Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Cruise Norway’s fjords with TV’s Hairy Bikers
With their sheer cliffs, stunning waterfalls and spectacular landscapes – and wildlife including puffins and seals – Norway’s fjords are truly an unforgettable sight. And on this incredible eight-day cruise you’ll travel in luxury, joined by two of the UK’s favourite chefs and TV personalities – our special guests Dave Myers and Si King, better known as the Hairy Bikers.
Your 2022 holiday begins in Amsterdam, where you’ll set sail on Holland America Line’s brand-new, five-star Rotterdam. During your deluxe full-board cruise, you’ll have time to discover the pretty Norwegian ports of Bergen and Molde and marvel at the awesome natural beauty of Hardangerfjord and Geirangerfjord.
The Hairy Bikers are huge fans of Norway, having toured the country’s west coast as part of their epic 5,000-mile European journey for the BBC’s Hairy Bikers’ Bakeation.
Northern delights: Norway’s awe-inspiring Geirangerfjord
OUR SPECIAL GUESTS
You will be joined by TV’s Hairy Bikers
Motorbike-loving cooks Simon ‘Si’ King, above left, and Dave Myers have written more than 20 cookbooks as the Hairy Bikers, with their diet book, The Hairy Dieters, scooping a National Book Award.
They are regulars on television and have toured the UK twice with their sellout live show, Big Night Out.
Famous for their infectious humour and love of great food, wine and conversation, the pair will host a private cocktail party and cooking demonstration on board ship, as well as joining you for a special question-and-answer and book-signing event.
Readers booking this exclusive holiday will receive a hard-cover copy of Dave and Si’s latest cookbook, The Hairy Bikers’ British Classics, which they will happily sign when you meet them.
Dave says: ‘We discovered the wonders of Norway for the first time while filming Bakeation in 2012, when we cooked on a ship going down one of the fjords.’ Si adds: ‘It was one of the most beautiful places we’d ever been to. We always promised to go back, and now we are. The food and people are amazing – and Dave is longing to get back to his Viking roots! We sincerely look forward to seeing you on our Nordic adventure.’
REASONS TO BOOK
Meet the Hairy Bikers: Dave and Si have been working and travelling the world together in search of great food for more than 20 years, becoming national treasures in the process. During a private Q&A session, you’ll be able to ask them your own culinary questions and, in an exclusive cooking demonstration, discover the secrets of some of their favourite dishes.
Sail in luxury and style: On board the brand-new Rotterdam, you’ll experience the superb food that Holland America Line is renowned for. Apart from speciality dining, all of your food is included**. The ship boasts spacious and stylish staterooms and state-of-the-art amenities. You’ll also enjoy a fantastic selection of live entertainment on Music Walk, a collection of four live-music venues featuring world-class performances.
Norway’s breathtaking scenery: Sail past dramatic mountains and stunning fjords as you admire the Norwegian coastline. You’ll enjoy stops at the Unesco-listed port of Bergen and at Eidfjord, and spend a day sailing spectacular Geirangerfjord, where you’ll pass 2,600ft cliffs and towering waterfalls.
Discover Amsterdam: Your voyage begins and ends in the Dutch capital, where you can enjoy a one-night pre-cruise stay in a four-star hotel (at a supplement) to give you time to explore this charming city under your own steam.
- Return Eurostar from London to Amsterdam.
- Seven nights’ full-board cruise on Holland America Line’s Rotterdam.
- Q&A, book-signing, on-board cookery demonstration and privately hosted cocktail party with the Hairy Bikers.
- Copy of The Hairy Bikers’ British Classics cookbook (one per booking).
- Options to add a one- night pre-cruise stay in Amsterdam, and upgrade to oceanview or veranda stateroom or luxurious suite (at a supplement).
- Add the Have It All package (from £306pp)***.
YOUR ITINERARY: DAY 1 Sail from Amsterdam DAY 2 Day at sea DAY 3 Eidfjord and Hardangerfjord DAY 4 Molde DAY 5 Geirangerfjord DAY 6 Bergen DAY 7 Day at sea DAY 8 Disembark in Amsterdam and return to UK
HOW TO BOOK
The dates: June 19 to 26, 2022. The price: From £1,259pp*.
Call 02039 938 122 quoting ref MOS HAIRYBIKERS 16MAY21. To find out more, visit mailtravel.co.uk/hairybikers.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: * Based on two sharing an inside cabin, travelling by Eurostar from London St Pancras. Supplements for single occupancy, regional flight and rail departures apply. Subject to availability. 100 per cent financially protected (Travel Trust Association Q8549, ATOL 17722). ** Drinks aboard Rotterdam are not included and speciality dining is at a supplement. *** For more details, visit hollandamerica.com/en_US/deals_GBP/have-it-all.html. Timings of the Hairy Bikers’ events may be subject to change and there may be minor alterations to itinerary due to operational restrictions. This trip is exclusive to Mail Travel and other selected media partners. For full T&Cs, visit mailtravel.co.uk/hairybikers.