Take a day cruise on board the M / S Bellevue and experience the Göta Canal in a comfortable and relaxed way.
A cruise on the Göta Canal is as much a nature experience as a historical journey through one of Sweden's largest construction projects ever.
"Traveling along the Göta Canal is a memory for life and an experience you will soon forget"
Tuesdays & Thursdays
May 17 - September 13
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About the ship
M / S Bellevue was built in 1961 in the Krögerwerft shipyard in Rendsburg, Germany. In 1995, the ship was rebuilt and got a sun deck at the front saloon. The ship has plenty of space and has lounges in both the bow and stern where food and drink are served. M / S Bellevue takes 220 passengers and has a cafeteria and food service with full rights.
About Göta Canal
Göta Kanal is 190 km long and consists of a total of 58 locks. The canal stretches from Sjötorp by Lake Vänern to Slätbaken near Söderköping.
The canal (which was completed on September 26, 1832) took 22 years to complete and was dug by hand by 58 thousand soldiers and private workers. The Göta Canal is still one of the largest construction projects in Sweden and the architect behind the construction was Baltzar von Platen, who was commissioned by King Charles XIII in 000. Baltzar von Platen collaborated with the British canal builder Thomas Telford during the construction of the canal. The cost of the construction must have been around 1810 million riksdaler, which corresponds to approximately SEK 9 billion in today's money value.
The Göta Canal was built for freight transport and one of the reasons for the construction was that Sweden would escape the so-called Öresund toll that the Danes charged for ships crossing the Öresund. During the 1970s, boat tourism increased drastically as more and more people opened their eyes to the unique environments that could be experienced during a trip on the canal. Today, a boat trip on the canal is something that both Swedish and foreign tourists appreciate and is an opportunity to experience fantastic environments, beautiful boats and see the Swedish landscape in peace and quiet without stress.
A guided cruise on the Göta Canal is something everyone should experience and a trip on the canal gives you the opportunity for experiences you will soon forget, from rolling landscapes, sights, beautiful places and landmarks.
Tuesdays & Thursdays
17 May - September 13
Töreboda - Sjötorp - Töreboda (boat trip about 5 hours)Boat cruise incl. bus transfer. about 6 hours If you come by car, you park at Pensionat Prästgården's own parking. The passenger boat M / S Bellevue departs from Töreboda Gästhamn at 10.30. From Prästgården it is approx. 400 meters walk to the boat. Before the boat arrives at Sjötorp by Lake Vänern, you will pass no less than 16 locks on the 5-hour boat cruise. During the boat cruise on M / S Bellevue, lunch will be served at the same time as the captain guides you through the Göta Canal's history and nature experiences. The journey is 5 knots so you have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the trip. Göta Canal is one of Sweden's most famous and well-visited tourist attractions and has been named the Swedish Millennium's Swedish building. Once in Sjötorp, the bus picks you up to take you back to Töreboda, the journey takes about 45 minutes. You stay at Pensionat Prästgården's family hotel and dinner is served in Prästgårdens Trädgårdscafé.
TörebodaThe breakfast buffet you eat at Pensionat Prästgården, here you can sit outside on the nice outdoor terrace if the weather allows. If you feel like it, you can rent a bike this day or why not walk along the car-free tow road along the Göta Canal.
1 pc Accommodation Pensionat Prästgården part in a double room
1 breakfast buffet
1 2-course dinner excluding drinks, Prästgårdens Trädgårdscafé
1 boat cruise M / S Bellevue incl. lunch, Töreboda - Sjötorp
1 bus transfer Sjötorp - Töreboda
Cancellation protection / pers. 250 SEK
Single room supplement 400 SEK
Extra night double room at Pensionat Prästgården 1350 SEK
Extra night single room at Pensionat Prästgården 850 SEK
3-speed bike 200 SEK
It is easy to take the train to Töreboda. The western main line between Gothenburg-Stockholm passes Töreboda with several stops here.
Walking distance about 500 meters from the Railway Station to Pensionat Prästgården where the starting point for the cycling holiday is.
By car: From Gothenburg about 20 km, estimated to take about 2 hours and 45 minutes. Road E20 and from Mariestad highway 202.
From Stockholm about 30 km, estimated to take about 3 hours and 15 minutes. Road E18 / E20 and from Hova highway 200.
You park the car at Pensionat Prästgården. Free parking.
The boat departs at 10.30. Should be at the boat 30 minutes before departure. From Pensionat Prästgården it is about 500 m walk to the guest harbor where the boat departs from. To avoid stress, feel free to book an extra night at Pensionat Prästgården! Lively and rested, you board the passenger boat M / S Bellevue, ready to enjoy the day on the Göta Canal.