Best of Bergen Guided Tour
- Bryggen: Visit this iconic wooden harbor, once a major port for the Hanseatic League, an international trading group established in the 14th century. Get sweeping views of the harbor from the vantage point at the old customs house, Tollboden.
- Gamle Haugen: Ride through the park grounds of the Gamle Haugen estate, residence of the Norwegian Royal Family in Bergen, and admire the spectacular manor house, designed to look like a medieval castle.
- Bergen Fish Market: Get a taste of local culture at the summer fish market, where you can talk seafood with the experts and experience a way of life deeply rooted in Norway's coastal culture.
About this Bergen Tour
Climb aboard your transportation to see the highlights of Bergen the easy way with this relaxing and informative GoBe tour. Enjoy views of the idyllic Byparken, Bergen's central park, before seeing the Bryggen wharf. The wooden buildings along the water reflect Bergen's importance as a historic trading port. Bryggen's cultural and architectural integrity earned it a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.
You'll definitely want to have your camera ready when you stop at Tollboden for a chance to view and photograph the city from this unique vantage point. Tollboden, an 18th-century customs house, looks out toward the iconic harbor where you can gaze across the water at the mountain-ringed buildings of Bryggen.
Get a taste of Bergen's high society as you pass through the Gamlehaugen estate. The mansion at Gamlehaugen, constructed in a style reminiscent of the great castles of France and Scotland at the turn of the 20th century, houses the Norwegian Royal Family when they're staying in the city. The grounds have been open as a public park since the Norwegian government purchased the property in the 1920s, allowing anyone to picnic like a royal.
Finally, wind up your tour with a visit to the fish market. Located right in the center of town and at the end of Bergen's harbor inlet, the market is open every day during summer months. Talk to the locals and learn about some of Norway's maritime bounty, and maybe try something new! Enjoy your time in the market and soak in the culture of one of Norway's most picturesque ports.
Beast of Bergen
Bergen residents have a healthy respect for the sea. Stroll the fish market and see just how much the ocean contributes to the life of the city. Centuries ago, many people believed the sea also hid unspeakable terrors. Erik Pontoppidan, a Danish cleric who became Bishop of Bergen in 1747, published "The Natural History of Norway," a book that explored many creatures, including the fabled kraken, and inadvertently launched a sea monster craze that continues to this day in films and novels. Beware what lurks beneath the waves!
Please exit the port terminal building or go to the end of the tender pier drop-off to meet your guide. Look for our displayed logo sign.
Order of sights may vary in order to avoid overcrowding at venues, opening and closing times, and other logistical issues.
You will be walking for roughly 1 mile over gravel/paved and uneven surfaces with steps. If you have limited mobility, this tour may be too challenging for you to enjoy and maintain the pace of the group. It is not wheelchair accessible.
Bus Tour, Walking Tour, Cultural
English, German, French, Russian
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Special Medical Restriction
Participants must be in good health, disclose their physical fitness and advise any conditions that might impact their participation in the tour.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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