This fascinating tour showcases the best of Stavanger. You’ll start things off with the little Church of Sola, which dates back to 1150. Carry on along the coast of southwest Norway, passing the magnificent sandy stretches of Jæren. Then, make a beeline for the old residential part of Stavanger, gazing out at fertile farmlands along the way. The drive then takes you through Eiganes road, with its postcard-pretty villas, and past Ledaal Manor - the King’s residence whenever he’s in town. Back in the centre again, you’ll see the cathedral, built in 1125. Of all the Norwegian churches created during the Middle Ages, this is the only one that has managed to cling on to its original features. In front of the cathedral lies the colourful market square – the locals’ favourite meeting place. After that, you’ll drive along the harbour and across the bridges to Engoy and Buoy, set on a sparkling fjord. Nearly all the houses here have been built from wood and painted in bright colours. On your way back to the ship, you’ll pass old Stavanger, where age-old wooden houses skirt narrow lanes. Prepare to be charmed…
This tour is a panoramic coach tour and has no photo stops or inside visits. Old Stavanger is a pedestrian area so you will only be able to see this from a distance.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.