Tours and activities
Gothenburg City Tour by Bus
Wednesday 11 August, 10:00 - 12:00 hours
Price per person: €30.00
The guests will be picked up at the Congress Centre for a guided tour in the area of Gothenburg, including the harbour, the old and new city and many other interesting places. Explore Gothenburg and see the city's most interesting attractions. The tour begins at Gustav Adolfs Torg square where we find out more about the origins of the city and the importance of the canals to Gothenburg as a trading city. We continue down to the water to look at our beautiful Opera House. Then we travel westwards along the harbour to Klippan cultural reserve with its interesting history, through the old Majorna workers' quarters and Masthugget where the harbour workers and sailors used to live with their families. We arrive back in the city centre via Gothenburg's lung, Slottsskogen park and the trendy Linnéstaden district. Now it's time to take in the sights and sound of fashionable Avenyn and see Carl Milles' famous statue of Poseidon up on Götaplatsen Square.
Gunnebo Manor House
Thursday 12 August, 09:00 - 13:00 hours
Price per person: €80.00
A coach will take the guests on a short journey just outside of Gothenburg, to the Manor House of Gunnebo. The manor house was built at the end of the 18th century as a grand summer residence. The house was described as "the most beautiful and exquisite wooden building in the kingdom". It is one of Sweden's best examples of neoclassical architecture. Here a guide will meet the guests to take them on a tour of the manor house and tell them about the history of this old summer house. Coffee will then be served in the coffeehouse.
MarstrandFriday 13 August, 09:00 - 13:30 hours
Price per person: €110.00
It is a must to see the archipelago when you are on the west coast of Sweden. Marstrand is a picturesque island located about 40 minutes drive from Gothenburg. A coach will take you nearly all the way there - the last bit across the water you will travel on the ferry arriving at the island by water. On arrival at Marstrand your guide will walk with you through the village and then up the hill to reach the Fortress, situated in the middle of the island mountain. During a tour of the fortress you will learn more of the history of the island and the fortress that dates back 350 years. Enjoy a coffee break before the ferry and coach take you back to the city.
Thursday 12 August, Time to be confirmed
Price per person: €55.00
The Gothenburg Museum of Art, located on the top of the "Boulevard of Gothenburg", has one of the leading collections of Nordic art from the turn of the previous century. On the top floor visitors find the Fürstenberg Gallery, originally a private collection which was later donated to the museum. The gallery is installed in a setting typical of its period, and here visitors find paintings by such Nordic artists as Ernst Josephson, Carl Larsson, P. S Krøyer and Anders Zorn. Unlike other major national art museums, the Gothenburg Museum of art does not have its origins in royal orprincely collections. It is the people of Gothenburg themselves who have created the museum through donations of works and resources.
The Gothenburg Museum of Art has three stars in Michelin Green Guide Scandinavia. After the visit the group is invited for coffee with pastry at the Café and after the break the tour continues along the Avenue, 5 - 10 minutes walk to Röhsska Museum of Design.
Friday 13 August, 13:00 - 16:30 hours
Price per person: €90.00
We will travel south of Gothenburg and the goal for today's excursion is a castle beautifully situated on the coast. It was built around the previous turn of the century by a wealthy businessman with his roots in Scotland and he had it built in English Tudor style. The interior is exclusive and the building was equipped with all the latest conveniences such as round showers and a vacuum cleaner that weighs a ton! Today it is a museum and you will learn more during the guided tour. Close to the castle there is a building that was used by the workers of the estate. This is today a café and restaurant and this is where you can enjoy a coffee today after the tour. After coffee why not take a look at the surroundings. The park closest to the castle was designed by the same architect that designed the castle. As you walk through it you will see that gradually it adjusts to the surrounding nature. There are many paths to choose from. Why not also enjoy a swim in the sea!
Sunday 15 August, 09:00 - 12:00 hours
Price per person: €70.00
The coach departs from the Convention centre to drive you back in time. The trip will take approx. 40 minutes, but that will be just the time you need to enter the 900th century. The staff at the Viking House welcomes you dressed in the clothes of the Viking age. You will get a guided tour around the surroundings, hearing the history of the Viking life. Games, music and woodcraft will get you in the Viking mood and give you an experience you never will forget.
West Coast with Water Colour Museum
Saturday 14 August, 09:00 - 16:00 hours
Price per person: €150.00
This tour takes us north along our beautiful Westcoast. We start by travelling to Kungälv where the meeting of Three Kings once took place. There we walk along the charming Västra Gatan street and hear about the centuries of drama played out at Bohus fortress. We leave Kungälv by bus, which takes us over the Tjörn bridges and further into the North Sea. We visit some of the fishing communities that used to - and still do to some extent - depend on the fishing industry, the tinned goods industry, boatyards and sea freight. A knowledgeable guide talks about Bohus county traditions, its history, gastronomy, architecture and its flora and fauna. We visit the Nordic Watercolour Museum where we enjoy stimulating art, beautiful sea views and a good lunch at the museum restaurant. Before returning to the city we will make a stop for a coffee break and you can taste the traditional "äggost" in a traditional farm house. The archipelago tour in Bohus county takes around 7 hours.
If you wish to arrange your own excursions, it is recommended that you first contact the Gothenburg Tourist Office.
Last update: 17 May 2010