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“A fantastic trip around the canals of Gothenburg”

Stromma - The Paddan Tour
Ranked #1 of 24 Tours in Gothenburg
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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.
Viborg, Denmark
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“A fantastic trip around the canals of Gothenburg”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

We were on a one Day trip to Gothenburg and this trip Was a must.
The Nice guide told a lot of funny stories about the sights we passed on the trip, and after the trip we had an idea what we wanted to go and see around the City.
Luckily the guide did Do both a swedish and a english version of the Tour so the stupid danes had a chance as Well... (Thought i understood swedish.. Turned out i didn't )
Would deffinetly recommend the Tour to others.

Visited July 2014
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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great boat tour”
Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

We did the Paddan tour, it was great, we expend around 16€ per person for a 50 minutes ride around Gothenburg, the tour was great and the guide was very funny, we sailed through the canals of Gothenburg under very low bridges, it was a great experience and you have the opportunity of looking at the city from a different angle.

Thank Federico B
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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Not too bad”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

My husband and I thought the boat tour would be a good way to see the sights easily.
We waiting longer than the timetable stated for the boat to arrive. And due to the tour not having headphones for your own language, most of what the tour guide said couldn't be understood.
Unfortunately Gothenburg just wasn't that interesting to us and the boat tour wasn't that interesting either.

Visited July 2014
Thank Kellie V
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Strommagroup, Informationsansvarig at Stromma - The Paddan Tour, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Dear Kellie,

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you were not satisfied during your Paddan boat tour. We always do all our tours in both Swedish and English when we have guests that do not understand Swedish and in some cases also in German. Was this not the case when you were on board? Please send us an email to info@paddan.com and tell us what happened and what date and time you travelled with us so that we can make sure that this does not happen in the future.

I hope the rest of your stay in Gothenburg was a better experience!

Best regards,
Social Media Manager
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London, England
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Great tour in the water”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

I had some time to kill before I went to the airport and was on my own so I jumped aboard one of these boats. Our hosts was very enthusiastic and brilliant at his job I must say. The tour goes along the water and past the shipyards, giving a history of the buildings and educating you on Gothenburg's ship building history, which I found really interesting. There's some fun to be had ducking under really low bridges as well.

A nice way to kill some time in Gothenburg!

Opposite the place where you get on the boats/buy tickets there's a nice sushi restaurant worth checking out as well.

Visited June 2014
Thank Hakf
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Toronto, Canada
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“Perfect way to get acquanted with charming Gothenburg”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

I've been on many tours of this type and this one was well done. The guide delivered her commentary in Swedish and perfect English. The uncovered boat goes under a few very low bridges - so low that you need to kneel on the floor while passing under one of them known as the "Cheese Slicer"! The 50-minute cruise introduced us to many attractions in Gothenburg and helped us decide which ones to visit. We also learned a lot about the city's history. Tickets cost 160 SEK which is comparable to similar cruises elsewhere.

Visited July 2014
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