Venice to Mantua
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Guests are met at the Hotel Laguna Palace in Mestre, or Piazzale Roma in Venice on Sunday afternoon and transferred by air-conditioned coach to La Bella Vita for a Prosecco welcome.
A late afternoon cruise takes us along the Giudecca Canal past some of Venice's most famous monuments before we enjoy the first excursion, a guided visit of the Doge's Palace.
This morning we begin the day with a guided walking tour of the Castello district, discovering some hidden history along the way.
Late afternoon cruise to Pellestrina separating the Venetian Lagoon from the Adriatic Sea, along the Canal of Orphans passing lagoon islands with their brightly coloured houses, painted fishing boats and tiny churches.
Enjoy a pre-dinner stroll along the 18th century Istrian sea wall.
After breakfast, we cruise to Chioggia to visit the 18th century Church of San Domenico set on its island, and then enjoy a short tour of Chioggia's pretty canals in one of the locally made traditional boats, in quite a contrast to La Belle Vita!
A change of waterway this morning as we join the Bianco Canal and cruise toward Adria where we'll stop to visit the Archeological museum in this Etruscan town.
Lunch will be served on board before our afternoon drive takes us to the Bagnoli Estate for a private wine tasting in the 17th-century cellars and a tour of the beautiful Renaissance gardens.
Dinner on board.
Our classical education continues this morning in our tour of the Renaissance city of Ferrera, where we can see the exterior of the Estense Castle and visit the Schifanoia Palace.
We rejoin La Belle Vita in Trevenzuolo for our afternoon cruise passing through villages and farmsteads to our evening mooring at Governolo.
What better way to finish our Italian Renaissance adventure than cruising to Mantua: intricate frescoes, the Gallery of Mirrors and 12,000 paintings and sculptures await discovery. There will be much to talk about this evening at the Captain's Farewell Dinner.
After breakfast, our guests are transferred by private minibus to the Hotel Laguna Palace in Mestre or Piazzale Roma in Venice.
Venice to Mantua rates
|2024 USD, for American and Canadian residents||Regular||Value|
|Whole boat charter for 20||101, 500 USD||90, 500 USD|
|Whole boat charter for 18||98, 500 USD||87, 900 USD|
|Whole boat charter for 16||95, 500 USD||83, 500 USD|
|Whole boat charter for 14||92, 500 USD||85, 300 USD|
|Whole boat charter for 12||89, 500 USD||80, 100 USD|
|Whole boat charter for 10||86, 500 USD||77, 500 USD|
|Junior suite per person||6, 690 USD||6, 050 USD|
|Stateroom per person||5, 490 USD||4, 950 USD|
|Single supplement||2, 100 USD||1, 900 USD|
|2023 USD, for American and Canadian residents||Regular||Value|
|Whole boat charter for 20||94, 000 USD||83, 500 USD|
|Whole boat charter for 18||91, 200 USD||81, 100 USD|
|Whole boat charter for 16||88, 400 USD||78, 700 USD|
|Whole boat charter for 14||85, 600 USD||76, 300 USD|
|Whole boat charter for 12||82, 800 USD||73, 900 USD|
|Whole boat charter for 10||80, 000 USD||71, 500 USD|
|Junior suite per person||6, 150 USD||5, 550 USD|
|Stateroom per person||5, 050 USD||4, 550 USD|
|Single supplement||2, 000 USD||1, 800 USD|
|2023 STERLING rates for UNITED KINGDOM residents||Regular||Value|
|Whole boat charter for 20||£68, 500||£61, 000|
|Whole boat charter for 18||£66, 500||£59, 200|
|Whole boat charter for 16||£64, 500||£57, 400|
|Whole boat charter for 14||£62, 500||£55, 600|
|Whole boat charter for 12||£60, 500||£53, 800|
|Whole boat charter for 10||£58, 500||£52, 000|
|Junior suite per person||£4, 450||£3, 990|
|Stateroom per person||£3, 690||£3, 290|
|Single supplement||£1, 400||£1, 200|
|2023 EURO rates ALL OTHER COUNTRIES||Regular||Value|
|Whole boat charter for 20||81, 500 €||72, 500 €|
|Whole boat charter for 18||78, 900 €||70, 300 €|
|Whole boat charter for 16||76, 300 €||68, 100 €|
|Whole boat charter for 14||73, 700 €||65, 900 €|
|Whole boat charter for 12||71, 100€||63, 700 €|
|Whole boat charter for 10||68, 500 €||61, 500 €|
|Junior suite per person||5, 290 €||4, 750 €|
|Stateroom per person||4, 390 €||3, 890 €|
|Single supplement||1, 700 €||1, 500 €|
Wine Appreciation charters 8700 USD / £6250 / 7000€ supplement
Golf charters: 650 USD / £450 / 525€ supplement per player
Opera charter: Available throughout July and August, subject to ticket availability. Premium seats at the Roman amphitheatre, the Arena di Verona: 650 USD / 470€ / £540 supplement per person
|Value||March 26 to April 23
July 16 to August 20
October 8 to October 22
|Regular||April 30 to July 9
August 27 to October 1