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31st May 2020 to 7th June 2020

Tall Ship: Belgium to Copenhagen

From £1096.40 Per person

Deposit 50% balance due 12wks before departure
Join us as we set off from beautiful Belgium on a glorious adventure on a stunning 19th-century tall ship heading to the colourful docks of Copenhagen.
Clear
Nights onboard
7
Vessel type
Clipper Stad Amsterdam Tall Ship
Vessel length
249ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
14 cabins (shared or single)
Insurance Required
Yes

From stunning city to another, explore the wonders of adventuring on a traditional tall ship.

7 nights: 31 May - 07 June 2020

Fr €1,148 / £1,096.40 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

Join us for a wonderful adventure from one picturesque city to another. This Journey will take you from Ostend, a city located halfway along the Belgian coast. Home to beautiful beaches, the Fort Napoleon and the three-masted former sail training vessel "Mercator" built-in 1932. To the stunning colourful city of Copenhagen in Denmark.

Along the way, you'll experience many different sea types and is the perfect opportunity to get in touch with your sailing skills. Take part in watches, setting the sails, helming, setting the course and much more. Or simply sit back and relax, watch the dolphins playing in the bow waves, and enjoy a good book.

 

On Sunday afternoon, May 31st, the captain and his crew will welcome you on board in Ostend, a city located halfway along the Belgian coast. Before spending the first night in the port of Ostend in one of the comfortable cabins, you will meet the crew and the other guests and have a delicious dinner, served in our longroom. The captain will explain the safety regulations and he will give a short briefing about the route and the expected weather conditions.

The next morning all preparations for departure to Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, will be made.
While the Clipper sails on the North Sea along the Belgian and Dutch coast and passed the Wadden Islands, you are most likely enjoying the beautiful surroundings while hoisting the sails or keeping the lookout. Or maybe you are climbing one of the masts towards the top.

During the sailing time, you’ll have the opportunity to join the ship’s crew as they stand watch (in three shifts). These shifts are called the Red Watch (from 12- 4 AM and PM), the White Watch (from 4-8 AM and PM) and the Blue Watch (from 8-12 AM and PM). This way you can fully experience a true authentic voyage. Setting the sails, steering the ship, keeping lookout, setting the course or standing watch: you can participate in all of it.

As a member of the Red Watch, you can admire the peacefulness of being at sea and the endless starry sky. In the White Watch you will experience the break of dawn like you never did before while in the Blue Watch you can enjoy the sailing while maintaining a regular day and night rhythm.

After the ship passes the west coast of Denmark, she will be sailing towards the Skagerrak Strait – a part of the North Sea that runs between Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Next point of interest is Denmark’s northernmost town Skagen: with rugged landscapes shaped by sandstorms in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

We will continue the voyage by crossing the Kattegat. The name Kattegat refers to the narrow sea passage in former days which is about 60 kilometres wide at the most narrow part nowadays. From the Kattegat Strait, the ship will then head for another waterway: The Sont (Danish: Øresund). This busy and important strait is only 4.5 kilometres wide on the narrowest part. From here our final destination Copenhagen is getting into sight.

Every night the captain will give a short briefing of the mileage achieved on the day before, the mileage still to go and any other points of interest.

We will arrive in Copenhagen late in the afternoon on Saturday, June 6th.
The next morning this sailing adventure will come to an end. We hope it was a fantastic experience which will have enriched you!
Copenhagen – the historic city with a modern look – awaits you, after you have disembarked.

  • Life jackets.
  • All on-board food and snacks.
  • Your travel to and from the start and endpoints.
  • Travel insurance
  • Any alcohol
  • Any meals you eat ashore
  • Open to novice sailors

Ostend, Belgium. Fly to Ostend–Bruges International Airport

Copenhagen, Denmark. Fly from Copenhagen Airport

On Sunday afternoon, May 31st, the captain and his crew will welcome you on board in Ostend, a city located halfway along the Belgian coast. Before spending the first night in the port of Ostend in one of the comfortable cabins, you will meet the crew and the other guests and have a delicious dinner, served in our longroom. The captain will explain the safety regulations and he will give a short briefing about the route and the expected weather conditions.

The next morning all preparations for departure to Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, will be made.
While the Clipper sails on the North Sea along the Belgian and Dutch coast and passed the Wadden Islands, you are most likely enjoying the beautiful surroundings while hoisting the sails or keeping the lookout. Or maybe you are climbing one of the masts towards the top.

During the sailing time, you’ll have the opportunity to join the ship’s crew as they stand watch (in three shifts). These shifts are called the Red Watch (from 12- 4 AM and PM), the White Watch (from 4-8 AM and PM) and the Blue Watch (from 8-12 AM and PM). This way you can fully experience a true authentic voyage. Setting the sails, steering the ship, keeping lookout, setting the course or standing watch: you can participate in all of it.

As a member of the Red Watch, you can admire the peacefulness of being at sea and the endless starry sky. In the White Watch you will experience the break of dawn like you never did before while in the Blue Watch you can enjoy the sailing while maintaining a regular day and night rhythm.

After the ship passes the west coast of Denmark, she will be sailing towards the Skagerrak Strait – a part of the North Sea that runs between Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Next point of interest is Denmark’s northernmost town Skagen: with rugged landscapes shaped by sandstorms in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

We will continue the voyage by crossing the Kattegat. The name Kattegat refers to the narrow sea passage in former days which is about 60 kilometres wide at the most narrow part nowadays. From the Kattegat Strait, the ship will then head for another waterway: The Sont (Danish: Øresund). This busy and important strait is only 4.5 kilometres wide on the narrowest part. From here our final destination Copenhagen is getting into sight.

Every night the captain will give a short briefing of the mileage achieved on the day before, the mileage still to go and any other points of interest.

We will arrive in Copenhagen late in the afternoon on Saturday, June 6th.
The next morning this sailing adventure will come to an end. We hope it was a fantastic experience which will have enriched you!
Copenhagen – the historic city with a modern look – awaits you, after you have disembarked.

Sailing boots

Trainers/ deck shoes (no black soled shoes please – they mark the deck)

Waterproof sailing kit

Hat

Sailing gloves

Clothes for on-board and on shore

A small backpack for trips on-shore (30-40 litres)

A water bottle

Sun glasses (polarized)

Sun cream – SPF50+

Small quick dry towel

Swimming kit

USB cord to charge your phone

Cash

Head torch

Sailing knife

Passport

Printed out Insurance details

Any medication you require