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By Rail: UK to Gothenburg, Sweden

Slow Travel from the UK to Gothenburg, Sweden

Our slow travel partner Byway specialises in journeys by train, bus, boat, and bike. To get you from the UK to the start of your Sustainable Journey with us, and or back home again we will connect you with Byway, who will arrange the appropriate travel and accommodation to ensure a hassle-free experience getting you to and from your Journey with us with all the support you need. By clicking on the link below you will be taken to a Byway ‘blueprint’ for you to provide the dates and details to get a plan and price for your travel to and from your Journey with us. It is important to remember that Byway is not part of Sustainable Journeys so any booking you make with Byway is subject to a separate agreement between you and Byway, which is your own responsibility and by clicking the link provided you accept this fact. Please see more about Byway here and follow the link below to explore how to slow travel to connect with this Sustainable Journey. Air travel, if that is your preference, is bookable with Sustainable Journeys or you can make your own arrangements.

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Embark on an unforgettable rail journey, the low-carbon way, from London through the heart of Europe as we kickstart our Sustainable Journeys adventure en route to Sweden, stopping in Cologne, and Copenhagen before arriving in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Day 1 – St. Pancras International Station, London to Cologne, Germany (approx. 3 hours and 51 minutes)

Board the Eurostar at St Pancras International Station, at your booked time, heading under The Channel to Brussels, Belgium – approx. 2 hours and 1 minute; then board the train from Brussels to Cologne, Germany – approx. 1 hour and 50 minutes. We recommend booking an early train giving time to explore Cologne.

Upon arriving in Cologne, make your way to your hotel, which is a short 7-minute walk away.

Check-in at CityClass Hotel Residence am Dom or similar.

Breakfast included.

On the River Rhine and overlooked by the towers of its stunning 157m-high Gothic cathedral, Cologne (Köln) is one of Germany’s largest cities. The city’s unique identity is a mix of the narrow alleys of its old town, the Kölsch dialect (and Kölsch beer), and contemporary architecture down by the ultramodern Rheinauhafen riverfront complex.

CityClass Hotel Residence am Dom is a modern hotel, perfectly located near the train station and the city centre.

If time allows, relax in the city’s Art Nouveau public bathhouse, Köln Neptunbad. Originally built in 1912, the complex contains luxurious spa facilities and a serene Japanese garden. Wander around Cologne’s impressive botanical gardens, the Flora und Botanischer Garten Köln, and discover some of the 10,000 or more species of plant that call it home. Admire Cologne from above on the Rhein-Seilbahn cablecar, which runs from Kölner Seilbahn right across the River Rhine.

There’s so much to do, so leave what time you can to explore Cologne.

Day 2 – Cologne, Germany to Copenhagen, Denmark (approx. 8 hours and 54 minutes)

Board the train from Cologne to Hamburg, Germany – approx. 4 hours and 5 minutes; then from Hamburg to Copenhagen, Denmark – approx. 4 hours and 49 minutes.

Upon arriving in Copenhagen, make your way to your hotel, which is a short 5-minute walk away.

Check-in at Hotel Tiffany or similar.

Breakfast included.

Often topping the lists of the world’s most liveable cities, Copenhagen is just as great for visitors. Explore it like the locals – on two wheels – via the many cycle routes that crisscross the capital and soak up the effortlessly Scandi-chic bars, cafés, and fine-dining restaurants.

Located near the station, the independent Hotel Tiffany has modern, comfortable rooms with kitchenettes. Sights such as the Tivoli Gardens are just a short walk away.

If time allows, hire a bike and explore the capital’s lakes and parks, and even the beaches to the north in Hellerup and Charlottenlund. As the third-oldest operating amusement park in the world, Tivoli Gardens is a quintessential part of a trip to Copenhagen. Take a ride on The Demon if you’re up to it, or take a seat and watch a show for a more relaxed visit.

There’s so much to do, so leave what time you can to explore Copenhagen.

Day 3 – Copenhagen, Denmark to Gothenburg, Sweden (approx. 3 hours and 53 minutes)

Board the train from Copenhagen, Denmark to Gothenburg, Sweden – approx. 3 hours and 53 minutes.

Sweden’s second city, Gothenburg is Stockholm’s laid-back (and dare we say, cooler) cousin. Its waterfront, neo-gothic Feskekörka (‘fish church’) and upmarket seafood restaurants are reminders of its seafaring history. A stroll along bar-lined ‘Avenyn’ (Kungsportsavenyn) boulevard will show you just how sociable Gothenburg is, as does the city’s jam-packed calendar of cultural events. If you have time, a visit to the Gothenburg Museum of Art is a must.

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The information below relates to the Wanderlust in West Sweden by Electric Vehicle Sustainable Journey. Please click here for more details.

What’s Included?

All accommodation 
Meals as per the itinerary
Rental of an electric vehicle including free mileage, 24/7 road assistance, Liability Insurance Supplement, and GPS.  

What is not included?

Travel to and from Gothenburg, Sweden by air or rail
Pre or post tour accommodation
Drinks not mentioned as ‘included’.
Personal travel insurance
Entrance fees

Optional activities and tours

Bicycle, boats, the use of the sauna, and additional activities that come with a cost are not included.

Why this tour is sustainable?

All our tours promote and respect local culture by inviting travellers to witness and experience local customs and traditions.

Where possible we use small locally owned hotels and homesteads run by locals so you would make an impact on the local economy and would meet locals and feel their hospitality.

In this tour, we include a rented electric car. So, you are making a lot less CO2 emissions than when flying.

Short distances.
We offer day activities that include walking, hiking and exploring nearby areas from the overnight stay.

We include many outdoor options with beautiful walking trails and natural monuments to see.

Food and drinks.
We guarantee that all the tasted food is typical for the regions and comes from local nearby farms. The food supply chain is shortened and localised to the regions visited. Most places have vegetarian/vegan options.

Local staff.
All the tour providers (guides, hosts) are locals living there and we contract them directly and pay fair wages for their services.

For information regarding Low Carbon Grand Tour of West Sweden by Electric Vehicle Sustainable Journey, please click here for more details.

For information regarding Scenic Serenity in West Sweden by Electric Vehicle Sustainable Journey, please click here for more details.