Accommodations & Amenities View Deck Plan

  • 147 ft long, with 6’11” ceiling height throughout
  • Two Junior Suites and eight Staterooms,  choice of  one queen or two twin beds
  • Upper Deck Junior Suites, 130 sq ft, 6’11” ceiling height
  • Lower Deck Staterooms, 105 sq ft, 6’11” ceiling height
  • Ensuite bathrooms with shower
  • Limited storage space in cabins
  • Salon and dining room
  • Large upper deck with canopy
  • Outdoor dining space and seating
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing
Daily Housekeeping
Daily Housekeeping
WiFi (service fluctuates)
WiFi (service fluctuates)
Private Chef
Private Chef
Open Bar
Open Bar
Air Conditioning/Heating
Air Conditioning/Heating
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Hot Tub on Deck
Hot Tub on Deck
Sound System
Sound System
220 volt outlets
220 volt outlets
Bicycles and helmets
Bicycles and helmets


Venice to Mantua on the River Po and the Bianco Canal through the Po Valley

Bicycling Opportunities:
 (Bicycling is completely optional.)
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Prosecco and a Palace
Travel: Arrival in Venice
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of La Bella Vita at the designated meeting point in Venice. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge. Enjoy a traditional Prosecco welcome and introduction to the crew. La Bella Vita then embarks on a cruise to the heart of Venice for a private tour of the Doges Palace. Representing the splendor of the Venetian Republic, its magnificent throne rooms and gorgeous gilded frescoes await. Return to the barge for cocktail hour and dinner.

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Explore “Hidden Venice”
Travel: Venice to San Pietro in Volta
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, your Tour Guide introduces the city’s authentic streets, neighborhoods, and gardens. Local culture beckons at Palladio’s Church of San Pietro, as well as at the Naval Museum's collection of antique gondolas. An afternoon cruise to the tranquil island of Pellestrina floats past traditional islands in the Venetian lagoon and their ancient monasteries, fishing boats, and tiny churches. Once at Pellestrina, take a stroll or cycle to the 18th century seawall. Meanwhile, Chef is preparing another gourmet dinner – Mangia!

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Dinner Ashore at a Private Villa
Travel: San Pietro in Volta to Taglio Di Po
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

Cruise this morning to the fishing port of Chioggia. Visit the 18th century Church of San Domenico, then board a traditional boat for a tour of Chioggia’s canals. Back onboard La Bella Vita, the afternoon’s cruise glides through a nature reserve to tonight's mooring of Taglio di Po. Dinner this evening is hosted by the owners of the restored 17th century Villa Ca’Zen, a private stately home where Lord Byron stayed and there wrote some of his best poetry. Family heirlooms, literary history, and local lifestyles converge at Villa Ca’Zen.

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Wine Cellars from the 17th Century
Travel: Taglio Di Po to Bosaro
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, the boat arrives at the Bianco Canal and moors at Adria, an ancient Etruscan town with an Archaeological Museum. This afternoon, your Tour Guide drives you to the Bagnoli Estate, complete with delightful Renaissance gardens. The Villa Widmann Borletti on the estate boasts wine cellars dating from the 17th century, and, from that time, it has been supplying wine to Venetian society. Enjoy a tasting of these estate-grown vintages. Afterwards, rejoin La Bella Vita now moored at Zelo. Drinks and dinner onboard.

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The Fabulous Frescoes of Ferrara
Travel: Bosaro to Trevenzuolo
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

The vibrant culture of the Italian Renaissance stars today in Ferarra at Palazzo Schifanoia, built as a pleasure palace by the Este family, and now renowned for twelve captivating frescoes in the Room of the Months. The 15th century images and colors seem as fresh today as when they were painted. Other period buildings in Ferrara include Estense Castle, as well as the magnificent cathedral with its façade of sculpted images described as an illustrated Bible. Return to the La Bella Vita for an afternoon cruise to Governolo and dinner onboard.

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Historic and Undiscovered Mantua
Travel: Trevenzuolo to Mantua
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Our final cruise features a dramatic approach to Mantua in its captivating lakeside setting. Happily, Mantua's classic architecture and elegant ambiance remains undiscovered by tourist crowds. La Bella Vita guests will tour the 14th century Palazzo Ducale, the second largest residence in Italy after the Vatican. Most of its 500 rooms are closed, but 15 gardens, the Gallery of Mirrors, and a priceless collection of artworks can be seen. Then it's back to the barge, moored in the shadow of this fascinating destination, for the gala Captain’s Dinner.

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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer to Venice
Meals: Breakfast onboard

Bid “arrivederci” to La Bella Vita. After breakfast, you will be chauffeured to the designated drop off point in Venice.

Please note: this is a sample itinerary which may be subject to change depending on local conditions.

Gourmet Dining

  • Charcuterie Platter
  • Quiche of Mushrooms, Asiago, and Swiss Chard
  • Pork Fillet with Mediterranean Herbs
  • Cheeses: Pecorino Toscano and Gorgonzola
  • Tiramisu
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas, and Biscuits
  • Puff Pastry Pouch with Mushrooms
  • Tortellini Stuffed with Taleggio Cheese
  • Pan Fried Duck Breast with Roasted New Potatoes
  • Cheeses: Parmigiano Reggiano and Fontina d’Aosta
  • Hot Chocolate Mini Cake with Orange Sauce
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
  • 1 Dinner Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate
  • Bosco di Fratta Magnum
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Lambrusco Otello
  • Recioto Valpolicella
  • Pinot Bianco
  • Greco di Tufo

Rates & Dates

Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise of 19 to 20 guests $101,000$112,500
Private Cruise of 17 to 18 guests$98,000$109,200
Private Cruise of 15 to 16 guests$95,200$105,900
Private Cruise of 13 to 14 guests$92,300$102,600
Private Cruise of 11 to 12 guests$89,400$99,300
Private Cruise up to 10 guests$86,500$96,000
Junior Suite (Double Occupancy, Per Person)$6,750$7,450
Double Cabin (Double Occupancy, Per Person)$5,490$6,090
Single Supplement$2,100$2,300

2025 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season
Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

April6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-3
May4-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-31
June1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-5
July6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-2
August3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30, 31-6
September7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-4
October5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-1

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • Round trip chauffeured transfers to and from Venice
  • A dedicated onboard crew consisting of a Captain, Chef, Tour Guide, and Hostess
  • All meals onboard and ashore from dinner the first evening to breakfast the final morning
  • All wines served with lunches and dinners both onboard and ashore
  • Open bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Daily escorted excursions including admittance fees
  • Unlimited use of onboard amenities such as bicycles and the hot tub
Not included in the rate
  • International airfare
  • Cancellation insurance – A Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) policy is recommended
  • Suggested crew gratuity of 5-10% of the cruise price

*All rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise noted

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