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Gota Canal

The Göta Canal – Gothenburg to Stockholm

6-day tailor-made journey from £1,660 pp incl. flights


Short description

A wonderfully relaxing journey along Sweden's beautiful Göta Canal, from Gothenburg to Stockholm


  • Sail in style between Sweden's two city greats
  • Take in the history and beauty of the country's rural heartland
  • Spend nights in the heart of Sweden's capital, Stockholm, and its west-coast counterpart

In Brief

  • 1 Night Gothenburg
  • 3 Nights Göta Canal Steamer
  • 2 Nights Stockholm


Recommended for:
History & culture | River cruise | Short break | Summer

The Göta Canal is one of the most remarkable waterways in the world and an age-old link between Sweden's east and west coasts. Travelling in style on board an original 19th century steamer, your scenic four-day journey takes in one river, three canals, eight lakes, two seas and 66 locks, leaving ample time for stops and excursions as you take in the picturesque landscapes and historic landmarks of Sweden's rural heartland. It's all bookended by overnight city stays in Sweden's two city greats – Gothenburg and Stockholm. 

Day by day itinerary

Day 1

Begin your holiday in style with included airport lounge access before your flight out to Gothenburg. On arrival, make your way to the superb Elite Plaza before taking a stroll around Sweden's second largest city, exploring the Old Town and popping in to The Gothenburg Museum of Art, home to some of the best Nordic art in the world.

Stay: Elite Plaza Hotel, Gothenburg (Superior)

Days 2-4
Göta Canal

Embark for Stockholm from the Gothenburg docks. The journey takes four days and there are many highlights along the way. You'll cruise through a number of picturesque lakes, including Lake Vätten, the country's second largest; pass the obelisk on the Berg Canal, the highest point of the Göta; see a number of magnificent castles and glide past the unesco World Heritage Site of Birka, a Viking settlement understood to be Sweden's first.

Stay: Göta Canal Steamer

Meals: B L D

Days 5-6

Transfer to the Diplomat Hotel and spend the evening wandering around the Old Town's fabulous bars and restaurants, or, if you're still craving the water, take a boat trip around the harbour before flying home the next morning.

Stay: Hotel Diplomat, Stockholm (Superior)

Meals: B


Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

6-day tailor-made journey from £1,660 incl. flights


Package includes:

  • Return flights
  • 1 night accommodation in Gothenburg at Elite Plaza on bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 night accommodation in Stockholm at Hotel Diplomat on bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 nights Göta Canal Steamer in a category C cabin on full board basis (upgrades available)

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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