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Join a sailing adventure on a Tall Ship and set course for new horizons!

Fredrikstad (NO) - Amsterdam (NL)

15 July - 23 July 2019

8 days, Bark Europa

From € 900,-

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place in 4-person cabin: € 900,-

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Bark Europa:
Fredrikstad (NO) - Amsterdam (NL)

15 July - 23 July 2019

From Norway to the Netherlands. Board the Dutch Tall Ship Bark Europa in Fredrikstad, Norway, and sail the vessel back to her home country. Be part of a trainee-crew, working in shifts alongside the professional sailors. Learn to set and trim the sails, keep lookout, steer the large Ship and navigate your way along the sea. If you want, you will also have the possibility to climb the masts and work with sails high above the deck. Who knows, maybe you will even see the dolphins, playing around the Ship? Either way, you will go home with great memories and proper sea-legs! Open for all nationalities, minimum age 15 years. Places in 2-person cabins no longer available.

Ports

100 km south of Oslo, Fredrikstad is a coastal town, on the East side of the Oslofjord. Fredrikstad has a mix of old and new - The 'Gamlebyen' Old Town is a well-preserved star fort, across the water from the modern waterfront. Visitors can also visit the 16th-century Kongsten fort, or Scandinavia's largest model railway. Fredrikstad will be a host port for the Tall Ship Races 2019.

With more bicycles than people, cycling is an integral part of Amsterdam's DNA. Hop on and see the city like the locals do! Winding waterways, idyllic bridges and historic buildings - one of the most memorable ways to truly see Amsterdam is from the canals. Amsterdam has a full cultural agenda showcasing the very best festivals, nightlife, exhibitions & events, plus there is enough practical tourist info, hotel, museum, excursion & attraction listings, you won't miss a thing!

  • Fredrikstad (NO)

  • Amsterdam (NL)

Key points

  • Dates: 15 July 2019 - 23 July 2019
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 9:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 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: towels
  • French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
  • "I felt like a free human. Everything I did felt so good."

    Boukje (15), Netherlands

You sail on the Bark Europa

Shipping type: Bark
Homeport: Den Haag (NL)
Date built: 1911
Trainees: 48
Length: 56 m
Height of mast: 33 m
Sail: 1250 m2

The Bark Europa has sailed every ocean and visited every continent, earning the reputation as a first-class world wonderer. This majestic three-masted ship, equipped with 30 sails, has been a prominent participant in many Tall Ships Races since 1994. Notably, …

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Windseeker logs

  • Whoopie in het stuurhuis!

    MORGENSTER

    SØNDERBORG, BALTIC

    – by Windseeker Jan

    De lange dagen op zee begonnen hun tol te eisen. Mijn 19-jarige collega Windseekers voelde hun laarzen gaan koken. Tijd voor wat whoopie in het stuurhuis!

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  • How to avoid and deal with seasickness

    – by Windseeker

    A lot of Windseekers mention the fear of seasickness as one of their biggest pre-journey anxieties. Most of us have been there, and lived to tell the tale. Today we come to you with a handful of advice on how …

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Photos

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