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Horta (PT) - Port-Vendres (FR)

20 May - 03 June 2017

14 days, Stad Amsterdam

From € 1355,-

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Stad Amsterdam:
Horta (PT) - Port-Vendres (FR)

20 May - 03 June 2017

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Sail the majestic clipper Stad Amsterdam from Horta in the Azores, across the Atlantic Ocean, through the Strait of Gibraltar and along the Spanish coast to Port-Vendres in southern France. You will make around 1,800 nautical miles in 2 weeks and experience life on a luxurious Ship. Open for all ages, minimum age 15 years. / Single cabin possible for € 2,392.5. /Places in 2-person cabins for € 1,595 p.p. Places in 3-person cabins for € 1,355 p.p.

Ports

Horta is situated in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores on the island of Faial. The marina is a primary stop for yachts crossing the Atlantic. Its walls and walkways are covered in paintings created by the crews of visiting ships. Peter's Cafe Sport, located across from the marina, houses the island's scrimshaw museum. A collection of artefacts carved from whale tooth and jawbone. This café is a point of reference for trans-Atlantic yachtsmen and sailors.

Port-Vendres is a fishing port on the Mediterranean coast of France, next to the Spanish border. This town of only 5,000 inhabitants is famous for its fish and seafood restaurants which you should visit for a lovely meal with a seaside view. Go to the Paulilles Recreational Park to spend the day in nature, a dynamite factory Dynamiterie de Paulilles located right on a beach or the Vinaigrerie la Guinelle to observe the pricess of making an organic vinegar.

  • Horta (PT)

  • Port-Vendres (FR)

Key points

  • Dates: 20 May 2017 - 3 June 2017
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 30
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • 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
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • Boukje (15) Netherlands

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

  • Annette (18) Denmark

    "I have met new people, been up in the mast, seen indescribable sunsets and laughed a lot. Learning how to sail a ship has been the coolest thing I have done so far and I have confidence in what I do now"

  • Lieven (23) Belgium

    "Setting sails: always fantastic."

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