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Larvik (NO) - Sunderland (GB)

06 July - 13 July 2018

7 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

From € 665,-

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14-25: € 665,-
25+: € 1043,-

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Alexander von Humboldt II:
Larvik (NO) - Sunderland (GB)

06 July - 13 July 2018

Across the North Sea and to the Tall Ships Races! Sail Alexander von Humboldt from Norway to Sunderland, UK, where this year’s Tall Ships Races will start. Enjoy life on board of a very unique Tall Ship, whose green sails distinguish her from other vessels easily. Steer the Ship, trim the sails, stand on lookout and navigate your way to England. Official language on board is German. 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

Larvik is a coastal town in the South of Norway, 2 hours south of Oslo by train. It's a quiet town, and visitors normally only stay for a short time. Larvik Maritime museum allows visitors to learn about the sea-faring history of the Vestfold region, and the sailing legend Thor Heyerdahl. The nearby fjords are surrounded by peaks, perfect for hiking in the summer.

Sunderland is a coastal city in North East England, aging back to the 7th century. Whether you're a nature or a culture lover, you will surely find a bunch of nice activities to do! For instance, have a lovely day out with fish&chips for lunch at the Roker & Seaburn Beaches or take a relaxing walk in Herrington Country Park. Also, go on a trip to the picturesque Penshaw Monument. Discover the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens.

  • Sunderland (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 6 July 2018 - 13 July 2018
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 18 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 54
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: 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
  • "It is an adventure you don’t want to miss! Being a sailor only takes passion and motivation."

    Axel (23), France

You sail on the Alexander von Humboldt II

Shipping type: Bark
Homeport: Bremerhaven (DE)
Date built: 2011
Trainees: 54
Length: 65m
Height of mast: 32,9 m
Sail: 1360 m2

The Alexander von Humboldt II is a sail training ship in every possible way. She was built by and for sail trainers. She meets high safety standards and has modern nautical and technical facilities. The permanent crew members are specially …

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    – by Jeske Zijlstra, Deckhand

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Photos

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