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9th April 2021 to 17th April 2021

Amsterdam to Edinburgh (Scotland)

From £606.52 Per person

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Explore stunning scenery and immerse yourself in life on a tall ship on this adventure across the North Sea to Scotland
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Nights onboard
6
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 Style
twin or quad cabins
Insurance Required
Yes

Immerse yourself in life on this 1903 tall ship as sail across the North Sea from Amsterdam to Edinburgh

6 nights: 09 - 17 April 2021

Standard cabin: €635 / £606.52 per person

Standard+ cabin: €745 / £711.25 per person

Single Cabin: €935 / £889.61 per person*

* Trips are priced in the operator’s local currency. The sterling amount shown is a guide only and the amount you pay in sterling will change with currency fluctuations.

Explore stunning scenery, anchor under towering castles, visit picturesque fishing towns and experience the thrill of sailing overnight. 

Enjoy the balance of nature and history, as you navigate your way to towns such as Whitby and Stonehaven, dropping anchor in beautifully peaceful locations including the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Discover islands steeped in legend, from Irish monks and Scottish invaders to the Vikings, and keep watch for marine wildlife.

Work and play with a fantastic group of like-minded adventurers, taking part in all aspects of crew life as you learn to navigate, trim and set the sails, and helm the ship. A professional crew onboard means you can get as stuck in as you like on this stunning adventure.

Day 1: Amsterdam

Board the ‘Flying Dutchman’ at 6pm in Amsterdam. After a good dinner, the captain will brief you on the route while you enjoy a malt whisky, courtesy of the boat. The captain may even give a performance with his band ‘Slainge’.

Day 2 & 3: Crossing the North Sea to Whitby

Leaving the port of Amsterdam early in the morning, you will set sail to the sea locks of IJmuiden. During this passage on the North Sea canal, you will get a safety brief and sailing lessons from the crew. After sailing out of the locks, you will set sails, starting your longest crossing of 220 nautical miles towards Whitby. There will be some overnight sailing here.

Day 3 & 4: Whitby

Arriving in the medieval town of Whitby in the morning, you will make your way to the harbour in the heart of the town, where the Flying Dutchman always receives a warm welcome. In this fishermen’s town there is so much to see and enjoy that you will stay for the rest of the day.

Day 4 & 5: Farne islands & Holy Island

After a lovely breakfast you will leave Whitby and sail to the rocky Farne islands, home to seals, puffins and other seabirds. There are many old lighthouses situated on these islands, which make for stunning photos. You may be able to make a landing on one of the islands with the Zodiac.

In the afternoon you will leave for the Holy island of Lindisfarne, close to the Farne islands. This tidal island is situated just a couple of miles from the coast and gets cut off from the mainland twice a day by tides. It carries a rich history and is seen as one of the treasures of England. You will anchor for the night in this peaceful place, with its monastery and castle, impressively rising from a steep cliff on the southeast corner of the island.

Day 6 : Eyemouth

Set sail in the morning towards the pretty harbour of Eyemouth, south of Edinburgh. The harbour hosts nice pubs, restaurants and gift shops for you to explore.

Day 7: Edinburgh

After a hearty breakfast on board you will say goodbye to your crew and leave the boat. The transferbus (included) will take you to the center of Edinburgh.

Please note that ports and destinations may be subject to change due to unpredictable weather conditions. The captain will determine the final itinerary.

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.

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.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Edinburgh, Scotland

Day 1: Amsterdam

Board the ‘Flying Dutchman’ at 6pm in Amsterdam. After a good dinner, the captain will brief you on the route while you enjoy a malt whisky, courtesy of the boat. The captain may even give a performance with his band ‘Slainge’.

Day 2 & 3: Crossing the North Sea to Whitby

Leaving the port of Amsterdam early in the morning, you will set sail to the sea locks of IJmuiden. During this passage on the North Sea canal, you will get a safety brief and sailing lessons from the crew. After sailing out of the locks, you will set sails, starting your longest crossing of 220 nautical miles towards Whitby. There will be some overnight sailing here.

Day 3 & 4: Whitby

Arriving in the medieval town of Whitby in the morning, you will make your way to the harbour in the heart of the town, where the Flying Dutchman always receives a warm welcome. In this fishermen’s town there is so much to see and enjoy that you will stay for the rest of the day.

Day 4 & 5: Farne islands & Holy Island

After a lovely breakfast you will leave Whitby and sail to the rocky Farne islands, home to seals, puffins and other seabirds. There are many old lighthouses situated on these islands, which make for stunning photos. You may be able to make a landing on one of the islands with the Zodiac.

In the afternoon you will leave for the Holy island of Lindisfarne, close to the Farne islands. This tidal island is situated just a couple of miles from the coast and gets cut off from the mainland twice a day by tides. It carries a rich history and is seen as one of the treasures of England. You will anchor for the night in this peaceful place, with its monastery and castle, impressively rising from a steep cliff on the southeast corner of the island.

Day 6 : Eyemouth

Set sail in the morning towards the pretty harbour of Eyemouth, south of Edinburgh. The harbour hosts nice pubs, restaurants and gift shops for you to explore.

Day 7: Edinburgh

After a hearty breakfast on board you will say goodbye to your crew and leave the boat. The transferbus (included) will take you to the center of Edinburgh.

Please note that ports and destinations may be subject to change due to unpredictable weather conditions. The captain will determine the final itinerary.

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