Private Guided Half Day Alesund With Alnes Village
Get an introduction to Alesund's history and taste of its modern lifestyle with a visit to Alnes Village, the Antic shop, Fjellstua viewpoint, the famous lighthouse, and more when you book this private half-day walking tour in Alesund. With five hours to spend exploring the villages of Godoy and Alnes and a delicious picnic in nature featuring Norwegian snacks like smoked salmon, this scenic walking tour is ideal for nature enthusiasts traveling alone or with family and friends alike! While your tour doesn't include museum fees, WiFi in vehicles, or gratuity, you can count on coverage for your professional guide, roundtrip transportation via a private vehicle, ferry tickets if needed, and entry fees to your viewpoints with accessible routes that children can walk and panoramic mountain views. Just keep the kids close, print out your mobile coupon for your convenience, and bring protective clothing for windy or rainy days during this seasonal private half day tour.
Your scenic tour starts as you meet your professional guide and driver in Alesund Harbor and board your comfortable air-conditioned private vehicle for a scenic drive to Alesund and its viewpoint Fjellstua. Once in town, you'll notice how history and modernity meld to characterize Alesund with reminders of its involvement in World War II as you see bunkers and other monuments around town and Art Nouveau architecture of its buildings. Head to the Fjellstua viewpoint to observe the majestic mountain views of the Sunmore Alps and Aksla mountain in the backdrop of the archipelago against the seaside, which also makes the city appear as if it were floating.
Continue your journey with a step back into the past as you visit the Antic shop. This 19th century old seaside home turned antique store offers a wide selection of antiques and second hand souvenirs for you to choose from to commemorate your time in Alesund. Next, follow your guide to visit the historic seaside villages of Godoy and Alnes, where you'll get to enjoy a look back in time at the historic striped 19th century lighthouse, catch views from afar of waterfalls, fjords and mountains and get inspired by the enchanting islands' colorful homes and lush landscapes. Wrap up your scenic walking tour with a delicious picnic in the great outdoors, featuring Norwegian delights like lamb salami, smoked salmon and cheese before heading back to your port.
From viewing Art Nouveau architecture set against the backdrop of majestic mountains to seeing World War II relics, this private guided tour offers much to see and do for culture connoisseurs and nature enthusiasts alike. Book this exciting private seasonal tour today and see the beauty of the enchanting islands of Godoy and Alnes and more when you visit Alesund!
Please Note: Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to 4, 8, or 15 guests maximum. Groups with more than 15 guests will need to book multiple vehicles. Please take this information into consideration when booking.
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