Discover the stunning landscapes and timeless towns of Sweden’s gorgeous countryside on an elegant 19th-century canal boat. Linking Stockholm to Gothenburg, the 180-kilometre Göta Canal passes through some of Scandinavia’s most beautiful scenery.
Get to know your fellow passengers while you enjoy the huge range of culinary delights. Three high-class meals are served every day, including a delicious breakfast, a two-course lunch and a mouth-watering three-course dinner. After the meals, many passengers choose to retire to the upper deck with a coffee or glass of wine.
Each vessel has at least 25 cabins, a sophisticated dining room, an intimate lounge area and plenty of open-air spaces where you can relax with a drink and watch the picturesque countryside drift by. Bicycles are available for shore excursions, and the helpful crew is on hand at all times to spoil you with luxurious service and superb food and wine.
Cabins are reminiscent of first-class train carriages – small but elegantly furnished with gorgeous textiles and handsome brass fittings, which provide plenty of vintage charm. Every cabin has a window or porthole and a washbasin with hot and cold water. In keeping with the authentic river-boat experience, all other facilities are shared.
CHOOSING YOUR ITINERARY
Be dazzled by the shimmering waters and 30,000 islands of the stunning Stockholm Archipelago. Glide through rich forests and peaceful villages in Sweden’s agricultural heartland. Marvel at the hand-dug channels and experience 19th-century engineering at its best as an old-fashioned lock staircase transports your boat over a 32-metre drop.
Go ashore to ‘raid’ the legendary Viking city of Birka, and explore a medieval castle on the shores of Europe’s third-largest lake. Soak up 500 years of spirituality at one of Sweden’s oldest monasteries, and enjoy Scandinavia’s best sundaes at Soderkoping’s world-famous ice creamery.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
3 or 5 nights in the cabin category of your choice, with shared facilities
Vessels: MS Juno, MS Wilhelm Tham, MS Diana
Entered service: 1874
Months of operation: May – September
Facilities: Restaurant, bicycles.