Voyage Overview

Athens (Piraeus) to Istanbul

10/03/2015 - 10/10/2015

7 Days

SeaDream I

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Oct 03, 2015 Athens (Piraeus) 2 PM - 4 PM (Embarkation) Evening
Oct 04, 2015 Santorini Morning Afternoon
Oct 05, 2015 Rhodes Town Morning Late Evening
Oct 06, 2015 Bodrum Morning Evening
Oct 07, 2015 Kusadasi (Ephesus) Morning Late Evening
Oct 08, 2015 Mytilene, Lesvos Morning Mid-Day
Oct 08, 2015 Dardenelles (transit) Evening Late Evening
Oct 09, 2015 Istanbul Morning Overnight
Oct 10, 2015 Istanbul 8 AM - 10 AM (Disembarkation)

Ports

  • Athens (Piraeus)

    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.

  • Santorini

    Santorini also known as Thera is a volcanic island located in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast from Greece's mainland. Santorini is essentially what remains of an enormous volcanic explosion, destroying the earliest settlements on what was formerly a single island, and leading to the creation of the current geological caldera.

  • Rhodes Town

    The Old City of Rhodes has been delegated a World Heritage Site. Some speculate that after the Acropolis of Athens and the Volcano of Santorini, Rhodes is one of the most impressive places in Greece. Wandering through the medieval city, especially on a warm evening, is one of life's treasures. The old city is closed to most traffic. The main streets and thoroughfares are full of shops and restaurants but the back streets are mostly residences. The massive walls of the city were rebuilt by the European order of Knights Hospitaller after the Turkish siege of 1480. The walls are 12 meters thick and the moat more than 21 meters wide. The length of the walls is about three miles and each section was defended by one of the Langues or tongues which corresponded to the languages spoken where the particular group of knights came from. SeaDream will dock close to the entrance of the walled city. We recommend you explore the old town and if you haven’t already done so, visit the Lindos Acropolis.

  • Bodrum

    Bodrum, once a tiny fishing port, you’ll see why it’s become a vacation paradise; perfect climate, natural beauty, magnificent history and a bustling nightlife. Bodrum is the site of the ancient city of Halikarnassus, the location of the famous Mausoleum of Halikarnassus which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. You can venture out to the site as well as the Knight’s Castle on one of the land adventures. Another great option here would be to scuba dive or simply explore this amazing peninsula.

  • Kusadasi (Ephesus)

    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!

  • Mytilene, Lesvos

    Mytilene is built on the southeast edge of the island of Lesvos. It is also the seat of a metropolitan bishop of the Orthodox church. Mytilini is not a town. It's a city. But it is an amazing little city full of life and surprises and if you are someone with a long history in Greece it may actually remind you of Athens or Piraeus in the fifties. The Island is famous for two products: olive oil and ouzo. Guests can take advantage of these items by participating in the Vrana Olive Press Museum, Village of Plomari & Ouzo Tasting land adventure.

  • Dardenelles (transit)

    The Dardanelles is a narrow strait in northwestern Turkey connecting the Sea of Marmara with the Aegean Sea. It is one of two extremely important Turkish Straits, along with its counterpart, the Bosporus. The strait is 61 kilometers (38 mi) long but only 1.2 to 6 kilometers (0.75 to 3.73 mi) wide, averaging 55 meters (180 ft.) deep. The current flows in both directions along the waterway, from the Sea of Marmara to the Aegean via a surface current and in the opposite direction via an undercurrent. This passageway separates Europe (the Gallipoli peninsula) from the mainland of Asia (Anatolia). The strait is an international waterway, and together with the Bosporus, the Dardanelles connects the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Istanbul

    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.


Suites & Staterooms

Owner's Suite

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 15,099*

Brochure Fare: $ 21,000

Admiral Suite

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 13,599*

Brochure Fare: $ 20,250

Commodore Suite Deck 3

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 12,599*

Brochure Fare: $ 17,800

Commodore Suite Deck 2

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 10,599*

Brochure Fare: $ 16,800

Yacht Club Deck 4 Stateroom

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 7,599*

Brochure Fare: $ 9,400

Yacht Club Deck 3 Stateroom

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 6,799*

Brochure Fare: $ 8,900

Yacht Club Deck 2 Stateroom

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 5,999*

Brochure Fare: $ 8,400

*Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees: $502 per guest


Single Supplement for this voyage is 200% for Yacht Club Deck 2,3 and 4. For Commodore, Admiral and Owners Suite, a 200% single supplement rate applies.


Please Note: Fares are capacity controlled and may change without notice. The fares are per person based on double occupancy. Single and third person rates are also available. SeaDream Yacht Club strongly recommends that all guests purchase travel insurance.


Yachting Land Adventures & Activities

  • Athens (Piraeus) - Embarkation information Piraeus (Athens), Greece

    Description

    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.

    Duration

    N/A

    Price

    N/A (USD)

  • Athens (Piraeus) - The Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum

    Description

    This Land Adventure is perfect for first time visitors as you will get acquainted with the city’s most important highlights, the famous Acropolis site and the most impressive New Acropolis Museum. Athens is renowned as one of the greatest cities of the ancient world and the birthplace of western civilization. For first-time visitors this excursion is an ideal introduction to this city's splendid highlights. During your drive through the city, you will pass some of the most important sites of Athens such as Constitution Square, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, the Temple of Zeus, the Royal Palace and the Olympic Stadium. Acropolis, one of the most photographed and recognizable hills in the entire world, dates from the 5th century B.C., when Athens set the tone for civilization in Europe. On the sacred rock of the Acropolis the monuments date from the prehistoric period to the end of antiquity. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you will walk up the uneven footpath leading to the summit. Sights include the Propylaea, the Temple of Apteros Niki, the Erectheum and the architectural triumph of the Parthenon. Following your visit to Acropolis you will walk aprx 200 mts to the New Acropolis Museum. The New Acropolis Museum which is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. 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 was founded in 2003 while the Organisation of the Museum was established in 2008. Finally, it opened to public on June 21, 2009. Nearly 4,000 objects are exhibited over an area of 14,000 square meters. Board your motorcoach for the drive back to Piraeus and your SeaDream yacht.

    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. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    5

    Price

    149 (USD)

  • Athens (Piraeus) - Mountain Biking on Hymettus

    Description

    Ride your mountain bike and follow the beautiful tracks on the slopes of Mount Hymettus while enjoying nature, fresh air and panoramic views of Athens city and its suburbs. Due to Greece being a mountainous country and offering ideal weather conditions, this mountain biking has become particularly popular among Greek people. There are many areas around Athens where mountain biking can take place. Specific trails can be found in Mount Hymettus where one can enjoy cycling in nature. Experienced mountain bike cyclists will guide you through beautiful tracks on the slopes of Mount Hymettus while from some parts you will be able to view Athens city from afar.

    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. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    3

    Price

    229 (USD)

  • Athens (Piraeus) - The Flavors of Athens

    Description

    Discover the secret places of Athens city and get familiar with the typical Greek flavors while enjoying a relaxing and fun walk in its colorful streets. Taking this Land Adventure, you will have the chance to discover places in Athens which are known only by the locals and also get familiar with typical Greek flavors during a relaxing and fun walk. Beginning your walk in the centre of Athens, your first stop will be one of the oldest a traditional pastry shop where you will taste “loukoumades” a traditional fried dough sweet with honey syrup and cinnamon. Continuing your walk you will stop at town’s oldest bakery to taste its cruller, wheel-shaped bread with sesame, a very common delicacy sold every morning outdoor by local vendors in all parts of Athens. The Central open-air Market of Athens will be your next visit where one can find local products of very good quality. Now it’s time to taste the famous Greek liquor “Ouzo” at a traditional liquor store with the typical Greek snacks known as “mezedes”. Your Adventure would not be complete without the chance to taste the most famous Greek snack “ Souvlaki” (gyros wrapped in pita bread) at the well known area of Monastiraki square. Full of flavors and images you will 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. 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. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    3.5

    Price

    199 (USD)

  • Athens (Piraeus) - Amazing aerial views of Athens

    Description

    Enjoy amazing aerial views of Athens and its landmarks. Departing Piraeus port you will pass by the Zea and Microlimano marinas, and after approximately 30 minutes driving, you will arrive at Agios Kosmas helipad where you will board your private helicopter. During the guided sightseeing tour you will have the opportunity to observe from the top the Historical Center of Athens, the Acropolis, the Lycabettus Hill and the Kallimarmaro Old Marble Stadium. After the approximately 30 minute flight you will be landed again at Agios Kosmas helipad where your private vehicle will wait you for your return to Piraeus and your SeaDream yacht.

    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. Price is based on 6 articipants.

    Duration

    1.5

    Price

    699 (USD)

  • Istanbul - Embarkation Information – VISA – Istanbul, Turkey

    Description

    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.

    Duration

    N/A

    Price

    N/A (USD)

  • Istanbul - Hotel Options - Istanbul

    Description

    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/

    Duration

    Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul

    Price

    TBA (USD)

  • Istanbul - Transfers / Pre and Post / Accommodations / Private Arrangements

    Description

    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 / Phone: (+90) 212 292 8555

    Notes

    Duration

    N/A

    Price

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  • Santorini - Cycladic Cuisine - "Hands-On" Greek Cooking

    Description

    A renowned Greek chef will introduce you to the gastronomical culture and heritage of Santorini Island and teach you how the experts prepare the exquisite Greek cuisine. Starting from the Old port you will take the cable car up to Fira town where you will be met by your local guide. Together you will walk along the narrow cobblestone streets before you board your mini-bus for a drive to one of the most beautiful traditional settlements of the island, the village of Megalochori. Arriving at the village you will take a walk through the stone cobbled streets of the village admiring its impressive mansions before you reach the charming restaurant located within one of these old traditional mansions. Upon arrival at the restaurant you will be greeted by the owner and well known Greek Chef while being offered a glass of Santorinian wine and taking a few bites of the unique Santorinian products. The chef and his team will be then give you a brief introduction to Cycladic island cuisine and particularly to the local products of Santorini like capers, fava (small yellow peas), cherry tomatoes and local cheeses. As this is an interactive "hands on" cooking class, you put on your apron and get ready to mix and mingle the ingredients in order to prepare an entire Greek menu consisting of the appetizers, the salad, the main course and the dessert. Once the dishes are prepared you will be able to sit back in the beautiful and relaxing veranda and enjoy a tasteful Greek meal you have just prepared accompanied by delicious Santorinian wine. As a souvenir of your class you will be given a recipe booklet of the dishes you have prepared and you get to keep your apron to use at your next barbeque back home! Following a memorable experience you will board your coach for your drive back to Fira town where you can either stay and explore on your own or make your way to the cable car and back to the yacht.

    Notes

    Flat and comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. 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

    4.25

    Price

    189 (USD)

  • Santorini - Akrotiri Archaeological Site & Oia Village

    Description

    On this land adventure, you will have an incredible opportunity to visit one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean, Akrotiri Archaeological site and the picturesque village of Oia. Could Akrotiri really be the lost city of Atlantis? One of the reasons Santorini has attracted the world’s attention is the excavation at Akrotiri, which reclaimed a whole prehistoric Minoan city from the volcanic ash. The prehistoric site of Akrotiri is on the south-western tip of the island and was discovered in 1967 by Professor Spyros Marinatos as it was buried by the widespread Theran eruption in the middle of the second millennium BC. The excavations brought into light a remarkably well-preserved site with two and three-story homes decorated with marvelous wall paintings and frescoes, an advanced drainage system and many interesting objects, artworks, potteries and furniture which give a picture of a society which was very well organized and at the peak of prosperity. This was interrupted suddenly by the eruption of the volcano, which buried the entire city. An ambitious modern bio-climatic roof top structure protects this important archaeological settlement where excavation works are still in progress. Your SeaDream Land Adventure continues crossing the entire island and after a 30-minute drive, you will reach the northeast part of the island and its most picturesque town, Oia. Once a major fishing harbor, it is now the calmest place on the island. Built high up on the ridge of red rocks it offers breathtaking views of the blue Aegean. You leave your coaches for a stroll around the narrow streets with the old beautiful houses and the tiny picturesque shops. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the caldera cliff and wander in the narrow streets for shopping or a cup of coffee during your free time in the village. Returning to Fira town you can either take the cable car down to the port or wander around the narrow streets with the various shops and take a later cable car. For those SeaDream Active guests, you can also walk down the path back to Skala Fira (port). Now that the site has re-opened, we highly recommend you join us on this wonderful yachting land adventure.

    Notes

    The site may be closed on Mondays although SeaDream generally can get exemptions. Kindly double check with the Club Director on board. 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

    Price

    139 (USD)

  • Santorini - Oia Village & Venetsanos Winery

    Description

    Visit the most photographed villages in the world, Oia, walk through the cobblestone streets and the numerous artistic shops. Enjoy a visit to one of the island‘s famous wineries offering stunning views of the caldera and the Aegean sea. Board your local tender and after 15 minutes ride you reach the port of Athinios. Leaving the port of Athinios you head north to the most picturesque town of Oia. Once a major fishing harbour it is now the calmest place on the island. Built high up on the ridge of red rocks, offers breathtaking views of the blue Aegean. You leave your coaches for a stroll around the narrow streets with the old beautiful houses and the tiny picturesque shops. Continuing your tour, you will board your motor coaches for a visit to one of the well-known wineries of Santorini, Venetsanos winery. The Venetsanos family has a long tradition in wine production which is exported extensively to other countries. The winery was built in 1947 in an unconventional manner, constructed from above and moving downwards. Its superb location offers breathtaking views of the caldera and the volcanic islands. You will have a chance to taste three different wines, the white Santorini Asyrtiko, the red Mandilaria and the sweet dessert wine Vinsanto. Following your visit to the winery, you will return to Fira town where you can either take the cable car or wander around the narrow streets with the various shops and take a later cable car to the old port and board your tender back to your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    We recommed that you wear 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. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    4

    Price

    129 (USD)

  • Santorini - Oia Village & Venetsanos Winery

    Description

    Visit the most photographed villages in the world, Oia, walk through the cobblestone streets and the numerous artistic shops. Enjoy a visit to one of the island‘s famous wineries offering stunning views of the caldera and the Aegean sea. Board your local tender and after 15 minutes ride you reach the port of Athinios. Leaving the port of Athinios you head north to the most picturesque town of Oia. Once a major fishing harbour it is now the calmest place on the island. Built high up on the ridge of red rocks, offers breathtaking views of the blue Aegean. You leave your coaches for a stroll around the narrow streets with the old beautiful houses and the tiny picturesque shops. Continuing your tour, you will board your motor coaches for a visit to one of the well-known wineries of Santorini, Venetsanos winery. The Venetsanos family has a long tradition in wine production which is exported extensively to other countries. The winery was built in 1947 in an unconventional manner, constructed from above and moving downwards. Its superb location offers breathtaking views of the caldera and the volcanic islands. You will have a chance to taste three different wines, the white Santorini Asyrtiko, the red Mandilaria and the sweet dessert wine Vinsanto. Following your visit to the winery, you will return to Fira town where you can either take the cable car or wander around the narrow streets with the various shops and take a later cable car to the old port and board your tender back to your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    We recommed that you wear 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. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    4

    Price

    129 (USD)

  • Kusadasi (Ephesus) - Footsteps of Alexander - Three Ancient Cities

    Description

    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

    Price

    129 (USD)

  • Kusadasi (Ephesus) - The Wonders of Ephesus & The House of the Virgin Mary

    Description

    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

    Price

    89 (USD)

  • Kusadasi (Ephesus) - The Wonders of Ephesus & The Incredible Terrace Houses

    Description

    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

    Price

    79 (USD)

  • Mytilene, Lesvos - Pictures of Lesvos - Picasso, Matisse & Chagall

    Description

    Get ready to be surprised! Everyone will find something to enjoy on this special SeaDream Land Adventure! Fine collections of rare books and paintings, charming hill-town villages, the very interesting Church of Virgin Mary and, a glass of good Greek ouzo. Don't miss out on this enjoyable outing lead by some excellent guides with passion. As you depart the pier, pass through Mytilene's old aristocratic neighborhood, near the landmark castle ruins, to admire the fine architecture of the old mansions. Leaving the big-city atmosphere behind, arrive in the beautiful suburb of Vareia, where you stop to visit two small but fascinating museums just down the street from each other. First is the Teriade Museum, located in the home of a Lesvos native who immigrated to Paris in the early 20th century to become a prominent art critic. His collection contains rare books and works by great 20th century painters such as Picasso, Matisse and Chagall. Teriade was also patron to the famous folk painter Theofilos Chatzimichael, whose former home you visit next. Four-rooms display 86 of his paintings commissioned by Teriade. Theofolis' work was mostly found on taverna walls, often as barter for food, so it's thanks to Teriade that you can enjoy these earthy depictions of local island life today. After visiting the museums, take a scenic drive to the village of Agiassos, lying on the pine and olive covered slopes of Mount Olympus. Considered one of the most beautiful hill-towns of Lesvos, the stone paved streets and traditional tile roofed stone houses are held in the embrace of dense forest. For many years Agiassos village was also known for its pottery, a tradition that is carried on today. Visit the Church of Virgin Mary, the village's dominant feature with all the traditional cafes and shops centered on it. Finally, enjoy a light snack and glass of ouzo, and some time to browse for local souvenirs before returning to SeaDream in Mytilene.

    Notes

    Please wear comfortable walking shoes. The village of Agiassos is located on a hillside with cobbled streets and visiting the church does require a bit of an effort to get there; but you will find the experience well worth it. 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

    Price

    129 (USD)

  • Mytilene, Lesvos - Vrana Olive Press Museum, Village of Plomari & Ouzo Tasting

    Description

    Mytilini Island (Lesvos) is famous for two products: olive oil and ouzo. Taking this SeaDream Land Adventure you will have the opportunity to learn some secrets for both these products by visiting the Olive Press Museum located in beautiful Papados village and the well-known Barbayiannis ouzo distillery at the seaside village of Plomari. You depart from the port with your motor coach and have a scenic drive through Mytilini town where you will admire the fine architecture of many old mansions, you head south following the beautiful coastline of the Gulf of Gera. Your first stop will be the village of Papados, one of the most important villages in Mytilini, where you will visit the Vrana Old Olive Press Museum which was one of the first steam-powered factories in the Aegean. It was built in 1887 by Nikolaos Vranas who was the grandfather of the famous Greek poet Odysseas Elytis and it was in operation till the 1970s. Constructed by stone and marble, Vrana Oil Press is an impressive building with special architecture. Apart from the rooms, the machinery has also been restored and visitors can see among them a diesel machine TANGYE, constructed in Birmingham UK, one of the world’s seven of this kind. Also, paintings by famous Greek artists inspired by olive trees and olive oil are exhibited in this Industrial Museum. Continuing on we reach the beautiful coastal village of Plomari, the center of the cultural and economic activity of the island for many decades, famous today for its distilleries which provide Lesvos with perhaps the best ouzo in Greece. The architecture of the town is pretty amazing with giant old mansions, decaying factories and olive presses. In the beach “suburb” of Plomari, Agios Isidoros, you will visit the ouzo-distillery of Barbayiannis. The distillery has a museum section and a production section. You will visit both sections of the distillery and experience the methods of “creating” real ouzo, now and then. You will also have the chance to taste the Barbayiannis ouzo, probably the best ouzo in the world. Following your visit to the distillery, you will re-board your coaches to return to Mytilini port and your SeaDream 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. 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

    4.15

    Price

    109 (USD)

  • Bodrum - Beyond Bodrum - Explore The Peninsula

    Description

    This tour gives us the opportunity to see what lies beyond the Bodrum town limits. Our local guide takes us on a tour of discovery around the Bodrum peninsula. We begin with a drive through the summer holiday town of Bodrum and continue to the highest point on the peninsula to view the historical windmills (no, you are not in Mykonos!). This is a good stop for your guide to provide us with some historical information on Bodrum. This is also a "Kodak" moment ....looking down on SeaDream and the Bodrum Port. Our next stop is at the historical Myndos gateway where Alexander the Great entered into Ancient Hallicarnassus in 334BC. We continue our journey through the village of Ortakent where we will make a brief stop at the Ortakent traditional Turkish Public Market. Continue through local olive orchards and enjoy a beautiful view of the Bodrum Bay. Ahead lies the village of GUmUsluk, whose name is derived from the Turkish word "GUmUs," meaning silver. Refreshments of Turkish pastry with cheese are served in a local authentic fish restaurant at GUmUsluk, where strict building conditions have maintained the seafront's original fishing village charm. Ponder the fact that your feet are on historical ground, as you stand at the harbor front of ancient Myndos. At low tide, one can literally walk to a small island situated to the right of the cove. The tour concludes with a scenic return drive to Bodrum and the ship.

    Notes

    Please Note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Bring along a hat and sunscreen, as temperatures can be high. 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. Final tour details will be announced onboard.

    Duration

    4

    Price

    99 (USD)

  • Bodrum - Knight's Castle & Halicarnassus Remains

    Description

    We hope you join us on this walk through history. We start out with a visit to the Bodrum Castle, which towers over the town. Built by the Order of the Knights of St.John, construction was commenced in 1402. It is a splendid example of medieval western military architecture. It has a massive conglomeration of courtyards, turrets, galleries and sunken gardens. Today, it also houses the Museum of Underwater Archeology. This museum, the most important of its kind in the world, contains treasures from a series of historic wrecks discovered along Turkey's southern shores, including the world's oldest known shipwreck, a 14th century B.C. vessel. Also on display in the castle's Gothic Chapel is a full-scale reconstruction of part of an Eastern Roman wreck from the 7th century A.D. We will then visit the Carian Princess exhibit which evokes the last days of the ancient greatness of Halicarnassus, the capital city of Caria and the site on which today's Bodrum stands. It is a reminder of the dynasty that ruled Caria until the city fell to the Macedonian armies of Alexander the Great in 334 BC., a disaster from which it never recovered. Taking the impressions from this exhibit with us, we will stroll through the town with whitewashed houses to the Ancient Mausoleum, which is Bodrum's oldest antiquity and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Built by Queen Artemisia II in honor of her husband King Mausolos, the entire structure originally stood over 150 feet tall. The term for a large tomb is derived from the King's name. Little remains of the mausoleum after the Knights had helped themselves to building materials for their castle, however our guide will bring it to life for us. After our visit through the ruins you can choose to walk back to the pier or join a shuttle bus back to the pier and board SeaDream.

    Notes

    This is a walking tour involving many steps which have been worn smooth with time and can therefore be slippery. Wear comfortable, rubber-soled shoes. The walk between Bodrum Castle and the Mausoleum takes approx 15 mins. 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. Final tour details will be announced onboard.

    Duration

    3.5

    Price

    89 (USD)

  • Bodrum - Dive Bodrum - One Tank Dive

    Description

    Enjoy a dive in the fascinating waters off the port of Bodrum. Depart the yacht by boat with the Padi Qualified local Dive Center for this introduction to the wonderful marine life of Bodrum. Whether you are newly certified or an advanced diver the area has all the diving opportunities you need. The Big Reef famous for it's amphoras, varieties of multicolored fish, pieces of wreckage and more. The depth starts at 7m (25 ft) to 35m (100ft). Also in this area is the The Small Reef which is just as fascinating. It lies approx 200 meters from the Big Reef towards Bodrum. This also offers a wonderful array of marine life. The depth ranges from 5m (15 ft) to 26m(50ft).and is just 15 min.from the harbour. Your Dive Instructor will choose the area for the dive depending on the weather conditions. After your diving experience you will be taken back to the ship by boat. Note: THE DIVE PROGRAMME IS OFFERED FOR CERTIFIED DIVERS ONLY. CERTIFIED DIVERS NEED TO BRING THEIR PADI " CMAS CARDS OR OTHER PROOF OF CERTIFICATION, THIS INCLUDES A LOG BOOK.

    Notes

    Please wear your swimsuit under your clothing and bring a towel, spare t-shirt and sunblock. Waiver release form must be signed and any medical conditions must be disclosed. Bring your card.

    Duration

    2.5

    Price

    179 (USD)

  • Rhodes Town - Exploring UNESCO Awarded Rhodes Old Town

    Description

    The UNESCO listed Old Town of Rhodes (1988), behind its impressive walls and moats, is one of the most important medieval sites in Europe. The crusader Order of St John of Jerusalem occupied Rhodes from 1309 after being ejected from their stronghold at Acre in what is now Israel. They proceeded to transform the island capital into a fortified city able to withstand terrible Muslim sieges in 1444 and 1480 before finally falling in 1523 after a six-month siege carried out by Suleyman II, heading forces reportedly numbering 100,000 men. Your walking discovery will take you in to medieval Rhodes, walking the narrow cobblestone streets and visiting the most impressive Palace of the Grand Masters. Departing from the pier on foot with your locally licensed guide, you will walk the short distance to the city walls and pass through the Gate of Navarhou to the narrow, cobblestone streets within. The medieval city is located within walls that are 4 km long. The most imposing building of medieval Rhodes, the Palace of the Grand Masters, dominates the end of the Street of the Knights. Built in the 14th century, it will astonish you with its unique architecture and an unrivalled patina of time. Walking down the Street of the Knights and passing by numerous colorful shops, we can admire the 15th-century Hospital of the Knights, which now houses the Archaeological Museum. At the end of the walking adventure you may choose to browse on your own a little longer before returning to the yacht on foot.

    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. Final tour details will be announced onboard.

    Duration

    2

    Price

    69 (USD)

  • Rhodes Town - The Ancient Lindos Acropolis

    Description

    In ancient times, Lindos was the main center on Rhodes. Homer tells us that it was established by the Dorians in the 12th century BC and that the city was large and powerful enough to send nine ships to the Trojan War. Towering above the village of Lindos is the ancient Acropolis. A 13th century Crusader fortress now crowns the hill, but within its walls lie archaeological sites that date back to the 6th century BC. On your 35-mile drive to Lindos, you will pass villages, vineyards and olive groves while your guide introduces you to the history and culture of the island. On arrival at Lindos you will be escorted through the village of Lindos and up to the ancient Acropolis of Lindos, entering through the castle gates. The climb to the Acropolis is steep but you will be rewarded with impressive views of the village, the sea and the small fishing harbor of Psarto, where legend has it St. Paul landed to bring Christianity to the region. The remnants of the Temple of the Lindian Athena, enclosed within the walls of the castle are said to have been built by the tyrant Cleobulos in the 6th century BC and are remarkably well preserved with colonnades flanking both sides of the temple. On your return to the village, you will have time to explore on your own before boarding the coach for our return to Rhodes Town.

    Notes

    Guests are requested to wear comfortable shoes and light clothes. Sunglasses, sunscreen and hats are 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. 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)

  • Rhodes Town - The Acropolis of Lindos & UNESCO Listed Rhodes Town

    Description

    In ancient times, Lindos was the main center on Rhodes. Homer tells us that it was established by the Dorians in the 12th century BC and that the city was large and powerful enough to send nine ships to the Trojan War. Towering above the village of Lindos is the ancient Acropolis. A 13th century Crusader fortress now crowns the hill, but within its walls lie archeological sites that date back to the 6th century BC. On your 35-mile drive to Lindos, you will pass villages, vineyards and olive groves while your guide introduces you to the history and culture of the island. On arrival at Lindos, you will be escorted through the village of Lindos and up to the ancient Acropolis of Lindos, entering through the castle gates. The climb to the Acropolis is steep but you will be rewarded with impressive views of the village, the sea and the small fishing harbor of Psarto, where legend has it St. Paul landed to bring Christianity to the region. The remnants of the Temple of the Lindian Athena, enclosed within the walls of the castle are said to have been built by the tyrant Cleobulos in the 6th century BC and are remarkably well preserved with colonnades flanking both sides of the temple. After visiting the Acropolis you will have the opportunity to stroll around the picturesque village of Lindos, with its whitewashed houses and colorful little shops before you board your coach for your return drive to Rhodes town. Upon arrival at UNESCO awarded Medieval Rhodes town your walking discovery will take you down the narrow cobblestone streets and visiting the most impressive Palace of the Grand Masters. Departing from the pier on foot with your locally licensed guide, you will walk the short distance to the city walls and pass through the Gate of Navarhou to the narrow, cobblestone streets within. The medieval city is located within walls that are 4 km long. The most imposing building of medieval Rhodes, the Palace of the Grand Masters, dominates the end of the Street of the Knights. Built in the 14th century, it will astonish you with its unique architecture and an unrivaled patina of time. Walking down the Street of the Knights and passing by numerous colorful shops, we can admire the 15th-century Hospital of the Knights, which now houses the Archaeological Museum. At the end of the walking adventure, you may choose to browse on your own a little longer before returning to the yacht on foot.

    Notes

    Guests are requested to wear comfortable shoes and light clothes. Sunglasses, sunscreen and hats are 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. 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

    5.5

    Price

    139 (USD)

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


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