Embark: Monday, June 19, 2023 at 20:00 hrs in Le Havre / France
Disembark: Friday, July 7 2023 at 10:00 hrs in Boulogne / France
Price € 1.950,- p.p. including all meals, drinks with the meals (coffee. tea, milk and water), complete bed linen and towels, excluding all other drinks.
A price for youngsters can be calculated on request.
The sailing voyage begins in Le Havre and ends in Boulogne. You are responsible for arranging your own transfers. This is NOT included in the price.
We will board the Barquentine Thalassa on Monday 19 June at 2000 hours in Le Havre (easily reachable by train). We leave Le Havre, crossing the Channel to the Solent, where we will anchor in Osborne Bay across from the summer palace of Empress Victoria. In the evening weather permitting there is time to visit Cowes.
On 22 June we will continue west in the Solent and we will pass the Needles, the beautiful rocks at the western tip of Wight, to anchor near Swanage, just north of Peveril Point. We then sail south to Alderney, the most charming of the Channel Islands, anchoring in the harbour of St Anne.
The next day we have the opportunity to visit the island by foot or by bike and of course the pubs. Alderney has beautiful beaches and an imposing 19th century fortress, Fort Clonque.
We continue south the next day into the bay of Mont Michel turning to starboard to anchor in the roads of St Malo.
On 26 June we reverse course northwards, arriving in Torbay on 28 June. Here the Dutch stadtholder William landed in 1688 subsequently to become King of England, jointly with his wife Mary. We visit Brixham.
The next day we continue to Dartmouth to have a look at the Royal Naval College on the hill and continue west along the coast to anchor in Salcombe Bay.
The last day of June we sail to Falmouth and then on to the Scilly Islands which we will visit on 2 July weather permitting.
Leaving the Scilly Islands behind us we cross the Channel once again to visit the wild northern coast of Brittany, visiting Aber Wrach, Roscoff (ile de Batz) en/or Lezardrieux in the days to 5 July.
Then, most likely sailing before the wind , we will go back east, passing Guernsey, if there is time, to end our journey in Boulogne, leaving the ship at 1000 hours in the morning of Friday 7 July.
Please note: Depending on the wind the sequence of the described events can be altered.