Board Le Dumont-d’Urville for a 9-day cruise connecting the Scottish coasts to Scandinavia.
Your first port of call will be Kirkwall, a former Viking trading post with a magnificent cathedral.
Then, step ashore in Lerwick, the administrative and financial capital of the Shetland Islands, and visit the remarkable archaeological site of Jarlshof. Located in the southern part of Mainland Island, this site holds the remains of 4,000 years of human occupation.
You will also visit Stavanger, a cosmopolitan and prosperous small town with a perfectly balanced blend of old and new. During your stopover, walk the paved streets and admire the wonderfully preserved fishermen’s houses that date from the 18th century.
Arendal, once known as the Venice of the North because of its canals, will be an utterly charming port of call. The city, which has now been rebuilt, is home to magnificent buildings reflecting the prosperity of this former trading port.
Your ship will then set sail for Aarhus, the European Capital of Culture in 2017, and Gothenburg, renowned for the wild archipelago that stretches along its coast.
Le Dumont-d’Urville will finally head for Copenhagen, your disembarkation port.