Norwegian Fjords & Coastal Treasures - Eastbound 2021

Tauck
By Tauck
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Physical Level: All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
10 days
From: $ 8,790 $ 879 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Revel in spectacular blue fjords and mountains... glaciers
  • waterfalls
  • idyllic valleys dotted with villages await your gaze.... Explore the fjord country and Norwegian culture both past and present... Our seven-night Norway cruise aboard Le Dumont d'Urville has you sailing between Bergen and Oslo – staying one night at a downtown hotel in both historic cities
  • and spending a day in Göteborg
  • Sweden. Norwegian Fjords & Coastal Treasures begins in either Oslo or Bergen. In Bergen explore the historic Bryggen port
  • visit at the home of Edvard Grieg
  • Norway’s greatest composer
  • and more... visit the Norwegian Fisheries Museum... explore picturesque Lake Loen and Kjendallsbreen glacier... at spectacular Geiranger Fjord
  • a day’s touring and a mountain gondola ride surround you with inspiring vistas... sail through fjord land
  • alighting in Ålesund for scenic views
  • or a guided walking tour... get a real taste of local life in Norway’s oil capital
  • Stavanger... visit the Norwegian Petroleum Museum and Iron Age Farm for insights into the Vikings... sail to Göteborg
  • Sweden
  • and check out the Volvo Museum... discover Oslo’s Viking Ship Museum and much more! 

Short Description

Explore spectacular fjord country and Norwegian culture past and present on a seven-night Norwegian fjords cruise aboard Le Dumont d'Urville– sailing between Bergen and Oslo – stay one night at a downtown hotel in both historic cities, and spend a day in Göteborg, Sweden.

Style Small ship cruise
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Itinerary Focus N/A
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Comfort (4*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions N/A
Start City Bergen, Norway
End City Oslo

Destinations

Norway Sweden

Attractions & Cities Visited

Bergen

Activities & Interests

Culture

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Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Bergen

Tour begins: 6:00 PM, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bryggen or Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret. A transfer is included upon arrival from Bergen Airport to Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bryggen or Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret, located in the historic wharf district, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your hotel blends in perfectly with the surroundings of the harbor and its iconic brightly colored medieval buildings. Please join us for a funicular ride up Mt. Floyen for a special welcome reception and dinner on the mountain overlooking Bergen Harbor.

MEALS : D

LODGING : Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bryggen

PORTOFCALL : Bergen, Norway

Day 2 Bryggen, Grieg & embark ship

Discover cosmopolitan Bergen, on Norway’s west coast, one of Northern Europe’s oldest port cities, and join our local guide for a walking tour of the historic Bryggen harbor district. This afternoon, get to know Bergen on a walking tour and visit a traditional stave church before heading to Troldhaugen, the home of Edvard Grieg, Norway’s greatest composer. After your guided tour, enjoy a brief reception and a private piano concert featuring Grieg’s music. Embark your ship in Bergen in time for dinner onboard, and set off on your Norwegian cruise this evening.

MEALS : B, D

LODGING : Le Dumont d'Urville

PORTOFCALL : Bergen, Norway

Day 3 Lake Loen & Kjenndalen Glacier

Spend a relaxing morning at sea cruising north en route to fjord country complimented with Tauck’s exclusive onboard lecturer, who'll share insights and information about the region! After lunch onboard the ship, disembark in Olden, a village on the shore of Nordfjord, where you'll take a quick trip to the summit of Mt. Hoven aboard the Sky-Lift cable car, prior to a choice of activities. From Mt. Hoven, you can choose an excursion into the scenic Loen valley for a short boat ride and a walk for views of the blue and white Kjenndalsbreen, an arm of Jostedal glacier, the largest glacier in Europe. The sight is definitely worth the walk! Or you can choose a drive from Mt. Hoven to Briksdalbre, where a ride on a “Troll Car” and a short hike to the foot of Briksdal Glacier lead to stunning views of one of Norway’s most inspiring natural wonders, in a setting of roaring waterfalls and mountain peaks at the end of one of the Nordfjord’s three branches. Return to Olden and reboard the ship for dinner. Sail on to the village of Hellesylt, on famously scenic Geirangerfjord, this evening.

MEALS : B, L, D

LODGING : Le Dumont d'Urville

Day 4 Geiranger Fjord and the Mountains

Today may be the most beautiful day of touring and sightseeing anywhere! Disembark first thing in Hellesylt in the stunning valley at one end of the deep blue Geiranger Fjord for a choice of activities. On one, head off for a full day’s touring with a local expert around this UNESCO World Heritage Site. All day the views just keep getting better – as you ride a gondola up to the Sunmore “Alps” and drive through the mountains surrounding Geiranger Fjord, and through Fjord og Fjell. Have lunch at a local fjord-side restaurant en route. Or you can stay aboard ship this morning and visit the charming hamlet of Geiranger on your own, perhaps visiting the Norwegian Fjord Center. Another choice is a shorter trip from Geiranger up to Dalsnibba, rising from sea level to nearly a mile high. And a third alternative is a kayaking trip on the Geiranger Fjord. Return to the ship this evening and set off for Ålesund, Norway.

MEALS : B, L, D

LODGING : Le Dumont d'Urville

Day 5 Choiced in Ålesund

Disembark today in picturesque Ålesund, the most important fishing harbor in Norway, situated on seven islands on the Atlantic coast. You have four activities to choose from this morning: Join our local expert for a walking tour of the city’s Art Nouveau – Jugenstil – architecture; nearly all the historic buildings went up between 1904 and 1907 after a fire had destroyed the town, making Ålesund a leading example of Jugenstil today. Enjoy a spectacular panoramic sightseeing tour of Ålesund, hopping from island to island to take in the amazing views; you’ll drive through an intricate network of tunnels, carved out of granite, that link this maritime community. Head out on a guided kayaking tour around Ålesund. Or embark on a bicycle tour through town. Come back aboard ship for lunch and spend the afternoon cruising south, listening to a talk by Tauck’s exclusive lecturer, and enjoying the amenities onboard.

MEALS : B, L, D

LODGING : Le Dumont d'Urville

Day 6 Stavanger Old & New

Welcome to the port city of Stavanger, Norway’s oil capital on the oil-rich North Sea and a lively university town, for a choice of sightseeing. You may choose an overview tour of the city, on which you'll visit massive Swords in Rock, a powerful symbol of unity and peace that commemorates the battle of Hafrsfjord in 872, when Harald Fairhair united Norway as one kingdom. You'll also step even farther back in time on a guided visit at the Iron Age Farm at Ullandhaug, an archaeological site where you’ll see how the prehistoric people of the Iron Age lived – in long buildings of rock and sod, with animals housed at one end and their owners at the other! Then it’s on to the Norwegian Petroleum Museum, a Stavanger Port landmark, to learn just about everything you ever wanted to know about oil and gas. Or, you can choose a Stavenger walking tour that includes the city's harborfront and Gamle Stavanger (Old Stavanger), a settlement of small white wooden houses from the 1800s set on narrow streets paved by ballast blocks, used long ago as ballast on the ships that sailed in and out of port. You may even be invited by the owner of one of these old houses to come inside for a look around. After lunch, your yacht sets sail through Lysefjord; keep your eyes peeled for Prekeistolen, a mammoth flat-topped cliff overlooking the water. Later, your ship charts a course for Arendal.

MEALS : B, L, D

LODGING : Le Dumont d'Urville

PORTOFCALL : Stavanger, Norway

Day 7 The seaport town of Arendal

Enjoy some time at sea this morning taking advantage of the amenities onboard your ship and hearing a talk by our Tauck Exclusive lecturer. Early afternoon, the ship arrives in Arendal, a popular seaport town on Norway's southern coast. Established in the mid-1500s, Arendal's historic center contains an area called Tyholmen, containing a number of wooden houses dating back to the 17th century; the inner harbor area, Pollen; and the beautiful 19th-century Trinity Church. Discover the town on a guided walking tour and during some free time to explore on your own this afternoon. Your yacht sails across the Skaggerak Strait this evening for Göteberg, Sweden.

MEALS : B, L, D

LODGING : Le Dumont d'Urville

Day 8 Sweden for a Day

Arrive in clean, green Göteborg, Sweden’s second largest city, laced with canals and dotted with parks. On both choices of morning sightseeing here, you'll explore the lively Långgatorna neighborhood, a hive of homegrown fashion labels, indie bands, and craft beer bars – and for contrast stroll along Kungsportsavenyn, the city’s elegant main avenue inspired by the Champs-Élysées. But you'll also choose between a tour of Göteborg’s Volvo Museum, taking you on a trip through a unique piece of Swedish 20th- and 21st-century history and design; and a visit to Botaniska, Goteborg's Botanical Garden, one of the largest in Europe. Return to the ship midday, and enjoy dinner onboard as your yacht sails up the west coast of Sweden back to Norway… and Oslo.

MEALS : B, L, D

LODGING : Le Dumont d'Urville

PORTOFCALL : Göteborg, Sweden

Day 9 Disembark – Oslo's Adventurers

Disembark your yacht in Oslo this morning and set off to discover some of Norway’s greatest heroes – from Arctic exploration to the arts. A city tour brings you to the Viking Ship Museum, home to two of the world’s best-preserved wooden Viking ships, built in the 9th century, and other artifacts of the Viking period. Nearby, the Fram Museum is a reminder that Norway is an Arctic nation; more than 40% of it lies north of the Arctic Circle, and naturally Norwegians have undertaken many important polar expeditions over the centuries. The museum chronicles some of the most famous, and its centerpiece is the wooden polar ship Fram, used on three historic expeditions, including Roald Amundsen’s voyage to Antarctica. Go onboard and take a look around her cabins, lounges, cargo hold and engine room. A guided walk around Frogner Park introduces you to the work of Norway’s most beloved sculptor, Gustav Vigeland; more than 200 of his granite and bronze human figures fill the palatial and popular park with life and emotion, capturing the free-spirited sensibility of the Norwegians, their strong connection to nature, and their willingness to embrace the totality of human experience. Lunch is at a local restaurant and the afternoon is free. This evening join us for a farewell reception and dinner at your hotel in the center of town.

MEALS : B, L, D

LODGING : Grand Hotel Oslo

PORTOFCALL : Oslo, Norway

Day 10 Journey Home

Tour ends: Oslo. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included today to Oslo Airport from the Grand Hotel Oslo or Hotel Bristol Oslo. Allow three hours for flight check-in.

MEALS : B

PORTOFCALL : Oslo, Norway

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24 Tauck Travel Reviews & Ratings

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Norwegian Fjords & Coastal Treasures - Eastbound 2021

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Skip this cruise - not worth it

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My husband and I went on the Treasures of the Mediterranean Isles Trip jn October 2022. This was our third Tauck cruise with Ponnant but our first post covid and the level of food and serive on Ponnant ships has dropped alot. The food was, at best, cafeteria food at a bad high school. My husband ate salad and cheese and crackers
For dinner every night because the entrees were terrible. You could be the first person at breakfast and everything on the buffet was cold, nothing was hot. there warming trays had tea light candles underneath them.
Wine served at dinner was low quality whicj says something since it was French wine. Tours were poorly
Planned, guides were ok at best. There is no time to shop or eat on land 9 times out 10. We were in Sicily but never got a chance to eat Sicilian food. So disappointed in this ver expensive cruise. The land portions in Malta and Marseiile were better but the tours in Malta were short, limited and subpar. This was our 8th Tauck trip and we have since cancelled our next three. We are not paying Tauck prices for mediocre experiences.
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Tauck/Aon terrible travel insurance

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Tauck partners with Aon for travel insurance. We bought this insurance through Tauck specifically to cover us in case of a positive for test for Covid and could not go on the cruise. Three days before the trip, one of us tested positive with very mild symptoms. We contacted Tauck and they agreed to refund 1/2 of the tour cost and the insurance would pay for the other half. When we called the insurance they said they required a PCF test. The test was taken and came back positive. Two months later they denied the claim because we didn’t go to a doctor. That was not necessary or practical. We had proof of Covid. Tauck is not willing to help. This was the insurance they recommended and sold to customers. We have now read many reviews of terrible service from Aon. Why is Tauck a partner to this company and not willing to help their clients? BEWARE. Terrible customer service.
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Nice trip but not if you are a loyal Tauck Customer like myself

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This was my 16th Tauck Tour. I was assigned a room with a "mountain" view only to be obstructed by lawn chairs, pool covers, large plants and buildings. It was a 1st floor room. I complained to tour director who said everyone got the same (NOT TRUE). I called Tauck 800 number on Sept 3 to request a call back from Customer Service. It took them until September 8 for a call back. The person on the phone was rude, non caring and (I'm paraphrasing) and told me just because you have taken 16 tours doesn't mean you deserve a better view that a first time customer. He went on to imply Tauck doesn't respect loyalty and wants to impress first time travelers. I ended the call and wrote an email to a good person at Tauck who was very helpful in the and requested this go to the top. I included pictures of my view and one dead fly because there were flies in the room and I guess Tauck thinks that makes the room special? I'm not done with them yet. Consider my treatment by this Customer Care agent before spending the big bucks to travel with Tauck.
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Great if you like 5-star hotels and lots of food

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The tour covered most of Switzerland, with one day in Italy, which could have been eliminated. If you want to see the country from a bus or train, and you desire luxury hotels and gourmet food, then this is the tour for you. If you want to have a closer connection to the local people, and walk a bit in the mountains, or even hear the cowbells up close, then don't take this trip. While the trip was nice, I felt a disconnect from the local people and the country itself. We were always separated in a private train car, or on a private tour. I came home not really knowing what it's like to live there, other than it's very expensive.
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Pay for a 4 star trip and get 2 star food

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My husband and I took the Treasures of the Mediterranean tour two weeks ago. The food off the ship was very good. The food on the ship was subpar (2 stars out of 4 stars). We ended up ordering French Fries at the beginning of each meal so we would at least have something to eat. I called Tauck and voiced my concerns. They offered us a $250 voucher each for another trip. I hardly think the food portion on the yacht was $250. Why would I go on another Tauck trip when my first one, which was our retirement celebration due to the poor food. The majority of the people on the trip were dissatisfied with the food and their reviews reflected it.
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Still Spellbound by the Grandeur of Alaska

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Focused on the amazing wildness of Alaska without worrying about the mundane details. Expert, low-key tour director made everything look easy. Excursions enhanced appreciation for the history, terrain, wildlife, peoples, boom and bust cycles that make Alaska so unique. Clear view of Denali, great weather, days 'at sea' with binoculars in hand!

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Flightseeing, Tundra Wilderness tour (clear Denali, rare wolf sighting and grizzlies in distance), crossing Prince William Sound (sea-otters, orcas, stellar sea-lions, and more), Hubbard Glacier calving, Glacier Bay entire day, Whale Watching out of Juneau, and bald eagles everywhere!
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