Cruising Venice laguna

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We can offer a unique introduction to Venetian treasures: priceless architectural and archaeological heritage, pristine nature reserves, rare handicraft products and culinary experiences. It is a leisurely cultural adventure exploring the entire lagoon network. Take time to enjoy a unique experience.

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Enjoy the comfort of exclusive Linssen boats and savour inspiring reinterpretations of traditional dishes washed down by local wines. The routes are based on four different themes that encompass the cultural and tourism resources in the lagoon and offer individual opportunities for discovery.

The boats

A brand new Linssen yacht 410 AC, with 3 cabins with air conditioning, a vast internal living room, and an innovative lounge and dining table in the cockpit: the best place in the lagoon to enjoy living its experience. The yacht needs a licensed driver.

 

The Itinerary: Beauty, Nature, Culture, Food & Wine, Boats

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foodFOOD&WINE EXPERIENCE

The food&wine experience of half or one day includes one meal of four typical dishes, and wine, prepared and served by our exclusive chef on board, or in the best restaurants on the lagoon and in Venice.

 

 

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The culture&nature experience of half or one day includes your selection of: walking tours of the beaten tracks in Venice, Chioggia, Burano and Murano; visit to monuments, convents and museums; exclusive lagoon experiences, as for a venetian “bon vivant”: rowing with traditional boat in Venice, sailing with competition catamaran on the sea, biking in the natural landscapes of the fishing valleys, swimming in clean and beautiful beaches.

‘Bare Boat’ Prices Season 2016

Periods A B C
12.03-23.04 24.04-21.05 21.05-10.09
29.10-17.12 10.09-29.10
Linssen 410 AC: Prices ‘Bare boat’ cruise (7 days) 6-8 pers. 2.800 3.800 4.800
Security deposit 2.500 2.500 2.500
Sailing instruction & first guided tour (Obligatory) 180 180 180
Final cleaning (Obligatory) 150 150 150
Weekend and midweek Prices 65% of weekprice 65% of weekprice
Optional items
skipper/day 125 140 155
food&wine experience per 1/2day p.p. 100 100 100
food&wine experience /day p.p. 170 170 170
culture&nature experience per 1/2day day 140 150 160
culture&nature experience /day 230 250 270
taxi boat transfer 110 110 110
Italian language course/ day p.p. 80 80 80
Parking/vehicle 35 35 35
Early booking 5%
couple discount 15%
Repeat booker 5% Cabins with airconditioning
Second week discount 5% Maximum discount = 15%
Included: Bed linen, (bath)towels, kitchen equipment, gas use, toilet paper, cleaning products, boating maps

This “bare boat”  might be added with the services you might need. Such as: skipper, tutor, guide, and cook, for some unique daily food&wine, and culture&nature experiences, according to your need and requests.

The seven-day “all inclusive” cruise

offers a continuous sequence of all food&wine, and culture&nature experiences of the lagoon you might enjoy in a week. It might be customized to focus on the features most appealing to you, combining adventure and wellness relaxation, culture and sporting events, nature and gourmet cuisine. The group, from 2 to 6 hosts, can therefore concentrate only on the cruise, enjoin the multiple experiences of Venice and its lagoon.

The many distinct natural areas and cultural attractions are revealed in a mixture varied in accordance with the seasonal events and the individual interests of the group. Always introducing you to a unique experience of the landscape, also through the local products and gastronomy, accompanied by our captain, guides and cooks.

The “all included” cruise offers: seven nights and days in a Linssen yacht 410 AC; all meals with wine, from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning, such as one meal a day with exclusive chef on board, the other in the best restaurants; walking tours of the beaten tracks in Venice, Chioggia, Burano and Murano; visit to monuments, convents and museums, mid-week and final cleaning, all dock moorings, parking, fuel, and four water-taxi transports: two trip between the marina and the airport/railways/parking, and two trips from the city to the marina. Are included also exclusive lagoon experiences, as for a venetian “bon vivant”: rowing with traditional boat in Venice, sailing with competition catamaran on the sea, biking in the natural landscapes of the fishing valleys, swimming in clean and beautiful beaches.

The captain stays aboard overnight, or from early morning till the evening, sailing during dinner, and escorting the group to the selected restaurant. The cooks prepare and serve the food aboard, and the guides accompany you to unique spots. This simple organization provides continuous service and assistance but at the same time provides the privacy you need, all aboard in the largest yacht to sail all corners of the lagoon. We can add specific experience you might like, for a day or for the entire week, such as yoga or Taichi lessons, and Italian language courses. If the group has a licensed driver the ‘all included’ might be offer also without skipper.

‘All inclusive’ Prices Season 2016

Linssen 410 AC (7 days)

Periods A B C
PAX 12.03-23.04 24.04-21.05 21.05-10.09
29.10-31.12 10.09-29.10
2 8.890 9.940 10.980
3 9.930 10.940 11.980
4 10.980 11.940 12.980
5 11.950 12.950 13.980
6 12.920 13.960 14.990
Including skipper, all days food&wine and culture&nature experiences, midterm and final cleaning, 4 water taxi transports, parking and ports

 

For info and booking InterCharter by mailing to charter@intercharter.com

Croatia

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With its 725 islands scattered along the Adriatic Sea, soaring mountains, deep gorges, cascading waterfalls, immense fields of lavender and gently rolling hills dotted with ancient olive trees, Croatia is definitely the most beautiful and exciting area a yachtsman can dream of for his holidays and over the last few years the choice of luxury yachts for charter in the Adriatic Sea has been constantly increasing.

The almost 6000 km of shoreline offer an infinite number of pleasantly quiet nooks, small fishermen’s villages, secluded bays, enchanting and often deserted beaches, spectacularly clear waters — but also ancient towns with churches and squares which have maintained their original character. Many of the main towns on the eastern Adriatic coast actually have a Venetian origin and the old local dialect is very similar to the ones spoken in Venice and in Trieste. These two superb Italian towns, very different and often conflicting through many centuries, represent the “north-eastern doors” to the Mediterranean Sea.

Sample Itinerary

Venice and Trieste both have a rich maritime tradition and are perfect places to start your charter and to spend at least one day before setting out on your cruise along the Croatian coasts. Venice, described by many as ‘undoubtedly the most beautiful city on earth’ needs no further presentation, and Trieste, having been for centuries the main port of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, still preserves the original architectural and cultural shine.

 

Sailing down the coast of the Istria peninsula, the northern part of Croatia, the next stop of your itinerary could take you to Rovinj, one of the most picturesque towns in the Adriatic Sea. Formerly a fishing village, it is now the most important resort in Istria. Close by is the Limska Draga Fjord, an area of outstanding natural beauty that is well known for its oyster breeding.

Set sail for the Brijuni, a group of fourteen small islands, separated from the Istrian peninsula by the Fažana Straight. Enjoy the beauty of the national park of Brijuni, known for its rich harmony of flora and fauna, historical monuments and its fine hotels.

 

 

Crossing the Kvarner bay your yacht will reach the famous Dalmatian coast and the ancient town of Zadar, which dates back to the 9th century BC. Wander through the streets of this walled peninsula town and visit the carefully preserved Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque monuments.

Close to Zadar you will find the Kornati archipelago, declared National Park in 1980, renowned for its lunar beauty and unique landscapes, where silence is only broken by the sound of the sea and wind. The archipelago, named after its largest island Kornati, offers unspoilt caves, coves and a rich seabed, with stunning reefs and steep pinnacles.

At the mouth of the Krka River lies Šibenik, an ancient croatian city situated in the most protected natural harbor of the entire Adriatic.
You will be fascinated by the famous Cathedral of St. James, the most important Renaissance building in Croatia, which is included on the UNESCO World Heritage list, and by the luxuriant nature: a blue sea and the beautiful landscapes of the Krka National Park, including cascading waterfall and archeological remains.

Set on an islet between the mainland hills and ?iovo Island, Trogir is a historic town replete with architectural treasures, in particular its Romanesque churches and fine Venetian villas. The town of Split lies 27 kilometers to the east of Trogir, and is not to be missed! The historic centre of Split is another UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the city is one of the cultural hearts of Croatia.

The sunny island of Hvar, host to lavender fields, olive groves and vineyards, is situated in a picturesque natural setting, facing South. After centuries of unforgettable and amazing history, the eponymous town of Hvar is today the main tourist centre of the island and one of the best loved resorts on the Dalmatian Riviera.
The seven century old walls with fortifications towering above Hvar, the healthful climate, the beaches, restaurants and a lot more make this city a treasure of sights and experiences waiting to be discovered.

The town of Kor?ula is situated on the northeastern part of the eponymous island and is mainly composed by the historic district in which are kept in perfect condition the ancient city walls. Amidst the winding streets of the medieval town of Kor?ula you will find the birthplace of the famous explorer, Marco Polo.

The island has a white pebble beach and is rich in natural resources. Near Kor?ula are scattered about twenty uninhabited islands covered with dense vegetation. Among the many attractions we recommend to visit Badìa, entirely covered by woods.

South of the Peljesac Peninsula, lies the island of Mljet. The island is of volcanic origin and has numerous chasms and gorges, the longest of which is Babino Polje, which connects the north and south of the island. About one third of the island is a national park, making this an ideal spot to swim or cycle.

 

Dubrovnik is the most southern city of Dalmatia, just a few 20 miles from Montenegro. This medium sized city, with a rich historical heritage and a lively cultural life, is one of the main tourists attractions in Croatia.
Although severely damaged by an earthquake in 1667, Dubrovnik managed to preserve its beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains. A perfect place for a vacation, Dubrovnik is also the cradle of Croatian science and art.