Summertime In The Fjords Cruise
- Duration: 8 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99728
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
7 nights. August 2020. From £679.00.
The majesty of the fjords
As summer ends, Columbus cruises north from Tilbury, heading to the spectacular coastline of Western Norway. Drift lazily through some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery as Columbus follows the twisting course of Hardangerfjord to the pretty waterside town of Eidfjord, and navigates the length of Norway’s longest fjord on her way to Flam. You'll also visit two of Europe’s most historic port-cities - crossing the Channel to begin your adventures with a day amid friendly Rotterdam's striking modern buildings, and rounding off your time in the fjords with a call in the lovely regional capital, Bergen.Make the most of hoped for late-summer sunshine and the excellent facilities on board Columbus during lazy days at sea, and step ashore to explore the deep forests and towering mountains of the fjords on optional shore excursions to hidden waterfalls and across the vast landscape on a mountain train.
What's Included7 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 HighlightsSee the fjords in the summer glory
Four wonderful ports of call
Two lazy days at sea
Spend a day in the Dutch port of Rotterdam
Cruise Sognefjord to remote Flam
Spend a day in historic Bergen
Cruise Hardangerfjord deep into Norway's pristine interior
Eidfjord and its ancient church, surrounded by soaring peaks
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: 0900hrs Depart: 1430hrs Spend today exploring Rotterdam. 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: 2000hrs The remote village of Flam is set in one of Sognefjord's most remote corners. Here, you might board the world-famous Flamsbana Mountain Railway, for an unforgettable optional train journey through the beautiful scenery to Myrdal. Later this afternoon, Columbus will make her way into stunning Naeroyfjord where some of Norway's prettiest fjordside scenery awaits.
Day 5Bergen, Norway
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1730hrs Compact and friendly, Bergen was once a great trading city within the Hanseatic League. It remains Norway's second city and, despite being sheltered from the sea by its seven hills and outlying islands, is unashamedly nautical in outlook. 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 6Eidfjord, Norway
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1530hrs Relax on deck, gazing out at the spectacular fjordland scenery around you as Columbus cruises along 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 7At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 8Arrive 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