Enchanting Greece, Sicily & Malta

Enchanting Greece, Sicily & Malta

Athens (Piraeus) to Valletta

Aug 3, 2024 to Aug 11, 2024

8 Days

SeaDream I

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As you journey from ancient Athens to the breathtaking landscapes of Malta, explore the best of the idyllic Greek Islands, with a dramatic transit through Nero’s Corinth Canal. Call on the whitewashed Greek isle of Santorini, an idyllic respite in the Aegean Sea’s Cyclades. Discover the charming harbor town of Hydra; historic Itea, your gateway to the UNESCO-awarded archeological site of Delphi; and the quaint fishing village of Fiskardo, Kefalonia. Sail to Sicily’s Taormina, your path to Mt. Etna, and Gozo Island, defined by its green hills, turquoise-fringed pools, limestone cliffs, and ancient historical spots. Before disembarking, spend an evening in Valletta, the crossroads of the Mediterranean.

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Aug 03, 2024 Athens (Piraeus),
Greece
2 PM - 4 PM
(Embarkation)
Evening
Aug 04, 2024 Santorini,
Greece
Morning Evening
Aug 05, 2024 Hydra,
Greece
Morning Evening
Aug 06, 2024 Corinth Canal (Transit),
Greece
Morning Morning
Aug 06, 2024 Itea (Delphi),
Greece
Afternoon Evening
Aug 07, 2024 Fiskardo, Kefalonia,
Greece
Morning Evening
Aug 08, 2024 At Sea
Aug 09, 2024 Taormina (Etna) Sicily,
Italy
Morning Evening
Aug 10, 2024 Mgarr Harbour, Gozo,
Malta
Morning Afternoon
Aug 10, 2024 Valletta,
Malta
Evening Overnight
Aug 11, 2024 Valletta,
Malta
8 AM - 10 AM
(Disembarkation)

Ports

  • Athens (Piraeus)
    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!

  • Santorini
    Santorini

    Santorini, officially named Thira, is the southernmost Greek island that is within the Cyclades archipelago, in the southern Aegean Sea. Part of the regional unit Thira, the municipality of Santorini is comprised of the island Santorini, Therasia, and other uninhabited islands of Christiana, Palaia Kameni, Aspronisi, and Nea Kameni. The geological history of Santorini is quite complex due to the area’s volcanism and is currently a water-filled caldera: a rectangular lagoon that is surrounded by three steep cliffs. The name Santorini is a contraction of the name Santa Irini, which is based on an ancient cathedral found in the island’s village of Perissa. This name was given by the Latin Empire in the 13th Century. During the Ottoman Empire, Santorini was called “Santurin” or “Santoron”, and in early times, it was named Kalliste, Strongyle, and Thera. Santorini is the site of the Minoan Eruption (also known as the Thera Eruption), one of the largest eruptions ever in recorded history. The origins of Plato’s story of Atlantis is believed to have a connection to this eruption that destroyed the early settlements on what was formerly a single island. The descriptions found of Plato’s Atlantis strongly resembles Thera, and with seismological, archaeological, and volcanological evidence, these claims are further supported. There is also speculation that the eruption is related to the Exodus of the Israelites, as well as causing the plagues described in the Bible in ancient Egypt. The economy is sustained by two principal industries: tourism and agriculture, and has recently been voted as one of the world’s most beautiful islands in various outlets such as the Traveler’s Choice Awards in 2015. The wine industry in Santorini is becoming more relevant as well, made up of Assyrtiko, Athiri and Aidani grape varieties, which is best exemplified in Vinsanto (“holy wine”) which contains all three Aegean varietals. Although Santorini is highly arid, it’s unique ecology and climate allows it to grow unique and prized produce, such as cherry tomatoes, Lathyrus clymenum (a legume), and capers. Thus, tourists indulge in local specialties such as Brantada, Fava, and the traditional dish Santorinio Sfougato.

  • Hydra
    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.

  • Corinth Canal (Transit)
    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.

  • Itea (Delphi)
    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.

  • Fiskardo, Kefalonia
    Fiskardo, Kefalonia

    Fiskardo is a village located about 54 km north of Argostoli and a district of the city of Erisos.The coast around Fiskardo is mainly rocky with numerous pebble-beached coves. There are numerous viewpoints in the area around the village that offer panoramic views of the Ionian Sea including Daskalio island, Ithaca, northwestern Aetolia-Acarnania and the island of Lefkada.

  • At Sea
    At Sea

  • Taormina (Etna) Sicily
    Taormina (Etna) Sicily

    SeaDream yachts anchor in the bay of Giardini Naxos and offer fantastic views of recently awarded UNESCO Natural Site of Mt. Etna (2013) as well as Taormina perched on the cliffside. Shuttle bus service has been arranged to transport guests from Giardini Naxos to the entrance gate of Taormina town. For the SeaDream active guests, office led hikes and bike rides could also transport you to Taormina town or continue up to Castelmola which provides amazing views of the surrounding areas. Perhaps the “must do” adventure here would be to ascend Mt. Etna with your fellow SeaDreamers. Kindly check the Land Adventure tab for the specifics. Other options include an incredible and authentic feast at the Godfather Villa. This “SeaDream Exclusive” Land Adventure requires a high minimum to operate, but it’s worth every penny! As we are anchored and if conditions allow, we will offer water sports both in the morning and in the afternoon. Multo Bene!

  • Mgarr Harbour, Gozo
    Mgarr Harbour, Gozo

  • Valletta
    Valletta

    Valletta, The Fortress City, is Malta's capital city: a living, working city, the administrative and commercial heart of the Islands. Valletta is named after its founder, the respected Grand Master of the Order of St. John, Jean Parisot de la Valette. The magnificent fortress city grew on the arid rock of Mount Sceberras peninsula, which rises steeply from two deep harbours, Marsamxett and Grand Harbour. Ottoman forces numbering 40,000 laid siege to the island from May to September 1565, without success. The heavily outnumbered army of 700 knights and around 8000 Maltese regular troops took refuge in the fortified town on the Grand Harbour. Started in 1566, the city of Valletta was completed, with its impressive bastions, forts, and cathedral, in the astonishingly short time of 15 years. The city is busy by day, yet retains a timeless atmosphere. The grid of narrow streets boasts some of Europe's finest art works, churches and palaces. Walking around Valletta you'll come across an intriguing historical site around every corner: votive statues, niches, fountains and coats of arms high up on parapets. Narrow side streets are full of tiny quaint shops and cafes, while Valletta's main streets are lined with larger international branded shops for fashion, music, jewelry and much more.


Suites & Staterooms

*Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees: $488 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) - Transfers / Private Arrangements / Pre and Post Stays / Accommodations - Piraeus (Athens), Greece

    Description

    Our Destination Specialists “STAT S.A.” 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 Piraeus (Athens), Greece.

    If you have any questions, please contact STAT S.A. directly:
    Email: g.gonis@stathellas.gr (or) d.tatanis@stathellas.gr
    Cell phone: +30 6977 90 1956 (or) +30 6983136972

    Address:
    STAT S.A.
    35-39 , Akti Miaouli
    Piraeus, GREECE 18535

    Notes

    Duration

    N/A hour(s)

    Price

    (USD)

  • Santorini - Akrotiri Archaeological Site & Oia Village

    Description

    On this land adventure, discover the picturesque village of Oia and one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Mediterranean: Akrotiri Archaeological site. Could Akrotiri be the lost city of Atlantis?

    One of the reasons Santorini has attracted the world’s attention is the excavation at Akrotiri, which reclaimed a whole prehistoric Minoan city from the volcanic ash. The prehistoric site of Akrotiri is on the south-western tip of the island and was discovered in 1967 by Professor Spyros Marinatos. The city was buried by the Theran volcanic eruption in the middle of the second millennium BC.

    Over the years, excavations have brought into light a remarkably well-preserved site with two and three-story homes decorated with marvelous wall paintings and frescoes, an advanced drainage system and many interesting objects, artwork, pottery and furniture which give a picture of a society which was very well organized and at the peak of prosperity. This was interrupted suddenly by the eruption of the volcano, which buried the entire city. An ambitious modern bio-climatic roof top structure protects this important archaeological settlement where excavation works are still in progress.

    After exploring the excavations with a guide, ride to the northeast part of the island and its most picturesque town, Oia. Built high up on the ridge of red rocks, it offers breathtaking views of the blue Aegean. Take a stroll around the narrow streets with the old beautiful houses and the tiny picturesque shops. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the caldera cliff and wander in the narrow streets for shopping or a cup of coffee during your free time in the village.

    The guide visit ends in the town of Fira. Wander along the edge of the caldera for amazing views or wander through narrow streets with the various shops. When ready, take a cable car or walk along the path down to the small port of Skala Fira for tenders back to the SeaDream yacht.

    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.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    149 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Santorini - Islands of Santorini Caldera by Private Catamaran

    Description

    Cruise the caldera and its volcano on a private luxury catamaran whilst enjoying the stunning views together with refreshments.

    Transfer by tender to the pier in Vilhada where the captain and crew wait for your private catamaran cruise. Enjoy wine, beer, soft drinks, and appetizers on board throughout the sailing.

    Take in the sea breezes and beautiful views while sailing past Red Beach, White Beach, the rock formations of Akrotiri and the lighthouse. Coming into view next will be the volcanic islands formed around 1570 BC.

    Next, disembark and enjoy the beautiful otherworldly surroundings on the island of Nea Kameni. Take the opportunity to relax on the beach or walk up to the island’s crater and visit the natural hot springs, which have waters that are green and yellow due to their mineral content.

    After exploring the village, board the catamaran for a journey back to the old port to tender back to the SeaDream 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.

    Hat, sunscreen and good walking shoes are recommended. If you opt to swim in the natural hot springs; please be advised that the mineral content in the water can stain your clothes.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    549 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Hydra - Charming Hydra Stroll

    Description

    Discover the numerous beauties of Hydra on foot since no vehicles other than “donkeys” are allowed on this tiny island and enrich your photo collection with stunning pictures.

    The charm of Hydra town certainly lies in her rich history, beautiful port and waterfront unspoiled by motorized vehicles. However the island itself also offers a rugged charm and some spectacular scenes.

    Together with your guide start your walking exploration through the island's historical landmarks. The first stop will be the Hydra Museum Historical Archives where you may admire 19th century paintings of considerable artistic value as well as rich documental and photographic material detailing the long maritime tradition and history of the island.

    Continuing your stroll around the port you will 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. Enjoy a coffee or a refreshment together with Hydra's local sweet " amygdaloto" at a local coffee shop.

    Next, take the road uphill to reach Koudouriotis 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, jewellery, fine embroideries, pottery and wood-carvings. Enjoy a leisurely walk-through Hydra's little alleys and impressive stone houses before you return back to the yacht.

    Notes

    This tour sequence can vary to avoid congestion at the venues. 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. Departure time will be announced on board.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    159 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Hydra - Hydra Walking and Swimming

    Description

    Take a walk through the hidden paths of Hydra town and along the coastline which lead to the beautiful Vlychos beach and reward yourself with a refreshing swim in the clear blue sea.

    Walking in Hydra is the best way to explore its natural beauty. Walk with an experienced local guide from Hydra harbour along coast road passing Avlaki Bay, to the small fishing harbour, Kamini. Stop for photos and continue to Vlichos village and then along a coastal path to Vlychos beach for a swim in the crystal sea water. You will also enjoy a refreshment before returning to the pier by a local boat.

    Notes

    Please wear good walking shoes or sturdy sneakers (flip flops or sandals are not recommended), bring a swimming suit and a hat and sun screen, plus water shoes due to the rocky beach. Towels and water will be available at the gangway. This walk is approximately 2 kilometers (approximately 1.25).

    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. Departure time will be announced on board.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    95.00 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • 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

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  • Itea (Delphi) - Incredible – UNESCO Awarded Delphi

    Description

    Discover Delphi, considered by ancient Greeks to be the center of the world, and visit its well-preserved ruins including the Sanctuary of Apollo. Also explore the museum containing sculptures and artifacts excavated from the Oracle and among its treasures a unique Bronze Charioteer.

    Travel from Itea in your air-conditioned motor coach for approximately 45 minutes to reach the impressive site of Delphi. Situated on the slopes of Mt. Parnassus, at a height of 700 meters, you can understand why Delphi was once believed to be the centre of earth. The guided tour starts at the Sanctuary of Apollo, as you follow the paved sacred way to reach the Doric Temple of Apollo. In its Adyton the High Priestess " Pythia " sat on a tripod and delivered the oracles. The Theatre and the Stadium were used for the main events of the Pythian Festival. To the right of the entrance to the Sanctuary is the Kastalian Fountain, where Pythia washed before speaking her prophecies.

    Across and below the road from the spring is the Marmaria or Sanctuary of Athena, with the conspicuous building of Tholos. Your visit continues to the Museum, containing a rare and exquisite collection of archaic sculpture including the world-famous Bronze Charioteer. After visiting the site and the museum you will board your coach for your return drive to the pier.

    Notes

    To appreciate this beautiful sanctuary of Apollo, it is necessary to walk up a gently sloped path known as the “Sacred Way”. Please wear flat and comfortable walking shoes. Sun screen and hats are recommended. 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 in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure time will be announced on board

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    129 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Itea (Delphi) - Mountain Biking in Parnassos Wild Park

    Description

    Take a refreshing mountain bike ride within the National Park of Mount Parnassos. Start with a coach transfer to the archaeological site of Delphi. Just across from the Delphi Archaeological Museum, pick up a bike and start exploring together with a professional bike instructor. Follow a unique descending path that combines both alpine landscapes and forest areas. Stop for a picnic in the forest to taste local delicacies. At the end of the cycling, return via private vehicle to Itea pier and the SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    **22 August 2022 on SeaDream II: the space is limited!
    Please check onboard with the Activity Manger if you wish to participate and they will advise on availability.**

    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 stops will be made along the way.

    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

    219 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Fiskardo, Kefalonia - Best of Cephalonia

    Description

    Revel in the highlights of Cephalonia such as the amazing Melissani Lake and the remarkable cave of Drogarati, while enjoying scenic views and a Greek lunch in a Greek village.

    Cephalonia Island is famous for its unique geological phenomena such as caves and underground lakes.
    Starting from Fiskardo, you take the main road and head south to the small village Karavomylos where the mysterious, 40,000-year-old, under-ground lake of Melissani is located. After an earthquake, the ceiling of the cave fell in, creating what may be one of the most impressive sights you have ever seen. Boats will wait for you at the shore to take you around the blue-green waters of the lake and the boatmen will amuse you as they will compare the stalactites to various animals in a humorous way.
    After visiting the lake, you will travel to the close by Drogarati Cave. The Cave was Discovered 300 years ago when a part of the cavern was destroyed by an earthquake. It descends to a depth of 200 feet and features an impressive interior of stalactites and stalagmites. Reaching the cavern’s interior by a spiral staircase, you will stand awestruck at the scene that greets you, accentuated by carefully placed, concealed lighting. A second chamber, called the Chamber of Exaltation, boasts superb acoustics and hosts concerts for many people.

    Heading north, you pass by the area of Myrtos Bay where there is a photo stop and glimpse of the most beautiful and unique beach in Greece. Next stop is at the tiny picturesque village of Assos, built on the neck of an enchanting peninsula. Admire the tiny houses roofed with red tiles and the Venetian fortress crowing the hilltop of the village. Here you can stroll the picturesque little streets and browse the shops during free time, after enjoying a delicious Greek style lunch at a village restaurant before heading back to the SeaDream Yacht in Fiskardo

    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

    7 hour(s)

    Price

    179 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Fiskardo, Kefalonia - Fiskardo Coastal Boat Adventure

    Description

    Have you always dreamed of commanding your own vessel along the coastline of a Greek Island? Well, now is your chance to do just that, and with a friend where you can enjoy a light picnic in your own small private motorboat while cruising off the Fiskardo coastline.

    An instructor will meet you pier side and escort you to a smaller nearby pier to be assigned your private boat. The instructor makes sure everyone is comfortable onboard before departing independently to explore. On this Greek coastline adventure, you will encounter the caves, coastline, and beautiful beaches of Fiskardo at your own pace while enjoying a delightful tapas style picnic of tasty treats onboard. Beaches on this part of Kefalonia are of the pebbly variety - they are not sandy. The boats are ideal for maneuvering into the sheltered bays for swimming where the sea is usually calm. Whether basking on the beach or exploring the depths, rest assured that you'll find crystal-clear cool water surrounding you.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to explore the northern tip of Kefalonia and the Errisos peninsula, with its alluring and varied coastline. Your boat is well equipped take you places that cannot be reached by local roads on this fun Yachting Land Adventure.

    Notes

    The price of this tour is per boat (based on 2 guests per boat) and only 1 guest needs to purchase a ticket. These boats are easy to drive, and no previous boating experience is required. The experienced staff will provide the necessary instructions on boat handling, a map and any advice needed before you depart on your adventure. Please book your boat early as they are limited, and you would not want to miss out.

    Wear a hat and sunscreen. If you plan to swim, wear your swimming suit and bring a towel from the yacht. One guest per boat should carry with him/her a mobile phone with a valid number to be in contact with the boat instructor in case of any assistance needed during the sailing time. Operation is subject to weather & sea conditions.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    499.00 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Taormina (Etna) Sicily - Ascent of Mt. Etna

    Description

    Board 4x4 vans for a portion of the ascent to one of the greatest European Volcanos - Mt. Etna. Admire the unique volcanic scenery and at the base of the crater where a alpine guide will escort you to the 2,800 meter level for magnificent views of the volcanic craters of Etna!

    Depart from the port for a dramatic drive via air-conditioned motor coach to the slopes of Europe's largest active volcano. The road winds its way through small villages, lemon groves, orchards, vineyards, chestnut and pinewoods. Gradually encounter the hardened lava fields scattered with volcanic cones. Enjoy the view from the Silvestri Craters located at an altitude of 6200 feet and surrounded by hardened lava flow. Appreciate this eerie, unique scenery and travel to the next level by cable car. Finally, board 4x4 vans for the drive to the base of the crater, to meet Alpine guides who lead the twenty-minute walk up as close as possible to the crater's edge. Then it's back down, winding through the fields and villages for a return to Taormina and the SeaDream 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.

    Be sure to wear comfortable hiking shoes, as some of the uphill walking will be on loosed volcanic shingle. Also, it is important to bring a warm jacket, as the wind on top of the mountain can be strong and cold. Jackets and hiking shoes/socks can be rented at the tram stations. There is a restaurant at the crater base and time available where guests can purchase their own snacks independently or a box lunch may be provided depending upon the departure time.

    Duration

    5.5 hour(s)

    Price

    265 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Taormina (Etna) Sicily - Viagrande & Benanti Winery

    Description

    Enjoy the unique scenery of the greatest European volcano and enjoy a visit plus wine tasting at one of the best known vineyards in the region.

    The excursion begins with a brief drive through the town of Naxos, founded by Greek colonizers in 8th century BC. Ride along the flanks of Mt Etna and continue to the village of Viagrande, situated on a hill on the slopes of Mount Etna. Viagrande is famous for being mentioned in the first novel (“Nedda”) of the Sicilian writer Giovanni Verga.

    This village is also known for its vineyards and especially for its gastronomic traditions. The tour continues to the Benanti Winery Monte Serra estate for a sample of several the winery's finest vintages, paired with tastings of local cheese, sun-dried and fresh tomatoes, green and black olives, salami and bruschetta. The winery visit also includes the vineyard and the historical oak barrel room.

    From Benati Winery, ride back down to Naxos pier where the SeaDream yacht awaits.

    Notes

    If Benanti Winery in Viagrande is not available at the time of your stop in Taormina; another winery in Linguaglossa will be visited instead. 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

    4.5 hour(s)

    Price

    199 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Mgarr Harbour, Gozo - The Best of Gozo

    Description

    Discover the essence of Gozo on this intricate weave of heritage, history and religion that makes up the DNA of this tiny island population.

    This Yachting Land Adventure starts with a drive to the Ggantija Megalithic Temples in Xaghra, which are one of the most important archaeological sites in the Maltese islands and on the Unesco World Heritage list. The well-preserved site consists of two temples dating back to between 3600 and 3200 years before Christ. Considered as one of the oldest free-standing monuments in the world preceding Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids, they represent a phenomenal culture. Enter from the newly constructed interpretation center that helps put a context to this mysterious civilization. From here, you walk with your guide to explore the site via an external pathway that provides visitors with unique views of the natural landscape that surround Ggantija.

    Next, proceed to Ta’Pinu Basilica, an important Pilgrimage centre. The origins of this church date back to 1883, when a peasant woman claimed to have heard the voice of the Virgin Mary talking to her in the chapel, which later became a basilica. Then re-board the coach for a panoramic drive outside of town where you will have a photo stop at the mushroomless Fungus rock and view the Inland Sea at Dwejra – a unique natural sea pool with an 80 metre long tunnel through the cliffs that leads to the Mediterranean ocean.

    Continue the tour to the Citadel of Victoria, a historic fortress dating back to 1500BC. It dominates the capital’s skyline and within its walls lies a fine 17th century Baroque cathedral. Take a brief walking tour that includes inside the citadel and around the impressive fortifications of the recently-restored city, afterwards you will enjoy some free time to browse the shops or relax at a local café. Reflect on the discoveries of the beautiful island of Gozo as you return by coach to your waiting yacht.

    Notes

    Please wear comfortable clothes, shoes and a hat. There is a steep uphill walk to visit the Citadel. Modest attire is required to enter the Ta’Pinu Basilica. Knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered. The tour sequence may vary to avoid congestion at the sights or along the route. 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

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    109 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Mgarr Harbour, Gozo - Victoria on Your Own

    Description

    Travel by coach to Victoria, the capital of Gozo Island, and explore the city on your own with its medieval Citadel and fortified walls.

    This excursion is a transfer service only (no guide) to the heartbeat of the island and its capital, Victoria. You will have approximately 2 ½ hours to explore on your own. A coach will pick you up from the pier side and drop you off at a central location in Victoria. You will be provided with a map of the town and advised of your pick-up time and meeting spot for the return journey.

    This is one of the best ways to appreciate the warmth, beauty, feel, sound, and scent of the capital. By walking at your own pace among the back streets and alleyways, you will find that all routes seem to lead to St George's Square, It-Tokk or Savina Square. Here you will find artisan shops that line the route, with artists hard at work making intricate pieces of jewellery or art.

    A visit to Victoria would not be complete without a visit to the Citadel. Be sure to plan your time to see this historic fortress dating back to 1500 BC dominates the capital's skyline. Within its walls lies a fine 17th-century Baroque cathedral designed by the architect of the Cathedral of Mdina in Malta. This church stands on the site of a Roman temple to the god Juno. The impressive fortifications of the recently restored city, which has submitted an application to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    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 are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    79 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Valletta - Transfers / Private Arrangements / Pre and Post Stays / Accommodations - Valletta, Malta

    Description

    Our Destination Specialists “Very Valletta ” 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 Valletta, Malta.

    If you have any questions, please contact Very Valletta directly:
    Email: vv@veryvalletta.com
    Phone: +356 2248 5424 / +356 9939 1565

    Notes

    Very Valletta is your personal travel and lifestyle experts in and around Valletta. Redefining the typical Valletta experience by presenting you to our unique and authentic view of the city, only insiders know about.

    Duration

    N/A hour(s)

    Price

    (USD)

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


Testimonials

... we were again thrilled and enjoyed the same high as was the case in both previous sails. Peter & Liz CulnaneBrisbane, Australia
This was a wonderful experience thanks largely to the size of the ship and the wonderful staff – they made it memorable. Mr & Mrs Patrick BoyleJohannesburg, South Africa