Your adventurous half-day excursion on land and sea starts when you meet your guide at the port before setting off on a picturesque cruise along the city's waterways and fjords. After settling onto your fun sightseeing launch, you will enjoy just under two hours on the water as you tour the 26-mile-long Lysefjord, the most southern major fjord in Norway. Flanked by steep mountains, some rising over 3,281 ft., you will discover how the fjord was formed during the last ice age more than 10,000 years ago. Back at the pier, you will then enjoy a relaxed and informative walking tour through Bryggen, a medieval city that was founded in 1070 and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city quickly grew to encompass a series of islands and skerries (small rocky islands), that today are connected by natural and man-made waterways, lending to its charming ambience. Your guide will show you around the old medieval port which boasts wooden wharves, warehouses and half-timbered homes, once the domain of the Hanseatic League (the guild of German and Baltic merchants) who controlled trade from England to Russia during the Middle Ages. You will also have plenty of opportunities to take photographs of some of the city's most stunning landmarks, including the 13th-century King Håkon's Hall, the 16th-century Rosenkrantz Tower, and the colorful Torget Fish Market, before making your way back to your ship.