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'La Bella Vita' - Po Valley & Venetian Lagoon 2020

7 days with Abercrombie & Kent  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 SUNDAY
Meet in Venice and transfer to ‘La Bella Vita’ for a Prosecco welcome. Your first cruise this afternoon passes the Chiesa del Redentore, Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute and Punta della Dogana. Moor outside the Naval Museum, disembark, and visit St. Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace. (Dinner)
 
DAY 2 MONDAY
Take a guided walking tour of Venice’s Castello District, seeing the gardens at the Biennale Exhibition of Modern Arts; Palladio’s Church of San Pietro; and the Venetian Ships Pavilion. Cruise to Pellestrina, along the Canal of the Orphans. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 3 TUESDAY
Cruise to Chioggia to visit the colorful fish market and tour the canals in a traditional, locally built boat. Back on board ‘La Bella Vita,’ pass through a nature reserve with flamingos, herons and snipes. Continue upriver to Taglio di Po for a private dinner ashore at Villa Ca’Zen — the private riverside home where Lord Byron courted Countess Guiccioli. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 4 WEDNESDAY
Cruise to Adria and see the ancient relics at the Archaeological Museum. Drive to the Bagnoli Estate; tour the Renaissance gardens and wine cellars of Villa Widmann Borletti, pausing for a private tasting. Rejoin the barge at Zelo, the overnight mooring. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 5 THURSDAY
Take a guided tour of Ferrara, visiting Schifanoia Palace and the magnificent cathedral. Admire Estense Castle with its medieval moat. Return to your vessel and cruise to Governolo. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 
 
DAY 6 FRIDAY
Arrive in Mantua. Visit the 14th-century Ducal Palace with its intricate frescoes and Gallery of Mirrors. A gala Captain’s Farewell Dinner ends the cruise week. (Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 7 SATURDAY
After breakfast, transfer to Venice, where your program ends. (Breakfast)
Tour Map
All This Included
Cruise the Venetian lagoon and Italy's Po Valley aboard relaxing 'La Bella Vita.' Tour the Castello District in Venice, dine ashore at romantic Villa Ca'Zen, enjoy a private wine tasting at Villa Widmann Borletti and visit the fascinating 14th-century Ducal Palace in Mantua.
  • Canal Barges Hand-Selected by A&K
  • Choice of Independent Bookings or Private Charters Available
  • Transfers to/from Barges
  • All Meals and Drinks on Board
  • All Sightseeing Excursions During the Cruise
  • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard La Bella Vita
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are availalbe. 
  • Minimum age (for Independent Bookings) is 12 years old.
  • Reduced pricing available for Private Charters of 10-18 guests.
  • Family, golf, opera and wine appreciation cruises available for Private Charters (supplements may apply).
  • Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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