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Greece/Turkey

Tradewind Voyage: Sail Along the Greek Isles

Discover the very best of the Greek Isles onboard the world’s largest square-rigged sailing ship, Golden Horizon, during a once-in-a-lifetime voyage along the Mediterranean.
Program No. 24455RJ
Length
11 days
Starts at
7,499
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Greece/Turkey

Tradewind Voyage: Sail Along the Greek Isles

Discover the very best of the Greek Isles onboard the world’s largest square-rigged sailing ship, Golden Horizon, during a once-in-a-lifetime voyage along the Mediterranean.
Length
11 days
Starts at
7,499
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Length
11 days
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Starts at
7,499
Special Offer
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Flights start at
FREE
Program No. 24455RJ

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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.

Sep 3 - Sep 13, 2023
Ship Outside 7,499
Ship Balcony 9,499
Ship Suite 12,999
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Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 for free air from many cities! Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities.

Sep 10 - Sep 20, 2023
Ship Outside 7,499
Ship Balcony 9,499
Ship Suite 12,999
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Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 for free air from many cities! Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities.

Sep 17 - Sep 27, 2023
Ship Outside 7,499
Ship Balcony 9,499
Ship Suite 12,999
Special Offer

Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 for free air from many cities! Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities.

Sep 24 - Oct 4, 2023
Ship Outside 7,499
Ship Balcony 9,499
Ship Suite 12,999
Special Offer

Enroll by Nov. 30, 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.

Sep 3 - Sep 13, 2023
Ship Outside 10,499
Ship Balcony 13,499
Special Offer

Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 for free air from many cities! Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities.

Sep 10 - Sep 20, 2023
Ship Outside 10,499
Ship Balcony 13,499
Special Offer

Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 for free air from many cities! Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities.

Sep 17 - Sep 27, 2023
Ship Outside 10,499
Ship Balcony 13,499
Special Offer

Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 for free air from many cities! Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities.

Sep 24 - Oct 4, 2023
Ship Outside 10,499
Ship Balcony 13,499
Special Offer

Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 for free air from many cities! Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities.

At a Glance

Discover the islands of Greece during a truly once-in-a-lifetime adventure aboard the newly built Golden Horizon, the world’s largest square-rigged sailing ship! Thrill as the sails are raised and your voyage begins, leading you from Athens to Santorini, Rhodes, Patmos, Mykonos, Poros and Marmaris, Turkey. 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, and cabins that each have ocean views. Enjoy a true sailing experience as the captain plots the course using the local winds and currents. Immerse yourself in the history of ancient Greece and the charm of the country’s fascinating islands as you explore the Mediterranean the way it was meant to be traversed — by harnessing the powers of the wind.
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 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 two nights in Athens, allowing for field trips to Acropolis and Archaeological Museum with experts as well as time to explore the city independently.
  • Join experts for field trips to a winery on the island of Santorini, the Old City of Rhodes, the Monastery of St. John the Evangelist in Chora, and along the iconic windmills of Mykonos.
  • Transfer to a small boat for an adventure long the Dalyan River delta to view the impressive Lycian rock tombs, then head to Iztuzu Beach to learn about loggerhead sea turtles at the Dekamer Sea Turtle Rescue Center.
  • 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.
Greece Map
by Michelin
A colorful shaded map of Greece, the Greek Islands and the western coast of Turkey (including Istanbul) at a scale of 1:800,000.
Greece, A Traveler's Literary Companion
by Artemis Leontis (Editor)
In this terrific anthology, 24 modern Greek writers offer a flavor of their nation, its culture and people, beautiful landscapes and rich history.
It's All Greek to Me
by Charlotte Higgins
With timelines, a who's who, charts and maps, this handy little primer is a thoroughly entertaining introduction to everything Greek, from poetry and drama to philosophy, history and culture.
Ancient Greece: Art, Architecture, and History
by Marina Belozerskaya, Kenneth Lapatin
This lyrical novel captures the humanity, quirks and loves of village life in the Greek islands. A satire of war, this charming and richly-colored novel is set on Cephalonia during the Italian occupation in the 1940s.
The Greek Myths, Complete Edition
by Robert Graves
A new edition of Graves' classic collection with a cover by comic book artist Ross MacDonald. This expert retelling by Graves, a poet, memoirist and the author of I, Claudius (ITL429), still remains the seminal modern translation of the mythologies of Ancient Greece.
Eyewitness Guide Greek Islands
by Eyewitness Guides
Color photography, excellent local maps and an island-by-island synopsis of attractions make this book the one to carry with you. Includes a chapter on Athens.
A Traveller's History of Greece
by Timothy Boatswain, Colin Nicolson
A nicely written survey from prehistory through the 1990s: wide-ranging, accessible and necessarily condensed.
Greece, Land of Light
by Nicholas Gage, Barry Brukoff
Brukoff's dramatic color photographs are paired with incisive commentary by award-winning author Nicholas Gage for this striking portrait of the people, land and history of Greece and the islands





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