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A Walkers World: Bike & Barge Venice to Mantova

8 days / 7 nights from $1555 per adult share twin
Flights are additional
 

8 days / 7 nights from
$1555
per adult share twinFlights are additional

Bike & Barge Venice to Mantova

Discover the magic of Venice. Then cycle along the Venetian lagoon between Venice and Mantova past the Po delta, the Adriatic coast, the walled town of Ferrara and through rural areas in the Italian countryside. You can choose to cycle with the guide and group, or do your own exploring, with maps provided. Please tell us if you want self-guided when booking.

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Deal ​includes

• 7 nights accommodation on barge 
• Full board: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners & food provided for 6 packed lunches 
• Coffee & tea onboard (hot drinks machine on boat) 
• Sheets and towels 
• Detailed route descriptions and maps 
• Cycling guide and roadbook 
• Tour leader on board 
• Guided cycling (if you would like to cycle self-guided advise at time of booking) 
• Guided visit to Venice & Mantova 
• Cheese factory visit & cheese tasting, visit to Carousel and Street Entertainment museum. 
• Bus transfer Ferrara–Zelo 
• Mid-week cabin clean & towel change 
Flights are additional


Standard Cabin
From $1555* per adult share twin
Travel: 31 Mar-21 Apr 18

From $1815* per adult share twin
Travel: 28 Apr-18 Aug, 20 Oct 18

From $1969* per adult share twin
Travel: 25 Aug-13 Oct 18

*based on ex Venice on Vita Pugna Barge. Bike is not included.

Note: Add on a 27 Speed unisex bike from $147 or update to an Electric bike from $337 per adult. Helmets are additional as it they are not mandatory in Italy and you can request at time of booking or take your own.

Itinerary
Day 1:
Mantova - The boat is moored at Porto Catena, just a short walk from the city centre. The meeting with the tour leader and the crew is scheduled for dinner-time.

Day 2:
Mantova - One of the most beautiful towns in Northern Italy. The entire day is dedicated to the discovery of this wonderful city, where many famous artists have left their masterpieces, thanks to the patronage of the famous Gonzaga family. (Cycling Approximately 40 kms)

Day 3: Mantova – Governolo – Zelo - The boat takes you to Governolo which is the stronghold of the Mincio Pirates. Here is the biggest dam in Italy, built to control the flow of the Mincio River. From here you follow the River Po until you reach the village of Ostiglia, with the ruins of a medieval fortress. Visit the Carousel and Folk Show museum in Bergantino, and enjoy a cheese tasting at a local cheese factory. After a ride along the ‘Canal Bianco” you will reach Zelo, where the barge will moor for the night.

Day 4: Zelo–Ferrara–Adria - After breakfast you cycle to Ferrara, where your guide will show you around this wonderful town, and let you discover the historical centre, that is still surrounded by the old city walls. From Ferrara a short bus transfer will take you to Adria, an ancient Greek port, famous for trading amber from the Baltic. (Cycling Approximately: 50km by bike + 60km by bus)

Day 5: Adria – Porto Viro – Chioggoa - The boat will take you to Porto Viro, where you start your cycle into the maze of the Po Delta. You will be suspended between water and land, as you will pedal between the Po Delta and the mouth of the River Adige. Then you follow the Po-Brondolo waterway, which links the river to the Venetian lagoon. Stay overnight in Chioggia, known as “the little Venice” (Cycling Approximately: 40 km)

Day 6: Chioggia – Venice - A visit to the fish market at dawn is an absolute “must”! The boat then brings you to the nature reserve of Ca’ Roman. Pedalling along the lagoon, you reach Pellestrina: from here, riding on the cycle path you reach the ferry landing. A short ferry-boat ride takes you to Lido island, along beside the “Murazzi” breakwater, with a stop in Malamocco. After the final short ride you reach again the barge for the overnight stay. (Cycling Approximately: 30km)

Day 7: Venice - Discover the magnificent historical centre of Venice or its surrounding islands.

Day 8: Tour ends Venice - After breakfast your tour finishes. If you want to stay on in Venice, it is possible to request extra nights. 


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Terms and Conditions

Valid for sales to 15 Oct 18. Travel Mar-Oct 18 on set Saturday departures. Price is based on self-guided 8 day/7 night Bike and Barge tour. Bike hire is additional due to the different choices of bikes. Please ask us for other itineraries and prices. Prices are correct as at 13 Oct 17 and subject to change without notice and may vary due to currency exchange rates • All prices and products are subject to availability at time of reservation • Prices are per adult in NZ dollars based on payment by cash or cheque • Amendment and cancellation fees apply • Specific booking conditions apply, please ask your House of Travel specialist for full details. We strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance be taken at the time of booking – ask your House of Travel specialist for information.  Contact House of Travel on 0800 838 747 for more information and the best airfare to match your holiday.
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Until 15 Oct 18

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