Visit a handful of the most beautiful Adriatic isles, as well as some iconic and historic coastal cities, including Dubrovnik and Split, on this luxury small-ship cruise

The Croatian coast has a glittering collection of islands and the best way to explore them is on a luxury cruise on board Tradewind's Golden Horizon. Newly built, this classical ship is the world's largest square-rigged sailing vessel, combining traditional style with exceptional levels of service and comfort.

Split, Croatia's lively port city, is the start point for this cruise along the island-dotted coast of the Adriatic. Your first stop is the Italianate city of Rovinj with its striking church tower, and beautifully unspoilt Mali Lošinj, a hidden gem where the pure air is reputed to have healing properties.

You'll spend a morning anchored off one of the Kornati Islands, swimming or enjoying a range of watersports from the ship's marina. Your next port of call is bustling Dubrovnik, with its iconic defensive walls and forts and maze of cobbled and stepped streets.

You'll then visit a handful of beautiful islands as you sail back north to Split. Pine-scented Mjlet is the home of a national park for pretty hiking trails and bewitching blue waters at Odysseus's Cave, the spot where the eponymous hero was charmed by the nymph Calypso. There's Vis, a sleepy island with jaw-dropping bays and coves; and Brač, where you'll stop off in Bol to visit its famous v-shaped beach, Zlatni Rat.

You can be as active as you like, with a choice of amazing optional excursions - from snorkelling trips, amazing dives, kayaking around hidden coves and stunning beaches, to wine-tastings, parks and gardens, beach bars and coastal walks.

Golden Horizon will operate under sail whenever possible and there's an onboard spa, pools, marina (complete with water sports), gym, local delicacies, lectures and entertainment to enjoy.

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  • Enjoy 10 nights' accommodation in a sea-view cabin on board Golden Horizon and the thrill of sailing on the world's largest tall ship.
  • Get a taste of great food and drink on board with all meals and soft drinks included, as well as the entertainment and watersports†.
  • Nine mazing port visits.
  • All transfers, standard Wi-Fi, use of gym and service charges.
  • Gratuities paid locally. Drinks packages, shore excursions, Wi-Fi upgrade packages and spa treatments available at a supplement.

†Additional charge for motorised watersports and scuba diving

Availability

From
Sun, Sun, Jul 31, 2022
To
Wed, Wed, Aug 10, 2022
Duration
11 Days
Price per person
£2,549*

* Please note, the price is based on two sharing a D2 cabin and subject to cabin availability. Deposit: 20% at time of booking. All cabins have outside view. A full range of cabin categories are available at a supplement. Single supplement applies. Full cancellation information here. Optional excursions are available at a supplement. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Split
    Split, Croatia

    Embark Golden Horizon in Split, Croatia's second-largest city, which is renowned for the Diocletian's Palace, a sprawling complex of Roman ruins at Split's centre. Built in the fourth century its white stone walls are home to bars, restaurants, shops and hotels and it doubled as the city of Mereen in HBO's Game of Thrones.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    At sea
    At Sea, Croatia

    Today you'll visit the glorious Croatian island Vis, famous for its beautiful bays, intriguing history and excellent wine-making. You might recognise Vis from hit film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Trieste
    Trieste, Italy

    Made up of 89 stunning islands, Kornati National Park is your destination today and you'll have plenty of time to explore and sail around the beautiful bays. Hike around Kornati's stunning limestone cliffs or, alternatively, explore the bays and inlets.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Rovinj
    Rovinj, Croatia

    Zadar was described by Alfred Hitchcock as having the most beautiful sunset in the world. Look out for the famous Sea Organ, a giant organ with underwater pipes that makes music as the waves gently roll in. Try a shot of Maraska, the local cherry liquer.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Mali Losinj
    Mali Losinj, Croatia

    Today your voyage takes you to yet more secluded islands with lovely pebble beaches and forested hills ripe for walking, including Molat and Losinj

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Kornati (swim stop)
    Kornati National Park, Croatia

    Relics from Pula's period as a Roman outpost are everywhere in this charming city - including its famous ampitheatre, imperial Rome's greatest gift to the region.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    Dubrovnik
    Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Rovinj is perhaps Istria's most picturesque town. The Old Town's lacework of medieval lanes and cobbled piazzas make a heart-swelling setting for a leisurely stroll. Along the harbour, colourful Venetian-style buildings conjure up waterside scenes of Italy.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    8
    Mljet
    Mljet National Park, Croatia
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day
    9
    Vis
    Vis, Croatia
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day
    10
    Bol
    Bol, Croatia
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day
    11
    Disembark in Split
    Split, Croatia
    Meals - Breakfast

Golden Horizon

Golden Horizon

The world's largest square-rigged sailing vessel, Golden Horizon. A near replica of the 1913-built ocean vessel, France II, she retains the charm, adventure and romance of an historic ship.

Discover iconic and remote locations of the world, on board a ship which perfectly marries rich sailing heritage and modern luxury, with a sustainable twist.

All 140 cabins are outside facing, so guests can enjoy the breath-taking views. Cabins evoke the luxury and facilities expected of a boutique cruise ship, whilst retaining the charm, adventure and romance of a truly historic sailing vessel.

Style & Character

Golden Horizon attracts like-minded adventure seekers for a sailing experience which allows guests to connect with the elements of the natural world.

The ambience on board is relaxed, casual, elegant and without unnecessary formality. We have created an environment which will encourage our guests to return to time and time again, and to share their stories and experiences.

With grace and beauty, the Golden Horizon is a sailing ship first and foremost, sailing to share adventures with our friends, our guests.

Facilities & Services

Guests can unwind in our on-board spa which boasts a Sauna, Hamman, Snow Room and Jacuzzi. The spa offers a range of treatments including massages, facials, wraps and scrubs. There is also beauty salon, which offers an assortment of treatments including manicures, pedicures and blow-dries and there is a well-stocked library and complimentary wifi.

There are three pools to choose from,a gym, plus a Marina from which you can enjoy a variety of watersports and diving.

Our destination speakers will provide guests with engaging insights, specifically related to the voyage and ports of call.The on-board cruise team offers a full programme of activities including wine tasting and cooking demonstrations.

Cabins

All 140 cabins and suites enjoy a sea view, as well as twice daily housekeeping and luxury amenities. Cabin interiors offer contemporary luxury, with traditional features and furnishings - a tribute to the nautical heritage of a tall ship.

Owner's Suite: Double or twin beds, living & dining area, balcony, en suite (shower & bath), sofa bed & guest bathroom, walk-in wardrobe, complimentary mini bar and canapes.

Deluxe Balcony Room: Balcony, double or twin beds, sofa bed, en suite with shower over bath, complimentary mini bar.

Cabin: Double bed or twin beds, two portholes, deluxe bathroom with a shower, complimentary water.

Food & Drink

Breakfast, lunch and daytime offerings can be traditional or light and fresh and include dishes with a local flavour.

Our full-service dinner is served over two levels in our spectacular main dining room. A selection of wines and beers are complimentary in the main dining room.

There are five bars including two outside bars and a piano bar which is perfect for enjoying a drink with new friends. Elsewhere, our premium beverage bar, Debeljak's, is stocked with some of the world's finest spirits.

Our resident pianist and musical duo will entertain guests and, as we travel the world, local shows, dancers and singers will help to immerse our guests in the local culture.

Sustainability

Our philosophy is simple but unique - we will follow the sun, using the winds and the currents, to take us to magical beaches and port destinations.

Our aim is to be powered by nature whenever possible and we intend to sail, without using propulsion, for around 70% of each season.

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Availability

From
Sun, Sun, Jul 31, 2022
To
Wed, Wed, Aug 10, 2022
Duration
11 Days
Price per person
£2,549*

* Please note, the price is based on two sharing a D2 cabin and subject to cabin availability. Deposit: 20% at time of booking. All cabins have outside view. A full range of cabin categories are available at a supplement. Single supplement applies. Full cancellation information here. Optional excursions are available at a supplement. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

Call now to book 08082399164
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