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

Rotterdam (NL) - Kiel (DE)

14 June - 20 June 2021

6 days, Oosterschelde

From € 780,-

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2 persons cabin p.p.p.: € 780,-
single cabin: € 1170,-

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Oosterschelde:
Rotterdam (NL) - Kiel (DE)

14 June - 20 June 2021

Coastal Explorer: a week-long journey to get a taste of Tall Ship sailing. Step on board the Oosterschelde in Rotterdam for a week of coastal sailing. Learn to sail a traditional Tall Ship, from hoisting sails to steering and navigating while on watch, and afterwards relax on deck or in a cozy saloon. Sail along the coasts of the Netherlands and Germany, passing beautiful islands, before you make your way to the Kieler Canal, a feat of maritime engineering. Once you reach the Baltic Sea, you will set sail again and, depending on the wind, visit a Danish or German town before smaking your way to Kiel. IMPORTANT: Due to coronavirus the maximum number of people on board has to be reduced. You can only share a cabin with a family member, and never with a stranger. Are you traveling alone? In this case, you’ll have to book a single cabin. This journey is subject to special, more flexible COVID booking/cancellation conditions.

Ports

Rotterdam is the largest port of Europe, and a modern, bustling town. Much of the historic city centre was destroyed during World War II, but extensive rebuilding resulted in a modern, multicultural city with many architectural highlights. Rotterdam has excellent cultural facilities and a diverse nightlife; during the summer the city hosts a large number of events. Discover the city by bicycle and go for a coffee in Hotel New York, the former headquarters of the Holland America Line.

Kiel is a German port town on the Baltic coast, widely known for its yearly ‘Kiel week’ – the biggest yearly regatta in the world! Many thousands of boats and ships of all kinds and eras take part in the parade. Kiel Week is also a festival, Volksfest and fair as well as a maritime event. But Kiel offers more: a slew of museums (zoological, geological, historical, fine art, industrial, and military museums), a city centre with relaxed atmosphere, and the water and shores of the Kieler Fjord.

  • Rotterdam (NL)

  • Kiel (DE)

Key points

  • Dates: 14 June 2021 - 20 June 2021
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 9:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 24
  • 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

This travel service is not covered by VZR Garant’s guarantee scheme. You can read more about this guarantee scheme and its conditions in VZR Garant’s Guarantee Scheme (which can be found by going to www.vzr-garant.nl/en).

  • Agathe (26) France

    "Discovering how far you can surpass yourself and push your limits out of your comfort zone"

  • Axel (23) France

    "It is an adventure you don’t want to miss! Being a sailor only takes passion and motivation."

  • Tan (17) Turkey

    "If you believe and push yourself there is nothing you can't do."

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