AIA Tours: cruise

Scottish Isles & Norwegian Fjords

Tour Dates: May 23-31, 2020 (9 days)

Tour Leader(s): Elizabeth Pierce ,

Advance Information
Pricing for this program is expected in July 2019.
This program tends to sell out quickly, so contact us to reserve space with a no-obligation deposit of $800 per person: call 800-748-6262 or email
Upon receipt of the complete brochure, you will have 10 days to reconfirm your reservation or to cancel and receive a full refund of your deposit.

To simply receive a brochure when it is available, please call 800-748-6262 or email

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


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


May 23, 2020 – Depart the U.S.
May 24 – Bergen, Norway | Embark Le Champlain
May 25 – Bergen
May 26 – Cruising the Norwegian Fjords | Flåm Railway
May 27 – Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland, for Jarlshof
May 28 – Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, for Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae
May 29 – Kyle of Lochalsh for Isle of Skye
May 30 – Fort William and the Scottish Highlands
May 31 – Glasgow/Disembark ship/Return to the U.S.

Program details are subject to change.

For reservations or questions, please email us at (and include your full name) or call us toll-free at (800) 748-6262 (toll: 603-756-2884).

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