A cruise voyage unraveling the natural and ancient wonders of Dalmatia
7 Nights, 8 days, departing Sundays.
Why go: the translucent waters and many historic islands of this beautiful coastline make for one of the hottest cruising destination on earth just now – it’s a classic must see for any serious cruise fan.
In brief: Marco Polo knew this route along the east coast of the Adriatic Sea like the back of his hand. That was 800 years ago, and in many respects not a lot has changed in terms of the crystal-clear waters, and the pine forests that march up the hills and mountainsides. Actually, not a lot has changed since medieval days and the real delight of this itinerary is the opportunity to discover some absolutely fantastic historical delights from the Roman Palace of Diocletian in Split, to the fabulous 16th century walled city of Dubrovnik. It’s all rather like being in a fairy-tale with the added bonus of dropping anchor in a secluded bay or five for a swim-stop.
Ports of call: Dubrovnik – Split – Rab – Sibenik – Hvar – Korcula – Kotor - Dubrovnik
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.
Join ship between 3pm and 4pm but, to make sure you don’t miss out on this wonderful historic city, either come for a day beforehand or make sure you stay over a night or two when we return. Dinner on board tonight as we head off for Split.
Enjoy an optional morning walking tour to the city of Split. After lunch on board there will be an optional afternoon excursion to nearby Trogir. Late afternoon sailing to Rab.
Morning optional walking tour of Rab, which is a charming town that was founded in Roman times. Here you may discover cultural and historical monuments including the Church of Justine, the Church of St. John the Baptist and the Prince’s Palace. In the afternoon we will sail south to reach Sibenik. Overnight at sea.
Sibenik is a mainland town where the river Krka meets the Adriatic, is reached by cruising through a lovely estuary. The main reason for our visit is to offer you an optional whole day excursion inland to the Krka National Park, a place of great natural beauty and famous for playing host to over 200 species of birds. We visit the seaside town of Primosten and Sibenik Old Town with its spectacular Cathedral on the way back to our ship before spending the night in port.
Sibenik – Hvar – Korcula
Early morning sailing to arrive in Hvar, the longest of the Croatian Isles. Enjoy an optional morning walking tour to discover the island’s Venetian flavour. In the afternoon we will sail towards Korcula, arriving late evening. Overnight in port.
Our optional full day excursion explores the medieval walls of Korcula Town and historical highlights such as St Mark’s cathedral, which was started in the 14th century, before moving on to the vineyards of Lumbarda for a village wine tasting at the Milina-Bire family vineyards. We return to the ship for dinner and cruise overnight to Montenegro and the town of Kotor.
Kotor – Dubrovnik
Early morning sailng in the bay of Kotor. Optional excursion to the walled city. After lunch we will sail through the stunning fjord of Kotor Bay, to arrive in Dubrovnik by late evening. Overnight in port.
Early breakfast and then disembark at 9am.
The Yacht - M/Y 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.
The Dalmatian Coast & Montenegro2018 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|
The Dalmatian Coast & Montenegro - 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|
- Accommodation in your chosen grade of cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning. Also mini fridge, and flat screen TV with complimentary movies.
- Full-board: American buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a
- Welcome Cocktail, a local themed party night, fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captains 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).
- English-Speaking Cruise Director
- Beverages except regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water.
- Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
- Crew tips.
- 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.