Il Burchiello
A romantic cruise among the Venetian Villas of the Brenta Riviera

 

Every year, from March to October, a romantic mini-cruise among the Venetian Villas of the Riviera del Brenta, from Padua to Venice or the other way round, a trip through art and history on the way followed by the ancient Venetian Burchiello in the 1700’s.

The Burchiello was a typical Venetian barge, finely wrought and decorated, used to transport passengers and equipped with a wide wooden cabin, and three or four balconies. The Burchiello was used by the richest classes of Venice to reach the city from their villas in the countryside.

As it used to do in the past, nowadays the Burchiello operates as a scheduled touristic service along the Riviera del Brenta, from Padua to Venice or vice-versa; heir of old traditions, it slowly cruises the Brenta waters while tourist guides on board tell about the history, the culture and the art of the Villas that rise along the Brenta.

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Tours & Prices: from March 12th to November 1st, 2016

Tours departure from Venice ( 9.00am) are available: Tuesday, Thursday e Saturday.

Tours departure from Padua (8.00am) are available: Wednesday, Friday e Sunday.

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Tour Prices
Full day cruise, adult people €  99,00
Full day cruise, 6 to 17 years old youths €  55,00
Half day cruise, Padua -> Oriago & Oriago -> Padua, for adults €  65,00
Half day cruise, Padova -> Oriago & Oriago -> Padova, for 6/17 y.o. €  55,00
Half day cruiseVenezia -> Oriago & Oriago -> Venezia, for adults €  55,00
Half day cruiseVenezia -> Oriago & Oriago -> Venezia, for 6/17 y.o. €  45,00
All Tours, infant rate from 0 until 5 years old Free
Optional “Casanova” lunch (fish) €  22,00
Optional “Goldoni” lunch (fish / meat /vegetarian)
€  29,00

 
 
 
 
Venice → Padua
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Full day

 

Burchiello8.50 am: meeting with our guide in Venice- Riva degli Schiavoni, on the landing stage “Pontile della Pietà”, in front of the Pietà Church (Chiesa della Pietà);
• 9.00 am: embarkation and cruise towards the Brenta Riviera; presentation of the various Villas seen from the river;
• arrival in Fusina and navigation towards Brenta Riviera;
• passing through the Moranzani Lock with rising of the water level;
• 10.30 am: stop at Malcontenta for the internal guided tour of Villa Foscari called “La Malcontenta”;
• cruising continues between villas, villages and swing bridges and presentation during the cruise of the various Villas seen from the river;
• arrival in Oriago and stop for the lunch at the famous restaurant “Il Burchiello”; optional discounted lunch or free time;
• after lunch, embarkation and cruise to Mira; stop for the internal guided tour of Villa Widmann or Villa Barchessa Valmarana;
• cruising continues between villas, villages and swing bridges and presentation during the cruise of the various Villas seen from the river;
• passing through the Mira and Dolo Locks with rising of the water level;
• arrival in Stra and stop for the internal guided tour of Villa Pisani;
• 5.30 pm: embarkation and cruise; passing through Stra and Noventa Padovana Locks with rising of the water level;
• cruise along the course of the old Venetian burchielli passing in front of the gorgeous and suggestive Villa Giovanelli of Noventa Padovana; cruise to Padova with arrival to the historical 1500’s Burchiello’s Stairway at Portello, ancient river port in the historical centre of Padua, around 7.00 pm.

Noteit is possible to embark in Venice or in Malcontenta and disembark in Stra or Padua. People interested in embarking to Malcontenta must book the program Malcontenta-Padua and the meeting point with the guide is at 10.30 am in front of the gate of Villa Foscari Malcontenta, for the internal guided tour of the Villa.

N.B.in March and after October 20th, on the routes “Venice > Padua” and “Oriago > Padua”, the boat will not stop for the visit of Villa Widmann or Villa Barchessa Valmarana in Mira.

 

Useful information:

Adults: € 99,00

6 /17 y.o.: € 55,00

 5 y.o.: FREE

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Venice → Oriago
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Half day

 

Burchiello 8.50: meeting with our guide in Venezia – Riva degli Schiavoni, on the landing stage “Pontile della Pietà”, in front of the Pietà Church (Chiesa della Pietà);
• 9.00 am: embarkation and cruise towards the Brenta Riviera; presentation of the various Villas seen from the river;
• arrival in Fusina and cruise towards Brenta Riviera;
• passing through Moranzani Lock with rising of the water level;
• stop  at Malcontenta for the internal guided tour of Villa Foscari detta La Malcontenta;
• cruising continues amongst villas, villages and swing bridges and presentation during the cruise of the various Villas seen from the river;
12.15 am: arrival in Oriago and stop for the lunch at the famous restaurant “Il Burchiello”; optional discounted lunch or free time and end of services.

 

Useful Information:

Adults: € 55,00

6/17 y.o. : € 45,00

 5 y.o. : FREE

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Oriago → Padua
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Half day

 

Burchiello• 1.15 pm: embarkation in front of the famous restaurant “Il Burchiello” in Oriago di Mira;
• cruise to Villa Widmann or Villa Barchessa Valmarana in Mira; stop for internal guided visit of the Villa;
• cruising continues between villas, villages and swing bridges and presentation during the cruise of the various Villas seen from the river;
• passing through Mira and Dolo Locks with rising of the water level;
• arrival in Stra and stop for the internal guided visit of Villa Pisani;
• 5.30 pm: embarkation and cruise; passing through Stra and Noventa Padovana Locks with rising of the water level;
• cruise along the course of the old Venetian burchielli passing in front of the gorgeous and suggestive Villa Giovanelli of Noventa Padovana; cruise to Padova with arrival to the historical 1500’s Burchiello’s Stairway at Portello, ancient river port in the historical centre of Padua, around 7.00 pm.

N.B.: in March and after October 20th, on the routes “Venice > Padua” and “Oriago > Padua”, the boat will not stop for the visit of Villa Widmann or Villa Barchessa Valmarana in Mira.

 

Usefull:

Adults: € 65,00

6 /17 y.o. : € 55,00

5 y.o. : FREE

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Padua → Venice
Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Full day

 

burc4• 8.00 am: embarkation in Padua at the historical 1500’s Burchiello’s Stairway at Portello, ancient river port of the city and cruise towards Venice;
• cruising along the original course of the old Venetian burchielli of the 18th century, passing in front of the gorgeous and suggestive Villa Giovanelli at Noventa Padovana;
• passing through Noventa Padovana and Stra Locks with descent of the water level;
• 9.20 am: arrival in Stra and internal guided tour of Villa Pisani;
• embarkation and navigation towards Dolo with illustration during the cruise of the different Villas seen from the river;
• passing through Dolo Lock with descent of the water level;
• cruising continues towards Mira, amongst villas, villages and swing bridges and presentation during the cruise of the various Villas seen from the river;
• passing through Mira Lock with descent of the water level;
• stop at Villa Widmann or Villa Barchessa Valmarana for the internal guided tour;
• embarkation and cruise towards Oriago;
• arrival in Oriago for lunch break to the famous restaurant Il Burchiello; optional discounted lunch or free time;
• cruising continues towards Malcontenta, amongst villas, villages and swing bridges and presentation during the cruise of the various Villas seen from the river;
• arrival in Malcontenta and stop at Villa Foscari called La Malcontenta for the internal guided tour;
• 4.30 pm: cruising continues towards Moranzani; arrival and passing through Moranzani Lock with water level descent;
• cruising to Venice with arrival to San Marco, Riva degli Schiavoni, on the landing stage “Pontile della Pietà”, around 5.30 pm.

 

Useful information:

Adults: € 99,00

6 /17 y.o.: € 55,00

5 y.o.: FREE

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Padua→ Oriago
Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Half day

 

burc5 8.00 am: embarkation in Padua at the historical 1500’s Burchiello’s Stairway at Portello, ancient river port of the city and cruise towards Venice;
• cruising along the original course of the old Venetian burchielli of the 18th century, passing in front of the gorgeous and suggestive Villa Giovanelli at Noventa Padovana;
• passing through Noventa Padovana and Stra Locks with descent of the water level;
• 9.20 am: arrival in Stra and internal guided tour of Villa Pisani;
• embarkation and navigation towards Dolo with illustration during the cruise of the different Villas seen from the river;
• passing through Dolo Lock with descent of the water level;
• cruising continues towards Mira, amongst villas, villages and swing bridges and presentation during the cruise of the various Villas seen from the river;
• passing through Mira Lock with descent of the water level;
• stop at Villa Widmann or Villa Barchessa Valmarana for the internal guided tour;
• embarkation and cruise towards Oriago;
• 1.15 pm: arrival in Oriago for lunch break to the famous restaurant Il Burchiello; optional discounted lunch or free time; end of services.

N.B.: in March and after October 20th, on the routes “Venice > Padua” and “Oriago > Padua”, the boat will not stop for the visit of Villa Widmann or Villa Barchessa Valmarana in Mira.

 

Useful information:

Adults: € 65,00

6 /17 y.o.: € 55,00

5 y.o.: FREE

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Oriago→ Venice
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Full day

 

burc6• 2.15 pm: meeting point with the guide at restaurant il Burchiello in Oriago and embarkation on the boat;
• cruising towards Malcontenta, amongst villas, villages and swing bridges and presentation during the cruise of the various Villas seen from the river;
• arrival in Malcontenta and stop at Villa Foscari called La Malcontenta for the internal guided tour;
• cruising continues towards Moranzani; arrival and passing through Moranzani Lock with water level descent;
• cruising to Venice with arrival to San Marco, Riva degli Schiavoni – Pietà embarking, around 5.30 pm.

 

Useful information:

Adults: € 55,00

6 /17 y.o.: € 45,00

5 y.o.: FREE

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General Information

Seat reservation is necessary.

Navigation takes place from Tuesday to Sunday (navigation on Monday is not available)
The price includes: navigation, guide service and entrance fees to visited Villas.All cruises are one-way: coming back to the place of departure is always possible by using buses or trains. See the specific tour for additional information.LunchThe lunch takes place at the restaurant “Il Burchiello” in Oriago, a famous seafood restaurant of the “Buon Ricordo” circuit..The € 22,00Casanova lunch (optional) includes: a welcome starter with smoked fish carpaccio with slices of toasted bread; a plate of mix fried Adriatic fish with polenta; a side-dish of seasonal vegetables; fresh seasonal fruit salad with ice-cream; 1/4 liter wine and 1/2 liter mineral water.The € 29,00 “Goldoni” full lunch (optional) includes 3 different menus (fish, meat and vegetarian):- The fish menu includes: a welcome starter with smoked fish carpaccio with slices of toasted bread; linguine with seafood; mixed grilled fish made up of salmon, gilthead seabream’s fillet and shrimp; a side-dish of seasonal vegetables; fresh seasonal fruit salad with ice-cream; 1/4 liter wine and 1/2 liter mineral water.- The meat menu includes: a welcome starter with sliced dried beef, rocket and Parmesan; tagliatelle with speck and zucchini; sliced beef with rosemary; a side-dish of seasonal vegetables; fresh seasonal fruit salad with ice-cream; 1/4 liter wine and 1/2 liter mineral water.

– The vegetarian menu includes: a starter of mixed cheese dish with jam; tagliolini with courgettes and cherry tomatoes; omelette; a side-dish of grilled vegetables; fresh seasonal fruit salad with ice-cream; 1/4 liter wine and 1/2 liter mineral water.

Nota bene: despite the restaurant has the same name, it’s not managed by our Organization, but our staff carries out periodic checks on the food and service quality.

Reservations
Please read the Terms and Conditions before submitting your application. You can book our trips and services:
• directly online at the web site www.booking-on-line.com. You can directly check the availability and book the desired cruise. Payment can be made by credit card (Visa or Mastercard); you will immediately receive the vouchers of the booked services;
• at our office by telephone or e-mail and paying by credit card.
Payments
The balance should be paid online by credit card (VISA or Mastercard) upon our confirmation at the web site www.booking-on-line.com; if you have troubles with the direct online payment, please follow this link and retry by following the instructions; you may also call us and give us the debit authorization by telephone, e-mail or fax; please put the name of the credit card holder, card number, expiration date and the CVV (or CVV2)..
 

Terms & Conditions for seats reservation

1. The travel contracts are regulated by the law n. 1084 of 27/12/1977 (CCV) and by the legislative decree 111/1995. The responsibility of the company  can under no circumstance exceed the limits established by the above mentioned law. The acceptance of the reservation is subject to availability of seats and it is concluded with the confirmation of the reservation and the payment of the balance.

2. The Organizer reserves the right to modify or cancel the trip in case of force majeure. The organization may also cancel the contract without any compensation in case the minimum number of cruisers established by the cruise program (35 people) has not been reached.

3. The seats on the boat are not numbered and cannot be pre-booked.

4. As it is a travel package ruled by the Regional Law no. 33 of 04.11.2002, the reservation is mandatory. The reservation is to be considered valid only once the balance of the service has been paid.

5. The non-departure of the boats caused by technical reasons or force majeure causes, entitles the client to the sole refund of the amount paid for the cruise. The Organizer shall not be considered responsible for the unexpected closing of the villas and for any delay or interruption caused by problems with the opening operations of locks and bridges, subordinated to the public service or of unexpected closing ordinances. In case of unexpected closing of one Villa, an alternative Villa shall be visited. In case of interruptions of a part of the navigation itinerary, as a result of the provisions of a competent authority, the booked service can be completed by the Organizer using the bus. In case of interruption of navigation in the route Stra – Venice, for emergencies and/or orders of the competent authorities, the booked service can be completed by the Organizer using the bus, without the right to any refund. In case of interruption of navigation in the stretch Padua – Stra, for emergencies and/or orders of the competent authorities, the booked service will start or terminate in Stra without the right to any refund. In March and after the half of October, the visit of Villa Widmann won’t take place due to technical reasons and the price will remain the same.

6. The entrance fees to the Villas are complimentary services offered by our Organization: any change to the entrance fees will not entitle the Organization for any surcharge nor the client for any refund. In case of non-visit of a Villa for technical reasons or force majeure will not entitle the client for any refund.

7. The transport of animals is not allowed, unless they are kept in a pet carrier; the luggage transport is not allowed, unless for small hand luggage, allowed upon request; the use of any photo materials inside the Villas is not allowed. The Organizer shall not be responsible for any personal item left on board during the stops.

8. In case of renunciation to the trip by individual clients, the following penalties shall apply:
• 50% of the travel amount, in case of renunciation up to 5 days before the cruise date;
• 90% of the travel amount, in case of renunciation up to the day before the cruise date;
• the entire travel amount in case of renunciation after that date or in case of no show.

9. In case of renunciation to the trip by the members of a reserved Group, the following penalties shall apply:
• for changes up to 10% of the booked services, no penalty if notified up to 5 days before the cruise date;
• For greater changes a penalty of 50% if the cancellation is made up to 5 days before the date of departure;
• the entire travel amount after that date or in case of no show.

10. For any dispute, the parties should refer to the Court of Padua.

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