Cruise from charming Bergen, Norway, to dynamic Glasgow, Scotland; call on the most seldom-visited islands of the North Atlantic; and experience two incredible, specially arranged rail journeys—through the Scottish Highlands aboard The Jacobite steam train, better recognized as Harry Potter’s Hogwarts™ Express, and along Norway’s spectacular mountain landscape on the Flåm Railway. Traverse the ancient shipping lanes of the Vikings as you cross the North Sea from Bergen, where rows of colorful, gabled houses on the historic Bryggen waterfront evoke the city’s past as a center of Hanseatic League trade. Cruise into majestic fjords and admire the natural beauty of the Shetland Islands with their remarkable links to the distant past. Learn more about Viking history on the tradition-steeped Orkney Islands and enjoy opportunities to visit up to five UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Complementary alcoholic & nonalcoholic beverages are included throughout the cruise!
Richard Wagner, Ph.D., AIA, is a principal with David H. Gleason Associates, Inc., Architects, specializing in historic preservation and rehabilitation projects. From 1996 – 2016 he was founder and director of the Master of Arts in Historic Preservation Program, Goucher College, and Research Professor in Historic Preservation, The George Washington University. Dr. Wagner previously served as Urban Program Manager and Director of Special Initiatives for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Main Street Center. His co-edited book The Future of Historic Preservation is to be published in Spring 2018 by Cambridge Scholars Publishers.
1 Depart the U.S.
2 Bergen, Norway/Embark Le Boréal
4 Cruising the Norwegian Fjords/Flåm Railway
5 Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland, 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 Fort William and the Scottish Highlands/Oban
9 Glasgow/Disembark ship/Return to the U.S.