Fjordland Wonders Cruise
- Duration: 9 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99724
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
8 nights. September 2020. From £699.00.
Spectacular Scandinavian Scenery
Join us aboard Columbus in London Tilbury and embark on a week-long cruise to Western Norway. Sail along three stunning fjords and discover a stunning landscape where dense forests cling to steep mountain slopes and crystal-clear waterfalls crash into deep, still waters. Cruise the length of Sognefjord to the tiny fjord-side village of Flam, follow Nordfjord deep into the Norwegian interior to Olden, which lies between the fjord and the immense icy cliff-face of the Briksdal Glacier, and navigate the twists and turns of Geirangerfjord.Opportunities to discover hidden waterfalls and scenic rail routes through vast mountain landscapes on optional shore excursions; lazy days spent at sea perhaps soaking up the sun; and time to see Rotterdam's striking, varied architecture, and stroll through Bryggen, Bergen's restored warehouse district, round off this enchanting autumn cruise.
What's Included8 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 autumn colours of the fjords
Five delightful ports of call
Two lazy days at sea
The Dutch maritime gem, Rotterdam
Flam, with its famous railway, in remotest Sognefjord
Olden, in its idyllic setting
Cruise Nordfjord and Geirangerfjord
Pretty, fjord-side Geiranger
Spend a day in historic Bergen
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 London Tilbury
Depart: 1600hrs Board Columbus in Tilbury, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.
Day 2Rotterdam, Netherlands
Arrive: 0830hrs Depart: 1430hrs The delightful Dutch port of Rotterdam welcomes Columbus today. Step ashore to see the stunning architecture of the Erasmus Bridge and the remarkable Markthal food market. Browse the World-class museums, explore the lovingly preserved Old Harbour and stroll past nearby Delfshaven's step-gabled houses and ancient wharves.
Day 3At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 4Flam, Norway
Arrive: 0830hrs Depart: 1830hrs Today Columbus picks a path through the narrow fingers of Sognefjord, the world’s largest and deepest fjord, heading for Flam, stunningly set in one of the fjord’s most remote corners. From here you can board the world famous Flamsbana Mountain Railway for an unforgettable six-mile journey to Myrdal.
Day 5Olden, Norway
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 1800hrs Today you’ll call at Olden. This tiny village of clapbpoard houses and rolling green pastures is the starting point for an excursion, through scenic the countryside, to the famous Briksdal Glacier. This immense frozen cliff is actually just one of the 50 arms of the Jostedal Glacier, which covers almost 200 square miles of the surrounding landscape in an vast, slowly shifting blanket of ice.
Day 6Geiranger, Norway
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1400hrs Exquisite Geirangerfjord is one of the smaller fjords, but is undeniably among the most beautiful. Today Columbus cruises its twists and turns through a landscape marked by crashing waterfalls and ancient villages like Hellesylt and Geiranger. Disembark in Geiranger to take in the beauty of it all, or to enjoy an optional excursion.
Day 7Bergen, Norway
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1700hrs Compact and friendly, Bergen was once one of the Hanseatic League's greatest trading centres. It remains Norway's second city and, despite being sheltered from the sea by its seven hills and outlying islands, is still very much a nautical town. Visit the vibrant harbour and fish market, stroll past the wooden warehouses of Bryggen and ride the Floibanen funicular to the summit of Mount Floyen.
Day 8At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 9Arrive back at London Tilbury
Arrive: 0800hrs Say goodbye to Columbus, her crew and your fellow passengers as she arrives in Tilbury, 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. Back to top