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Classic Canal Cruise

3-Night Cruise from Gothenburg – Stockholm (or reverse)

MS Juno

Gota Canal map
2017 and 2018 Departure Dates & Pricing
Gothenburg to Stockholm (or reverse) - 4 days
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Detailed Itinerary: Gothenburg to Stockholm

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DAY 1: Gothenburg (Embarkation Day) - Lake Vänern

09.00 Departure from Gothenburg, Packhuskajen 10

13.15 - 15:30 Lilla Edet

The lock at Lilla Edet, built in 1916, is the first lock on our journey. The original lock was opened in 1607 and was the first lock in Sweden.

14.45 - 15.30 Trollhättan Locks

The impressive flight of locks at Trollhättan consists of four locks, covering a 32-metre difference in water level. There are three lock systems and the biggest one (from 1916) is still in use.

15.30 - 17.00 Trollhättan

Trollhättan Canal Museum is located in a storehouse from 1893. Learn more about the fascinating history of the Trollhätte Canal through the interesting exhibition and film shown here. You can also take a walk through the beautiful old lock area.

18.00 Vänersborg

This is the last town before we head out into Lake Vänern. The "Brinkebergskulle" lock is just before Vänersborg.

18.30 - 03.00 Lake Vänern

44 metres above sea level. Sweden's largest lake. Lake Vänern is the third largest lake in Europe, after the Ladoga and Onega lakes in Russia.

22.45 Läckö Castle

Our ship passes Läckö Castle, which was built in 1298 as a bishop's residence. Its golden age was during the reign of Magnus Gabriel de la Gardie, who transformed it into a baroque castle in 1652.

DAY 2 : Sjötorp - Motala

03:00- 05.20 Sjötorp

Here we enter the first of the 58 narrow locks on the Göta Canal. At Sjötorp we have a set of eight locks and also the remains of some old shipyards.

5:10-7:00am Godhögen - Hajstorp övre

We pass a lock system consisting of four locks in beautiful surrounings. In 1822 the western section of the Göta Canal was inaugurated at Hajstorp. For "early birds" walking is possible from Godhögen to Hajstorp, approx. 1.5 km.

10.20 Töreboda

The railway line between Stockholm and Göteborg crosses the canal here. Töreboda also proudly presents Sweden's smallest ferry, "Lina", which travels back and forth across the Göta Canal.

12.20 The Berg Canal/the Obelisk

An obelisk marks the highest point (91.5 metres above sea level) of that part of the Göta Canal. This part of the canal is called the Berg Canal and originally had a sharp bend which was straightened in 1930-1933.

12.50 Tåtorp

One of the canal's two manually operated locks is found here.

12.50 - 15.00 Lake Viken

The beautiful Lake Viken (91.8 metres above sea level) serves as a water reservoir for the western section of the Göta Canal.

14.00 - 15.00 Spetsnäskanalen/Billströmmen

We steer through two narrow, wooded passages and small lakes with water lilies.

15.00 - 15.10 Forsvik

Forsvik has a very interesting industrial history. the lock, built in 1813, is the oldest one in the canal. The impressive iron bridge was constructed in the same year. In the lock we are sometimes greeted with songs and flowers by the Kindbom family, a religious group . From here on we be going downwards!

15.50 - 18.00 Karlsborg Fortress

We visit Karlsborg Fortress, initiated by Baltazar von Platen and built 1819-1909. Here you can enjoy an interesting guided tour of the fortress and the beautiful Garrison Church.

18.00 - 20.00 Lake Vättern

89 metres above sea level. Sweden's second largest and also deepest lake (128 metres deep).

20.00 Arrival in Motala

It was Baltazar von Platen who drew up the plans for Motala, and today it is called "the Capital of Göta Canal". In 1822 an engineering works, Motala Werkstad, was established here to serve the Göta Canal and is today considered to be the cradle of Swedish industry. Here you also find the head of the Gota Canal Company, responsible for operation and maintenance. You can walk to see Baltazar von Platen's grave, about 1km along the left side of the canal. Overnight stop.

Day 3: Motala - Söderköping - The Baltic

04.00 Departure from Motala

05.10 -05.50 Borenshult

Lock stairway of five locks. The song of the nightingale is often heard in this area.

05.50 -07.00 Lake Boren

73 metres above sea level.

07.00-07.10 Borensberg

Here is a manually operated lock and the wellknown Göta Hotel (built in 1908).

07.30 Kungs Norrby, aqueduct

The acqueduct at Kungs Norrby was built in 1993 and leads over the national route 36.

10.20 Ljungsbro Aqueduct

We pass over the second aqueduct (built in 1970) on our journey.

10.40 Berg (Heda)

We start our descent in the lock system of Berg (15 locks) towards Lake Roxen.

The convent of Vreta dates from about 1100 and was the first nunnery in Sweden. Its importance was later superseded by the convent founded by Saint Bridget (St. Brigitta) at Vadstena. the old convent church at Vreta is one of Sweden's most interesting, offering many medieval treasures. Today, it is used as a parish church and is therefore not always open to visitors. The tour guide will take us on a walk (approx. 3km). to see the church and the remains of the convent. As an alternative, you can walk along the canal or take a swim in Lake Roxen.

12.10-13.10 Berg (Carl-Johan)

The Carl-Johan lock staircase is the longest in the canal with seven connected locks. Here we board the ship again before steeering out on the lake.

13.10 - 15.30 Lake Roxen

33 metres above sea level.

15.30 - 15.40 Norsholm

The railway line between Stockholm and Malmö crosses here.

17.10 -17.50 Lake Asplången

27 metres above sea level.

19.20 - 20.40 Carlsborg-Mariehov-Duvkullen

A set of nine locks taking us into Söderköping.

21.00 - 22.00 Söderköping

Söderköping is an idyllic town, which was founded in the 13th century and it was most important during the Hansa period. The town also has a long and fascinating history as a spa. Time at your own disposal in Söderköping.

23.20 Mem

Passing through the last narrow lock before Slätbaken, an inlet of the Baltic, we leave the Göta Canal. On 26th Sept. 1832, the Göta Canal was inaugurated at Mem amid great pomp and circumstance in the presence of King Karl XIV Johan and his family.

23.20 - 08.45 The Baltic

We cross open water for a short bit and then weave through the archipelago in the early morning light.

Day 4: Södertälje - Stockholm (Disembarkation Day)

08.45 - 08.55 Södertälje

Södertälje lock, 135 metres long, is the largest lock that we will go through.

08.55 - 15.20 Lake Mälaren

0.3 metres above sea level. Sweden's third largest lake.

10.30 - 12.30 Birka

The Viking community of Birka on the island of Björkö is often regarded as Sweden's first town. The town was an important harbour for international shipping and trade. It was in use for about 250 years and was abandoned before the year 1000. Birka features on the World Heritage list. Guided walk on the island (about 3 km hilly walk) and visit a museum.

14.15 Drottningholm Castle

Drottningholm Castle, the home of the Royal family since 1981, is on UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites. The castle is passed when there is time enough.

15.30 Hammarby Lock

The final lock on our journey delivers us from Lake Mälaren into Saltsjön.

16.00 Arrival in Stockholm Skeppsbrokajen

Our cruise ends at Skeppsbrokajen 103, in the Old Town of Stockholm.

Departures & Pricing

Detailed Itinerary: Stockholm to Gothenburg

Skip to Gothenburg to Stockholm itinerary

Day 1: Stockholm (Embarkation Day) -Trosa

09.00 Departure from Stockholm, Skeppsbrokajen 103

09.30 Hammarby lock

The first lock on our journey divides Saltsjön from Lake Mälaren.

09.40-12.30 Lake Mälaren

0.3 metres above sea level. Sweden’s third largest lake.

10.30 Drottningholm Castle

Drottningholm Castle, the home of the Royal family since 1981, is on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites.

12.30-12.40 Södertälje

Södertälje lock, 135 metres long, is the largest lock in Scandinavia.

12.40  The Baltic Sea

The archipelago of St Anna and Södermanland.

16.00-18.00 Trosa

The small town of Trosa dates all the way back to the 14th century. It was then known as a fishermens’ village. Regular steamer traffic from Stockholm and Nyköping began in 1860, bringing large numbers of summer visitors. Enjoy a walk around the canals and alleys of Trosa (app. 2.5 km).

Day 2: Stegeborg - Motala

00.15 Stegeborg

The ruins of the Stegeborg Castle are beautifully situated on a small island overlooking the bay of Slätbaken. The fort dates from the early Middle Ages and was built to guard the inlet to Söderköping.

01.00-03.15 Mem

On 26th September 1832, the Göta Canal was inaugurated at Mem amid great pomp and circumstance in the presence of King Karl XIV Johan and his family. We now go through the first of the 58 narrow locks on the Göta Canal.

04.55-05.05 Söderköping

The idyllic town Söderköping was founded in the early 1200s and was very important during the Hanseatic period. The town also has a long and very interesting history as a spa.

05.35-06.45 Duvkullen-Mariehov-Carlsborg

There are eight locks in the short distance of around two kilometres. Take the opportunity to stretch your legs between the locks.

08.20-08.50 Lake Asplången

27 metres above sea level.

10.20-10.30 Norsholm lock

Here the canal crosses the main railway line between Stockholm and Malmö.

10.30-12.30 Lake Roxen

33 metres above sea level.

12.30 -13.30 Berg (Carl-Johan)

The Carl-Johan lock staircase is the longest in the canal with seven connected locks.

The convent of Vreta dates from about 1100 and was the first nunnery in Sweden. Its importance was later superseded by the convent founded by Saint Bridget (St. Birgitta) at Vadstena. The old convent church at Vreta is one of Sweden’s most interesting, offering many medieval treasures. Today, it is used as a parish church and is therefore not always open to visitors. The tour guide will take us on a walk (app. 3 km) to see the church and the remains of the convent. As an alternative you can walk along the canal, or take a swim in Lake Roxen.

15.00 Berg (Heda)

The ship has passed all 15 locks in the Berg lock system. It is time to board for departure.

15.20 Ljungsbro, aqueduct

We pass the first of two aqueducts in the canal. The Ljungsbro aqueduct was built in 1970.

18.00 Kungs Norrby, aqueduct

The aqueduct at Kungs Norrby was built in 1993 as part of the national route 36.

18.30-18.40 Borensberg

At Borensberg there is a hand-operated lock. Shortly before the lock we pass a small gazebo leaning out over the canal in a sharp bend known as the "Helmsman’s Horror", and after that we see the well-known Göta Hotel, built in 1908.

18.40-19.40 Lake Boren

73 metres above sea level.

19.40-20.20 Borenshult

Lock staircase of five locks where you might hear the nightingale sing.

21.20 Arr. Motala

It was Baltzar von Platen who drew up the plans for Motala, and today it is called "the Capital of the Göta Canal". In 1822 an engineering works, Motala Werkstad, was established here to serve the Göta Canal and is today considered to be the cradle of Swedish industry. Here you will also find the head office of the Gota Canal Company, responsible for operation and maintenance. We visit the Motor Museum, with its large exhibition of antique cars and motorcycles in authentic surroundings, collection of radios, toys, household appliances and more. You can also walk to see Baltzar von Platen’s grave, about 1 km along the left side of the canal. Overnight stop.

Day 3: Motala - Lake Vänern

05.45 Departure from Motala

We leave Motala and head out into Lake Vättern.

05.45-08.00 Lake Vättern

89 metres above sea level. Sweden’s second largest lake.

08.00-10.00 Karlsborg Fortress

We visit Karlsborg Fortress, initiated by Baltzar von Platen and built 1819-1909. The guided tour is a journey through time and space, full of surprises and special effects.

10.45-10.55 Forsvik

Forsvik has a very interesting industrial history. The lock, built in 1813, is the oldest one in the canal. The impressive iron bridge dates from the same year. In the lock we are sometimes greeted with songs and flowers by the Kindbom family, a religious group.

10.55-11.50 Billströmmen/the Spetsnäs Canal

Through two narrow, wood-lined passages and small lakes full of water lilies, we steer out into Lake Viken.

11.50-13.15 Lake Viken

The beautiful Lake Viken (91.8 metres above sea level) serves as a water reservoir for the western section of the Göta Canal.

13.15 Tåtorp

At Tåtorp there is another hand-operated lock. From here on we will be going downwards!

13.45 The Berg Canal/the Obelisk

An obelisk marks the highest point (91.5 metres above sea level) of the Göta Canal. This part of the canal is called the Berg Canal and originally had a sharp bend which was straightened in 1930-33.

15.55 Töreboda

The railway line between Stockholm and Gothenburg crosses the canal here. Töreboda also proudly presents Sweden’s smallest ferry, "Lina", which travels back and forth across the Göta Canal.

16.40-17.00 Hajstorp

A lock system consisting of four locks. In 1822 the western section of the Göta Canal was inaugurated at Hajstorp. Here you can see the old home of the Canal Engineer. If you want to stretch your legs this is a good place, Hajstorp to Godhögen lock is app. 1.5 km.

18.40 Norrkvarn

All onboard!

20.40-22.15 Sjötorp

At Sjötorp there is a set of eight locks, and also the remains of some old shipyards. We visit the old warehouse, where you can find a shop selling, among other things, clothes and home décor, a café and the Sjötorp Canal Museum. In the museum you can see old pictures of Sjötorp, the interiors of several old ships, a large collection of ships’ engines, etc. There is also a map of all the sunken ships in the Lake Vänern. It is also possible to take a walk along the locks.

22.30-06.30 Lake Vänern

44 metres above sea level. Sweden’s largest lake and the third largest lake in Europe, after the Ladoga and Onega lakes in Russia.

Day 4: Lake Vänern - Gothenburg (Disembarkation Day)

08.00-09.15 Trollhättan

The Trollhättan Canal Museum is located in a storehouse from 1893. Learn more about the fascinating history of the Trollhätte Canal through the interesting exhibition and film shown here. You can also take a walk through the beautiful lock area.

09.15-10.15 Trollhättan, locks

The impressive lock staircase at Trollhättan consists of four locks, and has a total drop of 32 metres. Of the three parallel lock systems here, only the biggest one (from 1916) is still in use.

12.30-12.45 Lilla Edet

The lock at Lilla Edet, built in 1916, is the last lock on our journey. The original lock was opened in 1607 and was the first lock in Sweden.

16.00 Arr. Gothenburg, Packhuskajen 10

Our cruise ends at Packhuskajen 10, near the spectacular Opera House and the Maritime Centre in Gothenburg.

Note: All times stated are approximate and subject to changes.

Departures & Pricing

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • All times stated are approximate, as weather and traffic conditions can cause some delays. For that reason you should arrange to have a good time margin for continued travel on the day of arrival. The shipping company can not be held responsible for any additional costs in conjunction with delays that are beyond the company’s control. There is no long-term parking near the quays in Gothenburg and Stockholm.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise line and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.

2017 and 2018 Departure Dates

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin and the SINGLE PASSENGER RATE.
From Gothenburg
Cruise Embarkation Day

Category C Main Deck - double occupancy cabin (bunk beds)

Category C Main Deck - "Queen size"bed, double occupancy cabin
Category B Shelter Deck - Double occupancy cabin (bunk beds)
Category A, Bridge Deck - Double occupancy cabin (bunk beds)
Category C Main Deck - Single Cabin
Category C Main Deck - "Queen size", Single Cabin
Category B, Shelter Deck - Single Cabin
Category A, Bridge Deck - Single cabin
4-Aug-17
$1,792
$1,990
$2,183
$2,723
$2,419
$2,601
$2,786
$3,281
13-Aug-17
$1,792
$1,990
$2,183
$2,723
$2,419
$2,601
$2,786
$3,281
21-Aug-17
$1,792
$1,990
$2,183
$2,723
$2,419
$2,601
$2,786
$3,281
25-May-18
$1,775
$1,970
$2,160
$2,665
$2,395
$2,575
$2,755
$3,245
3-Jun-18
$1,775
$1,970
$2,160
$2,665
$2,395
$2,575
$2,755
$3,245
12-Jun-18
$1,775
$1,970
$2,160
$2,665
$2,395
$2,575
$2,755
$3,245
24-Jun-18
$1,775
$1,970
$2,160
$2,665
$2,395
$2,575
$2,755
$3,245
2-Jul-18
$1,775
$1,970
$2,160
$2,665
$2,395
$2,575
$2,755
$3,245
10-Jul-18
$1,775
$1,970
$2,160
$2,665
$2,395
$2,575
$2,755
$3,245
19-Jul-18
$1,775
$1,970
$2,160
$2,665
$2,395
$2,575
$2,755
$3,245
28-Jul-18
$1,775
$1,970
$2,160
$2,665
$2,395
$2,575
$2,755
$3,245
5-Aug-18
$1,775
$1,970
$2,160
$2,665
$2,395
$2,575
$2,755
$3,245
14-Aug-18
$1,775
$1,970
$2,160
$2,665
$2,395
$2,575
$2,755
$3,245
22-Aug-18
$1,775
$1,970
$2,160
$2,665
$2,395
$2,575
$2,755
$3,245
From Stockholm
Cruise Embarkation Day

Category C Main Deck - double occupancy cabin (bunk beds)

Category C Main Deck - "Queen size"bed, double occupancy cabin
Category B Shelter Deck - Double occupancy cabin (bunk beds)
Category A, Bridge Deck - Double occupancy cabin bunk beds)
Category C Main Deck - Single Cabin
Category C Main Deck - "Queen size", Single Cabin
Category B, Shelter Deck - Single Cabin
Category A, Bridge Deck - Single cabin
8-Aug-17
$1,792
$1,990
$2,183
$2,723
$2,419
$2,601
$2,786
$3,281
17-Aug-17
$1,792
$1,990
$2,183
$2,723
$2,419
$2,601
$2,786
$3,281
25-Aug-17
$1,792
$1,990
$2,183
$2,723
$2,419
$2,601
$2,786
$3,281
29-May-18
$1,775
$1,970
$2,160
$2,665
$2,395
$2,575
$2,755
$3,245
7-Jun-18
$1,775
$1,970
$2,160
$2,665
$2,395
$2,575
$2,755
$3,245
16-Jun-18
$1,775
$1,970
$2,160
$2,665
$2,395
$2,575
$2,755
$3,245
28-Jun-18
$1,775
$1,970
$2,160
$2,665
$2,395
$2,575
$2,755
$3,245
6-Jul-18
$1,775
$1,970
$2,160
$2,665
$2,395
$2,575
$2,755
$3,245
14-Jul-18
$1,775
$1,970
$2,160
$2,665
$2,395
$2,575
$2,755
$3,245
23-Jul-18
$1,775
$1,970
$2,160
$2,665
$2,395
$2,575
$2,755
$3,245
1-Aug-18
$1,775
$1,970
$2,160
$2,665
$2,395
$2,575
$2,755
$3,245
9-Aug-18
$1,775
$1,970
$2,160
$2,665
$2,395
$2,575
$2,755
$3,245
18-Aug-18
$1,775
$1,970
$2,160
$2,665
$2,395
$2,575
$2,755
$3,245
26-Aug-18
$1,775
$1,970
$2,160
$2,665
$2,395
$2,575
$2,755
$3,245
Berths in double cabins cannot be booked by passengers travelling alone.
Age minimum: 7 years. Children must have their own bed.
From Gothenburg to Stockholm: MS Juno departs Gothenburg, Packhuskajen 10 at 09:00. Arrival to Söderköping Day 4 at approx. 13:30.
From Stockholm to Gothenburg: MS Juno departs from Söderköping at 11:30. Arrival in Gothenburg day 4 at approx. 16:00.

Prices Include:

▪ Four days and three nights on board, including one night at the quayside.
▪ Full board: Three breakfasts, four two-course lunches and three three-course dinners. Six stops of varying duration included.
▪ Bridge deck cabin includes champagne, fruit and bathrobe
▪ Two stops of varying duration included 

Prices Do Not Include:

▪ Individual arrival and departure (airfare)
▪ Travel Insurance
▪ Drinks
▪ Gratuities
▪ Personal Expenses


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