The Footsteps of the Vikings

The Footsteps of the Vikings

Nature’s work of art

Discover the strongholds of the Vikings, from Bergen in Norway. Explore the wild, windswept and utterly magical Scottish isles of Fair Isle, the Shetland Islands, the Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Skye before crossing the North Sea to Iceland.

Set out on a seafaring journey just as the Vikings undertook, visit important landing sites, hear grand tales of adventure, marvel at the extraordinary landscapes of these remote islands and cruise into the heart of small Scottish towns for utterly unique experiences.

Day 1 - Bergen

Welcome to Bergen where a world of wonder awaits with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board. Tonight toast to the start of your luxurious cruise. Please book flights to arrive by 12pm.

Meals included: Dinner

Hardanger Fjord, the fourth longest fjord in the world, is the second longest in Norway. A spectacular day of discovery awaits as we cruise through the magnificent scenery.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Closer to Norway than Scotland, the Shetland Islands boast astounding archaeological sites, ancient ruins and Viking and Norse influences.

Freechoice
Explore Jarlshof Prehistoric site or discover the Norse history on your tour of the town and Shetlands Museum. Or you can choose to discover Scalloway and visit the Museum, or play a round of golf.

Enrich
Immerse yourself in Scottish traditions with a Highland fling and concert of Shetland fiddlers and Celtic singers.

There will be time at leisure this evening to discover the local nightlife.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Halfway between the isles of Orkney and Shetlands with a resident population of just 60, Fair Isle is a place rich in wildlife, cultural heritage and community spirit. Be welcomed by the locals to their island paradise and share stories of their life and history as you tour the Museum and enjoy their home made cakes and biscuits.

Freechoice
Choose from a range of discovery excursions to explore the island by Zodiac or kayak. Take a short birdlife walking tour or the more active can choose a hike to the more remote areas of the island in search of wildlife.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kirkwall, the ancient capital of Orkney, has an intriguing ancient history, Viking heritage and Scottish traditions.

Freechoice
Uncover the Neolithic history and visit the World Heritage-listed Ring of Brodar or taste local brews at Highland Park Distillery and Orkney Brewery. You can also choose to witness local artisans at a demonstration or take a walking tour and visit St Magnus Cathedral. The more active can take a guided kayak or Zodiac adventure.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Stornoway, originally a Viking settlement, is now a bustling hub for the arts and Gaelic heritage.

Freechoice
Uncover the intriguing Viking and Iron Age history or at Harris Distillery sample the local malt. Alternatively play a round of golf, or take a discovery excursion by Zodiac or kayak in search of bird and marine life.

Arrive in the afternoon to Portree, the thriving capital of the Isle of Skye and the perfect location to moor overnight.

Freechoice
Visit Dunvegan Castle, traditional home of Clan Macleod or take a tour of Portree and its surrounds.

Enjoy time at leisure this evening to explore this charming Scottish cultural centre.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

One of the most beautiful places in Scotland, Inverewe Estate and gardens date back to 1860. Carefully sculpted since its inception, this outstanding garden is an oasis of exotic plants and vibrant colour fuelled by the warm currents of the North Atlantic Gulf Stream. Discover the diversity of species and its history on your tour.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This isolated archipelago of volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean is a nature reserve boasting the largest colony of guillemots in the world, the oldest and largest colony of fulmars, the biggest colony of puffins in Britain and over one million birds in total.

Freechoice
Choose a discovery excursion by Zodiac and kayak to search for some of the fascinating bird species or take a guided walk across the islands.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Relax on board and perhaps try a course in Scenic Epicure.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Reykjavik signals the end of your cruise as you disembark after breakfast taking with you a lifetime of wonderful memories. Please book flights to depart after 1pm.

Meals included: Breakfast

  • 228-guest luxurious Discovery Yacht
  • 100% spacious verandah suites
  • An exclusive Enrich experience in Lerwick
  • 24 Freechoice shore excursions in five ports
  • Discovery Leaders on board
  • Broad range of active discovery excursions
  • Discover the diversity of species at Inverewe Gardens
  • Complimentary on board polar boots
  • And all tipping and gratuities both on board and onshore

Prices are in Australian Dollars

Start Date End Date Price
28 July 2019 8 August 2019 From $13,050

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking):
Earlybird Fare: 25% of cruise fare. Full Fare: 10% of cruise fare.
All prices listed are per person, twin share and include taxes and charges, international flights are not included. Single supplement prices on application. Earlybird pricing is strictly limited and subject to availability. ^At additional expense.

For further detail on this or any other packages, please contact us on 1300 968 787

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