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Adventures Afloat: Northern Italy: The Art & Architecture of the Italian Masters by Barge

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Program #21666RJ
10 Days | 9 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Join a small group aboard a comfort-class barge for a voyage revealing the treasures of Northern Italy. Begin on the Venetian Lagoon, where you delve into the story of the Most Serene Republic of Venice, a state that acquired extreme wealth through both trade and conquest. Then sail up the Po, Italy’s longest river, past verdant plains and sleepy villages. Leave the barge behind for expert-led excursions that highlight the renowned art and architecture of cities like Ferrara, Padua, Vicenza and Verona.


Highlights

• Experience the height of Venetian opulence at the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica.
• Discover the art and architecture of the Renaissance in cultural hubs like Verona, Padua, Ferrara and Mantova.
• Absorb the beauty of the Venetian Lagoon and the Po Delta as the barge navigates through Northern Italy.

Program Notes

The April 10, 2015 date of this program will be in celebration of Road Scholar's 40th Anniversary! Please note this date will spend one post-cruise night in Verona and operates on the Ave Maria.

Activity Notes

Walking and standing for up to two hours on field trips. Some stairs without railings.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Venice (Italy), embark Vita Pugna, 7 nights (ports of call include Chioggia, Adria, Zelo and Mantova); disembark Mantova, departure.

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8 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 8 dinners
13 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips

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