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Address: Cruiseterminalen | Bus terminal, Alesund 6000, Norway
Phone Number: +47 924 82 485
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This train ride is a journey that will take you through the beautiful...

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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Brilliant staff, worth the wait!!

I visited beautiful Alesund this month with my wife on a cruise, we got off the ship and decided to go on this tour to view the town, we bought our tickets and were told to come... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited beautiful Alesund this month with my wife on a cruise, we got off the ship and decided to go on this tour to view the town, we bought our tickets and were told to come back for the next train. We came back and found that there had been a mix up at the booking office and we... More 

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china
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The little town is walkable. The train ride is expensive and could get very crowded. Not a lot to see except for the ride up to the mountain top for the view of the whole city.

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Train was parked outside the cruise terminal. Unlike other reviewers, the tape was not out of sync on our tour. The ride gave us a good introduction to this charming city.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This company is located outside of the cruise terminal, we were there last week, and I went to kiosk to buy our tickets, which cost 180 NOK per person, I asked for two tickets and gave the lady in the kiosk a 500 NOK note she gave me 40 NOK change, when I told her of her mistake she just... More 

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Jan H, Manager at City Train Sightseeing, responded to this review

We deeply regret what happened, unfortunately these situations happen but we can ensure that they are not intentional. Please accept our apologies. More 

Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We were on an NCL cruise, and able to buy tickets for this sightseeing tour near the pier. It was a nice little "train" looking tour, but of course it didn't run on tracks. More of a tram. The cars were nicely enclosed to help keep the weather outside. It took us on a nice tour of the city, and... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We discovered this next to where our cruise was docked and decided to give it a go. It was something like 180NOK (£16) each and you can pay by credit card. Our whole carriage spoke English so our commentary was played aloud rather than through the earphones. We both felt a bit ripped off at the end. The tape was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Having walked around Alesund in the morning we booked this in the afternoon mainly to get up to the top of the mountain. The view from there is tremendous but also found the tour around town very interesting and informative. It was very bust that day with two cruise ships in so times were going quickly.

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Tinsukia, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

The main reason we took the train was to get to Fjellstua Viewpoint, being with elders and kids it worked out great for us. The Wifi and the Recorded commentary over headphones added to the charms. The total journey was for 90 minutes which included a 15 minutes stop at the view point.

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HURON, OHIO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We boarded the train and proceeded to tour the downtown area. We eventually traversed the road up to Mount Askala. Do not forget your camera as the views from the mount are spectacular.

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We really enjoyed this low-key tour of the city. You get a view of the many neighborhoods with pretty good commentary, and go up to the top of Mt Aksia Viewpoint, to get great views of the whole area. We went off the ship as soon as it docked to get our tickets; they sold out pretty quickly and there... More 

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