Historical Burchiello River cruise from Padua to Venice 



Meeting point at 7:50 am and Embarkation in Padua at the historical 1500’s Burchiello’s Stairway at Portello, ancient river port of the city and cruise towards Venice – Via Venezia, 2 – Padua (in front of “Bar Tre Scalini”)

  • cruising along the original course of the old Venetian burchielli of the 18th century, passing in front of the gorgeous and charming Villa Giovanelli at Noventa Padovana;
  • 9.15 am: arrival in Stra and guided tour of of the monumental Park of Villa Pisani, one of the most beautiful in Italy with its impressive swimming pool, the grandiose stables and the elegant eighteenth-century Coffee House
  • 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
  • stop at Villa Widmann for the internal guided tour
  • Embarkation and cruise towards Oriago
  • Arrival in Oriago for lunch break at the Restaurant "Il Burchiello"; optional 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 “San Zaccaria A”

End of the tour around 5.30 pm.

Please consider that the navigation is one-way only: our Guests are free to choose time and transport for their return trip.

Optional lunch menu details available during the booking process.

Suggested train from Venice "Santa Lucia":

- 06:40 pm: arrival in Padua at 07:07 pm; 
- Train ticket is not included – buy the ticket on


  • Friday 15th July
  • Sunday 17th July
  • Wednesday 20th July
  • Friday 22nd July
  • Full day: € 109,00 per person - the tour will be held only with a minimum of 25 people.
  • Half day: € 70,00 per person - the tour will be held only with a minimum of 25 people.

The amount includes: reservation fee, navigation, guide service and entrance ticket.



You can make your reservation online! Payment can be made by credit card at the end of the booking