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Harlingen (NL) - Texel (NL) - Harlingen (NL)

20 July - 27 July 2018

7 days, d´Eerstelling

From € 699,-

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Expedition Sail Training

4-bed cabin p.p.: € 699,-
single cabin: €1289
3-bed cabin p.p.: € 759,-
2-bed cabin p.p.: € 799

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d´Eerstelling:
Harlingen (NL) - Texel (NL) - Harlingen (NL)

20 July - 27 July 2018

Sailing & Biking in the Netherlands on baord of d’Eerstelling. Discover the notrhern parts of the Netherlands in two of the most Dutch ways: by sailing and biking. You will sail between some locations and bike to the others. If you like to be active during your holidays then this is the journey for you! You can rent a bicycle on board for EUR 70 (small number of electric bicycles available for EUR 110). You can sail with all your family – there are no age limits for this journey. 15% for children under the age of 14. Note: This trip may take part on another Ship: Confiance, instead. The itinerary will stay the same. Contact us at info@windseeker.org for details.

Programme Outline

The below is a planned itinerary, but keep in mind that the exact route may change depending on the weather and wind conditions! Day 1: Embark on the Ship in the Dutch port of Harlingen, get to know your fellow trainees and crew. Day 2: After a briefing on board you will hoist the sails and sail towards the island of Terschelling. Once there you can take the time to discover the harbor city and its surroundings.

Day 3: Biking around the Terschelling island - the Nethelands' most beautiful Nature Reserve. Ride your bike through forest and dune landscape along the North Sea coast. On the way you can take the time to enjoy the North Sea beach or visit a wreck museum. Day 4: You will first sail for 2-3 hours towards the Vlieland island, perhaps seeing seals on the sandbanks. After lunch it's time for another bike trip along the Wadden Sea side.

Day 5: Sailing to Texel. You will spend most of this day on the sea, taking the time to learn about sailing. Set the sails, steer and navigate before reaching your destination for the next 2 days. Days 6 and 7: Discovering Texel island by biking. Visit different places on the island, including picturesque villages and Nature Parks. On the afternoon of day 7 you will sail towards the mainland city of Den Oever.

Day 8: On your last day you will visit a dike before setting course for Harlingen. Here it's time to say goodbye to your new friends.

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.

  • Harlingen (NL)

  • Harlingen (NL)

Key points

  • Dates: 20 July 2018 - 27 July 2018
  • Embarkation: 20:00 / Disembarkation: 15:00
  • 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
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Lieven (23) Belgium

    "Setting sails: always fantastic."

  • Boukje (15) Netherlands

    "I felt like a free human. Everything I did felt so good."

  • Epp (20) Estonia

    "The nicest moment was arriving to Cadiz, when we sat on the mast with the entire team, wearing our team shirts and singing loudly to let people know we're coming."

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Small Ships

d´Eerstelling

Trusty sailing vessel that is sailing in the Netherlands. If the sails are hoisted and the ship d'Eersteling is on course, there is rich time for other activities. The deck of teak invites to close the eyes and to enjoy …

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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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  • Mentoring on The Maybe

    Maybe, July 2017

    – by Killian Borland (17)

    I was a youth volunteer on The Maybe for the month of June 2017. It was an experience that I will never forget. I loved every minute of it. One of the best things about sailing on The Maybe is that …

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