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Adventures Afloat: Northern Italy: Art, Architecture and the Waterways

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10 Days | 9 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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 to discover the treasures of Northern Italy. Begin in Venice, where you delve into the story of the Most Serene Republic of Venice, a state that acquired extreme wealth through both trade and conquest. The barge will travel from the Venetian Lagoon before entering a Po tributary to the Canal Bianco which empties into the Mincio River near Mantova. Leave the barge behind to travel by motorcoach 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.
• Explore Mantova's stunning architectural treasures, including elegant medieval and Renaissance palaces, such as the Palazzo Te and Palazzo Ducale.
• Enjoy a guided visit of Padua's Scrovegni Chapel with frescoes done by Giotto in 1305.

Program Notes

Additional Note: While you are taken by bus to the various sites outlined in the program’s itinerary, the barge makes its way to the next port, and meets you there at the end of the day. (No barging during the night).

Activity Notes

These 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; uneven terrain, stairs and cobblestones common. Embark/disembark barge via ramp. Cabins located on lower deck and reached by steep, narrow stairs with hand rails. Barge does not move at night and only motors during the day.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Venice (Italy), embark vessel, 7 nights (ports of call include Venice, Chioggia, Adria, Zelo and Mantova); disembark Mantova; Verona, (1 night); departure.

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Included
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8 nights of accommodations
19 meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 8 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips

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2.5
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