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From the Canals of Venice to Renaissance-Infused Mantua 2021

7 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 VENICE (3)
You’ll board our ship at 6 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Enjoy a free evening to explore the city on your own.
 
DAY 2 VENICE 
This morning, we offer two excursions:
 
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Square.
DISCOVERY: Following the footsteps of Casanova in Venice to Doge’s Palace and its hidden passageways.
 
This afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: The Venetian Lagoon and its islands, Murano and Burano. Enjoy a free evening to explore Venice on your own.
 
DAY 3 VENICE - CHIOGGIA - VICENZA - PORTO VIRO - ROVIGO
We’ll cruise to Chioggia, the departure point for an excursion for both packages: A guided tour of Vicenza. As you enjoy your tour, the ship will cruise to Porto Viro(1). For those who decided not to join us on the excursion, you will be transferred from Chioggia to Porto Viro(1). Enjoy some free time in Chioggia. We’ll return on board in Porto Viro and spend the afternoon cruising towards Rovigo.
 
DAY 4 ROVIGO - TORRETTA - VERONA - VALDARO
We’ll spend the morning cruising to Torretta. In the afternoon, we offer two excursions:
 
CLASSIC: Visit Verona and its amphitheater or the Giusti Gardens.
DISCOVERY: Take a bike tour of Verona and visit the Giusti Gardens.
 
After our tour, we’ll return on board in Valdaro.
 
DAY 5 VALDARO - MANTUA
Our ship will begin to cruise early in the morning to Mantua.
 
Join us on an excursion for both packages: A guided tour of Mantua, where the House of Gonzaga ruled for almost 400 years. You’re free to do as you please in the afternoon.
 
Or enjoy an optional tour of the Ferrari Museum in Modena (not included in packages).
 
DAY 6 MANTUA - CREMONA - PARMA
Join us for an excursion to Cremona and Parma (including lunch). 
 
Tonight is our festive gala evening.
 
DAY 7 MANTUA - VENICE (3)
Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. Coach transfer from Mantua to Venice. End of our services.
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Unique itinerary: cruise through the heart of the Italian regions
  • Coach transfer from Mantua to Venice on day 7 FREE OF CHARGE
  • The region of Veneto, its treasures, arts and traditions
    • Venice, an abundance of history
    • Vicenza, Palladio’s architectural masterpiece
    • Verona, the City of Love
  • The region of Lombardy, its breathtaking and varied panoramas
    • Mantua, romantic city surrounded by lakes
    • Cremona, Claudio Monteverdi’s and Stradivarius’s birthplace
  • The region of Emilia-Romagna and its traditional cuisine
    • Parma, a discrete and charming city
    • Visit Fratelli Spigaroli(2)
    • Enjoy a tasting of Culatello ham and authentic Parmesan cheese
All This Included
From Venice to Mantua, enjoy a unique cruise through the heart of three Italian regions. The region of Veneto opens its doors and invites you to discover Venice, famous Saint Mark’s Square and Doge’s Palace, the official residence of Venetian dukes. Lombardy welcomes you next with its breathtaking and varied panoramas. You’ll visit unique cities such as romantic Mantua and Cremona, Claudio Monteverdi’s and Stradivarius’s birthplace. Your trip ends with the region of Emilia-Romagna and its traditional cuisine: do not miss out on a tour of Parma and Cremona complete with a tasting of authentic cheese and ham!
  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Michelangelo
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Navigational obligations and weather conditions can disrupt the itinerary, and in certain cases, intermediate stops may be canceled. If this happens, CroisiEurope will do our best to find the best solution according to passenger expectations. For safety reasons, the company and/or the captain of the ship are the only authorities who can modify the cruise itinerary.
  • (1) Passengers cannot remain on board the ship between Chioggia and Porto Viro.
  • (2) In case the cellars at Fratelli Spigaroli are closed, we’ll visit a similar site.
  • (3) Recommendation: Arrival D1 in Venice (VCE) before 5pm; departure D7 from Venice (VCE) after 2pm.
  • Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.
  • 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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