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From Venice to Mantua (port-to-port cruise)

A hiking cruise within the most beautiful regions in Italy.

Trip code : VMA_RAN

Duration : 7 days

Destination :

Travel Dates :2022

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • 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

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Unique itinerary
  • Coach transfer from Mantua to Venice on day 7 free of charge
  • Hiking Highlights
  • The islands of Torcello and Lazzaretto Nuovo
  • From the Euganean Hills to the village of Arqua Petrarca
  • Valle delle Cartiere and Lake Garda
  • Lessinia Regional Nature Park, a high-altitude trek
  • All excursions included for non-hikers:
    • Venice, an abundance of history
    • Vicenza, Palladio’s architectural masterpiece
    • Verona, the City of Love
    • Mantua, romantic city surrounded by lakes
    • Cremona, Claudio Monteverdi’s birthplace, and the charming city of Parma
    • Tour of the Fratelli Spigaroli with a tasting of Culatello ham and Parmesan cheese

DAY 1

You’ll board our ship at 6 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Enjoy a free evening to explore the city on your own.

DAY 2

In the morning,

FOR ALL: Guided tour of Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Square. You’ll discover Saint Mark’s Square and its famous basilica (exteriors) and visit inside Doge’s Palace.

This afternoon,

NON-HIKERS: Join us for an excursion to the Venetian Lagoon and its islands. Discover the famous glassworks on Murano and the multi-colored homes on Burano.

HIKERS: Set out on a trek across the islands of Lazzaretto Nuovo and Torcello. The first stop will be long-abandoned Lazzaretto Nuovo, which now harbors an archeological site and outdoor museum. We’ll then visit Torcello and its basilica with priceless mosaics. This is an approximate 5-hour tour with 2.5 hours hiking for 2.7 miles (4.5 km) and no elevation gain.

Enjoy a free evening to explore Venice on your own.

We’ll cruise to Chioggia, the starting point for our excursions.

NON-HIKERS: Guided tour of Vicenza and the Teatro Olimpico.

HIKERS: Hike the Euganean Hills. With your guide, you’ll first hike to Mount Calbarina to take in the magnificent view of the Lago della Costa. Your hike will continue through the forest to Mount Piccolo and then Arqua Petrarca.

This is an approximate 6-hour tour with 2.5 hours hiking for 4.3 miles (7 km) and an elevation gain of 919 feet (280 m).

As you enjoy your tour and hike, the ship will cruise to Porto Viro.(1) For those who decided not to join us on the excursion, you will be transferred from Chioggia to Porto Viro. Enjoy some free time in Chioggia.

We’ll return on board in Porto Viro and spend the afternoon cruising towards Rovigo.

We’ll spend the morning cruising to Torretta.

This afternoon,

FOR ALL: We’ll head to Verona, the City of Love made famous by Shakespeare’s legendary tragedy Romeo and Juliet. We’ll also visit the amphitheater or the Giusti Gardens.

After our tour, we’ll return on board in Valdaro.

NON-HIKERS:

Join us for a guided tour of Mantua, where the House of Gonzaga ruled for almost 400 years. We'll visit the Ducal Palace and the Bridal Chamber.

You’re free to do as you please in the afternoon.

Or enjoy an optional tour of the Ferrari Museum in Modena (price not included in packages).

HIKERS: Day-long hike around Lake Garda (picnic lunch included). Discover the romantic scenery along the banks of Lake Garda, from Toscolano-Maderno to Gargnano.

This is an approximate 8.5-hour tour with 5 hours hiking for 7.5 miles (12 km) and an elevation gain of 1,148 feet (350 m).

NON-HIKERS: Join us for an excursion to Cremona and Parma (including lunch). In Cremona, we’ll visit a violin-maker’s workshop. We’ll have lunch at the Fratelli Spigaroli in Polesine Parmense. In the afternoon, we’ll visit Parma.

HIKERS: Set out on a full-day hike through Lessinia Regional Nature Park. The overlooks provide amazing views of the lake and its surroundings. We’ll have lunch in a local mountain refuge.

This is an approximate 9-hour tour with 5.5 hours hiking for 6.2 miles (10 km), and an elevation gain of 1,148 feet (350 m).

Tonight is our festive gala evening.

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. Coach transfer from Mantua to Venice. End of our services.

FAQ & Travel Blog

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except from our special lists) - accommodations in double-occupancy, climate-controlled cabin with shower in private bathroom - onboard activities - hikes and excursions listed in program - assistance from our onboard, multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - emergency/repatriation insurance - baggage carrying services - all port fees.

CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE - 2021

Included in tour package Venice and the Doge's Palace Lagoon islands : Burano and Murano Vicenza Verona Mantua Cremona and Parma

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 489 AUD

On-board : 572 AUD

CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE - 2022

Included in tour package Venice and the Doge's Palace Lagoon islands : Burano and Murano Vicenza Verona Mantua Cremona and Parma

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 504 AUD

On-board : 589 AUD

1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Mantua

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

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 120 AUD

On-board : 134 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Murano and Burano islands

This 32-mile long Venitian lagoon was born from the estuaries of three different rivers and is separated from the Adriatic Sea by a thin sand bar. Venice is located in the midst of the cluster of isla

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 81 AUD

On-board : 90 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Ferrari Museum in Modena

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 Ferrar

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 141 AUD

On-board : 156 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
DAY
Cremona and Parma

A stroll through the historical center of Cremona reveals its hidden artistic and architectural treasures. Within the superb medieval square, we’ll take in the immensity of the duomo, bell tower

DURATION 12:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 287 AUD

On-board : 319 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided walking tour of Venice and the Doge's Palace

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&#

DURATION 02:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 120 AUD

On-board : 134 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Verona

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

DURATION 06:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 131 AUD

On-board : 146 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Vicenza

Vicenza is the epitome of gorgeous Italian landscapes, art, food, and wine. The most beautiful buildings in the city are found around the Piazza dei Signori. Here, you can take in the beautiful facade

DURATION 05:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 109 AUD

On-board : 120 AUD

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Drinks from our special wine list or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.