Civitavecchia (Rome) to Civitavecchia (Rome)

Civitavecchia (Rome) to Civitavecchia (Rome)

Rome (Civitavecchia) to Rome (Civitavecchia)

Aug 11, 2018 to Aug 18, 2018

7 Days

SeaDream II

21831

Club Voyage
Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Aug 11, 2018 Rome (Civitavecchia),
Italy
2 PM - 4 PM
(Embarkation)
Late Evening
Aug 12, 2018 Portoferraio, Elba,
Italy
Afternoon Late Evening
Aug 13, 2018 Livorno (Florence),
Italy
Early Morning Late Evening
Aug 14, 2018 Portovenere (Cinque Terre),
Italy
Early Morning Late Evening
Aug 15, 2018 Portofino,
Italy
Morning Late Evening
Aug 16, 2018 Calvi, Corsica,
France
Morning Evening
Aug 17, 2018 Bonifacio, Corsica,
France
Morning Evening
Aug 18, 2018 Rome (Civitavecchia),
Italy
Morning 8 AM - 10 AM
(Disembarkation)

Ports

  • Rome (Civitavecchia)
    Rome (Civitavecchia)

    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.

  • Portoferraio, Elba
    Portoferraio, Elba

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

  • Livorno (Florence)
    Livorno (Florence)

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

  • Portovenere (Cinque Terre)
    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
    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, 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, 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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  • Livorno (Florence) - Florence City Transfer - Day 1 & Day 2

    Description

    Explore the marvel of Florence city on this excursion where you will be the master of your time at the destination.

    See the birthplace of the Renaissance at your own pace, as you enjoy approximately four hours of independent exploration in Florence. Travel via coach through the wine-producing hills of Tuscany, before exploring Florence on your own. Visit on your own the Piazza del Duomo, home to one of Europe's largest cathedrals, or the gothic Church of Santa Croce, burial place of famous Italians, or taste Italian cuisine as you stroll streets.

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

    Notes

    This transfer does not include any entrance fees, meals or guided visits. It is strictly a transfer on one day, to and from Florence. This transfer service is available to purchase on both days (30 & 31 May 2023) of the call in Livorno. Upon embarkation please advise the Activity Manager onboard which day you need the Florence City Transfer. If you need the transfer on both days, you must purchase two transfer tickets per person.

    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

    9.5 hour(s)

    Price

    219 (USD)

  • Livorno (Florence) - Renaissance Ramparts of Lucca by Bike - Day 2

    Description

    Explore Lucca and its walls riding an e-bike. Touring has never been so easy!

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

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

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

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

    Notes

    This excursion is offered on day 2 (31 May 2023) of the Livorno call. This fun and historic adventure includes a guided walk of about 45 minutes, a bike ride for approximately 60 minutes as well as some free time for shopping of around 40 minutes.

    Shops are closed on Monday morning but open around 3.30/4.00pm. For this reason, on Monday, we like to operate this adventure in the afternoon. Lucca shops close between 1.00pm and 3:30/4.00pm on the remaining days. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some 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

    4.5 hour(s)

    Price

    179 (USD)

  • Livorno (Florence) - The Arts of Florence - Day 1

    Description

    Experience the iconic centre of Florence, Renaissance capital, with this full day tour that includes the Accademia gallery reserved inside visit.

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

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

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

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

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

    Notes

    This excursion is offered on the first day (30 May 2023) of the Livorno call. Guests transfer by bus to Florence and are dropped off near the center for a guided walking tour of the sights. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Your adventure includes a professional English-speaking guide, individual headset rental at the museum, entrance fees to the Academy of Fine Arts (with pre-reserved tickets) and Santacroce Church, a light luncheon at a typical Italian Restaurant with a 1/2 bottle of wine and 1/2 bottle of mineral water plus coffee; and a city map.

    On Mondays, when the Academy of Fine Arts is closed, a visit to Opera del Duomo Museum will be included. 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

    9.5 hour(s)

    Price

    439 (USD)

  • Calvi, Corsica - The Villages of Corsica

    Description

    This scenic half-day Yachting Land Adventure winds through Calvi’s most picturesque villages and landscapes with free time to walk through some of the islands charming villages.

    Explore beyond the port of Calvi with a drive through the Balagne region. Travel along a scenic road that takes you through Calenzana, a village overlooking some of the most fertile land on the island. This lively village centre is built around the Piazza Communa, a pleasant tree lined square dominated by the heavily Baroque church St. Blaise founded in 1691. Continue to the Romanesque "Chapelle de Santa Restituta," an important pilgrimage site in Corsica. The road then winds leisurely through more villages, like Zilia and Cassano, enjoying lovely views along the way. At Lunghignano, you will pause for a visit of a donkey-driven olive oil mill complete with a tasting. Next, in Montemaggiore, admire the view from the foot of the baroque church of Saint Augustin and explore its 17th century artistic treasures and impressive organ. Onward you will see Col de Salvi and Cateri - with its flowered balconies and stop for a snack, tasting the local bread, cheese, and sausage with a glass of wine or soft drink. Pass by San Antonio, with the church of Aregno and its multi-color walls plus unique sculptures; before stopping in Ile Rousse with free time for exploring before returning to the yacht in Calvi.

    Notes

    Traffic during the peak summer months can be heavy and cause delays getting to the villages. The tour sequence and sights may vary to avoid this traffic congestion. Please wear flat comfortable walking shoes to explore the villages. This Yachting Land Adventure must be booked 48 Hours (2 days) prior to arrival in the port to confirm its operation during your voyage. Please book on the Seadream.com website, or onboard, early to avoid disappointment. 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 departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    169 (USD)

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


Testimonials

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