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Stockholm & Gothenburg with delightful 4 day Gota Canal cruise
8 Days
May - Aug
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Explore Stockholm, one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, then board the M/S Juno, the world’s oldest registered cruising ship, for a leisurely cruise through the Gota Canal to fascinating Gothenburg, Sweden's second city.

Day 1    Arrival Stockholm
Upon arrival at the airport transfer to your hotel.  The remainder of the day and evening are at leisure. 2 nights in Stockholm at Hotel C Stockholm or similar. 

Day 2   Stockholm in a Nutshell: City Sightseeing & Islands Cruise
Your sightseeing starts this morning starts with a 1.5 hour coach trip around the city, viewing the best known sites and buildings.  Then take a boat to sail for approximately 1 hour around the royal park of Djurgården and past the most inner archipelago islands.The afternoon and evening are at leisure.  2nd overnight in Stockholm.

Day 3   Stockholm - Gota Canal Cruise:  Lake Malaren, Drottingham Palace, Birka And Trosa
Transfer this morning to the pier to board the historic M/S Juno, the world’s oldest registered passenger accommodation ship, built at the Motala shipyard and launched in 1874. Start your Gota canal voyage cruising past Hammarby lock which divides Saltsjön from Lake Mälaren. Then visit the UNESCO World heritage sites Lake Mälaren, Drottningholm Palace and Birka, the Viking City. The vessel then passes Södertälje, the largest lock in Scandinavia. In the afternoon visit the small town of Trosa, an old fishermens’ village, and enjoy a walk around the canals and alleys. 3 nights onboard with full board. 

Day 4  Cruise:  Stegeborg - Berg - Motala
Today enjoy sights including Stegeborg Castle, and Söderköping, Carlsborg and Norsholm locks. The first stop is at Berg.  Enjoy a guided walk (approx. 3km) to see the church and the remains of the old town convent. Or you can stroll along the canal or take a refreshing swim in Lake Roxen.  The next stop is Motala where the vessel docks for the night. 2nd night onboard.

Day 5  Gota Canal Cruise:  Motala - Karlsborg Fortress - Sjotorp 
This morning head out into Lake Vättern. The first stop is at Karlsborg Fortress, for an interesting guided tour of the fortress and the beautiful Garrison Church. Then the vessel passes Forsvik, Lake Viken, The Obelisk (the highest point of the Gota Canal) and Hajstorp. The next stop is at Sjötorp where there is a set of eight locks. Visit the old warehouse for some shopping, a pause at the cafe or a visit to the Sjötorp Canal Museum. Enjoy a lovely walk along the locks before getting back on board. 3rd night onboard.

Day 6  Gota Canal Cruise:  Trollhattan - Gothenburg 
This morning stop at Trollhättan Canal Museum. Learn more about the fascinating history of the Trollhättan Canal through the interesting exhibition. You can also take a walk through the beautiful old lock area. Before reaching Gothenburg, you will also pass Trollhättan and Lilla Edet.  Upon your late afternoon arrival in Gothenburg transfer to your hotel. 2 nights in Gothenburg at Clarion Hotel Post or similar.

Day 7  Gothenburg
This morning take a boat tour from the centre of the city to see the old moat and canals dating from the 17th century, while learning about the history of the city’s construction and defence. The boat travels beneath the many low bridges, including the extremely low Osthyveln (”cheese slicer”) bridge, taking you out into the fascinating harbour with it's traditional shipyards, fishing boats, historic buildings and maritime museum. The afternoon is at leisure.

You can also take an optional excursion on the Gothenburg Hop on Hop off Bus, exploring the city and its sights at your own pace. The bus stops at carefully chosen spots including Avenyn, Liseberg, Feskekôrka and many other popular sights.  You can get on and off the bus as much as you want during the 24 hour period. 

Day 8  Departure Gothenburg
Your tour arrangements end this morning with a transfer to the airport.

Departures: daily 27 May to 31 August 2018

Includes:  airport transfer to hotel in Stockholm Day 1;  2 nights accommodation in Stockholm including breakfast at mentioned hotel or similar; Stockholm city sightseeing by coach and boat Day 2; transfer from Stockholm hotel to cruise pier Day 3; 3 nights on board M/S Juno in a category B cabin (shelter deck) with shared facilities including meals from lunch on Day 3 to lunch on Day 6; transfer from pier to Gothenburg hotel Day 6; 2 nights accommodation in Gothenburg at mentioned hotel or similar including breakfast; Gothenburg Boat Tour Day 7 ; transfer hotel to airport Gothenburg Day 8. 

Notes M/S Juno: accommodation is in Category B Shelter Deck cabins. Cabin sizes are comparable to a sleeping compartment on a train and have bunk beds. The shelter deck is on the same level as the vessel entry and dining and lounge areas. All cabins have a washbasin with hot and cold water. Shower and toilet cubicles are located on each deck. There is no TV, radio or WiFi on board.

Excludes: optional activities.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 4601.00
Single AUD$ 6539.00

Includes:  airport transfer to hotel in Stockholm Day 1;  2 nights accommodation in Stockholm including breakfast at mentioned hotel or similar; Stockholm city sightseeing by coach and boat Day 2; transfer from Stockholm hotel to cruise pier Day 3; 3 nights on board M/S Juno in a category B cabin (shelter deck) with shared facilities including meals from lunch on Day 3 to lunch on Day 6; transfer from pier to Gothenburg hotel Day 6; 2 nights accommodation in Gothenburg at mentioned hotel or similar including breakfast; Gothenburg Boat Tour Day 7 ; transfer hotel to airport Gothenburg Day 8. 

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