City hopping under sail from Venice
- Vessel: Kairós
- Where: Italy
- Duration: 7 days
- Embark: Venice - 6 March 2020, 18:00
- Disembark: Venice - 13 March 2020, 10:00
Join Kairos in Venice and sail across the bay to the ancient city of Trieste and onto the Croatian city of Rovinj.
Join Kairos in the beautiful floating city of Venice, Italy and sail on to visit the ancient harbour cities of Trieste and Rovinj, one of the most picturesque and romantic places in Croatia.
Starting in the city of Venice is a truly spectacular way to start a wonderful cruise onboard Kairos. This ancient city is built on 100’s of small islands connected by bridges, waterways and canals. Take romantic trips on the famous Gondolas, visit streets packed with museums and galleries and dine at a plethora of bars and restaurants. Voted one of the must-visit cities on the planet, what better way to begin your Mediterranean sailing holiday.
Sail onto Trieste and immerse yourself in this Italian harbour city surrounded by the Slovenian border. Trieste has a colouring history having been under various reigns and occupations over the years including the Romans, Austrians and Germans, only returning to Italy in 1954. This makes the city a cultural delight and a wonderful jumble of architectural and ethnic influences. The churches here are breathtaking and range from Greek Orthodox and Helvetic Evangelist to Europes largest synagogue. Wander through narrow winding streets and walk out into vast Piazza’s buzzing with cafes and shops. Visit ancient caves, Roman theatres, war museums and art galleries.
Hop back aboard Kairos and sail across the border, down the Istrian Coast of Croatia. Oozing with culture and history, this stunning county of Croatia is home to numerous caves and ancient stone age sites with remains dating back to 6000-2000 BC. Anchoring along this coastline gives you the perfect backdrop for Mediterranean sunbathing, taking a swim from the boat, snorkelling the reefs and enjoying Kairos’ watersports equipment!
The last city stop is the fishing port of Rovinj, Croatia. Standing proud on a headland and originally an island, this picturesque old town has houses tightly packed right down to the seafront. A beautiful web of cobbled paths and narrow streets leads to small squares and winds up the hilltop to the church of St. Euphemia. Visit the City Museum in a 17th-century baroque palace for art and culture, the Batana for the celebration of Rovinj’s seafaring and fishing traditions and wander under the elaborate Balbi Arch built in 1679 as the city’s main gate. To the south of the city is Golden Cape Park and Gardens which is well worth a visit. Covered in oak, pine and over 10 species of cypress, this park was established in 1890 and leads right down to the waterfront – swim straight off the rocks into the turquoise bay! Explore the surrounding 14 islands of Rovinj providing the perfect quiet spots to relax and unwind away from the city for Kairos to anchor.
Wildlife in these waters is rife; expect to see common dolphins swimming in the bows, whales gliding on the horizon and turtles bobbing in the surf. Snorkelling is rich with marine life and with crystal clear waters, take a waterproof camera for great shots and forever memories. As with all sailing holidays, the itinerary is not set until closer to the time but be assured that this cruise will see you exploring the beauty of the Mediterranean coast.
Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, water sports (wakeboarding, water skiing, banana boat chargeable. However Stand Up Paddleboards and snorkelling (adult size only) are free of charge) with motor drive and trips organized by us are chargeable as an extra. However, we offer this at moderate prices and are well below the prices of other cruises. An average of 10% of the travel price as onboard consumption may serve as a guide. The onboard currency is the Euro. We will open an onboard account for you on the day of arrival, from which you can pay all personal expenses.
|Voyage||Set Sail||Days||Cost p/p|
|City hopping under sail from Venice||6 March 2020||7||£1,605||Enquire now|
|City hopping under sail from Venice||27 March 2020||7||£1,605||Enquire now|
|Easter City Hopping Under Sail from Venice||10 April 2020||7||£2,050||Enquire now|
Guest berths: 16 Rig: Bermuda Schooner
Registered in Rotterdam but spending her days sailing the Med, Kairós was purpose built as a charter vessel in 2007, as a two-masted, 38m staysail schooner.
This beautiful luxurious schooner was designed by Klaus Röder who based his design on a classic yacht whilst keeping up with the modern day schooners; built for performance sailing and guest comfort. Kairós offers a total of 8 comfortable en-suite double cabins for up to 16 guests, these private cabins have either a queen size bed or single bunks and all have air-conditioning. The deckhouse has its very own small bar whilst below decks offers still more space to relax, from the saloon with its plasma TV to its very own library.
Built with luxury in mind, the outline on deck is of teak and mahogany with plenty of space to sun-bath, read a book and enjoy the views. All the sails are electronically retractable, so no need to learn the ropes here. (The crew are, however, more than happy for guests to get involved with the operating and sailing of Kairós as much as they would like!)
An admiralty ladder provides the perfect place to jump off into the warm Mediterranean waters, have a swim and climb back aboard with ease. Kairós also offers her guests the options of using her water skiing, wake-board, tube riding and snorkelling equipment!
The professional crew consists of the Skipper, first mate, mechanic, bosun, cook and 2 stewards, so you will most certainly be looked after during your time aboard Kairos.
Deck planMore about Kairós
- Are all meals included?
Yes, all meals on board are included in the price. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and soft/hot drinks) Alcohol is not included.
- Can you cater for dietary needs?
Yes, please let us know when making your booking.
- What language is spoken onboard?
- What are the sleeping arrangements?
Kairos has 6 double cabins and 2 twin bunk cabins.
- How many toilet/showers does she have?
All cabins have their own ensuite.
- Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.
- Can I charge my phone/Camera?
- Are there life jackets provided?
- Are Waterproofs provided?
- Do I need sailing experience?
No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure.
- Will I be sea sick?
Everyone reacts differently but we recommend if you are at all worried to take some medication 24 hours before departure.