2019 Scottish Isles & Norwegian Fjords
May 21 – 29 – Waitlist only
Tour Operator: Gohagan
Price: From $4,995 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 9 days
UNC Lecturer: Bill Ferris and Marcie Cohen Ferris, Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History
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Join us for a unique, comprehensive, seven-night journey to Norway’s majestic fjords and Scotland’s rarely visited Orkney and Shetland Islands, remote destinations forever linked by their Viking heritage. Cruise from Bergen, Norway, to Glasgow, Scotland, aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship Le Boréal with 100% ocean-view Suites and Staterooms. Travel in the wake of Viking explorers, cruising into ports accessible only by small ship amid spectacular landscapes in this seafaring region steeped in history and cultural richness.
Enjoy a specially arranged ride on Norway’s Flåm Railway, one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys, and a full-day scenic excursion into the Scottish Highlands, with visits to Fort William, Glenfinnan and Glencoe. Visit Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands; prehistoric Jarlshof in the Shetland Islands; the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Orkney’s Neolithic Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae, including a special presentation by the Ness of Brodgar archaeological site director and head archaeologist; and Bergen’s picturesque Bryggen. Norway/Copenhagen Pre-Cruise and Edinburgh/Glasgow Post-Cruise Options.
- Day 1 : Depart U.S.
- Day 2 : Bergen / Embark Le Boréal
- Day 3 : Bergen
- Day 4 : Cruising the Norwegian Fjords / Flåm Railway
- Day 5 : Lerwick / Shetland Islands
- Day 6 : Kirkwall / Orkney Islands
- Day 7 : Portree / Isle of Skye / Kyle of Lochalsh
- Day 8 : For William / Oban
- Day 9 : Glasgow / Depart
Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.
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All 2019 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.