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European Canal Barge Cruises

'La Bella Vita' - Po Valley & Venetian Lagoon 2018


7 days from $3,890

Limited to 20 guests

Offer

Savings available on select cabin and charter dates. Contact A&K for details.

Immerse yourself in Italian Renaissance culture as you cruise the Venetian lagoon and calm waters of the Po Valley en route to the elegant city of Mantua. Take a private walking tour of Venice's Castello District. Dine ashore at Villa Ca'Zen, the private riverside home where Lord Byron courted Countess Guiccioli. See ancient relics at the Archaeological Museum in Adria, pause for a private wine tasting at Villa Widmann Borletti and delight in visits to Ferrara's Estense Castle and the fascinating, 14th-century Ducal Palace in Mantua. Itineraries can be arranged for chartering parties with special interests, such as golf,  opera or wine.
'La Bella Vita' - Po Valley & Venetian Lagoon Vessel

Vessel Information

140 feet long with air-conditioning and central heating

Capacity for 20 in 2 twin/double junior suites and 8 twin/double cabins, each outward facing with en suite bathroom

Salon with stereo system, television, assortment of CDs/DVDs and piano

Sun deck, partially shaded for al fresco dining

Bicycles available

All meals and beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) included

Deck Plan
Day 1
SUNDAY

Upon arrival, you are met at the Hotel Laguna Palace in Mestre or Piazzale Roma in Venice and transferred to ‘La Bella Vita’ for a Prosecco welcome. See 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./p>

'La Bella Vita'
Meals: 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; the Bucintoro (Doge’s Boat) at the Naval Museum; and the Pavilion of Gondolas. Cruise to Pellestrina, along the Canal of the Orphans.

'La Bella Vita'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
TUESDAY

Walk or cycle along the 18th-century Istrian sea wall in Pellestrina. Proceed to Chioggia, seeing its town center, fish market and cathedral. Visit the Piazzetta Vigo. Back onboard ‘La Bella Vita,’ pass through a nature reserve with flamingos, herons and snipes. Continue upriver to Taglio di Po for dinner ashore at Villa Ca’Zen — the private riverside home where Lord Byron courted Countess Guiccioli.

'La Bella Vita'
Meals: 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; and cruise to Zelo.

'La Bella Vita'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
THURSDAY

Take a guided tour of Ferrara, visiting Schifanoia Palace and 14th-century Estense Castle. Return to your vessel and proceed to Trevenzuolo.

'La Bella Vita'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
FRIDAY

Arrive in Mantua. Visit the 14th-century Ducal Palace. Then, attend a Captain’s Farewell Dinner.

'La Bella Vita'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
SATURDAY

After breakfast, transfer to the Hotel Laguna Palace in Mestre or Piazzale Roma in Venice.

Meals: Breakfast

Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.

2019 Travel | 2019 prices available on request. Please contact A&K for details.


Prices are in USD, per person and based on double occupancy unless noted as charter. Contact A&K for availability. 

  • Departing Every Sunday Between Apr 22- Jul 21, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,290
    Single Supplement
    $1,700
    Cabin Class
    Junior Suite
    Price
    $5,150
    Single Supplement
    $1,700
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $80,500
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Jul 22 - Aug 25, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $3,890
    Single Supplement
    $1,450
    Cabin Class
    Junior Suite
    Price
    $4,650
    Single Supplement
    $1,450
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $72,200
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Sep 2 - Oct 13, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,290
    Single Supplement
    $1,700
    Cabin Class
    Junior Suite
    Price
    $5,150
    Single Supplement
    $1,700
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $80,500
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Oct 14- Nov 3, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $3,890
    Single Supplement
    $1,450
    Cabin Class
    Junior Suite
    Price
    $4,650
    Single Supplement
    $1,450
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $72,200
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
Journey Details

Minimum age (for Independent Bookings) is 12 years old.

Reduced pricing available for Private Charters of 10-18 guests.

Golf, opera and wine appreciation cruises available for Private Charters (supplements may apply). Contact A&K for details.

Aug 25-Sep 1 (7 nights): Opera Cruise including one pre-cruise night in Verona and a performance of Bizet's Carmen at Arena de Verona. Contact A&K for details and pricing.


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

New bookings only. Offers subject to availability and may be withdrawn at anytime.


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