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La Bella Vita

La Bella Vita

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€3,190 Per Person

Premier Class

 

Immerse yourself with the Italian history and culture and admire the beautiful scenery as you cruise the Venetian canals on board La Bella Vita.

  • Country / Region
    Italy /
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTLBV0716
  • Itinerary
    Venice to Mantua
  • Cabins
    10
  • Max Passengers
    20
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Up to €12,960 per charter*
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From
€3,190 Per Person

Premier Class

 

Immerse yourself with the Italian history and culture and admire the beautiful scenery as you cruise the Venetian canals on board La Bella Vita.

  • Country / Region
    Italy /
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTLBV0716
  • Itinerary
    Venice to Mantua
  • Cabins
    10
  • Max Passengers
    20
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Up to €12,960 per charter*
ENQUIRE ABOUT THIS CRUISE
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivityActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary DrinksDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksInclusionInclusion Sun deckTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesMealsMeals Gourmet meals paired with wine and cheeseItineraryItinerary Cruise between Venice and MantuaInclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

La Bella Vita is a beautiful, 20-passenger hotel barge that cruises in the charming canals of Italy. She has two upper deck junior suites and eight lower deck state rooms. This barge can accommodate up to 20 passengers.


Cruise Highlights

  • All-inclusive 6-night/7-day cruise
  • Daily excursions and entry fees to
    • Historic Venice, the Naval Museum and the Pavilion of Gondolas
    • Mantua’s Ducal Palace and gardens or the Doge’s Palace in Venice
    • Cruise on the Canal of the Orphans past lagoon islands
    • Chioggia, a fishing town at the southern end of the Venetian lagoon
    • Villa Ca’Zen, a 17th century stately home for offshore dinner
    • Villa Widmann-Borletti for private wine tasting and visit
    • Palazzo Schifanoia, a Renaissance palace in Ferrara
  • All meals and open-bar 24/7
  • Attentive service from 5-10 crew members
  • Transfers between Mestre and La Bella Vita
  • Cruise from March to October/Sunday departures
  • Bookings available by the cabin. Alternatively, this barge may be fully chartered for the exclusive use of your group.


Pick-up & Drop-off Points

  • Pick-up: Hotel Laguna Palace in Mestre or Piazzale Roma in Venice
  • Drop-off: Hotel Laguna Palace in Mestre or Piazzale Roma in Venice

Cruise Cuisine

Regional Specialities
Fegato alla Veneziana, Baccala Mantecato, La Polenta, Sarde in Saor, Risotto al Prezzemolo, Lagoon Seafood

 

Wine Cellar
Chianti Classico Castello d’Albola; Vespaiolo Maculan Breganze; Malvasia Passito Valtidone; Rosè Blanc Brut Sanfeletto; Pinot Grigio St. Michael – Eppan; Rosso di Montepulciano Sabazio

 

Cheese Board
Gorgonzola; Mozzarella di Bufala; Pecorino; Taleggio; Provolone; Grana Padano; Lombardy Quartirolo; Bagos

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Itinerary 

Venice to Mantua

Day 1, Sunday
You will be met at the Hotel Laguna Palace in Mestre or Piazzale Roma in Venice and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to La Bella Vita for a Prosecco welcome. An afternoon cruise takes us along the Giudecca Canal past some of Venice’s most famous monuments: the Chiesa del Redentore, the impressive Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute and the Punta della Dogana to our mooring outside the Naval Museum. Then, enjoy a stroll to St Mark’s Square and a brief tour of the Doge’s Palace before dinner on board.

Day 2, Monday
Guided walking tour to Castello District, perhaps discovering some hidden parts of the city of Venice: the gardens of the Biennale Exhibition of Modern Arts, Palladio’s Church of San Pietro in Castello, the Naval Museum with a model of the Bucintoro (Doge’s Boat) and the Pavilion of Gondolas housing Peggy Guggenheim’s own vessel. Late afternoon cruise to Pellestrina which separates the Venetian Lagoon from the Adriatic Sea, along the Canal of the Orphans passing lagoon islands with their ancient monasteries, painted fishing boats and tiny churches. Time perhaps for a walk or cycle ride along the 18th century Istrian sea wall. Dinner on board.

Day 3, Tuesday
After breakfast, cruise to Chioggia, city of Goldoni’s plays. Here you visit the 18th century Church of San Domenico set on its own island, to see Carpaccio’s St Paul, his last recorded painting and other works of art by Tintoretto and Bassano. We also admire the Piazzetta Vigo and visit the colourful fish market. There will also be the opportunity to enjoy a short tour of Chioggia’s pretty canals in a traditional locally-built boat, before re-joining La Bella Vita at the Po Delta. Passing through a nature reserve with flamingos and occasional heron, snipe and other wildfowl, we travel upriver to Taglio di Po for dinner ashore hosted by the owners at the beautiful 17thC Villa Ca’Zen, a private stately home by the river where Lord Byron courted the Countess Giuccioli and wrote some of his best poetry.

Day 4, Wednesday
This morning, join the Bianco canal and cruise to Adria, an ancient Etruscan town where we visit the Archaeological Museum. After lunch on board, we drive to the Bagnoli Estate to tour the Renaissance gardens and wine cellars of the 17thC Villa Widmann Borletti to enjoy a private tasting of their renowned estate-grown vintages. This winery has been supplying Venetian society for centuries. Afterwards, we rejoin la Bella Vita at Bosaro. Dinner on board.

Day 5, Thursday
Morning excursion with a guided tour of the Renaissance city of Ferrara, including the Schifanoia Palace, renowned for its fabulous 15thC frescoes. We also admire the exterior of the Estense Castle and its moat and visit the magnificent cathedral with its façade of sculpted images described as an illustrated Bible. Return to the hotel barge moored in Zelo for an afternoon canal cruise past villages and farmsteads to Governoloolo and dinner on board.

Day 6, Friday
Our final cruise has a dramatic approach to Mantua, home of the poet Virgil, artists Mantegna and Donatello and a captivating lakeside setting. Mantua displays extraordinary neo-classical and baroque architecture, portrayed in the 14thC Ducal Palace housing some 15 gardens and courtyards, a museum, basilica and theatre. The intricate frescoes, Gallery of Mirrors and exquisite Rivers Room and 12,000 paintings and sculptures all create a Grand Finale to our Italian Renaissance adventure. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 7, Saturday
After breakfast, you will be transferred by private chauffeured minibus to the Hotel Laguna Palace in Mestre or Piazzale Roma in Venice.

Barge Details 

La Bella Vita Deck Plan

La Bella Vita deck plan

  • 5 - 10 crew
  • 43 metres long
  • 10 en suite twin/double cabins (10-11 sqm)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally heated
  • Sundeck
  • 10 bicycles available on board
  • PC with Internet, piano
  • WiFi (subject to local reception)
  • Air-conditioned coach
Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2017

Departure Dates (Sunday) Stateroom per person Junior Suite per person Single Supplement
October 22, 29 3,190 Euros 3,850 Euros 1,200 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

20% off per charter on October 22 & 29

Departure Dates (Sunday) Charter 10 ppl Charter 12 ppl Charter 14 ppl Charter 16 ppl Charter 18 ppl Charter 20 ppl Book Before
October 22, 29 39,040 Euros 40,560 Euros 42,080 Euros 43,600 Euros 45,120 Euros 46,640 Euros 27 October 2017

Rates for 2018

10% off per cabin on April, July & August

Departure Dates Stateroom per person Junior Suite per person Single Supplement Book Before
March 25 3,290 Euros 3,990 Euros 1,250 Euros
April 1, 8, 15 2,961 Euros 3,591 Euros 1,250 Euros 5 January 2018
April 22, 29 3,231 Euros 3,951 Euros 1,450 Euros 5 January 2018
May 6, 13, 20, 27 3,590 Euros 4,390 Euros 1,450 Euros
June 3, 10, 17, 24 3,590 Euros 4,390 Euros 1,450 Euros
July 1, 8, 15 3,231 Euros 3,951 Euros 1,450 Euros 5 January 2018
July 22, 29 2,961 Euros 3,051 Euros 1,250 Euros 5 January 2018
August 5, 12, 19, 26 2,961 Euros 3,051 Euros 1,250 Euros 5 January 2018
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 3,590 Euros 4,390 Euros 1,450 Euros
October 7 3,590 Euros 4,390 Euros 1,450 Euros
October 14, 21, 28 3,290 Euros 3,990 Euros 1,250 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

10% off per charter on April, July & August

Departure Dates Charter 10 ppl Charter 12 ppl Charter 14 ppl Charter 16 ppl Charter 18 ppl Charter 20 ppl Book Before
March 25 50,900 Euros 52,800 Euros 54,700 Euros 56,600 Euros 58,500 Euros 60,400 Euros
April 1, 8, 15 45,810 Euros 47,520 Euros 49,230 Euros 50,490 Euros 52,650 Euros 54,360 Euros 5 January 2018
April 22, 29 50,850 Euros 52,740 Euros 54,630 Euros 56,520 Euros 58,410 Euros 60,300 Euros 5 January 2018
May 6, 13, 20, 27 56,500 Euros 58,600 Euros 60,700 Euros 62,800 Euros 64,900 Euros 67,000 Euros
June 3, 10, 17, 24 56,500 Euros 58,600 Euros 60,700 Euros 62,800 Euros 64,900 Euros 67,000 Euros
July 1, 8, 15 50,850 Euros 52,740 Euros 54,630 Euros 56,520 Euros 58,410 Euros 60,300 Euros 5 January 2018
July 22, 29 45,810 Euros 47,520 Euros 49,230 Euros 50,940 Euros 52,650 Euros 54,360 Euros 5 January 2018
August 5, 12, 19, 26 45,810 Euros 47,520 Euros 49,230 Euros 50,940 Euros 52,650 Euros 54,360 Euros 5 January 2018
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 56,500 Euros 58,600 Euros 60,700 Euros 62,800 Euros 64,900 Euros 67,000 Euros
October 7 56,500 Euros 58,600 Euros 60,700 Euros 62,800 Euros 64,900 Euros 67,000 Euros
October 14, 21, 28 50,900 Euros 52,800 Euros 54,700 Euros 56,600 Euros 58,500 Euros 60,400 Euros

Theme Cruise Supplement

Theme Available For Supplement
Golf Charter up to 20 ppl 500 Euros per passenger
Opera Charter up to 20 ppl 800 Euros per passenger
Wine Appreciation Charter up to 20 ppl 5,600 Euros per charter

Golf cruises include four pre-booked and paid tee times and transfers to and from the golf clubs. Hire of clubs, caddy or buggy not included. Only those golfing pay the supplement. A minimum of 4 passengers on a golf charter are required to play golf.

Opera available on cruises departing 25 June to 27 August, subject to ticket and hotel availability on chosen date. Opera cruises includes one night’s stay in a 4 star hotel, one extra dinner and premium seat tickets to watch an opera in the magnificent Roman amphitheatre, the Arena di Verona.

Wine appreciation cruises for charter groups include a comprehensive wine itinerary with additional winery visits, private tastings and the services of a professional wine guide. Also includes an upgrade of the wine list to include additional premier and grand cru wines. 

Terms & Conditions

Prices shown in Euros and will be converted in Australian Dollar (AUD) at time of payment using a daily ROE. An initial deposit of €800 is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 90 days as per our terms and conditions and as specified in our confirmation invoice, which will be despatched when the booking form has been processed. Cancellation policy applies to all bookings.

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