Majestic Fjordland Cruise
Norway’s fjords are stunning in their majesty - tranquil blue waters lapping at lush green slopes, rising to towering mountain peaks. You will spend hours standing at the ship’s rail in the clean air gazing at granite cliffs punctuated by cascading waterfalls, remote mountain farms and pretty villages nestling in the valleys. So much beauty and splendour is packed into this cruise.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
- Return coach travel to London Tilbury
- 7 nights in Category 1 cabin (unless you have booked an upgraded cabin.)
- Delicious full board cuisine.
- Afternoon teas and late night snacks.
- Self-service tea & coffee (6am to midnight).
- Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes.
- Daytime activities and leisure facilities.
- Guest speaker and arts & crafts
- Porterage of luggage, port to cabin.
- Port Taxes.
- Visit & Entry to Chatham Dockyard.
Day 1 - Join your holiday coach heading for Tilbury for the embarkation on the Columbus for the 16.00 sailing. 7 nights full board.
Overnight cruise to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam.
Day 2 - Amsterdam
With more bicycles than permanent residents, the city is both charming and quirky. Aesthetically, little has changed in the centre since its 17th century Golden Age. Beautiful gabled houses and merchants’ mansions line serene, tree-lined canals which are crossed by numerous bridges.
The Royal Palace, originally built as a Town Hall in the 17th century, stands on a large square in the centre of the city. Considered one of Europe’s major art capitals, Amsterdam is home to a number of superb galleries and museums including the famous Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum.
Day 3 – At sea.
Day 4 – Eidfjord
After a day at leisure on the ship, arrive in Eidfjord, lying at the end of a tributary of the beautiful Hardangerfjord and surrounded by mountains up to 1,900 metres high. The small town is the gateway to Hardangervidda, the largest high mountain plateau in Europe and Norway’s largest national park.
A short walk from the village centre there are graves by the roadside dating back to the Iron Age and Viking eras. The ‘old’ church in Eidfjord was built in 1309. Nearby, the stunning Vøringfossen waterfall is one of Norway’s most popular natural attractions and features in optional excursions along with the amazing Sysen Dam. Continuing to cruise the Hardangerfjord (Norway).
Day 5 – Flam (Norway)
This morning you arrive in Flåm. Surrounded by towering mountains, this tiny village, with some 500 inhabitants, nestles at the head of Aurlandsfjord, the innermost arm of the mighty Sognefjord. Its popularity as a tourist destination began in the late 19th century with the arrival of steamships carrying English and German passengers including Europe’s royals attracted by the salmon fishing in the Flåm River.
Today’s visitors are drawn to Flåm for a chance to ride on one of the world’s steepest and most spectacular railways. A masterpiece of engineering, Flåm Railway twists and turns through the steep-sided Flåm Valley amidst some of Norway’s most breathtaking mountain scenery. Afterwards, cruise the beautiful Nærøyfjord, a branch of the Sognefjord and one of the narrowest fjords.
Day 6 - Bergen
Our final destination is Bergen, known as the ‘Gateway to the Fjords’. It is Norway’s second largest city yet, with a population of less than a quarter of a million, it has the feel of a small town. The city is beautifully sited against a backdrop of seven mountains and the funicular ride to the summit of Mount Fløien affords wonderful panoramic views of Bergen and Norway’s attractive coastline.
Overlooking the harbour the colourful Bryggen wharf is the face of Bergen. The characteristic wooden gabled buildings were once the home and offices of Hanseatic merchants but today house shops selling crafts and traditional souvenirs.jords in Europe.
Day 7 – At sea
Day 8 – Arrive Tilbury 08.00. Transfer to Chatham Dockyard with entrance included.
This afternoon head to interchange to join your onward feeder coach back to your local town.Back to top