DAY 1 VENICE
We board our floating hotel from 6.00pm. We have a welcome cocktail in the lounge bar and are introduced to the crew. Dinner on board. The rest of the evening is free.Overnight stop.
DAY 2 VENICE - Burano and Murano (1) - VENICE
Optional excursions proposed :
CLASSIC: Visit of the Doge’s palace(4). The palace is Byzantine in origin and used to be the home of the Doge and the seat of the Palace of Justice.
DISCOVERY: Following the footsteps of Casanova in Venice. .
The afternoon optional excursion common for both packages : visit the islands in the Lagoon, Murano and Burano, famous for its lacework which was developed on the island in the 16th century. Return on board and cruise to Venice. Overnight stop.
DAY 3 VENICE - CHIOGGIA (or nearby) - TAGLIO DI PO
Cruise to Chioggia, where we arrive late morning.
Optionnal excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Visit of Padua, the main setting for Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.
DISCOVERY: Hiking on the wine route, through the Euganean Hills and the village of Arquà Petrarca.
Meanwhile your floating hotel cruises to Taglio di Po. Back on board for dinner in Taglio di Po(3). If you do not choose to go to the Padua excursion, a transfer is established to the town of Adria to allow you to discover this citys charm to the fullest, from where The Adriatic Sea.is named after. Then drive to Taglio Di Po where we join our boat. Evening of entertainment. Overnight stop.
DAY 4 TAGLIO DI PO - POLESELLA
Cruise to Polesella, where we arrive late morning.
The afternoon, optional excursion common for both packages to discover Bologna, an authentic medieval city perfectly preserved. Return on board at Polesella. Free evening on board. Overnight stop.
DAY 5 POLESELLA - TAGLIO DI PO - CHIOGGIA (or nearby)
Optional guided tour excursion for both packages to discover Ferrare. Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this Renaissance town is surrounded by a continuous wall almost 9km long (approximately 5.6 miles) which is one of the oldest and most impressive defensive systems of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
The afternoon, optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Visit of Verona.
DISCOVERY: Verona by bike and the Giusti Gardens, one of the city’s marvels.
During this time the ship sails towards Chioggia(3). Those who have not booked the tour continue cruising on the Po. A coach transfer is planned from Porto Levante to reach Chioggia. This port city of Roman origin, is the second largest city of the Republic serene and contains works and testimonials from various periods and various styles. Free time in Chioggia before returning to our boat. Overnight stop.
DAY 6 CHIOGGIA (or nearby) - VENICE
Cruise to Venice and arrival early morning.
Optional excursions proposed :
CLASSIC : Visit of the Castello quarter(2) in search of the secret Venice through its old quarters to the Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo.
DISCOVERY: You’ll leave on foot from The Zattere or San Basilio Pier.
The afternoon is free to explore Venice independently on foot or perhaps take an optional gondola trip (booking and settlement on board). Gala evening. Overnight stop.
DAY 7 VENICE
After breakfast on board this morning, we disembark around 9.00am(5). End of our journey.