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“Great introduction to Gothenburg”

Stromma - The Paddan Tour
Ranked #1 of 27 Tours in Gothenburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 July 2014

An hour's trip round the waterways, with a bi-lingual guide. Interesting and fun. Guide was informative but not too 'history heavy', ideal for a mixed audience. Wrap up , even in summer, because it's windy out across the river. Not recommended for a rainy day!

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Are you visiting Gothenburg? Walked a lot around the shops etc. and feel for a sit down, then on a nice ,sunny day get yourself down to Paddan for a 50min.guided tour. Mind your head at times! Lovely little break for tired feet.

Thank Mia209
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

We knew Gothenburg's reputation for wind & rain, so when we paid our 120SEK each & boarded the barge for a canal cruise, we were prepared for the weather, with rain jackets, umbrella etc. the sun was shining when we embarked so we thought we might be in luck .... Within minutes of leaving the wharf, the rain started , & the cheerful tour guide began handing out disposable plastic ponchos to everyone ( around 70 people squeezed onto a small barge , with no shelter) .
Within a few minutes , the rain was bucketing down & we were grateful for the ponchos, the deck was awash with water, & we were well & truly soaked , all part of the fun of travel ...
However, the guide then blithely informed us that there was an extra charge of 20SEK each for the poncho , & we were required to crouch down flat into the floor of the boat in order to pass underneath a bridge (the cheese grater) . The deck was awash & the boat very crowded , so this was no mean feat for everyone to crouch low enough to make it through .
Our guide was very cheerful & informative throughout the tour, however we thought we should have been advised of the extra charge, plus the need to crouch onto the floor, before parting with our money.
Won't be taking this tour again .

1  Thank 426Christina
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Strommagroup, Informationsansvarig at Stromma - The Paddan Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2014

Dear Kellie,

Thank you for your review. I am sorry your Paddan experience was not the best. The cheese slicer bridge is usually one of the parts our guests like the most during the tour, but of course it is not as fun when it's raining as you need to get down on the floor regardless of the weather. The same goes for the roofless boats, they are usually much appreciated when it is sunny or cloudy, or even when it snows, but not as much in the rain. But I do understand your frustration and I have forwarded your feedback to the manager of the Paddan boats so that we can make sure that we are better at informing people about the cheese slicer and to bring rain clothes in case it rains.

I hope the rest of your stay in Sweden was a better experience and that you had a lovely cruise.

Best regards,
Towe
Social Media Manager

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Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

Such a great your, and life vest for my 4 month old baby! Very accommodating and they went out of there way to make us comfortable with kids. Thanks, will recommend.

Thank Stkildamum
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Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Great way to orient yourself and learn some of the city.... The boat staff was friendly and had plenty of tidbits to share about the city. A good afternoon if you have some good weather!

Thank Janetdoet
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