Civitavecchia (Rome) to Nice

Civitavecchia (Rome) to Nice

Oct 6, 2018 to Oct 13, 2018

7 Days

SeaDream I

11838

Wine Voyage
Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Oct 06, 2018 Civitavecchia (Rome),
Italy
2 PM - 4 PM
(Embarkation)
Evening
Oct 07, 2018 Porto Ercole,
Italy
Early Morning Evening
Oct 08, 2018 Portoferraio, Elba,
Italy
Morning Late Evening
Oct 09, 2018 Livorno (Florence),
Italy
Morning Evening
Oct 10, 2018 Portovenere (Cinque Terre),
Italy
Morning Late Evening
Oct 11, 2018 Portofino,
Italy
Morning Late Evening
Oct 12, 2018 Monte Carlo,
Monaco
Morning Late Evening
Oct 13, 2018 Nice,
France
Morning 8 AM - 10 AM
(Disembarkation)

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Program Overview

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Ports

  • Civitavecchia (Rome)

    Civitavecchia is a major port located in Rome, primarily utilized for maritime transportation of goods, as well as a fishing port. The commune’s name means “ancient town” and is one of the “Motorways of the Sea” in the Mediterranean, functioning as one of the main links between the mainland of Italy and Sardinia. The ancient name of the port was “Centumcellae,” first mentioned in a letter written by Pliny the Younger in 107 A.D., although scholars debate on whether the name was about the number of rooms of the Trajan Villa, or the number of natural creeks on the coast. Civitavecchia is a part of the Lazio Territory, an area which was confirmed to have social groups since pre-historic times, and the modern town was built over a pre-existing settlement of the Etruscan people in 107-108 B.C.E. (who debated to have founded Rome). In the beginning of the 2nd century, the harbor and town of Centumcellae were simultaneously developed by Emperor Trajan in the territory of Aquae Tauri. As the town became more popular for ships traveling westbound, the Thermal Baths were constructed on the hill of Ficoncella. Centumcellae flourished in the Imperial Age, and by 538 A.D., it had become a Byzantine stronghold. In 728 A.D., it became a member of the Papal States. The Saracens raided Centumcellae many times in the 9th century, prompting Pope Leo VII to have a newer and more secure settlement built by 854. The town, then known as Civita Vetula, was under the rule of several lords, and the Popes temporarily lost control during the French Rule in 1798-1815. In 1870 it entered the Kingdom of Italy. Civitavecchia was severely damaged during WWII, destroying many of the ancient monuments including Forte Michelangelo, which would be rebuilt in the 1950’s. Popular points of interest include the Forte Michelangelo, Terme Taurine, and Cattedrale di San Francesco. There is a wealth of Roman and Vatican architecture and tourists are encouraged to visit many of the museums and take the cultural tours available in this important sea port.

  • Porto Ercole

    Porto Ercole meaning “Port Hercules”, is a town located in the municipality of Monte Argentario, in the Province of Grosseto, Tuscany. It is one the two major towns that form the township, along with Porto Santo Stefano located on the opposite side of this unique peninsula. It’s a very picturesque marina with sidewalk boutiques, cafes and restaurants. This is a great start for the Land Adventure traveling to Montalcino for the tasting of fantastic Brunello in one of the most famous Italian wine regions. Other options include hiking to the few castellos (castles) located on top of the three hills surrounding the port. As well as an adventures bike ride to Porto Santo Stefano or for the really energetic to the convent on top of the mountain. There’s also a great golf course and a fantastic boutique hotel called Il Pelicano where guests can enjoy a nice atmosphere and lunch. As we are anchored, guests will also enjoy water sports from the marina platform (Pending local conditions and approvals).

  • Portoferraio, Elba

    Portoferraio is a beautiful town in the province of Livorno, Tuscany, on the northern coast of Elba Island. SeaDream generally docks just steps away from the main street Via Garibaldi and offers a guided walk of this very historical town called “Walking the Napoleon Trail”. The first site is the Town Hall, proceeding northeast on Via Napoleone, the Misericordia church, in which a mass is said for Napoleon’s soul on May fifth every year. The highest point of the town is the Piazza Napoleone, from which there are beautiful views. To the west rises Forte Falcone (79m/261ft), to the east, above the lighthouse, Forte Stella (48m/158ft), both originally built in 1548 and later completed by Napoleon. On the seaward side of the square is the simple Villa dei Molini. This is believed to be Napoleon’s official residence, which contains his library. The island offers so much more than just the main city; there’s some incredible wine and several other towns to explore. To help make the most of your visit to the island, we have created the perfect land adventure for you – “Elba Vistas, Villages & Wine”. If neither sparks your interest, you can borrow one of the mountain bikes to explore the island – the recommended route would be to visit Porto Azzuro.

  • Livorno (Florence)

    Not only is Livorno a fantastic hub to visit neighboring Pisa, Lucca and Florence. Livorno itself is a great destination. To start with, SeaDream docks in the city center rather than further down in the commercial port that would require shuttle bus service. SeaDreamers can easily walk into town or even to the train station. Some of our officers may offer a bike ride from the port to either Pisa or Lucca – possibly both for the extremely active guest. SeaDream has arranged some expertly guided land adventures to take you to the Unesco Awarded Sites. See the Land Adventures tab for more information.

  • Portovenere (Cinque Terre)

    One word – Incredible! Cinque Terre, Portovenere and the three Island of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997. They have been selected for being distinguished examples of the ways in which man has been able to modify and transform the environment without altering the beauty of the original natural landscape. Most of our valued guests will participate in the ever popular “Cinque Terre: Don’t go Home Without It” Land Adventure. Others may enjoy the guided village walk or go hiking on several trails leading down the coast. Most guests will make a purchase of the amazing local pesto and we are fairly certain our Executive Chef will do the same. Be prepared for an incredible dinner al fresco this evening!

  • Portofino

    The picturesque fishing village of Portofino can be found along the Italian Riviera, and is one of the most popular resort getaways in all of Italy. Portofino has been a staple of tourism in Italy since the 19th century, officially replacing fishing as its chief industry in 1950. Portofino is twinned with Kinsale, Ireland, and Palma (de Mallorca), Spain. Roman philosopher and military commander Pliny the Elder declared that Portofino was founded by the Romans, and with the high concentration of dolphins found in the Tigullian Gulf, it was named the “Port of the Dolphin” - Portus Delphini. Portofino was primarily a member of the Republic of Genoa in early days, and never provided more than a resting area for the merchant navy due to its naturally cramped harbor. The Republic of Florence purchased Portofino in 1409 from French King Charles VI, yet returned when the Florentines were ousted. Portofino became a part of the Kingdom of Sardinia in 1815, and during Risorgimento, it became a member of the Kingdom of Italy in 1861. Aristocratic visitors from Northern Europe began visiting the town in the 19th century, leading to eventual vacation homes and celebrities appearing in Portofino. Portofino is naturally beautiful port with colorful, iconic architecture that was even replicated as a hotel resort at the Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando. The Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan also created a seaside town based on Portofino. Tourists like to visit the museum Castello Brown, which provides a great view of the town, as well as the churches of St. Martin, Oratorio di Nostra Signora Assunta, and St. George - the latter containing some relics of saints. When visiting Portofino, be sure to take a guided dive to the Portofino Marine Park, as well as take a glimpse at the recently restored famous underwater statue, the Christ of the Abyss.

  • Monte Carlo

    The Principality of Monaco is an independent sovereign state composed of four quarters Fontvieille (the newest), Monaco-Ville (the oldest), La Condamine, and Monte Carlo. Monte Carlo is widely known for its casino as well as the Monaco Grand Prix. Monte Carlo is one of Europe's leading tourist destinations as it simply has so much to offer. Some of the sights include the Cathédrale Paroisse, Eglise Sainte Dévôte, Jardin Exotique et Grottes de l'Observatoire, Monaco Top Cars Collection, Musée Océanographique and of course the Palace. SeaDream calls to Monte Carlo for embarkation and on certain voyages as a port of call typically docking along the new pier. There are a few occasions where the yacht may anchor offering tender service to the pier downtown or at Fontvieille. Kindly check the Land Adventures tab to see all of the options including transfers and private arrangements.

  • Nice

    Nice is the fifth most populous city in France and the second largest on the Mediterranean coast. The city's famous seaside promenade, the Promenade des Anglais ('the Walkway of the English') owes its name to the earliest settlers to this seaside resort. For over a quarter century, the picturesque Nicean surroundings have attracted not only those in search of relaxation but also those seeking inspiration. SeaDream docks in the small port and offers several land adventure options as well as private arrangements and transfers.


Suites & Staterooms

*Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees: $427 per guest


Single Supplement for this voyage is 200% for Yacht Club Deck 2,3 and 4. For Commodore, Admiral and Owners Suite, a 200% single supplement rate applies.


Please Note: Fares are capacity controlled and may change without notice. The fares are per person based on double occupancy. Single and third person rates are also available. SeaDream Yacht Club strongly recommends that all guests purchase travel insurance.


Yachting Land Adventures & Activities

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  • Livorno (Florence) - The Arts of Florence

    Description

    This Land Adventure is a “must do” for anyone visiting Tuscany that hasn’t had the opportunity to explore the incredible city of Florence! This UNESCO awarded city is a feast for both the senses and the intellect and few cities are imbued with such a magnificent sense of harmony, grace, dignity and serenity. When you disembark the yacht, motor coaches will be waiting to transport you through the beautiful Tuscan countryside to Florence, the nerve center of the Renaissance.

    Your first visit will be to the Academy Gallery to view its collection of works by Michelangelo. Of particular interest is the monumental figure of David, a symbol of youthful force and a perfect example of the sculptor's humanism.

    Proceed on to the city's cathedral, the Duomo, surmounted by Brunelleschi's gigantic dome. Construction began in 1420, and it is said that up to 10,000 Florentines could be accommodated for the sermons of Savonarola.

    Following your visit to the Duomo, enjoy a light pasta and salad lunch at a typical Florentine restaurant. Your final stop will be in Holy Cross Square, where you'll receive a brief introduction to the Santa Croce Church. The splendid interior of this church is a jigsaw puzzle of marble tombs and contains chapels frescoed by Giotto, and Brunelleschi's Pazzi Chapel. The tombs of Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli and Rossini all lie within.

    The rest of the afternoon is spent at your leisure before meeting at Holy Cross Square for the return to Livorno and SeaDream.

    Notes

    Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Your adventure includes a professional English speaking guide, individual headset rental at the museum, entrance fees to the Academy of Fine Arts (with pre-reserved tickets) and Santacroce Church, a light luncheon at a typical Italian Restaurant with a 1/2 bottle of wine and 1/2 bottle of mineral water plus coffee; and a city map. On Mondays, when the Academy of Fine Arts and Uffizi are closed, a visit to Opera del Duomo Museum will be included.

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change.Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    9.5 hour(s)

    Price

    439 (USD)

  • Livorno (Florence) - Florence City Transfer

    Description

    Depart by motor coach in the morning for the 1½-hour drive to Florence. Upon arrival your English-speaking escort will walk you to Santacroce and point out the meeting place and time for return. Enjoy your time at leisure, and at the scheduled departure time return to the meeting place to walk with your escort to the awaiting coach.

    Notes

    This transfer does not include any entrance fees, meals or guided visits. It is strictly a transfer to and from Florence.

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures & transfers and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    9.5 hour(s)

    Price

    219 (USD)

  • Livorno (Florence) - Renaissance Ramparts of Lucca by Bike

    Description

    Today's Yachting Land Adventure begins with a scenic 45 minute drive, via motorcoach, through the Tuscany countryside to an enchanting destination largely bypassed by time and tourists - Lucca. Geraniums bloom from the roofs of medieval tower houses, latticed Gothic windows abound, and Lucca offers her visitors the best preserved Renaissance defense ramparts in Europe. These stone walls surround the village and are up to 40 feet high and more than 2 miles long by about 60 feet wide.

    Begin with a walking orientation taking in some of the highlights along the cobbled Via Fililungo, little Lucca's version of Rome's Via Veneto. Your guide points out the Romanesque facades and facilitates a stop in San Frediano Church.

    At Santa Maria Square, bicycles are lined up, awaiting your arrival. Up you go to ride along the ancient city walls, enjoying the panoramic view below and stopping along the way to visit St Martino Cathedral, Giglio Square, Napoleone Square and the house that was the birthplace of Puccini.

    Some free time is afforded for browsing in the upscale shops, looking for the famed 'olio d'oliva lucchese' of the region or just finding a chair at one of the sleepy cafes and catching a glimpse of Lucca life, before returning to Viareggio and SeaDream. Molto Bene!

    Notes

    This fun and historic adventure includes a guided walk of about 45 minutes, a bike ride for approximately 60 minutes as well as some free time for shopping of around 40 minutes.

    You get to keep some of your shopping money on Sundays or local holidays when the shops are closed. Shops are also closed on Monday morning but open around 3.30/4.00pm. For this reason, on Monday, we like to operate this adventure in the afternoon. Also, Lucca shops close between 1.00pm and 3:30/4.00pm on the remaining days. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. Final departure times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    4.5 hour(s)

    Price

    179 (USD)

Prices are per person, in USD. Duration is in hours.


Testimonials

This was a wonderful experience thanks largely to the size of the ship and the wonderful staff – they made it memorable. Mr & Mrs Patrick BoyleJohannesburg, South Africa
Cuisine always delicious & freshly prepared – nothing too much trouble. Mrs Fiona LincolnCardiff, Great Britain