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Voyage Number11430
From DateAug 16, 2014
To DateAug 30, 2014
Duration 14 days
YachtSeaDream I


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Voyage number 11430
On this unique Dover to Dover voyage we have added two stops at Ostend, Belgium that will allow another convenient embarkation and disembarkation point for various European guests.

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Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Aug 16, 2014Dover, United Kingdom2 PM - 4 PM (Embarkation)Evening
Aug 16, 2014Ostend, BelgiumLate EveningLate Evening
Aug 17, 2014At Sea
Aug 18, 2014Kiel Canal (transit), GermanyMorningAfternoon
Aug 19, 2014Bornholm, DenmarkMorningAfternoon
Aug 20, 2014Visby, Gotland, SwedenMid-dayEvening
Aug 21, 2014At Sea
Aug 22, 2014St. Petersburg, Russian FederationMorningOvernight
Aug 23, 2014St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Aug 24, 2014St. Petersburg, Russian FederationMid-day
Aug 25, 2014Tallinn, EstoniaMorningAfternoon
Aug 26, 2014At Sea
Aug 27, 2014Sassnitz, Ruegen Island, GermanyMorningEvening
Aug 28, 2014Kiel Canal (transit), GermanyEveningMidnight
Aug 29, 2014At Sea
Aug 29, 2014Ostend, BelgiumEveningLate evening
Aug 30, 2014Dover, United KingdomMorning7 AM - 10 AM (Disembarkation)

Book Today and Save Specials

Class USD
The Owner's Suite $ 24,099
Admiral Suite $ 21,699
Commodore Deck 3 $ 14,579
Commodore Deck 2 $ 13,559
Yacht Club Deck 4 $ 9,699
Yacht Club Deck 3 $ 8,849
Yacht Club Deck 2 $ 7,699
Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees $ 1,050

"Book Today and Save" 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.

Brochure fare

Class USD
The Owners's Suite $ 36,000
Admiral Suite $ 35,250
Commodore Deck 3 $ 29,800
Commodore Deck 2 $ 28,800
Yacht Club Deck 4 $ 15,400
Yacht Club Deck 3 $ 14,900
Yacht Club Deck 2 $ 14,400
Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees $ 1,050

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.

Port Name Description
This port has been added for easier embark/disembarkating of guests who choses to join the voyage at this location.
Sassnitz is a town on the Jasmund peninsula of Ruegen Island, Germany's largets island. It is a well-known resort town, and is a gateway to the nearby Jasmund National Park which is famous for its chalk cliffs which tower almost 400 feet above the Baltic Sea. These cliffs inspired "Romantic" artists such as Caspar David Friedrich. the old town port of Sassnitz still has an active fishing fleet. Weather permitting, we will anchor off the classical German seaside resort of Binz, just south of Sassnitz. Along the well-tended beaches of the resort you will see the cane sunchairs, so typical of the German Baltic coast. Watch for the FKK signs on the beach....that means naked bodies ahead !
Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia. The main attractions are in the two old towns (Lower Town and Toompea) which are both easily explored on foot. Eastern districts around Pirita and Kadriorg are also worth visiting and the Estonian Open Air Museum in Rocca al Mare, west of the city, preserves aspects of Estonian rural culture and architecture.
For over three centuries St.Petersburg has been impressing visitors from all over the world. The city is not only an open-air museum, but also an embodiment of three hundred years of the Russian history. It was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, the ambitious ruler-reformer who dared to build a European capital on bare marshes. St. Petersburg was constructed by brilliant Russian, Italian, and French architects. Beautifully laid out, with canals and broad boulevards, the result is a city that is too European to be Russian, but, still too Russian to be European. Your SeaDream yacht will dock on the banks of the Neva river, just a few hundred yards from the city center and a great starting point for our land adventures.
Visby is a locality and the seat of Gotland Municipality. It is the only one with historical city status on the island of Gotland; it is arguably the best-preserved medieval city in Scandinavia and has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among the most notable historical remains are the 3.4 km long stone wall called Ringmuren ("the Ring Wall"), that encircles the city and the old church ruins.
This Danish island lies at the entrance to the Baltic Sea, about 95 miles southeast of Copenhagen. The southern tip of Sweden is actually much closer; about 20 miles away. Just 30 miles long and 20 miles wide, Bornholm packs a surprising amount of geological variety into a small rectangular area. The north coast has cliffs and rift valleys, while the south coast has white sand beaches and sand dunes. Farms, forests, and a handful of towns occupy the middle of the island, which is criss-crossed by more than 130 miles of bike and pedestrian paths. We love the north coast of the island and we therefore plan to anchor off the charming little village of Gudhjem. This picturesque village has two small harbours once filled with fishing boats and now occupied by pleasure craft. Our tender takes us right into the center of the village. The old fish smokehouses remain and the narrow streets are lined with cafes, artist's workshops and well-kept half-timbered houses. A beautifully restored windmill towers over the town.
Dover is considered the world’s busiest ferry port in the county of Dorset, in South East England. The port faces France across the narrowest part of the English Channel. The surrounding chalk cliffs have become world known as the White Cliffs of Dover. SeaDream will dock adjacent to the passenger terminal. Kindly check the Land Adventures tab for information regarding transfers and private arrangements from our destination specialists.
This port has been added for easier embark/disembarkating of guests who choses to join the voyage at this location.
The transit of the Kiel Canal is fascinating. The canal links the North Sea to the Baltic Sea, a 61-mile journey at the south end of Denmark's Jutland peninsula. Sailing east, we enter the canal at Brunsbuttel at the mouth of the Elbe river. The canal joins the Baltic Sea at Kiel-Holtenau. Many modern cruise ships are too large to transit the canal, but it is no problem for our SeaDream yachts. The canal is the busiest artificial seaway in the world with about 45,000 vessels passing through each year....so there is always plenty to watch while having breakfast at the Topside restaurant.
For over three centuries St.Petersburg has been impressing visitors from all over the world. The city is not only an open-air museum, but also an embodiment of three hundred years of the Russian history. It was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, the ambitious ruler-reformer who dared to build a European capital on bare marshes. St. Petersburg was constructed by brilliant Russian, Italian, and French architects. Beautifully laid out, with canals and broad boulevards, the result is a city that is too European to be Russian, but, still too Russian to be European. Your SeaDream yacht will dock on the banks of the Neva river, just a few hundred yards from the city center and a great starting point for our land adventures.
For over three centuries St.Petersburg has been impressing visitors from all over the world. The city is not only an open-air museum, but also an embodiment of three hundred years of the Russian history. It was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, the ambitious ruler-reformer who dared to build a European capital on bare marshes. St. Petersburg was constructed by brilliant Russian, Italian, and French architects. Beautifully laid out, with canals and broad boulevards, the result is a city that is too European to be Russian, but, still too Russian to be European. Your SeaDream yacht will dock on the banks of the Neva river, just a few hundred yards from the city center and a great starting point for our land adventures.
The transit of the Kiel Canal is fascinating. The canal links the North Sea to the Baltic Sea, a 61-mile journey at the south end of Denmark's Jutland peninsula. Sailing east, we enter the canal at Brunsbuttel at the mouth of the Elbe river. The canal joins the Baltic Sea at Kiel-Holtenau. Many modern cruise ships are too large to transit the canal, but it is no problem for our SeaDream yachts. The canal is the busiest artificial seaway in the world with about 45,000 vessels passing through each year....so there is always plenty to watch while having breakfast at the Topside restaurant.
Dover is considered the world’s busiest ferry port in the county of Dorset, in South East England. The port faces France across the narrowest part of the English Channel. The surrounding chalk cliffs have become world known as the White Cliffs of Dover. SeaDream will dock adjacent to the passenger terminal. Kindly check the Land Adventures tab for information regarding transfers and private arrangements from our destination specialists.
Bornholm

Bike Trails of North Bornholm

One of the most popular ways of touring Bornholm is by bike. The island has 150 miles of bike trails. So let's get on your bikes and get going! Your guide will show you the highlights of this great cycling area. You will pick up your bikes in the village and follow your guide out of town through undulating countryside until you arrive at the Helligdomsklipper (Sacred Cliffs), not far from town. You will leave your bikes at the Bornholm Art Museum which has won several prizes for its architecture and walk down to the rocky coastline. Steep slopes with cliffs rising abruptly from the sea to up to 150 feet tower above small half-hidden coves. Your guide will point out to you some of the special sites. Back on your bikes you head through the countryside to the very scenic lake of Graamyr, located in the forest above the village of Gudhjem. Continuing on you soon arrive at the Open Air Museum " Melsted farm. Here you see how people lived in the countryside more than 100 years ago, how their daily lives were and you hear about the local history. You will visit the residential part as well as the stables; see the horse carriages and old farm machinery. On leaving the Open Air Museum, you will ride along the rocky coastline into town, where you will pass the Church of Gudhjem and arrive at the Old Wind Mill " actually the largest of its kind in Denmark, which was built in 1893. It was used for grinding wheat to flour until 1965 " then it was "retired". In 2006 it reopened with a cafe and a shop which promotes locally made goods and agricultural products. During the visit you will be given a small sample of the local products such as jam, biscuits or honey. Leaving the Wind Mill you walk your bikes down a steep street through the center of the village past glass studios, handicrafts stores and cafes as you return to the harbor. After this energetic Land Adventure is over you might want to treat yourself to a couple of locally-brewed beers at a harbor side pub! (cost not included). On leaving the Open Air Museum, we will ride along the rocky coastline into town, where we will pass the Church of Gudhjem and arrive at the Old Wind Mill " actually the largest of its kind in Denmark, which was built in 1893. It was used for grinding wheat to flour until 1965 " then it was "retired". In 2006 it reopened with a cafe and a shop which promotes locally made goods and agricultural products. During the visit we will be given a small sample of the local products such as jam, biscuits or honey. Leaving the Wind Mill we walk our bikes down a steep street through the center of the village past glass studios, handicrafts stores and cafes as we return to the harbor. After this energetic tour is over you might want to treat yourself to a couple of locally-brewed beers at a harborside pub! (cost not included)

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change prior to voyage departure.

Duration 3.5 hours

Price 149 USD

Bornholm Art, Nature and The Knights Templar

The picturesque fishing village of Gudhjem on the rugged North coast of Bornholm has attracted many artists, both Danish and foreign. Many of these artists are exhibited at the Bornholm Art Museum, which is your first stop on this Land Adventure by coach of the highlights of the North coast. The Bornholm Art Museum is situated at the top of the Sacred Rocks (Helligdomsklipperne). Many would say that this is one of the most beautiful coastlines in Denmark " and that gives the museum something to live up to. The design of the building connects the indoor with the surrounding landscape and creates the perfect setting for the art, paintings and craftwork. Your next stop is at the Medieval Village which is like stepping 600 years back in time. Houses and farm buildings are reconstructed based on original drawings and a medieval manor house is the centerpiece of the village. Visit the buildings and see how life was back in Medieval Europe. During the visit a show of medieval weapons will be displayed. The Round Churches of Bornholm are unique. The biggest of the four Round Churches in Bornholm, the Oesterlars church, is situated next to the Medieval Center. The churches were built as round towers with a cone shaped wooden roof. Originally they had an open platform, which was used for defensive purposes, so these were fortress churches! Excavations indicate that the Knights Templar were the builders of the round churches. This order of knights created during the Crusades, had a powerful position on this strategic island controlling the entrance to the Baltic. Treasures associated with the Knights Templar have been found on Bornholm. An excavation in 1995 to install heating ducts under the floor of Oesterlars church found ``unusual and unexpected stone features...which might be explained by the presence of an undiscovered crypt". Could this be the hiding place of the Holy Grail? On our way back to the marina, you stop to visit the glass blowers, Pete Hunner and his wife Maibritt Johnsson at Baltic Sea Glass. Their workshop is in a lovely setting right on the coastline. With a base in design and production of functional table top glassware, Johnsson and Hunner also concentrate their energy in creating one-of-a-kind works for gallery and museum exhibitions throughout the world. See how they create the glass, take a look at their shop and enjoy the views of the Baltic Sea while enjoying a glass of champagne served in one of their handmade glasses.

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change prior to voyage departure.

Duration 3.5 hours

Price 199 USD

Dover

Embarkation / Arrival information

The SeaDream yacht will be berthed at Cruise Terminal One, Western Docks, Dover, Kent. CT17 9DQ Port Agent Info: Denholm Wilhelmsen Ltd Seafleet House, Tilbury, Essex RM18 7SG Tel +44.1375.363301 A.O. +44.7885.749555

Notes Embarkation Information We regret that in order to perform the necessary maintenance, the yacht cannot accept guests prior to the scheduled 2 pm embarkation time. Travel Documents All guests must be in possession of a valid passport, necessary visas and health documents as required by all countries visited. These travel documents are the responsibility of the individual guest.

Transfers / Pre and Post / Accommodations / Private Arrangements

Our Destination Specialists “Excursions Ltd.” have prepared pre and post voyage options for your consideration. They are also happy to arrange your transfers, hotels and any personalized adventure for you. Please e-mail Vicki King at Vicki@shore-excursions.net. Should you wish to call directly please try; +44 (0) 1793 765300.

Kiel Canal (transit)

Merchants and Millionaires

The biggest port of Germany, a notorious red-light-district and elegant mansions along the Elbe River – it’s all in Hamburg! Germany’s second largest city has attracted visitors for centuries. You and your fellow guests will get to know this vibrant place and its colorful history that has ever since been linked with the Hanseatic League. Enjoy the unique combination of a vivid port city that is also an architectural and cultural gem. Upon arrival from Kiel Canal locks your expert guide will show you all the different faces of a city that has been founded nearly 1000 years ago. On your way there is much to see: Pass the downtown Alster Lake and the city’s exclusive residential areas, the Jungfernstieg with its luxury shops and shopping malls, the Renaissance-style City Hall and Stock Exchange, modern downtown architecture, parks and gardens, 19th century court buildings and plenty more. Time and traffic permitting, you will have the chance to hop off the bus for photo-stops. Later that day, visit the exterior of the city’s famous landmark “Michel” - St. Michaelis Church. The "Kramer Amtsgasse", a well preserved complex of restored buildings, presenting the living conditions in the early 18th century will be also shown in detail, before settling for a true German lunch. Try the beer! At the end of an exciting day, the coach will take you back to the second lock of the Kiel Canal in Kiel/Holtenau.

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

Duration 8 hours

Price 299 USD

The Cultural Heritage of Hamburg

Hamburg is the richest of all European cities and the patronage of the merchants who ruled the city for so long is best shown in the wealth of collected art to be found here. After disembarking your SeaDream yacht at the lock and a scenic transfer through the countryside of Northern Germany you will arrive at the Kunsthalle, one of the focal points of Northern European art. Beside works of universally known artists such as Rembrandt, Munch and Manet, the three buildings of this gallery host a massive collection of “local” painters. Try to catch the German soul in paintings by Caspar David Friedrich and Max Liebermann or marvel at the fine lines of Horst Janssen. Of course there is more to see in Hamburg. During your day here we want to show you as much as possible. See the river Elbe and the enormous port, the notorious red-light-district, the impressive City Hall, mansions, lakes and parks. At the Krameramtsgasse you can witness the living circumstances of the 18th century and the outside of St. Michael’s Church tells you about the ups and downs of this old city. Settle down for a true German lunch and indulge the local beer (one of the finest!) before leaving Hamburg heading back to SeaDream.

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

Duration 8 hours

Price 339 USD

Sassnitz, Ruegen Island

"Racing Roland" and Granitz Hunting Lodge

You SeaDream Land Adventure starts with the magnificent white mansions with delicate woodwork in Wilhelminian style which form the charming townscape of Binz your port of call. You will feel the flair of this wonderful town during a short walk. Next you will proceed by the "Jagdschloss Espress" tourist tram down winding alleys to Granitz. The hunting lodge is located in the middle of a mystic beech grove and built on the Tempelberg hill. The inner tower (38 m high) was built in 1844 in the inner courtyard, and was the work of the famous Prussian architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel. Inside the tower a cast-iron spiral staircase with 154 steps winds its way up to the top. The effort to ascend the tower is worth it though ...the view extends as far as Stralsund and to the island of Hiddensee. After this you will be guided into the heart of the "white city" of Putbus. The center of this small city is the Circus, a geometrical round square with magnificent buildings of the classicist area. After this you board the "Rasender Roland" train to steam through the picturesque landscape of Germany´s largest island. You disembark the steam train at Binz and return to the yacht.

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change.

Duration 5.15 hours

Price 149 USD

Helicopter Flightseeing

Discover the beautiful island of Rugen from a totally different viewpoint! You transfer through pretty countryside to the airport to start your 20 min flight with a modern Bell 206 Jet Ranger helicopter . Enjoy the sight of the Sassnitz fishing port with its 1.5 km long mole " which is the longest of its kind in Europe. We will then fly in the direction of the beautiful Jasmund National Park, where you can marvel at the famous chalk cliffs, the highest cliff towering 118 meters. We then fly in the direction of the beaches. Stretching along the beach is the KDF-Bad-Prora building, which, at 4.5 kilometers long, is considered the longest building in the world. It looks most impressive from above. Built by the Nazi regime in the late 1930's, the building was intended as a holiday camp to house 20,000 party members at a time. Finally we will have a great view over the Baltic resort of Binz, which is famous for its Wilhelminian architecture. Take the chance to catch unique moments from a different perspective for your holiday album. After landing we will be transferred back to the yacht.

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change.

Duration 2 hours

Price 349 Per Person (Need 4 participants) USD

Guided Hike of Jasmund National Park

The "National Park Jasmund" is located in the northeast of Ruegen Island and covers 30 square kilometers. The "Koenigsstuhl" or "King's Chair" is Germanys highest and most famous chalk cliff and has become world renowned through the paintings of the German "Romantic" artist Caspar David Friedrich. From the view point (120m above sea level) you have a breathtaking view of the Baltic Sea. Our Park guide on this guided hike will help us to experience the National Park. Because of the special geological characteristics of the Jasmund National Park, it is home to many rare plants and animals. There are many swamp-like ponds in the forest behind the cliffs. In the woods of the Stubnitz there are numerous water-filled, un-drained dells and hollows, most of which came into existence as ice-age dead ice holes in this fascinating wilderness.

Notes The hike involves 3 hours of walking over uneven surfaces in the forest and along the cliff tops. It can be strenuous and participants should be reasonably fit and wear appropriate footwear. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change.

Duration 4 hours

Price 169 USD

St. Petersburg

Russian Immigration Issues

St. Petersburg is not an easy city to sightsee independently and independent touring requires that you obtain a tourist visa in your home country prior to your travel. However, visitors coming by cruise ship (or yacht in our case) do not require a tourist visa if they are participating in organized tours (Land Adventures and their stay is no longer than 72 hours. We have arranged a comprehensive Yachting Land Adventure program that we feel our guests will enjoy. Our local licensed operator will take care of the immigration issues. Personal Land Adventure tickets are issued for each Land Adventure and this, along with your passport, acts as your landing card. Guests will be receiving Pre-Booking Forms as in most cases, tickets need to be booked well in advance to make sure you don't miss any of the sights you have come to see.

SeaDream Exclusive - Musical Hermitage

We offer you a unique opportunity to step in the world-famous museum of the Hermitage when it is closed to general public.

You will be able to enjoy highlights of one of the greatest art collections in the world, gathered and expanded by Russian Tsars starting from Peter the Great. Three million objects of art are currently on an exhibit, including pieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, unique collections of Rembrandt, Rubens, French Impressionists and sculptures by Rodin. Not the least among the attractions of the Hermitage is the museum itself, with its fine interior decoration and architectural detail. Further surprises await you as your SeaDream Exclusive Land Adventure continues. In one of the beautiful museum halls a symphonic orchestra will give a private performance for you and your fellow SeaDreamers! In the end of the performance you will enjoy glass of champagne and share your impressions.

Note: This is a small symphonic orchestra, the resident orchestra of the Hermitage Museum and is one of the top chamber Orchestras in Russia and Europe. Its repertoire stretches from Baroque to 21C compositions, Opera to Jazz, Symphonies to Movie soundtracks. Founding Conductor and first Artistic Director: Saulius Sondeckis.

This Land Adventure will operate at 19:00 - June 6; June 15; 18:30 - June 30; July 8; August 22

Notes A minimum participation of 50 guests is required to operate this very Exclusive Land Adventure. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change prior to voyage departure.

Duration 3.5 hours

Price 269 USD

Catherine's Great Palace at Pushkin

Of all the Imperial palaces, none are more evocative of both the heyday and twilight of the Romanovs than those at Pushkin, originally called “Tsarskoye Selo” or “Tsar's Village”, 25 km South of St. Petersburg. The town is also associated with the great poet, Alexander Pushkin, who studied here at the Lycée. Catherine’s Palace was built there in 1756 in beautiful baroque style by Bartolomeo Rastrelli. It’s grandiose turquoise, white, and gold facade stretches 978 feet. The palace contains a series of magnificent rooms, including the famous Picture Gallery and the Great Hall. One of the main mysteries of the palace is a golden, jewel-encrusted Amber Room made of several tons of the gemstone. A gift to Peter the Great in 1716 celebrating peace between Russia and Prussia, the room's fate became anything but peaceful - Nazis looted it during World War II, and in the final months of the war, the amber panels, which had been packed away in crates, disappeared. Today the visitors of the palace admire the replica completed in 2003, but the contents of the original, dubbed "the Eighth Wonder of the World," have remained missing for decades.

SeaDream Guests will be offered early entrance to the palace before the official opening time. After the palace visit guests will enjoy a walk through the parks of the estate that are embellished with a number of charming pavilions and add to the splendor of the whole ensemble.

This Land Adventure will operate at 08:00 June 7; June 16; June 24, July 1, July 9, August 23

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change prior to voyage departure.

Duration 4 hours

Price 169 USD

The Best of St. Petersburg

This SeaDream Land Adventure combines a coach ride, inside visits to the main city highlights and a private boat ride through the famous city waterways to provide an excellent opportunity to discover and enjoy St. Petersburg. The riverbanks and canals are lined by unbroken graceful facades of palaces, mansions and churches. The routing through the canals will take you around the historic center, passing under the Nevsky Prospekt on the Fontanka canal. When founded 300 years ago by Peter the Great, the marshes were drained by construction of canals which is the reason why the city is sometimes called the "Northern Venice". The Peter and Paul fortress is located on a small island in the Neva River. This is a short coach ride from the yacht, past some of St. Petersburg's most famous vistas. Begun in 1703 it was built to secure Russia's hold on the Neva delta as a fortress-cum-prison defended by ramparts and bastions. The magnificent Peter and Paul Cathedral, located on the grounds of the fortress, is still the tallest point in the city and it is the burial place of all Russian Tsars starting with Peter the Great. The remains of the last tsar, Nicolas II and his family, were interred here in 1998, eighty years after their murder. It is undoubtedly a unique Baroque construction, which miraculously survived during the Leningrad siege of WWII. We board our sightseeing boat on the Neva River from the fortress dock. From the Neva, you enter the canals alongside the Summer Gardens. Your boat will take you along canals praised in many classics of Russian literature Such as Fontanka, Griboedov, Krukov and Moika Canals. You will also pass under some beautifully ornate bridges. Later, you will pass the Yusupov Palace and the Mariinsky Theatre. You will leave the boat at the Blue Bridge on the Moika Canal and walk 200 yards to the incredibly ornate St. Isaac's Cathedral, one of the largest and beautiful domed cathedrals in Europe. St. Isaac's was built between 1818 and 1858 to Auguste Montferrand's design and named in honor of St. Isaac of Dalmatia on whose day (May 30) Peter the Great was born. The cathedral has columns of Karelian granite and pediments with statues of the Apostles and the Evangelists. It is 101.5 meters high, and there is a marvelous view over St. Petersburg from the colonnades. The interior of the cathedral is as impressive as the exterior: walls and columns lavishly decorated with malachite, lapis lazuli, marble, precious stones and minerals; an enormous stained-glass figure of Christ by the Iconostasis; mosaic images of saints. In fact, an idea of the megalomania of the czars can be gleaned by taking a close look at the saints chosen to be included in the iconostasis. Apart from Jesus and Mary, who were obligatory, all the figures were chosen because their names coincided with a member of the Romanov family. After your guided adventure of the cathedral you return by coach the short distance along the embankment to your SeaDream yacht.
This Land Adventure will operate at 13:30 - June 6; 14:30 - June 15; June 30; July 8, August 22

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change prior to voyage departure.

Duration 2.45 hours

Price 185 USD

Evening Walk - "White Nights" & "Spilled Blood"

Sitting on the 60th parallel of latitude, St. Petersburg is almost as far north as Anchorage, Alaska. During the long summer "White Nights" the city is alive as never at any other time during the year. The Nevsky Prospect, the main avenue, throngs with young and old in their summer best. Your guide will show you how St. Petersburgers live out their summer nights. You will also take a short ride on the metro (subway) system and a quiet evening visit to the remarkable Church on the Spilled Blood. After dinner, you depart from the yacht by coach for Vladimirskaya Metro station. The metro stations are decorated in different styles, some very ornate. The long escalators take you deep down into the marble-lined Vladimirskaya station, with its immense chandeliers and Soviet stars. You take the Metro via Vosstaniya metro station to Nevsky Prospekt and get off at Griboedov Canal station. Here you walk along the canal to the Church on the Spilled Blood for a quiet evening visit. The Church on the Spilled Blood is a fine example of neo-Russian architecture, resembling Russian churches of the 16th and 17th centuries. It is famous not only for its decorative onion domes, but also for its breathtaking interior of enamels and mosaics. Inside, colorful mosaics cover an area of around 7000 square meters of intricate design, thought to be the largest indoor mosaic in the world. The church was constructed in 1883, on the exact spot where the great Tsar-Liberator, Alexander II, was assassinated by revolutionaries in 1881. And so, it was from the spilled blood of Alexander II that the church got its name. After the 1917 revolution the church was turned into storage for theatrical props and only in August of 1997, after 25 years of restoration, was the Church on the Spilled Blood again opened to the public in all its original, extraordinary beauty. You walk back to Nevsky Prospekt along quiet side lanes, peeking into courtyards of old apartment buildings and discovering the charm of the old back streets of St. Petersburg. For a grandstand view of the evening passing parade along the Nevsky Prospekt, you stop for coffee at the "Coffee Company", located in the House of Books This Art Nouveau treasure is just another building along Nevsky, but worth noting are its glass dome and mystical mosaics. It once belonged to the Singer sewing machine company, whose name is still engraved on the facade, between the second and third floors. For decades it was Dom Knigi, or House of Books, Leningrad's main bookstore. After renovation, it now houses the bookstore on the first floor and an upscale shopping mall on the higher levels. You will have time for browsing in House of Books or other stores. Your bus will be parked alongside the Kazan Cathedral, just across Nevsky Prospekt, where we will meet for return transfer to the yacht.

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change prior to voyage departure.

Duration 3.5 hours

Price 139 USD

Jewels of the Tsars - Hermitage Gold & Diamond Treasury

In the Diamond Treasury of the Hermitage, you can see particularly valuable items from the personal property of the Russian Tsars, such as the 46-piece toilet service of Empress Elisabeth made of pure gold or the two magnificent horse blankets and harnesses, one of them adorned with 8,000 brilliants, the other with 16,000 diamonds. You will see further 1,083 brilliants and 2,458 diamonds in the small copy of the Russian power insignia, made in 1900 by Faberge. Empress Elizabeth purchased many fashionable articles from Europe: English watches, toiletry cases, broaches and hair decorations of gem stones. Catherine the Great opened a "diamond treasury" in the Winter Palace. There she kept a great number of medals, watches and chains, snuff-boxes and gold sword hilts. Before the October Revolution there were two famous diamonds in Russia - the Orlov Diamond weighing 194.8 karats mounted into the Catherine's scepter, and the Shah Diamond weighing 88.7 karats presented by the Shah of Iran. They are now on display in the Diamond Fund of Russia. Probably, the most striking object in the Gold Room collection is a horse attire presented to Nicolas I by the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire - Mahmud. The saddle cloth is encrusted with more than 16,000 diamonds. One of the last sections of the Gold Room is a collection of works by Carl Faberge and his goldsmiths. The Treasure Gallery, one of the most interesting collections of the museum, got its name in the 18th century during the reign of Catherine the Great. The main idea of the section, which is called the Diamond Rooms, is to show the development of the jeweler's craft over the course of mankind's many centuries of history from the third millennium B.C. to the start of the 20th century.

This Land Adventure will operate at 14:00 - June 7; 14:30 - July 1; July 9; August 23

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change prior to voyage departure.

Duration 2.5 hours

Price 169 USD

Private Arrangements - Do Your Own Thing!

For our Land Adventures in St. Petersburg, we have selected RUSSIAN EVENT, whom we regard as most professional and experienced. They were established in 1997 and have a local team of dedicated travel professionals and the infrastructure to provide well-planned Land Adventures and events. If you would prefer to make private touring arrangements, they can provide all the services you need for a unique experience in St. Petersburg, or, perhaps even a quick flight to Moscow! Their service includes the documentation required for immigration (Visa) purposes. For personal attention, please contact Valeria Gorbokon by e-mail at gorbokon_valeria@russianevent.com.

Shopping the Nevesky Prospekt

The Nevsky Prospekt is St. Petersburg’s own Champs-Elysees and was laid out in 1710 as one of the first streets in the City. Three miles long, it runs in a straight line from the Square in front of the Winter Palace to the Moscow Train Station. The Prospekt itself and the streets running off it, is the central shopping district of the city. Shopping ranges from the chic stores in the hotels selling top Western brands at top Western prices to impromptu markets selling Russian souvenirs such as the matryoshka dolls, traditional handcrafts, amber jewelry, a Faberge egg or a babushka scarf. There will be a guide on the bus to help you with any questions you might have and to point you in the right direction.

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Due to foreign currency exchange fluctuations, tour prices will be announced 3 months prior to sailing.

Duration 2.5 hours

Price 59 USD

State Hermitage Museum (Early Entrance)

The Winter Palace is undoubtedly the most famous building of imperial St. Petersburg, not only as the residence of the Tsars and the backdrop for the 1905 and 1917 Revolutions, but also as the home of the Hermitage, the world's largest museum of art. There is no museum in the world that rivals the Hermitage in size and quality. Its collection is so large that it would take years to view it in its entirety. At last count, there were nearly three million works on exhibit. It includes works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, unique collections of Rembrandt, Rubens, French Impressionists Renoir, Cezanne, Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Van Gogh, Matisse, Gaugin and sculptures by Rodin. Visitors should also take advantage of its excellent Greek and Roman antiquities collection and its exhibits of Siberian and Central Asian art. Not least among the attractions of the Hermitage is the museum itself, with its fine interior decoration and architectural detail. The origins of the Hermitage can be traced back to the private art collection of Peter the Great, who purchased numerous works during his travels abroad and later hung them in his residence. Catherine the Great expanded the collection considerably, and she and her successors built the Hermitage collection in large part with purchases of the private collections of the Western European aristocracy and monarchy. By the time Nicholas II ascended the throne in 1894, he was heir to the greatest collection of art in Europe. After the Revolution of 1917, the museum was opened to the public, and its collection was further augmented by the addition of modern works taken from private collections. The Peacock Clock is one of the attractions of the Hermitage. It was brought to Russia from France as a gift to Catherine the Great from one of her favorites. In the 18th century this clock was considered a real rarity. The mechanism of the clock is hidden under a mushroom and on top of the mushroom there is a gilded peacock, a rooster and an owl. When the clock is wound up the peacock spreads its tail, the rooster crows and the owl blinks.

SeaDream guests are granted early admission into the museum.

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change prior to voyage departure.

Duration 3.45 hours

Price 159 USD

The Russian Versailles – Peterhof Parks and Palaces

One of St. Petersburg's most famous attractions, the palace and park at Peterhof are often referred to as "The Russian Versailles". The park is located on the shores of the Gulf of Finland, on the western outskirts of the city. The three monumental cascading fountains in front of the Grand Palace are probably one of the best-known images of St. Petersburg. Peter the Great chose the site early as being the closest to St. Petersburg where the Gulf was deep enough for sea- going vessels. He started by building the charming little summer palace of Monplaisir on the shoreline. A great number of eminent architects, artists, and anonymous folk craftsmen were involved in the further development of the wonderful parks, 176 fountains, majestic palace, and a remarkable collection of sculpture and paintings. Peterhof was intended to become the most splendid official royal summer residence. After 1917 the Peterhof ensemble was taken into state custody and turned into an architecture and art museum. The buildings and grounds were behind German lines during the WWII siege and were heavily damaged. Restoration began immediately after the war and continues to this day. Your visit begins in the elegant Grand Palace, the highlights including the oak study of Peter the Great, the Royal Bed Chamber and the Throne Room. Your route then takes you down through the Lower Gardens to admire the fountains, most famous of which is the golden Samson Fountain. Walking down to the shoreline, you will find your private hydrofoil waiting to take you back to the city through the commercial port and Neva River.

Note: SeaDream Guests will travel to the palace by coach and offered early admission one hour before the place is opened to general public. After palace visit the Land Adventure continues to the parks where the fountain opening ceremony can be enjoyed. Guests return to the city by hydrofoil experiencing a 30 min ride through the Gulf of Finland to St Petersburg.

This Land Adventure will operate 08:00 June 7; June 16; 08:30 – July 1; July 9; August 23

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change prior to voyage departure.

Duration 4.5 hours

Price 139 USD

Romanov’s Imperial Residences Catherine’s Palace in Pushkin and Parks of Peterhoff

This full-day SeaDream Land Adventure will allow guests to see the most spectacular summer residences of Romanov’s around St Petersburg in one day!!! Your comprehensive Land Adventure will cover the Palace of Catherine the Great, 25 km South from the city built in 1756 in beautiful baroque style by Bartolomeo Rastrelli. Its grandiose turquoise, white, and gold facade stretches 978 feet high. The palace contains a series of magnificent rooms, including the famous Picture Gallery, Great Hall and fully restored Amber Room.

Guests will be offered early entrance to the palace before official opening time.

After the palace visit you will continue to the fountain and park ensemble of Peterhof, an outstanding landmark of Russian artistic culture of the 18-19th centuries. Often called the "Capital of Fountains", Peterhof was founded in the very beginning of the eighteenth century by Emperor Peter the Great not far from his new northern capital St Petersburg. Peterhof was intended to become the most splendid official royal summer residence. Guests will travel from Catherine’s Palace to Peterhof by motor coach and enjoy a light lunch on the open-air terrace inside Peterhof parks. After lunch your Land Adventure continues in the parks where over 150 fountains can be enjoyed. You and your fellow guests will later return to the city by hydrofoil experiencing a 30 min ride through the Gulf of Finland to St Petersburg.

This Land Adventure will operate at 08:00 - June 7; June 16; June 24; July 9; August 23

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change prior to voyage departure.

Duration 8.5 hours

Price 379 USD

Faberge’s Imperial Return

Within the stately halls of the renovated Shuvalov Palace on the banks of the Fontanka River, Russia’s first Faberge Museum has been opened in December 2013. Museum houses the celebrated Fabergé collection of the Link of Times Foundation owned by Russian entrepreneur Viktor Vekselberg, which, with over 1,500 choice pieces, now surpasses the collection of the Kremlin Armoury Museum. Over a 10 year period, Mr. Vekselberg has assembled the most formidable collection of works by Peter Carl Fabergé in the world. His aim is to repatriate works by great Russian masters to Russia, mostly sold by the Bolsheviks in the 1920’s and 1930’s, making them available to the general public.

The museum is a centerpiece for some of Fabergé’s most famous creations, such as the Imperial Coronation Egg which was created in 1897 by Fabergé work masters Mikhail Perkhin and Henrik Wigstrom.

Aside from this, visitors will also see other works of Peter Carl Fabergé, including some of the 200 spectacular objects formerly owned by the New York Forbes family, such as the nine Imperial eggs acquired by Mr. Vekselberg in 2004 for over $100 million, as well as some of the 100 cigarette-cases, hundreds of pieces once owned by the San Francisco collector Andre Ruzhnikov, including his prized collection of about 150 articles in cloisonné enamel by the celebrated Muscovite master Fedor Rueckert, and hundreds of objects acquired privately and at auction over the last years by the Aurora Investment Fund.

“Over eighty years ago, Fabergé's dazzling Imperial Easter Eggs and other treasures were dispersed throughout the world. Our father (Malcolm Forbes) spent decades passionately bringing many of them together again. Among his greatest pleasures was sharing this collection both at the Forbes Galleries and in exhibitions around the world. The family is delighted that the advent of a new era in Russia has made possible the return of these extraordinary objects. It is an astonishingly romantic ending to one of the great stories in art history."

This Land Adventure will operate at 14:00 - June 7; June 16; 14:30 - June 24; July 1, July 8; August 23

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change prior to voyage departure.

Duration 2 hours

Price 129 USD

Russian Museum

The Russian Museum is the first state museum of Russian fine arts in the country. It was established in 1895 in St. Petersburg by a decree of the Emperor Nicholas II. Its grand opening for visitors occurred March 19, 1898.
Located in the very center of St Petersburg, close to Nevsky Prospect, is the first and the largest state museum of Russian fine arts, the Russian Museum. It's housed in the former Mikhailovsky palace, which was built in 1819-25 for Grand Duke Mikhail, brother of Tsars Alexander I and Nicholas I, as compensation for not ascending to the throne. The museum was founded in 1895 under Nicholas II, and opened three years later.
The current collection features about 400,000 masterpieces and vividly brings to life the history of Russian fine arts. The State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg is a treasure-trove of world importance, where the wealth and variety of Russian figurative art is superbly represented. Some of the museum’s highlights are their Russian icons, wooden sculptures, stone and bone carvings; antique textiles, jewelry and an immense collection 18th and 19th century paintings by Russian masters and soviet artists.

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

Duration 2.5 Hours

Price 159 USD

*SeaDream Exclusive* - Hermitage by Night (Private)

We offer you a unique opportunity to step in the world-famous museum of the Hermitage when it is closed to general public.

There is no museum in the world that rivals the Hermitage in size and quality. Its collection is so large that it would take years to view it in its entirety. At last count, there were nearly three million works on exhibit. It includes works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, unique collections of Rembrandt, Rubens, French Impressionists Renoir, Cezanne, Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Van Gogh, Matisse, Gaugin and sculptures by Rodin. Visitors should also take advantage of its excellent Greek and Roman antiquities collection and its exhibits of Siberian and Central Asian art. Not least among the attractions of the Hermitage is the museum itself, with its fine interior decoration and architectural detail. The origins of the Hermitage can be traced back to the private art collection of Peter the Great, who purchased numerous works during his travels abroad and later hung them in his residence. Catherine the Great expanded the collection considerably, and she and her successors built the Hermitage collection in large part with purchases of the private collections of the Western European aristocracy and monarchy. By the time Nicholas II ascended the throne in 1894, he was heir to the greatest collection of art in Europe. After the Revolution of 1917, the museum was opened to the public, and its collection was further augmented by the addition of modern works taken from private collections. The Peacock Clock is one of the attractions of the Hermitage. It was brought to Russia from France as a gift to Catherine the Great from one of her favorites. In the 18th century this clock was considered a real rarity. The mechanism of the clock is hidden under a mushroom and on top of the mushroom there is a gilded peacock, a rooster and an owl. When the clock is wound up the peacock spreads its tail, the rooster crows and the owl blinks.

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change prior to voyage departure.

Price 179 USD

St. Petersburg’s Walking Discovery

In 2011 we had several requests to repeat the popular evening walk in the afternoon as guests seemed to be interested in other evening activities such as the Private Hermitage or Theatrical Performance. With that in mind, we have created the walk for the morning or afternoon. The Nevsky Prospect, the main avenue, throngs with young and old in their summer best. Your licensed guide will show you how St. Petersburgers live out their summer days. You will also take a short ride on the metro (subway) system and a visit to the remarkable Church on the Spilled Blood. After breakfast or lunch, you depart from the yacht by coach for the Vladimirskaya Metro station. The metro stations are decorated in different styles, some of which are very ornate. The long escalators take you deep down into the marble-lined Vladimirskaya station, with its immense chandeliers and Soviet stars. You take the Metro via Vosstaniya metro station to the Nevsky Prospekt and get off at Griboedov Canal station. Here you walk along the canal to the Church on the Spilled Blood for a visit. The Church on the Spilled Blood is a fine example of neo-Russian architecture, resembling Russian churches of the 16th and 17th centuries. It is famous not only for its decorative onion domes, but also for its breathtaking interior of enamels and mosaics. Inside, colorful mosaics cover an area of around 7000 square meters of intricate design, thought to be the largest indoor mosaic in the world. The church was constructed in 1883, on the exact spot where the great Tsar-Liberator, Alexander II, was assassinated by revolutionaries in 1881. And so, it was from the spilled blood of Alexander II that the church got its name. After the 1917 revolution the church was turned into storage for theatrical props and only in August of 1997, after 25 years of restoration, was the Church on the Spilled Blood again opened to the public in all its original, extraordinary beauty. You walk back to Nevsky Prospekt along quiet side lanes, peeking into courtyards of old apartment buildings and discovering the charm of the old back streets of St. Petersburg. For a grandstand view of the evening passing parade along the Nevsky Prospekt, you stop for coffee at the "Coffee Company", located in the House of Books This Art Nouveau treasure is just another building along Nevsky, but worth noting are its glass dome and mystical mosaics. This one belonged to the Singer sewing machine company, whose name is still engraved on the facade, between the second and third floors. For decades it was Dom Knigi, or House of Books, Leningrad's main bookstore. After renovation, it now houses the bookstore on the first floor and an upscale shopping mall on the higher levels. You will have time for browsing in House of Books or other stores. Your bus will be parked alongside the Kazan Cathedral, just across Nevsky Prospekt, where we will meet for return transfer to the yacht.

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change prior to voyage departure.

Duration 3.5 hours

Price 139 USD

Mariinsky and Mikhailovsky Theatrical Performances

St. Petersburg is considered the motherland of Russian ballet and is known for its musical traditions that date back almost 300 years when Imperial Ballet Academy (now famous Vaganov School) was opened here in 1738. Among its graduates were such world famous dancers as Matilda Kshesinskaya, Anna Pavlova, Galina Ulanova, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rudolf Nuriev and many others.

World renowned Mariinsky Theater, known during Soviet times as the Kirov Opera and Ballet Theater, is the historic theater of Imperial Saint Petersburg. Opened in 1860, it became the pre-eminent music theatre of late 19th century Russia, where many of the stage masterpieces of Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov received their premieres. In the last 20 years Valery Gergiev as lead conductor has reinvigorated the theater and its productions. Today Mariinsky productions of the famous ballets are arguably the most spectacular you will find anywhere in the world. Every summer since 1993, the "Stars of the White Nights" music and ballet festival is held in the theatre and is regarded as one of the top ten festivals in the world. In 2013 second stage of the theatre was opened and is today one of the most technically and acoustically advanced.

The Mariinsky was only one of the two great theaters of imperial St Petersburg. The Mikhailovsky Theatre, located on Arts Square, was opened in 1833, on the name day of Tsar Nicholas I's brother Grand Duke Mikhail. Like its sister theater, it has recently been extensively renovated and restored to its former glory by its new general director, local tycoon Vladimir Kekhman.

** Please check our web site to view the description and synopsis of the Theatrical Event.** SeaDream is committed to securing the best seats available once they are ready for sale.
The Theatre Package price includes a guide, transfer and admission tickets.
11425 – July 1, 2014 – Swan Lake classical ballet at the Mikhailovsky Theatre
11425 – July 1, 2014 – Legend of Love classical ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre
11426 – July 8, 2014 – Marguerite and Armand Chopiniana In the Night classical ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre
11430 – August 22, 2014 – Carmen Suite, Le Jeune Homme et la Mort (one act ballets) at the Mariinsky Theatre
11430 – August 23, 2014 - Le nozze di Figaro (opera buffa in four acts) at the Mariinsky Theatre

The Theatre Package price will include a guide, transfer and admission tickets. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change.

Notes The Theatre Package price will include a guide, transfer and admission tickets. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change.

Yusupov Palace & Rasputin History

The Yusupov Palace is situated on a quiet stretch of the Moika River and is one of the most beautiful venues located in the city. The history of the palace and surrounding estate dates back to the epoch of Peter the Great, who founded St. Petersburg as his brave new Russian capital. The palace and estate took nearly 200 years to acquire its present shape with contributions from the best architectural talents of the time. Five generations of Russia's elite aristocratic dynasty, the Yusupovs, owned the palace between 1830 and 1917. Many of Russia's and St. Petersburg's historical highlights were associated with the Yusupov family nest on the Moika.
The palace went down in Russian history as the place where the mysterious monk Grigory Rasputin was assassinated, a Siberian peasant who became the spiritual mentor and friend of Nicholas II and the Royal Family in the early 20th century. The tragedy took place the night of December 17, 1916 in the private annex of the young Prince Felix Yusupov, now housing a historical exhibit recreating the assassination scene.
The Yusupov Palace will give the guests an idea of the life of Russian nobility at the beginning of the 20th century. The palace, designed by Vallen De La Mothe and Andrei Mikhailov, was Yusupov's favorite and exemplifies his wealth and an extremely eccentric style. Among the palace's treasures are works by Rembrandt and Rubens, French tapestries and porcelain, and Venetian mirrors and woodcarvings. The Yusupov palace houses a very nice private theatre.

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

Duration 2.15 Hours

Price 109 USD

History of the Siege of Leningrad in Rumyantsev Palace

Learn about the heroism of the defenders of Leningrad in the 900-day Siege. For most of the Siege, there was no land link between the city and the mainland. Food supplies in Leningrad were limited to almost non-existence, forcing the citizens to eat glue, rodents and anything that they could possibly find. Until today, the exact numbers of victims are not known, but are said to be exceeding 1 million people. Find out about the Road of Life across Lake Ladoga – the lifeline that saved the city.
You will gain an intimate and powerful understanding of the development of the war in the region where exactly the Soviet, German and Finnish positions were, what the inner defense lines of Leningrad looked like and where the Siege was broken by the Soviet Army. Exhibits collected during the war will illustrate living conditions during 1941-1944.
The Museum is located in a beautiful neoclassical mansion which belonged to count Nikolaiy Rumayntsev. In 1938, in recognition of the mansion's history, it began to be used as a museum of the history of St. Petersburg, but it was not until after the Second World War that the museum began to function fully. Today the museum has over 4000 exhibits charting different periods of the city's history, including exhibition on the Siege of Leningrad.

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

Duration 1.5 hours

Price 69 USD

Early Entrance - Hermitage Museum & Treasury

There is no museum in the world that rivals the Hermitage in size and quality. Its collection is so large that it would take years to view it in its entirety. At last count, there were nearly three million works on exhibit. It includes works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, unique collections of Rembrandt, Rubens, French Impressionists Renoir, Cezanne, Manet, Monet, Pissarro, plus Van Gogh, Matisse, Gaugin and sculptures by Rodin. Visitors should also take advantage of its excellent Greek and Roman antiquities collection and its exhibits of Siberian and Central Asian art. Not least among the attractions of the Hermitage is the museum itself, with its fine interior decoration and architectural detail.
The origins of the Hermitage can be traced back to the private art collection of Peter the Great, who purchased numerous works during his travels abroad and later hung them in his residence. Catherine the Great expanded the collection considerably, and she and her successors built the Hermitage collection in large part with purchases of the private collections of the Western European aristocracy and monarchy. By the time Nicholas II ascended the throne in 1894, he was heir to the greatest collection of art in Europe. After the Revolution of 1917, the museum was opened to the public, and its collection was further augmented by the addition of modern works taken from private collections.
Peacock Clock is one of the attractions of the Hermitage. It was brought to Russia from France as a gift to Catherine the Great from one of her favorites. In the 18th century this clock was considered a real rarity. The mechanism of the clock is hidden under a mushroom and on top of the mushroom there is a gilded peacock, a rooster and an owl. When the clock is wound up the peacock spreads its tail, the rooster crows and the owl blinks.
The Treasure Gallery, one of the most interesting collections of the museum, got its name in the 18th century during the reign of Catherine the Great. It consists of two sections.
The first, called the Gold Rooms has works from Eurasia, the Black Sea Littoral in antiquity, and the Orient. It consists of around 1,500 works made from gold and dating from the 7th century B.C. to the 19th century A.D.
The main idea of the second section, which is called the Diamond Rooms, is to show the development of the jeweler's craft over the course of mankind's many centuries of history from the third millennium B.C. to the start of the 20th century.

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

Duration 3.45 Hours

Price 199 USD

Tallinn

Guided Bike Ride to Kadriorg Park

You and your fellow SeaDream active guests will start your comfortable 2-hour bike ride from the pier, following a route through the city center to beautiful Kadriorg Park. In the park, there is the Kadriorg Palace which was built in 1723 by Peter the Great in honor of his empress wife Catherine I. Kadriorg means "Catherine's valley" in Estonian, although the palace was seldom visited by the Tsarina. It served as Tallinn's art museum for many years and is still a very popular museum attraction today. After viewing the palace from the outside you will continue biking to see the new art museum KUMU. The museum is the largest one in the Baltics and one of the largest art museums in Northern Europe. The designer was a Finnish architect, Pekka Vapaavuori, who won the architect competition in 1994. The new museum was opened in 2006 and received the European Museum of the Year Award 2008. We continue on past the President's Palace and return to the pier and your SeaDream yacht.

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change prior to voyage departure.

Duration 2 hours

Price 79 USD

Upper Old Town and Open-Air Museum

Tallinn is the capital of the recently independent republic of Estonia and can boast an extremely well-preserved medieval quarter. The old town became a World Heritage site in 1997. This SeaDream Land Adventure combines the main sights of Tallinn's upper old town with a visit to the open-air museum at Rocca-al-Mare. The old town of Tallinn consists of two parts, Upper and Lower, and from the port you will drive past the ancient city walls and towers directly to the Upper Town, where you will start your one-hour walking adventure along the cobble-stoned streets. You will see Tall Hermann, a watchtower 150 feet high built in 1371, and the imposing Toompea Castle first built in 1219 and now the residence of the Estonian Parliament, and visit the Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. From here you continue on foot along medieval streets to visit the 13th-century Cathedral, the oldest church in the city. Inside the church more than one hundred coats of arms are on display, and the carved wooden Baroque pulpit is also of interest. You then proceed to a scenic viewpoint overlooking the Lower Town rooftops, before rejoining your coach at Tall Hermann and travelling along the coast to the seaside resort of Rocca-al-Mare. Here in a beautiful wooded park you will see authentic examples of 18th and 19th-century rural buildings including a windmill, a small church and farms displayed together with other trappings of farm life from various regions of Estonia. Refreshments of tea or coffee will be served at the inn, and afterwards there will be a short time to shop at the museum's gift shop before returning to the harbor.

Notes This land adventure involves considerable walking, some over cobble-stoned and uneven streets in the Old Town, and is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or those with walking difficulties. Flat, comfortable footwear is recommended. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change prior to voyage departure.

Duration 4 hours

Price 95 USD

Weapons of The Soviet Era - Shoot a Kalashnikov

Your SeaDream adventure will start with a drive through an old residential district to an indoor shooting range. You will hear a short presentation about world famous Soviet weapons used by KGB and militia, after that you will have an opportunity to try legendary weapons like the "Kalashnikov" assault rifle and the Makarov semi-automatic pistol which was the standard Soviet side-arm for 40 years. The Kalashnikov was one of the first true assault rifles and, due to its durability, low production costs and ease of use, the weapon and its numerous variants remain the most widely used assault rifles in the world. More Kalashnikov type rifles have been produced than all other assault rifles combined. Smaller weapons are also available if you do not like too much "kick-back". After the shooting range you will drive back to the Lower Old Town for a short walking orientation. You will enjoy a view of Upper Old Town and pass the House of Great Guild and the Church of the Holy Spirit, on your way to Town Hall Square with its famous Town Hall. There will be free time to visit local shops, cafes and the craft market before driving back to the harbor and SeaDream.

Notes Due to the air conditioning and ventilation in the shooting range, guests are requested to bring a light jacket or sweater to be comfortable. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change prior to voyage departure.

Duration 3.5 hours

Price 169 USD

Tallinn Walking Discovery

Your SeaDream Land Adventure begins as you drive from the port to the Upper Old Town of Tallinn. Arriving at Tall Hermann Tower, you’ll disembark the coach to begin your walking discovery. The well-preserved medieval quarter of Tallinn, with its narrow cobblestone alleyways, can be best enjoyed on foot. You will see (optional visit inside) the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Alexander Nevsky. Built in the traditional style of 17th century Moscow churches, the interior contains a number of interesting icons and mosaics.

Your adventure continues to a site that gives you a beautiful panoramic view over the Lower Old Town. You’ll see the towers and steeples rising above the cluster of red-tiled roofs just as they have for hundreds of years. After discovering the Upper Old Town you will enter the Lower Old Town where you will see the exterior of the Church of the Holy Spirit. Your Land Adventure will reach Town Hall Square where you will view the exterior of the 15th century Town Hall.

Your walking discovery will end near Mere Boulevard, where you will have the option to return to the yacht via motor coach or stay in town for independent exploration and shopping.

Notes This land adventure involves considerable walking, some over cobble-stoned and uneven streets in the Old Town, and is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or those with walking difficulties. Flat, comfortable footwear is recommended. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change prior to voyage departure.

Duration 3.5 hours

Price 69 USD

Visby, Gotland

Biking in the Town of Roses and Ruins

Explore Visby, known as the Town of Roses and Ruins by bicycle. From the harbor, the first part of the cycle route will take you to Almedalen, once the site of the Hanseatic Harbor. See "Kruttornet" the powder tower, the oldest remaining structure in Visby dating from the early 1,100's. Continue along Strandgatan to the lovely Botanical Gardens. In the gardens, because of the mild winters, there are specimens of almond trees, magnolias and acacias, besides vivid displays of flowers. Pass Maiden´s Tower and uphill to Klinten, a good viewpoint over the ruins of the old city, harbor and the Baltic Sea. The route continues on a bicycle path south into the countryside and the next stop will be the high cliff of Hoegklint, about 3 miles south of Visby. There is a wide view to the north-east towards Visby while to the south the cliff continues. Refreshments of tea/coffee and local cakes will be served at Princess Eugenies Summer Residence in Fridhem before returning by peddle-power back to Visby and the harbor.

Notes A minimum participation is reguired to operate all Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yaching Land Adventures program are subject to change prior to voyage departure.

Duration 3.5 hours

Price 109 USD

Medieval Walled Town of Visby

This SeaDream Yachting Land Adventure will give you an opportunity to really get to know this unique and beautiful medieval town. To gain a geographical prospective of the walled city, begin with a drive along the coast up to Hoegklint for a spectacular view of the Baltic Sea and Visby itself. Returning to the town you will visit Almedalen, the site of the Hanseatic trading harbor and "Kruttornet' (The Powder Tower), the oldest remaining structure in Visby, dating from the early 1100's. Prior to passing through the town wall, alight for a stroll through to the lovely Botanical Gardens. Rejoining the motor coach, you follow the fortress wall past, "Jungfrutornet” (Maiden's Tower), part of the remaining two mile long, 13th century city wall, to Dalmansporten. You will then continue with a guided walk down through the narrow, winding, medieval streets visiting the impressive Cathedral of St. Mary's and passing the evocative ruins of one of the medieval churches. From here you can return with the group to the yacht or continue to wander on your own. The yacht is just a short stroll away from the city walls.

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change prior to voyage departure.

Duration 3 hours

Price 119 USD

* Land adventure pricing is available in USD only.
Owner's Suite

Maximum capacity: 3

Admiral Suite

Maximum capacity: 3

Commodore Suite

Maximum capacity: 5

Deck 3 & 4 Staterooms

Maximum capacity: 3

Deck 2 Staterooms

Maximum capacity: 3

SeaDream I


seadream pictureBerlitz top rating
Gross tonnage4,260
Length344 feet / 104.85 Meters
Beam47 feet / 14.32 Meters
Draft14.3 Feet / 4.36 Meters
LifestyleUtterly Exclusive
Cruise Speed17 knots
Staterooms56
Crew capacity95
Country of RegistryBahamas