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Gothenburg: Land & Water Amphibious Bus Sightseeing Tour

Gothenburg: Land & Water Amphibious Bus Sightseeing Tour

Experience sightseeing with a splash during an amphibious bus tour of Gothenburg. Pass by the main highlights like Fish Church, Poseidon, Liseberg, and more while hearing about the history and culture of the city from your guide. Start the tour at Stora Teatern - a musical and theater building in the city center - where you will board the bus. Then, set off through central Gothenburg passing sights like Avenyn, Poseidon, Liseberg, Ullevi, and the Fish Church. As the surface beneath changes, the real fun begins and it is time for the bus to get wet. Hold on to your phones and cameras and prepare for some butterflies in your stomach as the 10-ton bus transforms into an amphibious boat and enters the river. Listen as the music gets louder and a big splash of water hits the windscreen. Before you know it, you're floating. After a couple of minutes of cruising on the water, the guide will give some additional info about how the bus works.  From the water, get a great view of the city and see big ships leaving and entering the city. After about 20 minutes in the water, head back to the pickup point passing some more incredible sights on the way.

Gothenburg: Archipelago cruise with guide

Gothenburg: Archipelago cruise with guide

Begin your boat tour by cruising through the thriving Gothenburg Harbor, which is the largest port in Scandinavia, and learn more about its daily workings from the insightful live commentary. As the boat cruise continues, you get the chance to admire Älvsborg Fortress, one of Sweden’s best-preserved forts, and hear from the guide about a history that stretches back many centuries. Then, sail around the southern islands of the beautiful Gothenburg archipelago and marvel at the scenic landscape of cliffs, islets, and sea, which are so prolific to the western coast of Sweden.

Gothenburg: Universeum Entry Ticket

Gothenburg: Universeum Entry Ticket

Book entry tickets to Universeum, a public science center and museum in Gothenburg, and one of Sweden's most visited experiences. Experience everything from rockets and planets to monkeys and atoms – and almost everything in between. Explore the world, down to its tiniest molecules, as well as unimaginably vast galaxies, to discover where we fit into the universe. Listen to animal talks, join a guided tour, or watch a show. If you’re feeling hungry or in the mood for a snack, head to the nearest restaurant and café in the building. Conduct experiments like a scientist at the Chemistry Lab, or learn about your body at the Humans exhibit. Discover the usefulness of mathematics in everyday life at the Mathrix. Take the little ones to the Miniverseum. Hike through the wilderness and see monkeys and sloths in the Rainforest. Discover the fascinating mechanisms of life, humankind’s technical advances, the epic diversity of nature, and the countless mysteries of space. Understand the wider context of topics and phenomena, and learn how the world works and how everything is interconnected.

Gothenburg: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 20+ Attractions

Gothenburg: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 20+ Attractions

Experience the best of Gothenburg and save up to 50%* with a convenient all-inclusive digital pass. Choose between 1-day or multi-day pass and enjoy access to more than 25 attractions, tours, and other experiences. Embark on fascinating bus and boat tours, and visit the city's most popular museums. Use your phone as your entrance ticket to all the included attractions, for as many days as you choose. Download the Go City app and make use of the interactive guide, Plan your itinerary and book attractions in real-time, then activate your pass by scanning the QR code at any attraction. Cruise through the southern archipelago to the beautiful island of Vinga, visit the famous Volvo Museum, or explore historic and contemporary design at The Röhsska Museum. Customize your adventure with hop-on hop-off bus and boat tours, and see local hidden gems aboard a paddan boat. The Gothenburg All-Inclusive Pass includes: • Universeum • Paddan boat tour (seasonal - April to September) • Röhsska Museum • Laserdome • Prison Island (reservations required) • Guided tour to Vinga (seasonal - June to August*) • Bohus Fortress • Hop-on hop-off boat tour (seasonal - June to August*) • Hop-on hop-off bus tour (seasonal - April to September*) • Archipelago guided tour (seasonal - summer*) • The Gothenburg Museum of Art & Hasselblad Center • Gothenburg's Chocolate & Candy Shop • Gothenburg Tramway Museum • Gothenburg Sports Museum • Casino Cosmopol • Röda Sten Konsthall • Slottsskogen Adventure Golf (seasonal - April to October*) • Tour of Hisingen (seasonal - spring*) • Gothenburg City Museum • Säveån paddan boat tour (seasonal - spring*) • Maritiman Floating Ship Museum (seasonal - April to October*) • Aeroseum • Gothenburg Botanical Garden • Kayak Adventure in Central Gothenburg *Savings based on sample itineraries on Go City website. **Please note: seasonal activities' timetables are subject to change and may not be operating every day of the week. Make sure to check the attraction information on the guide or Go City app before you go.

UK/Europe: eSim Mobile Data Plan

UK/Europe: eSim Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in the 42 most visited regions in Europe and the UK. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Benefit from coverage in Austria, Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Gibraltar, Hungary, Isle of Man, Iceland, Ireland, Italy(including San Marino & Vatican), Jersey Island, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Also covered are Malta, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, the United Kingdom, and Northern Ireland. All iPhone models launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. APN (Access Point Name): internet Local operator info: UK: Telefonica / Vodafone /Hutchison 3G /Everything Everywhere

Gothenburg: Haga Old Town Walking Tour

Gothenburg: Haga Old Town Walking Tour

Haga is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Gothenburg. The pedestrian street Haga Nygata is lined with well-preserved houses, many in the characteristic Gothenburg style called "landshövdingehus," with one floor in brick and the rest in wood. Each iconic house and building has a wealth of historic significance and during this 2-hour walking tour, your tour guide will enlighten you about some of the best ones. As you go, be charmed in the most Swedish of ways by a neighborhood that used to be a slum with a seedy reputation in the 19th century but is now Gothenburg's hippest area with no shortage of cafes, delicatessens, and independent shops. Follow your local guide to the area's must-see places, hidden gems, and local hotspots, and gain a proper introduction to the most iconic neighborhood in Gothenburg.  

Gothenburg: Top Sights Self-guided Walk

Gothenburg: Top Sights Self-guided Walk

Get to know Gothenburg in a relaxed way. Start the self-guided tour whenever you like and spend a beautiful and varied time in this exciting and fascinating city. The tour starts at Gothenburg Central Station, the city's central transport hub. From there, the tour continues to the historic Haga district, where you can experience the charming workers' houses and lively street life. The tour continues to the impressive Skansens Kronan bulwark, which offers a fantastic view over the city. Then it's on to the social shopping centre Myrorna, where you can find unique second-hand finds. The next stop is the magnificent Domkyrkan, which delights with its impressive architecture and history. Before the tour ends at the famous "Stora Saluhallen" (SWE), a fine marketplace in a large hall dating from 1889, you will come across the historic Kronhuset and Kronhusbodarna buildings, where you can learn more about the city's history. In between, there are always opportunities to stop at local cafés and restaurants and enjoy Swedish cuisine. Discover Gothenburg in a unique and fun way! At the tour stops, there are entertaining tasks to solve and fun questions to answer. Who knows, for example, what ... but no, we won't tell you yet! The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, friends or on your own. It's like being shown Gothenburg by a good friend. Many anecdotes will enrich your walk through the city. You can start the tour at any time and as often as you like in the browser of a smartphone. On site or even from the comfort of your sofa. Enjoy your time in Gothenburg! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

Gothenburg 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

Gothenburg 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

Hop on a sightseeing bus tour of Gothenburg, and explore the city from the comfort of a double-decker open-top bus. Pass most of Gothenburg's historical and contemporary sights, jumping on and off to your heart's content at any of the 7 stops en route. Discover Sweden’s busiest port city and see sights such as the Feskekôrka fish market, Nordstan shopping center, the Viking boats of Lilla Bommen, and more. An informative audio guide in 5 languages provides an interesting commentary as you tour, while a retractable roof protects you in case of bad weather. You can jump on and jump off to your heart's content at any of the stops along the route – the ticket is valid for 24 hours. In bad weather, a protective roof can be quickly mounted on the buses. Stops along the way: 1. Stora Teatern 2. Järntorget 3. Linnéplatsen 4. Haga 5. Valand 6. Götaplatsen 7. Drottningtorget 8. Brunnsparken/Lejontrappan/Gustav Adolfs torg

Gothenburg: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Gothenburg: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

See the sights of Gothenburg at your own pace with a 24-hour ticket for the hop-on and hop-off sightseeing bus. There are 8 different stops along the route to explore with a variety of areas and attractions for you to discover. Marvel at the Stora Theatern, where many of the city's large concerts and shows are performed. Visit the Gothic-style fish market of Feskekörka, get stunning views of the river from the top deck of the bus and get insights into the history of the city with the informative on-board commentary in 7 different languages. Bus stops: 1. Stora Teatern / Grand Theatre 2. Jarntorget 3. Linneplatsen 4. Haga 5. Valand / Kingsgate Avenue 6. Korsvagen / Liseberg 7. Drottningtorget 8. Brunnsparken / Lejontrappan

Gothenburg: Paddan Sightseeing Cruise on the Savean River

Gothenburg: Paddan Sightseeing Cruise on the Savean River

The two hour long cruise is operated with one of the popular open sightseeing boats called Paddan. Start from Kungsportsplatsen and cruise the narrow city canals and then continue through the harbor to the river outlet of Säveån. On the way your guide will point out both city landmarks and popular attractions. Säveån is sometimes referred to as Gothenburg's Amazonas with it's rich nature and fauna. If you are lucky you can get a glimpse of a beaver sorting out branches for it's nest. Bird lovers will also find this area attractive as the lush environment is a popular hideout for many birds. The live guide will make sure you get the most out of your experience.

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It was excellent, thank you very much Ocean Bus Goteborg, we loved your ride and your bus Glenn :). The children loved the splash of the bus (called Glenn) into the water, the sightseeing from the bus and guide around the city was so good, informative ( I learned a lot of new things about the city through the tour, and I use to live in Goteborg) and funny/entertaining, and we loved it. Fredrick made us laugh with his jokes, we really liked it. I loved the music, it made the journey really nice, pleasant and entertaining. The Titanic music was a laugh :) So was Poseidon description, my 13 year old found it very funny :). Thank you both Fredrik and our Captain - he is excellent Captain as well as the driver of the Bus Glenn. We loved it. It was a very nice activity on my son's 13th birthday, he loved it and my 8 year old was also equally enjoying it. Thank you guys :) Nina and children x

Guide was absolutely fantastic, very interactive script throughout the one-hour tour with plenty of jokes and questions to stimulate interactions with the passengers on board. Driver was brilliant, especially when we went from the car park heading straight into the water with a splash - it's almost as if we were on a ride at the Universal Studio! Highly recommend this tour even though it's a little pricey for me personally for one hour. Nonetheless you will be guaranteed with a lot of fun and laughter.

Super fun activity. The guide did a very good job and alternated English/Swedish neatly. She was funny and with the interaction of Music very well done. Also great how the bus ended up driving into the water. Unfortunately, it rained heavily at the end of our trip. But staff quickly managed to close the bus (in collaboration with the passengers). Very fun, our boys aged 18 and 24 also thought it was a great activity.

Guide was informative, charming and funny. The driver was skilled, but fun when appropriate. We saw a lot that we wouldn’t have of not for the tour.

This was a very interesting tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable and really enthusiastic about Haga!