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The Po River and Venetian Lagoon

September 27, 2020 | 7 Days | 8 Cities | 1 Country

Your cruise will take place on the MS Michelangelo. Learn more about your ship.

Starting at $1399 £1052 $1973AU

 

Including all taxes and port charges!
If you need help in finding good airfare rates we can assist. We have contracted discounted airfare with major carriers.  We suggest flying into Milan or Venice to begin your trip and taking an approximate 2-hour train ride to Mantua.  Please click here to start the process. All prices are quoted in US Dollars. Please use the currency converter to the right to price in your currency. All Prior Passengers ALWAYS receive 10% off any fare, any cabin, any date.

Itinerary

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The splendid skyline of Mantua, etched by ancient domes, cupolas and turrets, rises between two spectacular man-made lakes created during the 12th century. These lakes have helped create a medieval time capsule that is noted for its architectural treasures and artifacts, elegant palaces, Renaissance cityscape and delicious cuisine. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, much of Mantua’s culture and beauty come from the days when it was ruled by the Gonzaga family, one of the most powerful families in Europe during the Middle Ages. Overlooking the cobbled Piazza Sordello in the city’s historic city center, their primary residence, Palazzo Ducale di Mantova (Ducal Palace), includes some 500 rooms and is famous for frescos and other significant architectural and painted elements. Stroll further and you’ll encounter the medieval squares with sights that will bring Mantua’s past to life such as the Basilica di Sant’Andrea (Basilica of St. Andrew) an absolute masterwork and the Rotonda of San Lorenzo.

The little village of Valdaro is in the northern region of Lombardy. Two human skeletons from the Neolithic Age that have been locked in an eternal embrace for the past 6,000 years, were discovered at a Neolithic tomb within the city in 2007.  This find has had an impact on the collective imagination beyond the Italian borders leading many to refer to the remains as the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. Interestingly enough, Valdaro, is closely situated to Verona, which is the site of Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. The eternal lovers locked in a hug, can be seen at the Archaeological Museum in Mantua, near where they were found.

Torretta-Legnago is a town in Italy’s Verona province. Landmarks you won’t want to miss include the 19th-century cathedral San Martino Vescovo Duomo, the 17th-century Campanile di San Rocco, the early-20th-century Chiesa dell’Assunta (Assumption Church), the 12th-century church Chiesa di San Salvaro, the 18th-century church Santuario della Madonna della Salute (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Health) and city walls from the early-16th-century.

Rovigo captivates visitors with its Renaissance and neo-classical elegance as seen in its piazzas, castles and churches. Lying within the Po Valley, it is a modern city steeped in age-old customs and traditions that still flourish today. The castle of Rovigo dates back to the 10th century and has two fascinating towers — Donà and Mozza, which serve as symbols of the city. If a cool drink and a relaxing atmosphere seem appealing, head to a shaded piazza to soak up the peaceful surroundings and local charm. And just a short distance from the city, time seems to have stopped at the uncontaminated natural landscapes of the Po Delta Biosphere Reserve. Brimming with birds, wildlife and dunes and lagoons, it has been proclaimed a MAB UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Porto Viro is a commune in the Province of Rovigo in the Italian region Veneto. It is the last major town on the Po, serving as regional riverine port before it enters the Adriatic.

Porto Levante is located at the mouth of the Po di Levante, between the valleys and lagoons of the Po Delta. Embrace this quaint city’s quiet, natural beauty as your senses absorb the colors, aromas and beauty of the water, wildflowers, migratory birds and ancient forests of tamarisks, oaks and poplars.

A delightful fishing port on the southern side of the Venetian lagoon, Chioggia is often referred to as ‘Little Venice.’ Known for its harbor and fish markets, it also has its own identity with its mansions, churches and monuments that preserve traces of its fascinating past. Long arcades, low pretty houses and the beautiful Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta give the town a very special atmosphere. A mecca for artists because of its beautiful, natural lighting, you can admire local works as you stroll along Corso del Popolo, the wide main street through the heart of the historic center. Wander its charming narrow streets, known as calli and be transported back in time. Duck into quaint shops or enjoy a drink at an outdoor café where you can soak in the local ambiance of this charming town.

The heart of Venice is St. Mark’s Square, with its famous St. Mark’s Basilica, a sublime piece of architecture that has stood the test of time since its creation in 1092. Wander through the piazza, marveling at its ornate buildings with arched walkways as you make your way to other historical buildings such as St. Mark’s Campanile, St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace and Torre dell’Orologio. Go back in time as you walk the Rialto Bridge which was originally made of wood until it collapsed and was rebuilt in 1524 and now dazzles with its ornate stone perfection. From its top, take in the iconic view of the city and be mesmerized watching gondolas float down the Grand Canal. The Bridge of Sighs, another favorite landmark, is steeped in legend and conjures ancient images of criminals being hauled away over the bridge uttering sighs as they glance back at Venice for the last time. Another must-do when in Venice is shopping for Italian classics such as leather goods (especially shoes and handbags) and cashmere, available at many different shops throughout the city. Wind down your day with a traditional aperitivo at one of Venice’s rooftop bars or cafes and be sure to relish in the Venetian cuisine, which is known around Italy, especially because of the high quality of seafood that is served in the area.

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The splendid skyline of Mantua, etched by ancient domes, cupolas and turrets, rises between two spectacular man-made lakes created during the 12th century. These lakes have helped create a medieval time capsule that is noted for its architectural treasures and artifacts, elegant palaces, Renaissance cityscape and delicious cuisine. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, much of Mantua’s culture and beauty come from the days when it was ruled by the Gonzaga family, one of the most powerful families in Europe during the Middle Ages. Overlooking the cobbled Piazza Sordello in the city’s historic city center, their primary residence, Palazzo Ducale di Mantova (Ducal Palace), includes some 500 rooms and is famous for frescos and other significant architectural and painted elements. Stroll further and you’ll encounter the medieval squares with sights that will bring Mantua’s past to life such as the Basilica di Sant’Andrea (Basilica of St. Andrew) an absolute masterwork and the Rotonda of San Lorenzo.

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The little village of Valdaro is in the northern region of Lombardy. Two human skeletons from the Neolithic Age that have been locked in an eternal embrace for the past 6,000 years, were discovered at a Neolithic tomb within the city in 2007.  This find has had an impact on the collective imagination beyond the Italian borders leading many to refer to the remains as the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. Interestingly enough, Valdaro, is closely situated to Verona, which is the site of Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. The eternal lovers locked in a hug, can be seen at the Archaeological Museum in Mantua, near where they were found.

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Torretta-Legnago is a town in Italy’s Verona province. Landmarks you won’t want to miss include the 19th-century cathedral San Martino Vescovo Duomo, the 17th-century Campanile di San Rocco, the early-20th-century Chiesa dell’Assunta (Assumption Church), the 12th-century church Chiesa di San Salvaro, the 18th-century church Santuario della Madonna della Salute (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Health) and city walls from the early-16th-century.

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Rovigo captivates visitors with its Renaissance and neo-classical elegance as seen in its piazzas, castles and churches. Lying within the Po Valley, it is a modern city steeped in age-old customs and traditions that still flourish today. The castle of Rovigo dates back to the 10th century and has two fascinating towers — Donà and Mozza, which serve as symbols of the city. If a cool drink and a relaxing atmosphere seem appealing, head to a shaded piazza to soak up the peaceful surroundings and local charm. And just a short distance from the city, time seems to have stopped at the uncontaminated natural landscapes of the Po Delta Biosphere Reserve. Brimming with birds, wildlife and dunes and lagoons, it has been proclaimed a MAB UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

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Porto Viro is a commune in the Province of Rovigo in the Italian region Veneto. It is the last major town on the Po, serving as regional riverine port before it enters the Adriatic.

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Depart:

Porto Levante is located at the mouth of the Po di Levante, between the valleys and lagoons of the Po Delta. Embrace this quaint city’s quiet, natural beauty as your senses absorb the colors, aromas and beauty of the water, wildflowers, migratory birds and ancient forests of tamarisks, oaks and poplars.

Arrival:
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Arrival:
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A delightful fishing port on the southern side of the Venetian lagoon, Chioggia is often referred to as ‘Little Venice.’ Known for its harbor and fish markets, it also has its own identity with its mansions, churches and monuments that preserve traces of its fascinating past. Long arcades, low pretty houses and the beautiful Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta give the town a very special atmosphere. A mecca for artists because of its beautiful, natural lighting, you can admire local works as you stroll along Corso del Popolo, the wide main street through the heart of the historic center. Wander its charming narrow streets, known as calli and be transported back in time. Duck into quaint shops or enjoy a drink at an outdoor café where you can soak in the local ambiance of this charming town.

Arrival:
Depart:

The heart of Venice is St. Mark’s Square, with its famous St. Mark’s Basilica, a sublime piece of architecture that has stood the test of time since its creation in 1092. Wander through the piazza, marveling at its ornate buildings with arched walkways as you make your way to other historical buildings such as St. Mark’s Campanile, St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace and Torre dell’Orologio. Go back in time as you walk the Rialto Bridge which was originally made of wood until it collapsed and was rebuilt in 1524 and now dazzles with its ornate stone perfection. From its top, take in the iconic view of the city and be mesmerized watching gondolas float down the Grand Canal. The Bridge of Sighs, another favorite landmark, is steeped in legend and conjures ancient images of criminals being hauled away over the bridge uttering sighs as they glance back at Venice for the last time. Another must-do when in Venice is shopping for Italian classics such as leather goods (especially shoes and handbags) and cashmere, available at many different shops throughout the city. Wind down your day with a traditional aperitivo at one of Venice’s rooftop bars or cafes and be sure to relish in the Venetian cuisine, which is known around Italy, especially because of the high quality of seafood that is served in the area.

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Depart: Disembark by 9:00 AM

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


Room Availability

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256 ~ $1,899/$317 night
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257 ~ $1,899/$317 night
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258 ~ $1,899/$317 night
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263 ~ $1,899/$317 night
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273 ~ $1,899/$317 night
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Meet Your Cruise Director

Kate Barella

We are delighted to welcome back Kate Barella who debuted on our inaugural cruise. She is sure to again entertain, captivate and direct with her cheeky Brit humor for all aboard. Kate lives in Eastbourne – on the south coast of England. She has worked as a Tour Director and Cruise Director (Ocean and River), for 17 years. Her native tongue is English but speaks French fluently after living all those years in Normandy. Kate has toured and cruised to; Scandinavia, Arctic Circle, Iceland, Russia, the Baltics, North Africa, Egypt, Italy, Spain, France, Ireland, Hungary, Slovakia, Vietnam, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, and the UK. She has worked on the following rivers as Cruise director; Rhine, Rhone, Bordeaux, Seine, Dutch waterways, Belgium, Main river, Main-Danube canal, and the Danube. Kate trained professionally in London at a theater school, worked professionally as an actor and still does the odd bit of voice-over work. She just finished a drama documentary. Her hobbies include travel(of course!), history, film, fine dining, nature walks …… cycling (completed 400km bike ride across Tanzania for charity).

 

SPECIAL PRESENTERS Floriano and Sue Pavao (right)

INTRODUCTION TO THE WORLD OF WINE Join wine enthusiasts Floriano and Sue Pavao of Cape Cod, Massachusetts on a journey of the senses as you learn dozens of tips and tools to “demystify” the world of wine. No prior knowledge of wine is required and participants will depart with a new sense of confidence in selecting, purchasing, tasting and “talking” wine. Topics covered include the wine language, reading a wine label, corks and corkscrews, bottles and wine glasses, and a step-by-step demonstration in sniffing/swirling/sipping and savoring! Includes wine-tasting of four varietals. BIOGRAPHY Floriano and Sue Pavao of Cape Cod are lifelong wine enthusiasts with a passion for sharing their love and knowledge of this wonderful and complex beverage. Floriano is a semi-retired school administrator; his Wine 101 and Wine 102 classes at Cape Cod Community College continue to consistently fill to capacity. Sue’s wine experience is derived from her many years as an independent wine consultant with “The Traveling Vineyard”, a home wine-tasting business popular in the late 1990s; Sue continues to offer in-home wine classes/tastings and together Sue and Floriano conduct “Introduction to Wine” presentations at many social venues on Cape Cod.

What's Included

Highlights of What’s Included:

  • Welcome & Farewell Receptions with Sparkling wine & hors-d’oeuvres
  • Welcome Aboard Dinner & Farewell Dinner
  • All Meals Included Daily (onboard your ship)
  • Locally inspired cuisine
  • Early Riser Breakfast in addition to Buffet Breakfast
  • Complimentary Coffee & Hot Tea
  • Drink packages available for Wine, Beer, Spirits, Mineral Water, Soft Drinks, Fruit Juices, Coffee, Espresso & Tea in the restaurant.
    • Unlimited Wine, Beer, Spirits, Mineral Water, Soft Drinks, Fruit Juices, Coffee, Espresso & Tea with Lunch and Dinner is $160 per person for the cruise.
      • (Must purchase for entire cruise)
      • If you are purchasing more than 2 drinks (beer, wine, and soda) a day in the restaurant, the drink package is a good value!
    • Premium drinks, per the menu, are not included
    • Premium drink menu for those who purchase the drink package – click here for the menu
  • Standard Drink Menu – click here for the menu 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi will not support large photos, videos, streaming movies, etc. It is only good enough for texting and emails of minimal size)
  • TeemingRC/PopGuide App City Walking Tour in all ports
  • Tech Talks
    • Using Your Smartphone As Your Personal Tour Guide
      • How to Navigate with your Smartphone without cell service or date
  • Daily Port Talks- We Give You the Tools to “Explore More for Less!”
    • Museums/Sites/History/Architecture
      • Opening Times
      • Information on Entry Fees
      • Location
      • Explore On Your Own Information
  • Musician for Live Music Onboard
  • Room Steward and Twice Daily Housekeeping Service
  • Evening Turndown Service
  • Non-Smoking Ship Interior
  • Port Taxes & Fees

Trip Notes:

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
  • Disruptions in cruising and itinerary may occur (low/high water levels).
  • Prices are for cruises only. Flights are not included.
  • Transfers to and from the airport are not included in cruise fare.
  • Shore Excursions are not included in cruise fare. These may be purchased for an additional cost.
  • Due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased.
  • Prices exclude gratuities.
  • Please be sure to read our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to many common questions.