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

Le Havre (FR) - Scheveningen (NL)

16 June - 20 June 2019

4 days, J. R. Tolkien

From € 290,-

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Tall Ships Regatta Sail Training Special Offer

children up to 12: € 290,-
<12 new price: €175
Normal price: € 530,-
12+ new price: € 250

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J. R. Tolkien:
Le Havre (FR) - Scheveningen (NL)

16 June - 20 June 2019

* New price! * The Liberty Tall Ships Regatta. Join the Tolkien in Le Havre for the regatta celebrating 75 years since the liberation of northwestern Europe. Come on baord and become part of thetrainee crew sailing on a traditional Tall Ship: set the sails, navigate, trim and work hand-in-hand with the others to win the race! Then make your way to Scheveningen (just outside of The Hague) where all the vessels will be gathering for a maritime festival. Enjoy the sight of so many classic ships together before you disembark and make you way back home, now filled with exciting new experiences! Open to all Windseekers (children and youth under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian). Please notice that participation in the Scheveningen harbour festival is not included in this journey.

Ports

Le Havre is a large north French maritime commercial and passenger port established in the early XVI century. The city in on the UNESCO World Heritage Site for its historical buildings and is considered a birthplace of impressionism. Walk in the steps of Monet and discover the places you know from modern art. Take a hiking tour, visit one of the nearby castles (chateau), the Graville abbey, see the hanging gardens or take a walk in one of the many city parks.

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.

  • Le Havre (FR)

  • Scheveningen (NL)

Key points

  • Dates: 16 June 2019 - 20 June 2019
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 13:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 35
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official languages on board: English, Dutch and German
  • 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
  • "It was the most amazing thing I have done so far in my life! I loved it!"

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You sail on the J. R. Tolkien

Shipping type: Schooner
Homeport: Amsterdam
Date built: 1964
Trainees: 30
Length: 42 m
Height of mast: 32,5 m
Sail: 828 m2

J.R. Tolkien is the faster of the two sailing sisters (the second one being Loth Lorien). Apart from the charter cruises in the Baltic Sea, she takes part in impressive yacht parades as well as in one or two regattas. …

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