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4th April 2018
Enjoy an island mini-cruise with a difference. During the day meander through Sweden's West Coast and at night settle in some of the region's most picturesque hotels.
Begin and end your holiday in Gothenburg, Sweden's second largest city where you can savour delicious food and soak up the city's vibrant atmopshere, filled with excellent museums, stylish shops and cosy cafes.
On the second day of your trip, it's time to board a charming Swedish boat for three days of sightseeing and island hopping across Bohuslän. This enchanting archipelago landscape promises endless views of nature, and the chance to smell and taste the invigorating high and salty air.
As each day draws to a close your boat will dock nearby your hotel for the evening. Everyday you will take long and short trips to explore different islands. All equally enjoyable and full of new experiences.
Arrive Gothenburg Airport and transfer (not included) to your centrally located hotel. Time to relax before joining a welcome meeting at 6pm and complimentary drink at your hotel.
1 night GOTHENBURG - Comfort Hotel Gothenburg
After breakfast you have a short walk (approx. 500 m) to the boat - M/S Nya Skärgården, and head toward Marstrand for a short sighseeing stop with optional guided tour. During the summer Marstrand is a popular sailing resort with a vibrant atmosphere. Then continue onto Lysekil where you have the evening to explore this beautiful land tranquil location by the sea at your leisure. Lunch is served onboard. In the evening enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner at your hotel, or you can reserve a table on-board for dinner.
1 night LYSEKIL - Hotel Gullmarsstrand
Start the day with a hearty breakfast before setting off for Smögen and a short stop at the famous board walk. Pass through Sotenäs Canal towards Fjällbacka’s archipelago. In the evening relax over a 3-course dinner at your hotel situated inside a lovely marina.
1 night GREBBESTAD - Hotel Tanumstrand
After breakfast sail toward the charming Koster Islands for a guided tour of South Koster’s national marine park. On South Koster it is also possible to explore the island on a mini train. Finally, after 3 days the cruise finishes in Strömstad, where you catch a bus back to Gothenburg and spend your final night soaking up the city's atmosphere.
1 night GOTHENBURG - Comfort Hotel Gothenburg
Enjoy a leisurely Scandinavian buffet breakfast followed by further sightseeing, then transfer (not included) to the airport for your depature home.
Departure Day: Saturdays from UK
Departure Dates: 23 June - 18 August 2018
Duration: 4 nights
Prices: from £1195.00
This holiday is also available from a selection of alternative, regional departure airports in the UK. Please ask a member of our Reservations Team for further information regarding schedules and prices.
Hotel Gullmarsstrand is as close to the ocean as you can get, with a jetty overlooking the islands and bays of Gullmarsfjorden. The hotel has emerged slowly over thirty-five years, under the same ownership of three brothers. The starting point was the old bathhouse restaurant in Fiskebäckskil. Room by room and building by building has been added cautiously and thoughtfully. In picturesque Fiskebäckskil there is still an ever present feeling of sea voyages and weather-beaten ships.
The hotel has modern rooms equipt with Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs; many have sea views, and some have balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Comfort Hotel Gothenburg
The Comfort Hotel Göteborg enjoys some of the best views of the Göta River in town and its city-centre location, just a 10-minute walk from Gothenburg Central Station, offers the perfect base from which to explore Gothenburg. All rooms are furnished in modern style with en suite facilities, adjustable TV, armchair or sofa and wifi. In addition to nice rooms, the hotel has a lovely courtyard and a charming roof terrace. Finally, for further indulgence, the OGBG Restaurant & Bar is for anyone who appreciates rich flavours, fresh ingredients, a view towards lands far and wide and a front row seat at the harbour.
Hotel TanumStrand is situated by a marina nearby Grebbestad, and is a fabulous place to relax and enjoy the surrounding nature. The restaurant offers sea views and modern Swedish cuisine. All rooms have a flat-screen TV and W-Fi and a sofa. Most rooms overlook the picturesque sea. Guests can enjoy free access to the indoor and outdoor pool, as well as the sauna and hot tub. Other leisure options include mini golf, diving and fishing.
Things to do in Gothenburg
Liseberg Amusement Park
Head-spinning rides, carousels and concerts are an essential part of summer. There is something for everyone at Liseberg, from forty-one rides and attractions on offer that thrill and entertain kids and grown-ups alike.
The "Fish Church" is a fish market hall completed in 1874 to a design by the city architect, Viktor von Gegerfeldt. And yes, it does actually look like a church. If you're a fan of seafood, grab a seat at one of the restaurants on the second floor for some seriously fresh seafood.
Who is this holiday for?
This sightseeing holiday appeals to a wide range of people, especially those who like being part of a group and enjoy the idea of exploring from both land and sea at a leisurely pace.
What is the boat like?
The boat M/S Nya Skärgården was built 1915 and takes 220 passenger. During this cruise we only take 100 passenger (though usually less) to make it a very comfortable trip. The ship was rebuilt in 1996 and now has modern technology, safety equipment and engines.