Yachting Land Adventure

UNESCO Awarded Cinque Terre: Don’t Go Home Without It!

You cannot visit Italy without having seen and visited one of the world's most beautiful and famous stretch of coastline. So beautiful, it has been named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997! Don't disappoint yourself and your friends by staying behind. They will want to see your pictures. Please read on! Clinging to the Ligurian cliffs on the west coast of Italy are five castles at nearly the same distance from one another: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. In the privacy and comfort of a private motor-boat, this wonderful SeaDream Adventure will allow you to see them as the ancient mariners had - from the sea. Depart from the Portovenere pier directly to Cinque Terre (“Five Lands”) and marvel at the breathtaking coast with the villages suspended above the sea, almost defying gravity. There they are - five picturesque villages of pastel-colored houses and terraced vineyards alive with the fragrance of olive trees blending with the fresh ocean breeze. Arrive at the village of Vernazza, were you disembark and begin a guided walk of this 1st-century village. Notice the richness of its architecture, which is evidence of a standard of living that was wealthier than the other villages. Following this guided walk, there will be free time to browse the local shops or enjoy a café. Then re-board the vessel for a stop at the second village - Monterosso, known as the most westerly village and the beach town of the Cinque Terre. This town is divided into two distinct parts San Cristoforo Hill, and the old maritime village protected by a rock spur. Your guide will point out the highlights of the village before enjoying a sampling of the excellent local wine and some delicious focaccia bread. Then free time to explore on your own before returning to the boat for the return journey to Portovenere.

Notes: This exciting adventure includes a good deal of walking so we ask that you wear comfortable walking shoes and only attempt the walk if you are fit. For any guests not wanting to participate in the guided walking tour portion; you can enjoy free time in the villages exploring shops, or savoring a Cappuccino or Bellini on your own at one of the many cafes and boutiques along the shoreline. A minimum participation of 30 is required to operate this special Yachting Land Adventure. Entrance to churches requires specific attire guidelines: ladies must cover knees and shoulders, while men’s attire must include long trousers or jeans, no shorts. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. This program must be booked 10 days prior to arrival. Final departure times will be published onboard. Please note that the villages visited will depend on sea conditions.

Port: Portovenere (Cinque Terre)

Duration: 4 hours

Price: 329 USD