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Bordeaux (FR) - A Coruña (ES) - Porto (PT)

26 June - 02 July 2019

6 days, Santa Maria Manuela

From € 525,-

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15-25: € 525,-
25+: € 700,-

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Santa Maria Manuela:
Bordeaux (FR) - A Coruña (ES) - Porto (PT)

26 June - 02 July 2019

* FULLY BOOKED * Sailing on the Bay of Biscay. Board Santa Maria Manuela in the French wine capital and set course for Spain. Spend a few days on board, getting your sea legs and learning how to sail a traditinal Tall Ship. If the conditions permit and the sailing time is good, you will have the chance to spend some time in A Coruna before sailing on towards another wine-city. Porto is the capital of Portugal’s Douro wine region, and a lovely city with great architecture and charming atmosphere. If you have some time, we would recommend booking a hotel and spending a couple of days discovering the city after the journey ends. Open to Windseekers of 15 years and older; younger at request (accompanied by an adult).

Ports

Bordeaux is famous for its wine, but the city itself also has a lot to offer. The cathedral, the Place des Quinconces and the Port de La Lune will have you gazing in amazement. The city also has a diverse cultural agenda and a bustling nightlife. To the south of the city you’ll find sandy beaches with enormous dunes that offer great surfing conditions on the waves of the Atlantic ocean. Every two years Bordeaux organizes a harbor festival, with many Tall Ships visiting.

Porto, located on the Costa Verde, is Portugal's second-largest city and a busy port town. Porto's long and varied history has left many beautiful old buildings that you can discover by walking around the 'Ribeira' - the old city centre that is a World Heritage site. City walks can be demanding as Porto is built in the coastal hills, but that also means that each corner offers a new, exciting vista! And you can always cool your heels on Porto's rustic terraces and vibrant street side cafés.

  • Bordeaux (FR)

  • Porto (PT)

Key points

  • Dates: 26 June 2019 - 2 July 2019
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 17:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years (age 12-15 at request)
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 50
  • 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
  • "I learned that it's never too late to find a new passion in life."

    Stephanie (42), France

You sail on the Santa Maria Manuela

Santa Maria Manuela
Shipping type: Grand Bank Schooner
Homeport: Aveiro (PT)
Date built: 1937
Trainees: 50
Length: 68,64m
Height of mast: 37 m
Sail: 1130 m2

Recently renovated Santa Maria Manuela is is now serving as a Sail Training  Ship. Unlike in the past, she will no longer bring fishermen to the fishing banks of Newfoundland and Greenland. Instead, these days she brings a new touristic …

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Windseeker logs

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    Morgenster, July 2016

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    – by the Trainees

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    Oosterschelde

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    – by crew Oosterschelde

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Photos

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  • Sørlandet

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