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2022

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

9 Days - MMV_FAIPP
# Description

Cruise

Milan - Lake Como - Milan - MANTUA - Cremona - VALDARO - Verona - OSTIGLIA - ROVIGO - PORTO VIRO - Padua - 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. 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.

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

  • 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
  • Ship moored close to Saint Mark's Square
  • Original and exclusive itinerary in the heart of Italian regions
  • Tasting of Culatello ham and authentic Parmesan cheese with a cocktail in an authentic setting
  • THE MUST-SEE SITES:
    • Cremona, Claudio Monteverdi's birthplace
    • Verona, the City of Love
    • Padua, the home of Saint Anthony

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

This morning, the CLASSIC package excursion is 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 5

MANTOUE - Cremona OR the Cavour Waterpark - VALDARO

Full-day excursions:
- CLASSIC package: Cremona.
- FAMILY package: Cavour Waterpark.

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Day 6

VALDARO - Verona - OSTIGLIA - ROVIGO

This morning, the excursion is a visit of Verona and its amphitheater (or the Giusti Gardens in July/August or if the amphitheater is closed).

We'll return on board in Ostiglia and spend the afternoon cruising.

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Day 7

PORTO VIRO - Padua - CHIOGGIA - VENICE

This morning, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: A guided tour of Padua. As you enjoy your tour, the ship will cruise to Chioggia.(1) For those who decide not to join us on the excursion, you will be transferred from Porto Levante to Chioggia. Enjoy some free time in Chioggia. After our tour, we'll return on board and begin to cruise to Venice. Enjoy a free evening to explore the city on your own.

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Day 8

VENICE

In the morning, the optional CLASSIC package excursion is a guided tour of Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Square. You'll discover Saint Mark's Square and its famous basilica (exteriors) and take a tour inside Doge's Palace, the official residence of Venetian dukes and the seat of the government until 1797. The current palace dates back to the 14th century and is considered by many to be the most beautiful in the world. A trek to the top of the Golden Staircase brings you up to massive works by Tintoretto and Veronese and gives you access to the antechambers and a magnificent view from the balcony. Enjoy some time on your own to explore Saint Mark's Square—where millions of tourists gather each year to admire the surrounding architecture—before returning to the ship.

In the afternoon, the optional CLASSIC/FAMILY excursion is a visit to the Venetian Lagoon and its islands, Murano and Burano. These are, without a doubt, the most beautiful islands in the lagoon. You'll take a boat to Murano, where Venetian glassmakers retreated to keep their production techniques a secret. Next, you'll experience the feeling of quiet and meditation in Burano as you walk along its docks lined with colorful homes. One of the most sought-out items on the island is handwoven lace that dates back to before the exploration of the New World. After our tour, we'll return to Venice by boat.

Tonight, we'll enjoy our gala dinner on board.

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Day 9

VENICE(3)

Disembarkation.

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2022
Departure 07/12/2022
Arrival 07/20/2022
FROM $ 3,499 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. VMM_FAIPP SEE THE FILE
Departure 07/18/2022
Arrival 07/24/2022
FROM $ 3,499 PP
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 08/15/2022
Arrival 08/21/2022
FROM $ 3,510 PP
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • 30% discount on cruise price up to 16 years old (excluding excursions)
  • 3rd person discount in triple cabin : - 30%     
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.

Shore Excursions

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) Arrival D1 from MXP or Linate before 5pm; departure D9 from Venice (VCE) after 11am.

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

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