A cruise voyage unraveling the natural and ancient wonders of Dalmatia
7 Nights, 8 days, departing Sundays
There is no hotter destination for Summer 2017 than the stunning coastline that runs south from Croatia into the Ionian Sea. But it isn’t just the natural beauty you should come for – the culture in this area is incredible and, since the area only really opened up for travel in the last 10 years, you get the chance to see some spectacular but relatively unknown World Heritage Sites.
In total this is a cruise of four countries – you start in one of the most fabulous cities in the Med, Dubrovnik, in Croatia, cruise down to Montenegro stopping at the old Venetian town of Budva, then tantalisingly bypass Albania (you’ll stop here on the way back) and continue to the Greek Islands of Paxos and Corfu.
A lot of people are nervous of Albania – don’t be. This is a chance to see one of the least known UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Butrint, a combination of Greek and Roman ruins. Do make sure you take your camera as people back home won’t believe a place like Albania has such incredible wonders.
Last, but by no means least, you get to see all this on the equally wonderful Mega yacht Callisto.
Ports of call: Dubrovnik – Korcula - Bar - Paxos - Corfu - Saranda - Kotor - Dubrovnik
The Yacht Cruise Experience
Reliable sunshine is virtually guaranteed during the season between early May and late October, with temperatures ranging from the low 70’s in early and late season up to the high 80’s or even low 90’s from late June until August. Winds are predictable with moderate winds (Force 3-4) from the NW.
Embarkation between 3pm and 4pm but, to make sure you don’t miss out on this wonderful historic city. Welcome dinner. Overnight in port.
Dubrovnik – Korcula – Bar
Early morning sailing to Korcula, Croatia. Enjoy a refreshing morning swim stop near Korcula, before arriving at Korcula port in the afternoon. Afternoon optional excursion in Korcula Town or to LUMBARDA Village for wine tasting. Overnight at sea to Bar, Montenegro.
Bar – Paxos
Enjoy a morning swim stop – Midday arrival at Bar, a small coastal town of Montenegro. Afternoon optional sightseeing excursion to Old Budva and to Cetinje, a museum town. Explore Budva’s vast cultural heritage and Venetian architecture. Overnight at sea to Paxos, Greece.
Short stop in Corfu for clearance and continue to Paxos. Sail into a nearby bay for a refreshing swim stop and a BBQ lunch on board. This afternoon, arrive in the unique port of Paxos. Overnight in port.
Paxos – Corfu
Early morning sailing to Corfu, the Grand Lady of the Ionian Islands and the greenest island in Greece. All day optional excursions to explore Corfu’s imperial past, the impressive historic centre declared UNESCO World Heritage site and the byzantine churches, or to take a scenic tour through the lush Corfiot countryside and old high hill villages. Overnight in port.
Corfu – Saranda – Kotor
Early morning sailing to the charming town of Saranda, boasting the most attractive waterfront on the Albanian Riviera. Join the optional excursion to the nearby archaeological site of Butrint. Afternoon sailing to Kotor, Montenegro.
Early morning navigation in the Bay of Kotor, the deepest natural fjord in the Mediterranean. Take a refreshing swim in the bay or join the optional excursion to the well-preserved, fortified medieval Old Town. Overnight in port.
Kotor – Dubrovnik
Early in the morning sailing to Dubrovnik. Arrival 09:00 – Disembarkation at 9 am after breakfast.
The Yacht - Mega Yacht Callisto
The elegant Motor Yacht Callisto recently joined the VARIETY CRUISES fleet and is true to her name: Elegant, classic. She was fully refit / rebuilt in 2000 and was thoroughly renovated in in 2015-16.
This classy Motor Yacht has performed several Atlantic Ocean crossings, and has also sailed along the most interesting coastal sites of Europe, North and West Africa.
|Launched Rebuilt||2000 / 2005|
|Renovated||2015 - 2016|
|Crew||16 - 18 persons|
|Cruising speed||10.00 knots|
Lower Deck – (Twin Beds)
The category C cabins are located on the lower deck featuring port holes.They all have marble-appointed en suite bathrooms with showers. Cabins have individually controlled A/C and fitted with TV, telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, public address system and safe boxes.
Lower Deck – (Twin Beds)
Main Deck – (Twin or Double Beds)
The category A cabins are located on the Main deck featuring large windows. Category A cabins at the bow section of the Main deck are equipped with Double beds, while all other Category A cabins are equipped with Twin beds. They all have marble-appointed en suite bathrooms with showers. Cabins have individually controlled A/C and fitted with TV, telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, public address system and safe boxes
Main Deck – (Twin or Double Beds)
The category P cabins are located on the Main deck featuring large windows. Category P cabins located at the bow section of the Main deck are equipped with Double beds, while all other Category P cabins at the Main Deck are equipped with Twin beds.They all have marble-appointed en suite bathrooms with showers. Cabins have individually controlled A/C and fitted with TV, telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, public address system and safe boxes.
Adriatic Odyssey2018 PRICES (£) PER PERSON
SUNDAY DEPARTURES FROM DUBROVNIK
OPERATED ON M/Y CALLISTO
|Departure Dates||Category C||Category B||Category A||Category P||Early Booking Discount|
Adriatic Odyssey - port charges flights & supplements 2018
|Category C||Category B||Category A||Category P|
|Flights inc luggage from||£375||£375||£375||£375|
|3rd person reduction||-30%||-30%||N/A||N/A|
- 7 nights accommodation on board in your chosen cabin grade, each with private ensuite SH/WC & individually controlled air conditioning. Also mini fridge, and flat screen TV with complimentary movies.
- Full-board including: American buffet breakfast and two meals daily, The programme includes a Welcome Cocktail, a themed Greek Night, a fun BBQ on the beach or on deck (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
- Regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water free all day, plus abundant fresh fruit.
- Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment and sea kayak (subject to availability).
- Professional English-speaking Cruise Director
Beverages, except regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water.
Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
Passenger personal expenses
Wi-Fi (available at charge)
Sunday morning flights from Gatwick to Dubrovnik, with afternoon return. Flight time 2 hrs 30 minutes. Regional flights are available to Dubrovnik from Stansted, Manchester, Bristol & Glasgow on request.
ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 9511
Road transfer to Dubrovnik port in approximately 30 minutes.