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Venetian Horizons – M/Y Callisto

5
(3 Reviews)
From $6,074 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Venice, Koper, Piran, Opatija, Ravenna, Pula

    Group Size:
    1-34
    Age Range:
    5-99
    Languages: English
    Type: Cruise, Small Ship: Variety Cruises

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Cruise at a Glance

Cruise at a Glance

Cruise to some of Italy, Slovenia and Croatia’s most fascinating cities and villages

  • Explore the canals of Venice, a city unlike any other in the world
  • Marvel at Pula’s stunning and well-preserved arena
  • Step back in time in the romantic city of Ravenna
  • Enjoy Slovenia’s beautiful coastline
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  • End Point:
  • Stops:
  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Friday:                              VENICE

Embarkation at Venice San Basilio port begins at 15:00. Our dedicated crew ensures your safety with an essential safety drill before we set sail. Join us for a delightful welcome cocktail and dinner during which we will get to know each other better! (D)

Day 2 – Saturday:                           VENICE

The boat will remain docked all day at the San Basilico port. After enjoying your included on-board breakfast, join our optional 6.5-hour Venice Tour, which highlights all the most memorable attractions of this romantic city. You will also have free time to uncover the enchanting and mesmerizing facets of Venice on your own and savour lunch at one of the city’s beautiful restaurants. In the evening, join our Signature Cocktail Demonstration Experience to tantalize your taste buds before our included on-board dinner. The boat remains in Venice overnight, providing the perfect opportunity to explore the city by night. (B, L, D)

Day 3 – Sunday:                              VENICE – KOPER

Early in the morning, just before 7 am, the boat will depart from Venice for our next destination, Koper, Slovenia. Enjoy a relaxing morning sailing with your fellow travellers. Around 1:30 pm, the boat will arrive in Koper, a charming coastal town known for its picturesque old town, vibrant harbor, and rich history dating back to Roman times. With its blend of Venetian architecture, lively cafes, and proximity to stunning Adriatic beaches, Koper offers visitors a delightful mix of culture, relaxation, and seaside charm. Alternatively, you can join one of our two optional tours: explore the fascinating Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle or experience truffle hunting followed by a truffle product tasting. Spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure before joining us for an included dinner on board with your co-travellers. The boat will remain in Koper overnight, giving you the opportunity to explore the town by night at your own pace. (B, L, D)

Day 4 – Monday:                             KOPER – PIRAN (AT SEA)

Early in the morning, the boat will depart from Koper for our next destination, Piran, Slovenia. We arrive in Piran, a captivating seaside town renowned for its well-preserved medieval architecture, narrow cobblestone streets, and panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea. Wander through the charming old town, explore historic landmarks like the Venetian House, and savour fresh seafood delicacies while soaking in the relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere. You can spend the day exploring on your own or join our optional food and wine tour, sampling an array of local specialties such as olive oil, seafood, truffles, and ice cream. In the evening, enjoy dinner onboard as the boat departs from Piran and sets sail for our next destination, the beautiful Opatija in Croatia. (B, L, D)

Day 5 – Tuesday:                            OPATIJA (AT SEA)

The boat docks in Opatija in the morning, unveiling a charming coastal retreat ensconced between the shimmering Adriatic Sea and the verdant slopes of Mount Učka. Renowned for its Belle Époque architecture, enchanting promenade, and verdant parks, Opatija has beckoned travellers since the 19th century, offering an idyllic fusion of relaxation, culture, and natural splendour. Feel free to wander Opatija at your leisure or join for our guided optional tour to the captivating realm of Plitvice Lakes. Savour dinner with fellow travellers, soaking in the camaraderie of shared experiences. With the boat departing Opatija around midnight, you have ample time to meander through town or indulge in a refreshing cocktail, rounding off your day with the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. (B, L, D)

Day 6- Wednesday:                      PULA (AT SEA)

In the morning, the boat glides into Pula, a captivating coastal city renowned for its impeccably preserved Roman amphitheatre, considered one of the world’s finest ancient arenas. Yet, Pula’s allure extends far beyond its ancient wonders, offering visitors pristine beaches, bustling markets, and a rich tapestry of history and culture begging to be explored. You’re welcome to uncover Pula at your own pace or partake in our optional guided walking tour led by a knowledgeable local guide. Tonight, we extend a special invitation to join us for our Captain’s Dinner, featuring an enchanting Italian-themed evening replete with delectable Italian cuisine and captivating melodies. Prepare to bid farewell to Pula as we set sail for our next destination: the splendid Italian city of Ravenna! (B, L, D)

Day 7 – Thursday:                           RAVENNA (AT SEA)

In the morning, the boat reaches Ravenna, a city steeped in history and renowned for its stunning Byzantine mosaics, which adorn its churches and monuments, including the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Basilica of San Vitale and the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia. Nestled in the Emilia-Romagna region, Ravenna’s rich artistic and cultural heritage, along with its charming streets and squares, make it a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and art lovers alike. You may explore the city on your own or join our guided Ravenna UNESCO Monuments & Pasta Tour of Ravenna’s famous landmarks and combine it with a culinary journey through the city’s traditional cuisine, diving into the culinary delights of Ravenna. There will be some free time to explore Ravenna on your own before joining our evening onboard dinner. The boat departs after midnight, so you will have the opportunity to explore Ravenna by night for a cocktail or a gelato. (B, L, D)

Day 8 – Friday:                                  VENICE

We arrive in Venice at 8 am, and disembarkation is scheduled for 10 am following breakfast. End of our services. (B)  

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
  • Full-board: Buffet breakfast and 2 meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a Captain’s Dinner and a fun BBQ (weather permitting)
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability)
  • English-Speaking Cruise Escort

Exclusions:

  • Beverages (except those mentioned above)
  • Shore excursions on the island or other land arrangements
  • Crew tips
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Wi-Fi (available at charge)

Things to Note:

  • PLEASE CONTACT VARIETY CRUISES A DAY BEFORE OR MORNING OF EMBARKATION TO RECONFIRM YOUR SERVICE.
  • Swim stops and port stops are weather permitting.
  • Itinerary is subject to weather conditions and sailing is not permitted in force 6-7 Beaufort winds.
  • The Company reserves the right to substitute the vessel.

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All rates are based on twin/double share. Please enquire for single and triple rates. Rates are based on AUD. Availability is conditional on final confirmation from the supplier and is subject to change.

Ship Details

  • Renovated: 2015
  • Length: 52m
  • Crew: 17
  • Passengers: 34
  • Cabins: 17
  • Voltage: 220v
  • Sun deck with sun beds
  • Classy dining room with panoramic windows
  • Main deck lounge-bar with comfortable sofas and large screeen TV
  • Upper deck lounge-bar with alfresco seating area
  • Rear swimming platform
  • Air-conditioned en-suite cabins
  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wardrobe

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Reviews for Venetian Horizons – M/Y Callisto

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Anthony Le-Lenhardt
Best services and super friendly

Review for: Venetian Horizons – M/Y Callisto

Best services and super friendly staff throughout my trip to Greece 🇬🇷 in July. everyone on board so helpful and the cruise 🛳 very clean and the food is outstanding. looking into booking it again for 2024.
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Life-is-good
Dream Vacation

Review for: Classical Greece

The phenomenal staff made this trip the dream trip for which we were hoping. Our trip was held in May 2022 when Covid was raging, and the United States were requiring a negative Covid test for reentry. Due to this, there were only twenty-five passengers on our ship, and many of the staff told us that this was one of the very first trips they had had since the pandemic began. The long hiatus resulted in some small challenges, but the staff truly went above and beyond to meet our every need. For example, they told us our excursion to Mycenae might be canceled because we did not have the minimum number of subscribers; however, the staff found a way to make it happen as scheduled. Another example is that even though the gym on board was being remodeled, the staff made some quick adjustments which allowed us to use the gym during the voyage. Most importantly, they were able to schedule on board Covid testing on the day prior to final departure so we could be certain we would be able to fly home the next day. These are just some examples of how hard the staff strived to make the trip successful. On the last day of the cruise, the captain announced that three passengers tested positive for Covid, and as a result we would have to miss our last excursion. However, he went out of his way to sail slowly by the stop, and the evening was so beautiful that he had turned a negative into a positive. Since we always tend to sail at night, we hadn’t seen the beauty of the varying shades of blue that the islands take on as the sun begins to set in the gorgeous Aegean Sea. I will never forget that evening, and I can’t thank the captain enough for making the best of a difficult situation.
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swhipps26
Loved it!

Review for: Jewels of the Cyclades

We absolutely loved our cruise. It was our very first cruise experience and it was perfect. The staff was amazing. They went above an beyond. They remembered every preference and were so helpful and enthusiastic. We really enjoyed the swim stops. Seeing only the sea and a remote, uninhabited island was so fun. The crew was great about safety and getting us to and from shore. The islands were amazing. We had just the right amount of time off the boat to explore. They were so helpful with restaurant suggestions and how to get places. The boat itself was beautiful and well taken care of. Our cabin was small but that was expected. I only really had trouble with the size the first night. I would say that if you were choosing Cabin C, to try to be away from the anchor. That was the loudest part. The motor didn't bother us. But bringing up the anchor in the mornings at 4/5am was not pleasant. I would highly recommend this trip. We were the youngest couple on our cruise; however, the other passengers were so great to include us and we had a great time getting to know them. We played cards each night with 2 other couples and went on walks and took taxis to another to see different places on the islands.

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Venetian Horizons – M/Y Callisto

5
(3 Reviews)
From $6,074 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Venice, Koper, Piran, Opatija, Ravenna, Pula

    Group Size:
    1-34
    Age Range:
    5-99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Cruise, Small Ship: Variety Cruises

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