Join us on this delightful scenic cruise and in-depth exploration of Norway’s historic cities, quaint villages and fjordland landscapes that are only accessible to smaller, more intimate sized ships such as Braemar.
‘This really will be a spectacular cruise, with the opportunity to not only enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Fjords, but also visit two very special gardens – the exotic island gardens of Flor & Fjaere and the stunning Botanical Gardens at Milde – situated just outside Bergen. I do hope that you will be able to join me’ – Tony Russell
INCLUDED Horticultural Highlights:
- Exclusive visit to Flor & Fjaere from Stavanger
- Exclusive visit to the Arboretum & Botanical Garden at Milde
- Exclusive on board programme of illustrated Talks
- Exclusive Gardeners’ Question Time
- Drinks get-together
- 8 night cruise aboard Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, Braemar
- Horticultural Highlights including 2 Garden Tours, hosted by Tony Russell, Exclusive on board Programme
- Comfortable en-suite accommodation with TV, hairdryer, safe and air-conditioning
- Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, five-course a la carte dinner, late night buffet and self-service tea & coffee, in-cabin sandwiches and snacks
- Varied daytime activities
- Swimming pools, jacuzzi & gym
- Choice of live evening entertainment including dancing and cabaret shows
- Baggage porterage to your cabin
- Drinks package
Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Single supplements apply.
To speak to an adviser regarding more information or to book the Scenic Fjords and Gardens of Norway Cruise offer, please call 0800 1707 233 and quote *DC THOMSON TRAVEL*
Scenic Fjords and Gardens of Norway Itinerary
Tue 01 September – Southampton
Join Braemar in Southampton, settle in and look forward to your evening ahead with dinner and entertainment.
Wed 02 Sept- Cruising
A day at sea, cruising and time for you to do as much or as little as you wish with a variety of experiences, events, classes and much more to enjoy on board. Plus, join Tony for his illustrated garden talk with plenty of time for questions.
Thu 03 September – Stavanger, Norway
Behind the bustle of the prosperous and cosmopolitan Stavanger of today lie 1,000 years of ancient seafaring tradition and history. The old town, Gamle Stavanger, has narrow winding streets and ancient wooden houses gathered round an historic fresh fish and vegetable market
With a morning at sea, Braemar eventually arrives in Stavanger early afternoon where we will be ready for our afternoon garden trip. A visit to Flor & Fjaere starts off with a pleasant boat trip on the fjord before disembarking amongst a sea of flowers at this private run family estate.
Olav Bryn designs the gardens and park year after year. He spends the winter season planning and creating new combinations, finding new plants and flowers and looking for nuances not yet tried. This result is an explosion of colours.
Guides will be ready to share the history and their secrets and show you the beauty of these lush gardens plus give you an insight into the passions of 3 generations. Tea and coffee will also be served.
Fri 04 Sept – Bergen, Norway
Seven hills and seven fjords frame Hanseatic Bergen, a city steeped in maritime heritage. Of Bergen’s many attractions, the 900-year old UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf is a standout highlight.
Our garden trip this morning takes us south of Bergen to The Arboretum and Botanical Garden situated in idyllic surroundings at Milde next to the Fanafjord. Established in 1996 the Garden hosts 5000 plant species from all over the World and houses a Heather Garden, Japanese Garden and Alpine Garden. Enjoy a guided tour of this garden.
Sat 05 Sept – Olden, Nordfjord*
Situated deep within Nordfjord, Olden is your gateway to a plethora of natural wonders. The astonishing Briksdal Glacier and Europe’s largest inland glacier, Jostedalsbreen and Lovatnet Lake are particularly impressive and just a short trip away and may be visited on optional ship tours.
Late afternoon scenic cruising Nordfjord and Innvikfjord and by Hornelen – Europe’s highest sea cliff, providing unmissable photo opportunities.
Sun 06 Sept – Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord
Your final stop is at Eidfjord, for chances to see Vøringsfossen – one of Norway’s most famous waterfalls – in all its tumbling glory; or even visit the Hardanger Juice and Cider Factory to sample locally produced delights. Look out for the optional ship tours available to book.
Mon 07 Sept – Cruising Lysefjord
Scenic cruising of Lysefjord, your last chance to capture the fjordland’s wondrous scenery, makes for a memorable finale to your holiday.
Exclusive Drinks Party – Join Tony for drinks before dinner
Tue 08 September – Cruising
Exclusive Talk – Join your host today for an illustrated talk and time for questions!
Wed 09 Sept – Southampton
Just time for breakfast and fond farewells before you make your onward journey home.