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West Coast Islands
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Explore Sweden's picturesque fjords, islands, inlets and fishing villages via coach and on foot during this tour of the country's sunny west coast.
Depart the pier for the panoramic drive to Sweden's delightful west coast, which has become the country's most popular holiday region. The area is dotted with picturesque fishing villages, inlets and idyllic coastal resorts. Your drive will proceed north of Gothenburg to peaceful Kungälv, a historical town in the foreground of the ruins of the 14th-century Bohus Fortress. Further north, you will pass through the modern town of Stenungsund en route to the lovely islands of Tjörn and Orust, which are connected to the mainland by impressive bridges. The longest is the Tjörn Bridge, which passes over the Askerö Fjord and offers spectacular views of Southern Bohus County.
Next, you will drive through the island's rural landscape to the charming fishing village of Klädesholmen, where your tour will continue on foot. This brief walking tour will introduce you to Klädesholmen's history, which is linked to the herring fishing industry. You will then re-board your coach for the transfer to the main village of Skärhamn. Upon arrival, some time will be made available for you to explore the village at your leisure before commencing the return drive to Gothenburg.
Need to Know:
Note: This tour includes 30 minutes (1,000 yards) of walking in Klädesholmen and 30 minutes of walking at your leisure in Skärhamn. The tour is not considered suitable for guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Comfortable walking shoes are suggested.
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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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