Tall Ships at Royal Greenwich
day excursion - by coach
Price from £29.95 per person*
Departs 16th Apr 2017
Some people like cars and planes, some love horses or steam engines, but you'll be in good company if you think that the ocean–going tall–masted sailing ship is the most elegant and beautiful mode of transport ever devised by humans. The maritime terminology might be unfathomable, but take one look at those graceful lines and sleek curves and you get this sudden urge to run away to sea with The Onedin Line theme playing in your head (if you don't know or remember that TV series about tall ships, there's a splash of it on YouTube).
On Easter weekend in April 2017 you're in for a treat as London hosts the start of the Sail Training International Tall Ships Regatta 2017. Around 40 tall ships will set sail from Greenwich to Quebec, Canada, via Portugal, Bermuda and Boston. You'll have a chance to mooch around among the mariners before the Parade of Sail sees the ships, plus a number of smaller Class C and D ships, sail down the Thames in convoy at around 5 pm on the Sunday.
It doesn't matter whether you know a brig from a barquentine, or a spinnaker from a sausage roll, you'll love being around these gorgeous great beauties, and at an excursion price that won't sink you either.
This tour is organised and operated by Omega Holidays plc ABTA V4782 ATOL 6081
- Visit to Royal Greenwich for the Tall Ships Regatta 2017
- Return coach travel from your chosen departure point
- VAT at 20%
Sunday The coach departs in the morning to arrive Greenwich before noon for free time. The event organisers, Sail Training International, have a helpful website telling you all about the ships, so you can have some fun spotting sloops, schooners, cutters and ketches with the aid of this identifier sheet.
The Parade of Sail commences at 5pm and the coach will depart for home when the Parade is ended.
This break is a day trip and therefore does not use a hotel
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