The French & Italian Islands Rediscovered

The French & Italian Islands Rediscovered

Civitavecchia (Rome) to Civitavecchia (Rome)

Aug 12, 2023 to Aug 19, 2023

7 Days

SeaDream I

12331

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Aug 12, 2023 Civitavecchia (Rome),
Italy
2 PM - 4 PM
(Embarkation)
Evening
Aug 13, 2023 Porto Santo Stefano,
Italy
Morning Evening
Aug 14, 2023 Portoferraio, Elba,
Italy
Morning Evening
Aug 15, 2023 Portovenere (Cinque Terre),
Italy
Morning Evening
Aug 16, 2023 Portofino,
Italy
Morning Late Evening
Aug 17, 2023 Calvi, Corsica,
France
Morning Evening
Aug 18, 2023 Bonifacio, Corsica,
France
Morning Evening
Aug 19, 2023 Civitavecchia (Rome),
Italy
Morning 8 AM - 10 AM
(Disembarkation)

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 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Calvi, Corsica

    Calvi located on the northwest coast of Corsica in the Haute-Corse department of France. Some have speculated that Christopher Columbus came from Calvi, which at the time was part of the Genoese Empire. SeaDream has an option to dock in the heart of town or anchor off the marina to offer marina possibilities. As most of the main sites are just a stone throw away, we have arranged a guided walking land adventure. Other options include the popular Villages of Corsica adventure, Golf, mountain biking or relaxing on the beach.

  • Bonifacio, Corsica

    Bonifacio is one of our favorite arrivals! As we approach, the Captain navigates along the limestone cliffs giving guests a sea view of incredible Bonifacio as well as the great Aragon steps leading to the water’s edge. Shortly after the pilot will embark and the Captain will turn the yacht around and back into this very impressive fjord-like marina. This could be one of our highest rated arrivals as the guests always find it both impressive and awe inspiring.


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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  • Civitavecchia (Rome) - Transfers / Private Arrangements / Pre and Post Stays / Accommodations - Civitavecchia, Italy

    Description

    Our Destination Specialists “Aloschi Bros” can assist with making your pre-arranged transfers, hotels accommodations and any other personalized pre or post cruise arrangements for your SeaDream cruise embarking or disembarking from Civitavecchia, Italy.

    Bookings can be made directly on this website:
    <a href="https://transfer.aloschibros.com" target="_blank">https://transfer.aloschibros.com</a>

    If you have any questions, please contact Aloschi Bros directly:
    Email: rome@aloschibros.com
    Phone: +39.06.420.20.498

    Notes

    Duration

    N/A hour(s)

    Price

    (USD)

  • Porto Santo Stefano - Porto Santo Stefano Stroll

    Description

    Discover the identity of Porto Santo Stefano on this walking tour that will unveil their historical secrets and traditions of this picturesque small Tuscan village.

    Porto Santo Stefano is the largest seaport town of Monte Argentario, where you can find a picturesque bay with an old port, a lively marina with yachts, restaurants and shops and colourful houses perched on the promontory. Because of its good geographical location, it has been inhabited since ancient times and the Romans left significant traces of their presence, including the remains of the baths of Domitian. The Spanish Fort, a military structure that was built by the Spanish between the end of the 16th and the start of the 17th century, overlooks the historical centre of the town and was completely restored in the second half of the last century. Today it hosts the Museum of Axe Masters and other displays that include local archaeological artefacts. Explore on foot the little town with your guide that will trace the local history for you and end up your visit with a taste of delicious genuine gelato.

    Notes

    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

    2.5 hour(s)

    Price

    59 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Porto Santo Stefano - Wine Estate and Wine Tasting

    Description

    Discover the prestigious wines of the Maremma region on this Yachting Land Adventure to a famous wine estate in Tuscany.

    Board a vehicle and drive through the Maremma landscape to reach the famous wine resort, Val Delle Rose Winery which is nestled between the Maremma hills and the plains of the Tuscan coastline. There is a garden vineyard and boutique Cantina producing beautifully crafted wines, made with passion and authenticity with the expertise of their winemaker.

    Since 1893, the Cecchi family and brand has been synonymous with viticulture, both in Italy and worldwide. Cecchi considers protecting the environment a duty for those who work in the agricultural field. Territories are to be considered a heritage that must be defended and respected. Thus, for this winery, the word “sustainability” takes on a true and hard-working character, driven by two well-defined policies: on one hand, the safeguard and improvement of the company, agricultural and environmental heritage; on the other hand, the reclamation and employment of new technologies that, moreover, allow the minimization of both energy consumption and natural resources necessary during production. At the time of its acquisition, Val delle Rose consisted of 25 hectares under vines. The Family carried out a small farming revolution, which went not only to improve the agricultural techniques but also the wine-ageing ones. With the enormous potential of the terroir, the company extended the land under vines up to about 100 hectares. Here, the star varietal is Sangiovese, and you will have the opportunity of tasting this and other vintages with nibbles from this famous wine resort on your Yachting Land Adventure.

    Notes

    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

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    259 (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

    239 (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
  • Portovenere (Cinque Terre) - Carrara Marble Jeep Discovery

    Description

    See the initial stages of new masterpieces in Carrara Marble on this adventure by 4X4 to Fantiscritti Quarry.

    Travel from the coast by coach on a scenic 90-minute drive admiring the picturesque villages enroute to the rich Apuane Mountains. Upon arrival at the quarry, you will hop into a 4x4 and climb deeper into the quarry area where you will learn about the marble extraction and treatment processes. Carrara marble is one of the most valuable marbles in the world. These quarries have been in use since Roman times and have provided marble for Roman houses and been exported around the world from the ancient Roman harbor of Luni. Famous artists have personally come here to select their marble for their future masterpieces, including Nicola and Giovanni Pisano, as well as Michelangelo Buonarotti.

    While visiting this historic quarry; see how the ¨Carrarini¨ (marble workers) operate and how they live their daily lives. After discovering the quarry by 4x4, you will stop for a lunch of local specialties including a regional favorite the Lardo di Colonnata crouton. Be sure to admire the scenic Tuscan and Ligurian countryside during the return trip to Portovenere.

    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

    6 hour(s)

    Price

    279 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Portovenere (Cinque Terre) - Cinque Terre Discovery & Ligurian Winery

    Description

    Explore three of the Cinque Terre villages: Monterosso, Manarola, and Rio Maggiore on this full day Yachting Land Adventure including lunch and Wine Tasting at the charming Buranco Ligurian Winery.

    Cinque Terre is a National Park and territory protected by UNESCO, with beautiful terraces and stunning vineyards. The scenery also includes spectacular sea cliffs with small inlets and enchanting beaches among interesting coastal rock formations distinguishing this area a natural "work of art." Start out this Yachting Land Adventure with a scenic drive by minibus to the furthest village of Monterosso. Upon arrival you will receive a guided tour of this famous village, followed by free time to explore independently.

    Afterward, you will travel to the stunning hillside Buranco Winery for a traditional Ligurian wine tasting. Take in the magnificent views of the coast as you relax sipping the fine wine. This is one of those locations in the world where you say to yourself, “hey I could stay here all day”. That is why we decided to extend the stay and have lunch here too including a meal of delicious Ligurian specialties!

    Now satisfied, you will be ready to continue this scenic Cinque Terre drive to Manarola; probably the oldest and second smallest of the five villages. Feel free to follow the guide on an orientation tour; or independently explore this second Cinque Terre village on the itinerary.

    Reboard the minibus for the final destination, the picturesque fishing village of Rio Maggiore. Dating from the early thirteenth century, this is the southernmost village of the Cinque Terre. Located on the shoreline with a small beach and wharf framed tower houses, this village has numerous restaurants, bars and shops to discover. You are sure to enjoy your time here, capturing the last images of Cinque Terre before the ride back to your yacht in Portovenere.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. Cinque Terre is one of the most popular sites to visit in Italy, therefore please book on the Seadream.com website, or onboard, early to avoid disappointment.

    All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure time will be announced on board.

    Duration

    9 hour(s)

    Price

    329 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Portovenere (Cinque Terre) - Portovenere Stroll and Culinary Treats

    Description

    Discover the UNESCO beauty of Portovenere on a delightful walking tour enriched with culinary tastings.

    Meet your guide at the tender pier and start the exploration of this wonderful village. Pass under an ancient arch to enter the Caruggio, and lively main street of the village. Proceed to the Church of St Peter and see the castle and cemetery. Take in the picturesque architectural forms of the Genoese-Gothic style, with its black and white marble. After an informative walking tour; you will stop for a tasting of typical products from the Ligurian region before returning to your yacht.

    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

    2.5 hour(s)

    Price

    79 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • 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

    369 (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

    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

    249 (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 will be substituted based upon availability.

    Duration

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    159 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure

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Testimonials

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