Christmas in Venice
21-28 December 2019,
4-11 January 2020
8 days/ 7 nights.
Muggia – Piran – Venice – Caorle – Grado – Miramare – Triest. 140 nm
- Place on board: 490 euro
- Double cabin: 890 euro
- Yacht rent (max 5 people): 2180 euro
- Children less then 3 years – free of charge, from 4 till 13 years – 50% discount
Included into the price: accommodation on a yacht in a double cabin, services of a Russian-speaking captain, route development
Payment on base: 200 euro for adult, 100 euro for child (food, berths, fuel), refundable security deposit (900 euros per yacht).
Extra payment: flight ticket, transfer to the marina, excursions.
Minimum crew – 2 people
Yacht: Elan 38 “Palau”
Layout: 2 double cabins, 1 triple cabin, 2 showers, kitchen, spacious company cabin, cockpit on the deck.
On board there is hot and cold water, a heating system for cabins, all the necessary equipment for rescue and navigation equipment, a fully equipped kitchen, bed linen and towels.
Venice is called the most romantic and beautiful city on earth, and it becomes decorated with garlands and Christmas trees.
Our route begins in the small Italian city of Muggia, with a medieval castle on the mountain, narrow streets and excellent fish restaurants. After check in we will sail to Venice,while sailing everyone can learn to set and kill sails, steer, navigate a route, knit knots. In Venice, we stayed in a new comfortable marina near St. Mark’s Square and spent two full days. The program includes New Year’s dinner on a yacht with a traditional salad, olive and champagne, New Year’s Eve in the center of Venice, festive fireworks. We will have a whole day to walk along the festively decorated streets, visit the islands of Murano and Burano.
After Venice, we set off for the cities of Caorle and Grado. Another pearl in our routes is Miramare Castle with a wonderful park. Slovenian Piran is one of the most beautiful cities in the Adriatic.
Arrival in Ljubljana, Venice or Trieste, transfer to San Rocco Marina in Mugia. Accomodation, purchase of products.
General briefing. Safety briefing and basic yacht management.
Departure to the sea at 16.00. Go to the city of Piran (10 nm).
A marina parking lot in the city center opposite Tartini Square.
Piran is the most picturesque city on the Slovenian coast: a small port, Tartini Square with colorful houses, a lighthouse church on the cape, narrow streets purged by the wind - you will fall in love with this town.
What to watch:
- Giuseppe Tartini Square
- St. George's Cathedral
- Fortress walls
Sailing to Venice (50 nm, approximately 10-12 hours). An exit to the sea is planned early in the morning in order to meet the dawn at sea and catch in time for the evening events of the carnival.
Along the way, we will learn to set, riff and remove sails, knit sea knots, plot a course, steer a yacht.
In Venice, we will stop at the SantElena marina, in the non-tourist part of Venice, from where you can walk to St. Mark's Square in 20 minutes by foot.
Whole day in Venice.
Venice is worth staying longer, despite the floods and crowds of tourists. Venice rightfully bears the title of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Worth to see::
- St. Mark's Square with a bell tower and San Marco Cathedral (admission is free)
- Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace)
- Grande Canal and Rialto Bridge
- Numerous churches: San Zaccaria, Santo Stefano, Santa Maria della Salute, San Giorgio Maggiore, etc.
- Other islands of the lagoon: Torcello, Murano, Judecca, San Giorgio.
Dуparture at 10.00. Sailing to Caorle (26 nm).
Berth in the marina near the city center.
Caorle is an incredibly colorful town. Swans will meet you in the marina, and the city center will pleasantly surprise you as if with toy houses and the town hall building. Be sure to stroll along the promenade along the sandy beach and admire the Church of the Virgin and the lighthouse.
Worth to see:
- 11th century St. Stephen's Cathedral and Palo d'Oro - the golden altar.
- The bell tower of the cathedral is 48 meters high.
- Church of the Virgin at Cape
- 15 km long Duno Verde Beach
Departure at 10.00. Sailing to Grado (22 nm).
Grado is one more wonderful city in this region with an incredibly old center, as if descended from the pages of fairy tales. We stayed in a picturesque canal among fishing boats.
Worth to see:
- Basilica of St. Euthymius
- Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie
- Great Grado beach, awarded the blue flag.
Departure at 10.00. Sailing to marina Grignano near Miramare castle. (16 nm).
Visit Miramare Castle and walk in the park.
The castle in medieval Scottish style was built in the 1856-1860s by order of the Austrian Archduke and his wife Charlotte of Belgium. Around the castle is a garden of exotic plants.
Sail to Porto San Rocco Marina (6 miles).
In the evening, a walk around Muggia.
Muggia has everything that makes it a charming Italian city - a cozy old center, a picturesque fishing port, a small town square with a town hall and church, and a castle on the mountain.
Worth to see:
- Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin of the X century with the Archaeological Park Castrum Muglae
- Muggia Castle of the 16th century.
Departure at 10.00. Sailing to Triest (4 nm).
Trieste has something to see for lovers of history and beautiful architecture, and there is also wonderful shopping and the best coffee in the world. For many centuries, Trieste was the sea gate of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, where enterprising merchants built coffee roasting plants, and after that appeared numerous coffee houses. Be sure to have a cup of coffee with one of Trieste desserts. Tired of walking, you can look at the only beach in Europe, divided into male and female halves - there is a wall on the beach that goes into the sea.
Worth to see:
- the ruins of ancient Roman buildings
- ancient basilica of san giusto with tomb
- San Giusto castle of the 15th century.
- Return to Porto San Rocco Marina in Muggia (4 nm).