European Tour 2023

Götheborg will open the city of Gothenburg’s 400-year jubilee with gun salute

At arrival in Gothenburg, Götheborg of Sweden will officially open the city of Gothenburg’s great 400-year jubilee on the 2nd of June 2023 with a gun salute. The ship will also join Gothenburg’s Anniversary Festival in Frihamnen in Gothenburg, 2–5 June. 

Götheborg will open the city of Gothenburg’s 400-year jubilee with gun salute

Photo: Dick Gillberg, from arrival to Gothenburg in June 2007. 

During the Anniversary Festival, the ship will be open to the public, and there will be activities both on and around the ship. After the festival the ship will leave Frihamnen, but will stay open to the public during summer 2023, in Eriksberg in Gothenburg.

” We’re delighted to play a central role in the city of Gothenburg’s 400-year jubilee. The ship is a fantastic symbol for the city of Gothenburg’s history. We are looking forward to welcoming both the citizens of Gothenburg and other visitors on board, to tell them about the ship and the Swedish East India Company’s strong connection to Swedish history”, said Stefan Björk, owner of Greencarrier and Götheborg of Sweden.

The Swedish East India Company, that operated 1731–1813, was one of Sweden’s most successful companies of all times. It played an important historical role in the building of Gothenburg, as well as for the whole Swedish economy in the 18th century. Chalmers University of Technology and Sahlgrenska University Hospital are two examples of institutions that were founded as a result of the wealth created by the company.

“ Gothenburg’s 400-year jubilee is an opportunity to look back at the city’s history and also look ahead at the future. The ship Götheborg of Sweden offers a unique opportunity to share and physically show an important part of Gothenburg’s history, and we would like to share that knowledge with more people, said Stefan Björk.

Port stops European Tour 2023

Departure Barcelona: 20 March
Sète, France: 23 March –27 March
Gibraltar: 6 April –10 April
Jersey, British Isles: 27 April – 2 May                   
Rotterdam, Netherlands: 11 May –14 May
Hamburg, Germany: 19 May –23 May
Gothenburg, Sweden: 2 June – End of August

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!