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A Coruña (ES) - Saint Malo (FR)

02 April - 10 April 2016

8 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

From € 600,-

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25: € 600,-
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Alexander von Humboldt II:
A Coruña (ES) - Saint Malo (FR)

02 April - 10 April 2016

Experience adventure on the high seas. Join Alexander von Humboldt II for a crossing of the Bay of Biscay, from the nice town A Coruna to the beautiful historic town Saint Malo. On this Sail Training Journey you and your fellow Windseekers will learn all about tall ship sailing under the guidance of the cew. The square rigged ALEX 2 is perfectly suited for sail training, so you’ll get plenty of opportunity to hone your newfound skills. You and your shipmates will become fast friends as you work together to harness the winds and battle the big swell of the Bay of Biscay. But don’t forget to keep an eye on the horizon, because there might be whales nearby! At night, the starry skies will mesmerize you. By the time you arrive in Saint Malo you’ll have gained new skills and experience in an adventure you will never forget! Open for all ages, minimum age 14 years.

Ports

A Coruña is a port town in the north west of Spain. Here you will find the Tower of Hercules, a lighthouse that has been in operation for 1800 years! The town itself is an affluent commercial and tourism hub, with plenty of things to see and do. Visit the popular beaches, explore the city centre, or sample some of the many cultural activities. The Aquarium Finisterrae lets you explore the marine life of the region. But if you prefer your fish on a plate, a Coruña’s restaurants can help you out.

Saint Malo port is commercial, located in France and classified national interest. Saint-Malo has two marinas: the first is located in the Vauban Basin under the walls of the fortified city and the second is part of the district of Saint-Servan. Saint Malo is a historic city dating back to the 12th century with large fortifications and which has grown over time.

  • A Coruña (ES)

  • Saint Malo (FR)

Key points

  • Dates: 2 April 2016 - 10 April 2016
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 14 years
  • Windseekers joining: 54
  • 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
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • 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
  • "This trip was about pushing your boundaries."

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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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