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Mini Canal Cruise
2-Day Cruise from Motala to Söderköping (or reverse)

Wilhelm Tham Gota Canal Cruise
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2022 Departure Dates and Pricing

Motala to Söderköping (or reverse) - 2 days

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Ship - Wilhelm Tham
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Detailed Itinerary: Motala to Söderköping

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Day 1: Motala (Embarkation Day) - Berg

11.00 Departure from 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 canal, and is today considered to be the cradle of Swedish industry. Here you also find the head office of the Gota Canal Company, as well as a number of museums, including the well-known Motor Museum. We pass Baltzar von Platen's grave along the canal. 

12.00-12.45 Borenshult

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

12.45-13.45 Lake Boren

Our boat slowly traverses Lake Boren, 73 metres above sea level.

13.45-13.45 Borensberg

In the idyllic village Borensberg there is a hand-operated lock, after which we see the well-known Göta Hotel from 1908. Just past the hotel there is a small gazebo leaning out over a sharp bend in the canal, known as the “Helmsman’s Horror”.

13.55-17.25 Långkanalen

We travel 20 kms without passing any locks through the astonishing Östgöta scenery. We pass two aqueducts, eight bridges, Ljung castle and Brunneby manor.

14.15 Kungs Norrby, aqueduct

Two more recent aqueducts have been built to carry the canal, this one at Kungs Norrby was built in 1993 as part of the national route 36.

17.05 Ljungsbro, aqueduct

We pass the second aqueduct on our journey. This one was built in 1970 over the new road into the community.

17.25 Berg (Heda)

We start our descent down 40 metres in the lock system of Berg (15 locks) towards Lake Roxen. Here you can stretch your legs between the locks, or walk along the canal to Vreta convent ruins and church.

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 Its importance was later superseded by the convent founded by Saint Bridget (St. Birgitta) at Vadstena.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 serves as a parish church and is therefore not always open to visitors.

19.00Arrive in Berg (the basin)

We dock for the night in the harbour basin between the locks of Oscar and Carl Johan. The evening offers the possibility to take a walk along the canal, or to go for an evening swim in Lake Roxen below the Carl Johan lock staircase.

Day 2: Berg - Söderköping (Disembarkation)

06.20 Depart Berg (the basin)

We leave the harbour basin and continue our journey. Take the opportunity to go for a morning swim in Lake Roxen or walk along the canal while the ship goes down the locks.

06.20-07.20 Berg (Carl-Johan)

The Carl Johan lock staircase is the longest in the canal with seven connected locks. The lock staircase lowers the boat 18.8 metres from the Berg guest harbour to Lake Roxen.

07.20-10.40 Lake Roxen

33 metres above sea level.

08.50-10.20 Runstorp

Runstorp is a manor house dating from Sweden’s period of greatness. The owners Louise and Eddie Uggla take us on a tour of their house with its Gustavian drawing room and interesting library, all while relating anecdotes from its history. Runstorp is not open to the public, which makes this an exclusive visit.

10.40-10.50 Norsholm lock

The lock in Norsholm regulates the water level of Lake Roxen. Here the canal crosses the main railway line between Stockholm and Malmö.

12.30-13.00 Lake Asplången

27 metres above sea level.

14.15-15.30 Carlsborg - Mariehov - Duvkullen

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

16.00 Arrive in Söderköping

Our cruise ends in the idyllic town Söderköping, which 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. Today, it is also known for its ice cream parlours.

Departures & Pricing

Detailed Itinerary: Söderköping to Motala

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Day 1: Söderköping (Embarkation) - Berg

11.00 Departure from Söderköping

Our cruise with the M/S Wilhelm Tham begins in the idyllic town Söderköping, which 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. Today, it is also known for its ice cream parlours.

11.30-13.00 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.

14.15-14.45 Lake Asplången

27 metres above sea level.

16.15-16.45 Norsholm lock

The lock in Norsholm regulates the water level of Lake Roxen. Here the canal crosses the main railway line between Stockholm and Malmö.

16.45-20.15 Lake Roxen

33 metres above sea level.

17.00-18.30 Runstorp

Runstorp is a manor house dating from Sweden’s period of greatness. The owners Louise and Eddie Uggla take us on a tour of their house with its Gustavian drawing room and interesting library, all while relating anecdotes from its history. Runstorp is not open to the public, which makes this an exclusive visit.

20.15-21.15 Berg (Carl-Johan)

The Carl Johan lock staircase is the longest in the canal with seven connected locks. The lock staircase raises the boat 18.8 metres from Lake Roxen to the Berg guest harbour. At Berg there is a system of a total of 15 locks.

21.15 Arrival in Berg (the basin) 

We dock for the night in the harbour basin between the locks of Carl Johan and Oscar. The evening offers the possibility to take a walk along the canal, or to go for an evening swim in Lake Roxen below the Carl Johan lock staircase.

Day 2: Berg - Motala (Disembarkation)

07.25 Departure from Berg (the basin)

We leave the harbour basin and continue our ascent in the Berg lock system. Here it is possible to take a lovely walk along the canal to the Vreta convent ruins and church.

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 serves as a parish church and is therefore not always open to visitors.

09.00 Berg (Heda)

We pass through the last lock in the Berg lock system.

09.00 - 12.30 Långkanalen

We travel 20 kms without passing any locks through the astonishing Östgöta scenery. We pass two aqueducts, eight bridges, Ljung castle and Brunneby manor.

09.20 Ljungsbro, aqueduct

Two more recent aqueducts have been built to carry the canal. The Ljungsbro aqueduct was built in 1970 over the new road into the community.

12.10 Kungs Norrby, aqueduct

The aqueduct at Kungs Norrby was built in 1993 as part of the national route 36. Shortly after the aqueduct there is a small gazebo leaning out over the canal in the sharp Västanå Bend, also known as the “Helmsman’s Horror”.

12.30-12.40 Borensberg

In the idyllic village Borensberg there is a hand-operated lock. Right by the lock you can also see the well-known Göta Hotel from 1908.

12.40-13.45 Lake Boren

Our boat slowly traverses Lake Boren, 73 metres above sea level.

13.45-14.30 Borenshult

The lock staircase at Borenshult is the second longest in the canal, with five locks connected and a total rise of 15.3 metres. Here you might hear the nightingale sing.

16.00 Arrival in Motala

Our cruise ends in 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 Verkstad, was established here to serve the canal, and is today considered to be the cradle of Swedish industry. Here you also find the head office of the Gota Canal Company, as well as a number of interesting museums, including the well-known Motala Motor Museum.

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.
  • 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.

Departure Dates

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin and the SINGLE PASSENGER RATE.
From Motala
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
Jun 17, 2022
$750
$890
$1,030
$1,270
$1,060
$1,130
$1,240
$1,590
Jun 28, 2022
$750
$890
$1,030
$1,270
$1,060
$1,130
$1,240
$1,590
Jul 2, 2022
$750
$890
$1,030
$1,270
$1,060
$1,130
$1,240
$1,590
Jul 13, 2022
$750
$890
$1,030
$1,270
$1,060
$1,130
$1,240
$1,590
Jul 17, 2022
$750
$890
$1,030
$1,270
$1,060
$1,130
$1,240
$1,590
Jul 28, 2022
$750
$890
$1,030
$1,270
$1,060
$1,130
$1,240
$1,590
Aug 1, 2022
$750
$890
$1,030
$1,270
$1,060
$1,130
$1,240
$1,590
From Söderköping
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
Jun 15, 2022
$750
$890
$1,030
$1,270
$1,060
$1,130
$1,240
$1,590
Jun 26, 2022
$750
$890
$1,030
$1,270
$1,060
$1,130
$1,240
$1,590
Jun 30, 2022
$750
$890
$1,030
$1,270
$1,060
$1,130
$1,240
$1,590
Jul 11, 2022
$750
$890
$1,030
$1,270
$1,060
$1,130
$1,240
$1,590
Jul 15, 2022
$750
$890
$1,030
$1,270
$1,060
$1,130
$1,240
$1,590
Jul 26, 2022
$750
$890
$1,030
$1,270
$1,060
$1,130
$1,240
$1,590
Jul 30, 2022
$750
$890
$1,030
$1,270
$1,060
$1,130
$1,240
$1,590
Berths in double cabins cannot be booked by passengers traveling alone.
Age minimum: 7 years. Children must have their own bed.
Transfer from Motola to Söderköping: Wilhelm Tham departs from Motala at 11:00. Arrival at Söderköping Day 2 at approx. 16:00. Return trip by bus approx. 1.5 hrs
Transfer from Söderköping to Motola: Wilhelm Tham departs from Söderköping at 11:00. Arrival at Motala Day 2 at approx. 16:00. Return trip by bus approx. 1.5 hrs

Price Include:

▪ Two days and one-night on board (in Berg)
▪ Full board: one breakfast, two two-course lunches and one three-course dinners
▪ Bridge deck cabin includes champagne, fruit and bathrobe
▪ The transfers mentioned above
 
Prices Do Not Include:
▪ Individual arrival and departure (airfare)
▪ Travel Insurance
▪ Drinks
▪ Gratuities
▪ Personal Expenses


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