Stavanger The Old Town Excursion Reviews

Stavanger's Old Town isn't exactly what you would expect from the historic district in a European city. Comprising nearly 200 restored wooden homes from the 1700s and a number of boutiques and galleries, it's simply charming rather than imposing and perfect for a leisurely stroll and some shopping.
Hit and miss with guide here.
Hit and miss with guide here. Perhaps better to take an optional tour here instead of the included one especially if oil exploration does nor interest you.
Hit and miss with guide here. Perhaps better to take an optional tour here instead of the included one especially if oil exploration does nor interest you. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Walking tour of old town and tour of oil museum.
Walking tour of old town and tour of oil museum. Interesting!
Walking tour of old town and tour of oil museum. Interesting! Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Very good tour by Viking's local guide of the Oil Museum and Old Town.
Very good tour by Viking's local guide of the Oil Museum and Old Town. My husband and I both worked in the Oil industry and our guide did an excellent job of explaining how especially offshore oil exploration and production works. We ... Read More
Very good tour by Viking's local guide of the Oil Museum and Old Town. My husband and I both worked in the Oil industry and our guide did an excellent job of explaining how especially offshore oil exploration and production works. We then enjoyed his local history and knowledge as we explored the Old Town area of Stavanger and learned about the economy before it became and oil town. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The guide here was superb and gave an excellent overview of the history while taking us through old ...
The guide here was superb and gave an excellent overview of the history while taking us through old town. The highlight was the Oil Museum, which was very informative and gave us an appreciation of their dedication to astute use of a ... Read More
The guide here was superb and gave an excellent overview of the history while taking us through old town. The highlight was the Oil Museum, which was very informative and gave us an appreciation of their dedication to astute use of a finite amount of oil resources. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Our guide took us on a walking tour of Stavanger.
Our guide took us on a walking tour of Stavanger. The weather was sunny and we were able to take some very nice photos of some lovely buildings on the tour.
Our guide took us on a walking tour of Stavanger. The weather was sunny and we were able to take some very nice photos of some lovely buildings on the tour. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Did this included walk late afternoon so we checked out the direction it headed in the morning and ...
Did this included walk late afternoon so we checked out the direction it headed in the morning and did our own exploring in the other direction! That way we didn't cover too much of the same turf! (There is a lovely lake with swans to ... Read More
Did this included walk late afternoon so we checked out the direction it headed in the morning and did our own exploring in the other direction! That way we didn't cover too much of the same turf! (There is a lovely lake with swans to stroll around!) We enjoyed the old town and found the Petrolium Museum to be surprisingly engaging! Probably wouldn't have gone in on our own, so glad we were part of the tour! Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We toured the old town with a guide and then ended up at the Oil Museum, which was surprisingly ...
We toured the old town with a guide and then ended up at the Oil Museum, which was surprisingly fascinating.
We toured the old town with a guide and then ended up at the Oil Museum, which was surprisingly fascinating. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
interest history and current events on how the oil money is used by Norway
interest history and current events on how the oil money is used by Norway
interest history and current events on how the oil money is used by Norway Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
4 hour walk through not very interesting areas.
4 hour walk through not very interesting areas.
4 hour walk through not very interesting areas. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Did the ships walking tour, the oil museum was quite interesting seeing how the oil rigs work and ...
Did the ships walking tour, the oil museum was quite interesting seeing how the oil rigs work and the hazards involved.
Did the ships walking tour, the oil museum was quite interesting seeing how the oil rigs work and the hazards involved. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Easy walking tour.
Easy walking tour. I didn't expect to like the oil museum, but it was surprisingly interesting.
Easy walking tour. I didn't expect to like the oil museum, but it was surprisingly interesting. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Much too fast—guide never checked how many people had fallen behind.
Much too fast—guide never checked how many people had fallen behind. Petroleum Museum boring.
Much too fast—guide never checked how many people had fallen behind. Petroleum Museum boring. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Excellent walking tour.
Excellent walking tour. Make sure to visit the Oil museum.
Excellent walking tour. Make sure to visit the Oil museum. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The oil museum was interesting and the city was a good walking tour.
The oil museum was interesting and the city was a good walking tour.
The oil museum was interesting and the city was a good walking tour. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Too much time spent at the Oil Museum.
Too much time spent at the Oil Museum. Would have preferred to end the tour there instead of making it the first stop. Our guide was an expert in the oil industry, so very informative.
Too much time spent at the Oil Museum. Would have preferred to end the tour there instead of making it the first stop. Our guide was an expert in the oil industry, so very informative. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
What a great way to be introduced to historical Norwegian life by sea.
What a great way to be introduced to historical Norwegian life by sea. The Skit was very well done. Guide and Driver were excellent.
What a great way to be introduced to historical Norwegian life by sea. The Skit was very well done. Guide and Driver were excellent. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
It was a shame we didn't have more time there.
It was a shame we didn't have more time there. I would love to have gone to Puplit Rock as well as the Old Town Tour. It's difficult when you have to choose just one. But the town was lovely.
It was a shame we didn't have more time there. I would love to have gone to Puplit Rock as well as the Old Town Tour. It's difficult when you have to choose just one. But the town was lovely. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The walking tour included beautiful gardens, charming wooden houses, and cathedral.
The walking tour included beautiful gardens, charming wooden houses, and cathedral. Although some streets were cobbled, you are able to find some smoother spots.
The walking tour included beautiful gardens, charming wooden houses, and cathedral. Although some streets were cobbled, you are able to find some smoother spots. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Quaint is an overused word, but this is what this city was from what we were shown of it by foot.
Quaint is an overused word, but this is what this city was from what we were shown of it by foot. Very pleasant time.
Quaint is an overused word, but this is what this city was from what we were shown of it by foot. Very pleasant time. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Typical norweigan old town , passed time waitin for trip
Typical norweigan old town , passed time waitin for trip
Typical norweigan old town , passed time waitin for trip Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We learned so much on our tour about how Norway uses it wealth from oil to make a better life for ...
We learned so much on our tour about how Norway uses it wealth from oil to make a better life for all its people. We fell in love with the culture and values of this beautiful country.
We learned so much on our tour about how Norway uses it wealth from oil to make a better life for all its people. We fell in love with the culture and values of this beautiful country. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Especially enjoyed the oil museum, would have liked to go back.
Especially enjoyed the oil museum, would have liked to go back. Too short a visit to this spot.
Especially enjoyed the oil museum, would have liked to go back. Too short a visit to this spot. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Walking tour of Old Town with plenty of opportunities to linger and enjoy, then some free time for ...
Walking tour of Old Town with plenty of opportunities to linger and enjoy, then some free time for photo ops before we toured the Oil Industry Museum.
Walking tour of Old Town with plenty of opportunities to linger and enjoy, then some free time for photo ops before we toured the Oil Industry Museum. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Like this place very much - did a walking tour which was good and interesting (a little steep in ...
Like this place very much - did a walking tour which was good and interesting (a little steep in places but OK) and with enough time to explore the town and have some lunch after the tour
Like this place very much - did a walking tour which was good and interesting (a little steep in places but OK) and with enough time to explore the town and have some lunch after the tour Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
enjoyable walk though the guide didn't really have much to offer in the oil museum - would have ...
enjoyable walk though the guide didn't really have much to offer in the oil museum - would have been better left to our own devices there
enjoyable walk though the guide didn't really have much to offer in the oil museum - would have been better left to our own devices there Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises