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.
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
Not enough time in the museum.
Not enough time in the museum. Loved the Old Town.
Not enough time in the museum. Loved the Old Town. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The guide was good, but she was not a native.
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
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The Stavanger walking talking tour was interesting but there was not enough time in the oil museum.
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
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
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.
Very nice walking tour of the old city center and time to visit the cathedral on your own. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
After the fjord cruise we had a wander around the old town which was very interesting with its ...
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
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Hills and Cobblestones can be a trial but it sure was worth it.
Hills and Cobblestones can be a trial but it sure was worth it. Charming houses and gardens
Hills and Cobblestones can be a trial but it sure was worth it. Charming houses and gardens Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Called "On the Trail of the Vikings" it was a fast paced, very comprehensive (and thanks to the ...
Called "On the Trail of the Vikings" it was a fast paced, very comprehensive (and thanks to the guide) thoroughly enjoyable tour.
Called "On the Trail of the Vikings" it was a fast paced, very comprehensive (and thanks to the guide) thoroughly enjoyable tour. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
guided walking tour
guided walking tour
guided walking tour Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Fine tour.
Fine tour. We did not linger at the oil museum.
Fine tour. We did not linger at the oil museum. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We enjoyed seeing the town.
We enjoyed seeing the town. Nothing outstanding, just very pleasant.
We enjoyed seeing the town. Nothing outstanding, just very pleasant. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Very nice.Lovely town.
Very nice.Lovely town.
Very nice.Lovely town. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Great guide who took us through the alleys and byways of Stavanger.
Great guide who took us through the alleys and byways of Stavanger.
Great guide who took us through the alleys and byways of Stavanger. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Everything was well explained and interesting.
Everything was well explained and interesting. The guide had excellent English.
Everything was well explained and interesting. The guide had excellent English. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
It was nice that we could tour the town just off of the ship.
It was nice that we could tour the town just off of the ship.
It was nice that we could tour the town just off of the ship. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Great historic homes.
Great historic homes. Oil museum was very interesting
Great historic homes. Oil museum was very interesting Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
A bus ride in the Stavanger area to several viking sites.
A bus ride in the Stavanger area to several viking sites. Interesting commentary by the tour guide. Entrance to the Archeological museum is included, and while most people on the bus opted to skip this museum and return to the ship, we ... Read More
A bus ride in the Stavanger area to several viking sites. Interesting commentary by the tour guide. Entrance to the Archeological museum is included, and while most people on the bus opted to skip this museum and return to the ship, we found it a pleasant museum to get a more in-depth look at the viking history. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Loved having the guided tour through the town.
Loved having the guided tour through the town.
Loved having the guided tour through the town. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Enjoyed the walking tour, especially learning about the sardine factory.
Enjoyed the walking tour, especially learning about the sardine factory. Not sure why people who have problems walking book a walking tour!
Enjoyed the walking tour, especially learning about the sardine factory. Not sure why people who have problems walking book a walking tour! Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Loved walking through the old towns that have been maintained as originally as possible.
Loved walking through the old towns that have been maintained as originally as possible.
Loved walking through the old towns that have been maintained as originally as possible. Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Lovely preserved old town, visited the Cannery.
Lovely preserved old town, visited the Cannery. Proved to be a great walk. Unfortunately, our tour was last of the day and so there was little time to explore or shop after tour.
Lovely preserved old town, visited the Cannery. Proved to be a great walk. Unfortunately, our tour was last of the day and so there was little time to explore or shop after tour. Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
This is an interesting town - but too long was spent in the Canning Museum.
This is an interesting town - but too long was spent in the Canning Museum. As so many groups descended into the museum at once it became far too crowded. It would have been better to have a shorter period of time here in order to minimise ... Read More
This is an interesting town - but too long was spent in the Canning Museum. As so many groups descended into the museum at once it became far too crowded. It would have been better to have a shorter period of time here in order to minimise the crowds. The rest of the tour was well conducted. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Since this was the included tour, there many different groups converging on the old town, which is ...
Since this was the included tour, there many different groups converging on the old town, which is quite small. Due to timing, our guide took us on a fat walk to get to the canning museum. It was much too fast a pace for most of the people ... Read More
Since this was the included tour, there many different groups converging on the old town, which is quite small. Due to timing, our guide took us on a fat walk to get to the canning museum. It was much too fast a pace for most of the people in the group. The guide never even looked back to see how far the group stretched behind her until she had to cross a street. The real issue in Stavanger is that there is really not much to the town. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
This included tour was pretty limited.
This included tour was pretty limited. The guide was more concerned with making a certain time slot at the cannery museum than with explaining anything on the way. At one point the tour was so spread out that the people at the back could ... Read More
This included tour was pretty limited. The guide was more concerned with making a certain time slot at the cannery museum than with explaining anything on the way. At one point the tour was so spread out that the people at the back could not even see her, much less hear her. The tour amounted to a forced march to the cannery museum and a walk back to the ship. It was very limited and should be dropped or expanded to include more of the city. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises