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Join us, at Idealtalks Experience Agency on one of our narrated lighthouse cruises!

Your Portal To The Past…

Discover the lighthouses that played an important role in history!

Due to space and safety requirements, large coolers are not permitted onboard, only very small carry-ons.

Amazing European Lighthouses

Texel Lighthouse (Netherlands)

The red lighthouse on Texel is located at the northernmost tip of the Dutch island. At 46 m., after climbing the 118 steps, you will have a magnificent view over the Wadden Sea, the neighbouring island Vlieland and Den Helder, on the mainland. The lighthouse was built in 1864.

Pilsum (East Frisia, Germany)

This lighthouse is located in Pilsum, on the coast of the German Northern Sea in East Frisia. It’s cute red and yellow stripes fit perfectly fine into the surrounding of green dikes and flatland. The lighthouse can be visited, though tickets need to be organised in advance. It’s also very famous as some movies of a popular German comedian have been shot here.

The Butt of Lewis Lighthouse (Isle of Lewis, Scotland)

The Butt of Lewis Lighthouse is as north as you can go in the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. As you stand at the lighthouse and look out, there is nothing between you and the USA and the Arctic. This lighthouse also has a mention in the Guinness Book of Records for being the windiest place in the UK.

Marvel at North American Lighthouses

Cape Spear Lighthouse (Canada)

The Cape Spear Lighthouse is located in Cape Spear, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. What makes it the best is that it is located at the Easternmost point of Canada and North America. This means that this Lighthouse is physically where Canada begins…or ends, depending on which way you are going.

Cape Hatteras (North Carolina, USA)

Cape Hatteras can be found at the tip of the Outer Banks islands in North Carolina, USA. The drive alone is worth the trip, past rolling dunes and crashing waves. Those who reach this 1870s striped lighthouse are rewarded with a short climb and gorgeous surrounding ocean views.

Peggy’s Point Lighthouse (Nova Scotia, Canada)

Peggy’s Point Lighthouse in the quaint fishing village of Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia is one of Canada’s most famous lighthouses. Situated on the south shore, this century-old beauty has become legendary for its scenic location and the crashing waves off its shores.

Interesting Facts to Know About the Lighthouses

Galleries

The balconies surrounding the lantern room are called galleries. The interior of American lantern rooms was painted white although sometimes the lower Service room portion was finished in natural or stained wood. The exterior of lanterns was usually red or black, although some green and white lanterns did exist.

The First Known Lighthouse

The first known lighthouse―the Pharos of Alexandria, Egypt―was completed about 280 B.C. It stood more than 350 feet tall until an earthquake destroyed it in the 1300s.

Sharp’s Island Lighthouse

In 1881, an ice floe forced the Sharp’s Island Lighthouse off its foundations, after which it floated nearly five miles down the Chesapeake with its keepers still inside. Eventually, it ran aground, allowing the men to escape unharmed.

Vincent Merchant

Chief Communications Officer at Idealtalks Experience Agency

We believe that humanity should be proud of its maritime heritage. Lighthouses - symbols of this heritage can and should be, preserved for the enjoyment of future generations.

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