Guided Tour Through Oslo's Past and Present
- Leisurely landmarks: Sit back and relax; let us do the driving as we introduce you to the architectural landmarks of Norway's impressive capital city. See the City Hall, Royal Palace, and more.
- Free time, your way: At the conclusion of your tour, you may choose to remain in Oslo for independent sightseeing or shopping (you're responsible for return transportation).
- Vigeland sculpture installation: Enjoy pieces like the Monolith and the Children's Playground courtesy of Gustav Vigeland as you roam through a world created by one man's unique vision: the largest single-artist sculpture park in the world.
- Norwegian Museum of Cultural History: Travel through time with your guide at the oldest open-air museum in the world, featuring structures representative of Norway's past that have been preserved and relocated. Don't miss the museum's five medieval buildings, including the Gol Stave Church.
About this Oslo Tour
Overwhelmed by the incredible breadth of options for what to do with a day in Oslo? On this GoBe tour, you can see the city in comfort. Our experts have planned your itinerary and are standing by to whisk you through Oslo's finest attractions. Best of all, you'll be able to explore your favorite sites in depth after touring the city with us.
Your journey will span centuries of the city's rich history. Soak in views of the Akershus Fortress, an imposing castle built in the late 1200s to protect Oslo from attack. Fast forward almost 600 years to the Royal Palace, built in the 1800s and still occupied by the Norwegian Royal Family. This is just the tip of the city's historical iceberg.
Like art? You're certainly in luck! Visit the Oslo City Hall, a strikingly modern 20th-century building that houses not only the city government, but also an extensive art gallery. The Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held there each year. Back in the open air, take a break from your tour with a walk through Frogner Park's Vigeland installation, over 200 sculptures all created by Norwegian artist Gustav Vigeland.
Finally, draw all your experiences together at the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History. Buildings spanning Norway's long history have been clustered there for your benefit. Crown your day with a visit to the 13th-century Gol Stave Church before returning to the 21st century and your ship after free time in Oslo.
Worse than its bite?
The fortress of Akershus broods over Oslo, protecting but also threatening its inhabitants. Akershus, in addition to being a fortress, has also served over the centuries as a notorious prison. Many unhappy men and women have passed through its gates. Some never left and may remain as ghosts. While most of the spirits there are probably harmless, beware the creature called Malcanisen, the "evil dog." Legend says that a dog was buried alive in the hopes that it would become a ghost, a sort of paranormal insurance to protect against intruders. The plan worked and the dog is still doing his job…anyone who encounters him is said to be dead within three months.
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.
The order of sights may vary to avoid overcrowding at venues, opening and closing times, days off at the museums and other logistical issues.
A walk of about a mile with slight inclines and steps is anticipated. Wheelchair users must be able to transfer from their chair in/out of bus. Bring a companion to offer any assistance. Not all pathways are accessible. Folding wheelchairs only.
Bus Tour, Cultural, Family Friendly
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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