Asia Expedition - Winter Stopover

Visit us in Barcelona: Open every day in December

Good news! During the Christmas period, from Wednesday 7 December to Friday 6 January, we will be open to visitors almost every day, from 14:00-18:00. Ticket sales is now open! Come and visit the ship, meet the crew, learn about the history and craftmanship, and hear about life on board an 18th century ship.

Tickets can be bought online, and subject to availability also at the ship during opening hours. 

Visit us in Barcelona: Open every day in December

Photo from arrival to Barcelona in October 2022. 

Barcelona is our winter stopover, and we will stay until March 2023. During this stopover we will focus a lot on preparations for sailing in 2023. It is possible to join us as a volunteer on board to work with the maintenance of the ship. In addition to being open every day in December, we also plan to be open to visitors during weekends in January, February and March. Welcome on board!

Visiting Götheborg of Sweden

Götheborg is fascinating and unique – a ship loaded with experience. A genuine working ship with a vibrant history, scarred by harsh storms and marked by thousands upon thousands of nautical miles on the seven seas. Here visitors get to learn everything from captivating stories of sailing to the tremendous art of shipbuilding, in a contemporary 18th-century environment.

Volunteering on board

During our winter stopover, we are welcoming volunteers on board, to work with the maintenance of the ship. The main job will be caulking outside of the hull, above the water line. We will also be re-tightening the wooldings of the bowsprit and other jobs will also be taking place. And of course, a lot of taring of the standing rigging to preserve it from rain and sun is necessary. 

Opening hours in February

02 February 2023

In February and the first week of March we are open on Saturdays. We offer guided tours in English with one of our crew members. Please make sure to prebook your tickets online to save your spot! 

Sail for free on board Götheborg

26 January 2023

We now offer a unique opportunity to sail for free on board the Götheborg during the first six weeks of this year’s sailing adventure. Sign on in Barcelona mid-March and sign off in the Brittany/Normandie area right at the end of April. This is a bucket list sailing adventure that you don’t want to miss!

First stopover: Sète, France

26 January 2023

The first stopover on the European Tour 2023 will be beautiful Sète in the south of France. Between 24–27 March will be moored at Quai d'Alger at the heart of Sète. With the release of the first sailing destination of the European Tour 2023, the first and last stopover are now official.