Grand Greece & Italian Discovery

Grand Greece & Italian Discovery

Athens (Piraeus) to Civitavecchia (Rome)

Oct 11, 2023 to Oct 22, 2023

11 Days

SeaDream II

22338

Wine Voyage

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Oct 11, 2023 Athens (Piraeus),
Greece
2 PM - 4 PM
(Embarkation)
Evening
Oct 12, 2023 Hydra,
Greece
Morning Evening
Oct 13, 2023 Corinth Canal (Transit),
Greece
Morning Morning
Oct 13, 2023 Itea (Delphi),
Greece
Afternoon Evening
Oct 14, 2023 At Sea
Oct 15, 2023 Taormina (Etna) Sicily,
Italy
Morning Evening
Oct 16, 2023 Lipari, Sicily,
Italy
Morning Evening
Oct 17, 2023 Capri,
Italy
Morning Afternoon
Oct 17, 2023 Amalfi,
Italy
Evening Overnight
Oct 18, 2023 Amalfi,
Italy
Evening
Oct 19, 2023 Ponza,
Italy
Morning Evening
Oct 20, 2023 Porto Cervo Marina, Sardinia,
Italy
Morning Evening
Oct 21, 2023 Bonifacio, Corsica,
France
Morning Evening
Oct 22, 2023 Civitavecchia (Rome),
Italy
Morning 8 AM - 10 AM
(Disembarkation)

SeaDream Wine Voyages

Designed to enhance both your culinary and yachting experience. Explore the flavors and history from some of the worlds most renowned wineries. Join us for exclusive wine tastings, followed by a Winemaker’s Dinner: A special menu complemented with top cuvees from the visiting Winemaker.

Program Overview


Ports

  • Athens (Piraeus)

    Piraeus, roughly translating to “the place over the passage”, is an important Greek port located within the Athens agglomeration, in the Attica Basin. It is 12 kilometers from the municipality of Athens, considered the fourth largest and is the third most populous amongst all the municipalities of Greece. Now a peninsula, Piraeus, originally a rocky island, was developed in early 5th Century B.C. when it was initially designated as Athens’ import and transit trade port. It is the largest marine-based shipping center of Greece, one of the largest ports in Europe, and considered the second largest passenger port in the world. Inhabited since the 26th Century, it wasn’t until the 6th Century B.C. that Piraeus began catching attention. The land of Piraeus was essentially impassable, flooded by the sea most of the year until centuries passed and the flooding ceased. By the 5th Century B.C. it became a navy base for the Athenian fleet for the natural harbors and the strategic potential they carried. Athenian general and politician Themistocles fortified Piraeus’ three harbors Kantharos, Zea and Munichia, created ship houses and completed his walls in 471 B.C., which led to the port becoming a great military and commercial harbor. There are many archaeological sites, points of interest and entertainment available in Piraeus. Most famous for its tavernas and cuisine, several popular events take place in Piraeus, such as the Ecocinema International Film Festival, the Maritime Festival, the Piraeus Rock Wave Festival and the Three Kings’ Way Festival. There are also many theaters, including the Municipal Theater, the open air Veakeio Theater, and the Menandreio Theater. Museums in Piraeus include the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, the Merchant Shipping History Institute Exhibition, the Panos Aravantinos Decor Museum, the Georgios Averof Museum Ship and the Museum of Electric Railways. Be sure to catch the panoramic views available from the hill of Kastella, overlooking Athens and the Saronic Gulf!

  • Hydra

    There is one main town on Hydra, known simply as "Hydra port". It consists of a crescent-shaped harbor, around which is centered a strand of restaurants, shops, markets, and galleries that cater to tourists and locals (Hydriots). Steep stone streets lead up and outwards from the harbor area. The charm of Hydra town certainly lies in her rich history, beautiful port and waterfront unspoiled by motorized vehicles. The island offers a rugged charm and some spectacular scenes and makes the perfect place for some self-exploration.

  • Corinth Canal (Transit)

    So narrow! So dramatic! You'll understand why SeaDream says "expect the unexpected" as your yacht transits the Corinth Canal. The canal was first completed in 1893, despite previous attempts from ancient times; the first plans being from 602BC. The Roman Emporer Nero actually started construction in 67AD, making the first cut himself with a golden pick. The canal we transit is 6.3 kilometres (3.9 mi) in length. Before the canal, ships sailing between the Aegean and the Adriatic had to circumnavigate the Peloponnese Peninsula adding about 185 nautical miles to their voyage.

  • Itea (Delphi)

    Itea is a small town situated on the north coast of the Gulf of Corinth, 2 km west of Kirra, 8 km southwest of Delphi. The town has a nice beach along with some shops, cafes and restaurants. It allows the closest access to the incredible sight of Delphi which is within the top three archeological attractions in Greece and in 1987 was inscribed as a UNESCO Heritage Site. It is believed the Zeus wanted to find the center of the Earth so he sent two eagles flying from the eastern and western extremities and where they met was Delphi – becoming the “navel/center of the earth”. SeaDream has arranged the very best guides and vehicles from Athens to enhance this incredible visit further. Your guided visit highlights the ancient Sanctuary of Apollo, where Pythia, the celebrated Oracle dwelt, the Temple of Apollo, the Sacred Way, the amphitheater, the best-preserved stadium of Greece, and the Castalia Spring, where in ancient days the pilgrims had to wash before they were allowed to consult the Oracle. In the Delphi Museum, see such treasures as the Omphalos, which marked the center of the world, and the magnificent bronze Charioteer, one of the finest pieces surviving from the 5th century BC. After the museum, there will be free time to visit the village of Delphi. SeaDream has the option of docking along the small pier in Itea or anchoring off to provide water sports options. This is dependent on availability as well as a number of guests visiting the archeological site.

  • At Sea

  • 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!

  • Lipari, Sicily

    Lipari, Sicily is the largest of the Aeolian group of seven islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the northern coast of Sicily. Everyone should check out the fortified castello as well as the Aeolian Archaeological Museum. The island was for centuries the world centre for pumice production, and although the mining has left scars on the hillsides, it has also deposited the finest white pumice dust on the sea bed. The water off Spiaggia Bianca (White Beach) is as clear and as turquoise as in the Bahamas and Caribbean. There’s also black sand beaches on the island as well. SeaDream has arranged a Pizza Demonstration as a Land Adventure option as well as the Island Overview. Water sports in the crystal waters is also a great activity option.

  • Capri

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

  • Amalfi

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

  • Ponza

    Ponza is a truly delightful island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, is part of the Pontine Island group and located in the region of Lazio. The island is uniquely shaped like a crescent moon. Its glistening blue coastline is varied and dramatic with several rocky coves and sandy beaches as well as numerous grottos, caves and craggy cliffs. The island has crystal clear waters and is ideal for sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. You may want to explore some of the magnificent beaches or ask the officers to lead a nice bike ride across the island. Depending on the sea conditions and approval from the local authorities, we plan on offering full water sports anchored off this Italian gem.

  • Porto Cervo Marina, 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 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.

  • Civitavecchia (Rome)

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


Suites & Staterooms

*Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees: $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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  • Athens (Piraeus) - IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ATHENS (PIRAEUS) LAND ADVENTURES

    Description

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

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  • Hydra - Charming Hydra Stroll

    Description

    Discover the numerous beauties of Hydra on foot since no vehicles other than “donkeys” are allowed on this tiny island and enrich your photo collection with stunning pictures.

    The charm of Hydra town certainly lies in her rich history, beautiful port and waterfront unspoiled by motorized vehicles. However the island itself Also offers a rugged charm and some spectacular scenes.

    Together with your guide start your walking exploration through the island's historical landmarks. The first stop will be the Hydra Museum Historical Archives where you may admire 19th century paintings of considerable artistic value as well as rich documental and photographic material detailing the long maritime tradition and history of the island.

    Continuing your stroll around the port you will visit the Church of the Dormitian, which houses splendid icons, chandeliers and other offerings from the wealthy seafarers of the island. It is even said one of the chandeliers was stolen from Louis XIV and given to the church. Enjoy a coffee or a refreshment together with Hydra's local sweet " amygdaloto" at a promenade local coffee shop.

    Next, take the road uphill to reach Koudouriotis Mansion, one of the finest examples of the traditional 18th and 19th century architecture of Hydra. Built in 1780 by the ship owner Lazaros Koundouriotis, it now houses various items from the National Historical Museum of Athens, such as traditional costumes, jewellery, fine embroideries, pottery and wood-carvings. Enjoy a leisurely walk-through Hydra's little alleys and impressive stone houses before you return back to the yacht.

    Notes

    This tour sequence can vary to avoid congestion at the venues. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Departure time will be announced on board.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    159 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Hydra - Hydra Walking and Swimming

    Description

    Take a walk through the hidden paths of Hydra town and along the coastline which lead to the beautiful Plakes Vlyhou beach and reward yourself with a refreshing swim in the clear blue sea.

    Walking in Hydra is the best way to explore its natural beauty. Walk with an experienced local guide from Hydra harbour along coast road passing Avlaki Bay, to the small fishing harbour, Kamini. Stop for photos and continue to Vlichos village and then along a coastal path to Plakes Vlyhou beach for a swim in the crystal sea water. You will also enjoy a refreshment before returning to the pier by a local boat.

    Notes

    Please wear good walking shoes or sturdy sneakers (flip flops or sandals are not recommended), bring a swimming suit and a hat and sun screen. Towels and water will be available at the gangway. This walk is approximately 3,600 meters / approximately 2 miles.

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

    Duration

    2.5 hour(s)

    Price

    89 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Corinth Canal (Transit) - Transiting The Corinth Canal

    Description

    So narrow! So dramatic! You'll understand why SeaDream says "expect the unexpected" as your yacht transits the Corinth Canal.

    The Corinth Canal was built in the late nineteenth century and created a new sea route by linking the Corinthian
    and Saronic Gulfs. Until that time, ships sailing between the Aegean and the Adriatic had had to circumnavigate the Peloponnese Peninsula adding about 185 nautical miles to their voyage. However, in antiquity the Greeks had devised a way of solving the problem of communications between the two seas. In the late seventh or early sixth century BC, the tyrants of Corinth constructed a paved road called the Diolkos, which led from Schinous on the Saronic Gulf to Poseidonia on the Gulf of Corinth. The Dioikos was 3-3.5 m. wide, and it was paved with blocks of limestone set in a deep layer of sand and gravel. Along this ran the olkos vehicle on which ships were borne overland from one side of the Isthmus to the other. Sections of the Diolkos can still be seen today; the deep parallel ruts in the road, 1.50 m. apart, are the marks left by the wheels of the olkos.

    The ancient Greeks had of course, considered the possibility of digging a canal through the Isthmus. The first to look into the matter was Periander, tyrant of Corinth, who drew up a plan for a canal in 602 BC. Subsequent planners included Demetrius Poliorcetes, Julius Caesar and Caligula. These plans were later adopted by Nero, who in 67 AD announced to the spectators at the Isthmian Games that he was going to join the two seas by digging a canal through the Isthmus; indeed, he went so far as to cut the first turf himself, with a golden pick, and to carry the first basket of earth on his back. But his plans came to nothing, as did those of Herodes Atticus, the Byzantines and the Venetians in later times.

    The canal we see today was built in 1882 -1893 by Greek and French engineers using the most advanced machinery of the day. General supervision of the enormous undertaking was in the hands of General Stepan Tupp, aide-de-camp to the King of Italy. The project was completed by the Greek Corinth Canal Company.

    The canal is 6,343 m. in length. It has a width of 24.60 m. at surface level and 21.30 m. at the seabed, and in some places its sides are 79 m. high. The canal is crossed by road and railway bridges, while communications between Central Greece and the Peloponnese are also served by two ferries in the form of submersible bridges, one at either end (Poseidonia and Isthmia).

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  • Itea (Delphi) - Chrysso Village and Olive Oil Tasting

    Description

    Take part in an olive-oil tasting workshop in a peaceful authentic Greek village.

    Delphi Valley hosts more than 1.5 million olive trees with some of them being older than a 1000 years old! In this valley, archaeologists have found the remains of wild olive trees from Ancient times. The valley is recognized by UNESCO as a worldwide unique landscape and is today protected.

    Some days when the wind is blowing and the sun goes down the trees look silver green and almost melt with the color of the sea, that is the reason why French visitors started calling the valley “la mer des oliviers” meaning “the sea of Olive Trees”.

    Your day will start with a transfer in the heart of the olive fields towards Chrysso picturesque village of 350 people. The village is amphitheatrically built on the southern slopes of Mount Parnassos, due to its location it has an excellent view of the Corinthian Gulf and the Ancient olive Grove of Delphi. You will have the opportunity of visiting it narrow streets with traditional stone houses and it flourished beautiful little gardens. The village has 3 orthodox churches, and is very typical of a Greek country side village.

    Then participate in an olive oil tasting workshop under the shade of a plane tree in the picturesque traditional “kafeneion” of this village. The olive products of the tasting are all products of the Kanatas family who have been producing olive oil for more than five generations. Today they own the award winning and certified brand: “Mer des Oliviers”

    An expert guide will explain all about olive cultivation and the transformation of the fruits to be prepared as edible olives or as olive oil. Taste a sampling that includes two different sorts of olives, some extra virgin olive oil, and olive paste, all from the valley.

    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

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    189 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Itea (Delphi) - Incredible – UNESCO Awarded Delphi

    Description

    Discover Delphi, considered by ancient Greeks to be the center of the world, and visit its well-preserved ruins including the Sanctuary of Apollo. Also explore the museum containing sculptures and artifacts excavated from the Oracle and among its treasures a unique Bronze Charioteer.

    Travel from Itea in your air-conditioned motor coach for approximately 45 minutes to reach the impressive site of Delphi. Situated on the slopes of Mt. Parnassus, at a height of 700 meters, you can understand why Delphi was once believed to be the centre of earth. The guided tour starts at the Sanctuary of Apollo, as you follow the paved sacred way to reach the Doric Temple of Apollo. In its Adyton the High Priestess " Pythia " sat on a tripod and delivered the oracles. The Theatre and the Stadium were used for the main events of the Pythian Festival. To the right of the entrance to the Sanctuary is the Kastalian Fountain, where Pythia washed before speaking her prophecies.

    Across and below the road from the spring is the Marmaria or Sanctuary of Athena, with the conspicuous building of Tholos. Your visit continues to the Museum, containing a rare and exquisite collection of archaic sculpture including the world-famous Bronze Charioteer. After visiting the site and the museum you will board your coach for your return drive to the pier.

    Notes

    To appreciate this beautiful sanctuary of Apollo, it is necessary to walk up a gently sloped path known as the “Sacred Way”. Please wear flat and comfortable walking shoes. Sun screen and hats are recommended. Water bottles will be available at the gangway, please make sure you carry a bottle with you.

    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 hour(s)

    Price

    129 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Itea (Delphi) - Mountain Biking in Parnassos Wild Park

    Description

    Take a refreshing mountain bike ride within the National Park of Mount Parnassos. Start with a coach transfer to the archaeological site of Delphi. Just across from the Delphi Archaeological Museum, pick up a bike and start exploring together with a professional bike instructor. Follow a unique descending path that combines both alpine landscapes and forest areas. Stop for a picnic in the forest to taste local delicacies. At the end of the cycling, return via private vehicle to Itea pier and the SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    **22 August 2022 on SeaDream II: the space is limited!
    Please check onboard with the Activity Manger if you wish to participate and they will advise on availability.**

    Please wear comfortable clothing and good, closed toe shoes as well as sun screen. Guests should be in good physical condition in order to participate in this land adventure as it involves extensive biking on uneven terrain. Most of the biking is down hill. Several stops will be made along the way.

    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

    219 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • 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 walking shoes, as some of the uphill walking will be on loosed volcanic shingle.

    Also, it is important to bring a warm jacket, as the wind on top of the mountain can be strong and cold. 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)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • 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)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Lipari, Sicily - Flavors of Lipari and Sicilian Style Pizza

    Description

    Are you a fan of Sicilian style pizza? Well then, what could be better than a private Sicilian Style Pizza demonstration during your stop in Lipari Sicily?

    This Yachting Land Adventure begins with a sightseeing tour of the island with stops at some of the most panoramic points, including magnificent views of the Aeolian Islands. At the end of the drive, the coach stops at a local pizzeria, where the owners happily demonstrate how to make their home-made traditional Sicilian style pizza. You have the opportunity to create your own Sicilian style pizza pie according to your personal taste. Ultimately you sit down to enjoy the fruits of your lesson along with wine. Other Aeolian delicacies are also sampled including cookies and homemade Malvasia wine. At the end of your gastronomic escapade; re-board the coach for the return to the port of Lipariyou’re your 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.

    Transportation can not come directly to the pier. Guests on this Yachting Land Adventure will have a leisurely 20 minutes walk through the town to reach the coach.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    185 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Lipari, Sicily - Lipari Island Overview

    Description

    The Aeolian Islands are a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily. Lipari is the largest of these Aeolian Islands and was created through a series of seven volcanic eruptions. Today's Yachting Land Adventure is a laid-back drive that offers some of the highlights of the island. Included are stops at panoramic viewpoints as well as at the obsidian and pumice quarries (formerly the two largest exports of the area). At the cliff top, there is time offered to explore with your guide the citadel, beautiful Spanish Castle and the San Bartolomeo Cathedral.

    Lipari's Archeological Museum is considered one of the most important in Italy for the Neolithic period and some time with your guide is afforded inside for a better understanding of the fascinating history of this area.

    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.

    Transportation can not come directly to the pier. Guests on this Yachting Land Adventure will have a leisurely 20 minute walk through the town to reach the coach.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    119 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • 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. 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)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • 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

    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)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • 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)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • 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)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Ponza - Scenic Ponza Drive

    Description

    This brief scenic drives allows you the opportunity to admire Ponza's small and colorful village of Santa Maria, as well as the traditional fishing village of Le Forna. The winding road travels past houses and courtyards with stops for photos along the way. Take a break to admire the entire eastern side of the island with the harbor in the background. On the return drive, enjoy the scenic road and take in the views in the distance of the wild island of Palmarola. Before ending the tour, stop briefly to admire the beach of Chiaia di Luna from above.

    Notes

    SeaDream has secured the best guide as well as the best coach available on the small island with a locally licensed and insured operator. Kindly note that the standards are not the same caliber as you would see on the mainland.

    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

    1.5 hour(s)

    Price

    89 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Ponza - Sea Grottos and Swimming in Ponza

    Description

    Isola di Ponza is made up of spectacular bays, breathtaking cliffs, beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters. Some of the beauty of the island can only be truly appreciated by boat. On this Yachting Land Adventure you will cruise past the famous caves of Pilate, the ancient Roman pools entirely carved into the rock. Continuing on you navigate under the breathtaking Guardia Lighthouse built on a rock 80 meters high. Traveling around the point you will witness the stunningly beautiful beach of Chiaia di Luna.

    Your island circumnavigation continues around Capo Bianco toward the Bay of Lucia Rosa featuring natural pools and the lovely cove called Ferns. As the ship returns to the harbor you can see the natural arch and visit the Core beach to admire a black heart set in the white rock. Close by is the famous Frontone Beach, with its unique cliffs in the shape of the Greek pediments. During the trip, there are usually two stops of about 30 minutes for swimming. The captain decides where and when to stop as it depends on the conditions of the day.

    Notes

    Please wear your swimming suit under your clothes and bring a towel if you plan to swim.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. The order of sites visited may change depending on conditions at the time.

    Duration

    3.15 hour(s)

    Price

    149 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Porto Cervo Marina, 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)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Porto Cervo Marina, 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)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Bonifacio, Corsica - The Most Corsican of Villages - Sartene

    Description

    Discover Sartene, the ultimate Corsican town; full of charm with a history of vendettas, pirate attacks and battles you will explore the alleyways and historic buildings known as the most Corsican of all Corsican villages

    Depart the pier in Bonifacio for an approximately 75-minute drive to the Corsican town of Sartene, complete with a striking granite fortress overlooking the beautiful valley of the Rizzanese. En route, take in superb views of the deep blue sea, majestic mountains, red granite rocks and Bonafacio's dramatic cliffs. Continue towards the island's interior and ascend the road leading up to the Lion de Roccapina, a naturally carved rock with ruins on top that looks like a lion wearing a crown whilst laying down. Proceed past small countryside villages highlighted by tall, austere granite houses and vast expanses of vividly colored macchia bushes.

    Built on a promontory, the town of Sartène, has many houses built directly into the rocks. Sartène has been the scene of vendettas, pirate attacks and battles against Genoese occupiers during the Middle Ages, and therefore is known as the 'most Corsican of Corsican towns'. Upon arrival, visit the Church of St. Maria, which houses the hood, chain and cross used in the Good Friday Procession by one of the local sinners. Afterward, take a guided stroll through the narrow, paved streets with numerous balconies, steep steps, arcades and private passageways.
    Then proceed to a local cafe to have a refreshment followed by some free time to explore the town and browse the shops at your leisure. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 75-minute drive back to the pier with your waiting SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    Proper attire is required to enter the cathedral; shorts and bare shoulders are not permitted. On Sunday mornings, church holidays and during weddings, tour groups are not allowed inside churches during services. Guests may have a chance to visit the church independently. The tour sequence may vary. Corsican roads are winding, therefore this tour is not recommended for people suffering from vertigo or car sickness.

    This excursion requires confirmation 48 hours before arrival in the port in order to operate. Please book early to avoid disappointment. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    179 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Bonifacio, Corsica - Zodiac Escape to Lavezzi Island

    Description

    Discover the dramatic coastline of Bonifacio and marine reserve of Lavezzi Island on this private zodiac excursion.

    From the pier, board your private zodiac boat for an unforgettable cruise along the coastline of Bonifacio. Discover the dramatic sight of the citadel and the upper town from sea level. Observe the best perspective of Bonifacio’s buildings overhanging the magnificent chalky cliffs which look like they are about to topple into the sea.

    This exploration starts at the marine caves which are home to numerous birds including falcons, puffins, and swifts. Upon exiting the harbor via the inlet, you will witness the ramparts which encircle the old city. After passing the limestone cliffs, you will reach the Sdragonatu Marine Cave (dragon’s cave) to take in its gloriously colored seabed with a single huge chamber and a hole in the roof shaped like a map of Corsica.

    Continue to the Lavezzi Islands which make up one of Corsica’s two marine reserves and offers sanctuary to many wildlife and plants species. These uninhabited granite islands are located seven miles south-east of Bonifacio, they are seemingly adrift on a turquoise-emerald sea, the color of which varies with the skies overhead. This island houses also numerous paths to discover different islets and coves. There are several rare species of wildflowers, including the yellow horned poppy and white sea daffodil, and Lavezzi Island was declared a nature reserve in 1982. There will be time to swim and snorkel at one of its beautiful shell or sandy beaches. Or simply take in the superb views of the azure-colored sea while relaxing on the island. On the return, you will pass Cavallo Island and Pointe de Sperone before cruising along the calanque and Bonifacio cliffs to your waiting SeaDream yacht at the marina.

    Notes

    This tour is dependent upon weather conditions to operate. It is offered as a replacement when the jet ski can not operate and is not available on all calls to Bonifacio. Please wear flip-flop or water shoes, and your swimsuit under a coverup – there are no changing rooms. Snorkeling equipment (mask, tubes, towels) will be provided, or you can bring snorkel equipment from the yacht. The entrance into the Sdragonatu Cave is subject to good weather conditions with a calm sea. There are no hotels, cafes or facilities, nor shade on the Lavezzi Island, therefore it is essential to bring your hat, bring suntan lotion and water.

    Duration

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    399 (USD)

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

    Description

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

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

    If you have any questions, please contact Aloschi Bros directly:
    Email: rome@aloschibros.com
    Phone: +39.06.420.20.498

    Notes

    Duration

    N/A hour(s)

    Price

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Testimonials

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I hate Commercial Cruises. So I reluctantly signed up for a SeaDream, and after a week on the boat, I could not think of one thing that was not done to perfection. The food was great, the staff was spectacular, and having only 50 couples made this a private yacht cruise. I have signed up for my second cruise, and probably will only Yacht with SeaDream in my future. Pat McGroganFernandina Beach, Florida