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Venice, the Lagoon & the Po delta in Italy

VENICE – PADUA – FERRARA – VERONA – ISLANDS IN THE LAGOON - VENICE

 

    

 

Explore cities of art, history and tradition whilst being moored in the very heart of Venice!  On this 6-day cruise you will visit the medieval stronghold of Ferrara and the prestigious artistic town of Verona and Padua - the city of arts and pilgrimages.   In Venice you will visit major historic sites such as the Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Square, and also the Island of Murano - renown for its unique glass blowing and Burano - famous for its lace.


Days: 6 Days
Code -  VSI
NOTE: 2017 CRUISES INCLUDE THE "CLASSIC" SIGHTSEEING PACKAGE
Itinerary

Day 1 VENICE

Boarding at 6.00 pm at San Basilio (vaporetto station Santa Marta). Settling in on board. Presentation of the crew. Welcome cocktail. Departure for the wharf of the 7 Martyrs. Dinner on board and free evening in Venice. Overnight stopover.

   
Day 2 VENICE – TAGLIO DI PO – POLESELLA
 

Departure of the boat early in the morning. Breakfast during the cruise. Morning sailing for Taglio di Po via the Adriatic. Lunch on board. We will reach Taglio di Po around 1.30 pm. Departure by coach for a guided tour of Padua, the city of Saint Anthony but also a city of art and pilgrimage. After visiting the famous "Santo", the basilica devoted to Saint Anthony, you will have the chance to stroll around the historic centre and discover the "Café Pedrocchi", dear to the citizens of Padua. During this time, the boat will sail to Polesella where we will join it at around 6.30 pm. Dinner, free evening. Overnight stopover.

   
Day 3 POLESELLA – FERRARA – VERONA – TAGLIO DI PO
 

After breakfast on board, departure by coach for the tour of Ferrara. Listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO, this refined city was once home to the Este court. Back to the boat for lunch. In the afternoon, departure by coach for Verona. Tour of this magnificent Italian city, famous for its star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, and its Roman theatre. Back on board in Polesella and cruise to Taglio di Po which we will reach in the evening. Gala dinner on board. Overnight stopover.

   
Day 4 TAGLIO DI PO – CHIOGGIA (or thereabouts) – VENICE
 

Departure of the cruise early in the morning, breakfast on board. We will reach Chioggia (or thereabouts) during the morning. Chioggia, a port city of Roman origin, was the second most important city in the republic of La Serenissima and houses works and testimony from various periods and in various styles. Explore the town on your own. Back to the boat for lunch. Departure of the cruise for Venice, which we will reach around 3.00 pm. Guided tour of the Doges Palace – the symbol of Venetian glory and power – and the celebrated Piazza San Marco. Back on board for the evening. Dinner on board. Free evening. Overnight stopover.

   
Day 5

VENICE – ISLANDS IN THE LAGOON – VENICE

 

Breakfast on board. Departure for an excursion to the Islands in the Lagoon. Murano, famous for its glasswork. You can also visit its beautiful churches, particularly Santa Maria et San Donato, one of the oldest in the lagoon. And Burano, a fishermen's island, also famous for its lacework. Old lace is still made on this island in the estuary. Back on board at the wharf of the 7 Martyrs. Lunch on board. Free afternoon or the chance to take a trip in a gondola. Back on board for the evening. Dinner and free evening. Overnight stopover.

   
Day 6 VENICE

Departure early in the morning from the Wharf of the 7 Martyrs for San Basilio Wharf. Breakfast on board. Disembarkation at 9.00 am.

   
 

This itinerary is a guide only. For reasons of navigational safety, the captain and crew of the boat alone may decide to modify the itinerary.

Please note Croisi cruises are bilingual with on board commentaries in both French & English. Sightseeing tours are guaranteed in English with either bilingual guides or audiphones.

   
INCLUSIONS





This offer includes: The cruise on full board from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day, local wine, beer and fruit juice at lunch and dinner (on board meals only), Open bar including a variety of French and regional wine and spirits  (excluding Champagne and premium drinks),  accommodation in a twin air conditioned cabin with shower and WC, entertainment, the assistance of our hostess on board, the welcome cocktail, the gala evening, port taxes and pre-paid English sightseeing (subject to minimum numbers)

   
EXCLUSIONS

This offer does not include:  insurance, personal expenses, Drinks - wine selected from the premium drinks list and those purchased on shore excursions, shore excursions.

                        
 
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