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Enrich your vacation with Vantage's collection of deluxe destination enhancements, designed exclusively for our guests. You’ll discover a world beyond the landmarks and gain immeasurable insight into the culture and people of your destination. So join us … and make the most of your journey!
The Troldhaugen Museum, located in the villa that was once the summer home of Norwegian classical composer Edvard Grieg, is where you’ll learn about Norway’s musical legacy. As one of the most influential Romantic composers of the 19th century, Grieg’s work helped launch the country into international musical prominence. We’ll delve further into his cultural contributions during a tour of the home and enjoy a concert comprised of his most famous pieces.
Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!
Embark on a walking tour through the historical center of Oslo, called Kvadraturen, as your local guide points out buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries and tells you the story behind the unmissable, massive sculpture of a hand pointing to the ground. Then, hop on a boat to cruise Oslo Fjord — an inlet that reaches all the way to the North Sea — and admire the city’s surrounding tranquil landscapes.
The tour is available during your optional trip extension in Oslo, Norway.
The two greatest loves of the people of Northern Norway are huskies and outdoor activities, so experiencing nature with a faithful four-legged friend is the best combination of both. Get active and explore Norway’s natural beauty firsthand, with a furry companion by your side, on this fun-filled — and frankly adorable — optional hiking excursion.
Kjerringøy Trading Post is an open-air, living history museum, and Norway’s most well-preserved old fish and jekt-trade site. Located just a short drive north of the town of Bodø, this historical landmark provides a glimpse into Norway’s coastal heritage. Consisting of 15 authentic buildings still in their original state, this is one of Norway’s most important collections of 19th-century buildings. Not only will you get a sense of the past; you’ll also take part in the daily life of a traditional northern coastal community.
Located a short drive from Tromsø, Kvaløya Island rewards its visitors with majestic mountain peaks, crystal blue waters, and white sand beaches. This small, vibrant coastal community keeps its Sommarøy traditions alive and is home to one of the oldest lighthouses in northern Norway, in addition to rich birdlife and a variety of nature. You’ll have an opportunity to explore this enjoyable destination for yourself on this exclusive, guided excursion.
Come along for an unforgettable journey on Norway’s northernmost railway. Stretching between Narvik and Abisko, the Arctic Train makes its way through beautiful Nordic landscapes, with majestic mountain peaks and dramatic fjords serving as a backdrop. This excursion includes a visit to the Narvik War Museum. Using innovative design, photography, film, sound, and technology, the Narvik War Museum’s exhibits tell the story of Norway’s involvement in World War II.
Travel back in time with a visit to the Sverresborg Trøndelag Folk Museum in Trondheim. Situated among the picturesque surroundings around the ruins of King Sverre’s Castle — the oldest medieval castle in Norway, dating back to AD 1183 — this living history museum provides an opportunity to learn the fascinating story of the king’s rise to power. You’ll also experience traditional 18th-century life in Trondheim when you stroll through the old town and rural sections of the museum, comprised of several original buildings, including a grocery store, post office, and schoolhouse.
Ålesund is one of the most unique cities in the world. Built on only islands, the city is famous for its Art Nouveau architecture and its fishing harbor — one of the most important in Norway. This panoramic tour offers an opportunity to discover the incredible architecture, nature, and history of this one-of-a-kind city, and caps off with a visit to Mount Aksla Viewpoint, from which you’ll be able to take in spectacular, panoramic views of the city and the surrounding islands, including the islands of Giske and Godøy.
There is so much more to Lofoten than its dramatic mountains and picturesque fishing villages. Here you'll find quiet bays, white sandy beaches, sheltered fjords, and expansive, green agricultural areas. It is said that the light in Lofoten is unlike anywhere else in the world, which is why artists from Norway and abroad have always come here for inspiration. We will explore the highlights of this inspiring, picturesque location, with opportunities for you to fully take in the stunning scenery.
Take a thrilling ride down the Atlantic Road, known as “the world’s most beautiful drive.” This awesome feat of engineering stretches across the lush coastal landscapes of several islets and islands, and the vistas of the surrounding ocean are simply jaw-dropping. Along the way, we’ll stop for an authentic Nordic dining experience.
Our onboard wine tastings are a guest favorite while sailing and have become a staple of both our ocean journeys and river cruises. Savor rich global flavors from varietals that span the best wine regions on earth, as our onboard expert explains the notes and flavors of each one. Whether you are a connoisseur or a novice, wine tastings offer the perfect balance of indulgence and fun, and are a fantastic way to expand your palate.
The optional activity is available on board your vessel.
Join our onboard expert as they guide you on a journey for the palate as you sample delicious, full-bodied whiskeys from all over the world. Taste the intricate barrel-aged flavors of your favorite small-batch Kentucky bourbon, try a classic 25-year-old Scotch, and enjoy local whiskeys from many of the regions we cruise to, all hand-selected from our private collection.
Our exclusive, onboard Chef’s Table Dinner is must-do for any traveler looking for an indulgent dining experience. Hosted by our highly-trained Master Chef, you’ll savor an expertly-prepared, multicourse meal that is sure to be a feast for the senses. This memorable, highly sought-after experience is only available on a limited basis, and you certainly won’t want to miss out.
A wine pairing dinner involves the delicate process of combining a meal with select wines with the purpose of elevating the flavors of each dish and providing a wholly unforgettable dining experience. Our skilled onboard chefs will create an exceptional multicourse dinner, with each course designed to pair perfectly with a chosen wine from our private collection. This incredible dining experience is available on a limited basis on every journey.
This optional onboard experience combines Vantage Deluxe World Travel’s indulgent Chef’s Table Dinner with our exclusive Wine-Pairing Dinner for a truly elevated dining event. Hosted by our highly-trained Master Chef and our onboard wine expert, you’ll savor a skillfully-prepared, multicourse meal where each dish is perfectly paired with a select wine chosen from Vantage’s private collection. This is sure to be a truly unparalleled feast for the senses, but it is only available on a limited basis. Reserve now so you don’t miss out.
Please Note: All prices are per person and subject to change. All optional tours are offered by Vantage Deluxe World Travel. Descriptions and scheduling are subject to change. Minimum tour participation is required to operate optional tours. Optional tours cancelled by passengers within 48 hours of the excursion are non-refundable.