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Full-day river cruise among Venetian Villas from Venice to Padua

Free cancellation
Duration: up to 9 hours
Language: English, Italian, French, German
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Enjoy a cruise from Venice to Padua among ancient Venetian Villas

See more than 70 Villas from the river and visit some of them

Enjoy the elegant atmosphere of the two Venetian cities

What to expect

Learn about the art and history of this stunning area. The tour will operate as follow:

You will meet your guide in Venice - Riva degli Schiavoni, on the landing stage “Pontile S. Zaccaria A”, in front of the Pietà Church (Chiesa della Pietà), and tou will immediately embarka and cruise towards the Brenta Riviera, from where you could see the various Villas from the river. You will arrive in Fusina and navigate towards Brenta Riviera, passing through the Moranzani Lock with rising of the water level.

Then, you will stop at Malcontenta for the internal guided tour of Villa Foscari called “La Malcontenta”, and you will continue between villas, villages and swing bridges. You will arrive in Oriago and stop for the lunch at the famous restaurant “Il Burchiello”, optional lunch or free time. After lunch, you will embark and cruise to Mira, where you will stop for the internal guided tour of Villa Widmann or Villa Barchessa Valmarana. You will pass through the Mira and Dolo Locks with rising of water level.

You will arrive in Stra and stop for the internal guided tour of Villa Pisani, then you will embark and 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. Finally you will set off to Padova with arrival to the historical 1500’s Burchiello’s Stairway at Portello, ancient river port in the historical centre of Padua.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Social distancing is enforced

Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected

Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors

All gear/equipment is sanitised between use

Visitors are required to bring and wear masks

Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks

Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors

Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test may be required, please confirm the local requirements before your visit

What’s included

Full day river cruise from Venice San Marco to the city centre of Padua

Guide in 4 languages (Italian, English, French, German)

Entrance to Villa Pisani

Entrance to Villa Widmann

Entrance to Villa Foscari "La Malcontenta"

What’s not included


Return back to the location of departure (tickets can be purchased onboard)


Calle Seconda de la Fava, 4149, 30122 Venice VE

Meeting point:

Riva degli Schiavoni, on the landing stage “Pontile della Pietà”, in front of the Pietà Church, 15 minutes before the departure time


Il Burchiello

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • The guide in 4 languages (Italian, English, French, German) and can be chosen at the momento of the cruise