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Ultimate Viking Voyage 2021

29 days with Scenic   Rating: Deluxe

Itinerary
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Day 1 Bergen, Norway
Welcome on board Scenic Eclipse. Meet the captain, crew and your Discovery Team before setting sail towards the Scottish Isles. (Dinner)

Day 2 Lerwick, Scotland
A picturesque harbour town surrounded by spectacular nature and wildlife, you’ll learn about ancient Norse roots with its historic Viking sites, longship replicas and longhouses.

Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: View the limestone community of Fladdabister and the world’s best preserved 200-year-old Iron Age broch or explore Scalloway, the largest settlement on the North Atlantic coast, and learn the history of the castle.

Discovery: Hike around the cliffs of Sumburgh head or join a guided biking adventure. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Kirkwall
Kirkwall is the Orkney Islands’ beating heart, where Viking roots continue to run through its ancient winding streets.

Freechoice: Discover the treasures of Orkney, including the The Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae, or visit Sheila Fleet for demonstration. Alternatively, taste the local Orkney beer, or head to the distillery for a whiskey tasting. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Stornoway
Stornoway is a sheltered harbour where you’ll find medieval castles, Gaelic culture and rugged coastlines that give way to dramatic island landscapes and majestic white-sand beaches.

Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Choose to learn the heritage of this quaint town and visit the Callanish Stones, or head to the green for a round of golf. 

Discovery: If you’re feeling active, go for a hike with a naturalist. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Portree
The Isle of Skye is a true gem of Scotland’s Islands, and Portree is Skye’s main town and cultural hub;

a pretty harbour famous for its brightly painted waterfront houses.

Freechoice: Explore the coloured houses on a walking tour, or or journey further on a coach tour of the island. Alternatively, visit the  Dunvegan Castle and gardens, located on a glistening inlet. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Tobermory
The picture-postcard harbours of Scotland will entice you on a visit to Tobermory on the Isle of Mull.

Freechoice: Join a photography tour and learn how to capture the beauty of one of the prettiest ports,  or visit the ancient home of Clan Maclean at Duart Castle. Alternatively, taste the local delicacies on a foodie tour, or explore the town of Tobermory on a guided walking tour. Discovery: Listen to the birds sing while walking through lightly dappled woods on a guided hike. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Fort William
On the shores of Loch Linnhe and in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, Fort William is a majestic setting. With a full day, explore some of Scottish Highland’s finest scenery.

Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Nestled between the mountains and the sea, play a round of golf at the base of Ben Nevis, or join a tour of the highlands.

Discovery: Explore this region on a guided hiking or biking tour.

Enrich
Experience a Scottish Ceilidh and be immersed in the Scottish dance traditions, learning from local Highland dancers. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Iona
This small island has played a big role in Christianity throughout the ages and you’ll be quickly won over by the slower pace of life on this enchanting isle, as you stroll Iona’s beautiful sandy beaches looking out for its varied wildlife.

Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Visit Iona Abbey and Nunnery, one of the oldest and most sacred religious places in all of western Europe.

Discovery: Join a naturalist for a guided nature walk, or discover Staffa Island on a boat tour. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9 Isle of Man
Douglas, the capital of the Isle of Man, welcomes you to one of the most beautiful areas of Britain.

Freechoice: Enjoy a unique experience on board a luxury trike, or ride a steam train to Castletown along the longest narrow gauge steam line in Britain. Alternatively, delve into the history of the region at the House of Manannan and Peel Castle or at Cregneash Village, one of the last strongholds of the Manx language. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10 Belfast, Northern Ireland
With its rich cultural heritage, you’ll have the day to explore Belfast’s world-class museums  and flourishing arts scene. Not to mention the city’s famous maritime history found in the Titanic Quarter, now one of the world’s largest urban-waterfront regeneration projects.

Freechoice: Delve into the history of Belfast, or explore the mystery of Giant’s Causeway. Alternatively, visit the Titanic Museum and HMS Caroline, or taste some of the local delicacies (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11 Dublin, Ireland
Welcome to Dublin, where you have a full day to discover this fascinating city at your leisure. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Freechoice: Delve into the history of Belfast, or explore the mystery of Giant’s Causeway. Alternatively, visit the Titanic Museum and HMS Caroline, or taste some of the local delicacies. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13 Stornoway, Hebrides, Scotland
Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Learn the heritage of this quaint town and visit the Callanish Stones, or head to the green for a round of golf. 

Discovery: If you’re feeling active, go for a hike with a naturalist.  (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14 Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
One of the world’s smallest capital cities, Tórshavn remains one of Europe’s least travelled destinations. Towering cliffs, craggy fjords and powerful waterfalls make up the wild landscape.

Choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Appreciate the middle ages ona unique excursion, or choose to explore the romantic Gjógv village.

Discovery: Cycle along the seaside towards Oyggjarvegur, or join a hiking adventure. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 15 Torshavn, Faroe Islands
Continue to explore Tórshavn. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 16 Seyðisfjörður, Iceland
Seyðisfjörður is at the mouth of a beautiful fjord on the east coast of Iceland.

Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Your local guide will share stories of the town on a walking tour including a short concert in the Blue Church, or visit the Wilderness Centre and learn of the Icelandic wilderness history, nature and the life of the original inhabitants.

Discovery: Enjoy a Scenic Discovery excursion hiking in the Skálanes Nature Reserve. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 17 Heimaey
Born from volcanic activity, Heimaey is filled with awe-inspiring natural beauty.

Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Tour the island and visit the Volcano Museum built around one of the destroyed houses, or cruise around the island with a local captain in search of birdlife, including the puffin colonies.

Discovery: Take a Scenic Discovery excursion hiking over the lava fields to the top of the new volcanic cone. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 18 Reykjavík
Freechoice: Head to the famous Blue Lagoon, or explore the world’s northernmost capital on a guided tour. Alternatively, join a Golden Circle tour, visiting Gullfoss, Geysir and the National Park Thingvellir, or discover the Reykjanes Peninsula, a UNESCO Global Geopark.

Enrich
The Hallgrimskirkja Church exploding from the horizon can be seen from nearly anywhere in Reykjavík.

Tonight, experience a classical music concert and hear the incredible sound projecting from the unique structure. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 19 At Sea
Cruise Arctic waters as you follow in the footsteps of Vikings in crossing continents to Greenland. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 20 Prins Christianssund, Greenland
Prins Christianssund is one of Greenland’s most stunning waterways. The breath-taking 105km comprises rugged granite cliffs and magnificent glaciers with the passage only accessible during summer. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 21 Narsarsuaq
Delve into the fjords of Southern Greenland to visit the birthplace of the country. Wander through this small village on the Tunulliarfik Fjord, surrounded by imposing nature. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 22 Qaqortoq
Qaqortoq is Southern Greenland’s largest ‘city’. The colourful wooden houses surround the fjord’s picturesque bay, which can host floating icebergs and playful whales. Learn about Greenlandic culture and its Viking history. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 23 At Sea
Cruise the Labrador Sea, making the most of Scenic Eclipse’s luxurious features. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 24 L’Anse Aux Meadows, Canada
L’Anse aux Meadows is the only known Norse village in North America. Be transported to where Vikings once settled.

Freechoice: Explore Viking heritage on your tour of this unique archaeological site and gain insights into Norse life, or explore the north coast of Newfoundland and search for whales and dolphins on your cruise. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 25 Gros Morne National Park
Today you’ll be awed by another UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, Gros Morne National Park.

Freechoice: Explore this natural wilderness with your local guide on a walking tour of the tablelands or visit the Science Research Centre. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 26 Rose Blanche
Join a resident for a walking tour of the village and the lighthouse which dates back to 1873. At the church hall, taste some local delicacies specially prepared by the community. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 27 Halifax
Choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Discover the interesting architectural styles or sample local specialities on a culinary tour. Alternatively, discover the history of Halifax and its connection to the Titanic or admire the talent in Halifax while visiting the local art galleries.

Discovery: Enjoy a guided Scenic Discovery excursion by bike. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 28 At Sea
Relax on board Scenic Eclipse. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 29 Boston, United States of America
Say farewell to the crew and disembark Scenic Eclipse for your journey home. (Breakfast)

Map
All This Included
Navigate remote islands, Arctic waters and icy landscapes from Norway to North America, following in the footsteps of the Vikings.

Experience a wild journey full of awe-inspiring scenery, wildlife and history. Magnificent fjords lay in your path as you keep a lookout for the remarkable wildlife of the region, including whales, seals and seabirds.
  • 83 meals including 28 Breakfasts, 27 Lunches and 28 Dinners
Accommodations
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Eclipse
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.