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European Canal Barge Cruises

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


7 days from $4,050

Limited to 20 guests

Offer

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

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.
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Vessel Information

140 feet long with air conditioning throughout

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

Internet access (limited in some areas)

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

Deck Plan
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.

'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; and the Venetian Ships Pavilion. Cruise to Pellestrina, along the Canal of the Orphans.

'La Bella Vita'
Meals: 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.

'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. Rejoin the barge at Zelo, the overnight mooring.

'La Bella Vita'
Meals: 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.

'La Bella Vita'
Meals: 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.

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

After breakfast, transfer to Venice, where your program ends.

Meals: Breakfast

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

Book a 2021 cruise at 2020 pricing when you reserve by May 31, 2020. 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 Mar 29 - Apr 19, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,050
    Single Supplement
    $1,550
    Cabin Class
    Junior Suite
    Price
    $4,890
    Single Supplement
    $1,550
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $75,500
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Apr 26 - Jul 12, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,550
    Single Supplement
    $1,800
    Cabin Class
    Junior Suite
    Price
    $5,450
    Single Supplement
    $1,800
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $85,000
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Jul 19 - Aug 9, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,050
    Single Supplement
    $1,550
    Cabin Class
    Junior Suite
    Price
    $4,890
    Single Supplement
    $1,550
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $75,500
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Aug 23, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,050
    Single Supplement
    $1,550
    Cabin Class
    Junior Suite
    Price
    $4,890
    Single Supplement
    $1,550
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $75,500
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Aug 30 - Oct 4, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,550
    Single Supplement
    $1,800
    Cabin Class
    Junior Suite
    Price
    $5,450
    Single Supplement
    $1,800
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $85,000
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Oct 11 - Oct 25, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,050
    Single Supplement
    $1,550
    Cabin Class
    Junior Suite
    Price
    $4,890
    Single Supplement
    $1,550
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $75,500
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
Journey Details

Minimum age for Individual Travel is 12 years.

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

Family, golf, opera and wine appreciation cruises available for Private Charters (supplements may apply).


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

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


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