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.
Did this included walk late afternoon so we checked out the direction it headed in the morning and ...
Sail Date: September 2018
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
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 ...
Sail Date: August 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
interest history and current events on how the oil money is used by Norway
Sail Date: July 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
4 hour walk through not very interesting areas.
Sail Date: July 2018
4 hour walk through not very interesting areas.
4 hour walk through not very interesting areas. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Did the ships walking tour, the oil museum was quite interesting seeing how the oil rigs work and ...
Sail Date: July 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Easy walking tour.
Sail Date: May 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Much too fast—guide never checked how many people had fallen behind.
Sail Date: May 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Excellent walking tour.
Sail Date: May 2018
Excellent walking tour. Make sure to visit the Oil museum.
Excellent walking tour. Make sure to visit the Oil museum. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The oil museum was interesting and the city was a good walking tour.
Sail Date: April 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Too much time spent at the Oil Museum.
Sail Date: August 2017
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
What a great way to be introduced to historical Norwegian life by sea.
Sail Date: August 2017
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
It was a shame we didn't have more time there.
Sail Date: August 2017
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The walking tour included beautiful gardens, charming wooden houses, and cathedral.
Sail Date: August 2017
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
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.
Sail Date: August 2017
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Typical norweigan old town , passed time waitin for trip
Sail Date: July 2017
Typical norweigan old town , passed time waitin for trip
Typical norweigan old town , passed time waitin for trip Read Less
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 ...
Sail Date: July 2017
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Especially enjoyed the oil museum, would have liked to go back.
Sail Date: July 2017
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Walking tour of Old Town with plenty of opportunities to linger and enjoy, then some free time for ...
Sail Date: July 2017
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Like this place very much - did a walking tour which was good and interesting (a little steep in ...
Sail Date: June 2017
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
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
enjoyable walk though the guide didn't really have much to offer in the oil museum - would have ...
Sail Date: May 2017
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Not enough time in the museum.
Sail Date: May 2017
Not enough time in the museum. Loved the Old Town.
Not enough time in the museum. Loved the Old Town. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The guide was good, but she was not a native.
Sail Date: September 2016
The guide was good, but she was not a native. In our experience local, native guides are better. The Oil Museum was very good.
The guide was good, but she was not a native. In our experience local, native guides are better. The Oil Museum was very good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The Stavanger walking talking tour was interesting but there was not enough time in the oil museum.
Sail Date: September 2016
The Stavanger walking talking tour was interesting but there was not enough time in the oil museum. Picturesque old town and a fine modern opera theatre and concert hall built on the waterfront which I visited independently. Our guide ... Read More
The Stavanger walking talking tour was interesting but there was not enough time in the oil museum. Picturesque old town and a fine modern opera theatre and concert hall built on the waterfront which I visited independently. Our guide was an English lady who has lived in Stavanger for many years. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Very nice walking tour of the old city center and time to visit the cathedral on your own.
Sail Date: September 2016
Very nice walking tour of the old city center and time to visit the cathedral on your own.
Very nice walking tour of the old city center and time to visit the cathedral on your own. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
After the fjord cruise we had a wander around the old town which was very interesting with its ...
Sail Date: August 2016
After the fjord cruise we had a wander around the old town which was very interesting with its quirky shops and cafes - check out Ovre Holmegate with its multi-coloured shop fronts.
After the fjord cruise we had a wander around the old town which was very interesting with its quirky shops and cafes - check out Ovre Holmegate with its multi-coloured shop fronts. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises