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Rotterdam (NL) - Leixoes (PT)

04 January - 12 January 2024

8 days, Eendracht

From € 587,5

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Sail Training

15-25: € 587,5
p.p. in a 4-person cabin: € 1175,-
p.p. in a 2-person cabin: € 1311,5

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Eendracht:
Rotterdam (NL) - Leixoes (PT)

04 January - 12 January 2024

Follow the sun: sailing south for the winter. Where the hikers follow Santiago de Compostela, you can hoist the sails and set course for Porto (Leixoes). This active sailing trip will take you via the Normandy and along the Spanish and Portuguese coast, with the main hub of port and fado as the final destination. Leixoes has an easy tram connection to the city centre of Porto where you can visit the centuries-old port houses and become known with the Portuguese song of life, Fado. Can’t get enough of this beautiful city and the port? Combine your trip with an additional after-night stay on board (prices depending on the cabin.)
Open to Windseekers aged 15-80.

Ports

Rotterdam is the largest port of Europe, and a modern, bustling town. Much of the historic city centre was destroyed during World War II, but extensive rebuilding resulted in a modern, multicultural city with many architectural highlights. Rotterdam has excellent cultural facilities and a diverse nightlife; during the summer the city hosts a large number of events. Discover the city by bicycle and go for a coffee in Hotel New York, the former headquarters of the Holland America Line.

Leixoes is a port town in northern Portugal, only 10 km out of Porto. It's one of Portugal's major seaports located near the estuary of the Douro River. Take a walk to the old fortifications, dine in one of the many seafood restaurants and then relax on a sandy beach. If you have more time and would like to explore, take a trip to nearby Porto, famous for its architecture - and wine!

  • Rotterdam (NL)

Key points

  • Dates: 4 January 2024 - 12 January 2024
  • Embarkation: 10:00 / Disembarkation: 12:00
  • For Windseekers aged 15-80 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 36
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: Dutch and 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
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • "Discovering how far you can surpass yourself and push your limits out of your comfort zone."

    Agathe (26), France

You sail on the Eendracht

Shipping type: Three-masted Schooner
Homeport: Rotterdam (NL)
Date built: 1989
Trainees: 39
Length: 58,1m
Height of mast: 44,7m
Sail: 1033 m2

Adventure, action and fun await on board of the largest three masted-schooner of the Netherlands! The Eendracht's focus is especially on youngsters, but anybody is welcome to sail along. Whatever you choose, you're always contributing to a good cause. The …

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Windseeker logs

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    Absolutely Awesome Day

    Europa

    Southern Atlantic Ocean

    – by Annie van Haaren

    Today was absolutely awesome. Waking from a good 7 hour sleep to breakfast, first time in 5 days as I had been sleeping right through it when on the dog watch. We had watch from 8 am till 12 midday. …

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  • A busy and productive day at sea

    Gulden Leeuw, July 2015

    Aalborg

    – by Trainees Charlotte and Pernille

    Charlotte (26), UK We were lucky as a watch this morning and didn’t go on sail watch until 8 a.m. Some people had to get up to make breakfast but the rest of us enjoyed our lie-in and were bright-eyed and …

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