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Address: Soderkoping 590 77, Sweden
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interesting inland cruise or long distant walk across sweden

Goodish scenery. fair and likely to be english speakng swedish staffly modern boats. Recognise that summer is short in Scandinavia. Autumn arrives in august.

Reviewed 26 January 2017
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Barx, Spain
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Barx, Spain
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61 reviews
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Goodish scenery. fair and likely to be english speakng swedish staffly modern boats. Recognise that summer is short in Scandinavia. Autumn arrives in august.

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

It was very nice, the weather was ok, not as cold as we thought it would be. A nice place to visit for a walk and to be amazed by the Gota kanal. But you should keep an eye on your children, they could fall in if not maintained because there is no protection around the sides.

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Alnwick, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I travelled the canal between December 27th to January 1st, on a cargo ship. It was COLD , but what do you expect ??? Beautiful nights, still and too cold to snow, the mooring ropes were frozen solid and difficult to handle. We arrived at a paper mill at the far end of the way, 1 metre of snow covering... More 

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Soderkoping, Sweden
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Going by chartered boat or by your own vessel... Gota Kanal will reward you with the smooth, slow boating in beautiful surroundings. To move through the level ports is exciting and there are several nice stops on the way.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

It is a great way to spend a lazy Saturday. We took the cruse boat from outside the Göta hotel in Borensberg to Berg. The history is interesting with information in Swedish, English and German over the trip. We ate the lunch on board which was good value and delicious. It can be booked online but i think tickets can... More 

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Boliden, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I was in the city and walked to the Gota canal. Stunning and gorgeous! I was luckier because at that time, a boat was crossing the locks, so I could see the whole operation from the outside. If you have the time, take one of the cruises, and enjoy the landscape in a different way!

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

I had read a bit on the Canal cruises and decided to take the 6-day Grand Cruise from Stockholm to Goteborg. I sailed on the Diana and it was a wonderful experience I will remember for the rest of my life. The crew was simply fantastic, from the Captain to the guide, the servers, the deck.hands and the kitchen crew.... More 

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Scarborough, Australia
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Much has already been written about travelling on the historic canal boats on the Gota Canal. I joined the six day cruise from Gothenberg to Stockholm, on the MS Diana. The experience was top class in every way. The tiny cabin did not detract from the enjoyment. I knew this before booking. Travelling in a manner of a bygone era... More 

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Toronto
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

I sailed with the Gota Canal Steamship Company's MS Diana on the 6-day voyage which departed Stockholm on Wednesday August 12 for Gothenburg, under the command of Capt Ola Wikander, with Ms Johanna Lingaas Türk as the Cruise Director. As a passenger in this instance, might I say that (and the magnificent late summer weather assisted greatly) it has been... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 September 2015

The views on this trip are spectacular, you get to go through 66 locks...quite an experience. Get up at 3.30am (yes that's right) if you want beautiful sunrise photos, and yes there is coffee at that hour. Food was delicious. Brochure was upfront and honest that rooms are tiny so no surprises which is good. Shared shower and toilet which... More 

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