Private Oslo City Walk

Day Trip, Private Tour
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Catch stunning views of Oslo's iconic sites like the Oslo Opera House, the National Theatre, and more on this scenic private walking tour.

Observe how Oslo transformed from a medieval town to a modernized mecca as you visit iconic sites like the Akershus Fortress, the Oslo City Hall, the National Theatre, and more when you book this private walking excursion. Your scenic tour includes a private guide, who will share stories of the capital of Norway's past and how it was rebuilt in a completely different location and transformed into the contemporary city it is today. You'll also get to admire the architectural excellence of sites like the Oslo Opera House and the Norwegian Parliament and stroll down the main shopping street of Karl Johans gate. With the chance to see stunning views of the Fjord and Oslo Harbor, this private walking tour is ideal for culture connoisseurs and shopping aficionados alike.

Kick off your scenic walking tour at the Nobel Peace Center in the scenic Aker Brygge neighborhood. Here, you'll catch breathtaking views of the iconic fjord and Oslo Harbor. Follow your guide through the city center to discover its iconic gems, including the Oslo City Hall. Your expert tour guide will share stories of Oslo's past, including everything you'll need to know about the famed Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony and how Oslo transformed from a city of ashes to the modern town that it is today.

Although Norway's capital dates back to the medieval times when Vikings that raided towns and consumed fish only diets ruled the land, a fire in 1624 turned the original site to ashes. Instead of rebuilding Oslo at its same location, the King of Norway and Denmark moved the city to Oslo's present day city center. Here, you'll get to see famous sites like the main shopping street of Karl Johans gate, the University Square, and the 19th-century National Theatre, where visitors and locals alike flock to enjoy theatrical performances in one of the country's largest theaters. Grab your camera and get ready to see an example of an eclectic architectural style with the columnar Norwegian Parliament building.

Next, head to the iconic Akershus Fortress, where the royals once resided. Today the Akershus Fortress is a popular venue for performances like ceremonies and concerts. Wrap up this scenic tour with a stop to observe the architectural excellence of the Oslo Opera House, which boasts modern architecture that resembles an iceberg. You can even view the beauty of the city when you climb to the top, and catch a glimpse of the urban farmland hidden behind the Opera House, before returning to your port.

Whether you're looking to experience the contemporary architecture of Oslo or looking to immerse yourself in its history with a visit to the Akershus Fortress, this private walking excursion offers it all. Book this private city walking tour now for an unforgettable experience in Oslo.

About Shore Excursions Group
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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

Our Approach
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

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Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

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Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.
Starting At
$34.00 USD
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Active, Scenic, Walking
Tour Duration
2 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
An approximately 10 minute walk or a taxi (not included, approximately 200 NOK each way) is required to reach your departure location, depending on where you are docked.
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Special Instructions
Please dress comfortably and casually with comfortable walking shoes. Please also wear layers and weather appropriate clothing. We also suggest to bring an umbrella depending on the weather conditions of the day.
Guests must be able to walk for approximately 2.7 kilometers, sometimes over uneven surfaces. This tour is not recommended for guests with any mobility issues. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.