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Stockholm to Oslo

CASTLES, CROWNS & FJORDS | 12 Nights | Departs Jun 28, 2014

 

Kristiansand, Norway

Kristiansand, Norway-port

Discover cosmopolitan Kristiansand with its cultural, tranquil atmosphere, blend of contemporary and traditional architecture, and natural beauty woven throughout and beyond the city set on the shores of a sparkling fjord. Visit the old town, Posebyn, and admire the small, white wooden houses that speak of a bygone era. Stroll along the boardwalk to the town center and Fiskebrygga (fish market), enjoying the maritime history and fresh local seafood. Visit the Adger Nature Museum and Botanical Gardens for an overview of Norway’s history dating back to the Ice Age. Then go to Markens gate to browse the shops, making a turn onto Skippergada for a selection of smaller boutiques, galleries and cafés. Look for hand-knit sweaters, fine Norwegian glassware and local crafts in this picture perfect setting.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Hollen, Sogne & the Vest Agder Open Air Museum
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Setesdal Mineral Park
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Explore Kristiansand On Foot
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Old Kristiansand & the Cannon Museum
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Hollen, Sogen & the Vest Agder Open Air

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 3 hours
    Tour Code: krs-001
    Price:

    Free

    Experience Kristiansand and the charming Vest-Agder Open Air Museum on this half-day tour.

    Departing the pier by coach, you will begin with a scenic drive through the city center of Kristiansand. This capital of the South was founded in the 17th century by King Christian IV, King of Denmark and Norway and the old town center is a good representation of the city's character. Along your route, you will marvel at the strict right-angled streets and typical architecture, which combines charming wooden houses and thoroughly modern buildings.

    Your first stop is at the fascinating Vest-Agder Open Air Museum, where you can see approximately 30 homes that were relocated to the grounds of the Museum. The Museum has been strategically divided into four sections so that visitors can gain a good insight into the various districts of the county. During your guided visit, special attention will be given to a variety of old farmhouses from the Stesdal area, as well as the 11 homes located on Bygaden, the town street.

    Re-boarding your coach, you will next travel to Sogne, where you will enjoy a walk through Hollen, also known as the fishermen's street. Following your stroll, you will have the opportunity to visit the Sogne Old Church, where the interior is richly adorned with renaissance decorations that date from the 17th century, as well as baroque paintings from the 18th century.

    Next, travel along the coastal road as you make your way back to the pier, taking advantage of the chance to admire the idyllic local summer-houses, where many Norwegian families spend their vacations.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 1 1/2 hours of walking, at times over uneven ground, as well as a few steps to negotiate. The sites on this tour are not wheelchair accessible and therefore, it is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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