16 Apr 2021

Be part of history on Tradewind Voyages’ Inaugural Voyage

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It’s not often you get to be part of a special moment in history so, this July, why not take the opportunity to be on the inaugural sailing of Golden Horizon, the world’s largest square-rigged sailing vessel.

We’ll sail from Harwich in Essex, where the Royal Hospital School Band will give Golden Horizon a triumphant send-off while you sip Champagne up on deck.

Our staff will treat you to canapés and a special dinner, created by Head Chef Derek Allen and his team, and the Sail Away Party will be in full swing to celebrate the occasion. When the evening comes to a close, we’ll ensure you remember this historic event with a Tradewind Voyages inaugural plate, one of many special gifts we have planned for you during the voyage.

An elegant near-replica of the 1913-built ship, France II, Golden Horizon retains all the charm and grandeur of sailing on a historic tall ship – but with 21st century facilities, an ocean view from every cabin, a sustainable ethos and ‘eat well, be well’ dining philosophy.

To appreciate the full beauty of the ship and the service on board, we’ll host a special brunch in the main Dining Room with live music and spend the whole day at sea, so you can enjoy time by the pool, enjoy a treatment in the spa or relax in the library with a good book.

Tradewind Voyages’ philosophy is to power Golden Horizon by the billowing sails as much as possible, and you can learn more about our beautiful ship at the Captain’s lecture and a chat with the directors at our evening cocktail party.

Arriving in bustling Whitby, Yorkshire, take time to discover this busy commercial fishing port and the town’s restaurants and cafes, brimming with great seafood. Traditional fish and chips rarely gets better than in Whitby . Tour the ruined 7th-century Whitby Abbey before heading along the coast to quaint Robin Hood’s Bay, or head inland and hike through the North York Moors National Park.

Our next stop is Newcastle, an enthralling city with an industrial past that today has a thriving art scene in its small galleries and a choice of brilliant restaurants. From here, you might head into the small, attractive town of Corbridge to shop in its boutiques and visit the ruined Roman town that sits on Hadrian’s Wall – the frontier of the Roman Empire in then Brittania.

At Berwick-upon-Tweed, right by the Scottish border, you could scale the ruins of its castle or enjoy some beach time on the nearby sandy swathes. Back onboard, you’ll be officially welcomed to Scotland with the sounds of bagpipes. We’ll host a ‘Welcome to Scotland’ cocktail party where you can try Haggis canapés, try whisky samplers and choose from our featured cocktails. During the Scottish celebration dinner, watch the piper parade on the top level of our stunning dining room atrium and we’ll put on a special menu to give you a flavour of the destination.

We’ll end our voyage in Leith – the gateway to Edinburgh. Make time to visit the castle and medieval Royal Mile, and don’t miss out on a taste of classic Scottish neeps and tatties in one of the old fashioned pubs.

This will be an exciting seacation, a well-deserved holiday after the year we’ve all had! So, if you’ve got a sense of adventure and a passion for the sea, join us on our unforgettable and inaugural maritime adventure.

To discuss or book this voyage please call 01473 932060 or visit https://tradewindvoyages-ts.opendestinations.com/BookingSiteUI/PackageSearch.