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Discover the portuguese islands sailing with the Bark Europa

12 day Azores round trip

"An adventure guided by the direction of the wind..."

07.08.2023 - 18.08.2023

from 1.740 EUR

Plenty of generations of tired and thirsty sailors have fallen for the charms of the Azores. Horta on the island of Faial has been one of our stopovers on the way back from the south to Europe repeatedly for many years. We are doing something new this year! We´ll be staying longer and explore the Azores as part of a 10-day sailing trip of Portugal's tucked away paradise.

Our journey starts in Horta. A unique place, a stopover for sailors who have traveled far on their way to mainland Europe. On the island of Faial, the hub of sailors, meeting point for travelers from all over the world to exchange stories and enjoy the view of majestic Mount Pico across the bay.

Ship & Cabin Details


Discover the portuguese islands sailing with the Bark Europa

Bark Europa

Shipping company: Rederij Bark Europa
Year Built: 1911
Length: 183ft 8in
Breadth: 24ft 5in
Draught: 12ft 9in
Sailing area: 13455 sq ft
Fuel: 5284 gallons
Water: 264 gallons
Capacity: 48 Passengers

The Bark Europa is a sail training ship. That means, that the passengers of the sailing trip are part of the crew. They get detailed safety instructions. The participation in the daily life on board depends on the interest of each passenger. The permanent crew will lead and help you with your tasks. Among other things, you will learn how to navigate and steer a ship, how to set sails and how to keep watch. Sailing experience is not necessary. While sailing through the Drake Passage your participation is assumed as well. You will see that "teamwork" is the key to an unforgettable sailing adventure. Being involved below decks or from the sailing and navigational side only makes the “Total” experience so much richer and rewarding. But for those who chose the flexibility of a sailing yacht, you can also just sit back and relax, your on holidays! The Bark Europa has library, a lounge, a poker corner and a deckhouse. It is equipped with a DVD- and CD-Player and radio. Most of the permanent crew is Dutch. The common language on board is English.

Cabin Facilities

On board of the Bark Europa there are four 2-person cabins, four 4-person cabins and four 6-person cabins. Each bunk has a blanket and bedlinen. Own bedrolls are therefore not necessary. Towels are also provided. All cabins have their private bathroom and WC. 

Dates, Fares & Services


Discover the portuguese islands sailing with the Bark Europa

Dates & Fares per Person 2023/24

incl. atmosfair CO2-compensation (23 €/to CO2)
RouteDatesShared cabinDouble cabinDuration
Azores round trip07.08.-18.08.20231.740€1.920 €12 Tage

Explanatory Advices

Weather and ice conditions are a constant changing parameter, and are an integral part of travelling in the South. Depending on the conditions at the time, the itinerary may be adapted accordingly to maximise the experience for everyone on board and to ensure the safety of the vessel and personnel.

The Agency 'SLOWTRAVEL experience' is not the organizer, rather the agent of this travel. Therefore the Terms & Conditions of the Shipping Company are applicable.

For further informations please do not hesitate to contact us. Changes and errors excepted!