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.
Hills and Cobblestones can be a trial but it sure was worth it.
Sail Date: August 2016
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Called "On the Trail of the Vikings" it was a fast paced, very comprehensive (and thanks to the ...
Sail Date: August 2016
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
guided walking tour
Sail Date: August 2016
guided walking tour
guided walking tour Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Fine tour.
Sail Date: August 2016
Fine tour. We did not linger at the oil museum.
Fine tour. We did not linger at the oil museum. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We enjoyed seeing the town.
Sail Date: August 2016
We enjoyed seeing the town. Nothing outstanding, just very pleasant.
We enjoyed seeing the town. Nothing outstanding, just very pleasant. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Very nice.Lovely town.
Sail Date: July 2016
Very nice.Lovely town.
Very nice.Lovely town. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Great guide who took us through the alleys and byways of Stavanger.
Sail Date: July 2016
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Everything was well explained and interesting.
Sail Date: July 2016
Everything was well explained and interesting. The guide had excellent English.
Everything was well explained and interesting. The guide had excellent English. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
It was nice that we could tour the town just off of the ship.
Sail Date: July 2016
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Great historic homes.
Sail Date: July 2016
Great historic homes. Oil museum was very interesting
Great historic homes. Oil museum was very interesting Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
A bus ride in the Stavanger area to several viking sites.
Sail Date: July 2016
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Loved having the guided tour through the town.
Sail Date: June 2016
Loved having the guided tour through the town.
Loved having the guided tour through the town. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Enjoyed the walking tour, especially learning about the sardine factory.
Sail Date: July 2015
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Loved walking through the old towns that have been maintained as originally as possible.
Sail Date: June 2015
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Lovely preserved old town, visited the Cannery.
Sail Date: June 2015
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
This is an interesting town - but too long was spent in the Canning Museum.
Sail Date: May 2015
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Since this was the included tour, there many different groups converging on the old town, which is ...
Sail Date: May 2015
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
This included tour was pretty limited.
Sail Date: May 2015
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises