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2020 2021

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 - Vicenza - ROVIGO - TORRETTA - Verona - VALDARO - MANTUA - Cremona - Parma - 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 Parma and 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 in lounge and bar
  • 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
    • Vicenza, Palladio’s architectural masterpiece
    • 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
    • Parma, a discrete and charming city
    • 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: Following the footsteps of Casanova in Venice to Doge’s Palace and its hidden passageways.

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 - Vicenza - PORTO VIRO - ROVIGO

We’ll cruise to Chioggia, the departure point for an excursion for both packages: A guided tour of Vicenza. As you enjoy your tour, 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(1). Enjoy some free time in Chioggia. We’ll return on board in Porto Viro and spend the afternoon cruising towards Rovigo.

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Day 4

ROVIGO - TORRETTA - Verona - VALDARO

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: Take a bike tour of Verona and visit the Giusti Gardens.

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

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Day 5

VALDARO - 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).

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Day 6

MANTUA - Cremona - Parma

Join us for an excursion to Cremona and Parma (including lunch).

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 3-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 3-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 2020
Departure 08/12/2020
Arrival 08/20/2020
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Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
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Departure 08/28/2020
Arrival 09/05/2020
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Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
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Departure 09/09/2020
Arrival 09/17/2020
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Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
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Departure 10/07/2020
Arrival 10/15/2020
FROM $ 3,562 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 3-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.

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. 2019 PRE-CRUISE PROGRAM (subject to changes).

(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 from Venice (VCE) after 2pm or from MXP after 11am.

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

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