SUMMER IN NORWAY 2019 - VOYAGES ABOARD THE MS SERENISSIM A - NOBLE CALEDONIA

 
SUMMER IN NORWAY 2019 - VOYAGES ABOARD THE MS SERENISSIM A - NOBLE CALEDONIA
SUMMER
IN NORWAY
 Voya g es aboard t h e MS S eren i ss i m a

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ms serenissima

     Harald Lounge                                          On Deck                                               The Restaurant

    The charming MS Serenissima began her career as the Harald Jarl, cruising the Norwegian coastline and fjords.
    Since 2003, when she was extensively renovated, she has been operating as a classic cruise ship. Previously known
    as the MS Andrea, she was upgraded again in 2013 and started her new life as the MS Serenissima. With her small
    size she can navigate into small, remote ports inaccessible to the big cruise ships and appears an impressive sight
    when moored. With her fleet of Zodiacs, she is capable of both destination and expedition cruising. In December
    2018, the vessel will once again undergo a significant refurbishment and, after a re-configuration of the deck plan
    will accommodate a maximum of just 95 guests.

    Your Cabin/Suite
    Accommodating no more than 95 passengers, the cabins are                         hot and cold dishes available. Dinner is served a la carte and is four courses,
    attractively designed for comfort and convenience. All cabins are fully          except at the Captain’s Dinner, which is a six course affair. Where possible,
    air conditioned with an en-suite bathroom with shower and a selection            local produce is sourced for an authentic dining experience. A choice of red
    of toiletries in addition to a hairdryer, robes and slippers. All cabins come    or white wine, beer, soft drinks, and water is included at lunch and dinner. In
    equipped with telephone, flat screen television, safety deposit box and          good weather there are al fresco dining facilities available and tea and coffee
    other thoughtful appointments. Bottles of still and sparkling water are          are available around the clock in the Andrea Lounge.
    provided and replenished daily. From January 2019, there will be eight
    different grades of cabin arranged over five decks, and all feature either       Your Space
    windows or portholes. Because of the very nature of the ship, the cabins         The facilities on board include two lounges – the larger Andrea Lounge
    do vary in shape and size, adding to the vessel’s overall charm.                 is comfortable and spacious and the smaller Harald Lounge is more
                                                                                     intimate. There is also a small library and Wi-Fi is available at an extra cost
                                   Your Dining                                       throughout the vessel. The outside areas really are something special. A
                                   The free seating Venice Restaurant                spacious observation deck allows 360 degree views of the passing scenery.
                                   accommodates all guests in one sitting            From here, step down to the lido area with Jacuzzi and outside bar. The
                                   and, with its Deck 5 location, all of the         covered seating area at the back of Deck 6 is ideal for relaxing with a
                                   tables benefit from great views. The              drink in hand. Perhaps, one of the best known and loved features of this
                                   picture windows also make the restaurant          vessel is its unique style. During the major refit in Sweden the then owners
                                   wonderfully light and airy. Breakfast is served   commissioned Swedish interior designers to create a Gustavian style
                                   buffet-style with cooked dishes available and     interior. This bright Swedish 18th century influenced, country house style
                                   eggs to order by the ship’s accomplished          works particularly well on a vessel of this vintage, providing intimacy and a
                                   chef. Lunch is also served buffet-style with      classic nautical sensibility often lacking in larger vessels.

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Lido Deck
MS SERENISSIMA DECK PLAN & CABINS

DECK 7

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DECK 3                                   320     318        316 314        312 310              308      405
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    STANDARD STATEROOM             321 319      DELUXE STATEROOM   311 309     307 307 305
                                                                                         SERENISSIMA
                                                                                             305 305      SUITE
                                         321 321317
                                                319 319317
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    CLASSIC STATEROOM                                 JUNIOR SUITE                                            STANDARD SINGLE
    STANDARD  STATEROOM                               DELUXE STATEROOM
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                                                          DELUXE      STATEROOM                                SERENISSIMA SUITESUITE
            STANDARD
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    SUPERIOR STATEROOMSTATEROOM
                   STATEROOM                          OWNER’S SUITESTATEROOM                                          SERENISSIMA
                                                                                                                   SERENISSIMA     SUITE

    CLASSIC STATEROOM
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                 STATEROOM                            JUNIOR SUITE
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NB. Please note cabin sizes vary in each category and measurements shown are approximate.
                                                                                                                                                     Owner’s Suite
                                                                                                                                                     (22 square metres)

  Junior Suite                                                              Deluxe Stateroom                                                         Superior Stateroom
  (21 square metres)                                                        (15 to 25 square metres)                                                 (11.5 to 18 square metres)

  Classic Stateroom                                                         STANDARD Stateroom                                                       STANDARD SINGLE
  (14 to 19 square metres)                                                  (10 to 11.5 square metres)                                               (7 to 12.5 square metres)

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Midsummer in Norway
    & the Scottish Isles
    A voyage from Aberdeen to Tromso
    3rd to 14th June 2019

    O     ur voyage begins on the northeast coast of Scotland
          in the port of Aberdeen from where we call into the
    remote Shetland Islands to learn of the many legends that
                                                                      The Itinerary
                                                                      Day 1 Aberdeen, Scotland.
                                                                                                                                                      Tromso

                                                                                                                                           Trollfjorden
                                                                                                                                      Lofoten islands

                                                                      Embark the MS Serenissima                           NORWEGIAN
    have shaped this mystical place. Cruising north, we will catch    this afternoon. Transfers will be
                                                                                                                             SEA    Bronnoysund
                                                                                                                                                     Torghatten
    our first glimpse of Norway and begin our navigation of the       provided from Aberdeen Airport                                   Alesund
                                                                                                                                       Runde
                                                                                                                                                    NORWAY
                                                                                                                                                  Loen
    fjords. Words cannot describe the awe-inspiring scenery as we     and train station at a fixed time.                                      Nordfjord
                                                                                                                                          Balestrand
                                                                      Sail this evening for the Shetland
    take in views of mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, valleys and     Islands.
                                                                                                                         Lerwick   Bergen   Flam
                                                                                                                                           Naerofjorden
    truly dramatic fjords. Amongst them, Naerofjorden has been                                                                   Haugesund Rosendal

    included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.                         Day 2 Lerwick, Shetland Islands.             SCOTLAND
                                                                                                                               Aberdeen

                                                                      From the Shetland capital we will
    This itinerary uniquely combines the wonders of the
                                                                                                                                           Aarhus

                                                                      visit the remarkable archaeological      Isle of
                                                                                                                Man

    natural world with the historical and cultural highlights of
                                                                      site of Jarlshof. The site was                     of Skudeneshavn which consists
                                                                      uncovered by a violent storm in                    of 130 white wooden houses
    the area. Our visits will include the archaeological site of      the winter of 1896/7, revealing                    originating from the 1800’s, when
    Jarlshof in the Shetlands, Haugesund to learn of Norway’s         an extraordinary settlement site                   herring fishing was at its peak. We
    Viking heritage and Alesund to marvel at the Art Nouveau          embracing at least 5000 years of                   will stroll through the streets and
                                                                      human history. The site contains                   our guide will share stories about
    architecture. We will also spend time exploring the narrow        a remarkable sequence of stone                     the locals that lived here before we
    and deep sided Trollfjorden and Runde, home to more               structures – late Neolithic houses,                visit the Maelandsgarden Museum
    than 240 species of birds. A highlight for many will be the       a Bronze-Age village, an Iron-Age                  which highlights the development

    journey on the Flam Railway, one of the most beautiful
                                                                      broch and wheelhouses, several                     of the town.
                                                                      Norse longhouse, a Medieval
    railway lines in the world.                                       farmstead, and the 16th century                    Day 4 Rosendal, Hardangerfjord.
                                                                      laird’s house. Alternatively enjoy                 Arrive this morning in
    Such a journey can only be undertaken by a special vessel         a free morning to explore this                     Hardangerfjord, the third largest
    with the self sufficient qualities of the MS Serenissima and      historic port. Perhaps wander                      fjord in the world. We will dock

    joining you on board will be an expert team who have been         through its narrow stone lanes or                  in Rosendal and drive along
                                                                      maybe visit the excellent Shetland                 the fjord towards the small part
    selected for their enthusiasm, professionalism and specialist     Museum, containing artefacts from                  of the Hardangerfjord called
    knowledge of the natural world. With our small ship we are        shipwrecks and the whaling era.                    Maurangerfjord, experiencing the
    able to access small harbours which are just not accessible to    Return to the ship for lunch and                   idyllic scenery and farms along the
                                                                      enjoy the afternoon sailing.                       way and viewing the magnificent
    the larger cruise ships and ferries and we will be able to get                                                       Langfoss Waterfall. When we arrive
    up close to see nature at its rawest, cruise rugged coastlines,   Day 3 Haugesund, Norway. It was                    at the small village of Sunndal we
    witness vibrant colours and admire the prolific birdlife of       in Haugesund where, a thousand                     will walk to Bondhus Lake which
    this wonderful region.                                            years ago, King Harald Fairhair                    is surrounded by a fascinating
                                                                      united Norway into a single                        landscape of fjords and mountains.
                                                                      kingdom, and it was from this area                 After lunch on board we have free
     Puffin, Runde                                                    that the Viking Kings ruled Norway                 time to explore the town.
                                                                      for more than 500 years. The
                                                                      region has laid claim to the title of              Day 5 Bergen. We arrive this
                                                                      Norway’s Birthplace and Homeland                   morning in the lovely fjord
                                                                      of the Viking Kings. On a morning                  capital of Bergen. On our guided
                                                                      tour we will visit the 13th century St             excursion we will drive past the
                                                                      Olav’s church before learning about                fish market, Nordnes peninsula
                                                                      the Viking Age at the Nordvegen                    and Bergen Theatre on our way to
                                                                      Heritage Centre. We will return to                 Troldhaugen, the home of Norway’s
                                                                      the MS Serenissima via the national                most famous composer, Edvard
                                                                      monument, Haraldshaugen                            Grieg. Here we explore the house
                                                                      which commemorates Norway’s                        and gardens before enjoying a
                                                                      unification. After lunch on board                  private concert of his music. We
                                                                      the afternoon is free to explore                   return to the ship for lunch via the
                                                                      this small town independently,                     Hanseatic Quarters of ‘Bryggen’.
                                                                      maybe make your way to the                         This afternoon is at leisure to
                                                                      top of Steinsfjellet Mountain                      explore at your own pace.
                                                                      with panoramic views over the
                                                                      town, fjord and surrounding                        Day 6 Balestrand & Naerofjorden.
                                                                      islands. Alternatively join us as                  We spend the day enjoying
                                                                      we visit the charming old town                     spectacular fjord scenery from

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Midsummer in Norway & the Scottish Isles
                                                            Naerofjorden                                    Svolvaer, Lofoten islands

                                               Torghatten

                      Flam railway

                                      Bergen

aboard the MS Serenissima.             the Jostedal Glacier, the largest      relaxing morning, our naturalists            Heritage Site seeing the restored
Balestrand is known for its narrow     glacier in continental Europe.         will lead some gentler walks along           fishing cabins and local stores.
fjord branches and scenic and          After lunch on board you can           the water’s edge. During lunch               After lunch we will continue to
lush mountain landscape. Here          choose to enjoy some free time         we will sail through Bronnoysund             the picturesque seaside village of
we will see waterfalls, glacier        in Loen, or to take a trip on the      and later this afternoon we cross            Vikten and the Viking Museum at
arms stretching down into green        cable car which rises 1100 metres      the Arctic Circle by the island of           Borg. Our day ends in Svolvaer
valleys and the typical Swiss style    and offers wonderful views over        Vikingen where we will see the               where the ship will have sailed to
wooden villas. We will continue        the fjord below. Alternatively join    monument and raise a glass on                meet us. This evening we enjoy
to the UNESCO World Heritage           us on a visit to Jostedalsbreen        deck to celebrate.                           time on deck as we sail through the
Site of Naerofjorden, one of the       National Park, home to one of                                                       beautiful, narrow and steep sided
many fjord arms of Sognefjord          the last great ice sheets in Europe    Day 11 Lofoten Islands &                     Trollfjorden witnessing the birdlife,
and considered one of the most         with some sections over 1200 feet      Trollfjorden. Our final morning              waterfalls and dramatic scenery.
dramatic. If time and weather          deep. Our scenic drive will also       sees us in the Lofoten Archipelago,
permits we will drop the Zodiacs to    take us through the mountains,         an enchanting area of picturesque            Day 12 Tromso to London.
find a suitable landing to explore     past rivers and lakes before           villages with jagged granite                 Disembark this morning and
and enjoy a walk. This evening we      ending at Videster with wonderful      mountain peaks forming a dramatic            transfer to the airport for your
will moor at the village of Flam.      views towards Lodalskapa Peak          backdrop. We will have a full                scheduled indirect flight to London.
                                       and the Buldrefossen Waterfall.        day tour to explore the villages
Day 7 Flam. This morning we                                                   and see the life of these islands.
will embark on one of the most         Day 9 Runde & Alesund. Be on           We will disembark in the small               SHIP TO SHORE
dramatic train rides in Europe.        deck early this morning as we          fishing village of Reine revered             This cruise is not classified as an
The Flam Railway is only 20            cruise by the bird cliffs at Runde,    as one of the most beautiful in              expedition cruise, however Zodiac
kilometres long but a masterpiece      one of the largest nesting cliffs in   Norway before driving through                landing craft may be integral to
of engineering. The train climbs       Norway and home to half a million      the dramatic Lofoten scenery to              the operation of the voyage due to
up from sea level to 867 metres        birds. More than 240 different         Nusfjord. Enjoy a guided walk                the small ports we will be visiting
during these 20 kilometres,            species have been observed             around this UNESCO World                     where we may be at anchor.
crossing back and forth across         here including puffins, gannets,
rivers and through 20 tunnels. To      razorbills and northern fulmar. We
allow you to view the magnificent      continue to Alesund, one of the
scenery the train will proceed         most beautiful towns in Norway. It     Prices per person
slowly and stop at the Kjosfossen      is a great place to spend a morning    Based on double occupancy
Waterfall where you may leave the      exploring the streets with their Art
                                                                                Cat    Cabin Description                                Brochure Price
train to take a closer look or take    Nouveau buildings and the more
                                                                                 2		   Standard Stateroom       		                         £4795
some pictures. We will leave the       active may like to enjoy a walk up
                                                                                 3		   Classic Stateroom         		                        £4995
train at Vatnahalsen and walk from     Mount Aksla taking the 418 steps
                                                                                 4		   Superior Stateroom       		                         £5295
the station to the Mountain Hotel      for magnificent views of the town.
                                                                                 5		   Deluxe Stateroom         		                          £5695
where there will be time to relax      Return to the ship for lunch as we
                                                                                 6		   Junior Suite                		                      £5995
before re-boarding the train back      continue our journey north.
                                                                                 7		   Owner’s Suite              		                       £6595
to Flam.
                                                                                 8		   Serenissima Suite         		                        £6595
                                       Day 10 Torghatten &
                                                                                 10    Standard Single            		                       £4795
Day 8 Nordfjord & Loen. At dawn        Bronnoysund. This morning Mount
we will enter the spectacular          Torghatten will come into view,          PRICE INCLUDES: Economy class scheduled air travel from Tromso to
scenery of Nordfjord and cruise        one of the most famous landmarks         London • 11 nights aboard the MS Serenissima on a full board basis
towards the small village of Loen.     on the Norwegian coast. A fairly         • House wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
From here we travel past Lovatn        strenuous walk will take you to          • Noble Caledonia onboard team • Shore excursions • Gratuities
Lake to the beautiful Kjenndalen       the ‘hole’ in the mountain which         • Transfers • Port taxes.
Valley where we will walk to the       has been eroded by the sea and,          Not Included: Travel insurance.
Kjenndalen Glacier, an arm of          for those wishing to have a more

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SUMMER IN NORWAY 2019 - VOYAGES ABOARD THE MS SERENISSIM A - NOBLE CALEDONIA
Late Summer in the Cities,
    Islands & Fjords of Norway
    A voyage from Tromso to Leith
    21st August to 2nd September 2019

    A    voyage along Norway’s beautiful coastline offers the
         traveller scenery on an epic scale. The immense size
    of the magnificent fjords, the cascading waterfalls, the
                                                                                  the Norwegian coast. A fairly
                                                                                  strenuous walk will take you to the
                                                                                  ‘hole’ in the mountain which has                      Lofoten islands
                                                                                                                                                          Tromso

                                                                                  been eroded by the sea. For those       NORWEGIAN
    picturesque fishing villages and dramatic snow-capped                         wishing to have a more relaxing
                                                                                                                             SEA                          NORWAY
                                                                                                                                                       Torghatten
    mountains with farms clinging to their slopes are a sight                     afternoon our naturalists will lead                      Alesund  Trondheim       FINLAND
                                                                                                                                                    Loen
    to behold. The region is certainly one of our most popular
                                                                                                                                         Nordfjord
                                                                                  some gentler walks along the                   Dalsfjord
                                                                                  water’s edge.                              Sognefjorden        Bygstad
    destinations and simply perfect for exploration by small ship.                                                       Lerwick    Bergen       Flam
                                                                                                                                              Naerofjorden          Helsinki

                                                                                                                               Scrabster
                                                                                  Day 4 Trondheim. Arrive this
    We begin our voyage in the Arctic Circle at Tromso from                       morning into Trondheim. Founded Leith
                                                                                                                                                                     ES

    where we sail south to the enchanting Lofoten Islands for                     in 997 AD by Viking King Olav          SCOTLAND
    a full day to explore the villages and experience life on the
                                                                                                                                                                    Riga

                                                                                  Tryggvason, Trondheim was

    islands. An exploration of the western coast of Norway
                                                                                  Norway’s first capital city and we
                                                                                  will discover its historical treasures
    down to Bergen follows from where we head to Scotland’s                       today. We will drive past the old        Day 6 Nordfjord & Loen. At dawn
    east coast. Our days will be spent on guided excursions with                  wooden buildings and visit the           we will enter the spectacular
    local guides, on walks with our naturalists and on deck of                    11th century Nidaros Cathedral           scenery of Nordfjord and cruise
                                                                                  built over the grave of St Olav and      towards the small village of Loen.
    the MS Serenissima as we cruise amongst the fjords. There                     richly ornamented in stone with          From here we travel past Lovatn
    will also be ample time to relax and enjoy the summer days                    stunning stained-glass windows.          Lake to the beautiful Kjenndalen
    independently when in some of the delightful towns.                           We continue to Ringve Manor,             Valley where we will walk to the
                                                                                  a typical manor house of the             Kjenndalen Glacier, an arm of
    With 25 years of experience in operating cruises in Norway,                   Trondelag district and home to           the Jostedal Glacier, the largest
                                                                                  Norway’s only musical instrument         glacier in continental Europe.
    we believe we have the perfectly balanced itinerary featuring                 museum, before enjoying a                After lunch on board choose to
    as it does a combination of dramatic fjords, small towns,                     panoramic view of the city from          enjoy some free time in Loen or
    cultural history and wildlife. A highlight for many will be                   the Sverresli Viewpoint. Return to       maybe take a trip on the cable

    the journey on the Flam Railway, one of the most beautiful                    the ship for lunch and enjoy an          car which rises 1100 metres and
                                                                                  afternoon cruising.                      offers wonderful views over the
    railway lines in the world. The train journey provides us with                                                         fjord below. Alternatively join
    views of some of Norway’s wildest and most magnificent                        Day 5 Alesund. We have a whole           us on a visit to Jostedalsbreen
    scenery with rivers cutting through deep ravines, cascading                   day in Alesund, one of the most          National Park, home to one of
                                                                                  beautiful towns in Norway which          the last great ice sheets in Europe
    waterfalls, snowcapped mountains and mountain farms                           has a wonderful setting being            with some sections over 1200 feet
    clinging to sheer slopes.                                                     built on several islands stretching      deep. Our scenic drive will take
                                                                                  out into the ocean. A large part         us through the mountains, past

    The Itinerary
                                                                                  of Alesund was destroyed by              rivers and lakes before ending
                                                                                  fire in 1904 and rebuilt in the Art      at Videster with wonderful views
                                                                                  Nouveau style, typical for the           towards Lodalskapa Peak and the
    Day 1 London to Tromso, Norway.         scenery to Nusfjord. Here we will     first decade of the 20th century.        Buldrefossen Waterfall.
    Fly by scheduled flight via Oslo.       enjoy a guided walk around this       Today, it is a bustling town which
    On arrival transfer to the MS           UNESCO World Heritage Site,           we will discover on a morning            Day 7 Dalsfjord & Bygstad.
    Serenissima and enjoy Welcome           seeing the restored fishing cabins    walking tour. We will visit the Art      Dalsfjord lies at the heart of
    Dinner and Drinks as we sail this       and local stores, followed by         Nouveau Centre which documents           Western Norway with its starkly
    evening.                                lunch. Our day ends in the small      the town’s unique architectural          contrasting fjord scenery, half way
                                            fishing village of Reine revered      history and we can stroll through        between Bergen and Alesund.
    Day 2 Lofoten Islands. Our first        as one of the most beautiful in       the many rooms in the listed             Its little-known fjord arms and
    morning of exploration sees us          Norway, where the ship will have      building known as “The Swan              gentler landscape in harmony with
    in the Lofoten Archipelago, an          sailed to meet us.                    Pharmacy”, with its beautiful and        powerful and diverse watercourses
    enchanting area of picturesque                                                authentic decor. We will also            have left their impression on
    villages with jagged granite            Day 3 Torghatten. Over breakfast      wander through the Jugend (Art           the landscape and settlement.
    mountain peaks forming a                we will cross the Arctic Circle as    Nouveau) quarters of the town            Today’s tour will take us through
    dramatic backdrop. We will have a       we pass by the island of Vikingen     centre and inner harbour and             this beautiful environment with
    full day tour to explore the villages   where we will see the Arctic Circle   the attractive park at the foot of       its magnificent waterfalls and
    and see the life of these islands.      Monument marking the location.        Mount Aksla. After lunch on board        mountains. We will visit Sunnfjord
    We will disembark in Svolvaer and       We will continue to cruise through    the afternoon is free to explore         Museum, which provides an
    drive to the picturesque seaside        scenic Bronnoysund and in the         further at your own pace and the         insight into how life was in
    village of Vikten and the Viking        early afternoon Mount Torghatten      active may which to climb and            Sunnfjord settlements in the
    Museum at Borg before driving           will come into view, one of the       see the views from the top of            mid-1800s, before taking a scenic
    through the dramatic Lofoton            most famous landmarks on              Mount Aksla.                             drive to the region known as ‘the

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Late Summer in the Cities, Islands & Fjords of Norway
 Lofoten cathedral                                                                                                                         Naeroyfjord

                                      Alesund
 Lofoten Islands                                         Trondheim

waterfall country’ making various      where there will be time to relax     historic port. Perhaps wander          and Dunnet Head to see the
stops at waterfalls and small          before re-boarding the train back     through its narrow stone lanes or      lighthouse built in 1831 by Robert
settlements.                           to Flam. Enjoy lunch as we sail       maybe visit the excellent Shetland     Stevenson and enjoy the views
                                       back along the scenic fjords this     Museum, containing artefacts from      over to Orkney. We continue to
Day 8 Sognefjorden &                   afternoon.                            shipwrecks and the whaling era.        John O’Groats the most northerly
Naerofjorden. We spend the day                                                                                      town on mainland Britain. Back
enjoying spectacular fjord scenery     Day 10 Bergen. We arrive this         Day 12 Scrabster, Scotland.            on board for lunch we sail this
from aboard the MS Serenissima.        morning in the lovely fjord           Our final morning sees us in           afternoon towards Edinburgh.
Sognefjorden, Norway’s longest         capital of Bergen. A guided           Scrabster, the most northerly port
and deepest fjord extends more         excursion will drive past the         on the Scottish mainland. This         Day 13 Leith. Disembark this
than 200 kilometres inland and         fish market, Nordnes peninsula        morning choose to either visit         morning after breakfast. Transfers
is surrounded by three national        and Bergen Theatre on our way         the Castle and Gardens of Mey          will be provided to Edinburgh
parks. Here we will see thundering     to Troldhaugen, the home of           which was built between 1566           International Airport and Waverley
waterfalls, glacier arms stretching    Norway’s most famous composer,        and 1572 by George Sinclair, 4th       Station at a fixed time.
down into green valleys and            Edvard Grieg. Here we explore         Earl of Caithness. The castle was
many small farms clinging to the       the house and gardens before          purchased by Queen Elizabeth,
mountainside. We will continue         enjoying a private concert of his     the Queen Mother in 1952 who           SHIP TO SHORE
to the UNESCO World Heritage           music. Before returning to the        restored the castle for use as a       This cruise is not classified as an
Site of Naerofjorden, one of the       ship we will explore the Hanseatic    holiday home and created the           expedition cruise, however Zodiac
many fjord arms of Sognefjord          Quarters of ‘Bryggen’. After lunch    beautiful gardens we will see          landing craft may be integral to
and considered one of the most         on board enjoy an afternoon at        today. Alternatively drive along the   the operation of the voyage due to
dramatic. If time and weather          leisure to explore at your own        coast to Dunnet Bay, a glorious        the small ports we will be visiting
permits we will drop the Zodiacs to    pace. In the early evening we         crescent of sand and dunes             where we may be at anchor.
find a suitable landing to explore     will leave Norway and begin our
and enjoy a walk. This evening we      journey towards Scotland.
will moor at the village of Flam.
                                       Day 11 Lerwick, Shetland              Prices per person
                                                                             Based on double occupancy
Day 9 Flam. This morning we            Islands. After a morning at sea
will embark on one of the most         we arrive in the Shetland capital       Cat    Cabin Description                        Brochure Price
dramatic train rides in Europe.        at lunchtime. This afternoon visit
                                                                                2		   Standard Stateroom   		                      £5195
The Flam Railway is only 20            the remarkable archaeological
                                                                                3		   Classic Stateroom    		                      £5395
kilometres long but a masterpiece      site of Jarlshof. The site was
                                                                                4		   Superior Stateroom   		                      £5595
of engineering. The train climbs       uncovered by a violent storm in
                                                                                5		   Deluxe Stateroom     		                      £5895
up from sea level to 867 metres        the winter of 1896/7, revealing
                                                                                6		   Junior Suite           		                    £6195
during these 20 kilometres,            an extraordinary settlement site
                                                                                7		   Owner’s Suite         		                     £6595
crossing back and forth across         embracing at least 5000 years of
                                                                                8		   Serenissima Suite     		                     £6595
rivers and through 20 tunnels. To      human history. The site contains         10    Standard Single        		                    £5195
allow you to view the magnificent      a remarkable sequence of stone
scenery the train will proceed         structures – late Neolithic houses,     PRICE INCLUDES: Economy class scheduled air travel from London
slowly and stop at the Kjosfossen      a Bronze-Age village, an Iron-Age       to Tromso • 12 nights aboard the MS Serenissima on a full board basis
Waterfall where you may leave the      broch and wheelhouses, several          • House wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
train to take a closer look or take    Norse longhouse, a Medieval             • Noble Caledonia onboard team • Shore excursions • Gratuities
some pictures. We will leave the       farmstead, and the 16th century         • Transfers • Port taxes.
train at Vatnahalsen and walk from     laird’s house. Alternatively enjoy      Not Included: Travel insurance.
the station to the Mountain Hotel      a free afternoon to explore this

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