Trace the legacies of Viking and Celtic clans on this extraordinary 7-night cruise showcasing the pristine natural beauty of Norway’s mighty fjords and the mist-enshrouded peaks of Scotland. Cruise into ports accessible only by small ship and enjoy a specially arranged ride on Norway’s legendary Flåm Railway. Discover the Orkney Islands’ fascinating Neolithic history. During a full day excursion, explore the glens of the Scottish Highlands. Enhance your journey with the Norway & Denmark and/or Edinburgh & Glasgow Optional Extensions.
- Nine-day, 7-night cruise from Glasgow, Scotland, to Bergen, Norway, featuring Norway’s iconic fjords.
- Explore the Fantoft Stavkirke, a 12th-century wooden stave church, and take a walking tour of Bergen’s historic waterfront.
- Cruise Sognefjord, passing traditional farmsteads and villages flanked by mountains and glaciers.
- Experience the enchanting and sacred, emerald teardrop Isle of Iona.
- Norway and Denmark and Edinburgh and Glasgow Optional Extensions.
Day 1 - Depart Home City
Day 2 - Glasgow, Scotland/Embark Le Champlain
Day 3 - Isle of Iona
Day 4 - Kyle of Lochlash/Isle of Skye
Day 5 - Kirkwall/Orkney Islands
Day 6 - Lerwick, Shetland Islands
Day 7 - Sognefjord, Norway/Flåm Railway
Day 8 - Bergen
Day 9 - Bergen/Disembark ship/Return to home city
Exclusively Chartered, 5-Star Luxury Small Ship
Le Champlain, launched in 2018, ushers in a new generation of 5-star small ships, combining revolutionary design and a new standard of luxury for unparalleled cruising. Dock in smaller ports inaccessible to larger ships, where authentic cultural experiences and majestic scenery await you.
Glasgow and Edinburgh Optional Extension
Discover 2 of Scotland’s greatest cities and their histories of clans, medieval knights, and royal intrigue on a 3-night itinerary that includes visits to Edinburgh and Glasgow. Tour Edinburgh, visit Edinburgh Castle, and see the Crown Jewels of Scotland. Explore the heart of Scotland to see the sites of Trossachs and Loch Katrine. Visit Glasgow and Stirling castles, and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum. Accommodations are in the ideally located Sheraton Grand Edinburgh.
Norway and Denmark Optional Extension
Our 5-night itinerary extension explores Denmark’s storied past, from the reign of Vikings to Danish royalty, while basking in majestic scenery. Visit Stalheim, and then travel aboard the Bergen Railway, from Voss to Oslo-, over Europe’s highest mountain plateau. Take a scenic walking tour of Oslo and visit the Opera House. In Copenhagen, visit the Viking Ship Museum and explore the ancient Roskilde Cathedral. Take a canal cruise through the city to see Copenhagen’s iconic sites. Stay in historic hotels and spend one night aboard an award-winning Seaways Ferry.
Optional Extensions are available at an additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.
Flåm Railway, one of the world’s most scenic train routes. This masterpiece of Norwegian engineering—the steepest standard-gauge railway track in Europe, spiraling 2,835 feet—opened to the public in 1940 and travels 13 dramatic miles through 20 tunnels to Myrdal’s mountaintop station.
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