Grand Mediterranean Island Journey

Grand Mediterranean Island Journey

Rome (Civitavecchia) to Rome (Civitavecchia)

Oct 2, 2022 to Oct 13, 2022

11 Days

SeaDream II

22237

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Oct 02, 2022 Rome (Civitavecchia),
Italy
2 PM - 4 PM
(Embarkation)
Evening
Oct 03, 2022 Porto Cervo, Sardinia,
Italy
Morning Late Evening
Oct 04, 2022 Bonifacio, Corsica,
France
Morning Afternoon
Oct 05, 2022 Trapani, Sicily,
Italy
Afternoon Evening
Oct 06, 2022 Porto Empedocle (Agrigento), Sicily,
Italy
Morning Evening
Oct 07, 2022 Mgarr Harbour, Gozo,
Malta
Morning Afternoon
Oct 07, 2022 Valletta,
Malta
Evening Overnight
Oct 08, 2022 Valletta,
Malta
Afternoon
Oct 09, 2022 Taormina (Etna) Sicily,
Italy
Morning Afternoon
Oct 10, 2022 Capri,
Italy
Morning Overnight
Oct 11, 2022 Capri,
Italy
Morning
Oct 11, 2022 Positano,
Italy
Morning Afternoon
Oct 11, 2022 Amalfi,
Italy
Evening Overnight
Oct 12, 2022 Amalfi,
Italy
Evening
Oct 13, 2022 Rome (Civitavecchia),
Italy
Morning 8 AM - 10 AM
(Disembarkation)

Ports

  • Rome (Civitavecchia)
    Rome (Civitavecchia)

    Civitavecchia is a major port located in Rome, primarily utilized for maritime transportation of goods, as well as a fishing port. The commune’s name means “ancient town” and is one of the “Motorways of the Sea” in the Mediterranean, functioning as one of the main links between the mainland of Italy and Sardinia. The ancient name of the port was “Centumcellae,” first mentioned in a letter written by Pliny the Younger in 107 A.D., although scholars debate on whether the name was about the number of rooms of the Trajan Villa, or the number of natural creeks on the coast. Civitavecchia is a part of the Lazio Territory, an area which was confirmed to have social groups since pre-historic times, and the modern town was built over a pre-existing settlement of the Etruscan people in 107-108 B.C.E. (who debated to have founded Rome). In the beginning of the 2nd century, the harbor and town of Centumcellae were simultaneously developed by Emperor Trajan in the territory of Aquae Tauri. As the town became more popular for ships traveling westbound, the Thermal Baths were constructed on the hill of Ficoncella. Centumcellae flourished in the Imperial Age, and by 538 A.D., it had become a Byzantine stronghold. In 728 A.D., it became a member of the Papal States. The Saracens raided Centumcellae many times in the 9th century, prompting Pope Leo VII to have a newer and more secure settlement built by 854. The town, then known as Civita Vetula, was under the rule of several lords, and the Popes temporarily lost control during the French Rule in 1798-1815. In 1870 it entered the Kingdom of Italy. Civitavecchia was severely damaged during WWII, destroying many of the ancient monuments including Forte Michelangelo, which would be rebuilt in the 1950’s. Popular points of interest include the Forte Michelangelo, Terme Taurine, and Cattedrale di San Francesco. There is a wealth of Roman and Vatican architecture and tourists are encouraged to visit many of the museums and take the cultural tours available in this important sea port.

  • Porto Cervo, Sardinia
    Porto Cervo, Sardinia

    Porto Cervo is an Italian seaside resort in northern Sardinia in an area called the Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast). SeaDream is most likely the only commercial vessel allowed to call to this amazing port of call. There have been several restrictions navigating and calling to ports within the protected national park zone. The best solution rather than anchoring was to get permission to dock next to the other super yachts “stern to” (backing into the pier using the marina platform to access to the port). The village is the main centre of the Costa Smeralda. It was created by Prince Karim Aga Khan and various other investors. The village houses some amazing boutiques, a newsagent, bars, restaurants and supermarkets. Guests like to visit incredible properties such as Cala di Volpe, Patrizza, Romazzino as well as the Pevero Golf Club for some amazing golf and tennis options. SeaDream’s Land adventure takes guests to all the sights of the Costa Smeralda.

  • Bonifacio, Corsica
    Bonifacio, Corsica

    Bonifacio is one of our favorite arrivals! As we approach, the Captain navigates along the limestone cliffs giving guests a sea view of incredible Bonifacio as well as the great Aragon steps leading to the water’s edge. Shortly after the pilot will embark and the Captain will turn the yacht around and back into this very impressive fjord-like marina. This could be one of our highest rated arrivals as the guests always find it both impressive and awe inspiring.

  • Trapani, Sicily
    Trapani, Sicily

    Trapani is a city on the west coast of Sicily in Italy and was founded by Elymians. SeaDream docks in the center of town and allows incredible access for strolling into town or meeting the motor coach for the scheduled land adventures. The city is still important for fishing and is the main gateway to the nearby Egadi Islands. This Carthaginian and later Roman city is an exciting gateway to Sicily's historic, gastronomic and natural attractions, offering access to beautiful medieval towns as well as Greek archaeological sites. We highly recommend that you participate on one of our interesting land adventures and not miss the amazing sites located about 30 minutes by road from Trapani including Erici, Segesta, Marsala and more.

  • Porto Empedocle (Agrigento), Sicily
    Porto Empedocle (Agrigento), Sicily

    Porto Empedocle is a town and comune in Italy on the coast of the Strait of Sicily. Kindly do not judge the destination for what you could witness here. This port is the closest outlet to one of the best preserved Greek sites on the planet and has been rightfully awarded Unesco Heritage Site Status. The ancient Greek city and temples of Agrigento. Located only a few miles inland from the port and known for its mild climate even in the “cold season,” the Greeks choose their location wisely in an exceptionally fine natural setting with stunning views of the Mediterranean countryside. We hope you will join us on this adventure and, following your walk through history, you may wish to take advantage of the SeaDream marina for the rest of the afternoon for a refreshing swim (depending on the daily conditions and approval from the local authorities). Don’t forget to bring your camera; the massive Doric temples and their columns make for very impressive photos. Other options include golf at the Verdura golf and spa resort as well as a visit to the new Agrigento and the ancient city of Eraclea Minoa.

  • Mgarr Harbour, Gozo
    Mgarr Harbour, Gozo

    Part of the Maltese three-island archipelago, at just 26 square miles Gozo basks in the Mediterranean off the coast of Sicily. Visit Mgarr Harbor, with its quiet marina and hilltop church. Crystal-clear water, beautiful beaches, and walks in the countryside define this idyllic spot, and all roads lead to the Citadel in Rabat (Victoria), a fortified town that dates to 1500 BC.

  • Valletta
    Valletta

    Established in the 1500s by the Knights of St. John, this fortified city on a hilly peninsula soars between two of the finest natural harbors in the Mediterranean. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Valletta is defined by its sites of historical significance, with architecture dating back to the 16th century. Valletta is a pleasant and charming city to stroll, with little vehicle traffic and lots of stories to be discovered around every corner.

  • Taormina (Etna) Sicily
    Taormina (Etna) Sicily

    SeaDream yachts anchor in the bay of Giardini Naxos and offer fantastic views of recently awarded UNESCO Natural Site of Mt. Etna (2013) as well as Taormina perched on the cliffside. Shuttle bus service has been arranged to transport guests from Giardini Naxos to the entrance gate of Taormina town. For the SeaDream active guests, office led hikes and bike rides could also transport you to Taormina town or continue up to Castelmola which provides amazing views of the surrounding areas. Perhaps the “must do” adventure here would be to ascend Mt. Etna with your fellow SeaDreamers. Kindly check the Land Adventure tab for the specifics. Other options include an incredible and authentic feast at the Godfather Villa. This “SeaDream Exclusive” Land Adventure requires a high minimum to operate, but it’s worth every penny! As we are anchored and if conditions allow, we will offer water sports both in the morning and in the afternoon. Multo Bene!

  • Capri
    Capri

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

  • Positano
    Positano

    Positano is one of the most picturesque villages along the UNESCO awarded Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana), in Campania, Italy. The town itself is perched on an enclave on the face of a hill and winds down towards the sea. This incredible setting has been enjoyed by writers, movie stars and millions of tourist each year. John Steinbeck visited in the 50's and stated “Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.” The movie "Under the Tuscan Sun" and several others have been shot on location here. Besides the incredibly romantic atmosphere, it offers excellent shopping, beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a few world recognized and award winning hotels such as Le Sirenuse and Il San Pietro di Positano amongst others. As large coaches cannot navigate down to the pier, only private arrangements are available here. You can book a very nice sedan or van to take you to the neighboring villages or even to Pompeii. As SeaDream anchors just of the pier, you may have the opportunity to access the yachts marina and water toys (conditions and local approval permitting).

  • Amalfi
    Amalfi

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


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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  • Rome (Civitavecchia) - Transfers / Private Arrangements / Pre and Post Stays / Accommodations - Civitavecchia, Italy

    Description

    Our Destination Specialists “Aloschi Bros” can assist with making your pre-arranged transfers, hotel accommodations and any other personalized pre or post cruise arrangements for your SeaDream cruise embarking or disembarking from Civitavecchia, Italy.

    Bookings for <b>transfers</b> can be made directly on this website:
    <a href="https://transfer.aloschibros.com" target="_blank">https://transfer.aloschibros.com</a>

    Requests for <b>hotel accommodations and any other personalized pre or post cruise arrangements</b> can be made directly by emailing Aloschi Bros at the contact below.

    Also, if you encounter any website-related questions, or issues, with your transfer booking (including non-confirmation due to limited space) please email Aloschi Bros directly for assistance.
    Email: <b>rome@aloschibros.com</b> "OR" <b>rome11@aloschibros.com</b>
    Phone: +39.06.420.20.498

    An Aloschi team member will contact you with details within three days of receiving your email request.

    Notes

    Duration

    N/A hour(s)

    Price

    (USD)

  • Porto Cervo, Sardinia - La Maddalena Archipelago by Rib Boat

    Description

    Hop onboard your private rib boat departing from Porto Cervo for an up-close exploration of the La Maddalena Archipelago. This destination is a National Marine Park and Protected Marine area famous the world over for the crystal-clear waters, uniquely shaped granite rocks, white sandy beaches and its pristine natural environment.

    Departing directly from the Pier, you board the rib boat and arrive on La Maddalena Island for a short walking tour of the historic center and coffee break. After the island orientation, you will reboard the rib boat and travel to Spargi Island, third largest in the archipelago. This uninhabited island is a fantastic spot to stop for a swim, admiring the beauty of the unique ]granite boulders and idyllic beaches.

    Then sail towards Caprera Island for a second possibility to stop and plunge into the crystal azure waters of a hidden bay or stunning sandy beach. Reflect on the beautiful La Maddalena Archipelago as you cruise back to the pier and the SeaDream yacht in the harbor.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures. This adventure has limited capacity and we fill to maximum capacity of the boat in order to operate. We encourage you to prebook early to avoid disappointment. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. This adventure is based upon weather, wind and sea conditions. The ride can be bumpy and is not recommended for guests that are pregnant or with back conditions. Final departure times will be published on-board. Please wear your swimsuit under comfortable clothing and bring a towel and wind jacket as the open water can be cooler than expected.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    349 (USD)

  • Porto Cervo, Sardinia - La Maddalena Archipelago by Rib Boat "ADDITIONAL SPACE"

    Description

    **Due to the popularity of this Yachting Land Adventure, additional space for prebooking has been added on this voyage. **

    Hop onboard your private rib boat departing from Porto Cervo for an up-close exploration of the La Maddalena Archipelago. This destination is a National Marine Park and Protected Marine area famous the world over for the crystal-clear waters, uniquely shaped granite rocks, white sandy beaches and its pristine natural environment.

    Departing directly from the Pier, you board the rib boat and arrive on La Maddalena Island for a short walking tour of the historic center and coffee break. After the island orientation, you will reboard the rib boat and travel to Spargi Island, third largest in the archipelago. This uninhabited island is a fantastic spot to stop for a swim, admiring the beauty of the unique ]granite boulders and idyllic beaches.

    Then sail towards Caprera Island for a second possibility to stop and plunge into the crystal azure waters of a hidden bay or stunning sandy beach. Reflect on the beautiful La Maddalena Archipelago as you cruise back to the pier and the SeaDream yacht in the harbor.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures. This adventure has limited capacity and we fill to maximum capacity of the boat in order to operate. We encourage you to prebook early to avoid disappointment. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. This adventure is based upon weather, wind and sea conditions. The ride can be bumpy and is not recommended for guests that are pregnant or with back conditions. Final departure times will be published on-board. Please wear your swimsuit under comfortable clothing and bring a towel and wind jacket as the open water can be cooler than expected.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    349 (USD)

  • Porto Cervo, Sardinia - Wines of Sardinia

    Description

    Sardinia has an ancient history of wine growing and on the Costa Smeralda the vines grow on granite soil giving a heavenly mineral taste to the Vermentino di Gallura wines. Come visit a stunning modern winery and taste the delicious wines they produce.

    Discover the beautiful and unforgettable region of Gallura in Sardinia where the unique Vermentino vine is grown since the last 18th century on this in-depth wine escapade. Vermentino di Gallura is the characteristic DOCG wine grown only in the north eastern corner of the island.

    The guide will meet you at the port and escort you to the vehicle. Drive along the scenic coastline, on the way to a prominent winery of the region for an in-depth cellar tour and private wine tasting. Upon arrival at the modern and award-winning winery, nestled between the vines and surrounded by the granite peaks of the mountains and Mediterranean; the winery sommelier will educate you further on these exceptional and popular Sardinian wines. There is also an opportunity to visit the important vineyard which has a unique terroir characterized by granite rocks smoothed and shaped by the wind and water, with a dense and typical Mediterranean scrub.

    See the production area, the cellars with the wooden barrels where some of the different types of wines are aged. Inside the winery, your guide and the winery sommelier will explain the wines being tasted and the food that can be pared best. There will be some free time to enjoy the relaxed ambience and panoramic views, browse the boutique, view the art gallery or just sip another glass of wine before returning to the yacht at Porto Cervo.

    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.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    195 (USD)

  • Bonifacio, Corsica - Bonifacio Jet Ski Adventure

    Description

    See southern Corsica by sea on a 2-seater jet ski. Discover the mythical cliffs of Bonifacio recognized for their beauty and their history on this exciting Yachting Land Adventure.

    Departing from Bonifacio by van, you will arrive at Sant’ Amanza beach to begin this excursion. There is a short briefing with the instructor before heading out with your guide. Experience the ride on the jet ski alone, or doubled up (you pay per jet ski used) and take in the stunning beauty surrounding you on a palette of turquoise blue sea. During this 90-minute ride you will cruise to Cavallo Island. This is internationally famous private island has a nature sanctuary and is located between Corsica and Sardinia, in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. If the weather permits, you will also visit the archipelago of the Lavezzi Islands. Enjoy cruising through the Marine Park and discovering the local islands on your jet ski. There is an hour at the end to enjoy the beach and drive back to Bonifacio to your yacht.

    Notes

    This Yachting Land Adventure must be booked at least 7 days prior to the call of Bonifacio to confirm its operation. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Any cancellations received within 48 hours of arrival in Bonifacio will be subject to 100% penalty since the services and equipment have been guaranteed on your behalf.

    The price is *per jet ski* that can carry up to 2 guests. This tour is dependent upon weather conditions and not offered on all calls to Bonifacio. It involves jet skiing in open waters with potential sea swells. The route may be changed to discovering the grottos and cliffs of Bonifacio, if the Lavezzi Islands are not possible. Drivers must bring their drivers license in order to participate. 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 hour(s)

    Price

    439 (USD)

  • Trapani, Sicily - Marsala and Wine Tasting

    Description

    Marsala, a famous wine and destination you can learn about on this revealing Yachting Land Adventure which visits the renown Florio Wine Farm with its ancient wine cellars.

    Departing the pier and drive along the "via del sale" (the salt road) with the famous "Saline" and windmills where a brief photo stop will be made. Along the route there is a panoramic view of Mozia Island, one of the most important Phoenician and Carthaginian settlements in the Mediterranean area.

    When you arrive at Marsala, the guide will provide a brief walking tour of the ancient city and free time is available to explore on your own. Marsala's history had different rulers that dominated the city, including the Romans, the Vandals and the Byzantines. The town of Marsala is also famous for a dessert wine, that it is named after. For this reason, the next stop will be at “Cantine Florio” Winery for a visit of the wine cellars. Afterwards there will be a tasting of Sicilian specialties accompanied by different local wines including Marsala wine. Then re-board the coach for the drive back to Trapani.

    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.

    Duration

    4.5 hour(s)

    Price

    159 (USD)

  • Trapani, Sicily - Medieval Erice and Sicilian Pastry

    Description

    Encounter Erice, a beautiful Medieval hilltop village above Trapani, on this informative walking tour plus also sample some of the best homemade pastry in Sicily.

    From Trapani, your coach travels approximately 30 minutes to arrive at Erice - a delightful medieval village in a panoramic setting overlooking Trapani, the Mediterranean Sea and the Egadi Islands. See how the Norman's influence is still strongly felt in the towers and fortifications of this hilltop village. There are also English-style gardens scattered throughout town. Upon arrival, there will be a guided walk and time for independent exploration of the charming cobbled streets and shops. A highlight of the Erice visit is a stop at the world famous “Grammatico” pastry shop for a tasting of their local cookies. On the return to the pier, there will be a brief orientation of the famous "saline" and the historical centre of Trapani before returning to the 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. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

    Duration

    4.5 hour(s)

    Price

    149 (USD)

  • Porto Empedocle (Agrigento), Sicily - Valley of the Temples - Agrigento

    Description

    Agrigento is Sicily's “must-see” of all temples! Porto Empedocle is the most convenient gateway to one of Sicily’s most amazing sites – The ancient Greek city of Akragas and its temples. The archaeological area and the modern city of Agrigento are located only a few miles inland from the port.

    The Greeks choose their location wisely in an exceptionally fine natural setting with stunning views of the Mediterranean and the countryside. Take a journey through history to see the massive Doric temples and their columns in a stunning setting that makes for amazing photos.

    Locally licensed expert guides will bring the site alive with their commentary. The subtle beauty of almond and olive trees cover the surrounding areas, adding to the charm of the site. Explore the most important monuments: Temple of Juno, Temple of Concord, Temple of Hercules and the famous Temple of Zeus (the largest temple of Greek antiquity).

    Following the visit, return by coach to the pier and the SeaDream yacht at Porto Empedocle.

    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.

    Visit of the Valley of the Temples is entirely on foot (appx 1.8miles/3 kms) on uneven ground and has some steps. Hats, sunscreen and comfortable shoes recommended.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    149 (USD)

  • Mgarr Harbour, Gozo - The Best of Gozo

    Description

    Discover the essence of Gozo on this intricate weave of heritage, history and religion that makes up the DNA of this tiny island population.

    This Yachting Land Adventure starts with a drive to the Ggantija Megalithic Temples in Xaghra, which are one of the most important archaeological sites in the Maltese islands and on the Unesco World Heritage list. The well-preserved site consists of two temples dating back to between 3600 and 3200 years before Christ. Considered as one of the oldest free-standing monuments in the world preceding Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids, they represent a phenomenal culture. Enter from the newly constructed interpretation center that helps put a context to this mysterious civilization. From here, you walk with your guide to explore the site via an external pathway that provides visitors with unique views of the natural landscape that surround Ggantija.

    Next, proceed to Ta’Pinu Basilica, an important Pilgrimage centre. The origins of this church date back to 1883, when a peasant woman claimed to have heard the voice of the Virgin Mary talking to her in the chapel, which later became a basilica. Then re-board the coach for a panoramic drive outside of town where you will have a photo stop at the mushroomless Fungus rock and view the Inland Sea at Dwejra – a unique natural sea pool with an 80 metre long tunnel through the cliffs that leads to the Mediterranean ocean.

    Continue the tour to the Citadel of Victoria, a historic fortress dating back to 1500BC. It dominates the capital’s skyline and within its walls lies a fine 17th century Baroque cathedral. Take a brief walking tour that includes inside the citadel and around the impressive fortifications of the recently-restored city, afterwards you will enjoy some free time to browse the shops or relax at a local café. Reflect on the discoveries of the beautiful island of Gozo as you return by coach to your waiting yacht.

    Notes

    Please wear comfortable clothes, shoes and a hat. There is a steep uphill walk to visit the Citadel. Modest attire is required to enter the Ta’Pinu Basilica. Knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered. The tour sequence may vary to avoid congestion at the sights or along the route. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    109 (USD)

  • Valletta - Malta's Capitals

    Description

    Investigate Malta’s ancient Mdina and the current UNESCO capital of Valletta on this comprehensive Yachting Land Adventure.

    Take the scenic route to Malta's historic capital, the Mdina which is located on a hill with stunning views over the island. It is one of Europe’s finest examples of an ancient, walled city with a mix of medieval and baroque architecture. Stroll through the city's narrow streets and let your guide introduce you to the Mdina's 4000 years of history and provide an orientation to the town itself. From the bastions, enjoy the sweeping views stretching all the way to the coast. Take advantage of some free time to independently visit either St. Paul’s Cathedral, Palazzo Falson or another historic site pointed out by your guide. There is also the option of souvenir shopping or just enjoying a hot beverage and cake at one of the several cafés.

    Next, continue to Valletta – the present-day capital. Walk past the Auberge de Castille - today the office of the Prime Minister - to your stop at the Barrakka Gardens, perched high above the Grand Harbour. The gardens provide a shady retreat from the bustle of the city, and the balcony has one of the best views in Malta. Visit the monumental St John's Co-Cathedral which houses the masterpiece of the Italian artist Caravaggio, ‘The Beheading of St John’. Enjoy a walking tour past landmarks like the new Renzo Piano Parliament building and Our Lady of Victories Church.

    Proceed to visit Casa Rocca Piccola, a 16th Century Palazzo which is still a private home of a Maltese noble family. Its history goes back over 400 years to an era in which the Knights of St. John decided to build themselves a prestigious city to rival other European capitals: Valletta. The first owner of the house was an Admiral of the Order of St. John and it was sold later to a Maltese nobleman.

    At the end of the tour you will enjoy some Maltese nibbles served in a lovely square (weather permitting). There is some free time to enjoy Valletta at your own pace before heading back to the ship.

    Notes

    St John's Co-Cathedral is closed on Saturday afternoons, Sundays and public holidays. When visiting these days a visit to the National Museum of Archaeology will substitute. Modest attire is required to enter the Cathedral; knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered. Shorts are not allowed. Wear comfortable walking shoes; bring a sun hat. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    5 hour(s)

    Price

    199 (USD)

  • Taormina (Etna) Sicily - Ascent of Mt. Etna

    Description

    Board 4x4 vans for a portion of the ascent to one of the greatest European Volcanos - Mt. Etna. Admire the unique volcanic scenery and at the base of the crater where a alpine guide will escort you to the 2,800 meter level for magnificent views of the volcanic craters of Etna!

    Depart from the port for a dramatic drive via air-conditioned motor coach to the slopes of Europe's largest active volcano. The road winds its way through small villages, lemon groves, orchards, vineyards, chestnut and pinewoods. Gradually encounter the hardened lava fields scattered with volcanic cones. Enjoy the view from the Silvestri Craters located at an altitude of 6200 feet and surrounded by hardened lava flow. Appreciate this eerie, unique scenery and travel to the next level by cable car. Finally, board 4x4 vans for the drive to the base of the crater, to meet Alpine guides who lead the twenty-minute walk up as close as possible to the crater's edge. Then it's back down, winding through the fields and villages for a return to Taormina and 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.

    Be sure to wear comfortable hiking shoes, as some of the uphill walking will be on loosed volcanic shingle. Participants must be in good physical condition due to the high altitude. Also, it is important to bring a warm jacket, as the wind on top of the mountain can be strong and cold. Jackets and hiking shoes/socks can be rented at the tram stations. There is a restaurant at the crater base and time available where guests can purchase their own snacks independently or a box lunch may be provided depending upon the departure time.

    Duration

    5.5 hour(s)

    Price

    265 (USD)

  • Taormina (Etna) Sicily - Viagrande & Benanti Winery

    Description

    Enjoy the unique scenery of the greatest European volcano and enjoy a visit plus wine tasting at one of the best known vineyards in the region.

    The excursion begins with a brief drive through the town of Naxos, founded by Greek colonizers in 8th century BC. Ride along the flanks of Mt Etna and continue to the village of Viagrande, situated on a hill on the slopes of Mount Etna. Viagrande is famous for being mentioned in the first novel (“Nedda”) of the Sicilian writer Giovanni Verga.

    This village is also known for its vineyards and especially for its gastronomic traditions. The tour continues to the Benanti Winery Monte Serra estate for a sample of several the winery's finest vintages, paired with tastings of local cheese, sun-dried and fresh tomatoes, green and black olives, salami and bruschetta. The winery visit also includes the vineyard and the historical oak barrel room.

    From Benati Winery, ride back down to Naxos pier where the SeaDream yacht awaits.

    Notes

    If Benanti Winery in Viagrande is not available at the time of your stop in Taormina; another winery in Linguaglossa will be visited instead. 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.

    Duration

    4.5 hour(s)

    Price

    199 (USD)

  • Capri - Discovering The Island of Love

    Description

    This Yachting Land Adventure has it all! In love or not, we recommend that you sign up early for this annual favorite! Begin your discovery of "The Island of Love" by stepping from your SeaDream yacht into a motor launch to explore the island's dramatic eastern coastline. See the famous Faraglioni Rocks, cruise into a coral cave, and explore the rugged vistas of Capri's tiny coves. As you step back ashore, head next to the high village of Anacapri in high style via your waiting convertible touring car** (Specifically made for the island of Capri – It’s a Caprisian Convertible!). Once in Anacapri, board a chairlift that takes you skimming over vineyards to the top of Mt. Solaro and its magnificent vistas. After your visit hop back in your car to wind down to Capri town for a guided tour of the main center, before returning to the yacht. This is an excellent overview of one of the most visited islands in the world – enjoy every moment!

    Notes

    This adventure involves climbing in and out of a motor launch. The chairlift ride is "optional" and not advised for those with a fear of heights or walking difficulties. Opting out of the chairlift ride allows guests to explore local shops and rejoin the group later. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. **The convertible touring cars are limited and if not available, a minibus will be substituted. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times are published onboard. Tour sequence can vary to avoid congestion.

    After the Global Pandemic and tourism shutdown, we are experiencing higher than normal tourists in these popular destinations during the peak season (June, July, and August).

    Duration

    5 hour(s)

    Price

    199 (USD)

  • Capri - Highlights of Capri & Wine tasting

    Description

    Experience an unforgettable day on the Island of Capri while seeing the highlights and tasting the flavors of wine with traditional Italian food at a local vineyard.

    Meet your private guide at the pier side for an unforgettable day in Capri, tasting and discovering the highlights of the island. A short walk to the nearby mini coaches, which take you to the higher village of Anacapri. Here you will take a chair lift up to explore Mt Solaro; then travel down in the chair lift for breathtaking views of the bay of Naples.

    Next board the mini coaches and drive to the La Scala Fenicia Vineyard. The island of Capri was once a favorite destination of the Romans. Part of that history can be seen in the wine cellar of Scala Fenecia, built inside an ancient Roman cistern. Its thick walls and vaulted ceiling provide an ideal climate and temperature for wine preservation. You will experience Roman wine history firsthand and taste delicious Capri wines while inside a Roman Cistern before returning to your yacht.

    Notes

    This Yachting Land Adventure must be booked 72 Hours (3 days) prior to arrival in the port to confirm its operation during your voyage. Please book on the Seadream.com website, or onboard, early to avoid disappointment. Cancellations after the deadline are non-refundable.

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

    After the Global Pandemic and tourism shutdown, we are experiencing higher than normal tourists in these popular destinations during the peak season (June, July, and August).

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    239 (USD)

  • Positano - Kayaking Positano’s Coastline

    Description

    Hop aboard an ocean kayak for a fun coastal experience checking out the sea caves and cliffs off the coast of Positano. Meet your professional kayaking outfitters at the pier and get geared up for an exploration of this stunning coastline. If conditions allow, there may be opportunities to enter some of the fascinating sea caves in the area. Based on the preferences of the guests on this Yachting Land Adventure you may also stop for swimming, cliff jumping or snorkeling.

    Notes

    Destinations visited are dependent upon weather and sea conditions and cannot be guaranteed. Maximum weight limit for a double kayak is 460 pounds and for a single kayak is 265 pounds. Participants should be able to swim and have prior kayaking experience. Life vests are on a request basis at the start of the tour. Please wear your swimsuit under your clothes if you plan to swim, bring a towel, hat, and wear sunscreen. This Yachting Land Adventure must be booked 48 Hours (2 days) prior to arrival in the port to confirm its operation during your voyage. Please book early on the Seadream.com website, or onboard, to avoid disappointment.

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

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    199 (USD)

  • Positano - Positano Highlights and Local Tastings

    Description

    Explore the charms of Positano on this informative walking Yachting Land Adventure. Meet your local guide at the pier and set off for a discovery of Positano’s colorful streets, shops and highlights. Walking uphill, you will travel through the heart of Positano, visit the cathedral, experience its quaint alleyways and see some famous scenic photo locations. Along the way you will also taste freshly made local products in Positano's markets and local bars. Then, proceed to a sandal shop and see Positano's elegant sandals being made right before your eyes. Afterward the adventure ends at the tender pier to rejoin the yacht; or you may wish to remain in the center of town for independent exploration.

    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. This Yachting Land Adventure only operates in the afternoon to avoid the morning congestion in Positano. Final departure time will be announced on board.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    119 (USD)

  • Amalfi - Ravello, the Balcony of the Amalfi Coast

    Description

    Discover Ravello, the Balcony of the Amalfi Coast including a SeaDream welcome aperitif at a heavenly retreat between sea and sky, followed by an informative walking tour of Amalfi.

    Perched on a 350-foot-high cliff overlooking the Gulf of Naples, is the intimate hillside village of Ravello. Travel by minibus up the mountain on this Yachting Land Adventure to discover Ravello's charms and visit Villa Rufolo with the garden that inspired Richard Wagner. Walk with your guide through this lovely village and enjoy approximately 45 minutes on your own to explore its shops and peek inside the cathedral, founded in 1086, which contains two medieval pulpits, Roman sarcophagi & paintings by southern Renaissance artist Andrea da Salerno.

    Afterwards, enjoy a welcome aperitif at a local hotel in Ravello with outstanding views of the Amalfi coastline before driving back to Amalfi town. Upon arrival in Amalfi, the guide will take you on a walking tour of the main center including a visit of the cathedral and its cloister before returning to the 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.

    Guests must be able to walk approximately a half mile during approximately one hour, over various surfaces of cobblestone streets with more than one hundred steps up and steep inclines. Comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended. To visit the Cathedral and Cloister in Amalfi, conservative attire with no exposed shoulders or knees is recommended. Short pants, tank tops and revealing clothing are not acceptable. Dense traffic congestion can be anticipated and may affect the duration of the excursion. After the Global Pandemic and tourism shutdown, we are experiencing higher than normal tourists in these popular destinations during the peak season (June, July, and August). Tour order may vary, but the mentioned sites will be included regardless.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    169 (USD)

  • Amalfi - Uncover Ancient Pompeii

    Description

    Discover the ancient ruins of Pompeii and find out how the Ancient Romans lived and worked this informative guided tour. A flourishing civilization buried for 1,700 years, Pompeii is possibly the most famous excavation site in the world. Brought to life by your guide, now you can see how citizens of the greatest empire of the world lived and loved, worked and played, ate and drank—and met their fateful death.

    Your journey begins as you travel from Amalfi through mountain roads toward Pompeii while admiring Mount Vesuvius, the still-active historic volcano located 15 miles southeast of Naples. Entering Pompeii by foot at the Sea Gate you are soon in the Agorà, surrounded by temples, porticoes, and law courts.

    20,000 people lived in this provincial town, of whom 2,000 perished in the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Twenty feet of ashes and pumice stone covered Pompeii, much of which has been removed during the last 200 years to reveal details of everyday life. The mosaic floors and the brilliant frescoes that so delighted the Pompeians shine forth in all their undiminished glory. Explore baths and theaters, the wrestling ground, and luxurious villas and gardens, complete with plaster casts of the locals at the moment of Vesuvius’s eruption. At the end of your experience, reboard your coach for the drive back to Amalfi where you are welcomed back on board your yacht.

    Notes

    There is free time at the end of this excursion to have a quick snack at Pompeii. Due to possible traffic delays, your return to the yacht may be after lunch; however, there is 24-hour meal service at the bar. After the Global Pandemic and tourism shutdown, we are experiencing higher than normal tourists in these popular destinations during the peak season (June, July, and August).

    Requires extensive walking over uneven surfaces; not suitable for guests with walking disabilities or guests who use a wheelchair. Wear comfortable walking shoes; bring a hat and sunscreen. Due to security reasons, no backpacks and big bags are allowed inside Pompeii excavations. 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

    5.5 hour(s)

    Price

    189 (USD)

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


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