Voyage Overview

Civitavecchia (Rome) to Civitavecchia (Rome)

09/17/2013 - 09/28/2013

11 Days

SeaDream II

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Sep 17, 2013 Civitavecchia (Rome) Morning Evening
Sep 18, 2013 Bonifacio, Corsica Morning Overnight
Sep 19, 2013 Bonifacio, Corsica Early Morning
Sep 19, 2013 Porto Cervo Marina, Sardinia Morning Evening
Sep 20, 2013 Trapani, Sicily Mid-day Late Evening
Sep 21, 2013 Porto Empedocle (Agrigento), Sicily Morning Evening
Sep 22, 2013 Marina De Ragusa, Sicily Morning Late Evening
Sep 23, 2013 Valletta Morning Evening
Sep 24, 2013 Taormina (Etna) Sicily Morning Evening
Sep 25, 2013 Lipari, Sicily Morning Evening
Sep 25, 2013 Stromboli, Sicily - scenic navigation Evening Late Evening
Sep 26, 2013 Positano Morning Mid-day
Sep 26, 2013 Sorrento (Pompeii) Afternoon Overnight
Sep 27, 2013 Capri Morning Evening
Sep 28, 2013 Civitavecchia (Rome) Morning Evening

Ports

  • Civitavecchia (Rome)

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

  • Bonifacio, Corsica

    Bonifacio is one of our favorite arrivals! As we approach the captain generally navigates along the limestone cliffs giving guests a sea view of incredible Bonifacio as well as the famous Aragon steps leading to the water’s edge. Shortly after the pilot will embark and the captain will turn the yacht around and back in this very impressive fjord like marina. This could be one of our highest rated arrivals as the guests always find it both impressive and awe inspiring. Guests will enjoy strolling the marina as well as exploring the upper town. To make it easy, SeaDream has arranged a land adventure that will give you the highlights from both land and sea. Other options include golf at the incredibly scenic Sperone course, Kayaking, a boat adventure to the neighboring island of Lavezzi or a hike or bike ride with the crew and officers.

  • Porto Cervo Marina, Sardinia

    Porto Cervo is an Italian seaside resort in northern Sardinia in an area called the Costa Smeralda (Emerald coast). SeaDream is most likely the only commercial vessel allowed to call to this amazing port of call. There have been several restrictions navigating and calling to ports within the protected national park zone. The best solution rather than anchoring was to get permission to dock next to the other super yachts “stern to” (backing into the pier using the marina platform to access to the port). The village is the main centre of the Costa Smeralda. It was created by Prince Karim Aga Khan and various other investors. The village houses some amazing boutiques, a newsagent, bars, restaurants and supermarkets. Guests like to visit incredible properties such as Cala di Volpe, Patrizza, Romazzino as well as the Pevero Golf Club for some incredible golf and tennis options. SeaDream’s Land adventure takes guests to all the sights of the Costa Smeralda.

  • Trapani, Sicily

    Trapani is a city on the west coast of Sicily in Italy and was founded by Elymians. SeaDream docks in the center of town and allows incredible access for strolling into town or meeting the motor coach for the scheduled land adventures. The city is still an important for fishing and is the main gateway to the nearby Egadi Islands. This Carthaginian and later Roman city is an exciting gateway to Sicily's historic, gastronomic and natural attractions, offering access to beautiful medieval towns as well as Greek archaeological sites. We highly recommend that you participate on one of our interesting land adventures (please click on the land adventures tab for more information) and not miss the amazing sites located about 30 minutes by road from Trapani including Erici, Segesta, Marsala and more.

  • Porto Empedocle (Agrigento), Sicily

    Porto Empedocle is a town and comune in Italy on the coast of the Strait of Sicily. Kindly do not judge the destination for what you could witness here. This port is the closest outlet to one of the best preserved Greek sites on the planet and has been rightfully awarded Unesco Heritage Site Status. The ancient Greek city and temples of Agrigento. Located only a few miles inland from the port and known for its mild climate even in the “cold season,” the Greeks choose their location wisely in an exceptionally fine natural setting with stunning views of the Mediterranean countryside. We hope you will join us on this adventure and, following your walk through history, you may wish to take advantage of the SeaDream marina for the rest of the afternoon for a refreshing swim (depending on the daily conditions and approval from the local authorities). Don’t forget to bring your camera; the massive Doric temples and their columns make for very impressive photos. Other options include golf at the Verdura golf and spa resort as well as a visit to the new Agrigento and the ancient city of Eraclea Minoa.

  • Marina De Ragusa, Sicily

  • Valletta

    Valletta, The Fortress City, is Malta's capital city: a living, working city, the administrative and commercial heart of the Islands. Valletta is named after its founder, the respected Grand Master of the Order of St. John, Jean Parisot de la Valette. The magnificent fortress city grew on the arid rock of Mount Sceberras peninsula, which rises steeply from two deep harbours, Marsamxett and Grand Harbour. Ottoman forces numbering 40,000 laid siege to the island from May to September, 1565, without success. The heavily outnumbered force of 700 knights and around 8000 Maltese regular troops took refuge in the fortified town on the Grand Harbour. Started in 1566, the city of Valletta was completed, with its impressive bastions, forts and cathedral, in the astonishingly short time of 15 years. The city is busy by day, yet retains a timeless atmosphere. The grid of narrow streets boasts some of Europe's finest art works, churches and palaces. Walking around Valletta you'll come across an intriguing historical site around every corner: votive statues, niches, fountains and coats of arms high up on parapets. Narrow side streets are full of tiny quaint shops and cafes, while Valletta's main streets are lined with larger international branded shops for fashion, music, jewellery and much more.

  • Taormina (Etna) Sicily

    SeaDream yachts anchor in the bay of Giardini Naxos and offer fantastic views of recently awarded UNESCO Natural Site of Mt. Etna (2013) as well as Taormina perched on the cliffside. Shuttle bus service has been arranged to transport guests from Giardini Naxos to the entrance gate of Taormina town. For the SeaDream active guests, office led hikes and bike rides could also transport you to Taormina town or continue up to Castelmola which provides amazing views of the surrounding areas. Perhaps the “must do” adventure here would be to ascent Mt. Etna with your fellow SeaDreamers. Kindly check the Land Adventure tab for the specifics. Other options include an incredible and authentic feast at the Godfather Villa. This “SeaDream Excusive” Land Adventure requires a high minimum to operate but it’s worth every penny! As we are anchored and if conditions allow, we will offer water sports both in the morning and in the afternoon. Multo Bene!

  • Lipari, Sicily

    Lipar, Sicily is the largest of the Aeolian group of seven islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the northern coast of Sicily. Everyone should check out the fortified castello as well as the Aeolian Archaeological Museum. The island was for centuries the world centre for pumice production, and although the mining has left scars on the hillsides, it has also deposited the finest white pumice dust on the sea bed. The water off Spiaggia Bianca (White Beach) is as clear and as turquoise as in the Bahamas and Caribbean. There’s also black sand beaches on the island as well. SeaDream has arranged a Pizza Demonstration as a Land Adventure option as well as the Island Overview. Water sports in the crystal waters is also a great activity option.

  • Stromboli, Sicily - scenic navigation

    On certain routes, SeaDream has planned to stop late evening so guests can view and hear the power and beauty of this active volcano. Stromboli is one of 8 small islands in the Aeolian group in Tyrrhenian Sea. It’s located just off the north coast of Sicily, containing one of the three active volcanoes in Italy. It has been almost constantly erupting in some manor for the past 200 years. Some refer to this island as the "Lighthouse of the Mediterranean".

  • Positano

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

  • Sorrento (Pompeii)

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

  • Capri

    Capri may very well be the most popular island on the planet? It is a beautiful Italian island in the Tyrrhenian Sea just off the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side of the Bay of Naples. Capri town is the island's main population center. The island has two harbors, Marina Piccola and Marina Grande (the main port of the island). The separate village of Anacapri is located high on the hills to the west. From there visitors can continue up to the highest point Mt. Solero. Besides some simply amazing shopping boutiques, the island has so much to offer including the ever popular Grotta Azzura, Villa Jovis, Giardini di Augusto, Certosa di San Giacomo, Villa San Michele di Axel Munthe and the uniquely shaped Faraglioni rocks. SeaDream has put together most of the sights into one adventure called “Discovering the Island of Love” Kindly check the Land Adventures tab for more information. There’s also some great hikes available on the island, check with the activities team on board for more information.


Suites & Staterooms

room1

Owner's Suite

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 17,839

Brochure Fare: $ 32,250

room1

Admiral Suite

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 15,699

Brochure Fare: $ 31,500

room1

Commodore Suite Deck 3

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 15,119

Brochure Fare: $ 26,800

room1

Commodore Suite Deck 2

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 14,079

Brochure Fare: $ 25,800

room1

Yacht Club Deck 4 Stateroom

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 8,919

Brochure Fare: $ 13,900

room1

Yacht Club Deck 3 Stateroom

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 8,399

Brochure Fare: $ 13,400

room1

Yacht Club Deck 2 Stateroom

Book Today & Save Fare: $ 7,999

Brochure Fare: $ 12,900

Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees: $671 per guest

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


Yachting Land Adventures & Activities

  • Civitavecchia (Rome) - Embarkation / Arrival information

    Description

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

    Notes

    Embarkation Information: We regret that in order to perform the necessary maintenance, the yacht cannot accept guests prior to the scheduled 2 pm embarkation time. Please note: there are no air conditioned waiting facilities in the port of Civitavecchia. SeaDream highly recommends that you wait in or explore Rome before you make your way to Civitavecchia. It has come to our attention that some local taxi drivers at the airport may tell you that you can embark earlier than the scheduled 2:00 PM. Please note that this information is false and we kindly ask you to make your arrangements accordingly in order to avoid arriving at the pier prior to 2:00 PM. We thank you for your understanding. Some limo and transfer companies found on the web do not have the proper permits to enter the inner port area. Please double check with your service provider to see if they can actually take you all the way to the yacht. In some cases you may be dropped off at the port entrance and would need to take a shuttle bus with your luggage. Travel Documents: All guests must be in possession of a valid passport, necessary visas and health documents as required by all countries visited. These travel documents are the responsibility of the individual guest.

    Duration

    N/A

    Price

    N/A (USD)

  • Bonifacio, Corsica - The White City by Train & Boat

    Description

    This fun, varied and interesting land adventure is an annual favorite among our guests. It is an excellent opportunity to not only get to know your way around for independent explorations later in the day but your knowledgeable and experienced guide will provide you with a historic insight and context to let you appreciate this beautiful town to its fullest. Begin your visit with a mini-tram ride which will take you up to the oldest part of Bonifacio to provide you with a quick overview of this charming town, passing the Bosco quarter with the St. Francis convent and the strange, but fascinating cemetery dedicated to the mariners with wonderful mausoleums displaying a jumble of architectural styles. On clear day you may also enjoy a panoramic view of Corsica's closest neighbor the Italian island, Sardinia. Then pass the church St Dominique, a rare example of Corsican gothic architecture, built in 1270, most probably by the Templars. Following the orientation by mini-tram, continue your visit of Bonifacio on foot through tiny, narrow streets bordered with high granite houses. Pass the church of St. Marie Majeure, with its mixture of Romanesque and Baroque styles dated from 14th century. Continue through the heart of the historical part of town to the Two Emperors street where Napoleon Bonaparte and Charles V spent a few days, the Place des Armes, the Jardins des Vestiges and then to the old market where there is a viewpoint over the 230 ft. cliffs on top of which Bonifacio has been built! Return to the mini-train for the journey from the Citadel back to the port, where a local boat stands ready to show you the grottos at the base of the white cliffs. Catch a glimpse of the clearness of the water and, weather condition permitting, enter the magnificent Grotto Sdragonatu the largest of the three caves, which resembles the shape of Corsica. Inside you discover the beautiful colors of amethyst, indigo and gold, the clear water and the rock walls with stalactites and arches. Continue your visit, passing St Antoine and St Barthelemy Caves, the staircase of the King of Aragon carved in the limestone cliffs. Looking south you may even have the opportunity to see Corsica's closest neighbor the Italian island Sardinia, located about 14 kms/9 miles, off in the distance. After this boat ride of about 45 minutes, return to the pier and your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    Please wear comfortable walking shoes! The order of the land adventure may be reversed depending on the sea conditions. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    3.5

    Price

    119 (USD)

  • Bonifacio, Corsica - Lavezzi Island by Boat

    Description

    Board the local boat for an unforgettable trip along the extraordinary coastline of Bonifacio. Discover the dramatic sight of the citadel and the upper town; you will get the best perspective of its buildings overhanging the magnificent chalky cliffs which look like they are about to topple into the sea. Onboard the motor boat you will navigate out through the narrow harbor entrance called the Goulet, passed the deep rocky inlets with their clear aquamarine waters and the magical Grotte du Sdragonatu which is entered through a narrow and low passage. The cave with its gloriously colored seabed is a single huge chamber with a hole in the roof shaped like a map of Corsica Further along; reach the Lavezzi Island from which the whole archipelago gets its name and which is formed by a group of small barren uninhabited granite islands located 10km southeast of Bonifacio. One hour will be allocated to enjoy its beautiful shell sandy beaches and azure colored sea and to linger on this island which is classified as a nature reserve since 1982. The island is home to several rare species of wild flowers such as yellow-horned poppy and white sea daffodil. On the way back pass close to the Cavallo Island, pass the Pointe de Sperone and come back through the calanque and the cliffs before reaching the attractive and lively marina in Bonifacio.

    Notes

    Please note that the entrance into the Sdragonatu Cave is subject to good weather conditions with calm sea. Guests should be advised that there are no hotels, cafes or facilities, nor shade on the Lavezzi Island, so it is essential to travel prepared (hat, sun tan lotion, water….)

    Duration

    3

    Price

    109 (USD)

  • Positano - Positano - Port Information

    Description

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

    Notes

    Duration

    N/A

    Price

    N/A (USD)

  • Positano - Private Air Conditioned Sedan & Driver

    Description

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

    Notes

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

    Duration

    4-7

    Price

    479 / 659 (USD)

  • Positano - Private Air Conditioned Van & Driver

    Description

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

    Notes

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

    Duration

    4-7 hours

    Price

    Varies (USD)

  • Capri - Blue Grotto Junket

    Description

    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.

    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

    1.5

    Price

    89 (USD)

  • Capri - Discovering The Island of Love

    Description

    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 (Specifically made for the island of Capri – It’s a Caprisian Convertible!). 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. This is an excellent overview of one of the most visited islands in the world – enjoy every second of it!

    Notes

    This adventure involves climbing in and out of a motor launch. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this land adventure, 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

    Price

    139 (USD)

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

    Description

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

    Notes

    Please wear comfortable walking shoes, wear a hat and sun screen! A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. The price is subject to increase based on the rapidly rising exchange rate between the Euro to the US Dollar. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    4.5-5

    Price

    129 (USD)

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

    Description

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

    Notes

    Available on request basis. Please see the onboard Club Director to make reservations. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. The price is subject to increase based on the rapidly rising exchange rate between the Euro to the US Dollar. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    5

    Price

    428 (USD)

  • Sorrento (Pompeii) - Cooking School at Villa Ida

    Description

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

    Notes

    This Yachting Land Adventure is very exclusive and has the potential to sell out very quickly. Please book early to avoid disappointment. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be

    Duration

    5

    Price

    199 (USD)

  • Trapani, Sicily - Seadream Active: Stunning Segesta & Amazing Erice – A Journey Through Mediterranean History

    Description

    Is this adventure for you? If you like to get in your exercise while walking, explore history and enjoy magnificent scenery in a small group of fellow travelers, the answer is yes! A 30-minute drive from your yacht takes you to what is considered one of the most perfectly preserved monuments to survive from Antiquity " The Doric Temple of Segesta. As you arrive at the site you will note that this beautiful temple competes with the splendid scenery for your attention. Your licensed local guide will guide you on a leisurely walk through the site. Following your visit, rest up as you head towards your next stop " the delightful medieval village of Erice. Positioned in a panoramic setting 750 m (2,475 feet) above sea level the popular village overlooks Trapani and the Mediterranean Sea. Following your arrival, there will be time for a guided walk as well as independent leisure time for your own explorations of the charming cobbled streets and its shops. Return to Trapani for a well-deserved lunch onboard your SeaDream yacht.We hope you won't miss this opportunity to visit two of Sicily's most wonderful sites.

    Notes

    Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes! The walking at Segesta is on uneven surface and includes some steps. At Erice, the entire visit is on foot lasting approximately 90 to 100 minutes. 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 Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    5

    Price

    138 (USD)

  • Trapani, Sicily - Trapani Information

    Description

    This Carthaginian and later Roman city is an exciting gateway to Sicily's historic, gastronomic and natural attractions, offering access to beautiful medieval towns as well as Greek archaeological sites. We highly recommend that you participate on one of our interesting land adventures and not miss the amazing sites located about 30 minutes by road from Trapani. We suggest you spend the afternoon exploring Trapani.

    Notes

    Duration

    N/A

    Price

    N/A (USD)

  • Trapani, Sicily - Visiting Erice

    Description

    As you depart from the harbor, pass through Trapani and in about 30-minutes you reach Erice - a delightful medieval village in a panoramic setting dominating the city of Trapani, the Mediterranean Sea and the Egadi Islands. The Norman's influence is still strongly felt in the towers and fortifications of this hilltop village that also features English-style gardens scattered throughout town. Following your arrival, there will be time for a guided walk as well as independent leisure time for your own explorations of the charming cobbled streets and its shops. On the way back to the pier, it will be time for a short orientation tour through the famous "saline" and the historical centre of Trapani.

    Notes

    Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes! Once at Erice, the entire visit is on foot lasting approximately 90 to 100 minutes. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    3.5

    Price

    98 (USD)

  • Trapani, Sicily - Visiting Erice & and a Sicilian Olive Oil Estate

    Description

    Should you prefer a bit less walking and culture, we would like to recommend this visit to Erice followed by a specially hosted visit to the Burgarella family estate. Some wonderful "Bruschetta's" and olive oils are just waiting for you to be tasted in the "Baglio" a farmhouse dating back to the end of 1700. Depart from the harbour, pass through Trapani and in about 30-minutes you reach Erice - a delightful medieval village in a panoramic setting dominating the city of Trapani, the Mediterranean Sea and the Egadi Islands. The Norman's influence is still strongly felt in the towers and fortifications of this hilltop village that also features English-style gardens scattered throughout town. Following your arrival, there will be time for a guided walk as well as independent leisure time for your own explorations of the charming cobbled streets and its shops. Then, rest up from your walk at Erica as you head towards your next stop, a culinary visit to Sicily at the Burgarella family estate. For the next hour, taste some of the delicious homemade Bruschetta's (slices of homemade bread with various toppings) and olive oils before heading back to the port of Trapani and your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    Duration

    5

    Price

    148 (USD)

  • Trapani, Sicily - Marsala & Wine Tasting

    Description

    Leave the SeaDream pier and start driving towards the "via del sale" (the salt road) with the famous "Saline" and windmills where a brief photo stop will be made. During the way, you will have the opportunity to have a panoramic view of Mozia Island. Due to its presence near the coast as an important trade city, Mozia was one of the most important Phoenician and Carthaginian settlements in the Mediterranean area. Proceed to Marsala, situated on Cape Boeo; the low coast on which it is situated is the westernmost point of the island. Once you arrive, a brief walking tour will give you the opportunity to know this ancient city, founded by the Phoenicians refugees after the destruction of Mozia by the hand of Dionysius I of Syracuse. Thence different domination followed, as the Romans, the Vandals and the Byzantines. When the city fell to the Muslim they called it Marsa-Allah (Port of Allah). The Normans took Marsala in the 1072 and rebuilt the castle and constructed churches and convents. The town of Marsala is also famous for a dessert wine, that it is named after it. For this reason, your next stop will be made at a local Wine-Farm, the Cantine Florio, where you will have a the opportunity to taste the Sicilian specialities accompanied with different local wines including the Marsala. After brunch and visit, re-board your coach and return towards Trapani. Before driving back to pier another stop will be made at the "Torre di Ligny" one of the most beautiful panoramic points of the city. It is a massive quadrangular-plan tower built in 1671 by Prince di Ligny, from where you will be able to see the Egadi Islands (situated at abt 20 min by ferry boat from Trapani). From the same point, it is possible to see, two little islands, the "Lazzaretto" and "Torre della Colombaia". Afterwards enjoy a nice leisurely drive back to pier and to SeaDream

    Notes

    Please wear comfortable walking shoes. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    5

    Price

    149 (USD)

  • Lipari, Sicily - Lipari Island Overview

    Description

    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

    Price

    89 (USD)

  • Lipari, Sicily - Lipari Pizza Demo

    Description

    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)

  • Stromboli, Sicily - scenic navigation - Stromboli Sail By

    Description

    The word 'awesome' is so widely popular, and so widely misused! See the true meaning of this word as you take to the SeaDream decks for a dramatic sail past the world's mightiest, and most active volcano.

    Notes

    Duration

    N/A

    Price

    N/A (USD)

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

    Description

    Depart from the port for a dramatic drive via air-conditioned motor coach to the slopes of Europe's largest active volcano. Winding your way through small villages, lemon groves, orchards, vineyards, chestnut and pinewoods, you gradually encounter the hardened lava fields scattered with volcanic cones. Enjoy the view from the Silvestri Craters located at an altitude of 6200 feet and surrounded by hardened lava flow. You're sure to appreciate this eerie, unique scenery as you travel to the next level by cable car. Finally, board 4x4 vans for the drive to the base of the crater, where Alpine guides will join you for the twenty-minute walk up as close as possible to the crater's edge. Then it's back down, winding through the fields and villages for a return to Taormina and your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

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

    Duration

    5-6

    Price

    209 (USD)

  • Taormina (Etna) Sicily - Land of the Godfather

    Description

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

    Notes

    Owing to traffic/road restrictions, participation to this tour is to be limited. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program can also be booked onboard so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    4.5

    Price

    99 (USD)

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

    Description

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

    Notes

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

    Duration

    5

    Price

    259 or 189 if shared (USD)

  • Porto Cervo Marina, Sardinia - Classical Costa Smeralda

    Description

    Take the opportunity today to explore the Emerald Coast, probably one of the most exclusive and beautiful areas of all of the Sardinian Islands. Discovered and developed by the Aga Khan in 1961, the Emerald Coast is a sanctuary where natural beauty and personal privacy are preserved, where service is still an art and where the sun shines for more than 3000 hours each year on its quiet and sandy beaches.Your guide will meet you on the pier for a brisk walk from the harbor to the coaches waiting at the upper piazzetta. Enjoy a beautiful drive from Poltu Quatu along the scenic and impressive coastline, passing lovely beaches and posh villages. The first stop is at Baia Sardinia, a new holiday resort near the Emerald Coast. After a short visit your motor coach leaves the coastline behind and heads toward one of the most beautiful areas of northern Sardinia: The hills of San Pantaleo surrounded by the impressive granite rocks of the most various forms. Passing through this small Sardinian village that provides you with a glimpse of the local lifestyle.Drive by elegant properties like the lavish Cala di Volpe Hotel, a Moorish-style resort with more marble floored estaurants, bars and boutiques than a small town. See the famous Romazzino Hotel, a fantasy in white perched on a hill, draped with bougainvillea. The next stop is at Porto Cervo: There is time to stroll along the streets and squares of what is considered to be the hub of Costa Smeralda: visit the famous Piazzetta; admire the elegant shops and the charming restaurants and cafes. After a short introduction by guide, enjoy some leisure time for shopping. On your return, stop briefly to visit a local outdoor cafe for a tasting of the local vino and cheeses after which you continue the drive along the last part of the coastline that has to be seen by the visitors to complete the image of the Emerald Coast and return to your yacht.

    Notes

    This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All tours in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the tours will be offered for all of the calls and departure times are subject to change. Additional tours and/or updated information, pricing and departure times will be mailed to our guests with the documentation package sent approximately 30 days prior to embarkation, under the "Yachting Land Adventures" tab.

    Duration

    4

    Price

    169 (USD)

  • Porto Cervo Marina, Sardinia - Costa Smeralda Golf at Pevero Golf Club

    Description

    Pevero Golf Club: an extraordinary position for an equally extraordinary golf course. Everything is special starting from the design by Robert Trent Jones, who, at the beginning of the Seventies (in 1978, Pevero Golf Club hosted the renowned Italian Open), implemented a very exclusive course scattered with terrible hazards created by nature itself more than by man and with a strong wind often blowing across it. Before, the whole area between Cala di Volpe and Golfo del Pevero was completely covered by the typical Mediterranean bushes, by rocks and natural ponds; it would have been a shame if he had destroyed this beauty. So, he have just removed some areas where the vegetation was too thick. The Pevero is considered one of the most beautiful courses in the world, is second to none thanks to the spectacular foreshortenings taken from the magnificent Costa Smeralda, stretching from Porto Rotondo to Porto Cervo. The view from the club house over the gulf of Pevero and the bay of Cala di Volpe are unforgettable. http://www.golfclubpevero.net/eng/

    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 & shared golf cart, Coordination fee, Round trip transfers from the pier. Please advise the Concierge or Club Director if you require any equipment. Rental Clubs and golf balls are extra and may need to be paid direct at the pro shop. $60.00 rental clubs and balls.

    Duration

    as needed

    Price

    299 (USD)

  • Porto Empedocle (Agrigento), Sicily - Valley of the Temples - Agrigento

    Description

    This is your Sicilian “must-see” Adventure! The small port town does not offer much of interest but it is the most convenient gateway to one of Sicily’s most amazing sites – The ancient Greek city and temples of Agrigento. Located only a few miles inland from the port and known for its mild climate even in the “cold season,” the Greeks choose their location wisely in an exceptionally fine natural setting with stunning views of the Mediterranean countryside. We hope you will join us on this morning’s adventure and, following your walk through history, you may wish to take advantage of the SeaDream marina for the rest of the afternoon for a refreshing swim (depending on the daily conditions and approval from the local authorities). Don’t forget to bring your camera; the massive Doric temples and their columns make for very impressive photos. Leave the SeaDream landing pier and embark on the short drive to the entrance of the archaeological site. This is where you will commence your walking discovery of this ancient site, led by locally licensed expert guides that will bring the site alive with their comments. Your visit includes the main archaeological site and the interesting museum of San Nicola. As you walk through the site you will note the beautiful almond and olive trees that cover the surrounding areas, adding to the charm of the site. Your guide will lead you to the most important monuments: Temple of Juno, Temple of Concord, Temple of Hercules and the famous Temple of Zeus (the largest temple of Greek antiquity). At the end of the walk, visit the Museum of “San Nicola”, one of the most important Archaeological Museums in Sicily, containing impressive collections of Greek vases, coins, etc. Following your visit, return by coach to the pier and your SeaDream yacht at Porto Empedocle.

    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. As this is a walking excursion, we sugest that you were comfortable shoes as well as protection from the sun.

    Duration

    4

    Price

    99 (USD)

  • Valletta - Mediterranean Cooking Experience

    Description

    Enjoy some of the very best tastes of Mediterranean cooking on the island that is at the heart of the Mediterranean " Malta. Start your morning with a visit to one of the bustling local markets with one of Malta's most popular celebrity chefs. Her recipes and ideas are featured on local media. Help choosing the fresh ingredients for today's dish. Later proceed to her house where you can watch her prepare the meal, whilst sipping a glass of local wine. After this, enjoy sampling the sun-drenched flavors of your creations in her air-conditioned state of the art kitchen.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required in order to operate this adventure but participation is strictly limited to 12 guests.

    Duration

    4.5

    Price

    179 (USD)

  • Valletta - The Marvels of Valletta...a Walk Through History

    Description

    Even if you are the "independent" type you will benefit from taking part in this up-close and personal experience of Valletta. Explore with us the rich history of the city and walk in the footsteps of knights. Your knowledgeable local guide will point out many interesting facts and places that would be difficult to discover on your own. This intimate overview will provide you with an excellent base for any independent activities you may be planning in the city later in the afternoon. Casa Rocca Piccola is a 16th Century Palazzo - It is not a museum but the private home of a Maltese noble family. In a recent UK National Paper, Casa Rocca Piccola was described as offering "a unique chance to see inside one of the last private unconverted Valletta palaces still in use as a private home today. Its history goes back over 400 years to an era in which the Knights of St. John decided to build themselves a prestigious city to rival other European capitals: Valletta. The first owner of the house was an Admiral of the Order of St. John and it was sold later to a Maltese nobleman. Allow a member of the De Piro Family to guide you through the rooms and you will hear some intimate and interesting stories of various precious pieces of furniture, paintings, silverware and personal memorabilia. Refreshments will be served in the Courtyard. Follow your guide to St John's Co-Cathedral. Here, many Knights and Grand Masters found their last resting place. Elaborate marble tombstones and monumental artwork adorn their burial places and remind visitors of their grand past. Walk to the Upper Barrakka Gardens, going past some Auberges built by the Knights. See the ruins of the Old Royal Opera House. Walk past The Church dedicated to Our Lady of Victory. The Upper Barrakka Gardens are located on the highest point on the 16th-century bastion walls that the Knights of St John built to protect and encircle their city of Valletta. From here you have an incomparable view of the Grand Harbour and the Three Cities across the water. Return to the yacht thereafter or remain in town for independent discoveries. Your guide will assist you in pointing out the way back. See you in Valletta!

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required in order to operate this adventure. Walking in the city is for the most part flat but do wear comfortable walking shoes. As you will be visiting a cathedral, modest dress is requested; please do not wear shoulder less tops, stiletto shoes or shorts, as you will be refused entry.

    Duration

    3.5

    Price

    79 (USD)

  • Valletta - Golf at The Royal Malta Golf Club

    Description

    This long-established 18 hole course close to Valletta combines with the warm Mediterranean weather and hospitality making it enduringly popular with visitors who return regularly year after year. The well balanced layout of the course offers an interesting and challenging experience with positional play rather than big hitting paying better dividends. The newly built modern Clubhouse with its superb terrace overlooking the 1st 2nd and 18th greens will further enhance your overall experience.

    Notes

    Handicap: Visitors must have a valid handicap and produce this on the first day of play. If this is not available then proof of membership of an overseas Golf Club has to be produced. Dress Code: Normal golf attire is required on the course. Denim jeans are not allowed under any circumstances and Gentlemen must wear collared shirts, tailored shorts or slacks, socks and proper golf shoes. The course marshal has the authority to remove people from the course that do not conform. The same applies to Ladies making use of the course, but sleeveless shirts are allowed. In the bar and restaurant, no hats or golf shoes are allowed.

    Duration

    4-5

    Price

    199 (USD)

  • Marina De Ragusa, Sicily - Golf at the Donnafugata Golf Resort

    Description

    North Course - Parkland. 18-hole Gary Player Signature Design. Completely different to the Piras "Links", the Gary Player "Parkland" nestles among the wild olives and carobs typical of the Ragusa countryside, found all around up to the slopes of the plateau that continues up to Ragusa. The holes are well spread over the landscape and this is a feature of the course, making the player feel like he is completely surrounded by nature. The stone walls typical of the area, glimpses of which can be seen next to many of the holes, complement the course's features. Few sand obstacles along the tree-lined fairways, insidious greens well defended by deep bunkers close to the putting surface. Each successive hole is very different, requiring new golfing solutions and strategies. The 18 holes give onto an archaeological site and one hundred meters from hole 6 you can visit a 6th century B.C. Greek necropolis which is part of the property. A "wet" zone between holes 2 and 3 provides a stopover for animals and birds while 2 lakes frame the last few holes. Holes 9 and 18 have their greens next to the resort and forma a natural amphitheater in which the suites, the clubhouse with swimming pool and the spa sit side by side.

    Notes

    http://www.donnafugatagolfresort.com/en/golf#!camponord - 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 & shared golf cart, Coordination fee, Round trip transfers from the pier. Please advise the Concierge or Club Director if you require any equipment. Rental Clubs and golf balls are extra and may need to be paid direct at the pro shop. $70.00 rental clubs and balls. $369 per person based on min 4 players

    Duration

    Varies

    Price

    369 (USD)

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


Testimonials

The best trip I ever had. I used to be in the travel business for 23 years, traveled on other cruise lines – this was the BEST! Mrs Taunia RichardsonAnderson, South Carolina
Another great trip with SeaDream. We so enjoyed the service & attention to detail. Fabulous food!! Wish we could take you home with us. Mr & Mrs Michael RollandBonita Springs, Florida