Voyage Overview

Civitavecchia (Rome) to Dubrovnik

08/08/2015 - 08/15/2015

7 Days

SeaDream I

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Aug 08, 2015 Civitavecchia (Rome) 2 PM - 4 PM (Embarkation) Evening
Aug 09, 2015 Sorrento (Pompeii) Morning Overnight
Aug 10, 2015 Positano Morning Afternoon
Aug 11, 2015 Taormina (Etna) Sicily Morning Evening
Aug 12, 2015 Crotone Morning Afternoon
Aug 13, 2015 Monopoli Morning Late Evening
Aug 14, 2015 Kotor Morning Evening
Aug 15, 2015 Dubrovnik Morning 8 AM - 10 AM (Disembarkation)

Ports

  • Civitavecchia (Rome)

    One of the largest and busiest ports in the Mediterranean, Civitavecchia is the gateway to Rome. Rome's incredible history spans over 2,500 years. Rome has been awarded on of the most-visited cities in the world. Its historic center is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Monuments and museums such as the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum are amongst the world's 50 most visited destinations. With its unique size SeaDream yachts are generally the first vessel in line at Civitavecchia. On some days, nine ships of various sizes can be seen in this busy port of call. It has come to our attention that some local taxi drivers at the airport may tell you that you can embark earlier than the scheduled 2:00 PM. Please note that this information is false and we kindly ask you to make your arrangements accordingly in order to avoid arriving at the pier prior to 2:00 PM. We thank you for your understanding. Some limo and transfer companies found on the web may not have the proper permits to enter the inner port area. Please double check with your service provider to see if they can actually take you all the way to the yacht. In some cases you may be dropped off at the port entrance and would need to take a shuttle bus with your luggage. Our Destination Specialists “DDP Incentive” have prepared pre and post voyage options for your consideration. Please check http://www.ddpincentive.it/972/Rome For more information. They are also happy to arrange your transfers, hotels and any personalized adventure for you. Please e-mail Francesca@ddpincentive.it Should you wish to call them directly please try; +39 0654 31288.

  • Sorrento (Pompeii)

    Sorrento is a small town in Campania just south of Naples in southern Italy. It is an extremely popular tourist destination which can be reached easily from Naples and Pompeii, as it lies at the south-eastern end of the Circumvesuviana rail line. The town overlooks the Bay of Naples and is considered the key place of the Sorrentine Peninsula, it allows many viewpoints including Naples, Vesuvius and the Isle of Capri and Ischia. The most popular attraction from here and the absolute “must do” would be to visit the Unesco Heritage Site of Pompeii. Other Land Adventure options include a “hands on” cooking class at the Villa Ida and by special request, you can take a speed bout around the peninsula to Nerano to dine at the Quattro Passi. SeaDream provides a shuttle service to transfer guests from the marina to Piazza Tasso (Main square), although several also take the more active route – the stairs. There’s loads of sites and shopping opportunities here as well as great restaurants, cafes and pizzerias. Perhaps we even have a surprise activity for you as well?

  • Positano

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

  • 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 ascent 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 Excusive” 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!

  • Crotone

    Crotone is a port city in the southern region of Italy in the region of Calabria on the Ionian Sea. With its founding in 710 BC, there are several archeological sites worth visiting. It is also great for biking, river trekking and canoeing in the nearby lake Ampollino. The province is famous for its Ciro wine and the Cutro bread.

  • Monopoli

    25 miles southeast of Bari, Monopoli is a small port town in the region of Apulia (Puglia). A flourishing seaside town, it was always exposed to the raids and attacks of Turkish pirates in the early days because of its location. It was originally populated by the ancient settlers known as the Egnazians. Their maritime tradition lives on in the city today. Local attractions included the scenic port, the beaches and the crypts. Guests may consider venturing out to Masseria Garrappa, Bari, golf at Masseria San Domenico – San Domenico Golf or the unesco awarded Alberobello giving incredible examples of the prehistoric technique of (mortarless) construction, The trulli are made of roughly worked limestone boulders collected from neighboring fields. They feature pyramidal, domed or conical roofs built up of corbelled limestone slabs.

  • Kotor

    Kotor is a coastal town in Montenegro. The old Mediterranean port of Kotor is surrounded by an impressive city wall built by the Republic of Venice and the Venetian influence remains dominant among the architectural influences. In 1979 the Bay of Kotor, City of Kotor and the surrounding territory have been listed in the UNESCO Heritage as a Cultural Site. SeaDream usually navigates close by the small islands of St. George and Our Lady of the Reef. The Bay of Kotor stretches 28 km and is one of the most indented parts of the Adriatic Sea. It is sometimes called the southern-most fjord in Europe (though it is actually a submerged river canyon called a ria). SeaDream typically docks steps away from the town. SeaDream has arranged a few different Yachting Land Adventures. One of them is a walking discovery and the other will show you the heritage and countryside of Montenegro. For the active guests, there’s incredible biking along the coast as well as a hike up to the fortress. On occasion, SeaDream may dock in the bay and tender directly to the town. We regret that watersports are not allowed in this protected area.

  • Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik (Pearl of the Adriatic) is one of the most prominent destinations in the Adriatic Sea. It lies in the region of Dalmatia and was awarded World Unesco Heritage status in 1979. The population is approximately 43,000 and is considered to be among the 10 best medieval walled cities in the world. SeaDream anchors off the walled city as a port of call and tenders directly to the town gate. If you check the land adventures tab you will see that there are many different options to consider in this incredible town. Dubrovnik is also an embarkation point on select voyages. On these occasions the yacht is docked at the cruise terminal.


Suites & Staterooms

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Owner's Suite

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 12,599

Brochure Fare: $ 22,250

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Admiral Suite

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 11,299

Brochure Fare: $ 21,500

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Commodore Suite Deck 3

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 10,499

Brochure Fare: $ 18,800

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Commodore Suite Deck 2

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 8,799

Brochure Fare: $ 17,800

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Yacht Club Deck 4 Stateroom

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 6,299

Brochure Fare: $ 9,900

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Yacht Club Deck 3 Stateroom

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 5,699

Brochure Fare: $ 9,400

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Yacht Club Deck 2 Stateroom

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 4,999

Brochure Fare: $ 8,900

Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees: $427 per guest

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

  • Civitavecchia (Rome) - Embarkation / Arrival information

    Description

    The yacht is scheduled to be docked at the port of Civitavecchia at one of the following berths: 10, 11, 12 South or 12 North. After entering the port area through the South Gate, you should see a large road sign indicating at which berth the SeaDream Yacht is located. Port Agent Information: Hugo Trumpy, Lungo Porto Gramsci, 19/4, 00053 Civitavecchia, Italy, Tel: (+39) 0766 3621, Fax: (+39) 0766 501515, Email: cruise.ops@htrumpycv.com -Distance Airport to Port Rome (Leonardo da Vinci, aka Fiumicino) airport to the port of Civitavecchia is 47 miles. Please allow 45 minutes to 1 hour transit time.

    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. Please note: there are no air conditioned waiting facilities in the port of Civitavecchia. SeaDream highly recommends that you wait in or explore Rome before you make your way to Civitavecchia. It has come to our attention that some local taxi drivers at the airport may tell you that you can embark earlier than the scheduled 2:00 PM. Please note that this information is false and we kindly ask you to make your arrangements accordingly in order to avoid arriving at the pier prior to 2:00 PM. We thank you for your understanding. Some limo and transfer companies found on the web do not have the proper permits to enter the inner port area. Please double check with your service provider to see if they can actually take you all the way to the yacht. In some cases you may be dropped off at the port entrance and would need to take a shuttle bus with your luggage. 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.

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  • Positano - Positano - Port Information

    Description

    This is a charming and upscale yachting port best explored independently. Private sedans and vans can be arranged and are the only transport allowed in the town limits. Would you like to visit the region and its sites at your own pace? Please consult your onboard Club Director about available private arrangements including sedans, vans and licensed guides (Only at Pompeii) services.

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  • Positano - Private Air Conditioned Sedan & Driver

    Description

    These sedans (Mercedes C/E-Class or similar) seat up to three - four guests and are an enjoyable way to explore the scenic UNESCO awarded coastline and allow you to travel at your own pace. For example, you may select a trip to Amalfi, at a distance of about 11-miles/18 km along the scenic coastal road. Another option is the lovely town of Ravello, just a bit further past Amalfi; 15-miles/24 km from Positano. A lovely place for lunch in Ravello is the Hotel Caruso, a charming Orient-Express Hotel at a superb location. Price: $479.00 per sedan, up to 4 guests, 4 hours (3 guests in the back seat); Price: $659.00 per sedan, up to 4 guests, 7 hours (3 guests in the back seat); If you require more space, please check our available van options. Licensed guides (for Pompeii Site Only) and Pompeii entrance tickets can be arranged. Please check with the team on board the yacht for more details.

    Notes

    No entrance fees or meals are included which are at your own expense. The drivers may not speak conversational English. SeaDream can’t guarantee fluent English speaking drivers. Traffic along the Amalfi Coast is unpredictable and traffic congestion may occur. Take your time, and enjoy the views while your driver takes care of the rest. The prices shown are PER SEDAN for up to 4 guests. (We suggest a max of 3) Sedans, vans and guides are in high demand. Please make your reservations as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. All prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    4-7

    Price

    479 / 659 (USD)

  • Positano - Private Air Conditioned Van & Driver

    Description

    Are your traveling with a small group of family and/or friends? Would you like to follow your own pace and itinerary? In this case we would like to recommend the use of an air-conditioned van with driver for an enjoyable way to explore the scenic UNESCO awarded coastline and allow you to travel at your own pace. For example, you may select a trip to Amalfi, at a distance of about 11-miles/18 km along the scenic coastal road. Another option is the lovely town of Ravello, just a bit further past Amalfi; 15-miles/24 km from Positano. A lovely place for lunch in Ravello is the Hotel Caruso, a charming Orient-Express Hotel at a superb location. Price: $569.00 per van, up to 8 guests, 4 hours; Price: $939.00 per van, up to 8 guests, 7 hours; Licensed guides (for Pompeii Site Only) and Pompeii entrance tickets can be arranged. Please check with the team on board the yacht for more details.

    Notes

    No entrance fees or meals are included which are at your own expense. The drivers may not speak conversational English. SeaDream can’t guarantee fluent English speaking drivers. Traffic along the Amalfi Coast is unpredictable and traffic congestion may occur. Take your time, and enjoy the views while your driver takes care of the rest. The prices shown are PER VAN. Sedans, vans and guides are in high demand. Please make your reservations as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. All prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    4-7 hours

    Price

    Varies (USD)

  • Sorrento (Pompeii) - Fascinating Pompeii, with a "Whisper"

    Description

    SeaDream is pleased to advise you that in order to enhance your visit to this incredible site, your local guide will speak to you directly through the use of an audio head set, referred to as a "whisper". It allows you to listen to the wonderful detailed commentary of your excellent guides without straining to hear over other visitors and noises. We hope you will take advantage of this technology and join your fellow SeaDreamers on this unforgettable visit. From the SeaDream quay in Sorrento, travel along the panoramic coastline to the remarkably well-preserved ruins of Pompeii. Originally settled by indigenous people before the 8th century BC, and later ruled by Etruscans, Greeks, and Samnites, Pompeii became a thriving commercial center under Roman rule. It was a city full of shops, markets and town houses, with paved streets, wide sidewalks, a stadium, two theaters, temples and baths. Then, shortly after noon on August 24 in 79AD, live cinder and ash from Mount Vesuvius covered the entire city. The community of 30,000 people was embalmed. The material thrown out by the volcano was lighter than lava and enabled the city to be covered, with architectural detail, furnishings, household articles, and even foodstuffs and artwork preserved intact. Walk through the streets rutted by chariot tracks, past the ancient forum, the homes of the wealthy, and the shops of the common man. Caught in the moment of death, view body casts of the eruption's victims seemingly come alive in their struggle for breath, their desire to protect loved ones and their doomed attempts to escape. Those who visit Pompeii cannot help but be amazed and moved by this remarkable ruin and the story it tells of a city captured at the height of its power and the moment of its death.

    Notes

    Please wear comfortable walking shoes, wear a hat and sun screen! A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. The price is subject to increase based on the rapidly rising exchange rate between the Euro to the US Dollar. 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

    4.5-5

    Price

    129 (USD)

  • Sorrento (Pompeii) - Speed Boat to The Quattro Passi

    Description

    Board a speed boat for a fast and scenic ride along the Sorrentine Peninsula and through the protected marine area of Punta Campanella before arriving in Nerano, the location of one of the most popular restaurants with yachters in the area, the Michelin listed Quattro Passi. The chef-patron will greet you in the wine cellar for an aperitif before escorting you into the restaurant proper for a casual but gourmet lunch or dinner. Sorrento mozzarella, fresh ravioli, fish filets, fried eggplants, lamb cutlets, baba, semifreddo, local wines and a location not to be missed await you. Fabulously fed, return along the local road by minibus to Sorrento.

    Notes

    Available on request basis. Please see the onboard Club Director to make reservations. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. The price is subject to increase based on the rapidly rising exchange rate between the Euro to the US Dollar. 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

    5

    Price

    428 (USD)

  • Sorrento (Pompeii) - Cooking School at Villa Ida

    Description

    This exclusive Yachting Land Adventure offers you the opportunity to learn the local way of cooking in the Italian southern style. After disembarking the SeaDream tender, you will be transferred to the Sorrento cooking school. The cooking lessons will take place in an amazing, private and manicured garden (starting from the entrance gate you will be surrounded by an impressive array of old palms, English meadow, colored flowers and fountains) with lemon and orange trees, a swimming pool, typical "Pergolato" and ceramic decorations, situated in Sorrento. After your arrival, you will move to the kitchen and start a unique educational experience of cooking delicious Italian cuisine. Classes are based on menus of the traditional Italian flavors, with a particular emphasis on Neapolitan recipes. All the recipes will be clearly demonstrated in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. The cooking class lasts 3 hours, during which you will have a break from cooking to visit the wine cellar and taste some homemade wine. At the end of the educational portion, you will enjoy a beautiful meal of the day’s preparations by the pool or under a Pergolato or in a nice winter garden by the fireplace. After lunch, you will return to Sorrento and SeaDream.

    Notes

    This Yachting Land Adventure is very exclusive and has the potential to sell out very quickly. Please book early to avoid disappointment. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. 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

    Duration

    5

    Price

    199 (USD)

  • Dubrovnik - Buggy Safari with Srdj Hill Views

    Description

    Dubrovnik Buggy Safari is the ultimate fun activity for people of all ages. Depart Port of Dubrovnik by foot toward lower Cable Car Station for enjoyable panoramic Cable Car ride toward Srdj Hill. Srdj Hill is Buggy tour starting point and today well known as Cable Car upper station where from the magnificent view of Dubrovnik Old Town and entire Riviera can be enjoyed. Upon arrival you will be met by professional instructors who will give brief tour introduction and Saftey Briefing. Program lasts about one hour and half and you get to drive off-road, see sights from the recent war, fortresses, villages, domestic animals, drive to the lush vegetation and enjoy amazing 360°view of the whole Dubrovnik area, islands and mountains behind the hill. After Buggy Safari you will have approximately 45 minutes to enjoy at Cable Car upper station before going back by Cable Car to lower Station and than by foot to the Old Town.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. If you have not pre-booked this program, please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. 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

    3.5

    Price

    139 (USD)

  • Dubrovnik - UNESCO's Walled City Walk with Oysters & Wine

    Description

    "Those who seek paradise on earth", George Bernard Shaw once wrote, "should come to Dubrovnik". Today, he might add that Dubrovnik is the place for all those who wish to renew themselves and their faith in human nature. This guided walk through the walled town is an excellent opportunity to not only get to know your way around for later independent explorations but your knowledge and experienced guide will provide you with a historic insight and context to let you appreciate this beautiful town to its fullest. As you arrive at the walled city of Dubrovnik via SeaDream tender and enter its fortress walls through the Harbor Gate, gaze up at the ever-watchful St. Blaise, the patron saint of the city. Once inside, you are sure to notice immediately the absence of signage and neon, its stone-paved Stradun Avenue lined with graceful stone palazzos, shops, sidewalk cafes and government buildings all looking as they did hundreds of years ago. Along the way you will visit The Cathedral built on the remains of another one built in the 12th century that was destroyed in 1667 by an disastrous earthquake. Today its treasure contains one of the finest collections of gold and silver in Europe. The Dominican Monastery & Church with its finest collection of Renaissance paintings in Dubrovnik. Among many local and Italian masters the highlight is a painting by Tizian. Other fine buildings will be viewed from the outside: the Sponza Palace notable for its column courtyard with elaborate stone carvings, The Church of Saint Blaise, Onofriou`s Fountain, and more... At the end of your walking discovery, your guide will escort you to a local oyster & sushi bar located close to the Old Town port where you will be able to taste delicious oysters from the Adriatic sea and have a glass of wine before going back to your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    It is also possible to walk the perimeter of the walls that surround the city. Due to the amount of steps involved, this is not included in the Land Adventure. It is your option to enjoy this portion of the day on your own. The selling price for this land adventure is based on the yacht being at anchor, and is subject to change should the yacht be at dockside and additional transportation must be engaged. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. 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

    Duration

    2.5

    Price

    59 (USD)

  • Dubrovnik - Embarkation Information: Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Description

    The yacht is scheduled to dock at Pier # 9, Gruz Harbor in Dubrovnik. Port Agent Information: Elite Shipping, Vukovarska 17, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia. Tel: (+385) 20 358816 / Fax: (+385) 20 313530 / Email: shipping@elite.hr / Distance: Airport to Port Dubrovnik Airport to Cruz Harbor distance is 13 miles or 20 km.

    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.

    Duration

    N/A

    Price

    N/A (USD)

  • Dubrovnik - Adriatic Sea Adventure

    Description

    Dubrovnik is a very popular destination for our Club Members (repeat guests) It was time to add a new unique adventure in this incredible port of call. Try it, we think you will like it! One of the famous sea explorers Jacques Costeau has voted the Dubrovnik Riviera on of the cleanest and best preserved waters in the world today. Boarding a luxurious inflatable zodiac boat in the Old Town Port, you and a select few SeaDream guests will cruise along the Lokrum Island and the old city walls which looks very impressive from the sea side. You will have the possibility to admire the old city of Dubrovnik taking nice pictures. Continue with a cruise along the Lapad Peninsula and passing close by the charming Grebeni Lighthouse toward Kolocep Island. Continue to the outer side of Kolocep island for the snorkeling in the Modra Spilja Cave. The adventure will proceed towards the other side of the island of Kolocep, settlement Donje Celo which has a beautiful and very popular sandy beach. Here you will have free time to relax in the sun and swim or to ride on tubs through the beautiful bay of Donje Celo. A light lunch and drink will be served at restaurant Vila Rose before returning to Dubrovnik and your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    Please wear a swim suite and to borrow a SeaDream Towel from the gangway. The price for this Land Adventure is based on the yacht being at anchor, and is subject to change should the yacht be at dockside and additional transportation must be engaged. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. 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

    4.5

    Price

    219 (USD)

  • Dubrovnik - Traditional Dubrovnik

    Description

    This is an opportunity to explore the beautiful natural setting of the green and fertile Konalve valley. Scenic drive through the small and picturesque villages will first take you to the village of Ljuta where you will visit Old Mill called Mlinica Dvori which is still in function today. Here you will be able to see demonstration of flour production using traditional methods where the water power stone mill. There is a system of watermills and stamp mills built on river Ljuta which consisted of eight watermills for flour, two watermills for oil and three stamp mills. When the Dubrovnik Republic bought Konavle, there were four mills on the upper stream of the river. After 1550, the system called “lower mills” was built and has been preserved until today. The functioning of the mills was based on a canal system, and some of them were driven by three aqueducts. Most of the buildings were on the western bank apart from the Đivanović stamp mill, which was on the eastern bank. The mill system was extremely important for the economy of Konavle and the Republic as a whole. The river source and the upper stream is under protection of the Government as a park of nature, whereas the watermill is protected as a cultural monument. Upon visiting Watermills and Stamp Mills continue your trip toward Gruda Village where Antonia Ruskovic keep tradition of small ancient handcraft of silk production. Silk is one of the oldest textile fibers known to mankind. During the Roman Empire, it was sold for its weight in gold. Here in Konavle Valley, near Dubrovnik, women keep alive the ancient craft of silk production, not for profit but for the sake of tradition. The silk thread produced here is mostly used for embroidering the beautiful national costume of the Konavle region. In the 1990s, during the war in Croatia, the Konavle Valley was occupied by hostile forces and many of its houses were sacked and burned down. Along with the houses, hundreds and hundreds of handmade national costumes were lost. After the war ended, the women of Konavle decided to start from scratch so that they could leave a piece of their beautiful heritage for future generations. They started making the costumes even when they were still refugees. Several volunteer groups were formed to help. This Cruise with Purpose excursion enables you to share in this magnificent cultural endeavor as you produce a silk thread in the age-old, traditional manner. The thread you produce will be used to embroider new costumes. Listen to an explanation of the whole process, from cocoon boiling, to thread reeling, dyeing, plying, reeling, weaving, and embroidering. Enjoy the hospitality of a host in the village and connect with some of this ancient country's profound cultural values as you actively participate in their rebirth and restoration. Upon this very unique experience continue your trip toward Dubrovnik for the guided tour of the Old Town.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. If you have not pre-booked this program, please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. 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

    4.5

    Price

    149 (USD)

  • Kotor - Pearls of the Adriatc

    Description

    Depart Kotor for a one-hour scenic drive along the coast to Sveti Stefan. Pass beautiful sandy beaches and small coastal towns. Photo pause above the island, from where you can make wonderful pictures. Sveti Stefan, a former fishing village, fortified to protect itself against pirates; it has become the symbol of Montenegro. Since the 1960's it has been endorsed as a world famous resort among international jet-setters with comfortable villas and luxurious apartments. This warren of stone paths, stairways, tunnels and tiny gardens is one of the most secluded and beautiful hideaways in an already secret place. It is a favorite destination for royal families and celebrities like, Princess Margaret, Christine of the Netherlands, former Italian King Umberto II of Savoy, Sophia Loren, Kirk Douglas and Claudia Schiffer. Then you will drive back to Budva, which is considered one of the oldest settlements in the Balkans and is the most popular seaside destination in Montenegro. Renowned for the quality of its sandy beaches and spread over 38 km of jagged coastline with many inlets, shelters, capes and small islands. The old town of Budva was founded in the 9th century and lies on a tiny island that was linked to land by a sandbar that in time has silted up to become an attractive peninsula. The town is surrounded by fortifications originating from the fifteenth century including a medieval rampart system with city gates, defensive walls and towers. Inside the walls the town is a combination of narrow streets and tiny squares with monuments testifing the variety of Mediterranean cultures that marked its development. After the visit to Budva, you will return to Kotor and have some exterior sightseeing of the Old town and then you can return to you SeaDream yacht or if you prefer, stay in the town for some more independent exploration.

    Notes

    Please wear comfortable shoes. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. 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

    4

    Price

    99 (USD)

  • Kotor - Tastes and Traditions of Montenegro

    Description

    You will start this Land Adventure by departing Kotor and the Old Town through a tunnel under the mountain-peninsula Vrmac . After a short drive through Tivat municipality area you will reach the Lustica peninsula. Stunning photo opportunities are all around. Our visit, to family Moric property and other parts of this village, will start in the olive grove where the welcome drink will be served. This is also an opportunity to learn about olive cultivation, the olive harvest and certain methods of olive oil production. Here after you will proceed with a walk towards the village Tici and over there you will visit an old olive mill. In the mill you will have an educative explanation about the olive oil production. This is followed by olive oil tasting, diversity of home made food and drinks served in a form of a buffet. There will be home made products and variety of drinks.

    Notes

    There is approximately 300m uneven terrain from the olive grove till the village. Please bring a hat and comfortable shoes. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. 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

    4.5

    Price

    109 (USD)

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

    Description

    Depart from the port for a dramatic drive via air-conditioned motor coach to the slopes of Europe's largest active volcano. Winding your way through small villages, lemon groves, orchards, vineyards, chestnut and pinewoods, you 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. You're sure to appreciate this eerie, unique scenery as you travel to the next level by cable car. Finally, board 4x4 vans for the drive to the base of the crater, where Alpine guides will join you for 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 your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, as some of the uphill walking will be on loosed volcanic shingle. And, bring a warm jacket, as the wind on top of the mountain can be strong and cold. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program can only be booked onboard so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the adventures will be offered for all of the calls and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing will be published onboard.

    Duration

    5-6

    Price

    209 (USD)

  • Taormina (Etna) Sicily - Land of the Godfather

    Description

    Your adventure begins with a brief drive through the small town of Naxos, founded by Greek colonizers in the 8th Century B.C. and nowadays, it is a lovely summer resort with hotels and tourist facilities. Driving along the coastal road (with lovely villas, flowering gardens and picturesque villages) reach Santa Teresa, the largest coastal town between Messina and Taormina. From there, a picturesque road runs inland to Savoca, a village in a saddle between two hills. Its scenic beauty and historical-artistic heritage makes Savoca one of the most attractive, " although unknown “, places in the environs of Taormina. At the entrance of the village there is the "Bar Vitelli", which has a collection of local artisans' tools and photographs taken when Francis Ford Coppola shot some scenes of "The Godfather ". First visit is made to the Cappuccini Church, whose crypt houses the so-called catacombs with 37 mummified bodies in wooden boxes of friars and noble people who lived there in the 18th and 19th centuries. After a short stop at "Bar Vitelli", start the a slow walking tour along the village's main street which climbs on the hill, with several Churches of 15th and 16th centuries (Chiesa Madre, Santa Lucia, San Michele ), ruins of a Norman castle and a magnificent view of the Sicilian coast-line, Strait of Messina, Italian mainland and villages perched on the surroundings hills.- Afterwards you will proceed to Forza d'Agro' (a 30 minutes drive), a charming little village overlooking the Arab-Norman castle of Capo Sant'Alessio and the coastline towards Messina. In 1990, Al Pacino and Sophia Coppola came here when they shot some scenes of the film "The Godfather III". From the main square, a lane leads up to the close Gothic-Catalan portal in front of the Church of S. Agostino (known as "Triade"), with a pleasant 15th c. facade. Before driving back to the SeaDream pier, you will also have an opportunity to see the Baroque Mother Church.

    Notes

    Owing to traffic/road restrictions, participation to this tour is to be limited. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program can also be booked onboard so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. 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

    4.5

    Price

    99 (USD)

  • Taormina (Etna) Sicily - Lava Views by Quad Bike

    Description

    Discover a side of Mount Etna not typically encountered by visitors to Europe's largest active volcano during this fun and exciting quad bike adventure. Depart from the pier by coach and start your drive passing first by the small town of Naxos and then continuing through the motorway and the local road that follows the slopes of Mount Etna. Upon arrival at the meeting point in the Ragabo Pine Forest, you will get your quad bike and equipment delivered to start the excursion. Discover Mount Etna, driving off-road through the Ragabo Pine Forest. You will have the opportunity to visit, during your drive, an old lava cave, and the remains of the past eruptions as the 1923 and 2002 (last big one). You will cross the lava mule-tracks surrounded by chestnut and oak woods. You will also visit the oldest pine of Mount Etna called the “Zappinazzu”. Finally reach Piano Provenzana to see the remains of old lava flows. Upon completion of the tour, return back to the starting point to leave your quad bike and reboard the coach driving back to the pier.

    Notes

    This Land Adventure is not recommended for anyone with walking difficulties. Participants must be in good physical conditions. Not recommended for people with back or neck problems as well as heart or respiratory deficiencies. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program can also be booked onboard so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the adventures will be offered for all of the calls and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing will be published onboard.

    Duration

    5

    Price

    259 or 189 if shared (USD)

  • Monopoli - Enchanting Alberobello & Private Trulli visit

    Description

    The small fairy-tale village of Alberobello is famous all over the world for its traditional conical houses with whitewashed walls and stone roofs, built without mortar, thanks to these unique buildings, Alberobello was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1966. Our land adventure starts at “Terrazzino Belvedere” situated in “Aia Piccola”, which can boast more than 400 trullis. You will visit the beautiful “Casa D’Amore”, which is a building that has been included into the list of the World Heritage Sites and represents the first house that was built in Alberobello with mortar and without the classical cone shape. Then you will visit the old city centre called “Rione Monti” which is made of 1030 trullis, and the majority of them are still used as private houses. Finally, you will also have the opportunity to visit the Church of Saint Anthony: this is a Trullo shaped church with a façade of three wings adorned with a rose window and two round windows. The roof of the church is cone shaped and measures 19.80 meters high, and the bell tower is surmounted by a small dome. In the narrow streets of Alberobello it is also possible to admire workshops with artisans at work. After visiting the town of Alberobello, you will enjoy a wonderful opportunity to visit to a private, typical trulli house, This way, you will be able to see how the architectural structure of a trullo looks like and how people used to live in such a strange and unique building before returning to your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    Duration

    4

    Price

    119 (USD)

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


Testimonials

This was our 3rd voyage with SeaDream – and we think the best one. We'll be back. Mr & Mrs Halvor StenstadvoldOslo, Norway
The pedicures my husband and I had on deck as we sailed out of Civitavecchia to begin the voyage were fantastic Mrs. Betsy BrownFalmouth, Maine