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Amsterdam to Edinburgh (Scotland)

£475pp

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Standard cabin: £475pp
Standard+ cabin: £615pp
Surcharge if you want a cabin by yourself: £215

6 Nights

 

The sailing trip will take you to the beautiful scenery of the English and Scottish east coast. We visit picturesque, almost forgotten, fishermen’s villages like Whitby and Stonehaven. Or we can drop anchor in front of the treasure of Holy Island.

Sailing trip Amsterdam- Scotland: During this trip, we will often sail during the night and, if you would like, you can be part of the crew by joining the watches. You will have the possibility to steer, to navigate, and to help setting the sails. Of course, you will be assisted by the professional crew aboard.

Trip Start: 27 Mar 2020

Trip End: 02 April 2020

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VESSEL

Vessel Type

“T/S Flying Dutchman” Tall Ship, built in 1903
Read more about this ship here

Vessel Length

39.5 meters

Skipper

Yes

Berth

twin or quad cabins

YOUR TRIP

Deposit and cancellation:

25% deposit. STRICT.

See deposit and cancellations policy

Included

  • All charges regarding port fees, tourists fees and fuel expenses.
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Full board, including coffee, tea, milk and juice at all meals.
  • The use of a zodiac for landings when we visit places without a harbour.
  • The crew: captain, cook and first mate.

Additional

  • Transport to and from the vessel
  • Personal expenses ashore
  • Food ashore
  • Fees for events that take place outside the ship.
  • Beverages besides the included drinks during the meals.

GETTING THERE (AND BACK)

Getting there

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Getting back

Edinburgh, Scotland

The sailing trip will take you to the beautiful scenery of the English and Scottish east coast. We visit picturesque, almost forgotten, fishermen’s villages like Whitby and Stonehaven. Or we can drop anchor in front of the treasure of Holy Island.

Sailing trip Amsterdam- Scotland: During this trip, we will often sail during the night and, if you would like, you can be part of the crew by joining the watches. You will have the possibility to steer, to navigate, and to help setting the sails. Of course, you will be assisted by the professional crew aboard.

ITINERARY

A typical voyage is illustrated below, but please note that ports and destinations may be subject to change due to unpredictable weather conditions. The captain aboard will determine the final itinerary regarding weather forecasts. Please do not worry if we deviate from the original plan, because it just means that we will most likely visit another beautiful area. We ask for your understanding in this matter.

Day 1: Amsterdam

Sailing trip Amsterdam- Scotland: On Friday around 18:00 PM we welcome you aboard the ‘Flying Dutchman’ in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. After a nice dinner, the captain will give an introduction and the voyage planning, while you enjoy a nice malt whisky ‘on the house’. As a surprise the captain will maybe give a performance with his band ‘Slainge’.

Day 2 & 3: Crossing the North Sea to Whitby

Today we will leave the port of Amsterdam early in the morning and set course to the sea locks of IJmuiden. During the passage on the North Sea canal you will get safety instructions and sailing instructions from the crew. After we have sailed out of the locks, we arrive at the open sea where we set the sails and start our first long crossing of approximately 220 miles towards Whitby. This part will be the longest of our journey.

Day 3 & 4: Whitby

After we spent the night at sea, we expect to arrive in the medieval town of Whitby in the morning. The harbour is situated in the heart of Whitby where the Flying Dutchman a well-known ship is and always recieves a warm welcome. In this fishermen’s town there is so much to see and enjoy that we will stay here for the rest of the day.

Day 4 & 5: Farne islands & Holy Island

After a very nice breakfast we leave Whitby and set sail to the Farne islands. The Farne islands can only be reached by boat and these rocky islands are a home to many seals, puffins and other species of seabirds. There are many old lighthouses situated on these islands, which are worthwhile seeing. We will try to make a landing on one of the islands with the Zodiac.

In the afternoon we leave for Holy island, which is close to the Farne islands. This special tidal island is situated just a couple of miles from the coast and cut off from the mainland twice a day by tides. It carries a lot of spiritual history and is seen as one of the treasures of England.

The actual name of the island is called the Holy island of Lindisfarne. This is also the name of the monastery, which was founded around 635 by the Irish monk Saint Aiden van Lindesfarne. In 793 the monastery was looted by the Vikings.

On the southeast corner of the island, impressively rising from a steep cliff, you will find the Lindisfarne castle. A castle which was built to defend English ships against Scottish invaders. You can pay a visit to the monastery and the castle. Tonight we stay with the ship in this serene scenery.

Day 6 : Eyemouth

We move on with our Sailing trip Amsterdam- Scotland, and set sail in the morning towards the pretty harbor of Eyemouth, south of Edinburgh. The harbor hosts nice pubs, restaurants and gift shops.

Day 7: Edinburgh

Unfortunately our voyage has come to an end. After a nice breakfast on board it is time to say goodbye. The transferbus (included) brings you to the center of Edinburgh.

KIT LIST

Base layer – 2x warm thermal tops + thermal leggings

Mid layer – 2x fleece type mid layers + mid layer trousers

Light waterproof shell (waterproof hiking type jacket and trousers) – for exploring ashore

Down jacket – a down (or synthetic alternative) jacket, the warmer the better

Gillet – optional but a really versatile mid layer, down or synthetic down are great

Hats – 2x warm wool hats, ear flaps are great

Waterproof hat – a waterproof hat or cap (eg Sealskins)

Neck warmer – 2x ‘Buff’ style neck warmers

Gloves – one waterproof pair (ski or fishing type) + 2x thinner fleece liner / spare pairs

Socks – 2x pairs of warm socks for sailing + hiking socks for exploring ashore

Boots – Wellington type boots. These are needed not just for sailing but also for getting ashore from the rib where you may need to stop into mid-calf depth water. They don’t need to be expensive or sailing specific, but they should be waterproof with good grip

Hiking shoes / boots – suitable for exploring on rough or wet terrain ashore

Rucsac – for on land exploring

Underwear – a couple of sets of comfortable underwear

Swimwear –

Camera, batteries, memory cards etc – it is possible to charge camera batteries onboard but it is a good idea to bring spare batteries and lots of memory card space

Entertainment – books, music etc for rest time

Toiletries – basic wash kit with travel-sized bottles

Eye mask and earplugs – can make sleeping easier in the midnight sun

Any personal medications that you need – ensure you have enough to last the whole trip

Dry bags – recommended for keeping any electrical kit in and for taking things ashore

Head torch – ideally with a red light function

Sunscreen

Sunglasses

A set of ‘shore clothes’ for travelling in / rest days in town

Passport / visas

Credit/debit card for shore-based activities or travel emergencies

Kitbag – this must be squashy type (not a suitcase) a large barrel type bag is ideal

INSURANCE

It is the responsibility of each member of the voyage crew to ensure that they have sufficient cover for their needs.

You must be covered for tall ship sailing outside of coastal waters.

You will not be able to sail if you do not have adequate insurance.

We can recommend an appropriate insurer. Please enquire when booking.

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LOCATION

“I would thoroughly recommend an adventure with Kraken.”

Tom

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