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Bergen essential free walking tour

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Ivan
Quality Verified Registered on April 12, 2023

Hello everyone, Ivan here from Croatia. I've been working in Bergen for some time now and have become quite familiar with the sites around here. I absolutely love meeting new people and have been working with various groups since I was a kid. Having worked in the service industry for 15 years, I'm still thriving and currently working as a sommelier here in Bergen. My dream is to one day own a bistro of my own. I am excited to meet all of you soon and am sure we will have a great time together! 😃

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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Tour description

Hi there!  My name is Ivan and I'm your tour guide. Firstly we will visit some of the inner city highlights and mention the most interesting historical events. 🏰


Then we can talk about the city's culinary scene and find the best place for you to eat (depending on your taste). 🍝


P.S. Also I'm a sommelier so if anyone wants to grab a "glass" of wine with me afterward is more than welcome. 🥂😃
And be prepared for rain, because Bergen is special after all.

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Byparken, Christies gate 3A, 5014 Ber...
    Byparken, Christies gate 3A, 5014 Bergen, Norway
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    We will be meeting in front of Edvard Grieg statue in Byparken which is next to the music pavilion (gazebo). There are two statues that look over the music pavilion, and it is the one located in the park and looks like a tiny Albert Einstein. 😀

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Edvard Grieg-Statue

    The statue of Edvard Grieg sculpted by Ingebrigt Vik is a popular Bergen landmark. Edvard Hagerup Grieg was born in Bergen in 1843. He was a Norwegian composer and pianist, widely considered one of the leading Romantic era composers, and his music is part of the standard classical repertoire worldwide.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Fredriksberg fort

    Next, we will head to the Frederiksberg Fort, which is located on a hill overlooking the city. The fort was built in the 1800s and offers panoramic views of Bergen and its surroundings.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Fishmarket in Bergen

    From there, we will make our way down to the famous Fish Market, which is located near the harbor. This bustling market is a great place to sample some of the freshest seafood that Bergen has to offer.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Fløibanen

    After the Fish Market, we will head to the Fløibanen funicular, which can take you up to the top of Mount Fløyen. The ride up offers breathtaking views of the city and the surrounding fjords. At the top, you can enjoy a hike or take in the view from one of the cafes or restaurants.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Bryggen

    Next, we will head to Bryggen, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The wharf was once a bustling hub of trade during the Hanseatic period and is now a popular tourist destination. The colorful wooden buildings along the wharf are home to shops, restaurants, and museums, including the Hanseatic Museum and the Schøtstuene Museum.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Marlene 24 Feb 2024
Australia Plains

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
An excellent way to learn about a new city quickly and to be able to. Find the way around
Kristin 22 Feb 2024
Chicago

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Really interesting tour with a good amount of history as well. Highly recommend Ivan
Jeremy 19 Feb 2024
Pyrmont

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Tour was quite fun, but needed a bit more context around Bergen’s history.
Judith 18 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Ivan was great! A perfect afternoon exploring Bergen.
Joanne 17 Feb 2024
London

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Ivan is a great guide., full of interesting anecdotes about the people & places around Bergen. We really got a good feel for the town. He also recommended lots of places to eat which was useful. Highly recommend.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 40 people.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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