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“Heated Benches!”

Guided Walk in Alesund Day Tour
Ranked #6 of 14 Tours in Alesund
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Alesund is a pretty little city that has some very interesting architecture. It is spotlessly clean, streets well-laid out, harbor area very scenic. We toured around near where the Serenade of the Seas was docked and you could see the ship pretty much wherever you went in town. The town has numerous fountains, statues, an inner-harbor, and cafés and bakeries to die for. I think the best part of Alesund was simply chatting it up with local folk. They all speak English and are very friendly and will go out of their way to assist any traveler. They are rightfully proud of their town. At the end of the walking tour the guide brought us to some city benches overlooking an little inlet and asked that we sit down. Much to our surprise the benches were heated! Wonderful! It wasn't that cold that day but we were told that it gets really cold in Alesund in fall/winter. The town has a nice feel to it, very comfortable, and homelike. Don't pass up the opportunity to stop there.

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

This was an easy enough walk through several blocks of town to take in bits of history and especially the architecture. Some spots would be difficult for use of a walker or wheelchair. The guide was knowledgable, attentive to the questions and interests of the group and professional.

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Reviewed 1 March 2016

The first tourist Cruise to Ålesund 2016, I was allowed to guide some british tourists around Ålesund Town, this is a fantastic tour, and well worth the expense to see the town in all it's wonder.

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Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

Hurtigruten organised a short excursion using a well-informed local guide. There were about twelve people so easy to hear and also ask questions. Whilst it is easy to look around the town and see the old Art Noveau buildings on one's own, one doesn't get the sense of history or the local insight. We visited an underground museum which we certainly wouldn't have known about without the guide.

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Reviewed 14 August 2015

Run by the Tourist Information Office at the waterfront, this is good value for money, no doubt because the multi-lingual guides are dedicated volunteers. NOK100 buys you a 50min walk around town with informative commentary on many of the art nouveax buildings.

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