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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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14-25: € 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
  • Piotr (22) Poland

    "Worked together with different nationalities for a week was a life changing, hilarious experience."

  • Tan (17) Turkey

    "If you believe and push yourself there is nothing you can't do."

  • Max (17) Germany

    "The wind increased and when we took down some sails, I felt the adrenalin rush through my body"

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