Nice to Civitavecchia (Rome)

Nice to Civitavecchia (Rome)

May 27, 2019 to Jun 1, 2019

5 Days

SeaDream II

21922

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
May 27, 2019 Nice,
France
2 PM - 4 PM
(Embarkation)
Evening
May 28, 2019 Portofino,
Italy
Morning Late Evening
May 29, 2019 Portovenere (Cinque Terre),
Italy
Morning Late Evening
May 30, 2019 Portoferraio, Elba,
Italy
Morning Late Evening
May 31, 2019 Porto Ercole,
Italy
Morning Late Evening
Jun 01, 2019 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.

  • 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!

  • 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 Ercole

    Porto Ercole meaning “Port Hercules”, is a 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 Santo Stefano 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. Other options include hiking to the few castellos (castles) located on top of the three hills surrounding the port. As well as an adventures bike ride to Porto Santo Stefano or for the really energetic to the convent on top of the mountain. 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: $305 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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  • Nice - IMPORTANT NOTE FOR NICE LAND ADVENTURES

    Description

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

    Notes

    Duration

    N/A hour(s)

    Price

    N/A (USD)

  • Portofino - Hiking to Santa Margherita

    Description

    This picturesque hiking adventure departs from the tender pier passing through town by the trendy boutiques and shops that surround the charming piazzetta and the waterfront. Walk by the church before you reach the hiking path: depending on weather and paths conditions, the first half part of the journey is mostly uphill, walking towards Cappelletta, San Sebastiano and Olmi, to reach then Molini; the path leads the way through the Mediterranean flora, with fancy villas, vineyards and olive groves. Alternatively, you walk towards Paraggi along the breathtaking coastline where the hills and the seaside live harmoniously together, to then hike up towards Acquaviva and Molini, where an old olive oil mill has been renovated housing now a little museum and a tiny cafe with facilities. Vegetation hugs the medieval dwellings and the cliffs drop off to the crystal clear sea making this one of the most fascinating locations of the Riviera. Continue towards S.Anna and Nozarego to finally start the walk down to the main promenade of Santa Margherita Ligure. Santa Margherita's forms, colors, the arrangement of its characteristic houses, its rich villas and great hotels all seemingly painted around the bay produces something of a magical reflection. You will pause for a refreshment at a local cafe and some time to browse the shops before boarding your van for the return drive to Portofino or to just extend your stay in Santa Margherita to then make your own way back to your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    This is a "real" hike and while the pace is not too brisk, it does require stamina and the ability to walk both uphill and downhill. A limited number of environmental guides are available. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. Final departure times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    89 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Portofino - The Splendido's Italian Cuisine - A Taste of Tradition

    Description

    Experience the cuisine of the world-famous and uber-exclusive Splendido Hotel with a small group of your fellow SeaDreamers. This magnificent landmark overlooks the picturesque harbor of Italy's most renowned resort enclave. Favored by the wealthy and famous, the hotel is known for its superb Italian cuisine and for her unequaled ambiance. SeaDream has arranged for the Maitre d’hôtel to meet with you and explain the many uses and varieties of olive oil. You will have an opportunity to taste regional varieties of oil and learn how each is used in the preparation of delicious Italian dishes. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious luncheon of Italian specialties prepared with olive oil as well as wine, dessert and coffee before returning to the harbor to enjoy the rest of your day. This Yachting Land Adventure will be etched in your memory for years to come.

    Notes

    Transfers back is not included. The Club Director will be escorting you from the Splendido Hotel back to the tender landing. You will enjoy a very scenic walk for 15-20 minutes down hill. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. The requested dress code is an "elegant informal" or "chick and smart" attire in all of their restaurants and bars. Bermudas and polo shirts are allowed for lunch. No flip-flops or t-shirts or shorts please.

    Duration

    2.5 hour(s)

    Price

    209 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Portovenere (Cinque Terre) - UNESCO Awarded Cinque Terre: Don’t Go Home Without It!

    Description

    You cannot visit Italy without having seen and visited one of the world's most beautiful and famous stretch of coastline. So beautiful, it has been named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997! Don't disappoint yourself and your friends by staying behind. They will want to see your pictures. Are you not convinced yet? Please read on! Clinging to the Ligurian cliffs on the west coast of Italy are five castles at nearly the same distance from one another: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. In the privacy and comfort of a private motor-boat, this wonderful SeaDream Adventure will allow you to see them as the ancient mariners had - from the sea. Depart from the Portovenere pier directly to Cinque Terre (“Five Lands”) and marvel at the breathtaking coast with the villages suspended above the sea, almost defying gravity. There they are - five picturesque villages of pastel-colored houses and terraced vineyards alive with the fragrance of olive trees blending with the fresh ocean breeze. Arrive at the village of Vernazza, were you disembark and begin a guided walk of this 1st-century village. Notice the richness of its architecture, which is evidence of a standard of living that was wealthier than the other villages. Following this guided walk, there will be free time to browse the local shops or enjoy a café. Then re-board the vessel for a stop at the second village - Monterosso, known as the most westerly village and the beach town of the Cinque Terre. This town is divided into two distinct parts San Cristoforo Hill, and the old maritime village protected by a rock spur. Your guide will point out the highlights of the village before enjoying a sampling of the excellent local wine and some delicious focaccia bread. Then free time to explore on your own before returning to the boat for the return journey to Portovenere.

    Notes

    This exciting adventure includes a good deal of walking so we ask that you wear comfortable walking shoes and only attempt the walk if you are fit. A minimum participation of 30 is required to operate this special Yachting Land Adventure. Entrance to churches requires specific attire guidelines: ladies must cover knees and shoulders, while men’s attire must include long trousers or jeans, no shorts. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. This program must be booked 10 days prior to arrival. Final departure times will be published onboard. Please note that the villages visited will depend on sea conditions.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    329 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Portovenere (Cinque Terre) - Guided Village Walk - Unesco Awarded Portovenere

    Description

    Imagine walking through your own town without any knowledge of its history, culture or customs. Now imagine how much richer you are for the experience with that information added. This walking exploration of Portovenere will leave you feeling like a local. Portovenere is an ancient 12th-century town where tall and colored houses still remain as an important feature of one of Italy's most picturesque ports. Thanks to a spectacular position on a narrow rocky promontory above the sea, it also represents one of the most unique towns of the Ligurian coast. Start today's walking adventure with your knowledgeable guide by passing under the ancient arch to enter Caruggio before exploring the Church of St. Peter, the Castle and the Cemetery. Continue walking portside for a panoramic view of the town and the island of Palmaria. Along the way a stop is made to enjoy a tasting of the delicious local wine…

    Notes

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

    Duration

    2 hour(s)

    Price

    69 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Portoferraio, Elba - Elba Vistas, Villages & Wine

    Description

    From Elba’s capital Portoferraio, enjoy a delightful drive to the southern mountainside village of Capoliveri. Being absolutely enchanting, Capoliveri preserves an almost medieval atmosphere in its architecture, somber at the same time as graceful and elegant. It is located in the southern parts of the island, in the heart of Elba's mining area, between the iron mines at Mount Calamita and Mount Ginevro. From Capoliveri's panoramic point you can enjoy a superb view over the gulfs Lacona and di Campo, at the foot of a wild headland covered with bush, agaves and prickly pears. The coasts of Capoliveri are some of the most beautiful on the island, with overhanging cliffs, visited by thousands of seagulls, and small bays with crystal-clear water. Now it is time for a delightful walk through the twisty old streets followed then by some leisure time to shop and browse around the tiny shops and boutiques of the village. Your next destination is the 17th century old country wine-farm "La Chiusa," beautifully nestled in a vineyard estate surrounded by olive trees and overlooking the ocean: as any self-respecting mansion on Elba, it claims to have once housed Napoleon during his exile there " During your visit of the estate's cellar see how the wine is handled and produced " A delicious wine sampling of the vineyard's "passiti" made from Aleatico and Ansonica, classic mainstays of the island will follow in the outside garden facing the sea , complement by assorted light snacks. After enjoying this pleasant interlude, a short walk will bring you back to your waiting transport for your drive back to Portoferraio and your SeaDream yacht.

    Your next destination is the 17th-century old country wine-farm "La Chiusa," beautifully nestled in a vineyard
    estate surrounded by
    olive trees and overlooking the ocean: as any self-respecting mansion on Elba, it claims to have once housed
    Napoleon during his exile there " During your visit of the estate's cellar see how the wine is handled and produced " A delicious wine sampling of the vineyard's "passiti" made from Aleatico and Ansonica, classic mainstays of the island will follow in the outside garden facing the sea , complement by assorted light snacks.

    After enjoying this pleasant interlude, a short walk will bring you back to your waiting transport for your drive back to Portoferraio.

    Notes

    A minimum number of guests is required to operate this land adventure, however, participation is also strictly limited. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    4.5 hour(s)

    Price

    179 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Portoferraio, Elba - Walking The Napoleon Trail

    Description

    Enjoy a historically informative hike through the 'centro' section of Portoferraio, Elba's capital and largest city. Founded in 1584 by Grand Duke Cosimo I, the city was guarded in the Medici days by two massive fortresses, the Forte Falcone to the west and Forte Stella to the east. From the pier, begin your walk through the ancient city gates toward the Forte Falcone. Once inside, there's a spectacular view over Portoferraio and the gulf. Continue along the narrow cobblestone path that leads to the town's upper reaches and your next stop, the Napoleon Residence dei Mulini, where the famous French hero lived in exile for nine months. A visit to the emperor's apartments lets you imagine him reading his favorite books in the library, or contemplating his conquests in the small garden. Resume your stroll to the Forte Stella, so named for its star-shaped design, then wind your way down toward the pier, with a brief visit along the way to the Church of Misericordia. Passing through the Medicean Sea Gate, or Porta a Mare, enjoy the ambience of the fashionable waterfront before returning to the yacht.

    Notes

    The Villa dei Mulini is closed on Tuesdays and Sunday afternoons, therefore an exterior visit of Villa dei Mulini will be provided on these days. Only exterior church visits provided on a Sunday due to Mass services. 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

    2.5 hour(s)

    Price

    89 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Porto Ercole - La Parrina: A Farm-House Experience

    Description

    Just 30 minutes drive from Porto Ercole is the authentic farm house: “La Tenuta Parrina ”. Since 1830 this estate has been recognized as one of the oldest historic farms in the low hills of the Tuscan “Maremma” region. Set within a spectacular landscape of olive trees, vineyards and fields of golden grain; the estate encompasses approximately 495 acres, with 140 devoted to vineyards, 99 to fruit production, 49 to the horticultural, 54 to the olive trees, and the remaining acres between arable land and growing nurseries.

    On this excursion you will depart the yacht for La Parrina and be able to walk through the long avenue lined by Eucalyptus trees of the estate. Within the heart of the property is a small square protected by majestic trees and surrounded by the buildings that now house the Agriturismo” rooms (farm-house), the restaurant, the offices and the tiny nineteenth-century church. Also within the estate are thirteen Tuscan farmhouses, the modern winery, the dairy, the company shop and the wildlife reserve. The plant nursery on the property cultivates flowers, bushes, citrus trees, plants for dry gardens, plants for shade, morning glories, roses, oleanders and decorative trees.

    Enjoy an in-depth visit of this incredible estate that concludes with a wine tasting that will feature some of the most popular wines complemented with a delicious snack of cold cuts and cheese from the region. After enjoying this interesting experience, re-board the coach and drive back to Porto Ercole and your yacht.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departures times will be published onboard. Visit to the outdoor areas is strictly related to weather conditions – Note, the dairy product factory is not available for visit on Sundays .

    Duration

    4.5 hour(s)

    Price

    279 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Porto Ercole - Truffle Hunting and Wine at Castello delle Regine

    Description

    Learn about truffle from the woodlands to the kitchen and enjoy the wines and the food of the great Castello delle Regine Umbrian estate! There are places that have a strong identity, linked to space, forms, traditions and actions that are repeated over the centuries. That’s the case of "Castello delle Regine", in Umbria, whose rolling hills as far as the eye can see repeating since 1500 times and human activities to cultivate, prune, harvest and process the products. The olive trees, many planted 5 centuries ago, the vineyards, some older than 50 years, the breeding of Chianina, orchards, forests, pastures help to create a timeless yet contemporary atmosphere in the mosaic of the many activities. The property covers 400 hectares around the mansion called Castelluccio Amerino overlooking the valley described in the centuries as the "Valley of the Queens", located between the towns of Narni and Amelia - the beautiful villages of ancient Etruscan, Roman and medieval. Enjoy a day spent at this beautiful estate: start with an exciting truffle hunting through lush woodlands, then on to an interesting guided visit to the wine cellar before enjoying a delicious aperitif at the historical “Castelluccia”, private home of the estate landlords. Move then on to the charming restaurant for a delicious luncheon of local specialties with wine pairing.
    After enjoying these spectacular sites, reflect on your wonderful experience as you relax on your return drive to Porto Ercole.

    Notes

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

    Duration

    9 hour(s)

    Price

    399 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure

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