The northern Adriatic is home to poster-child cities, medieval settlements, picture-perfect islands and Roman ruins - the perfect voyage for discovering Split and Dubrovnik and dipping a toe in Venice

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.

Set off from Split, a buzzing port city where traditional and modern Dalmatian life meet, and sail south to Dubrovnik, the perfect example of a walled medieval city. Circumnavigate the 13th-century walls and hike (or take the cable car) up to Mount Srd for unbeatable views.

Picturesque Piran in Slovenia is a web of winding alleyways leading to historic sights and tasty seafood restaurants. The Old Town is one of the Med's best-preserved towns, and you can tick-off the Gothic Venetian House, museums and the beautiful Bell Tower. We'll then sail to Venice for an overnight stay, giving you the opportunity to see one of the world's most iconic cities both during the day and after the sun sets, and even head out to some of the outer islands like Burano and Murano.

In Ravenna, look for the most mesmerising mosaics hidden away in antique buildings. Head off the more heavily beaten track with a visit to Pula, where you can see one of the world's most complete Roman amphitheatres. Next up, explore popular Rab's geopark and Zadar, a terracotta-roofed city that's quieter than Split and Dubrovnik and perfectly placed to explore the rugged islands that lie just offshore.

Our final stop before returning to Split is Šibenik, the gateway to two national parks: inland Krka and Kornati, a breathtaking cluster of islands and islets. 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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Price includes

  • 10 nights' luxury accommodation on Golden Horizon, the world's biggest square-rigged sailing ship in a choice of cabins (all with outside views)
  • All onboard meals, plus selected wine and beer with lunch and dinner when served in the main restaurant
  • Nine amazing port visits with wide range of optional excursions (fee applies)
  • Free Wi-Fi, entertainment and activities on board
  • Gratuities and service charges
  • Choice of five bars/cafes
  • Fitness classes and gym access
  • Use of the water sports & marina
  • Room service (included with certain cabin grades)

Availability

From
Thu, Thu, Jul 21, 2022
To
Sun, Sun, Jul 31, 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
    Dubrovnik
    Dubrovnik, 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
    At sea
    At Sea, Croatia

    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
    Piran
    Piran, Slovenia

    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
    Venice
    Venice, Italy

    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
    Ravenna
    Ravenna, Italy

    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
    Pula
    Pula, 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
    Rab
    Rab, Croatia
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day
    9
    Zadar
    Zadar, Croatia
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day
    10
    Sibenik
    Sibenik, 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
Thu, Thu, Jul 21, 2022
To
Sun, Sun, Jul 31, 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
Quote ref: Venice, Croatia and Slovenia