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Oslo City Tour, Including the Kon-Tiki Museum

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Oslo City Tour, Including The Kon-Tiki Museum

Discover three of Oslo’s top highlights - Holmenkollen Ski Jump, Vigeland Sculpture Park and the Kon-Tiki Museum, on this half day city tour! With a guide at your side, learn about the city's history and culture as you travel along the main landmarks, check out the stunning Holmenkollen Ski Jump (outside view) and enjoy a walking through the impressive Vigeland Sculpture Park, with more than 200 artworks, all designed by the most prolific Norwegian sculptor, Gustav Vigeland. Continue with a visit to the renowned Kon-Tiki Museum, located on the picturesque Bydøy Peninsula, to learn about some of the world's most famous sea expeditions led by the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl, and see the original Kon-Tiki balsa wood raft and the papyrus boat Ra II. After visiting this museum, return from Bygdøy  Peninsula to the city centre either by boat in the summer season (15.03 – 13.10) or by bus in the winter season (01.01– 14.03 & 14.10 – 31.12).
Meet your guide at 10:15 at the departure point located on Haakon VII's street, then hop aboard your luxury coach for your city tour. Sit back and relax as you travel through the center of the charming Norwegian capital, and listen to your enthusiastic guide explaining Oslo’s history, culture and sights. 

Continue to the amazing Holmenkollen Ski Jump and enjoy ca.30 minutes of free time to soak up the beautiful views over Oslo (if weather permitting), take photos and explore the area. Perched on top of a hill, the iconic ski jump is known for being one of the city’s finest vantage points and it was a venue for the 1952 Winter Olympics.  

The next stop is Vigeland Park, where your guide will take you on a guided walking tour around the world-renowned collection of sculptures, all designed by the beloved Norwegian artist Gustav Vigeland. Home to more than 200 bronze and granite sculptures, Vigeland Park is one of Norway’s top attractions, drawing visitors from around the world. Look out for the 56-foot (17-meter) Monolith sculpture, as well as Sinataggen, a model of an angry London boy. 

Afterwards, head to Bygdøy Peninsula and visit the Kon-Tiki Museum to learn about one of the history's most famous explorers - the Norwegian Thor Heyerdahl, and see the original  Kon-Tiki balsa wood raft and the papyrus boat  Ra II that he used on his incredible expeditions.  

From here, return to the city centre either by boat in the summer season (15.03 – 13.10) or by bus in the winter season (01.01– 14.03 & 14.10 – 31.12).

 

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The Only Trouble Is "I Want To Go Back For More"!
The Only Trouble Is "I Want To Go Back For More"!

The Only Trouble Is "I Want To Go Back For More"!

It wasn’t meant to be but it turned out to be a solo trip to Norway, Paris and Bruges…and what a trip it was…Excellent. Flamingo Travels is so far my best tour operator yet.The itinerary was carefully thought through and well balanced. The trip represented great travel for the cost. My booking was easy, the pre-information packet was timely and thorough. Interim questions were handled promptly and thoroughly, including going out of their way to help me with some hard to get reservations. The organization of the tour and the accommodations were excellent. The transfers were perfect and done with a high class Mercedes vehicle. Everything worked like clockwork. However, it was the genius of the itinerary, coupled with  two professionals, Nirali and Hiren, that put this trip into the A plus category.

I would highly recommend this company to anyone wanting a fun, relaxed, enjoyable holiday with fine cultural food - they will deliver!

The only trouble is "I want to go back for more"! A wonderful trip.

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Ahmedabad   Travelled in   July
Region: Central Europe   |   Tour Type: GIT   |   Theme: History     Read All
Flamingo Managed To Coordinate Every Aspect!
Flamingo Managed To Coordinate Every Aspect!

Flamingo Managed To Coordinate Every Aspect!

Few things command more respect than hard work, integrity, dedication and the ability to follow through. These are among the many attributes we experienced from start to finish when organizing our trip to Scandinavian countries with Flamingo. 
Although our itinerary took us to more than 10 cities and one off the beaten path village of locals,especially when you're not with a group Flamingo managed to coordinate every aspect of our transport, taxis, tours, Ferries planes (also including the flights to/from home in India), boats & trains that are necessary to experience the highlights of Norway, Estonia, Sweden, Denmark & Finland in a short amount of time.They customized the tour to our preferences and all arrangements made were correct and well-effective.  Safety was never a concern.
Recommendations for hotels and accommodations were extraordinary. I am a big believer in managing expectations and I must say that thanks to this flamingo, their years of experience was well crafted in our three-week journey through all five countries significantly exceeded all of our expectations, even the weather cooperated.
While I suppose most people are interested in the large cities, we generally prefer smaller towns like FLAM & BALESTRAND. I am not sure you could fashion a "small town," or "country" tour, but after Stockholm we much preferred the smaller towns. This was our first trip with Flamingo. 
Breakfast was included every day. Our only other expenses were for lunch & dinner, so we had a good handle upfront on what the total cost of our trip would be.
Thank you very much for all that you did to make this part of our holiday so enjoyable - Highly recommend this way to tour Scandinavia, and especially with Flamingo.
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