Cruising the Jewels of Northern Italy

8 days

From £3,045 £3,195

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An archaeological journey through time 

This tour allows us to experience world class sites dating from the Roman era through to the Renaissance, which underline how important northern Italy was as a crossroads, not only between east and west but also north and south, becoming a breeding ground for artistic, industrial, and political endeavours. We explore a part of Northern Italy which is studded with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, while travelling by water allows us to appreciate not only the man-made jewels but also some spectacular natural sites. We will be exploring some of the most spectacular cities in the Veneto and Lombardy, including the little visited Brescia, Roman Brixia, which is a World Heritage for its Lombard remains, as well as the more famous Verona and Venice. The cruise allows us to explore the narrative of history of this region, from the Roman period to the spectacular Renaissance as exemplified by Mantegna’s masterpiece in Mantova’s Ducal Palace, from the wondrous vantage point of a cruise ship.

The price shown on this page is for a Main Deck Cabin. Please call to check availability for this cabin type or to upgrade to an Upper Deck Cabin. Click on VIEW FULL SHIP PAGE for more details about the ship, the cabins and what to expect onboard.

Please note that the itinerary can be subject to change before the cruise departs or during the cruise depending on adjusted sailing times/and or any port restrictions.

Explore MS Michelangelo

The MS Michelangelo is a standard rated ship, comparable to a 3* hotel, and its size allows it to cruise the Venetian lagoon with ease.

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Tour highlights:

  • Visit the extraordinary Museum of Santa Giulia in Brescia complete with several Roman domus and the extraordinary Lombard Church of San Salvatore
  • Explore the vast Palazzo Ducale in Mantova and wonder at Mantegna’s Camera degli Sposi
  • Visit the spectacular Capella degli Scrovegni in Padova, newly made a World Heritage site
  • Examine the wondrous Basilica San Marco in Venice in an exclusive evening visit

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£3,045 (including offers)


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The price above includes any applicable early booking discount and a pay in full discount, and applies only if you pay the full balance at time of booking.

Deposit: £1,000 Single supplement: £595

Includes flights

Enhance your experience

Whether you want to add extra nights on either side of your tour, you want to upgrade your flight or hotel room, or you are hoping to enjoy a door-to-door airport transfer, we can help.

To add special extras to your tour, call our Specialist Sales Executives to discuss your needs on 01722 713800.

Meet your Experts

Dr Eireann Marshall

Andante Guide Lecturer

An Honorary Research Fellow for the Open University, Dr Eireann Marshall is bilingual (Italian and English), and she has led many Andante tours.

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Palazzo Ducale on Piazza Castello In Mantua
Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary and specified drinks onboard
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • Field notes
  • Port & city taxes
  • All taxes & gratuities
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Offer Availability
16 June 2023 AMVC230827 16 June 2023 (Friday) 23 June 2023 (Friday) Dr Eireann Marshall £3,195
(inc. flights)
£1,000 £595 £3,045
save £150
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