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Venice Italy 7-day Luxury Barge Tour (LBV)

  • 7days
  • Italy

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Luxury Barge Tour from Venice to Mantua

When it comes to river cruises, Italy is a country seemingly designed to host them. Its beautiful canals and rivers pass through diverse landscapes and nature en route, from picturesque lagoon islands with their colourful houses, to wild beach dunes and pine woods with an abundance of birdlife.

These waterways were once the ancient trade routes used by the Romans and the early Mediterranean settlers before them, and cruises around Italy are perfect for gaining a real insight into the many cultures – including Roman, Etruscan, Istrian, Byzantine and of course Renaissance – which have influenced the arts, architecture and history of the region over many centuries.

Enjoy the charming waterways between Venice and Mantua, a unique and magical cruising experience. The itinerary includes fascinating excursions that offer a real insight into the many cultures - Roman, Etruscan, Istrian, Byzantine and or course Renaissance - that have influenced the arts, architecture and history of the region over many centuries.

This special voyage also gives the opportunity to enjoy the diverse landscapes and nature en route, from picturesque lagoon islands with their colourful houses to wild beach dunes and pine woods with a variety of bird life; from the charming Venetian port of Chioggia via the river Po and Bianco Canal to the captivating lakeside setting of the Renaissance city of Mantua.

All 10 rooms on board have ensuite facilities; a bright, spacious dining room and bar area offers a perfect view through its louvre doors, and above, a huge sundeck with comfortable loungers is the ideal place for a quiet drink before delicious regional Italian meals are served.

Prices quotes are for standard staterooms. Upper deck cabins from 4350 EUR per person

 

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  • Day 1

    Venice

    Guests are met at the designated meeting point in Mestre or Venice and transferred to the barge for a Prosecco welcome. An afternoon cruise takes us along the Giudecca Canal past some of Venice's most famous monuments: the Chiesa del Redentore, the impressive Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute and the Punta della Dogana to our mooring outside St Mark's Square. Tour of the Doge's palace before dinner on board.

  • Day 2

    Venice to San Pietro in Volta.

    A guided walking tour to the Castello district of Venice, perhaps discovering some hidden parts of the city of Venice: the gardens of the Biennale Exhibition of Modern Arts, Palladio's Church of San Pietro in Castello, the Naval Museum with a model of the Bucinto (Doge's Boat) and the Pavilion of Gondolas housing Peggy Guggenheim's own vessel. Late afternoon cruise to Pellestrina, which separates the Venetian Lagoon from the Adriatic Sea, along the Canal of the Orphans, passing lagoon islands with their ancient monasteries, painted fishing boats and tiny churches. Dinner on board.

  • Day 3

    San Pietro in Volta to Taglio di Po

    After a stroll or cycle ride along the 18th century sea wall, a cruise takes us to Chioggia, city of Goldoni's plays, for a visit to the town centre and fish market, cathedral and the Piazzetta Vigo before rejoining the barge. Passing through a nature reserve with flamingos, heron, snipe and other wetland wildfowl, the barge heads upriver to Taglio di Po for dinner ashore, hosted by the owners at the beautiful 17th century Villa Ca'Zen, a private stately home by the river where Lord Byron courted the Countess Giuccioli and wrote some of his best poetry.

  • Day 4

    Taglio di Po to Bosaro

    A morning cruise takes us to Adria where we visit this ancient Etruscan town and visit the Archeological Museum. After lunch on board, a drive to the Bagnoli Estate where we tour the Renaissance gardens and wine cellars of the 17th century Villa Wildman Borletti, for a stroll in the gardens and a private wine-tasting. Afternoon cruise to Bosaro. Dinner on board.

  • Day 5

    Bosaro to Tevenzuolo

    A morning excursion and guided tour with highlights of the Renaissance city of Ferrara and its castle, cathedral and Schifanoia palace, renowned for its 15th century frescoes. We also admire the 14th century Estense Castle and it smoat and the magnificent cathedral facade with its sculpted images described as an illustrated Bible. . Return to the barge for an afternoon cruise to Trevenzuolo and dinner on board.

  • Day 6

    Trevenzuolo to Mantua

    The final cruise has a dramatic approach to Mantua, home of the poet Virgil, artists Mantegna and Donatello and its captivating lakeside setting. Mantua displays extraordinary neo-classical and baroque architecture, portrayed in the 14th century Ducal Palace housing some 15 gardens and courtyards, a museum, basilica and theatre. The intricate frescoes, Gallery of Mirrors and exquisite Rivers Room and 12,000 paintings and sculptures all create a Grand Finale to our Italian Renaissance adventure. Captain's farewell dinner on board.

  • Day 7

    Mantua.

    After breakfast, passengers disembark and transfer to the drop off point at Venice or Mestre.

    This is a sample tour and subject to change. On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction.

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Jun 16 2024 Jun 22 2024 20 Single rooms 6,590€
Double rooms 4,790€
Jun 23 2024 Jun 29 2024 20 Single rooms 6,590€
Double rooms 4,790€
Jun 30 2024 Jul 06 2024 20 Single rooms 6,590€
Double rooms 4,790€
Jul 07 2024 Jul 13 2024 20 Single rooms 6,590€
Double rooms 4,790€
Jul 14 2024 Jul 20 2024 20 Single rooms 6,590€
Double rooms 4,790€
Jul 21 2024 Jul 27 2024 20 Single rooms 5,850€
Double rooms 4,250€
Jul 28 2024 Aug 03 2024 20 Single rooms 5,850€
Double rooms 4,250€
Aug 04 2024 Aug 10 2024 20 Single rooms 5,850€
Double rooms 4,250€
Aug 11 2024 Aug 17 2024 20 Single rooms 5,850€
Double rooms 4,250€
Aug 18 2024 Aug 24 2024 20 Single rooms 5,850€
Double rooms 4,250€
Aug 25 2024 Aug 31 2024 20 Single rooms 5,850€
Double rooms 4,250€
Sep 01 2024 Sep 07 2024 20 Single rooms 6,590€
Double rooms 4,790€
Sep 08 2024 Sep 14 2024 20 Single rooms 6,590€
Double rooms 4,790€
Sep 15 2024 Sep 21 2024 20 Single rooms 6,590€
Double rooms 4,790€
Sep 22 2024 Sep 28 2024 20 Single rooms 6,590€
Double rooms 4,790€
Sep 29 2024 Oct 05 2024 20 Single rooms 6,590€
Double rooms 6,590€
Oct 06 2024 Oct 12 2024 20 Single rooms 5,850€
Double rooms 4,250€
Oct 13 2024 Oct 19 2024 20 Single rooms 5,850€
Double rooms 4,250€
Oct 20 2024 Oct 26 2024 20 Single rooms 5,850€
Double rooms 4,250€
Apr 06 2025 Apr 12 2025 20 Single rooms 5,850€
Double rooms 4,250€
Apr 13 2025 Apr 19 2025 20 Single rooms 5,850€
Double rooms 4,250€
Apr 20 2025 Apr 26 2025 20 Single rooms 5,850€
Double rooms 4,250€
Apr 27 2025 May 03 2025 20 Single rooms 6,590€
Double rooms 4,790€
May 04 2025 May 10 2025 20 Single rooms 6,590€
Double rooms 4,790€
May 11 2025 May 17 2025 20 Single rooms 6,590€
Double rooms 4,790€
May 18 2025 May 24 2025 20 Single rooms 6,590€
Double rooms 4,790€
May 25 2025 May 31 2025 20 Single rooms 6,590€
Double rooms 4,790€
Jun 01 2025 Jun 07 2025 20 Single rooms 6,590€
Double rooms 4,790€
Jun 08 2025 Jun 14 2025 20 Single rooms 6,590€
Double rooms 4,790€
Jun 15 2025 Jun 21 2025 20 Single rooms 6,590€
Double rooms 4,790€
Jun 22 2025 Jun 28 2025 20 Single rooms 6,590€
Double rooms 4,790€
Jun 29 2025 Jul 05 2025 20 Single rooms 6,590€
Double rooms 4,790€
Jul 06 2025 Jul 12 2025 20 Single rooms 6,590€
Double rooms 4,790€
Jul 13 2025 Jul 19 2025 20 Single rooms 6,590€
Double rooms 4,790€
Jul 20 2025 Jul 26 2025 20 Single rooms 5,850€
Double rooms 4,250€
Jul 27 2025 Aug 02 2025 20 Single rooms 5,850€
Double rooms 4,250€
Aug 03 2025 Aug 09 2025 20 Single rooms 5,850€
Double rooms 4,250€
Aug 10 2025 Aug 16 2025 20 Single rooms 5,850€
Double rooms 4,250€
Aug 17 2025 Aug 23 2025 20 Single rooms 5,850€
Double rooms 4,250€
Aug 24 2025 Aug 30 2025 20 Single rooms 5,850€
Double rooms 4,250€
Aug 31 2025 Sep 06 2025 20 Single rooms 6,590€
Double rooms 4,790€
Sep 07 2025 Sep 13 2025 20 Single rooms 6,590€
Double rooms 4,790€
Sep 14 2025 Sep 20 2025 20 Single rooms 6,590€
Double rooms 4,790€
Sep 21 2025 Sep 27 2025 20 Single rooms 6,590€
Double rooms 4,790€
Sep 28 2025 Oct 04 2025 20 Single rooms 6,590€
Double rooms 4,790€
Oct 05 2025 Oct 11 2025 20 Single rooms 5,850€
Double rooms 4,250€
Oct 12 2025 Oct 18 2025 20 Single rooms 5,850€
Double rooms 4,250€
Oct 19 2025 Oct 25 2025 20 Single rooms 5,850€
Double rooms 4,250€
Oct 26 2025 Nov 01 2025 20 Single rooms 5,850€
Double rooms 4,250€

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Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote

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