Full-Day Padua To Venice Burchiello Brenta Riviera Boat Cruise

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  • Duration: 9 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    7:50 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Lungoargine Piovego, 6, 35131 Padova PD, Italy
  • Return Details :
    San Marco-San Zaccaria"A", 30132 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Enjoy a 9-hour romantic cruise onboard Burchiello among the Venetian Villas of the Brenta Riviera, a trip through art and history.
The cruise departs from Padua and ends in Venice.


Fully narrated tour

All entrance fees included

Family friendly

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

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Embark from Padua at 8am from the historical Burchiellos Stairway at Portello, which is the ancient river port of the city. Cruise along the same course of the old Venetian burchielli of the 18th century, passing the gorgeous Villa Giovanelli at Noventa Padovana along the way.

Arrive in Stra at 9:20am with an internal, guided tour of Villa Pisani. After the tour, head towards Dolo and pass through the Dolo Lock. Continue cruising towards Mira with more villas, villages, and swing bridges along the way.

There will be a stop at Villa Widmann or Villa Barchessa Valmarana for a guided tour. Next, head towards Oriago for a lunch break at the famous restaurant Il Burchiello. Cruising will continue towards Malcontenta, where you will stop at Villa Foscari, called La Malcontenta, for a guided tour.

At 4:30pm, continue cruising towards Moranzani with sightseeing along the river. Heading towards Venice, you will arrive at San Marco at the landing stage around 5:30pm, where your tour concludes.


Navigation from the centre of Padua to Venice San Marco

Professional guide in 4 languages



Return back to the location of departure (tickets can be purchased on board)

Additional Info

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 04-Nov-2019

    This is just a high quality tour no matter what one's point of view might be. The staff are skilled, helpful, and fun to work with, the villa tours are very well done, and all of the logistics work well. Individuals going on the tour should pay attention to the need to get back to Padova on one's own, as it can be a bit complicated, but the staff were great at explaining how to do that. I would recommend this tour highly.

  • 18-Dec-2017

    This is a great way to get out to see some really excellent villas. The boat is comfortable and the commentary as you cruise down the canal very good. The individual tours were well managed and paced, with an excellent level of information. Passing through various villages and towns by boat gives an interesting perspective. At the end there is also the delight of approaching Venice across the lagoon.

  • 25-Oct-2017

    This is a super trip gliding along the river with really informative stops at amazing villas. The guide was was superb

  • 29-Aug-2017

    My teenage son and I went on this trip. It was a fabulous boat and the guides were very informative. The trip was mainly made up of older people so I would bear this in mind when thinking of going with younger members of your family. He was interested but not captivated.

  • 07-Aug-2016

    Enjoyable experience with a very knowledgable guide.
    I recommend it to anyone interested in Venetian history, particularly those interested in paladio.
    The vip tours in the villas were outstanding.

  • 24-Jul-2016

    A wonderful way to visit the Venetian villas and the boat ride itself was an adventure in itself.
    Much recommended and the staff was very helpful with the onward journey and information for Venice also. Lovely to be able to buy Bus tickets etc on board itself it saved a lot of time .The only wish for this lovely trip was to have more variety of snacks available on board.
    thank you

  • 07-Jul-2016

    This was a great tour--the river was lovely and the stops at the three villas were terrific. We passed on the multiple-course lunch and just ordered pasta which was incredible!! More lovely scenery, interesting narrative, and then we docked in Venice. A bonus was the fact that they had arranged for another boat to take us back to the train station at no extra cost! A wonderful way to spend a day in northern Italy.