Tall Ships Races 2019

Fredrikstad – Bergen (fully booked)

July 13 - July 23, 2019

€1200

€1100 for people under age 25

Tall Ships Races 2019: Cruise in Company. This journey will start in charming Norwegian town of Fredrikstad, where you will spend the first night on board and admire a fireworks display! The following day you will leave port in a Parade of Sail, along with dozens of other vessels, with thousands of spectators cheering from the shores. The Cruise in Company is a more relaxed leg of the Tall Ships Races, which will give you the time to take in famously beautiful Norwegian fjords on your way to Bergen. There you will spend two days enjoying the atmosphere of a sailing festival and the events only for the crews!

 

More service and a complete offer, including a proposal for the return trip to and from the ship; we can arrange this for you at an additional cost of € 50.00

About Tall Ships Races

The Tall Ships Races is a huge event involving Tall Ships, small Ship and yachts. These days the vessels take part in races, Cruise in Company (non-competitive) leg, and maritime festivals in harbours.   The trainees don’t need to have any sailing experience to join, as they will be provided with Sail Training by the crews. They take active part in sailing the vessels, trying to cross the finish line before the others. They learn to steer, navigate, trim the sails and keep lookout for other vessels.   But it’s about more than sailing! In ports, a celebration of international friendships lasts for four days. While the spectators enjoy visiting the ships, listening to concerts and taking in the unique atmosphere of an outdoor family event, the trainees and crews take part in the Crew Parade, Crew Party, competitions and excursions. This is the time to meet people from other vessels and exchange the stories from the high seas!

About Tall Ships Races 2019

In the summer of 2019 the Tall Ships Races will start in Aalborg. From there a fleet of international Tall and Small Ships will sail to Fredrikstad in an exciting race across a number of waypoints. Afterwards the Ships will enjoy a more relaxed Cruise-in-Company leg along the coast of Norway to Bergen. Finally, they will embark on the final race back from Bergen to Aarhus in Denmark.


Frederikstad

100km south of Oslo, Fredrikstad is a coastal town, on the East side of the Oslofjord. Fredrikstad has a mix of old and new – The ‘Gamlebyen’ Old Town is a well-preserved star fort, across the water from the modern waterfront. Visitors can also visit the 16th-Century Kongsten fort, or Scandinavia’s largest model railway. Frederikstad will be a host port for the Tall Ship Races 2019.

Bergen

Bergen is the gateway to the Fjords of Norway and a well-established cruise port. It’s an international city packed with history and tradition, a big city with small-town charm and atmosphere. Stroll around old streets and alleyways, and mingle with the crowds at the Fish Market. Saunter along the listed wooden buildings at Bryggen to the old fortress at Bergenhus, or call in at one of Bergen’s museums and galleries. The panoramic views of the city, the fjord and the ocean are breathtaking.

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