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Bordeaux (FR) - London (GB)

17 June - 29 June 2018

12 days, Atyla

From € 795,-

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special price - last place: € 795,-
regular price: € 990,-
passenger: € 1590

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Atyla:
Bordeaux (FR) - London (GB)

17 June - 29 June 2018

Board Atyla in Bordaux, just in time to experience the Bordeaux Wine Festival and depart in a Parade of Sail with numerous other Tall Ships, Small Ships and Yachts. Set course for north, sailing across the English Channel and up the Thames to London. Set the sails, take the helm, stand on lookout and take part in a special personal development programme on board. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years. Last place for the special price – contact info@windseeker.org to confirm availability. The arrival in London is planned for the 26th of June. You can disembark the following day, or stay on board one or two more days, help on board and enjoy London and hanging out with your new Atyla mates.

Ports

Bordeaux is famous for its wine, but the city itself also has a lot to offer. The cathedral, the Place des Quinconces and the Port de La Lune will have you gazing in amazement. The city also has a diverse cultural agenda and a bustling nightlife. To the south of the city you’ll find sandy beaches with enormous dunes that offer great surfing conditions on the waves of the Atlantic ocean. Every two years Bordeaux organizes a harbor festival, with many Tall Ships visiting.

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!

  • Bordeaux (FR)

  • London (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 17 June 2018 - 29 June 2018
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 11:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 18
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and Spanish
  • 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: towels
  • "You have to try it! You will get to know a side of you that you didn’t think you had. I learned a lot, and I became more independent after this trip!"

    Amalie (20)

You sail on the Atyla

Atyla
Shipping type: Schooner
Homeport: Maritime Museum Of Bilbao (ES)
Date built: 1980-1984
Trainees: 15
Length: 31.3m
Height of mast: 25 m
Sail: 400m2

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