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Paddan Boat Tours

Pusterviksgatan 13 | Kungsportsplatsen, Gothenburg 413 01, Sweden
46(0)31-60 96 70
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Ranked #1 of 21 activities in Gothenburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: The classic city tour on the Paddan boats shows you the beauty of Gothenburg from a waterside perspective. The tour takes you under 20 bridges and out... more » Owner description: The classic city tour on the Paddan boats shows you the beauty of Gothenburg from a waterside perspective. The tour takes you under 20 bridges and out to the harbour. « less
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London, England
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I had some time to kill before I went to the airport and was on my own so I jumped aboard one of these boats. Our hosts was very enthusiastic and brilliant at his job I must say. The tour goes along the water and past the shipyards, giving a history of the buildings and educating you on Gothenburg's ship... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I've been on many tours of this type and this one was well done. The guide delivered her commentary in Swedish and perfect English. The uncovered boat goes under a few very low bridges - so low that you need to kneel on the floor while passing under one of them known as the "Cheese Slicer"! The 50-minute cruise introduced... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Paddan canal tour is beautiful and very enjoyable. There is not too much to see in the city itself but the vistas are beautiful and, more importantly, the guide was the best. Immaculate English, great attitude, she clearly likes her job and loves her city and this rubs off on you. I wish all canal tours were as enjoyable... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The guide made the tour! Her humor, and dialogue in English helped us poor monolinguals Having to lie on the floor to clear a bridge called the Cheese Grater added drama. Warning: There is no toilet for the tour company, so I ran to a store by a public toilet to get coins, only to find that the toilet is... More

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Didcot
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

An hour's trip round the waterways, with a bi-lingual guide. Interesting and fun. Guide was informative but not too 'history heavy', ideal for a mixed audience. Wrap up , even in summer, because it's windy out across the river. Not recommended for a rainy day!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Are you visiting Gothenburg? Walked a lot around the shops etc. and feel for a sit down, then on a nice ,sunny day get yourself down to Paddan for a 50min.guided tour. Mind your head at times! Lovely little break for tired feet.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We knew Gothenburg's reputation for wind & rain, so when we paid our 120SEK each & boarded the barge for a canal cruise, we were prepared for the weather, with rain jackets, umbrella etc. the sun was shining when we embarked so we thought we might be in luck .... Within minutes of leaving the wharf, the rain started ,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Such a great your, and life vest for my 4 month old baby! Very accommodating and they went out of there way to make us comfortable with kids. Thanks, will recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great way to orient yourself and learn some of the city.... The boat staff was friendly and had plenty of tidbits to share about the city. A good afternoon if you have some good weather!

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Roohski
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We took a big chance and rain up for the last tickets. We knew the boats were uncovered but expected the rain a bit later. The rain didn't phase the tour guide who was great. They distribute ponchos but were 4 low (4 in our party!) and opening umbrellas wasn't much of an option due to low bridges. It's ok... More

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