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Alesund (NO) - Edinburgh (GB)

30 August - 09 September 2018

10 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

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Alexander von Humboldt II:
Alesund (NO) - Edinburgh (GB)

30 August - 09 September 2018

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This beautiful journey will take you from the Norwegian town of Alesund, across the North Sea, to Edinburgh in Scotland. During 10 days on board you will enjoy every aspect of sailing, from pulling on lines to steering the vessel, and will get your sea legs. You will also make new friends with the international trainees on board and have plenty of adventurous stories to tell! Languages on board are German and English. For all Windseekers, minimum age 14 years.

Ports

Ålesund is an intimate harbor amongst beautiful fjords, mountains and islands. Consisting out of seven islands, Ålesund is a modern city. In 1904 the city, once built largely of wood, was completely burned down by a sea of flames. After a period of planning, the town was rebuilt in stone, brick, and mortar in Jugendstil. Visit the Atlantic Sea Park on a rainy day or, if the weather is nice, go to the Sunnmoere Museum to see historic Norwegian houses and Viking relics.

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, inhabited by about half a million people. The Old Town and New Town are jointly considered the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is a home to many festivals and events and the entertainment options are aboundant. Visit the Royal Yacht Britannia to see how the English Queen used to vacation and see the St Giles' Cathedral and Edinburgh Castle to immerse yourself in the history of the town.

  • Ålesund (NO)

  • Edinburgh (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 30 August 2018 - 9 September 2018
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 14 years
  • Windseekers joining: 0
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and German
  • Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
  • Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • Nina (20) Norway

    "My trip in a few words: Sailed, tried new things. Big ship. Seasickness. Spent a lot of time on the sea."

  • Agathe (26) France

    "Discovering how far you can surpass yourself and push your limits out of your comfort zone"

  • Boukje (15) Netherlands

    "I felt like a free human. Everything I did felt so good."

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