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2021 Scottish Isles & Norwegian Fjords

June 13 – 21, 2021
Tour Operator: Gohagan
Price: From $5,495 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 9 days
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Join us for this singular, custom-designed journey across the mist-enshrouded peaks of Scotland to the pristine natural beauty of Norway’s mighty fjords. The legacies of Viking and Celtic clans are entwined in each civilizations’ rich cultural traditions and compelling archaeological heritage.

Cruise into ports accessible only by small ship on this exceptional seven-night itinerary from Glasgow, Scotland, to Bergen, Norway, aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star Le Dumont-d’Urville, with a private balcony in all Suites and Staterooms. Enjoy a full-day scenic excursion into the beautiful glens of the Scottish Highlands, with visits to Glenfinnan, Glencoe and the 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle. Experience a specially arranged ride on Norway’s Flåm Railway, one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys, as you visit prehistoric Jarlshof in the Shetland Islands, the ethereal Isle of Skye and Bergen’s picturesque Bryggen.

Discover the Orkney Islands’ fascinating Neolithic history at the UNESCO-inscribed Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae, including a special presentation by the Ness of Brodgar head archaeologist, Nick Card. Edinburgh and Glasgow Pre-Program and Wonders of Norway and Copenhagen Post‑Program Options.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Glasgow, Scotland/Embark Le Dumont-d’Urville
  • Day 3 : Fort William for the Scottish Highlands
  • Day 4 : Kyle of Lochalsh for Portree Isle of Skye
  • Day 5 : Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, for Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae
  • Day 6 : Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland, for the prehistoric site of Jarlshof
  • Day 7 : Cruising the Norwegian Fjords/Flåm Railway
  • Day 8 : Bergen, Norway
  • Day 9 : Bergen/Disembark ship/ Return to the U.S.

Eligibility

We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a GAA member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a member of the General Alumni Association in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to join the GAA, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or join online.

Additional Information

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.

Please review all tour documents carefully, especially visa, vaccine and health and safety information. Dietary accommodations cannot be guaranteed. Please contact the tour operator directly if you have any concerns participating in the tour.

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All 2021 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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