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Sail on Golden Horizon from Croatia, around the Greek islands of Kefalonia and Crete, to Egypt, along the man-made Suez Canal, where you will visit the Valley of the Kings

The Suez Canal is one of the most important waterways in the World. Linking East with West, it connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Indian Ocean via the Red Sea and on this unique voyage you'll travel it's 120-mile length on a traditional tall ship.

Tradewind's luxurious Golden Horizon is the World's largest square-rigged sailing ship and allows its 272 guests to explore the world in a more sustainable way. Powered by the wind and currents for around 70 per cent of each season, it's billowing sails will be a sight to behold.

Despite it's classical looks it still boasts the luxuries you'd expect from a five-star cruise including excellent food and service and a relaxed atmosphere on board.

You'll set sail from the Croatian city of Split, on the Dalmatian coast, and can choose to enjoy a few days pre-cruise exploring the UNESCO-listed walled city of Dubrovnik on an optional extension. You'll then sail the magical Mediterranean to the Peloponnese in Greece, the islands where the original Olympic Games were held. Stop in Kefalonia, the beautiful setting of Captain Corelli's Mandolin and enjoy swimming in the crystal clear waters. As you make your way between the Greek Islands there will be plenty of opportunities to take advantage of complementary water sports enjoying kayaking, paddle boarding and other waterspouts directly from the marina at the aft of the ship.

You'll also stop at Kalamata, on the Peloponnese peninsula, famous for its olives, and Chania, in Western Crete. Another highlight of this unique voyage will be your passage through the famous Suez Canal with stops in Alexandria, where you can choose to add on a Cairo experience to see the colossal Pyramids of Giza. Your last stop is Sharm el Sheikh, known for its incredible diving and beaches.

You can choose to extend your holiday in Sharm el Sheikh with a relaxing beach resort stay or fly to Cairo to check-in to the wonderful Four Seasons for two-nights including an amazing tour of the Sphinx and Pyramids at Giza. From there you can fly to Luxor to board the luxurious Oberoi Philae for a five-day, full-board cruise down the Nile where you will take in the wonders, temples and sights of Ancient Egypt including Aswan and the Valley of the Kings. See here for more.

Whatever you choose, it promises to be the trip of lifetime.

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Price includes

  • Sail in luxury for 12 nights on Golden Horizon
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner when served in main restaurant

  • Free Wi-Fi, on-board entertainment, gratuities and service charges

  • Flights and transfers not included but available on request

  • All on-board meals
  • Choice of dozens of interesting optional excursions
  • Option to add a two-night stay at the Four Seasons Cairo (B&B basis) plus tour of Sphinx and Pyramids at Giza
  • Option to book a luxury five-day full-board Nile cruise on Oberoi Philae
  • Option to book additional pre-cruise stay in Split or alternative post-cruise tours or Sharm El Sheikh beach stay. Speak to our trusted agents to discuss


Thu, Thu, Oct 14, 2021
Wed, Wed, Oct 27, 2021
13 days
Price per person

* PLEASE NOTE price is based on two sharing a D2 cabin and subject to cabin availability. Upgrades are available at a supplement. Flights and transfers are not included but available on request. **For full deposit and cancellation information, visit Optional excursions are available at a supplement.

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  1. Day
    Board the Golden Horizon in Split, Croatia
    Split, Croatia

    Enjoy an unforgettable start to your voyage as you leave this cultural city under full sail, backed by the terracotta-tiled town and calm blue-green Adriatic Sea. You can explore this city beforehand with its UNESCO World Heritage listed centre containing the remains of Diocletian's palace or choose one of our optional pre-cruise extensions in Dubrovnik.

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

    Enjoy your first full day relaxing onboard the magnificent Golden Horizon as she sails towards Greece

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    Kefalonia, Greece

    We can't promise a Mandolin player but we can guarantee picture-perfect sandy beaches and crystal clear waters on this exceptionally beautiful island in the Ionian Sea.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    Kalamata, Greece

    Kalamata, famous worldwide for its olives, is Messinia's capital and the second-largest city in the Peloponnese, it's also where the original Olympic Games were held.

    Optional Excursion: Visit Ancient Olympia, the archaeological site of the first Olympia Games held in 776 BC and explore these renowned ruins with an expert guide. Alternatively hike to Polylimnio waters, a hidden gem of the Peloponnese where you can swim in numerous fresh-water lakes with aqua blue waters and waterfalls.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    Chania, Greece

    This pretty town in the far west of Crete is famous for its Venetian harbour, old port and winding alleys filled with bougainvillea and jasmine.

    Optional Excursion: Take a highlights of Crete tour to see beautiful Lake Kournas, Arkadi, the islands most famous monastery, and the Renaissance archiecture of Rethymnon on a walking tour. Alternatively visit the family owned Manosakis Winery and Vineyards located 660 metres above sea level with panoramic views of Northern Crete. After an exciting off-road jeep drive you'll arrive at the rolling vineyards for a guided tour and tasting.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    At Sea
    At Sea, Greece

    Book in for a spa treatment or unwind in the sauna and hamman, learn how to scuba dive or find a quiet spot in the stylish library to read.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    El Iskandariya (Alexandria), Egypt

    This, Egypt's second largest city, was originally founded by Alexander the Great in 331BC and its legendary status stems from Pharos, the lighthouse that was one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Sadly, all that remains of this landmark sit on the floor of Alexandria's Eastern Harbour.

    Optional Excursion: From Alexandria you can do a full day excursion to Cairo, travelling on the Nile to see the Great Pyramids of Giza, a Wonder of the Ancient World that's on many people's bucket lists.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    At Sea
    At Sea, Egypt

    Relax and unwind in the light and airy library overlooking the wake of the ship and listen to the pianist and musical duo on-board.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day
    Suez Canal Transit
    Suez Canal, Egypt

    Travelling along the 120 miles of this engineering marvel connecting the Mediterranean and the Red Seas promises to be a real maritime adventure.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day
    At Sea
    At Sea, Egypt

    Enjoy your last full day on the Golden Horizon, a floating hotel like no other.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Days
    Safaga, Egypt

    Arrive in Safaga - your gateway to the amazing Valley of the Kings. You will have the chance to experience the magnificent temple of Karnak, Queen Hatshepsut temple and the Colossi of Memnom.These are among the greatest treasures of Ancient Egypt.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Day
    Disembark in Sharm El-Sheikh
    Sharm ash Shaykh, Egypt

    You'll leave the Golden Horizon at the Red Sea resort of Sharm which has one of the finest beaches in the Arab world. It's the perfect place to extend your stay if you simply want to relax and sunbathe or there's also some of the Red Sea's best diving sites nearby.

    Meals - Breakfast
  13. Days
    (Optional extension) Luxury stay in Cairo
    Cairo, Egypt

    Fly to Cairo and enjoy two nights at The Four Seasons First Residence Cairo is situated on the western banks of the Nile. Enjoying spectacular views of the Pyramids, this grande dame is a mixture of Art Deco and Belle Epoque, with a wonderful choice of restaurants, Balinese-style spa, pool and grand bedrooms with marble bathrooms.

    Meals - Breakfast
  14. Days
    (Optional extension) Luxor and the ultimate Nile cruise
    Luxor, Egypt

    Fly to Luxor and board the Oberoi Philae, one of the most luxurious boats to play the Nile. You will enjoy a superb five-night cruise, spacious cabins, sumptuous meals and the incredible sights, monument and history of Ancient Egypt. At the end fly back to Cairo for your return flight home.

    Accommodation - Oberoi Philae
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.


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.


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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Thu, Thu, Oct 14, 2021
Wed, Wed, Oct 27, 2021
13 days
Price per person

* PLEASE NOTE price is based on two sharing a D2 cabin and subject to cabin availability. Upgrades are available at a supplement. Flights and transfers are not included but available on request. **For full deposit and cancellation information, visit Optional excursions are available at a supplement.

Call now to book 02039934304