Day 1 - Southampton
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your journey to Southampton. Embark Braemar (3T+) in preparation for a late afternoon sailing.
Day 2 - At sea
Day 3 - Stavanger, Norway
Gamle Stavanger has narrow winding streets and old wooden houses gathered round a historic fresh fish and vegetable market - the very essence of Norway. Behind the thin mask of this prosperous ‘Oil Capital’ is oodles of charm. While the Norwegian Petroleum Museum and the Herring Canning Museum celebrates Stavanger’s sources of wealth, just beyond the town the Three Swords monument commemorates the 9th century battle of Hafrsfjord, where Harald Hårfagre became the first King of Norway.
Day 4 - Eidfjord - Cruising Hardangerfjord
The tranquil feel of the village of Eidfjord extends to the lush fields that run for miles, meandering through clusters of wood-slat homes in ice-cream hues. The Troll Train offers a 50-minute guided tour of this stunning region, including Hæreid, the largest Viking burial site from the Iron Age. Hiking amongst the scenes of rivers and waterfalls rushing down snow-peaked mountains is a popular way to spend the day.
Alternatively, head for the amazing Hardangervidda Nature Centre. It contains exhibitions and aquariums, and allows you to view the region’s most incredible scenery through film. We depart this afternoon to cruise along the beautiful Hardangerfjord, lined with orchards and mountains laced with waterfalls as the snow starts to melt in the spring sunshine.
Day 5 - Olden - Cruising Nordfjord and Hornelen
Olden is a charming village, nestled among green meadows and babbling brooks which trickle down between the pretty houses. William Singer, the millionaire founder of the sewing-machine company, once lived here. He was a gifted amateur artist, and some of his paintings of the Olden area can be seen in his workshop. A string of spectacular waterfalls and sparkling glaciers decorate the 12-mile valley behind Olden, which is a joy to explore.
This evening, we cruise Nordfjord, during which you’ll be mesmerised by the ever-changing scenes of small beaches, isolated villages, lush valleys, soaring alpine mountains and impressive sea cliffs - Hornelen is Europe’s highest. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 6 - Bergen
Seven hills and seven fjords frame Bergen, a city steeped in maritime heritage. The 900-year-old UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf is a highlight of traditional, half-timbered buildings. The city was once the home of Norway's most famous composer, Edvard Grieg, and the Troldhaugen Museum is devoted to his life’s work. If you’re after spectacular views, don’t miss this chance to ride the funicular railway to the top of Mount Fløyen.
Day 7 - Cruising Lysefjord
Before we make our way home, we have one last opportunity to witness Norway’s natural beauty. Cruising along the glassy waters of Lysefjord, our ship is dwarfed by the dramatic cliff faces. On a clear day it’s possible to see the famous Preikestolen - a huge 604-metre-high flat mountain plateau - and Kjeragbolten, a large rock wedged in one of Mount Kjerag’s crevices. Along its lower banks, enjoy views of remote settlements and maybe even a little wildlife, quenching its thirst with the cold, clear fjord water.
Day 8 - At sea
Day 9 Southampton
Early this morning we arrive back in Southampton and your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.