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Voyage Number21428
From DateAug 16, 2014
To DateAug 23, 2014
Duration 7 days
YachtSeaDream II


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Voyage number 21428


Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Aug 16, 2014Venice, Italy2 PM - 4 PM (Embarkation)Evening
Aug 17, 2014Hvar, CroatiaMid-dayLate evening
Aug 18, 2014Dubrovnik, CroatiaMorningAfternoon
Aug 19, 2014Kotor, MontenegroMorningMid-day
Aug 20, 2014Sarande (Butrint)MorningEvening
Aug 21, 2014Itea (Delphi), GreeceMorningAfternoon
Aug 21, 2014Corinth Canal (Transit), GreeceEveningEvening
Aug 22, 2014Hydra, GreeceMorningEvening
Aug 23, 2014Athens (Piraeus), GreeceMorning6 AM - 10 AM (Disembarkation)

Book Today and Save Specials

Class USD
The Owner's Suite $ 12,299
Admiral Suite $ 11,099
Commodore Deck 3 $ 10,399
Commodore Deck 2 $ 8,699
Yacht Club Deck 4 $ 6,199
Yacht Club Deck 3 $ 5,599
Yacht Club Deck 2 $ 4,899
Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees $ 427

"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 $ 21,000
Admiral Suite $ 20,250
Commodore Deck 3 $ 17,800
Commodore Deck 2 $ 16,800
Yacht Club Deck 4 $ 9,400
Yacht Club Deck 3 $ 8,900
Yacht Club Deck 2 $ 8,400
Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees $ 427

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
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.
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.
Itea is a small town situated on the north coast of the Gulf of Corinth, 2 km west of Kirra, 8 km southwest of Delphi. The town has a nice beach along with some shops, cafes and restaurants. It allows the closest access to the incredible sight of Delphi which is within the top three archeological attractions in Greece and in 1987 was inscribed as a UNESCO Heritage Site. It is believed the Zeus wanted to find the center of the Earth so he sent two eagles flying from the eastern and western extremities and where they met was Delphi – becoming the “navel/center of the earth”. SeaDream has arranged the very best guides and vehicles from Athens to further enhance this incredible visit. Your guided visit highlights the ancient Sanctuary of Apollo, where Pythia, the celebrated Oracle dwelt, the Temple of Apollo, the Sacred Way, the amphitheater, the best preserved stadium of Greece, and the Castalia Spring, where in ancient days the pilgrims had to wash before they were allowed to consult the Oracle. In the Delphi Museum, see such treasures as the Omphalos, which marked the center of the world, and the magnificent bronze Charioteer, one of the finest pieces surviving from the 5th century BC. After the museum there will be free time to visit the village of Delphi. SeaDream has the option of docking along the small pier in Itea or anchoring off to provide water sports options. This is dependent on availability as well as the amount of guests visiting the archeological site.
This attractively situated port and seaside town lies in the very south of Albania, close to the border with Greece. The Greek island of Corfu can be clearly seen across the channel. The town is built back from a small beach with a pleasant palm-fringed esplanade. Located close by are not one, but two different UNESCO World Heritage sites! The first is the ancient city of Butrint which is now a national park where the remains of 3,000 years of occupation are piled on top of one another. The other site is the town of Gjirokastra, where the old town is a rare example of a well-preserved Ottoman town.
Kotor is a coastal town in Montenegro. The old Mediterranean port of Kotor is surrounded by an impressive city wall built by the Republic of Venice and the Venetian influence remains dominant among the architectural influences. In 1979 the Bay of Kotor, City of Kotor and the surrounding territory have been listed in the UNESCO Heritage as a Cultural Site. SeaDream usually navigates close by the small islands of St. George and Our Lady of the Reef. The Bay of Kotor stretches 28 km and is one of the most indented parts of the Adriatic Sea. It is sometimes called the southern-most fjord in Europe (though it is actually a submerged river canyon called a ria). SeaDream typically docks steps away from the town. SeaDream has arranged a few different Yachting Land Adventures. One of them is a walking discovery and the other will show you the heritage and countryside of Montenegro. For the active guests, there’s incredible biking along the coast as well as a hike up to the fortress. On occasion, SeaDream may dock in the bay and tender directly to the town. We regret that watersports are not allowed in this protected area.
Dubrovnik (Pearl of the Adriatic) is one of the most prominent destinations in the Adriatic Sea. It lies in the region of Dalmatia and was awarded World Unesco Heritage status in 1979. The population is approximately 43,000 and is considered to be among the 10 best medieval walled cities in the world. SeaDream anchors off the walled city as a port of call and tenders directly to the town gate. If you check the land adventures tab you will see that there are many different options to consider in this incredible town. Dubrovnik is also an embarkation point on select voyages. On these occasions the yacht is docked at the cruise terminal.
Hvar is a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea. The island of Hvar is somewhat unusual as it is blessed with a large fertile coastal plain, and fresh water springs. Its hillsides are covered in pine forests, with vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards and lavender fields in the agricultural areas. The climate is characterized by mild winters, and warm summers with many hours of sunshine. Guests have an option to kayak down the coastline on one of our land adventures or take an independent hike up to the fortress to have some incredible views of the picturesque harbor. You also have an option to bike across the island to Starigrad and meet up with the other guests on the land adventure called “The best of Both Worlds”.
Venice has been known as the "Queen of the Adriatic", "City of Water", "City of Masks", "City of Bridges", "The Floating City", and "City of Canals". Luigi Barzini, writing in The New York Times, described it as "undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man". Venice has also been described by the Times Online as being one of Europe's most romantic cities. Founded in the 5th century, the city stretches across 118 small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic. In 1987 Venice and its Lagoon was inscribed as an UNESCO Heritage site. SeaDream typically docks at the San Basilio pier after navigating by the famous St. Mark’s Square down the grand canal. With its yacht stature, SeaDream vessels are amongst the very few commercial vessels that can navigate this famous waterway. SeaDream does offer Land Adventures when overnighting. You can also contact our destination specialists should you need a private arrangement, transfer or hotel recommendation.
So narrow! So dramatic! You'll understand why SeaDream says "expect the unexpected" as your yacht transits the Corinth Canal. The canal was first completed in the 1893, despite previous attempts from ancient times; the first plans being from 602BC. The Roman emporer Nero actually started construction in 67AD, making the first cut himself with a golden pick. The canal we transit is 6.3 kilometres (3.9 mi) in length. Before the canal, ships sailing between the Aegean and the Adriatic had had to circumnavigate the Peloponnese Peninsula adding about 185 nautical miles to their voyage.
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

Corinth Canal (Transit)

Transiting The Corinth Canal

So narrow! So dramatic! You'll understand why SeaDream says "expect the unexpected" as your yacht transits the Corinth Canal. The Corinth Canal was built in the late nineteenth century and created a new sea route by linking the Corinthian and Saronic Gulfs. Until that time, ships sailing between the Aegean and the Adriatic had had to circumnavigate the Peloponnese Peninsula adding about 185 nautical miles to their voyage. However, in antiquity the Greeks had devised a way of solving the problem of communications between the two seas. In the late seventh or early sixth century BC, the tyrants of Corinth constructed a paved road called the Diolkos, which led from Schinous on the Saronic Gulf to Poseidonia on the Gulf of Corinth. The Dioikos was 3- 3.5 m. wide, and it was paved with blocks of limestone set in a deep layer of sand and gravel. Along this ran the U¯lkos, U¡ wheeled vehicle on which ships were borne overland from one side of the Isthmus to the other. Sections of the Diolkos can still be seen today; the deep parallel ruts in the road, 1.50 m. apart, are the marks left by the wheels of the olkos. The ancient Greeks had of course, considered the possibility of digging a canal through the Isthmus. The first to look into the matter was Periander, tyrant of Corinth, who drew up a plan for a canal in 602 BC. Subsequent planners included Demetrius Poliorcetes, Julius Caesar and Caligula. These plans were later adopted by Nero, who in 67 AD announced to the spectators at the Isthmian Games that he was going to join the two seas by digging a canal through the Isthmus; indeed, he went so far as to cut the first turf himself, with a golden pick, and to carry the first basket of earth on his back. But his plans came to nothing, as did those of Herodes Atticus, the Byzantines and the Venetians in later times. The canal we see today was built in 1882 -1893 by Greek and French engineers using the most advanced machinery of the day. General supervision of the enormous undertaking was in the hands of General Stepan U”U»pp, aide-de-camp to the King of Italy. The project was completed by the Greek Corinth Canal Company.

Notes The canal is 6,343 m. in length. It has a width of 24.60 m. at surface level and 21.30 m. at the seabed, and in some places its sides are 79 m. high. The canal is crossed by road and railway bridges, while communications between Central Greece and the Peloponnese are also served by two ferries in the form of submersible bridges, one at either end (Poseidonia and Isthmia).

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Active: Sea Kayak Around The Walled Town & Swim

Kindly be advised that this land adventures is not offered on Embarkation days.

Should this be your first visit to Dubrovnik, and you are the active type, you should not miss two activities while in lovely Dubrovnik: The walk through the Old Town and this, easy rowing, kayak trip to experience the view of the Dubrovnik city ramparts from the seaside. The magnificent walls above you and the view of the old city harbour will create lasting memories; and make for some lovely pictures. Don't forget to bring your friends and family; it adds to the fun of the trip. Depart by kayak from the beach situated between the Bokar and Lovrijenac citadels. Your first destination will be the Island of Lokrum where you will have an opportunity to rest and swim. Leaving the island, you will soon reach the private and secluded Betina Cave featuring a nice pebble beach. This is another wonderful opportunity for a swim and rest prior to returning back to Dubrovnik.
  • Two-person kayaks will be provided so bring a friend, your spouse or your entire family.
  • Combined rowing time is around 90 minutes.
  • Combined time for swimming is around 90 minutes.
  • We suggest you wear your bathing costume and a cover-up.
  • Don't forget protection from the sun.
  • Water shoes (Teva, flip flops) are recommended.
  • Please bring a towel and bottled water
  • Each kayak features a small waterproof storage.
  • Lifejackets will be provided and must be worn.
  • A minimum number of participants are required to operate this adventure.
  • Participation on this adventure is strictly limited to 15 guests so early reservations are strongly recommended.

Notes Guests are requested to wear a swim suite and to borrow a SeaDream Towel from the gangway. The price for this Land Adventure is based on the yacht being at anchor, and is subject to change should the yacht be at dockside and additional transportation must be engaged. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

Duration 3 - 3.5 hours

UNESCO's Walled City Walk with Oysters & Wine

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

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

Duration 2.5 hours

Price 59 USD

Transfers / Pre and Post / Accommodations / Private Arrangements

Our Destination Specialists "Adriatic Excursions" have prepared pre and post voyage options for your consideration. They are also happy to arrange your transfers, hotels and any personalized adventure for you. Please e-mail perisa@adriatic-excursions.com Should you wish to call them directly please try; (+385) 20 400 586

Embarkation information Dubrovnik, Croatia

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

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

Adriatic Sea Adventure

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

Notes Guests are requested to wear a swim suite and to borrow a SeaDream Towel from the gangway. The price for this Land Adventure is based on the yacht being at anchor, and is subject to change should the yacht be at dockside and additional transportation must be engaged. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

Duration 4.5 hours

Price 235 USD

Hvar

Best of Both Worlds, Hvar Island & Town

Should you remain in the town of Hvar, one of the best-preserved and historic towns along this coast? Or, explore the countryside of this, one of the most beautiful islands in all of Croatia? The answer is easy, do both. Plus, this SeaDream Yachting Land Adventure also includes a visit to one of the islands most charming villages you would not want to miss " lovely Starigrad which lies at the end of a long and scenic bay. Come, see the island AND enjoyed an informative and guided walk through the town of Hvar. The Island of Hvar is known throughout Croatia for its verdant color, fragrant air and mild island climate. She is a slim, green slice of land punctured by jagged inlets and sleepy villages. Two of the most charming and "rediscovered" Croatian towns along the Adriatic coast are yours to explore today. We begin from our anchorage off the Island of Hvar and tender into the town given the same name. Hvar is one of the Adriatic's most enchanting and well-preserved historic towns known for its fragrant heather, lavender, laurel and rosemary. Once an important harbor for Venice's Adriatic fleet from the late 12th to 18th centuries, you'll discover a fascinating array of sights within the thick- walled fortress town. Highlights include the Cathedral of St. Stephens with its treasury and bell tower, very distinct marks of the former Venetian rule. During our walk we will also check out the Arsenal, built in 1611 and housing Europe's oldest theater. Long before it was fashionable, the theater allowed the masses to buy seats in the pit, while the landed gentry sat in raised boxes. After a visit of Hvar on foot we will take a scenic 40-minute drive through the Island of Hvar to the seaside village of Starigrad, once the islands largest settlement dating back as far as the 2nd century BC. In Starigrad we will visit the Dominican Monastery, with its rich library containing priceless books and paintings. Upon our return to the town of Hvar we will stop at the Fortress above the Island for a magnificent view.

Notes This land adventure includes a walking tour of Hvar and the village of Starigrad; wear flat and comfortable walking shoes. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. 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 hours

Price 109 USD

Hvar Active: Archipelago Kayak Adventure & Snorkel

Hvar - the island of heather & lavender, laurel and rosemary.
Make the most of your visit by combining your shore side visit with an offshore kayak and swimming exploration of the beautiful coastal scenery of the small islands just a short distance from Hvar. Delight in the scenery of hidden coves, secluded pebble beaches and caves. After reaching the beaches off the islands, the sparkling clear and warm clean waters of the Adriatic coast invite you for a refreshing swim. Departing by kayak from the town of Hvar, your local leader will guide you along the small picturesque island of Pokonji Do (lighthouse) and toward Mekicevica Bay. A stop will be made here for swimming and exploring before returning to Hvar by kayak. This is secluded bay where a small fisherman's house was converted into a small cafe where one can have a refreshing drink or coffee and use the restroom.
NOTE:

  • Two-person kayaks will be provided so bring a friend, your spouse or your family.
  • Combined rowing time is approximately 90 minutes.
  • Time allowed for swimming is approximately 90 minutes.
  • On both islands there are cafe bars but no changing facilities. (You may wish to bring some cash for any drink purchases)
  • We suggest you wear your bathing costume and a cover-up
  • Don't forget to bring protection from the sun
  • Water shoes (Teva, flip flops) are recommended.
  • Please bring a towel and bottled water
  • Each kayak features a small waterproof storage.
  • Lifejackets will be provided and must be worn.
  • A minimum number of participants are required to operate this adventure.
  • Participation on this adventure is strictly limited so early reservations are strongly recommended.

Notes Guests are requested to wear a swim suite and to borrow a SeaDream Towel from the gangway. 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 3 hours

Price 109 USD

Secret Hvar

The Island of Hvar boasts a mild climate and lush subtropical vegetation. With this guided land adventure you will visit the most beautiful parts of Hvar Island. You will get to see places rarely visited by tourists as even some of the locals don't know they exist - all completely inaccessible by regular buses or rental cars.

H.O.T. off road vehicle is suitable for people of all ages and is one of the best ways of discovering the island's hidden charms. Drive through typical old villages, see outstanding scenery and capture the authentic Dalmatian charm of the island! Experience the untouched nature, climb the hills for beautiful panoramic views and then descend through olive groves and vineyards to the coast!

Hvar is renowned for its beautiful valleys and picturesque bays but also for the indulgent lifestyle it has to offer. H.O.T. is the best possible way for you to discover the most precious hidden corners of Hvar, enjoy breathtaking scenery and taste some of that Mediterranean '''chill'!

Notes Bumpy Roads & Spectacular Views. There is minimum amount of walking involved. Walking which is included is over rough, uneven ground, therefore this adventure is not recommended for guests with limited mobility. 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 hours

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

Itea (Delphi)

Incredible – Unesco Awarded Delphi

For sheer grandeur of natural beauty combined with ancient ruins, there are few spots to rival UNESCO listed Delphi. To further enhance your enjoyment of this very special land adventure, we are also transferring, from Athens, the very best guides and vehicles. They are waiting just for you so we hope to see you on your way to the Oracle... In antiquity Delphi was one of the world's most important religious centers. The Sanctuary of Apollo attracted a host of pilgrims who came to consult the Oracle. Even now an aura of mystery surrounds these sites, exposed on a rocky slope. An approximate 40-minute motor coach drive through the region offers a fast overview of the local flora before arriving at Delphi. Your guided visit highlights the ancient Sanctuary of Apollo, where Pythia, the celebrated Oracle dwelt, the Temple of Apollo, the Sacred Way, the amphitheater, the best preserved stadium of Greece, and the Castalia Spring, where in ancient days the pilgrims had to wash before they were allowed to consult the Oracle. In the Delphi Museum, see such treasures as the Omphalos, which marked the center of the world, and the magnificent bronze Charioteer, one of the finest pieces surviving from the 5th century BC. After the museum there will be free time to visit the village of Delphi. A fantastic journey back in time and a huge visual treat await our SeaDream guests.

Notes To appreciate this beautiful sanctuary of Apollo, it is necessary to walk uphill a gently sloped path known as the “Sacred Way”. Please wear flat and comfortable walking shoes and perhaps a hat for extra sun protection. 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.

Duration 4.5 hours

Price 119 USD

The Unesco Site of St Lucas Monastery & Arachova Village

SeaDream has arranged an excellent alternative for those guests who may have already been to see the oracle at Delphi. St Loukas, is a historic walled Monastery and has been awarded Unesco's World Heritage listing. You and your fellow guests will enjoy a wonderful walk around the picturesque streets of Arahova traditional village. From your SeaDream Yacht board your deluxe a/c motor coach at Itea port and after passing by Delphi & Arachova villages, you will arrive at the St Lucas monastery. This incredible site is an historic walled monastery and one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art. It was founded in the early 10th century by the hermit St. Lucas, whose relics are kept in the monastery to this day. The main shrine of the monastery is the tomb of St. Lucas, originally situated in the vault, but later placed at the juncture of the two churches, the church of Theotokos and the Catholic Church which is the oldest in the complex tentatively dated to 1011-1012. Following your visit to the monastery you proceed to Arachova. Arachova is a traditional mountain village of 3,000 inhabitants with its quaint houses built up on the north slopes of Mount Parnassos and at an altitude from 2,700 to 3,600 feet. In 2000 B.C. Homer mentioned in the Iliad two famous generals who took part in the Trojan War Epistrophos and Schedias from the old towns of Anemoria and Kiparissos. These old towns were situated around where Arachova stands today. Later, in about 334 B.C. Philip the 2nd king of Macedonia destroyed both towns and their populations were dispersed over the hills until over the years one new town, Arachova, was built. Today the 'jewel' of Parnassos Arachova remains vital because it keeps its' traditions alive and the residents remain simple and hospitable. From the first moment you will feel a different wind blowing up here, and understand why the locals work so hard to upkeep the areas' natural beauty! Browse through its narrows streets with the numerous souvenir and local products shops before your return to the yacht.

Notes The Monastery is not wheelchair accessible and the coaches do not have a wheelchair ramp. Appropriate dressing is required inside the Monastery. Long trousers for men & women of long skirts for women. This adventure requires a minimum of 10 participants to operate. 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 99 USD

Kotor

Medieval Jewel, Kotor Walking Discovery

Arriving in Kotor, a local guide awaits to escort you on a walking tour of this medieval town's highlights. Visit the magnificent Cathedral of St. Triphun, one of the oldest and most beautiful examples of Roman architecture. Constructed in 1166 on the remains of the 9th-century temple, the cathedral houses remnants of 13th-century frescos and a treasury with local and Venetian art work from the 14th-20th centuries. Proceed to the 17th-century Grgurina Palace, which today houses the Naval Museum, a testament to the long maritime history of the town. Continue your walk by the old walls surrounding the town, which in some places reach a height of 60 feet. Enjoy strolling through the narrow streets lined with medieval houses, palaces and churches. At the end of your tour, take some time for shopping or browsing before returning to the pier.

Notes Please wear comfortable walking shoes and modest dress if you plan on visiting the church (shoulders must be covered and shorts re not permitted). 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 2 hours

Price 49 USD

Montenegro Heritage & Country Drive

This SeaDream Yachting Land Adventure allows you to explore the scenic countryside as you drive along some of the country's most scenic roads. Also, learn about the rich historical heritage and natural beauty of Montenegro. A taste of some Montenegrin specialties, will keep you in good spirits during this half-day exploration. Sit back, relax, take in the stunning countryside; and don't forget to try the brandy.... Depart the pier for a drive through beautiful mountains scenery until you reach a lookout point over magnificent Kotor Bay. Continue to the village of Njegusi, the birthplace of Petar Petrovic-Njegos. He is considered by scholars to be the most important Montenegrin leader of all times. Apart from laying down the foundation for the modern Montenegrin state and the subsequent Kingdom of Montenegro, Petrovic-Njegos is also known as one of the foremost South Slav poets. Enjoy a brief stop in this village for a taste of some of the local specialties, smoked ham and cheese, as well as the local brandy and wine. You'll see how the food is prepared by visiting the smoke house where the ham is made and small houses where women make the famous Njegusi cheese. Following this relaxing and interesting break, proceed to Cetinje, the former capital of Montenegro. Being a part of the Lovcen National Park, this town was formerly the seat of the bishops of Montenegro who ruled the country from Cetinje. Continue your scenic drive through the mountains to Budva, a 2,500-year-old coastal town, for a photo stop before returning to Kotor and your SeaDream yacht.

Notes The duration of the panoramic drive will vary pending on traffic along the scenic roads and the type of vehicle used. Along the winding roads, a smaller van is usually faster than a larger motor coach. 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 5 hours

Price 139 USD

Sarande (Butrint)

Gjirokastra – UNESCO Awarded Ottoman Jewel

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gjirokastra is situated in an historic landscape unchanged in centuries and framed by snow-capped mountains, about one hour drive from Sarande. The old city is famous for its hundreds of Ottoman-style tower houses with distinctive stone roofs, wooden balconies and whitewashed stone walls. Dominated by a vast castle, the second largest in the Balkans, Gjirokastra is a magical city with a rich past. From feudal stronghold to Ottoman jewel, the city was an intellectual center and has inspired many poets, authors and artists. Your guided adventure will take you around the network of cobbled streets that climb steeply out of the bazaar taking you back in time. A visit to the Medieval Castle will expose you to stories of medieval rulers and communist atrocities alike. The commanding situation of the castle (guarding one of the main North-South routes of the Balkans) indicates that it must have been since prehistoric times the site of a fort or fortress. Crusaders passed by, looting, raping and pillaging, in the 11th century. One gruesome legend recounts that when the Ottomans invaded in the 14th century Princess Argyro jumped from the highest tower of the castle with her very young son, to escape capture by the Turks. Lunch will be served in a spectacular garden location in the center of the old town with great views of the castle. Your next stop will be at the Ethnographic Museum, which was the former home of the Communist Dictator Enver Hoxha. The old Ottoman houses do not have balconies, but they are richly endowed with well-proportioned windows. Many have elegant verandas. You will see how the old families used to live in the town as you visit the Zekate and Angonati tower houses. You will take back to the port many impressions of this unique historical city.

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 7 hours

Price 139 USD

UNESCO Heritage Site of Butrint

The easily-defended site of Butrint has made it a magnet for occupation for at least the last 3,000 years. The result is a kaleidoscope of civilizations, all built on top of one another; Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Venetian. Your Land Adventure will start with a panoramic drive from the port of Sarande through rural Albanian countryside, giving beautiful views of the Park from the South-East side of Lake Butrint. Along the way, the guide will give you an introduction to local history and the culture of Albania. According to one of the many legends of the first settlement of Butrint, in the 12th century B.C., Helenus, son of King Priam of Troy, after the fall of his city, sailed west to establish a new settlement. On his journey he landed in the island of Corfu and decided to sacrifice a bull to Apollo. The wounded bull escaped and swam across to the mainland. Helenus followed by ship and, taking this event at an auspicious sign from Apollo, built there a smaller version of Troy, giving to it the name Voutrotos, which means in the ancient Greek language "the wounded bull". Inhabited since prehistoric times, the area of Butrint has been the site of a Greek colony, a Roman city, a Byzantine port and has fallen under the influence of the Normans, Venetians and Ottomans. Following a period of prosperity under the Byzantines, then a brief domination by the Venetians, the city was abandoned in the late middle ages after marshes formed in the area. The present archaeological site is a collection of ruins representing each period in the city's development. The excavations in Butrint started before Second World War. An Italian archaeological group headed by Luigi Ugolini made their excavations in the period 1928-1939. More recently, the Albanian Institute of Archaeology has undertaken the excavations with the assistance of the Butrint Foundation founded by the English Lord Rothschild and Lord Sainsbury in 1993. The site has been certified as a UNESCO World Heritage. At the site, your guided walking exploration will take you through the city of Butrint where you can admire monuments of many different civilizations. This will lead you up to the Acropolis overlooking the site and a short visit will be made at the Museum, refurbished and reopened in 2005. Refreshments will be served, before you re-board the coaches for our drive back to the port.

Notes This Land Adventure requires walking over uneven surfaces and cobblestones. Wear comfortable shoes and take a hat. 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 details will be announced onboard.

Duration 4 hours

Price 109 USD

Venice

Transfers / Pre and Post / Accommodations / Private Arrangements

Our Destination Specialists “Mircosanti” have prepared pre and post voyage options for your consideration. Please check: http://www.mircosanti.it/form_prenotazione/ For more information. They are also happy to arrange your transfers, hotels and any personalized adventure for you. Please e-mail incoming@mircosanti.it Should you wish to call them directly please try; (+39) 041 258 9662

Embarkation information Venice, Italy

The yacht is scheduled to be docked at the San Basilio Quay, number 29, 30 or 31 Port Agent Information Mirco Santi, S.R.L. Agenzia Marittima Via Torino 151/A 30172 Mestre, Venice, Italy Phone: (+39) 041 258 9600 Fax: (+39) 041 258 9699 Email: shipping@mircosanti.it Distance Airport to Port Venice Marco Polo Airport to Venice Port, Distance = 9 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.

Romantic Gondola Evening Serenade

Since Venice began there have always been gondoliers. By the 11th century most were in private service with patrician families. There were about 10,000 gondoliers in Venice in the 16th century, and today there are fewer than 400. Great skill is required to steer a boat through the narrow canals of Venice. Each gondola is 36 feet long, 4 feet wide and weighs 1,100 pounds. A gondolier serves a 10-year apprenticeship under a padrone before getting his own permit. A licensee must be native-born, and, since new licenses are not issued, must wait until a colleague gives up a license before getting his own. Their union offers free courses in foreign languages, art history and the history of Venice, but the gondoliers are not given singing lessons - every Italian seems to have a natural talent for song. Join us for a romantic tour through the canals of Venice. Riding four per gondola, you will traverse the smaller, less trafficked canals, enjoying the soft lights and balconied waterfront homes, and be serenaded as you glide along. Since Venice began there have always been gondoliers. By the 11th century most were in private service with patrician families. There were about 10,000 gondoliers in Venice in the 16th century, and today there are fewer than 400. Great skill is required to steer a boat through the narrow canals of Venice. Each gondola is 36 feet long, 4 feet wide and weighs 1,100 pounds. A gondolier serves a 10-year apprenticeship under a padrone before getting his own permit. A licensee must be native-born, and, since new licenses are not issued, must wait until a colleague gives up a license before getting his own. Their union offers free courses in foreign languages, art history and the history of Venice, but the gondoliers are not given singing lessons - every Italian seems to have a natural talent for song. Join us for a romantic tour through the canals of Venice. Riding four per gondola, you will traverse the smaller, less trafficked canals, enjoying the soft lights and balconied waterfront homes, and be serenaded as you glide along.

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. 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 198 USD

The Grand Canal & Guggenheim Museum

Travel by small motor launch from your SeaDream yacht past Tronchetto Island, before entering the renowned Grand Canal at Piazzale Roma. You will soon discover that there is nowhere on earth like Venice, not even the Venetian in Las Vegas comes close to the "real thing." An English-speaking guide will provide enriching insight into the great history and beauty of the city's main water thoroughfare as you slowly cruise along the many historical buildings. The list of fascinating palaces, bridges and churches along this fabled route is lengthy. Among them is Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, now the Peggy Guggenheim Museum. Here you'll stop for an approximate one and a half hour guided walk (in small groups of 15 guests) of the museum's priceless collection of modern art, noted as the finest of its kind in Italy. After this visit, continue your sightseeing by private motor launch and return to the SeaDream pier via Canale della Giudecca.

Notes This adventure includes about 1.5 hours of walking in the museum. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and this trip is limited to only 40 guests. 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 3 hours

Price 198 USD

Venetian Palaces

Grand structures emerge from busy canals - imposing, eccentric, and mysterious- capturing our imagination. The palaces of Venice! The history of great and powerful families and the opulence that characterized their lifestyles remain alive within their walls. Take this opportunity to visit two of the finest palaces in Venice and admire their peculiar architecture and lavish interiors. Traversing the canals by private motor launch, head first to Piazzo Pisani Moretta, one of the finest examples of late Gothic architecture. Venice's major artists, including Piazzetta and Tiepolo, decorated the interior. It was here in the great reception hall celebrated for its Murano mirrors and chandeliers that Paolo Veronese did his "Family of Darius". Palazzo Querini-Stampalia is of Renaissance construction. The residence of the Querini family, it was home to the Patriarch of Venice. Today it houses an outstanding library and museum. More than 400 paintings and works of art attest to the artistic passion of the Venetians. Various rooms still have original 18th century furnishings. At the end of your visit, return to the yacht via small motor launch.

Notes This adventure includes about 2.5 hours of walking in the palaces! Please wear comfortable walking shoes! Should either of the palaces be closed for another function a palace of equal splendor will be visited. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and this trip is limited to only 40 guests. 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 3.5 hours

Price 168 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 II


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