Destination Area: Atlantic Coast & Great Lakes of U.S. & Canada
Length: 8 NIGHTS
Vessel: Gulden Leeuw


Quebec City, Canada on July 22, 2017


Halifax, Nova Scotia on July 30, 2017

Price 15-25 years old: US$ 759.00 per person.
Price over 25 years old: US$ 925.00 per person.
Includes three meals per day, snacks, coffee, tea and water.

For more information call us toll free at 1-877-882-4395.

This voyage is part of the Rendez-vous Tall Ships Regatta 2017. You will be cruising in company with other tall ships, not racing. There will be time to enjoy not only the sailing and life on board, but especially the amazing natural beauty of Atlantic Coast Canada.

The Gulden Leeuw was built with the function of sail training in mind. We are passionate about sail training and are eager to "show you the ropes." As soon as you step on board we consider you as "one of the crew." On board our ship, we appreciate team spirit and an open atmosphere. Sailing is great! We also understand that you are there to meet others, see the world and have fun. We get that. You are very welcome to join us and become part of the team. You will be part of the watch system and are able to experience every aspect of sailing and racing a tall ship. Steering, trimming the sails, navigation, taking care of each other and the ship. When you disembark, you will feel like a sailor.

Gulden Leeuw is a classic three-masted topsail schooner, with square sails on her foremast, one of the world's largest such vessels. Built in ...

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  • Learn Navigation Set and furl sails
  • Stand watches underway
  • Practice your helmsmanship
  • Take part in regular ship routines
  • Catch some salmon from onboard
  • Look for whales & other marine mammals

Sail down the St. Lawrence River from Quebec City, across the Gulf of St. Lawrence and down the coast of Nova Scotia to Halifax.

Quebec City, Canada
Quebec City is the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec and the second largest city in the province (behind Montreal). Old Town Quebec is the only fortified city in the U.S. or Canada whose walls still exist. The Historic District of Old Quebec was declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations in 1985. It is one of the oldest cities in North America.

Quebec City is known for the Château Frontenac, a historic hotel which dominates the city skyline, standing high on a bluff overlooking the mighty St. Lawrence River. Beside the hotel is Dufferin Terrace, a walkway along the edge of the cliff, with beautiful views of the river. The area around Old Quebec, east of the fortification walls, has a distinctly European feel, with stone buildings and winding streets lined with shops and restaurants. Also near the hotel is Notre-Dame de Québec Cathedral, mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Quebec, the first church in the New World to be raised to a basilica. The Dufferin Terrace leads toward the site of the battle in which the British took Quebec from France.

The Upper Town is linked by the "Escalier Casse-Cou" or "neck-breaker" steps,and also by the Funicular, to the Lower Town, where you will find the ancient Notre Dame des Victoires church, the historic Petit Champlain district, the port, and the Museum of Civilization. Tourist attractions located near Quebec City include Montmorency Falls and the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré.

Gulf of Saint Lawrence, voyaging
The largest estuary in the world, the Gulf of Saint Lawrence is where the Great Lakes empty into the Atlantic Ocean through the Saint Lawrence River.

The gulf is bounded on the north by the Labrador Peninsula of Quebec, to the east by Newfoundland, to the south by Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island, and to the west by Quebec's Gaspé Peninsula and New Brunswick. The St. Lawrence River and Gulf waters flow into the Atlantic through the Strait of Belle Isle (between Newfoundland and Labrador), and the Cabot Strait (between Newfoundland and Cape Breton Island). The Strait of Canso between Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island is no longer an outlet since the Canso Causeway was constructed, preventing the flow of water.

St. Paul Island, to the northeast of Cape Breton Island, is known as the graveyard of the Gulf for the many shipwrecks which have occurred there. The Gulf is centered on the route of migratory birds, and several bird sanctuaries are maintained by the Canadian Wildlife Service in the Gulf. Before the arrival of Europeans, the Gulf of St. Lawrence was a favorite breeding ground for great whales, and they may be sighted here still, although in vastly smaller numbers.

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Halifax, the capital region of Nova Scotia, is a lively and colourful combination of urban and rural living at its best. Governor Edward Cornwallis and 2,500 settlers created Canada's first permanent British town here in 1749, on the shores of the world's second largest natural harbour. The historic downtown waterfront areas of Halifax and Dartmouth are perfect for discovering on foot, while the other communities around the harbour are accessible by public transit or car. Halifax is a modern port city with lots of heritage and culture. The entire Halifax region will delight you with an array of entertainment, museums, galleries, historic sites, fine restaurants, and lively nightlife.

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