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Bergen Like a Local: Customized Private Tour provided by Sailor's Monument, Torgallmenningen, Bergen, Norway

Bergen Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Bergen Like a Local: Customized Private Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2–6 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Get to know the city through the eyes of a passionate local. With no set itinerary, you can customize the tour or leave it up to the local for an insightful introduction to the city. Make travel about the people you meet not just the places you see. With our walking tours, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see. Our local guides (Lokafyers) are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since Lokafyers are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 86919P19
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide "Lokafyer"
  • Customized private walking tour
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Optional activity costs
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions (It’s a walking tour, car transportation isn’t included)
Duration
2–6 hours
Departure details
  • Sailor's Monument, Torgallmenningen, Bergen, Norway Travelers can request the tour to start from any centrally located hotel. In case your hotel is outside the city center we will select a convenient meeting point in the city center.Tour may end at a different location from the departure point unless requested in advance of the tour.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Lokafy tours provide a general overview of the city with practical information from a local’s perspective, not detailed historical facts
  • In case travellers would like to include a visit to an attraction, they would need to cover the cost of entrance for themselves and also the Lokafyer (local guide)
  • Tours are entirely personalized, please provide the start time, meeting place and information about you so that we can organize the tour
  • This is a walking tour. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Children below 3 years old are free of charge
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local guide "Lokafyer"
  • Customized private walking tour
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Optional activity costs
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions (It’s a walking tour, car transportation isn’t included)
Departure details
  • Sailor's Monument, Torgallmenningen, Bergen, Norway Travelers can request the tour to start from any centrally located hotel. In case your hotel is outside the city center we will select a convenient meeting point in the city center.Tour may end at a different location from the departure point unless requested in advance of the tour.
Duration
2–6 hours
Return details
  • Bergen, Norway Tour may end at a different location from the departure point, unless requested in advance of the tour.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Lokafy tours provide a general overview of the city with practical information from a local’s perspective, not detailed historical facts
  • In case travellers would like to include a visit to an attraction, they would need to cover the cost of entrance for themselves and also the Lokafyer (local guide)
  • Tours are entirely personalized, please provide the start time, meeting place and information about you so that we can organize the tour
  • This is a walking tour. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Children below 3 years old are free of charge
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Sailor's Monument
    Torgallmenningen, Bergen, Norway
    Travelers can request the tour to start from any centrally located hotel. In case your hotel is outside the city center we will select a convenient meeting point in the city center.Tour may end at a different location from the departure point unless requested in advance of the tour.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Sailor's Monument
  • You'll end at
    Bergen
    Bergen, Norway
    Tour may end at a different location from the departure point, unless requested in advance of the tour.
    See address & details
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Rita0001
Cincinnati, OH88 contributions
Every once in a while you experience a tour that is beyond superlatives. My sister and I had the most amazing guide in Tommy Skjonhaug. We not only experienced the varieties of architecture and astounding views but we’re provided in-depth insights into the daily lives of the citizens of Bergen. Also provided recommendations for restaurants. Kudos, Tommy
Written June 16, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Navigate786556
Hello Rita, Thank you for the amazing review! I am overjoyed to hear that you had such a wonderful experience with Tommy in Bergen. Our mission at Lokafy is to help travelers connect with locals, creating an unforgettable memory and a lasting experience just like having a friend, and it is delightful to hear you experienced that. Tommy will be delighted to hear you recommend the experience so highly. Your review is greatly appreciated by the entire Lokafy team. We are active in more than 300+ cities around the world and Our global community of Lokafyers speaks many languages, so please get in touch with us next time you travel - we look forward to organizing your next adventure! Safe Travels! Regards, Marnelly Lokafy.com
Written June 16, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mojomary2468
Amsterdam, The Netherlands99 contributions
May 2019 • Family
This is the email I sent to Lokafy that was never follow-up on. I waited a couple of weeks to give them ample time to reply, but they never replied. I guess customer satisfaction is not a priority!!

Dear Lokafy,

I am writing to you to express my extreme displeasure in the tour my family and our friends had in Bergen, Norway on Wednesday, May 29th with the "local" tour guide named Sabela. I think it's disgraceful for you to charge professional rates for services that were so terribly inadequate. Let me first begin with the fact that Sabela was late to our agreed on meeting point and time. (I would also like to mention here that I think it's incredibly unprofessional for a tour guide to ask for my personal email address and WhatsApp number all interactions should happen through the provider to alleviate awkward situations such as this. She has my personal information and can contact me after I provide her with a rightfully scathing review.) Once she finally arrived, she proceeded to disappear in the bathroom for an additional 10 minutes and said she would tack on 15 minutes at the end of the tour, like we had nothing else planned.

Once we finally exited the meeting location she proceeded to bad mouth a poor homeless person sitting in the rain at a bus stop, which I found not only in bad form but completely unnecessary. I think that's what she said, because I would like to mention here that our paid for "local" guide was in fact not local at all!! She was Spain and it was very hard to understand her English. During our tour she misquoted facts about Norwegian history unless it is true that Norway was never occupied during WWII and that the King was very beloved because he never left the country during the war. Look it up, none of what she says was true. Luckily one of the members of our group was a Scandinavian History major in college so we got the actual FACTS, not just some line of BS that she thinks dumb tourists will believe. She let us know in advance that Norwegians don't like tourists, which I thought was inappropriate for her say considering 1) she's not Norwegian so what does she know 2) we are tourists and she's making a living off of us, so is it necessary to insult us for wanting to learn about her adopted country? She constantly complained about the weather and it was so awkward because it felt like she was trying to talk us into cancelling the tour. It's Norway for goodness sake, who goes there for the weather?

During the entire tour she insisted on chewing gum. It was so unprofessional that I stopped listening to her, which was handy because on 2 separate occasions she stopped talking and instructed us to listen to other tour guides for information. One time was in Spanish. We all looked at her dumbfounded and she said "That's interesting. I didn't know that." She never told us what was interesting just kept that nugget of information for herself.

There is a reason that tour guides are trained to do tours, because there are certain skills needed to carry out an effective and well thought out tour. It probably doesn't take much to learn these key tips like 1) know who you are speaking to and cater to your clients such as a tour that has several children (the kids in our tour were generally ignored) and 2) actually know the facts that you are trying to teach your clients. Don't just make stuff up and hope that no one knows any different. If you don't plan on training your guides in any way, then you should seriously rethink your business model and start charging an appropriate amount (I'd say $20 tops!) for a substandard tour and not an eye watering $359.28 for 11 people to be bored out of their minds, wasting 2 hours waking around a city that we could have explored better ourselves. The three families in this tour are all ex-pats living abroad with extensive travel knowledge and not hacks that you can feed a load of junk to and we'll believe. We've had tours all over the world and I have never been so dis-satisfied as I have with your tour guide and your company. You should explicitly identify yourselves as having non-professional tour guides and prices your tours accordingly so people don't expect much.

I would like to conclude with the fact that she with a straight face asked for a tip at the end of the tour. Come on, was she kidding??

I'm happy to discuss this further and give you a perspective of what makes for a good tour from a consumer's point of view if you are interested. In the meantime I would like to request a refund for this horrible experience.
Written June 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Navigate786556
Hello Mary, I am sorry to hear that your tour did not go as you expected. We spoke to the Lokafyer who was assigned to do your tour and discussed the situation. We also sent you an email to ask if you would be willing to have a phone call to clarify the situation. Regards, Lokafy team
Written February 19, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TasmanianTr12
Inverness, CA6 contributions
Sep 2019
Price made us choose this tour, and it was cheap..... So was the whole experience. A guide who obviously have no connection to Bergen, and who more or less culd not answer any questions except the "prescripted" things that she had memorized from Wikipedia or alike.

This was the second tour we took where we disovered that the Guide was NOT a local - but obvoiusly were in Bergen for a short amount of time making a buck on acting like a Guide. Our best advise is to stay away.
Written September 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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