milan and lake como & cruise from renaissance-infused mantua to the canals of venice (port-to-port cruise)
locationMilan(4) - Milan - Lakecomo - Mantua - Valdaro - Verona(1) - Ostiglia - Rovigo - Portoviro - Padoue(1) - Chioggia - Venice - Venise - Mazzorbo - Venice(4)
Milan and Lake Como & cruise from Renaissance-infused Mantua to the Canals of Venice (port-to-port cruise)
Milan and Lake Como & cruise from Renaissance-infused Mantua to the Canals of Venice (port-to-port cruise)
Milan and Lake Como & cruise from Renaissance-infused Mantua to the Canals of Venice (port-to-port cruise)
Milan and Lake Como & cruise from Renaissance-infused Mantua to the Canals of Venice (port-to-port cruise)
Milan and Lake Como & cruise from Renaissance-infused Mantua to the Canals of Venice (port-to-port cruise)
Milan and Lake Como & cruise from Renaissance-infused Mantua to the Canals of Venice (port-to-port cruise)
Milan and Lake Como & cruise from Renaissance-infused Mantua to the Canals of Venice (port-to-port cruise)
Milan and Lake Como & cruise from Renaissance-infused Mantua to the Canals of Venice (port-to-port cruise)
Milan and Lake Como & cruise from Renaissance-infused Mantua to the Canals of Venice (port-to-port cruise)
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Duration
9 days
Trip code
MMV_PP
Operator
CroisiEurope Cruises

Overview

Stop off in Milan, the fashion capital, to explore the city and nearby Lake Como before setting off on your cruise. From Mantua to Venice, enjoy a unique cruise through the heart of three Italian regions. Your trip starts with the region of Emilia-Romagna and its traditional cuisine. Lombardy welcomes you next with its breathtaking and varied panoramas. You'll visit unique cities such as romantic Mantua. Finally, the region of Veneto opens its doors and invites you to discover Venice, famous Saint Mark's Square and Doge's Palace, the official residence of Venetian dukes.

Highlights

  • EXTENDED STAY INCLUDED: 3-day/2-night stay in MilanAccommodations in a 3-star hotel LS in Milan (or the surrounding area)Tours of Milan, its cathedral, and Lake Como included
  • 3-day/2-night stay in Milan
  • Accommodations in a 3-star hotel LS in Milan (or the surrounding area)
  • Tours of Milan, its cathedral, and Lake Como included
  • Unique itinerary: cruise through the heart of the Italian regions
  • The region of Lombardy, its breathtaking and varied panoramasMantua(1), romantic city surrounded by lakes
  • Mantua(1), romantic city surrounded by lakes
  • The region of Veneto, its treasures, arts and traditionsVerona(1), the City of LovePadua(1), the home of Saint AnthonyVenice(1), an abundance of history
  • Verona(1), the City of Love
  • Padua(1), the home of Saint Anthony
  • Venice(1), an abundance of history
  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

What's Included



    Itinerary



    Shore Excursions

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Car lovers will not want to miss this chance! The museum focuses on the life and work of Enzo Ferrari, founder of the Ferrari sports car brand. Their website says it best: “The Museo Enzo Ferrari is more than just a museum. It is a spectacular immersive experience that combines a dizzying mix of unique ingredients. Visitors not only get to admire the stunning cars displayed in the futuristic 2,500 square meter main pavilion but are also treated to a spectacular audio-visual show to tell the magical story of Enzo Ferrari’s 90 years.”

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_FERMUS

    Pre-paid: $190

    On-board: $211

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    Car lovers will not want to miss this chance! The museum focuses on the life and work of Enzo Ferrari, founder of the Ferrari sports car brand. Their website says it best: “The Museo Enzo Ferrari is more than just a museum. It is a spectacular immersive experience that combines a dizzying mix of unique ingredients. Visitors not only get to admire the stunning cars displayed in the futuristic 2,500 square meter main pavilion but are also treated to a spectacular audio-visual show to tell the magical story of Enzo Ferrari’s 90 years.”

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_FERMUS

    Pre-paid: $193

    On-board: $215

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Despite Mantua's historic power and influence under the Gonzaga family, Mantua remains a little-known enclave in Northern Italy, but it is one of the richest and romantic cities and still carries pervasive vestiges of its Renaissance past today. We’ll visit the Palazzo Ducale di Mantova (Ducal Palace - closed on Mondays) which overlooks the city center. Built between the 14th and the 17th centuries by the noble House of Gonzaga, the property comprises many buildings such as the Castel di San Giorgio which was designed as a defensive structure aimed at protecting the heart of the town, and subsequently converted into the main residence of the Gonzaga family. We’ll also visit the Camera degli Sposi (“bridal chamber”), known for its frescoes executed by Andrea Mantegna as a celebration of the Gonzaga family. We’ll then reach the historic center of the city where you’ll visit the Rotonda di San Lorenzo and the Basilica of Sant’Andrea.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Must be booked in advance.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_MANTOU

    Pre-paid: $154

    On-board: $172

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    Despite Mantua's historic power and influence under the Gonzaga family, Mantua remains a little-known enclave in Northern Italy, but it is one of the richest and romantic cities and still carries pervasive vestiges of its Renaissance past today. We’ll visit the Palazzo Ducale di Mantova (Ducal Palace - closed on Mondays) which overlooks the city center. Built between the 14th and the 17th centuries by the noble House of Gonzaga, the property comprises many buildings such as the Castel di San Giorgio which was designed as a defensive structure aimed at protecting the heart of the town, and subsequently converted into the main residence of the Gonzaga family. We’ll also visit the Camera degli Sposi (“bridal chamber”), known for its frescoes executed by Andrea Mantegna as a celebration of the Gonzaga family. We’ll then reach the historic center of the city where you’ll visit the Rotonda di San Lorenzo and the Basilica of Sant’Andrea.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Must be booked in advance.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_MANTOU

    Pre-paid: $158

    On-board: $175

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    A short boat ride will take us to the island of Murano. The largest island in the lagoon, Murano is famous all over the world for its unique glass. We’ll visit a glassblowing studio to see how it’s done. Take advantage of some free time afterwards to explore the island on your own. Murano is also known for its lovely churches and several remarkable palazzetto.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_MURANO

    Pre-paid: $100

    On-board: $0

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    A short boat ride will take us to the island of Murano. The largest island in the lagoon, Murano is famous all over the world for its unique glass. We’ll visit a glassblowing studio to see how it’s done. Take advantage of some free time afterwards to explore the island on your own. Murano is also known for its lovely churches and several remarkable palazzetto.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_MURANO

    Pre-paid: $109

    On-board: $0

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    You'll leave on foot from The Zattere or San Basilio Pier. The Dorsoduro District houses some of the most picturesque canals and palazzi and some of the city's great art showcases without the tourist traps that you might expect. The area includes the highest land areas of the city. Our walk will take you along The Zattere to the Spirito Santo and the customs house. The view is absolutely spectacular from this point in Venice, because you can scan the entire Saint Mark's Basin, San Giorgio Maggiore, and the Grand Canal. We'll continue on to admire the exterior of the Santa Maria della Salute church, built during a plague epidemic in the 17th century. The church's dome was an important addition to the Venice skyline and soon became emblematic of the city, inspiring many artists. Our next stop will be Campo Santa Margherita, a large city square in the sestiere of Dorsoduro. You'll be delighted by this heart-warming quarter which has remained humble yet sophisticated with the many palaces overlooking the Grand Canal. After our visit, we'll return to the ship.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.

    EXC_VENIS7

    Pre-paid: $133

    On-board: $147

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    You'll leave on foot from The Zattere or San Basilio Pier. The Dorsoduro District houses some of the most picturesque canals and palazzi and some of the city's great art showcases without the tourist traps that you might expect. The area includes the highest land areas of the city. Our walk will take you along The Zattere to the Spirito Santo and the customs house. The view is absolutely spectacular from this point in Venice, because you can scan the entire Saint Mark's Basin, San Giorgio Maggiore, and the Grand Canal. We'll continue on to admire the exterior of the Santa Maria della Salute church, built during a plague epidemic in the 17th century. The church's dome was an important addition to the Venice skyline and soon became emblematic of the city, inspiring many artists. Our next stop will be Campo Santa Margherita, a large city square in the sestiere of Dorsoduro. You'll be delighted by this heart-warming quarter which has remained humble yet sophisticated with the many palaces overlooking the Grand Canal. After our visit, we'll return to the ship.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.

    EXC_VENIS7

    Pre-paid: $147

    On-board: $163

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Meet up with your guide on board. The tour will begin with a historical and artistic introduction to Venice with St Mark's Square, after which you will be able to admire the exteriors of St Mark's Cathedral. The Byzantine facades of the Cathedral (one of the most magnificent in the world) will immediately draw your attention. It was built in the 9th century to hold the body of St Mark, Patron Saint of Venice. Only a few pieces of the original structure remain and the present day Cathedral dates back from the 12th, 14th and 15th centuries. The exterior, with its domes, pinnacles and wooden horses, contrasts with the shining golden mosaics of the interior. The tour continues with the Doge's Palace, the residence of the Dukes of Venice and seat of the Venetian government from the 9th century until the Republic fell in 1797. Although there are no longer any traces of the 9th century Byzantine structures, the Palace as we see it today, richly decorated both on the outside and inside, dates back from the 14th century and is considered by many to be the finest in the world. You will then be able to admire the paintings of Tintoretto and Veronese from the top of the famous Golden Staircase before walking through the Grand Council Chamber and out onto the balcony with its fantastic view over the city. You will cross the famous decorated Bridge of Sighs which leads to the prison. The bridge, known in the past as the symbol of the destiny that awaited the prisoners, has more romantic connotations nowadays. Return to the boat on foot.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The commentary on St Mark's cathedral will be given outside, as it is not authorised inside.
    • Passengers will be able to enter the Cathedral during their free time. Modest clothing required. A long queue can be expected.
    • Wear sturdy walking shoes: the tour is entirely on foot.
    • There are a lot of steps to climb at the Doge's Palace.
    • With your tickets for the Doges' Palace, you will have free entry to the Correr Museum and library.
    • Depending on where the vessel is moored, we will arrange for shuttle boats if necessary to provide access to the Doges' Palace.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_VENISE

    Pre-paid: $150

    On-board: $167

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    Meet up with your guide on board. The tour will begin with a historical and artistic introduction to Venice with St Mark's Square, after which you will be able to admire the exteriors of St Mark's Cathedral. The Byzantine facades of the Cathedral (one of the most magnificent in the world) will immediately draw your attention. It was built in the 9th century to hold the body of St Mark, Patron Saint of Venice. Only a few pieces of the original structure remain and the present day Cathedral dates back from the 12th, 14th and 15th centuries. The exterior, with its domes, pinnacles and wooden horses, contrasts with the shining golden mosaics of the interior. The tour continues with the Doge's Palace, the residence of the Dukes of Venice and seat of the Venetian government from the 9th century until the Republic fell in 1797. Although there are no longer any traces of the 9th century Byzantine structures, the Palace as we see it today, richly decorated both on the outside and inside, dates back from the 14th century and is considered by many to be the finest in the world. You will then be able to admire the paintings of Tintoretto and Veronese from the top of the famous Golden Staircase before walking through the Grand Council Chamber and out onto the balcony with its fantastic view over the city. You will cross the famous decorated Bridge of Sighs which leads to the prison. The bridge, known in the past as the symbol of the destiny that awaited the prisoners, has more romantic connotations nowadays. Return to the boat on foot.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The commentary on St Mark's cathedral will be given outside, as it is not authorised inside.
    • Passengers will be able to enter the Cathedral during their free time. Modest clothing required. A long queue can be expected.
    • Wear sturdy walking shoes: the tour is entirely on foot.
    • There are a lot of steps to climb at the Doge's Palace.
    • With your tickets for the Doges' Palace, you will have free entry to the Correr Museum and library.
    • Depending on where the vessel is moored, we will arrange for shuttle boats if necessary to provide access to the Doges' Palace.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_VENISE

    Pre-paid: $152

    On-board: $168

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Departure by bus to Verona. Meeting with your guide for a walk through the streets and squares of the city with a focus on Italian culinary specialties. An original way to discover Verona. The guided tour takes place inside the loop of the Adige river which was once navigable and fundamental for the development of the city. Your guide will tell you about the art of gastronomy that has been passed down from the Roman Empire to the new Italian generations through legends and historical stories. At the end of the tour, you will go to a famous pastry shop to taste two sweet specialties accompanied by a coffee or a cappuccino. Duration: 5 hours (Transportation + guide + tasting).

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_VERON6

    Pre-paid: $213

    On-board: $236

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    Departure by bus to Verona. Meeting with your guide for a walk through the streets and squares of the city with a focus on Italian culinary specialties. An original way to discover Verona. The guided tour takes place inside the loop of the Adige river which was once navigable and fundamental for the development of the city. Your guide will tell you about the art of gastronomy that has been passed down from the Roman Empire to the new Italian generations through legends and historical stories. At the end of the tour, you will go to a famous pastry shop to taste two sweet specialties accompanied by a coffee or a cappuccino. Duration: 5 hours (Transportation + guide + tasting).

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_VERON6

    Pre-paid: $213

    On-board: $236

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Transfer by coach from Chioggia to Padua. Best known in Christianity as the Saint Antoine of Padua city, it is also famous for its art. Giotto (1267-1337, painter, sculptor and Italian architect) gifted the city of Padua some of his masterpieces, enriching the artistic scenery of the city. We'll start off with a guided tour of the city by coach before visiting the basilica which holds the vault of Saint Antoine. You'll be able to admire Donatello's bronze statue from the 15th century in the square before the basilica. This art piece was a major influence on sculptors of the Italian Renaissance. A guided tour on foot will take you to the Piazza delle Erbe and the Piazza dei Frutti which holds a fresh produce market every day. You'll then see the Palazzo della Ragione (exteriors only) and the Torre dell'Orologio with its astronomical clock dating back to 1344. You'll enjoy some free time to discover this charming city on your own. We'll be back on board in Venice.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    • Commentaries inside the Saint Antoine church are forbidden so they would be given before getting in.
    • Please dress appropriately to visit the Saint Antoine church.
    • Times are approximate.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    EXC_PADOUE

    Pre-paid: $117

    On-board: $0

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    Transfer by coach from Chioggia to Padua. Best known in Christianity as the Saint Antoine of Padua city, it is also famous for its art. Giotto (1267-1337, painter, sculptor and Italian architect) gifted the city of Padua some of his masterpieces, enriching the artistic scenery of the city. We'll start off with a guided tour of the city by coach before visiting the basilica which holds the vault of Saint Antoine. You'll be able to admire Donatello's bronze statue from the 15th century in the square before the basilica. This art piece was a major influence on sculptors of the Italian Renaissance. A guided tour on foot will take you to the Piazza delle Erbe and the Piazza dei Frutti which holds a fresh produce market every day. You'll then see the Palazzo della Ragione (exteriors only) and the Torre dell'Orologio with its astronomical clock dating back to 1344. You'll enjoy some free time to discover this charming city on your own. We'll be back on board in Venice.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    • Commentaries inside the Saint Antoine church are forbidden so they would be given before getting in.
    • Please dress appropriately to visit the Saint Antoine church.
    • Times are approximate.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    EXC_PADOUE

    Pre-paid: $122

    On-board: $0

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Verona: a splendid city of art, surrounded by traces of ancient history and the mythical dimension bestowed upon it by the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. The Romans founded the city in 49 B.C. and built many of its grandiose works such as the amphitheater—the third largest in Italy, after the Colosseum and the amphitheater in Capua. In the Middle Ages, the city flourished under the wrathful della Scala clan, who were as much faithful patrons of the arts as they were murderous tyrants. Under Cangrande I (1308-28) Verona conquered Padua and Vicenza, with the poet Dante and the artists Petrarch and Giotto benefitting from the city's patronage. The Scaligers rebuilt the walls during the Middle Ages, embracing a much larger territory in the west and another vast area on the east bank of the river. It's easy to spend a long time simply exploring the narrow streets lined with handsome palazzi that make up its historic heart. The city's museums and churches contain some of the finest works of art.
    We'll leave for Verona. We'll set off on foot with our guide to Juliet's House (Casa di Giulietta) to see the balcony where she stood when Romeo declared his love. We'll then walk to the arena—built from the characteristic local pink and white stone in the 1st century A.D.—which seated as many as 30,000 spectators at gladiatorial combats, mock naval battles and other such popular entertainment. If the amphitheater is closed, we'll visit the magnificent Giusti Gardens.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Wear comfortable, sturdy shoes.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_VERONE

    Pre-paid: $170

    On-board: $190

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    Verona: a splendid city of art, surrounded by traces of ancient history and the mythical dimension bestowed upon it by the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. The Romans founded the city in 49 B.C. and built many of its grandiose works such as the amphitheater—the third largest in Italy, after the Colosseum and the amphitheater in Capua. In the Middle Ages, the city flourished under the wrathful della Scala clan, who were as much faithful patrons of the arts as they were murderous tyrants. Under Cangrande I (1308-28) Verona conquered Padua and Vicenza, with the poet Dante and the artists Petrarch and Giotto benefitting from the city's patronage. The Scaligers rebuilt the walls during the Middle Ages, embracing a much larger territory in the west and another vast area on the east bank of the river. It's easy to spend a long time simply exploring the narrow streets lined with handsome palazzi that make up its historic heart. The city's museums and churches contain some of the finest works of art.
    We'll leave for Verona. We'll set off on foot with our guide to Juliet's House (Casa di Giulietta) to see the balcony where she stood when Romeo declared his love. We'll then walk to the arena—built from the characteristic local pink and white stone in the 1st century A.D.—which seated as many as 30,000 spectators at gladiatorial combats, mock naval battles and other such popular entertainment. If the amphitheater is closed, we'll visit the magnificent Giusti Gardens.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Wear comfortable, sturdy shoes.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_VERONE

    Pre-paid: $174

    On-board: $193



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