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Alicante (ES) - Funchal (PT)

29 November - 11 December 2017

12 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

From € 1140,-

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14-25: € 1140,-
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Alexander von Humboldt II:
Alicante (ES) - Funchal (PT)

29 November - 11 December 2017

* Places at request * Escape to Madeira. Board Alexander von Humboldt II in Alicante, Spain, and sail the Mediterranean Sea and through the Strait of Gibraltar before reaching the Atlantic Ocean. Once on the ocean you will set the course south-west for the Portugese island of Madeira. This journey has it all: sea, ocean, continental Europe and remote island, beautiful ports and lots of sailing – all in the beautiful weather, so different from the north of Europe in November. 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

Alicante is a port city on the Costa Blanca, Mediterranean coast of Spain. Climb up to the 16-century Castle of Santa Barbara for a great view over the city and take a stroll through the lively Explanada de Espana with its many cafes and restaurants. Visit Barrio Santa Cruz for a taste of authentic local culture and if you love everything sailing-related don't miss the Volvo Ocean Race Museum.

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.

  • Alicante (ES)

  • Funchal, Madeira (PT)

Key points

  • Dates: 29 November 2017 - 11 December 2017
  • 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
  • "I liked to be offline for a few days."

    Maria (19), Germany

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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