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Vannes (FR) - Oban (GB)

16 May - 27 May 2021

11 days, Oosterschelde

From € 1485,-

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2 persons cabin p.p.p.: € 1485,-
single cabin: € 2227,5

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Oosterschelde:
Vannes (FR) - Oban (GB)

16 May - 27 May 2021

From France to Scotland via the Irish Sea. Board the Oosterschelde for this spring voyage, which combines open sea sailing with picturesque landscapes. Join the crew and other trainees in Vannes and spend the evening getting to know each other. In the morning you will set course for Britain, sailing for a few days (and nights). Once you enter the more sheltered waters of the Irish Sea there should be an opportunity to anchor in a nice bay for a walk on shore or a barbecue on deck if there is enough time. You will reach Oban in time to spend an evening in town, saying goodbye to your new friends before disembarking in the morning. 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

Vannes is a medieval French town with a distinctly Breton character. The well-preserved old city centre boasts many small pedestrian streets and colorful buildings, so go ahead and explore! Its sheltered location in the Golfe du Morbihan makes Vannes a populair sailing destination, and the surrounding countryside offers beautiful scenery – a perfect setting for a hike! In the summer Vannes organizes a Jazz festival and a historic festival, so you might be in luck when you arrive…

Oban (meaning ‘little bay’ in Gaelic) is a small harbor town on the west coast of Scotland, famous for its whiskey distillery. The town occupies a beautiful setting in the Firth of Lorn, and is a perfect place to find shelter from the Atlantic. Walking around town is a pleasure, and close by you’ll find mountains, castles, dramatic coastal scenery, and McCaig’s tower that resembles the Colosseum. In the first week of August, the town plays host to West Highland week, a yearly sailing regatta.

  • Vannes (FR)

  • Oban (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 16 May 2021 - 27 May 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).

  • Robijn (17)

    "When anchored at sea in the sun, I had not a care in the world"

  • Lieven (23) Belgium

    "Setting sails: always fantastic."

  • Stephanie (42) France

    "I LEARNED THAT IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO FIND A NEW PASSION IN LIFE."

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