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.
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
- Prepaid Classic Sightseeing package
- Unique itinerary: cruise through the heart of the Italian regions
The region of Veneto, its treasures, arts and traditions
- Venice(1), an abundance of history
- Vicenza(1), Palladio’s architectural masterpiece
- Verona(1), the City of Love
The region of Lombardy, its breathtaking and varied panoramas
- Mantua(1), romantic city surrounded by lakes
- Cremona(1), Claudio Monteverdi’s and Stradivarius’s birthplace
The region of Emilia-Romagna and its traditional cuisine
- Parma(1), a discrete and charming city
- Visit(1) Fratelli Spigaroli(3)
- Enjoy a tasting(1) 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
Day 1: Venice
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.
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.
Day 3: Venice - Chioggia - Vicenza(1) - 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(2). For those who decided not to join us on the excursion, you will be transferred from Chioggia to Porto Viro(2). Enjoy some free time in Chioggia. We’ll return on board in Porto Viro and spend the afternoon cruising towards Rovigo.
Day 4: Rovigo - Torretta - Verona(1) - 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.
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).
Day 6: Mantua - Cremona(1) - Parma(1)
Join us for an excursion to Cremona and Parma (including lunch). Tonight is our festive gala evening.
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 centre, including a visit to the cathedral. Dinner and accommodations in a 3-star hotel LS in Milan or Lake Maggiore.
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.
Day 9: Milan
Breakfast will be served at the hotel. End of our services.
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 - 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 - prepaid classic sightseeing package.
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) - cancellation and baggage insurance - personal expenses.