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Aarhus (DK) - Travemünde (DE)

25 May - 29 May 2015

4 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

From € 280,-

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25: € 280,-
> 25: € 550,-

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Alexander von Humboldt II:
Aarhus (DK) - Travemünde (DE)

25 May - 29 May 2015

Windseekers! Get ready for a short but sweet stint of Sail Training on the Baltic Sea, with the tall ship Alexander von Humboldt II. Together with your fellow sail trainees you will journey from Aarhus to Travemünde, a route that has been in use since the age of the Vikings. Learn from the crew how to sail the ship, and help set sails, be part of the watch system, and do whatever needs done to make Alexander von Humboldt II perform the best she can. Make new friends, visit new places, and get your sea legs. Follow in the footsteps of the old merchants and experience the sailing life on board of this Tall Ship. This journey is a great opportunity to cram a whole adventure in just five days. Open to all ages, minimum age 14 years.

Ports

Aarhus is a port on the northeast coast of Jutland, Denmark. One of its main attractions is the open air museum Den Gamle By, where historical buildings from all over Denmark have been relocated. But the 13th century cathedral is also well worth a visit. Aarhus is a relaxed place with enough to see and do, and its city centre is a favourite with Tall Ship crews who visit the city regularly. West of the city you’ll find lakes and forests, perfect for a hike.

Key points

  • Dates: 25 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 14 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 54
  • 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
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • "Working in a team is a skill I really improved on board during the watches."

    Phillip (24), 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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