Göta Canal - 2-day overnight cruise


This 2-day cruise runs from Motala to Söderköping or reverse, and includes one overnight accommodation onboard the historical ship M/S Wilhelm Tham.

The cruise departs at 11.00 hrs on the first day and arrives at Söderköping or Motala on the second day of the cruise at approximately 16:00 hrs. A return bus to Motala or Söderköping taking 1,5 hrs is included. For cruise departure dates from Motala or Söderköping please see below.

Your own private cabin onboard and full board (exclusive drinks) is included. The ship M/S Wilhelm Tham cruises through forests and serene villages of Sweden’s agricultural heartland. On the way, you will pass Borensberg with its well known Göta Canal hotel, two aqueducts and Lake Asplången and the famous locks of Berg. The Carl-Johan lock staircase is the longest in the canal with its seven connected locks, and lifts or lowers boats 18.8 meters, a fascinating spectacle that often attracts a large audience. Here, you have the opportunity to visit the convent of Vreta, the first nunnery in Sweden that dates from about 1100. The ship stops overnight by the locks at Berg. Accommodation onboard the ship at Berg.

The ship departs Berg the following morning. This day you will visit Runstorp Manor House where the owners will take you on an exclusive tour of their house with its Gustavian drawing room and interesting library, all while relating anecdotes from its history. In the afternoon the ship arrives to Söderköping. Here, a bus is waiting to bring you back to Motala (app. 1,5 hours). Arrival in Motala around 18:00 hrs.

  • Available departure dates from Motala 2017:
    • June 21, June 27, July 8, July 12, July 23, July 27 and August 7
  • Available departure dates from Söderköping 2017:
    • June 19, June 25, July 6, July 10, July 21, July 25 and August 5
  • Departure: Motala or Söderköping
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Guiding: No
  • Included: Two days and one night onboard (in Berg), full board: one breakfast, two 2-course lunches and one 3-course dinner, bus transfer from Söderköping to Motala (or reverse) and a visit to Runstorp Manor House
  • Price 2017:
    • Main deck cabin: EUR 475,- per person in shared double cabin
      (Single supplement: EUR 195,-)
    • Shelter deck cabin: EUR 635,- per person in shared double cabin
      (Single supplement: EUR 135,-)
    • Bridge deck cabin: EUR 780,- per person in shared double cabin
      (Single supplement: EUR 230,-)