European Tour 2023

Expedition 2023

Götheborg of Sweden is the world's largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship, an 18th century replica of the original Götheborg that sank outside of Gothenburg in 1745, and will create great attention wherever she goes. We are now on expedition, sailing in Europe in both 2022 and 2023. Beginning of June 2023, Götheborg will return to its home port Gothenburg to play an important role in the 400-year jubilee of the city of Gothenburg! 

We have now left Barcelona for Sète, France. Want to see us sail into port? We arrive in Sète 23 March at 14:00 o'clock. See you on board! 

We have now left for Sète!

Our first stopover in 2023 is beautiful Sète in the south of France. We will be moored at Quay d'Alger, right at the heart of Sète. We will of course be open to visitors during our stay. Book your visit online now to save your spot on board. Welcome on board!

Want to see us sail into port? Arrival time 23 March is at 14:00. Departure time 27 March is at 18:00.

Opening hours in Sète:

24 March 10:00–14:00 (last entry 13:15)
25 March 10:00-20:00 (last entry 19:15)
26 March 10:00-18:00 (last entry 17:15)
27 March 12:00-15:00 (last entry 14:00)

We will have open ship with station guiding on board. The ship will have full crew and look her absolute best! 

Please make sure to prebook your tickets to save your spot! Subject to availability, tickets are also sold at the ship.

European Tour 2023

Visit us in Sète and Gibraltar

Don't miss out on coming on board as we head out on the European Tour 2023. Visit us in Sète (23–27 March) or Gibraltar (6–10 April). Tickets for both stopovers are now released. Read more about the stopovers and book your tickets online to save your spot.

If you're unable to visit us, follow our voyage online: Here on our webpage and on our social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn and Youtube.  

Gothenburg's 400-year jubilee

In beginning of June 2023, Götheborg of Sweden will play an important role in the 400-year jubilee of the ship's home port, the city of Gothenburg. At arrival 2 June 2023, the ship will officially kick off the jubilee with gun salute, and will after that take part in the Jubilee Festival in Frihamnen 2–5 June.

The stopover in Gothenburg is the last on this year's expedition, the European Tour 2023. Starting in Barcelona on 20 March the ship will make five more stopovers before reaching Gothenburg.   

Sail with us!

Did you know that you can sail on board Götheborg as a paying deckhand? Anyone can apply! Experience life on board and learn how to sail an 18th century ship. Join us on a unique sailing adventure!   

Visit us!

Come on board and visit the ship! Learn about the history of the Swedish East India Company and the adventures of the original Götheborg that sailed three times to Asia. Hear modern tales of sailing an 18th century ship, feel the authentic atmosphere, and listen to everything from captivating stories to the tremendous art of shipbuilding.

Latest news

Tickets sales for Gibraltar stopover now open

16 March 2023

Ticket sales for the Gibraltar stopover in April is now open. Götheborg will be moored at Mid Harbour Marina 6–10 April. Book your tickets online now to save your space on board! Subject to availability tickets are also sold on site at the ship.

Last chance to visit the ship in Barcelona

15 March 2023

This weekend (18–19 March) will be our last in Barcelona. Monday 20 March at 10:00 we head out after nearly five months in this beautiful city. As this is the last chance to visit the ship in Barcelona, don't miss out! We're open Saturday and Sunday, and the ship will have full crew and of course look her best.  

2500 SEK grant for people 18–25 years old

13 March 2023

Are you 18–25 and want to sail with us? This is a great opportunity to get part of the payment payed by a grant! STAS (Sail Training Association of Sweden) has decided to give a grant of 2500 SEK each to four people 18–25 years of age. With only four grants to hand out, don't hesitate to apply!