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Hamburg (DE) - London (GB)

09 May - 13 May 2016

4 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

From € 300,-

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Sail Training

25 years : € 300,-
> 25 years : € 590,-

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

09 May - 13 May 2016

*No places available anymore* Sail from Hamburg to London 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 London 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

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!

  • Hamburg (DE)

  • London (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 9 May 2016 - 13 May 2016
  • Embarkation: 10:00 / Disembarkation: 12:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 14 years
  • Windseekers joining: 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
  • "I’m not even lying when I say this has been the best journey of my life, I’m super happy and satisfied and would definitely recommend to a friend."

    Manda (15), Denmark

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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