Full-Day Venice to Padua Burchiello Brenta Riviera Boat Cruise
Embark and start the cruise towards the Brenta Riviera; presentation of the various Villas seen from the river.
Pass along Fusina, through the Moranzani Lock with rising of the water level.
Approx at 10:30 am: stop at Malcontenta for the internal guided tour of Villa Foscari called “La Malcontenta”;
Continue cruising between villas, villages and swing bridges and presentation during the cruise of the various Villas seen from the river.
Attive in Oriago and stop for lunch at the famous restaurant “Il Burchiello” (at own expense); choose between an optional discounted lunch or free time;
After lunch, continue your cruise to Mira; stop for the internal guided tour of Villa Widmann or Villa Barchessa Valmarana;
Cruising continues between villas, villages and swing bridges and presentation during the cruise of the various Villas seen from the river. Pass through the Mira and Dolo Locks with rising of the water level.
Upon arrival in Stra, stop for the internal guided tour of Villa Pisani.
At 5.30 pm embark and continue your cruise passing through Stra and Noventa Padovana Locks with rising of the water level. Cruise along the course of the old Venetian burchielli passing in front of the gorgeous and suggestive Villa Giovanelli of Noventa Padovana; cruise to Padova with arrival to the historical 1500’s Burchiello’s Stairway at Portello, ancient river port in the historical centre of Padua, around 7.00 pm.
- Navigation from Venice San Marco to the center of Padua
- Professional guide in 4 languages
- Entry/Admission - La Malcontenta
- Return back to the location of departure (tickets can be purchased on board)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- The transport of animals is not allowed, unless they are kept in a pet carrier
- Luggage transport is not allowed, unless for small hand luggage, allowed upon request
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Had always wanted to do this tour after having seen the boat moored along the Riva Sciavone on an earlier trip to Venice. It was easy to board the boat and the guide was helpful and the boat comfortable. The history of the wealthy Venetians having their summer villas along this canal was very interesting. I enjoyed the day fully. On the downside, only one of the Villas was by Palladio and it was fabulous. I had thought the others would be as well. Also, it was a long day and possibly could have been condensed into a half day. However, I was glad I booked the trip and would recommend it.
We were a little disappointed that our tour ended short, at Stra, because we were told of conditions on the canal...BUT, received a lot of information about history, culture, language, the specifics of the different villas we visited...felt the tour was well organized, efficient and comfortable, and the lunch optional purchase was good. ...our guide narrated and managed us in Italian and English, fluently. She told us, she also does this in German and French--remarkable.