This incredible voyage on the world’s largest tall ship includes Palma de Mallorca, Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda, Naples and the Amalfi coast, plus the cultural sites of Pompeii, Messina, Dubrovnik and Split
There's no better way to sail the sparkling Mediterranean than
on 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
This magical nine-day itinerary begins on Mallorca, largest of
the Balearic Islands, where you can also choose to join five
different pre-voyage tours, four to excellent wineries on the
island including Biniagual one of the most exclusive, or a guided
tour of the capital Palma de Mallorca.
The Golden Horizon will then set sail from here towards
Sardinia's bright turquoise waters and the stunning Costa Smeralda
with its long sandy beaches. Your port here is Olbia where there's
an excellent modern archaeological museum illustrating the long
history of this pretty Italian island, first settled by the
Phoenicians in the 8th century BC.
You itinerary continues as you sail across the Tyrrhenian Sea to
Naples, perfectly sited on its great bay under the shadow of Mount
Vesuvius. With ancient alleyways, palm fringed boulevards and
baroque churches Naples is truly unforgettable and from here you
can also join excursions along the Amalfi coast to Sorrento,
Positano and Amalfi, itself. Plus the ancient city of Pompeii,
destroyed in AD 79 by a massive eruption and buried under a layer
of ash, is also nearby.
Lipari, in the Aeolian Islands, is your next port of call and it
sits on the east-west trade route first used by the Greeks and
later by pirates such as Barbarossa. Another ancient route, through
the Straits of Messina is next, where you can relax on the beach in
peaceful Santa Maria di Leuca where the Ionian Sea meets the
Finally you'll leave Italy behind and sail across the Adriatic
to the Dalmatian coast. Here, you'll stop at the jewel like
walled-city of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979,
and Split, Croatia's cultural capital.
Powered by the prevailing winds for at least 70 per cent of the
time, the Golden Horizon has sustainability at her heart as well as
140 all sea-view cabins and an elegant two-tier dining room. It's
the ideal ship on which to discover this beautiful part of Italy
and the Med.