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“An unforgettable experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gota Kanal

Gota Kanal
Soderkoping, Sweden
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Torslanda
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17 reviews 17 reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“An unforgettable experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

After a bit hesitation we tried the Gota Canal (6 days from Stockholm to Gothenburg) and we were overwhelmed! The slow journey with the Diana - built around 1930 but in very good condition,- through wonderful landscape and with very nice guests on board was truly amazing. The food is on par with Guide Michelin recommendations and the service was also excellent. The cabins are small but if you chose one of the cabins on lower deck you'll get most value for your money - even if also small, these cabins have two beds beside each other.
Try the Gota Canal and you will not regret it!
Ulla-Carin

Visited August 2012
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Midwest
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17 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful, Quaint and Historical”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

We visited the Gota Canal just out of Linkoping at Berg - It is about 15 minutes and is the location that is has the multiple locks that look like stairs. It was quiet and quaint and a nice walk around the canals and down to the lake. The cruise boats were making their way up the canal along with a few sail boats. If you find excitement in the history and engineering of this canal, can find excitement in a beautiful walk and scenery then you should go. Cafe's are located on the canal - bike trails along it's edge go north - day cruises are available from the port house. Great for everyone.

Visited June 2012
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preston
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Very nice but overhyped.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

Gota Canal all very nice , good food 5 & by and large staff were ok & friendly - thats whats good said and out of the way.
Firstly it is way over priced - on the verge of ridiculous and one could quite easily (with a minimum of what Gota Canal 7 day trip would cost !) afford a holiday to the Bahamas from Europe and be "guaranteed" sunny weather. We heard stories of passengers from prevoius trips locking themselves away in their cabins ( cabins so small you have to take it in turns to get up in the morning as its so cramped) because of inclement weather for the duration of the trip. Luckilly we had almost 3 days good weather before the heavens opened and with that it rained the remaining 4 days of our trip.
So if you are thinking of booking remember to bring an umbrella as this could easily be the wettest holiday you never dreamed of !
P.S. If you do happen to be a vegetarian please note the food as a whole is pretty much of the frozen food variety and not very imaginative - a big disappointment.

Visited July 2011
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Washington, D.C., USA
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Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
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“A Little Piece of Heaven on the Gota Canal Cruise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

Thanks to the tripadvisor reviewer who put us on to this cruise on the Gota Canal. We booked through Euro River Cruises and chose the 4 day option. The boat we were on will be 100 years old next year but is meticulously maintained and wonderfully staffed. Extremely small cabins (as on a train) but you use the cabin only for sleeping. We were on the bridge deck (top) which gave us excellent access. Great weather helped and every day brought new sights as the boat stops at least once during the day as well as good companionship with the less than 50 other passengers. We travel internationally once or twice a year and rated this as one of-or perhaps the most-memorable trips. Food and service absolutely top. Highly recommended.

Visited July 2011
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Wexford Ireland
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Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
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“Gota Canal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

If visiting Linkoping you must take a trip out to the Gota Canal and watch
the boats passing through. Even if you dont have a car, its just 15 minutes
by bus - the drivers are so helpful they will tell you when to alight and then
its just 2 - 3 minutes walk. Such a beautiful and relaxing place, go for a
swim, have lunch by the side of the canal.

Visited June 2011
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