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Scottish Isles and Norwegian Fjords

May 16-24, 2020 Postponed

Norway Sognefjord from Aurlandsfjorden
Kirkwall Fishing Port
Skara Brae Neolithic settlement
Norwegian Flåm Railway

aboard the Le Champlain, featuring Norway’s Flåm Railway

Join Smith Travel on a unique, seven-night journey aboard Le Champlain to the Scottish Isles and Norway’s majestic fjords. Behold the splendor of these lush lands during the time of the year when the weather is mild and the days are long.

In Glasgow, board the newest five-star, small ship Le Champlain that affords each suite and stateroom with a private balcony and includes the world’s first multisensory, underwater observatory lounge. Enjoy a full-day scenic excursion into the Scottish Highlands, with visits to Fort William, Glenfinnan and Glencoe. Explore unspoiled landscapes and hallowed archaeological sites, with opportunities to visit five UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Orkey’s Neolithic Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae. 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.

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover Jarlshof, a prehistoric archaeological site in Scotland with remains that span over 4,000 years of human history.
  • Engage with Nick Card, director and head archaeologist of the Ness of Brodgar excavation site.
  • Cruise through the picturesque Sognefjord, Norway’s longest fjord.
  • Admire Norwegian engineering with a specially arranged ride on the Flåm Railway.

Smith Speaker

  • Andrew Guswa, Professor of Engineering and Director of the Picker Engineering Program

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Trip Details

  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Activity Level: Moderately active
  • Cost: From $5,295 per person, based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement: From $5,200 per person (limited availability)
  • Deposit: $800 per person, payable to Gohagan & Company
  • Co-sponsors: Bucknell University, University of Colorado, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Princeton University, Smithsonian Journeys, World Affairs Council, and The College of William and Mary
  • Optional Extensions:
    • An optional two-day pre-tour extension to Edinburgh and Glasgow, and a five-day post-tour extension to Norway and Copenhagen are available