Best Of Norway & Scottish Isles Cruise
- Duration: 10 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99715
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
9 nights. June 2020. From £889.00.
Book by 30th September and claim 12 free bottles of wine – Use Code: WINE12
Join us on board Magellan as she cruises from Dundee to Norway and then to four of Britain's most beautiful island outposts before returning to Greenock. Discover a landscape marked by crashing waterfalls and ancient villages as Magellan cruises up Hardangerfjord, and along the vast length of Sognefjord, past deep forests and towering mountains, to the tiny village of Flam.
Spend a relaxed day exploring Bergen's lively fish market and Bryggen, its lovingly regenerated warehouse district now full of unusual shops and stylish restaurants and bars. Explore the Shetland Islands' capital, Lerwick; step ashore in Kirkwall to see St Magnus Cathedral or cross the island to gaze out across the historic waters of Scapa Flow; and explore the tiny settlements and spectacular scenery of the Isle of Skye and the Isle of Mull.
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
Cruising from Dundee to Greenock
Holiday HighlightsMidsummer in the magical fjords
Explore the glorious Northern Isles
Make the most of the long, light evenings
Cruise stunning Hardangerfjord to Eidfjord
Remote Flåm on Sognefjord, and its famous mountain railway
Discover historic Bergen and rugged Lerwick
The stunning beauty surrounding Kirkwall on Orkney
Discover the "misty" Isle of Skye from Portree
Pretty Tobermory on Mull
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 Dundee
Depart: 2100hrs Board Magellan in Dundee, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.
Day 2At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 3Eidfjord, Norway
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1700hrs Enjoy spectacular scenery as Magellan cruises through the 100km-long Hardangerfjord to Eidfjord. Here you can go ashore to enjoy an optional excursion through the beautiful surrounding countryside, perhaps taking in the famous Voringfossen waterfalls.
Day 4Flam, Norway
Arrive: 1300hrs Depart: 2100hrs 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.
Day 5Bergen, Norway
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1800hrs This morning Magellan arrives in Bergen, one of the most beautifully located cities in the world. This ancient fishing and trading port, spectacularly set amid hills and fjords, is also one of Northern Europe’s most enjoyable destinations. Step ashore to explore the harbour and fish market, discover Bryggen’s historic wooden warehouses or ride the funicular to the summit of Floyen - the best known of Bergen's "city mountains".
Day 6Lerwick, Shetland Isles
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 2300hrs Lerwick, the Shetland Islands’ rugged capital, is your gateway to an ancient land of legend, traditional crafts and an incredible abundance of bird life. Discover the town, or join the optional excursion to the 3,000 year-old archaeological site at Jarlshof, with its Bronze and Iron Age remains.
Day 7Kirkwall, Orkney Isles
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1800hrs Explore the historic capital of Orkney as Magellan docks in Kirkwall, situated a mile from the waters of Scapa Flow, where HMS Royal Oak sunk in WW2. Take the chance to visit Kirkwall’s magnificent centrepiece, St Magnus Cathedral, or join an optional shore excursion to discover the highlights of the island’s unique mix of history, archaeology, crafts and wildlife.
Day 8Portree, Isle of Skye
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 2000hrs The Isle of Skye is a wonderful place to explore. Spend the day in picturesque Portree, with its quayside fish ’n’ chip shops, or join an excursion and head north, past the Old Man of Storr, to Duntum’s Museum of Island Life; west to brooding Dunvegan Castle; south past the spectacular Cuillins; or even across the bridge to mainland Scotland.
Day 9Tobermory, Isle of Mull
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1700hrs The beautiful island of Mull offers breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife and a spectacular coastline. The small town of Tobermory, with its picturesque, multi-coloured houses encircling the waterfront, is a delightful place to explore, as is nearby famous Duart Castle, the seat of Clan Maclean.
Day 10Arrive in Greenock
Arrive: 0800hrs Say goodbye to Magellan, her crew and your fellow passengers as she arrives in Dundee, 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.
Foreign Office travel adviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.