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Gothenburg: Land & Water Amphibious Bus Sightseeing Tour

1. Gothenburg: Land & Water Amphibious Bus Sightseeing Tour

Experience sightseeing with a splash during an amphibious bus tour of Gothenburg. Start the tour at Stora Teatern - a musical and a 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 are 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: Haga Old Town Walking Tour

2. 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: Hop-On Hop-Off 24-Hour Sightseeing Boat

3. Gothenburg: Hop-On Hop-Off 24-Hour Sightseeing Boat

All aboard the Gothenburg hop-on hop-off boat tour. Your expert guide will tell you about events and shopping in the city center, about the classic Haga district, and the port of Gothenburg and its highlights. You can hop on and hop off at the various stops as often as you like, or stay onboard and enjoy the ride. The boat stops at: 1. Kungsportsplatsen / Stora Teatern 2. Brunnparken /Lejontrappan 3. Lilla Bommen 4. Eriksberg 5. Haga / Feskekôrka

Gothenburg: Guided Walking and Swedish Fika Tour

4. Gothenburg: Guided Walking and Swedish Fika Tour

Do as the Swedish do and go for a traditional fika at a fik. Your guide will teach you the art of Swedish fika, the act of relaxing with a coffee and a pastry. Discover Gothenburg’s top-class cafés and award-winning bakeries. Immerse yourself in their charming atmosphere and take Instagram-worthy photos of your treats.  You will also hear stories about the city and learn interesting facts on this 2-hour walking tour.

Fish Church Gothenburg: Half-Day Tour

5. Fish Church Gothenburg: Half-Day Tour

At 10 AM, you will be picked up from your hotel in Gothenburg by our tour guide and driven to the Fish Church (Feskekôrka). It is an indoor fish market, whose name originates from the building's resemblance to a Neo-Gothic church. Gothenburg has long been known for its gastronomic scene, with a strong focus on seafood. Since the market opened in 1874, it has become a key tourist site in the city. Visit the stalls of the indoor hall and purchase fish and shellfish, including local delicacies. In addition to the fish market, there is also a seafood restaurant in the building.

Mölndal: Gunnebo House and Gardens Guided Walking Tour

6. Mölndal: Gunnebo House and Gardens Guided Walking Tour

Visit one of the most complete 18th century estates in Scandinavia, Gunnebo Palace and Gardens, on a walking tour. Learn about the Hall family who built and lived in the palace and about the striking architecture of its gardens from your local guide. Walk into Gunnebo Palace and feel like you've stepped back to the 18th century. Located on a hill, the neoclassical manor house stands tall and overlooks the surrounding countryside. Hear stories of how the house came into being. It was constructed at the end of the 18th century as a summer residence in the neoclassical style for John Hall, at the time one of the wealthiest men in Gothenburg, who hailed from Scotland. Learn how John Hall engaged the services of the city architect of Gothenburg, Carl Wilhelm Carlberg, to design the house and the surrounding gardens, the servants’ quarters, and the service buildings. After your guided tour, stroll in the neat and manicured gardens and try the organic and seasonal menu at the restaurant and café.

Gothenburg: Instagram Photoshoot and Guided Walking Tour

7. Gothenburg: Instagram Photoshoot and Guided Walking Tour

Meet your friendly guide, who is also one of Gothenburg’s most successful influencers, then set out on your Instagram adventure. Explore the city’s picturesque streets, passing by famous landmarks, scenic viewpoints, trendy hotspots, and hidden gems. Seek out the very best locations for your Instagram-worthy photoshoot, and receive professional tips and tricks from your influencer/guide. By the end of the tour, you’ll have an array of influencer-approved photographs, as well as the knowledge to create unforgettable art time and time again.

Gothenburg Airport: Private Transfer To/From Gothenburg

8. Gothenburg Airport: Private Transfer To/From Gothenburg

Enjoy a safe and reliable private airport transfer between Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport and your accommodation in Gothenburg. Choose from a 1-way service to or from the airport. Be greeted by your driver who will be waiting for you at the arrivals hall with a sign displaying your name. Your driver will track your flight so you won't have to worry in case of a flight delay. Save yourself having to carry heavy bags and navigating the public transportation system and take comfort knowing that all vehicles are regularly maintained to high-quality standards.

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What people are saying about Västra Götaland County

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 250 reviews

An exiting and fun tour - I heartily recommend it. Jasper and Johan were amazing, thanks! Could be nice to hear some of the famous Gothenburg humor in English too :)

Amazing experience. Guide Jasper's quirky wits, music & Johan's expertise -everything wss perfect. Dont think twice, just go for it !!

The overall experience was excellent. I would liked to have more sight seeing and more facts about the city.

Funny hour, great fun,very entertaining guide and nice stories about Gothenburg

One of the best activities I've ever done! So knowledgeable l!