Join us for a unique, comprehensive, seven-night journey to Scotland’s rarely visited Orkney and Shetland Islands and Norway’s majestic fjords. Cruise from Bergen, Norway, to Glasgow, Scotland, aboard the exclusively chartered, Five‑Star small ship m.s. Le Boréal. Travel in the wake of early Viking explorers, cruising into ports accessible only by small ship. Highlights include two of the world’s most scenic rail journeys—the Flåm Railway through Norway’s fjordlands and The Jacobite steam train through the Scottish Highlands. Enjoy a tour of Bryggen in Bergen and a special presentation by Ness of Brodgar archaeological site director and head archaeologist in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney. Norway/Copenhagen Pre-Cruise and Edinburgh/Glasgow Post-Cruise Options.
Complementary alcoholic & nonalcoholic beverages are included throughout the cruise!
John Meffert, consultant on Heritage Conservation Services, has a long tradition with the National Trust. He has served as the Director for our Southern Office from and was the director of the Preservation Society of Charleston, the oldest nonprofit organization in the United States, responsible for preserving the historic resources of Charleston, S.C. John has delighted many study tour groups with his lectures and insights on preservation, and receives rave reviews as study leader.
1 Depart the U.S.
2 Bergen, Norway/Embark m.s. Le Boréal
4 Flåm Railway/Cruising the Norwegian Fjords
5 Lerwick, Shetland Islands, for prehistoric site of Jarlshof
6 Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, for Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae
7 Portree, Isle of Skye/Kyle of Lochalsh
8 Kyle of Lochalsh/Mallaig/The Jacobite steam train/Fort William/Oban/Scottish Highlands
9 Glasgow/Disembark ship/Return to the U.S.