Skip to content

Norway & Northern Lights Cruise

Norway & Northern Lights Cruise

This is your chance to view the Northern Lights while aboard the majestic Queen Victoria. The Northern Lights are a physical phenomenon which are visible in a belt around the North Pole. The chances of seeing the northern lights are best viewed in Northern Norway between October and March, because the polar night makes them easier to see. Late evening departures from Narvik and Tromso, 250 miles north of the Arctic Circle, give time to immerse yourself in this sunning region.

Norway & The Northern Lights

Cunard's Queen Victoria

 

October 18-November 1, 2021

 

This is your chance to view the Northern Lights while aboard the majestic Queen Victoria. The Northern Lights are a physical phenomenon which are visible in a belt around the North Pole. The chances of seeing the northern lights are best viewed in Northern Norway between October and March, because the polar night makes them easier to see. Late evening departures from Narvik and Tromso, 250 miles north of the Arctic Circle, give time to immerse yourself in this sunning region.

 

To view a complete brochure, please click here

 

Queen Victoria Overview:

Named after one of England’s most beloved monarchs, the Queen Victoria is an ocean liner with charm and grace. On-board, the liner is designed with regal touches of gold and has a beautiful sense of serenity. The Royal Court Theatre is like a set out of an old movie. This is the only theater at sea with private balcony boxes where you can watch a marvelous live performance or catch a classic movie. The liner’s spa is an inviting space where you’ll enjoy a number of treatments along with the warmth of the Royal Bath House thermal suite, which uses heat to help your muscles unwind. The Queen Victoria also has a wide selection of enrichment classes, menus with inspiring meals and spacious staterooms.

 

Tour Includes:

• Motorcoach Transportation to/from QC Airport

• Friendly On-board Trailways Host

• Round-trip Airfare

• All Transfers in London

• London City Tour

• 14-day Cruise aboard the Queen Victoria

• Meals and Entertainment On-board Ship

• Shipboard Gratuities

• Port Charges and Taxes

• Use of a Group Travel App

 

Tour Pricing:

Balcony:

$5875 pp double / $8975 single

Oceanview:

$5475 pp double / $8275 single

Inside Cabin:

$4775 pp double / $6875 single

 

Activity Level 2: Travelers may be required to walk on uneven surfaces (dirt paths, cobblestone streets or hilly terrain) and up to a distance of 1/2 mile at a time.

 

Deposit & Final Payment: A $750 deposit per person is required within one week of reservation. Must be paid in full by June 1, 2021. No refunds will be issued after June 1, 2021. Travel protection is available, please call to inquire. A policy from Travel Insured can help protect your travel investment at a very affordable group rate when traveling.

 

Please Click Here for Burlington Trailways' Tour Policies

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1

Day 1 : Monday, October 18, 2021
Depart Moline
Join us from the available departure location of your choice today, then settle in for the short ride to the Quad-City International Airport. Depart Moline, IL for your overnight flight to London, England.

Day 2

Day 2: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Arrive London
Arrive in London, England this morning. Transfer by private motorcoach from the airport to the hotel. After checking in, the rest of the day is yours to explore on your own.
Perhaps take a ride on the London Eye, try out cruising on the top of a double-decker bus, visit Westminster Abbey, Parliament and Big Ben. End the day with some fish & chips and maybe a little people watching.

Day 3

Day 3: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
London/Southampton
After breakfast this morning, start your day with an “Early Access” visit to the Tower of London to see the opening ceremony and the famous Crown Jewels. We then continue on to Buckingham Palace to see the famous changing of the guard ceremony.
We will transfer to Southampton to embark on our Queen Victoria cruise. This is the ideal starting point for a memorable voyage, the United Kingdom’s premier passenger port and sprawling South Coast city. Southampton was home to iconic transatlantic liners of yesteryear. Located in the picturesque English county of Hampshire, it is a vibrant waterfront city with many central attractions just a short distance from the port.
This afternoon, board the Queen Victoria and set sail this evening for your cruise to Norway and the hopes of the phenomenal Northern Lights.

Day 4

Day 4: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Day at Sea
Today is a full day spent at sea. Enjoy one of the many activities offered by the ship staff. Rejuvenate your spirit at a yoga class, indulge in a massage at the Royal Spa, attend lectures and wine-themed activities as part of the Wine Program, enjoy a game of paddle tennis or try your hand at fencing.

Day 5

Day 5: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021
Day at Sea
Relax and enjoy another day at sea with the many activities available on-board.

Day 6

Day 6: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2021
Alesund, Norway
Alesund is located on a series of islands along Norway’s coast. It is best known for its art nouveau architecture, which you can see walking through town and learn about at the Art Nouveau Center.
You have Kaiser Wilhelm II to thank for this city. After all, when it was destroyed by fire in 1904, he decided to rebuild his beloved gateway in Art Nouveau style. Now its buildings dazzle with dreamy turrets and ornate carvings of dragons and mythical figures. Nature has played its part too, as calm waters and distant snow-capped peaks add to the charm.

Day 7

Day 7: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2021
Day at Sea
Sit back and reminisce over your time in Alesund and perhaps review the many photos you’ve taken while cruising the sea today. Check out some more of the many activities available to you.

Day 8

DAY 8: MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2021
Tromso, Norway
At Tromso, you’re nearly 250 miles inside the Arctic Circle. Clues to your location are everywhere; the bars are fully stocked with Arctic Beer and the Arctic Cathedral resembles a geometric glacier.
Tromso features the Polaria Arctic Center, where the exhibits recreate a polar bear den and an Arctic snowstorm. You might experience them for real from the cable cars that climb Mount Storsteinen.
You may choose to take part in some of the Port Activities that are available to you at an additional charge. These include
• Leisurely Tromso - Cost $59
Soak up the panoramic highlights of the Gateway to the Arctic, on a scenic, leisurely coach journey. Sit back and settle into your comfy coach as your panoramic exploration of the ‘Capital of the North’ takes you towards the center of town. Here you’ll find a charming blend of old wooden houses and striking modern architecture.
You’ll pass Tromso Church, one of the largest wooden churches in the north, and the 4,002-foot-long Sandnessund Bridge, where Tromso’s most modern suburb lies against a backdrop of impressive mountain peaks.
Returning to Tromso Island, you’ll see the world’s northernmost university, the Northern Lights Planetarium, and the beautiful Tromsdalen Parish Church, known as the Arctic Cathedral.
Also, during your journey, the great variety of colorful gardens you’ll pass may surprise you at this latitude.
• Polaria & the Arctic Cathedral - Cost $70
Discover the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’ at Polaria, and visit the Arctic Cathedral on this city tour of Tromso. Sit back and enjoy your ride through Tromso as you pass the northernmost university in the world, the Northern Lights Planetarium, Sandnessund Bridge, and the Island of Kvaloy.
At the Polaria Center, which is dedicated to life in the polar regions, you’ll find a series of exhibitions, an aquarium, and a spectacular film. Strolling along the ‘Arctic Walkway’, you’ll experience simulated elements of the Arctic - a snowstorm, dozing polar bear, and Northern Lights. The aquarium’s main attraction is its arctic bearded seals.
Then you’ll cross the Tromso Bridge, linking Troms Island with the mainland, and visit the Arctic Cathedral. The ultra-modern architecture of this cathedral symbolizes the immense strength of the Arctic Ocean pack ice. The interior is dominated by the beautiful stained glass-window depicting the Return of Christ.

Day 9

DAY 9: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2021
Day at Sea
Enjoy another day cruising the open sea. How about keeping up with an exercise routine or trying something new in the many fitness classes available? Take in the many opportunities to enjoy live music in various areas of the ship and don’t forget the cast of talented performers that perform every evening as the curtain rises.

Day 10 & Day 11

DAY 10: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2021 & DAY 11: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2021
Narvik, Norway
Arrive in Narvik, Norway for an overnight stay. Lying just 137 miles inside the Arctic Circle, Narvik may be one of the world’s most northerly towns, but the North Atlantic currents and the mountains that shelter the town make it surprisingly mild. From late May until late July, the Midnight Sun often sets the landscapes aglow with intense yellows and fiery red-orange hues. One of the best spots to admire its effect on the majestic landscapes is to whisk up Narvikfjellen by cable car for sublime views over the city and the surrounding fjords.
Although its roots appear to go back to the Stone Age, Narvik really grew from the boom in Swedish iron ore mining during the second half of the nineteenth century. Narvik’s milder climate made it an ice-free port all year round and an ideal shipping point for the miners. It has only had town status since the early twentieth century. Part of this legacy, the Ofoten Railway, makes for a sensational day out. It runs the twenty-five miles or so to the Swedish border and beyond, as far as the ore mines at Kiruna. The Norwegian section of line runs alongside the Rombaksfjord, clinging to the curves of the steep section of line runs alongside the Rombaksfjord, clinging to the curves of the steep green slopes, with two departures a day running from Narvik Station.
Sitting on Ofotfjord, often just known as the Narvik Fjord, there is plenty of dramatic scenery for those who wish to explore its waters, including views of the Frostisen Glacier. Hiking is also a popular pastime for the more energetic. You can encounter the creatures that live at the very top of mainland Europe by venturing another 47 miles north of Narvik to Polar Park. Its residents include the Arctic’s main predators, including brown bears, wolves, wolverines and lynx as well as other wildlife such as moose, reindeer and musk ox.
In the town itself, there is an Occupation Museum in remembrance of Narvik’s role in World War II, which holds the Victoria Cross awarded posthumously to Captain Bernard Warburton-Lee of the British Royal Navy in 1940 and a German Enigma coding machine.
You may choose to take part in some of the Port Activities that are available to you at an additional charge. These include:
• Narvik Sights & War History - Cost $64
Step back in time to retrace Narvik’s unique military history. Board your coach for a panoramic sightseeing tour, accompanied by a local guide who will relay tales of the battles fought here during World War II. Your first stop will be at the evocative War Cemetery where monuments pay tribute to the fallen British, French, German, Norwegian and Polish soldiers. From here, you’ll head to the War Museum, learning more about the campaigns fought here and the sacrifice the city faced. Afterwards, there’s time to explore the array of exhibits before rejoining the coach back to the pier.
• All Aboard the Ofoten Railway - Cost $98
Experience the unique Ofoten Railway with a spectacular train journey through wild mountain plateaus to the Swedish border. At the time of construction, the 26-mile line was both the coldest and northernmost railroad project in the world, painstakingly carved out of the mountains. You’ll board the train at Narvik and admire the breathtaking scenery across the southern cliffs to towering Bjornfjell. Keep an eye out for the flags painted on the tunnel wall to mark the border between the two countries, before leaving the train at Riksgransen, Sweden’s northernmost ski resort.
• Panoramic Skjomen - Cost $69
No description yet provided.
• Leisurely Narvik - Cost $50
No description yet provided.

Day 12

DAY 12: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2021
Day at Sea
Set sail for a leisurely day at sea.

DAy 13

DAY 13: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2021
Stavanger, Norway
Norway’s Stavanger is not only blessed with compelling history, but also a natural beauty. From the ancient port, the city radiates across a network of islands which are connected by graceful bridges. Stavanger’s cathedral and medieval lanes blend beautifully with the city and countryside. For a journey back in time, take a tour of Utstein Cloister, a beautifully preserved Augustin Monastery.
You may choose to take part in some of the Port Activities that are available to you at an additional charge. These include:
• Lysefjord and Pulpit Rock - Cost $99
Cruise in comfort along the scenic Lysefjord, formed during the last ice age, passing steep mountains and cascading waterfalls. A real highlight is Preikestolen, better known as Pulpit Rock. This is a famous natural rock formation that protrudes horizontally from the mountainside. On a clear day, you will be able to see the rock with its flat plateau proudly jutting out above you. During the tour, a stop will be made for refreshments of tea or coffee and freshly made waffles.
• Tropical Flora of Norway - Cost $99
See the world’s most northerly plantation of tropical palm trees, bamboo and banana trees; smell the fruit trees and bountiful flowers all set against the backdrop of majestic mountains and deep fjords. A scenic boat ride takes you to the private island of Sor Hidle, and on to the Flor and Fjaere Garden, set in a protected harbor. You’ll be given a guided walk with one of the knowledgeable garden guides, before free time to soak up the peaceful tranquility, colorful flowers and great sea views at your own leisure.
• Stavanger Countryside - Cost $75
No description yet provided.
• Coastal Landscapes by Road and Rail - Cost $89
No description yet provided
• Baker’s Paradise and Waffles - Cost $85
No description yet provided
• Lysefjord by RIB - Cost $124
No description yet provided.

Day 14

DAY 14: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2021
Day at Sea
It’s one more day at sea and it is also your last day on-board the beautiful Queen Victoria. Have you attended one of the daily afternoon teas yet? How about one of the stylish bars where you can savor one of their premium gins or your favorite Prosecco or Champagne? Of course, your taste buds can lead you to any of the many areas with delicious foods to tempt you!

Day 15

DAY 15: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2021
Southampton, England
Arrive back to Southampton, England, UK this morning. Disembark and we venture on our way back to the airport for our return flight home.
Arrive back to the United States of America and our wonderful piece of the beautiful Midwest! Board the awaiting motorcoach to return you back to the location you departed from.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Loading
Name Address Contact Details
Davenport, IA CASI 1035 W Kimberly Road
Center for Active Seniors
Ft. Madison, IA Ft. Madison Prison Industries Parking Lot
1st Street & Avenue E
Mediapolis, IA Mediapolis, IA - Mepo. Foods
111 N. Wapello Rd.
Muscatine, IA Muscatine - Wal*Mart 3003 US-61
Wapello, IA Wapello, Jack N Jill on Hwy 61
503 US 61, Wapello, IA
West Burlington West Burlington, IA Westland Mall
South Lot by AmericInn
From Price Book Now Call Back Telephone Favorites
Oct 18 2021 $15,370.00 Loading
Loading

Keyword Search

Availability Search

Contact Us

Trailways Travel

3211 Division St.

Suite 1

Burlington, IA 52601

Connect With Us