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Bryn Mawr

Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center

In the Wake of the Vikings:

Cruise to Isles of Skye, Lewis. Shetland Isles, Orkneys, Bergen & the Norwegian Fords

May 21 – 29, 2015

Join us for a unique, comprehensive, nine-day journey to Norway’s majestic fjords and Scotland’s rarely visited Shetland, Orkney and Inner Hebridean Islands, remote destinations forever linked by their Viking heritage. Cruise from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Glasgow, Scotland, aboard the exclusively chartered Five-Star Small Ship m.s. Le Boréal with spacious, 100% Ocean-View Stateroom and Suite accommodations. Travel in the wake of early Viking explorers, cruising into ports accessible only to small ships, and visit three UNESCO World heritage sites amid spectacular landscapes in this seafaring region steeped in history and cultural richness. Cruise Norway’s spectacular fjords. Specially arranged excursions include the former home of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg in Bergen, with a private recital of his music; the Neolithic Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae and Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands; the ancient Callanish Stones on the Isle of Lewis; and the iconic Eilean Donan Castle in the Isle of Skye’s highlands

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Preliminary Itinerary

FULL ITINERARY
Day 1 Depart from the U.S. or Canada
Day 2 Glasgow, Scotland/Embark M.S Le Boreal
Day 3 Kyle of Lochalsh, Isle of Skye for Eilean Donan Castle
Day 4 Stornoway, Isle of Lewis for Callanish Standing Stones
Day 5 Kirkwall, Orkney Islands for Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae
Day 6 Lerwick, Shetland Islands for prehistoric site of Jarlshof
Day 7 Bergen, Norway/Cruising the Norwegian Fjords
Day 8 At Sea
Day 9 Copenhagen/Disembark ship/Return to the U.S. or Canada

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Cost and program Inclusions

Price . . . . TBD

Program Inclusions
  • Seven-night cruise from Glasgow, Scotland, through the stunning coastal fjords of Norway to Copenhagen, Denmark, featuring port calls at Bergen, Norway; Lerwick, Shetland Islands; Kirkwall, orkney Islands; and Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Kyle of Lochalsh, Isle of Skye, Inner Hebridean Islands.
  • Spacious, five-Star, ocean-view Suite and Staterooms accommodations, each with a private bathroom.
  • Captain’s Welcome and farewell Receptions.
  • All meals—continental breakfast, buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, afternoon tea and dinner—throughout the cruise, featuring fine international and regional cuisine, served at single, unassigned seatings.
  • Complimentary wine and beer are served with dinner.
  • Scenic excursion from the Kyle of Lochalsh into the majestic highlands to iconic Eilean Donan Castle and to the Isle of Skye to visit Armadale Castle.
  • Walk amongst the 3000-B.C. Callanish Standing Stones, see the Pictish broch of Dun Carloway .and 2000-year-old Gearrannan Blackhouse Village on the Isle of Lewis.
  • Tour of the famous highland Park Distillery, including a Scotch whiskey tasting.
  • Visit to the UNESCO World heritage sites of the orkney islands’ Neolithic Ring of Brodgar and 5000-year-old Skara Brae and enjoy a walking tour of medieval Kirkwall, featuring the Viking-built St. Magnus Cathedral.
  • Excursion to the 5,000-year-old prehistoric site of Jarlshof on Scotland’s remote shetland islands
  • Transfers and luggage handling abroad for participants whose arrival(s)/departure(s) coincide with the scheduled group transfer(s)
  • Gratuities to local guides and drivers on included excursions and transfers
  • Automatic $250,000 flight insurance policy for each participant ticketed on flights by Gohagan & Company
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