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Join a sailing adventure on a Tall Ship and set course for new horizons!

Alesund (NO) - Kristiansand (NO)

15 July - 25 July 2015

10 days, Oosterschelde

From € 1200,-

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Price p.p. 4p cabin: € 1200,-
Normal price: € 1450,-

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Oosterschelde:
Alesund (NO) - Kristiansand (NO)

15 July - 25 July 2015

Familiy voyage Norwegian Coast 2: Ålesund-Kristiansand Along the rugged and dramatic fjord coast down to the ‘the warm south of the north’. Southern Norway is the home of the Norwegian summer, with its beautiful coastline, picturesque villages and towns and beautiful sandy beaches. Highlights of this trip are the bird island Runde, the Geiranger Fjord, the idyllic town of Bergen, the Preikestolen and the southernmost Lindesnes lighthouse in Norway. Open for all ages, minimum age 5 years. Age 5-15 years will get 50% discount at the voyageprice.

Ports

Ålesund is once again host port for The Tall Ships Races in 2015. Ålesund harboured the event for the first time in 2001, in an intimate harbour amongst beautiful fjords, mountains and islands. Consisting out of seven islands, Ålesund is a modern city. In 1904 the city, once built largely of wood, was completely burned down by a sea of flames. After a period of planning, the town was rebuilt in stone, brick, and mortar in Jugendstil.

Kristiansand is the business and cultural capital of southern Norway. The sea and surrounding fjords are perfect for recreational activities like fishing and sailing, and the nearby inland and mountains are ideal for skiing and hiking. In the more urban areas you will find a rich variety of cafes, restaurants, art galleries and museums.

Key points

  • Dates: 15 July 2015 - 25 July 2015
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 13:00
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 24
  • 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
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • "It was cozy and comfortable, but hard work and exciting."

    Keshan (17), UK

You sail on the Oosterschelde

Oosterschelde
Shipping type: Three-masted topsail schooner
Homeport: Rotterdam (NL)
Date built: 1917
Trainees: 24
Length: 50 m
Height of mast: 36 m
Sail: 891 m2

An adventurous classic; stepping on board this monumental beauty is like stepping into another world. The atmosphere on board the Oosterschelde is one filled with history and adventure. The classical interior and brass polished details make you feel right at …

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