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Amsterdam/Bergen
7-night Viking Shores and Fjords Cruise
September 27, 2021
Viking Cruises: Viking Venus
Amsterdam/Bergen
Vacation Offer ID 1397736
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Cruise Inclusions

Viking Inclusive Value:

  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Unlimited free Wi-Fi
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • Multiple dining venues including alternative restaurant dining
  • 24-hour room service, specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Top-rated spa and state-of-the-art fitness center access
  • Self-service launderette with iron/ironing board
  • All port taxes and fees
  • Airport transfers on embarkation/disembarkation day with purchase of Viking Air
  • Included features valued at over $200 per person, per day

Available Add-Ons

  • Optional air add-ons are available from Viking Cruises' designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada, and include all government fees and taxes.
  • Pre- or Post- cruise hotel stay
  • Optional shore excursions
7-night Viking Shores and Fjords Cruise
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  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Amsterdam

Amsterdam 09/27/2021

Embark your ship in Amsterdam, city of charming canals, elegant gabled houses, and Dutch painting masters. This elegant city was born from the Dutch Golden Age, when merchants fed their coffers from the Indonesian spice trade and commissioned great works of art. Settle in and explore your ship, perhaps enjoying lunch at the World Café or stretching your legs after your walk along the ship's Sun Deck.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Amsterdam: An Introduction to Amsterdam – 4 hours
Meet your driver at the Port in Amsterdam for a private transfer to the city centre where your guide is waiting to meet you for a walking tour of this beautiful city. Begin at Dam Square, bordered by the Royal Palace and enjoy wonderful views of the canals and gabled houses of the mercantile quarter before visiting the house in which Anne Frank wrote her celebrated diary during the last war*. After your tour, transfer in the comfort of your own private vehicle back to your ship.

*tickets for the Anne Frank House sell out very quickly and are subject to availability. Guides are not allowed to accompany you into the house itself, but will be waiting for you at the end of your visit (approx. 45-90 mins)

Highlights:
  • Tour Anne Frank's house

Tour Duration: 4 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 4 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Amsterdam: Highlights of Amsterdam - 8 Hours
Spend the day exploring Amsterdam in the hands of your expert guide. You are met at the port and transferred to Dam Square where your morning’s walking tour includes the notable Royal Palace.  Admire the views of the canals and the gabled houses of the Canal Ring district, where you will visit the house in which Anne Frank wrote her celebrated diary during the last war*.

After lunch explore the beautifully-restored Rijksmuseum, to admire the stunning collection of masterpieces from the seventeenth-century Golden Age, including works by Rembrandt and Vermeer. No visit to Amsterdam would be complete without seeing the delightful Van Gogh Museum, home to many of his famous works as well as those of other Impressionists and Post-Impressionists.

*tickets for the Anne Frank House sell out very quickly and are subject to availability. Guides are not allowed to accompany you into the house itself, but will be waiting for you at the end of your visit (approx. 45-90 mins)


Highlights:
  • Visit Anne Frank's House
  • Explore the Van Gogh Museum

Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Amsterdam: Aalsmeer, Delft & Den Haag - 8 Hours
You are met at Amsterdam port for a full-day excursion outside of the city. Not far from Amsterdam lies Aalsmeer with its Flower Auction - the largest in the world. Here you will watch the colourful auction from the observation gallery, and the earlier you arrive, the more you see.

From Aalsmeer, travel on to Delft, one of the most beautiful towns in the Netherlands. Delft preserves an historic look that is best appreciated by walking along its small canals with their graceful humpbacked bridges. Delft is also world-renowned for its famous blue and white porcelain. After lunch at leisure continue to Den Haag, the home of the Dutch Royal Family and also the administrative capital of The Netherlands. Explore the Mauritshuis Museum that holds one of the world's finest collections of paintings, predominately Dutch artists, including Rembrandt, Steen, Hals, Rubens and Van Dyck.


Highlights:
  • Watch the colourful Aalsmeer Flower Auction
  • Visit the Mauritshuis Museum

Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
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At Sea

At Sea 09/28/2021

Cruise the North Sea today. Vikings sailed these waters to establish colonies on Scottish islands, coastal France, and beyond. In medieval days, the North Sea became a busy thoroughfare for trade as goods were exchanged between Scandinavia and the Mediterranean, with the powerful Hanseatic League controlling much of the traffic. As you sail, you might find your inner calm with yoga on the Sports Deck. Lounge by the Main Pool with its retractable roof and enjoy a cocktail at the Aquavit Bar.,
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Skagen

Skagen 09/29/2021

Discover one of the Baltic's most romantic ports today when you visit Skagen at the northernmost point of Denmark's peninsular mainland, Jutland. This charming old fishing village, nestled amid pristine dunes, picturesque moors, and long sand beaches, prospered on the herring trade in its early days. The small town, inspiration to generations of artists, is best explored on foot, so you will accompany a local guide past colorful wooden houses on the waterfront and admire traditional fishing boats in the harbor. During a visit to the Coastal Museum, sample some herring and a glass of aquavit.,
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Oslo

Oslo 09/30/2021

Discover the cultural riches of Norway's sophisticated capital today. Oslo enjoys a stunning setting at the northern tip of the Oslofjord and boasts a rich history and cosmopolitan flair. See the once-mighty fortress of Akershus, the splendid Royal Palace and more before enjoying a leisurely stroll through the city's famous Vigeland Park, a breathtaking collection of 212 stone and bronze sculptures that depict the cycle of human life.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Oslo City Tour - 4 hours

Drive through the center of Oslo, passing all of the main sights and highlights, including the Royal Palace and the Nobel Institute. View the City Hall, inaugurated in 1950 at Oslo's 900-year jubilee. Akershus Fortress, sitting boldly on the waterfront is today partly a museum and a military area.

 
Pass the Parliament Building before entering Karl Johan Street, named after the Swedish-Norwegian king in the early part of the 19th century. The oldest part of Oslo University, dating back to 1813, lines this street. It is famous for its interior decoration by the painter Edvard Munch.
 
You will also pass through attractive villa areas on the way to Vigeland Park. This enormous open-space was laid out in the first half of the 20th century by Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland. Over a period of 30 years, he created his own world of human beings and animals from stone, iron and bronze. There are about 200 statue groups in all, which describe the course of human life from birth to death. The monolith, a 56-foot high granite block carved with 121 figures stands as the unequivocal centerpiece of this well-planned park.
 
On the Bygdøy Peninsula you will visit the Viking Ship Museum. It houses three authentic longboats dating from the Viking Age, around AD 900-1000, which were excavated from the mudbanks along Oslo fjord. The museum also holds a large collection of items found on board the ships, such as household goods, tools, jewelry and clothing.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 4 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel, address or Pier.
Vehicle: 01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Viking Ship Museum.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Oslo Tour to Drøbak - 5 hours


Located 40 minutes outside of Oslo, on the east side of the Oslo Fjord, lies Drøbak. The narrow 18th- and 19th-century streets lined with small wooden houses give the town an idyllic touch. On an island just outside Drøbak you can visit the fortress Oscarsborg.
The centre of Drøbak is the square Torget where you find the popular Tregaarden's Christmas House and Santa's Post Office. They have Norway's biggest permanent Christmas exhibition and a special Santa Claus post stamp. By the charming boat harbour there is also an Aquarium, with the world's only "lutefisk" museum, and Badeparken a little north of the centre is a great place for swimming.
From Sjøtorget there are regular ferries to the Oscarsborg Fortress. The trip takes 5 minutes.
The construction of the fortress was finished in 1853. It got the name Oscarsborg when king Oscar I visited the fortress in 1855. The fortress has a proud and dramatic history and is best known for the sinking of the German heavy cruiser Blücher on 9 April 1940 during World War II.

Oscarsborg Fortress is a jewel in the Drøbak narrow. In summer, Oscarsborg is perfect for families and for those interested in nature, culture and history. Oscarsborg Fortress Museum presents the history of the place and organises guided tours. There are plenty of activities for children. A safari through the subterranean tunnels below the fortress, obstacle courses, bathing beaches and crab fishing.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 5 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel, address or Pier.
Vehicle: 01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Oscarsborg Museum
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Oslo Bicycle tour – 3 Hours



Discover an alternative Oslo, full of street art, hip cafés, surprising waterfalls, great food and award winning coffee.

During this approximately 3-hour bike tour, you will ride the path along the Akerselva River, with a stop at the heart of Oslo’s food scene, the indoor food market “Mathallen”. Mathallen is closed on Mondays.


Be amazed by rushing waterfalls in the middle of the city, just blocks from the trendy Grünerløkka neighborhood.

And an absolute must is a stop at the modern Opera and the exciting urban development around it, including a stop at Oslo's newest urban beach. 

Basis Private tour
Duration 3 hours
Start / End Bicycle rental shop.
Vehicle None
Inclusions Bicycle and Helmet.
Guide English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances None
Meals None
Difficulty Grade Easy/Medium. Guests must be in good health and be comfortable riding a bicycle with hand brakes. The tour includes about 2½ hours of cycling, all at a leisurely pace.
Notes Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.



 

Oslo Explorer tour – 5 Hours



We start with Vulkan - The area is a fusion of culture and creative industry with schools, hotels, food hall, restaurants and exciting tenants. It is the diversity and composition of the players that make Vulkan exciting.

Mathallen Oslo is inspired by the great European food courts. Here you’ll find specialty shops, cafés and great places to eat. The food court will also put on a number of food-related activities like conferences, courses, fairs and competitions. Mathallen Oslo is the place to go for everyone who appreciates high quality food and bevergages and something unique. There will be time for light lunch at Mathallen during the tour.

On the east side of the river Akerselva, behind the old industrial buildings, lies Grünerløkka. Here you will discover numerous little cafés, restaurants and bars. Grünerløkka is also a popular shopping district, with original design shops and many vintage and second-hand stores. 

During the tour we will have an outside visit to the Opera House. Officially opened in April 2008, the Oslo Opera House was designed by the acclaimed Norwegian architectural firm Snøhetta. The Opera House, which took five years to complete, sits on the bank of the Bjørvika district, near the stock exchange and the central station. 

A visit to Oslo is not complete without a brief wal through Vigeland´s Sculpture Park .The sculpture park is Gustav Vigeland's life work, comprising over 200 sculptures in granite, bronze and wrought iron. It was installed mainly in the period 1940-1949, but is nevertheless a result of over 40 years of work. It is located in a beuatiful park and natural setting in the city.

Edvard Munch was one of Modernism's most significant artists and the other great Norgwian artist. The New Edvard Munch Museum will open at the end of 2020. 

Basis Private tour
Duration 5 hours
Start / End City center Hotel, address or Pier.
Vehicle 1st Class. 
Guide English-speaking. Other languages on request. 
Entrances Edvard Munch Museum when it opens at the end 2020
Meals None
Difficulty Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.

Oslo Holmenkollen tour – 6 Hours


The famous Holmenkollen ski-jump, located in the hills above Oslo afford a panorama view over the city and the fjord below. 

Holmenkollen Ski Jump has been at the heart of Norwegian skiing for over 100 years. The first ski jumping competition took place on 31st January 1892 when 12,000 spectators were present. The Holmenkollen Ski Jump is world famous and represents an international symbol of ski jumping and ski sport generally.

The Norsk Folkemuseum is Norway’s largest museum of cultural history. With collections from around the country, the museum shows how people lived in Norway from 1500 to the present. The 160 buildings in the Open-Air Museum represent different regions in Norway, different time periods, as well as differences between town, country and social classes. The Gol Stave Church dating from 1200 is one of five medieval buildings at the museum. The contemporary history is presented through exhibitions and documentation projects. Permanent indoor exhibitions include folk art, folk costumes, toys and Sami culture. There is also a variety of temporary exhibitions and audience programs all year round.

Basis Private tour
Duration 6 hours
Start / End City center Hotel, address or Pier.
Vehicle 1st Class
Guide English-speaking. Other languages on request.  
Entrances Holmenkollen Ski Jump and the Norwegian Folksmuseum.
Meals None
Difficulty Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces
Notes Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.

Art Tour with visit of Vigeland Sculpture Park and National Theatre in Oslo with Rickshaw transfers – 4 hours
This art tour starts on three wells, a more sustainable way of discovering the city!
Your rickshaw driver will take you to Frogner Park, the famous sculpture park of Oslo. This enormous open space was laid out in the first half of the 20th century by Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland. Over a period of 30 years, he created his own world of human beings and animals from stone, iron and bronze. There are about 200 statue groups in all, which describe the course of human life from birth to death. The monolith, a 56-foot-high granite block carved with 121 figures stands as the unequivocal centerpiece of this well-planned park.
 
Along the ride your driver will tell you more about the Norwegian capital and one of the greatest artists in the country: Edvard Munch. The famous painter grew up in Oslo and started out as an artist in this city. Together with your driver you will follow his footsteps and pass by some of the places that have a significance in his life: his first studio, right in front of the Parliament Building, the Grand Café, a popular hangout for artists in the late 1800s, and Blomqvist art gallery, where he held several exhibitions. We continue towards Pilestredet 30, where Munch spent seven years of his childhood, and then to the campus of the University of Oslo where we will stop to learn about the Aula decorations.
The last stop of the tour is at the National Theatre, where you will say goodbye to the rickshaw driver and meet the theatre´s guide, who will show you around this emblematic building in a private tour lasting around 50 minutes.
During the visit you are shown the theatre's unique rooms and stages, such as the Royal Lodge, which is otherwise closed to the public, and a sneak peek at the Main Stage itself. You also get to literally follow in Ibsen's and Bjørnson's footsteps and hear exciting stories from the theatre's opening in 1899, from the occupation during World War II and from today - because maybe you are wondering what a modern, rehabilitated National Theater could look like in the future? The tour will also showcase the theater building's architecture, the unique art collection that hangs on the walls and you can take a closer look at props, wigs and costumes in our unique and detailed theater exhibitions.
Basis: Private tour.
Duration:      Approx. 4 hours (3 hours for rickshaw tour +  50 mins visit of National Theatre).
Start / End:   City Center/National Theatre.
Vehicle:        Ricksaw (2 pax per vehicle)
Guide: English-speaking.
Entrances:     National Theater.
Meals: None.

Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: morning, afternoon.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes. Please note this tour is not offered on Sundays and public holidays.
 
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Kristiansand

Kristiansand 10/01/2021

Call on Kristiansand today, a charming small city near the tip of Sørlandet, Norway's southland. Its strategic location on the Skagerrak strait long made it both a military stronghold and the royal residence of Harald Fairhair, the first King of Norway. Discover this remarkable city during a panoramic drive, featuring the impressive 17th-century Christiansholm Fortress, the fish market at Fiskebrygga wharf, the Old Town with its picturesque wooden houses, and the splendid Neo-Gothic cathedral. Alternately, you can visit its fascinating Kristiansand Cannon Museum, a remarkable collection of coastal artillery.,
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Stavanger

Stavanger 10/02/2021

From the heart of the Old Town, where your ship berths, you will have the morning and early afternoon to explore. Start here in the old quarter, Gamle Stavanger, which has Europe's highest concentration of wooden buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries. Or, consider a cruise along the Lysefjord to see the famous Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock, jutting out nearly 2,000 feet above—it is one of Norway's most famous natural attractions. Offshore oil drilling is an important industry for the local economy, and the award-winning Norwegian Petroleum Museum tells the story of the dangers faced in extracting this precious natural resource. While ashore, don't forget to indulge in waffles with cream and sweet jams with a steaming cup of hot tea.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Stavanger City Tour with Norwegian Oil Museum– 4 hours


Explore Norway's past and present during this picturesque 4 hour sightseeing tour that highlights historic Stavanger.
Stavanger, now known as the Oil Capital of Norway has since evolved into a prosperous modern city. Today journey starts with a scenic drive past the harbor area's quaint fish and farmer's market and residential areas. On route you will note how the city has retained its centuries-old roots through the preservation and renovation of its old architecture and infrastructure. Following on the tour takes you out of the city centre to Ullandhaug hill, a hilltop vantage point that commands a sweeping view of Stavanger and beyond to the sparkling Hafrsfjord.

After taking in the panoramic sights, we journey to the little beach at “Moellebukta” where you will see the impressive monument that was raised in commemoration of the battle that unified Norway. The monument, three 30 ft. high swords have been forced into the ground, symbolizing peace, unity and freedom.

It is now time to commence the journey back to the city center where the old residential section of Stavanger will be reached. Here we begin a leisurely walking tour which takes us through some of the narrow lanes that house Northern Europe's best-preserved wooden houses, dating from the late 17th and early 18th-century. The walking tour ends at the small lake where the Stavanger Cathedral is situated; one of a few cathedrals in Scandinavia that has kept its original features.
Join your awaiting vehicle for the transfer to the Norwegian Petroleum Museum. During this part of the tour you will discover how oil and gas are created and extracted and how petroleum influences Norwegian society.
 
Basis: Private Tour.
Duration: 4 hours.
Start/End: City center Hotel or address.
Vehicle: 1st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Norwegian Petroleum Museum.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.

 
Stavanger Food Tour – 3 hours
A plate of food

Description automatically generated with medium confidenceIndulge in 200 years of Norwegian food culture with tastings throughout Stavanger. We will discover the old town and its cobblestone streets, winding along the many well-preserved 18th- to early 20th-century buildings.
 
Your guide will mix tales of the city’s rich history with explanations of how Norwegians’ eating habits have evolved over the centuries. You will make stops along the way to savor the aromas and taste several different food items that have played a significant role in the development of Stavanger.
 
Start the tour passing by the Cathedral and market square before getting to the Norwegian Canning Museum where you will get a taste of canning smoked sardines and “flatbrød” bread. This culinary walk continues with a visit to one of the most popular eateries in the very heart of the city center - famous for their local specialties and unique house. Here you will taste a selection of Norwegian waffles and homemade specialties, a” must eat” if you are a foodie visiting Norway. The last stop will be to a local chocolatier in a narrow charming street. Here you will learn and see how chocolate is made while you enjoy a confectionary and a cup of warm chocolate topped with chili and whipped cream.
 
Many of Stavanger’s chefs are ranked among the best in Europe, and Stavanger is considered a premier culinary destination. If you want to combine sightseeing with a gastronomical experience, this is the right tour for you!
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration:      Approx. 3 hours
Start / End:   City.
Vehicle:        None.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.   
Entrances:     Norwegian Canning Museum.
Meals: Tastings.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: morning, afternoon.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes. Veggie option may be possible upon request. The tour is not offered on public holidays.
 
Cruise in the Lysefjord with walking tour and traditional lunch in Stavanger– 6 hours
Start this tour at the pier and get on board of a brand new and full electric boat. This boat will take you on an unforgettable sailing tour in the Lysefjord.
Once on board you will enjoy a striking scenery from the comfort of our boat’s sheltered cabin with panoramic windows all around. However, we strongly recommend you venture out on the spacious sundeck.
During the tour you will have majestic views of one of the most famous attractions in Norway, the Preikestolen or “Pulpit Rock”. The boat will also pass by the Vagabond’s Cave, and you will hear more about the legend of this mysterious opening in the mountain. Our captain will carefully nudge the boat’s bow up the Hengjane Falls to feel the spray of mountain water.
Once the boat tour is over, you will walk a few hundred meters to the local restaurant where you will enjoy a delicious and traditional Norwegian lunch. After lunch you will meet your guide to have a 2 hours walking tour. Our guide will take you around the main spots of the city, walking the cobblestone streets of the old Stavanger. You will pass by the market square, the Cathedral of the 12th century, the harbor bay and statue of Alexander Kielland, former mayor of Stavanger and well-known writer. You will discover the typical wooden houses of the old town and much more!
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration:      Approx.6 hours (3 hours cruise + 1 hour for lunch at Local Restaurant on your own + 2 hours walking tour).
Start / End:   Pier/ City.
Vehicle:        None.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.   
Entrances:     3 hours cruise.
Meals: Traditional Lunch at local restaurant (Catch of the day or Fish Soup or Caesar Salad or Veggie dish).
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: morning, afternoon.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes. The tour is not offered on Sundays and Public Holidays.
 
Stavanger City Walk– 2 hours
In this 2 our walking tour you will discover Stavanger´s old town, with its cobblestone streets and small wooden houses.
 
Our guide will introduce you to some of the city’s main icons and personalities and their influence on today’s living standards. You will pass by the market square, the Cathedral of the 12th century and the harbor bay and statue of Alexander Kielland, former mayor of Stavanger and well-known writer.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration:      2 hours.
Start / End:   City.
Vehicle:        None.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.   
Entrances:     None.
Meals: None.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: morning, afternoon.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
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Flam

Flam 10/03/2021

Through breathtaking fjords your ship glides into the village of Flåm. Spend the day soaking up majestic views—from Vassbygdevatnet lake to picturesque Vassbygdi and Aurland. Board the famous Flåm Railway for a train ride that climbs nearly 3,000 feet. Stop at the Kjosfossen waterfall and at the Mølstertunet open-air museum in Voss. Lunch on the famed Hotel Stalheim's veranda, and gaze at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Nærøyfjord.,
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Bergen

Bergen 10/04/2021

Awake in Bergen, where you will be departing your ship. If you wish, you may explore more with Viking: Stay on in this fascinating old mercantile city, visit Norway's cosmopolitan capital of Oslo, or journey to Iceland.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Highlights of Bergen with optional hiking
Highlights:
  • Experience Bryggen – UNESCO heritage site
  • Hike up to the mountains surrounding Bergen and have a picnic with a view

Tour Duration: 8 h

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Lunch-picnic
  • Private car with private English speaking guide
Not Included:
  • Admission fees to the museums
  • Tips and gratuities 
Bergen Walking Tour - 3 hours

Bergen may perhaps be a relatively small city (population of 260,000) however it is overflowing with history (the first settlement here were over 900 years ago), culture, incredible nature, gourmet restaurants and cosy cafe’s
Bryggen, the ancient Hanseatic Wharf, which is one of the best known European dwelling places from the Middle Ages, comprises a maze of characteristic wooden buildings with pointed gables facing the harbour.

This unique architectural gem is now listed by UNESCO as one of the world's most significant examples of the history and culture of a medieval settlement. Bryggen thrives today as a honeycomb of painter’s and craftsmen’s workshops, plus access to the interior of some of the buildings themselves where history has been preserved as it was originally. 

The Fløibanen funicular in Bergen is one of Norway's best-known attractions. Fløibanen can be found in the heart of Bergen. Fløibanen is a funicular cable car that takes you 320 metres above sea level. In just a few minutes you find yourself on top of a mountain with a perfect view of the city and its surroundings. You have not seen Bergen before you have taken Fløibanen.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 3 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel or address.
Vehicle: 01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Fløibanen funicular.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Bergen and its outskirts tour – 5 Hours



Experience the picturesque beauty and historical sights of Bergen during this leisurely 5 hour sightseeing excursion. 
We drive out of the city centre to Troldhaugen, the home of the famous Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. The home, an unassuming wooden house stands amongst the trees at the Hill of the Trolls (Troldhaugen). 
Then it is a short drive to the Fantoft Stave Church, originally built in Fortun Sogn in 1150, it was relocated to Fantoft in 1883 where it was rebuilt after it was destroyed in a fire in 1992. In the Middle Ages there were approximately 800 stave churches throughout Norway, today only 30 are left standing. 
On return back to the city centre of Bergen, explore by foot the famous Bryggen harbour front - the colorful old Hanseatic merchant buildings from the middle Ages. Destroyed by a large fire that wreaked havoc, the area was rebuilt in 1702. Now a protected area and listed on the Unesco World Heritage List, the narrow alleyways that run between the rows of houses made for an enchanting stroll that will take you back in time.

Your next stop is the Mt. Fløien Funicular station. The Fløibanen funicular takes you up to a height of 320 meters above sea level. It is a short journey up, on exit of the funicular a magnificent panorama over the city of Bergen, the surrounding mountains and sea awaits you. Return back to the harbor front district by funicular. Some free time has been set aside for you to peruse the Fish and Flower market at the Marbour front.

 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 5 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel, address or Pier.
Vehicle: 01st Class. 
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, Fantoft Stave Church, Fløibanen funicular.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Hike to Mount Fløien and lunch at Bergen´s Fish Market – 5 hours
You start this journey by meeting our guide and taking Bergen´s funicular, one of the trademarks of the city.
The funicular railway is one of Norway's most famous attractions. The trip starts in the heart of the city and takes you 320 meters above sea level. In just 6 minutes, you will find yourself on top of Mount Fløyen. After enjoying a panoramic view of Bergen we will start our hike!
Our guide will take you through the beautiful surroundings, enjoying the views of the city, the fjords and mountains while discovering the local nature. You will do this hiking at your own pace.
You may walk down to the city center or take the funicular. The tour ends at Bergen´s Fish Market, a place that has a long history that dates to the 1200s. Since then, the market has been one of the most important places for trade between fishermen, farmers, and the inhabitants of the city. Here you will say goodbye to our guide and enjoy a delicious and traditional Norwegian lunch. You will be served a traditional fish platter that includes local delicacies such as king crab, lobster, langoustines, oysters, and creamy mussels.
 
Basis:  Private hiking/walking tour.
Duration:       5 hours (incl 4 hours for funicular and hike, plus time for lunch on your own).
Start / End:   City/Fish Market.
Inclusions: English-speaking guide, Other languages on request, Entrance to  Funicular, Lunch at the Fish Market (Luxury platter: King crab, lobster and langoustines in garlic butter, oysters and creamy mussels. Served with salad, bread, aioli and tarragon dip, tap water). Vegetarian option available (Filled spicy portobello mushroom covered in melted local cheese, served on a bed of vegetables and sweet potato purée.)
Not included
: Vehicle
Physical Activity Level:      Grade Moderate. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Tour can operate: afternoon/evening
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes. Bring appropriate clothing and shoes.
 
Bergen Art & Design Walking Tour visiting KODE Art Museum and Arven silver factory – 4 hours
You start this walking tour with our guide, visiting two of the main attractions in Bergen for art and design lovers.
 
We will pay a visit to KODE 3 Museum, which The Rasmus Meyers Collection and a great compilation of works by Edvard Munch, one of the most renowned Norwegian painters.
Among the highlights of the collection are paintings from the Golden Age of Norwegian art, as well as historical interiors from the Bergen area. The presentation includes highlights from the careers of other famous Norwegian artists such as J.C. Dahl, Harriet Backer, Erik Werenskiold and Gerhard Munthe.
 
We continue our tour by visiting Arven´s workshops. In 1868 Theodor Olsen brought international expertise when he established his own sterling silversmithery and store and quickly became a leader in Bergen’s arts and crafts community. Following his death in 1890, the silver smithery and store continued under the name of Theodore Olsen managed by the Aase family for many generations until 2016 when it became Arven AS. Today, Arven is a modern and innovative factory which is constantly developing new and exciting products through bold design work in cooperation with contemporary designers but preserving traditional techniques and classic design.
During your private visit you will be greeted by your host offering you a special welcome with a drink and a taste of delicious Norwegian local produce cheese and snacks, all served using their beautiful cheese slices and knives we create.
Your visit continues with a presentation about the story of silversmithing in Bergen, about Arven, our history, our products, and our way of working. Afterwards there will time for your questions and participation to “show and tell” how each visitor can make their own stamped pendant!
You are then guided to our workshop and witness where our silver cutlery and jewelries are crafted. There will be a little “ceremony” in the workshop where each visitor gets their own Arven medal.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration:      4 hours walking tour.
Start / End:   City.
Vehicle:        None.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.   
Entrances:     KODE 3 Museum and Arven Silver Factory.
Meals: None.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: morning, afternoon.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes. The tour is not offered on Sunday and Monday.
 
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Viking Cruises: Viking Venus
Expand your horizons on this comfortable, award-winning ship, intimate and thoughtfully created by experienced nautical architects and designers to enrich your interaction with your destination in every way.
Ship Statistics
Year Built
2021
Year Refurbished
Year Entered Present Fleet
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Tonnage (GRT)
48000
Guests (Lowers)
930
Total Guests
928
Passenger Decks
9
Number of Crew
370
Officers' Nationality
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
Total Rooms
465
Suites
47
Balconies
418
Ocean/River View
–
Interior
–
Accessible
–

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of August 2019. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Balcony

Veranda Stateroom (V1) $2,899
Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: V1
  • Deck 3
Deluxe Veranda (DV5) $3,099
Deluxe Veranda
  • Category: DV5
  • Deck 4
Deluxe Veranda (DV4) $3,199
Deluxe Veranda
  • Category: DV4
  • Deck 4
Deluxe Veranda (DV3) $3,299
Deluxe Veranda
  • Category: DV3
  • Deck 5
Deluxe Veranda (DV2) $3,399
Deluxe Veranda
  • Category: DV2
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
Deluxe Veranda (DV1) $3,499
Deluxe Veranda
  • Category: DV1
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 3
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
Penthouse Veranda (PV2) $3,699
Penthouse Veranda
  • Category: PV2
  • Deck 5
Penthouse Veranda (PV1) $3,799
Penthouse Veranda
  • Category: PV1
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
Veranda Stateroom (V2) Limited Availability
Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: V2
  • Deck 3
Penthouse Veranda (PV3) Limited Availability
Penthouse Veranda
  • Category: PV3
  • Deck 4
Deluxe Veranda (DV6) Limited Availability
Deluxe Veranda
  • Category: DV6
  • Deck 3

Mini-Suite

Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS3) $4,599
Penthouse Jr. Suite
  • Category: PS3
  • Deck 6
Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS2) $4,799
Penthouse Jr. Suite
  • Category: PS2
  • Deck 7
Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS1) $4,999
Penthouse Jr. Suite
  • Category: PS1
  • Deck 8

Suite

Explorer Suite (ES3) $5,999
Explorer Suite
  • Category: ES3
  • Deck 3
Explorer Suite (ES2) $6,699
Explorer Suite
  • Category: ES2
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 6
Explorer Suite (ES1) $7,699
Explorer Suite
  • Category: ES1
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 4
Owners' Suite (OS) Limited Availability
Owners' Suite
  • Category: OS
  • Deck 7

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All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Deck 9

Stateroom Key

  • Owners' Suite (OS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES1)
  • Explorer Suite (ES2)
  • Explorer Suite (ES3)
  • Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS1)
  • Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS2)
  • Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS3)
  • Penthouse Veranda (PV1)
  • Penthouse Veranda (PV2)
  • Penthouse Veranda (PV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV1)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV2)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV4)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV5)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV6)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V1)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V2)
Deck 8

Stateroom Key

  • Owners' Suite (OS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES1)
  • Explorer Suite (ES2)
  • Explorer Suite (ES3)
  • Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS1)
  • Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS2)
  • Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS3)
  • Penthouse Veranda (PV1)
  • Penthouse Veranda (PV2)
  • Penthouse Veranda (PV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV1)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV2)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV4)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV5)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV6)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V1)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V2)
Deck 7

Stateroom Key

  • Owners' Suite (OS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES1)
  • Explorer Suite (ES2)
  • Explorer Suite (ES3)
  • Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS1)
  • Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS2)
  • Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS3)
  • Penthouse Veranda (PV1)
  • Penthouse Veranda (PV2)
  • Penthouse Veranda (PV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV1)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV2)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV4)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV5)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV6)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V1)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V2)
Deck 6

Stateroom Key

  • Owners' Suite (OS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES1)
  • Explorer Suite (ES2)
  • Explorer Suite (ES3)
  • Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS1)
  • Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS2)
  • Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS3)
  • Penthouse Veranda (PV1)
  • Penthouse Veranda (PV2)
  • Penthouse Veranda (PV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV1)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV2)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV4)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV5)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV6)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V1)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V2)
Deck 5

Stateroom Key

  • Owners' Suite (OS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES1)
  • Explorer Suite (ES2)
  • Explorer Suite (ES3)
  • Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS1)
  • Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS2)
  • Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS3)
  • Penthouse Veranda (PV1)
  • Penthouse Veranda (PV2)
  • Penthouse Veranda (PV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV1)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV2)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV4)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV5)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV6)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V1)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V2)
Deck 4

Stateroom Key

  • Owners' Suite (OS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES1)
  • Explorer Suite (ES2)
  • Explorer Suite (ES3)
  • Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS1)
  • Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS2)
  • Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS3)
  • Penthouse Veranda (PV1)
  • Penthouse Veranda (PV2)
  • Penthouse Veranda (PV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV1)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV2)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV4)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV5)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV6)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V1)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V2)
Deck 3

Stateroom Key

  • Owners' Suite (OS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES1)
  • Explorer Suite (ES2)
  • Explorer Suite (ES3)
  • Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS1)
  • Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS2)
  • Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS3)
  • Penthouse Veranda (PV1)
  • Penthouse Veranda (PV2)
  • Penthouse Veranda (PV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV1)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV2)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV4)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV5)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV6)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V1)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V2)
Deck 2

Stateroom Key

  • Owners' Suite (OS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES1)
  • Explorer Suite (ES2)
  • Explorer Suite (ES3)
  • Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS1)
  • Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS2)
  • Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS3)
  • Penthouse Veranda (PV1)
  • Penthouse Veranda (PV2)
  • Penthouse Veranda (PV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV1)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV2)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV4)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV5)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV6)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V1)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V2)
Deck 1

Stateroom Key

  • Owners' Suite (OS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES1)
  • Explorer Suite (ES2)
  • Explorer Suite (ES3)
  • Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS1)
  • Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS2)
  • Penthouse Jr. Suite (PS3)
  • Penthouse Veranda (PV1)
  • Penthouse Veranda (PV2)
  • Penthouse Veranda (PV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV1)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV2)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV3)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV4)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV5)
  • Deluxe Veranda (DV6)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V1)
  • Veranda Stateroom (V2)