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Treasures of the North Sea

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Your voyage will begin in Bergen, which is known for its tall mountains that overlook the city and which was founded the Vikings over 900 years ago. Bryggen, its Hanseatic wharf, still carries a few traces of the city’s rich historic past. You will also visit Stavanger, a cosmopolitan and prosperous small town with a perfectly balanced blend of old and new, and wonderfully preserved fishermen's houses that date from the 18th century. The next day, you will discover Amsterdam. We will head south to Belgium and Ostende. Among other scenery, you will be able to admire its sea front and the sumptuous Belle Epoque-style façades which bear witness to the town’s rich past as a seaside resort. A treasure of the Cote Fleurie, Hornfleur, will be the last port of call on this cruise to Northern Europe.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Bergen | Embark
Day 2 : Stavanger | Sailing in Lysefjorden
Day 3 : At Sea
Days 4-5 : Amsterdam
Day 6 : Antwerp
Day 7 : Ostend
Day 8 : Honfleur | Disembark

Highlights

  • Visit 4 different countries: France, Belgium, Netherlands, and Norway
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Bruges, Amsterdam, Bergen and Bryggen
  • Sail in the Lysefjord, meaning the “fjord of light”
  • Visit Amsterdam, and its many cultural jewels like the famous Van Gogh Museum

Ship

Le Bellot

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Grote Markt square in Antwerp, Belgium An aerial view of Bergen Old buildings in Amsterdam Honfleur port and city streets Explore the picturesque port of Honfleur

Day 1 Bergen | Embark

Located at the end of Byfjord, Bergen was the capital of Norway in the 12th and 13th Centuries and has preserved some very beautiful monuments from the time when it was home to royalty. Wandering through Bergen’s streets means going back in time, in search of the hidden treasures that have been listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. A veritable openair museum, Bergen is home to a thriving artistic community of painters, potters, jewellers. The Bergen cable car offers you a splendid panorama over the port and the surrounding fjords. Do not miss the visit to the old quarter with its narrow streets, a testimony of the power of the hanseatic League that controlled trade in Northern Europe at the end of the Middle Ages.

Day 2 Stavanger | Sailing in Lysefjorden

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
At the far end of the country, stands the harbor town of Stavanger, with its warm, friendly atmosphere. A friendliness you’ll notice in the little old town cobbled streets, which has some 170 old wooden houses, as well as in its modern city center, always bustling.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: In The Footsteps Of Stavanger's Past, Utstein Monastery & Music Recital.

You will sail into the heart of one of Norway’s most breathtaking fjords, its marvelous décor dominated by pristine nature, between vertiginous granite cliffs, crystal-clear waters and luxuriant vegetation. Very close to Stavanger, the quiet waters of Lysefjorden stretch out over around forty kilometers, beneath impressive rocks. Admire the world-famous site of Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), a majestic cliff in the shape of a pulpit that rises to more than 600 meters above the waters. A bit further on, Flørli, from the top of its 4,444 steps, is the world’s longest wooden stairway, whereas the Kjerag, with its mythical boulder wedged between two rock faces, provides an unusual and unforgettable spectacle. 

Day 3 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness center. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

Day 4-5 Amsterdam

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Amsterdam is above all a city of water. Omnipresent, it guides the traveler’s steps, from street to street, from the canal to canal, its bridges seeming to bend their arches to form allegiances with him. Let yourself fall in love with the grace and romanticism that emanate from this charming scene. Known around the world for its museums and the finest collection of the Dutch and Flemish masters of the golden age, this city is home to many other treasures. Take a stroll through the old district or pay a visit to a diamond house – do not miss this “treasure chest” of the Netherlands.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Rural Holland & Canal Cruise, Amsterdam Sightseeing & Canal Cruise, The Hague & Mauritshuis, Scenic Villages Of Holland, Van Gogh Museum.

Day 6 Antwerp

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Located in the Flemish region of Belgium, Antwerp is worth a visit for its remarkable architectural heritage. In this moderately-sized, cosmopolitan city, you will be able to stroll around the ancient city center, dominated by the most important monument in Antwerp, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The museums of the city retrace the history of Antwerp, including the home of Rubens, containing the works of the painter, and the Plantin-Moretus Museum, a print works and publishing house that are UNESCO listed. From Grote Markt, the central square in the city, you will be captivated by the attractive sight formed by the unusual medieval architecture of the guild houses.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Explore Antwerp, Brussels Highlights, Antwerp, City Of Rubens.

Day 7 Ostend

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Located on the Flemish coastline, halfway between France and the Netherlands, the elegant city of Ostend is a favorite summer destination for Belgians. You can enjoy the “queen of beaches”, a stretch of fine white sand punctuated by breakwaters, covered by the North Sea at high tide. The seafront boasts sumptuous facades from the Belle Epoque, such as Villa Maritza, which stands witness to this seaside town’s rich past. Art amateurs will enjoy the excellent Kunstmuseumaan Zee, where a retrospective of Belgian art dating from 1830 is on display.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Historical Bruges With Canal Boat, Ghent & Canal Cruise.

Day 8 Honfleur | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
A treasure of the Cote Fleurie, Honfleur is located on the edge of la Crique de Rouen in Normandy. You will no doubt admire the historical ships moored in its old port. With its tall, slate-covered houses, the quays provide a great setting for a very nice walk. In the streets behind the harbor, you will see many timber houses. These picturesque places were the cradle of several pre-impressionist painters. You can see their works in the Eugene Boudin Museum. Exhibited works represent scenes of medieval streets and the coastline as it used to be, as illustrated by the Butin beach and its lush green hillsides.

After breakfast aboard the ship, disembark at Honfleur.

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Notes

*Rates are capacity controlled and are subject to change without notice.

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
  • All meals while on board the ship 
  • Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
  • Gratuities to onboard crew, local guides and drivers
  • “Open Bar” (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)
  • Evening entertainment and events
  • 24h room service (special selection)
  • English-speaking lecturer 
  • Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
  • Highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team 
  • Park entry fees into protected areas
  • Free and unlimited Wi-Fi (Internet access may be slower or in some situations interrupted, depending on certain geographic locations or other circumstances beyond our control).
Cruise fares do not include:
  • Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned
  • Pre or post cruise programs, overland programs or shore excursions mentioned
  • Visa expenses and/or immigration reciprocity taxes if applicable
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional Spa package to be booked prior to your departure
  • Beverages other than the ones mentioned
  • Laundry services, hair salon, and à la carte Spa treatments
  • Personal expenses, on board medical consultations and drug prescriptions
  • Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)
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