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Funchal (PT) - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ES)

22 December - 03 January 2018

12 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

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Alexander von Humboldt II:
Funchal (PT) - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ES)

22 December - 03 January 2018

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Christmas and New Year Voyage. Not a fan of traditional holidays celebrations? Join Alexander von Humboldt II for this journey from the Portugese island of Madeira to the Canary Islands. Escape the Christmas season and choose an exciting adventure instead! This voyage will take you from one beautiful archipelago to another, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the sailing on the way, and spend the New Year’s Eve in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, making for some very special memories. 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.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a cosmopolitan town, the shared capital (with Santa Cruz) of the Canary Islands. Situated on the ‘wet’ north side, the city feels more authentic than the touristy places on the ‘dry’ south side. Las Palmas offers beaches, cheap shopping, culture and excitement with a night life, primarily in the district of Vegueta. Its culture is decidedly Spanish, mixed with influences from all over the world, as Las Palmas’ port has been in operation for centuries.

  • Funchal (PT)

  • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ES)

Key points

  • Dates: 22 December 2017 - 3 January 2018
  • 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
  • Mathijn (13) Netherlands

    "Sailing on the North Sea by night, watching millions of stars"

  • Nina (20) Norway

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

  • Piotr (22) Poland

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

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