Date
Jun 2, 2022 - Jun 10, 2022
Trip Type
By Sea

Group Size: Up to 150 guests
Price: To be announced
Co-sponsored with: To be announced

Activity Level
3

Trip Overview

Join us for a unique, comprehensive, seven-night journey to Scotland’s rarely visited Orkney and Shetland Islands and Norway’s majestic fjords, remote destinations forever linked by their Viking heritage. Cruise from Glasgow, Scotland, to Bergen, Norway, aboard the exclusively chartered, newest Five-Star, small ship Le Bellot. Travel in the wake of Viking explorers, cruising into ports accessible only by small ship amid spectacular landscapes in this seafaring region steeped in history and cultural richness. Enjoy a full-day scenic excursion into the Scottish Highlands, with visits to Fort William, Glenfinnan and Glencoe, and a specially arranged ride on Norway’s Flåm Railway, one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys. Visit Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands; prehistoric Jarlshof in the Shetland Islands; the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Orkney’s Neolithic Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae, including a special presentation by the Ness of Brodgar archaeological site director and head archaeologist; and Bergen’s picturesque Bryggen.

Schedule by Day

  • Jun 2: Depart for Glasgow
  • Jun 3: Glasgow, Scotland/Embark Le Bellot
  • Jun 4: Fort William for the Scottish Highlands
  • Jun 5: Kyle of Lochalsh for Isle of Skye
  • Jun 6: Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, for Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae
  • Jun 7: Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland, for prehistoric site of Jarlshof
  • Jun 8: Cruising the Norwegian Fjords/Flåm Railway
  • Jun 9: Bergen, Norway
  • Jun 10: Bergen/Disembark ship/Return home

Pricing

To be announced

Accommodations

  •  Seven nights aboard Le Bellot

Extensions

Pre-Extension: Edinburgh/Glasgow

Post-Extension: Norway/Copenhagen

What to Expect

Activity Level 3

Many of the cities and towns being visited were founded centuries ago, and the terrain is rugged. Therefore, a fair amount of walking along narrow cobblestone streets, stone floors or uneven and/or slippery terrain and climbing several flights of stairs (some without railings) is to be expected. Walking excursions often cover distances of at least one mile/1.6 km and are approximately three hours in length. Please be advised that the ship may either dock in port or tender ashore by small boat.

Study Leader(s)

Professor of History and French Studies at New York University
Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies; Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

Mode of Travel

The 184-guest Le Bellot is the newest addition to the Ponant Explorers series, designed to provide absolute comfort, even at the heart of the world's most remote regions.

For More Information

Please email haatravels@harvard.edu or call our office at 800-422-1636 or 617-496-0806.