Fly Free - Vikings & Britons - July 2019

This EXCLUSIVE and unique itinerary will see you dining at Celebrity restaurants, marvelling at the wonders of Norway`s Fjords and pottering about in the land from the Jane Austen novels... 23 nights from $11,595*pp twin share!

Date: 14 Jul–08 Aug 2019

Ship: Aegean Odyssey

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AU $11,595AU $13,490AU $15,995

A BIT ABOUT YOUR CRUISE:

This Norwegian odyssey begins with an overnight stay in the Danish capital of Copenhagen, one of the most beautiful cities in Scandinavia and recently voted one of the friendliest cities in the world. Cross the Kattegat Sea to the historic Old Town of Grenaa and another Nordic capital, magnificent Oslo, a place of Viking heritage, extraordinary modern art and medieval architecture. In Flam, enjoy a ride on the scenic railway and cruise the Sognefjord, the largest and best- known fjord in the country. Stroll through one of Norway`s biggest ports, Bergen, then explore the spectacular landscape surrounding the village of Geiranger and the port of Olden. With shore excursions in the cities of Stavanger and Kristiansand offering more opportunities for discovery, you will also spend a day in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, to experience all its mains sights, before your cruise comes to an end in Tilbury, the port of London.

Following your cruise you will stay in London a night then join a small group tour to the `Corners of Cornwall`. From windswept moors and wild coastlines to historic cities and picture-perfect fishing villages, the county of Cornwall is sure to impress. Discover the maritime heritage, rural beauty and culinary pride of South West England.

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PRICES - in AUD per person from*

Twin Cat L Premium Interior from $11,595* pp

Twin Cat H Premium Ocean View from $13,490*pp

Twin Cat F Deluxe Ocean View from $14,540*pp

Twin Cat D Deluxe Balcony from $15,995*pp

Single Cat LL Premium Interior from $15,580*

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FLY FREE - VIKINGS & BRITONS Fly-Cruise-Tour package includes:

  • FREE* return economy class airfare from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to Copenhagen and ex London on return including tax
  • One way transfer from airport to hotel, Copenhagen
  • 1 nights accommodation in Copenhagen with breakfast
  • One way transfer from Copenhagen hotel to port
  • 14 night Aegean Odyssey Norwegian Fjords cruise from Copenhagen to London (Tilbury)
  • All shipboard meals and wine/beer/soft drinks with dinner on board
  • A comprehensive range of included shore excursions, sometimes with several options at selected ports
  • Lecture programme featuring expert guest speakers
  • Gratuities on board cruise ship
  • Transfer from port of Tilbury to hotel London
  • 1 nights pre-tour accommodation in London with breakfast
  • 6 night Small Group Cornwall Tour from round trip from London (up to 18 guests max) including: 6 nights in boutique accommodation (1nt Dartmoor National Park, 2nts Falmouth, 2nts Fowley, 1nt Hawkchurch) | Experienced Back-Roads Driver and Tour Leader | Premium mini-coach transportation | Daily full English breakfast (B), 4 evening meals (D) | 1 lunch at Rick Stein`s Seafood Restaurant (L) | Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: St Michael`s Mount, Salisbury Cathedral and Tregothnan Estate
  • 1 nights post-tour accommodation in London with breakfast
  • One way transfer from London hotel to airport

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Cruise Summary:

16JUL19 - COPENHAGEN - EMBARK

17JUL19 - COPENHAGEN sail out 8pm

18JUL19 - AARHUS, DENMARK 7am | 2pm

19JUL19 - OSLO, NORWAY 8am | 8pm

20JUL19 - KRISTIANSAND, NORWAY 2pm | 7pm

21JUL19 - STAVANGER, NORWAY 8am | 1pm

22JUL19 - FLAM, NORWAY (Railway excursion and cruise on Sognefjord OR From Flam to Tvindefossen to visit the old Viking Village of Gudvangen)

23JUL19 - BERGEN, NORWAY 8am | 1pm

24JUL19 - HELLESYLT, NORWAY 8am | 10am

24JUL19 - GEIRANGER, NORWAY Noon | 6pm

25JUL19 - OLDEN, NORWAY 8am | 1pm

26JUL19 - ULVIK/EIDFJORD, NORWAY 1pm | 6pm

27JUL19 - AT SEA

28JUL19 - ROSYTH, SCOTLAND 8am | 8pm

29JUL19 - AT SEA

30JUL19 - LONDON TILBURY, ENGLAND disembark approx 8am

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Tour Day to Day Itinerary:

DAY 1 LONDON – WELLS – DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK

From London, we’ll set off on our adventure. Our first stop is the tiny market city of Wells, known for its Gothic cathedral and peaceful Vicars` Close. From Wells, our path will take us from the quaint country lanes of Somerset to the heather and gorse-clad tors of Dartmoor National Park. Before the day is out, we`ll enjoy a welcome dinner together. (D)

DAY 2 DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK – PORT ISAAC – PADSTOW – FALMOUTH

Today we`ll leave Dartmoor for the sheer cliffs of Cornwall`s northern coast – starting with a stroll around Port Isaac, the fishing village made famous by the Doc Martin television series. Next, we’ll enjoy a leisurely lunch at The Seafood Restaurant – Rick Stein`s flagship restaurant in Padstow. Here, you can take your pick from a menu of fresh-off-the-boat Cornish seafood and international favourites. Afterwards, it`s time to take it easy as we travel further west to Falmouth. (B,L)

DAY 3 FALMOUTH – ST MICHAEL'S MOUNT – ST IVES –– FALMOUTH

After a hearty breakfast we`ll set off for St Michael`s Mount, a tidal island just off the coast of Penzance. In the buzzing village, we`ll witness life through the eyes of the islanders. There`s also time to explore the medieval castle and gardens, which are brimming with treasures and stories from the past. Next, we`ll visit St Ives, one of England`s prettiest towns, before moving on to Falmouth, where you can enjoy the evening at your leisure. (B,D)

DAY 4 FALMOUTH - TREGOTHNAN - FOWEY

There`s a treat for the green-fingered today: we`re off to explore Tregothnan, Cornwall`s largest estate and the historic seat of the Boscawen family. A member of the gardening team will give us a private tour of the grounds and the tea plantation, where we`ll learn all about the only tea grown in England. You`ll even get the chance to sample some local produce. Afterwards, we`ll make our way to Fowey, a historic town that hugs the steep banks of the Fowey Estuary, before settling into our hotel and enjoying dinner. (B,D)

DAY 5 FOWEY

We have no set plans today, leaving you free to explore Fowey at your leisure. (B)

DAY 6 FOWEY – LYME REGIS – HAWKCHURCH

Today we`ll make our way along the south Cornish coast with a stop at the fishing village of Polperro before leaving the countryside behind us. After visiting magnificent Buckfast Abbey in south Devon, our road will take us past the green hills and golden sandstone cliffs of Dorset. We’ll then continue to Lyme Regis, where you can walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen`s heroines. We`ll take in the sweeping views of the Jurassic Coast before we end in Hawkchurch and enjoy a farewell dinner together. (B,D)

DAY 7 HAWKCHURCH – SALISBURY – LONDON

Our last scenic jaunt takes us along the Old Roman Road to Salisbury, a city set in a landscape of grassy plains and rolling downs. From a town steeped in history to a modern metropolis, we’ll then head back to London, where our tour ends. (B)

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*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin in AUD, based on best available fares at time of publication (03Sep18) with all discounts already factored in. All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices based on Cat L for interior, cat H ocean view, cat D deluxe balcony for twin share and category LL for single interior. Free airfares, schedules and carriers are at the discretion of our agency. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Offer ends 30Nov18 or until sold out/withdrawn. Odyssey club past passenger discounts and benefits DO NOT apply to this package. Travel insurance is mandatory on Voyages to Antiquity cruises. This package does not include 2 nights in London post cruise (as per the published cruise-stay offer on the VTA website) and all discounts have been factored into the prices listed here.

25 nights From AU $11,595 per person, twin share