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Gdynia (PL) - St. Petersburg (RU)

01 June - 09 June 2019

8 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

From € 760,-

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18-25: € 760,-
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Alexander von Humboldt II:
Gdynia (PL) - St. Petersburg (RU)

01 June - 09 June 2019

Sail with Alexander von Humboldt II towards the cultural capital of Russia. Board the vessel in Gdynia, Poland, right next to an old maritime town of Gdansk, and sail the Baltic Sea towards Russia. Sail past the coasts of Lithuania and Latvia before enterting the Gulf of Finland. At its end your destination awaits: Saint Petersburg, one of Russia’s most famous cities, with great architecture and cultural life. It will also be one of the ports hosting the Tall Ships Races in 2021. The official language on board is German. In addition extra, per person € 50, – for harbor fees, pilotage, etc. Surcharge for 2-bed cabin 25% p.p. For all Windseekers, minimum age 18 years.

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Gdynia is a relatively young city, founded in the 1920s in place of a former fishing village. It’s located near the city of Gdansk and it’s one of the country’s main sea ports. The maritime heritage of the city can be seen in architecture, with many buildings resembling ships. Visit the Polish Naval Museum and Dar Pomorza – an old sail training vessel for the Naval Academy. Take a stroll on Orlowo Pier and relax on a sandy beach – or take a short train ride to Gdansk.

St. Petersburg is Russia’s second largest city, a cultural centre and an important port on the Baltic Sea. Founded in the early 18th century, the historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the the Hermitage is one of the largest and best-known art museums in the world. You could spend days visiting it. Don’t miss the monumental Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. You can also take a trip to the Peterhof Grand Palace and later relax in its gardens.

  • Gdynia (PL)

  • St. Petersburg (RU)

Key points

  • Dates: 1 June 2019 - 9 June 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
  • Jet (31) Netherlands

    "As crew, there is nothing better then standing back and seeing the trainees do all the work and do it perfectly!"

  • Mathijn (13) Netherlands

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

  • Agathe (26) France

    "Discovering how far you can surpass yourself and push your limits out of your comfort zone"

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Alexander von Humboldt II

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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Windseeker logs

  • The Ocean Movement x Windseeker: Bon Voyage, Plastic!

    Thalassa, July 2021

    France

    – by Maarten Erich, Science Coordinator of The Ocean Movement

    A report from the plastic research on board   In July 2021, The Ocean Movement foundation (TOM; formerly known as By the Ocean We Unite) realized an in-depth program on board of the Tall Ship Thalassa during the Erasmus+ co-funded Windseeker project …

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  • The Tall Ships Races 2020 postponed to 2021

    – by Windseeker

    New dates for the Tall Ships Races 2020 - postponed to 2021   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic The Tall Ships Races 2020 have been postponed by the organiser - Sail Training International. Instead of 2020, the Races will take place in August …

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