Athens (Piraeus) to Athens (Piraeus)

Athens (Piraeus) to Athens (Piraeus)

Oct 9, 2021 to Oct 20, 2021

11 Days

SeaDream II

22136

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Oct 09, 2021 Athens (Piraeus),
Greece
2 PM - 4 PM
(Embarkation)
Evening
Oct 10, 2021 Heraklion, Crete,
Greece
Morning Evening
Oct 11, 2021 At Sea,
Oct 12, 2021 Limassol,
Cyprus
Morning Evening
Oct 13, 2021 Haifa,
Israel
Morning Late Evening
Oct 14, 2021 Ashdod,
Israel
Morning Overnight
Oct 15, 2021 Ashdod,
Israel
Evening
Oct 16, 2021 At Sea,
Oct 17, 2021 Antalya,
Turkey
Morning Evening
Oct 18, 2021 Rhodes Town,
Greece
Morning Evening
Oct 19, 2021 Santorini,
Greece
Morning Evening
Oct 20, 2021 Athens (Piraeus),
Greece
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!

  • Heraklion, Crete

    Heraklion is the capital of Crete and features abundant natural beauty, intricate architecture and so much more. The city is home to many notable archaeological finds. In the old port, visitors can tour the Castello a Mare, a Venetian fortress. The Palace of Knossos is a sight to behold and one of the largest and most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites Crete has to offer. Today, Heraklion is a lively and inviting city with an exciting nightlife. Delight at the many fascinating sights and discover the rich history of Heraklion by visiting its many museums but be sure to leave time for roaming the streets with no agenda to soak in the culture of this magnificent city.

  • At Sea

  • Limassol

    Located on the eastern Mediterranean, Limassol has become a popular tourist destination in Cyprus and an international business center for the island country. The region is known for its wine villages and excellent selection of local wine. The historic city center of Limassol has begun to embrace modernity, creating an interesting blend of old monuments and new architecture. The coastal city is known for its historical and archaeological sites and is easy to explore many of its highlights on foot. Points of interest include the Kolossi Castle, The Amathus Ruins and The Limassol District Archaeological Museum, to name a few.

  • Haifa

    In ebullient Haifa, you’ll be dazzled by one of the most meticulously maintained parks in the world, the terraced Bahá’í Gardens, where each tree, flower and even blade of grass is lovingly tended by followers of the Bahá’í faith. This UNESCO World Heritage site, which is dotted with ornate buildings and fountains, lies at the base of Mount Carmel. For exceptional views of the city and the shimmering sea, ascend further up the holy mountain aboard a cable car, alighting at an ideal lookout near the Carmelite Monastery of Stella Maris. Roam through the 12th-century underground headquarters of the Knights of Saint John in Acre, a UNESCO World Heritage site nearly 4,000 years old. In the vaulted Hospitaller Quarter, witness how medieval crusaders lived and received medical treatment. Above ground, the Ottoman influence is evident at the splendid Khan al-Umdan, a colonnaded gathering place for merchants. Travel to nearby Nazareth and visit the contemporary Basilica of the Annunciation, erected where Mary is said to have learned from the Archangel Gabriel that she would give birth to the son of God, and experience life 2,000 years ago at Nazareth Village, an interactive community populated with denizens enacting life in Jesus’ time.

  • Ashdod

    The bustling port town of Ashdod provides easy access to Israel’s most important cultural hubs, the cosmopolitan city of Tel Aviv and glorious Jerusalem. In Tel Aviv, explore the White City, a vast collection of exceptionally preserved Bauhaus-style buildings that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Step into beguiling artists’ studios and galleries in neighboring Jaffa, a town of densely packed streets that is possibly the world’s oldest port. As one of the holiest sites for Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed walled Old City of Jerusalem abounds with countless religious and cultural treasures. Watch the sun glinting off the gilded Dome of the Rock, spend some time reflecting at the Western Wall and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, built at the location where Jesus is believed to have been crucified and buried. Take in sweeping views of the entire city from the Mount of Olives, which overlooks the Gardens of Gethsemane, home to gnarled olive trees over 2,000 years old. A bit further east, float upon the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on Earth, and contemplate the profound significance of these sacred lands.

  • Antalya

    Antalya is located on the coast in Southwest Turkey. This is sometimes known as the Turkish Riviera (also known as the Turquoise Coast) and happens to be the country’s biggest international sea resort. The population is close to a million inhabitants. Recently, Antalya became the third most visited city in the world by number of international arrivals, just behind Paris and London. The town center with its narrow cobbled streets of historic Ottoman era houses, the old center of Antalya has been restored to retain much of its historical character.

  • Rhodes Town

    The Old City of Rhodes has been delegated a World Heritage Site. Some speculate that after the Acropolis of Athens and the Volcano of Santorini, Rhodes is one of the most impressive places in Greece. Wandering through the medieval city, especially on a warm evening, is one of life's treasures. The old city is closed to most traffic. The main streets and thoroughfares are full of shops and restaurants but the back streets are mostly residences. The massive walls of the city were rebuilt by the European order of Knights Hospitaller after the Turkish siege of 1480. The walls are 12 meters thick and the moat more than 21 meters wide. The length of the walls is about three miles and each section was defended by one of the Langues or tongues which corresponded to the languages spoken where the particular group of knights came from. SeaDream will dock close to the entrance of the walled city. We recommend you explore the old town and if you haven’t already done so, visit the Lindos Acropolis.

  • Santorini

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


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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  • Santorini - Cycladic Cuisine - "Hands-On" Greek Cooking

    Description

    Learn about Greek’s rich gastronomical culture from a Greek chef who also shares the heritage of Santorini Island. This Yachting Land Adventure begins at with a tender to the small port of Skala and a cable car up to the town of Fira to meet the local guide. Walk through the narrow cobblestone streets to board a mini-bus for a drive to the village of Megalochori, one of the traditional settlements of the island.

    Walk through the cobblestone streets and admire the impressive mansions before reaching a charming restaurant located within one of its old traditional mansions. Enjoy a glass of Santorini wine and some local snacks with the owner, who is a well-known chef. The chef and his team provide a brief introduction to Cycladic island cuisine and particularly to the local products of Santorini such as capers, fava (small yellow peas), cherry tomatoes and local cheeses.

    As this is an interactive "hands on" cooking class, you put on your apron and get ready to mix the ingredients to prepare an entire Greek menu consisting of the appetizers, salad, a main course and dessert. Then sit back in the beautiful and relaxing veranda and enjoy a tasty Greek meal accompanied by delicious Santorini wine.

    Take home a recipe booklet of the dishes prepared today and keep the apron to use at a BBQ back home!
    Following a memorable experience, board the coach for Fira town to either explore further or return via cable car to catch the tender back to the SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    Flat and comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. 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. The four-hour duration is approximate.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    209 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Santorini - Akrotiri Archaeological Site & Oia Village

    Description

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

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

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

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

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

    Notes

    The site may be closed on Mondays although SeaDream generally can get exemptions. Kindly double check with the Club Director on board. 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

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    149 (USD)

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

    Description

    Take a tender to the pier for a transfer to Vilhada where the captain and crew await for a private cruise on a catamaran. Enjoy champagne, wine, beer, soft drinks and appetizers on board throughout the excursion.
    Take in the sea breezes and beautiful views while sailing past Red Beach, White Beach, rock formations of Akrotiri and the lighthouse. Coming into view next will be the volcanic islands formed around 1570 BC.

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

    Then continue to the island of Thirassia’, where it feels like stepping back to another era. Life here is as it was in years ago in Santorini. After exploring the village, board the catamaran for a journey back to the old port to tender back to the SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure time will be announced on board.

    Hat, sunscreen and good walking shoes are recommended.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    549 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Rhodes Town - Exploring UNESCO Awarded Rhodes Old Town

    Description

    Enjoy a guided walk to the city walls and through to the narrow, cobblestone streets of the medieval town. Visit the Palace of the Grand Masters, originally built in the 14th century. The guided walk also passes the 15th-century Hospital of the Knights, which now houses the Archaeological Museum. At the end of the walking tour, it is possible to stay in the picturesque historical town or to return to the SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

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

    Duration

    2.5 hour(s)

    Price

    69 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Rhodes Town - Rhodes Exploration by 4x4

    Description

    Experience fun and adventure in the countryside of Rhodes island, by driving a 4x4 vehicle through traditional Greek villages. See the olive groves, green hills and forests plus catching glimpses of the sparkling Aegean Sea.

    The 4x4 vehicles will be parked on the pier. Starting from the port and following a lead vehicle, you will drive through the west coast of the island passing by the bay of Trianda where all the main resort hotels are located. See the quaint village of Lalissos and Kremasti as the route takes you inland towards the villages of Maritsa and Psinthos.
    At Psinthos there will be a brief stop to visit the scenic village and take some pictures of the lively village square.

    Continuing the adventure, the 4x4’s depart the asphalt road and take a secondary off road driving for about 40 minutes over the hills and the pine tree forest. Leaving from Psinthos we drive again off-roads. Next stop will be Archipoli where refreshments, coffee and a variety of traditional Greek local delicacies will be enjoyed. Afterwards you will continue driving on roads to the beach of Afandou (or Tsabika Beach) for a 30-minute swim stop in the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean Sea. After the swim, the driving route continues through the main east coast road for your return to Rhodes town and the SeaDream yacht at the pier.

    Notes

    Not recommended for travelers with back problems, who are pregnant, with heart conditions or other serious medical issues. Please wear comfortable shoes and sunhats. Bring your swimming suits and towels if you plan to swim. The 4x4 vehicles are manual gear, hold up to 4 guests and are self-driven. There is also a leading jeep with a professional instructor/escort. Guests wishing to drive on this tour need to bring their valid driver’s license.

    Duration

    4.5 hour(s)

    Price

    259 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Antalya - Ancient Perge & Aspendos

    Description

    Visit the major historical sites of the Antalya region. Aspendos Theater is one of the best preserved in the world and the Ancient City of Perge is another gem amongst the amazing history Turkey has to offer.

    Visit the ancient cities of Perge and Aspendos to view Roman and Hellenistic ruins. Perge contains ruins that date back to 1000 BC. The theatre seated 14,000 and its ruins are in relatively good condition. Here, worship of Artemis was far more important than that of the male gods, and the dominant motif used in art and on coins was Artemis of Perge. See the Basilica of Perge, the 2nd-century stadium, the Roman Gate located on the outer wall, the Baths complex, and the Hellenistic Gate. A colonnaded street stretches from the gate to the Nymphaeum, and the agora (marketplace) is a small rectangle surrounded by shops. Aspendos, the major port city in the Roman period, was founded on a hilltop near the Eurymedon River and later spread down to the plain. Only parts of the city have been excavated but the Roman Theatre is the best preserved in the Mediterranean. Its capacity is estimated at 20,000 people. From a distance you will see the remains of a marketplace, a basilica, shops and a Nymphaeum. Water was brought to the city through a spectacular aqueduct of which four long sections are very well preserved. After your visit, return to Antalya 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. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard. We recommend passengers wear comfortable clothing and footwear for this adventure.

    Duration

    4.5 hour(s)

    Price

    149 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Antalya - A Stroll through Antalya

    Description

    Explore Antalya on foot with your knowledgeable guide during this half day stroll of the Old City.

    Kaleici (the old city) and historic city center of Antalya, until modern times, had the entire city confined within its walls. Inside are structures dating from the Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, Ottoman and modern Turkish republican eras. Most of it however, dates to the late 18th and 19th centuries.

    First, view Hadrian's Gate, a triumphal three arched gate that was built in the name of the Roman emperor Hadrian, who visited Antalya in the year 130. Formerly the city walls enclosed the outside of the gate and it was not used for many years. This may be the reason why it has not been harmed, and it was only revealed when the walls collapsed. It is considered as Pamphylia's most beautiful Gate.

    Next, visit the Yivli Minare Mosque. The mosque's fluted minaret, which is decorated with dark blue tiles, is a landmark and symbol of the city. The mosque was first built in 1230 and fully reconstructed in 1373. The minaret is 125 feet high, built on a square stone base, with eight fluted sections and has 90 steps to the top. The first building may have been a Byzantine church originally and may have been converted into a mosque around 1225-7, during the reign of the Seljuk sultan Ala ad-Din Kay Qubadh I. The original mosque was destroyed in the 14th century and a new mosque was built which, with its six domes, is one of the oldest examples of multi-dome construction in Anatolia.

    Then, you will view Hidirlik Tower, believed that the ruling Roman Empire built this in the second century on a square plan. The same century, it was turned into circular tower. It has since been used as a fortification or a lighthouse. The tower is situated at the southern side of the place, where the land walls of the city join the sea walls.

    Your last stop will be the Old Bazaar, or Iki Kapili Han, to explore and shop before the return drive back to your 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 hour(s)

    Price

    119 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Ashdod - Masada and a Dead Sea Treat - Day 2

    Description

    Discover the events of centuries past atop Masada's tabletop mountain and marvel at the beautiful desert views. Experience genuine Bedouin hospitality and cuisine. Relax and enjoy a classic moment for travelers in the Holy Land – floating in the Dead Sea!

    Depart Ashdod for a 2-hour trip to Masada. Ascend the mountain by cable car and explore the impressive and inspiring ruins of Masada. Herod the Great chose to build a palace and fortress atop the curiously shaped mountain over 2000 years ago. Later, it served as the tragic last stand of the Jewish Zealots against the Roman armies.

    Then experience genuine Bedouin hospitality as you are welcomed into a desert tent for a desert feast. Traditional low seating surrounds a Sania (large tray) piled high with an amazing array of colorful salads and hearty meat dishes. The host will serve you rich, aromatic Bedouin delicacies like Mansaf (special cooked lamb served with rice), roasted or skewered chicken, handmade kebab, and Fatir (Bedouin bread). Tea is made with desert herbs and the coffee is strong!

    After lunch you will stop for a relaxing visit at a leading Dead Sea resort. Stay afloat in the Dead Sea, one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world. Cradled in the lowest place on Earth, the Dead Sea is so called because the mineral-rich waters are too salt for any fish to survive.
    Pamper yourself with a rejuvenating 25-minute spa treatment. You have a choice of either: a Body Mud Wrap or a Classic Mini Swedish Massage. The Body Mud Wrap is made from natural Dead Sea mud rich in minerals and known for its health properties. A positive impact on the body, muscles, joints, and skin. The Classic Mini Swedish Massage is a classic massage designed to improve your circulation and relieve and soothe muscle tension. Reflect on the impressions made of Masada and the Dead Sea during the 2-hour return to the yacht in Ashdod.

    Notes

    This Yachting Land Adventure is offered on the second day of your call to Ashdod. 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

    10.5 hour(s)

    Price

    599 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Ashdod - Tel Aviv - Food For Thought - Day 2

    Description

    Connect with the friendly faces and favorite foods found In Tel Aviv, Israel's financial city. In each extraordinary neighborhood you will get a taste of local life, from meeting with cutting-edge entrepreneurships of the UNESCO-designated White City to the local food vendor.
    Start the morning on Levinsky Street with a bite of Israeli burekas: a potato- or cheese- filled pastry sprinkled with sesame on top. Sfaradic Jews blended the best of pastries collected across the Mediterranean to create the burekas, the best of which is served today in an inconspicuous 'hole-in-the-wall' in Levinsky Market.
    Next walk along the grand Rothschild Boulevard and see the Bauhaus architecture that granted Tel Aviv’s White City the honor of a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. Discover why Israel is known as "The Start-Up Nation." To mention a few Israeli inventions: the Cell Phone; Waze - the world's largest social GPS-based navigation App.; Azilect a drug for Parkinson and Alzheimer; the world's smallest video camera; the pool cleaning robot; Mobileye vision-based driver system that prevents car collisions; Ingestible camera “pill” to diagnose cancer; the first PC microprocessor; USB Flash Drive; a revolutionary drip irrigation system minimizing water waste; Cherry Tomatoes; Seedless watermelon & many more… Meet a local entrepreneur and hear about his start-up adventure in the nurturing environment of Israel's most modern city.
    Then enjoy a crispy chickpea creation, falafel – Israel's national street food. Everybody has their favorite falafel stand, where the friendly falafel man serves deliciously fresh-fried falafel. It is so iconic to Israel’s food culture that even an IDF military rank insignia was named after it.

    Notes

    This Yachting Land Adventure is offered on the second day of your call to Ashdod. 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

    299 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Ashdod - Best of Israel - Day 1 & Day 2

    Description

    Indulge in the very best of Israel's sights, complete with a unique night in the glorious city of Jerusalem. Pamper yourself in the lowest place on Earth, the mineral-rich Dead Sea. Contemplate the Jewish nation at Yad Vashem. Follow the pilgrim's journeys throughout the centuries to the place of Christ's birth and the city where he was crucified.

    Visit Gethsemane and the Basilica of the Agony, also known as the Church of All Nations thanks to the number of countries that donated to its construction. The church enshrines the Rock of Agony, where Jesus wept after visualizing the destruction of Jerusalem. Beside it is the Garden of Gethsemane, where Judas had betrayed Christ.

    Discover the cultural mosaic preserved in the Old City of Jerusalem, visiting all four Quarters – Muslim, Jewish, Christian and Armenian, and behold their historic wonders. Touch the ancient stones, hear the Middle Eastern market vendors, and smell the incense wafting from the church doors as you wander through the cobbled streets. Visit the Wailing Wall, the sole remnant of the 2nd Temple. The 2000-year-old wall was built by King Herod as part of the 2nd Temple's expansion, and ever since the Romans destroyed the 2nd Temple in 70 CE, Jews have prayed facing the holy wall.

    Walk past some Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus is believed to have been crucified, buried, and resurrected. The magic of the Muslim Quarter is to be found in its markets. Locals and tourists mingle and haggle over clothing, jewelry, religious artifacts, food and spices, antiques and souvenirs in centuries-old covered bazaars bursting with color. As you walk through the colorful and diverse market, enjoy some of the regional culinary delights that draw the locals to this market. Along the tour sample some local treats such as baklawa or halva, local bread with hyssop, and wash it all down with some fresh squeezed healthy juice.

    Stroll through Jaffa Gate, one of the Old City's seven open gates, in the Armenian Quarter. Guarded by the iconic, moated Tower of David, the Gate is named after the road that leads from it to the port city of Jaffa.

    Experience genuine Bedouin hospitality as you are welcomed into a desert tent for a desert feast. Traditional low seating surrounds a Sania (large tray) piled high with an amazing array of colorful salads and hearty meat dishes. Your host will serve you rich, aromatic Bedouin delicacies like Mansaf (special cooked lamb served with rice), roasted or skewered chicken, handmade kebab, and Fatir (Bedouin bread). Tea is made with desert herbs and the coffee is strong!

    Following lunch, you will visit a leading Dead Sea resort. Stay afloat in the Dead Sea, one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world. Cradled in the lowest place on Earth, the Dead Sea is called so because the mineral-rich waters are too salt for any fish to survive. Pamper yourself with a rejuvenating 25-minute spa treatment. You can select one of the following: a Mud Wrap - Body wrap with natural Dead Sea mud. The mud is rich in minerals and known for its health properties. A positive impact on the body, muscles, joints, and skin. Or select a Classic Mini Swedish Massage designed to improve your circulation and relieve and soothe muscle tension.

    Afterward board the coach for a 90-minute trip to Jerusalem where your check in is at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Relax and enjoy dinner at the hotel, plus there is an option to enjoy an evening night tour. Behold the beautiful Old City of Jerusalem bathed in new evening light. View the gold-lit Old City walls and witness the changes from day to night. Stop to take in the panoramic view of Jerusalem from Armon HaNatziv. Spot the Golden Dome of the Rock and impressive Old City walls perched above the valley.

    Following a buffet breakfast at the hotel, you will discover the unique memorial sites at Yad VaShem Museum. Take a moment to consider, reflect and connect here. Experience an exclusive behind the scenes tour providing a fascinating glimpse to the stories behind the displayed diaries, photographs, and artifacts. The tour in Yad Vashem will be conducted by a Yad Vashem's professional guide. Then enter the Israel Museum and visit the museum's Shrine of the Book wing, where the fragile Dead Sea Scrolls and precious Aleppo Codex are displayed. Further glimpse into the past with a look at the 2nd Temple Period model of Jerusalem.

    Next, visit the home of a Jewish Orthodox family for a taste of the traditional Shabbat meal – the most important meal of the week. Its customs and traditions have been preserved for centuries by the Jewish Diaspora and included in the daily life of Jews at home in Israel.

    After lunch, a highlight for this day is the visit to the birthplace of Jesus, the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. It is the oldest Christian church in daily use, dating back to the 4th century AD. A local monk will also escort you to the Grotto where Jesus was born. Then have a short comfort stop to buy some souvenirs in a local shop before the 60-minute return by coach to the yacht in Ashdod.

    Notes

    This Yachting Land Adventure is offered on both days during your call to Ashdod. It must be booked prior to the departure and requires a minimum number of guests to operate. Please book early in order 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. Order of sights visited may vary to avoid congestion.

    Duration

    2 days / 1 night hour(s)

    Price

    2499 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Ashdod - Behind the Scenes of Jerusalem - Day 1

    Description

    Explore the Jewish side of Jerusalem – the most important Jewish city in the world. Discover the Jewish connection to the city from ancient times through to the present day, visiting the main Jewish sites with an added aspect of a behind-the-scenes tour at Yad Vashem and lunch in a local Jewish home.

    See the unique memorial sites at Yad VaShem and take a moment to consider, reflect and connect. This exclusive behind the scenes tour provides a fascinating glimpse to the stories behind the displayed diaries, photographs, and artifacts. The tour in Yad Vashem will be conducted by a Yad Vashem's professional guide.

    Next enter the Israel Museum and visit the Shrine of the Book wing, where the fragile Dead Sea Scrolls and precious Aleppo Codex are displayed. Further glimpse into the past with a look at the 2nd Temple Period model of Jerusalem. Afterward, visit the home of a Jewish Orthodox family for a taste of the traditional Shabbat meal – the most important meal of the week. Its customs and traditions have been preserved for centuries by the Jewish Diaspora and included in the daily life of Jews at home in Israel.

    Refreshed and renewed, enjoy a walk through the Jerusalem-stone-paved streets of the Jewish Quarter in the Old City. See the Cardo, a historic Roman road that was once the main thoroughfare of the city. Pass by yeshivas (schools of religious learning) and synagogues, including the Hurva Synagogue, a distinctive synagogue with a story of endurance. Visit the Wailing Wall, the sole remnant of the 2nd Temple. The 2000-year-old wall was built by King Herod as part of the 2nd Temple's expansion, and ever since the Romans destroyed the 2nd Temple in 70 CE, Jews have prayed facing the holy wall.

    Enjoy a snack on beigale, the traditional Jerusalem bagel spiced with hyssop. Enjoy it with fresh-squeezed orange juice, the classic refreshing beverage of choice before returning to the yacht in Ashdod.

    Notes

    This Yachting Land Adventure is offered on the first day of your call to Ashdod. 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

    9.45 hour(s)

    Price

    499 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Ashdod - Jerusalem - Food for the Soul - Day 1

    Description

    Satisfy both your spirit and your palate on a perfect blend of Jerusalem and Bethlehem's spiritual sites and tasty delights. Follow the pilgrim's journey to Jerusalem, where Jesus spent His last days and was crucified. Explore all four Quarters of Jerusalem's Old City, including the vibrant shuk where you will savor local delights, before visiting a local Jewish Orthodox home for a traditional Sabbath meal. Continue the journey to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, where a local monk will escort you to the Grotto.

    Discover the cultural mosaic preserved in the Old City of Jerusalem, visiting all four Quarters – Muslim, Jewish, Christian and Armenian, and behold their historic wonders. Touch the ancient stones, hear the Middle Eastern market vendors, and smell the incense wafting from the church doors as you wander through the cobbled streets.

    Visit the Wailing Wall, the sole remnant of the 2nd Temple. The 2000-year-old wall was built by King Herod as part of the 2nd Temple's expansion, and ever since the Romans destroyed the 2nd Temple in 70 CE, Jews have prayed facing the holy wall. Walk past some Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus is believed to have been crucified, buried, and resurrected.

    Stroll through Jaffa Gate, one of the Old City's seven open gates, in the Armenian Quarter. Guarded by the iconic, moated Tower of David, the Gate is named after the road that leads from it to the port city of Jaffa. The magic of the Muslim Quarter is to be found in its markets. Locals and tourists mingle and haggle over clothing, jewelry, religious artifacts, food and spices, antiques and souvenirs in centuries-old covered bazaars bursting with color. As you walk through the colorful and diverse market, enjoy some of the regional culinary delights that draw the locals to this market. Along the tour sample some local treats such as baklawa or halva, local bread with hyssop, and wash it all down with some fresh squeezed healthy juice.

    Visit the home of a Jewish Orthodox family for a taste of the traditional Shabbat meal – the most important meal of the week. Its customs and traditions have been preserved for centuries by the Jewish Diaspora and included in the daily life of Jews at home in Israel.

    After lunch, visit the birthplace of Jesus, the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. It is the oldest Christian church in daily use, dating back to the 4th century AD. Meet a local monk who will escort you to the Grotto where Jesus was born. Then have a short comfort stop to buy some souvenirs in a local shop before returning to the yacht in Ashdod.

    Notes

    This Yachting Land Adventure is offered on the first day of your call to Ashdod. 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

    10 hour(s)

    Price

    499 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Haifa - Druse Family Experience

    Description

    Israel can be a melting pot of different cultures and religions. The Druze people, who mostly live in the villages of Galilee and Golan; have a unique culture including a secretive religion, with colorful markets and a marvelous cuisine. This is your chance to glance into the life of the Druze, experience their home, their food and their stories.

    After dinner onboard, depart the yacht for a visit at the home of a Druze family. Listen to fascinating stories about their religion, their day-to-day life, the role of Druze women and their military service. Enjoy an authentic Druze welcome in their designated "madpa" guest room, essential to Druze hospitality culture.

    Notes

    This Yachting Land Adventure operates in the evening of your call to Haifa. 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

    189 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Haifa - The Crusaders City of Acra

    Description

    Stroll back in time with every step you take through the ancient city of Acre, a unique city with a 5,000-year-old port, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world's only preserved Crusader city, Ottoman-period markets and modern-day hustle and bustle. Invoke all your senses, including your tastes buds, with the delights and flavors of this amazing yet authentic city on this Yachting Land Adventure.

    Step back through time in Acre, to a thriving city with 5,000 years of history. Acre is the only preserved Crusader city in the world and therefore a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit this impressive city and the Knight's Hall. Also see the Shuk with specialty spices, fresh fish, sweet oriental pastries, and other delectable goods that fill the stalls of Acre's vibrant market. Take a tour through the lively Crusader and Ottoman streets. Explore the culinary scene of the Middle Eastern market with your taste buds. Mingle with the locals over the treasured black coffee, and try the fresh fish, sticky baklava or knafe, creamy hummus and other delights along the way.

    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 hour(s)

    Price

    179 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Haifa - Nazareth & Galilee

    Description

    Journey on a comprehensive Yachting Land Adventure to the Galilee, the scene of Christ's youth. Take in the serenity of the place where Jesus was baptized, walk where He performed his miracles, and listen for the echo in the places He preached. Enrichen your culinary skill with a tahina workshop, and savour sabich and shakshuka for lunch in a local home.

    Travel to the Joran River and Yardenit Baptismal site, revered by the faithful as the spot where John the Baptist immersed Jesus in the waters of the Jordan. See Mount of Beatitues, where Christ delivered the Sermon on the Mount from this hill. In 2000, Pope John-Paul II celebrated the Eucharist on its slope. From the terrace of the domed Catholic Church, founded in 1937, there are splendid views of the Sea of Galilee.

    In Tabgha, visit the Church of the Multiplication - believed to occupy the site where Christ performed His miracle with two fish and five loaves. Consecrated in 1981, the current shrine protects a beautiful 5th century Byzantine mosaic floor depicting the miracle. On the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee lies Capernaum, the centre of Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee. It was here that He performed many of His miracles, preached in the now-ruined synagogue, and met five of His disciples, including St. Peter whose house is believed to have been identified among the ruins.

    Nestled in a circle of cypress studded hills is Nazareth, a city well known for being the childhood home of Jesus. Stroll through the local petite market where vendors offer souvenirs, religious artifacts and an incredible variety of locally made spices. Savor one of the specialties – the sticky-sweet and heavenly baklava.

    Visit the largest Christian Church in the Middle East, the Basilica of the Annunciation. Consecrated in 1969 on the sites of Byzantine and Crusader churches, the church is said to mark the grotto where the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary.

    Join a local for lunch in her home, overlooking the Mount of Transfiguration. On the menu are the favorites absorbed into Israeli society from Sabich, the famous Israeli salad and piping hot Shakshuka. You also will try your hand at making tahina – Israel's favorite condiment. Made from sesame seeds, tahina can be served by itself or added as a major ingredient to hummus, baba ghanoush, and halva. In this condensed workshop, prepare and learn the difference between traditional, green, and pink tahina.

    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

    10 hour(s)

    Price

    349 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Heraklion, Crete - Cretan Villages and Traditions

    Description

    Crete is an island of contrasts. Cosmopolitan and over developed in some parts, rough and unspoiled and wild in other parts. When traveling through the interior, notice the scenery is constantly changing and includes harsh barren land as well as lush woods.

    Depart the city of Heraklion for the hillside village of Thrapsano. This village is renowned throughout Crete for its traditional pottery workshops and still produces the traditional storage jars ("pitharia") little changed from the Minoan era. Watch the local potters at work and admire their traditional pottery making techniques.

    Continue on to the village of Peza which has been at the center of one of the most important wine growing areas of Crete since Minoan times. See the traditional vineyards and visit the winery before sampling some of the local produce.

    At the end of the visit, enjoy a panoramic drive of the city of Heraklion before returning to the 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. Final departures times will be announced onboard.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    119 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Heraklion, Crete - Knossos Palace & Archaeological Museum

    Description

    Knossos was the court of the legendary King Minos, whose wife Pasiphae gave birth to the Minotaur, half-bull, half-man. The excavations on the site were begun by the English archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans and his team in 1893 and lasted 35 years.

    Entering the Great Palace through the West Court, it is easy to understand why the legend of the labyrinth originated here. It takes about one hour and a half to walk around the site and explore all the parts of the Palace. During this walking tour, admire in the superb Royal Quarters the Throne room with an Antechamber and main throne and the Queen’s Quarters whose wall above the entrance door is decorated with a copy of the famous dolphin frescoes. Apart from the Royal Palace there are also other buildings included in the site such as the Small Palace, the House of the High Priest and the Caravanserai.

    This excursion also includes a visit to one of the most interesting and richest museums in the world, the Archaeological Museum in Heraklion. This Museum houses nearly all the finds from the Minoan era including the marvelous frescoes form the Royal Palace of Knossos.

    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 departures times will be announced onboard.

    Sunscreen, hats and walking shoes are recommended.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    139 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure

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