Italy River Cruise Venice and Po River Cruises in Italy MANTUA AND VENICE RIVER CRUISES ON CANALBIANCO ITALY 2020.
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Venice Cruises, with the Lagoon Islands and the River Po, Italy cruise (Ref. VEB). A chance to explore Venice (Venezia) and the Po River Valley towns rich in architectural and artistic treasures.
Cruise in Venice of 6 night 7 day cruise on the Po river and the Venetian Lagoon. Cruise itinerary in Italy along the river Po and the Venetian Lagoon: Venice - Chioggia (or environs) - Taglio di Po - Polesella - Ferrara - Bologna - Padua - Venice.

Drinks included with meals aboard and bar aboard.

Dear Guest
Live the emotion of river cruising in the heart of the Venetian Lagoon and on the imposing Po river aboard a luxury river ship.
You could discover some of the more important historical cities of the Po river valley: Venice, Padua, Ferrara, Bologna, Verona; you will also admire Murano and Burano, the most beautiful islands of the Venetian Lagoon.

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APRIL: from 08  to 14, from 18 to 24, from 28 April to 04 May;
MAY: from 08 to 14, from 18 to 24, from 28 May to 03 June;
JUNE : from 07 to 13, from 17 to 23, from 27 June to 03 July;
SEPTEMBER: from 01 to 07 ; from 11 to 17, from 21 to 27;
OCTOBER: from 01 to 07.
Reasons to book with PORIVERTRAVEL.IT T.O.:

- Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages, including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks specialty coffees and tea. All meals onboard for Superb French Cuisine; 
- Farewell Gala dinner,
- Free WiFi, Complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests' use
- Shore excursions with wireless audio system Port Talk
- Captain Welcome cocktail Reception
- Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
- Entertainment : On board professional entertainment & Crew Team show
- Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- All port fees
- Ship docks close by St Marc place
- CroisiEurope is leader in Po and Venice lagoon

Cruise itinerary in Italy along the river Po and the Venetian Lagoon: Venice > Chioggia (or nearby) > Taglio di Po > Polesella > Venice

Arrival in Venice by yourself.
At 6:00 pm: embarkation on the floating hotel at the San Basilio quay (Vaporetto station,
Santa Marta
) and settle into your cabins. You have a welcome cocktail in the lounge
bar and the crew is introduced to you. The river ship cruise to the mooring point at the Riva 7 Martiri Quay.
Dinner aboard the river ship.
Evening is free to begin the discovery of Venice.
Overnight stay on board.

This morning you have breakfast on board before setting off on your optional visit of Venice.
CLASSIC: Visit of the Doge’s palace(4). The palace is Byzantine in origin and used to be the home of the Doge and the seat of the Palace of Justice.
DISCOVERY: Following the footsteps of Casanova in Venice.
You visit St Mark’s Square ( Piazza San Marco) , that is the historic and tourist centre of the town.
St. Mark’s Square is Venice’s only true piazza with an awe-inspiring basilica, soaring
campanile and magnificent Doge’s Palace ( Palazzo del Doge). The Doge’s palace is Byzantine in origin
and used to be the home of the Doge and the seat of the Palace of Justice.
You return on board for lunch.
In the afternoon you can take part in the optional excursion for both packages: visit the islands in the Lagoon.
You begin in Murano, home of Venice’s glassmaking industry since the late 13th century and
a beautiful little island to visit. Then you visit Burano, famous for its lacework which was
developed on the island in the 16th century, and well loved by artists for its quayside
houses painted in startlingly bright and contrasting colours.
Return on board for dinner and moor in Venice for the night.
Overnight stay on board.

Breakfast on board and a relaxing morning afloat as the river ship cruises to Chioggia, where you arrive late morning.
After lunch on board, you set off on your optional excursions proposed: 
CLASSIC: Visit of Padua, the main setting for Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Known as the town of St Anthony, Padua is also a pilgrimage town and full of artistic treasures.
After the visit of the famous “Santo” Basilica dedicated to Saint Anthony (Sant Antonio), you have plenty
of free time to wander at your own pace and explore the historic centre independently.
Take time to visit the magnificent 19th century Caffè Pedrocchi, one of the largest cafes in the world and much loved by artists and local inhabitants alike.

DISCOVERY: Hiking on the wine route, through the Euganean Hills and the village of Arquà Petrarca.
Return on board for dinner as the floating hotel cruises gently to Taglio di Po (3) on the Po Delta River,
where you arrive late evening.
If you do not choose to go to the Padua excursion, a transfer is established from Chioggia to Taglio Di Po. A stop in the small town of Adria is organized to allow you to discover this citys charm to the fullest, from where The Adriatic Sea is named after. Then drive to Taglio Di Po where we join our boat for dinner.
Moor in Taglio di Po on the Po River for the night and overnight stay on board.

Day 4: TAGLIO DI PO – POLESELLA - on the Po River
Breakfast on board this morning as we cruise to Polesella on the Po river, where we arrive late morning. After lunch on board, we set off by coach on our optional excursion to Bologna, an authentic medieval city perfectly preserved. Bologna is famous today for its arcades or porticos, balconies, many churches and curved towers. It is also home to the oldest university in the western world. This cultural influence gave Bologna its nickname la Dotta (the learned one). We return on board at Polesella for dinner. Free evening on board. We moor for the night at Polesella.

Day 5: POLESELLA on the Po River
Breakfast on board,
Then, you can decide to take part in the optional excursion for both packages to discover Ferrara: listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this Renaissance town is surrounded by a continuous wall almost 9km long (approximately 5.6 miles) which is one of the oldest and most impressive defensive systems of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It makes use of all the defence techniques used in the 1400s and 1500s: city gates, bastions, large towers, gun slots and embrasures. Inside the walls you find many palaces, churches and monasteries.
Rreturn to Polesella for lunch on board. The afternoon, optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Visit of Verona. This city has the most important display of Roman vestiges that can be seen in northern Italy. It was made famous over the world with the impossible love story of Romeo and Juliette.
DISCOVERY: Verona by bike and the Giusti Gardens, one of the city’s marvels.
Verona has the most important display of Roman vestiges that can be seen in northern Italy. It was made famous over the world with the impossible love story of Romeo and Juliette.
During this time the ship sails towards Chioggia (3). Those who have not booked the tour continue cruising on the Po. A coach transfer is planned from Porto Levante to reach Chioggia. This port city of Roman origin, is the second largest city of the Republic serene and contains works and testimonials from various periods and various styles. Free time in Chioggia before returning to our boat for dinner. We moor for the night..
Overnight stay on board.

Day 6: CHIOGGIA ( or nearby) - VENICE
Arrive in Venice early morning after an amazing cruise on the Venice lagoon from Chioggia.
Optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC : Visit of the Castello quarter(2) in search of the secret Venice through its old quarters to the Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo. The Church is the largest Gothic building in the town housing many funerary monuments and paintings, including some of Bellini’s masterpieces (1430-1516), in particular his famous depictions of Saint Christopher and Saint Sebastian.
DISCOVERY: You’ll leave on foot from The Zattere or San Basilio Pier. The Dorsoduro District houses some of the most picturesque canals and palazzi and some of the city's great art showcases without the tourist traps that you might expect. The area includes the highest land areas of the city.
and have breakfast before setting off on foot for your optional visit of the Castello District (if the boat is moored at the San Basilio Quay.
After lunch on board, the afternoon is free to explore Venice independently on foot or
perhaps take an optional gondola trip.
Return on board for dinner and a special Gala evening on board.
Moor for the night in Venice and overnight stay on board.

Breakfast on board and disembarkation at around 9:00 am.
End of our services.

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. (1) Optional excursions (2) If the boat is moored on the San Basilio wharf, the tour of the Castello quarter will be replaced by a tour of the Dorsoduro and Santa Croce districts. (3) Passengers cannot stay on board during navigation between Chioggia and Taglio di Po in both directions. (4) If the boat is not moored at the 7 Martyrs, a transfer by vaporetto will be organized by CroisiEurope (payable on board). (5) Exact docking location will be announced by the crew.
Alcohol can damage your health. Please drink in moderation.
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- APRIL and from 16 OCTOBER

- Main deck cabin 1.055,00 € per person in double cabin,
- Upper deck cabin 1.220,00 €  per person,
- Main deck Suite cabin  1.220,00 € per person.

- MAY,JUNE, SEPTEMBER and from 1 to 15 OCTOBER
- Main deck cabin 1.099,00 € per person in double cabin,
- Upper deck cabin 1.264,00 €  per person,
- Main deck suite cabin  1.264,00 € per person.

- supplement single cabin 480,00 € per person
- Travel agency service price € 30,00 per dossier

GROUP PRICES  minimum 20-25 people upon request to require a quotation click here

Excursions’ prices per person 2019 book at the confirmation cruise before departure.
- tour of Burano and Murano € 42,00 (transfer with motor ship + tourist guide)
- guided walkig tour in Venice  and Doges’ Palace € 61,00 (tourist guide + entry)
- tour of Padua € 53,00 (transport + tourist guide)
- Guided coach and walking tour of Verona € 72,00 (transfer + tourist guide)
- Guided tour of Ferrara € 46,00 (transfer + tourist guide)
- Guided tour of Bologna € 71,00 (transfer + tourist guide)
- Guided tour of the Castello Quarter in Venice 43,00 ( booking only aboard)
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE  Euros Euros 379,00, prebook entire package Euros 362,00 per person, on board Euros 424,00.
- Venice and Casanova € 66,00 
- Tour of Burano and Murano € 42,00
- Flavors in Bologna € 71,00,
- Guide tour of Ferrara € 46,00,
- Verona by bike € 79,00,
- Venice Dorsoduro district € 31,00
PACKAGE ESCURSION DISCOVERY VEB2: Euros 386,00, prebook entire package Euros 369,00 per person, on board Euros 432,00. 

5% discount on “all excursions” package for individual bookings confirmed in the travel agency when they  book.
The availability of excursions is restricted, so clients who book the excursions in agency before the departure date will have the priority. This prices are expressed for individuals and groups of minimum 25 people.
Prices are indicative and can be changed without notice.

: the cruise on a full board basis from dinner on Day One to breakfast on Day Seven, drinks during meals taken on board (unlimited mineral water, wine or beer or fruit juice, followed by coffee), all drinks consumed in the lounge/bar on board, excluding drinks on the wine list and champagne, accommodation in a double air conditioned cabin with shower and WC, on board entertainment, the services of our hostess on board, welcome cocktail, gala evening, insurance covering aid and repatriation, all port taxes, Wi fi gratis on board.

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: drinks on the wine list and all drinks consumed during meals taken on excursions or transfers, cancellation and baggage insurance, optional excursions (must be reserved either in advance via the travel agent or on board), personal expenses and everything not mentioned in the above “Price includes”.
NOTE formalities: valid national identity card or passport compulsory.
Passengers from outside the EU should contact their Embassy or Consulate to ensure any essential
paperwork is obtained before travelling.

N.B.: for navigational reasons and passenger, the company and the captain reserve the right to modify the
cruise itinerary if necessary.

Motor ship details see link pdf at the end of the web page.
Motorship Michelangelo 4 star Standard

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Individual booking process

1. Request from the client by format, e-mail, fax or phone
2. Delay of answer: maximum 1 day
3. Option validity (sending date + 4days) given from PORIVERTRAVEL.IT to the client
4. The client confirms if cruise is booked, by sending e-mail or fax
(within the option delay)
5. The client must send to PORIVERTRAVEL.IT the participants’ data,
name, surname, address, tax code, valid telephone number, (participants’
age for possible discounts), identity card data (card number, expiry date
and issue country)
6. The confirmation is valid only on receipt of the 30% deposit to be paid in
the 5 days following the sending of contract/invoice
7. Only the reception of the deposit will confirm the reservation of the cabin
8. Settlement is due at least 25 days before the departure
9. Sending of boarding documents by e-mail on receipt of the settlement.

Payment and booking condition
Deposit of 30% to be paid by bank transfer with the confirmation, second paymnet at 66days prior departure, settlement of the cruise by bank transfer at least 35 days before the departure date.
The payment will be executed by bank transfer using authorization document.
The voucher (Boarding document) will be send as soon as possible by e-mail and only when settlement is done.

Cancellation fees
In case of cancellation, the cancellation fees will be as follow if the cancellation happens:
More than 60 days before departure 50 € per person
From 60 to 51 days before departure 40% of the total amount
From 50 to 30 days before departure 50% of the total amount
From 29 to 20 days before departure 60% of the total amount
From 19 to 3 days before departure 75% of the total amount
Less than 2 days before departure 100% of the total price

In case of cancellation the travel agency will keep a travel agency service fee of 50 € per dossier and the
credit card debits.

REFERENCE: "Venise, les isles de la Lagne et le Po" 

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