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Beyond Venice: 8 must-see canal cities

Stockholm canal

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Stockholm

The Swedish capital is built on a number of islands, so getting around by boat has always been convenient. Water taxis make it possible to create your own sightseeing itinerary, though there are also innumerable tour companies that specialize in themed tours, using the canals to pass some of Stockholm's best historic sights. Like many of the other cities on this list, Stockholm's waterways wind through the entire city, so cruisers can get a taste for this vibrant capital without having to set foot on a tour bus.