Many of the destinations we visit are ripe with exciting history, fascinating cultural experiences and artistic influences. From flawless architecture to historic ruins, delicious cuisine to friendly locals, these cruises are jam-packed with cultural discoveries that are sure to make your holiday magical.
To help you navigate our Mediterranean itineraries, we’ve divided our Tall Ship Holiday Ideas here into three sections: Western Mediterranean, Eastern Mediterranean and Adriatic. These cruises allow you to explore a variety of very different destinations, including Italy, Greece, Turkey, Croatia and more!
Spend your summer in the sun on a luxurious voyage introducing you to the highlights of the Greek Islands and Turkey. Try your hand at a range of watersports like snorkelling, windsurfing, sailing dinghies and more for a splash of action on your voyage. While the onboard atmosphere and tall ship experience are paramount on all of our itineraries, our Eastern Mediterranean adventures add a cultural overtone that turns your journey into a true voyage of discovery. Delve into an ancient culture when you visit the old town of Rhodes, listed as a world heritage site, and be sure to pay a visit to the remains of the historic Temple of Apollo! Continue into Bodrum and discover the staggering 15th century castle towering over the city, or see the fascinating exhibits at the Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Enjoy the chance to sail the Dalyan River and photograph the Lycian tombs dating back to 400 BC! This unforgettable taste of these ancient cultures truly is the experience of a lifetime, and one that’s not to be missed.
The Southern Cyclades cruise travels to remarkable destinations, offering stunning views
Relaxing, seven night voyage, exploring the Southern Cyclades, taking in the delights of Greece and Turkey and savouring the nostalgia of classic schooner sailing onboard the Star Clipper.
Sail from one beautiful destination to the next as you...
Choose a western adventure and spend a week on-board the world’s only active five-masted ship as you explore the wonders of Italy! Set sail from Rome and stop off at the breathtakingly beautiful and almost uninhabited island of Palmarola. This unspoilt retreat is famous for its amazing, transparent sea and tranquil atmosphere. Journey on to Sorrento and soak up the sensational views of the Bay of Naples and the breathtaking sight of the world-famous Amalfi Coast! Sample some of the local limoncello or explore the Duomo before continuing to Capri and discovering the ancient Roman ruins and piazzas. Explore the ancient Greek Theatre in Taormina, the second largest ancient theatre in Sicily and used by the Romans for gladiatorial games, and sail past the active Stromboli volcano! From culture, to scenery and beyond, our Western Mediterranean Tall Ship Holiday Ideas have it all!
Opt for our Western Mediterranean Cruise and sail away in style on board a tall ship, along the coast of Italy
Stylish, seven night cruise, taking in the picturesque and historic highlights of Italy whilst enjoying the luxury and old world style of the amazing, five masted, Royal Clipper.
What better way to enjoy Italy than taking to the sea in a stunning...
East meets West with our Adriatic Tall Ship Holiday Ideas, embark from Venice and sail into Croatia, stopping off to explore the beautiful island of Mali Losinj, famous for its crystal clear waters, the town is perfect for snorkelling or simply walking along the seafront enjoying the sunshine and the scenery! Travel on to the historic town of Hvar, disembarking to explore the ancient Cathedral of St Stephen and other highlights. Sail up Boka Fjord to the medieval town of Kotor in Montenegro and discover the mix of Roman and Venetian history before reaching Corfu, the breathtaking Greek Island. Why not find a secluded beach and enjoy a dip in the warm waters? And of course, no visit to Corfu is complete without sampling some of the mouth-watering local delicacies in the traditional tavernas! Sail on to the quiet port of Katakolon and set out to explore the ancient remains of the original Olympic Stadium before continuing to the crescent island of Santorini. As well as its unusual shape, the island also owes its beautiful turquoise lagoon to a powerful volcanic eruption over three millennia ago! Discover the cosmopolitan island of Mykanos, possible visiting the Maritime Museum and other renowned highlights before docking in one of the world’s oldest cities: Athens, the heart of Ancient Greece.
Choose our Tall Ships Venice to Rome Cruise and discover natural beauty and 4000 years of history
Luxurious, 11 day voyage, travelling from Venice to Rome on the stunning Royal Clipper, whose charm and grace are wonderfully reminiscent of the golden age of cruising.
Justly famed for its sparkling capitals, ancient civilizations and cultured...