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Funchal (PT) - Funchal (PT)

11 December - 22 December 2017

11 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

From € 1045,-

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Alexander von Humboldt II:
Funchal (PT) - Funchal (PT)

11 December - 22 December 2017

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Madeira in December. Take a break from the busy Christmas season and treat yourself to an early gift – a magnificent sailing trip in the remote Portugese island of Madeira. In the 11 days of the journey you will have the time to explore this region in a complete new way – from the board of a big Tall Ship. Enjoy the mediterranean climate and lush greenery, abundant wildlife and beautiful ocean. Languages on board are mainly German and English. In addition extra, per person € 50, – for harbor fees, pilotage and canal fees calculated. Surcharge for 2-bed cabin 25% p.p. For all Windseekers, minimum age 18 years.

Ports

Funchal is the capital of the Portugese Madeira Autonomous Region in the Atlantic. Vistit Quinta das Cruzes – an old Madeiran manor house turned museum, lively local market Mercado dos Lavradores and botanical garden Jardins Botânicos da Madeira. If you're looking for a thrill of an adventure you must take a ride in the Toboggan – a wooden sled that guided by the drivers who will push you down steep hills.

  • Funchal (PT)

  • Funchal (PT)

Key points

  • Dates: 11 December 2017 - 22 December 2017
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 18 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
  • 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
  • Axel (23) France

    "It is an adventure you don’t want to miss! Being a sailor only takes passion and motivation."

  • Epp (20) Estonia

    "The nicest moment WAS ARRIVING TO CADIZ, WHEN WE SAT ON THE MAST WITH THE ENTIRE TEAM, WEARING OUR TEAM SHIRTS AND SINGING LOUDLY TO LET PEOPLE KNOW WE'RE COMING."

  • Agathe (26) France

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

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Windseeker logs

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    Wylde Swan, 21 November 2017

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    – by Jeske Zijlstra, Deckhand

    Sail training vessel Wylde Swan on her way from Harlingen to Tenerife. On board: crew and trainees. 14 October - 21 November.   After a night of playing with the anchor, it's time to set sail again. Without any sleep, we're preparing our …

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    – by Trainee Aurélie (16), Belgium

    I wrote this before my 'after-breakfast-nap' on the last day of sailing: "It's the last day of sailing at the Statsraad Lehmkuhl, The Tall Ships Races. We are coming closer to the finishing line and I am finally writing something. I'm …

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