Join us for this custom-designed, seven-night voyage to Norway’s majestic fjords and Scotland’s Orkney and Shetland Islands. Cruise from Bergen, Norway, to Glasgow, Scotland, aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star small ship Le Dumont-d’Urville. Travel in the wake of Viking explorers, cruising into ports accessible only by small ship. Ride Norway’s Flåm Railway, one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys, and enjoy a full-day excursion into the Scottish Highlands. Visit Neolithic Orkney—including a special presentation by the Ness of Brodgar archaeological site director and head archaeologist, Nick Card—and tour Bergen’s UNESCO-inscribed Bryggen. Norway/Copenhagen PreProgram and Edinburgh/Glasgow Post-Program Options.
- Uniquely designed itinerary available only through Gohagan & Company—all excursions included.
- Exclusively chartered cruise aboard the Five‑Star small ship Le Dumont-d’Urville, accessing ports unavailable to larger vessels.
- Private balcony in each of the 92 Suites and Staterooms.
- Specially arranged ride on Norway’s Flåm Railway—one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys.
- Excursion through the Tolkienesque lands of the Scottish Highlands to visit Glencoe, Glenfinnan and the 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle.
- Explore the staggeringly beautiful, tradition-steeped Orkney and Shetland Islands.
- See the Orkney Islands’ Neolithic monuments—the Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae, both UNESCO World Heritage sites—and the Shetland Islands’ 5,000-year-old prehistoric site of Jarlshof.
- Specially arranged lecture by Nick Card, Ness of Brodgar’s director and head archaeologist.
- Ample time in picturesque Bergen, featuring Bryggen, its UNESCO World Heritage-designated Old Wharf.
- Complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages throughout the cruise and complimentary Wi-Fi access aboard ship (conditions permitting).
- Introducing the extraordinary Blue Eye, the world’s first multisensory, underwater Observation Lounge.
- Edinburgh and Glasgow Pre-Program Option and Wonders of Norway and Copenhagen PostProgram Option.
Day 1 - Depart the U.S. or Canada
Day 2 - Glasgow, Scotland/Embark Le Dumont-d’Urville
Day 3 - Fort William for the Scottish Highlands
Day 4 - Kyle of Lochalsh for Portree, Isle of Skye
Day 5 - Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, for Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae
Day 6 - Lerwick, Shetland Islands, for Jarlshof
Day 7 - Cruising Sognefjord/Flåm Railway
Day 8 - Bergen, Norway
Day 9 - Bergen/Disembark ship/Return to the U.S. or Canada
Itinerary will also operate in the reverse direction.
Exclusively Chartered, Five-Star Luxury Small Ship
Le Dumont-d’Urville, launched in 2019, ushers in a new generation of Five-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.
Wonders of Norway–Copenhagen Pre-Program Option
Immerse yourself in majestic Norwegian landscapes and traditional Scandinavian culture on this unique and exclusive five‑night Pre-Program Option. Enjoy an exclusively chartered cruise along Copenhagen’s idyllic canals to see Christiansborg Palace, the Old Stock Exchange and Amalienborg Palace and view the Little Mermaid statue. In the Danish town of Roskilde, visit its 12th‑century, Gothic‑style cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and explore the fascinating Viking Ship Museum. In vibrant Oslo, visit the stately Opera House and the unique Vigeland Sculpture Park. Experience the majesty of the Norwegian highlands and ride through the stunning scenery of Europe’s highest mountain plateau on the Bergen Line. Ideally located accommodations include two nights in the Five-Star Skt. Petri in Copenhagen, one night aboard an award‑winning Seaways ferry from Copenhagen to Oslo, one night in the prestigious, Five-Star Grand Hotel in Oslo and one night in the historical Stalheim hotel.
Scotland’s Cultural Capitals: Glasgow–Edinburgh Post-Program Option
This special Post-Program Option explores two of Scotland’s greatest cities and their histories of fascinating clans, medieval knights and royal and religious intrigue. During your tour of Glasgow, visit its 12th‑century cathedral, the only medieval church in mainland Scotland to survive the reformation of 1560, and the St. Mungo Museum. In Edinburgh, discover the UNESCO World Heritage‑designated Old Town, a labyrinth of medieval passageways, the Royal Mile and the Neoclassical New Town, laid out in the 18th century. Explore imposing Edinburgh Castle, a powerful national symbol dating from the 12th century with curving ramparts that define the city’s romantic silhouette. Spend two nights in Edinburgh’s ideally located, Five-Star Sheraton Grand Hotel.
The Pre- and Post-Program Options are available at 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.