Summer is over and the maintenance of our beloved ship is in need of some extra pair of hands! If you have time to spend, and love the dark and musky fragrance of tar?
Nice 29 September – 4 October, 2022
We have finally reached Nice! Come and visit the ship at Quai Riboty, Port Lympia. Last time the ship visited Nice was on her way back from Asia in 2007. We are excited to once again berth in the beautiful city of Nice. Welcome on board!
We leave Nice 4 October at 10:30. At 11:00 we will shoot gun salute outside the city.
Visit the ship
Come on board the Götheborg! Learn about the history of the East India Companies and the adventures of the original Götheborg that sailed three times to Asia. Hear modern tales of sailing an 18th century ship, and about the exciting expedition to Asia. Feel the authentic atmosphere, including the smell of tar, and listen to everything from captivating stories, to the tremendous art of shipbuilding.
We are open:
- 29 September: 14:00–17:15 (last entry at 16:30)
- 30 September: 14:00–21:00 (last entry at 20:15)
- 1 October: 14:00–21:00 (last entry at 20:15)
- 2 October: 10:00–21:00 (last entry at 20:15)
- 3 October: 14:00–21:00 (last entry at 20:15)
We have station guiding on board. The ship deckhands are stationed throughout the ship to answer questions in English.
The visit takes about 45 minutes to an hour.
Tickets and prices
Children 5-16 years: 7.5€
Children 0-4 years: Free of charge
You can buy your tickets online. Subject to availability, tickets can also be bought on-site.
Please note: Due to very high interest in visiting the ship, we will only be able to sell a limited amount of tickets on site on Sunday 2 October.
Questions about tickets? Please see our ticket FAQ.
Welcome on board!
On board Götheborg you will visit the beautiful weather deck with the helm, capstan and ship’s bell. Sundeck offers great views of the ship and masts, and down on gun deck there are ten impressive cannons. Don’t miss the two pieces from the original ship, one piece by the historical cupboard with porcelain and chalk pipes on gun deck, and the other one recessed into the helm.
We have station guiding on board when in port. That means that you follow a marked route around the ship and the ship’s deckhands are stationed in different places around the ship, ready to tell you about the ship, sailing on board and the great Asia Expedition. Come prepared with all your questions!
Shop and Exhibition
Next to the ship you will find our shop where you can buy souvenirs from your visit, as well as an exhibition about the history of the original Götheborg, the building of the replica and the current expedition. Welcome!
Sail with us from Nice to Valletta
You can be part of the unique adventure of sailing as a deckhand on board Götheborg. You will experience life on board a 18th century ship and make friends for life. As a deckhand you sail together with the professional crew, are not required to have any sailing experience and will get training on board. Read more about the sailing leg from Nice to Valletta below.
Sailing leg eleven
The Maltese Connection – Nice to Valletta
Heading South Once Again!
The Maltese Connection coming up
Götheborg will be leaving Nice on 6 October. Destination this time? Valletta, the smallest capital in the European Union. More importantly, the city is a World Heritage site and is often referred to as an open-air museum of, among other things, Baroque architecture.
This leg of our expedition, therefore, should be of certain interest to those who love not only to sail in the beautiful early Mediterranean autumn, but also have a thing for the wings of history. If that sounds like you, you may well be one of the deckhands we are looking for.
The Maltese Connection will see Götheborg sail past Corsica and Sardinia, before passing between Tunisia and Sicily. Upon arrival in Valletta, we will be warmly welcomed. It’s more than likely we will have experienced dolphins along the way to Götheborg’s southernmost destination during 2022.
Days sailing: 8 days
Days in port: 2 days
Sign on: Nice, 5 October 2022
Sign off: Valletta, 17 October 2022
Price: 12 700 SEK
Good news! We will extend the period that we are open to visitors in Eriksberg, Gothenburg. All through September 2023, we will stay open for guided tours on weekends. Opening hours will be 11:00–16:00 and tours will leave once an hour. Welcome on board the world's largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship!
At the end of August, Götheborg of Sweden will attend Sweden’s largest shipping event, Donsö Shipping Meet (DSM). It’s the first time that the ship will attend the event, and it is also the first time that Götheborg will moor at Donsö in the southern archipelago outside of Gothenburg.