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22nd October 2022 to 30th October 2022

Tall Ship: Inverness to Amsterdam

From £770 per person

Deposit 25%. Balance due 12 weeks before departure
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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Pay a 25% deposit per item
Suited to
Families, Couples, Individuals, Groups
Difficulty
Open to beginner sailors
Nights onboard
8
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 Inverness

8 nights: 22 to 30 October 2022

Standard cabin: €885 / £770 per person*

Standard+ cabin: €995 / £860 per person*

Single Cabin: €1185 / £1,025 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: Inverness

We welcome you on board the Flying Dutchman at 18.00 p.m. where you can meet the crew and the other guests. If you arrive earlier, you can leave your luggage and visit Inverness. At 19.00, we will have a nice diner and a nice evening together. It’s also possible to go to one of the traditional pubs, with some live music.

Day 2: Scottish east coast

Today we will start our Sailing tour in Inverness – Amsterdam early, and sail along the beautiful Scottish coast. The crew will give you sailing instructions and answer all your questions.  It will take us 24 hours to get to Aberdeen.

Day 3: Aberdeen

Aberdeen is the third largest city in Scotland and is nicknamed the “Granite City” because many buildings are made of granite.
The city center is around Union Street and ends in the east at the Mercat Cross. The cross stands at Castlegate, where the castle of the city once was, but now you will only find the market square. From the market square, you can walk on the vowels of Shiprow to the southwest along with Provost Ross’s House, and go on to the harbor. At the end of the day, we continue our Sailing tour in Inverness – Amsterdam and leave Aberdeen.

Day 4: Holy Island

We probably arrive early at Holy island, a very special island on the border with England. The island is connected to the mainland with a causeway which is submerged at high tide. The actual name is Lindisfarne and this is also the name of the monastery on the island. The monastery was founded around 635 by the Irish monk Aiden Lindesfarne, who came from the island of Iona. In 793, the monastery was plundered by Vikings. In the southeastern corner of the island, we will find Lindisfarne Castle on a steep cliff. This is a 16th-century castle, which was restored in the early twentieth century.
We anchor in the marsh area around Holy Island, which is surrounded by gray seals. We visit the island with the zodiac, and in the course of the evening, we leave for Whitby.

Day 5 & 6: Whitby

 Whitby is a nice small town with a venerable history, dating back to the Middle Ages. There are still fishing boats in the harbor, which is the heart of the city. The Flying Dutchman has become a familiar sight and is always received kindly. There is so much to see and enjoy that we stay the entire day.

Day 7: North Sea

At first light we leave the port and discuss the weather, wait for layout, route, sail setting, etc. We continue sailing in the evening with perhaps a fantastic sunset and may be accompanied by moon and stars to the Dutch coast, a Sailing tour of 220 nm.

Day 8: IJmuiden and Amsterdam

At the end of the afternoon, we are likely to see the white dunes of the Dutch coast
looming. We will pass the locks of IJmuiden and at the end of this impressive Sailing tour, we moor in Amsterdam. Now it is time to raise a glass, relax and look back on our amazing trip.

Day 9: Amsterdam

Unfortunately, this wonderful Sailing tour in Inverness – Amsterdam has come to an end. After a very rich breakfast, it is time to say goodbye. This gives you an opportunity to discover the culture of Amsterdam. 

  • 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.

This voyage is open to all novice and experienced sailors alike. Our professional crew are experienced instructors with fluency in English, Dutch and German.

Inverness, Scotland

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Day 1: Inverness

We welcome you on board the Flying Dutchman at 18.00 p.m. where you can meet the crew and the other guests. If you arrive earlier, you can leave your luggage and visit Inverness. At 19.00, we will have a nice diner and a nice evening together. It’s also possible to go to one of the traditional pubs, with some live music.

Day 2: Scottish east coast

Today we will start our Sailing tour in Inverness – Amsterdam early, and sail along the beautiful Scottish coast. The crew will give you sailing instructions and answer all your questions.  It will take us 24 hours to get to Aberdeen.

Day 3: Aberdeen

Aberdeen is the third largest city in Scotland and is nicknamed the “Granite City” because many buildings are made of granite.
The city center is around Union Street and ends in the east at the Mercat Cross. The cross stands at Castlegate, where the castle of the city once was, but now you will only find the market square. From the market square, you can walk on the vowels of Shiprow to the southwest along with Provost Ross’s House, and go on to the harbor. At the end of the day, we continue our Sailing tour in Inverness – Amsterdam and leave Aberdeen.

Day 4: Holy Island

We probably arrive early at Holy island, a very special island on the border with England. The island is connected to the mainland with a causeway which is submerged at high tide. The actual name is Lindisfarne and this is also the name of the monastery on the island. The monastery was founded around 635 by the Irish monk Aiden Lindesfarne, who came from the island of Iona. In 793, the monastery was plundered by Vikings. In the southeastern corner of the island, we will find Lindisfarne Castle on a steep cliff. This is a 16th-century castle, which was restored in the early twentieth century.
We anchor in the marsh area around Holy Island, which is surrounded by gray seals. We visit the island with the zodiac, and in the course of the evening, we leave for Whitby.

Day 5 & 6: Whitby

 Whitby is a nice small town with a venerable history, dating back to the Middle Ages. There are still fishing boats in the harbor, which is the heart of the city. The Flying Dutchman has become a familiar sight and is always received kindly. There is so much to see and enjoy that we stay the entire day.

Day 7: North Sea

At first light we leave the port and discuss the weather, wait for layout, route, sail setting, etc. We continue sailing in the evening with perhaps a fantastic sunset and may be accompanied by moon and stars to the Dutch coast, a Sailing tour of 220 nm.

Day 8: IJmuiden and Amsterdam

At the end of the afternoon, we are likely to see the white dunes of the Dutch coast
looming. We will pass the locks of IJmuiden and at the end of this impressive Sailing tour, we moor in Amsterdam. Now it is time to raise a glass, relax and look back on our amazing trip.

Day 9: Amsterdam

Unfortunately, this wonderful Sailing tour in Inverness – Amsterdam has come to an end. After a very rich breakfast, it is time to say goodbye. This gives you an opportunity to discover the culture of Amsterdam. 

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

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