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Stromma - The Paddan Tour

13 Pusterviksgatan | Kungsportsplatsen, Gothenburg 413 01, Sweden
+46 31 60 96 70
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An excellent tour

A great way to see the city. The tour takes almost an hour and is good value. Our guide was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
skilli15
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
Humorous bi-lingual history of Gothenburg by boat...with a haircut thrown in for the unobservant

A 50 minute tour for SEK175 a person, travelling along the canal that marks the shopping district... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gavin W
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London, United Kingdom
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The classic city tour on the Paddan boats shows you the beauty of Gothenburg from a waterside perspective. The tour takes you under 20 bridges and out to the harbour.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat trip” (20 reviews)
“open boat” (4 reviews)
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13 Pusterviksgatan | Kungsportsplatsen, Gothenburg 413 01, Sweden
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+46 31 60 96 70

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A great way to see the city. The tour takes almost an hour and is good value. Our guide was brilliant. Commentary in Swedish and English, with some humour thrown in. Learnt a lot about the city and saw some of its very interesting buildings....More

Thank skilli15
Reviewed 6 days ago

A 50 minute tour for SEK175 a person, travelling along the canal that marks the shopping district, and then into the harbour. Not just a great way to see more of Gothenburg, but a condensed history lesson starting with King Gustav's famous declaration in the...More

Thank Gavin W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a nice summer day we took the guided Paddan sightseeing boat trip around Gothenburgs waters . The open boat gave very good views and closeness to famous buildings and attractions . Our guide spoke english and swedish . She was knowledgeable , humorous and...More

Thank havardk2014
Strommagroup, Sharon, Event Sales Coordinator at Stromma - The Paddan Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Great to hear that everyone in the family enjoyed the tour under the bridges and out in the harbour! There are plenty of photo opportunities along the way, many beautiful houses, buildings and parks. Hope you had a pleasant stay here in our beautiful city!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This sightseeing tour is a MUST for all new visitors to Gothenburg. To travel through the canal, into the harbour going under many bridges, the last of which is so low it has everyone on the floor is simply a fantastic way to see the...More

Thank Kevin B
Strommagroup, Sharon, Event Sales Coordinator at Stromma - The Paddan Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your nice review - happy to hear that you've done the tour several times and I agree with you - it's a perfect way to experience Gothenburg, especially for new visitors. Sometimes the waterlevels are really high so the passengers have to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice way of sightseeing in Gothenburg. One gets a good picture of the city and the tour guides are sometimes hilarious!

Thank carinl974
Strommagroup, Sharon, Event Sales Coordinator at Stromma - The Paddan Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the comment. It's perfect to start the visit with a Paddan tour to get a grip of the city, and then it's easier to walk around to the places you found interesting on the tour.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good activity for tourist in Goteborg. Once in a while for the locals as well. Better pick a day without rain, since it can get rather wet sitting in an open boat. The guides I have heard are really goodMore

Thank Fisksk
Strommagroup, Sharon, Event Sales Coordinator at Stromma - The Paddan Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You are completely right - it's a perfect tourist attraction here in Gothenburg, but acually a lot of locals enjoy the tour too. Often they have been on a Paddan tour a long time ago and want to experience it again, it truly is a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

50 minutes with boat. Excellent! :-) Try to do this in good weather. The guide we had was very good and funnyMore

Thank Annelie D
Strommagroup, Sharon, Event Sales Coordinator at Stromma - The Paddan Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review - happy you enjoyed the boat tour! It's probably nicer to do it when the weather is sunny and warm, but if it rains it's more of an adventure maybe, anyway it's always a good time to go on a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took two 15 year olds on the ride. It was a bit of a drag to get them there but at the end of the ride they both said they thought that was fun. Good tour guide, perfect route, easy to buy tickets, nice boat,...More

Thank TMEO
Strommagroup, Sharon, Event Sales Coordinator at Stromma - The Paddan Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review - happy that evetyone liked the tour! Paddan is a great tour for anyone in any age! You are welcome back again with your 10 year old in the future

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We all enjoyed this although ducking under the low bridges could be difficult for some people. Also it wasn't just flat canals it went out into the dock area. Wear a mac as you can get splashed. More wet at the front of the boat.More

Thank Victoria T
Strommagroup, Sharon, Event Sales Coordinator at Stromma - The Paddan Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comment. From time to time we get to experience really high waterlevels in the canal, and then people have to duck or even lay down on the floor of the boat. We try to inform everyone before they go onboard. Glad...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The canal tour is a great way to explore Gothenburg. Even for locals. And interesting and fun facts are told by the guide. They also have a river tour on Säveån. Called Gothenburg Amazonas. Lush scenary and birdlife. Only swedish guide. But worth a ride.

Thank Hermanadelviento
Strommagroup, Sharon, Event Sales Coordinator at Stromma - The Paddan Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

There are two different Paddan-tours, exactly like you are saying. The regular trip is in the city centre and out in the harbour. Säveån is different, closer to nature out in Gothenburg's Amazonas. Thank you for your comment, have a great day

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cando101
21 July 2016|
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Response from victoria71Berkshire |
You can just head straight there and buy a ticket. If the weather is good I would say the canal is better as a starting point. You can easily walk there from the ferry terminal in five minutes.
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cando101
17 July 2016|
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Response from genibre69 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure why you're asking me about a walking tour as I give no indication of any such tour. I looked for free walking tours myself but couldn't find any in the city just paid tours.
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