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Bergen and Mount Floien

August 26, 2016 mustravel 0

Today we arrived in Bergen Norway and left for the guided tour, Bergen and Mount Floien, at 8:30am.  Unfortunately, the days’ weather put a damper on the tour.  The rain in Bergen usually lasts for an hour or two and then clears.  That did not happen this day.  Instead it [read more…]

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Romsdal and the Troll Path

August 25, 2016 mustravel 0

Today our tour, Romsdal and the Troll Path, began at 12:50pm.  At 6.5 hours, this was the longest tour of the day.  Our tour guide Stain noted this tour normally runs 8 hours and he thought the shorter allotment of time rushed the itinerary a bit.  As it turned out, [read more…]

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Akureyri Falls and Farmland

August 23, 2016 mustravel 0

The Akureyri Falls and Farmland tour began promptly at 8am.  After loading our motor coach to capacity we were coach number 3 in a 4 coach departure.  Our first stop was the Lystigardur Botanical Garden which is just 500 meters from the Akureyri Church.  We had 28 minutes to spend [read more…]

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Dynjandi Waterfall and Seafood Trail

August 22, 2016 mustravel 1

Our morning started off at 9:30am for the Dynjandi Waterfall and Seafood Trail tour.  We were late leaving the ship because the fog was so thick.  After our tender ashore we could neither see our ship nor the town we were approaching.  Once ashore, we boarded our tour bus and [read more…]

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Glacier Safari by 4-Wheel with Ice Cave Visit

August 21, 2016 mustravel 0

Today was another absurdly amazing adventure, Glacier Safari by 4-Wheel with Ice Cave Visit.  We left the pier at 7:12am and boarded a Mercedes Bends monster super truck.  The first stop was at UNESCO World Heritage Site Thingvellir where we walked a portion of the mid-Atlantic ridge.  This was very [read more…]

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Lets Go Volcano!

August 20, 2016 mustravel 0

At 3pm we were loaded into 2 modified super trucks with ten persons in each for the Let’s Go Volcano! tour.  We headed to Lava Tube caves created by a once ancient river of flowing lava.  The journey to the caves was amazing and required us to drive Icelandic trails [read more…]

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Dunrobin Castle

August 18, 2016 mustravel 0

After an afternoon arrival in the port of Invergordon we headed off on an excursion to Dunrobin Castle at 2pm.  The drive took us through the Scottish Highland towns of Saltburn, Milton, Kildary and Tain all surrounded by fields of Barley which were ready for bailing.  We also saw the [read more…]

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Bamburgh Castle – Scenic Drive and Gardens

August 16, 2016 mustravel 0

We arrived in the port of Newcastle Upon Tyne after passing the lighthouses marking the entrance to the River Tyne.  A short 20-minute transit through the canal took us to our berth. We had an early morning tour of Bamburgh Castle, Scenic Drive & Gardens and boarded our bus at [read more…]

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Pre-Cruise Amsterdam

August 13, 2016 mustravel 0

We arrived in Amsterdam after having our original flight cancelled then changed by Delta and we were beat.  The Holland America Line services agent picked us up at the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam and transported us to the Movenpick Hotel.  It turns out this hotel is only 500 yards away [read more…]

Northern Isles Cruise aboard Holland Koningsdam

July 21, 2016 mustravel 0

Next up on our itinerary is a 14-Day Northern Isles cruise with stops in Edinburgh, Scotland coinciding with the Fringe Festival and Military Tattoo.  This will be our third trip on Holland America Cruise Lines.  Our last trip on this line was aboard the Holland America Amsterdam. This time around [read more…]

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The Strait of Messina

May 24, 2016 mustravel 0

It was a beautiful Sunday when we sailed the Strait of Messina (Stretto di Messina) aboard Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas. A small boat complete with a Sword Fishing Tower stood directly in our path causing the Captain to sound the horn multiple times to get out of the [read more…]

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Grand Montenegro Tour

May 23, 2016 mustravel 0

Our day began with sun and warmth.  We got outside on the upper decks and watched as our ship came into the port of Montenegro.  This was certainly worthy of our time and was similar in scope to sailing into the Tracy Arm of Alaska.  The scenery was absolutely breathtaking. [read more…]