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About Rollo's Footsteps
Join us on our Viking tour, board a real dragon ship, taste the travel food and hear the Viking sagas! Our knowledgeable tour guides, dressed in garments from the Viking period, tell the Viking stories based on the history and the lore’s that are passed down from one generation to the next. Our deepest desire is – for you to bring home the best cultural experience from Norway! Come with us, journey back in time and bring home the ultimate culture experience! In order to book a tour visit our webpage or contact us directly. The tours will be available from 15.5.2019 until 15.9.2019. Tickets are valid for the entire day and tour will be arranged to best fit your travelling schedule. If you require more information, do not hesitate and contact us. Cruise passengers: We will make sure that you will be able to return in time to your cruise.
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Joy C wrote a review Sep 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I thoroughly enjoyed my morning learning about the history of Norwegian Vikings. The mead was yummy! And the Dragon boat was authentic and our host was very genuine. Thanks so much!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Melanie R wrote a review Sep 2019
Orillia, Ontario, Canada6 contributions1 helpful vote
This company took fantastic care of my group. Lots of laughs and entertainment. Fantastic rapport with my clients all with a side of Viking History. We all really enjoyed it.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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nicnuts wrote a review Sep 2019
London, United Kingdom15 contributions13 helpful votes
Still waiting for the refund promised by guide, no Viking boat just small English trader boat only 20 feet long, not 60 odd feet, that leaked so couldn't board, if they had informed us of this, as I only booked 3 days before it would have saved a lot of trouble as it wasted the morning. They should suspend trips until the advertised ship is back in service. The guide tried hard in a difficult situation. I have photos but I think they wouldn't show them in a good light.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from RolloTeam, Daglig leder at Rollo's Footsteps
Responded Sep 12, 2019
Hi. Sorry for your wasted time. We have made the refund as promised, but it may take a few days since card payments goes through secure connections out of our control. (Ticket system/ booking system and banks). This is new to us so I will take a call to support and check if it is possible to get a hint of the timeline for this prosess. In terms of the boat we also prefer our own Bjarka, and had actually closed most trips for the last three weeks of the season except from days where we did not have contact info or guests who wanted tour anyways. As a subtitute we rented, as you mention, a traditional boat (1850) built with same techniques and tools known as a Sunnmørsboat used for fishing and local trading. This craft was exported with Vikings and is still known as a traditional boat many places also in UK. Our product is educational storytelling with props and a part of that is boat construction, navigation and survival in long voyages at sea. This is why we use a boat and prefer the bigger vessel so guest may sit during presentation. Post season I will have a consulting team look into our product description to be sure that it is clear what you may expect. "See a Viking Ship, Taste Viking Food, Hear Viking stories."
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Phoenix_dream wrote a review Sep 2019
Wheaton, IL146 contributions86 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our tour. We happened to be the tour the day after the original Viking boat sank and many staff members were up very late working hard to secure another boat. This meant that we only had one staff member guiding us rather than the usual two. That said, the member we had (I apolgize for not remembering the name) was very personable, and very knowledgable. We could tell he really valued his heritage. I would recommend this as an interesting tour to anyone who wants to learn more about Vikings.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Elizabeth C wrote a review Sep 2019
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Our guides had a great rapport and were in Viking character. The tour was both entertaining and educational and I'd highly recommend joining the Vikings if you have time while in Alesund.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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