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From the canals of Venice to renaissance-infused Mantua

April 15, 2023

7 Days | 5 Cities | 1 Country

MS Michelangelo

Overview

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!

This cruise is not exclusive to Teeming River Cruises. Teeming River Cruises is partnering with CroisiEurope. The cruise will be booked with CroisiEurope as our provider and Teeming River Cruises will assist in setting up your cruise details

Important: Cabin selection is by category, specific cabins selected will be honored if possible.

Itinerary

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Arrival: Check-in at 6 PM
Depart:

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.

Arrival:
Depart:

This morning, we offer two excursions:

Guided tour of Doges Palace and Saint Marks Square. (Extra Cost, available to reserve onboard)

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 to massive works by Tintoretto and Veronese and gives you access to the antechambers and a magnificent view from the balcony.

This afternoon, join us on an excursion: The Venetian Lagoon and its islands. The Murano glassmakers retreated to the island of Murano to help keep their production techniques a secret. Burano instills a feeling of quiet and meditation 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.

Enjoy a free evening to explore Venice on your own.

Arrival:
Depart:

We’ll cruise to Chioggia,  the departure point for an excursion of a guided tour of Padua. As you enjoy your tour, the ship will cruise to Porto Viro.  For those who decide not to join us on the excursion, you will be transferred from Chioggia to Porto Viro. Enjoy some free time in Chioggia beforehand.

We’ll return on board in Porto Viro and spend the afternoon cruising towards Canda.

Arrival:
Depart:

We’ll spend the morning cruising to Ostiglia.  In the afternoon, we offer two excursions:

Visit Verona and its amphitheater or the Giusti Gardens. We’ll leave by coach from Torretta and head to Verona, the “City of Love” made famous by Shakespeare’s legendary tragedy Romeo and Juliet. We’ll get to see the outside of Juliet’s House (Casa di Giulietta) and the balcony where she stood when Romeo declared his love. Verona encapsulates 2,000 years of history from an architectural, urban, and artistic point of view. The amphitheater, the historic symbol of the city, is a fantastic example of its longevity and influence. (If the amphitheater is closed and in July and August, we’ll visit the magnificent Giusti Gardens.)

After our tour, we’ll return on board in Mantua.

Arrival:
Depart:

Join us for a full-day excursion to Cremona (including lunch). A stroll through the historical center of Cremona reveals its hidden artistic and architectural treasures. Within the superb medieval square, we’ll take in the immensity of the duomo, bell tower, and cathedral. We’ll also visit a violin-maker’s workshop during our tour. Next stop will be Polesine Parmense and some time at the Fratelli Spigaroli to visit the cellars where they cure the famous Culatello ham and Parmigiana cheese.  We’ll return to the ship in Mantua.

You’re free to do as you please in the afternoon.

 

Arrival:
Depart:

Our ship will begin to cruise early in the morning to Mantua.

Join us on an excursion of 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). Car lovers will not want to miss this chance! The museum focuses on the life and work of Enzo Ferrari, founder of the Ferrari sports car brand. Their website says it best: “The Museo Enzo Ferrari is more than just a museum. It is a spectacular immersive experience that combines a dizzying mix of unique ingredients. Visitors not only get to admire the stunning cars displayed in the futuristic 2,500 square meter main pavilion but are also treated to a spectacular audio-visual show to tell the magical story of Enzo Ferraris 90 years.”

Tonight is our festive gala evening.

Arrival:
Depart: Disembark by 9 AM

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

Please Note: For navigational reasons and passenger safety, Teeming River Cruises and the captain reserve the right to modify the cruise itinerary as necessary. These Optional Excursions may or may not be offered, since availability is subject to number of participants and weather conditions.

Deck Plans

Cabin Options

Your cruise will take place on the MS Michelangelo. To learn more about this ship, click here.

Availability & Pricing

Prices per person based on double occupancy

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300 ~ $0/$0 night
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Single Cabin

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What's Included in the Cruise

Highlights and Notes

Highlights of What’s Included:

  • All meals included – DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine – Gala dinner and evening – Welcome cocktail
  • Accommodations in a double-occupancy, climate-controlled cabin with shower in private bathroom –
  • onboard entertainment
  • excursions included in the package selected
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • assistance from our onboard, multi-lingual host/hostess

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Unique itinerary: cruise through the heart of the Italian regions
  • Coach transfer from Mantua to Venice on day 7  
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED
  • The region of Veneto, its treasures, arts, and traditions
    • Venice, an abundance of history
    • Padua, the home of Saint Anthony
    • Verona, the City of Love
  • The region of Lombardy, its breathtaking and varied panoramas
    • Mantua, a romantic city surrounded by lakes
    • Cremona, Claudio Monteverdi’s and Stradivarius’s birthplace
  • The region of Emilia-Romagna and its traditional cuisine
    • Visit Fratelli Spigaroli(2)
    • Enjoy a tasting of Culatello ham and authentic Parmesan cheese
    • optional excursion to the Ferrari Museum (must be reserved and paid for onboard)

Important Trip notes

  • Drinks from a special list or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers are an additional cost.
    • Special drinks would include top-shelf liquors, champagnes, and specialty wines. These will be presented on a separate menu.
  • Gratuities are not included.
    • Recommendations: 10€ per person per day (or about 140-150€ per couple at the end of this cruise).  2€-3€ per guide for tours and 1-2€ to bus drivers are also recommended, for great service.
  • Transfers from arrival airport to ship and transfers from ship to the departure airport are not included.
  • Flights are not included.
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance are not included.
  • Personal expenses are not included.
  • Port fees are not included

Formalities:

  • 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 its 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.
  • Passengers cannot remain onboard the ship between Chioggia and Porto Viro.
  • In case the cellars at Fratelli Spigaroli are closed, we’ll visit a similar site.
  • Recommendation: Arrival D1 in Venice (VCE) before 5 pm; departure D7 from Venice (VCE) after 2 pm.