AIA Tours: cruise

Scottish Isles & Norwegian Fjords

Tour Dates: May 30-June 7, 2021 in the planning stages (9 days)

Tour Leader(s): Elizabeth Pierce ,

This tour is in the planning stages for the May 2021 departure.  To be notified before others when the tour is available and to receive a detailed brochure, contact us at 800-748-6262 or aia@studytours.org.

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.


Pricing for 9-day Voyage

Prices per person (12 nights)
Pricing will be available when the brochure is complete.

Glenfinnan Bay, Scotland © flaxton

Prehistoric Jarlshof in the Shetland Islands, Scotland

Norwegian Fjord © EADrablos

Bergen, Norway © publicdomain

Norway's Flam Railway © operator

5-star, 92-stateroom Le Champlain

Le Champlain stateroom

Itinerary


May 30, 2021 – Depart the U.S.
May 31 – Bergen, Norway | Embark Le Champlain
June 1 – Bergen
June 2- Cruising the Norwegian Fjords | Flåm Railway
June 3- Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland, for Jarlshof
June 4 – Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, for Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae
June 5 – Kyle of Lochalsh for Isle of Skye
June 6 – Fort William and the Scottish Highlands
June 7 – Glasgow/Disembark ship/Return to the U.S.

Pre-cruise option: Wonders of Norway • Copenhagen
Fjordland, Stalheim, Oslo – via Bergen Railway and Coastal Ferry

Post-cruise option: Scotland’s Cultural Captials
Glasgow & Edinburgh

The pre- and post- cruise options are available at additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.

View Detailed Itinerary

This tour is in the planning stages for the May 2021 departure.  To be notified before others when the tour is available and to receive a detailed brochure, contact us at 800-748-6262 or aia@studytours.org.

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