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Bremerhaven (DE) - Flensburg (DE)

29 May - 04 June 2016

6 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

From € 540,-

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25: € 540,-
> 25: € 810,-

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Alexander von Humboldt II:
Bremerhaven (DE) - Flensburg (DE)

29 May - 04 June 2016

*No places available anymore* Sail from London via Bremerhaven to Flensburg with the Alexander von Humboldt. Even on a short leg 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. By the time you arrive in Flensburg you’ll have gained new skills and experience in an adventure you will never forget! Perfect voyage to find out if you like to come back for a longer voyage. For all ages, minimum age 14 years.

Ports

Bremerhaven is one of the most important German ports, playing a crucial role in Germany's trade. The town was founded in 1827, but settlements in the vicinity were settled as early as the 12th century. The main attractions for tourists are found at the Havenwelten and include the German Emigration Center and the German Maritime Museum, featuring the Hansekogge, a vintage cog dating from 1380, excavated in Bremen in 1962, and the historical harbour with a number of museum ships.

Flensburg is a German port town, close to the Danish border. It is located on the Flensburg Fjord, an inlet for the Baltic Sea. The old town is well worth a visit, and the hilly environment is ideal for a challenging walk. Visit some of the museums and conclude the day in one of the many local restaurants or taverns. Did you know that Flensburg is the homeport of Tall Ship Gorch Fock? Flensburg is also home to a large Danish community, so be prepared to flex your language muscle… Moin-moin!

  • Bremerhaven (DE)

  • Flensburg (DE)

Key points

  • Dates: 29 May 2016 - 4 June 2016
  • Embarkation: :0 / Disembarkation: :0
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 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
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • "Super great experience, I recommend it to everyone. I loved it!!! Everything was perfect."

    Michael (17), Belgium

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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