Magnificent Norwegian Fjords Cruise with Scot and Maurine Proctor

Dates August 24-September 3, 2018
Destination London; Oxford, England; Day at Sea - Norway Haugesund, Norway Hellesylt, Norway Flam, Norway Alesund, Norway Bergen, Norway Kirkwall, Norway
Duration 10 days 9 nights
Price From 1,399
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TOUR ID#928H24

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While the cruise itself isn't physically straining, the shore excursions on this trip as well as the pre/post tours can require distance/uphill and uneven surface walking.

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Join Scot and Maurine Proctor to visit the Magnificent Norwegian Fjords  on a stunning, 10 day Cruise!

Let’s face it, Norway is blessed to be one of the most beautiful countries (if not the most beautiful) on this amazing planet.  Did you know that Norway, which is a relatively small country, has more coastline than the United States?!  It’s just a unique, peaceful and stunning country.

We are excited to offer you an opportunity to experience this picturesque piece of heaven on a 9-night cruise on the Norwegian Jade in 2018 with Scot and Maurine Proctor of Meridian Magazine.

Feel yourself relax as you read over the detailed itinerary and visualize yourself witnessing this beauty like no other.  Group cruising has many benefits.  Besides letting us take care of all your travel details, you're getting to go places you've always wanted and be with people you can easily talk to and relate with while enjoying the beautiful world!  It's one of the best ways to travel.

We think this is on your bucket list as it’s certainly on ours and would love for you to travel with us next year!

And don't miss our fabulous pre and post-tour options!  The pre-cruise tour will take us to the incredible Harry Potter studio, historic Oxford and amazing William Shakespeare Country.  The post-tour package will give you a wonderful taste of the highlights of London--one of the most fabulous cities in the world. 

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Sarah Wangsgard, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6473
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Pre Tour Day 1/2-Aug 21-22nd, 2018

US Home city to London, England

Today you’ll depart from your home city and travel to London!  Upon arrival our coach will meet us at the airport and our adventure immediately begins!  We had over to explore the wizarding world of Harry Potter as we tour the Warner’s Brother Studio.   Here we’ll walk in the footsteps of Harry, Ron and Hermione on actual sets used in the movies as well as props, costumes and special effects details!  This visit will surely bring out the kids in all of us.

We’ll continue to the historic town of Oxford where we’ll stay for the next 3 nights.  

Pre Tour Day 3-Aug 23rd, 2018

Oxford, England

Today after our English breakfast we’ll head off to explore Oxford.  On our ½ day walking tour we’ll get to meander through the cobbled streets and quaint alleyways to the heart of Oxford University and pass sights such as University Church, Radcliffe Camera, Old Schools Quadrangle (The Bodleian Library) and The Bridge of Sighs.  During the tour your guide will explain the history of Oxford from its humble beginnings to the world class University which we know today. We’ll then visit inside Christ Church College. Unlike most other tours that simply view from the outside. Christ Church has a deep and interesting history and is probably the city's most famous college, not least because of its connections with the Harry Potter films and its iconic dining hall.   The afternoon will be yours at leisure to shop and browse through the wonderful shops and sites of the city.

 

Meals : Breakfast
Pre Tour Day 4-Aug 24th, 2018

Stratford on Avon

Today we explore the Tudor market town of Stratford-upon-Avon which is the birthplace of poet and playwright William Shakespeare.  We’ll visit the place of his birth, a restored 16th-century timbered house as well as the cottage once owned by Shakespeare’s wife, Anne Hathaway.   We’ll continue on to the Church of the Holy Trinity, where Shakespeare was laid to rest.   Tonight we’ll have wonderful dinner at a local restaurant in town as we enjoy stories of history and literature. 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Pre Tour Day 5-Aug 25th, 2018

Southampton to board cruise

Today after breakfast we’ll take the scenic drive back to Southampton to board our cruise and meet up with the other tour members to explore Norway.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 1/2: Aug 24-25, 2018

US Home City to London, England

Depart your home city for an overnight flight to London.   Upon arrival you will transfer to Southampton to board the beautiful Norwegian Jade for your 10 day cruise through Norway.

Day 3: Sunday, August 26th, 2018

Day at Sea

Today we will celebrate the Sabbath together with a wonderful devotional centering on the Savior Jesus Christ.  Later in the day we will give one or two of our prepared lectures, one of which will be “Eleven Things You Probably Didn’t Know about The Book of Mormon.”  This always leads to a wonderful discussion—especially when we are sailing together on The North Sea!

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Monday, August 27th, 2018

Haugesund, Norway

Although the region of Haugalandet has a rich Viking heritage, Haugesund is a vibrant young city touting culture and arts festivals. The Folgefonna Glacier to the north and the Preikestolen Mountains to the south – creates an enchanting backdrop for seemingly endless possibilities for outdoor exploration. Discover the Langfoss Waterfall – nominated by CNN as “One of the 10 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the World” – that rushes down a steep mountainside and into the fjord below. Enjoy a scenic hike or bike ride on one of the many trails crisscrossing the landscape or visit the tranquil beaches of Karmøy for breathtaking views.

1 of 4 in our Private Group Excursion Package: Haugesund Port

On this journey back in time, you will get a new and fresh insight into the seafaring Scandinavians. Visit unique locations where legendary leaders have walked and the first kings have left important traces. Avaldnes is Norway’s eldest royal residence and was the home of Norway’s very first king Harald Fairhair. In an underground well formation, you will find the source of all knowledge and at the Nordvegen history center, you will walk through Avaldsnes’ fascinating history of Viking leaders and the magical world of Norse mythology.

On the reconstructed Viking farm surrounded by green forests, you will experience the Viking lifestyle. Have a look inside the Viking houses and travel back to this fascinating period to understand the Viking’s daily life.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5:Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Hellesylt and Geiranger, Norway

Looking for natural wonders that are truly wondrous? Look no further than the Geiranger Fjord. Emerge from a fairy tale pine forest and gaze at the fjord and surrounding mountains. You'll find much more to amaze here, from a central waterfall to the winding roads and streams of the Moldskreddalen Valley.

In Geiranger you’ll find a quaint village nestled in a valley in western Norway. Geiranger grants a respite to remember. Visitors come from all over to explore the fjord and its gorgeous views of nearby waterfalls, mountainscapes and charming farms.

2 of 4 in our Private Group Excursion Package: Hellesylt & Geiranger Fjord

The Geiranger shore excursion begins at the Flydalsjuvet viewing platform. From here, the majestic view of the leafy green valley below will take your breath away. It’s a great spot to take some photos, so remember to bring your camera!

Next, we’ll head to Dalsnibba Mountain which rises 1,500 metres above the fjord to enjoy more of the areas spectacular scenery.

The Geiranger shore excursion also includes a visit to Flydal Gorge, one of the most photographed sights in Norway. From the bottom of the 80ft gorge, we can admire the view of Geirangerfjord behind us.

To reach the final stop, we’ll drive on the Ørnevegen, the Eagle’s Way. This section of road twists and turns up the mountainside in 11 hairpin bends. We then arrive at the Seven Sisters Waterfall. The story goes that the seven streams are all unmarried sisters who dance playfully with ‘The Suitor’, the waterfall across the fjord who flirts from afar.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Flam, Norway

Situated deep within the valleys of Norway, Flam is a nature lovers' escape. The towering mountain cliffs and sweeping waterfalls are a pure splendor. The Flam Railway is a point of interest and so are the various fjord sightseeing tours.

3 of 4 in our Private Group Excursion Package: Flam

This shore excursion explores one of the most beautiful parts of Norway, if not the world; the village of Flam. The village is located in a branch of the Sognefjord known as Aurlandsfjord. These stunning fjords, along with the spectacular valleys and mountain peaks provide an unforgettable backdrop to our shore excursion.

We’ll also see Nærøyfjord, one of two Norwegian fjords named a World Heritage Site.

In the village we’ll admire the charming farmhouses dotted among the greenery of the valley. Once we’ve enjoyed the local atmosphere we’ll return to port for boarding.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Alesund, Norway

One of Norway's most beautiful towns, renowned for its Jugend-style architecture and art nouveau style. Cruise visitors will immediately notice Alesund's unique layout, as it is built on islands extending to the sea, and offers scenic views of fjords and the Sunnmore Alps. Alesund is the fishing capital of Norway!

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: Friday, August 31st, 2018

Bergen, Norway

View this lovely and charming Norwegian city from your cruise ship and you'll see how the city is nestled between seven mountains, seven fjords and the North Sea. The Norwegian King resided here, and many historical events took place in this busy port. These events come alive when you amble down the old streets of Bryggen, past picturesque, wooden buildings and the Romanesque-style St. Mary's church.

4 of 4 in our Private Group Excursion Package: Bergen City Tour

Discover historic Bergen on your guided walk through the old city. This includes a city walking tour past the University Library,Botanical Gardens, Grieg Hall, built in the shape of a grand piano and the park where many of the city’s art museums are located. Cross Bergen’s main square, Torgalmenningen, with the Seamen’s statue. We'll continue on to the famous Fish Market on your way to Bryggen Hanseatic Quarters. This is a lively area with artists, shops and a great variety of restaurants and pubs. Before reaching Bergen’s oldest street, Ovregaten Street, you'll pass by St. Mary’s church, one of the outstanding Romanesque churches in the country.

Bergen has seven mountains and on this tour you’ll take the funicular to the top of Mt. Floien, approximately 1,050 feet above the city. The ride takes about five to eight minutes and travels at a 26 degree incline. At the summit, be prepared for magnificent views of the city, harbor and countryside, weather permitting.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9: Saturday, September 1st, 2018

Kirkwall, Orkney Isles

This starkly beautiful island holds many ancient treasures like the mysterious Standing Stones of Stenness and the 5,000-year-old village of Skara Brae, which was discovered with the furniture and indoor drains preserved. Make sure to visit the striking trio of St. Magnus Cathedral, the nearby ruins of the Earl’s Palace and Bishop’s Palace. After touring, stop in a local pub to chow down on salmon and lamb dishes with the locals. And ask them about the wide range of Kirkwall’s specialty items, which includes cashmere and crafts.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10:Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

Day at Sea

Today we sail south across the North Sea and head back to England so full of Norwegian wonder and joyful experiences.  We will gather as a group for some special lectures from the Proctors, and, again, we will celebrate the Sabbath with a Christ-centered devotional and enjoy our last day together on this magnificent ship—the Norwegian Jade.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11:Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Disembark in London for travel home or on to London Package

We arrive early in the morning and will disembark for our journey to London either for your return flight home or for those who choose, we have a fun 2 night package to enjoy the historic city of London!

Meals : Breakfast
Post Cruise: September 3rd, 2018

London

Today we’ll be picked up at the Southampton cruise port and transfers into the English capital city of London!  We’ll enjoy a ½ day panorama city tour seeing many of the famous and royal highlights of this impressive city.  Afterwards we’ll be taken to our hotel in the city center to enjoy the rest of the day and night at your leisure.

Meals : Breakfast
Post Cruise:September 4th, 2018

London

Today is at your leisure.  Included in our package is a prepaid Oyster card  that will allow you to travel on the iconic double decker buses, trains or tubes throughout London as you explore the city.  

Meals : Breakfast
Post Cruise:September 5th, 2018

London departure for flight home city

Today after breakfast you will be transferred back to the airport for your return trip home to the US.  

Meals : Breakfast

Included:

  • 10-day cruise on board the Norwegian Jade
  • All meals and entertainment on board
  • Multiple LDS based lectures on board the ship
  • Escorted by Scot and Maurine Proctor of LDS Meridian Magazine
  • Tour book & travel document package

Not Included:

  • Optional Group/private shore excursions as listed below
  • Government fee's and land taxes of $180.74
  • Group air from Salt Lake City on Delta starting at $959.00 from Salt Lake City **Other cities available/please ask
  • Gratuities for tours and cruise - Optional Cruise Prepaid Gratuities is $126.00 pp
  • Trip cancellation & trip interruption insurance - Several options available - Ask for details
  • Airport to ship transfers $150.00 - *See optional Tours that included transfers

• Optional Pricing: •

  • Inside Cabin •- $1399.00 ** Inside Guarantee Cabin
  • Outside Cabin - $1689 *Port Hole view
  • Outside Cabin - $1839 *Full Picture Window
  • Veranda Cabin - $2369.00.00 (Better prices may be available at time of booking)
  • Veranda Cabin - $2459.00 Mid Ship location
  • Note: Single/triple/quad cabins are based on availability and are subject to change.  Rates will be quoted based on availability.

Cruise Tour Add On Options

  • A. Optional 4 Port Private Shore Excursion Package: Haugesung, Hellesylt & Geiranger Fjord, Flam & Bergen $549.00pp
  • B. Optional 3 night PRE CRUISE "English Literary Express" Package with Harry Potter, Shakespeare and more $769.00pp
  • C. Optional 2 night POST CRUISE "Taste of London" package with transfers,hotel/breakfast and attraction tickets included $499pp

Payment Terms:

  • $500 deposit due at the time of booking •-
  • Final Payment due 20 May 2017•
  • ** This tour is based on a minimum of 50 passengers and a max of 80 passengers. •
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