STAR COLLECTOR: BEST OF NORTHERN EUROPE

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Star Collector: Best of Northern Europe

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From $ 5,199 pp + Bonus Shipboard Credit

Oslo, Norway



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 $155
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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 $89
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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 $155
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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 $279
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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 $139
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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 $165
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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 $175
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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 $175
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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 $189
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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 $259
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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 $79
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Flam, Norway



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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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 $205
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

sightseeing
Flam, The Viking Village & Staheims Panoramic Drive
Just a short distance away from Flam you will find the the tiny village of Gudvangen or "place of the gods.".This village has a long history dating back to pre-Christian times when Vikings worshiped their heathen gods. Today some of their ancestors have rebuilt a Viking Village giving you an opportunity to experience how the Vikings lived many centuries ago. Here you will learn about their gods, their traditions and livelihoods and you will be invited to practice some of their ancient crafts.  Afterwards, continue your journey further into the Nærøy valley. Surrounded by steep mountains and some of the tallest waterfalls in Norway, this valley is considered one of the most beautiful in the country. Following the Nærøy river you will make your way towards Stalheim Hotel, from where you will have amazing views over the valley. These views and the tranquility of the site have inspired many painters, poets and other artists for decades.  The history of the hotel goes back centuries when it was an important stop on the postal road between Bergen and Oslo. Today it is still an important tourist destination with the hotel’s traditional interior and amazing views. After enjoying a light refreshment at Stalheim you will begin your descent on the famous Stalheimkleiva, the steepest road in Norway with 13 sharp hairpin bends. The road itself is already an experience, made even more exciting by the beautiful views of the two waterfalls on both sides.

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


price $185
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Lerwick, Scotland



3 horus

Easy

sightseeing
Lerwick, Castles & Ponies
Your tour starts in the fishing port of Lerwick, founded in the 17th century.  The center is full of character, especially by the water’s edge where the older buildings are situated.  As we drive through the town we will see the Town Hall before turning west to the old town of Scalloway, the original main town and second largest settlement on the island.  En route we will pass Clickimin Broch –a defense tower with surrounding structures dating back 2,000 years. On arrival in Scalloway we will stop to visit the now roofless Castle which was built around 1600 by the tyrant Earl Patrick Stewart.  He used forced labor to build his residence and was executed in Edinburgh in 1615. You will then visit the fascinating local museum, which has a special display devoted to the Shetland Bus, boats which traveled between Shetland and Norway helping the Norwegian Resistance movement during World War II. If you prefer, wander along Scalloway’s Main Street and view the waterfront.  Leaving Scalloway, you will travel through the Tingwall Valley, pausing for a photo stop to view a small herd of Shetland Ponies.

Please note: Scalloway Museum is wheelchair accessible, Scalloway Castle is not.


price $125
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

sightseeing
Lerwick, Eshanes & North Shetland
You will be driven through Lerwick, the largest town in Shetland, dating from the 1600s, as you travel to the northwest Shetland Mainland.  Pass through Tingwall Valley and on to the picturesque community of Voe with its Scandinavian influence.  The scenery becomes more and more spectacular as you head north through Brae, crossing Mavis Grind where the North Sea almost meets the Atlantic Ocean, passing the Drongs; a sea stack, where we have a photo stop, and on to Tangwick Haa (Hall).  Here, visit the fascinating local museum and learn more about the area’s history of fishing and crofting before continuing to Eshaness Lighthouse. At Eshanes you can view the sea stacks and natural arches formed by the action of volcano and glacier – the black basalts and purple andesites that form the cliffs contain agates and amethysts.  Some of Britain’s oldest rock, at nearly 3 billion years old, is not far away.  A short walk along the cliff top allows you to savor and photograph the spectacular scenery.  After your bracing walk, you will return to the lovely Braewick Café for refreshments with views of the spectacular seascapes, before heading south once more.  On the return journey to Lerwick, look out for famous Shetland Ponies and hear more of Shetland’s culture and heritage from your experienced, local guide, having seen the very best scenery in Shetland.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. There is limited wheelchair access on this tour.


price $139
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3.15 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing
Lerwick, Jarlshof & Southern Shores
Depart through Lerwick, the capital of Shetland, as you begin your trip to the island’s most southerly point.  En route, you will pass through the rural townships of Fladdabister and, conditions permitting, pause to admire the view of the magnificent Mousa Broch, the tallest and best preserved broch in the world.  You will continue south down the west coast and pass St Ninian’s Isle where the famous Pictish horde of silver dating from the 9th Century was found in 1958. Continue south to visit the remarkable archaeological site of Jarlshof.  The site was uncovered by a violent storm in the winter of 1896/7, revealing an extraordinary settlement site embracing at least 5,000 years of human history.  The site contains a remarkable sequence of stone structures – late Neolithic houses, a Bronze-Age village, an Iron-Age broch and wheelhouses, several Norse longhouse, a medieval farmstead, and the 16th century laird’s house.   Visit the remains of these village settlements with your guide to make the most of your time here. You will then return to Lerwick with your guide telling you more about these islands as we look out for Shetland’s famous ponies on the way back.

Please note:  Jarlshof is not wheelchair accessible.  Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $129
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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 $119
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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 $105
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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 $219
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

unesco
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 $139
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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 $145
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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 $155
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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 $135
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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 $135
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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 $195
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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. Tour needs to be booked and paid for by May 31st to reserve your spot, and any unsold tickets will be returned after this date. Seats will be located in Section 11.


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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4 HRS

Strenuous

unesco

sightseeing
Edinburgh, Panoramic Tour of Edinburgh & The Castle with drop at Airport
Your tour today begins with a panoramic tour of the city of Edinburgh. See the Georgian architecture of the New Town, Princes Street and head out towards the famous Forth Railway Bridge and Forth Road Bridge viewing platform at South Queensferry. The 126-year-old Forth Railway Bridge is considered an iconic structure as well as being voted Scotland's greatest man-made wonder. This symbol of Scotland is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will have time to take some photographs here before heading back to the city to visit Edinburgh Castle. This majestic landmark which dominates the capital city’s skyline just as it has dominated Scotland’s long and colorful history, is the best known and most visited of Scotland’s historic buildings. Perched on an extinct volcano and offering stunning views, this instantly recognizable fortress is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once inside, you will have the opportunity to see the castle’s many different architectural styles, reflecting its importance throughout the history of Scotland, with the oldest section dating back to the 12th century. Also take the opportunity to view the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. You will be transferred to the airport.

Please note:  Bring local currency,  a light jacket or cardigan as it can be windy at Edinburgh Castle. Any guests with limited mobility wishing to see the Crown Jewels can ask for a guide to take them up in the lift instead of the stairs.  


price $189
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4 HRS

Strenuous

unesco

sightseeing
Edinburgh, Panoramic Tour of Edinburgh & The Castle with drop at Hotel
Your tour today begins with a panoramic tour of the city of Edinburgh. See the Georgian architecture of the New Town, Princes Street and head out towards the famous Forth Railway Bridge and Forth Road Bridge viewing platform at South Queensferry. The 126-year-old Forth Railway Bridge is considered an iconic structure as well as being voted Scotland's greatest man made wonder. This symbol of Scotland is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will have time to take some photographs here before heading back to the city to visit Edinburgh Castle. This majestic landmark which dominates the capital city’s skyline just as it has dominated Scotland’s long and colorful history, is the best known and most visited of Scotland’s historic buildings. Perched on an extinct volcano and offering stunning views, this instantly recognizable fortress is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once inside, you will have the opportunity to see the castle’s many different architectural styles, reflecting its importance throughout the history of Scotland, with the oldest section dating back to the 12th century. Also take the opportunity to view the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. You will be transferred to the hotel.

Please note:  Bring local currency,  a light jacket or cardigan as it can be windy at Edinburgh Castle. Any guests with limited mobility wishing to see the Crown Jewels can ask for a guide to take them up in the lift instead of the stairs.  


price $189
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Skjolden, Norway



3.75 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

biking

outdoors

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
Skjolden, Bike & Hike Adventure To Drivande Waterfall
Enjoy a biking and hiking adventure through the natural and cultural landscapes of Mørkrid Valley, and get close to the impressive Drivande Waterfall. Begin your adventure by bicycle as you ride through Skjolden and the peaceful Mørkrid valley.  Your guide will share stories from the olden days and how they developed their way of living in the areas around Skjolden and Breheimen National Park.  Arriving at the Drivande Waterfall trailhead you will continue your journey on foot on a well maintained mountain walking trail.  Once you reach the falls you will be treated to some refreshments and a snack while you take in the beautiful views and listen to the sound of the waterfall. On your return bicycle ride you will have a panoramic view of the fjord and the village of Skjolden.

Please note:  Participants must be at least 12 years of age and accompanied by an adult.  The bicycle ride is approximately 4.5 miles one way and the hike is approximately 1 mile each way, uphill, on uneven, rocky terrain.  It is recommended to have proper footwear and dress in layered clothing.


price $139
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

sightseeing
Skjolden, Jotunheimen National Park & Sognefjellet Mountain Pass
The Sognefjell Mountain Pass is the highest mountain road in Norway and has been awarded the status of a National Tourist Route because of the spectacular and wild mountain scenery it passes through. The mountain road was first opened for cars in 1938.  Prior to this it was an ancient thoroughfare linking east and west.  The old stone pyramids or kerns, which are still present today, were used to indicate a safe passage to cross on foot.  The breathtaking panorama along the route varies from mountain lakes and traditional Norwegian villages, to jagged peaks, cascading waterfalls and numerous glaciers.  You will pass by Turtagrø known as the mountain climbers center in Norway. At the plateau of Sognefjellet Montain you are in the Jotunheimen National Park, and there will be time to absorb the beautiful scenery and enjoy some refreshments at one of the mountain cafés.  There will be several stops along the way to photograph the diverse and picturesque scenery.

Please note: Wear layered clothing.


price $239
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4.5 HRS

Easy

refreshments

sightseeing
Skjolden, Nigards Glacier & National Park Clacier Center
Leaving Skjolden behind, you’ll experience a varied landscape as you take a 75-minute drive along the fjord surrounded by lush green views.  As you make your way to Jostedal Valley enjoy the traditional agricultural scenery on your way to Jostedal Glacier National Park.  Jostedal is the largest icefield in mainland Norway and the remnants from the last ice age some 18,000 years ago. The last part of the road, a private toll road, will bring  you into Nigardsbreen Nature Reserve, where a stop will be made to see the mighty Nigardsbreen Glacier in the distance (approximately 2 miles away). The glacier is one of the ‘arms’ stretching from the Jostedal Glacier into the valley. Continuing on you will visit Breheimsenter, the National Park Glacier Center.  Here you will find interesting exhibitions, a souvenir shop, tourist information and a nice restaurant where you will enjoy refreshments with a beautiful view to the glacier.  On your return drive to the pier you will make a photo stop at Nes from where you’ll have a fantastic view of the impressive 715-foot cascading Feigum Waterfall.

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


price $255
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

hiking

outdoors

refreshments

sightseeing

boating
Skjolden, Sognefjord Rib & Hiking Adventure To Feigum Falls
Combine a RIB experience through Sognefjord with a hike to the stunning Feigum Waterfall. After a safety briefing you will set out for a high-speed boat ride through the Sognefjord, offering picturesque views of the fjords, waterfalls and steep mountains.  Making a stop on land you will go ashore in Feigum, where you will begin your hike along a rocky walking trail to a viewpoint close to the 715-foot-high Feigum Waterfall.  For those more adventurous (time permitting), there is a possibility to go to the base of the waterfall.  At this time you will also be treated to a light snack. Returning to your RIB your adventurous day will conclude with some more amazing views of the Sognefjord.

Please note:  Guests must be able to embark/disembark the RIB boat independently. Participants must be at least 12 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 lifejacket.  It is recommended to have proper footwear for the hike and dress in layered clothing.  The hike is approximately 1 mile each way, uphill, on rocky, uneven terrain.  You may get wet!


price $259
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1.75 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

sightseeing

boating
Skjolden, Sognefjord Rib Safari
This RIB safari will give you the chance to experience the magnificent Sognefjord at close range, with it’s steep mountains and waterfalls. After a safety briefing and being outfitted with a weatherproof suit you will set off for your RIB Adventure.  This high speed boat ride will take you up close to waterfalls, in view of fjord farms and to a view point of the spectacular and  stunning 715-foot-high Feigum Waterfall.  You will learn about the people of the Lustrafjord and how they worked and lived a hundred years ago as you take in the magnificent scenery around you.

Please note:  Guests must be able to embark/disembark the 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 lifejacket.  Wear flat shoes, heels are not permitted.  You may get wet!


price $175
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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 $245
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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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2.75 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

unesco
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. 

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 $205
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

sightseeing
Flam, The Viking Village & Staheims Panoramic Drive
Just a short distance away from Flam you will find the the tiny village of Gudvangen or "place of the gods.".This village has a long history dating back to pre-Christian times when Vikings worshiped their heathen gods. Today some of their ancestors have rebuilt a Viking Village giving you an opportunity to experience how the Vikings lived many centuries ago. Here you will learn about their gods, their traditions and livelihoods and you will be invited to practice some of their ancient crafts.  Afterwards, continue your journey further into the Nærøy valley. Surrounded by steep mountains and some of the tallest waterfalls in Norway, this valley is considered one of the most beautiful in the country. Following the Nærøy river you will make your way towards Stalheim Hotel, from where you will have amazing views over the valley. These views and the tranquility of the site have inspired many painters, poets and other artists for decades.  The history of the hotel goes back centuries when it was an important stop on the postal road between Bergen and Oslo. Today it is still an important tourist destination with the hotel’s traditional interior and amazing views. After enjoying a light refreshment at Stalheim you will begin your descent on the famous Stalheimkleiva, the steepest road in Norway with 13 sharp hairpin bends. The road itself is already an experience, made even more exciting by the beautiful views of the two waterfalls on both sides.

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


price $185
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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 $175
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

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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 $175
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1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

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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 $189
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6 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

refreshments

dining

culture

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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 $259
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

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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 $79
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Stavanger, Norway



2 HRS

Easy

culture

refreshments
Stavanger, At Home in Stavanger
Take this opportunity to gain an insight into the Norwegian way of life with the chance to visit the home of a local.  Your host will give you a tour of the house and tell you about Norwegian home life such as gardening, how they furnish their homes, traditions and more. Feel free to ask questions which will help you understand their way of life. You will be treated to coffee or tea and freshly made Norwegian waffles as you get to know the Norwegian culture up close and personal.  

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible.


price $215
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3 HRS

Easy

refreshments

sightseeing

beach

boating
Stavanger, Cruise to Pulpit Rock
Directly next to your ship you will embark a boat for a cruise into one of Norway's most stunning fjords, the so called "Fjord of the Light," or Lysefjord in Norwegian. The name comes from the lightly colored granite rock that rises sharply from the deep fjord. During your trip you can relax both outside and inside the vessel, while you marvel at the breathtaking natural wonders of this region. You will start by cruising alongside the many small islands of the Stavanger Archipelago on which many have built holiday homes with their own private piers. Leaving the archipelago, you will enter Lysefjorden with it steep sheer cliffs on both sides. From these steep cliffs many towering waterfalls spill gallons of fresh water from above into the salty fjord beneath. If weather permits you will get an amazing view of the famous Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock, that towers out over 1,969 feet above the fjord. Your cruise will take you directly underneath the Pulpit Rock to gaze at its marveling height.  Before returning to Stavanger, you'll make a short stop at Helleren, an idyllic beach at the mouth of the Lysefjord.  Here you will get to enjoy some of Norway's traditional waffles which are served with sour cream and sweet local fruit jams.

Please note: Life jackets will be provided on board. This tour is wheelchair accessible.


price $279
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1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing
Stavanger, Helicopter Adventure
After a short transfer by van to Stavanger Airport you will join your experienced pilot for an amazing helicopter journey over Stavanger and the famous Lysefjord. Your flight will start over the city of Stavanger before your captain will take you on a journey to the scenic archipelago beyond. On the many islands you will notice the beautiful holiday homes and their private piers. Soon your flight will reach Lysefjord, the so called "Fjord of the Light," where your pilot will skillfully hover above the fjord making his way towards the renowned Pulpit Rock. Once the sheer cliffs of the Lysefjord come in sight the famous Pulpit Rock appears in front of you. Your pilot will first hover beneath the large stone mass before he takes you above the plateau where you can marvel at its amazing flat surface and perhaps wave at some of hikers who have made their way up the cliff on foot. Actual flight time: 30 minutes

Please note: Guests must be able to embark/disembark helicopter independently.


price $399
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2.25 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

wildlife

sightseeing

boating
Stavanger, Lysefjord Rib Boat Safari
Experience the magnificent scenery along the Archipelago and view Pulpit Rock onboard an open-air rigid inflatable boat (RIB). After a short walk to the RIB boat pier you will meet your captain and be given a short safety briefing before being outfitted with a weatherproof suit and life jacket.  You will begin your adventure at a slow pace along the beautiful harbor of Stavanger. Once the harbor is out of sight and you have crossed underneath the Stavanger Bridge, the RIB will speed up to 30-35 knots (37 mph) and cruise along the Archipelago. During  your journey you might spot some of the local wildlife like sea eagles, seals or porpoises. Once you have reached the Lysefjord you will see the narrow gap into the Vagabond Cave and view the magnificence of  Pulpit Rock from sea level.  Your captain will also bring you close to one of the waterfalls falling from the steep, high cliffs above. He will navigate so close that you will be able to feel, smell and even taste the pure water freshness. After a breathtaking ride close to the vertical mountain cliffs, you will head back to Stavanger, where your adventure ends in the very center of Stavanger and only a short walk away from your ship.

Please note: Wear flat, comfortable shoes. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.


price $239
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3 HRS

Moderate

culture
Stavanger, Path of the Rogaland Vikings
This tour will give you the true story about the Vikings and their history. They were fierce warriors, but also talented craftsmen who produced ornaments in metal and wood and wore these outstanding artifacts proudly.  Your guide will tell you all about the history of Rogaland and Stavanger and you will make a stop at the Archeological Museum. Here you will meet the lady of the house, clothed in her traditional Viking dress, embellished with her finest jewelry. She will demonstrate essential tools and present intriguing archaeological finds. The county of Rogaland has a rich historical heritage with numerous visible traces from the Viking Age. You will learn about the everyday life at the Viking farm and enjoy an authentic Viking snack. Your journey will continue to a historically significant location where many brutal battles took place. Here you will learn about the importance of this site and admire the monument, Swords in Rock, which honored a great Viking chieftain who was of major importance to Norway. This scenic drive will also take you close to the prehistoric sites which display a much more diverse culture of the Scandinavian ancestors. Before returning to your ship you will make a stop at the highest point in Stavanger where you have a nice view over the city.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered comfortable clothing


price $169
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3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

refreshments

sightseeing
Stavanger, Stavanger by Foot: From Fish to Petrol
This walking tour is for those interested in the livelihoods of the people of Stavanger, from past to present.  After a short walk through Old Stavanger you will reach the Canning Museum. Here you will become acquainted with an essential part of the Norwegian diet, the herring.  Learn how canned sprats, a herring-like fish also known as bristling or skipper, were produced in the old days.  Enjoy a sample of this tasty fish in different sauces served on Melba toast.  Continuing on you will stroll past the Fish Market, the local Market and the Stavanger Cathedral. This large stone Cathedral dates back to the 12th  century and is one of the few churches in Scandinavia which has kept its original design. You will pass the shopping streets of Stavanger and see Valbergtårnet, the old watch and fire tower built around 1850 - 1853. From here, you can enjoy the lovely view of the harbor.  You will continue the walk through the old streets of Stavanger and head for the Norwegian Petroleum Museum. Seen from the sea the museum looks like a small oil platform and this unusual architecture has made the museum a landmark in the Port of Stavanger. At the museum you will learn about the discovery of oil in Norway and how this valuable resource changed Norway's economy.Hear about the geology and technology behind this industry and experience the excitement and drama of the oil adventure and the life on board oil rigs. After the visit you will follow your guide back to the ship.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered comfortable clothing. 


price $119
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3 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Stavanger, Utstein Monastery & Old Stavanger
An introduction to the celebrated Utstein Monastery, complete with a short organ recital, is a wonderful way to remember your visit to Stavanger. Your motor coach will travel through he world's longest underwater tunnel, 3 miles long,, to  reach Moster Island. Vivid greens of all shades surround you as you continue toward Utstein Kloster, the best-preserved monastery in Norway.  Originally it served as the royal residence for the very first Viking King of Norway, Harald Fairhair.  From the 13th  century onward, Augustine monks lived in this peaceful countryside and a massive restoration project began in 1937 and continued until 1965.  Begin your guided tour of Utstein Monastery and discover the history of this haunting building along with the different  eras the monastery has witnessed and the remains of each of them in the current structure.  A short organ recital will be performed in the chapel, after which you will be served coffee, tea and homemade waffles. Returning to old Stavanger, disembark your motor coach for a short walk through the old town back to the harbor. Stroll along narrow streets and view picturesque, white-painted, wooden houses with small, colorful gardens.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered comfortable clothing.


price $219
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom



4 HRS

Strenuous

unesco

sightseeing
Edinburgh, Panoramic Tour of Edinburgh & The Castle with drop at Airport
Your tour today begins with a panoramic tour of the city of Edinburgh. See the Georgian architecture of the New Town, Princes Street and head out towards the famous Forth Railway Bridge and Forth Road Bridge viewing platform at South Queensferry. The 126-year-old Forth Railway Bridge is considered an iconic structure as well as being voted Scotland's greatest man-made wonder. This symbol of Scotland is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will have time to take some photographs here before heading back to the city to visit Edinburgh Castle. This majestic landmark which dominates the capital city’s skyline just as it has dominated Scotland’s long and colorful history, is the best known and most visited of Scotland’s historic buildings. Perched on an extinct volcano and offering stunning views, this instantly recognizable fortress is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once inside, you will have the opportunity to see the castle’s many different architectural styles, reflecting its importance throughout the history of Scotland, with the oldest section dating back to the 12th century. Also take the opportunity to view the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. You will be transferred to the airport.

Please note:  Bring local currency,  a light jacket or cardigan as it can be windy at Edinburgh Castle. Any guests with limited mobility wishing to see the Crown Jewels can ask for a guide to take them up in the lift instead of the stairs.  


price $189
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4 HRS

Strenuous

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sightseeing
Edinburgh, Panoramic Tour of Edinburgh & The Castle with drop at Hotel
Your tour today begins with a panoramic tour of the city of Edinburgh. See the Georgian architecture of the New Town, Princes Street and head out towards the famous Forth Railway Bridge and Forth Road Bridge viewing platform at South Queensferry. The 126-year-old Forth Railway Bridge is considered an iconic structure as well as being voted Scotland's greatest man made wonder. This symbol of Scotland is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will have time to take some photographs here before heading back to the city to visit Edinburgh Castle. This majestic landmark which dominates the capital city’s skyline just as it has dominated Scotland’s long and colorful history, is the best known and most visited of Scotland’s historic buildings. Perched on an extinct volcano and offering stunning views, this instantly recognizable fortress is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once inside, you will have the opportunity to see the castle’s many different architectural styles, reflecting its importance throughout the history of Scotland, with the oldest section dating back to the 12th century. Also take the opportunity to view the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. You will be transferred to the hotel.

Please note:  Bring local currency,  a light jacket or cardigan as it can be windy at Edinburgh Castle. Any guests with limited mobility wishing to see the Crown Jewels can ask for a guide to take them up in the lift instead of the stairs.  


price $189
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