MY Callisto Exterior
Yachting in Albania and Croatia
Dining with a view
M/Y Callisto Dining
M/Y Callisto Upper Deck Indoor Lounge with Bar
M/Y Callisto Exterior
Dubrovnik
Korcula Croatia
Vis
Kotor Montenegro
Kotor Montenegro
Dubrovnik

Yachting in Albania and Croatia

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$5,275.00
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$5,275.00

IMPORTANT NOTE
 Port Taxes of approximately EUR380 per person are additional to the cruise prices above

2025 EARLY BOOKING SPECIAL OFFERS
15% Early Booking Discount on August 2025 departure
Valid for bookings made by 30 September, 2024
10% Early Booking Discount on May, June and September 2025 departures
Valid for bookings made by 30 September, 2024
special conditions apply
Yachting in Albania and Croatia
on board M/Y Callisto
7 Nights / 8 Days
From / To Dubrovnik
 
2025 Departure Dates - M/Y Callisto
May: 23, 30 | June: 27 | August: 01 | September: 05

 

This 7-nights’ cruise to Croatia, Albania and Montenegro is not just a vacation. It is an odyssey of discovery, a voyage of the soul. The Cruise promises an unforgettable journey through the sparkling waters of the Adriatic Sea, visiting 3 countries in a week, adorned with historical treasures, scenic landscapes, and cultural marvels. Croatia, with her enchanting coastline dotted with medieval towns and ancient fortresses, serves as the perfect starting point for this adventure. From the charming streets of Dubrovnik, often hailed as the "Pearl of the Adriatic, " to her unspoiled islands and amazing cuisine, travellers are immersed in a rich tapestry of history and beauty. As the cruise sets sail towards Albania, anticipation mounts for the
lesser explored gems awaiting discovery.

Highlights include: Dubrovnik – Korcula – Vis – Bar – Vlores – Durres - Kotor

Day 1: Gruz Port, Dubrovnik 

Embarkation at Dubrovnik Gruz Port. The dedicated crew aboard the Variety Cruises vessel ensures your safety with an essential safety drill before you set sail. Join a delightful welcome cocktail and dinner during which you will get to know your crew and fellow passengers!

Day 2: Korcula, Croatia

Today, you reach Korcula, a treasure trove of natural wonders, offering a captivating wine culture, a picturesque old city, secluded beaches, and endless olive groves painting the landscape with shades of green. Stroll through the charming lanes of Korčula's historic old town, a compact yet enchanting maze. Marvel at the majestic bell tower, ascend to the highest point in the old town, and pay homage to St. Mark's Cathedral. Lose yourself in the labyrinth of narrow streets, each whispering tales of centuries past. You may explore Korcula at your own leisure or join the optional tour that invites you to uncover the secrets of Korcula’s wine heritage at Bire winery, where you will be introduced to the unique Grk wine, exclusive to Lumbarda region having roots back to the 5th century AD when Ancient Greeks first settled along the Adriatic coast. In the evening, join the Signature Cocktail Demonstration Experience to tantalize your taste buds before your included on-board dinner.

Day 3: Vis, Croatia

The morning finds you in Vis Island, a gem among Croatia’s archipelago, boasting a unique charm that sets it apart from its counterparts. Here time seems to slow down, inviting a more deliberate pace of exploration. Enjoy a mesmerizing swim stop and indulge yourself in the alluring azure waters. Then join the on-board BBQ lunch with ouzo to spice up your day! Whether you choose to luxuriate in the tranquillity of this exclusive destination or join the optional walking tour and delve into the island’s rich history with visits to its renowned military base, explore captivating museums, and unravel the mysteries of the Forbidden Island, including its hidden Yugoslavian military tunnels. In the evening, join your fellow travellers for your on-board dinner.

Day 4: Bar, Montenegro

The day finds you in Bar, Montenegro’s largest commercial hub. Despite its modernity, Bar retains traces of its socialist architectural style, reflected in its urban landscape and iconic churches representing three religions: Orthodox Christian, Catholic Christian, and Islamic. After a satisfying lunch on board, indulge in the optional tour, where you'll venture to the foothills of towering mountains enveloped by lush olive groves, the birthplace of Montenegro's renowned olive oil. Witness the ancient art of olive oil production, including a glimpse of one of the oldest olive trees still yielding fruit. Hidden from the shore lies "Stari Bar," the abandoned old town of Bar, a testament to centuries of history. Explore its hauntingly beautiful ruins, including dilapidated houses, ancient gates, and remnants of fortified walls, steeped in tales of bygone eras. Enjoy dinner on board as you bid farewell to Montenegro and set sail for your next destination: Albania.

Day 5: Vlores, Albania

Indulge in a refreshing morning swim stop at the tranquil Orikum Bay, basking in the sun's warm embrace as you await clearance to enter the port of Vlores, a gem nestled in the heart of southern Albania. Renowned for its rich culture, timeless traditions, and vibrant folklore, Vlores beckons with promises of enchantment and discovery. Following a delectable lunch on board, join the optional tour and immerse yourself in the charm of Vlores, offering a glimpse into the city's storied past. Traverse the newly renovated old town, a picturesque haven adorned with quaint cafes and inviting eateries. Wander along cobbled streets steeped in history, as knowledgeable guides regale you with tales of bygone eras. Join the signature wine tasting, before your on-board dinner. After a delightful evening spent exploring the local dining scene at your leisure, bid farewell to Vlores and set course for your next destination: Durres.

Day 6: Durres, Albania

Upon your morning arrival, seize the opportunity to join the optional tour to Tirana, the vibrant capital of Albania. Led by your knowledgeable local guide, you'll witness firsthand the remarkable transformations that have unfolded since the era of Enver Hoxha, marking a profound shift towards openness and engagement with the global community after decades of isolation. Despite its modest size, Tirana offers a wealth of cultural treasures waiting to be uncovered. Delve into the city's rich history as you explore its array of museums, monuments, and historic landmarks, including the iconic Skanderbeg Square, named in honour of the national hero who played a pivotal role in Albania's struggle for independence from the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century. In the evening, dinner on board, before setting sail for your next destination: the enchanting shores of Kotor, Montenegro.

Day 7: Kotor, Montenegro 

In the morning, embark on a scenic journey through the magnificent "Fjord" of Boka Kotorska, a natural wonder nestled within the Balkan Peninsula. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking vistas of towering mountains and quaint villages dotting the shoreline, creating a picturesque panorama that's nothing short of awe-inspiring. Lunch on board. Kotor itself is a marvel of history and architecture, centred around its iconic Stari Grad, or "old town," a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon you may join the optional tour exploring the highlights of the Kotor area, venturing into the majestic Lovćen Mountain massif. Here, you'll be treated to panoramic views of the stunning Kotor Bay and the rugged terrain of Montenegro's mountains. Indulge in a taste of local flavour with samples of Njeguški pršut (prosciutto), paired perfectly with a refreshing local beer or homemade liqueur. As the sun sets, relish in the elegance of the Captain's Dinner on board as you set sail towards your next destination, Dubrovnik.

Day 8: Dubrovnik

The morning finds you in Dubrovnik and disembarkation is scheduled for 9am following breakfast.

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

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

TOUR EXCLUSIONS:

  • International airfares
  • Beverages (except those mentioned above)
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements (shore excursions are proposed and arranged on board by the tour leaders)
  • Crew tips
  • Wi-Fi (available at a charge)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Port Taxes and Fuel surcharges
  • Porterage
  • Departure taxes
  • Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
  • Visas (unless specified)
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above

NOTES:

Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of Variety Cruises and of the Vessel's Captain in case of adverse weather conditions - winds of 6/7 Beaufort or more depending on the vessel- on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave port or in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes do not automatically entitle passengers to any refunds, but Variety Cruises guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time for their flights.

THE M/Y CALLISTO - Motor Yacht
The M/Y Callisto, built with the most stringent safety regulations, was launched in 2000 and was fully refit in 2016. A spacious lounge with ample space, dining areas decorated with warm colors, rich library and deck for sunbathing, outdoor dining area and loungers are just some of the elements that define her essence.
 
GENERAL INFORMATION:
Length: 50 m
Launched: 2000 / Full refit in 2016
Cabins: 17
Capacity: 34 passengers
Crew: 16
 
Imagine a place far from home that feels just like home, where the borders are delineated by the golden shores of the sea; and home is wherever the anchors drop.
Imagine 164 feet of comfort, classic beauty, and safety classified by the latest International “Safety of Life at Sea” (SOLAS) standards. Imagine your floating home on board the classically designed, reminiscent of a Mega Yacht that sails the seas under the name CALLISTO, waving her flag through the wind. Discover the world by sea at 10 knots per hour, in her un-rushed pace, one island or seashore at a time. Callisto loves to seduce her select 34 guests with her classic lines and comfortable lounges redefining what yachting was meant to be. A spacious lounge with ample space, dining areas decorated with warm colors, rich library and two decks for sunbathing, shaded areas and outdoor bar and loungers are just some of the elements that define her essence. 360° views of unobstructed ocean are your eyes’ canvas painted with ocean blue and deep green mountains. Mingle with likeminded travellers in the public areas, enjoy a moment to yourself in the ample deck space, or retreat to one of the 17 ocean view cabin-sanctuaries all offering windows or portholes connecting you with mother nature’s wonders. Callisto’s experienced crew of 16 is trained with hospitality at heart to pamper her guests and guarantee the ultimate home away from home experience.
 

CABIN SPECIFICATIONS:
The Callisto's 17 outside guest cabins are located on the Main and Lower Decks, with large portholes or windows. Elegantly decorated, they have either twin or double sized beds and bathrooms with showers en suite. All cabins are comfortably arranged and beautifully furnished with wooden furniture and light fabrics. Cabins have individually controlled A/C, offer storage space, and are fitted with flatscreen TV's, mini fridge, telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, central music, public address system and safe boxes.

Category C 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 wth showers. The cabins have individually controlled A/C, TV, telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, public address syetem and safe deposit box.

Category B Lower Deck

Twin Beds

The Category B cabins are located on the lower deck featuring port holes. They have marble-appointed en suite bathroom with shower. The cabins are equipped with individually controlled A/C, TV, telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, public address system and safe deposit box.

Category A Main Deck

Double or Twin 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 eqipped with Twin beds. All cabins have marble-appointed en suite bathrooms with showers, individually controlled A/C, TV, telephone (for internal use), hairdryer, mini-fridge, central music, public address system and safe deposit box.

Category P Main Deck

Double or Twin Beds

The Category P cabins are located on the Main Deck feautring 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. Cabins have marble-apointed en suite bathrooms with shower, individually controlled A/C, TV, telephone (for internal use), hairdryer, mini-fridge, central music syste, public address system and safe deposit box.

Service on board is provided by your Captain, the Cruise Coordinator and your experienced Marine and Hotel crew members. Service will be attentive or unobtrusive according to your requirements and priority is always given to the safety and comfort of passengers.

LIFE ON BOARD
During the day, life on board centers around the indoor lounge area and dining room, as well as the outdoor areas at the Upper and Sun deck. Located on the Sundeck, the Library with its wrapped around windows is the ideal area to relax with a book, while engaging the passing scenery. The Captain will drop anchor at secluded bays and beautiful islands where, weather permitting, guests enjoy swimming, snorkeling.
 

UPPER DECK LOUNGE & DINING ROOM
The lounge/bar and indoor dining room on the Upper deck are connected with each other by the gallery, displaying exquisite art and adding to the overall feeling of elegance and style. The classy dining room accommodates all guests at one single seating.

UPPER DECK DINING AREA
The outdoor Dining area where meals are served “al fresco” (weather permitting), is located on the Upper Deck being the ideal place to admire the passing scenery or enjoy your meal overlooking the stars.

SUN DECK
The vessel features a Sun Deck with a sitting area to relax and enjoy unobstructed views and with ample Sun loungers’ space to sunbathe under the Mediterranean sun. In the evening you can watch the sunset, enjoy a drink overlooking the stars.

Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. All featured tour itineraries and offers may be subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country. Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Special VIP meet and assist offers are available in some destinations for New Zealand passport holders, for other nationalities please check at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.

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