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Family Cruise – Italy
If you are a family with children, we are able to create a bespoke itinerary and substitute a maximum of 4 excursions from our Classic Cruise Itinerary with your preferred family activities.
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 colourful port of Chioggia.
Valcorba Animal Park
A family friendly wildlife park, home to 70 different species, including monkeys, lions and tigers. (1/2 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. (1 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.
Visit to St Mark’s Bell Tower & Cathedral
Venetian Mask Making Workshop
*Childrens bikes, cycle-helmets, child car seats, high-chairs are all available without cost*
One of the unique features of a river cruise in Italy is that you get first-hand experience of the history, culture and character of the waterways. Read More