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Gothenburg
Gothenburg, located at the mouth of the Göta River, is Sweden's second largest city, and the busiest port in Scandinavia. Arriving by ship, your first impression of this immense port and shipyard may be somewhat disappointing and misleading; beyond this development lies one of Sweden's prettiest and friendliest cities. Its many traffic-free streets and broad avenues are enhanced by a canal system of simple elegance.
Founded by King Gustavus II (Adolphus) in the early 17th century, Gothenburg grew in response to the high tolls charged by the Danes for using the narrow sound between the two countries. Being a great admirer of Dutch merchants, the king invited the Dutch to trade and live in Gothenburg; due to this immigration, their influence has greatly shaped the city.
Much of the city's clever canal system (a typical Dutch feature) is still intact, though many canals are no longer in existence. Visitors can even sail up one of the canals to the island of Liseberg which now boasts a lively amusement park. Perhaps the Dutch canal engineers did not realize during the 17th Century that they were not only designing a system of waterways for merchants and travelers, but for future revelers as well!
The delightful section known as the Old Town is defined by the central canal and still has a Dutch feel about it. Main points of interest in this area include the garrison overlooking the harbor, the town hall, the cathedral and several warehouses of the Swedish East India Company. Spacious and yet intimate, with a compact downtown area, Gothenburg is a popular place to shop and explore on one's own. Don't miss the famous Kungsportsavenyn Avenyn, a nice boulevard lined with many boutiques and outdoor eateries. The days should be warm and the people friendly, so enjoy all the city has to offer or leisurely explore the lovely outlying areas.
Cruises
Oslo Norway to London (Southampton) UK on Seven Seas Explorer from $9,899.00 (USD)
Destination: Scandinavia/Russia
Ship: Seven Seas Explorer
14-NIGHT NORTHERN GEMS & EDINBURGH
Destination: Scandinavia/Russia
Ship: Seabourn Ovation
Opulent Reflections - Copenhagen Denmark to Amsterdam Netherlands from $3,599.00 (USD)
Destination: Scandinavia/Russia
Ship: Marina
Northern Allure - London (Southampton) Uk to Reykjavik Iceland from $4,999.00 (USD)
Destination: Scandinavia/Russia
Ship: Riviera
Seas Of Inspiration - London (Southampton) Uk to New York New York from $9,349.00 (USD)
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Riviera
Nordic Adventure - Amsterdam Netherlands to Amsterdam Netherlands from $4,599.00 (USD)
Destination: Scandinavia/Russia
Ship: Marina
Copenhagen Denmark to Oslo Norway on Seven Seas Explorer from $13,499.00 (USD)
Destination: Scandinavia/Russia
Ship: Seven Seas Explorer
Tours
GLOBUS 2018: The Scandinavian with Iceland (ZSE) from $7,408.00 (USD)
Stunning scenery, cultural treasures, vibrant cities, and natural wonders await you on this Scandinavia guided tour through Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. Your adventure concludes with an escorted tour of spectacular Iceland.
GLOBUS 2018: The Scandinavian (ZS) from $3,959.00 (USD)
Stunning scenery, cultural treasures, exciting cities, and fun experiences await you on this Scandinavia tour through Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.
2018: Viking Explorer (4830) from $1,969.00 (USD)
Follow in the footsteps of the Vikings as you explore many of northern Europe's fascinating cities and scenic areas. This budget-minded northern European tour starts in Amsterdam with a canal cruise and ends in Bergen with guided sightseeing.
Cruises


Seas Of Inspiration - London (Southampton) Uk to New York New York
From $9,349.00 (USD)

Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Riviera


Copenhagen Denmark to Oslo Norway on Seven Seas Explorer
From $13,499.00 (USD)

Destination: Scandinavia/Russia
Ship: Seven Seas Explorer


14-NIGHT NORTHERN GEMS & EDINBURGH
Destination: Scandinavia/Russia
Ship: Seabourn Ovation
Tours


2018: Viking Explorer (4830)
From $1,969.00 (USD)

Follow in the footsteps of the Vikings as you explore many of northern Europe's fascinating cities and scenic areas. This budget-minded northern European tour starts in Amsterdam with a canal cruise and ends in Bergen with guided sightseeing.


GLOBUS 2018: The Scandinavian (ZS)
From $3,959.00 (USD)

Stunning scenery, cultural treasures, exciting cities, and fun experiences await you on this Scandinavia tour through Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.
 
 

 

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