Venice River Cruise and the Po Delta
The Venice Italy Wine Tour River Cruise is a great introduction to our Adriatic Riviera tour which follows and a wonderful way to explore Venice and its surroundings.
First we gather the evening of July 5 at our hotel for a welcome dinner. The next day our bus will bring us to the MS Michelangelo. Over the course of 6 days, we’ll visit Padua, Ferrara, Verona, the islands of Murano and Burano and Venice itself, using the MS Michelangelo as our home.
Venice is a fabled city that everyone should visit at least once and since it’s surrounded by other cultural centers, you’ll have the opportunity to experience all of them.
Although Venice, and the Veneto region, are top tourist destinations, they attract fewer wine lovers. It’s a pity since the region does produce a wide variety of wines as well in huge quantities. For instance Prosecco is produced just a few miles outside Venice in Valdobbiadene. And what wine lover hasn’t heard of Soave or Valpolicella? These are produced near Verona, in the Veneto province. Nearby is Lake Garda which produces some outstanding white wines. And a few miles south of Padua are the Euganean Hills with many notable wineries using Bordeaux varieties as their go-to grapes.
When the cruise ends in Venice on July 11, you will return home with lasting memories. Or you can join us for the Adriatic Riviera Italy Wine Tour which follows.
Where we’ll be staying on this wine tour
Wine Tour Highlights:
- 1 night Mestre near Venice (opening night)
- 5 nights MS Michelangelo
- All meals during the cruise plus our welcome dinner July 5
- Airport transfers
- Guided tours of Venice, Murano, Burano, Verona, Ferrara and Padua
- Private on board wine tastings
The best of both worlds: Our tour includes 5 night/6 day river cruise aboard the CroisiEurope MS Michelangelo. CroisiEurope was recently awarded an Editors Choice Award for Best River Cruise Line by Cruise Critic 2014. For more, click on the “Photos” or “More Info” tabs above.