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.

8 days from £899pp

DATES & PRICES

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.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    Enjoy the impressive facilities onboard CMV Columbus.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Columbus
    Columbus

    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
    Eidfjord
    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
    Skjolden
    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
    Olden
    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
    Bergen, Norway
    Bergen, Norway

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

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Fusion Restaurant, Columbus
    Fusion Restaurant, Columbus

    Arrive 08:00.

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

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Eidfjord
    • Skjolden
    • Olden
    • Bergen

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • A wide choice of wonderful excursions at most ports of call.

    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 £35.00;  

    CRUISE AND MARITIME IS AN ADULT ONLY CRUISE LINE - PASSENGERS MUST BE 16 YEARS OR OVER AT DATE OF TRAVEL 


     

    Cruising the Majestic Fjordland 8 days from £899pp

    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 has 775 passenger cabins including 64 deluxe balcony cabins, junior suites and 150 cabins will be allocated for single travellers. Columbus offers a wide choice of well-appointed inner and ocean view cabins plus deluxe balcony cabins and junior balcony suites. All accommodation is graded according to size and/or position within the ship. A high priority is placed on your comfort, and your cabin steward will ensure a high degree of service throughout your time on board.


    Hotel Features


    Room Features

    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower

    Travel Options

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    All of our coaches are modern and comfortable, and you can be assured of a high level of service. On selected air holidays, the executive coach may not have an onboard toilet or drinks facilities.

    Executive Features

    • Air conditioning
    • Drinks machines
    • Onboard toilet
    • Reclining seats

    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 seven days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £38 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.

      On Single Traveller holidays and coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point. If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining points we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is from £35 per booking each way for up to four people per booking.

      If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.

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      Cruising the Majestic Fjordland 8 days from £899pp

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