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The Best of Oslo Join-in Shore Excursion

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This tour is a 4-hour combination of a bus tour and a walking tour. Together with your guide, you will visit the Vigeland sculpture park, the Viking Museum and Oslo City Hall. After the walking tour you will have the possibility to explore the center of Oslo on your own, to drink a cup of coffee in the best coffeeshops of Norway and to buy some souvenirs in local shops.
Duration
4 hrs
Activity Level
Moderate
Tour category
Join-in Tours
Language
English
FROM
$120.0
PER
PERSON
Per group
Kon-Tiki Museum
45 min
About
The Kon-Tiki Museum houses vessels and maps from the Kon-Tiki expedition, and a library. The museum was originally built to house the Kon-Tiki raft, made of balsa wood based on pre-Columbian model that Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl used to sail from Peru to Polynesia in 1947. Another boat in the museum is the Ra II, a vessel built of reeds according to Heyerdahl's perception of an ancient Egyptian seagoing boat.
Viking Ship Museum
45 min
About
The Viking Ship Museum houses archaeological finds from different areas of Scandinavia. The main attractions are the Oseberg ship, Gokstad ship and Tune ship. Additionally, the Viking Age display includes sledges, beds, a horse cart, wood carving, tent components, buckets and other grave goods.
Oslo Opera House
15 min
About
Opera house is a beautiful white structure, located by the water in Oslo harbor. It is the home of The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, and the national opera theatre. The roof of the building angles to ground level, creating a large plaza that invites pedestrians to walk up and enjoy the panoramic views of Oslo.
Oslo Cathedral
30 min
About
Oslo cathedral is a very old church, dating to the 17th century .It is used for the state events and the special occasions for the Norwegian Royal Family like the wedding of Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway, and Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby in 2001.
Akershus Castle and Fortress
60 min
About
Akershus Castle and Fortress is a medieval complex protecting the city of Oslo. It has also been used as a prison.The main building now is used for official events and dinners for the foreign heads of state. Akershus fortress is still a military area, but is open to the public daily until 21:00.
Vigeland Park
20 min
About

Frogner Park is a public park, that used to be a part of Frogner Manor. The manor house is located in the south of the park, and houses the Oslo City Museum. Frogner Park contains the well-known Gustav Vigeland installation of 212 bronze and granite sculptures. 36 figure groups represent a “circle of life” theme.

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Day plan
10:30 - 10:45
Meet your guide by the ship and prepare to explore Oslo city center.
10:45 - 11:30
The tour begins with a private minibus ride to Vigeland park, which is the world's largest sculpture park. It's been designed by a single artist, Gustav Vigeland with more than 200 bronze, granite and iron sculptures installed inside the complex.
11:30 - 12:00
Together with the guide, the group goes on to the Viking Ship Museum which is being considered the most popular museum in the Norway's capital. The exhibition here explains the Vikings' way of life, with many original wooden ships being older than a 1000 years old exposed to the public.
12:15 - 12:45
The walking part of the tour begins with the visit to Akershus, an old fortress in the center of Oslo. As we go on to the main street of the city, Karl Johansgt alley, we repeat the way King Christian the IVth went as he rebuilt this Nordic capital.
12:45 - 13:30
At the main street we will find multiple photo stops at such famous sights as the Oslo Cathedral, the Parliament Building, the National Theatre and the Royal Palace.
13:30 - 14:00
Also, we are going to have an outside visit to Oslo City Hall, which is located really close to the cruise port.
14:00 - 14:30
After the tour some free time is available for cruise tourists, so you are welcome to continue exploring the city center on your own.
Attention! The specified tour start time is the earliest available or an example! Usually, all tours start 30 minutes after your ship docks. Your tour start time will be adjusted accordingly after you book. If you have questions, please talk to our Shore Excursion Specialist to find out the exact tour start time for your ship.
Included in tour
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide (4 hrs)
  • Tourist-class vehicle (4 hrs)
  • Guided walking City center tour
  • Oslo panoramic tour
  • Entrance fee to the Viking Ship Museum
  • Possibility to stay in the city center after the tour, if you would like
  • Smiles and positive experience
not Included in tour
  • Meals / snacks

  • Drinks / coffee break

  • Any other admissions / donations

  • Tips / gratuity

 

Important info

Minimum 8 people are required for the tour to run.

Due to the join-in group nature of this tour, it is NOT Suitable for :

  • Families with little kids: If your child is disturbing other tour participants, you will be kindly asked to leave the tour.
  • Persons using a wheelchair/scooter

IMPORTANT:  Waiting time for late passengers is limited to 15 minutes.

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