Tour Overview

The scenic splendour of Norway’s fjords! Experience the awesome scale and beauty of Fjordland as you cruise gently along the magnificent Norwegian fjords. From the rail of Columbus and the calm serenity of still blue waters, look up past green slopes and forests to towering mountain peaks punctuated with cascading waterfalls. Contrast all this with pretty Norwegian towns and villages and you have a voyage to remember.

Places You'll See

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Itinerary

Day 1: London Tilbury, (United Kingdom) Dept: 16:00

Embark CMV Columbus this afternoon for the start of this magical cruise.


Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Amsterdam, Netherlands Arrive 09:00 Depart: 16:30

With more bicycles than permanent residents, the Dutch capital is both charming and quirky. Aesthetically little has changed in the centre since its 17th century Golden Age. Beautiful gabled houses and merchants’ mansions line serene, tree-lined canals, which are laid out in five concentric circles and crossed by numerous bridges. The Royal Palace, originally built as a Town Hall in the 17th century, stands on a large square in the centre of the city. Considered one of Europe’s major art capitals, Amsterdam is home to a number of superb galleries and museums including the famous Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum.


Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 3: At Sea

At Sea


Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 4: Eidfjord (Norway) Arrive: 07:00 Depart: 15:30 Cruising Hardangerfjord (Norway)

Lying at the end of a tributary of the beautiful Hardangerfjord, Eidfjord is surrounded by mountains up to 1,900 metres high. The small town is the gateway to Hardangervidda, which is the largest high mountain plateau in Europe and Norway’s largest national park. A short walk from the village centre there are graves by the roadside dating back to the Iron Age and Viking eras. The ‘old’ church in Eidfjord was built in 1309. Nearby the stunning Vøringfossen waterfall is one of Norway’s most popular natural attractions and features in optional excursions along with the amazing Sysen Dam.


Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 5: Flam (Norway) Arrive: 08:00 Depart: 20:00 Sognefjord (Norway)

Surrounded by towering mountains the tiny village of Flåm, with some 500 inhabitants, nestles at the head of Aurlandsfjord, the innermost arm of the mighty Sognefjord. Its popularity as a tourist destination began in the late 19th century with the arrival of steamships carrying English and German passengers including Europe’s royals attracted by the salmon fishing in the Flåm River. Today’s visitors are drawn to Flåm for a chance to ride on one of the world’s steepest and most spectacular railways. A masterpiece of engineering, Flåm Railway twists and turns through the steep-sided Flåm Valley amidst some of Norway’s most breathtaking mountain scenery.


Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 6: Bergen (Norway) Arrive: 07:00 Depart:16:00

Known as the ‘Gateway to the Fjords’, Bergen is Norway’s second largest city. Yet with a population of less than a quarter of a million, it has the feel of a small town. It is beautifully sited against a backdrop of seven mountains and the funicular ride to the summit of Mount Fløien affords wonderful panoramic views of Bergen and Norway’s attractive coastline. Overlooking the harbour the colourful Bryggen wharf is the face of Bergen. The characteristic wooden gabled buildings were once the home and offices of Hanseatic merchants but today house shops selling crafts and traditional souvenirs.


Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 7: At Sea

At Sea


Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 8: London Tilbury, UK Arrive: 08:00

After an early morning arrival into Tilbury, enjoy breakfast and the disembark CMV Columbus


Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation

CMV Columbus

The impressive Columbus cruise ship joined the Cruise & Maritime fleet in June 2017. This splendid medium-sized cruise ship enjoys a sterling reputation on the British cruise market and will offer the same traditional cruising style that CMV is known for.


Your Peace of Mind Options

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    Low Deposit

    Solos Holidays requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 70 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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