1 day group tour
1 day group tour
The Brenta Canal that connected, along with other canals, Venice and Padua was the fashion canal, a place of delight and ideal extension of Venice’s Grand Canal, where more than forty luxurious villas flourished. Here, not far from the city, the nobles spent their holidays, arriving from Venice with comfortable boats that sailed up the Brenta Canal; these boats were powered with oars from St. Mark, through the lagoon to Fusina, where they were drawn by horses until Padua, along the Brenta Riviera. The trip was charming and enjoyable; in the slow proceeding across the villas and the willow-trees, ladies and “cicisbei”, noblemen and adventurers, actors and artists livened the life on board making the river tour picturesque and pleasing. At the end of the XVIII century, with the fall of the Republic of Venice, due to the arrival of Napoleon, this service ceased. Relaunched again as a touristic itinerary by the Provincial Institution for Tourism in Padua in the 60’s, the service started again with a high increase in passengers.
Nowadays, a modern and comfortable boat, sails the Brenta Canal from Padua to Venice and vice versa, bringing thousands of tourists to the Venetian Villas, stopping at the beautiful and most famous Villas, linked to great names, such as Palladio and Tiepolo, for the guided tours of the interiors. An attracting trip that, passing nine swing bridges and six Locks, real water lifts, allows the tourist to ascend (or to descend) a level of 10 meters between Padua and Venice
Full day cruise from Venice to Padua, or vicevers:
N.B.: until March 31st and after October 26th, on the routes “Venice to Padua”, the boat will not stop for the visit of Villa Widmann or Villa Barchessa Valmarana in Mira.
Departure dates 2019: from 09 March to 03 November
Duration: 9 hours ( 8.45am to 6.45pm)
Price per person in AUD$198 and A$110 children under 17 years old
The lunch takes place at the restaurant “Il Burchiello” in Oriago, a famous seafood restaurant of the “Buon Ricordo” circuit…
The A$44 “Casanova” lunch includes: a welcome starter with smoked fish carpaccio with slices of toasted bread; a plate of mix fried Adriatic fish with polenta; a side-dish of seasonal vegetables; fresh seasonal fruit salad with ice-cream; 1/4 liter wine and 1/2 liter mineral water.
The A$58 “Goldoni” full lunch includes 3 different menus (to choose between fish, meat or vegetarian):
Going back to Venice: once the navigation service ends in Padua, the travellers wishing to get back to Venice can use the following services:
Going back to Padua: once the navigation service ends in Venice, the travelers wishing to get back to Padua can use the following services:
Luggage Boarding :
Due to limited space on board, luggage boarding is allowed only if requested at time of booking and subject to availability
The maximum expected size, for each piece of luggage, is the following: 75 x 50 x 30 cm. The price is A$40 for each luggage boarded.
Any luggage greater than the expected measures will require the payment of another luggage.