Nice to Civitavecchia (Rome)

Nice to Civitavecchia (Rome)

May 25, 2020 to May 29, 2020

4 Days

SeaDream I

12022

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
May 25, 2020 Nice,
France
2 PM - 4 PM
(Embarkation)
Evening
May 26, 2020 Portofino,
Italy
Morning Evening
May 27, 2020 Portoferraio, Elba,
Italy
Morning Late Evening
May 28, 2020 Porto Santo Stefano,
Italy
Morning Evening
May 29, 2020 Civitavecchia (Rome),
Italy
Morning 8 AM - 10 AM
(Disembarkation)

Ports

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Porto Santo Stefano

    Porto Santo Stefano is a seaport 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 Ercole 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. Guests may want to bike ride to Porto Ercole or for the really energetic to the old convent on top of the mountain which has spectacular views of the coast line as well as Giglio and Gianutri. 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).

  • 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.


Suites & Staterooms

*Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees: $244 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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  • Portofino - Cinque Terre with Lunch at Buranco Winery

    Description

    Discover Monterosso, one of the villages in Italy’s famous Cinque Terre – "The Five Lands' on this featured Yachting Land Adventure. The rugged and picturesque region of Cinque Terre National Park is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travel by boat and bus, along seaside cliffs, see terraced vineyards, travel past secluded coves to get to this ultimate destination. You will arrive at the village of Monterosso and receive a guided tour with free time included to explore and discover the romance and majesty of this Italian Riviera village. This Yachting Land Adventure also takes you to a stunning winery among the scenic hillside to view the vineyard, lemon grove, and the forest surrounding the property. In this idyllic venue you will savor extraordinary wines accompanied by a lunch of seasonal and local dishes. Be sure to bring your camera to capture these memories of your day in Monterosso and the world-famous Cinque Terre.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, some have limited capacity. Cinque Terre is one of the most popular sites to visit, so book early to avoid disappointment.

    All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. The sea portion can be replaced by land transportation if sea conditions do not allow. Driving time to Monterosso is approximately 1 hour depending upon traffic conditions. Final departure time will be announced on board.

    Duration

    6.5 hour(s)

    Price

    289 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Portofino - Portofino Stroll with Private Cocktails at Castle Brown

    Description

    Portofino is known as the resort of the rich and famous, but there is more to see here than just people. As you come ashore today join your guide for a 10-minute walk to Castle Brown which overlooks, from above the Gulf of Tigullio, the seafaring village of Portofino, one of the most beautiful and famous places in the world.

    Explore Castle Brown, with its Mediterranean garden rich of flowers, pergolas and rose gardens together with a breathtaking view over the bay. Examine the bas-reliefs and revivalist architectural features in marble and slate and majolica tiles. There is also a great triptych work of art from the Sixteenth century and carved marble figures from the thirteenth century.

    After exploring the Castle, pause for an exclusive aperitif for SeaDream guests only in the castle Soldier’s room, offering a spectacular view of the gulf while toasting to the moment. Then follow your guide to the Church of St. George, where the bones of the dragon-slaying saint are buried. Visit the church, admire the view and take some pictures of the gulf before proceeding to the exclusive Piazzetta, where your guide, after a brief introduction will depart. You may return to the yacht at your leisure since there is continuous tender service back to the ship.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure time will be announced on board.

    If the venue is not available due to circumstances beyond our control, a similar venue may be substituted based upon availability.

    Duration

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    159 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Portofino - Kayaking Portofino Bay

    Description

    Paddle along the beautiful coastline of Portofino's Marine Protected Area on this fun kayaking adventure. Your guide will greet you at the tender pier and take you to a private minivan, for a brief transfer to the nearby Kayaking Club. The instructor will welcome you and provide an orientation including environmental guide, kayaking techniques
    and then test your skills in the water to determine the most enjoyable course for the group.

    First everyone will paddle to Paraggi's Bay, forbidden to boat traffic; this is an ideal place to be enjoyed from the sea. Then, coasting along Niasca Bay, you reach Portofino's small harbor where, the most curious, can zigzag through the traditional Ligurian fishing boats. Continue traveling past small inlets, wild cliffs, caves and solitary beaches mostly only accessible from the sea. The next destination is Olivetta Beach, for a view of the prominent Portofino Lighthouse. After this pause, the course takes you toward Niasca Beach, admiring continually the seabed and the wonderful coast section where trees seem to dip into the sea. Once back at the club, your guide will escort you back to the transfer and yacht waiting in Portofino

    Notes

    Please note: Guests have an opportunity to swim at the stops if desired. Please bring your snorkel gear from the yacht if you plan to snorkel and wear your swim clothes plus bring a towel. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    299 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Portoferraio, Elba - Napoleon's Exile and Elba Tastings

    Description

    Follow your guide for a stroll along the Medicean Darsena with its yachts and typical shops before entering the town center through the Sea Gate of the Medicean Fortresses. Built by the Archiduke of Florence in 1548, the Cosimo de Medici fortress was built to defend and fortify the town of Portoferraio.

    Along the route, admire the 15th century Palazzo Comunale, where Napoleon resided for a few days during his first exile in 1814. Then leave the main square of Portoferraio and walk towards the House of Napoleon “Villa I Mulini ”, so called because of windmills that once stood on the site of the villa. A variety of rooms are open to the public including the study, reception hall, the apartment of Napoleon’s sister Pauline, Napoleon’s bedroom and the library. Also see the outside gardens where the emperor used to spend much of his time while in exile.

    From the House of Napoleon, continue along the narrow cobblestone path that leads to the upper part of town. This is a magical location for a wine tasting and some local specialties.Cheers and Saluti!

    Notes

    An outside visit of Villa I Mulini will be offered if the villa is closed to the open public when the yacht calls. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure time will be announced on board.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    159 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Portoferraio, Elba - Elba Island Snorkel Adventure

    Description

    Discover the Mediterranean Sea life with this snorkeling adventure from Elba Island. Renowned for the beauty and variety of its seabed’s, Elba boasts an extraordinary richness of marine flora and fauna. A short transfer brings you to the snorkeling site where you get into your gear and set out to discover the rocky outlets and the sandy ocean floor. Keep an eye out for green posidonia, red gorgonians, black coral and sometimes the rare red coral can be found. See the typical fish of the Mediterranean: eels, groupers, dentex and blue fish, starfish, shrimp and lobsters, including the rare sunfish. Elba is a paradise for snorkeling lovers. Once you're in Elba and see the beautiful clear blue water you'll have an itch to see underneath. Definitely give this one a try!

    Notes

    Operation is subject to weather and sea conditions. Be sure wear your swimming suit under your clothes, bring a towel, sunscreen, hat, change of clothes. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    229 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Porto Santo Stefano - Wine Tasting at Conti di San Bonifacio Wine Resort

    Description

    Ride through the Maremma landscape to reach the wine resort, Conti di San Bonifacio, nestled between the Maremma hills and the plains of the Tuscan coastline.

    The garden vineyard and boutique Cantina produces beautifully crafted wines, made with passion and authenticity with the expertise of their winemaker. Decanter gold medal winner, second-best Syrah in the world, third best organic wine in the world.

    Notes

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

    5 hour(s)

    Price

    239 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Porto Santo Stefano - Scenic Tuscany, Mosaic Statue Garden and Vistas

    Description

    Enjoy drives through scenic Tuscan countryside and a visit to the unique mosaic statue garden by Catherine Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle. The artist was born in France's Neuilly-sur-Seine. Catherine creates a space she describes as a "small Eden where man and nature meet each other". The statues are inspired by a deck of 22 Major Arcana tarot cards in a style inspired by the beautiful Park Gűell by Antoni Gaudì in Barcellona, Spain. Catherine chose a small plot of land in the wild Maremma, located in Gravicchio, just a few kilometers away from Capalbio.

    She created and personally built the great statues for the garden - the 22 Major Arcana have a steel soul covered by concrete and decorated with mirrors, coloured glass and ceramics. She worked at this colossal work for over 17 years, collaborating with many important contemporary artists, including her husband Jean Tinguely. The sculptures represent the personal artist's view of the symbolic and esoteric Tarots cards, one of her passions. Their arrangement in the park is impressive and evocative, like the expression of the artist's life story. The Empress is probably the most representative sculpture: portrayed as a large woman-sphinx, this artistic house was also where Niki lived while working on the garden. The Justice, englobing a sculpture by Jean Tinguely representing iniquity imprisoned by a huge lock, and then the Tree of Life, whose branches are snakes and whose trunk is covered by designs and texts by the artist. You may also admire The Devil, The Magician, The Sun, The Wheel of Fortune and all the other Major Arcana.

    After the visit of this magic park, drive to the medieval city of Capalbio for 45 minutes time to enjoy a stroll on the city walls or a coffee in town. Enjoy the incredible view from the city-walls that surround entirely the historical village down onto the valley and seashore just few miles away.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure time will be announced on board.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    159 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure

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


Testimonials

Exceptional food. Interesting menu options. A delight every lunch & dinner. Mrs Lydia Watson PinneyMidland, Michigan
I hate Commercial Cruises. So I reluctantly signed up for a SeaDream, and after a week on the boat, I could not think of one thing that was not done to perfection. The food was great, the staff was spectacular, and having only 50 couples made this a private yacht cruise. I have signed up for my second cruise, and probably will only Yacht with SeaDream in my future. Pat McGroganFernandina Beach, Florida