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24453
Spain/France/Italy

Tradewind Voyage: Sail From Barcelona to Rome

Experience the best of the Riviera as you sail from Barcelona to Rome onboard the world’s largest square-rigged sailing ship, Golden Horizon!
Program No. 24453RJ
Length
13 days
Starts at
8,999
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Spain/France/Italy

Tradewind Voyage: Sail From Barcelona to Rome

Experience the best of the Riviera as you sail from Barcelona to Rome onboard the world’s largest square-rigged sailing ship, Golden Horizon!
Length
13 days
Starts at
8,999
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Length
13 days
New
Starts at
8,999
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Program No. 24453RJ

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DATES & PRICES

Ship Out Ship Balc Ship Suite
Accommodation Details

A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.

Accommodation Details

A cabin featuring a verandah, or balcony, that allows you to step outside without going to a public deck.

Accommodation Details

A larger cabin, often with separate sleeping and living areas; the largest class of stateroom.

May 17 - May 29, 2023
Ship Outside 8,999
Ship Balcony 10,999
Ship Suite 14,499
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Enroll by Aug. 31, 2022 for free air from many cities! Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities.

DATES & PRICES

Ship Outside Ship Balcony
Accommodation Details

A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.

Accommodation Details

A cabin featuring a verandah, or balcony, that allows you to step outside without going to a public deck.

May 17 - May 29, 2023
Ship Outside 11,999
Ship Balcony 14,999
Special Offer

Enroll by Aug. 31, 2022 for free air from many cities! Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities.

At a Glance

There’s no better way to explore the Riviera than on an iconic voyage onboard the newly built Golden Horizon, the world’s largest square-rigged sailing ship! Beginning in Barcelona, Spain, you’ll sail along the Rivera through France and conclude your journey in Rome, Italy. A replica of a 1913-built ship, the SV Golden Horizon has the charm and incredible beauty of a historic ship, but with luxurious and modern amenities, including cabins that each have ocean views. Enjoy a true sailing experience as the captain plots the course using local winds and currents! Along the way, marvel in some of the world’s most beautiful architecture and artworks, from the Modernist architecture of Barcelona to incredible artwork in Florence. Explore medieval villages, learn about local history and discover some of the most fascinating cities in Europe on this truly inspiring voyage.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking 3-5 miles per day over uneven surfaces and some inclines; stairs without railings, standing for two hours at a time. While the SV Golden Horizon is a new vessel with modern amenities, it is modeled after a historic sailing ship, and does not include an elevator on board. Participants should be prepared to have their “sea legs” as ocean currents and wind may make the ship rock from time to time. Optional health classes and water activities are available.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Begin your learning adventure with a night in Barcelona and enjoy field trips to the Barri Gotic — Gothic Quarter — and the Picasson Museum.
  • Thrill in the ambiance of the French Riviera as you explore Nice, a city known for its Russian Orthodox Church, Promenade des Anglais and Old Town.
  • Conclude your explorations with two nights in Rome, and enjoy opportunities to explore the city with your expert and independently.
  • Thrill in breathtaking views from your cabin on the Golden Horizon — each guest room is ocean facing!
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Lonely Planet French Phrasebook
by Marie-Helene Girard, Anny Monet
This handy phrasebook focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
Lonely Planet Italian Phrasebook & Dictionary
by Anna Beltrami, Mirna Cicioni, Karina Coates, Susie Walker
This handy phrasebook focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
Lonely Planet Spanish Phrasebook & Dictionary
by Cristina Hernandez Montero
This handy phrasebook focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
La Dolce Vita University: An Unconventional Guide to Italian Culture from A to Z
by Carla Gambescia
La Dolce Vita University (LDVU) is the perfect sampler for anyone curious about (or already in amore with) Italy and its remarkably rich cultural gifts, both past and present.
Barcelona
by Robert Hughes
This big, thoroughly enjoyable cultural history of the city touches on architecture, art, religion and literature from Roman outpost to the present.
Two Towns in Provence
by M. F. K. Fisher
Celebrated food writer M.F.K. Fisher contrasts village life in Aix-en-Provence with bustling Marseilles, evoking both with anecdote and loving description.





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