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City Train Sightseeing

Cruiseterminalen | Bus terminal, Alesund 6000, Norway
+47 924 82 485
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One Of The Best Values In Alesund

One of the best values in Alesund. You board in the Cruise Ship dock area. It looks like a kids... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard F
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Louisville, Kentucky
Surprisingly good

Good commentary over headsets in 10 languages gives you some history and insight. A stop high over... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Whiskywizard
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Cobourg, Canada
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This train ride is a journey that will take you through the beautiful streets of Alesund. As we journey through the city we will highlight both historical and architectural sites. For many the highlight of the journey is the ascent and overlook from Fjellstua, where we can take in the magnificent nature surrounding Alesund. «The journey will begin at the cruiseterminal/busstation, with the Community center at our left hand side. As we drive through Keiser Wilhelms street we will pass the marked place and the prison. Thereafter we go eastward through Borgundvegen, Alesunds longest street and former main road to city centre of Alesund.We journey along Borgundfjorden and pass Volsdalen church and the Color Line Stadium that opened in April 2005.This is where the ascent towards Fjellstua begins.As we turn off from Borgundvegen we pass Volsdalstunet the farmhouse here is dated back to 1813. As we continue up the mountain the view becomes more and more magnificent both towards Sunnmørsalpene(the Sunnmøre Alps) and out towards the ocean.When we have arrived at Fjellstua we pause to take in the beautiful view over the city, the ocean and the mountains surrounding us. On our way down the mountain we take Fjelltunroad where the collapsed apartment builiding from 2008 is still to be found. Thereafter we pass Klipra, where the great fire of 1904 was stopped. At Storledbakken we can view Vallehuset or Mirakelhuset that by a miracle was protected from the flames from the great fire. Our journey continoues across Utstillingsplassen and pass the city park. Following on we turn to the right up Storgata and across Lihaugen where we pass Rica Parken Hotel. In Skaregata we take a left turn to find Skateflua; with the tourist information office at our right hand side.To the right we can also see Molja, with Norways oldest pier and lighthouse dated back to 1858. As we continue Skansestreet along Brosundet we have st.Olavs place and Ronnebergbua at our left hand side.From here we turn right to get Dronning Sonjas place at our right hand side. Our journey continues along Brosundet until we pass Arbeideren which is the old community hall of Alesund. From here we will cross 'Hellebroa' which connects the two center islands, Norveoya and Aspoya, of the city together. Across the bridge we will turn to the right entering Apoteker street. At our left hand side we can view where the earlier Svaneapoteket (Swan Pharmacy) was located, now the location for the center of art Noveau. At the end of Apoteker street we turn left entering Ovregata which takes us to Alesund church. We continue to Kirkegata with the many beautiful art Noveau houses, before driving back to Norvoya and the cruise pier.The journey is approximately 70 minutes and is at a comfortable pace.
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Cruiseterminalen | Bus terminal, Alesund 6000, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best values in Alesund. You board in the Cruise Ship dock area. It looks like a kids rids but, it is a great way to get a complete look at the city and a trip to the top of the mountain to...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good commentary over headsets in 10 languages gives you some history and insight. A stop high over the town offers great views. This excursion is a good value.

Thank Whiskywizard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Alesund from the Norwegian Jade cruise ship. You book the sightseeing train from a kiosk on the dockside at a cost of 190 NOK which is about £19 each. It's very popular and we had to book about 3 hours ahead but it was...More

Thank Geoffers1817
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is always nice to take a tour after arriving in a new city. We picked-up this "train" at the port and had a nice up close tour of the city. The head phone narration an be tuned to a variety of languages, and the...More

Thank bmkutok
Jan H, Daglig leder at City Train Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review.

Reviewed 13 July 2017

The city is a small city but very beautiful one, we were supposed to take the bus, but the young team of the sightseeing train convinced us to try the train and we are happy because we have decided to take it. The young team...More

1  Thank MiCarla214
Jan H, Daglig leder at City Train Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thank you very much for your review.

Reviewed 11 July 2017

The train ride took us from the cruise port all around the town, up the hill to the viewing area, and along the little streets. We had a good commentary. The big problem was, due to heavy demand, you are given a timed ticket and...More

Thank angelaofcastleton
Jan H, Daglig leder at City Train Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thank you very much for your review.

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We didn't want to pay $150 through the cruise, so we walked to the pier, paid $34 total for two and headed up Mt Askla! We had 15-20 minutes at the top for photos (plenty) and it was as comfortable as possible going up cobblestone...More

1  Thank ScottOnRiver
Jan H, Daglig leder at City Train Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thank you very much for your review.

Reviewed 2 July 2017

I have to disagree with all those who gave this a rave review. We got off our ship and there was the representative from the little train with the trip advisor decal showing 4 1/2 stars. we thought "let's do it." it chugged around the...More

1  Thank bhm_831
Jan H, Daglig leder at City Train Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Hello Im sorry that you feel that our service is a Wast of Money. Ålesund is a small town and I do agree, it is possible to walk around on your own. We want to make our product better and we would appreciate if you...More

Reviewed 1 July 2017

Having arrived in Alesund aboard the MV Britannia, we had opted to just discover the town for ourselves but as you never know when you'll be back in a town (if at all!) you don't want to miss out anywhere that's a key part of...More

1  Thank The_Van_Rhijns
Jan H, Daglig leder at City Train Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thank you very much much for your lovely review.

Reviewed 16 June 2017

Four us took this train tour, really enjoyed the tour of the city and the views from the scenic lookout, overlooking the city. Only negative is the seats are very cramped.

Thank Norpet
Jan H, Daglig leder at City Train Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Thank you very much for your lovely review.

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Angie C
13 July 2017|
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Response from Jan H | Property representative |
Good afternoon, Yes, it is possible to book your group. Price is 190,00NOK per person - 20% group discount. Can we book for the 10:30 departure? Awaiting your kindest reply. Best regards Ana Ramos
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Hi Mrs Bich Tran, According to your email, we are pleased to confirm the following reservation: 19 July - at 09:30 - 12 pax - City Train Bytoget Total price » 2.052 NOK You can pay with credit cards, except American... More
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