Day 1 - Newcastle
At Port of Tyne, Newcastle, embark Magellan (3T) in preparation for an evening sailing.
Day 2 - Dundee
Located at the mouth of River Tay is the Scottish city of Dundee. Set amongst beautiful countryside, with a modern appearance and vibrant atmosphere, it also enjoys more hours of sunshine than any other Scottish city. There are many sights to see including the Museum of Design; the McManus Galleries, an impressive museum exhibiting local art, culture and history; the two fascinating nautical museums of very different vessels - RRS Discovery and the HMS Unicorn; and the Verdant Works, a speciality museum of Dundee’s industrial textile history.
Day 3 - At sea
A delightful day at sea.
Day 4 - Ulvik, Norway - Cruising Hardangerfjord - Eidfjord
This morning we make a technical call in Ulvik located among the vast mighty mountains of the picturesque Ulvikfjord. Stay on board as we then cruise along beautiful Hardanger fjord, a spectacular work of nature and Norway’s second longest fjord. Located along the shores is the small town of Eidfjord, where we dock until early evening. Eidfjord not only boasts breathtaking mountainous scenery but is a short distance from Hardangervidda, Norway’s largest national park and Europe’s greatest mountain plateau. Alternatively, you can discover the town’s idyllic old church dating back to 1309, or visit the nearby majestic Vøringfossen waterfall.
Day 5 - Cruising Lustrafjorden - Skjolden
We begin the day travelling along Lustrafjorden, the long arm of Norway’s deepest and longest fjord, Sognefjord. Scenic cruising allows you time to admire Lustrafjorden’s breathtaking scenery of tall, steep mountainsides, cascading waterfalls, beautiful flora and towering mountains. At midday we arrive in the village of Skjolden, situated at the head of Sognefjord. The village is a gateway to the impressive landscapes of Jostedalsbreen National Park and the largest glacier in mainland Europe. Optional excursions feature the Urnes Stave Church, Norway’s oldest remaining stave church dating back to the 12th century; and the Sognefjell National Route, Europe’s highest mountain road.
Day 6 - Bergen
We spend a full day in the wonderful town of Bergen, the ‘gateway to the fjords’. The population is less than a quarter of a million, although it is the second largest city in Norway, creating a friendly small-town atmosphere. Highlights of the city include the funicular ride travelling to the summit of the magnificent Mount Fløien where breathtaking panoramic views over Bergen and the rugged coastline await discovery; and the city’s UNESCO-listed harbour of Bryggen Wharf, boasting brightly-coloured Hanseatic houses, buildings and shops selling fascinating traditional crafts and souvenirs.
Day 7 - At sea
Our final day is spent relaxing on board as Magellan heads back to UK shores.
Day 8 Newcastle
Arrive at Port of Tyne, Newcastle.