Highlights of this tour
- Outside visits:
– Oslo Fjord
– Oslo Opera House
– Aker Brygge
– Akershus Fortress
– Nobel Peace Center
– Royal Palace of Norway
- Oslo City Hall, inside visit
During this 3-hour strolling tour, you will walk or roll through the streets of Oslo and discover the main statues and historic buildings. Your private guide will meet you at the Tiger Statue, located in the city center, and together you head to the city’s treasures. Besides some fascinating nature points, you will see alluring architecture, such as the unique Opera House.
On this tour, your guide will pass several sites, one of which is the Nobel Peace Center. It is a museum in the Norwegian capital city dedicated to the Nobel Peace Prize. By presenting the Prizewinners’ ideas and work, they wish to inspire the world to be a better and more peaceful place.
Your guide will tell you more about the works, the values of the institute, and the finder behind the Nobel Prize: Alfred Nobel. The goal goes hand in hand with the last will of Alfred: ‘work for the greatest benefit of humankind.’
Of course, we can not forget about the royal family and their home during this treasure tour. The Royal Palace was built in the 19th century as a residence for the French-born King Charles III John. It is considered one of the most excellent examples of Neo-Gothic architecture.
The palace is still used as a residence for the monarchy. The king and queen also host official dinners in the building for foreign officials. Experience the feeling of Royalty even from the outside of the building.
The main highlight of today is the City Hall in the city center. The building serves as a place for councils, officials, art studios, and art galleries. It was established in 1950, and it is open to the public. Each year, the Nobel Peace Prize is issued in this building in December. Also, the City Hall tower is extraordinary because it is the largest carillon in the Nordics.
The building has 16 floors connected by elevators. However, only the first and second floors are open to the public. In the main building, you can admire the fascinating artworks presented in the Great Hall and Long Gallery. It is not every day that you can discover cultural aspects in a town hall.
After visiting the last stop of this tour, the guide will take you back to the meeting point.
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