Athens (Piraeus) to Istanbul

Athens (Piraeus) to Istanbul

Sep 21, 2021 to Oct 2, 2021

11 Days

SeaDream II

22134

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Sep 21, 2021 Athens (Piraeus),
Greece
2 PM - 4 PM
(Embarkation)
Evening
Sep 22, 2021 Skiathos,
Greece
Morning Evening
Sep 23, 2021 Kavala,
Greece
Morning Late Evening
Sep 24, 2021 Bozcaada Island,
Turkey
Morning Evening
Sep 25, 2021 Gemlik,
Turkey
Morning Afternoon
Sep 25, 2021 Bosphorus (transit),
Turkey
Evening Evening
Sep 26, 2021 Burgas,
Bulgaria
Morning Evening
Sep 27, 2021 Constanta,
Romania
Morning Evening
Sep 28, 2021 Odessa,
Ukraine
Afternoon Overnight
Sep 29, 2021 Odessa,
Ukraine
Afternoon
Sep 30, 2021 Varna,
Bulgaria
Afternoon Evening
Oct 01, 2021 Istanbul,
Turkey
Morning Overnight
Oct 02, 2021 Istanbul,
Turkey
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!

  • Skiathos

    A green island with 65 beaches. The beach scenes in "Mama Mia" were filmed here. We anchor off the attractive Skiathos Town.

  • Kavala

    Kavala is a lovely hillside town featuring a jumble of whitewashed buildings overlooked by an imposing Byzantine and Ottoman fortress. Snaking through town, Kavala’s spectacularly preserved aqueduct boasts three tiers of arches, with houses charmingly tucked into some of the lower openings. The nearby archeological site of Philippi, a city founded in the 4th-century BC by Philip II of Macedonia, derived its enormous wealth from the mining of gold. In this once-majestic walled metropolis, now a UNESCO World Heritage site, you’ll discover vestiges of a grand theater, a stately forum, opulent mansions and an early basilica decorated with mosaics. A short distance away, the town of Xanthi entrances with its elegant 19th-century architecture, a legacy of the prosperity brought by the tobacco trade. You can canoe or hike at the National Park of the Nestos River Delta, where an abundance of wetlands attracts myriad species of birds and other fauna, including flamingos and otters. Back in Kavala, stroll along lively Megalou Alexandrou Street and pause at a café for a sampling of delicious local meze such as grilled octopus and fresh clams paired with local wine or a glass of invigorating ouzo.

  • Bozcaada Island

    Experience an intriguing meld of Greece and Turkey on the island of Bozcaada, an often-overlooked stunner with a fascinating past. You’ll learn that according to mythology Achilles defeated a local king during the Trojan War, a dramatic harbinger of the island’s turbulent history under the rule of Greece, the Republics of Genoa and Venice, the Ottoman Empire and even Russia. As you weave along cobbled streets lined with whitewashed houses, pop into charming shops featuring handmade keepsakes and delicious marmalades, including a much-heralded tomato jam. Hugging a rocky headland that extends into the sea, the 15th-century Bozcaada Castle stands as one of Turkey’s largest and best-preserved fortifications. While walking the crenellated parapets, you’ll enjoy wonderful views of the town and the surrounding vineyard-covered hills. Several superb wines are crafted on Bozcaada, including internationally acclaimed varietals from the Amadeus and Corvus vineyards, which you can sample at one of the town’s taverns. In the evening, relax at a welcoming seaside café and snack on tantalizing meze as the sun slowly sets behind the magnificent castle.

  • Gemlik

  • Bosphorus (transit)

  • Burgas

    Burgas is a dynamic city with great museums and restaurants. Visit the Troykata Square, a perfect central point to explore the many attractions, impressive buildings, shops and restaurants found in Burgas. Amongst the many notable attractions found in this unique city are the Church of Saint Cyril and Methodius as well as the Sea Garden, a large park with sculptures and monuments, to name a few. Surrounded by the Burgas Lakes, travelers can visit Lake Atanasovsko, a one-of-a-kind pink lake that is great for bird watching and that is rumored to have healing capabilities. For a comprehensive glimpse of the southern coast of Bulgaria, Burgas provides the perfect vantage point.

  • Constanta

    Constanţa originally known as Tomis is a coastal Black Sea town in southern Dobruja region of Romania. It is the third largest city in Romania, Constanta and is an important economic and cultural center. Visitors come to explore the archaeological treasures, the atmosphere of the old town center, the historical monuments, ancient ruins, a grand casino, museums and so much more. In the area, you can also explore traditional villages, vineyards and the Danube Delta. SeaDream is scheduled to dock as close to the city center as possible.

  • Odessa

    Commonly known as the “pearl of the Black Sea,” Odessa is a major tourism center and seaport in Ukraine. Visit the striking Potemkin Stairs, the formal entrance to the city and the best-known symbol of Odessa. The city was founded in the 1700s by the Russian Empress Catherine the Great and later became an important port for the Soviet Union. Today, the city of Odessa is best known as a beautiful summer escape with sandy beaches and a captivating history. Guests can admire the unique mixture of architecture, which has more Mediterranean influence than Russian, providing a stark contrast with the architecture in other major cities in Ukraine.

  • Varna

    The third largest city in Bulgaria, Varna is uniquely positioned on the crossroads of Western Europe and the Middle East. Its beaches and thermal springs are a major draw for visitors to this seaside town. Varna is home to key archaeological sites in world prehistory and houses the original artifacts of the oldest gold treasure in the world. The Varna Archaeological Museum offers a fascinating look at the origins of this ancient city. There is no shortage of captivating sites in Varna, from natural rock formations in the Stone Forest to the perfectly landscaped Sea Garden.

  • Istanbul

    Istanbul historically known as Constantinople is the largest city in Turkey and 5th largest city proper in the world with a population of over 14 million, also making it the second largest metropolitan area in Europe by population. Istanbul was selected as a European Capital of Culture for 2010. Historic areas of the city were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985. Istanbul is a transcontinental city, straddling the Bosporus, one of the world's busiest waterways in northwestern Turkey. It is situated between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies in Europe, while a third of its population lives in Asia. SeaDream calls to this wonderful destination both as an embarkation point and a destination offering several land adventures. Please check the Land Adventures tab for all of the possibilities as well as embarkation and transfer information.


Suites & Staterooms

*Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees: $671 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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  • Istanbul - Byzantine Treasures

    Description

    Tour the Byzantine Treasures of Istanbul on this half-day Yachting Land Adventure that will take you to the Serefiye Cistern, St. Sophie Mosque, the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar to experience the glory of the Ottoman Empire.

    A scenic drive from the port will take you across the Galata Bridge into the heart of Istanbul, where the historic area of Istanbul was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986. First, visit the Serefiye Cistern, believed to have been built under the reign of Byzantine emperor Theodosius II. It was uncovered under an early 20th century mansion and a municipal building that was constructed in 1950. It was known as Theodosius Cistern in the past, but now it is called Serefiye, meaning the "Goodwill" in Turkish, since 19th century.

    Next, visit the Byzantine Hippodrome, which was one of the largest chariot race grounds of the Byzantine Empire. See the Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, and the Constantine Column which are remaining from the original Hippodrome.

    One of the greatest buildings in the world: St Sophia Mosque, is your next stop. Built during the reign of Emperor Justinian (AD 537) it remained the greatest church in Christendom until the conquest of Constantinople in 1453.

    Continue to the famous Grand Bazaar, where you will browse and stroll the approximately 64 streets displaying a variety of Turkish handicrafts, oriental carpets, rare jewels and inexpensive souvenirs sold in its small colorful shops before returning to the yacht at the port.

    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. Order of sights visited may vary to avoid congestion.

    Please note: Modest attire is required; when visiting the St. Sophia Mosque, knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered and women must cover their head with a scarf, which will be provided at the Mosque. Shoes must be removed and shoe bags will be provided for the visit. Professional photography and flash are not allowed. All tours in the Old Town require considerable walking, as it is closed to traffic.

    Duration

    5 hour(s)

    Price

    139 (USD)

  • Istanbul - Culinary Backstreet of Istanbul with a Local Chef

    Description

    Join a chef for a tour of gourmet delights. Your first stop will be the Spice Bazaar, also known as the Egyptian Bazaar. Built in 1663 and it is still the second largest covered bazaar in Turkey and it is still the best place to buy Turkish delight, dried fruit, exotic herbs and all the spices of the East including cardamom, turmeric, saffron, rose water and much more.

    Then, drive to the modern side of the city; Taksim Square and Istiklal Street. Walk down Istiklal Street through the Beyoglu Farmer Market. Istiklal Street is a pedestrian street formerly known as the Grand Rue de Pera, today the heart of the city's cultural life with various cafés, restaurants, shops, and cinemas.

    Next, you will visit Namli, a gourmet shop and restaurant carrying quality varieties of olive oils, international sauces, cheeses, helva, dried fruit and nuts, meze and other delicacies, as well as deli meats such as pastirma and sucuk. You may enjoy tasting some specialties that are in high demand by locals in the shop.

    Your last stop will be at a baklava shop to indulge in what most locals believe to be the best baklava in all of Turkey. Enjoy dessert of baklava and a Turkish tea tasting before returning to the yacht at the port.

    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. Order of sights visited may vary to avoid congestion.

    Duration

    4.5 hour(s)

    Price

    149 (USD)

  • Istanbul - Sunset Bosphorus Cruise with Cocktails

    Description

    Meet your guide at the pier for an evening out on the town in Istanbul—the only city in the world that is located in both Europe and Asia. View both sides of this marvelous city from an exclusive private boat. Leave the port and travel a short distance to board a boat for a cruise along the shores of the stunning Bosphorus Strait. Enjoy a welcome cocktail while cruising. On the European side, you will see many palaces, historic mansions, and modern villas. Watch for the first intercontinental bridge that connects Europe and Asia. Spot the Dolmabahce Palace, formerly an opulent 19th century Rococo palace, and now a museum. After your experience, you will disembark the boat and return to the port.

    Notes

    Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a shawl, light jacket. Not suitable for guests using a wheelchair.
    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. Order of sights visited may vary to avoid congestion.

    Duration

    2.5 hour(s)

    Price

    179 (USD)

  • Kavala - Philippi Archaeological Site & Wine Tasting

    Description

    Ride to Philippi, the most important archaeological site of eastern Macedonia with characteristic monuments of the Hellenistic, Roman and Early Christian periods. The history of the site of Philippi begins around 360 B.C. when the colonists from Thasos founded the first city, called Krenides. In 356 B.C. the city was endangered by the Thacians and it turned to king Philip II for support. Philip II had already foreseen the economic and strategic importance of the city, so he conquered it, fortified it and renamed it after himself (Philippi). After the battle of Philippi, in 42 B.C., the city became a Roman colony.

    Around the year 50 A.D, the Apostle Paul visited the city and established the first Christian Church of Europe making Philippi a metropolis of Christianity. During the Byzantine period the walls of the city were reconstructed and at the same time the towers and the wall of the acropolis were built.

    The excavations on the site of Philippi began in 1914 by the French School of Archaeology at Athens. After the Second World War, excavations were resumed by the Greek Archaeological Service and the Archaeological Society. Nowadays, the archaeological exploitation of the site is carried out by the Archaeological Service, the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki and the French School of Archaeology at Athens.

    Most of the monuments in the archaeological site of Philippi have been restored. A project for the restoration and the preservation of the ancient theater is now in progress in the frame of the European program of 1994 "Historical monuments and places of spectacle".

    After the archaeological visit, it's time to visit a state-of-the art winery: the Oenogenesis Winery, established in 2007. Enologist Bakis Tsalkos founded the winery after meeting the Family of Dominique Fontviele-Petrides. After extensive studies in enology in Montpellier, France and many years of work in the enological center of Grezillac in St Emillion, Bordeaux, Mr. Tsalkos returned to Greece to apply his knowledge and expertise to the untapped wealth of indigenous Greek grapes. The Estate is located between Doxato and the Adriani of the Prefecture of Drama, at a large 4,000 sq m castle-house with five buildings united, structured in three levels and inspired architecturally by the Old Macedonian Mansions.

    The Estate has been the subject of continuous investments that have enabled the Winery to function with respect for the people, landscape and environment. Today, it can be defined as a perfect combination of innovation and tradition. After the exploration of the estate, enjoy a taste of six wine varieties, red, white and rose as well as demi-sec selections.

    After the visit re-board the motor coach for the return drive to Kavala pier.

    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. 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.

    Sunglasses, hats and good walking shoes recommended.

    Duration

    4.5 hour(s)

    Price

    169 (USD)

  • Kavala - Discovery of Kavala on Foot

    Description

    Kavala is one of the most attractive cities in Greece, rising like an amphitheater from the beautiful harbor up to a huge Byzantine fortress. Take a pleasant walk through its spacious squares an cobblestone paths and admire its impressive landmarks, contemporary buildings, the traditional old houses and beautiful alleyways.

    Start with a visit the Tobacco Museum, with a rich collection in objects and archival material for the cultivation of Kavala's main commercial activity during the 19th century. Machinery, photographs, rare documents and books are among the museum's interesting exhibits.

    The walk continues toward the oldest part of town for a brief stop at the Old Aqueduct, a medieval structure designed to bridge the peninsula of Panagia with the foot of the mountain of Lekani. This grand monument consisted of 60 arches, has a length of 280 meters and a height of 25 meters, and carried water from mountain sources to the Old Town of Kavala.

    Continue with an uphill walk through the cobblestone streets of Kavala, admiring the traditional old houses and tiny gardens, before reaching the intriguing house of the general and founder of the Egyptian dynasty, Mohammed Ali (1769-1849).

    Mohamed Ali's house today functions as a museum. Built around 1780-90, with a floor area of 330 square meters, it was the largest house in Kavala at that time and is considered to be one of the most splendid examples of the 18th century Ottoman architecture in Greece. Visitors may gain some sense of the original atmosphere while wandering around the two story house with a display of carpets, furniture and pottery . Relax afterwards in its unique peaceful garden and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee before you take the downhill road to the port.

    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. 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

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    109 (USD)

  • Skiathos - Exploring Skiathos Hidden Tracks

    Description

    Discover Skiathos hidden gems on foot during a 5 mile hike which visits a 17th century monastery, encounters scenic vistas and pauses for a picnic at a charming monastery.

    Skiathos is the ideal island for hikers, with more than 20 hiking routes, to satisfy even the most demanding hiker. Board the coach for a short drive to the Evangelistrias Monastery. Following a brief visit of the 17th century Monastery, enjoy a walk with an experienced hiking escort for approximately five miles through lush landscapes admiring wonderful sea views of Skopelos and Alonissos islands. Pause for a small picnic with snacks and refreshments at the beautiful surroundings of St. Charalambos Monastery. At the end of the hiking exploration, board the coach again for a short drive to your yacht.

    Notes

    Please wear flat and comfortable walking shoes. Water is available at the gangway as you disembark.

    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 times will be published on board.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    89 (USD)

  • Skiathos - Beach Transfer to Koukounaries

    Description

    Relax and enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece the Greek island of Skiathos.

    Departing from the pier, a short 15-minute transfer brings you to the beach of Koukounaries. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, shaped like a horseshoe with golden sands surrounded by lofty and deep green pine trees. Behind the pine tree grove there is a lake, making the site one of rare beauty. Relax and enjoy the sea and the sun before you board your coach again for your return drive to the pier.

    Notes

    Please bring a SeaDream Towel from the gangway and a bottle of water along with your sunscreen and sunglasses. 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. Departure times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    79 (USD)

  • Constanta - Danube Delta River Safari

    Description

    Depart from the Constanta harbour heading to Tulcea, the Gates to the Danube Delta. During the 2-hour ride, you can admire the landscape of the Dobrogea region and learn out about its tumultuous history. Driving through the fields of the Dobrudgea region, which were used throughout the centuries as an exile location because of its rough climate. This part of the country, with large fields, is strongly used for agriculture, therefore you will see acres of vineyards, miles of cornfields, sunflowers, wheat, etc. Driving through the many villages, you will have a glimpse of the way of life for the peasants in the Romanian countryside.

    Then arrive in Tulcea, to embark on the boats that will take you into the Danube Delta. The Danube Delta is the youngest land in Europe (it grows larger by 40 meters of land every year), being the second largest delta in Europe (Volga is the first) and the 23rd in the world. It is one of the largest and most compact reed areas in the world (240,000 hectars), a place with the richest ornithological fauna in the world (over 250 species), a combination of natural and man-made ecosystems and ecotones, i.e. fresh water, sea water, terrestrial ecotones, running and stagnant waters, marshes, easily flooded zones, river levees, maritime levees, reclamation zones for agriculture, pisciculture, forestry etc. In the Danube Delta there are islands of old forests with subtropical species of vegetation rare for this part of the world placed between 45 degrees latitude north and 29 degrees longitude east, at half-distance between the Equator and the North Pole.

    The trip in the Danube – Delta begins from the middle arm of the Delta, the Sulina Canal, over the Mile 36. The reason for this trip is to get to know the Paradise of Nature of the Old Danube. Along small canals, admire the wildness and the unique fauna of the Delta. Near the Nebunu Lake (Crazy Lake), which is known in Romania as a gathering place for pelicans, during the breeding-period, you can see hundreds of pelicans, flying directly over your boat. Also discover a large variety of other bird species, like heron, swan, and wild duck in this natural paradise. Pause for lunch that will be served at local restaurant from the heart of the Danube Delta. Afterward your meal, return back to Tulcea sailing on the Sulina canal. The fauna of this water is very rich in fish like carp, plaice, codfish, perch, pike, and sander. Upon arrival in Tulcea, you board a bus that will return to Constanta and the yacht while reflecting on this amazing natural experience.

    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. The order of sights visited may vary to avoid congestion.

    Duration

    8.5 hours hour(s)

    Price

    259 (USD)

  • Constanta - Constanta Traditions & Wine

    Description

    Depart the harbor for a quick coach transfer to the old city of Constanta, at the Ovid Square, named after the famous Roman poet, Ovid, exiled here by the Roman Emperor in 8 A.D. His statue built 1888 by the famous sculptor, Ettore Ferrari, faces the Sea. Right behind the statue, lies the Archaeological Museum, one of the richest museums in the country, with collections of prehistorical, Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Medieval archaeology where you have an inside visit. Among the statues exhibited here, the most famous are of the Fortuna Goddess and Pontos God (protectors of the town) and of the Glycon snake, the protector of the house and family.

    Then stroll further through the old centre, passing by the Turkish Mosque, which, with its 155 feet high minaret is the most important mosque in Constanta. Although orthodox, Romania has many other religious minorities; thus you can also see a catholic church. After a few minutes’ walk, arrive at the orthodox Cathedral, St. Peter and Paul, where you will be briefed on the world of the Orthodoxism.

    The walking tour ends at the Casino, a beautiful building on a cliff directly at the Sea, with a beautiful view over the harbor of Constanta. The Port of Constanta is the main Romanian port and the largest port in the Black Sea. It has a geostrategical position being located on the route of two Pan-European Transport Corridors: river Corridor VII (Danube) and rail-road Corridor IV.

    From here, board buses that will take you further on a sightseeing tour of Constanta. Romania's second largest city, Constanta is attractive due to the harmony between a lively business world and intense cultural life. Next depart Constanta heading towards Cernavoda and the Rasova winery. Blessed with one of the most suitable natural settings, Rasova winery is situated in the south-eastern part of Romania, on the Danube plateau. The main wines produced here are Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Cabernet, Syrah and Pinot Noir. Upon arrival at the winery, you will enjoy an informative tour of the winery, following the same steps that the grapes are following during the production process. After the visit of the production area, you will enjoy a tasting of 6 of their best wines before returning to the yacht in Constanta.

    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. The order of sights visited may vary to avoid congestion.

    Duration

    4.5 hours hour(s)

    Price

    149 (USD)

  • Constanta - Bucharest, Little Paris of the East

    Description

    Bucharest, also called “Little Paris”, was considered one of the most beautiful and modern European cities. Similar to Paris in architecture and lifestyle, this Yachting Land Adventure provides an exciting opportunity to explore the famous Romanian city. Discover the town’s main attractions on a panoramic sightseeing drive including the Unirii Square, University Square, Victory Square, Charles de Gaulle Square, Arch of Triumph, Victory Avenue, the Revolution Square and visit the Palace of Parliament. Learn about the history of Bucharest and Romania that was dominated by the famous dictator Ceausescu.

    Depart the port and travel by comfortable air-conditioned coach for approximately 3 hours to reach Bucharest, the Little Paris of the East and the 6th largest capital city of the European Union.

    Your first stop will be at the Spring Palace, which served as residence for a quarter of century for Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu and their 3 children. You will discover here their beautiful mansion with an impressive art collection, and you will learn more about the life of the former Romanian head of state. Continue the tour of Bucharest and view the Herastrau Park – the largest park of the Romanian metropolis and the Arch of Triumph from the 20th century. Enjoy lunch at one of the top Romanian cuisine restaurants of Bucharest.

    After lunch, drive to the Victory Square and then on the Victory Avenue passing through the Old Town to reach the Constitution Square where you will visit the Palace of Parliament. The second largest building in the world after The Pentagon in US, the massive building was built at the order of the late communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. A landmark for the Romanian capital, most people are impressed by its sheer size. It is the world’s largest administrative building (for civilian use) and the second-largest building in the world after the Pentagon in the US. It is also the world’s heaviest building, as it was made from 700,000 tons of steel and bronze, plus 1 million cubic meters of marble, 3,500 tons of crystal glass, and 900,000 cubic meters of wood. It has some 1,000 rooms and is 12 stories tall. Approximately 100,000 people worked to build this huge building, with some 20,000 people working in three shifts 24/7 in the peak periods. A few thousand workers died on the construction site, according to unofficial reports.

    The People's House is now housing the Romanian Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, which is why it is now known as the Parliament's Palace. It also contains a museum, several conference and exhibition halls and salons which are used for a wide variety of other purposes. After visiting the palace, board the coach for the return drive back to the yacht in Constanta.

    Notes

    This Yachting Land Adventure must be prebooked prior to embarking for the voyage. A minimum participation is required to operate this Yachting Land Adventures, and may be canceled if the minimum is not reached. Please book early to avoid any disappointment. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    11 hour(s)

    Price

    399 (USD)

  • Bozcaada Island - Bozcaada & World Class Vineyard with Wine Tasting

    Description

    Bozcaada is the third largest island in Turkey; with a rich history and believed to have been established two thousand years ago. It has been captured and destroyed by the Persians, attacked by Alexander the Great, Romans, the Crusaders and soldiers from Venice, Genoa and Byzantines. This Yachting Land Adventure introduces you to Bozcaada’s rich history, plus a visit and tasting of wine at a local vineyard.

    Your day starts with a visit of the majestic Bozcaada Castle. The existing castle dates back to Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror’s time when it was rebuilt on the ruins of the prior castle. Walk with your guide to the castle for a panoramic view of the Bozcaada and to learn the castle and village’s history.

    Then a short walk through colorful streets brings you to the Bozcaada Museum. On display are fossils found locally, archaeological pieces, coins, articles from French soldiers when they used Bozcaada as a military base in the 1915 Canakkale War, ancient wine bottles produced in the island, the supplies Greek and Turkish people used in their houses.

    The islanders of Bozcaada have been engaged in viticulture for centuries. Your next stop will be at the Corvus Vineyards to observe the stages the grapes travel as it is turned into wine. Enjoy a tasting of their local wines a result of the interaction between the inhabitants that have enriched Bozcaada’s cuisine.

    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. Order of sights visited may vary to avoid congestion. Shade is limited, please dress accordingly. Bring a hat and wear sunscreen. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

    Duration

    4.5 hour(s)

    Price

    189 (USD)

  • Bozcaada Island - Stroll through Bozcaada

    Description

    Your day starts with a visit of the majestic Bozcaada Castle. The existing castle dates back to Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror’s time when it was rebuilt on the ruins of the prior castle. Walk with your guide to the castle for a panoramic view of the Bozcaada and to learn the castle and village’s history.

    Then a short walk through colorful streets brings you to the Bozcaada Museum. On display are fossils found locally, archaeological pieces, coins, articles from French soldiers when they used Bozcaada as a military base in the 1915 Canakkale War, ancient wine bottles produced on the island, the supplies Greek and Turkish people used in their houses.

    Next is a photo stop at The Church of Mother Mary with a fascinating four-storied bell and watchtower. Followed by a visit to the Alaybey Mosque. The mosque, estimated to have been built in the 1700s, has a rectangular structure constructed with the red-cut stones and has a tiled hipped roof in the ottoman style. Enjoy a traditional homemade lemonade, accompanied by a tasty Turkish treat.

    Bozcaada is a natural and historical preserved site with two main neighborhoods. See Greek & Turkish architecture and observe the cultural characteristics on your stroll of the narrow cobble stoned streets, and colorful Greek and Turkish houses of Bozcaada.

    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. Order of sights visited may vary to avoid congestion. Shade is limited, please dress accordingly. Bring a hat and wear sunscreen. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Not suitable for guests with mobility problems.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    99 (USD)

  • Varna - The Quiet Nest Palace

    Description

    Travel along the coast northwards of Varna to Balchik for a visit of the former summer residence of Queen Mary of Romania – “The Quiet Nest” Palace and the Botanical Gardens.

    Balchik is a lovely small town beautifully situated on the Black Sea coast. It was founded by Greek colonizers on the site of an earlier Thracian settlement. The former residence of Queen Mary of Romania is situated in the vicinity of the town. Queen Mary was daughter of the Duke of Edingburgh, son of Queen Victoria, and granddaughter of Tsar Alexander II of Russia. She gave birth to the last Romanian king – King Carol. “The Quiet Nest” Palace was the Queen’s favorite place and she summered here from 1931 to 1938. The palace is surrounded by a beautiful park with fountains, ponds, colonnades and water mills. The Botanical gardens were founded in 1955 and contain over 3,000 species of exotic plants. Round off your visit to Balchik with an exclusive wine reception at the Queen’s Guest House before rejoining your coach return to the yacht in Varna.

    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. The order of sights visited may vary to avoid congestion.

    Duration

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    129 (USD)

  • Varna - Euxinograde Royal Palace & Wine Tasting

    Description

    Discover one of Varna’s hidden treasures during a leisurely afternoon tour that will bring to you spectacular views, exclusive visit, and an equally exclusive wine tasting experience. Begin with a sightseeing drive to Asparouchov’s Bridge – one of the symbols of Varna, revealing a beautiful panorama from its 53-meter height.

    Continue to visit Euxinograde Royal Residence - an architectural jewel, perched on the very brink of the Black Sea, surrounded by a picturesque park. The peculiar story of the Residence, which locals proudly call “The Palace” commences as early as 1879, when the first Bulgarian Monarch after the Ottoman Rule started its construction. Stroll through the park, housing more than 200 species from the Mediterranean, The Far East and South America. Follow your guide inside the residence, adorned with paintings of great Bulgarian masters. View the halls of the Palace, decorated in the French eclectic style of the mid 19th century, often hosting foreign dignitaries, political leaders and royalties. Famous for its white wines and Euxigniac (matured brandy), no visit to Euxinograde will be complete without a wine tasting in the wine cellar of the Palace. At the end of the tour, you will have the opportunity to purchase the wine exclusively sold in the wine shop before returning to the yacht.

    Notes

    Euxinograde Royal Residence is not a standard museum, it is a governmental residence with restricted access and may be cancelled on short notice if any government meetings are scheduled. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    129 (USD)

  • Varna - Varna Highlights

    Description

    This Yachting Land Adventure of Varna starts with a visit to the Archaeological Museum which houses the finds from the Varna Calcolithic Necropolis containing the oldest worked-up by man gold (4th millennium BC) - the archaeological sensation of the 20th century. Some of the gold pieces display an incredible degree of skill considering that they were made as long as 6000 years ago. There is a permanent display of icons and church items in a special hall where you will have an exclusive choir performance during your visit.
    Continue for a visit to the “Assumption” Cathedral whose graceful lines are inseparable part of the cityscape. Admire the interior decorated with beautiful murals and woodcarving and the typical atmosphere for an East Orthodox church in operation – heavy with incense flavor and sonorous chanting.
    The journey continues by bus along the coast to Aladzha Rock Monastery - one of the hundreds of mediaeval (13-14 c.) rock monasteries in the North-East part of Bulgaria. The monastery is located amidst lush greenery creating a mysterious atmosphere. The monastery layout is arranged on two levels that have been cut in an almost 40-meters high sheer limestone rock. Once, the monastery was reached only by means of stairs which in case of danger could be withdrawn. After the visit you return back to your yacht in port.

    Notes

    Covered knees and shoulders for the visit of the Cathedral. 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. The order of sights visited may vary to avoid congestion.

    Duration

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    99 (USD)

  • Odessa - Secrets of Underground Odessa - Day 2

    Description

    A short drive from the port brings you to the "Secrets of Underground Odessa" Museum. The flow of the museum visit starts off on the surface, then goes deeper and deeper into the catacombs – further and further into the history of Odessa city, discovering many exciting events throughout its history as the “Catacombs of the Moldavanka District”.

    The museum presents a visual history of various events that took place in the catacombs of the city. Some of the areas you will discover are the Nuclear fallout shelter used during the “Cold war”; see a Partisans’ camp during World War II and observe their everyday life; see an underground school; church; learn the effect of the Odessa slave trade, see a criminals’ camp, and more. In between the exhibitions are displays of the revolution in Odessa, porto-franco (free trade zone), smuggling, treasures and more findings and discoveries.

    During the second half of the exploration, you will feel as you are traveling back in time to witness a special theatrical performance inside the catacombs arranged exclusively for SeaDream. Envision what the walls witnessed hundreds of years ago. Afterwards, share your feelings while tasting home-made drinks and treats with your friends in the hall of candles before walking back to the coach for the return drive back to the yacht in port.

    Notes

    This Yachting Land Adventure is offered on the second day of your call to Odessa. 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. Order of sights visited may vary to avoid congestion. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and a light jacket for the catacombs as the temperature in Catacombs is considerably lower then outside.

    Duration

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    119 (USD)

  • Odessa - Odessa Evening Experience - Day 1

    Description

    Please check back soon for more details on an evening Yachting Land Adventure we are creating for your first evening in Odessa.

    Notes

    Duration

    hour(s)

    Price

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  • Odessa - Highlights of Odessa and Opera House - Day 1

    Description

    From the port your motor coach takes you to Catherine Square to view the new Monument to Catherine the Great and learn its history. Then walk to a statue of the Duke Armand Emmanual Richelieu, Odessa's first mayor, in a Roman Toga located at Prymorsky Boulevard. According to legend the Duke wanted to build a new city as beautiful as his native Paris. When Napoleon was exiled to Elba in 1814, the Duke ended his service to Odessa and returned to France. The Duke then served twice as Prime Minister of France. Here, you will also learn about the history of Potemkin Steps, a giant stairway (193 steps. The stairs are considered a formal entrance into the city from the direction of the sea and are the best-known symbol of Odessa. Continue walking along the Boulevard which beauty lies in the early 19th century buildings, the shady promenade and the park tumbling towards the sea. In the eastern part, in front of colonnaded Odessa City Hall, you will have a photo stop near Pushkin Statue and a British Tiger Gun, captured in 1854 during the Crimean campaign.

    Near the City Hall is the Archaeology Museum where you will have a photo stop (exterior view only). The Archaeology Museum was established in 1875 and has a façade designed in a classic style. After the Archaeological Museum you walk to the Opera House for a visit of the impressive building of the world-known Opera & Ballet Theater. Designed in the 1880s by Viennese architects Felner & Gelmer in the Habsburg Baroque style of the day it has a number of Italian Renaissance features. The central entrance is decorated with stucco molding of representing the comedy and the tragedy. There is an opportunity to visit inside the Opera House seeing the exquisite stairs and the main hall. The auditorium of the Odessa Opera House is decorated in the style of the late French rococo, decorated with stucco ornamentation with the finest gold. Sink with the curls of different shapes is the main idea of the ornament. Observe an abundance of marble, velvet, shining crystal, sparkling mirrors and gilding within.

    Next, proceed to the Transfiguration Cathedral with its marvelous architecture and wonderful interior. Enter the recently restored cathedral and learn its history. At the Cathedral Square you will have some free time to browse local souvenirs. Here your afternoon tour comes to an end and you rejoin your coach to return to port.

    Notes

    This Yachting Land Adventure is offered on the first day of your call to Odessa. 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. Order of sights visited may vary to avoid congestion.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    119 (USD)

  • Burgas - Scenic Sozopol

    Description

    Join your guide for a 45-minute scenic drive to Sozopol – one of the oldest European settlements, founded almost 3000 years ago. Named by the Greek colonizers Apolonia, the town developed as a thriving port and commercial center. A guided visit to the Archaeological Museum will acquaint you with the most peculiar details of the town’s history and some fascinating discoveries made during recent excavations. Continue with a walk along cobbled streets and picturesque squares bordered by timber houses with charming small courtyards. Step inside one of these courtyards to discover one of Sozopol’s gems – the Holy Virgin Church. Built in the 17th century and half dug into the ground it boasts a fine wood-carved iconostasis and marvelous icons. Having taken in the romantic ambience of Sozopol, continue to a local restaurant, for a chance to experience traditional Bulgarian cuisine. After a sampling of some traditional cuisine; spend some free time in town before boarding your motor coach for the return ride to your awaiting ship.

    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. Order of sights visited may vary to avoid congestion.

    Duration

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    129 (USD)

  • Burgas - Taste of Bulgaria

    Description

    Join your guide to see some of ancient Nessebar’s finest sites earning the town's UNESCO World Heritage Site designation and continue to a boutique winery, for a tasting of selected wines. Following a 50-minute drive to Nessebar, begin your guided walk viewing the exquisite examples of local medieval architecture, represented by The Churches of Christ Pantocrator and St. John the Baptist. Pass by the tiny Blessed Saviour and continue to the agora, where the ruins of the Old Metropolitan Church are proudly standing. Discover the winding cobbled paths and take a moment at the small squares, surrounded by the wooden houses, dating back to the 19th century. Enter St. Stefan’s Church beautifully decorated with murals from the 16th century.

    Reboard the coach and continue inland, passing villages and pastures to reach an authentic ethnographic complex – a guardian of the Bulgarian traditions. Behind stone walls and heavy gates, you will find a charming complex exhibiting the lifestyle and traditions of the Bulgarian family from the past century. You are invited to step inside a small-whitewashed house for a glimpse into their domestic interior decoration. View the old fireplace with the low round table and 3-legged chairs in the kitchen, the wooden loom, used for the making of the rugs and clothing displayed. Do not miss visiting the private chapel with beautiful wood carved iconostasis and colorful murals. After exploring the complex, you will be able to taste traditional Bulgarian specialties and produce. See a cooking demonstration of the famous Bulgarian banitsa –a cheese and egg pastry pie. Round off your Bulgarian experience with a light folklore performance by a local ensemble, introducing you to the rhythm, music, and dance of the vibrant Bulgarian folklore with its traditional costumes and haunting bagpipe sounds before returning to the yacht.

    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. Order of sights visited may vary to avoid congestion.

    Duration

    5.5 hour(s)

    Price

    129 (USD)

  • Burgas - Pomorie and Wine Tasting

    Description

    Pomorie is an important center of Bulgaria’s flourishing wine producing industry. It is also home to the only functioning monastery on the Black Sea coast. The monastery of St. George is a wonderful monument to medieval architecture, housing valuable icons from the 18 and 19th centuries. Glimpse into the life of the holy men who live in the monastery, and learn about the East-Orthodox Christian tradition through your guided visit to the monastery church.

    Re-board your coach and enjoy the rural scenery enroute to Stratsin Winery. The winery is buzzling with harvesting preparations, but what better time for a visit! You will be welcomed by the winery’s owner who will introduce all aspects of the wine production in Stratsin – from the vine fields, through modern production facilities, to the aging room. Then, join a wine-tasting session of the winery’s award winning wines. Taste two white wines, one rose, and one red wine complemented with a cheese and salami hors d’oeuvre. In the end, you will have the opportunity to purchase the wine of your choice if you so desire before returning to the yacht.

    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. The order of sights visited may vary to avoid congestion.

    Duration

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    129 (USD)

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


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