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Bordeaux (FR) - Cherbourg (FR)

05 April - 13 April 2019

8 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

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Alexander von Humboldt II:
Bordeaux (FR) - Cherbourg (FR)

05 April - 13 April 2019

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Board Alexander von Humboldt II in Bordeaux. You will cross the Bay of Biscay and round Brittany, before reaching Cherbourg. On board the famously green-hulled Alex you will be a trainee, sailing the Ship together with professional crew in order to reach your destination. You will set and trim the sails, look out for other vessels, try your hand at steering, and, voluntarily, climb the masts. No experience necessary – you will learn everything on board! The official language on board is German. Additional fee applies: € 50,- per person for harbor fees, pilotage, etc. Surcharge for 2-bed cabin 25% p.p. For all Windseekers, minimum age 18 years.

Ports

Bordeaux is famous for its wine, but the city itself also has a lot to offer. The cathedral, the Place des Quinconces and the Port de La Lune will have you gazing in amazement. The city also has a diverse cultural agenda and a bustling nightlife. To the south of the city you’ll find sandy beaches with enormous dunes that offer great surfing conditions on the waves of the Atlantic ocean. Every two years Bordeaux organizes a harbor festival, with many Tall Ships visiting.

Situated on the Normandy coast, Cherbourg-Octeville is close to the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey, and to a large nature park in the southeast. This makes Cherbourg perfect as a base for several day trips. But the town itself also has plenty to offer any Windseekers. Visit the Cité de la Mer, a large museum devoted to scientific and historical aspects of maritime subjects, the Botanical Gardens, or the racetrack at La Glacerie. Or discover this typically French town on foot.

  • Bordeaux (FR)

  • Cherbourg (FR)

Key points

  • Dates: 5 April 2019 - 13 April 2019
  • 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
  • Epp (20) Estonia

    "The nicest moment was arriving to Cadiz, when we sat on the mast with the entire team, wearing our team shirts and singing loudly to let people know we're coming."

  • Boukje (15) Netherlands

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

  • Mathijn (13) Netherlands

    "Sailing on the North Sea by night, watching millions of stars"

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