|Civitavecchia (Rome) - Athens (Piraeus)|
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|Date||Ports of Call||Arrive||Depart|
|Sep 20, 2014||Civitavecchia (Rome)||Morning||Evening|
|Sep 21, 2014||Capri||Morning||Overnight|
|Sep 22, 2014||Cruising||Early Morning||Overnight|
|Sep 22, 2014||Lipari, Sicily||Morning||Afternoon|
|Sep 23, 2014||Taormina (Etna) Sicily||Morning||Afternoon|
|Sep 24, 2014||Fiskardo, Kefalonia||Mid-day||Evening|
|Sep 25, 2014||Itea (Delphi)||Morning||Afternoon|
|Sep 26, 2014||Hydra||Morning||Evening|
|Sep 27, 2014||Athens (Piraeus)||Morning||Evening|
Book Today and Save Specials
|The Owner's Suite||$ 10,799|
|Admiral Suite||$ 9,799|
|Commodore Deck 3||$ 9,099|
|Commodore Deck 2||$ 7,599|
|Yacht Club Deck 4||$ 5,449|
|Yacht Club Deck 3||$ 4,949|
|Yacht Club Deck 2||$ 4,299|
|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. The Travel Guard Insurance plan can be purchased for 8.75% of the total invoice
|The Owners's Suite||$ 18,500|
|Admiral Suite||$ 17,750|
|Commodore Deck 3||$ 15,800|
|Commodore Deck 2||$ 14,800|
|Yacht Club Deck 4||$ 8,400|
|Yacht Club Deck 3||$ 7,900|
|Yacht Club Deck 2||$ 7,400|
|Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees||$ 427|
|Civitavecchia (Rome)||The city of Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, on the Tiber River within the Lazio region of Italy. Rome's history spans over two and a half thousand years. In 2007 Rome was the 11th-most-visited city in the world.Its historic centre is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Monuments and museums such as the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum are amongst the world's 50 most visited tourist destinations. TUSCANY HOTEL STAY: PRE OR POST VOYAGE from Rome Exclusive Offer for SeaDream Guests We are pleased to offer an exclusive invitation to SeaDream guests to experience Tuscany at Hotel Castello di Casole, a luxurious five-star hotel and the centerpiece of a remarkable and historic 4,200-acre estate. SeaDream guests enjoy a 50% savings on all guest suite reservations, when staying before or after a SeaDream experience. The SeaDream – Hotel Castello di Casole Experience features accommodations in a suite offering breathtaking views of the Tuscan countryside, full breakfast daily, savings at Ristorante Tosca and Pazzia gourmet pizzeria, complimentary WiFi, complimentary in-suite pay per view movies and more. Based on availability, restrictions apply and a deposit is required. Our Reservations team can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, +39.0577.961.508 or toll-free 888.548.9429, please mention SeaDream when booking. Link to the hotel: www.castellodicasole.com/hotel|
|Capri||Capri is an Italian island in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples, in the Campania region of Southern Italy. Features of the island are the Marina Piccola (the little harbour), the Belvedere of Tragara, which is a high panoramic promenade lined with villas, the limestone crags called sea stacks that project above the sea (the Faraglioni), Anacapri, the Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra), and the ruins of the Imperial Roman villas.|
|Lipari, Sicily||Lipari is the largest of the Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the north coast of Sicily, and the name of the island's main town.|
|Taormina (Etna) Sicily|
|Fiskardo, Kefalonia||Fiscardo, is a village located about 54 km north of Argostoli and a district of the city of Erisos.The coast around Fiskardo is mainly rocky with numerous pebble-beached coves. There are numerous viewpoints in the area around the village that offer panoramic views of the Ionian Sea including Daskalio island, Ithaca, northwestern Aetolia-Acarnania and the island of Lefkada.|
|Hydra||There is one main town on Hydra, known simply as "Hydra port". It consists of a crescent-shaped harbor, around which is centered a strand of restaurants, shops, markets, and galleries that cater to tourists and locals (Hydriots). Steep stone streets lead up and outwards from the harbor area. The charm of Hydra town certainly lies in her rich history, beautiful port and waterfront unspoiled by motorized vehicles. The island offers a rugged charm and some spectacular scenes, and makes the perfect place for some self-exploration.|
|Athens (Piraeus)||Athens the capital and largest city of Greece, dominates the Attica periphery; as one of the world's oldest cities, its recorded history spans 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.|
Would you like to follow your own ideas in Athens? In this case we would like to recommend the use of an air-
conditioned car or van
with your own driver.
Professional English speaking guides are also available at an additional cost (the drivers do not speak English).
- The Acropolis, naturally! Don't be tourist, race up the hill to visit the Parthenon and leave. Take the time to explore the entire lower section at the foot of the Acropolis as well. Linger in the surroundings of the hill and visit the Theatre of Herodes and the Theatre of Dionysus among other sites. It is worth your while and makes for a much more rewarding experience (allow no less than 90 minutes for a relaxing visit). Note: The small museum on top of the Acropolis is currently (2007) closed for renovation.
- A nice stop for photos of the Acropolis can be had from the nearby Pnyx Hill; this stop only takes a few minutes but the pictures will last forever.
- Once you have completed your visit of the Acropolis and surrounding area, a nice walk can be enjoyed if you exit the grounds of the Acropolis via the north entrance near the Stoa of Attalos, the Roman Agora and the Tower of the Winds. From there it is an enjoyable walk through the Old Athens (Plaka district) past Antique and souvenir stores as well as galleries, ending up at the city center and Syntagma Square where you can also find the Parliament building and the Grand Bretagne Hotels. Take your time during this walk; it can be done in a quick 45 minutes. But we are sure that you will want to linger so allow at least twice as much time; and once you are off the Acropolis hill, the entire rest of the walk is on mostly flat surfaces, unless you select to walk up some of the slopes in the Plaka.
- Mount Lycabettus for amazing views of the city
- "THE" famous National Archaeological Museum (how much time do you have? You can spend days in there). The museum is looking better than ever having been renovated for the 2004 Olympics.
- The Benaki Museum (varied and interesting, 60 minutes or more). The outdoor rooftop restaurant is popular with locals.
- The Museum of Cycladic Art, small but worth a visit (about 30-45 minutes). The small courtyard is a nice place to take a coffee break.
- The Lalaounis Jewelry Museum in Acropolis area
- "If you wish to explore the outskirts of the city as well, the drive along the coast to Cape Sounion is
highly recommended. The
setting of the Temple of Poseidon and the views across the Aegean Sea are spectacular.
NOTE: All of the above sites and museums are open on Sunday!
- Should your visit fall on a Sunday, you may wish to stroll through the "Flea Market" in the Plaka district. There you will also find many shops, catering to visitors, open even on a Sunday.
- For lunch the choices are many. We would like to recommend restaurants with a local flavor such as one of the many restaurants located at Microlimano the charming fishing harbour half way between Piraeus and Athens. Or, one of the tavernas in the Plaka district of Athens.
- If you are planning dinner in Athens, our favorite is the rooftop restaurant at the beautiful Grand Bretagne Hotel in the centre of Athens (early reservations are essential). The night views of the Acropolis are simply stunning and the food is delicious; for a romantic dinner, it is hard to beat. The restaurant is also open for lunch (from 1:00 PM) but in our view, it can get a bit warm up there during the day.
Duration 4-8 hours
Price 349 USD
Is this your first visit to Athens? Has it been some time since your last visit? If you have visited Athens previously, you will be amazed by the many positive changes the city has made in order to prepare for the 2004 Summer Olympics. We invite you to join us on this Athens discovery to provide you with a general overview of the city as well as a walking discovery of the greater Acropolis and Plaka areas. Your morning will begin with a drive from Piraeus to Athens (approximately 30 minutes on a Sunday) followed by a panoramic overview of Athens in order to orientate you with its sites and the general layout of the city (this will be helpful if you plan any independent afternoon activities in Athens). Some of the sites you will come across are the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, the first Olympic Stadium and the Constitutional Square with the Parliament before reaching the Acropolis. Then it's on your feet for some exercise. Built on a rocky plateau dominating Athens, the site continuous to amaze visitors. Your local expert will provide you with a historical perspective as you walk to the top of the hill in order to reach the famous Parthenon building for a closer look at the ancient Greek buildings as well as stunning views over Athens. Continue through the lower archaeological area and exit the site for an orientation walk through the old town Plaka area, famous for its antique and tourist shops, restaurants, cafes and galleries. Following this interesting walk it is back to your vehicles for the drive to Piraeus and your SeaDream yacht. Or, you may wish to remain in town and return on your own later in the afternoon by taxi (at your own expense). Come and see the new Athens with SeaDream!
Notes Please wear comfortable walking shoes. This adventure includes uphill walking as well as walking on flat and uneven surfaces. Expect to be on your feet for approximately two to two and one-half hours. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked
Duration 4 hours
Price 109 USD
Airport to pier transfers in Piraeus can be arranged and purchased from "STAT" via e-mail: email@example.com, telephone: +30 210 4586 400 or fax: +30 210 4292 060.
Port Information: The yacht is 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 4292122 Fax: + (30) 210 4292086 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Distance Airport To Port: Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport to Piraeus Port, Distance = 25 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.
Notes We regret that in order to perform the necessary maintenance, the yacht cannot accept guests prior to the scheduled 2 pm embarkation time. Disembarkation Information: Guests will be informed on board about disembarkation procedures
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: email@example.com, 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
Touristy, kitschy and fun! For those that "must-see" this well-known and visited grotto, SeaDream has made some special arrangements for you. A local motorboat pulls alongside the SeaDream gangway to transfer you, with a guide, to the famous Grotta Azzurra. You'll zip along the northern coast of the island before arriving at the grotto entrance, where SeaDream guests get priority over the usual tourist crowds. Transfer to one of the small rowboats that enter the grotto and the most extraordinary turquoise water. The luminescent glow of the cave walls reflecting in the seawater is quite a sight. Transfer back to Marina Grande on Capri, where you are free to explore the island on your own or be dropped on SeaDream.
Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. The price is subject to increase based on the
Duration 1.5 hours
Price 89 USD
This land adventure has it all! In love or not, we recommend that you sign up early for this annual favorite! Begin your discovery of "The Island of Love" by stepping from your SeaDream yacht into a motor launch to explore the island's dramatic eastern coastline. See the famous Faraglioni Rocks, cruise into a coral cave, and explore the rugged vistas of Capri's tiny coves. As you step back ashore, head next to the high village of Anacapri in high style via your waiting convertible touring car. Once in Anacapri, board a chairlift that takes you skimming over vineyards to the top of Mt. Solaro and its magnificent vistas. After some free time to wander in Anacapri, hop back in your car to wind down to Capri town, where you may explore the lush Cesar August Gardens with your guide before either returning to the yacht, or wandering through the shops and restaurants on your own.
Notes This adventure involves climbing in and out of a motor launch. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this tour, but book early, there are not enough convertibles to accommodate everyone! At the conclusion of your visit, your local guide will provide you with tickets for the funicular allowing you to return to the pier at Marina Grande at your leisure. 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 adventures will be offered for all of the calls and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing will be published onboard.
Duration 4 hours
Price 139 USD
The yacht is docked at the port of Civitavecchia at one of the following berths: 10, 11, 12 South or 12 North. After entering the port area through the South Gate, you will find a few feet inside a large road sign indicating at which berth the SeaDream Yacht is located. Port Agent: Hugo Trumpy Address: Lungo Porto Gramsci, 19 00053 Civitavecchia, Italy Tel: (39) 0766 3621 Fax: (39) 0766 501515 The distance from Rome (Leonardo da Vinci, aka Fiumicino- FCO) airport to the port of Civitavecchia is 38 miles and generally takes between 45 minutes up to one hour.
Notes We regret that in order to perform the necessary maintenance, the yacht cannot accept guests prior to the scheduled 2:00 PM embarkation time. Please note: there are no waiting facilities in the port of Civitavecchia. SeaDream highly recommends that you wait in or explore Rome before you make your way to Civitavecchia. It has come to our attention that some local taxi drivers at the airport may tell you that you can embark earlier than the scheduled 2:00 PM. Please note that this information is false and we kindly ask you to make your arrangements accordingly in order to avoid arriving at the pier prior to 2:00 PM. We thank you for your understanding. Some limo and transfer companies found on the web do not have the proper permits to enter the inner port area. Please double check with your service provider to see if they can actually take you all the way to the yacht. In some cases you would be dropped off at the port entrance and would need to take a shuttle bus with your luggage.
Airport and City to pier transfers can be arranged and purchased from "DDP Incentive" via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: +39 06 543 1288 or fax: +39 06 541 3980 Francesca can also arrange for you half day and full day tour transfers as well.
Notes DDP incentive has the required permits to enter the port of Civitavecchia. Some limo and taxi companies do not have the necessary permits to enter the inner port. Guests need to carefully check with their service provider as they may be dropped off at the port entrance and need to take a shuttle bus to the yacht.
Admit it, you've seen Ms. Penelope Cruz and Mr. Nicolas Cage in the movie "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" which was filmed here on location. Now it is your turn to discover the charm, villages, unique sites and spectacular mountain scenery of this Ionian island. Depart the charming port of FiskU¡rdon and travel through some of the lushest countryside in Greece before arriving at the village of Assos. This lovely village of whitewashed and pastel houses stands on the neck of a small peninsula, giving the impression of being an island of its own. A unique serenity permeates this cosmopolitan village; from among its streets you will view the remains of a fine Venetian castle. Continuing overland, after passing the seaside town of Agia Efimia we reach the small village of Karavomylos where the mysterious, 40,000-year-old, under-ground lake of Melisssani is located. After an earthquake, the ceiling of the cave fell in, creating what may be one of the most impressive sights you have ever seen. Boats will wait you at the shore to take you around the blue-green waters of the like and the boatmen will amuse you as they will compare, in English, the stalactites to various animals in a humorous way. Before we return to the pier we shall have the chance to pass by the beautiful town of SU¡mi where the above referenced movie was filmed.
Notes Comfortable walking shoes are 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
Duration 4 hours
Price 99 USD
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.
For sheer grandeur of natural beauty combined with ancient ruins, there are few spots to rival 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 â€œSacred Way.â€ Please wear flat and comfortable walking shoes. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change.
Duration 4.5 hours
Price 125 USD
Visit the Byzantine Monastery of St. Lucas and stroll around the picturesque village of Arachova. Itea is a wonderful port to dispatch the adventure to Delphi. With so many Club Members visiting this small town, we need another incredible option. Well here it is! 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 St Lucas monastery, an historic walled monastery and one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art. The monastery has been listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in Greece. 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.
Notes Following your visit to the monastery proceed to Arachova. Arachova is a mountain small town and its quaint houses are built up on the north slopes of Mount Parnassos, with 3300 inhabitants, 800 – 1100m (2600-3610 feet) altitude. 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 dispersed over the hills until over the year’s 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 keep up the areas' natural beauty! Browse through its narrows streets with the numerous souvenir and local products shops before your return to SeaDream. 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. Tour minimum is 10 guests
Duration 4 hours
Price 99 USD
The Aeolian Islands are a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily. They are a popular destination in the summer, and attract many visitors annually. Lipari is the largest of the Aeolian Islands and the offspring of seven volcanic eruptions. Today's Yachting Land Adventure is a laid- back drive that offers up some of the highlights of the island, including stops at several panoramic points, informative visits to obsidian and pumice quarries (the two largest exports of the area) and some time to explore the area of the cliff top citadel and the beautiful Spanish Castle and San Bartolomeo Cathedral. Lipari's Archeological Museum is considered one of the best in Italy and some free time is afforded inside for a better understanding of the fascinating history of this area. The local malvasia wine is also sampled as part of this adventure. Come and explore with us and enjoy a comfortable, scenic (and air- conditioned!) way to gain an overview of one of Sicily's prettiest islands.
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 adventures will be offered for all of the calls and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing will be published onboard.
Duration 4 hours
Price 99 USD
Depart the yacht and start your sightseeing of the island with a stop at some of the most panoramic points, from where you will be able to enjoy the magnificent view of the Aeolian Islands. Once your drive concludes, a stop will be made at a local pizzeria, where the owners enthusiastically demonstrate how to make traditional Sicilian pizza. You are given the opportunity to try your hand at making your own pizza pie according to your own personal taste. Finally, sit down to enjoy the fruits of your lesson along with some wine and other Aeolian delicacies such as cookies and Malvasia wine of their own production. Once your tasting concludes, re-board your coach for the return to the port of Lipari and SeaDream
Notes Guests are advised that the coaches can't come to the pier. Guests will have a leisurely walk 20 minutes through the town to the parking area.
Duration 3.5 hours
Price 129 USD
Depart from the port for a dramatic drive via air-conditioned motor coach to the slopes of Europe's largest active volcano. Winding your way through small villages, lemon groves, orchards, vineyards, chestnut and pinewoods, you gradually encounter the hardened lava fields scattered with volcanic cones. Enjoy the view from the Silvestri Craters located at an altitude of 6200 feet and surrounded by hardened lava flow. You're sure to appreciate this eerie, unique scenery as you travel to the next level by cable car. Finally, board 4x4 vans for the drive to the base of the crater, where Alpine guides will join you for the twenty-minute walk up as close as possible to the crater's edge. Then it's back down, winding through the fields and villages for a return to Taormina and SeaDream.
Notes Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, as some of the uphill walking will be on loosed volcanic shingle. And, bring a warm jacket, as the wind on top of the mountain can be strong and cold. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program can also be booked onboard so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the adventures will be offered for all of the calls and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing will be published onboard.
Duration 5 - 6 hours
Price 179 USD
Following a short transfer from the port, your morning commences with a lovely 75 to 90 minute guided stroll through the enchanting town of Taormina with its Greek theatre and its narrow little lanes. Taormina is beautifully perched on a lofty terrace high above the Bay of Naxos and has been renowned since antiquity for its fine climate and calm beauty. The first modern hotel opened in 1874, and after a stay by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Prussia, it became a popular vacation spot for European aristocracy and such families as the Rothchilds, Krupps and Vanderbilt's. Smart shops mix with elegant villas surrounded by gardens full of bougainvillea and jasmine. Pass the 15th- century Corvaja Palace en route to the well-preserved Greek-Roman Theater. A stunning view of Mt. Etna and the sparkling sea with your ship at anchor is your reward for the short climb up to the site. After your guided orientation, there will be time to wander through the numerous narrow lanes and along the Corso Umberto independently to enjoy the ambiance and browse for typical local handicrafts in the charming shops and boutiques. Meet your guide at a designated spot for the 30-minute drive to a private villa for a delicious and exclusive Sicilian lunch at the "Godfather Villa" Castello degli Schiavi (Castle of the Slaves); first built as a country villa for the Prince of Palagoina and Fiumefreddo. Restored in 1750, the castle has a large courtyard surrounded by a privately owned house and small chapel dating to 1544. The villa was used as the home of Don Tomasino Corleone in the movie "The Godfather" and appeared on the cover of Life Magazine in 1970 in conjunction with the movie. Enter the walled garden of the villa where your hosts greet you as local musicians play and cocktails are served. Your hosts will graciously guide you through their home decorated in the traditional Sicilian-style with family portraits hanging from the walls and tables covered with antique lace cloths. Enjoy a leisurely Sicilian Style lunch before returning to your yacht.
Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. If you have not pre-booked, 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 7 hours
Price 269 USD
Your adventure begins with a brief drive through the small town of Naxos, founded by Greek colonisers in the 8th Century B.C. and nowadays lovely summer resort with hotels and tourist facilities.- Driving along the coastal road (with lovely villas, flowering gardens and picturesque villages) reach Santa Teresa, the largest coastal town between Messina and Taormina. From there a picturesque road runs inland to Savoca, a village in a saddle between two hills. Its scenic beauty and historical-artistic heritage makes Savoca, one of the most attractive " although unknown " places in the environs of Taormina. At the entrance of the village there is the "Bar Vitelli", which has a collection of local artisans' tools and photographs taken when Francis Ford Coppola shot some scenes of "The Godfather ". First visit is made to the Cappuccini Church, whose crypt houses the so-called catacombs with 37 mummified bodies in wooden boxes of friars and noble people who lived there in the 18th and 19th centuries. After a short stop at "Bar Vitelli", start the a slow walking tour along the village's main street which climbs on the hill, with several Churches of 15th and 16th centuries (Chiesa Madre, Santa Lucia, San Michele ), ruins of a Norman castle and a magnificent view of the Sicilian coast-line, Strait of Messina, Italian mainland and villages perched on the surroundings hills.- Afterwards you will proceed to Forza d'Agro' ( at 30 minutes drive), a charming little village overlooking the Arab-Norman castle of Capo Sant'Alessio and the coastline towards Messina. In 1990, Al Pacino and Sophia Coppola came here when they shot some scenes of the film "The Godfather III". From the main square a lane leads up to the close Gothic-Catalan portal in front of the Church of S. Agostino (known as "Triade"), with a pleasant 15th c. facade. Before driving back to the SeaDream pier, you will also have an opportunity to see the Baroque Mother Church.
Notes Owing to traffic/road restrictions, participation to this tour is to be limited. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program can also be booked onboard so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.
Duration 4.5 hours
Price 109 USD
The Il Picciolo course was the first golf course developed in Sicily in 1989. Designed by the architect Luigi Rota Caremoli, the course 18-hole nestles among oaks trees, vineyards and hazelnuts trees. This well-designed course is located at Castiglione di Sicilia, a small hill town about 1,950 feet above sea level and about 17 miles from the port. The impressive bulk of the active volcano of Mount Etna makes for an awesome backdrop to this delightful course.
Notes Appropriate golf dress is required; Men: collared shirt, Bermuda length golf shorts or trousers, socks and closed in shoes. Women: collared or non collared shirts, sleeve or sleeveless, Bermuda length shorts Package includes: 18 holes of golf Green fees & Golf cart Coordination fee Round trip transfers from the pier. Rental Clubs and shoes are extra. Please advise the Concierge or Club Director if you require any equipment. $39.00 for rental clubs and balls
Duration 4-5 hours
Price 349 per person based on 2 players. USD
Maximum capacity: 2
Maximum capacity: 2
Maximum capacity: 6
|Deck 3 & 4 Staterooms|
Maximum capacity: 3
|Deck 2 Staterooms|
Maximum capacity: 3