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Voyage Number11534
From DateAug 29, 2015
To DateSep 11, 2015
Duration 13 days
YachtSeaDream I


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Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Aug 29, 2015Istanbul, Turkey2 PM - 4 PM (Embarkation)Evening
Aug 30, 2015Kepez (Troy & Gallipoli), TurkeyMorningAfternoon
Aug 31, 2015Kusadasi (Ephesus), TurkeyMorningLate Evening
Sep 01, 2015Patmos, GreeceMorningEvening
Sep 02, 2015Parikia, Paros, GreeceMorningLate Evening
Sep 03, 2015Sifnos Island, GreeceMorningLate Evening
Sep 04, 2015Hydra, GreeceMorningLate Evening
Sep 05, 2015Athens (Piraeus), GreeceMorningAfternoon
Sep 06, 2015Skopelos Island, GreeceMorningLate evening
Sep 07, 2015Skiathos, GreeceMorningLate Evening
Sep 08, 2015Mount Athos - Scenic Navigation, GreeceMorningAfternoon
Sep 09, 2015Molyvos, Lesvos, GreeceMorningLate Evening
Sep 09, 2015Petra, GreeceEarly MorningMorning
Sep 10, 2015Kepez (Troy & Gallipoli), TurkeyMorningAfternoon
Sep 11, 2015Istanbul, Turkey8 AM - 10 AM (Disembarkation)

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Class USD
The Owner's Suite $ 21,299
Admiral Suite $ 19,199
Commodore Deck 3 $ 17,799
Commodore Deck 2 $ 14,999
Yacht Club Deck 4 $ 10,699
Yacht Club Deck 3 $ 9,599
Yacht Club Deck 2 $ 8,499
Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees $ 868

"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 $ 28,500
Admiral Suite $ 27,750
Commodore Deck 3 $ 23,800
Commodore Deck 2 $ 22,800
Yacht Club Deck 4 $ 12,400
Yacht Club Deck 3 $ 11,900
Yacht Club Deck 2 $ 11,400
Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees $ 868

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
Istanbul historically known as Constantinople is the largest city in Turkey and 5th largest city proper in the world with a population of over 14 million, also making it the second largest metropolitan area in Europe by population. Istanbul was selected as a European Capital of Culture for 2010. Historic areas of the city were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985. Istanbul is a transcontinental city, straddling the Bosporus, one of the world's busiest waterways in northwestern Turkey. It is situated between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies in Europe, while a third of its population lives in Asia. SeaDream calls to this wonderful destination both as an embarkation point and a destination offering several land adventures. Please check the Land Adventures tab for all of the possibilities as well as embarkation and transfer information.
Kepez is a seaside town in the Canakkale Province in Turkey. From Kepez SeaDream offers a unique Land Adventure to the ruins of the ancient city of Troy (Unesco Heritage Site). The movie starring Brad Pit although filmed in Malta has the actual Trojan Horse in Canakkale. Another “don’t miss” option would be to visit perhaps the most moving site in all of Turkey: Anzac Cove and the World War I battlefields of Gallipoli. We recommend that you make time and visit this hauntingly beautiful area where for more than nine months (1915-16) Allied and Turkish troops faced one another in one of the world's most tragic battles to gain control of this most important waterway " the Dardanelles.
Kusadasi is a resort town on Turkey's Aegean coast and the center of the seaside district of the same name in Aydin Province. Some visitors simply want to go shopping at the grand bazaar and see a carpet demonstration. Hopefully you have practiced your negotiating skills for these authentic copies, original reproductions as well as the real deal. Others will make time to see the Wonders of Ephesus. This comprehensive SeaDream Land Adventure includes a guided tour of the stunning archaeological site of Ephesus including the recently excavated Terrace Houses, but also adds a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary. For any traveler arriving to this region in Italy it simply can’t be missed!
Patmos is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea within the Dodecanese group of islands. It has a population of 3,000 and an area of 34 sq. km. This destination is recognized worldwide as The Jerusalem of the Aegean. This is a sacred island for it is believed to be the place where Saint John wrote the Book of Revelations. Patmos is an ideal destination for nature lovers thanks to its lace-like coastline, sheer cliffs, beautiful beaches and volcanic soil. It has been designated as a “Holy Island” by the Greek Parliament in 1981 as well as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. SeaDream has the option to anchor in the bay or dock in front of the old town. Most guests will participate in the land adventure to the cave of the apocalypse and the Monastery of St. John. Others may want to explore the village or follow the officers on a bike ride around the hilly island.
Paros is an island of Greece in the central Aegean Cyclades group. With the popularity and sometimes overcrowding at Santorini and Mykonos, Paros offers a quitter, unspoiled Cyclades option. Historically, Paros was once known for its fine white marble, which gave rise to the term "Parian" to describe marble or china of similar qualities. Some consider Paros the most beautiful in this island group – you be the judge! It has beautiful beaches and charming villages. Most visitors make an effort to see the famous Church of Ekatontapyliani (Our lady of a Hundred Doors). This church is the holy place of Paros and is linked to the history and myths of Byzantium. Tradition and history state that the church began life in the reign of Constantine the Great (280 - 337 A.D.) or Justinian (527 - 565). After its restoration in 1959, this church, the brightest jewel in the crown of Orthodoxy in the Aegean, became the third most important Christian building in Greece, after the Panayia Akheiropoietos and St. Demetrios in Thessaloniki.
There is one main town on Hydra, known simply as "Hydra port". It consists of a crescent-shaped harbor, around which is centered a strand of restaurants, shops, markets, and galleries that cater to tourists and locals (Hydriots). Steep stone streets lead up and outwards from the harbor area. The charm of Hydra town certainly lies in her rich history, beautiful port and waterfront unspoiled by motorized vehicles. The island offers a rugged charm and some spectacular scenes, and makes the perfect place for some self-exploration.
Athens is the capital as well as the largest city in Greece. It is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years. The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city, represented by a number of ancient monuments and works of art, the most famous of all being the Parthenon. Athens is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery. SeaDream will embark guests from the port of Piraeus. Should you desire a private arrangement, transfer, or other local service, please see the Land Adventures tab for our destination specialists information.
Skopelos and Skiathos are part of the Sporades island group. Greener and less crowded than the Cyclades islands further south. The producers of the movie "Mama Mia" filmed the movie on these two islands. Weather permitting, we will sail by the headland with the wedding chapel shown in the movie.
A green island with 65 beaches. The beach scenes in "Mama Mia" were filmed here. We anchor off the attractive Skiathos Town.
We sail by the southern tip of Mount Athos, which has been a Greek Orthodox spiritual center since 1054. Monasteries and chapels cling to the steep mountainsides.
Kepez is a seaside town in the Canakkale Province in Turkey. From Kepez SeaDream offers a unique Land Adventure to the ruins of the ancient city of Troy (Unesco Heritage Site). The movie starring Brad Pit although filmed in Malta has the actual Trojan Horse in Canakkale. Another “don’t miss” option would be to visit perhaps the most moving site in all of Turkey: Anzac Cove and the World War I battlefields of Gallipoli. We recommend that you make time and visit this hauntingly beautiful area where for more than nine months (1915-16) Allied and Turkish troops faced one another in one of the world's most tragic battles to gain control of this most important waterway " the Dardanelles.
Istanbul historically known as Constantinople is the largest city in Turkey and 5th largest city proper in the world with a population of over 14 million, also making it the second largest metropolitan area in Europe by population. Istanbul was selected as a European Capital of Culture for 2010. Historic areas of the city were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985. Istanbul is a transcontinental city, straddling the Bosporus, one of the world's busiest waterways in northwestern Turkey. It is situated between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies in Europe, while a third of its population lives in Asia. SeaDream calls to this wonderful destination both as an embarkation point and a destination offering several land adventures. Please check the Land Adventures tab for all of the possibilities as well as embarkation and transfer information.
Athens (Piraeus)

Embarkation information Piraeus ( Athens ), Greece

The yacht is scheduled to be docked at Piraeus Main Port "Passenger Terminal" 10, Akti Miaouli Street, Piraeus. Passenger Terminal is located close to St. Nicolas church and behind Piraeus Port Authorities exhibition center. Port Agent Information Scandinavian Near East Agency S.A 35 - 39 Akti Miaouli P.O. Box 80010 - 80012 GR 185 – 10 Piraeus Greece Phone: (+30) 210 4586 300 Fax: (+30) 210 4292 086 E-Mail: info@sneal.gr Distance Airport to Port Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport to Piraeus Port, Distance = 25 Miles.

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.

Hotels and Pre and Post Options

SeaDream's View: Once the private residence of a wealthy expatriate Greek, the Hotel Grande Bretagne is an architectural landmark and the historic Grande dame of the city. It was recently lavishly restored and converted to a palace hotel. We at SeaDream think it is one of Europe's finest hotels. We absolutely love its convenient location - the best in Athens, and within walking distance from the fashionable Kolonaki Square with exclusive shopping, entertainment, restaurants and cafes. Also within walking distance are important museums and the historic and picturesque old quarter of Plaka with taverns, open-air coffee shops, flea market and souvenir shops. The hotel offers 321 rooms but we recommend at least a deluxe room or one of the only 22 Junior Suites; so book early and ask for one that offers splendid views of the Acropolis, Parliament and National Gardens. We also enjoy the outdoor roof top pool and highly recommend dinner in the GB Roof Garden Restaurant. Why? You'll never forget the view, the delicious food and the mix of local and international guests that fill the restaurant nightly. Reserve early and enjoy. Don't forget to visit their web site for more information and photos. For convenient one-stop hotel and transfer bookings, please contact: "STAT" via e-mail: info@stathellas.gr, telephone: +30 210 4292 122 or fax: +30 210 4292 060.

Notes Address: Constitution Square, 10 563 Athens, Greece Phone: +30 210 333 0000 Site: http://www.grandebretagne.gr

Acropolis Museum & Plaka to Airport

** This Land Adventure is specifically tailored for disembarking guests. Guests that are in transit are suggested to contact the team on board for other options. **

Visitors to UNESCO awarded Athens will delight in this opportunity to explore the heart of ancient Athens. Depart from the pier in your air-conditioned transportation and after a 30 minute drive you arrive at the new award winning Acropolis Museum. The museum was built in order to house every artifact found on the rock and on its feet, covering a large period of time, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. The museum opened its doors to public very recently in June 21, 2009. Nearly 4,000 objects statues including the Porch of the Caryatids that welcome visitors are exhibited over an area of 14,000 square meters. The collection of the New Acropolis Museum consists principally of sculptures, many of which originally decorated the monuments of the Acropolis. These works were created to be viewed in daylight, illuminated by subtle changes in light throughout the day. Extensive use of glass in the building’s design allows the integration of natural light into the galleries, thus ensuring similar exhibition conditions. Ambient natural light floods the top-floor Parthenon Gallery and is filtered through the gallery’s glass-floored atrium into the floors below. After the visit of the Museum you will have some free time to wander around the picturesque streets of Plaka, the old preserved district of Athens with numerous art & craft shops, restaurants and cafes. After your wanderings at the old district of Athens you will board your coach for your drive to the airport.

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 4 hours

Price 109 USD

Transfers / Pre and Post / Accommodations / Private Arrangements

Our Destination Specialists “STAT Hellas” have prepared pre and post voyage options for your consideration. Please check: http://www.stathellas.gr/prepost.php For more information. They are also happy to arrange your transfers, hotels and any personalized adventure for you. Please e-mail info@stathellas.gr or o.discou@stathellas.gr Should you wish to call them directly please try; (+30) 210 4586400

Hydra

Hydra Exploration

The charm of Hydra town certainly lies in her rich history, beautiful port and waterfront unspoiled by motorized vehicles, but the island itself offers a rugged charm and some spectacular scenes. Your adventure begins as you mount a donkey to explore the island views. As your sure-footed steed carries you along the narrow winding streets, pause to look at the architecture of the ship owners’ homes that line your path. Your first stop will be the Koundouriotis Mansion, one of the finest examples of the traditional 18th and 19th century architecture of Hydra. Built in 1780 by the ship owner Lazaros Koundouriotis, it now houses various items from the National Historical Museum of Athens, such as traditional costumes, jewelry, fine embroideries, pottery and wood-carvings. Continue on your ride to reach at a high vantage point the Monastery of St. Constantine and enjoy the breathtaking views of the entire harbor area. Inside the Monastery, an interesting collection of frescoes awaits. Leave your donkeys and walk down the narrow streets while stopping to admire the picturesque little alleys and the impressive Hydra mansions, offering great photographic opportunities. Upon your return to the port, visit the Church of the Dormitian, which houses splendid icons, chandeliers and other offerings from the wealthy seafarers of the island. It is even said one of the chandeliers was stolen from Louis XIV and given to the church. After your exploration, you will have ample time to shop, have lunch on the waterfront or return to the yacht for water sports.

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 89 USD

Istanbul

Embarkation Information – VISA – Istanbul, Turkey

The yacht is scheduled to be docked at Istanbul Cruise Ship Port, Karakoy Pier or Salizpazari Pier.

Port Agent Information: Inchcape Shipping Services Turkey Address : Rihtim Cad. Yuva sok. Osman balkan Is hani No1 kat 4 Karakoy 34425 Istanbul / Turkey Phone :+ 90 212 2491708 Fax:+ 90 212 2513173 Mr. Kadir Kaya - Managing Director Mobile : +90 530 8290331 Email : Kadir.kaya@iss-shipping.com

Distance Airport to Port: Istanbul Airport to Istanbul Port, Distance = 13 Miles. 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.

VISA REQUIREMENTS: Visa requirements entering Turkey have recently changed. It is the sole responsibility of the guests to adhere to all required travel documentation. For all voyages embarking or finishing in a Turkish port of call, guests may need to obtain an e-visa. Please see “ https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ ” for more information. In most cases, you can secure your e-visa in a few minutes on line.

Notes Guests must keep the hard copy of the e-visa form in their possession as the imnspecting officer may ask to provide this documentation at the airport and/or seaport during immigration entrance and exit formalities.

Hotel Options - Istanbul

SeaDream's View: Located on the European shores of the Bosporus, the Hotel and Ottoman Palace right next to it offer an unbelievable panoramic setting and views. The hotel facilities and services are some of the finest in the world. 284 rooms+31 suites " Our favorites are the 36 Grand Deluxe View Rooms that offer stunning and expansive views of the Bosporus. Caution - you may not want you to leave your room. Don't forget to visit their web site for more information and photos. For convenient one-stop hotel and transfer bookings, please contact: "SeaSong" via e-mail: fedorko@seasong.com, telephone: +90 212 292 8555 or fax: +90 212 292 8561

Notes Address: Ciragan Caddesi 32 Besiktas, 34349 Istanbul, Turkey Phone: +90 212 326 46 46 Fax: +90 212 259 66 87 Site: http://www.ciragan-palace.com/

Transfers / Pre and Post / Accommodations / Private Arrangements

Our Destination Specialists “SeaSong Tours” have prepared pre and post voyage options for your consideration. Please check http://www.seasong.com/prepost_istanbul.htm For more information. They are also happy to arrange your transfers, hotels and any personalized adventure for you. Please e-mail seasong@seasong.com or fedorko@seasong.com Should you wish to call them directly please try; (+90) 212 292 8555

Kepez (Troy & Gallipoli)

Ancient Troy

This Yachting Land Adventure explores one of the most famous ancient sites in the world: legendary Troy. The name Troy refers both to the remains of a Bronze Age fortress at Hisarlik Hill near the entrance of the Dardanelles, and the legendary city of King Priam that was destroyed by Acheans in the Trojan War. The hill is associated with the sagas of the Trojan War and its description by Homer (750 BC) in his two epic poems "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey." Archaeological digs have revealed nine cities and various ruins of the city walls, typical house foundations, a temple and a theater. There is also a symbolic "Wooden Horse" near the site. Next to the entrance of the site you can see a small museum, where samples of the pottery work and finds from the east gate of Troy V, Temple of Athena, the Roman Theater and senate building are on display. After a short break outside of the Troy, you will drive back to the Archaeological Museum of Canakkale City. The archaeological museum houses many objects distributed in 5 different halls; Canakkale ceramics from 17th century to 20th centuries showing the city as one of the most important cities of ceramic production during the Ottoman Empire. View chest of drawers from the 19th century used in the oldest mansions of Canakkale indicating the best samples of wooden workmanship of the era, tomb steles from Kyzikos in Mysia and ancient towns of Troas region, many findings from Troy, arts discovered in Can and Yenice tumulus dating from Hellenistic period, findings from the ruins of Dardanos tumulus from 6th and 2nd centuries BC, and sculptural and architectural findings from Assos (Behramkale) and Gulpinar (Apollon Smintheion Holy Area). At the end of the visits, return to Kepez Port to rejoin the yacht.

Notes Please wear comfortable walking 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. Additional land adventures and/or updated information, pricing and departure times will be mailed to our guests with the documentation package sent approximately 30 days prior to embarkation, under the "Yachting Land Adventures" tab. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

Duration 3 hours

Price 139 USD

The Battlefields of Gallipoli

On this adventure you have the opportunity to pay a visit to perhaps the most moving site in all of Turkey: The Anzac Cove and the World War I battlefields of Gallipoli. We recommend that you make time and visit this hauntingly beautiful area where for more than nine months (1915-16) Allied and Turkish troops faced one another in one of the world's most tragic battles to gain control of this most important waterway the Dardanelles. In order to enhance your visit and understanding of the events we are bringing in some of the most knowledgeable guides all the way from Istanbul. Start your visit with anticipation as you cross from our pier on the Asian side to the European side of the Dardanelles by local ferry and come ashore where the ill-fated Allied landing was supposed to have been made. To honor the 500,000 soldiers who lost their lives at Gelibolu (Gallipoli), the peninsula was turned into the Gelibolu Historic National Park. The area includes memorial monuments, the Ariburnu Cliffs and Tuz Lake. The natural beauty of the green hills, sandy beaches and blue waters provides a fitting resting place to those who bravely fought and died in this historic battle of World War I. One of our favorite visits is to Chunuk Bair where you enjoy a special moment as you not only soak in the beautiful views of the peninsula but also look into the actual trenches where the soldiers watched out over the cliffs. Just close your eyes and try to image... Your fist visit will be the Ari Burnu Cemetery and North Beach on the Anzac Cove, the landing place of Australian & New Zealand army crops. Continue with a drive up to the Chunuk Bair, where you will visit the Lone Pine Australian Memorial and view the Johnston's Jolly Cemetery on route. You will see the trenches & tunnels of the battlefields and the New Zealand Memorial Monument on the top of the Chunuk Bair, which was one of the two targets that planned to capture on attack where Turkish defenders and soldiers of New Zealand & Britain fought closely. You will also have a panoramic view to Suvla Bay where there was a large and ideal location for the landing of additional troops during the war. Following this moving lesson of human history, re-board the local boat for the return to Kepez and SeaDream.

Notes 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 tours in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the tours will be offered for all of the calls and departure times are subject to change. Additional tours and/or updated information, pricing and departure times will be mailed to our guests with the documentation package sent approximately 30 days prior to embarkation, under the "Yachting Land Adventures" tab.

Duration 5 hours

Price 169 USD

Kusadasi (Ephesus)

Footsteps of Alexander - Three Ancient Cities

Brimming with ancient history and magnificent classical architecture, this tour visits Priene, best known for its 4th-century Athena Temple bankrolled by Alexander the Great. A five-thousand spectator theater built in the 3rd century is next, along with a gymnasium and a stadium at Anatolia. Priene was one of the first cities in the world to have streets laid out at right angles. Then take a drive through the rolling hills and scenic farms until you reach the Ancient City of Miletus. Next visit will be Miletus, the oldest of the most powerful of the 12 Ionian cities of Asia Minor is where the world's first coins were minted and exact weights were first established. The main attraction is the theater, originally built in the 4th Century BC and enlarged to a capacity of 15,000 during the Roman period. Then journey back in time via the Sacred Way en route to Didyma.This ancient road was once flanked by lions, sphinxes and statues of priests. In Didyma you will see the Temple of Apollo " considered to be one of the great monuments of antiquity, built in 560 BC. It still remains overwhelming, both by it's enormity and intricacy and was the third largest structure of the Hellenistic world. In the space of a few hours you will have experienced three of the most stunning sites of the ancient Mediterranean cultures. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Didyma where you will be offered a buffet including many classic Mediterranean dishes served with unlimited local beverages. After a relaxing lunch we return to Kusadasi where you may enjoy a carpet demonstration and some time for shopping or return to the ship.

Notes Please note: Wear comfortable, rubber soled shoes as there is a lot of walking and many steps inside the ancient cities. Wear a hat and sunscreen as it can get very warm here. Bring your camera. 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 6.5 hours

Price 129 USD

The Wonders of Ephesus & The House of the Virgin Mary

This comprehensive SeaDream Land Adventure includes a guided tour of the stunning archaelogical site of Ephesus including the recently excavated Terrace Houses, but also adds a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary. Three popes have visited this important shrine, which is a pilgrimage site for visitors from all over the world. The House of the Virgin Mary is located on Mt. Pagus, and said to be where the Virgin Mary spent her final days. The site itself was discovered in part through the visions of an invalid nun in Germany who had never been out of her homeland. A tree-lined path leads to the ancient dwelling, tastefully restored in 1951. The tiny stone cottage exudes a calm and serenity befitting its original occupant. Below the house is the Fountain of Our Lady, where a sacred spring feeds three fonts, each bestowing a unique blessing on the visitor. Those not wishing to visit this site will be offered tea close by. The site of Ephesus gained importance from ancient time due to its well-placed port and its religious significance, which the locals were not above exploiting. After the Emperor Augustus proclaimed Ephesus the capital of the Asian Province in 27 BC, the city became one of the most important in the extended Roman Empire. Most of the buildings you will see date from that era when Ephesus had nearly one quarter million inhabitants. Begin at the Magnesia Gate, where your expert guide will take you on a leisurely downhill walk through the marble streets of the city, pausing to describe the significance of the sites along the way. View the Gymnasium, Odeon, Fountain of Trajan, Temple of Hadrian, Upper Agora, Town Hall, a Byzantine house, Roman baths, and the surprisingly efficient public toilets. One of the most imposing sites at Ephesus is the Library of Celsus. Finely decorated with columns and sculptures, the library was erected in 135 BC by a son in homage to his father. A short walk away is another significant structure, the amphitheater, which is known for its excellent acoustics. This is where St. Paul preached to the Ephesians, imploring them to give up their worship of Artemis and embrace the Christian faith. A highlight of your day will be entry to a newly opened and recently excavated portion of the historic site. The so-called Terrace Houses can be seen on the slopes behind Ephesus opposite the Temple of Hadrian. Those on the upper slopes are reached via steps and situated on the slopes of Bulbul Mountain with the roof of one house forming the terrace of the one above it. These houses were inhabited by wealthy Ephesians and are finely decorated with mosaics and frescoes. According to the evidence of the excavations, they were built in the period of Augustus and continued to be inhabited until the 7th century AD.

Notes In order to avoid congestion, the sequence of sites visited may vary. Please bring sun protection and wear flat (!), comfortable walking shoes, as there are stairs and uneven surfaces throughout the archaeological site. All guests will be issued with a state of the art listening aid called a "whisper". This will allow you to hear your guide very clearly. 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 hours

Price 89 USD

The Wonders of Ephesus & The Incredible Terrace Houses

For ancient paganism as well as early Christianity, Ephesus was an important religious center, second only to Athens and later Jerusalem. Ephesus kept its important standing due to its well-placed port and its religious significance, which the locals were not above exploiting. After Emperor Augustus proclaimed Ephesus the capital of the Asian Province in 27 BC, the city became one of the most important in the extended Roman Empire. Most of the buildings you will see date from that era when Ephesus had nearly one quarter million inhabitants. Begin at the Magnesia Gate, where your expert and locally licensed guide will take you on a leisurely downhill walk through the marble streets of the city pausing to describe the significance of the sites along the way. View the Gymnasium, Odeon, Fountain of Trajan, Temple of Hadrian, Upper Agora, Town Hall, a Byzantine house, Roman baths and the surprisingly efficient public toilets. One of the most imposing sites at Ephesus is the Library of Celsus. Finely decorated with columns and sculptures, the library was erected in 135 BC by a son in homage to his father. A short walk away is another significant structure the amphitheater which is known for its excellent acoustics. They believe, this is where St. Paul preached to the Ephesians, imploring them to give up their worship of Artemis and embrace the Christian faith. A highlight of your day will be the entry to a newly opened portion of the historic site called the Terrace Houses. This incredible discovery can be seen on the slopes behind Ephesus opposite the Temple of Hadrian. Those on the upper slopes are reached via steps and situated on the slopes of Bulbul Mountain with the roof of one house forming the terrace of the one above it. These houses were inhabited by wealthy Ephesians and are finely decorated with mosaics and frescoes. According to the evidence of the excavations, they were built in the period of Augustus and continued to be inhabited until the 7th century AD. This is truly one of the best archeological sites on the planet and an absolute “must see” to anyone visiting Turkey!

Notes 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 3.5 hours

Price 79 USD

Parikia, Paros

Paros Panorama

You board your air-conditioned coach for a drive to the beautiful picturesque fishing village of Naoussa which is located in a huge bay on the northern part of Paros, 10 kilometres east from the capital, Parikia. Naoussa is considered to be one of the prettiest villages in the Cyclades and, despite the development of tourism, this lovely village has managed to keep its authenticity, its character and its charm, with its whitewashed and flowered little houses and its tiny whitewashed churches and chapels, surrounded by labyrinth-like narrow, stone-paved streets. To continue your land adventure, you will board your coach and while having a panoramic overview of the island on the way, you will proceed to the traditional village of Lefkes, a beautiful village built in an amphitheatrical style, up the main mountain with wonderful vistas all around. The town hall is especially nice being built with the famous Marble of Paros. Your next stop will be Parikia town, the capital of the island where you will visit the famous Church of Ekatontapyliani (Our lady of a Hundred Doors). This church is the holy place of Paros and is linked to the history and myths of Byzantium. Tradition and history state that the church began life in the reign of Constantine the Great (280 - 337 A.D.) or Justinian (527 - 565). After its restoration in 1959, this church, the brightest jewel in the crown of Orthodoxy in the Aegean, became the third most important Christian building in Greece, after the Panayia Akheiropoietos and St. Demetrios in Thessaloniki.

Notes Casual dressing and comfortable walking shoes. 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 3.5 hours

Price 89 USD

Paros Highlights with Wine Tasting

You board your air-conditioned coach for a panoramic drive to the traditional village of Lefkes, a beautiful village built in an amphitheatrical style, up the main mountain with wonderful vistas all around. The town hall is especially nice being built with the famous Marble of Paros. Your next stop will be the traditional Moraitis Winery, located close to the beautiful picturesque fishing village of Naoussa, in the northern part of Paros. You can roam around the vineyards, take a stroll around the production areas where you may see old objects of the wine making art as well as visit the old winery basement where the famous red wines of Moraitis are still aged. You will finally have the chance to taste its wines together with some local Greek snacks. You will then continue to the village of Naoussa, considered to be one of the prettiest in Cyclades, which despite the development of tourism has managed to keep its authenticity, its character and its charm, with its whitewashed and flowered little houses and its tiny whitewashed churches and chapels, surrounded by labyrinth-like narrow, stone-paved streets. Your last stop will be in Parikia town, the famous Church of Ekatontapyliani (Our lady of a Hundred Doors). This church is the holy place of Paros and is linked to the history and myths of Byzantium. Tradition and history state that the church began life in the reign of Constantine the Great (280 - 337 A.D.) or Justinian (527 - 565). After its restoration in 1959, this church, the brightest jewel in the crown of Orthodoxy in the Aegean, became the third most important Christian building in Greece, after the Panayia Akheiropoietos and St. Demetrios in Thessaloniki.

Notes Casual dressing and comfortable walking shoes. 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 4.5 hours

Price 109 USD

Patmos

The Book of Revelations - Monastery of St. John & Patmian House

Patmos is often called the Jerusalem of the Aegean, the sacred island where St. John wrote the Book of Revelations in the Bible. To gain a better appreciation of the islands sites and history, we invite you to join us on our uniquely interesting land adventure visit to the monastery where the resident monks will provide you with a guided walk through their sanctuaries. Don't be afraid to ask questions; almost all of them are quite interesting and love to engage in conversations with you. The driving distances from the pier are quite short so much of this land adventure is spent exploring the upper town on foot. You also have the opportunity to step into a typical Patmian home. The local guides are also helpful to point you into the right directions for any independent afternoon explorations of the upper (Chora) or lower (Skala) town on your own. And bring your Euros and credit cards. There are some interesting shops just outside the monastery. Do not forget to take in the breathtaking views from the Upper Town. Depart from the pier today for a short scenic ride to Chora and the UNESCO listed Monastery of St. John the Theologian, built high on an ancient acropolis. The monastery's massive 15th-century walls and 17th-century battlements loom over the town belying an intimate and peaceful interior of arches, inlaid pebble stone floors, and whitewashed buildings. The charming chapel of Christodoulos is profusely decorated with frescoes and the old treasury, now a museum, displays a breathtaking collection of jeweled chalices, crowns, crucifixes, vestments and old manuscripts. Travel on to the Grotto of St. John where the saint heard the voice of God and wrote his revelations. It was here, the most sacred spot on the island, where St. John the Theologian spent 16 months in exile, and this simple cave is now a chapel and place of pilgrimage. Both the Cave and the Monastery have been UNESCO listed in 1999. The iconostases built into the cave depict St. John's visions and the spots where the saint slept, wrote, and heard "a great voice, as of a trumpet." Back in Chora you'll visit one of the traditional Patmian houses, the house of the Simantiris family. The magnificence of Patmian home interiors is stunning. Entering the thick wooden entrance door is like stepping into another dimension, with Venetian style furniture, handicrafts and multi-colored mosaic ceilings dating from the 18th century. After your visit, drive through the town of Chora on the way back to SeaDream in Skala.

Notes Proper (modest) dress code is required for the monastery and the Grotto. Gentlemen must be in long trousers and ladies must wear skirts or a dress covering the knee and shoulders should be covered. Sandals or similar open footwear is allowed. This land adventure includes some uphill walking as well as steps in the upper town of Chora, the local home and at the Grotto. Therefore, flat and comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. As long as you are reasonably fit we are sure that you can manage the walk and steps; a great way to exercise in some lovely surroundings! 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. 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 3.5 hours

Price 99 USD

Icon Restoration

Several of our Club Members (Repeat guests) have visited the beautiful Island and visited the UNESCO awarded sites. We thought it would be nice to have an alternative, so here you go! Take this privately organized land adventure to view the techniques of Icon restoration and how these have developed over the centuries. Visit the Icon studio within St. John Monastery’s walls where you will be informed of the different stages that are taken to preserve them. Once you have familiarized yourself with the procedure you will visit the Church and the Museum to admire the icons collected over the centuries. Continue through a walk in the cobblestone streets of Chora to the Nuns’ Monastery of Zoodochou Pigi to view the icons in their natural surroundings. Following your visit to the nunnery you will enjoy a coffee or refreshment at a local café in Chora before you return to Skala port and the SeaDream pier.

Notes Proper (modest) dress code is required for the monastery. Gentlemen must be in long trousers and ladies must wear skirts or a dress covering the knee and shoulders should be covered. Sandals or similar open footwear is allowed. Flat, comfortable walking shoes are highly 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. 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 2.5 hours

Price 119 USD

Skiathos

Exploring Skiathos Hidden Tracks

Skiathos is the ideal island for hikers offering more than 20 hiking routes which can satisfy even the most demanding hiker. Board your coach for a 5km drive to reach Evangelistrias Monastery. Following a short visit of the 17th century Monastery follow your experienced hiking escort to a 7 kms hiking exploration through lush landscapes admiring wonderful sea views to Skopelos and Alonissos islands. You shall have time to rest and enjoy a small picnic with snacks and refreshments at the beautiful surroundings of St. Charalambos Monastery. At the end of your hiking exploration you will board your coach again for a short drive to the port.

Notes Please wear flat and comfortable walking shoes. You may also want to take some extra water from the gangway for the hike. 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 4 Hours

Price 89 USD

Beach Transfer to Koukounaries

Departing from the pier, you will enjoy a short ride of approximately 15 minutes to the beach of Koukounaries. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, shaped like a horseshoe with golden sands surrounded by lofty and deep green pine trees. Behind the pine tree grove there is a lake, thus making the site one of rare beauty. Relax and enjoy the sea and the sun before you board your coach again for your return drive to the pier.

Notes Please bring a SeaDream Towel from the gangway and a bottle of water along with your sunscreen and sunglasses. 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 4 Hours

Price 69 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