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Cruises in Italy

 

Being one of the most beautiful countries in the world, Italy is an ideal place for hotel barging. Its beautiful canals and rivers roll through diverse landscapes, from picturesque lagoon islands with their colorful houses, to wild beach dunes and pine woods with an abundance of birdlife. These waterways were once used for trade by Romans and early Mediterranean settlers before them and are ideal for gaining knowledge about many cultures, including Roman, Etruscan, Istrian, Byzantine and of course Renaissance, that have influenced the arts, architecture and history of the region over many centuries.

If you want to explore the beautiful landscapes and get an insight into the ancient culture of Italy, an Italy Cruise is the perfect choice. Aboard an Italy Cruise, you can enjoy exploring Northern Italy in a royal and relaxing way.

Venice is the highlight of any Italian cruise. The lagoon surrounding Venice, the Venice Lido beach, Hemingway’s influence and the fabulous waterside Villas; all add to the attractions of Venice. Delicious seafood, local culinary specialties, fine wines and attentive service complete the picture of this fairytale adventure. You can cruise between the romance and architecture of Venice, to the captivating lakeside setting of the Renaissance city of Mantua. Mantua is in central northern Italy, and has been a hub of art, culture and music for centuries. The route inland takes you along the River Po and the Bianco Canal through the Po Valley.

European Barging offers different cruise options and you can choose according to your interest and convenience. Our Venice cruise offers barges overnight with free time for you to explore the city. It is very enjoyable and affordable at great hotel rates.

The Michelangelo offers a winter cruise in the Venice lagoon and often cruises at the Carnival. Like Venice, Michelangelo is also quite affordable as it offers reasonable hotel rates including the meals.

We also offer casual bike and barge cruises on the 34 passenger Ave Maria and 20 passenger Vita Pugna for active people, cruising between Venice and Mantova. Such types of cruises are a good value and appeal to people who love adventure and exploration. Cycle enthusiasts can mingle their passion for cycling with sailing aboard our fantastic cruises.

La Bella Vita is a 20 passenger luxury barge offering fine dining, open bar, bicycles for cycling and all excursions included in the rate.

So, get ready to explore enchanting Italy aboard our marvelous Italy cruises. Here you get best possible enjoyment, comfort and convenience at reasonable rates. We keep in mind the interests and tendencies of different people and design our programs accordingly. Get aboard our cruises and have the most enjoyable and unforgettable experience of your life!

 

Key Benefits

  • All-inclusive price:  Meals & beverages included

  • Travelers unpack only once

  • All excursions included - see areas that are not covered by other motor coach tours

  • Open bar   (on most barges)

  • Bicycles on board  (on barges and many river cruise ships)

  • Barging for Groups

  • Barging for Meetings & Incentive
     

How to use this chart:

  • Column 1 is the vessel name - click on the name to get vessel details and pictures

  • Column 2 is the itinerary - click on itinerary and you will be taken to a chart listing a week by 
    week detail of where the vessel cruises or the exact itinerary.

  • Column 3 and 4 are the rates



Ship

Italy  Itineraries

Cruise Details

Michelangelo
6-7 days
160 pax

5 Day  Venice Harbor 
(Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct)
Venice - Burano - Murano - Chioggia

6 Day  Venice & Laguna
Venice - Padova - Ferrare - Laugna Islands - Venice

7 Day Po River
Venice - Chioggia - Taglio di Po - Polesella - Venice

French Cruise Line

**Please note that this is a bi-lingual ship with information provided in both English and French, and an international cruise host on board.**

Rate includes a beverage package - Soft Drinks, as well as tea and coffee specialties, Beer, sparkling white wine, Cremant and Prosecco (in a glass), as well as open wines and daily recommendations from the wine menu (by the glass), Cocktails and long drinks throughout the day and evening.

Sightseeing packages are not included and need to be pre ordered to assure English language tour guide - pricing between $50 - $190 per person

La Bella Vita
6 nights
20 pax

Venice and Lagoon itinerary
Venice, San Pietro, Adria, Bussari,
Trevenzuolo, Mantua, Venice

individual Barge brochure

Included in the price: 6 nights cruise, all meals, wine with lunch and dinner, open bar, all excursions, and bike.
Ave Maria
8 days - 11
34  pax

Italy itinerary: Mantova –  Zelo – Castelguglielmo – Ferrara – Adria – Porto Levante – Chioggia - Venice

 

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Link to cruise video

Barge & Bike only


Depart from Mantova:
Apr 2, 16, 30; May 14, 28; June 11, 25; Jul 9, 23; Aug 6, 20; Sep 3, 17; Oct 1, 15

 

Depart from Venice:
Apr 9, 23; May 7, 21; Jun 4, 18
Jul 2, 16, 30; Aug 13, 27; Sep 10, 24; Oct 8, 22

Barge, Bike & hotel

Apr 13, 27; May 11, 25; June 7, 22; Jul 6, 20; Aug 3, 17, 31; Sep 14, 28; Oct 12

Vita Pugna
8 days - 11
21  pax

Italy  itinerary: Mantova –  Zelo – Castelguglielmo – Ferrara – Adria – Porto Levante – Chioggia - Venice

 

 

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Barge & Bike only

Depart from Venice:
Apr 16, 30; May 14, 28; June 11, 25; Jul 9, 23; Aug 6, 20; Sep 1, 17; Oct 1, 15


Depart from Mantova:
Apr 9, 23; May 5, 21, 31; Jun 4, 18
Jul 2, 16, 30; Aug 13, 27; Sep 10, 24; Oct 10

 
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