Guided tour

Bergen: City Tour on Foot

Bergen: City Tour on Foot

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Embark on a journey of discovery through Bergen with an informative and inspiring local guide. Get to know the most important sights of the city including the Hanseatic quarter (Bryggen) and St.Mary's Church.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Follow the trails of the Hanseatic merchants in Bryggen
  • Be enchanted by the maritime charm of the city
  • Get an insight into the contemporary life of a 'Bergenser'
Full description
Appreciate why many people consider Bergen to be the most beautiful city in Norway on a relaxing walking tour through the city. As well as receiving fascinating details about the city’s 950-year history, your local guide will provide a true insider's perspective on its inhabitants, known as the 'Bergenser'. Starting from the city center, be enchanted by the maritime charm of the harbor bay, Vågen. Then navigate through the city's narrow wooden lanes as you get to know the most important sights of Bergen. Walk past the fish market, the theatre, and the old fire station and hear how historical residents, such as Edvard Grieg and Henrik Ibsen, helped shaped Bergen. Continue to the Bryggen district to see its iconic colorful wooden houses. This World Heritage Site is popular with both locals and tourists, housing many lively cafes, restaurants, and bars. Here, learn about how 400 years ago dried cod was stored in Bryggen and exported to throughout Europe, making Bergen the most important trading metropolis in Scandinavia during that time. Discover what the Hanseatic League was, the influence it once had on trading, and how life for the visiting German merchants played out here.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance to museums and churches
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 201 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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Martin was our tour guide. Started the tour on time. Easy location to find. Martin was en excellent guide. Fun and knowledgeable about the city of Bergen. Such an informative tour - we were so happy we did this to learn about the history and culture of this city. Great way to get acclimated! Thank you Martin!

September 19, 2022

This tour provided an excellent introduction to Bergen. Martin is very knowledgeable and the tour is well-organized to help participants glean key information about the city. After the tour, I spent a week to exploring Bergen and I visited many museums and historic sites during that time (e.g., Bryggen, St. Mary‘s Church, etc.). Each experience was enriched by the contextual information I’d learned earlier in the week on this tour. In addition to providing an overview of the city, Martin also offered suggestions to help participants make the most of their time. Highly recommend!

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September 2, 2022

Martin knows Bergen like a local. On our tour he showed us all the important sights, from the fish market to the theater district to the old town of Bryggen. There was a lot of interesting information, for example how the Norwegians celebrate their national holiday. It was two very informative and at the same time entertaining hours! We would be happy to recommend this tour to anyone who visits Bergen. Thank you and all the best to you, Martin!

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August 31, 2022

Product ID: 228205