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Lisbon (PT) - Cadiz (ES) - Palma de Mallorca (ES)

24 July - 07 August 2016

14 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

From € 1050,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

25: € 1050,-
> 25: € 1790,-

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Alexander von Humboldt II:
Lisbon (PT) - Cadiz (ES) - Palma de Mallorca (ES)

24 July - 07 August 2016

*No places available anymore* Join the Alex 2 and her fantastic crew for the experience of a lifetime. Sail the second Race of the Tall Ships Races 2016 from Lisbon to Cadiz. Make new friends with trainees from Germany, Portugal, Spain and a lot of other countries. Sail the Ship as fast as you can. Set your course over the Atlantic Ocean to the South and experience the adventure of the biggest sail race of the year. Learn the ropes, cross the finish line and enjoy a Journey you will never forget! You have even the chance to see dolphins around Gibraltar. In Cadiz you will be welcomed with an epic crew party, where you will meet the trainees of other ships. Afterwards your will sail furtherone to Palma de Mallorca to relax. Open to Windseekers age 15 – 25 and of all nationalities (25+ at request)

Programme Outline

Ports

Lisbon has a long and varied history as a major trading hub, much of which is still visible in the old city centre. Discover Alfama, the old quarters with its many old alleys, steps and the Lisbon Cathedral. The famous tram line 28 will get you there – an experience in and of itself. And be sure to check out a fado concert if you want to learn about saudade – loss, yearning and comfort, all rolled into one. Emotions that all seafarers will get to know one way or the other…

Palma de Mallorca, capital of the Balearic Islands, was first settled by the Romans. Evidence of over two thousand years of history can still be seen all over town. Visit the unique Bellver Castle, The Royal Palace of La Almundaina, and Palma’s silk exchange as examples of the town’s architecture. Palma de Mallorca is a festive town with plenty to see and do. Over 20 million tourists visit the city each year, but there are plenty of opportunities to escape the masses and explore for yourself.

  • Lisbon (PT)

  • Palma de Mallorca (ES)

Key points

  • Dates: 24 July 2016 - 7 August 2016
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: till a maximum of 54
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and 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
  • 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
  • "Discovering how far you can surpass yourself and push your limits out of your comfort zone."

    Agathe (26), France

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

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