Athens (Piraeus) to Civitavecchia (Rome)

Athens (Piraeus) to Civitavecchia (Rome)

Aug 3, 2019 to Aug 13, 2019

10 Days

SeaDream II

21931

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Aug 03, 2019 Athens (Piraeus),
Greece
2 PM - 4 PM
(Embarkation)
Evening
Aug 04, 2019 Hydra,
Greece
Morning Late Evening
Aug 05, 2019 Monemvasia,
Greece
Morning Late Evening
Aug 06, 2019 Elafonisos Island,
Greece
Morning Evening
Aug 07, 2019 At Sea,
Aug 08, 2019 Valletta,
Malta
Morning Late Evening
Aug 09, 2019 Xlendi Bay, Gozo Island,
Malta
Morning Afternoon
Aug 10, 2019 Taormina (Etna) Sicily,
Italy
Morning Afternoon
Aug 10, 2019 Stromboli, Sicily - scenic navigation,
Italy
Late Evening Late Evening
Aug 11, 2019 Capri,
Italy
Morning Afternoon
Aug 11, 2019 Amalfi,
Italy
Evening Overnight
Aug 12, 2019 Amalfi,
Italy
Afternoon
Aug 13, 2019 Civitavecchia (Rome),
Italy
Morning 8 AM - 10 AM
(Disembarkation)

Ports

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Monemvasia

    Monemvasia is on the southeastern coast of the Peloponnese archipelago. The town is a part of the municipality of Laconia, and draws its name from the Greek terms “mone” and “emvasia”, meaning “single entrance”. Within the last few decades, the medieval buildings were restored, GR-86 was built to connect to the mainland, and tourism had begun to flourish. It's known for its hidden Byzantine fortress town, bearing Venetian, Frankish, Ottoman and, of course, Byzantine influence. Its nickname is “The Rock”, and “the Gibraltar of the East”. 8,000 years ago, in ancient Cape Minoa, Monemvasia was a port of call for travelers between Greece, the Cyclades, and Crete. It is believed that the rock was a Minoan trading post in its antiquity, and helped join the Mycenaean and Minoan cultures. Monemvasia was joined with the Peloponnese mainland until 375 AD when a massive earthquake compromised the region’s geomorphology. Historical towns such as Asopos, Vies, Epidaurus Limera and Plythra were either partly or completely submerged as a result of the earthquake. Earliest Laconian settlers were Greek refugees escaping the Arab and Visigoth invasions in 583 AD. From the 10th century AD on, the town became a core maritime and trade port. The town’s geographic positioning made it a strategic stronghold for the Byzantine military operations - so much so that it ultimately became the last Byzantine stronghold to fall to Greece and the first liberated fortress in the Peloponnese for Greece which led to success during the ongoing fight against the Turks in 1821. Over the centuries, there were many battles between the Venetians, Byzantines, Franks, Turks, as well as the Pope, as they realized the geopolitical importance of Monemvasia. Its recent resurgence in importance was born from its increase in tourist interest. Tourists visit the Monemvasia Fortress, as well as the Christos Elkomenos Church, and archeological site of Epidavros Limera. Climb to the church of Hagia Sophia to catch a glimpse of the most magnificent views of the town and the Myrtoan Sea.

  • Elafonisos Island

    Elafonisos is a lesser-known Greek island in the Lakonikos Kolpos (Bay of Laconia), between Kythira and Peloponnese (which is not to be confused with the island of Elafonisi by Crete). In the Peloponnese archipelago, Elafonisos is the largest inhabited island, measuring in at an area of 7 miles. It is also the only island in the Peloponnese to be its own separate municipality. The island’s beauty is reminiscent of the Cyclades, with pristine turquoise waters, and one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, Fragos (Simos) Beach. Tourists typically ride one of the ferries in Vingliafa to Elafonisos, and Athenians often visit on the weekends on their yachts – it is also just a 5-hour drive from Athens. Native residents are known for having one of the bigger fishing fleets in Greece (60% of locals are fishermen), as well as impeccable woodwork shipbuilding. Elafonisos means “Island of the Deers”, and in ancient times, the island was named “Onou Gnathos”, meaning “Donkey Jawbone”. Originally a peninsula, the sandy isthmus to this day is only 10 feet underwater. The Elafonisos Channel is the main passage for vessels sailing in the Eastern Mediterranean, and in the 16th and 17th centuries was utilized by Corsairs and Pirates. In Greek Mythology, the Channel is also known as being the starting point for Odysseus’s epic journey. The oldest archeological town site, Pavlopetri, is off the southern coast of Laconia, and is 5000 years old, completely submerged in the sea due to a massive earthquake. Enjoying seafood, drinks, and the beach is what Elafonisos is all about. Although it is unclear if it is allowed, many beach-goers pitch tents among the dunes and trees at the beach, adding to the laid-back feel of this destination. Elafonisos’s charm lives in the intimate and natural beautiful environment. Be sure to explore the castle “Pyrgos ton Meladon” to catch a beautiful panoramic view of Laconic Bay!

  • At Sea

  • 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.

  • Xlendi Bay, Gozo Island

  • 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!

  • Stromboli, Sicily - scenic navigation

    On certain routes, SeaDream has planned to stop late evening so guests can view and hear the power and beauty of this active volcano. Stromboli is one of 8 small islands in the Aeolian group in Tyrrhenian Sea. It’s located just off the north coast of Sicily, containing one of the three active volcanoes in Italy. It has been almost constantly erupting in some manor for the past 200 years. Some refer to this island as the "Lighthouse of the Mediterranean".

  • Capri

    Capri may very well be the most popular island on the planet. It is a beautiful Italian island in the Tyrrhenian Sea just off the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side of the Bay of Naples. Capri town is the island’s main population center. The island has two harbors, Marina Piccola and Marina Grande (the main port of the island). The separate village of Anacapri is located high on the hills to the west. From there, visitors can continue up to the highest point Mt. Solero. Besides some simply amazing shopping boutiques, the island has so much to offer including the famous Grotta Azzurra, Villa Jovis, Giardini di Augusto, Certosa di San Giacomo, Villa San Michele di Axel Munthe and the uniquely shaped Faraglioni rocks. SeaDream has put together most of the sights into one adventure called “Discovering the Island of Love” Kindly check the Land Adventures tab for more information. There’s also some great hikes available on the island, check with the activities team on board for details.

  • Amalfi

    Amalfi is a picturesque town in the province of Salerno, in the Campania region of Italy. With its incredible views, it is the central town that makes up the very famous and UNESCO awarded Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana). Amalfi sports some impressive medieval architecture including; its cathedral of Sant'Andrea (St. Andrew), the church tower, the convent of the Cappuccini, founded by the Amalfitan Cardinal Pietro Capuano. They richly represent the artistic movement prevailing in Southern Italy. From Amalfi, we have created two exciting land adventures for you. One to Scenic Ravello and the other to Fascinating Pompeii. You may also choose to play from the yacht’s marina (Permission and conditions pending) or go on a very scenic hike with one of the officers.

  • 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: $610 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

Pre-Book Online for 10% savings

  • Amalfi - Scenic Ravello

    Description

    Enjoy a panoramic drive climbing up from the harbor in Amalfi to Ravello, one of the most famous and popular locations on the UNESCO awarded Amalfi coast. Ravello has long attracted writers, artists and celebrities, among them Greta Garbo, Gore Vidal (current resident), Richard Wagner and D.H. Lawrence, who was inspired to write Lady Chatterley's Lover here. The winding route along the famed Amalfi Drive brings you to Ravello's main square, where you set eyes on the Duomo whose linear Romanesque facade is graced with a valuable bronze door made in 1179 by Barissano da Trani. To the right stands the 13th- century bell tower. You'll visit Villa Rufolo, a spectacular complex formed by the main palazzo, built in the second half of the 13th century, and various buildings in Arabian-Sicilian style on a wide terrace facing the gulf. Having entered the smaller 14th-century tower, continue along a small avenue flanked by cypresses and reach the Moorish courtyard, decorated with friezes and arabesques. Passing the knights room, the picturesque belvedere opens up, a luxurious garden with pines, cypresses and exotic plants. After exploring the villa, enjoy some free time to browse and shop among the friendly inhabitants of Ravello before returning to the pier in Amalfi.

    Notes

    The drive to Ravello is filled with twists and turns, and is not for the fainthearted. 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

    129 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Amalfi - Fascinating Pompei, with a "Whisper"

    Description

    SeaDream is pleased to advise you that in order to enhance your visit to this incredible site, your local guide will speak to you directly through the use of an audio headset, referred to as a "whisper". It allows you to listen to the wonderful detailed commentary of your excellent guides without straining to hear over other visitors and noises. We hope you will take advantage of this technology and join your fellow SeaDreamers on this unforgettable visit. From the SeaDream quay in Amalfi, travel along the panoramic coastline and peninsula roads to the remarkably well-preserved ruins of Pompeii. Originally settled by indigenous people before the 8th century BC, and later ruled by Etruscans, Greeks, and Samnites, Pompeii became a thriving commercial center under Roman rule. It was a city full of shops, markets and townhouses, with paved streets, wide sidewalks, a stadium, two theaters, temples and baths. Then, shortly after noon on August 24 in 79AD, live cinder and ash from Mount Vesuvius covered the entire city. The community of 30,000 people were effectively embalmed. The material thrown out by the volcano was lighter than lava and enabled the city to be covered, with architectural detail, furnishings, household articles, and even foodstuffs and artwork preserved intact. Walk through the streets rutted by chariot tracks, past the ancient forum, the homes of the wealthy, and the shops of the common man. Caught in the moment of death, view body casts of the eruption's victims seemingly come alive in their struggle for breath; their desire to protect loved ones and their doomed attempts to escape. Those who visit Pompeii cannot help but be amazed and moved by this remarkable ruin and the story it tells of a city captured at the height of its power and the moment of its death.

    Notes

    Please wear comfortable walking shoes; you will spend approximately two hours exploring Pompeii. Kindly note that traffic on the coastline is never predictable and traffic congestion may occur, expected travel time to Pompeii is approximately 75-90 minutes. 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

    5 hour(s)

    Price

    139 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Capri - Blue Grotto Junket

    Description

    Touristy, kitschy and fun! For those that "must-see" this well-known and visited grotto, SeaDream has made some special arrangements for you. A local motorboat pulls alongside the SeaDream gangway to transfer you, with a guide, to the famous Grotta Azzurra. You'll zip along the northern coast of the island before arriving at the grotto entrance, where SeaDream guests get priority over the usual tourist crowds. Transfer to one of the small rowboats that enter the grotto and the most extraordinary turquoise water. The luminescent glow of the cave walls reflecting in the seawater is quite a sight. Transfer back to Marina Grande on Capri, where you are free to explore the island on your own.

    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 times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    1.5 hour(s)

    Price

    99 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Capri - Discovering The Island of Love

    Description

    This land adventure has it all! In love or not, we recommend that you sign up early for this annual favorite! Begin your discovery of "The Island of Love" by stepping from your SeaDream yacht into a motor launch to explore the island's dramatic eastern coastline. See the famous Faraglioni Rocks, cruise into a coral cave, and explore the rugged vistas of Capri's tiny coves. As you step back ashore, head next to the high village of Anacapri in high style via your waiting convertible touring car (Specifically made for the island of Capri – It’s a Caprisian Convertible!). Once in Anacapri, board a chairlift that takes you skimming over vineyards to the top of Mt. Solaro and its magnificent vistas. After some free time to wander in Anacapri, hop back in your car to wind down to Capri town, where you may explore the lush Cesar August Gardens with your guide before either returning to the yacht, or wandering through the shops and restaurants on your own. This is an excellent overview of one of the most visited islands in the world – enjoy every second of it!

    Notes

    This adventure involves climbing in and out of a motor launch. At the conclusion of your visit, your local guide will provide you with tickets for the funicular allowing you to return to the pier at Marina Grande at your leisure. 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 times are published onboard.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    129 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Capri - Anacapri Vllage & Wine Tasting at La Scala Fenicia Vineyard

    Description

    You will meet you guide at the pier side for an unforgettable day in the Capri area, tasting and discovering the flavors of wine and traditional Italian food.
    Once at the pier you will take a short walk to the nearby mini coaches, which will take you to the higher village of Anacapri. Here you will enjoy some free time to browse around the colourful shops of Anacapri, and can decide to explore the Mt Solaro taking the chair lift up and down for a boasting breathtaking views of the bay of Naples.
    After your free time, board the mini coaches and drive to the La Scala Fenicia Vineyard.
    The island of Capri was once a favorite destination of the Romans. Part of that history can be seen in the wine cellar of Scala Fenecia, built inside an ancient Roman cistern. Its thick walls and vaulted ceiling provide an ideal climate and temperature for wine preservation. You will experience Roman wine history firsthand, and taste delicious Capri wines while inside a Roman Cistern.

    Notes

    Please wear comfortable walking shoes. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. Final departure times will be published onboard. When Capri is the first port of call on the itinerary; this tour needs to be prebooked on the website prior to embarking the yacht.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    149 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Stromboli, Sicily - scenic navigation - Stromboli Sail By

    Description

    The word 'awesome' is so widely popular, and so widely misused! See the true meaning of this word as you
    take to the SeaDream decks for a dramatic sail past the world's mightiest, and most active volcano.

    Notes

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    Price

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  • Athens (Piraeus) - IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ATHENS (PIRAEUS) 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

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    Price

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  • Hydra - Hydra Island Walk and Swim

    Description

    Walking is the best way to explore the natural beauty of Hydra. Our experienced hiking guide will take you from Hydra harbour along coast road passing Avlaki Bay, to the small fishing harbour, Kamini. Stop for photos and continuing to Vlichos village and then along coast track to Plakes Vlichou beach. Here, you will have a chance to enjoy a refreshment and refresh yourself with a swim in the crystal sea water. You will then return to your SeaDream yacht by a local boat.

    Notes

    Please wear good hiking shoes or sturdy sneakers, bring your swimming suit and a hat and sun screen to protect your from the sun. Towels and water will be available at the gangway. 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. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    2.5 hour(s)

    Price

    89 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Hydra - RIB Boat Adventure to Poros Island

    Description

    Departure from Hydra port. After aproximately 20 minutes you will arrive at Tsilivinia islets where you have the opportunity to swim in a breathtaking natural bay in sparkling blue waters which are unique in the area. After the stop for swimming the journey continues to Poros island . The town of Poros is built in the shape of an amphitheatre over two hills. In antiquity Poros consisted in fact of two islands, Sphería and Kalávria, but the last explosion of the Méthana volcano in 273 BC radically changed the morphology of the area. Sphería was cut off from Méthana, and in this way Póros took its present-day form. During your free time in town of Poros you may enjoy a cup of coffee or local delicacies in one of the coffee shops or small seafront restaurants. If you choose to stroll around do not miss the trademark of the island, the historic Clock tower. Follow a route through the narrow streets of the town that will lead you up to a hill, where you can relax and enjoy a panoramic view of the whole town. Departing Poros, enjoy the voyage back to Hydra along with fond memories of this much enjoyed, relaxing and very pleasant day out to this beautiful Saronic island.

    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 departure times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    3,5 hour(s)

    Price

    479 (USD)

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

    Description

    Depart from the port for a dramatic drive via air-conditioned motor coach to the slopes of Europe's largest active volcano. Winding your way through small villages, lemon groves, orchards, vineyards, chestnut and pinewoods, you 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. You're sure to appreciate this eerie, unique scenery as you travel to the next level by cable car.

    Finally, board 4x4 vans for the drive to the base of the crater, where Alpine guides will join you for 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 your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, as some of the uphill walking will be on loosed volcanic shingle.
    And, bring a warm acket, as the wind on top of the mountain can be strong and cold. 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 deparutre times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    5.5 hour(s)

    Price

    209 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Taormina (Etna) Sicily - Lava Views by Quad Bike

    Description

    Discover a side of Mount Etna not typically encountered by visitors to Europe's largest active volcano during this fun and exciting quad bike adventure. Depart from the pier by coach and start your drive passing first by the small town of Naxos and then continuing through the motorway and the local road that follows the slopes of Mount Etna. Upon arrival at the meeting point in the Ragabo Pine Forest, you will get your quad bike and equipment delivered to start the excursion.

    Discover Mount Etna, driving off-road through the Ragabo Pine Forest. You will have the opportunity to visit, during your drive, an old lava cave, and the remains of the past eruptions as the 1923 and 2002 (last big one). You will cross the lava mule-tracks surrounded by chestnut and oak woods. You will also visit the oldest pine of Mount Etna called the “Zappinazzu”. Finally reach Piano Provenzana to see the remains of old lava flows.

    Upon completion of the tour, return back to the starting point to leave your quad bike and reboard the coach driving back to the pier.

    Notes

    This Land Adventure is not recommended for anyone with walking difficulties. Participants must be in good physical conditions. Not recommended for people with back or neck problems as well as heart or respiratory deficiencies. Guests must have a driving license and sign a simple contract/release for ev. damages to the quad. 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.

    Kindly note that the price is per person per bike. It is also possible to share your bike if you prefer this. An additional $60 will be charged onboard for the second person.

    Duration

    5 hour(s)

    Price

    269 (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 and wine tasting at one of the best known vineyards in the region. Depart the pier and start your excursion with a brief drive through the town of Naxos, founded by the Greek colonizers in 8 th c., and then - first via highway and then along the flanks of Mt Etna - continue to the village of Viagrande. Viagrande is situated on a hill on the slopes of Mount Etna and it has ancient traditions; it is also famous because mentioned in the first novel (“Nedda”) of the Sicilian writer Giovanni Verga. This village is also known for the vineyards and especially for the gastronomic traditions. Your tour continues to the Benanti winery Monte Serra estate where you will sample several of their finest vintages, paired with local tastings such as local cheeses, sun-dried and fresh tomatoes, green and black olives, salami, bruschetta, etc. It's a delightful experience that will leave you with an even greater understanding and appreciation of Sicilian flavours. At the arrival you will visit first the vineyard and the historical oak barrel room; afterwards, you will have the opportunity to taste the wines of their own production before returning to Naxos pier and your SeaDream 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.

    Duration

    4.5 hour(s)

    Price

    169 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Xlendi Bay, Gozo Island - A Taste of Gozo

    Description

    A simple way of life far from the hustle and bustle is what makes Gozo so distinctly different from Malta. To really appreciate the beauty and unique character of Gozo, you will stray from the beaten track and visit a family-owned agri-tourism estate of vineyards, olive groves and livestock.

    Food grown on the island is still processed in a traditional way. Family recipes have been passed down for generations using fresh natural products such as sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil, cheeses and herbs. Learn how olives are grown and pressed making some of the best olive oil in the Mediterranean, thanks to its very low acidity. Try it with delicious crusty Maltese bread. Enjoy a taste of Gozo and the different wines produced on their estate.

    Re-board your coach for a short visit to 19th-century Kenuna Tower, perched dramatically on the edge of a cliff overlooking your yacht anchored below. Your yacht lies in front of the island of Comino, with its Blue Lagoon and the northern tip of Malta as a backdrop -- a fabulous photo opportunity. This exposed spot was used by the Knights to burn signal bonfires for communication with Comino and Malta. Later, the tower was built by the British in 1848, when the telegraph arrived on the islands. You'll have time to walk through the botanic garden surrounding the tower, where plants endemic to the Maltese islands are cultivated.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required in order to operate this adventure. Please wear flat comfortable walking shoes and a hat to give you some shade from the sun.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    69 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Xlendi Bay, Gozo Island - Rabat and the Citadel

    Description

    Some say, all roads may lead to Rome elsewhere, but on Gozo, all roads lead to Victoria. Also known as Rabat to the locals, the island's capital is very much its heartbeat. One of the best ways to appreciate the warmth, beauty, feel, sound and scent of the capital is to walk with a guide among the back streets and alleyways. They all seem to lead to St George's Square, It-Tokk or Savina Square. Artisan shops line the route, with artists hard at work making intricate pieces of jewelry or art.

    A visit to Victoria would not be complete without a visit to the Citadel -- a historic fortress dating back to 1500 BC. It dominates the capital's skyline, and within its walls lies a fine 17th-century Baroque cathedral designed by the architect of the Cathedral of Mdina in Malta. This church also stands on the site of a Roman temple to the god Juno.

    Walk with your guide around the impressive fortifications of the recently-restored city, which has applied to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On your return to the yacht you will drive to Qala for a photo stop.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required in order to operate this adventure. Please wear flat comfortable walking shoes and a hat to give you some shade from the sun.

    Duration

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    75 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Valletta - Mdina, Palazzos and Cathedral

    Description

    Discover Valletta’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, the colorful Mdina and stirring Palazzo Pariso on this half day Yachting Land Adventure.

    Your day starts with a visit of Palazzo Parisio – which is exceptional in more ways than can be imagined. Admire the lavish and sumptuous interior, however, also learn this Palace is not just another venue of the legendary and romanticized Knights of St. John. This home represents an ultimate memorial of ambitions, aspirations and pretensions of a 19th century noble family. Pause a moment for reflection in the beautiful gardens while enjoying a glass of prosecco.

    Next continue on to the Mdina which includes a visit of St. Paul’s Cathedral, the architectural crown of the elegant, walled city of Mdina. This late 17th century masterpiece of the Maltese architect Lorenzo Gafa, lies on the site of a much earlier Norman church that was destroyed by a violent earthquake of 1693.

    As you stroll through the Mdina, another visit is made of the Palazzo Falson, one of the oldest buildings still standing in the Mdina with origins dating back to the early 13th Century. After the visit enjoy some free time before boarding the coach for the return journey back to the yacht.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required in order to operate this adventure. Please wear flat comfortable walking shoes and a hat to give you some shade from the sun. As you will be visiting a cathedral, modest dress is requested; please do not wear shoulder less tops or short shorts, as you might be refused entry.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    89 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Valletta - The Marvels of Valletta...a Walk Through History

    Description

    Explore with us the rich history of the city and walk in the footsteps of knights. Your knowledgeable local guide will point out many interesting facts and places that would be difficult to discover on your own. This intimate overview will provide you with an excellent base for any independent activities you may be planning in the city later in the afternoon.

    Casa Rocca Piccola is a 16th Century Palazzo - It is not a museum but the private home of a Maltese noble family. In a recent UK National Paper, Casa Rocca Piccola was described as offering "a unique chance to see inside one of the last private unconverted Valletta palaces still in use as a private home today. Its history goes back over 400 years to an era in which the Knights of St. John decided to build themselves a prestigious city to rival other European capitals: Valletta. The first owner of the house was an Admiral of the Order of St. John and it was sold later to a Maltese nobleman. Allow a member of the De Piro Family to guide you through the rooms and you will hear some intimate and interesting stories of various precious pieces of furniture, paintings, silverware and personal memorabilia. Refreshments will be served in the Courtyard.

    Follow your guide to St John's Co-Cathedral. Here, many Knights and Grand Masters found their last resting place. Elaborate marble tombstones and monumental artwork adorn their burial places and remind visitors of their grand past. Walk to the Upper Barrakka Gardens, going past some Auberges built by the Knights. See the ruins of the Old Royal Opera House. Walk past The Church dedicated to Our Lady of Victory. The Upper Barrakka Gardens are located on the highest point on the 16th-century bastion walls that the Knights of St John built to protect and encircle their city of Valletta. From here you have an incomparable view of the Grand Harbour and the Three Cities across the water. Return to the yacht thereafter or remain in town for independent discoveries. Your guide will assist you in pointing out the way back.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required in order to operate this adventure. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and a hat to give you some shde from the sun. As you will be visiting a cathedral, modest dress is requested; please do not wear shoulder less tops or short shorts, as you might be refused entry.

    Duration

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    69 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Monemvasia - The Byzantine city of Mystras

    Description

    On the lower slopes of Mt. Taygetos, a short distance from Sparta and approximately one and a half hour drive from Monemvasia, stands the silent, ruined city of Mystras. So much has remained unharmed by time that wandering along the grass-covered streets, between churches and noblemen’s houses to reach the citadel crowning the summit, the visitor has the feeling that he re-lives part of the Byzantine hellenism. During its two centuries of Mystras existence as the Byzantine capital of the Peloponnese, many churches and monasteries were erected, representing all the painting trends of the capital. Refreshments will be served at a local café before we start our walking tour to the Monasteries. Going up the hill, we enter the gate of Mystras castle, which was built by the Franks in 1249. The most important monument you meet on your way up is the Cathedral of Agios Dimitrios. On the floor of the church is the two-headed eagle, symbol of the Palaiologos dynasty, carved into a plaque. Towards the northern corner of the enclosure stand Mistra’s two most impressive churches, Agii Theodori and the Panagia Odigitria with fabulous wall paintings. On the slope to the east is the impressive Pantanassa monastery, built on the 15th century and is today a hospitable convent.
    Ending your walking tour, drive to the local restaurant to enjoy a delicious Greek meal. After lunch board your motor coach and return to the port of Monemvasia.

    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 pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    7 hour(s)

    Price

    199 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Monemvasia - Monemvasia by foot & Traditional House Visit

    Description

    Monemvasia, often referred as the “ Gibraltar of Greece”, is undoubtedly unique with its fortified medieval town built on a reddish-brown rock and surrounded by the blue sea. Board your shuttle bus from the tender point and start your exploration by entering the one and only gate of the city (Monemvasia means Moni=sole, Emvasia = entrance). The old stone built mansions, the picturesque lanes and the numerous Byzantine churches create an environment of superb beauty.
    Monemvasia is split in two, the lower town and the upper town. Walking on the main alley and admiring the wonderful architecture of the houses on your left and right hand, you will end up at the square of Elkomenos. The square is dominated by the church of Elkomenos on the left, a mosque converted into a museum on the right and an old Turkish cannon in the middle of it.
    Continuing your walk in the upper town you will admire the octagonal church of Agia Sofia, built by the Emperor Andronicus in the 12th century AD, one of the most beautiful worship spots in Greece, offering unique views of the walled city and the sea.
    Following your walking tour you will board your coach outside the entrance of Monemvasia medieval town for a short drive to the traditional “Olive Press” house which was the family house of the great Greek poet Yiannis Ritsos where he spent his summers. You will be guided around the house areas which include an olive press Museum and a cellar-wine tasting area. You will also have the chance to taste the olive oil and the Monemvasian wines together with fresh home made bread and hand made local products such as olives, oregano and feta cheese. You will then return to Monemvasia to board your tender back to your SeaDream 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 pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    3,5 hour(s)

    Price

    149 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure

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


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