A sailing break – travel across the North Sea from the Netherlands to London on board a beautiful Tall Ship Gulden Leeuw. This trip is short and affordable, perfect for anyone who wants a taste of sailing on a large Ship, or for those who don’t have a lot of vacation time but can’t imagine summer without sailing. You will spend an exciting few days on board, learning the ropes, stargazing, watching out for dolphins and enjoying a break from your – undoubtedly busy – life on land. You will reach London just in time for Sail Royal Greenwich event so why not book a couple of additional nights in a hotel and spend the rest of the week exploring the city and other Tall Ships! Open for all Windseekers aged 15 and older.
Scheveningen is a popular sea resort in the Netherlands, a stone’s throw away from the seat of government in The Hague. It has a busy marina and a lively (somewhat kitschy) promenade – great for an afternoon of sightseeing. You’ll also find plenty to do nearby. Go for a walk in the dune landscape or take a tour around the Palace of Peace. Visit Madurodam to see the Netherlands rebuilt in miniature, check out the city centre of The Hague, or explore the beach and perhaps even go kitesurfing.
London is a centre for business, finance, the arts and tourism. As such, the city has something to offer for everyone. But visiting London by ship makes the experience extra special. Go see a play in West End, explore Soho, or take a tourist bus for a sightseeing ride. Go to Hyde Park, close to Buckingham Palace, if the city bustle is a bit much after an ocean voyage. And work on your cultural karma by visiting a few of the many museums. London is so big you’ll need to revisit to see it all!
Dates: 1 July 2018 - 4 July 2018
Embarkation: 18:00 / Disembarkation: 11:30
For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
Windseekers joining: maximum 48
No sailing experience required!
Official language on board: English
Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag, pillowcase, sheets and towels
Windseekers from the Netherlands need to become member of STAN
French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
Barnabas (22) Hungary
"IT WAS AN ABSOLUTE JOY TO STEER FOR HOURS WHEN THE WIND WAS BLOWING AND EVEN WHEN IT WAS COMPETELY DEAD. I LOVED TO SEE THE SEA, I LOVED THE SILENCE OF THE OCEAN."
Ida (19) Finland
"The best moment was when we crossed the finish line and everybody celebrated together. The tone was simply unforgettable!"
Annette (18) Denmark
"I have met new people, been up in the mast, seen indescribable sunsets and laughed a lot. Learning how to sail a ship has been the coolest thing I have done so far and I have confidence in what I do now"
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