Autumn Fjordland Cruise
- Duration: 10 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99677
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
9 nights. October 2020. From £719.00.
Book by 30th September and claim 12 free bottles of wine – Use Code: WINE12
Join Astoria as she sets sail from Humberside and cruises to the glorious fjords of Western Norway. Here, in addition to some marvellous ports of call, you’ll enjoy a few wonderful days cruising through still waters.
After a day at sea, your Norwegian odyssey begins with a call at the former fishing capital Stavanger. Cruise through the dramatic scenery of Sognefjord to remote Flåm, home to the famously steep and winding Flåmsbana Mountain Railway. A call in idyllic Geiranger and a scenic cruise through Geirangerfjord are followed visits to the idyllic village of Olden on Nordfjord, and Åndalsnes on Romsdalfjord. Head ashore here for the chance to explore the pristine interior on an optional shore excursion. Astoria's last port, Bergen, offers you an opportunity to stroll through the ancient Bryggen area and perhaps take in the view from the summit of Mount Fløyen – a fitting finale to your wonderful voyage.
What's Included9 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Delicious full board cuisine
Afternoon teas and late night snacks
Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of 6 nights or more)
Self service tea & coffee (6am to midnight)
Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
Daytime activities and leisure facilities
Guest speaker and arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more)
Porterage of luggage, port to cabin
Holiday HighlightsThe majestic fjords dressed in autumn colours
Calling at six unforgettable ports
Two lazy days at sea
Stavanger’s pretty, cobbled old town
Cruise mighty Sognefjord
Flåm, the terminus of the famous Flåmsbana railway
The beguiling fjordland village of Geiranger
Idyllic Olden in its glorious setting
Call in Åndalsnes on beautiful Romsdalfjord
Historic Bergen, your Gateway to the Fjords
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Depart from Hull
Depart: 2130hrs Board Astoria in Hull, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.
Day 2At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 3Stavanger, Norway
Arrive: 0830hrs Depart: 1400hrs Astoria's first port is the prosperous former Norwegian fishing capital, Stavanger. Here, sleek ultramodern buildings like the Stavanger Conert Hall and the Norwegian Petroleum Museum contrast sharply with the pretty white-painted, clapboard houses and cobbles of Stavanger old town. Step ashore to wander through harbour-side Torget before we enjoy a breathtaking passage though Lysefjord, where the towering Preikestolen rock formation soars above the waters. Optional Excursion:
Visit to the Iron Age Farm at Ullanhaug
Day 4Flam, Norway
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 1700hrs The remote village of Flam is set in one of Sognefjord’s most remote corners. From here, there's the chance to enjoy a truly unforgettable shore excursion, boarding the world-famous Flamsbana Mountain Railway for the journey, through the region's breathtaking scenery, to Myrdal. Optional Excursion:
Flamsbana Mountain Railway
Day 5Geiranger, Norway
Arrive: 1300hrs Depart: 1800hrs Geirangerfjord is one of the smallest but most beautiful fjords, its twists and turns marked by crashing waterfalls and ancient and beguiling villages. Disembark at Geiranger to enjoy an unforgettable overland excursion through the glorious scenery of the fjord and its surroundings.
Day 6Olden, Norway
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 1800hrs Today you’ll call at Olden on Nordfjord. This pretty waterside town is the starting point for an excursion, through scenic countryside, to the famous Briksdal Glacier. Huge tough it is, Briksdal's immense cliff of ice is actually just one of the 50 arms of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier, which broods over the entire eastern reach of Nordfjord. Optional Excursion:
Day 7Andalsnes, Norway
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1600hrs Astoria cruises into beautiful Romsdalsfjord and up to Andalsnes, today. From here, there’s the opportunity to enjoy an excursion through some of Norway’s most spectacular mountain scenery, and perhaps a chance to visit the famous wooden Rodven stave church in its dreamy setting beside the fjord. Optional Excursion:
Day 8Bergen, Norway
Arrive: 1000hrs Depart: 1700hrs Your final call is in Bergen. This ancient Hanseatic city of cobbled streets and medieval houses was the birthplace of composer Edvard Grieg. Visit the vibrant harbour and fish market, stroll past the wooden warehouses of Bryggen and take the Floibanen funicular to the summit of Mount Floyen.
Day 9At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 10Arrive back at Hull
Arrive: 0730hrs Say goodbye to Astoria, her crew and your fellow passengers as she arrives in Hull, today, and you disembark at the end of a wonderful cruise. Back to top
Passport requirementsBritish Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.
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