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Gota Canal Cruises

From $535 Per Person

Independent, cruises from 2 to 6 days in length.
Dates: May - Early September, TBA for 2018

Treat yourself with a canal cruise on a historic canal boat – enjoy delicious food, beverages and get plenty of time to socialize. At a tranquil pace, pass beautiful landscapes, idyllic small towns and stop for guided tours. Cruises include the traditional 4 and 6 day cruises between Stockholm and Goteborg, 2 and 3 day cruises between shorter points on the canal route as well as a newer route on the west coast between Goteborg and Grebbestad.

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Select sailing dates: May - Early Sept, TBA for 2018 (see sample of 2017 rates & dates below)

Angfartygsaktiebolaget Motala Strom was founded on February 27, 1869 It operated no fewer than 11 boats over the years carrying cargo and passengers. After a few years hiatis' for WWI and WWII, the company was ultimately renamed Rederi AB Göta Kanal.

Three of the ships remain- M/S Juno, M/S Wilhelm Tham and the newest ship built in 1931, the M/S Diana. These historical ships are unique in the world and are specially designed to fit the narrow locks in the Gota Canal. They have been carefully maintained and preserved the charm of our classic canal boats. Therefore, the interior style reflects the period when the ships were built.

Since January 2001, Gota Canal has oriented towards unique travel experiences and with a long tradition in the preservation and operation of historic vessels. This is an experience that isn't to be missed if you love unique and traditional ships. Step back in time and experience a journey you will never forget.

5 different Journeys to choose from:

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Mini Canal Cruise (2 days/ 1 night onboard) 

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$535 per person - Category C, Main Deck Cabin
$716 per person - Category B, Shelter Deck Cabin
$881 per person - Category A, Bridge Deck Cabin

Single supplement: Please inquire.


Motala - Soderkoping; June 21 & 27, July 8, 12, 23 & 27, August 7
Soderkoping - Motala; June 19 & 25, July 6, 10, 21 & 25, August 5

The Mini Canal Cruise is our shortest boat trip on the Gota Canal. During these two days you will get an unforgettable experience on board M/S Wilhelm Tham through the beautiful Östgöta section of the canal. Travel from Motala by Lake Vättern to the idyllic town Soderkoping, or vice versa. Full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner is included and will be served on board.


HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MINI CANAL CRUISE
The lock staircase of five locks at Borenshult
The hand-operated lock at Borensberg
Optional tour on your own to the remains of Vreta Kloster – Sweden’s first convent
The Carl-Johan lock staircase with seven connected locks
Runstorp, a manor house dating from Sweden’s period of greatness

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Gota Canal Highlights (3 days/ 2 nights onboard)

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$979 per person - Category C, Main Deck Cabin
$1321 per person - Category B, Shelter Deck Cabin
$1807 per person - Category A, Bridge Deck Cabin

Single supplement: Please inquire.

Mariestad - Norsholm: June 16, July 3, 18 & August 2
Norsholm - Mariestad: June 30, July 15 & 30 & August 10

The Gota Canal Highlights is our new cruise, which during three unforgettable days allows you to enjoy the most beautiful parts of the Göta Canal. The trip takes you on the M/S Wilhem Tham from the city of Mariestad on the shores of Lake Vänern to Norsholm in the province of Ostergotland, or vice versa. Full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner is included.

This trip is perfect for those that want to experience the best parts of the canal at a relaxed pace. The classic canal boat, M/S Wilhelm Tham, is docked each night. You can also book connecting bus transfer from Gothenburg to Mariestad and from Norsholm to Stockholm, or the other way around.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CRUISE
Sweden's smallest ferry, "Lina", in Töreboda
Forsviks Bruk and the paddle steamer Eric Nordevall II
Motala and the Motor Museum
The convent church of Vreta and the remains of Sweden's first convent
The Carl Johan lock staircase in Berg

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West Coast Cruise (3 days/ 2 nights onboard)

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$936 per person - Category C, Main Deck Cabin
$1249 per person - Category B, Shelter Deck Cabin
$1450 per person - Category A, Bridge Deck Cabin

Single supplement: Please inquire.

Goteborg - Grebbestad: August 16, 23 & 30
Grebbestad - Goteborg: August 19, 26 & September 2

West Coast Cruise is our three-day cruise along the coast of Bohuslän. On this cruise you get to experience the beautiful journey between Gothenburg and Grebbestad or the other way around. On board the classic canal boat M/S Wilhelm Tham full board is included, as well as an exciting excursion program.

This tripis ideal for those who want to explore the beautiful places along the West Coast of Sweden. In good company you can enjoy the stunning landscape that slowly passes by on the other side of the railing. All the meals will be served in the elegant dining room.

HIGHLIGHTS
Smögen – the heart of Bohuslän
Gullholmen – one of Bohuslän’s oldest fishing communities
The lighthouse at Vinga
Fjällbacka
Marstrand

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Classic Canal Cruise (4 days/ 3 nights onboard)

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$1624 per person - Category C, Main Deck Cabin
$1978 per person - Category B, Shelter Deck Cabin
$2468 per person - Category A, Bridge Deck Cabin

Single supplement: Please inquire.

Goteborg - Stockholm: May 25, June 5, 14 & 22, July 1, 10, 18 & 27, August 4, 13 & 21
Stockholm - Goteborg: May 30, June 9, 18 & 26, July 5, 14, 22 & 31, August 8, 17 & 25

This is our classic trip that during four days lets you explore a journey in Sweden through the waterway on board the world’s oldest registered ship with overnight accommodation, M/S Juno. The boat trip goes through the Göta Canal from Gothenburg to Stockholm, or vice versa since the company was founded in 1869. This cruise is an enjoyable experience where the road is more important than the destination. Full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner is included. Occasionally we make stops to visit the historical places along the canal. You can choose whether you prefer to get a guided tour ashore or if you want to stay aboard and enjoy a drink on the bridge deck.

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Grand Sweden Cruise (6 days/5 nights onboard)

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$2482 per person - Category C, Main Deck Cabin
$2738 per person - Category C, Queen Bed, Main Deck Cabin
$2482 per person - Category B, Shelter Deck Cabin
$3409 per person - Category A, Bridge Deck Cabin

Single supplement: Please inquire.

Goteborg - Stockholm: May 20, June 2, 16 & 29, July 11 & 24, August 5 & 18
Stockholm - Goteborg: May 26, June 10 & 22, July 5, 17 & 30, August 12 & 26
The Grand Sweden Cruise is our six-day premium cruise on the Gota Canal. You will travel on board our youngest ship M/S Diana between Gothenburg and Stockholm and you choose which direction that suits you the best. During the canal cruise we make nine stops for guided excursions and sightseeing. As always breakfast, lunch and dinner is included in the price. The biggest difference between this cruise and the 4 day cruise (directly above) is that you are docked each night while sleeping. This itinerary slows things down a bit so you can become more immersed in the surroundings.


HIGHLIGHTS OF THE GRAND SWEDEN CRUISE
The impressive lock staircase in Trollhättan (a total drop of 32 meters) and the Canal Museum
Sweden’s smallest ferry, ”Lina”, in Töreboda
Forsvik with the oldest lock in the canal, built in 1813
Vadstena, home to Saint Bridget
Motala, the capital of the Göta Canal
The convent church of Vreta and the remains of Sweden's first convent
The idyllic town Söderköping
Birka the Viking City, Sweden’s first town



Cruise prices are per person, and based on 2 persons in double/twin bedded cabin.
Single Supplement is on request.

 

This package is priced LAND ONLY. If you need assistance with booking your transatlantic airfare, let us know and we will be happy to help you.

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