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Oban (GB) - Oban (GB)

19 August - 26 August 2023

7 days, Thalassa

From € 1275,-

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Thalassa:
Oban (GB) - Oban (GB)

19 August - 26 August 2023

Whisky sailing journey in Scotland. Spend a week of your summer sailing a Tall Ship and learning about whisky at the source: in coastal distilleries of Scotland. You will start and finish your journey in Oban, visiting beautiful Hebrides islands. Nature, impressive views, wild animals, birds, castles and abbeys, that is in a nutshell what you can expect during this trip. Places that are normally difficult to reach are waiting for you; their inhabitants will gladly receive you with their Scottish cordiality. You will have the chance to visit local distilleries and learn in detail about one of Scotland’s most famous exports. Open to all Windseekers over 21 years of age.

Ports

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.

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.

  • Oban (GB)

  • Oban (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 19 August 2023 - 26 August 2023
  • Embarkation: 14:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 21 years
  • 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
  • "It is an experience of a lifetime. It feels like escaping from the real world and coming into a world of adventure."

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Shipping type: Barquentine
Homeport: Harlingen (NL)
Date built: 1980
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Length: 47m
Height of mast: 35m
Sail: 800m2

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This Journey is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website (www.sto-garant.nl/en/downloads).

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What does it mean?

In short: you do not pay the booking amount to Windseeker but instead into an escrow account. This trust account holds your payment in reserve until your journey’s end. The booking amount is then released to Windseeker on the day after your trip ends. If Windseeker or the Ship should become financially insolvent before the end of your trip, STO Garant will implement the guarantee. The Guarantee Scheme details how you can make a claim under the guarantee in such cases. You can read more about this here.