Photo: Göran Billeson
From: $4100.00 per person, double occupancy
Sweden’s Göta Canal Cruise, Gothenburg-Stockholm
Swedish history and tradition are alive on board the M/S Juno, M/S Wilhelm Tham, and M/S Diana cruising on the Göta Canal between Stockholm and Göteborg (Gothenburg). The history of the 120-mile canal is amazing; it was excavated by hand between 1809 and 1832 by some 58,000 soldiers. The project was designed to link Stockholm in the east to Göteborg in the west by connecting several lakes through a series of canals and locks, creating a direct transportation route through the country. The Göta Canal is one of the most remarkable waterways in the world and one of the communication links between Sweden’s two largest cities. Your path takes you along a river, three canals, eight lakes, two seas, and 66 locks.