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Harlingen (NL) - Bremerhaven (DE)

12 April - 17 April 2015

5 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

From € 325,-

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25 : € 325,-
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Alexander von Humboldt II:
Harlingen (NL) - Bremerhaven (DE)

12 April - 17 April 2015

Develop your sea legs on Alexander von Humboldt! Sail from Harlingen, the Netherlands to Bremerhaven, Germany. Follow the Dutch and German coastline and explore the sea between the Wadden Islands. Keep an eye out for seals and listen to the seagulls sing their song. Meet new people from all over the world and learn more about Tall Ship sailing. This Sail Training journey is relatively short, but you’ll be amazed at how much you’ll learn about ocean sailing! Together with your fellow trainees you’ll help set sails, do odd jobs on deck and below, steer the ship and learn about navigation. By the time you’ll reach Bremerhaven you will have plenty of sea miles under your belt, and new friends from all over the world. Open to all ages, minimum age 14 years.

Ports

Harlingen is a trade and fishing port in Friesland, the Netherlands. The town itself is over a thousand years old, and you’ll find several historic streets in the old city centre. Its small size makes it easy to explore the town on foot. In 2014 Harlingen was a port of call for the Tall Ships Races. The town operates ferry lines to the Frisian Islands, a unique nature reserve with populations of seals, birds, and other wildlife. With its ‘gezellige’ pubs the town is a great place for a stopover.

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.

Key points

  • Dates: 12 April 2015 - 17 April 2015
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 14 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
  • Phillip (24) France

    "Working in a team is a skill I really improved on board during the watches"

  • Joanna (21) Iceland

    "Amazing experience. Amazing people. Amazing memories."

  • Axel (23) France

    "It is an adventure you don’t want to miss! Being a sailor only takes passion and motivation."

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