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Amsterdam (NL) - Cherbourg (FR) - Porto (PT)

07 November - 19 November 2018

12 days, Twister

From € 1625,-

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Normal price: € 1625,-

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Twister:
Amsterdam (NL) - Cherbourg (FR) - Porto (PT)

07 November - 19 November 2018

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Trade under sails. In this autumn voyage you will collect flower bulbs from the Netherlands to bring them south. You will sail along the Belgian and French coast, in the English Channel, visiting Cherbourg and stopping in the Channel Islands. Finally, after crossing the Bay of Biscay, you will reach the Spanish coastline and follow it to Portugal. After days at sea and about 1000 nautical miles sailed, you can expect a very warm welcome in the picturesque city of Porto. Open to Windseekers aged 15 and more, younger than 15 only accompanied by a parent/guardian. 25% discount for trainees younger than 14 if sharing the cabin with a guardian.

Ports

With more bicycles than people, cycling is an integral part of Amsterdam’s DNA. Hop on and see the city like the locals do! Winding waterways, idyllic bridges and historic buildings – one of the most memorable ways to truly see Amsterdam is from the canals. Amsterdam has a full cultural agenda showcasing the very best festivals, nightlife, exhibitions & events, plus there is enough practical tourist info, hotel, museum, excursion & attraction listings, you won’t miss a thing!

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.

  • Amsterdam (NL)

  • Porto (PT)

Key points

  • Dates: 7 November 2018 - 19 November 2018
  • 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
  • Christopher (16) England

    "I LEARNED THAT I COULD DO THINGS THAT I COULD HAVE NEVER DONE BEFORE"

  • Stephanie (42) France

    "I LEARNED THAT IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO FIND A NEW PASSION IN LIFE."

  • Jet (31) Netherlands

    "As crew, there is nothing better then standing back and seeing the trainees do all the work and do it perfectly!"

You sail on theTwister

Small Ships

Twister

The Twister was built in 1902 and renovated in 2012 in order to provide all the new safety features and modern comfort. These days she is a very fast and reliable sailing vessel. The modern rigging system and  gracefully designed …

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Windseeker logs

  • We sail together. We sweat together. We smile together.

    Vega Gamleby, 01 January 1970

    Gothenburg - Blyth - Gothenburg

    – by the Trainees

    Logbook trainees Vega Gamleby 2016 Gothenburg-Blyth-Gothenburg Part 1: 23-24 August We sail together. We sweat together. We smile together. We are friends. We are family. We are the champion. 23-August-2016: Linda Today it was a wonderful day. We started with a climb lesson for the …

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  • start gazing

    Stargazing at Starpoint

    Tecla, 01 January 1970

    – by Captain Gijs

    Finally after two and a half days of motor sailing we are able to carry on under sail alone. A bit later than expected but still very welcome, the ESE’ly winds have filled our sails again. Progress has been good …

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