City tours

NEW TOUR 2018

Long Live The King

Throughout its’ history, Norway has almost always been ruled by kings. In most of cases the power and thrown were inherited, in fewer cases monarchs were elected. There have also been times when pretenders to the throne had to fight for tit in battle. Sometimes, only Norway was subordinate to the king, but there was also a period when the Norwegian, Danish and Swedish crowns belonged to one person!

During the tour we shall talk about rulers of the past and present, as well as the future of the royal power in Norway.

We shall visit Akershus fortress and together will find symbols of kings of different eras. You will learn what the fortress was used for before and if you like, we can walk along halls and dungeons of the old Royal Palace (opened only on summer and entrance fee is applicable) where some of the monarchs found their rest.

Do you want to know what gifts Queen Sonia brings to First Ladies of different countries during the official visits? I shall introduce you to Her favorite place for such purchases. Perhaps, you would want to make the same surprise to yourself or your family and friends.

In addition we can visit jewelers  – the official suppliers of the royal court. Their silver deserves a special attention!

We shall also share with you a recipe of a delicious dessert, which was created especially for Queen Maud more than hundred years ago. It cannot be tried at any of cafes, but you can cook it at home. The recipe is simple and tasty, but may ruin your diet!

If our tour starts in the morning, it will be a good opportunity to complete it by watching the guard changing ceremony at a square in front of the Royal Palace.

The cost of the tour includes visiting the fortress and shops (admission is free), but in order to get inside the modern Royal Palace, you need to order another excursion, which is carried out exclusively by the Royal Palace staff either in English or in Norwegian. Visit of a modern Royal Palace and tours through it halls and rooms are held from the end of June till the beginning of August. Tickets need to be booked and paid in advance

Duration 2.5 hours
Price: 2200 NOK

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Available all year

Walking Tour: Oslo Transformed

Many times throughout its history, Oslo has faced deadly destructions and subsequently risen again, like a phoenix from the ashes. You will see the newest and the most prominent buildings and the city quarters where history is still being made.

Our guides will tell you fascinating stories about Opera, where our tour begins, and show you how Oslo was growing and constantly changing over time. You will see Akershus, Kvadraturen, City Hall, Aker Brygge, Tjuvholmen, and much more.

 

Price:

Short walking tour, 2 hours:  1400 NOK
Long walking tour, 3 hours:   1950 NOK

For groups greater than 25 people please mail us.

Tour guide available in the following languages:

2 hours

Norwegian Cultural Heritage: Vigeland Park

Vigeland Sculpture Park is a result of one man’s artistic obsession and a lifetime of work dedicated to human nature. The park itself, with its sculptures and fountains, is like none other in the world. Each statue has a character and will tell you a story if you let it. Our guides will help you discover the meaning and history of each element in this one of a kind open-air gallery.  After the tour is over, you may want to stay in the park a bit longer to enjoy a warm summer evening.

 

Price: 1690 NOK

 

For groups greater than 20 people please send an enquiry.

MEETING POINT – THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE PARK. IN ORDER TO GET THERE, TAKE THE TRAM ROUTE #12 FROM THE CITY’S CENTER (15 MINUTES OF RIDE).

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Temporarily unavailable

Edvard Munch and National Gallery

The Nasjonalgalleriet (Norwegian National Gallery) in Oslo is most famous for its copy of Edvard Munch’s painting The Scream that is the undisputed highlight of the around 300 works that are on permanent display in this art museum. Although Munch and other Norwegian artists from the late 19th and early 20th centuries are the main attractions, the museum covers European art from antiquities to the 1950s in a finely curated exhibitions of only around 25 rooms. The museum is easy to enjoy even for visitors with limited time.

Meeting point: National Gallery Oslo Entrance, 13 Universitetsgata, 0164 Oslo

GUIDED TOUR TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
The process of moving to the new National Museum at Vestbanen in Oslo is under way. The new museum opens in 2020, and about 100,000 works of art will be moved to the new building. More than 53,000 of those objects are being moved from the National Gallery. To secure a safe moving process the National Gallery has to be temporarily closed.
The public will be kept informed about when the National Gallery opens again. 

Admission prices 2020:

Price: 1990 NOK

Tour guide available in the following languages:

9 hours combo tour

Norwegian Heritage: Castles and Fortresses

Meet your guide near Oslo City Hall and proceed to Akershus Fortress for the first walking part of your tour. The comfortable coach is waiting for you outside the Fortress and you depart to the next attraction.

The path from Oslo lies to the town of Drøbak. You can observe Oscarsborg, fortress that privided defense against naval attacks heading to Oslo, from a shore as it is located on the island of Kaholmane in the Oslofjord. You also will dive deep in the childhood because the residence of the Norwegian Santa Claus, Julenisse, is also located in this little toy town of Drøbak. There is a gift and Christmas toy shop that is open all year round, as well as a special post office for Julenisse.

From this fairy town, we head further to the fortress city Fredrikstad, where the old streets and walls preserve the reminiscence about the glorious past days, and to the borderline town of Halden along with the famous Fredriksten Festning. Here you will have some time for a lunch, and you will have an opportunity to enter one of the restaurants, which are located right on the fortress’s territory. On the menu, there are traditional Norwegian meals, different meat and fish snacks, and, of course, extremely delicious deserts (lunch is not included in price).

And since we are inside the borderline fortress, we should also cast a look at the border itself. We will head to the bridge where you can stay the way that one leg will be located in Norway while the other one in Sweden.

Duration: 1 hour walking and 8 hours bus tour.

Price: group up to 14 people 15900 NOK

Group up to 45 people: 17900 NOK

 

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