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Private Escapes Sale: 'La Bella Vita' - Po Valley & Venetian Lagoon 2021

7 days from $59,500 per charter was $85,000

Private Journey


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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.
2021 La Bella Vita Po Valley Deck Plan

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, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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Prices are in USD, for a twenty guest Private Charter. Contact A&K for availability. 

  • 2021
  • May 09 - May 15
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Journey Details

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

Promotion begins Monday, November 30, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. CT and ends Friday, December 4, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. CT. Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. International and internal air are not included. Full payment is due at time of booking and is non–refundable. For barge private charters, prices apply to use of the entire barge up to the published maximum capacity and a deposit of 25% of the total charter price is due at time of booking and is non-refundable. These offers are not combinable with any other offer, discount or promotion. Other restrictions may apply.

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