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We had a wonderful trip, and I am very impressed with Firebird Tour company. I am already recommending Firebird to anyone planning a trip. There were so many logistical aspects of this recent trip, including overnight sea travel, multiple flights, train rides, bus transportation, etc. and every transfer and aspect of this moving from place to place went absolutely smoothly. Firebird was always on time and represented clearly with a sign and a welcome greeting. In addition, they facilitated our check-in process at every location incredibly quickly and efficiently. The local tour guides were well spoken, able to communicate and effectively inform in English, and able to answer all our questions. They kept to their schedule and arranged many amazing sites for us to see. I also liked that in all cases it was a combination of bus touring and stops to view things as well as some walking aspects of the tour. I truly appreciated the fact that Firebird maintained a reasonable schedule allowing for a lot of free time to explore on our own and to catch up on our rest if needed. The accommodations on our tour were amazing. Every hotel and even the sea voyage was top notch, the staff was very helpful, and the breakfast buffets were amazing. With such a plentiful buffet and casual start to our day, we were able to go all day and just find a place for dinner. Restaurant recommendations were helpfully made by the concierge at the hotels as well as the tour guides. We struggled a bit with dragging our luggage from place to place but have learned to always have even our smaller bag on wheels. I was thankful Firebird told us to have a smaller bag for some of the shorter trips where our big luggage was not available to us. In addition, the weather on this trip was such a mix that we certainly had to have clothes for both warm and cold weather. Finally, I was very impressed with the size of our group. We were informed that Firebird caps a group at twenty people, so we never had more than twenty. This allowed plenty of room especially on the bus and when touring and allowed each of us to listen and communicate individually with the tour guides. So, I have high praise for Firebird, and I loved all the places we went to on our recent trip. I feel like I am now quite familiar with Scandinavia. My favorite places were Copenhagen, Flam, and Bergen, but seeing so much in such a short trip was so worthwhile. It was also so worthwhile to deal with a tour company that keeps the group small and handles almost every aspect of your trip for you.