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Varna (BG) - Lisbon (PT)

07 April - 22 April 2017

15 days, Royal Helena

From € 910,-

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dormitory: € 910,-
double cabin: € 1000,-

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Royal Helena:
Varna (BG) - Lisbon (PT)

07 April - 22 April 2017

Join the Royal Helena in her homeport in Varna, Bulgaria and embark on a beautiful journey across the Mediterranean Sea, all the way to Lisbon, Portugal. Sail between the coasts of North Africa and South Europe, cross the Gibraltar Strait and set course for North, up the Portugese coast to Lisbon – a city of Fado and long maritime traidtions. You can book a berth in a double LUX cabin for €1,180. Open to Windseekers of 15 years and older.

Ports

Varna is Bulgaria’s biggest city on the Black Sea coast and a popular tourist destination, university center and port. The famous necropolis belonging to the Varna Culture is dated to 5 000 years bc. With such long hisotry it’s no wonder the city is full of museums, including Varna Archaeological Museum founded in 1888, Naval Museum and Natural History Museum. Once your head gets full of history, you can relax on beautiful sandy beach or take a refreshing stroll in the Primorski Park.

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…

  • Varna (BG)

  • Lisbon (PT)

Key points

  • Dates: 7 April 2017 - 22 April 2017
  • 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 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
  • French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • Christopher (16) England

    "I LEARNED THAT I COULD DO THINGS THAT I COULD HAVE NEVER DONE BEFORE"

  • Wietze (16) Netherlands

    "Teamwork is the key"

  • Robijn (17)

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

You sail on the Royal Helena

Tall Ships

Royal Helena

Royal Helena is a three-masted Bulgarian barquentine with a hull made of steel and a teak-covered deck. She can accommodate up to 37 trainees for multiple-day journeys, and as many as 120 for day cruises. Being very new, the Ship …

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Windseeker logs

  • Stargazing at Starpoint

    Tecla, September 2014

    – by Captain Gijs

    Finally, after two and a half days of motor sailing, we are able to carry on under sail alone. A bit later than expected, but still very welcome, the ESE-ly winds have filled our sails again. Progress has been good …

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  • Almost Home

    Oosterschelde

    Cape Verde - Netherlands

    – by crew Oosterschelde

    In a way we’re having bad luck: the English Channel is an area with a lot of traffic. Unfortunately we cannot see it. On our last day at sea the temperature dropped till 7 degrees (above zero, fortunately) and the …

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Photos

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