplement
• We have reserved group seats departing Minneapolis August 29, returning from Bergen September
11. (Note: Icelandair does not have a flight from Minneapolis departing August 30)
• This is the choice for those interested in participating in the Post-tour to the Fjords.
• Allows a stopover in Iceland in either direction.
• Icelandair departs from Minneapolis, JFK and Boston, and is available for travel dates other than
those reserved for the group. Please submit your departure date and city on your reservation form.
#1C, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) - $2582 per person, double occupancy, plus the following
supplement to the package price:
Chicago, $253
Denver, $355
Seattle, $383
LAX, $370
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Newark, $171
Boston, $186
Detroit, $304
Minneapolis, $280
$230 single supplement
SAS departs from Chicago, Seattle and Newark, with connections to those cities on their partner,
United Airlines.
Best option for departures from cities other than Minneapolis, if you will extend your stay and/or
plan to fly elsewhere in Scandinavia or Europe.
Although we have reserved group space on Continental Airlines from Minneapolis, you are not required to
fly on Continental. Airfare in connection with Package #1 is available from any US city is available, and we
will book the best flight itinerary at the best available airfare for you.
Packages #1A, B, C include:
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Roundtrip, economy class air on specified airline from Minneapolis to Oslo.
Six nights accommodation at Quality Hotel Fagernes in double room.
Breakfast daily.
Dinners and lunches as specified in itinerary.
All Stevne activities, entertainment, transportation, guided tours as indicated in itinerary (other
than September 2 indicated as optional. Supplement price is below)
• Luggage handling at hotel.
• Services of Borton Overseas staff members during the Stevne.
• Full documentation packet including destination information.
(Air taxes and fuel surcharges are additional and will be quoted when you make your
reservation)
Stevne Packages and Prices, page 2
Stevne package #2 – Includes everything in package #1, EXCEPT airfare
$1932 per person, double occupancy, $230 single supplement
Pre- and Post-Stevne modules and optional excursion September 2
(add these costs to your selected Stevne package #1 or #2)
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Two nights in Oslo at Royal Christiania Hotel, arrival transfer from airport, transfer OsloFagernes with tour and lunch at Hadeland Glassworks, $336 per person, $110 single
supplement
One night in Oslo at Royal Christiania Hotel, arrival transfer from airport, transfer OsloFagernes with tour and lunch at Hadeland Glassworks, $233 per person, $ 55 single
supplement
Transfer Oslo - Fagernes with tour and lunch at Hadeland Glassworks (this is available for
those doing their own Oslo arrangements such as staying with relatives), $95 per person
Departure transfer Fagernes – Oslo airport, $77 per person
Departure transfer Fagernes – Oslo downtown, $60 per person
Customized arrangements based on YOUR request!
Optional Excursion, September 2
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Guided motor coach tour with lunch to South Aurdal and Etnedal, $91 per person
#5, Post-tour to the Fjords, September 7 – 12 (returning from Bergen)
$1365 per person, $210 single supplement
Includes:
• Five nights accommodation at superior tourist class hotels.
• Breakfast daily, two lunches, four dinners as specified.
• Private motor coach transportation as described.
• Two hour Hardangerfjord cruise
• Cultural evening in Ulvik
• Tour of Stalheim folk museum
• Tour of Troldhaugen, Bergen city tour
• Departure transfer in Bergen.
• Services of a Borton Overseas staff member during itinerary
Contact: Linda McCormick
5412 Lyndale Avenue South • Minneapolis MN 55419 USA • Phone (612) 822-4640 or 800-843-0602, ext. 12
Fax (612) 822-4755 • Email: [email protected] • Web site: www.bortonoverseas.com
Valdres Samband Stevne 2009
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If travelers will have different travel arrangments or have different addresses, please submit separate booking forms.
Otherwise we will expect the information on this for applies to all travelers listed below.
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If you wish to share a room with another person, please advise their name(s):
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Frequent Flyer Mileage
If you are making your air reservations with Borton Overseas, you fare may qualify for frequent flyer mileage. Please
advise us of your frequent flyer number for the appropriate airlines we will confirm for you.
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Travel booking Form page 2
Main Stevne Air & Hotel Package Options
(Details and inclusions can be founding the Program Presentation)
#1A, Continental Airlines, _______________________ (See cost in detailed program information)
(Best option if you will depart from Minneapolis and don’t plan to extend your trip)
Departure Date _____________ Departure City _____________ Return Date _____________
#1B, Icelandair __________________________ (See cost in detailed program information)
(Best option if you plan to participate in Post-tour to the Fjords Flies from Minneapolis, Boston and JFK to/from Oslo,
Stockholm, Copenhagen)
Departure Date _____________ Departure City _____________ Return Date _____________
#1C, SAS ________________ (See cost in detailed program information)
(Best for departures from cities other than Minneapolis, if you will extend your stay and/or plan to fly to other cities within
Scandinavia or Europe)
Departure Date _____________ Departure City _____________ Return Date _____________
Supplement Options to packages #1A, B, & C. Please select those you wish to add:
______ September 1, Motorcoach transfer Oslo-Fagernes, with Hadeland tour & lunch, $95 per person
______ September 7, Motorcoach transfer Fagernes – Oslo downtown, $60 per person
______ September 7, Motorcoach and airport train transfer Fagernes – Oslo airport, $77 per person
FOR AFTERNOON FLIGHT DEPARTURES SEPTEMBER 7 ONLY
______ Pre- and Post-Stevne nights at Quality Hotel Fagernes, Bed/breakfast
Dates: ____________________
$ 84 per person, double occupancy, $126 single supplement
______ September 2, Optional excursion to South Aurland & Etnedal.
#2, Fagernes Hotel Package – Same as #1, without airfare
______ $1932 per person, double occupancy
______ Add single supplement of $ 230 (for single room at hotel)
Pre-Stevne Oslo package options:
#3A, August 30 – September 1, 2 nights
______ $336 per person, double occupancy ______ $110 single supplement
#3B, August 31 – September 1, 1 night
______ $233 per person, double occupancy ______ $ 55 single supplement
#4, Post-Stevne Hotel accommodations in Oslo
Please specify dates needed _______________________________________
#5, Journey to the Fjords, Post-Stevne Tour, September 7 – 12
(return flight will be from Bergen with Icelandair, unless you request otherwise)
______ $1365 per person, double ______ $ 210 single supplement
I/We wish to add other land arrangements from Bergen after September 11. Please specify:
__________________________________________________________________________________
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Car Rental Requests (feel free to call Borton Overseas for a car rental quote)
Car Sizes & features: 2 door – 4 door – Economy – Midsize – Full Size – Manual – Automatic
Rentals in Fagernes:
________ Pick up date
________ Drop off date
________ # of passengers
________ Car Size/Manual or Auto
Car Rentals Elsewhere in Norway or Scandinavia:
________ Pick up location & date
________ # of passengers
________ Drop off location & date
________ Car Size/Manual or Auto
Other optional travel arrangement or customizing service from Borton Overseas – Please specify:
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Contact: Linda McCormick
5412 Lyndale Avenue South • Minneapolis MN 55419 USA • Phone (612) 822-4640 or 800-843-0602, ext. 12
Fax (612) 822-4755 • Email: [email protected] • Web site: www.bortonoverseas.com