Venice to Athens (Piraeus)

Venice to Athens (Piraeus)

Sep 11, 2019 to Sep 21, 2019

10 Days

SeaDream I

11937

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Sep 11, 2019 Venice,
Italy
2 PM - 4 PM
(Embarkation)
Evening
Sep 12, 2019 Piran,
Slovenia
Morning Late Evening
Sep 13, 2019 Rovinj,
Croatia
Morning Late Evening
Sep 14, 2019 Rab,
Croatia
Morning Evening
Sep 15, 2019 Hvar,
Croatia
Morning Late Evening
Sep 16, 2019 Dubrovnik,
Croatia
Morning Late Evening
Sep 17, 2019 Kotor,
Montenegro
Morning Evening
Sep 18, 2019 At Sea
Sep 19, 2019 Itea (Delphi),
Greece
Morning Afternoon
Sep 19, 2019 Corinth Canal (Transit),
Greece
Evening Evening
Sep 20, 2019 Hydra,
Greece
Morning Evening
Sep 21, 2019 Athens (Piraeus),
Greece
Morning 8 AM - 10 AM
(Disembarkation)

Ports

  • Venice

    Venice has been known as the "Queen of the Adriatic", "City of Water", "City of Masks", "City of Bridges", "The Floating City", and "City of Canals". Luigi Barzini, writing in The New York Times, described it as "undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man". Venice has also been described by the Times Online as being one of Europe's most romantic cities. Founded in the 5th century, the city stretches across 118 small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic. In 1987 Venice and its Lagoon was inscribed as a UNESCO Heritage site. SeaDream typically docks at the San Basilio pier after navigating by the famous St. Mark’s Square down the grand canal. With its yacht stature, SeaDream vessels are amongst the very few commercial vessels that can navigate this famous waterway. SeaDream does offer Land Adventures when overnighting. You can also contact our destination specialists should you need a private arrangement, transfer or hotel recommendation.

  • Piran

    Piran may be the most beautiful of Slovenia's coastal towns. It is perched on a tiny piece of land jutting into the sea. It has the feeling of being more like an Italian coastal town, without all the tourists. Piran was part of the Venetian empire from the late 13th century to the end of the 18th century and also had some influence from Austria-Hungary Empire. We have excellent reviews when guests participate in the adventure to see the Lipizzaner Horses as well as the walking exploration.

  • Rovinj

    Rovinj is a popular tourist resort in Croatia situated on the north Adriatic Sea. It is situated on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula and remains as one of the last true fishing ports. SeaDream has arranged some unique land adventure options including; Porec, a Touch of History, Culture & The Family Tradition of Wine Making, and the very popular Searching For Truffles in the Countryside. SeaDream is scheduled to anchor to offer water sports activities from the marina (Permission and conditions pending).

  • Rab

    The island of Rab, located just off the northern Croatian coast in the Adriatic Sea, is rich in cultural heritage and cultural-historical monuments. The town, encircled by 12-century medieval walls, offers beautiful views of the harbor, a plethora of churches and four campaniles that are still the town’s most conspicuous landmarks. Visit the Church of Justina with its museum of sacral art, the Church of St. John the Baptist, the Prince’s Palace or the sculptures of Draga. The island is very popular with tourists and families for its beautiful nature, beaches, heritage and many cultural events.

  • Hvar

    Hvar is a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea. The island of Hvar is somewhat unusual as it is blessed with a large fertile coastal plain and fresh water springs. Its hillsides are covered in pine forests, with vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards and lavender fields in the agricultural areas. The climate is characterized by mild winters and warm summers with many hours of sunshine. Guests have an option to kayak down the coastline on one of our land adventures or take an independent hike up to the fortress to have some incredible views of the picturesque harbor. You also have an option to bike across the island to Starigrad and meet up with the other guests on the land adventure called “The best of Both Worlds".

  • Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik (Pearl of the Adriatic) is one of the most prominent destinations in the Adriatic Sea. It lies in the region of Dalmatia and was awarded World Unesco Heritage status in 1979. The population is approximately 43,000 and is considered to be among the 10 best medieval walled cities in the world. SeaDream anchors off the walled city as a port of call and tenders directly to the town gate. If you check the land adventures here, you will find that there are many different excursions to consider in this incredible town. Dubrovnik is also an embarkation point on select voyages. On these occasions, the yacht is docked at the cruise terminal.

  • Kotor

    Kotor is a coastal town in Montenegro. The old Mediterranean port of Kotor is surrounded by an impressive city wall built by the Republic of Venice and the Venetian influence remains dominant among the architectural influences. In 1979 the Bay of Kotor, City of Kotor and the surrounding territory have been listed in the UNESCO Heritage as a Cultural Site. SeaDream usually navigates close by the small islands of St. George and Our Lady of the Reef. The Bay of Kotor stretches 28 km and is one of the most indented parts of the Adriatic Sea. It is sometimes called the southern-most fjord in Europe (though it is actually a submerged river canyon called a ria). SeaDream typically docks steps away from the town. SeaDream has arranged a few different Yachting Land Adventures. One of them is a walking discovery and the other will show you the heritage and countryside of Montenegro. For the active guests, there’s incredible biking along the coast as well as a hike up to the fortress. On occasion, SeaDream may dock in the bay and tender directly to the town. We regret that watersports are not allowed in this protected area.

  • At Sea

  • Itea (Delphi)

    Itea is a small town situated on the north coast of the Gulf of Corinth, 2 km west of Kirra, 8 km southwest of Delphi. The town has a nice beach along with some shops, cafes and restaurants. It allows the closest access to the incredible sight of Delphi which is within the top three archeological attractions in Greece and in 1987 was inscribed as a UNESCO Heritage Site. It is believed the Zeus wanted to find the center of the Earth so he sent two eagles flying from the eastern and western extremities and where they met was Delphi – becoming the “navel/center of the earth”. SeaDream has arranged the very best guides and vehicles from Athens to enhance this incredible visit further. Your guided visit highlights the ancient Sanctuary of Apollo, where Pythia, the celebrated Oracle dwelt, the Temple of Apollo, the Sacred Way, the amphitheater, the best-preserved stadium of Greece, and the Castalia Spring, where in ancient days the pilgrims had to wash before they were allowed to consult the Oracle. In the Delphi Museum, see such treasures as the Omphalos, which marked the center of the world, and the magnificent bronze Charioteer, one of the finest pieces surviving from the 5th century BC. After the museum, there will be free time to visit the village of Delphi. SeaDream has the option of docking along the small pier in Itea or anchoring off to provide water sports options. This is dependent on availability as well as a number of guests visiting the archeological site.

  • Corinth Canal (Transit)

    So narrow! So dramatic! You'll understand why SeaDream says "expect the unexpected" as your yacht transits the Corinth Canal. The canal was first completed in 1893, despite previous attempts from ancient times; the first plans being from 602BC. The Roman Emporer Nero actually started construction in 67AD, making the first cut himself with a golden pick. The canal we transit is 6.3 kilometres (3.9 mi) in length. Before the canal, ships sailing between the Aegean and the Adriatic had to circumnavigate the Peloponnese Peninsula adding about 185 nautical miles to their voyage.

  • Hydra

    There is one main town on Hydra, known simply as "Hydra port". It consists of a crescent-shaped harbor, around which is centered a strand of restaurants, shops, markets, and galleries that cater to tourists and locals (Hydriots). Steep stone streets lead up and outwards from the harbor area. The charm of Hydra town certainly lies in her rich history, beautiful port and waterfront unspoiled by motorized vehicles. The island offers a rugged charm and some spectacular scenes and makes the perfect place for some self-exploration.

  • Athens (Piraeus)

    Piraeus, roughly translating to “the place over the passage”, is an important Greek port located within the Athens agglomeration, in the Attica Basin. It is 12 kilometers from the municipality of Athens, considered the fourth largest and is the third most populous amongst all the municipalities of Greece. Now a peninsula, Piraeus, originally a rocky island, was developed in early 5th Century B.C. when it was initially designated as Athens’ import and transit trade port. It is the largest marine-based shipping center of Greece, one of the largest ports in Europe, and considered the second largest passenger port in the world. Inhabited since the 26th Century, it wasn’t until the 6th Century B.C. that Piraeus began catching attention. The land of Piraeus was essentially impassable, flooded by the sea most of the year until centuries passed and the flooding ceased. By the 5th Century B.C. it became a navy base for the Athenian fleet for the natural harbors and the strategic potential they carried. Athenian general and politician Themistocles fortified Piraeus’ three harbors Kantharos, Zea and Munichia, created ship houses and completed his walls in 471 B.C., which led to the port becoming a great military and commercial harbor. There are many archaeological sites, points of interest and entertainment available in Piraeus. Most famous for its tavernas and cuisine, several popular events take place in Piraeus, such as the Ecocinema International Film Festival, the Maritime Festival, the Piraeus Rock Wave Festival and the Three Kings’ Way Festival. There are also many theaters, including the Municipal Theater, the open air Veakeio Theater, and the Menandreio Theater. Museums in Piraeus include the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, the Merchant Shipping History Institute Exhibition, the Panos Aravantinos Decor Museum, the Georgios Averof Museum Ship and the Museum of Electric Railways. Be sure to catch the panoramic views available from the hill of Kastella, overlooking Athens and the Saronic Gulf!


Suites & Staterooms

*Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees: $610 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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  • Athens (Piraeus) - IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ATHENS (PIRAEUS) LAND ADVENTURES

    Description

    Important note regarding YLA availability Pre/Post Voyage: If this port is the embarkation port on your itinerary, this Yachting Land Adventure will not be available pre-voyage. If it is the debarkation port, please inquire when onboard as to the availability of the tour post-voyage.

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  • Athens (Piraeus) - The Flavors of Athens

    Description

    Discover the secret places of Athens city and get familiar with the typical Greek flavors while enjoying a relaxing and fun walk in its colorful streets. Taking this Land Adventure, you will have the chance to discover places in Athens which are known only by the locals and also get familiar with typical Greek flavors during a relaxing and fun walk. Beginning your walk in the centre of Athens, your first stop will be one of the oldest a traditional pastry shop where you will taste “loukoumades” a traditional fried dough sweet with honey syrup and cinnamon. Continuing your walk you will stop at town’s oldest bakery to taste its cruller, wheel-shaped bread with sesame, a very common delicacy sold every morning outdoor by local vendors in all parts of Athens. The Central open-air Market of Athens will be your next visit where one can find local products of very good quality. Now it’s time to taste the famous Greek liquor “Ouzo” at a traditional liquor store with the typical Greek snacks known as “mezedes”. Your Adventure would not be complete without the chance to taste the most famous Greek snack “ Souvlaki” (gyros wrapped in pita bread) at the well known area of Monastiraki square. Full of flavors and images you will return to the pier and your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    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

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    199 (USD)

  • Athens (Piraeus) - Amazing aerial views of Athens

    Description

    Enjoy amazing aerial views of Athens and its landmarks. Departing Piraeus port you will pass by the Zea and Microlimano marinas, and after approximately 30 minutes driving, you will arrive at Agios Kosmas helipad where you will board your private helicopter. During the guided sightseeing tour you will have the opportunity to observe from the top the Historical Center of Athens, the Acropolis, the Lycabettus Hill and the Kallimarmaro Old Marble Stadium. After the approximately 30 minute flight you will be landed again at Agios Kosmas helipad where your private vehicle will wait you for your return to Piraeus and your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    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. Price is based on 6 articipants.

    Duration

    1.5 hour(s)

    Price

    699 (USD)

  • Athens (Piraeus) - Athens & Acropolis

    Description

    Athens is renowned as one of the greatest cities of the ancient world and the birthplace of western civilization. For first-time visitors this excursion is an ideal introduction to this city's splendid highlights. During your drive through the city, you will pass some of the most important sites of Athens such as Constitution Square, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, the Temple of Zeus and the Olympic Stadium. Acropolis, one of the most photographed and recognizable hills in the entire world, dates from the 5th century B.C., when Athens set the tone for civilization in Europe. On the sacred rock of the Acropolis the monuments date from the prehistoric period to the end of antiquity. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you will walk up the uneven footpath leading to the summit. Sights include the Propylaea, the Temple of Apteros Niki, the Erectheum and the architectural triumph of the Parthenon. Tour ends close to the drop-off point (Melina statue ) of the dhuttle bus. Return at the port on your own by the shuttle.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. 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

    3,5 hour(s)

    Price

    79 (USD)

  • Hydra - Donkey Ride & Walking Tour of Hydra

    Description

    The charm of Hydra town certainly lies in her rich history, beautiful port and waterfront unspoiled by motorized vehicles, but the island itself offers a rugged charm and some spectacular scenes. Your adventure begins as you mount a donkey to explore the island views. As your sure-footed steed carries you along the narrow winding streets, pause to look at the architecture of the ship owners’ homes that line your path. Your first stop will be the Koundouriotis Mansion, one of the finest examples of the traditional 18th and 19th-century architecture of Hydra. Built in 1780 by the ship owner Lazaros Koundouriotis, it now houses various items from the National Historical Museum of Athens, such as traditional costumes, jewelry, fine embroideries, pottery and woodcarvings. Continue on your ride to reach at a high vantage point the Monastery of St. Constantine and enjoy the breathtaking views of the entire harbor area. Inside the Monastery, an interesting collection of frescoes awaits. Leave your donkeys and walk down the narrow streets while stopping to admire the picturesque little alleys and the impressive Hydra mansions, offering great photographic opportunities. Upon your return to the port, visit the Church of the Dormitian, which houses splendid icons, chandeliers and other offerings from the wealthy seafarers of the island. It is even said one of the chandeliers was stolen from Louis XIV and given to the church. After your exploration, you will have ample time to shop, have lunch on the waterfront or return to the yacht for water sports.

    Notes

    We recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes and pants or shorts for the donkey ride. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change.

    Duration

    2.5 hour(s)

    Price

    109 (USD)

  • Hydra - Vlihos Beach Transfer

    Description

    From the port of Hydra you will board a water taxi to Vlihos beach. Vlihos is a most picturesque beach with deep blue water and grey pebbles, surrounded by white houses and the little church of St Charalambos at the top of the hill. You will have plenty of time for swimming and relaxing before you board your water taxi again for the return trip to the port where you can either explore the charming town or if you choose to, take the tender back to your SeaDream yacht for lunch.

    Notes

    Please bring your swimming suit, towel, sun hat and sun lotion. All beaches in Hydra are pebble beaches, therefore we recommend you bring water shoes for swimming. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    49 (USD)

  • Hydra - Hydra Island Walk and Swim

    Description

    Walking is the best way to explore the natural beauty of Hydra. Our experienced hiking guide will take you from Hydra harbour along coast road passing Avlaki Bay, to the small fishing harbour, Kamini. Stop for photos and continuing to Vlichos village and then along coast track to Plakes Vlichou beach. Here, you will have a chance to enjoy a refreshment and refresh yourself with a swim in the crystal sea water. You will then return to your SeaDream yacht by a local boat.

    Notes

    Please wear good hiking shoes or sturdy sneakers, bring your swimming suit and a hat and sun screen to protect your from the sun. Towels and water will be available at the gangway. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    2,5 hour(s)

    Price

    89 (USD)

  • Venice - Embarkation information Venice, Italy

    Description

    The yacht is scheduled to be docked at the San Basilio Quay, number 29, 30 or 31. Port Agent Information: Mirco Santi, S.R.L. Agenzia Marittima Via Torino 151/A 30172 Mestre, Venice, Italy Phone: (+39) 041 258 9600 Fax: (+39) 041 258 9699 Email: [email protected] Distance Airport to Port: Venice Marco Polo Airport to Venice Port, Distance = 9 Miles.

    Notes

    Embarkation Information We regret that in order to perform the necessary maintenance, the yacht cannot accept guests prior to the scheduled 2 pm embarkation time. Travel Documents All guests must be in possession of a valid passport, necessary visas and health documents as required by all countries visited. These travel documents are the responsibility of the individual guest.

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  • Venice - Romantic Gondola Evening Serenade

    Description

    Since Venice began there have always been gondoliers. By the 11th century most were in private service with patrician families. There were about 10,000 gondoliers in Venice in the 16th century, and today there are fewer than 400. Great skill is required to steer a boat through the narrow canals of Venice. Each gondola is 36 feet long, 4 feet wide and weighs 1,100 pounds. A gondolier serves a 10-year apprenticeship under a padrone before getting his own permit. A licensee must be native-born, and, since new licenses are not issued, must wait until a colleague gives up a license before getting his own. Their union offers free courses in foreign languages, art history and the history of Venice, but the gondoliers are not given singing lessons - every Italian seems to have a natural talent for song. Join us for a romantic tour through the canals of Venice. Riding just the two of you per gondola, you will traverse the smaller, less trafficked canals, enjoying the soft lights and balconied waterfront homes, and be serenaded as you glide along. A singer and an accordion will accompany one of the gondolas and you will all enjoy the beautiful tunes as you glide along the canals.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departures times will be published onboard. The gondola ride will be approx. 35 minutes.

    Duration

    2.5 hour(s)

    Price

    299 (USD)

  • Venice - The Grand Canal & Guggenheim Museum

    Description

    Travel by small motor launch from your SeaDream yacht past Tronchetto Island, before entering the renowned Grand Canal at Piazzale Roma. You will soon discover that there is nowhere on earth like Venice, not even the Venetian in Las Vegas comes close to the "real thing." An English-speaking guide will provide enriching insight into the great history and beauty of the city's main water thoroughfare as you slowly cruise along the many historical buildings. The list of fascinating palaces, bridges and churches along this fabled route is lengthy. Among them is Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, now the Peggy Guggenheim Museum. Here you'll stop for an approximate one and a half hour guided walk (in small groups of 15 guests) of the museum's priceless collection of modern art, noted as the finest of its kind in Italy. After this visit, continue your sightseeing by private motor launch and return to the SeaDream pier via Canale della Giudecca.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. Final departures times will be published onboard. This adventure includes about 1.5 hours of walking in the museum. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. This Yachting Land Adventure is limited to only 40 guests. Final departure times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    3,5 hour(s)

    Price

    189 (USD)

  • Venice - Venetian Palaces

    Description

    Grand structures emerge from busy canals - imposing, eccentric, and mysterious- capturing our imagination. The palaces of Venice! The history of great and powerful families and the opulence that characterized their lifestyles remain alive within their walls. Take this opportunity to visit two of the finest palaces in Venice and admire their peculiar architecture and lavish interiors. Traversing the canals by private motor launch, head first to Piazzo Pisani Moretta, one of the finest examples of late Gothic architecture. Venice's major artists, including Piazzetta and Tiepolo, decorated the interior. It was here in the great reception hall celebrated for its Murano mirrors and chandeliers that Paolo Veronese did his "Family of Darius". Palazzo Querini-Stampalia is of Renaissance construction. The residence of the Querini family, it was home to the Patriarch of Venice. Today it houses an outstanding library and museum. More than 400 paintings and works of art attest to the artistic passion of the Venetians. Various rooms still have original 18th century furnishings. At the end of your visit, return to the yacht via small motor launch.

    Notes

    This adventure includes about 2.5 hours of walking in the palaces! Please wear comfortable walking shoes! Should either of the palaces be closed for another function a palace of equal splendor will be visited. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and this trip is limited to only 40 guests. 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. The price is subject to increase based on the rapidly rising exchange rate between the Euro to the US Dollar. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    168 (USD)

  • Venice - IMPORTANT NOTE FOR VENICE LAND ADVENTURES

    Description

    Important note regarding YLA availability Pre/Post Voyage: If this port is the embarkation port on your itinerary, this Yachting Land Adventure will not be available pre-voyage. If it is the debarkation port, please inquire when onboard as to the availability of the tour post-voyage.

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  • Itea (Delphi) - Incredible – UNESCO Awarded Delphi

    Description

    For sheer grandeur of natural beauty combined with ancient ruins, there are few spots to rival UNESCO listed Delphi. Your guides are waiting just for you so we hope to see you on your way to the Oracle... In antiquity, Delphi was one of the world's most important religious centers. The Sanctuary of Apollo attracted a host of pilgrims who came to consult the Oracle. Even now an aura of mystery surrounds these sites, exposed on a rocky slope. An approximate 40-minute motor coach drive through the region offers a fast overview of the local flora before arriving at Delphi. Your guided visit highlights the ancient Sanctuary of Apollo, where Pythia, the celebrated Oracle dwelt, the Temple of Apollo, the Sacred Way, the amphitheater, the best-preserved stadium of Greece, and the Castalia Spring, where in ancient days the pilgrims had to wash before they were allowed to consult the Oracle. In the Delphi Museum, see such treasures as the Omphalos, which marked the center of the world, and the magnificent bronze Charioteer, one of the finest pieces surviving from the 5th century BC. After the museum, there will be free time to visit the village of Delphi. A fantastic journey back in time and a huge visual treat await our SeaDream guests.

    Notes

    To appreciate this beautiful sanctuary of Apollo, it is necessary to walk uphill a gently sloped path known as the “Sacred Way”. Please wear flat and comfortable walking shoes and perhaps a hat for extra sun protection. Water bottles will be available at the gangway, please make sure you carry a bottle with you. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change.

    Duration

    4.5 hour(s)

    Price

    119 (USD)

  • Itea (Delphi) - Mountain Biking in Parnassos Wild Park

    Description

    Take a refreshing mountain bike ride within the National Park of Parnassos mountain. Board your private vehicle for a drive to Delphi site where just across Delphi Archaeological Museum you will pick up your bike to start your exploration together with your professional bike instructor. You will follow a unique descending path that combines both alpine landscapes and forest areas. You will also have the opportunity to stop for a picnic in the forest where you will taste local delicacies. At the end of your cycling you will be picked up by your private vehicle for your return drive to Itea pier and your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    Please wear comfortable clothing and good, closed toe shoes as well as sun screen. Guests should be in good physical condition in order to participate in this land adventure as it involves extensive biking on uneven terrain. Most of the biking is down hill. Several drinking stops will be made along the way. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. 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

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    169 (USD)

  • Dubrovnik - Adriatic Sea Adventure

    Description

    This is truly a unique adventure in this incredible port of call. Try it; we think you will like it! One of the famous sea explorers Jacques Costeau has voted the Dubrovnik Riviera on of the cleanest waters in the world today. Boarding a luxurious inflatable zodiac boat in the Old Town Port, you and a select few SeaDream guests will cruise along the Lokrum Island and the old city walls which look very impressive from the seaside. Admire the old city of Dubrovnik, take beautiful pictures and share them with friends and family back home. Sail along the Lapad Peninsula and passing close by the charming Grebeni Lighthouse toward Kolocep Island. Continue to the outer side of Kolocep island for the snorkeling in the Modra Spilja Cave. The adventure will proceed towards the other side of the island of Kolocep, settlement Donje Celo, which has a beautiful and very popular sandy beach. Here you will have free time to relax in the sun and swim or to ride on tubs through the beautiful bay of Donje Celo. A light lunch and drink will be served at seaside restaurant before returning to Dubrovnik and your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    Please wear a swim suite and to borrow a SeaDream Towel from the gangway. The price for this Land Adventure is based on the yacht being at anchor, and is subject to change should the yacht be at dockside and additional transportation must be engaged. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    4.5 hour(s)

    Price

    229 (USD)

  • Dubrovnik - Game of Thrones

    Description

    The Old Town is so stunningly striking that it seems to have leapt directly from the pages of George R. R Martin’s addictive series of novels and it is no coincidence that Dubrovnik was also a capital city in its own right – of the now extinct Republic of Ragusa. On this tour, you will be taken through all the parts of the Old City where some of the most memorable scenes from the ongoing cultural phenomenon were filmed, including: The Pile Gate where King Joffrey was faced with a citizens’ riot and pelted with dung. The Lovrijenac fort where the unsuccessful attack on King's Landing, known as the Battle of Blackwater, took place. The seemingly endless fortified walls will be seen from Lovrijenac fortress where Tyrion Lannister and Varys took a stroll. All of the filming locations and commentary from your local guide will be accompanied by large, A4-sized photos that show the screen-shot from the appropriate episode and what took place. Of course, the people of Dubrovnik are also fiercely proud of their own fascinating history which your guide will also inform you about, alongside the Game of Thrones commentary.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    109 (USD)

  • Dubrovnik - IMPORTANT NOTE FOR DUBROVNIK LAND ADVENTURES

    Description

    Important note regarding YLA availability Pre/Post Voyage: If this port is the embarkation port on your itinerary, this Yachting Land Adventure will not be available pre-voyage. If it is the debarkation port, please inquire when onboard as to the availability of the tour post-voyage.

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  • Hvar - Best of Both Worlds, Hvar Island & Town

    Description

    Should you remain in the town of Hvar, one of the best-preserved and historic towns along this coast? Or, should you explore the countryside of Hvar, one of the most beautiful islands in all of Croatia? The answer is easy, do both. Plus, this SeaDream Yachting Land Adventure also includes a visit to one of the islands most charming villages you would not want to miss "lovely Starigrad" which lies at the end of a long and scenic bay. Come, see the island and enjoy an informative and guided walk through the town of Hvar. The Island of Hvar is known throughout Croatia for its verdant color, fragrant air and mild island climate. She is a slim, green slice of land punctured by jagged inlets and sleepy villages. Two of the most charming and "rediscovered" Croatian towns along the Adriatic coast are yours to explore today. We begin from our anchorage off the Island of Hvar and tender into the town given the same name. Hvar is one of the Adriatic's most enchanting and well-preserved historic towns known for its fragrant heather, lavender, laurel and rosemary. Once an important harbor for Venice's Adriatic fleet from the late 12th to 18th centuries, you'll discover a fascinating array of sights within the thick- walled fortress town. Highlights include the Cathedral of St. Stephens with its treasury and bell tower, very distinct marks of the former Venetian rule. During our walk we will also check out the Arsenal, built in 1611 and housing Europe's oldest theater. Long before it was fashionable, the theater allowed the masses to buy seats in the pit, while the landed gentry sat in raised boxes. After a visit of Hvar on foot we will take a scenic 40-minute drive through the Island of Hvar to the seaside village of Starigrad, once the islands largest settlement dating back as far as the 2nd century BC. In Starigrad we will visit the Dominican Monastery, with its rich library containing priceless books and paintings. Upon our return to the town of Hvar we will stop at the Fortress above the Island for a magnificent view.

    Notes

    This land adventure includes a walking tour of Hvar and the village of Starigrad; wear flat and comfortable walking shoes. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. 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. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    99 (USD)

  • Hvar - Archipelago Kayak Adventure & Swim

    Description

    Hvar - the island of heather & lavender, laurel and rosemary. Make the most of your visit by combining your shore side visit with an offshore kayak and swimming exploration of the beautiful coastal scenery of the small islands just a short distance from Hvar. Delight in the scenery of hidden coves, secluded pebble beaches and caves. After reaching the beaches off the islands, the sparkling clear and warm clean waters of the Adriatic coast invite you for a refreshing swim. Departing by kayak from the town of Hvar, your local leader will guide you along the small picturesque island of Pokonji Do (lighthouse) and toward Mekicevica Bay. A stop will be made here for swimming and exploring before returning to Hvar by kayak. This is a secluded bay where a small fisherman's house was converted into a small cafe where one can have a refreshing drink or coffee and use the restroom.

    Notes

    Two-person kayaks will be provided. Combined rowing time is approximately 90 minutes. Time allowed for swimming is approximately 90 minutes. On both islands, there are cafe bars but no changing facilities. (You may wish to bring some cash for any drink purchases). We suggest you wear your bathing costume and a cover-up. Don't forget to bring protection from the sun. Water shoes (flip flops) are recommended. Please bring a towel and bottled water. Each kayak features a small waterproof storage. Lifejackets will be provided and must be worn. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. Final departure times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    3,5 hour(s)

    Price

    99 (USD)

  • Hvar - Secret Hvar

    Description

    The Island of Hvar boasts a mild climate and lush subtropical vegetation. With this guided land adventure you will visit the most beautiful parts of Hvar Island. You will get to see places rarely visited by tourists as even some of the locals don't know they exist - all completely inaccessible by regular buses or rental cars. H.O.T. off road vehicle is suitable for people of all ages and is one of the best ways of discovering the island's hidden charms. Drive through typical old villages, see outstanding scenery and capture the authentic Dalmatian charm of the island! Experience the untouched nature, climb the hills for beautiful panoramic views and then descend through olive groves and vineyards to the coast! Hvar is renowned for its beautiful valleys and picturesque bays but also for the indulgent lifestyle it has to offer. H.O.T. is the best possible way for you to discover the most precious hidden corners of Hvar, enjoy breathtaking scenery and taste some of that Mediterranean '''chill'!

    Notes

    Bumpy Roads & Spectacular Views. Walking which is included is over rough, uneven ground, therefore this adventure is not recommended for guests with limited mobility. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. Final departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    139 (USD)

  • Hvar - Sailing Hvar Archipelago

    Description

    Experience the Mediterranean 'chill' during this half-day Silver Shore Expedition sailing and snorkeling adventure. The Island of Hvar boasts a mild climate and lush subtropical vegetation. During this tour, visit the most beautiful parts of the island and see places rarely visited by tourists; even some of the locals don't know they exist - all completely inaccessible by regular tour activities. Pakleni Islands Sail: Sail from Hvar town to Pakleni Islands archipelago, a labyrinth of islands, stopping in several bays for swimming and snorkeling while letting the weather and winds guide you. Depending on the strength of the wind and general weather conditions, sail for approximately 30 to 45 minutes before reaching your first stop in one of the secluded bays surrounding the islands. Palmizana Bay: Slip in to the clear water to enjoy swimming or snorkeling before sailing on to your next stop at Palmizana Bay, where you may have the chance to visit the bay and if you wish, purchase a refreshment at one of popular bars or restaurants located in the bay. Lunch on Board: Lunch will be served on board your sailing vessel and will include cold buffet dishes consisting of different local island specialties of fish, vegetables and pasta. Hvar is renowned for its beautiful valleys and picturesque bays but also for the indulgent lifestyle it has to offer. This tour is the best possible way for you to discover the most precious hidden corners of Hvar.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. If you have not pre-booked this program, please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. Final departure times will be published onboard. We suggest that you wear your swim suit and a cover up.

    Duration

    5 hour(s)

    Price

    199 (USD)

  • Kotor - Tastes and Traditions of Montenegro

    Description

    You will start this Land Adventure by departing Kotor and the Old Town through a tunnel under the mountain peninsula Vrmac. After a short drive through Tivat municipality area, you will reach the Lustica peninsula. Stunning photo opportunities are all around. Our visit, to family Moric property and other parts of this village, will start in the olive grove where the welcome drink will be served. This is also an opportunity to learn about olive cultivation, the olive harvest and certain methods of olive oil production. Hereafter. you will proceed with a walk towards the village Tici and over there you will visit an old olive mill. In the mill you will have an educative explanation about the olive oil production. This is followed by olive oil tasting, diversity of home made food and drinks served in a form of a buffet. There will be homemade products and variety of drinks.

    Notes

    There is approximately 300m uneven terrain from the olive grove till the village. Please bring a hat and comfortable shoes. 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

    109 (USD)

  • Kotor - Brilliance of Boka Bay

    Description

    Your tour starts with a short walking tour of the old town in Kotor before you will join a coach ride to the small town of Perast. Perast is situated 12 km west from Kotor and represents the best preserved baroque area in the Adriatic. The town reached the highest point in it’s development in the 17th and 18th century along with the strengthening of it’s own navy. At that time the most beautiful buildings arose in this fortified town. The palaces of the famous naval captains from this area belong to the baroque style and they were built at the time of the navigation flourishing. There you will embark the local boat which will take you to the island of Our Lady of the Rocks, where you will visit one of the most beautiful churches in Montenegro. The baroque church was built on this artificial island in 1630. Inside the church you will see, among many interesting exhibits, an impressive marble altar built in 1796 by Antonio Capellano from Genoa. You will also visit the museum, which is full of many interesting items brought here by the visitors since the time the church was built. After visiting the island of Our Lady of the Rocks you will head back to Perast, where you will visit St Nicola's church which is witness of rich naval tradition of this part of Montenegro. On nice terrace overlooking the islands your refreshment will be served.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final departure times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    3,5 hour(s)

    Price

    89 (USD)

  • Rovinj - Istria Truffle Story

    Description

    An exclusive SeaDream experience awaits a small group of our guests today. Few areas of the world afford a real search for the "culinary gold" known as truffles, and most truffle farmers are extremely cautious of "trespassers" to protect their valuable crop. The best period to search for the truffles (white truffles) is between October to December, period of year between January to September is good for searching (black truffles) which is little bit lower quality than white truffles. You and your fellow lucky SeaDreamers will be leaving Rovinj by bus toward the Istria Peninsula Hinterland to the village of Paladini where you will meet with the Karlic Family (A grandfather, mother, grandchildren and dogs) at their Farm. The truffle business of the Karlić family from Paladini near Buzet was established last century by Mr Ivan Rašpolić, in 1966 to be exact. Back then Motovun forest was quite bigger than today. Both white and black truffles found in that area were considered to be among the best quality truffles in Istria. However, one of the richest truffle fields now lies at the bottom of the Butoniga lake! At the Farm, your host - Karlic Family - will give an introduction to the truffles and the history of truffles in Istra and their family. You will taste delicious products made of truffles all prepared by the family, including Istrian cheese with truffles, sausages with truffles, truffle patte, honey with truffles, olive oil with truffles. The highlight of tasting is a live interactive presentation of making famous Istrian “fritaja” scrambled eggs with truffles, when you will have the opportunity to join in cooking the fritaja. After tasting, your hosts will take you to a truffle hunt in their own woods where they grow and harvest black truffle. The truffles grow underground and are therefore invisible. However, their strong smell and of course trained dogs recognize them very well. After your truffle experience your land adventure will be going to a medieval town of Motovun. This captivating hilltop town is one of the characteristic symbols of the Istrian interior. The Romanesque-Gothic bell tower with a crenulated crown from the 13th century, standing next to the Parish Church of St. Stephen from the 17th century, dominates the town's historic core. In the central square is the Romanesque Municipal Palace, the largest secular building in Istria of that period surrounded by many other historic buildings. You will enjoy a walk of the town and some free time for exploring this beautiful town before continue your trip back to Rovinj and your SeaDream yacht. A lovely experience and a day that will be remembered!

    Notes

    While ever effort is made by the guides to locate truffles (they are invisible!), SeaDream cannot guarantee that they will be found! In an effort to make this Yachting Land Adventure a genuine truffle hunt, we have advised the guides not to 'plant' truffles in the hope that you will enjoy the authenticity of the experience and thrill of the hunt. The period from January through September is considered a good period to search for the black variety while October through December is a better period for white truffles. Please wear flat comfortable walking shoes and remember that you will be walking through forest and other natural surroundings where the path can be muddy. Should it be a hot & sunny day during your visit, please bring protection from the sun and extra water, which is available, complimentary, at the gangway. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. Final departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    6 hour(s)

    Price

    209 (USD)

  • Rovinj - Parenzana Bike Trail

    Description

    The Parenzana biking trail got its name from the famous railroad that connected Istria with the heartland of Austria-Hungary, and Poreč in Croatia with Trieste in Italy. The railroad brought great prosperity to the local inhabitants, which is why it’s mentioned with respect and nostalgia in stories even today. Parenzana’s route passes through the tame landscape of Istria which conceals a huge natural wealth. It is precisely through this famous railroad that used to be of life importance that many nature lovers have gotten to know the uniqueness and beauty of Istria, Croatia. The diversity of plant and wildlife in the lush forests will take you back to another time, and passages cut into massive rocks and deep chasms will remind you of nature’s magnificence, and leave no one with a sense of indifference. Because of the extraordinary significance of this landmark, the Parenzana bike trail was created, and is known today as the Trail of Health and Friendship because it connects three countries - Italy, Slovenia and Croatia. Join us for this active and incredibly scenic guided adventure!

    Notes

    Guests are requested to dress appropriately and to take extra water from the gangway. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    5.5 hour(s)

    Price

    109 (USD)

  • Rovinj - Great Wines of Istra

    Description

    Istra is known by its delicious truffles, virgin olive oil and great wines. Today you will visit a couple of famous and renowned wine producers in Istra region. The tour starts from the town of Rovinj where you will board your bus to start a scenic drive going inland in Istra, passing through picturesque small villages and hilltop towns before you will reach the village of Vizinade where the Arman Family produces their wine in their vinery. Above the River Mirna, in Narduci, the family tradition is passed down through the generations. Mr. Arman learned from his father, while his children are already preparing to inherit the family heritage. These are some of the best Istrian wines produced from the valuable terrain. The malvasia, chardonnay and the sauvignon blanc have received many awards and golden prizes. The blend of the traditional and modern approach in the production and the presentation of the wine is visible in the cellar of the Arman family which is surrounded by their vineyards. After an introduction of the wine production, your host, the owner of the cellar, will invite you to join him in tasting his wines. You will have an opportunity to choose among three varieties of wines the Arman family is producing and be able to enjoy homemade cheese and bread. From the Arman winery, you will drive west, where the town of Porec will be nearby. Although you will not stop in the town of Porec, you will stop in the village of Persurici where you will visit one of the most interesting new wineries in Istria. Misal Winery is a family owned business following their family’s centuries-old wine-growing and wine-making tradition. They started productions of natural sparkling wines in modest circumstances. At the beginning, the production was of limited scope with a total of a hundred bottles of one variety of sparkling wine. Creating the recognizable name of Misal, the family can today say that they are one of the largest producers of natural sparkling wine in Croatia. The annual production increased several times over, so nowadays they produce and bottle around 40 thousand bottles of sparkling wine yearly. Visit the winery and find out how sparkling wine is produced, interesting facts about the wine, and the differences between the varieties and how to pair them with certain foods. From Persurici, enjoy a short drive through the Istrian country-side to the village of Sveti Lovrec, where we visit the wine cellar of Matosevic Family – one of the most well-known Croatian Wine Producers. Mr. Matosevic used to say – “Our wine story is not usual and it is not a product of a hundred years old tradition. We are new. We started making wine as a hobby!” After spending some time with the Matosevic family, you are invited to sample their wines, accompanied by some home-made cheese and smoked ham. From there, you will board your coaches and continue back to Rovinj full of great Istrian wines and stories to share.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. 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

    5 hour(s)

    Price

    209 (USD)

  • Corinth Canal (Transit) - Transiting The Corinth Canal

    Description

    So narrow! So dramatic! You'll understand why SeaDream says "expect the unexpected" as your yacht transits the Corinth Canal. The Corinth Canal was built in the late nineteenth century and created a new sea route by linking the Corinthian and Saronic Gulfs. Until that time, ships sailing between the Aegean and the Adriatic had had to circumnavigate the Peloponnese Peninsula adding about 185 nautical miles to their voyage. However, in antiquity the Greeks had devised a way of solving the problem of communications between the two seas. In the late seventh or early sixth century BC, the tyrants of Corinth constructed a paved road called the Diolkos, which led from Schinous on the Saronic Gulf to Poseidonia on the Gulf of Corinth. The Dioikos was 3- 3.5 m. wide, and it was paved with blocks of limestone set in a deep layer of sand and gravel. Along this ran the olkos vehicle on which ships were borne overland from one side of the Isthmus to the other. Sections of the Diolkos can still be seen today; the deep parallel ruts in the road, 1.50 m. apart, are the marks left by the wheels of the olkos. The ancient Greeks had of course, considered the possibility of digging a canal through the Isthmus. The first to look into the matter was Periander, tyrant of Corinth, who drew up a plan for a canal in 602 BC. Subsequent planners included Demetrius Poliorcetes, Julius Caesar and Caligula. These plans were later adopted by Nero, who in 67 AD announced to the spectators at the Isthmian Games that he was going to join the two seas by digging a canal through the Isthmus; indeed, he went so far as to cut the first turf himself, with a golden pick, and to carry the first basket of earth on his back. But his plans came to nothing, as did those of Herodes Atticus, the Byzantines and the Venetians in later times. The canal we see today was built in 1882 -1893 by Greek and French engineers using the most advanced machinery of the day. General supervision of the enormous undertaking was in the hands of General Stepan Tupp, aide-de-camp to the King of Italy. The project was completed by the Greek Corinth Canal Company. The canal is 6,343 m. in length. It has a width of 24.60 m. at surface level and 21.30 m. at the seabed, and in some places its sides are 79 m. high. The canal is crossed by road and railway bridges, while communications between Central Greece and the Peloponnese are also served by two ferries in the form of submersible bridges, one at either end (Poseidonia and Isthmia).

    Notes

    Duration

    N/A hour(s)

    Price

    N/A (USD)

  • Rab - Streets of Rab (visit to Rab Crossbowmen Association)

    Description

    The small town of Rab was once encircled by medieval walls in the 12th century. Today, parts of the walls can still be seen along the cliffs, and in a few places close to the harbor. The historic town was founded in Roman times along a narrow tongue of land, so when travelers approached from the sea, they could see it proudly atop the head of the bay. Many were impressed by the town’s ancient ramparts towering above the sea and admired the sails of numerous ships in her sheltered harbor as well as the four campaniles, which are still the town’s most conspicuous landmarks. Rab is truly a town of rare charm packed with fine old houses and other interesting buildings. Your guided walking adventure will show you some of the finest features of this lovely town, including a view of the Cathedral, a three-nave basilica dedicated to the 12th century St. Mary. Further in the town, you will visit the Church of Justina with its fine Museum of Sacral Art. Along the walk you will also have the opportunity to see the finest buildings in town, including the Church of St. John the Baptist and ruins of the ancient basilica, the Princes Palace, and the sculptures of Draga and Kaliforni in the town’s main square, just to mention a few. Visit to the Association of Rab Crossbowmen: The Association of the Crossbowmen of the Island of Rab was founded on 15 February 1995 while the Knight Games were restored in the same year, precisely on October 28. Since then, as many as 143 tournaments of knights have been held on the island of Rab, in many Croatian towns and abroad. The association includes 156 members divided into groups such as crossbowmen, trumpeters, buglers, flag bearers, dancers, music players, gunners and squires. The games take place in the town of Rab and in some twin towns such as San Marino and Königsbrunn on Victory Day (May 9), Statehood Day (June 25),St. Christopher’s Day (July 27) and Feast of Assumption (August 15). The costumes of the crossbowmen and trumpeters of Rab were designed by costume designer Dijana Boureek of the Croatian National Theatre of Zagreb based on a scientific study of Dr. Jelka Radauš Ribarić. The crossbows were made by the crossbowmen themselves with the assistance of crossbowmen of San Marino (Balestrieri). They weigh from 18 to 25 kg. The target (cocoon-like) should be hit from a distance of 36.5 m by an arrow weighing 0.15 kg. The flags symbolize the fraternities of Rab, i.e. the counties and town of Rab, whereas the leading flag is the flag of the Republic of Croatia. The trumpets were designed in Italian workshops at special request while the canons were made in Croatian workshops.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    2.25 hour(s)

    Price

    59 (USD)

  • Rab - Tastes of Rab

    Description

    Enjoy a guided walk through the town and to the Vilma bakery. The Vilma Bakery was founded in 1996 by Brna Vilma and family. Back then there was only one employee while today there are ten or more during the peak season. For the last ten years it is hard to find a tourist fair representing Rab or festivities where the famous Cake of Rab is not served. This unique delicacy comes in most cases from Vilma Bakery. The late Božo Sokolić was a legendary baker in Rab and Vilma's teacher after he revealed an old recipe he got from Benedictine Monastery nuns. It is the nuns who helped save the recipe intact and available for generations to come. The cake originated in Venice and was immediately accepted on the island of Rab as it was allegedly rich with almonds back in the time. See the production process and enjoy the cake before the adventure continues by coach to Natura Rab. Natura Rav production is a family-run business. They see their prospects in mobile ecological bee-keeping on the southern part of Rab island in the village of Barbat and on the sea-facing slopes of the mountain Kapela and the nature park Velebit. The farming house, with its space and technology, integrates the process of gathering, enriching and packing honey and other agricultural produce. Enjoy a visit to the factory and taste the Bio products before the adventure continues to the Juresa winery. Jureša family vineyard and winery are located near the famous beach Pudarica on the Island of Rab near Barbat. Is there a better way to get to know the soul of locals than to try the fruits of labor of their hands; premium red wine! ''Plavac Mali'' and ''Merlot'' are the two most famous wine varieties in the vineyard. Jureša family is also famous for its restaurants ''Leut'' which is located by the beach in Barbat. Restaurant ''Leut'' is widely known for the preparation of food with spices and vegetables grown in an organic way (vegetables and fruits are grown in the vineyard). Enjoy in wine tasting before returning back to the old town and the yacht.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    129 (USD)

  • Piran - Home of The Lipizzaner Horses

    Description

    Many of you will have heard of the famous white horses of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. Established during the Austrian Empire in 1572, it is the oldest riding school of its kind in the world. The school uses exclusively the Lipizzaner horse which for many years came from the Lipica Stud Farm in the picturesque Karst region of western Slovenia which was part of the Austrian Empire at the time. The stud farm was founded in 1580 and, today, is a jewel among the cultural and historical monuments of the Republic of Slovenia. For over four centuries, the Lipica Stud Farm has nurtured the tradition of breeding and selecting thoroughbred horses. In the period after World War II, Lipica established its own classical riding school and has successfully performed with its horses at various equestrian events all over the world. The tour to the Lipica Stud Farm is a unique experience to admire the white horses. Their elegance and beauty will capture your attention with kindness and grace. A professional guide will introduce us to the historical background. On arrival at the stable we will be able to view a training session of the school horses. The tour will include a guided visit of the stables and free time to explore the venue on your own. After the visit our coach will drive us through pleasant countryside back to Piran.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    4.5 hour(s)

    Price

    169 (USD)

  • Piran - Ljubljana - Discover the Capital City on Foot

    Description

    Depart the pier for the scenic, 1.5-hour drive to Ljubljana. Upon arrival to the charming capital city, begin your guided walking tour of this historic city. Along the way, marvel at all five millenniums of Ljubljana's history. Highlights include the remains of the Roman 'Emona', a glorious medieval castle, numerous old city squares with Baroque buildings boasting uneven rooftops, richly-decorated façades and portals, and the vast Tivoli Park, which extends to the city center. From here, continue past the Triple Bridge, Prešeren Square, Open-Air Market, medieval Town Hall, Baroque-style Robba's Fountain, and many other hidden architectural gems. Ljubljana is rather small and compact and therefore perfect to explore on foot. Following your walking tour, free time is made available for independent exploration, lunch and browsing the many market stalls and shops. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 1.5-hour drive back to the pier.

    Notes

    Please wear good walking shoes. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. Final departure times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    5,5 hour(s)

    Price

    139 (USD)

  • Piran - Biking the Parenzana Trail

    Description

    Parenzana - The trail of health and friendship. This trail that runs along the former narrow-gauge Parenzana railway line, used to connect Trieste, Italy and Porec, Croatia and has become a symbol of friendship linking the Slovene, Italian, and Croatian municipalities. Suitable for walking, jogging, or bicycling, anyone can enjoy it because there are several test stops where visitors can take a break. The Parenzana trail runs through old towns and villages, beside the sea, among vineyards and olive groves, through short and lit tunnels, across valleys, and over hills. The tour starts directly at the pier with the greeting of your guide, who will deliver all the needed equipment. Slowly, when everyone is ready, the tour will proceed towards its final destination. Passing Portoroz, the next stop will be at the salt fields of Strunjan and Izola. After a short visit, you will return to Portoroz for a final snack of local delicacies, before returning back to the ship with a transfer.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. 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

    4,5 hour(s)

    Price

    89 (USD)

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