Guided tours in English

Adrian Taleny, Guide at Västgötaresan

Discover the beauty and history of West Gothland with me!

Situated between the two large lakes Vänern and Vättern, West Gothland – or Västergötland as it is known to the locals – dwells on thousands of years of history and over 16 000 km2 of breath taking nature. Considered by many to be the cradle of Sweden, the province offers an abundance of historical sites such as castles, ruins, ancient burial mounds and rune stones. However, today it can also provide visitors with a picturesque countryside, beautiful hiking trails and, not least, cozy small towns with well preserved city centers from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

Västgötaresan offers guided tours and excursions in and to a multitude of sites in the area. These guidings can all be provided in English, and be customized according to your requests.

Guided City tours

  • Skara
  • Lidköping
  • Skövde
  • Karlsborg
  • Mariestad
  • Hjo

Duration: Between 1-2 hours

Price: Group of 1-5 participants* – €80, Group of 6-10* – €100, Group of 10 or more* – €200

*Adults, children participate free of cost

Day-long Excursions with guide

Personalize your experience of West Gothland! Where would you like to go and what would you like to see? Together we can customize a day-long excursion from your hotel/camping to any sites in the region. Why not visit the medieval castle of Läckö or the Varnhem monastary ruins? Take a hike across the majestic table mountain Kinnekulle and see the historical sites Husaby and Forshem, or why not its sister-mountain Billingen with its caves, abandoned mines and pristine forests and meadows. Here are some suggestions for day-long excursions by hiking, bike, car or public transport that we can arrange:

  • Excursion to Kålland, Kålland’s island and Läckö castle
  • Excursion to Varnhem, Axvall and the Valle area
  • Excursion to Kinnekulle
  • Excursion to Billingen

Duration: Between 6-8 hours

Price: €400 per group* (1-10 participants)

*not including food or transport cost

Make reservations / more information

Would you like to know more or perhaps you’re interested in making a reservation? Contact me by using the contact form below, or by sending an email to Västgötaresan. When making a reservation, please don’t forget to inform which date, time and amount of participants your reservation refers to. Remember, reservations must be done at least 24 hours in advance and some dates may have already been reserved. I will try to respond to your message as soon as I can!