Join the historian and author on this incredible luxury cruise on board Golden Horizon

Your voyage of discovery on board the magnificent Golden Horizon starts in the historic Croatian city of Split. Sailing in style across the Adriatic, your first stops will be in the Peloponnese and include an idyllic secluded beach on the Greek island of Kefalonia. After crossing the Mediterranean to Egypt, you will sail along the famous Suez Canal with time to explore Alexandria, which was founded by Alexander the Great. From here you can enjoy an excursion to the Pyramids of Giza.

In Egypt you will be joined by the perfect person to reveal the ancient wonders here: the historian Dan Cruickshank. He will sail with you to Safaga, the gateway to the Valley of the Kings. Dan is the ideal expert to introduce Egypt's treasures. He will join you in the Valley of the Kings, which includes the magnificent temple of Karnak and the Colossi of Memnon. He will also give private talks on board. The final stop on your magical journey is the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh, which is famous for its pristine beaches and beautiful coral reefs

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Dan Cruickshank
Historian, author and broadcaster

The historian, author and broadcaster has presented insightful BBC documentaries for more than 20 years and is known for his infectious enthusiasm and encyclopedic knowledge of art and architecture. Cruickshank's best-known series is Around the World in 80 Treasures.

Price includes

  • 12 nights' luxury accommodation on Golden Horizon in a choice of cabins (all with outside views)
  • One night pre-cruise stay in a Split hotel
  • All on-board meals, soft drinks, plus selected wine and beer with lunch and dinner when served in the main restaurant
  • Exclusive talks and Q&A with Dan Cruickshank
  • Six port visits with a wide range of optional excursions (fee applies)
  • Choice of five bars/cafés on board
  • Flights and transfers are not included but available on request
  • Free Wi-Fi, entertainment and activities on board
  • Gratuities and service charges
  • Fitness classes and gym access
  • Room service (included with certain cabin grades)
  • 100% financially protected through the Travel Trust Association

Availability

From
Wed, Wed, Oct 13, 2021
To
Tue, Tue, Oct 26, 2021
Duration
14 Days
Price per person
£2,819*

* THIS PRICE IS FOR TELEGRAPH SUBSCRIBERS ONLY. PLEASE NOTE 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. Upgrades are available at a supplement. Flights and transfers available on request. Single supplement applies. †Optional excursions are available at a supplement. To redeem your exclusive subscriber offer visit www.telegraph.co.uk/rewards. Calls are made at local rates. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Tours, a company wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Travel insurance is not included. Price and itinerary may be subject to change. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, experts may be substituted. This trip is 100% financially protected through the Travel Trust Association (Q8549).

From
Wed, Wed, Oct 13, 2021
To
Tue, Tue, Oct 26, 2021
Duration
14 Days
Price per person
£2,889*

* THIS PRICE IS FOR ALL OTHER TELEGRAPH READERS. PLEASE NOTE 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. Upgrades are available at a supplement. Flights and transfers available on request. Single supplement applies. †Optional excursions are available at a supplement. Calls are made at local rates. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Tours, a company wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Travel insurance is not included. Price and itinerary may be subject to change. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, experts may be substituted. This trip is 100% financially protected through the Travel Trust Association (Q8549).

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Arrive in Split, Croatia
    Split, Croatia

    Arrive in the historic Croatian city of Split, on the eastern shore of the Adriatic, and spend a night here before embarking on your cruise tomorrow.

  2. Day
    2
    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
  3. Day
    3
    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
  4. Day
    4
    Kefalonia
    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
  5. Day
    5
    Kalamata
    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
  6. Day
    6
    Chania
    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
  7. Day
    7
    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
  8. Day
    8
    Alexandria
    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
  9. Day
    9
    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
  10. Day
    10
    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
  11. Day
    11
    At Sea
    At Sea, Egypt

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

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Days
    12-13
    Safaga
    Safaga, Egypt

    Spend two days moored at Safaga with its sand dunes, beaches and warm turqouise waters rich in skin-pampering salts and minerals. Safaga is also your gateway to the valley of the Kings and the ruins of the Temple of Luxor. The drive from Safaga to Luxor boasts scenic vistas of desert and mountains and you'll cross the Nile to reach the sights. Dan Cruickshank will be on hand to give his exclusive insights into this great Egyptian treasure.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  13. Day
    14
    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

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
Wed, Wed, Oct 13, 2021
To
Tue, Tue, Oct 26, 2021
Duration
14 Days
Price per person
£2,819*

* THIS PRICE IS FOR TELEGRAPH SUBSCRIBERS ONLY. PLEASE NOTE 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. Upgrades are available at a supplement. Flights and transfers available on request. Single supplement applies. †Optional excursions are available at a supplement. To redeem your exclusive subscriber offer visit www.telegraph.co.uk/rewards. Calls are made at local rates. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Tours, a company wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Travel insurance is not included. Price and itinerary may be subject to change. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, experts may be substituted. This trip is 100% financially protected through the Travel Trust Association (Q8549).

From
Wed, Wed, Oct 13, 2021
To
Tue, Tue, Oct 26, 2021
Duration
14 Days
Price per person
£2,889*

* THIS PRICE IS FOR ALL OTHER TELEGRAPH READERS. PLEASE NOTE 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. Upgrades are available at a supplement. Flights and transfers available on request. Single supplement applies. †Optional excursions are available at a supplement. Calls are made at local rates. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Tours, a company wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Travel insurance is not included. Price and itinerary may be subject to change. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, experts may be substituted. This trip is 100% financially protected through the Travel Trust Association (Q8549).

Call now to book 02039932958
Quote ref: TELE CRUICKSHANK