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Fall in love with the exceptional cuisine and wine pairings of the wonderful Mediterranean region on this unique 8-day cruise aboard the SeaDream II. Try some German Riesling amongst the finest white wines of the world; this beautiful grape demands a great deal of the vineyard and of its winemaker. Experience the German variety of Pinot Noir, Spätburgunder, in an informational and engaging wine tasting held by Mr. Phillip Wittmann, the Winemaker of Weingut Wittmann. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy | Embark
Day 2 : Portoferraio, Elba, Italy
Day 3 : Portovenere (Cinque Terre), Italy
Day 4 : Marina di Carrara (Florence, Lucca), Italy
Day 5 : Portofino, Italy
Day 6 : Saint Florent, Corsica, France
Day 7 : Porto Vecchio, Corsica, France
Day 8 : Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy | Disembark


  • Visit Elba's charming villages and Estate La Chiusa
  • Discover the beauty of Mount Capanne on a hiking excursion
  • Enjoy a unique wine tasting featured at Ste Michelle Wine Estates
  • Explore the beautiful and narrow streets of Bastia's historic old town


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Grapes at a vineyard Roman ruins in Rome, Forum Cinque Terre, Italy Lighthouses fringe the shores of the Italian Mediterranean

Day 1 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy | Embark

Arrive at one of the largest and busiest ports in the Mediterranean - Civitavecchia is the gateway to Rome. Rome has been recognized as one of the most-visited cities in the world. Its incredible history spans over 2,500 years, and its historic center is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Monuments and museums such as the Vatican Museum and the Colosseum are amongst the world's 50 most-visited destinations. Settle in to your cabin and attend a welcome dinner as the ship sets sail.

Day 2 Portoferraio, Elba, Italy

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Portoferraio is a beautiful town in the province of Livorno, Tuscany, on the northern coast of Elba Island. The  ship generally docks just steps away from the main street Via Garibaldi.

Wine Voyage Activities:

Visit to Elba Villages and Estate La Chiusa

Optional Activities:
Portoferraio, Elba – Hiking Mount Capanne: Discover the beauty of Elba on a hiking excursion. Leave Portoferraio by motorcoach and set out for an enjoyable drive to western Elba, reaching the attractive village of Marciana, the island’s oldest settlement (375m above sea level), still maintaining its medieval appearance. From here start a delightful hiking tour along the slopes of Mount Capanne, which has been slowly eroded by the wind, creating curious formations. Walk through magnificent vegetation surrounded by ilex, pine and chestnut tree woods which also allow breathtaking views over the northern side of the island. The cool and fresh climate gives this land a mountain atmosphere although the sea is just a few minutes away. After approximately 1.5 hours, reach the Church of San Cerbone (525m above sea level). Continue down for about 30 minutes to end the hike at the village of Poggio (325m above sea level) and stop at a charming rustic restaurant - a pleasant interlude to relax, enjoy great views over the ocean, and taste of course the local specialties before resuming your drive back to Portoferraio.
Duration: 6 hours

Portoferraio, Elba – Elba Vistas, Villages & Wine: From Elba’s capital Portoferraio, enjoy a delightful drive to the southern mountainside village of Capoliveri. Absolutely enchanting, Capoliveri preserves an almost medieval atmosphere in its architecture, somber at the same time as graceful and elegant. From Capoliveri's panoramic point you can enjoy a superb view over the gulfs of Lacona and di Campo, at the foot of a wild headland covered with bush, agaves, and prickly pears. The coasts of Capoliveri are some of the most beautiful on the island, with overhanging cliffs visited by thousands of seagulls, and small bays with crystal-clear water. Now it is time for a delightful walk through the twisty old streets followed then by some leisure time to browse around the tiny shops and boutiques of the village. Your next destination is the 17th-century wine-farm "La Chiusa," beautifully nestled in a vineyard estate surrounded by olive trees and overlooking the ocean: as any self-respecting mansion on Elba, it claims to have once housed Napoleon during his exile there. During your visit of the estate's cellar see how the wine is handled and produced. A delicious wine sampling of the vineyard's "passiti", made from Aleatico and Ansonica, classic mainstays of the island, follows in the outside garden facing the sea, complemented by assorted light snacks. After enjoying this pleasant interlude, a short walk brings you back to your waiting transport for your drive back to Portoferraio.
Duration: 4.5 hours

Portoferraio, Elba – Walking the Napoleon Trail: Enjoy a historically informative hike through the 'centro' section of Portoferraio, Elba's capital and largest city. From the pier, begin your walk through the ancient city gates toward the Forte Falcone. Once inside, there's a spectacular view over Portoferraio and the gulf. Continue along the narrow cobblestone path that leads to the town's upper reaches and your next stop, the Napoleon Residence dei Mulini, where the famous French hero lived in exile for nine months. A visit to the emperor's apartments lets you imagine him reading his favorite books in the library, or contemplating his conquests in the small garden. Resume your stroll to the Forte Stella, so named for its star-shaped design, then wind your way down toward the pier, with a brief visit along the way to the Church of Misericordia. Passing through the Medicean Sea Gate, or Porta a Mare, enjoy the ambience of the fashionable waterfront before returning to the yacht.
Duration: 2.5 hours

Day 3 Portovenere (Cinque Terre), Italy

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Portovenere and the three islands of Palmaria, Tino, and Tinetto were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997. They have been selected for being distinguished examples of the ways in which man has been able to modify and transform the environment without altering the beauty of the original natural landscape.

Wine Voyage Activities:

Porto Venere – Visit to Cantine Lunae, Porto Venere:
Cantine Lunae is an 18th-century estate alongside the historic Roman road Via Aurelia. Paolo Bosoni, the founder of Cantine Lunae, set out to create a center of research and development where wine, gourmet cuisine, and art could exist in perfect harmony. Today, his beautiful country home and gardens embody all he had dreamed of. Through a guided tasting of some of the renowned labels of Lunae’s production, their wine expert shares the features and hidden stories behind each wine. The specially selected wines are paired with local gastronomic specialties.

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Portovenere (Cinque Terre) – UNESCO Awarded Cinque Terre: You cannot visit Italy without having seen and visited one of the world's most beautiful and famous stretches of coastline. It's so beautiful, it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997! Don't disappoint yourself and your friends by staying behind. Are you not convinced yet? Please read on! Clinging to the Ligurian cliffs on the west coast of Italy are five castles at nearly the same distance from one another: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. Depart from the Portovenere pier directly to Cinque Terre ("Five Lands") and marvel at the breathtaking coast with the villages suspended above the sea, almost defying gravity. There they are - Five ("Cinque") picturesque villages of pastel-colored houses and terraced vineyards alive with the fragrance of olive trees blending with the fresh ocean breeze. Arrive at the village of Vernazza, where you disembark and begin a guided walk of this 1st-century village. Notice the richness of its architecture, which is evidence of a standard of living that was wealthier than the other villages. Following this guided walk, there is free time to browse the local shops or enjoy a cafè. Then re-board the vessel for a stop at the second village, Monterosso, known as the most westerly village, and the beach town of the Cinque Terre. This town is divided into two distinct parts: San Cristoforo Hill, and the old maritime village protected by a rock spur. Your guide points out the highlights of the village and then allows you free time to explore on your own before returning to the motor launch and the return journey to Portovenere.
Duration: 4 hours

Portovenere (Cinque Terre) – Guided Village Walk: Imagine walking through your own town without any knowledge of its history, culture, or customs. Now imagine how much richer you are for the experience with that information added. This walking exploration of Portovenere leaves you feeling like a local. Portovenere is an ancient 12th-century town where tall and colored houses still remain as an important feature of one of Italy's most picturesque ports. Start today's walking adventure with your knowledgeable guide by passing under the ancient arch to enter Caruggio before exploring the Church of St. Peter, the Castle, and the Cemetery. Continue walking portside for a panoramic view of the town and the island of Palmaria. Along the way a stop is made to enjoy a tasting of the delicious local wine.
Duration: 2 hours

Day 4 Marina di Carrara (Florence, Lucca), Italy

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Wine Voyage Activities:

Visit to Cantine Lunae, Marina di Carrara & Winemaker’s Dinner with Weingut Wittmann

Optional Activities:
Marina di Carrara – Walking exploration of Carrara, the marble-built town: Stroll in Michelangelo’s footsteps searching for the perfect marble of his artwork. This is an interesting trip to explore the charming city of Carrara, a town built mostly out of white marble, including palaces, churches, squares, paving, terraces, windows, doorways, and portals. Enjoy a guided walk with your local guide starting from medieval Carrara, through the Renaissance section, and ending up in the nineteenth-century part of the town. Carrara has a unique character and charm, as the whole atmosphere of the city is permeated by creativity - drawings, paintings, and street art can be noticed on almost each street and alley. Along the way, a stop is made to enjoy a refreshment at some of the local cafès in town.
Duration: 3.5 hours

Marina di Carrara – Carrara, the world of white marble: Discover the incredible world of Carrara marble, the white gold of the sculpture masters. Enjoy a visit to the Carrara quarries, the place where marble, or “white gold”, has been extracted since the Roman times. Learn about the techniques and tools used throughout the Renaissance age until nowadays. The ancient Romans started 2000 years ago, later, artists such as Michelangelo, Donatello, Bernini, Canova and many others loved to use the precious Carrara marble for their works of art. Today quarrymen challenge "Mother Nature" in order to excavate from these steep and abrupt slopes such a unique, white and shining stone, still renowned all over the world and which decorates some of the most beautiful palaces, villas and artworks around the globe.
Duration: 4 hours

Day 5 Portofino, Italy

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Portofino is a picturesque, half-moon-shaped seaside village with pastel houses lining the shore of the harbor. Discover its incredible shops, restaurants, cafès, and luxury hotels. The shopping here is incredible as are the many art galleries. There are also opportunities for hiking, diving, boating, resort golf, tennis and biking (once you get past the taxi stand) as there are no bikes and cars permitted within the town limits.

Wine Voyage Activities:

Wine tasting with Ste Michelle Wine Estates

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Portofino – The Splendido’s Italian Cuisine – Taste of Tradition: Experience the cuisine of the world-famous and uber-exclusive Splendido Hotel. This magnificent landmark overlooks the picturesque harbor of Italy's most renowned resort enclave. Favored by the wealthy and famous, the hotel is known for its superb Italian cuisine and for her unequaled ambience. Have an opportunity to taste regional varieties of oil and learn how each is used in the preparation of delicious Italian dishes. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious luncheon of Italian specialties prepared with olive oil as well as wine, dessert, and coffee before returning to the harbor to enjoy the rest of your day.
Duration: 2.5 hours

Portofino – Hiking to Santa Margherita: This picturesque hiking adventure departs from the tender pier and passes through town by the trendy boutiques and shops that surround the charming piazzetta and the waterfront. Walk by the church before you reach the hiking path: depending on weather and paths conditions, the first half of the journey is mostly uphill, walking towards Cappelletta, San Sebastiano, and Olmi to reach Molini. The path leads the way through Mediterranean flora, with fancy villas, vineyards, and olive groves. Alternatively, you walk towards Paraggi along the breathtaking coastline where the hills and the seaside live harmoniously together, to then hike up towards Acquaviva and Molini, where an old olive oil mill has been renovated, housing now a little museum and a tiny cafè with facilities. Vegetation hugs the medieval dwellings and the cliffs drop off to the crystal-clear sea, making this one of the most fascinating locations of the Riviera. Continue towards S. Anna and Nozarego to finally start the walk down to the main promenade of Santa Margherita Ligure. Santa Margherita's forms, colors, the arrangement of its characteristic houses, its rich villas, and great hotels all seemingly painted around the bay produce something of a magical reflection. Pause for a refreshment at a local cafè and some time to browse the shops before boarding your van for the return drive to Portofino. Or extend your stay in Santa Margherita and then make your own way back to the yacht.
Duration: 3.5 hours

Day 6 Saint Florent, Corsica, France

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Wine Voyage Activities:

Wine tasting with Stag’s Leap

Optional Activities: 

Saint Florent, Corsica – Cap Corse Scenic Overview: Until the end of the 19th century when Napoleon III ordered the rebuilding of the coach road, this long peninsula called the Cap Corse was cut off from the rest of the island. It then became a favorite destination for its wonderful and very typical wild landscape. During the excursion, discover a real mountain in the sea, with high perched villages made of green and gray stones. Cap Corse is really the only place in Corsica where people live from agriculture and fishing! Stop at Erbalunga's lovely marina, beloved by French romantics, and drive through the small marinas of Sisco, Pietracorbara, and Porticciolo. Leave the coast for a short drive in the mountains in the direction of Luri, and join the west side of the Cap Corse in Pino. Admire the fascinating view on the green hills and the deep-blue sea. The next stop is Nonza, built on a black rocky pinnacle dropping vertically into the sea. Go for a little walk to the famous square tower. A few kilometers after Nonza, find the most reputed place in Corsica regarding wine production: the Patrimonio region, before driving back to St. Florent. 
Duration: 5 hours
Saint Florent, Corsica – Beautiful Bastia: Start this adventure by crossing at the bottom of the Cap Corse Peninsula from St. Florent to Bastia, the largest town on the island. On arrival, visit the Citadel, and from there start a pleasant walk along the charming and narrow streets of this historic town, offering a unique juxtaposition of discovery. During this visit, discover the old town and the citadel quarter, the cathedral St. Marie, the governor's palace, and the old port. While walking through the narrow streets, discover some signs of a rich and interesting past. Pass through St. Nicolas square, the meeting point of all the population. Pass the Terra Vecchia (old earth) which leads from St. Nicolas to the old port, along irregular un-paved streets, passing cute little chapels and oratorio in baroque-style like the Oratoire St Roch, or the "flamboyant" Oratoire de l'Immaculee Conception. Stop at the Roccoco church St. Jean Baptiste, famous for its twin campaniles. Continue through the Terra Nova (new earth), which includes the citadel, with the square Du Donjon, and the impressive 14th-century Palais des Gouverneur. The walking segment of this visit allows you to experience the ambience of Bastia as well as a visit to Jardin (Garden) Romieu. This 18th-century terraced garden ascends the cliffs, leading down to the charming old port with its colored fishing boats. Return to St. Florent via the scenic Teghime pass, offering wonderful vistas on both sides. 
Duration: 4 hours

Day 7 Porto Vecchio, Corsica, France

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Porto Vecchio, Corsica is a small port of call in the Corse-du-Sud department of France. Its popularity increased dramatically since hosting the start of the first stage of the 2013 Tour de France. Just outside of town are some remarkable beaches. Water sports are offered in the morning and afternoon from the marina platform (weather permitting).

Wine Voyage Activities:

Clos Canarelli, Elegant & Exquisite Wines from Corsica:
In the oldest wine growing region of Corsica, Yves Canarelli has been a pioneer. Yves, who was a student of economics before turning his dedication to wine, has revived the heirloom grape varietals of the island. This is a rare opportunity to try exclusive wines which are produced in small quantities and with high international demand. Enjoy the company of an intellectual winemaker who has brought new light to the scene of Corsican winemaking.

Day 8 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Arrive back in Civitavecchia and disembark after breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your continued independent journeys.

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Please note: Optional Activities are NOT included in this cruise-only rate. Contact us for details.

- All guests are required to have a valid passport while onboard.

- All on board wine tastings are complimentary.

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