La Bella Vita  barge cruise

La Bella Vita

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Charters: 20% off April 30th & May 7th; 10% off May 21st & 28th; June 11th; July 16th,23rd & 30th
Cabins: 20% off May 14th; 10% off June 18th
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20 passengers 4 star rating

Cruising between Venice and Mantua in the Venetian Lagoon and on the Bianco Canal

La Bella Vita highlights

  • Tour of historic Venice, The Naval Museum and the Pavillon of Gondolas
  • Cruise on the Canal of the Orphans past picturesque lagoon islands
  • Tour of Chioggia with its Roman, Etruscan and Byzantine history
  • Dinner ashore at the 17th century stately home Villa Ca'Zen
  • Private visit to the wine cellars of Villa Widmann-Borletti
  • Tour of the Schifanoia Palace in Ferrara
  • Visit Mantua's Ducal Palace and gardens, or the Doge's Palace in Venice

Cruise route & itinerary

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Venice to Mantua

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Prices

  • From 4290 USD per person
  • Charters from 67, 500 USD

Specifications

  • Crew members : 10
  • Up to 20 guests
  • Junior suites : 2
  • Double cabins : 8

Boat size

  • Length 114′10″ ft (35 metres)
  • Width 114′10″ ft (35 metres)

Also

  • Central heating
  • Air-conditioning
  • Spa or pool
  • Wifi
  • Piano, PC with internet access
  • Air-conditioned coach
  • Bicycles : 10

About La Bella Vita barge cruises

Hotel barge La Bella Vita

La Bella Vita is a stylish twenty-passenger vessel completely refitted in 2010 to high standards to offer comfortable, fully air-conditioned accommodation.

She has two upper-deck suites and eight lower-deck staterooms, all offering ensuite facilities, and a bright, spacious dining room and bar area where delicious Italian specialities will be served.
Louvred doors open to the side decks to give a perfect viewing platform, while above is a vast sundeck with comfortable loungers from which to enjoy the wonders of the region.  Take a dip in the fabulous spa pool, the perfect place from which to enjoy the Venetian views!
For those wishing to be slightly more active, ten touring bikes are available.  

La Bella Vita is the perfect vessel from which to immerse yourself in Italian Renaissance culture as you cruise the Venetian lagoon and the calm waters of the Po Valley en route to the elegant city of Mantua.

La Bella Vita deck and cabin plans

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La Bella Vita cruise route & itinerary

Venice to Mantua map

Cruise along the Venetian Lagoon and the Po Valley

Venice
Sunday
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.
Dinner aboard.

Venice to San Pietro in Volta
Monday
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.
Dinner aboard.

San Pietro in Volta to Taglio di Po 
Tuesday
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!
After lunch, we continue our cruise upriver to Taglio di Po. This evening is quite a treat as we dine ashore with the owners of the beautiful 17th century Villa Ca'Zen.

Taglio di Po to Zelo
Wednesday
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.

Zelo to Governolo
Thursday
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.
Dinner aboard.

Governolo to Mantua
Friday
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.

Mantua
Saturday
After breakfast, our guests are transferred by private minibus to the Hotel Laguna Palace in Mestre or Piazzale Roma in Venice.

La Bella Vita rates

Venice to Mantua

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 €
Prices include local transfers to and from the hotel barge (transfers are between 15 minutes & 2 hours depending on the cruise direction), a luxury 6-night cruise, all meals onboard catered for by the onboard Master Chef, an open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, all wines served throughout the cruise, excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary, the services of 9 crew and use of barge facilities, which include bicycles and spa pool.

Optional extras
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
 

 

- Departure Dates 2023 -
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

La Bella Vita availability

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The dates indicated as "Available" may be booked on a charter or cabin basis.

Start date End date Status
22 April 2023 2 cabins
29 April 2023 Booked
06 May 2023 Available Special Offer
13 May 2023 Available Special Offer
20 May 2023 3 cabins Special Offer
27 May 2023 Available Special Offer
03 June 2023 Available Special Offer
10 June 2023 2 cabins
17 June 2023 Available Special Offer
24 June 2023 4 cabins Special Offer
01 July 2023 Available Special Offer
08 July 2023 Booked
15 July 2023 Booked
22 July 2023 On hold Special Offer
29 July 2023 Available Special Offer
05 August 2023 Available Special Offer
12 August 2023 Booked
19 August 2023 2 jnr suites & 4 cabins
26 August 2023 Booked
02 September 2023 Available
09 September 2023 Available
16 September 2023 8 cabins
23 September 2023 Available
30 September 2023 1 jr suite, 8 cabins
07 October 2023 Available
14 October 2023 Available
21 October 2023 Available
13 April 2024 Available
20 April 2024 Available
27 April 2024 Available
04 May 2024 Available
11 May 2024 Available
18 May 2024 2 jnr suites, 7 cabins
25 May 2024 Available
01 June 2024 On hold
08 June 2024 1 jnr suite, 8 cabins
15 June 2024 Available
22 June 2024 Booked
29 June 2024 Available
06 July 2024 Available
13 July 2024 Available
20 July 2024 Available
27 July 2024 Available
03 August 2024 Available
10 August 2024 On hold
17 August 2024 Available
24 August 2024 Available
31 August 2024 Available
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21 September 2024 Available
28 September 2024 Available
05 October 2024 Available
12 October 2024 1 jnr suite, 8 cabins
19 October 2024 Available
26 October 2024 Available

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