Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Get a taste of Norway with the Hairy Bikers – sail the fjords on a brilliant nine-day trip with the TV cookery stars
With their sheer cliffs, stunning waterfalls and spectacular landscapes, the fjords are an unforgettable sight and home to wildlife such as puffins, penguins and seals.
And on this incredible nine-day trip, you’ll be joined by two other unforgettable sights – Dave Myers and Si King, otherwise known as the Hairy Bikers.
Your holiday begins with an overnight hotel stay in Amsterdam before you set sail on Holland America Line’s newest five-star ship, Ryndam.
Sheer drama: Geirangerfjord, one of the stops on the Mail on Sunday’s exclusive nine-day trip to Norway with the Hairy Bikers
DAY 1 Travel from UK to Amsterdam, DAY 2 Sail from Amsterdam, DAY 3 Day at sea, DAY 4 Eidfjord and Hardangerfjord, DAY 5 Molde, DAY 6 Geirangerfjord, DAY 7 Bergen, DAY 8 Day at sea, DAY 9 Disembark in Amsterdam and return to UK.
During your luxurious full-board cruise you’ll have time to discover the pretty Norwegian ports of Bergen and Molde and marvel at the natural beauty of Hardangerfjord and Geirangerfjord.
The Hairy Bikers are huge fans of Norway, having toured the west coast as part of their epic 5,000-mile European journey for the BBC’s Hairy Bikers’ Bakeation.
Famous for their infectious humour and love of great food, wine and conversation, Dave and Si will host a private cocktail party and cooking demonstration on board the ship, plus join you for a Q&A and book-signing event.
Readers booking this exclusive holiday will also receive a hard-cover copy of their latest cookbook, The Hairy Bikers’ British Classics, which Dave and Si will happily sign when you meet them.
Si said: ‘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. 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
The colourful waterside houses in Bergen – a Unesco-listed port – that is a calling point on the trip
OUR SPECIAL GUESTS
Si King and Dave Myers, otherwise known as the Hairy Bikers
Motorbike-loving cooks Dave Myers and Simon ‘Si’ King, have written more than 20 books, including The Hairy Dieters, which was Food & Drink Book of the Year.
They are regulars on TV screens and tour the UK with their live show, Big Night Out.
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 Ryndam, you’ll experience the same superb food 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 will enjoy a one-night pre-cruise stay in a four-star hotel, and have time to explore all the attractions of this charming city under your own steam.
- Return flights from London airports.
- Private group transfers***.
- A one-night pre-cruise stay in a four-star hotel in Amsterdam, including breakfast.
- Seven nights’ full-board cruise on Holland America Line’s Ryndam.
- On-board cookery demonstration and privately hosted cocktail party with the Hairy Bikers.
- Q&A and book-signing with the Hairy Bikers
- Complimentary copy of The Hairy Bikers’ British Classics cookbook (one per booking).
HOW TO BOOK
The dates: June 19 to 27, 2021. The price: From £1,499pp**.
Call 01462 323 663 quoting reference MOS HAIRY BIKERS.
For details visit mailonsunday.tripsmiths.com/hairybikersnorway.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: * Must be booked by June 30, 2020. ** Based on two sharing an inside cabin, flying from Gatwick. Regional flights and Eurostar option available. Ocean-view from £1,699pp, Veranda from £1,849pp. Subject to availability. Single supplement price from £2,499pp.
*** From airports only. 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. This trip is ATOL-protected and operated by Cruise Direction.
For full T&Cs, visit mailonsunday.tripsmiths.com/hairybikersnorway.