Day 1 - London Tilbury
At London Tilbury Port, embark Columbus (3T) in preparation for late afternoon sailing.
Day 2 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Charming and quirky, the aesthetically pleasing Dutch capital offers a thrilling metropolitan buzz dressed in a 17th century Golden Age façade. Gabled houses, quiet canals, and pretty brick bridges run wistfully through the city. Spend the day exploring the cobbled streets by foot or bicycle. Visit the world’s only floating flower market to see the famed Dutch tulips at Bloemenmarkt, visit the 17th century Royal Palace on Dam Square, still used for Royal events to this day; or soak up some culture at the famous Rijksmuseum, house of Anne Frank, or the Van Gogh Museum.
Day 3 - At sea
Day 4 - Flåm - Cruising Sognefjord, Norway
Nestled in a truly spectacular setting beside Sognefjord, Flåm’s stunning natural beauty has made it a popular tourist destination since the late 19th century. One of the area’s highlights is undoubtedly the Flåm Railway, as it twists and turns through the steep-sided Flåm Valley and some of Norway’s most breathtaking scenery. The world’s second-longest (203km) fjord is also impressive - in some places the sheer cliff walls tower over 1,000m out of the sea. Take in the stunning landscapes, waterfalls, and remote villages as we sail through.
Day 5 - Olden - Cruising Nordfjord
Charming Olden sits at the end of Nordfjord, amongst tidy, well-kept farms on gently sloping, fertile hillsides, which then rise steeply into thickly wooded and rugged peaks. From the village the beautiful Oldendalen Valley runs between towering mountains to the edge of the mighty Jostedalsbreen Glacier. Briksdal Glacier is one of the more accessible arms of the Jostedalsbreen. The creeping pitted tentacle of ice features in optional excursions from Olden together with glorious waterfalls, glacier fed rivers and wonderful mountain lakes. Nordfjord is our scenic cruising destination this evening.
Day 6 - Geiranger - Cruising Geirangerfjord
From a small farming village that was relatively isolated in the 1800s, Geiranger has grown into one of Norway’s most popular tourist resorts. It sits at the head of the stunningly beautiful Geirangerfjord against a backdrop of splendid mountain scenery. From Geiranger, steep roads snake their way up to dizzying heights and panoramic views that are quite literally breathtaking. Snow-dusted peaks, wild tumbling waterfalls, lush green valleys and dramatic gorges stretch as far as the eye can see with their reflections in the mirror-calm waters of the incredible Geirangerfjord far below. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 7 - Bergen
During the early Middle Ages Bergen was Norway’s proud capital - a heritage that can still be glimpsed in its beautifully preserved streets. Now known mainly as the beautiful gateway to the fjords of Norway, it is not just the striking landscape surrounding the city that lures visitors each year. Bergen is home to fascinating and picturesque quarters waiting to be explored - not least of which is Bryggen, a photogenic UNESCO World Heritage Site, plus a series of boutique shops selling crafts and traditional souvenirs that gives the city a real small-town feel.
Day 8 - At sea
Day 9 London Tilbury
Arrive at London Tilbury Port.