I invite you to join AIA lecturer and host Colleen Batey on this magnificent cruise from Norway to Scotland, visiting remote destinations forever linked by their Viking heritage. Embark (and unpack just once) the five-star Le Dumont-d’Urville with only 92 suites and staterooms, each with a private balcony, providing all the luxury and sophistication of a fine hotel.
Dr. Batey will be part of a team of onboard experts who together will offer a series of lectures and informal discussions. This specially-designed itinerary follows the stepping stones of Scottish and Nordic civilizations during the best time of year, when the weather is mild and the days are long—a rare voyage accomplished only aboard a small ship cruising into smaller ports where larger vessels cannot venture.
Set out from charming Bergen, where rows of colorful, gabled houses on the historic Bryggen waterfront evoke the city’s past as a center of Hanseatic League trade. Cruise into the majestic Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord; and take one of the world’s most scenic train rides along Norway’s spectacular mountain landscape aboard the Flåm Railway. Continue onward for Scotland’s Orkney and Shetland Islands, with their remarkable links to the distant past. Learn more about the islands’ fascinating Neolithic history from guest lecturer and renowned archaeologist Nick Card, noted for his incredible commitment to research in the region. Marvel at the Neolithic standing stones of the Ring of Brodgar; the 5,000-year-old village of Skara Brae; and the settlement of Jarlshof, revealing layers of thousands of years of human history.
A pre-cruise extension in Norway and Copenhagen, and a post-cruise extension in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland, are also available.
This is an exceptional small-ship voyage—a great travel value with all meals, excursions, and accommodations included. Our cruise, hotel, train, and motorcoach suppliers are health and safety-conscious and have addressed these concerns. We will share this voyage with other organizations, so please contact AIA Tours to reserve your cabin today.
Prices per person (9 nights)
Starting at $4,995 double occupancy, with “Welcome Back Savings” through January 18, 2022, $5,745 after January 18, 2022.
Single supplements apply across all categories at 160% of the per person double occupancy price.
Optional Pre-Program extension: Wonders of Norway • Copenhagen
$2,595 per person double occupancy / $2,995 per person single occupancy
Optional Post-Program extension: Scotland’s Cultural Capitals, Glasgow • Edinburgh
$995 per person double occupancy / $1,495 per person single occupancy
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