Bordeaux Wine Festival

Take a tour of Thalassa, a traditional sailing ship

From 5€ / pers

A 50-metre three-masted schooner, Thalassa is docking from 23rd to 26th June for the Bordeaux Wine Festival. Board one of the grandest and fastest ships in the Dutch fleet. Take a moment to learn about this ship's history in a warm, comfortable atmosphere.

  • Welcome by the crew, who will answer your questions according to their availability (for foreign boats, exchanges will most often be in English)
  • 25mn free visit
  • The e-ticket is compulsory to get on board
  • Please respect the time slot chosen

Thalassa is a 50 metre-long three-master schooner and was comprehensively renovated in 1995. This beautiful tall ship's history is a tale of drama and rescue. Built with the hull of a Dutch fishing boat, Relinquenda, which sank in 1984 close to Texel in the Wadden Sea after being breached by a Second World War wreck. It was soon refloated and towed to the coast. A buyer bought the hull to make a yacht but was later forced to declare bankruptcy.

In 1995, two friends, Arnold Hylkema and Henk Stallinga, decided to transform it, designing the boat of their dreams, only keeping the hull and using it to make a grand, luxurious tall ship which they still own today.

With eighteen cabins, this ship often sails with 34 passengers, which it can hold in addition to its crew .

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The Thalassa will be at the Ponton d'Honneur, quai Richelieu.

by Bordeaux Tourism & Conventions
Bordeaux Tourist Office partner
Bordeaux Tourism & Conventions
Bordeaux Tourist Office partner

The Tourist Office is at your disposal 7 days 7 to advise you, refer, offer tours and guided tours. Do not hesitate to contact us, it is with pleasure that we will discover the heritage and the vineyards of Bordeaux.

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Great vir every red wine lover.
Ricardo Ramos 06/26/2022
Family tour to Bordeaux vineyard
Patrick Burke 06/17/2022
Everything ran like clockwork. Sad to not recall our tour guide as she was excellent. The tour of Saint Emilion village was wonderful. The trip to the vineyard not so much. The hostess did a great’s just there really was very little to see. The tasting was fine and it was a gorgeous location on an equally gorgeous day. All in all, worth the cost.
Excellent introduction to Bordeaux
Beth Howard 06/06/2022
Well thought out route & information. I liked getting the history of Bordeaux both old & new. Our guide did a fabulous job in getting us the information in English
Bordeaux walking tour
John Taylor 06/01/2022
Leisurely 2 hours of informative history of Bordeaux well worth it
Very charming!
Nis Madsen 05/04/2022
Charming trip through the city with lots of fun facts. We enjoyed it.
This trip was the highlight of our visit
Mary Donovan 04/25/2022
Our guides and bus driver were outstanding informative kind ,understanding and their knowledge was exceptional ..and great value i would highly recommend this trip as part of any visit to Bordeaux
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25 minutes

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The e-ticket is valid for the day and time chosen.

Meeting point

Ponton d'honneur Quai Richelieu, Bordeaux, France

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