Private Bus Tour of Kristiansand

3 hours
Private Activity

From (USD) $1,045 Per Person (Based on 2)

Private Bus Tour of Kristiansand

3 hours
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From (USD) $1,045 Per Person (Based on 2)

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      Private Bus Tour of Kristiansand

      Kristiansand, Norway
      From (USD) $1,045 Per Person (Based on 2)
      • Kilden Performing Arts Center: Completed in 2012, this stunning, state-of-the-art cultural center hosts many events including performances by the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra.
      • Christiansholm Fortress: Part of King Christian IV's plan for defense of Kristiansand, this incredible fortress was built by royal decree between 1662 and 1672. 
      • Kristiansand Fiskebrygga: The fish market was a former fish landing that has been redeveloped into a modern center with restaurants and shops. It's a very popular meeting place that's accessible by foot or boat.
      About this Kristiansand tour

      Experience the charm of Norway's fifth largest city on a leisurely and informative walking tour. As you stroll the streets, you'll become entranced with the rich history of Kristiansand that spans more than 370 years.

      The tour starts with an outside visit to the Kilden Performing Arts Center. Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway laid the foundation stone in 2009 and the building was completed in 2012 at a cost of nearly 1.7 billion Norwegian krones. This impressive cultural space has a concert hall with 1,185 seats, a theater and opera hall with 708 seats, a multi-room with 234 seats, and an intimate hall with 150 seats. Acoustical consultants were used during construction to optimize the aural senses.

      Your next adventure will be to the Christiansholm Fortress. Built to defend the city of Kristiansand, this fortress was finished in 1672. This fortress has only seen battle once, when it successfully defended Kristiansand against an English fleet in 1807, during the Napoleonic wars. The fort was decommissioned by royal decree in 1872 and is currently owned by the municipality and used for recreation and cultural events.

      Another highlight you'll see is the Kristiansand Cathedral, which was designed by architect Henrik Thrap-Meyer. This neo-Gothic cathedral, completed in 1885, is the third cathedral built in the town of Kristiansand, and one of the largest cathedrals in Norway. It measures 230 feet long and 128 feet wide, with a single 230-foot tower. Near the cathedral you will visit Fiskebrygga, the Fish Wharf. This bustling marketplace has several restaurants and plenty of fresh seafood to savor as well as flowers and fresh farm produce in the summer. It all adds up to a charming time in Kristiansand.

      Pretty Posebyen

      In 1892, Kristiansand suffered a terrible fire. The only neighborhood that survived the fire is Posebyen, and it's idyllic. Wander its streets and see Northern Europe's largest collection of small and old-wood-construction houses. According to the Census of 1900, Posebyen was then home to 400 pigs, 178 cows, and countless chickens and horses.

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      Cancellation policy

      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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