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Godafoss Waterfall near Akureyri, Iceland

Northern Allure

15-day cruise from £4,139 pp incl. flights

Exclusive offer: Exclusive offer. Special fares, pre-paid gratuities & more

Summary

In Brief

  • 1 Night Southampton
  • 1 Night Bruges
  • 1 Night Amsterdam
  • 1 Night Copenhagen
  • 1 Night Gothenburg
  • 1 Night Oslo
  • 1 Night Stavanger
  • 1 Night Bergen
  • 1 Night Lerwick
  • 1 Night Tórshavn
  • 1 Night Akureyri
  • 2 Nights Reykjavík

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Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Southampton

Day 2
Bruges (Zeebrugge)

Step back in time to the 14th century as you meander along the narrow streets of this medieval gem past gabled buildings and through the bustling market. Take a boat ride along the city's canals. Or spend the day exploring Brussels and its famed Grand Place or Antwerp, home of Rubens and Bruegel, seeing the verdant countryside along the way.

Day 3
Amsterdam

Take a boat ride along Amsterdam's charming canals past sturdy old houses and under quaint bridges. Visit one of the city's superb museums housing many of the Dutch Masters' most outstanding works, or learn about Anne Frank and the city's Jewish heritage. Journey into the countryside and see historic windmills and the fascinating porcelain works in Delft.

Day 4
Cruising The North Sea & Skagerrak

Day 5
Copenhagen

See another side of this lovely city with a cruise along its charming canals. Visit the quaint old harbor at Nyhavn and beautiful Rosenborg Castle and, of course, the famed statue of the Little Mermaid. Or venture into the countryside and enjoy its panoramic vistas, fairy tale castles and the village of Fredensborg.

Day 6
Gothenburg

One look at the abundance of canals and gabled houses in Gothenburg, and it's clear that the Dutch founded this robust city on the Göta River. That was in 1621, close to the time that mighty Elfsborg Fortress was built at the harbor's mouth. Touring the citadel is fascinating, as are the 17th century Crown House, Maritiman ship museum, and Gothenburg Art Museum with masterpieces from Edvard Munch to Picasso. Gothenburg is one of Sweden's greenest cities, compliments of parks such as Slottsskogen. For a vibrant atmosphere, walk along Kungsportavenyn, Gothenburg's main street, which is a hive of cafés, boutiques and plazas.

Day 7
Oslo

Overlooking a gorgeous fjord, Norway's capital and largest city simply radiates with natural beauty and sophistication. Oslo's rich seafaring history is on display at the Viking Ships Museum, rivaled only by the Kon-Tiki Museum, which holds the balsawood raft that Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl used to sail from Peru to Polynesia. History aside, Oslo exudes a love of the outdoors in city parks like Vigeland, which is adorned with over 200 life-size sculptures by artist Gustav Vigeland. Much of Oslo is heavily forested with pines, making it one of Europe's greenest cities.

Day 8
Stavanger

Chosen as the European Capital of Culture in 2008, Stavanger lies in southwestern Norway's stunning fjord region. Old Stavanger has been meticulously preserved with many of its wooden cottages converted into art galleries and boutiques. But it's the museums that set this cosmopolitan city apart. The Stavanger Museum alone consists of eight buildings exhibiting collections that include maritime, medical and printing artifacts. Outdoor enthusiasts may enjoy walking the nature trails along the banks of nearby Lysefjorden, a classic fjord, or beholding the amazing view of the countryside from Pulpit Rock.

Day 9
Bergen

Norway's medieval capital pays homage to its past with wooden houses and cobbled streets that grace the historic Bryggen area around the wharf. Here the Hanseatic Museum reveals a glimpse of working life in the Middle Ages, and the eerie 13th century Rosenkrantz Tower offers a phenomenal view of the seaport. But Bergen is also contemporary. The modern city stretches inland from the harbor, tempting visitors with attractions such as Bergen Aquarium and Trolls' Hill, the romantic summer villa of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, who is buried on the estate.

Day 10
Lerwick (Shetland Islands)

Enjoy a taste of the Highlands here in the rugged landscape and heathered moors, the ruined castles, steep cliffs and sea air. Drive through beautiful valleys and flower-filled meadows with romping Shetland ponies to quaint villages like Scalloway with its ruined castle, or explore the fascinating Jarlshof prehistoric site, occupied for more than 4,000 years.

Day 11
Torshavn (Faroe Islands)

Stroll through this picturesque fishing town and admire the views from the headland. Take a drive around this stunning, craggy island of majestic waterfalls, beautiful fjords, farms, villages, enigmatic sea stacks and panoramic views of the neighboring islands. Or visit an ancient Viking settlement in a valley of lakes.

Day 12
Cruising The Norwegian Sea

Day 13
Akureyri, Iceland

Nestled along the shores of one of the most breathtaking fjords in Iceland, Akureyri is the nation's second largest city and a center of Icelandic folk culture. Visit the museums and art festivals, hike along the extraordinary vistas, or explore the botanical gardens. Also of interest is the most northerly 18-hole golf course in the world.

Days 14-15
Reykjavik

Discover this fascinating land where the forces of nature hold sway as you visit the modern capital with its thermally heated outdoor swimming pool, remarkable botanic gardens and folk museum. Explore the starkly beautiful countryside of lava formations, glaciers and incredible waterfalls and the site where the first parliament sat in 930 A.D.

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Pricing

Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Prices

15-day cruise on board Riviera (Oceania Cruises) from £4,139 incl. flights

Departure: 28 August 2019

Inside Stateroom (G): £4,139
Deluxe Ocean View (C): £4,879
Veranda Stateroom (B4): £5,479
Veranda Stateroom (B3): £5,549
Veranda Stateroom (B2): £5,629
Concierge Level Veranda (A4): £5,849
Concierge Level Veranda (A3): £5,919

Exclusive offer. Special fares, pre-paid gratuities & more

Take advantage of complimentary pre-paid gratuities and $150 spa credit on us! Plus our offer includes airfare and FREE Unlimited Internet, plus choose one of the below:

  • 8 Shore Excursions
  • House Beverage Package
  • US$800 Shipboard Credit

Amenities are per stateroom

Includes on board:

  • Unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, teas and juices
  • Shuttle service from ship to city centre in many ports of call
  • Room service dining 24 hours a day
  • Dining at all specialty restaurants
  • Free Wi-Fi

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