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Antwerp (BE) - Lisbon (PT)

09 July - 24 July 2016

15 days, Lord Nelson

From € 1850,-

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Lord Nelson:
Antwerp (BE) - Lisbon (PT)

09 July - 24 July 2016

*Places at request* Join Lord Nelson for an unforgettable voyage from Antwerp to Lisbon for Race 1 of The Tall Ships Race 2016. Hosting the event for the fourth time since its first event in 2001, the cosmopolitan city of Antwerp is a big fan of The Tall Ships Races. This exciting 16 day voyage will see you cross the English Channel and venture down through the Bay of Biscay until you reach Lisbon who will greet the fleet for the seventh time since the races began. Open for abled and disabled trainees. Minimum age 16 years. More info: info@windseeker.org

Programme Outline

Ports

This city in Belgium is the capital of Antwerp province. With a population of 510,610 it is the most populous city in Belgium. Its metropolitan area houses around 1,200,000 people. Antwerp is on the River Scheldt, linked to the North Sea by the Westerschelde estuary. The Port of Antwerp is one of the biggest in the world, ranking third in Europe and within the top 20 globally. There is a theory about the name Antwerp: "The wharf where ships berth".


Lisbon has a long and varied history as a major trading hub, much of which is still visible in the old city centre. Discover Alfama, the old quarters with its many old alleys, steps and the Lisbon Cathedral. The famous tram line 28 will get you there – an experience in and of itself. And be sure to check out a fado concert if you want to learn about saudade – loss, yearning and comfort, all rolled into one. Emotions that all seafarers will get to know one way or the other…

  • Antwerp (BE)

  • Lisbon (PT)

Key points

  • Dates: 9 July 2016 - 24 July 2016
  • Embarkation: 14:00 / Disembarkation: 9:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 16 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 50
  • 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
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • "Very fun, eye-opening adventure."

    Sterre (16), the Netherlands

You sail on the Lord Nelson

Ship
Shipping type: barque
Homeport: Southampton (UK)
Date built: 1986
Trainees: 42
Length: 55m
Height of mast:
Sail:

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Photos

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