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Iceland, Norway & Faroe Islands with Bernard Salt

18
Nights
2018
Jun 20
From
$9,500
Queen
Victoria
Including flights, accommodation, guided
sightseeing, tours, meals, entertainment
Definite
Departure

Bernard Salt will be leading this tour to Iceland, Norway and the Faroe Islands, chatting formally and informally, in a range of forums, about the destinations and delivering witty and engaging social observations on Australian culture along the way.

Visiting London, UK; Hamburg, Germany; Alesund, Norway; Akureyri, Isafjordur, Reykjavik, Iceland; Faroe Islands

Tour highlights

  • Sightseeing tours in London; Hamburg, Germany; Alesund, Norway; Akureyri, Isafjordur, Reykjavik, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands
  • Welcome drinks with Bernard Salt
  • Informal Q&A session with Bernard Salt
  • Alesund, probably the most beautiful city in Norway
  • Icelandic history and culture and Q&A session with Bernard Salt
  • A whale watching boat trip - Akureyri, Iceland
  • Explore Lake Mývatn
  • Ósvör 19th-century fisherman’s hut - Isafjordur, Iceland
  • The awesome beauty of the fjords on the north western coast of Iceland
  • The world-famous high-temperature Geysir geothermal area - Reykjavik, Iceland
  • The site of Iceland´s ancient parliament
  • Spectacular Gullfoss waterfall - Iceland
  • Bernard Salt talk about the Faroe Islands and their history, followed by a free-ranging Q&A-style chat about topics of choice
  • A boat cruise exploration of the wonderful Vestmanna cliffs - Torshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Luxury Cruising onboard Queen Victoria
Iceland, Norway and the Faroe Islands with Bernard Salt Map

Includes

  • Economy-class return air travel from Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane/ Perth to London
  • 15 days/14 nights on the luxurious Queen Victoria in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Queen Victoria
  • 1 night’s accommodation in London, including breakfast
  • Informative and interesting talks and discussions led by Bernard Salt
  • Sightseeing tours in London; Hamburg, Germany; Alesund, Norway; Akureyri, Isafjordur, Reykjavik, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands
  • Port and handling charges and cruise taxes
  • On-board gratuities

Don't worry about coming alone

About a third of people on the cruise travel alone. We will match people in twin-share cabins when available, saving you the single supplement. You won't be left alone; the Travelrite tour manager will be looking after you. There will be group activities almost every day.

Queen Victoria Deck plans

Queen Victoria

The Queen Victoria is sleek and contemporary with the most advanced technological features and luxurious appointments. The Queen Victoria continues the heritage of cruising of the 1930s and the great Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Mary 2. The traditions of fine service, food and entertainment continue better than ever. Enjoy the facilities of the gourmet restaurants, swimming pools, casino, theatres, cinema, computer and internet access, the Health and Spa Club, seven bars and much more. Take part in the multitude of daily activities that include numerous lectures on an array of topics, the regular musical performances, ship sports and much more. A voyage on Queen Victoria is an experience to be savoured and remembered.

Bernard Salt

Bernard Salt

Bernard Salt AM is widely regarded by business and the broader community as one of Australia’s leading social commentators. He built his corporate career working at the highest level as a partner in a global advisory firm. He writes two weekly columns for The Australian newspaper that officially discuss consumer trends but which often spill into such topics as modern manners, generations and social mores. His smashedavocado column from last October went global instantly and continues to shape popular culture.

Bernard is one of the most in-demand speakers on the corporate speaking circuit. He is known for identifying such social trends as the ‘seachange shift’, the ‘bank of mum & dad’, the ‘man drought’ and that much-favoured hipster-haunt, the ‘goat’s cheese curtain’. Bernard has popularised social commentary through his books, columns and media appearances for 25 years. His body of work is encapsulated in six popular best-selling books and in a TV series aired on Sky Business earlier this year. Bernard will be leading this tour to Iceland, Norway and the Faroe Islands, chatting formally and informally, in a range of forums, about the destinations and delivering witty and engaging social observations on Australian culture along the way. Bernard looks forward to chatting with you over dinner.

DAY 1
Wednesday June 20, 2018

Departure

Today we board our overnight flight to London.

DAY 2
Thursday June 21, 2018

London, England

This morning we arrive at London’s Heathrow Airport. After clearing customs, we will be met by our private coach and transferred to the city. We will have an overview sightseeing tour of the city before we transfer to our hotel. We will see Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral and more.

DAY 3
Friday June 22, 2018

Embarkation

This morning we are transferred to Southampton and the port to board the Queen Victoria. Make sure that you’re up on deck as the Queen Victoria slips her moorings and sails into the Solent.

DAY 4
Saturday June 23, 2018

At sea

Our first day at sea an the opportunity to explore the ship and discover all that she has to offer on our cruise to Iceland. Bernard will commence his program with an insight into opportunities for Australian business and society over the coming decade. He argues that baby boomers are here for a while yet. In the evening Bernard Salt will host a drinks party to celebrate the start of our cruise. Bernard will outline the itinerary to Norway, Iceland and the exotic Faroe Islands, followed by informal chat.

DAY 5
Sunday June 24, 2018

Hamburg, Germany

This morning we arrive in Hamburg, one of Europe’s busiest ports. Today we visit the Hanseatic town of Luebeck, around 45 minutes outside of Hamburg. We see the medieval walls and tour the Old Town with its gingerbread-style houses and its Renaissance squares. We see the town hall, one of the most beautiful in Germany dating from 1230; the Holsten Gate, one of the most famous sights in Germany, dating from the 1460s, and much more on our tour of this historic city.

DAY 6
Monday June 25, 2018

At sea

A free day to enjoy the facilities of the ship. In the afternoon Bernard will talk about Norway, its history and culture, followed by an informal Q&A session about social media and, oh, I don’t know, how about smashed avocados?

DAY 7
Tuesday June 26, 2018

Alesund, Norway

Today we arrive at Alesund, probably the most beautiful city in Norway. Alesund is a traditional fishing town with an Art Nouveau influence, built on a string of islands and a peninsula stretching towards the Atlantic from the Norwegian mainland. Alesund underwent a dramatic transformation following a fire in the early twentieth century. We have a tour of this unique town and have some free time for exploration and shopping.

DAY 8
Wednesday June 27, 2018

At Sea

A free day to enjoy the facilities of the ship. Onwards to Iceland. In this prelude to our arrival in Iceland, Bernard will explain Icelandic history and culture and lead a Q&A session.

DAY 9
Thursday June 28, 2018

Akureyri, Iceland

This morning we arrive in Akureyri, the unofficial capital of northern Iceland. We travel through the stunning northern Icelandic scenery to the town of Húsavík. Nestled on the edge of Shaky Bay (Skjálfandi Flói), Húsavík is globally recognised as one of the best locations in the world from which to watch whales. In fact, there is a higher chance of seeing whales in Húsavík than from any other place in Iceland. In one of the highlights of the tour we take a whale watching boat trip and, hopefully, will get up close to the whales. We then travel to Lake Mývatn. It is Iceland´s fourth largest lake, 37 square kilometres in area, having a shoreline deeply incised by numerous small creeks and speckled with about 50 islands and small islets. Craters and volcanoes have sculpted the landscape of the Mývatn region, many of which are spots of special interest. The Mývatn region is known for its birdlife on and around the lake, which is favoured by various species of duck and wetland birds. In summer, more species of duck have made their homes in the Mývatn region than in any other location on earth. We explore the lake before returning to Akureyri and the ship.

DAY 10
Friday June 29, 2018

Isafjordur, Iceland

After arriving in Isafjordur, our tour heads through the centre of town, with a stop at the Ósvör 19th-century fisherman’s hut, restored in 1988. We drive through Bolungarvík village and back to Ísafjördur with views of the magnificent mountains and Westfjord – a beautiful but sometimes harsh landscape. We will see Buná Tunguá River and the waterfall in Tunguskogur, and sip fresh mountain water that flows down the stream. We will also experience the awesome beauty of the fjords on the north western coast of Iceland. Mountains rising from the sea with breathtaking scenery make this a memorable day. Make sure you have your camera ready!

DAY 11
Saturday June 30, 2018

Reykjavik, Iceland

This morning we arrive at Reykjavik, the capital and largest city of Iceland, and the gateway to Iceland’s stunning natural wonders, which range from ice fields to boiling thermal pools. After docking, we will board our coach for a tour of the Golden Circle, visiting the world-famous high-temperature Geysir geothermal area, with spouting springs of various formations. This is where the word ‘Geyser’ originated. We see the nearby spectacular Gullfoss waterfall (Golden Falls), where we can watch enormous quantities of water tumble violently into a deep, meandering gorge. We also see the site of Iceland´s ancient parliament and the place where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates pull apart at the rate of a few centimetres per year.

DAY 12
Sunday July 1, 2018

Reykjavik

We continue our sightseeing tour of Reykjavik with an overview tour of the city, including the presidential residence at Bessastaðir , Hofdi House and the Perlan building. We will visit the town of Hafnarfjörður and see Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavik’s iconic cathedral. There will be time for lunch and a stroll through the Old Town, home to the Icelandic parliament and the Town Hall, before a visit to the famous Blue Lagoon.

DAY 13
Monday July 2, 2018

At Sea

A free day to enjoy the facilities of the ship. Bernard will talk about the Faroe Islands and their history. The Faroes will be a highlight of the trip for Bernard, with their rugged and romantic coastline, these islands are seldom visited. His talk will be followed by a free-ranging Q&A-style chat about topics of choice.

DAY 14
Tuesday July 3, 2018

Torshavn, Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands lie north-west of Scotland, midway between Iceland and Norway. They constitute a self-governing island territory of Denmark, with a language and culture of their own. With their volcanic origin, the 18 islands are rugged and rocky. The islands are renowned for their incredible natural scenery, and their bountiful bird life. The Faroe Islands turn extraordinarily green during the summertime. We will have a boat cruise exploration of the wonderful Vestmanna cliffs. We will see these dramatic formations and the puffin birds whose eggs the inhabitants used to climb the cliffs to capture. One of the highlights of the tour. We then have some time in the capital city, Torshavn.

DAY 15
Wednesday July 4, 2018

At sea

In the morning we will continue to enjoy the facilities and activities available on the ship. Bernard will outline what is required by young people to futureproof their careers. It’s all about soft skills and a culture of adaptability.

DAY 16
Thursday July 5, 2018

At sea

In the morning we will continue to enjoy the facilities and activities. On the final day, before docking, Bernard will chat about his most engaging column topics, including the hotness-delusion syndrome, the man drought, women wearing activewear absolutely everywhere and the pillowfication effect.

DAY 17
Friday July 6, 2018

Southampton, England

This morning we arrive in Southampton. After disembarking, we are transferred to London and later, to Heathrow Airport for our flights back to Australia.

DAY 18
Saturday July 7, 2018

In flight

DAY 19
Sunday July 8, 2018

Arrive Australia

Tour members arrive back in Australia. The tour concludes.

Cabin Cabin Category Deck Twin Fare Single Fare
IE Standard Inside Forward/Aft 4,5,6,8 $9,500 $12,810
ID Standard Inside Aft 5,6,7 $9,600 $12,925
IA Standard Inside Midships 4,5,6,7,8 $9,870 $13,390
GC Deluxe Inside Midships 1 $9,760 $13,275
GB Deluxe Inside Midships 1 $9,985 $13,670
GA Deluxe Inside Midships 6,8 $10,095 $13,865
FC Oceanview obstructed Midships 4 $10,265 $14,160
FB Oceanview obstructed Midships 4 $10,075 $13,825
EF Oceanview deck 6 Obstructed 1, 6 $10,350 $14,320
EC Oceanview Midships/Aft 1 $10,365 $14,340
EB Oceanview Midships 1 $10,480 $14,535
CA Balcony partially obstructed Midships 5 $11,110 $15,640
BF Balcony Forward deck 4 obstructed 4,8 $11,315 $15,992
BE Balcony Forward/Aft 4,5,6,7,8 $11,140 $15,695
BD Balcony Aft 5,6,7 $11,245 $15,875
BC Balcony Midships 4,8 $11,600 $16,500
BB Balcony Midships 5,6,7,8 $11,470 $16,265
BA Balcony Midships 5,6,7 $11,860 $16,855
A2 Club Balcony Midships 8 $13,415 $19,675
A1 Club Balcony Midships 7,8 $13,630 $20,050
P2 Princess Suite 4,5,6 $15,215 $25,115
P1 Princess Suite 7, 8 $15,185 $25,050
Q4 Penthouse 7 $16,950 $28,580
Included port & handling charges $490 $980
Included air taxes as at 1 May 2017 $423 $423
Included on-board gratuities $215 $215

INCLUDED IN CRUISE

  • Economy-class return air travel from Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane/ Perth to London
  • 15 days/14 nights on the luxurious Queen Victoria in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Queen Victoria
  • 1 night’s accommodation in London, including breakfast
  • Informative and interesting talks and discussions led by Bernard Salt
  • Sightseeing tours in London; Hamburg, Germany; Alesund, Norway; Akureyri, Isafjordur, Reykjavik, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands
  • Port and handling charges and cruise taxes
  • On-board gratuities

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Travel insurance
  • Additional travel arrangements not detailed in the itinerary will be quoted for separately
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Drinks on board
  • Lunches when not on the ship

Port & Handling and Gratuities:

Please note that the port & handling charges and gratuities have been included in your fare.

Availability

All cabins are subject to availability. Please call 1800 630 343 for fares and information on other cabin categories. A limited number of cabins are available for single occupancy.

Extending

You can stay longer in London for minimal extra cost. Please contact 1800 630 343 for more information.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

International touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the need of assistance from others.

Tour Operator

Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Queen Victoria is operated by CunardLine Limited and the Queen Victoria fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Cunard brochure for Queen Victoria 2018. All passengers must complete and sign a Travelrite International booking form and complete the Cunard cruise personaliser on www.cunardline.com.au.

Deposit and Payment

A deposit of $950 per passenger should be sent with a completed Travelrite International booking form that lists your requested cabin category. As soon as the booking is confirmed, (usually within 24 hours), a cruise confirmation advice will be posted to the client. The confirmation advice will contain all details. Final payments are due to be paid to Travelrite International 90 days prior to the commencement of the Queen Victoria fly/cruise. A 1% administration fee will be added to payments by Visa or Mastercard and 3 % for payment by AMEX or Diners Club cards. Travelrite reserves the right to impose a currency surcharge if the Australian dollar falls from the rate costs determined on 1/6/17.

Cancellation Charges

Number of days before sailing.

Days prior to Departure Cancellation Fee
Over 120 days Loss of deposit
119 - 91 days 25% of full fare
90 - 61 days 50% of full fare
60 days or less 100% of full fare
Non appearance/no written notice 100% of full fare

Refunds

The cruise is based on arrangements which do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals or other services not utilised after the tour has commenced.

Travel Documents

All passengers will require a valid passport. If not an Australian passport holder check with Travelrite International for visa requirements.

Travel Insurance

Adequate travel insurance is highly recommended to cover cruise members for the consequences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees which could result from events such as illness, accident, death etc.

Baggage

Passengers qualify for a 20kg free baggage allowance on flights to join or return from the cruise.

Minimum Tour Numbers

The fly/cruise arrangements have been made on the basis of a minimum number of passengers travelling. In the event that less than the required number of passengers have confirmed their booking 60 days from the date of departure, Travelrite International reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of monies paid, or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified fare.

Responsibilities

Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ATAS No A10538) is the tour organiser. Travelrite International Pty Ltd, its agents, officers, affiliates, and/or suppliers of services pursuant to, or in connection with these fly/cruises, shall act only as agents in making arrangements for hotels, transportation, including transportation by ship, restaurants, or any other service and do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay to person or property due to an act of negligence or a default of any hotel, carrier restaurant company or person rendering any services included in fly/cruises, or by act of God. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery break-down, quarantine, government restraints, weather, terrorism or other causes beyond their control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission, delays, re-routing or acts of any government authority. Baggage is at owners’ risk throughout the fly/cruise. The passage contract between the carriers concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of this fly/cruise and/or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any fly/cruise and/or make such changes in the fly/cruises as February be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the fly/cruise. This contract shall be construed in accordance of the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any legal action must be undertaken in the state of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of the Queen Victoria fly/cruise passage contract with Cunard Line Limited, detailed in the Cunard brochure. If you do not have a copy of this brochure please contact Travelrite International and we will send one to you.

How to Book

Bookings can be made online or by completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $950 per person to:

Postal Booking
Travelrite International Pty Ltd
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103.

Online Booking
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Further information can be obtained by telephoning
Toll Free:1800 630 343
Telephone (03) 8803 6868
Fax (03) 9836 8068
Email balwyn@travelrite.com.au

About Travelrite International

Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a well-established travel company which has been marketing throughout Australia for over 20 years and operating in Victoria for more than 30 years. It is a Platinum Cunard Inner Circle member and the largest marketer of Cunard Line cruises in the Asia-Pacific region. It is a member of ATAS (No. A10538) and has two fully credited IATA offices Heathmont and Balwyn. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.

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