Destination Area: Mediterranean Sea
Length: 7 NIGHTS
Vessel: Eye of the Wind


Olbia, Sardinia on September 23, 2017


Mahon, Menorca, Balearic, Spain on September 30, 2017

Fare per passenger is 1,400 Euros (+-$1,316.). Fare is all inclusive except for alcoholic beverages and transportation to and from the ship.

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VOYAGE TO THE BALEARIC ISLANDS - HEADING NORTH TO THE COASTS OF FRANCE AND SPAIN: 7 Night Voyage From Olbia, Sardinia, Italy to Mahon, Balearic Islands, Spain

Eye of the Wind is a brig, with two masts carrying 8,000 square feet of tanbark sail. Built in 1911 in Germany, she went through a complete res ...

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  • Experience traditional seamanship in a 100 year old ship
  • Participate in the sailing operation if you choose to do so
  • Learn the fundamentals of tall ship sailing
  • Participate in basic deck work
  • Climb aloft furling sails
  • Take instructions from the crew guiding you through every process
  • Get involved with regular watch routines and friendly atmosphere on deck
  • Relax in sheer luxury in your air conditioned cabins
  • Mingle with the crew and fellow passengers. Enjoy the excellent gallery with culinary delights from morning til night
  • Look beyond the industrial outskirts of Olbia and you'll find an historic center crammed with boutiques
  • wine bars and cafe-rimmed piazzas
  • You'll arrive on the sun bleached shores of Menorca or Ibiza and notice the drop in "noise" and you will hear bird songs and the splash of waves on the rough shore
  • Go to Anglo-Spanish Mao and the medina-like Ciutadella- delightfully low key
  • Visit the white sand bays that periodically appear along the vast coastline.

Sailing to the Balearic Islands - Sailing around Corsica and along the coasts of France and Spain to the Balearic Islands off the coast of Barcelona.

Olbia, Sardinia
Olbia is an ancient port city founded by the Greeks, according to local legend, as early as the 8th century BC. It contains ruins from Phoenician and Carthaginian settlements, as well as from the Roman Era, when it was an important port, and from the Middle Ages, when it was the capital of one of the four independent states of Sardinia. The name "Olbia" means "happy town", even though the city's past has been quite difficult. Olbia was destroyed and reconstructed several times throughout its history.

Be sure to see the Romanesque ex-cathedral of San Simplicio, dating from the 11th century AD. The church was built in three different phases over a Roman Necropolis, the remains of memorial tablets are still visible inside the church. Olbia has also become famous because of the recent discovery of 24 ship wrecks, two of them from the age of Nero and another 16 from the 5th century A.D. The remaining six come from the Judicial period. The wrecks were found during the construction of a new road tunnel.

At sea

Mahon, Menorca, Balearic, Spain
You can see why Lord Nelson choose Mahon, Menorca as the base for the British Mediterranean fleet during the Napoleonic Wars. Imagine dozens of ships of the line, being fitted out for battle in this historic harbor. Reminders of those times can still be seen in the gracious Georgian buildings that climb the steep hills backing the Moll Ponent. Mahon's heritage also includes the invention of mayonnaise and the first distillation of gin from juniper berries.

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