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2022 2023

From the Canals of Venice to Renaissance-infused Mantua & Milan and Lake Como Extended Stay

9 Days - VMM_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

VENICE - CHIOGGIA - PORTO VIRO - Padua - CANDA - OSTIGLIA - Verona - MANTUA - Cremona - MANTUA - Milan - Lake Como - Milan

From Venice to Mantua, enjoy a unique cruise through the heart of three Italian regions. 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. Lombardy welcomes you next with its breathtaking and varied panoramas. You’ll visit unique cities such as romantic Mantua and Cremona, Claudio Monteverdi’s and Stradivarius’s birthplace. Your trip ends with the region of Emilia-Romagna and its traditional cuisine: do not miss out on a tour of  Cremona complete with a tasting of authentic cheese and ham! Wrap up your Italian adventure with an enchanting stay in Milan and Lake Como.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

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: cruise through the heart of the Italian regions
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED
  • The region of Veneto, its treasures, arts and traditions
    • Venice, an abundance of history
    • Padua, the home of Saint Anthony
    • Verona, the City of Love
  • The region of Lombardy, its breathtaking and varied panoramas
    • Mantua, romantic city surrounded by lakes
    • Cremona, Claudio Monteverdi’s and Stradivarius’s birthplace
  • The region of Emilia-Romagna and its traditional cuisine
    • Visit Fratelli Spigaroli(2)
    • Enjoy a tasting of Culatello ham and authentic Parmesan cheese
  • EXTENDED STAY INCLUDED:
    • 3-day/2-night stay in Milan
    • Accommodations in a 3-star hotel in Milan or Lake Maggiore
    • Tours of Milan, its cathedral, and Lake Como included

Route

Day 1

VENICE(3)

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.

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Day 2

VENICE

This morning, we offer two excursions:
- CLASSIC: Guided tour of Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Square.
- DISCOVERY: - DISCOVERY package: Venice and the Dorsoduro district.

This afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: The Venetian Lagoon and its islands, Murano and Burano. Enjoy a free evening to explore Venice on your own.

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Day 3

VENICE - CHIOGGIA - Padua - PORTO VIRO - CANDA

Cruise to Chioggia, the departure point for an excursion for both packages: A guided tour of Padua. As you enjoy your tour, the ship will cruise to Porto Viro.(1) For those who decide not to join us on the excursion, you will be transferred from Chioggia to Porto Viro. Enjoy some free time in Chioggia beforehand.

We'll return on board in Porto Viro and spend the afternoon cruising towards Canda.

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Day 4

CANDA - OSTIGLIA - Verona - MANTUA

We’ll spend the morning cruising to Torretta. In the afternoon, we offer two excursions:
- CLASSIC: Visit Verona and its amphitheater or the Giusti Gardens.
- DISCOVERY: Verona through its gastronomy.

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

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Day 5

MANTUA - Cremona

Join us for a full-day excursion to Cremona (including lunch), with a visit to a violin-maker's workshop. Next stop will be Polesine Parmense and some time at the Fratelli Spigaroli,  where we'll enjoy a tasting of Italian cheese and cold cuts.(2) We'll return to the ship in Mantua.

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Day 6

MANTUA

Our ship will begin to cruise early in the morning to Mantua.

Join us on an excursion for both packages: A guided tour of Mantua, where the House of Gonzaga ruled for almost 400 years. You’re free to do as you please in the afternoon.

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

Tonight is our festive gala evening.

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Day 7

MANTUA - Milan

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. We’ll hit the road for Milan (an approximate 2-hour drive), and upon our arrival mid-morning, we’ll enjoy a panoramic tour of the city to get an overview of what it has to offer. We’ll have lunch in a local restaurant. The afternoon will be dedicated to discovering the historic center, including a visit to the cathedral. Dinner and accommodations in a 4-star hotel LS in Milan or Lake Maggiore.

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Day 8

Milan - Lake Como

Breakfast at the hotel. We’ll head to Como for a guided tour of the city, an invitation to rest and relaxation. We’ll visit the remarkable cathedral. In the afternoon, we'll take the funicular railway to the summit, where you’ll have a great view of the lake and city below. We’ll return to Como and enjoy a boat tour of the lake. After our excursion, we’ll return to Milan by coach. Dinner and accommodations in a 4-star hotel LS in Milan or Lake Maggiore.

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Day 9

Milan(3)

Breakfast will be served at the hotel. End of our services.

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2023
Departure 04/15/2023
Arrival 04/21/2023
FROM $ 3,582 PP
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 05/17/2023
Arrival 05/25/2023
On request
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 06/26/2023
Arrival 07/02/2023
FROM $ 3,754 PP
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 07/24/2023
Arrival 07/30/2023
FROM $ 3,634 PP
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 08/05/2023
Arrival 08/11/2023
FROM $ 3,634 PP
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 10/04/2023
Arrival 10/12/2023
FROM $ 3,754 PP
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Cruise in the opposite way

Be careful, the itinerary and/or excursions may differ in the opposite direction

REF. MMV_AIPP SEE THE FILE

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - all onboard beverages (not including the special lists) - accommodations in a double-occupancy, climate-controlled cabin with shower in private bathroom - onboard entertainment - welcome cocktail - gala evening - excursions included in the package selected - assistance from our onboard, multi-lingual host/hostess - transfer by coach from Mantua to Milan - accommodations in a 4-star hotel LS in Milan or Lake Maggiore including breakfast and dinner for one traveler under double-occupancy reservations - lunches on D7 and D8 - visits listed in the program on D7 and D8 - emergency/repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special wine list or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers (D1 to D9) - transfer from the hotel to the airport in Milan on D9 - transfers to/from departure/arrival points (including to/from airports) - optional excursion to the Ferrari Museum (to book and pay for on board or at travel agency) - cancellation and baggage insurance - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

Cremona

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, and cathedral. This lovely city was home to Anto...

Duration h00 Classic
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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 islands that are in this lagoon. Almost half of them a...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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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 pervasive vestiges of its Renaissance past today....

Duration 3h00 Classic
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Guided tour of Padua

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, enr...

Duration 5h00 Classic
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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's Cathedral. The Byzantine facades of the Cathe...

Duration 2h00 Classic
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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 many of its grandiose works such as the amphithea...

Duration 6h00 Classic
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Cremona

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, and cathedral. This lovely city was home to Anto...

Duration h00 Classic
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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 islands that are in this lagoon. Almost half of them a...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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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 pervasive vestiges of its Renaissance past today....

Duration 3h00 Classic
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Guided tour of Padua

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, enr...

Duration 5h00 Classic
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Venice and the Dorsoduro district

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 incl...

Duration 3h00 Discovery
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Verona through its gastronomy

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 rive...

Duration h00 Discovery
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Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.


Warning: Navigational obligations and weather conditions can disrupt the itinerary, and in certain cases, intermediate stops may be canceled. If this happens, CroisiEurope will do our best to find the best solution according to passenger expectations. For safety reasons, the company and/or the captain of the ship are the only authorities who can modify the cruise itinerary.

(1) Passengers cannot remain on board the ship between Chioggia and Porto Viro.

(2) In case the cellars at Fratelli Spigaroli are closed, we’ll visit a similar site.

(3) Recommendation: Arrival D1 in Venice (VCE) before 5pm; departure D9 after 11am from Milan Malpensa or Linate.

Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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