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Italy: Venice, the Islands of the Venetian Lagoon, the Bianca Canal and the Po Valley

Family Cruise Itinerary

(Private charters only )

If you are a family with children, we are able to create a bespoke itinerary and substitute a maximum of 4 excursions from our Standard Classic Cruise Itinerary with your preferred family activities.

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The following activities can usually be arranged on-board directly with the barge Captain and included in your itinerary without any extra charge (unless otherwise stated):

Venice Natural History Museum

Museo di Storia Naturale di Venezia is a museum of natural history housed in Fondaco dei Turchi, located on the Grand Canal, Venice, Italy. Aside from a collection that spans an astonishing 700 million years, the museum also houses a library with more than 40,000 volumes. There will also be opportunity for a visit to the National Archaeological Museum of Adria.

Traditional Boat Ride in Chioggia

Hop aboard the shiny, red "Bragozzo Ulisse", a traditional Italian fishing vessel, and enjoy a guided tour of the colorful port of Chioggia.

Valcorba Animal Park

A family friendly wildlife park, home to 70 different species, including monkeys, lions and tigers. (half day)

Gardaland Amusement Park

Adjacent to Lake Garda, this is one of Italy's premier theme parks and houses a wide range of rides suitable for all ages, as well as a sea life aquarium and numerous bars and restaurants. (full day)


There are swimming opportunities at the beautiful sandy beaches of Pellestrina or the Lido Islands, as well as a local indoor swimming pool if you’re not a fan of saltwater.

Cycling in Ferrara

A lovely mixture of Renaissance architecture from the 15th and 16th centuries and undulating city parks, cycling opportunities in Ferrara abound.

Disney-themed Opera (on board)

Should you wish, a magical Disney-themed short evening opera can be organised aboard.


The following activities carry a supplement payable direct to the provider whose individual terms and conditions apply. Please contact us for further information.

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