Vacations To Go


Norwegian Fjords


Day 1 Thursday June 13th
1:00 p.m. Depart: Spokane
  Do: Delta Flight 3635 Seats 15ABCD
2:18 p.m. Arrive: Seattle
4:30 p.m. Depart: Seattle
  Do: Delta Flight 5974 Seats 58JK, 59JK


Day 2 Friday June 14th
9:50 a.m. Arrive: London (9 hrs 20 min)
  Do: Harrods (10-9)
  Lodge: Cherry Court
(Double and triple rooms 150 pounds each, breakfast basket)


Day 3 Saturday June 15th
8:30 a.m. Depart: Cherry Court-Walk to Victoria Coach Station
164 Buckingham Palace Road (at Elizabeth St)
    (Go left on Hugh. Take the 1st right on Elizabeth. On the left side past St George Dr/A3214.)
9:00 a.m. Arrive: Victoria Coach Station-Check departure board for the Princess transfer gate number
10:00 a.m. Do: Check-in for Transfer
10:30 a.m. Depart: Victoria Station
  Do: Bus to Cruise Port
12:30 p.m. Arrive: Southampton Cruise Port-Sky Princess
4:00 p.m. Depart: Southampton
5:50 p.m.-
7:30 p.m.
Do: Dinner-Estrella Dining Room
  Lodge: Sky Princess


Day 4 Sunday June 16th
  Do: Day at Sea
5:50 p.m.-
7:30 p.m.
  Dinner-Soleil Dining Room
Formal Night
  Lodge: Sky Princess


Day 5 Monday June 17th
9:00 a.m. Arrive: Haugesund, Norway
  Sherry Walk the town
9:30 a.m.-
12:30 p.m.
Ray and Sherry Ryvarden Lighthouse Walk $154.95 (3 hrs) HAU-380
Stroll, sightsee and shop with a three-hour excursion to the Ryvarden Lighthouse. From the pier you'll disembark in Mølstrevåg and follow your guide along a graveled trail. Keep your camera handy-a seal or two may climb out of the water and warm itself on the rocks. Established in 1849 and automated in 1984, Ryvarden was one of 212 lighthouses that guided sailors home. Located between the strong winds and exposed coastline of the Sletta Sea and Bømlafjorden, Ryvarden's light shining on the horizon is has always been a welcome sight. When you reach the lighthouse about 30 minutes later you can relax with a refreshing beverage (and waffles?), visit the gallery or gaze out over the promontory. As your walking tour comes to a close you'll rejoin your coach for the ride back to Haugesund. This tour will operate by coach and on foot. There are approximately 1 hours walking throughout the tour, over a hilly gravel road.
9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.- Non AC Bus
10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.- Walk to Lighthouse
10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.- Ryvarden Lighthouse and Refreshments (Restroom)
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.- Bus to ship
9:30 a.m.-
1:00 p.m.
Paul & Autumn Medieval Church and Viking Village $189.95 (3.5 hrs) HAU-205
Travel back to the Middle Ages when Vikings roamed the island of Karmøy with a half-day excursion to Avaldsnes, the royal estate of King Harald Fairhair. Your walk through Viking history begins at St. Olav's Church. Constructed about 1250 A.D. by King Haakon Haakonson and completed about 200 years later as a royal chapel, the stone church is steeped in Viking lore. On the church's north wall you can see "Virgin Mary's Needle" leaning just inches away from the wall. According to legend, Judgment Day will come when the needle finally touches the wall. Gain insight into the world of Vikings at the Nordvegen History Center and learn about the kings who controlled the coast. Next, look into the life of the Viking farmer with a stroll through the Viking Farm on Bukkøy Island. At the end of this unique adventure, you'll rejoin your coach and return to port. Guests will need to walk about 400 meters at the History Center, with a few stairs. Also approximately 100 meters walking distance to the Church. The visit to the History Center involves walking and standing for about one hour and ten minutes. The reconstructed farm is situated on Bukkøy Island - ca 15 Minutes walk from St. Olavs church on Avaldsnes. The interior of the church may be closed at short notice for funerals or other services.
9:30 a.m.-9:50 a.m.-Non AC Bus
9:50 a.m.-10:50 a.m.-Nordvegen Historical Centre (Restroom)
10:50 a.m.-10:55 a.m.-Walk
10:55 a.m.-11:15 a.m.-Visit Olav's Church
11:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.-Walk
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.-See Viking Village (Restroom)
12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.-Non AC Bus to Ship
  Do: Lunch- on the ship
    (Follow the road forward, left, right and left across the river. Turn right.)
    Marilyn Monroe Statue-The town claims to be the actress’s, who was born Norma Jeane Mortenson, ancestral home, as her father, a local baker, emigrated to the United States from Haugesund. The statue was unveiled in 1992, 30 years after her death in 1962. It depicts Monroe sitting down with her legs crossed, with one of her iconic high-heeled shoes laying next to her. She is wearing a neat dress, and is staring over her shoulder. It was created by Nils Aas, a famous Norwegian sculptor, who also designed a few of the Norwegian krone coins.
    (Go left to the corner and turn right on Asbygata, then left on Strandgata. Go through town. Turn left on Hasseloybrua. Cross the river. Turn right on Hasselgata.)
    Dokken Museum 70/50 sr kr
The open air museum – a green area surrounded by a number of smaller buildings that tells the historic stories of old Haugesund. The museum represents an important part of the urban environment in Haugesund during the herring times and shows how people lived between 1850 and 1950. The first houses of Dokken were built almost 200 years ago. Back then there was a small, closed harbor for the herring boats, called a “dock”. It is from here the name “Dokken” originates. Since then, the dock itself has been filled with stone, concrete and earth, but the area is still known for its old name.
    (Go left on Hasseloybrua. Cross the river and turn right on Strandgata. Turn right on Skippergata/Risoybru to cross the river. It will go right on Jens Risoens gate and left on Garpeskjaervegen. 2 km)
  Arrive: Cruise Port

5:50 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Do: Dinner-Cielo Dining Room
  Lodge: Sky Princess


Day 6 Tuesday June 18th
7:00 a.m. Arrive: Flam, Norway
8:00 a.m.-
1:00 p.m.
Sherry & Ray Aurland Valley & Laerdal Village $139.95 (5 hrs) FL1-210
Experience Norway's revered past and technological present with a drive through the world's longest automobile tunnel and a walking tour of Laerdal, home of Norway's best preserved stave church. A coach ride along the fjord brings you to the village of Aurland and into the Aurland-Laerdal Tunnel for the 16-mile-long drive. Completed in 2000, the tunnel burrows directly through the mountain range and when you emerge you'll stop for a lovely photo at the Sjurhaug Waterfall. Another lovely stop awaits at the hamlet of Laerdal where you'll embark on a guided walking tour. This living museum is home to a charming collection of 18th and 19th century wood houses and the Borgund stave church. Built without any metal, nails or bolts, the church has stood on this spot since 1150. On your return to port, follow the old highway, a serpentine road offering dramatic mountain, valley, and fjord views.
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.- Bus
9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.- Inside Visit of Borgund Stave Church (Restroom)
9:45 a.m.-9:55 a.m.-Bus
9:55 a.m.-10:05 a.m.-Photo stop for Sjurhaug Waterfall
10:05 a.m.-10:15 a.m.-Bus
10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m.-Guided Walking Tour and Free Time at Laerdal Village (Restroom)
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.-Bus to Ship
Autumn & Paul The Flam Railway: Waterfalls & Waffles $149.95 (3 hrs) FL1-290
Ride the rails through the exquisite scenery of the Flam Valley and be rewarded with spectacular views and waffles! The famous Flam Railway boasts one of the most interesting stretches of railroad engineering in the world. Only 12 miles in length, the route runs from Flam Station at the head of the Aurlandsfjord to Myrdal Station at an altitude of 2,845 feet above sea level. After the train passes through the tunnel at Nali, you'll take in panoramic views as it climbs into Myrdalsberg. The track ascends the steep hills and includes 21 narrow hairpin bends. Along the way, you'll see thundering waterfalls and mountain peaks with a photo stop at the magnificent Kjosfossen waterfall. Photos taken, you'll head to the Vatnahalsen station and a local hotel for coffee or tea and homemade waffles. Your return train ride to Flam follows the same scenic route. Wear sturdy non-skid walking shoes. Terrain includes gravel paths and steep inclines. Not advisable for guests with mobility limitations. Due to limited availability of guides in Flam, only one guide will accompany the train ride. The time at the Vatnahalsen Hotel is determined by the train schedule and will vary. The rail stations are open-air and have no facilities. Due to ticketing requirements his tour is non-refundable and non-transferable within 21 days of the ships call to Flam, Norway.
9:30 a.m.-10:25 a.m.-Scenic train along Flam River with 500 ft walk
10:25 a.m.-12:00 p.m.-Vatnahalsen Hotel for Refreshment Stop (Restroom)
12:00 p.m-12:55 p.m.-Train to ship (Restroom)
  Do: Lunch-On ship
  See: Flam
    (Walk forward onto A-Feltvegen Rd. Take the 1st left.)
    Mall of Norway
    Public restroom behind the mall
    Flam Store (souvenirs)
    Flam Bakeri
4:00 p.m. Depart: Flam
5:50 p.m.-
7:30 p.m.
Do: Dinner-Estrella Dining Room
  Lodge: Sky Princess


Day 7 Wednesday June 19th
9:00 a.m. Arrive: Hellesylt, Norway
10:00 a.m. Depart: Hellesylt
12:00 p.m. Arrive: Geiranger
  Do: Lunch-On ship
    Book Beatrix Potter's Hill Top House!
1:30 p.m.-
4:30 p.m.
Ray & Sherry Easy Mt. Dalsnibba & The Eagle Road $109.95 (3 hrs) GE1-215
Geiranger, one of Norway's top resort areas, is a tiny village with big scenic rewards. A three-hour, motorcoach ride with thrilling twists and turns is a wonderful way to take in all the spectacular panoramic vistas with photo stops along the way. Your motorcoach will climb winding mountain roads, offering an ever-changing kaleidoscope of mountain farms, waterfalls, lakes and streams. From sparkling Lake Djupvatn (Deep Lake), you'll travel all the way up to the summit of Mount Dalsnibba (restrooms), which offers a spectacular view of Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From the 5,000-foot summit, drive back down the same road, stopping at the Flydal viewpoint. Continue to the north side of the fjord to drive up Eagle Road, famed for its 11 hairpin bends carved into the mountainside, to the Eagle Bend for views of the Seven Sisters Waterfalls. Return to Geiranger via the same exciting and sight-filled route.
1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.- Non AC bus
2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.-Photo stop at Mt Dalsnibba (Restroom)
2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.-Bus
3:45 p.m.-3:55 p.m.-Flydal Viewpoint
3:55 p.m.-4:10 p.m.-Eagle Bend Photostop
4:10 p.m.-4:30 p.m.-Bus to ship
1:30 p.m.-
5:30 p.m.
Paul & Autumn Mt. Dalsnibba, Flydalsjuvet & Fjord Center $149.95 (4 hrs) GE1-205
On this half-day tour, visit the Geiranger Fjord Center, witness Geirangerfjorden from a rock overhang, and travel from the fjord to the summit of Mt. Dalsnibba. Your tour begins with a scenic drive through Geiranger. Upon arriving at the Geiranger Fjord Center, you'll marvel at the exhibits on the ecology, history and culture of Norway's western fjords, and its celebrated multimedia show, 'From Mountains to Fjord.' Next, you'll travel along Geirangerfjorden and climb the mountain cliffs to Flydalsjuvet, a great rock overhanging the fjord. You'll continue through the Flydal Valley and up the steep, winding toll road to the summit of Mt. Dalsnibba. At 4,757-feet above sea level, it offers panoramic views of the village of Geiranger, the fjord with its steep cliff and waterfalls, glacial peaks and the wild Flydal River Valley. Before your drive back to the pier, you'll break for refreshments at Djupvasshytta Lodge. On voyages with calls early June, the road to Mount Dalsnibba may still be closed due to snow; if inaccessible, a stop at Eagle's Bend Viewpoint will be made instead. If Djupvasshytta is fully booked, another venue will be used.
1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.- Non AC Bus
2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.- Refreshment at Djuvasshytta Lodge (Restroom)
3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.- Non AC Bus
3:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.-Photo Stop for Mt Dalsnibba
3:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m.-Non AC Bus
4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.-200 Ft Walk to Inside Visit of Geiranger Fjord Centre (Restroom)
5:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m.-Non AC Bus to Ship
  See: Geiranger
    (Turn right from the cruise port. There is a large troll before the 1st shop.)
    E Merok Turisthandel AS (gift shop)
    (Take the next right through the shops.)
    Geiranger Sjokolade (chocolate shop)
    (At the next junction continue right. Take the next left.)
    Made in Fjords (souvenirs)
    (Turn around and go back. At the 2nd junction go right. Turn left on Hwy 63.)
6:10 p.m.-
7:50 p.m.
Do: Dinner-Soleil Dining Room
7:00 p.m. Depart: Geiranger
  Lodge: Sky Princess


Day 8 Thursday June 20th
  Do: Day at Sea
5:50 p.m.-
7:30 p.m.
  Dinner-Cielo Dining Room
  Lodge: Sky Princess


Day 9 Friday June 21st
  Do: Day at Sea
5:50 p.m.-
8:00 p.m.
  Dinner-Crown Grill
  Lodge: Sky Princess


Day 10 Saturday June 22nd
8:00 a.m. Arrive: Honningsvag (North Cape), Norway
8:30 a.m.-
12:00 p.m.
Autumn, Paul, Ray & Sherry North Cape Hall & Cliffs $179.95 (3.5 hrs) HVG-200
Set out on a leisurely, half-day non-guided scenic adventure via motorcoach to the 1000 foot North Cape Cliffs, the northernmost point of continental Europe. Travel across a landscape of tundra, dwarf trees and small bogs to North Cape Hall, a tourist center located atop the cliffs. Tour the center's many fascinating features that include the world's northernmost ecumenical chapel, a post office where envelopes can be stamped with the coveted North Cape postmark and exhibits that trace the history, cultures and ecology of the region. View the impressive 180° panoramic film about Finnmark and the North Cape. Then peruse the gift shop for souvenirs or enjoy a snack at the center's restaurant, weather permitting you can enjoy the panoramic views out to the Arctic Ocean before re-boarding your motorcoach for your scenic return drive to your Princess ship.Accessibility: This tour has flat and even surfaces. This tour can accommodate guests who can navigate 3-5 motorcoach steps and have a collapsible mobility device. There are some gravel surfaces at the North Cape Hall. Guests with mobility limitations or devices not covered above may contact Princess Cruises to inquire about possible options or arrangements to meet their particular needs. Do not leave your belongings on the bus.
This excursion features several departure times. Each departure is operated on a first-come, first-served basis. If your first choice is unavailable, you are automatically assigned the first open departure time. Your confirmation voucher indicates your assigned time; please read it carefully. This excursion is not guided. Dress warmly and bring a jacket or parka if you intend to visit the cliffs. Weather in the North Cape changes frequently and you may encounter poor visibility.
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.- Non AC Bus
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.-300 ft Walk to North Cape Hall (Restroom)
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.- Non AC Bus to Ship
  Do: Lunch-on the ship
  See: Shops
    Arctandria (souvenirs)
    (Walk forward. Take the first right on Sjogata.)
    Honni Bakes (bakery)
    Artico Christmas House
6:00 p.m. Depart: Honningsvag
5:50 p.m.-
7:30 p.m.
  Dinner-Estrella Dining Room
  Lodge: Sky Princess


Day 11 Sunday June 23rd
  Do: Day at Sea
5:50 p.m.-
8:00 p.m.
  Lodge: Sky Princess


Day 12 Monday June 24th
9:00 a.m. Arrive: Trondheim, Norway
    (From the cruise port go up Havnegata and through the 3 roundabouts. Cross the river. At the next roundabout go right on Skippergata onto Dyre Halses gate. Continue through the next roundabout. Turn left on Nonnegata. Take the 2nd right on Nedre Mollenberg gate. When the road turn left is it Skansegate. Go lefton Kristianstenbakkeri. Fort is on the left.)
9:30 a.m.   Kristiansten Fortress (museum and shops) (10:30-4)
Kristianstensbakken 60, 7014
    (Turn right on Kristian Stensbakken. Cross the Old Town Bridge. Take the first left on Kjopmannsgata. After it become Bispegata and the 2nd left.)
    Nidaros Cathedral (9-2 Mon-Fri, 9-3 Sat)
Kongsgardsgata 2, 7013
The Nidaros cathedral was begun in 1070 and was completed in all its glory around the year 1300. After several fires and a lack of maintenance, the cathedral was in a very poor condition at the beginning of the 19th century. In 1868 it was decided that the cathedral should be rebuilt as a national symbol, and the major work began the following year. The restoration of Nidaros Cathedral has been going on for 150 years, but around 30 craftsmen are still working continuously on various projects at the national shrine.
Royal regalia and Archbishop's Palace Museum closed on Monday.
Check in January to see if we need tickets
    (Across from the cathedral.)
    Trondheim Kunstmuseum 140 NOK
    (Go right and the 1st left on Bispegata. Take the 2nd right on Prinsens gata.)
    Rosenborg Bakeri (8-8)
Kongens gate 9, 7013
    D'Kings Pluss (9-8)
Prinsens gt 19, 7013
    (Go right and turn right on Kongens gate. At the roundabout go right.)
    Baker'n pa Torget (7-8) (may be on the next road Presidentveita on the left)
Munkegata 22, 7013
    (Go back to the roundabout and turn right. Turn left on Sondre gate. On the right side.)
    Candy People Norway AS (8-4)
Krambugata 2, 7011
    (Go right. Past Dronningens gate take the path left on Thomas Angells gate.)
    Sjokoladebutikken (right side) (10-6)
Thomas Angells gate 12, 7011
    Godt Brod Thomas Angells gate (bakery on right) (7:30-5)
Thomas Angells gate 16, 7011
    Bakcstube Trondheim (bakery on left) (7-8)
Jomfrugata 5, 7011
    (Continue on the path. On the left.)
    Sweet Gate Norge AS (candy store) (10-6)
Jomfrugata 6, 7011
    (Go back to Sondre gate and turn left. Cross the river to the cruise port.)
6:00 p.m. Depart: Trondheim
5:50 p.m.-
7:30 p.m.
  Dinner-Soleil Dining Room
  Lodge: Sky Princess


Day 13 Tuesday June 25th
8:00 a.m. Arrive: Alesund, Norway
8:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Autumn, Paul & Ray
The Islands of Giske & Godoy $164.95 (4 hrs) AES-220
Discover the islands of Giske and Godoy, loaded with charm and history. Your adventure begins as you board your motorcoach at the pier and travel to the islands. Your journey will take you via a series of bridges and submarine tunnels, the longest of which is nearly 2.2 miles long! Soon you'll arrive on the island of Giske. Known as the 'Saga Island,' it's been inhabited since the Bronze Age. You'll get to view the picturesque white marble church built in the 12th century by the island's ruling family. Your next island stop is Godoy. You'll visit the island's northern coast, which boasts a charming lighthouse. Climb the 88 steps to the top for some stunning views of the sea, fjords and Alesund. Your final visit is to Mt. Aksla for a view of some truly spectacular and iconic vistas before returning to your ship.
8:45 a.m.-9:15 a.m.-Bus
9:15 a.m.-9:40 a.m.-100 ft Walk to Giske Church
9:40 a.m.-10:05 a.m.-Bus
10:05 a.m.-10:55 a.m.-200 ft Walk to Alnes Lighthouse and Refreshment (Restroom)
10:55 a.m.-11:55 a.m.-Bus
11:55 a.m.-12:20 p.m.- 50 ft Walk to Photo Stop for Mt Aksla (Restroom)
12:20 p.m.-12:45 p.m.-Bus to ship
    (Walk straight ahead. After the path turns to the right, go left on E136. Cross the river. take the 1st right.)
    Jugendstilsenteret og KUBE (11-5) 110 kr
Museum in an elegant 1907 pharmacy with period interiors & temporary exhibitions on art nouveau.
    (Cross the bridge again. Take the 2nd left on Notenesgata. Continue through the stoplight on Notenesgata, which become St Olavs Plass. Turn left on Kongens gate. On the right side.)
    Cinque Minuti (pizza)
Kongens gate 14, 6002
    (Continue right. Turn right on Einarvikgata and right again on Storgata. On the right side before Lihauggata.)
    Parken Souvenir (gift shop)
    (Continue right. Past Parkgata/Lovenvoldgata on the right.)
    Valaker (bakery)
    (Turn right on Storgata. Turn right on the small road Rasmus Ronnebergs gate. On the right.)
    Alesund Storsenter (shopping mall)
    (Just past the mall.)
    Aalesunds Museum (11-3) 75 NOK
County's oldest museum, established in 1903. In the main building itself, it is told, through exhibitions and pictures, how the town of Ålesund came to be and has developed. Fishing, war history, the Bridal Egg and the dramatic town fire in 1904 are among the many themes presented. 
    (Go back out to the next street. Turn left and left again at St Olav's plass. Before the bridge turn left to the cruise port.)
6:00 p.m. Depart: Alesund
5:50 p.m.-
7:30 p.m.
  Dinner-Cielo Dining Room
  Lodge: Sky Princess


Day 14 Wednesday June 26th
7:00 a.m. Arrive: Olden, Norway
8:30 a.m.-
12:00 p.m.
Autumn, Paul, Ray & Sherry Briksdal by Troll Car $169.95 (3.5 hrs) OL1-220
Repeated Ice Ages sculpted out a landscape that could be considered an awe-inspiring work of art. Nowhere is this feat of nature more beautifully realized than the Briksdal Glacier. Come face-to-face with its rugged beauty beginning with a coach ride through the beautiful Olden Valley with its majestic mountains, glacier tongues, waterfalls and the green Olden Lake. Once you reach the quaint Briksdal Inn, you'll board a small, open-air buggy called a Troll Car that will take you 550 yards from the Briksdal Glacier. Be at one with nature as you walk to the glacier and photograph its many shades of blue and turquoise before walking back to the Troll Cars for the return journey to the Briksdal Inn where refreshments of coffee, tea and cakes will be served. Enjoy browsing the Inn's souvenir shop before boarding the coach back to Olden. The walk to the Glacier from the troll cars will take approximately 15 minutes over some steep, uneven terrain. The troll cars are not covered and will operate in the event of rain. Please wear comfortable, enclosed walking shoes and carry a bottle of water and a warm waterproof jacket. Please heed the warning signs erected near the Glacier and do not venture beyond the safety barriers. The Glacier is not visible from the refreshment venue. This tour involves tunnels.
8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m.-Non AC Bus to Briksdalen Inn
9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m.-Troll Cars, then Walk 547 ft to Glacier
10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.-Return to Inn for Coffee and Cakes (Restroom)
11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.-Non AC Bus to Ship
  Do: Lunch on Ship
    (Walk right on FV60 towards town. On the right.)
    Olden Souvenir
    (Continue right on Fv60. Turn left to the church by the Skogstad Olden store.)
    Olden Old Church
The earliest existing historical records of the church date back to the year 1308, but the church was not new at that time. The first church in Olden was a wooden stave church that was likely built during the 13th century. The church had a long church design with a nave that measured about 11 by 7 metres (36 ft × 23 ft) and a choir that measured about 6 by 7 metres (20 ft × 23 ft). In 1723, the church was purchased by Peder Pederson Tonning, who bought the church at the Norwegian church auction which was set up so the King could pay off debts incurred from the Great Northern War. In 1746, the old stave church was torn down and then a new timber-framed long church was built on the site. In a severe winter storm in 1757, the church was heavily damaged. That spring the church was torn down and a new building with a cruciform or Greek Cross design was completed in 1759. It is not known who designed the building, but the lead builder was Jon Langeland. The building had a choir in the eastern cross-arm with a sacristy on the end of it and it has a church porch on the west end of the building. Each of the cross-arms measures about 6 by 6 metres (20 ft × 20 ft) and there is a 6-by-6-metre (20 ft × 20 ft) square in the center which connected all four cross-arms. The church was consecrated in 1759.

In 1893, the Tonning family (who had owned the church for over 150 years) sold the church to the parish. By this time, the old church had been deemed to be too small for the congregation. Discussions were held on whether or not to renovate, expand, or replace the old church. The Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage and the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Norwegian Monuments both participated in the debate on the matter. In 1933, it was decided to build a new church on a nearby site and to keep the old church as a museum. In 1934, the new Olden Church was built to replace this church. The new church was consecrated on 19 December 1934. After this, the old church was taken out of regular use and renamed Old Olden Church. Since then, the church has been used occasionally for special services, but it is open to tourists during the summers. In 1969, there was a major restoration of the church building. The Old Olden Church is no longer used as parish church but remains a tourist destination.

    (Go back to the road and turn left. Turn left on Fv 60.)
    The Viking Shop
    (Go back on Fv60 to the cruise port.)
4:00 p.m. Depart: Olden
5:50 p.m.-
7:30 p.m.
Do: Dinner-Estrella Dining Room
  Lodge: Sky Princess


Day 15 Thursday June 27th
  Do: At Sea
5:50 p.m.-
8:00 p.m.
  Dinner-The Catch By Rudi
Formal Night
  Lodge: Sky Princess


Day 16 Friday June 28th
10:00 a.m. Arrive: Brussels/Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium
10:30 a.m.-
5:30 p.m.
Autumn, Paul, Ray & Sherry: Bruges on Your Own $99.95 (8 hrs) ZE1-180
This wonderful day sight-seeing in Bruges is yours to shape and enjoy. It is known as the 'Venice of the North,' thanks to a network of beautiful canals. You will have around five hours to enjoy the city independently. Your self-styled itinerary may include a visit to the Church of Our Lady, whose altarpiece is home to Michelangelo's white marble sculpture of the 'Madonna and Child,' the Basilica of the Holy Blood, or the impressive City Hall on Burg Square. If you're feeling active, you may wish to climb the Belfry, hire a bicycle, or take a ride on a horse-drawn cart. Shop for local goods, including Flemish lace, tapestries and fine Belgian chocolate, before meeting your guide at an agreed time in the coach parking area. (We will walk back to the church to see the Madonna and Child. Just a few blocks.)
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.-Bus to Bruges
11:00 a.m.-5:00 pm.-See Bruges on your own
5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.-Drive to Ship, then Walk 800 ft.
6:00 p.m. Depart: Brussels
6:10 p.m.-
7:50 p.m.
  Dinner-Soleil Dining Room
  Lodge: Sky Princess


Day 17 Saturday June 29th  
7:00 a.m. Arrive: Southampton  
    National Trust Pass $125.00 dual/103 pounds for 2 people Pd 2/24  
8:30 a.m. Do: Rent a car-Alamo Rental van
Wide Lane, Southampton, GBR SO18 2NL
    (Go right on Cunard Rd. Go left at the junction. Turn right on Platform Rd. Turn left on A33 and left on Bernard St. Go right on A33. Go left on Evans St. It will become St Mary's Pl and St Andrews Rd. Go left at Charlotee Place Roundabout. Take the 3rd left on Dorset Rd. At the Asylum Green take The Avenue/A33 north. Enter M3 east. Take exit 11 left and north on Hockley Link. At the roundabout take the 3rd left on St Cross Rd. In Winchester turn right on Swithun St. It will swing left and right on Cathedral.)  
9:00 a.m. See: Winchester Cathedral (9-5) £12.50/£10 Sr Pd
Jane Austen’s original memorial stone didn’t mention her novels (much of her fame came after her death), but her nephew Edward had a plaque installed in the north side aisle of Winchester Cathedral in 1872 to redress it. Her grave is near the entrance of the cathdral in the northern aisle.

In the early 20th century, a memorial window was installed above the plaque using funds raised from a public subscription. Today an illustrated exhibition covering the life, work, and death of Jane Austen sits next to her grave.

Kings & Scribes-1,000 years of history in the south transept. Also a 12th century Winchester Bible in the Morley Library.
Purchased 2/05/24

    (Walk out of the cathedral. Go right on High St. Go through the roundabout. On the left.)  
    Winchester City Mill (10-5)
Cafe (10-5), Bookshop (10-5)
Bridge Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9BH
The mill was recorded, milling corn, in the Domesday Book of 1086. However, there are earlier references going back to 932 in the cathedral records. In 989 Queen Aelfthryth, Queen of England, had passed the mill to the nuns of Wherwell Abbey. Dendrochronological measurements date some of the timbers to the 11th Century.

It was originally known as Eastgate Mill because it lay just outside the east gate of the city of Winchester, but was renamed City Mill when it was given to the city by Queen Mary following her marriage to Philip I of Spain at Winchester Cathedral in 1554. The mill was last rebuilt in 1744 by James Cook, a tanner. A sketch made by the artist J.M. W Turner in 1795 shows that the building and millraces today are relatively unchanged.

In 1820 the Corporation sold the mill to John Benham whose family owned the mill until the early 1900s. During the late 1890s, City Mill struggled financially owing to competition from adjacent mills at Durngate and Wharf Hill, and had ceased operation by 1910. The mill was used as a laundry during World War I, then became derelict. In 1928 the building was at risk of demolition; but it was saved by a group of benefactors who bought the mill and presented it to the National Trust. In 1931 the mill was leased to the Youth Hostels Association for use as a hostel, a usage that continued until 2005.

In 2004, a 12-year restoration program came to a successful conclusion, and after a hiatus of at least 90 years the mill again milled flour by water power. The water wheel has subsequently been run daily throughout the year with flour milling demonstrations at weekends. The mill building also houses a National Trust cafe and shop.

12:00 p.m. Depart: Winchester  
    (Go left on Cathedral. Turn left on Dome Alley. It will become Swithun St. Turn right on Southgate St. Go right on High St into Jewry St. Turn left on B3330. Go right on B3420. At the roundabout take the 3rd left. Turn left on A303. Go right on B3092. Turn left on High St.)  
1:05 p.m.   Stourhead Garden & House (9-4:30) NT Free Parking Free with pass
Garden (9-4:30)
House (11-3)
Shop (9:30-5:30)
Lunch: Restaurant-Pasties, sausage rolls, soups, sandwiches and jacket potatoes
2nd Hand Bookshop (9-4:30)
In Pride and Prejudice this is the iconic location where the brooding Mr. Darcy makes a botched first proposal to Miss Elizabeth Bennet (against his better judgement)!
The Bristol Cross stands at the entrance to the garden, one of Stourhead’s most recognisable views, but it began life in the centre of the medieval city of Bristol. New interpretation panels will show visitors how the cross, which was erected in 1373, came to live at Stourhead, and its captivating history.
4:30 p.m. Depart: Stourhead  
    (Go out on High St. Turn left on B3092. It will become Frome Rd. At a roundabout take the 3rd left on A361. Stay on A361 for 3 roundabouts. At a larger roundabout take the 2nd left on A36. At the next roundabout take the 3rd left on A361. At a smaol roundabout take the 3rd left on Wynsome St. It will become Goost St and go left on Southwick Rd. At a roundabout take the 2nd left on Westbury Rd. At the next roundabout go through it on A363. At a roundabout take the 1st left on A350/Yarnbrook Rd. At Melksham Rd go right. At the next roundabout take the 2nd left on West St.)  
5:20 p.m. Arrive: Corsham 31
  Lodge: Highcroft House £162
12B Pound Pill
Corsham, SN13 9HZ
44 7710 180792
Check in 2-9:30 p.m., Check-out 11 a.m.
Cancel until 6/21/24 at midnight; Charged on 6/20/24
(2 bedrooms-Q,D, continental breakfast, shower, addt'l toilet, garden view, full breakfast, outdoor dining, fridge, microwave, kitchenette, washing machine, free parking, free wifi)


Day 18 Sunday June 30th  
9:50 a.m. Depart: Corsham  
10:00 a.m. See:

Lacock Abbey (Meryton) NT Free & Parking-no tickets necessary
Abbey grounds (10-5)
Abbey rooms (10:30-2:45)
Abbey choisters (10:15-4:45)
Fox Talbot Museum (10-5)
Courtyard tea-room (10-4)
Stables cafe (10-5)
Shop (10-5)
2nd-hand bookstore (10-4:30)
Pride & Prejudice: Darcy walks through the cloister when he tells the story of Wickham.
Chamber of Secrets: Many scenes cloister scenes filmed here and where Harry hears the basilisk moving through the pipes or when Harry leaves detention with Professor Lockhart he hears the sounds of the basilisk moving and cries: "I think it's going to kill!" Also used as the revision room.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: The Chapter House-Harry Potter discovers the enchanted Mirror of Erised, The Warming Room (the cauldron has been there for hundreds of years) was used to film Quirrel's classroom for his Defence Against the Dark Arts Class, The Sacristy used as Snape's Potions classroom;
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: many rooms filmed here
Abbey grounds (10-5), abbey rooms (10:30-3:45) Abbey Cloister (10:15-4:45) Fox Talbot Museum (10-5) Courtyard tea-room (10:30-4) Gift shop (10-5), 2nd Hand Bookstore (10-4:30) Stables Cafe (10-5)

    Lacock Village
Downton Abbey- focuses on a 1927 visit by the King and Queen to the Downton estate in a royal parade through the village.
    (Go right on High St and right again on East. Turn right on Church. Past St Cyriac's Church, grey stone with a green door)  
Harry Potter's Parent's House
- from Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone. Voldemort is seen walking down the alley covered in leaves as he approaches the gate.
    (At the corner of Church and East St.)  
    Lacock Bakery (10:30-5)  
    (Continue right on Church St.)  
    Budleigh Babberton-The Half-Blood Prince- Harry & Dumbledore walk the streets in the dark with the Babberton Arms pub the 4th building. Now the Sign of the Angel Pub.  
    (Continue right on Church St. Turn right on Cantax Hill. The 2nd house on the left.)  
Horace Slughorn's House
-Dumbledore seeks to bring Slughorn back as a Hogwarts teacher at the house on Church Hill-you’ll see this home is the actual exterior of the Muggle home that Slughorn is trying to conceal himself away from the Death Eaters in the village of Budleigh Babberton!
1:30 p.m. Depart: Lacock  
    (Go northon Cantax Hill. Turn righton A350. Take the 1st left on M4. Take exit 20 on the 3rd exit on M5. At exit 11 take the 3rd left onto A460. It will become Hednesford Rd, Sandy Ln. Go through the roundabout on Elmore Ln/B5013.It will become Station Rd and Colton Rd. Go right on A518. Eventually take the 2nd left on A50/Doveridge Bypass. Go left on A515. Take a right on A5012. Take the 1st left. Go right on Long Rake/Back Ln. It will become Youlgrave Rd and Upper Yeld Rd. Go right on B5055/Church St. Go left on King St.)  
5:00 p.m. Arrive: Bakewell 126
  Lodge: Gardeners Cottage B&B $329/£260
Off Haddon Drive
Bakewell DE45 1BD
44 1629 812751
2 Deluxe doubles with shower, breakfast, garden view)


Day 19 Monday July 1st  
9:30 a.m. Depart: Bakewell  
    (From Buxton Rd/A6 go left/east on Bath St. Go left on Bridge St/A619. It will become Baslow Rd. Go right on B6048. Go right on B6012.)  
10:00 a.m. See:
(10:30-4:30) £52.72 Pd 2/29/24
Garden (10:30-5)
Farm (10:30-5)
Carriage House Cafe (10-5), Cavendish Restaurant (11:30-5), The Parlour (11-5:30), Estate Farm shop (9-5)
Park shop (9:30-5), Estate Farm shop (9-6), Stable shop (10-5:30), Orangery shop in garden (10:30-5), Farmyard shop (12-4)
The largest private country house in England and the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Chatsworth House is the house used in Pride & Prejudice as the exterior of Pemberley, Mr. Darcy’s family home. Jane Austen made mention of Chatsworth in Pride and Prejudice, and the Duchess believes that the author was thinking of Chatsworth (which is in Derbyshire) when describing Pemberley.
Within the house, the grand staircase of the Painted Hall (where charitable functions and the children’s Christmas party are held) is where, in Pride & Prejudice, Lizzie Bennet and the Gardiners (the latter portrayed by Penelope Wilton and Peter Wight) begin their tour of Pemberley. It is within the Sculpture Gallery (so named for the 6th Duke’s having devoted the space to stone and sculpted figures) that Lizzie sees the bust of Mr Darcy – and hears of his fine qualities.
    (Go back out and right on A6012. Go left on B6048. Turn left on Baslow Rd/A619. It will go right on Bridge St.)  
  Arrive: Bakewell  
  Lodge: Gardeners Cottage B&B $329/£260 Cash
Off Haddon Drive
Bakewell DE45 1BD
44 1629 812751
Check-in 2-9, Check-out 9-11
2 Deluxe doubles with shower, breakfast, garden view)


Day 20 Tuesday July 2nd  
10:00 a.m. Depart: Bakewell  
    (Go south on Matlock St/A6. It will become Haddon Rd. On the left.)  
10:10 a.m. Arrive: Car Park £3.80  
10:30 a.m. See:
Haddon Hall
£26/£24 Sr (10:30-4:00)
Restaurant (10-4:30) Haddon-Restaurant-Menu-Pages.pdf (
(Set GPS to the carpark-Google directions: A6, Bakewell, DE45 1LA); Hall, Gardens and Restaurant (10-4:30)
The Banqueting Hall at Haddon, utilized onscreen in Pride & Prejudice as the dining room at the Lambton Inn, is the essence of a medieval manor from the 14th Century, and would have – as the principal dwelling room – housed 40-50 at that time. When Elizabeth comes back in the inn, she sees Mr. Darcy inviting Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner to come over for dinner at his estate.This rugged gritstone edge found fame as the scenic spot where Elizabeth Bennet (played by Keira Knightley) daydreamed of dashing Mr Darcy (played by Matthew Macfadyen) in the 2005 blockbuster Pride and Prejudice.
Haddon Hall is an English country house on the River Wye near Bakewell, Derbyshire, one of the seats of the Duke of Rutland. It is currently occupied by Lord Edward Manners (brother of the current Duke) and his family. In form a medieval manor house, it has been described as "the most complete and most interesting house of [its] period". The origins of the hall date to the 11th century. The current medieval and Tudor hall includes additions added at various stages between the 13th and the 17th centuries.
2:00 p.m. Depart: Bakewell  
    (Go east on Bath St. It will become A619 going left. Go left on Bakewell Rd. At the roundabout take the 2nd left on Church Ln/Cock Hill. At the large roundabout take the 1st left on Sheffield Rd/A621. Go left on St Mary's Gate/Hanover Way. It will become Netherthorpe Rd. Go left on A61/Penistone Rd. Go left onto M1. Take exit 42 left onto M62. Take exit 26 to the 3rd left on M606. Go left on A6177. It will become Beckside Rd, Cemetery Rd and Allerton Rd. Go right on Prune Park Ln. Go left on B6144/Lane Side. It will become Haworth Rd, then Brow Top Rd. Go right on Brow Rd. At the roundabout take the 1st left on B6142/Bridgehouse Ln. Go left on Changegate. Go right on West Ln and the 1st left on Church St.)  
4:00 p.m. Arrive: Haworth 86
  Lodge: Rosebud Cottage Guest House $146.92 each
1 Belle Isle Road
Haworth BD22 8QQ
Cancel until 6/17; one room is already paid
(Standard Double Room, Superior Double Room, breakfast


Day 21 Wednesday July 3rd  
9:45 a.m. Depart: Hotel  
    (Turn right on Bridgehouse Ln, then right on Rawdon Rd. Turn left on Changegate. Go right on Main St and an immediate left on Church St.)  
10:00 a.m. See:
Bronte Parsonage Museum
£12.50/£9 EH Pass Pd 4/27/24
11:00 a.m. Depart: Haworth  
    (Go back right on Church St. Go right on West Ln and an immediate left on Changegate. Turn right on B6142/North St and an immediate left on Mytholmes Ln. Go left on Victoria Ave. It will become Providence Ln. Go right on B6143/Keighley Rd. At the Keighley roundabout take the 2nd left on High St/A629. At the next large roundabout take the 2nd left on Hardings Rd and then the 1st left on the next roundabout to stay on A629. At a roundabout take the 2nd left on A65. Eventually go through a roundabout onto A590. At Newby Bridge turn right across the river, then left on The Colonnade and an immediate right. After The Old Post House go right. Road names disappear. Follow Google to Sawrey. Turn right on B5285. Park on the left side. Free for members)  
1:00 p.m. Arrive: Sawrey 72
  See: Hill Top Beatrix Potter House, Garden and Shop (10-5) NT/£15 (Book June 19th)
Book in advance
House, garden and shop (10-5)
  Depart: Sawrey  
    ( Go left on B5285 Go left on B5286. After crossing the river, go right on A593. It will become A591/A593. Go left on Rydal Rd/A591.)  
25 min Arrive: Ambleside 7.2
    The Bridge House- Free NT
We do not know exactly when Bridge House was built but we do know who built it. In the 17th century, the Braithwaite family lived at nearby Ambleside Hall. The Braithwaites needed a way to reach their property on the far side of Stock Beck.

It seems likely that the Braithwaites first built a bridge over the beck, and later added a house on top of the bridge to store apples from their nearby orchards. The humpbacked bridge may even predate the house by several centuries.

Bridge House had doors opening onto each bank so people could pass directly through the house and cross over the beck below. The rear door was later blocked and a chimney inserted but you can see traces of the original 17th-century doorway.

In the 18th century, Bridge House was used as a counting house for a pair of mills that stood nearby. Since then it was put to a variety of uses; it was, in turn, a weaver's shop, cobbler's shop, an antique shop, a chair maker's shop, and a tearoom. It was when the building became a tearoom in the Victorian period that a cast-iron stove was inserted in the rear wall where the doorway had been.

    (Turn left on Rydal Rd. Continue straight ahead at the roundabout/A591. Turn right to the house.)  
3:00 p.m.-
3:30 p.m.
Arrive: Rydal Mount (10-5) £52.50 Pd 2/29/24
The house dates back to the 16th century. This was William Wordsworth's home from 1813 to his death in 1850 at the age of 80.
(Purchased 2/05/24. Emailed to cancel that ticket on 2/29/24)
  Depart: Rydal Mount  
    (Go right on A591. Turn left on Stock Ln. It will become Church Stile. On the right side.)  
7 min Arrive: Grasmere 2.7
  Lodge: Wordsworth Hotel £258 Cash
Grasmere, Ambleside LA22 9SW
015394 35592
(Breakfast, bathroom, CM, wifi, parking)


Day 22 Thursday July 4th  
9:30 a.m. Depart: Hotel  
    (Walk right on Church St. Cross Broadgate and continue straight ahead.)  
10:00 a.m. See: Allan Bank NT/7.50 (10-5) Park in town
2nd-hand bookshop
Wordsworth was forced to move to accommodate his growing family and many visitors. After a period in Allan Bank in Grasmere, the Wordsworths moved to Rydal Mount in 1813.
Gardens and woodland walk. Bookshop, no parking.
  Depart: Allan Bank  
    (Go back out. Turn left on Broadgate.)  
5 min   The Attic (gift shop) (10-5:30) .2
    (Continue left on Broadgate. Turn right on College St.)  
2 min   Lucia's Coffee and Bakehouse (9-3:30) .3
    (Continue on College St. Turn right on Church Stile.)  
1 min   Lakeland Arts & Crafts (?) .1
    (Turn left on Church Stile. On the left side.)  
1 min   Wordsworth Daffodil Garden  
    (Next door.)  
    The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (10-4:30)
Church Cottage
Grasmere, Ambleside LA22 9SW
    (Continue left on Church Stile. On the left side.)  
1 min   Grasmere Tea Gardens (10:30-4:30 .1
    (Next door.)  
    Osprey Gifts & Interiors  
    Peter Rabbit and Friends Toy Store (9:30-4:30)
1-2 Chruch Bridge
    (Continue left on Church Stile/Stock Ln. On the right side.)  
1 min   Grasmere Weavers Gift Shop (10-5)  
    (Walk back to Wordsworth Hotel to get the car. Go left on Church Stile. It will become Stock Ln. At the roundabout take the 2nd left on A591. On the left side.))  
3:20 p.m. See: Wordsworth Grasmere-Dove Cottage (10-5) £57.24 purchased 3/03/24 w/insurance
Parking £3.00 for up to 4 hours
Dove Cottage, museum, garden-orchard and woodland
In 1795, Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy met Samuel Taylor Coleridge; their friendship would go on to shape the course of Wordsworth’s life as a poet.  Together, Wordsworth and Coleridge produced the Lyrical Ballads (1798), a collection of poetry now considered to be one of the most important works of the English Romantic movement.  Wordsworth and Dorothy would then go on to spend the winter of 1798–99 in the small town of Goslar, Germany, before coming to live in Dove Cottage in December 1799.
Cafe (10-4)
Cottage, Museum, Garden, The Woodland & Shop (10-5)
.5 miles
    (Turn left on College St. Turn left on Church Stile. It will become Stock Ln. Go left to the Stock Lane Car Park.)  
5:00 p.m. Depart: Grasmere  
    (Go back to A591 and turn left.. In Ambleside go left on Rydal Rd. Turn right on Lake Rd/A591. It will become A590. At a huge roundabout take the 3rd left on M6. Take exit 20 left on A50. Turn left on Clamhunger Ln. At the roundabout take the 2nd left on Ashley Rd. Turn right. On the left side.)  
2 hrs Arrive: Manchester 99.1
  Lodge: Birtles Farm B&B £188.10
Ashley Road
Knutsford, WA14 3QH
44 161 928 0458
Check-in 4-10:30, Check-out 7-10:30
(King size double, double and single, breakfast, bathrobes, slippers, biscuits and water, garden view, river view)


Day 23 Friday July 5th  
8:30 a.m. Do: Return car  
11:40 a.m. Depart: Manchester  
  Do: Delta Flight 5987 Seats 57KH, 58KH  
4:00 p.m. Arrive: Atlanta  
  Do: Dinner  
5:50 p.m. Depart: Atlanta  
  Do: Delta Flight 653 Seats 37AB  
7:52 p.m. Arrive: Minneapolis  
10:55 p.m. Depart: Minneapolis  
  Do: Delta Flight 1466 Seats 24ED  
11:38 p.m. Arrive: Spokane