The Viking Age left an indelible mark on the cultures of Scotland, England, and beyond. Explore these influences on a classic midsummer cruise. From Copenhagen, call at Kristiansand and Stavanger, and view masterpieces at the Bergen Art Museum. Navigate the picturesque Shetland Islands and step ashore at Kirkwall to visit a Neolithic tomb and fishing village. Conclude in the lively university city of Aberdeen to visit 16th-century Crathes Castle, with its remarkable gardens, and the fascinating Maritime Museum. Disembark in Edinburgh. Pre- and post-cruise extensions to Copenhagen and Edinburgh are also planned.
Frequent study leader and historian, John Meffert is a long-time proponent of preservation. As former director of the National Trust’s Southern Office, John now serves as a consultant on heritage conservation services in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, where he has also served as the director of the Preservation Society of Charleston preserving the historic resources of the city.