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Full-Day Venice to Padua Burchiello Brenta Riviera Boat Cruise provided by Il Burchiello

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Full-Day Venice to Padua Burchiello Brenta Riviera Boat Cruise

Full-Day Venice to Padua Burchiello Brenta Riviera Boat Cruise
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
9h 30m
Group size:
10
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 20494P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Navigation from Venice San Marco to the center of Padua
  • Professional guide in 4 languages
  • Restroom on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Venice
  • Entry/Admission - Villa Widmann Rezzonico Foscari
  • Entry/Admission - Museo Nazionale di Villa Pisani
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Return back to the location of departure (tickets can be purchased on board)
Duration
9h 30m
Departure details
  • S. Marco-San Zaccaria "A", 30132 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The transport of animals is not allowed, unless they are kept in a pet carrier
  • Luggage transport is not allowed, unless for small hand luggage, allowed upon request
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Navigation from Venice San Marco to the center of Padua
  • Professional guide in 4 languages
  • Restroom on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Venice
  • Entry/Admission - Villa Widmann Rezzonico Foscari
  • Entry/Admission - Museo Nazionale di Villa Pisani
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Return back to the location of departure (tickets can be purchased on board)
Departure details
  • S. Marco-San Zaccaria "A", 30132 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Duration
9h 30m
Return details
  • Lungargine del Piovego, 6, 35131 Padova PD, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The transport of animals is not allowed, unless they are kept in a pet carrier
  • Luggage transport is not allowed, unless for small hand luggage, allowed upon request
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    S. Marco-San Zaccaria "A"
    30132 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
    See address & details
  • 1
    Villa Foscari
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Villa Widmann Rezzonico Foscari
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Museo Nazionale di Villa Pisani
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Lungargine del Piovego, 6
    Lungargine del Piovego, 6, 35131 Padova PD, Italy
    See address & details
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
29 reviews
Excellent
18
Very good
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Average
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Terrible
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collierm
Liverpool, UK12 contributions
A later and more central departure than from Padova. Initially I thought it was quite expensive but it includes a four course lunch and a bottle of wine, visits to three major properties and a knowledgeable guide so well satisfied. A great way to relax after the sightseeing in Venice.
Written 1 May 2022
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richardblaine
Chichester, UK34 contributions
We loved this. The company were great about postponement caused by covid. Their pre-departure information was excellent. The boat is fine. The journey is a world of contrasts. Good views leaving Venice. Interesting to see the laguna heading Southwest. The river & canals allow you see the industry of Mestre, the palazzi, the small towns, the lock system, the bird life, three Villa stops & countryside at a leisurely pace. There are criticisms in previous reviews. No free water or coffee. We were provided with both. Long waits to be talked to in your chosen language. At stops, we were given times for a talk in our language. Lunch was delightful & very generous for the price. Our guide, Olympia was very knowledgeble, helpful & charming. It is possible to leave the boat before Padova, to get back to Venice earlier. So glad that we didn't do this. The slow cruise into Padova was a highlight. All along the way, people waved & tooted their car horns to us. A bargain.
Written 19 May 2022
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aa27
Lausanne, Switzerland547 contributions
This boat goes between Venice and Padua and vice versa, depending on the day. On Tuesdays goes towards Padua, and we took it in Oriago, where it stops longer for lunch in Il Burchiello restaurant. Leaving at 13:15 with a very enthusiastic guide, explaining lots of historical background and anecdotes along the trip and inside the 2 villas included in the tour, Villa Whitman in Mira and Villa Pisani in Stra. From Stra we got a bus back to Oriago, after enjoying an extra hour visiting the Villa Pisani garden, impossible if you want to continue the trip in the boat up to Padua. The walk up to Stra centre to get the bus is not very nice though, along the external wall of the villa, in the grass, with the road full of traffic at your left, but it's just about 15 minutes, and the bus 53/E arrived quickly (time table don't seem to be much respected, but in principle there is a bus each half an hour).
Not particularly cheap (65 euros per person) but worth, especially with good weather. You can enjoy the panoramic top of the boat and observe the passages of 2 water lifts and the opening, often by hand, of numerous bridges.
Written 9 October 2018
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renakashmere
Los Angeles, CA790 contributions
Solo
This trip up the river to see villas, is a lovely idea and the staff is great, however it was a bit long and tendious. We left from Venice on the top deck, which has a lovely view, but by mid-day it’s so hot you are forced to go inside and the villas are very hard to see from below. We stopped at three villas, and the guide has the tough task of translating in three languages – Italian, English and French, however after almost 10 hours, it was a bit much with the constant chatter, and there’s no where to go on the boat for any quiet since the speakers are at every other seat. The villas are beautiful and you get to visit three on the inside which is a treat for all the gorgeous frescoes. It’s also interesting to see how the moveable bridges and locks work as the boat goes through them. You also have to pay 20E extra for luggage which is a big ridiculous since the boat is so large.

Tip: It’s kind of a hop on and off so perhaps joining the boat along the river path so it’s a shorter trip and you can still see the villas.
Written 9 September 2018
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danielle m
8 contributions
Solo
What a better way to step in time than a leisurely cruise on the Brenta river aboard the Burchiello. This is a great complement to understanding the state of minds of great artists such as Casanova, Byron, Goethe as they approached La Serenissima. Modernity has been gentle to these bucolic shores and the Brenta Riviera remains a heaven of peace and serenity. After a prompt departure from the Pietà bridge on Riva del Schiavoni we made our way to the mouth of the Brenta river hence all was bucolic serenity. Passing through locks and experiencing swinging bridges here and there, the comfort of our Burchiello was unsurpassed and offered a 360 degrees panoramic views of Villas and countryside. The guide was multi lingual and very forthcoming in sharing historical and artistic informations. We visited all the villas mentioned in the itinerary at a leisurely pace with ample opportunities for questions and photography. One of the highlight was the excellent lunch (reservations on board) at the Burchillo hotel. We finished with the grandest of Villa, Villa Pisani and hopped on a bus for a short ride back to Venice. Others in the group opted to terminate at Padua and take the train back. All in all a Wonderful journey in time and a well organized tour!
Written 4 July 2018
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RDB2004
Seattle, WA155 contributions
Couples
This well-managed and comfortable all-day excursion to Padua on the Brenta Canal is an excellent way to see the countryside outside the city. The boat glides past many mansions from the 15th and 16th centuries, touring three, including Malcontenta, one of Palladio's masterpieces. There are a few locks to negotiate, and a good lunch at a canal-side restaurant can be arranged. i
Written 20 October 2017
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Mulholland
Mulholland
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Not Relaxing
Do NOT preorder the horrible fish lunch. We got sick from it. The food was all sitting out waiting for our arrival
Vladimir M
Vladimir M
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Excellent experience
The river cruise is very beautiful, you see lots of beautiful villas from the boat and visit three of them. Silvia
llggood
llggood
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Awful
One of the lock gates malfunctioned so had to disembark DANGEROUSLY and combine 2 boats into ONE boat with ZERO AC
Frank S
Frank S
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Great experience
An excellent and very relaxing mode of transport. Ideal to see magnificent palaces of a bygone era. Really worth th
Ann T
Ann T
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Fascinating way to explore history and countryside
I did the morning trip on the Burchiello boat along the Brenta Canal to Oriago. You can go all the way to Venice an
Linda D
Linda D
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A Unique Relaxing Way to See Venetian Palaces & Travel the Canals
Leaving Venice for Padua I opted to discover the canals,mansions & palaces along the way on a Burchiello. Burchiell
Rory10544
Rory10544
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A lovely day out from Venice
Inspired by Timothy West and Prunella Scales, we caught a very early train from Venice to Padua, and then returned
Bill A
Bill A
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Escape the crowds of Venice for a day
Years ago, the Venetian aristocracy built their summer homes on the Brenta Canal to escape the city crowds. You c
alonso20140108
alonso20140108
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fantastic day
I joined tour from Padova to Venezia. The boat goes slowly(piano piano) through the canal. The view is.....Italian
48rosa
48rosa
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A PLEASANT BUT LO...NG DAY
As our last day in the Padua area, we chose the Day long cruise on the Brenta Canal from Venice to Padua. Thank you
Sokollu
Sokollu
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Pleasant but not extraordinary
Took the half-day cruise from Oriago to Venice. Saw one villa, La Malcontenta, which was interesting but not, for m
assunta1910
assunta1910
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Italian Riviera Villa Tours
We used this trip as our means out of Venice, to end up and stay overnight in Padova. Meting place in Venice was c
Elizabeth M
Elizabeth M
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Lovely way to enter into Venice!!!
Highly recommend. Terrific guide and crew. The guide gave a tour in English and then Italian. Visiting from the US,
Maggi713
Maggi713
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Not Worth the Price!
I guess you could say that we were not impressed with our tour of the Brenta Canal for several reasons - none of wh
Suzanne T
Suzanne T
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Relaxing and beautiful day
I've always wanted to see Palladio's Malcontenta and that is what motivated me initially to take this day trip. Ho
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