Sponsored by: AIA
Join us for a unique, seven-night journey through Norway’s longest fjord, Sognefjord, to Scotland’s rarely-visited Orkney and Shetland Islands, visiting a collection of remote destinations forever linked by their Viking heritage. Cruise in the wake of early Viking explorers from Bergen, Norway, to Glasgow, Scotland, aboard the five-star, 92-suite/stateroom Le Champlain, cruising into ports accessible only by small ship and set amid spectacular landscapes. Highlights include visits to the archaeological site of Jarlshof in the Shetland Islands and Orkney’s UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Neolithic Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae, plus a special presentation by the Ness of Brodgar’s head archaeologist. Also visit Bergen’s picturesque Bryggen and Orkney’s medieval Kirkwall; take a specially-arranged ride on Norway’s Flåm Railway, one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys; and enjoy a excursion into the Scottish Highlands including the village of Glenfinnan and Glencoe, considered Scotland’s most beautiful glen. This program is co-sponsored with other educational institutions.
Also available are a Norway/Copenhagen Pre-Cruise Option and an Edinburgh/Glasgow Post‑Cruise Option.