Due South – sailing along the west coast of Europe. Brave the Bay of Biscay and experience the sea in all its simplicity. No mobile coverage, no television and no internet. A unique experience where you become one with nature. Learn to sail a large ship: handle the sails, steer, navigate… Search the waves for dolphins and make new friends while making your way south towards Portugal. The icing on the cake during this trip is of course the final destination – one of the oldest cities in Europe: Lisbon. Enjoy a break from dark autumn and spend a unique holiday on board. Open for Windseekers aged 15-80 years.
Brest is a major French port on the Atlantic coast, historically of strategic importance. Much of the town was destroyed during World War II, but some historic landmarks remain. Today Brest is an important navy port, so expect to see war ships berthed in the harbor. Every four years, Brest hosts the international festival of the sea, boats and sailors, with many Tall Ships attending. South of Brest you will find national park d’Armorique, a tranquil reserve where you can escape from the city.
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…
Dates: 7 November 2021 - 16 November 2021
Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 12:00
For Windseekers aged 15-80
Windseekers joining: maximum 36
No sailing experience required!
Official language on board: English and Dutch
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
Need to take with you on board: towels
This Journey is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website (www.sto-garant.nl/en/downloads).
This process is automatic and you do not need to do anything else.After receiving your booking, Windseeker will send you detailed information on how and when to pay for your journey – together with all the other important details.
What does it mean?
In short: you do not pay the booking amount to Windseeker but instead into an escrow account. This trust account holds your payment in reserve until your journey’s end. The booking amount is then released to Windseeker on the day after your trip ends. If Windseeker or the Ship should become financially insolvent before the end of your trip, STO Garant will implement the guarantee. The Guarantee Scheme details how you can make a claim under the guarantee in such cases. You can read more about this here.
Samantha (18) Australia
"I have learned that despite my small size, I can do anything if I put my mind to it."
Agathe (26) France
"Discovering how far you can surpass yourself and push your limits out of your comfort zone"
Max (17) Germany
"The wind increased and when we took down some sails, I felt the adrenalin rush through my body"
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