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Let us tantalize your taste buds and ignite your senses on this unforgettable gastronomic adventure in Bergen, Norway! Along with your expert local guide and likeminded small group of travellers you will get to visit (and taste) the hidden gems of this world famous city set in the heart of the stunning Norwegian Fjords.

What's included?

  • Flights: return flights from London Gatwick to Bergen, regional departures may be available (subject to availability and potential regional departure supplement)
  • Transfers: Private group transfers are included throughout (based on set flight times)
  • Accommodation: 3 nights at Hotel Heimen in a standard double/twin room
  • Meals:  3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • The following activities are included in the holiday price: Bergen food tour, Crab Fishing and outdoor cooking outside Bergen, Mostraumen Fjord Cruise (order of activities is subject to change).
  • Experienced, English-speaking local host throughout the holiday
  • 24/7 assistance from our UK based operations team and in destination support from our local partners

Immerse yourself in the rich culinary tapestry of Bergen, Norway, on a captivating small-group, guided holiday designed for food enthusiasts. This exclusive experience transcends the typical sightseeing tour, taking you on a delicious journey through breathtaking landscapes, historical sites, and the very heart of Bergen's vibrant food scene.

This three-night short break combines some gentle guided activities to allow you to explore Bergen as the Gateway to the Norwegian Fjords, and meet some of its welcoming local residents who will each share their own ‘off the beaten track’ experiences and recommendations for your free time.

Bergen has a bustling gastronomic scene, it’s iconic ‘Fish market’ has been a meeting place for locals and visitors since 1276 and still plays host to local farmers markets once a month. The town, which is surrounded by the sea, has high mountains, deep fjords, and plenty of access to lush alpine pastures, providing excellent, fresh produce both on land and in the sea.

There are many internationally recognised restaurants in the Bergen region, and the number of world-class chefs is rising. Creative culinary artists that masterfully blend local ingredients, seasonal twists, and inventiveness to create, preserve, and transmit the local food culture and gastronomy.

Aside from the gastronomic elements of this holiday we also include a fjord cruise from Bergen to the scenic Osterfjord and Mostraumen Channel on board a high speed catamaran.

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We include more, no hidden costs

On each of our holidays you will see a clear outline of exactly what's included in the price of your holiday. We never use 'headline' or 'lead-in' prices like so many tour operators, as we prefer to include as much as we can, rather than see our clients incur considerable additional costs in our destinations.
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⭐FREE Roundtrip on the Mount Fløyen funicular ⭐

With endless woodland trails and spectacular views of Bergen.
Terms: Offer valid on bookings made between 16 – 31st May 2024. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion. Subject to availability.

You can secure your places with an initial £50 per person deposit.

This tour requires a minimum number of 10 participants in order to operate. Your flights will not be booked and confirmed until we have reached this number at which time we will request a further deposit of £450 per person. The final balance payment will be requested 9 weeks before departure.

If the minimum number of bookings is not reached, we may make the decision to cancel the tour.

This will always be at least 9 weeks before the departure date and we will of course notify you and refund your deposit if the trip is cancelled.

Fri 16 Aug 2024
to Mon 19 Aug 2024
Adults £ 1,595

The standard group size for this holiday is minimum travellers 10, Maximum travellers 24 (approximately)

Please note that the following cancellation terms supersede those mentioned in section 7 of our general booking terms and conditions.

- Up to balance due date - Loss of deposit (including the full cost of flights or other services where paid at the time of booking)

- between balance due date and 43 days prior to departure - 50%

- 42 to 31 days prior to departure – 75%

- 30 or less days - 100%

Next season’s dates and prices

Fri 15 Aug 2025
to Mon 18 Aug 2025
Adults £ 1,785

For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

The Specifics

Group Size

We always try to provide an approximation of the group size you can expect to be with for the duration of each of our holidays. It may be that you are joined by others for parts of your holiday (such as transfers and particular activities) but the above number reflects those you can normally expect to be with from beginning to end. If group size is something which is particularly important to you, please speak to our Travel Experts and they can suggest the best holidays for you.

Tailor-made holiday group sizes will vary for all activities as will the group size for any additional activities you book.

Minimum and maximum age

If a specific minimum age applies to this holiday, it can be found in the Key Facts box on the holiday Overview page.

Unless otherwise stated in the in the Key Facts box on the holiday Overview page, the minimum age for participation in an Artisan holiday is typically 8 years old (there may be younger children in some destinations who have booked with other companies). If an adult-only environment is important to you, then please contact our Travel Experts and they will advise on the best dates and destinations for you. If you are looking for a holiday designed specifically for families then please see our sister company

Itinerary amendments

The order of activities listed in this agenda is provided for guidance only, your final and detailed itinerary will be provided either with your final travel documents (which are uploaded into your online account around a week prior to departure) or upon arrival.

Medical History and Advice

We want our holidays to be accessible as they can be and will do our best to accommodate any special requests and requirements where possible. We have a wide range of holidays and destinations and so our travel experts will help find the best holiday for you.

In order to give us the best possible chance to do this we ask that if you or any member of your party has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements, that you tell us at the time of enquiry or booking. You must also promptly advise us if any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed. You may need to provide a doctor’s note and proof of insurance in some cases as the health and safety of our clients is absolutely paramount.

In providing this information you are allowing us to work with our expert local partners to ensure that your whole party can enjoy the holiday. By letting us know in advance we can discreetly work with you to adapt any part of the holiday which may potentially be challenging. Being able to prepare for this in advance makes an incredible difference to what we can offer and minimises any impact on your party and the rest of the group.

Unfortunately, if you choose not to share this information with us in advance then it may limit some or all of the itinerary you have booked, and we cannot be held accountable for any additional costs or missed activities resulting from this.


Insurance is not included in your holiday, but it is a pre-requisite to travelling with us. You will need to ensure that you have cover for all the activities that you will be participating in during your holiday.

It is extremely important that you take out a suitable travel insurance policy at the time of booking. Plans do sometimes change, and you will need this policy should you need to cancel your holiday.

If you are struggling to find a suitable policy then details of our preferred provider, who will cover you for all the activities we offer, can be found on our website by clicking here. Please note that this policy is available to EU residents under the age of 75 only.

The UK Foreign Office Advice

Our clients’ safety is at the centre of everything we do, and our operations team continually assesses and monitors the destinations we feature. We carry out thorough risk assessments and work closely with all of our suppliers to continually follow best practice. For up to date travel advice the UK government offers its Travel Aware website as well as the advice detailed below.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Advice

We receive all updates from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) with regards to travel advice and we always ensure that we follow this advice in our operations. The FCO issues travel advisories for countries based on a very wide range of factors. They may provide notification about things as simple as a football match and crowds, or they may go so far as to advise against all travel to a region. We ask all our clients to refer to the relevant Travel Advice by Country for the destinations they are visiting in order to make an informed decision on the safety of the destination based on the details provided. It also provides vital information regarding entry requirements, embassy information, local laws and customs as well as specific safety and health. Guests should take responsibility for keeping themselves up to date with this advice. Please also ensure that, if you are transiting through another country, you have read the advice and meet the entry requirements for that destination too.

The FCO travel advice is applicable to British Passport Holders. Most governments will issue their own travel advice for a region and, if you are not a UK resident then you can find some helpful links below:

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade                                                   

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade                                                 

Canadian Consular Affairs Bureau                                                                                                     

The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs

If the FCO deems that there is an unacceptable level of risk for UK citizens then, together with the government, they may issue an advisory against all travel to a region or country. If such an advisory is published, then we will act accordingly, and this may require the cancellation, curtailment or amendment of a holiday itinerary. These decisions are made on the basis of ensuring our clients’ safety and will affect all clients on the holiday, regardless of their nationality.

If one of our local experts suggests an amendment due to a situation which develops locally then we may also take the decision to amend an itinerary appropriately.

If we have to cancel your holiday prior to departure you will be offered the option of an alternative trip (where any price difference will either be refunded to or covered by you) or a full refund of the monies paid.

If we have to curtail a holiday, then you will be refunded for any costs for the elements we have been unable to deliver, where we have been able to secure a refund from our suppliers. If we must reroute a holiday, then any basis for refund is determined on a case by case basis and dependent on whether the central holiday experience was provided or not.

Booking activities locally

Additional activities can be booked locally in almost all our destinations. However, as per our booking conditions, we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss incurred through participation in activities which are booked at your destination outside of our holiday itinerary (see our ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further details).

When arranging any such activity please always ensure that safety is your primary concern.

In some of our destinations, you can borrow or hire equipment for use in your free time. You do so entirely at your own risk. You must ensure that you are properly prepared, have the necessary equipment and knowledge (maps, etc) and ensure that where applicable, you follow marked routes. We recommend discussing your plans with the local teams who will be able to advise on the most suitable options for you.

Always let the reception/guide know where you are planning to go and take a torch and mobile phone (with the hotel/guide’s phone number stored). It is also a good idea to leave your contact number and the time you expect to return to the hotel should the hotel need to contact you.

Brexit information for British Passport holders

For the most up to date information on how the UK’s departure from the EU may affect your holiday please click here to view our Brexit information for British Passport holders.

Flight schedule changes and connecting transportation

On your documentation, we will confirm your flight schedule. Sometimes the flight number, routing and timings might change prior to your departure. If the change is classed as a significant change then we will contact you to discuss this. Please see our booking conditions for details.

Flight schedule changes can impact on your pre and post-holiday travel arrangements if these have been booked separately to your holiday. We strongly recommend that you do not book transport (such as trains or transfers), car parking or non-connecting flights to the departure point for your holiday until you have received your final confirmed travel times when your final travel documents are issued. We are not responsible for the effect of any schedule change on your pre or post travel arrangements. We strongly recommend that you do not purchase non-flexible or non-refundable tickets to avoid cancellation and penalty charges.

Booking your own flights - cancellation disclaimer

If you have chosen to book your own flights, then you will need to wait until we confirm to you that the holiday departure has met the minimum numbers required to run (if applicable to your chosen holiday). Once the holiday is guaranteed to run, you will be informed and you can then make your arrangements.

If transfers are included in your holiday, please ensure that any potential flights will be met by our standard transfers (speak to one of our Travel Experts for advice) otherwise private transfer supplements may be applicable. Once your flights are booked, please send us a copy of your detailed flight itinerary.

Please be aware that most tickets are non-refundable in the case of cancellation. For this reason, we strongly advise you check the rules of the ticket and check the limitations of your cancellation insurance before booking. We cannot be held liable, in the unlikely eventuality that we should be forced to cancel or amend your trip, for losses incurred relating to any flight booking you have made.

Terms and Conditions

Our full booking terms and conditions can be found on our website:

Minimum travellers 10, Maximum travellers 20

  • You will arrive at Bergen airport just before 12 noon where you will be met by your local host for the duration of the tour. A short 30-minute private transfer will take you to the start point for your tour, the bus will continue onto your centrally located hotel where your luggage will be securely stored until you return to check in.

    What an introduction to Norway! This three-hour walking tour combines the city's fascinating story, from Viking roots to modern life, with a delectable journey through local and national Norwegian cuisine.

    Unveiling Bergen's Culinary Heritage:

    • Our adventure begins at Oleana, where you'll be served a delicious platter which includes cured meats, regional cheeses, and a refreshing 7 Fjell beer, immersing yourself in Bergen's most traditional flavours.

    A Seafood Symphony at the Fish Market:

    • Next, we head to the bustling fish market, where your taste buds will take centre stage as you indulge in five distinct salmon preparations, showcasing the city's love affair with the sea.

    Savoury & Sweet Delights:

    • We'll continue with a true Norwegian classic – a delicious hot dog from Bergen's most famous stand.
    • Then, tantalize your sweet tooth with a unique treat at 26th North: a classic Norwegian waffle topped with cured ham and a dollop of cream.

    Grand Finale with a View:

    • Our culinary adventure reaches new heights as we take the funicular railway up Mount Fløien. Here, you'll enjoy a final delightful dessert while soaking in breathtaking panoramic views of Bergen.


    This tour promises a delightful synergy of history and gastronomy, leaving you with a deeper understanding of Bergen and exactly why we have chosen it for one of our Gastronomy holidays!

    After the tour you will be taken to your centrally located hotel to check in. This evening is left free to relax and explore the area around your hotel.

    Included Meals:  Lunch
  • Calling all food enthusiasts! This exclusive activity offers a unique opportunity to delve into the world of Bergen's seafood bounty. Following breakfast in the hotel you will be met by your host and transferred on a scenic 40-minute drive to the picturesque islet of Syltøy in Øygarden. Upon arrival, you'll be outfitted with appropriate outerwear for a comfortable and safe experience on the boat.

    After a thorough safety briefing, you will set sail on the 28-foot open boat for an exciting crab fishing expedition. Under expert guidance, you'll learn traditional methods for catching these delicious crustaceans. Following a successful fishing session, you'll return to a charming seaside cabin. Inside this historic setting, you'll witness the transformation of your catch as we prepare and cook the crabs using the traditional methods.

    The highlight of the tour awaits: a delightful feast featuring the freshly cooked crabs accompanied by crusty bread, zesty mayonnaise, and refreshing lime wedges. Locally sourced apple juice will complement the meal. To tantalize your taste buds further, you will also be presented with an exquisite starter – a selection of hand-picked shrimp (normally from that very morning!) and other treasures gleaned from the shoreline.

    Our local partners are very committed to responsible fishing practices that respect the delicate marine ecosystem. As part of the activity you will learn about ethical methods for harvesting crabs and the importance of preserving the natural environment. This tour is designed to be an immersive,  multi-sensory experience. As you explore nature and learn to cook like a local, you'll be enveloped by the sights, sounds, and aromas of Øygarden. The activity will last for around 5 hours in total and will end with the transfer back to the hotel.

    This afternoon is left free for you to explore before you reconvene for a special dinner this evening.  We have chosen Restaurant Frescohallen for tonight’s dinner. Frescohallen isn't just a restaurant; it's a portal to Bergen's vibrant past. This stunning venue, housed within a meticulously restored former stock exchange (built 1861-82!), seamlessly blends historical grandeur with contemporary sophistication. Opened in May 2022, it's rapidly become a local favourite. "Let's Fresco!" – It's more than just a tagline; it's an invitation to indulge in an unforgettable culinary and historical adventure. Join us for a three-course dinner and discover why Frescohallen is a must-visit in Bergen.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • In the morning your host will meet you and escort you to the harbour where you will embark on a 3-hour adventure through the majestic fjords near Bergen. From the high-speed catamaran you will have front row seats to the breathtaking landscapes of the Osterfjord and the dramatic Mostraumen Channel.

    As you depart Bergen's inner harbour, take a moment to admire the city's rich history. From the water you can see the imposing medieval fortress Bergenhus, the iconic St. Mary's Church, and the vibrant Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    As you leave Bergen behind, your journey then unfolds through the picturesque Western Norwegian scenery. Glide through the Cityfjord, Salhusfjord, and Osterfjord, before reaching the awe-inspiring Mostraumen Channel. Here, your skilled captain will expertly navigate the narrow passages, weaving through a maze of islands, towering fjords, and cascading waterfalls. The cruise will last around 3 hours in total, upon your return to Bergen you will have free time to visit whichever restaurant you would prefer – our local host is also on hand to make any recommendations.

    This evening the group will enjoy their farewell dinner at Bryggen Tracteursted.  This isn't just our favourite Bergen restaurant – it's an experience unlike any other. Here, history, hospitality, and exceptional cuisine come together to create a truly memorable visit. Located within the enchanting Bryggen Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bryggen Tracteursted is steeped in Bergen's rich past. Step back in time and explore the beautifully preserved Svendsgården's Schøtstue (dating back to 1708!), the atmospheric Ildhus (Firehouse), and the Skjenkestue (Taproom). The restaurant's menu celebrates the bounty of the region, showcasing fresh, local produce prepared with a touch of modern flair. Whether you prefer a cozy indoor setting or a delightful meal in the charming backyard, Bryggen Tracteursted offers something for everyone.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
  • Today, the group tour will come to an end, you can either bid farewell to your fellow travellers and return home or alternatively our travel experts can extend your stay either in Bergen or by arranging a visit to nearby Flåm on the famous Flåm railway or to a different area of Norway all together! Speak to our local team to discuss all the available options.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast

Included in price

Hotel Heimen

Nights: 1-3

Experience the charm of Bergen at Hotel Heimen, a newly renovated historic gem (formerly Hordaheimen) dating back to 1918. This hotel blends the warmth of tradition with modern design, creating a unique and intimate atmosphere. Admire a curated collection of Norwegian contemporary art throughout the hotel, a true reflection of Bergen's vibrant spirit. In the typical understated Norwegian style, the hotel describes itself as ‘Bergen’s most pleasant hotel’ but we feel it is much more than that and provides the ideal, central base to explore the town.

Hotel Heimen boasts a central location, just steps from Bergen's iconic harbour. Explore the famed Bryggen wharf, vibrant Fisketorget fish market, and the fascinating aquarium – all within walking distance.  The hotel has 100 rooms in various sizes and categories.

Room types

Double/ Twin room: This hotel room offers either a double bed or two single beds. It includes amenities such as a desk, TV, free Wi-Fi, and a bathroom with a shower.

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