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Hamburg (DE) - London (GB)

11 May - 15 May 2015

4 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

From € 280,-

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Alexander von Humboldt II:
Hamburg (DE) - London (GB)

11 May - 15 May 2015

Journey across the North Sea from Hamburg to London, a favourite destination for tourists and Windseekers alike! Step on board the Alexander von Humboldt II and learn the ropes as you make your way through some of the busiest waters in the world: the traffic separation schemes of the Baltic Sea. Meet new people, make new friends, and learn new sailing skills under the guidance of the experienced crew. Keep the night watch and be amazed by the star filled nights. On this journey you will sail along the Wadden Islands before crossing the North Sea towards the English coast, famous for its cliffs. Sail up the Thames and reach one of the busiest metropolises in the world. Open to Windseekers of all ages, age 14 and up.

Ports

The port of Hamburg, on the river Elbe, is the second largest port in Europe. Hamburg has more than 40 theatres, 60 museums and 100 music venues and clubs. Hamburg was awarded the title of European Green Capital for 2011. Hamburg is noted for several festivals and regular events. Hafengeburtstag is a funfair to honor the birthday of the port of Hamburg with a party and a ship parade. Christmas markets in December are held at the Hamburg Rathaus square, among other places.

London is a centre for business, finance, the arts and tourism. As such, the city has something to offer for everyone. But visiting London by ship makes the experience extra special. Go see a play in West End, explore Soho, or take a tourist bus for a sightseeing ride. Go to Hyde Park, close to Buckingham Palace, if the city bustle is a bit much after an ocean voyage. And work on your cultural karma by visiting a few of the many museums. London is so big you’ll need to revisit to see it all!

Key points

  • Anu (23)

    "LOOKING AT THE SEA, AND ONLY SEA, FOR SO MANY DAYS CLEARS THE MIND."

  • Joanna (21) Iceland

    "Amazing experience. Amazing people. Amazing memories."

  • Barnabas (22) Hungary

    "IT WAS AN ABSOLUTE JOY TO STEER FOR HOURS WHEN THE WIND WAS BLOWING AND EVEN WHEN IT WAS COMPLETELY DEAD. I LOVED TO SEE THE SEA, I LOVED THE SILENCE OF THE OCEAN."

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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

  • A Few Moments of Peace

    Morgenster, September 2014

    Baltic Sea

    – by Windseeker Jan

    "There were dolphins!”, my watch mate told me when I emerged from my cabin. “Hundreds of them! Jumping and blowing! You missed them!” I thought he was pulling my leg, but apparently he wasn’t. When seasickness claims you, you miss …

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  • Trainees at the Vega Gamleby

    Advice for the First Tall Ship Sailing Journey

    Windseeker, 12 April 2019

    – by Windseeker & Trainees

    A lot of the trainees who go sailing for the first time wonder what it’s like on board. And who better to answer that question than the people who were in this position a few years back? We’ve decided to …

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