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    Monday 12 June 2017

    Historic walking tour of the Hansa area of Bergen   

    Bryggen in Bergen

    Start from the Grieg hall Congress Centre at 1000 hrs.

    See the magnificent and unique architecture of the City.

    The tour will include a «back stage» stroll through the old buildings at Bryggen – the wharf area, which is on the official UNESCO’s World Heritage List,

    The tour includes entrance to the Hanseatic Museum, which will introduce the visitor to an interesting insight into the lives and work of the German Hansa fish traders during the middle ages. The second inside visit will be made to ‘Schøtstuene’ the Hanseatic assembly rooms. These are old assembly rooms where the Hanseatic merchants gathered for warm meals, held court meetings and taught the apprentices. End at the Hanseatic ‘Bryggen Tracteursted’ restaurant for two-course lunch. Lunch include coffee and iced water. Other beverages payable at the restaurant.

    After lunch – optional visit to the KODE Art museums of Bergen, situated next to the Grieg hall.

    KODE offer temporary exhibitions of art and design as well as extensive presentations of works by Edvard Munch, J.C. Dahl and Nikolai Astrup. The Rasmus Meyer Collection and the Silver Treasure are two of the most important collections KODE administers. (Entrance fee to KODE is not included in the excursion price, admission NOK 100 per person, payable at entrance)

    Duration: 3 hours.

    Operation subject to max. 15 bookings.

    Cost per person NOK 650.-

    Tuesday 13 June 2017

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    Troldhaugen – The home of Edvard Grieg

    Private concert at the home of Edvard Grieg

    Start from the Grieg hall Congress Centre at 1000 hrs

    A coach will depart from the Grieg hall with a local English speaking guide. The trip will start with a short orientation tour of Bergen before continuing to the outskirts of the city, to Troldhaugen. Troldhaugen  (the hill of the Trolls) was built in 1885, and was the home of Norway’s most famous composer, Edvard Grieg. He lived there for 22 years, and composed many of his best-known works in the little garden hut by the  shore of Lake Nordås.

    There will be a short guided tour of the home before you will be enjoying a private, exclusive Grieg concert in “Troldsalen”, a separate chamber music hall built in 1985.

    After the visit, a two-course lunch will be served at the mountainside Bellevue Restaurant, offering bird’s eye view of Bergen. Lunch include coffee and iced water. Other beverages payable at the restaurant

    Duration: 4 hours

    Operation subject to max. 40 bookings.

    Cost per person NOK 900.-

     Wednesday 14 June 2017

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    Old Bergen open-air museum

    Start from the Grieg hall Congress Centre at 1000 hrs.

    This tour will take the visitors by private coach and local guide for a 3 hours sightseeing of Bergen. The tour will include all main sights in the city centre. The tour will then proceed to the open-air museum of ‘Gamle Bergen’.

    The city of Bergen is known for its old wooden houses and at the Old Bergen museum (open-air museum) consists of a whole cluster of them. Some of them are on their original sites, but the majority has been collected from other parts of Bergen. Here they have been rebuilt along streets, alleys, and on squares, just as they would have been 100-200 years ago. The houses are carefully restored to its original beauty and show the original Bergen architecture traditions. The interiors are from our forefather’s times, several generations past. They give visitors of today a picture of life in those days at work and time of leisure, in sorrow and happiness in old Bergen.

    Enjoy a two-course lunch at the ‘Old Bergen Tracteursted’ restaurant before return transfer to the Grieg hall.

    Duration 3 Hours.

    Operation subject to max. 30 bookings.

    Cost per person NOK 750.-