NORWEGIAN FJORDS & SCOTTISH ISLES

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Oslo, Norway



3 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
Oslo Highlights by Foot
The history of a beautiful city comes alive in this guided walk through Oslo. Joining your guide at the pier, you will begin your stroll under the protective shadow of the imposing Akershus Fortress and Castle. Pass the statue of Franklin D. Roosevelt before stopping at City Hall, the venue every December 10th for the presentation of the Nobel Peace Prize. During your visit, view impressive frescoes, sculptures, and woodcarvings, along with the largest mural in Europe. Next, you will walk by the National Theater, the Royal Palace, and the Royal Guard. Turning down the main street, Karl Johan, you will pass the University of Oslo and the Ibsen Museum, which was once the apartment of famed playwright Henrik Ibsen. During the tour a stop will be made at Grand Hotel, the venue for the yearly Nobel Peace Prize dinner, for light refreshments at the Grand Café, which opened in 1874, and quickly became a favored venue for the capital's cultured bourgeoisie.

Please note: Low heeled, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable, loose clothing are recommended. This tour will operate in all weather conditions, so participants should take appropriate weather gear with them.  

price $85
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1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

sightseeing

boating
Oslo, Fjord Rib Adventure
Enjoy a fun and exciting RIB safari and guided fjord cruise on the Oslo Fjord. You will start your tour with a short walk from the pier to the RIB Base at Aker Brygge, where you will be given a safety briefing and get dressed for your fjord adventure. On board you will zip across the sparkling waters of the fjord, admiring the scenery.  Your 36-foot-long vessel, Norway’s longest and largest charter RIB, boasts 600 horsepower, treating you to an exhilarating experience as it cuts through the water and sends ocean spray into the air.

Please note: Participants must be at least 6 years of age and children must be accompanied by an adult. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or guests with back or neck problems.  All participants will be given a weatherproof suit which also serves as a life jacket.  Wear flat shoes, heels are not permitted.  You may get wet!


price $219
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

culture
Oslo, From Stone Sculptures to Ice Sculptures
Your tour will start from the pier, passing Akershus Fortress, Oslo City Hall, the Royal Palace, the Parliament, and the National Theater en route to the Vigeland Sculpture Park. The more than 150 sculptures of the park were created and completed by one man, Gustav Vigeland. You will walk together with your guide through the park and the coach will be waiting to drive you through the residential area of Frogner, and to the borough of Grunerløkka, one of Oslo's most exciting and multicultural areas, where you will find a young, hip and relaxed café and pub scene. ICEBAR OSLO is the only permanent bar in Norway made entirely of ice and is kept at minus 5 degrees at all times. Everything inside is made out of crystal clear ice harvested from the frozen Torne River in Northern Sweden. The ICEBAR is operated in 45-minute time slots and you will be given a designer thermal cape with a hood to keep you warm during your visit. Enjoy your choice of the ICEBAR’s custom designed drinks in a glass made of ice.

Please note:  The ICEBAR is wheelchair accessible. 

price $165
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Oslo, Full Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests. On this full day option you can create a unique itinerary in Oslo. 

Please note: Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person).This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary in the Oslo area and for 8 hours duration. 


price $1999
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Oslo, Full Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests. On this full day option you can create a unique itinerary in Oslo.

Please note: Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person).This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary in the Osloarea for 8 hours.


price $2299
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Oslo, Half Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary according to your own interests. On this half day option you can choose an itinerary in Oslo.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Oslo area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1399
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Oslo, Half Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary according to your own interests. On this half day option you can choose an itinerary in Oslo..

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Oslo area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1499
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2 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

sightseeing
Oslo, Highlights by Segway
This Segway tour is the perfect way to get an overview of the highlights in Oslo. Your friendly guide will give you a brief safety talk and help you become acquainted with the operation of your easy-to-maneuver Segway. Then begin your outing, venturing past such city landmarks as the Oslo Cathedral, the 19th century Parliament Building and the Opera House. Built in 2008, the striking Opera House was designed by the Norwegian architect firm Snøhetta, which was chosen as the winner of a famous architectural competition. Ride along Karl Johan Street, Oslo’s most important and vibrant avenue, and view the University of Oslo, Royal Palace, National Theater, City Hall, and medieval Akershus Fortress. Short stops will be made along the way to give you a chance to hear commentary and ask questions of your guide.

Please note: Participants must be at least 16 years of age and it is suitable only for more agile guests. It is recommended to dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. This excursion will operate in all weather conditions. The order of sights visited may vary.


price $149
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8 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

walking

sightseeing
Oslo, Oslo Highlights & Hadeland Glassworks
Start your day with a scenic drive to Hadeland, making a short photo stop at the Queens View to admire the area of Ringerike with fjords, farms and forests. From here,  you will continue the scenic drive to Hadeland Glassworks.  Your visit will include a glassblower’s demonstration and a stroll through the museum which exhibits over 700 pieces of handmade glass. End your visit at Hadeland with a wonderful lunch in the company of your guide and fellow explorers. Next up you will take a panoramic drive back to the Island of Bygdoy, where you will visit the famous Viking Ship Museum – home to three graceful Viking Ships, which are the best preserved in existence. Other highlights at the museum include artifacts unearthed from chieftains’ burial mounds. Continue your journey to explore one of the city’s most treasured art collections, which will be found at the Vigeland Sculpture Park. The more than 150 sculptures  found at the park were created by one man – Gustav Vigeland. For 3o years Gustav Vigeland worked on the statues made of stone and bronze, portraying a stage of human life from birth to death. Enjoy a brief stroll through the park with your guide before returning to your awaiting ship.

Please note: This tour involves extensive walking and standing and is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. Layered clothes and raingear are recommended.



price $259
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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

walking

sightseeing
Oslo, The Best of Oslo
The tour will start boarding a motor coach from the pier, viewing Akershus Fortress, the Royal Palace, the Parliament, and the National Theater. You will make a photo stop at Oslo’s Opera House, opened in 2008, before continuing to the Vigeland Sculpture Park. The more than 150 sculptures of the park were created and completed by one man, Gustav Vigeland. You will walk together with your guide through the park. Your tour will continue through one of Oslo’s most expensive residential neighborhoods and make the climb up Holmenkollen Hill a world-renowned ski jumping area. You will marvel at the spectacular view of the city and the Oslofjord far below. Your last stop will be at the Viking Ship Museum where the finds from the great ship burials at Oseberg, Gokstad, and Tune are exhibited. The three ships, which are the best preserved Viking ships in existence, were found in large burial mounds in the Oslo fjord region. These exhibits are some of the finest examples of art and craftsmanship, as well as objects of daily use, made in Norway 1,100 to 1,200 years ago. 

Please note: It is recommended that you wear good walking shoes, layered clothing and bring an umbrella or waterproof jacket in case of inclement weather. 

price $135
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Oslo, Vikings and Norwegian Explorers
This excursion will provide an in-depth look at the history of the Norwegian Vikings as you venture to the island of Bygdøy to visit three of its fascinating museums. Your motor coach travels along the harbor where you might see the king’s yacht, Norge, anchored. Your first stop will be at the Viking Ships Museum. You will see the artistry of three graceful Viking ships, the best preserved in existence, and view artifacts unearthed from chieftains’ burial mounds. Your next stop will be at the Kon Tiki Museum. Housed here is the balsa raft used by Thor Heyerdahl during his 1947 voyage and Ra II, the papyrus boat Heyerdahl used in 1970. Your excursion will then take you to see Fram, an expedition ship famed for its journeys farther south and north than any other vessel of its time. The ship is exhibited in its entirety, including its original interior and inventory. After this visit, you will return to the pier where the tour ends. 

Please note:  It is recommended that you wear good walking shoes, layered clothing and bring an umbrella or waterproof jacket in case of inclement weather. 

price $155
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Bergen, Norway



3 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

unesco
Bergen, Best of Bergen & Mount Ulriken
On this introduction to lovely Bergen you will board a motor coach to sightsee through downtown Bergen with its old wooden Hanseatic pier, Bryggen, the medieval King Håkon’s Hall, erected during the reign of King Håkon Håkonsson, the Rosenkrantz Tower, St. Mary’s Church, built around 1170, and one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in Norway, the peninsula Nordnes, Bergen Theater (Den National Scene), and Grieghallen, the modern concert hall named after Norway’s great composer, Edvard Grieg. Your tour will continue over to Kalfaret, the noble residential area of Bergen, and on to the main attraction of the day - Ulriken Mountain. You will be taken by cable car to the highest of Bergen’s famous "Seven Mountains," Ulriken, to spectacular scenery and mountain terrain 2,100 feet above the city streets.  From the summit, at the Sky:skraperen you will be introduced to one  of the local specialties while you enjoy magnificent views of Bergen and the surrounding area - the sea, the islands, fjords, and mountains, before  returning back to the lower station to board your motor coach for a short trip back to the pier.  

Please note:  People can stay on the motor coach if walking becomes too strenuous during the tour. There is a ramp and lift at the Ulriken cable car.


price $159
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

unesco

sightseeing
Bergen, Best Views of Bergen by Segway
Your guide will give you a brief overview on how to operate the Segway before you begin your ride through Bergenhus Fortress and its beautiful park. Continuing on to historical Bryggen (UNESCO World Heritage Site) you will pass the fish market. Your adventure will also take you by Bergen Aquarium and into Nordnes Park, one of Bergen’s most beautiful parks on the farthest end of the town.  Driving along the classic alleyways of Bergen you will head toward the National Norwegian Theater, the Blue Stone, John’s Church and Lille Lungegårdsvannet.  At Fjellveien you will have a wonderful view over the center of Bergen and the surrounding areas before you head back down to the city center to Bergenhus Park.

Please note:  Timings are approximate and subject to modifications. This excursion is not recommended for guests with physical/walking disabilities. It is recommended that guests dress in warm layered clothing and wear flat comfortable shoes.


price $159
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1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

unesco

sightseeing

concierge
Bergen, Concierge Collection: Helicopter Fjord Adventure
Join this exhilarating helicopter flight over Bergen and the surrounding areas. This tour  will combine the beautiful areas around Bergen and the Folgefonna Glacier just next to the Hardangerfjord.  This is Norway's third largest glacier and the highest point is 5,415 feet above sea level. Take in a bird's eye view over Mount Ulriken and Mount Fløyen, the archipelago outside Bergen and of course Bryggen – listed as a UNESCO site.

Please note:  Timings are approximate and subject to modifications. This excursion is not recommended for guests with physical/walking disabilities or who suffer from motion sickness and/or vertigo, nor guests who have a fear of heights and enclosed spaces. It is recommended that guests dress in layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes.  Due to flight weight restrictions, guests must register their body weight.


price $599
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3.5 HRS

Moderate
Bergen, Fantoft Stave Church & Greigs Home & Garden

This enriching excursion will take you south of Bergen to view a remarkable wooden church and to visit the home of Norway's famed composer, Edvard Grieg. You will drive through the residential areas south of Bergen, towards Fana and the Stave Church. The old Stave Church at Fantoft was originally built in Fortun in Sogn in 1150, and was moved to Fantoft in 1883 to save it from demolition and preserve it as part of the nation’s heritage.  After a destructive 1992 fire, artisans extensively and faithfully restored the church to its former beauty. Inside, you can admire the traditional timber construction and elaborately carved decoration. From spiritual faith to musical brilliance, you'll also visit Troldhaugen, home of Norway's famed composer Edvard Grieg.  Troldhaugen was built in 1885 and Edvard Grieg lived there for 22 years together with his wife Nina. Grieg composed many of his best-known works in the composer’s hut by the shore of Lake Nordås. Enjoy a guided tour of the Villa, museum and the garden and some free time to walk around on your own afterwards. Your visit will end with the highlight of the tour; a private recital in Troldsalen. One of the best interpreters of Grieg’s music will play some of the famous pieces as well as some of the more unknown ones, and tell stories and anecdotes about the composer and his wife.

Please note: It is recommended that you dress in layered clothing and wear flat comfortable walking shoes. This tour involves stone steps, uneven ground and gradual slopes.


price $179
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6 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

refreshments

dining

culture

unesco
Bergen, Moutain Trek to Ovre Eide Farm

You will begin your walk past Bryggen (UNESCO World Heritage Site) where your guide will tell you about the legendary Hanseatic site. You will see the famous Fish Market and continue to the most popular attraction in Bergen, the funicular, that ascends to Mount Fløyen. From its 1,050-foot-height, you will admire the beautiful landscape of the city and the fjords from above, one of the most spectacular views in Norway. At the top of Mount Fløyen you will begin your hike across the mountain to Ovre Eide Farm.  You will discover the unique nature of Norway, passing lakes, wild rivers and breathtaking views.  At the top of Mount Sandviken you will make a brief stop to enjoy some chocolate. Afterward, you will descend into the valley of the old mail route between Trondheim and Bergen to reach our final destination, Øvre-Eide Farm. Øvre-Eide Farm is located in the idyllic surroundings of Lake Jordal. The owner of the farm is also a confectioner and he will lovingly prepare some typical Norwegian specialties for you. Enjoy the pleasure of listening to exciting stories about the traditional farm life in the countryside of Norway while enjoying a traditional meal!

Please note: It is recommended that you dress in layered clothing and wear flat comfortable walking/hiking shoes. This hike covers about 5 miles of easy walking and involves some steps, uneven ground, cobble stones, and gradual slopes.  


price $225
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

unesco

walking

sightseeing
Bergen, Walking Tour Of Hanseatic Bergen & Mt. Floyen
Begin your tour with a walk to the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Bryggen. Here you will wander through the narrow streets between the houses dating back to 18th century. Your guide will take you on a journey back in time, where you will learn more about the fascinating development of the old Hanseatic city. Stop and admire St. Mary’s Church dating back to 1170 and one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in Norway. Continue your walk to Mount Floyen Funicular station, Bergen’s most famous mountain. At the top of the mountain you can enjoy some free time with a spectacular view of Bergen. On your way back to the ship you will learn more about Bergen in the 20th century and you will make a stop at Fisketorget, the fish market, located at the very heart of Bergen. 

Please note: It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat comfortable walking shoes. This walking tour involves steps, uneven ground, cobble stone paths, gradual slopes, and is therefore not suitable for guests with any walking difficulties.


price $65
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Flam, Norway



5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

sightseeing
Flam, Borgund Stave Church & Salmon Center
On this tour you will visit some of the best sights in this part of Norway; Borgund Stave Church, the Norwegian Salmon center and drive the old Snow Road across the mountains to Aurdal.  From the pier in Flåm you will drive along the Aurlandsfjord, through the tunnel to Lærdal continuing approximately 15 miles to the beautiful Borgund Stave Church, built around 1180 and dedicated to the Apostle Andrew. The church is exceptionally well preserved and is one of the most distinctive stave churches in Norway. Some of the finest features are the lavishly carved portals and the roof carvings of dragons’ heads. The stave churches are Norway's most important contribution to world architecture and Norway's oldest preserved timber buildings. Leaving the church you will make your way towards the idyllic village of Lærdaløyri, at the mouth of the Lærdal River. This river is known as “the Queen of the Salmon Rivers” because of its high quantity of Atlantic salmon. In Lærdal you will visit the Norwegian Salmon Center and learn about the fascinating life and legends of the Atlantic salmon before enjoying some refreshments. On your way back to Flåm you will drive the Snow Road across the mountain to Aurland. The highest point is 4,295 feet above sea level, offering some amazing views.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your camera.


price $229
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Flam, Half Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of  Flam or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-3 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English-speaking guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Flam area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $1499
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Flam, Half Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of  Flam or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 5 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English-speaking guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Flam area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $1799
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3 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

sightseeing
Flam, Magic White Caves & Undredal Cheese Tasting
In 1988 a road between two tunnels connecting Flåm & Gudvangen was built, leading to the quaint & traditional village of Undredal.  Prior to this date Undredal was only reachable by boat and that’s why its history dating back many centuries has been very well preserved. Along the way towards the village you will notice the goats grazing in the valley. These goats are of particular importance to the villagers as they produce the milk that makes the famous Undredal brown cheese. During your guided tour in Eldhuset you will have the opportunity to visit the production room of maturing goat cheese, and, of course, taste the famous white and brown goat cheese and other local specialties. Continuing on along the Nærøy River and through the Nærøy Valley, you will reach the Magic White Caves hidden away in the mountainside. Your guided tour will take you through a cave-labyrinth full of exciting shadows, lightening Aurora’s, and magic ponds. Here you can also find the world’s second largest deposit of anorthosite.  This type of marble, which contains both gold and aluminum can only be found in a larger quantity on the moon. At the end of the labyrinth you will discover a large mountain room with a green lake. Here you can light a small candle to set on the water or continue towards the stone bar where refreshments are served.  Afterwards you will return along the Nærøy Valley and Gudvangen tunnel back to Flåm.

Please note:  This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $209
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments
Flam, Naeroy Fjord Rib Adventure
With your expert guide speeding close to sheer mountain walls you are sure to have an adrenaline rush on this adventurous RIB ride through the fjords.  Experience the tranquility of an area hard to reach and seldom visited, and learn about the history and geography of this amazing place. Leaving the Aurlandfjord on which Flåm lies you will turn into the Nærøyfjord, which is protected by UNESCO because of its sheer beauty and unique flora and fauna native to Western Norway. On your safari into the fjord you might spot some of the local wildlife like seals or sea eagles, native to this area.  You will see farms that have been abandoned or are used only during the summer months.   Enjoy the breathtaking scenery as your experienced captain navigates close to one of the many waterfalls along the fjord. You will make a stop at the small village of Undredal, which was only reachable by boat til 1988. This idyllic village is well known because of the delicious brown cheese they produce from the milk of the many goats that live in the valley. You will be invited to taste some of the locally produced cheese and other specialties before taking your RIB back to Flåm. 

Please note:  Guests must be able to embark/disembark RIB boat independently. Participants must be at least 6 years of age and children must be accompanied by an adult. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or guests with back or neck problems. All participants will be given a weatherproof suit and life jacket.  Wear flat shoes, heels are not permitted.  You may get wet!


price $269
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3 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Flam, The Spectacular Flam Railway
The tour starts from the pier where the railway station is also conveniently located. On this tour you will experience the most dramatic train ride in Europe. The Flam Railway is only 12 miles long but a masterpiece of engineering. The train climbs up from sea level to 2,844 feet above sea level during these 12 miles, crossing back and forth across rivers and through 20 tunnels. To allow you a better view of the magnificent scenery the train will proceed slowly and even stop at the Kjosfossen Waterfall where you may leave the train to take a closer look or take some pictures. At Vatnahalsen you will leave the train and walk from the station to the Mountain Hotel where you will be served coffee, tea and waffles. Here you will have time (approx. 50 minutes) to relax and walk around the beautiful area before re-boarding the train back to Flam.

Please note: There is a ramp for wheelchair accessibility to the train which needs to be booked in advance.  Guests in wheelchairs also need to be accompanied as there is no suitable guide available.


price $195
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Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland



4 HRS

Strenuous

sightseeing
Stornoway, Ancient Lewis & Blackhouse Village
On leaving the island capital of Stornoway, today’s tour will take you across the island to the beautiful west coast and to Callanish.  Described as Scotland’s Stonehenge, the Callanish Standing Stones date from around 3000 B.C.  There are a total of 32 stones in a circular and avenue design.  It is thought that the site, one of several in the area, was constructed for astronomical observations.  The stones stand like a petrified forest on the flat top of a peninsula which reaches out into East Loch Roag.  Visit the excellent visitor center to learn more about the site and venture out among the stones themselves to experience their mysterious atmosphere.  Continue around the west coast to the site of Dun Carloway Pictish Broch.  Probably built some time in the last century B.C., it would have served as an occasionally defensible residence for an extended family complete with accommodation for animals at ground floor level. It would also have served as a visible statement of power and status in the local area.   Rejoin your coach and travel north to Gearrannan Blackhouse Village, a reconstructed settlement of traditional blackhouses where people and animals lived in close proximity.  The houses were made using dry stone masonry and have thatched roofs, distinctively weighted down with rocks.  Visit the small museum, enjoy a display of a typical crofting activity such as weaving or butter-making (subject to availability) and take in the views at this dramatic site on the wild Atlantic coast.. Complete your circular drive as you head back across moorland to Stornoway.

Please note:  There is no access to Dun Carloway but it can be seen from coach.  Any wheelchair users must be accompanied as the guide cannot undertake responsibility for them during the tour.


price $109
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3 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Stornoway, Bostadh Sands & Iron Age Village
Departing Stornoway; the capital of the island, you will head west towards the island of Great Bernera. Today you will visit the Iron Age Village of Bostadh located on a beautiful beach on the far west side of Lewis.  After a severe storm in the spring of 1992 a series of stone structures were exposed on the beach at Bostadh.  Excavations in 1996 revealed a complex of houses beneath the sand.  It was then decided to backfill this site in order to preserve these structures.  The tops of 2 of the houses can just be seen in the beach area where the ever-changing dune landscape exposes, then re-covers parts of the original structures.  The main attraction now is the life-size replica of one of these “jelly baby” houses; so called because of their distinctive shape.  Take time to walk around this remarkable reconstruction giving you an insight into the life of the inhabitants of this ancient community.

Please note: Walking to the beach and the reconstructed house is along paths in the sand dunes and over a small wooden bridge, not recommended for those with mobility issues..  Wear comfortable walking shoes.



price $99
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4.15 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing
Stornoway, Harris Tweed
On leaving the island capital of Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis, today’s tour will take you directly south along wonderfully scenic and mountainous roads to the southern Isle of Harris and its capital port town of Tarbert. The narrow road winds around varied landscapes, lochs and between craggy mountains with Lunar feel to it.  Continue to Tarbert to see the most famous island crafts. Harris Tweed is one of the most desirable woolen textiles in the world and is produced in the Outer Hebrides, woven on hand looms in the weavers’ own homes. You will visit a small tweed workshop for a demonstration of weaving this beautiful, classic product. After the visit, you will have some free time in Tarbert - the largest village on Harris - to explore and maybe do a spot of island shopping.  Leaving Tarbert you will journey towards the heart of West Harris to visit Talla Na Mara, overlooking the golden sands of Niseaboist beach and the Sound of Taransay, the Center boasts one of the most photographed locations in the Outer Hebrides if not Scotland. Owned and managed by the residents of West Harris it houses gallery, artists’ studios and craft workshops as well as a restaurant.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $109
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing
Stornoway, Journey to the Far North
On leaving the island capital of Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis, today’s tour will take you across Isle of Lewis to the parish of Ness and the charming little harbor of Port of Ness. For generations Ness has been home to many seafarers which are celebrated in the work of local artists. Enjoy some free time around the harbor area and visit the Harbour View Gallery to admire some of the art pieces.You will then continue to St. Moluag Church, where you’ll have time to explore this ancient church that has a plethora of legends and traditions associated with it, making it one of the most important mysterious sites on the Isle of Lewis. Afterwards, another short drive will take you to the Butt of Lewis lighthouse, which is set in a stunning location. It was built in 1862 by the Stevenson brothers and unlike many other Scottish lighthouses it is built from red brick. Enjoy some time to photograph the exterior of the lighthouse and immerse yourself in the lovely views out to sea. The area is also notable for being the windiest place in the United Kingdom, so much so that it achieved a mention in the Guinness Book of Records! You will then return along the same roads to Stornoway.

Please note: This tour is wheelchair accessible.


price $89
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Kirkwall, Scotland



3.5 HRS

Easy

refreshments

sightseeing
Kirkwall, Distillery & Churches with Connoisseurs Whiskey Experience
You will leave Orkney’s biggest island and follow the coast of Scapa Flow to the smaller South Isles. Drive over the first of the Churchill Barriers, built during the Second World War to protect Scapa Flow. You will visit the beautiful, hand-painted Italian Chapel, built by Italian prisoners of war who were interned on this small island during World War II. The chapel stands as a lasting memorial to peace but also to the ingenuity and skill of the prisoners. You will continue your journey to Highland Park to discover Orkney’s highly acclaimed 12-year-old malt whisky at the world’s most northerly whisky distillery. Here there will be an opportunity to tour the distillery and try a wee dram! Returning to Kirkwall you will visit the beautiful 12th  century sandstone St. Magnus Cathedral, built by the Vikings during their 700-year rule over the islands.

Please note: Guests can stay on the motor coach if the tour becomes too strenuous.


price $195
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

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Kirkwall, Orkney Treasures
Depart Kirkwall and head into the west of Mainland, Orkney’s largest island. This tour passes through gentle rolling landscape and into the Neolithic Heartland of Orkney; an area designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its wealth of pre-historic archaeology.  Passing the Standing Stones of Stenness you will stop at the Ring of Brodgar; a huge ceremonial circle of stones dating back almost 5,000 years.  You then continue on to the 5000-year-old village of Skara Brae, beautifully interpreted in the visitor center.  See the remarkable dwellings revealed from beneath the sand dunes by storms only 150 years ago.  From here it is only a 656-foot walk to visit Skaill House, Orkney’s finest manor.  Skaill was built by Bishop George Graham in 1620 on the site of a farmstead thought to date to the Norse period.  In its 400 year history all 12 of its Lairds have been related and all have contributed to the history and collection in the house. Return to your coach and continue this circular route following the coastline of Scapa Flow, made famous for its role in both World Wars.

Please note: The ground around the Ring of Brodgar is very soft and not suitable for wheelchairs or people with mobility issues.  Wear comfortable walking shoes and warm clothing.


price $135
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3.5 HRS

Moderate
Kirkwall, Sea-Faring Stromness
You will start this tour with a short coach transfer from Kirkwall to Stromness. On arrival in Stromness you will begin a walking tour with your informative guide from the picturesque harbor along the pretty flag-stoned street of this seafaring town. Making your way along the twists and turns of the street, you will explore the narrow lanes and tiny piers which intersect the street along its length. Stromness is a town of quirky architectural character, with many connections to the famous Hudson's Bay Company. You will hear fascinating stories about Stromness’ maritime history as well as learning about its arts and literary heritage. Following your walk you will have the option to visit the Stromness Museum and the beautifully refurbished Pier Arts Centre (time permitting) with exhibitions by both local and international artists. There will be time to explore the craft shops selling local knitwear, pottery, and art work before your coach returns you to Kirkwall

Please note:  This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues as there are cobblestone walkways with steep inclines.

price $135
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3.75 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

sightseeing
Kirkwall, Sites of the South Isles with a Taste of Orkney
This is a wonderful tour for exploring the South Isles of Orkney and sampling some local produce. You will leave Orkney’s biggest island and follow the coast of Scapa Flow on a 30-minute drive to the smaller South Isles. Drive over the first of the Churchill Barriers, built during the Second World War to protect Scapa Flow. You will visit the beautiful, hand-painted Italian Chapel, built by Italian prisoners of war who were interned on this small island during World War Two. The chapel stands as a lasting memorial to peace.  You will then continue south across two further Churchill Barriers to the island of Burray and stop for delicious refreshments in the lovely small fishing town of Burray Village for a taster plate of some local produce including Bere Bannocks (local bread) and local farmhouse cheese, and Orkney Fudge Cheesecake.  The tour will also include a glass of wine or beer. You will then continue to the Fossil and Heritage Centre.  Here you will learn more about the heritage of Orkney and the building of the Churchill Barriers in addition to an opportunity to learn more about Orkney’s geological history before returning to the ship.

Please note: Dress in warm, comfortable clothes and bring along waterproof things like an umbrella or rain poncho. This tour is wheelchair accessible.


price $199
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Invergordon, Scotland



5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Invergordon, Cawdor Castle & Culloden
Depart your ship this morning and take a journey back in time.  Your motor coach will take you on a 75-minute drive to Cawdor Castle; the 14th century home of the Thanes of Cawdor, reputedly Macbeth’s castle and the site of the murder of Duncan. Today it is considered to be one of the Highland’s most romantic stately homes with its fine collection of rare tapestries, portraits, and furniture, and outside its lovely gardens and grounds.  You will tour the beautiful rooms of the castle at your leisure (although your guide and castle stewards will be on hand to answer any of your questions).  Afterwards head to the famous Battlefield of Culloden for a brief stop where your guide will give you a description of the battle and you will have a chance to take photos. This is the site of the last battle to be fought on British soil, namely the bloody Battle of Culloden in 1746 between Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Duke of Cumberland. The desolate fields where the conflict took place have scarcely changed over the past 250 years.  Following your visit return to your ship in time for lunch. 

Please note:  Guests with limited mobility and wheelchairs are not recommended for this tour as there are lots of stairs at the castle including spiral stairs which are unavoidable. 


price $145
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4.5 HRS

Strenuous

culture

walking

sightseeing
Invergordon, Dunrobin Castle & Lovely Dornoch
Depart Invergordon to head northwards through the delightful Highland scenery to Dunrobin Castle, the ancestral home of the Clan Sutherland. Over the centuries there have been many changes to the castle including a 15th century keep, a 17th century courtyard and in the mid-19th century the castle was remodeled and enlarged. The castle interiors are beautifully appointed and the formal gardens are exceptional. Explore the Castle at leisure or with your guide before seeing the castle’s great walled gardens overlooking the sea. Displays of the ancient sport of falconry take place in the gardens. You will be dropped off in the Town Center, where you will have an opportunity to visit Dornoch Cathedral with your guide and there will also be free time to explore Dornoch for yourself. Golfers may wish to take a short stroll to the Royal Golf Hotel (where there is a good golf shop) just a 5-minute stroll from the center of town. Finally, enjoy the relaxed drive back to Invergordon and your yacht in time for lunch.

Please note: There is no photography, ruck sacks or large bags allowed in the Castle. 


price $129
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture
Invergordon, Glenmorangie Distillery
A visit to Scotland is not complete without tasting some of the fine whisky that the country is so famous for! You will depart the yacht in Invergordon today and head for nearby Tain and the world-renowned home of the Glenmorangie Distillery. Tour the distillery with your guide and learn all about the fascinating process that turns the simplest of raw materials into the most complicated combination of flavors. Your tour today will include a tutored tasting of two drams ( a 10-year-old and a private edition), which is an opportunity for whisky connoisseurs and aficionados alike to experience a rare and intriguing single malt brought to life by the Glenmorangoie Whisky Creation Team. Those wishing to bring home a souvenir will enjoy the mouth-watering shop!  Following your visit, continue north to the lovely small town of Dornoch for some free time to explore and shop, and visit the charming cathedral. Finally, you will enjoy the relaxed drive back to Invergordon and your yacht.                                                   

Please note: No one under the age of 18 will be permitted to participate in the whisky tasting. There is no wheelchair accessibility in the distillery and the interior of the distillery is on two levels. Guests must climb approximately 30 stairs up and down. 


price $125
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking
Invergordon, Loch Ness & Historic Castle

You will head to the famous Loch Ness by motor coach for a chance to glimpse the Loch Ness Monster (perhaps!). Your first visit will be to the wonderful Urquhart Castle, a critical strategic stronghold in the highlands, positioned on the banks of Loch Ness, which would have been a main route through the Great Glen of the highlands. Its checkered history came to a dramatic demise in 1692 when the castle was blown up to stop it from falling into Jacobite hands! What remains are picturesque and impressive ruins surrounded on three sides by the deep cold waters of Loch Ness. An excellent new visitor’s center offers exhibitions, a film show, shop and restaurant.  Visit the castle today with your guide to learn of its dramatic history that dates back in written records to the 6th century, but in archaeology and folklore right back to the time of the Picts. You will have some time to explore at your leisure. Photo opportunities will be plentiful!  Enjoy your drive back through the scenic Highlands to your awaiting yacht in Invergordon.

Please note: Walking at the castle may be a challenge for those with mobility issues but is purely at the discretion of the individual. 



price $115
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing
Invergordon, Mighty Fort George
Depart Invergordon and head south towards Inverness and then west towards Ardersier, a small village on the coast of the Moray Firth. Once through the village you will see the mighty fortress of Fort George. Positioned on a nearby promontory, jutting into the Moray Firth the fort was built in the wake of the Battle of Culloden (1746) as a secure base for King George II’s army and took 22 years to complete, by which time the Jacobite threat had subsided. Fort George is a ‘Registered Historic Monument` and is the only ancient monument in Scotland which is still functioning as a working army barracks.  After 250 years as a military garrison and training depot, it continues to house a Regular Infantry Battalion of the British Army, currently the 3rd  Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland (3SCOTS). Here you will be able to have a look around the fort and the Museum of `The Highlanders` which tells the story of the many Highlanders who served in one of the Regiments that were raised from the Region. After your visit return to your awaiting ship in Invergordon.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a light jacket. Wheelchair guests must be accompanied as the guide cannot undertake responsibility for them during the tour. Grass and concrete access ramps with a gradient of 1:6 lead up onto the ramparts. There is an assistant controlled stair-lift on the back stairs to offer access to the middle floor, but no such facility is afforded to the top floor as the back stairs do not extend to the upper floor.


price $125
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Edinburgh, Scotland



4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

dining

culture

concierge
Edinburgh, Concierge Collection: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Leith has been a significant port for centuries, serving the Baltic and the Low Countries to the East, while Glasgow looked west towards the New World.  As a massive importer of wine (in particular claret) and exporter of whisky, the port was a thriving center of trade..Leith’s connection with whisky continues to this day as the private members’ club of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society occupies one of the oldest buildings in Leith, which was once home to the liquor vaults.  This impressive building has wood-paneled walls, with interesting art work and whisky-related objects. The atmosphere is everything you would hope for!  Learn about the history of the society and the production process of Scotland’s greatest export.  All the Society’s whiskies are single malt, bottled from a single cask at full cask strength. You will have a truly Scottish gourmet experience during your visit to our capital city. Settle in to a private room for an informative and fully tutored whisky tasting to include 3 whiskies at cask strength in these gloriously Scottish surroundings.  After the tasting you will be treated to a delicious 3-course dinner, prepared by the Society’s Executive Chef and celebrating the best of seasonal Scottish produce.  A true gourmet delight!

Please note: This tour is wheelchair accessible.


price $339
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3 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing
Edinburgh, Glenkinchie Distillery
Situated in rolling farmlands just 15 miles southeast of Edinburgh is Glenkinchie Distillery.   The home of “The Edinburgh Malt” was founded in 1833.  Here you will learn about the process of making Scotland’s finest export – whisky!  Your guided tour is followed by a “wee dram’”of Glenkinchie followed by a second dram from a choice of others for comparison (e.g. a Highland whisky).  Return to your awaiting ship.

Please note: This tour is wheelchair accessible.


price $189
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

culture
Edinburgh, Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Witness a dramatic spectacle as massed bands and performers from all over the world descend upon Edinburgh Castle for the annual Military tattoo.With its unique blend of music, ceremony and entertainment set against the striking backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, this event is not to be missed.The stirring sight and sound of the massed bands of the Scottish regiments will leave you with lasting memories of this world class pageant.

Please note:  There will most probably be a fairly long walk from the coach to the event due to large crowds.  Not recommended for people with mobility issues. As this is an open air event wear warm, layered clothing and bring rain gear although umbrellas are not permitted during the performance.


price $289
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3 HRS

Strenuous

walking

sightseeing
Edinburgh, Walking Tour of the Royal Mile
Depart the pier by coach into the heart of Edinburgh’s old town.  The Royal Mile is actually 1 mile and 107 yards long.  It is made up of 5 streets linking the Castle at the top to Holyrood Palace at the bottom: Castlehill, Lawnmarket, High Street, Cannongate and Abbey Strand.  Timber buildings were built and named after the landowners and this tradition can still be seen in the present day. The gaps between the buildings are known as “closes.”  Your guided walk along the cobblestone street of the Royal Mile will take you past various buildings both old and new including John Knox House, the Church of Canongate and the Scottish Parliament Building.   During the walk, a visit will be made to St. Giles Cathedral.  This majestic building stands midway along the Royal Mile.  The most notable external feature is the famed crown spire on the tower.  Following a restoration program which began in 1977 essential roof repairs were carried out and a magnificent new organ was installed. After your walk you will be transferred back to your ship in Leith.

Please note:  Comfortable walking shoes are recommended as most of the path is cobblestones.


price $115
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