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London (Greenwich)/Bergen
14-night British Isles Explorer Cruise
May 9, 2024
Viking: Viking Neptune
London (Greenwich)/Bergen
Vacation Offer ID 1469283
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Cruise Inclusions

Viking Inclusive Value:

  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Unlimited free Wi-Fi
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • Multiple dining venues including alternative restaurant dining
  • 24-hour room service, specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Top-rated spa and state-of-the-art fitness center access
  • Self-service launderette with iron/ironing board
  • All port taxes and fees
  • Airport transfers on embarkation/disembarkation day with purchase of Viking Air
  • Included features valued at over $200 per person, per day

Available Add-Ons

  • Optional air add-ons are available from Viking Cruises' designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada, and include all government fees and taxes.
  • Pre- or Post- cruise hotel stay
  • Optional shore excursions
14-night British Isles Explorer Cruise
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
London (Greenwich)

London (Greenwich) 05/09/2024

Embark today in the celebrated Royal Borough of Greenwich—part of which, Maritime Greenwich, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take some time to settle in to your veranda stateroom and get to know your ship, perhaps having a bite in Mamsen's gourmet deli, with open-faced sandwiches and delicious sweets inspired by the cuisine of Scandinavia.,
05/09/2024 05/09/2024
London (Greenwich)

London (Greenwich) 05/10/2024

Discover the celebrated Royal Borough of Greenwich—part of which, Maritime Greenwich, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. London is just a short drive away, so you can take in the regal city and all its splendor. See the Tower of London, Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and St. Paul's Cathedral. Or, venture into the countryside to visit Windsor Castle, one of the royal residences. Alternately, step off the ship to tour Greenwich, its excellent National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory, the location of the Greenwich Meridian.,
05/10/2024 05/10/2024
London (Dover)

London (Dover) 05/11/2024

Call on Dover today, where you can explore the streets of this ancient port, said to have been set ablaze when William the Conqueror came through on his way to London after his Battle of Hastings victory. A panoramic tour leads you to the impressive walls of hilltop Dover Castle, the largest fortification in England, and to a scenic overlook for striking views of the dramatic White Cliffs of Dover.,
05/11/2024 05/11/2024
English Channel

English Channel 05/12/2024

Cruise the Irish Sea into the Celtic Sea. You will round the southern shores of Wales and England and enter the English Channel, making your way to the Strait of Dover. Enjoy your ship's many amenities as you cruise, perhaps indulging in a massage at The Spa, taking high tea in the Wintergarden, and closing your day with fine cuisine at Manfredi's Italian Restaurant.,
05/12/2024 05/12/2024
Dublin

Dublin 05/13/2024

Discover Dublin, the Republic of Ireland's charismatic capital on the Liffey River. Founded as a Viking settlement, today it is one of Europe's most significant cultural hubs. A panoramic tour takes you to Trinity College; its library is the city's repository of some five million volumes. You will also see the soaring St. Patrick's Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral, two major centers of the country's religion, and pass by neoclassical City Hall and the sprawling Dublin Castle.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Dublin: Highlights of Dublin City - 8 hours

Ireland, known affectionately as the “the Emerald Isle” is renowned for its excellent hospitality and you can be assured of a warm welcome by your guide and driver, who will meet you at the port. Discover the history, literary heritage and culture that lies behind Dublin’s elegant Georgian architecture and famous landmarks, during your full-day tour.

Founded in the 16th-century, Trinity College is Ireland's oldest university and holds the Book of Kells, a greatly treasured example of early Irish manuscript illumination. History lovers may opt to visit the nearby Treasury of the National Museum or EPIC - the interactive museum commemorating the emigration of 10 million Irish. For those interested in art, the National Gallery houses a superb collection.

Afterwards make a lunchtime pit stop at the Guinness Storehouse, where you learn how a pint of the world-famous Guinness is created. The heart of the building is modelled on a giant pint glass, which would hold approximately 14 million pints of Guinness beer if filled! Enjoy a complimentary pint of Guinness in the Gravity Bar, which boast 360-degree views of the capital.

Complete your touring this afternoon, with a visit to St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland and final resting place of Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver's Travels. Here, take a guided tour of the impressive staterooms which are a longtime symbol of British rule in Ireland, before being transferred back to your ship.
 

Highlights:

  • Admire the grandeur of St Patrick's Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland and final resting place of Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver's Travels
  • Pour yourself a pint of Ireland’s finest at the Guinness Storehouse to discover the country’s most famous export

Tour Duration: 8 hours

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:

  • Private transport by Mercedes E-class or similar for 1 and 2 passengers, VW Caravelle (7 passenger seats) or similar for 3 and 4 passengers and 12-seater or similar for 5 and 6 passengers.
  • Expert local guide for 8 hours of sightseeing in Dublin
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
  • Supplement for public holidays
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in the "inclusions" list above
Dublin - Dublin City & Powerscourt - Full Day Tour
Upon arrival in Dublin Port, you will meet with your private driver/guide and transfer directly to Powerscourt House & Gardens in Co. Wicklow

This stunning 18th Century Stately home comprises Powerscourt Houseextensive gardens, which are open to the public; as is the Main House.    There is a lovely restaurant in the house, overlooking the gardens and Wicklow Mountains, which offers the finest in Irish artisan, home cooked cuisine.   The 34,000 acres of this estate extend along both shores of the River Dargle .  Powerscourt is one of the finest properties in Europe, designed and laid out by Daniel Robertson between 1745 and 1767.  This property is filled with splendid Greek and Italian-inspired statuary, decorative ironwork, a petrified-moss grotto, lovely herbaceous borders, a Japanese garden, a circular pond and fountain with statues of winged horses, and an occasional herd of deer.  Opportunity for shopping at Avoca Handweavers now located in Powerscourt House. Enjoy lunch here at Powerscourt or at a traditional Irish pub in the city centre.

Upon your return from Powerscourt Estate, your private driver guide will take you on your tour of Dublin City. 

Whilst Dublin is a vibrant and bustling city, by European standards it is a small city with a population of just over 1 million people. Much of Dublin’s streetscapes are adorned with beautiful 18th century townhouses and a number of city parks, such as St. Stephen’s Green and indeed Merrion Square. The highlights of any tour in Dublin may include a visit to Trinity College, the Guinness Storehouse… and –if time permits –St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  

Following the city tour, your driver will return you to your ship.


Inclusions
  • Private Driver Guide
  • Entrance to Powerscourt House & Gardens
  • Lunch
Dublin: An Introduction to Dublin - 4 hours
Disembark for a city adventure this morning accompanied by your expert guide and driver. Your tour of Dublin begins with the impressive Trinity College; Ireland's oldest university. Explore the Old Library, which houses 200,000 antiquarian texts and the oldest surviving harp in Ireland. Here you will see the world-famous Book of Kells; a fabulous example of early Irish manuscript illumination. Hand-crafted by monks, it contains the four gospels and has been resident at Trinity College since the 17th century. Continue to St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland, where you have the opportunity to see a memorial to Jonathan Swift, the author of 'Gulliver's Travels', who became Dean of St. Patrick's in 1713. Afterwards you are transferred back to port.

Highlights:
  • See the world-famous Book of Kells, a fabulous example of early Irish manuscript illumination
  • Continue to St Patrick’s Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland and home of a memorial to the writer Jonathan Swift
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local driver-guide for 4 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
05/13/2024 05/13/2024
Holyhead

Holyhead 05/14/2024

Soak up the Welsh ambiance of Holyhead, a cozy coastal enclave on the northwestern tip of Wales. You will see the historic St. Cybi's Church and you will visit the Holyhead Maritime Museum, chronicling local seafaring history. You will also have time to explore the bustling waterfront.,
05/14/2024 05/14/2024
Liverpool

Liverpool 05/15/2024

Discover Liverpool, birthplace of the Beatles and a stunning cultural center of soaring churches and impressive architecture. You will see the neoclassical St. George's Hall and the cone-shaped Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. On the storied waterfront, part of the city's Maritime Mercantile UNESCO World Heritage Site, marvel at the "Three Graces", a trio of magnificent buildings. You might also follow in the footsteps of the Beatles, Liverpool's most famous sons.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Liverpool: Explore Liverpool - 8 hours
This morning, you are met as you disembark your cruise ship by your driver-guide. Begin your full day private sightseeing tour of Liverpool, once the most important centre of maritime trade in the world.

Liverpool was the European capital of Culture in 2008 as is also the birthplace of Beatles. You may like to walk through the Mathew Street to the Cavern Club, following in the footsteps of the Beatles. See the buildings known as the ‘Three Graces’, and the impressive civic buildings that were constructed as a result of the mercantile wealth. The most important of these is St. George’s Hall, that interestingly claims to be the world’s first air-conditioned building. The Walker Art Gallery houses one of the finest collections of paintings in the UK outside of London. However the two most magnificent buildings from the 20th-century in Liverpool are the cathedrals. The Anglican Cathedral built in traditional gothic style is the largest church in the UK; the Roman Catholic cathedral is a fine example of contemporary modernist architecture.

Time permitting you may also pass under the River Mersey to Port Sunlight, one of the first planned industrial villages in the world that was opened by the Lever Brothers to house their workers in better conditions. The focal point of the village is the Lady Lever Art Gallery that houses a large collection of Wedgwood Jasperware. You could also visit Speke Hall (closed Monday and Tuesday), a fine example of a Tudor half-timbered manor house that is richly decorated with wooden furniture inside.

Highlights:
  • Follow in the footsteps of the famous band the Beatles who grew up in Liverpool
  • See the impressive civic buildings, the Walker Art Gallery and the largest church in the UK
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning / Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local driver-guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
05/15/2024 05/15/2024
Belfast

Belfast 05/16/2024

Explore Belfast, a hidden gem of the British Isles and capital of Northern Ireland. This historic city has undergone a Renaissance that has bolstered its economy and its culture. During a tour, witness a unique blend of British-influenced Victorian flair in its stately public buildings and an authentic Irish charm in its pubs and shops. See the quaint Cathedral Quarter, the majestic City Hall, bustling St. George's Market and the poignant murals recalling its past turbulence. If you wish, you may visit the nearby Giant's Causeway, a spectacular seaside formation of 40,000 conjoined basalt columns.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Belfast - Tour of Antrim Coast - Full Day Tour
Depart Port by luxury vehicle accompanied by local professional guide.  Leaving Belfast behind, head north on a scenic, northbound journey.  Travel to the port of Larne and then join the spectacular Antrim Coast road.  Onwards through the villages of Ballygalley and Glenarm to Cushendall, know as the "Capital of the Glens" and Ballycastle, host of the annual 'Oul Lammas Fair'.

Arrive at The Giants Causeway Centre.  
Next, travel to the famouse village of Bushmills, which is home to the legendary Bushmills Whiskey Distillery.

Enjoy a 2 Course lunch with tea/coffee in the wonderful Distillers Arms restaurant.

Following lunch you will travel along the Coast up to the fantastic Dunluce Castle. It is thought by some to be the most picturesque of all Irish castles. Situated in the most north-easterly tip of Ireland and first built by Richard de Burgh, Earl of Ulster in the 13th century, the ruins of the castle are a huge tourist attraction.

The castle is surrounded by terrifyingly steep drops at either side; these would have been essential features to the Vikings and early Christians, who were drawn to this magnificent place where an early Irish ring-fort once stood. It is situated on a 100 foot high basalt stack with a sea cave underneath. The earliest features of the castle, the two large drum towers, about nine metres in diameter, can still be seen on the eastern side.  

Return to Belfast Port on the motorway which runs close to some scenic inland countryside.


Inclusions:
  • Private Driver Guide
  • Giants Causeway visitor Centre
  • Entrance to Dunluce Castle
  • Lunch Including Tea and Coffee
Belfast: Cultural Belfast - 8 hours
Belfast may be a small city, but it has a wealth of culture and excitement on offer for you to discover! Firstly, visit the purpose-built iconic ‘Titanic Belfast’. With over nine galleries, the Titanic story is brought to life for you with exhibitions, rides, full-scale reconstructions and lots
of interactive fun.

After a hearty Irish lunch (payable locally) head into Belfast city where your guide unravels stories related to “the troubles” of Northern Ireland. You cannot miss the murals across Belfast that offer a fascinating history in pictures. Although huge strides have been made in the fight to combat sectarianism in the city, the marks of the past can still be witnessed across the city, adorning the sides of buildings and walls. A tour of Belfast wouldn’t be complete without enjoying a pint of Guinness at the famous Crown Bar in the city centre. This 19th-century bar is an experience that is unique to Northern Ireland. You are privately transferred back to board your cruise after your tour.

Highlights:
  • Explore the 'Titanic Belfast' and learn about the ship's fascinating history
  • Learn about Belfast's turbulent past and visit the famous Crown Bar in the city centre
Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning / Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Belfast: Highlights of Belfast - 6 hours
Today you are met by your expert local guide for a sightseeing in Belfast and the surrounding area. Spend the morning on a panoramic tour of the city centre, where you see the impressive City Hall in Donegall Square, St. Anne’s Cathedral and the buildings of Queen’s University. During this tour, your guide talks to you about the sectarian divisions that have been so prominent in Belfast in recent years. You also visit the Titanic Quarter, so-called as it was here that the ill-fated liner was being constructed a century ago. Your guide shows you where the ship was constructed and the Thomson Dock where it had its final fit-out.

Highlights:
  • Take a panoramic tour of Belfast’s city centre to see the impressive City Hall and the buildings of Queen’s University
  • Visit the Titanic Quarter where the ill-fated liner was constructed a century ago
Tour Duration: 6 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning / Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 6 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
05/16/2024 05/16/2024
Ullapool

Ullapool 05/17/2024

Cruise through the stunningly scenic Western Isles and anchor in the pristine waters of Loch Broom to explore Ullapool, situated in a spectacularly remote area of the United Kingdom. Dramatic mountain peaks pierce the sky here, dwarfing this former herring port village. You will disembark for a panoramic tour that takes you deep into the village-dotted Wester Ross landscape, passing pristine lakes, craggy massifs, and tranquil castles.,
05/17/2024 05/17/2024
Kirkwall (Orkney Islands)

Kirkwall (Orkney Islands) 05/18/2024

Today, immerse yourself in the rich history of the Orkney Islands, ruled by the Vikings from the 9th to the 13th century. Explore recent history on an included Kirkwall walking tour of 17th- and 18th-century houses, the Bishop's Palace, the French Renaissance Earl's Palace and St. Magnus Cathedral. Or, opt to explore "Scottish Pompeii", a remarkable Neolithic site.,
05/18/2024 05/18/2024
Edinburgh (Newhaven)

Edinburgh (Newhaven) 05/19/2024

Today, you'll take in the medieval and neoclassical beauty of Scotland's capital, gracefully set among rocky hills and gracious green ribbons of park. On an included tour, browse the National Museum of Scotland and drive the Royal Mile, the famed avenue connecting the hilltop Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. You might elect to explore Edinburgh Castle more closely, including a visit to the Crown Jewels. Or, venture to medieval St. Andrews, birthplace of golf.,
05/19/2024 05/19/2024
Invergordon (Inverness/Loch Ness)

Invergordon (Inverness/Loch Ness) 05/20/2024

Call today on Invergordon, on the doorstep of the mountainous, heather-covered Scottish Highlands. One of Europe's most sparsely populated regions, the famed Highlands provide a fascinating glimpse into the days of warring clans. Enjoy a scenic drive into their splendor, stopping to view Loch Ness, legendary home of the elusive monster, and the historic ruins of Urquhart Castle, one of Scotland's largest, perched on a ledge overlooking the famous lake.,
05/20/2024 05/20/2024
Lerwick, Shetland Island

Lerwick, Shetland Island 05/21/2024

Admire the rugged beauty of one of Scotland's remote island outposts today. You'll set out to explore the main island's southern reaches on an included tour. After a panoramic drive through charming Lerwick, the Shetlands' only burgh, stop at the limestone hamlet of Fladdabister, the crofting town of Aithsetter, and a 2,000-year-old castle. Or, visit the remarkable archaeological site of Jarlshof instead, stunning evidence of a thriving Viking presence.,
05/21/2024 05/21/2024
Bergen

Bergen 05/22/2024

Take in more of Bergen's Norwegian charms this morning. You'll see the beautiful 18th-century wooden houses and visit the Hanseatic Museum on your included tour. Or, take an excursion to Troldhaugen, the home of Norway's famous composer Edvard Grieg, or a trip to the peak of Mt. Ulriken to savor an Ulriken bun, a cinnamon pastry, at the mountaintop restaurant.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Bergen Walking Tour - 3 hours

Bergen may perhaps be a relatively small city (population of 260,000) however it is overflowing with history (the first settlement here were over 900 years ago), culture, incredible nature, gourmet restaurants and cosy cafe’s
Bryggen, the ancient Hanseatic Wharf, which is one of the best known European dwelling places from the Middle Ages, comprises a maze of characteristic wooden buildings with pointed gables facing the harbour.

This unique architectural gem is now listed by UNESCO as one of the world's most significant examples of the history and culture of a medieval settlement. Bryggen thrives today as a honeycomb of painter’s and craftsmen’s workshops, plus access to the interior of some of the buildings themselves where history has been preserved as it was originally. 

The Fløibanen funicular in Bergen is one of Norway's best-known attractions. Fløibanen can be found in the heart of Bergen. Fløibanen is a funicular cable car that takes you 320 metres above sea level. In just a few minutes you find yourself on top of a mountain with a perfect view of the city and its surroundings. You have not seen Bergen before you have taken Fløibanen.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 3 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel or address.
Vehicle: 01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Fløibanen funicular.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Bergen and its outskirts tour – 5 Hours



Experience the picturesque beauty and historical sights of Bergen during this leisurely 5 hour sightseeing excursion. 
We drive out of the city centre to Troldhaugen, the home of the famous Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. The home, an unassuming wooden house stands amongst the trees at the Hill of the Trolls (Troldhaugen). 
Then it is a short drive to the Fantoft Stave Church, originally built in Fortun Sogn in 1150, it was relocated to Fantoft in 1883 where it was rebuilt after it was destroyed in a fire in 1992. In the Middle Ages there were approximately 800 stave churches throughout Norway, today only 30 are left standing. 
On return back to the city centre of Bergen, explore by foot the famous Bryggen harbour front - the colorful old Hanseatic merchant buildings from the middle Ages. Destroyed by a large fire that wreaked havoc, the area was rebuilt in 1702. Now a protected area and listed on the Unesco World Heritage List, the narrow alleyways that run between the rows of houses made for an enchanting stroll that will take you back in time.

Your next stop is the Mt. Fløien Funicular station. The Fløibanen funicular takes you up to a height of 320 meters above sea level. It is a short journey up, on exit of the funicular a magnificent panorama over the city of Bergen, the surrounding mountains and sea awaits you. Return back to the harbor front district by funicular. Some free time has been set aside for you to peruse the Fish and Flower market at the Marbour front.

 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 5 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel, address or Pier.
Vehicle: 01st Class. 
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, Fantoft Stave Church, Fløibanen funicular.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Hike to Mount Fløien and lunch at Bergen´s Fish Market – 5 hours
You start this journey by meeting our guide and taking Bergen´s funicular, one of the trademarks of the city.
The funicular railway is one of Norway's most famous attractions. The trip starts in the heart of the city and takes you 320 meters above sea level. In just 6 minutes, you will find yourself on top of Mount Fløyen. After enjoying a panoramic view of Bergen we will start our hike!
Our guide will take you through the beautiful surroundings, enjoying the views of the city, the fjords and mountains while discovering the local nature. You will do this hiking at your own pace.
You may walk down to the city center or take the funicular. The tour ends at Bergen´s Fish Market, a place that has a long history that dates to the 1200s. Since then, the market has been one of the most important places for trade between fishermen, farmers, and the inhabitants of the city. Here you will say goodbye to our guide and enjoy a delicious and traditional Norwegian lunch. You will be served a traditional fish platter that includes local delicacies such as king crab, lobster, langoustines, oysters, and creamy mussels.
 
Basis:  Private hiking/walking tour.
Duration:       5 hours (incl 4 hours for funicular and hike, plus time for lunch on your own).
Start / End:   City/Fish Market.
Inclusions: English-speaking guide, Other languages on request, Entrance to  Funicular, Lunch at the Fish Market (Luxury platter: King crab, lobster and langoustines in garlic butter, oysters and creamy mussels. Served with salad, bread, aioli and tarragon dip, tap water). Vegetarian option available (Filled spicy portobello mushroom covered in melted local cheese, served on a bed of vegetables and sweet potato purée.)
Not included
: Vehicle
Physical Activity Level:      Grade Moderate. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Tour can operate: afternoon/evening
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes. Bring appropriate clothing and shoes.
 
Bergen Art & Design Walking Tour visiting KODE Art Museum and Arven silver factory – 4 hours
You start this walking tour with our guide, visiting two of the main attractions in Bergen for art and design lovers.
 
We will pay a visit to KODE 3 Museum, which The Rasmus Meyers Collection and a great compilation of works by Edvard Munch, one of the most renowned Norwegian painters.
Among the highlights of the collection are paintings from the Golden Age of Norwegian art, as well as historical interiors from the Bergen area. The presentation includes highlights from the careers of other famous Norwegian artists such as J.C. Dahl, Harriet Backer, Erik Werenskiold and Gerhard Munthe.
 
We continue our tour by visiting Arven´s workshops. In 1868 Theodor Olsen brought international expertise when he established his own sterling silversmithery and store and quickly became a leader in Bergen’s arts and crafts community. Following his death in 1890, the silver smithery and store continued under the name of Theodore Olsen managed by the Aase family for many generations until 2016 when it became Arven AS. Today, Arven is a modern and innovative factory which is constantly developing new and exciting products through bold design work in cooperation with contemporary designers but preserving traditional techniques and classic design.
During your private visit you will be greeted by your host offering you a special welcome with a drink and a taste of delicious Norwegian local produce cheese and snacks, all served using their beautiful cheese slices and knives we create.
Your visit continues with a presentation about the story of silversmithing in Bergen, about Arven, our history, our products, and our way of working. Afterwards there will time for your questions and participation to “show and tell” how each visitor can make their own stamped pendant!
You are then guided to our workshop and witness where our silver cutlery and jewelries are crafted. There will be a little “ceremony” in the workshop where each visitor gets their own Arven medal.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration:      4 hours walking tour.
Start / End:   City.
Vehicle:        None.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.   
Entrances:     KODE 3 Museum and Arven Silver Factory.
Meals: None.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: morning, afternoon. Tour not available on Mondays.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes. The tour is not offered on Sunday and Monday.
 
05/22/2024 05/22/2024
Bergen

Bergen 05/23/2024

Awake in Bergen, where you will be departing your ship. If you wish, you may explore more with Viking: Stay on in this fascinating old mercantile city, visit Norway's cosmopolitan capital of Oslo, or journey to Iceland.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Bergen Walking Tour - 3 hours

Bergen may perhaps be a relatively small city (population of 260,000) however it is overflowing with history (the first settlement here were over 900 years ago), culture, incredible nature, gourmet restaurants and cosy cafe’s
Bryggen, the ancient Hanseatic Wharf, which is one of the best known European dwelling places from the Middle Ages, comprises a maze of characteristic wooden buildings with pointed gables facing the harbour.

This unique architectural gem is now listed by UNESCO as one of the world's most significant examples of the history and culture of a medieval settlement. Bryggen thrives today as a honeycomb of painter’s and craftsmen’s workshops, plus access to the interior of some of the buildings themselves where history has been preserved as it was originally. 

The Fløibanen funicular in Bergen is one of Norway's best-known attractions. Fløibanen can be found in the heart of Bergen. Fløibanen is a funicular cable car that takes you 320 metres above sea level. In just a few minutes you find yourself on top of a mountain with a perfect view of the city and its surroundings. You have not seen Bergen before you have taken Fløibanen.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 3 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel or address.
Vehicle: 01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Fløibanen funicular.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Bergen and its outskirts tour – 5 Hours



Experience the picturesque beauty and historical sights of Bergen during this leisurely 5 hour sightseeing excursion. 
We drive out of the city centre to Troldhaugen, the home of the famous Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. The home, an unassuming wooden house stands amongst the trees at the Hill of the Trolls (Troldhaugen). 
Then it is a short drive to the Fantoft Stave Church, originally built in Fortun Sogn in 1150, it was relocated to Fantoft in 1883 where it was rebuilt after it was destroyed in a fire in 1992. In the Middle Ages there were approximately 800 stave churches throughout Norway, today only 30 are left standing. 
On return back to the city centre of Bergen, explore by foot the famous Bryggen harbour front - the colorful old Hanseatic merchant buildings from the middle Ages. Destroyed by a large fire that wreaked havoc, the area was rebuilt in 1702. Now a protected area and listed on the Unesco World Heritage List, the narrow alleyways that run between the rows of houses made for an enchanting stroll that will take you back in time.

Your next stop is the Mt. Fløien Funicular station. The Fløibanen funicular takes you up to a height of 320 meters above sea level. It is a short journey up, on exit of the funicular a magnificent panorama over the city of Bergen, the surrounding mountains and sea awaits you. Return back to the harbor front district by funicular. Some free time has been set aside for you to peruse the Fish and Flower market at the Marbour front.

 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 5 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel, address or Pier.
Vehicle: 01st Class. 
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, Fantoft Stave Church, Fløibanen funicular.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Hike to Mount Fløien and lunch at Bergen´s Fish Market – 5 hours
You start this journey by meeting our guide and taking Bergen´s funicular, one of the trademarks of the city.
The funicular railway is one of Norway's most famous attractions. The trip starts in the heart of the city and takes you 320 meters above sea level. In just 6 minutes, you will find yourself on top of Mount Fløyen. After enjoying a panoramic view of Bergen we will start our hike!
Our guide will take you through the beautiful surroundings, enjoying the views of the city, the fjords and mountains while discovering the local nature. You will do this hiking at your own pace.
You may walk down to the city center or take the funicular. The tour ends at Bergen´s Fish Market, a place that has a long history that dates to the 1200s. Since then, the market has been one of the most important places for trade between fishermen, farmers, and the inhabitants of the city. Here you will say goodbye to our guide and enjoy a delicious and traditional Norwegian lunch. You will be served a traditional fish platter that includes local delicacies such as king crab, lobster, langoustines, oysters, and creamy mussels.
 
Basis:  Private hiking/walking tour.
Duration:       5 hours (incl 4 hours for funicular and hike, plus time for lunch on your own).
Start / End:   City/Fish Market.
Inclusions: English-speaking guide, Other languages on request, Entrance to  Funicular, Lunch at the Fish Market (Luxury platter: King crab, lobster and langoustines in garlic butter, oysters and creamy mussels. Served with salad, bread, aioli and tarragon dip, tap water). Vegetarian option available (Filled spicy portobello mushroom covered in melted local cheese, served on a bed of vegetables and sweet potato purée.)
Not included
: Vehicle
Physical Activity Level:      Grade Moderate. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Tour can operate: afternoon/evening
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes. Bring appropriate clothing and shoes.
 
Bergen Art & Design Walking Tour visiting KODE Art Museum and Arven silver factory – 4 hours
You start this walking tour with our guide, visiting two of the main attractions in Bergen for art and design lovers.
 
We will pay a visit to KODE 3 Museum, which The Rasmus Meyers Collection and a great compilation of works by Edvard Munch, one of the most renowned Norwegian painters.
Among the highlights of the collection are paintings from the Golden Age of Norwegian art, as well as historical interiors from the Bergen area. The presentation includes highlights from the careers of other famous Norwegian artists such as J.C. Dahl, Harriet Backer, Erik Werenskiold and Gerhard Munthe.
 
We continue our tour by visiting Arven´s workshops. In 1868 Theodor Olsen brought international expertise when he established his own sterling silversmithery and store and quickly became a leader in Bergen’s arts and crafts community. Following his death in 1890, the silver smithery and store continued under the name of Theodore Olsen managed by the Aase family for many generations until 2016 when it became Arven AS. Today, Arven is a modern and innovative factory which is constantly developing new and exciting products through bold design work in cooperation with contemporary designers but preserving traditional techniques and classic design.
During your private visit you will be greeted by your host offering you a special welcome with a drink and a taste of delicious Norwegian local produce cheese and snacks, all served using their beautiful cheese slices and knives we create.
Your visit continues with a presentation about the story of silversmithing in Bergen, about Arven, our history, our products, and our way of working. Afterwards there will time for your questions and participation to “show and tell” how each visitor can make their own stamped pendant!
You are then guided to our workshop and witness where our silver cutlery and jewelries are crafted. There will be a little “ceremony” in the workshop where each visitor gets their own Arven medal.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration:      4 hours walking tour.
Start / End:   City.
Vehicle:        None.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.   
Entrances:     KODE 3 Museum and Arven Silver Factory.
Meals: None.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: morning, afternoon. Tour not available on Mondays.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes. The tour is not offered on Sunday and Monday.
 
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Viking: Viking Neptune
Expand your horizons on this comfortable, award-winning ship design, intimate and thoughtfully created by experienced nautical architects and designers to enrich your interaction with your destination in every way.
Ship Statistics
Year Built
2022
Year Refurbished
Year Entered Present Fleet
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Tonnage (GRT)
48000
Guests (Lowers)
930
Total Guests
928
Passenger Decks
9
Number of Crew
370
Officers' Nationality
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
Total Rooms
465
Suites
47
Balconies
418
Ocean/River View
–
Interior
–
Accessible
–

Balcony

Veranda Stateroom (V1) $7,599
Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: V1
  • Deck 3
  • Square Feet: 270 sq ft (includes private veranda)
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV6) $7,799
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: DV6
  • Deck 3
  • Square Feet: 270 sq ft (includes private veranda)
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV5) $7,899
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: DV5
  • Deck 4
  • Square Feet: 270 sq ft (includes private veranda)
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV4) $7,999
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: DV4
  • Deck 4
  • Square Feet: 270 sq ft (includes private veranda)
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV3) $8,099
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: DV3
  • Deck 5
  • Square Feet: 270 sq ft (includes private veranda)
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV2) $8,199
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: DV2
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 5
  • Square Feet: 270 sq ft (includes private veranda)
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV1) $8,399
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: DV1
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 3
  • Square Feet: 270 sq ft (includes private veranda)
Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV3) $9,499
Penthouse Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: PV3
  • Deck 4
  • Square Feet: 338 sq ft (includes private veranda)
Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV2) $9,599
Penthouse Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: PV2
  • Deck 5
  • Square Feet: 338 sq ft (includes private veranda)
Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV1) $9,699
Penthouse Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: PV1
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 5
  • Square Feet: 338 sq ft (includes private veranda)
Veranda Stateroom (V2) Limited Availability
Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: V2
  • Deck 3
  • Square Feet: 270 sq ft (includes private veranda)

Suite

Penthouse Junior Suite (PS3) $12,999
Penthouse Junior Suite
  • Category: PS3
  • Deck 6
  • Square Feet: 405 sq ft (includes private veranda)
Penthouse Junior Suite (PS1) $13,399
Penthouse Junior Suite
  • Category: PS1
  • Deck 8
  • Square Feet: 405 sq ft (includes private veranda)
Explorer Suite (ES3) $15,999
Explorer Suite
  • Category: ES3
  • Deck 3
  • Square Feet: 757–1,163 sq ft (includes private veranda)
Penthouse Junior Suite (PS2) Limited Availability
Penthouse Junior Suite
  • Category: PS2
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 405 sq ft (includes private veranda)
Owner's Suite (OS) Limited Availability
Owner's Suite
  • Category: OS
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 1,448 sq ft multi-room suite including expansive private veranda
Explorer Suite (ES2) Limited Availability
Explorer Suite
  • Category: ES2
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 4
  • Square Feet: 757–1,163 sq ft (includes private veranda)
Explorer Suite (ES1) Limited Availability
Explorer Suite
  • Category: ES1
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 4
  • Square Feet: 757–1,163 sq ft (includes private veranda)

All fares and offers are for new bookings only, as of May 1, 2014, are subject to availability, may not be combinable with other offers except Viking Explorer Society Travel Credit and Referral Rewards Credit, are capacity-controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice.

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All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Deck 9

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite (OS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES1)
  • Explorer Suite (ES2)
  • Explorer Suite (ES3)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS1)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS2)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS3)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV1)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV2)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV1)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV4)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV5)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV6)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V1)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V2)
Deck 8

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite (OS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES1)
  • Explorer Suite (ES2)
  • Explorer Suite (ES3)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS1)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS2)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS3)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV1)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV2)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV1)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV4)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV5)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV6)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V1)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V2)
Deck 7

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite (OS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES1)
  • Explorer Suite (ES2)
  • Explorer Suite (ES3)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS1)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS2)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS3)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV1)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV2)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV1)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV4)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV5)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV6)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V1)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V2)
Deck 6

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite (OS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES1)
  • Explorer Suite (ES2)
  • Explorer Suite (ES3)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS1)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS2)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS3)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV1)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV2)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV1)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV4)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV5)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV6)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V1)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V2)
Deck 5

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite (OS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES1)
  • Explorer Suite (ES2)
  • Explorer Suite (ES3)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS1)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS2)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS3)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV1)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV2)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV1)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV4)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV5)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV6)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V1)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V2)
Deck 4

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite (OS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES1)
  • Explorer Suite (ES2)
  • Explorer Suite (ES3)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS1)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS2)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS3)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV1)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV2)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV1)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV4)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV5)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV6)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V1)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V2)
Deck 3

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite (OS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES1)
  • Explorer Suite (ES2)
  • Explorer Suite (ES3)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS1)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS2)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS3)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV1)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV2)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV1)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV4)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV5)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV6)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V1)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V2)
Deck 2

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite (OS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES1)
  • Explorer Suite (ES2)
  • Explorer Suite (ES3)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS1)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS2)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS3)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV1)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV2)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV1)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV4)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV5)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV6)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V1)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V2)
Deck 1

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite (OS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES1)
  • Explorer Suite (ES2)
  • Explorer Suite (ES3)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS1)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS2)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS3)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV1)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV2)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV1)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV4)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV5)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV6)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V1)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V2)
Deck A

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite (OS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES1)
  • Explorer Suite (ES2)
  • Explorer Suite (ES3)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS1)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS2)
  • Penthouse Junior Suite (PS3)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV1)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV2)
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom (PV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV1)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV4)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV5)
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV6)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V1)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V2)