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2020 2021

Milan and Lake Como & cruise from Renaissance-infused Mantua to the Canals of Venice

9 Days - MMV_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

Milan - Lake Como - Milan - MANTUA - Cremona - Parma - VALDARO - TORRETTA - ROVIGO - Verona - PORTO VIRO - PORTO LEVANTE - Vicenza - CHIOGGIA - VENICE

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: do not miss out on a tour of Parma and Cremona complete with a tasting of authentic cheese and ham! 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. 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.

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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

  • EXTENDED STAY 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
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED
  • The region of Emilia-Romagna and its traditional cuisine
    • Parma, a discrete and charming city
    • Visit Fratelli Spigaroli
    • Enjoy a tasting of Culatello ham and authentic Parmesan cheese
  • The region of Lombardy, its breathtaking and varied panoramas
    • Cremona, Claudio Monteverdi’s and Stradivarius’s birthplace
    • Mantua, romantic city surrounded by lakes
  • The region of Veneto, its treasures, arts and traditions
    • Verona, the City of Love
    • Vicenza, Palladio’s architectural masterpiece
    • Venice, an abundance of history

Route

Day 1

Milan(3)

You’ll check into your 3-star hotel in Milan or Lake Maggiore and enjoy dinner.

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Day 2

Milan - Lake Como

Breakfast will be served 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 and have lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we'll take the funicular 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 at a hotel.

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Day 3

Milan - MANTUA

Breakfast will be served at the hotel. We’ll enjoy a panoramic tour of Milan 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. We’ll hit the road for Mantua (an approximate 2-hour drive) and 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 4

MANTUA - Cremona - Parma

Join us for an excursion to Cremona and Parma (including lunch). We’ll indulge in a tasting of Italian cheeses and cold cuts.

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Day 5

MANTUA - VALDARO - TORRETTA - ROVIGO

Our ship will begin to cruise early in the morning to Valdaro. Join us on an excursion for both packages: A guided tour of Mantua, where the House of Gonzaga ruled for almost 400 years. We’ll spend the afternoon cruising.

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

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Day 6

ROVIGO - Verona - PORTO VIRO - PORTO LEVANTE

This morning, 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.

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

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Day 7

PORTO LEVANTE - Vicenza - CHIOGGIA - VENICE

This morning, join us on an excursion for both packages: A guided tour of Vicenza. As you enjoy your tour, the ship will cruise to Chioggia(1). For those who decided not to join us on the excursion, you will be transfered from Porto Levante to Chioggia(1). Enjoy some free time in Chioggia.

After we return on board in Chioggia, we’ll begin to cruise to Venice. Enjoy a free evening to explore the city on your own.

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Day 8

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.

Tonight is our festive gala evening.

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Day 9

VENICE(3)

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. 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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Departure 10/07/2020
Arrival 10/15/2020
FROM $ 3,562 PP
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

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

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 D2 and D3 - the visits listed in the program on D2 and D3 - transfer by coach from Milan to Mantua - 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 - emergency/repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Transfer from the airport to the hotel in Milan on D1 - drinks from our special wine list or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers (D1 to 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) Arrival D1 in Venice (VCE) before 2pm or from MXP before 5pm; departure D9 from Venice (VCE) after 11am.

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

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