Sailing and walking holiday

fun since ’85

Rest, salty sea air and rugged nature, the perfect combination for the hiking enthusiast.


Come aboard the comfortable and cozy sailing ship the Ideaal and enjoy a wonderful autumn hiking and sailing holiday on the Wad.

Day 1: Arrival in Harlingen

From 20:00 onwards you are welcome on board the Ideaal where the skipper and his crew receive you with a drink. When everyone is on board, the skipper is happy to tell you something about the trip, the boat, sailing and the rules on board. The rest of the evening is free. You can stay on board or take a tour through the historic and cozy city center of Harlingen.

Day 2: Harlingen – Terschelling

Depending on the tide and the wind, we leave Harlingen after breakfast towards Terschelling. Once the sails are hoisted, with the help of anyone who wants to, and the engine goes out – you can enjoy the wind in your hair, the wonderful salty air and the disappearing horizon. Stare across the mudflats in search of the first seal of the day. If the weather permits, we eat a nice lunch on deck. When the ‘Brandaris’ is in sight, you know that it will not be long before we will enter the harbor. After the sails have been lowered, it is time for a drink and dinner. Stretch your legs and take a historic tour through West-Terschelling, have a drink with your travel companions or dive into the wool early. The freedom of sailing has many sides.

Day 3: Walk on Terschelling

After breakfast, a walk on Terschelling is on the program. You can choose from different routes and distances, this island has more than 200 km of unpaved hiking trails. For example, climb the dunes and discover the many birds, the densely growing dune area and enjoy the great view over the North Sea with the dry sandbanks. The seals rest there at low tide. You will receive a packed lunch for the road and a target time to be back at the ship. Before, during or after dinner, we sail to the next island. This beautiful, not too long sailing trip at the end of the day is an experience itself. On Vlieland you can walk a bit along the beach, enjoying the view over the mudflats in the dark, a shining sea or another surprise.

Day 4: Walk on Vlieland

Just like yesterday, a nice walk awaits you today through the varied nature of this smallest Wadden Island. You can choose from the various routes in the information package. Almost no cars drive on the nostalgic Vlieland, making it a paradise for cyclists and walkers. With a packed lunch in your backpack, you choose your own route and discover the wide beaches, the dunes, the forest and the Wadden dike. Nowhere in the Netherlands you see as many birds as in the Wadden region. Back on board we enjoy a last dinner and share the stories, photos and experiences of the day.

Day 5: Back to Harlingen

After breakfast we prepare for the return trip to Harlingen. On the way we have lunch on deck or in the cabin, depending on the weather. We expect to dock in the Zuiderhaven around four o’clock.

Nature / dunes / beaches
Birds / seals

Price Sailing-Walking Holiday
From Friday 2 to Tuesday 6 October 2020 – € 475,- 

The price includes full board, tourist tax and excluding soft and alcoholic drinks. You have a cabin based on 2 persons. If you want a cabin for one person, you pay an extra surcharge of € 150,-.

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Note: The final route of the cruise will ultimately be determined on Friday evening upon embarkation. The skipper then has a current weather report available.