About the tour: Cruising the Majestic Fjordland

Witness breathtaking Fjordland scenery including rolling hills, mountains and stunning waterfalls, as we cruise gently along the magnificent Norwegian coast. This leisurely holiday takes in the ‘Gateway of the Fjords’, Bergen and the stunning Eidfjord, from where you can visit the cascading Vøringfossen waterfall, one of Norway’s most popular natural attractions. We also visit Skjolden, which sits at the head of Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, plus spend time in the charming village of Olden on this beautiful 8-day tour.

Tour Includes


  • 7 nights with full board on board the Columbus
  • Coach travel from selected joining points
  • Delicious full board cuisine.
  • Afternoon teas and late night snacks.
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party
  • Self service tea & coffee
  • Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes.
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities.
  • Guest speaker and arts & crafts
  • Porterage of luggage, port to cabin.
  • Port Taxes.

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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Depart 16:00.

Regional departure by coach then travel to London Tilbury to join your cruise ship.

If you would rather drive to the port yourself, you can take advantage of our free parking offer at London Tilbury.

  • Included meals: Dinner

Enjoy the impressive facilities onboard CMV Columbus.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Eidfjord

Arrive 09:00. Depart 16:30.

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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Eidfjord
Eidfjord

Included Highlights

  • Eidfjord
  • Cruising Hardangerfjord

Arrive 09:00. Depart 20:00.

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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Flam
  • Cruising Sognefjord

Optional Excursions

Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
  • Flam Railway
The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

Arrive 09:00. Depart 20:00.

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 where the characteristic wooden-gabled buildings were once the home and offices of Hanseatic merchants, but today house shops selling crafts and traditional souvenirs.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Bergen
Bergen

Included Highlights

  • Bergen

Relax onboard as we spend the day sailing back towards the U.K.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arrive 08:00.

Arrive in London Tilbury and join your coach for the transfer back to your original joining point.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Although Columbus is a adult only cruise ship, this is a 'multi-generational' cruise so all ages can sail on this departure, however, there are no specific child facilities/entertainment provided.

Please note: In the event of adverse weather/sea conditions preventing the ship from calling at one of the scheduled ports, alternative arrangements will be made, where possible.

Extras: optional shore excursions; travel insurance from £68.00;  

Please note, a gratuities charge of approximately £7 per person, per day will be added to your on-board account

Please note that due to limited docking facilities, it may be necessary in some ports to land by launch or tender.

 

Depart 16:00.

Regional departure by coach then travel to London Tilbury to join your cruise ship.

  • Included meals: Dinner

Enjoy the impressive facilities onboard CMV Columbus.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arrive 10:00. Depart 16:00.

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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Eidfjord

Arrive 10:00. Depart 17:00.

Skjolden sits at the head of Norway’s longest and deepest fjord and at the foot of the country’s highest mountains and largest glacier. It is approached via the picturesque Lusterfjord, which is emerald green from the melt water of the glaciers. The pretty village is a gateway to the stunning and varied landscapes of the Jostedalsbreen National Park. Sognefjell Mountain Pass, the highest mountain road in Europe, and Urnes Stave Church, the oldest stave church in Norway, are highlights of optional excursions from this charming village surrounded by steep hills and spectacular waterfalls.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Skjolden

Arrive 09:00. Depart 19:00.

The southernmost of the three short branches at the inner end of Nordfjord terminates in Olden. The charming village sits amongst tidy, well-kept farms on gently sloping, fertile hillsides, which then rise steeply into thickly wooded and rugged peaks. From the village, the beautiful Oldendalen Valley runs between towering mountains to the edge of the mighty Jostedalsbreen Glacier. Briksdal Glacier is one of the more accessible arms of the Jostedalsbreen. The creeping pitted tentacle of ice features in optional excursions from Olden, together with glorious waterfalls, glacier-fed rivers and wonderful mountain lakes.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Olden

Arrive 08:00. Depart 17:00.

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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Bergen

Relax onboard as we spend the day sailing back towards the U.K.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arrive 08:00.

Arrive in London Tilbury and join your coach for the transfer back to your original joining point.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Although Columbus is a adult only cruise ship, this is a 'multi-generational' cruise so all ages can sail on this departure, however, there are no specific child facilities/entertainment provided.

Please note: In the event of adverse weather/sea conditions preventing the ship from calling at one of the scheduled ports, alternative arrangements will be made, where possible.

Extras: optional shore excursions; travel insurance from £68.00;  

Please note, a gratuities charge of approximately £7 per person, per day will be added to your on-board account

Please note that due to limited docking facilities, it may be necessary in some ports to land by launch or tender.

 

Cruising the Majestic Fjordland

Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
01709 787 463

Accommodation

If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

Your Cruise Ship - Columbus
Cruise and Maritime's new flagship, Columbus, was purposely built for deep sea ocean cruising. She carries around 1400 guests and is the perfect choice for those looking for comfort and a wide range of facilities but who still prefer a feeling of intimacy and personal attention.

Columbus offers a choice of seven different lounges and bars including the Captain's Club, Connexions, Raffles and Taverner's Pub and Casino. There are six entertainment venues including the impressive three-decked central Atrium, Dome Observatory and Palladium show Lounge. With two swimming pools and two whirlpools for fine weather days, expansive deck areas with traditional wooden decking, a gym, a wellness centre and a fine selection of shops at the central Atrium.

Cabins
Your cabin is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day sightseeing ashore and your cabin steward will ensure that you enjoy a high degree of comfort and service, whichever grade of accommodation you decide best suits your holiday requirements. There are twenty categories of cabins and suites, primarily graded according to deck position and, even in the most economical cabins, the standard features are impressive. Ocean View Cabin describes a cabin which has natural light from a window, Inner Cabin describes a cabin which has artificial light only.

Columbus

  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath and/or Shower

Find your nearest pickup point

You can join your coach at your nearest joining point – we’ve hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest pick up, search using your postcode below.

    *Please note pickups are subject to availability.

    Travel Extras

    Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

    You can park for FREE for up to nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £39.50 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

    To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

    On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

    Customer Reviews

    Travelled on this tour? You can submit your review to: feedback@leger.co.uk