Full-Day Padua to Venice Burchiello Brenta Riviera Boat Cruise

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From $136.62

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Spend the day exploring the Brenta Riviera onboard the Burchiello on this cruise that travels from Padua to Venice. Along the way, stop for guided tours of the Villa Pisani, Villa Widmann or Villa Barchessa Valmarana, and Villa Foscari. Make a lunch stop at the famous Il Burchiello restaurant in Oriago. Listen to a guide's enlightening commentary in four languages as you travel.
  • Cruise along the Brenta Riveira from Padua to Venice
  • Learn about the region from a guide in four languages
  • Stops at multiple villas along the way for internal guided tours
  • Lunch at restaurant Il Burchiello in Oriago
  • Departure from Padua, cruise concludes in Venice

What's Included

  • Navigation from the centre of Padua to Venice San Marco
  • Professional guide in 4 languages
  • Restroom on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Return back to the location of departure

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Lungargine del Piovego, 6
    Lungargine del Piovego, 6, 35131 Padova PD, Italy

    Porta Portello, at the landing stage

Start time

08:00 AM

End point

  • S. Marco-San Zaccaria "A"
    30132 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

    Venice, San Marco, landing stage "Pontile San Zaccaria A"

What To Expect

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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Lunch must reserve ahead of time for 30eur /meat full lunch.
This is just a high quality tour no matter what one's point of view might be.
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Disappointing start, ride into Venice lovely
Gillian_S, Jul 2022
Sadly we couldn’t start the cruise in padua as there wasn’t enough water in the canal. We had to walk to a bus and this took us to the first villa. Because of the disappointment a refreshment stop was added and another villa plus a shoe museum . We eventually picked up the boat, saw 2 more villas and then went into Venice. The canal bit was very uninteresting and once you’d seen one villa you had seen them all. I feel it’s a shame the company took our money the day before they told us there was no water. The ride into Venice was spectacular and our guide Francesca was knowledgeable and interesting and did her best to make the best out of a bad job. There was also too much ‘free time’ and the lunch which was extra was expensive.
Excellent tour
Carmela_V, Aug 2020
Excellent river cruise and customer service. Villas are beautiful but you will spend about 20min at the most in each Villa. Lunch must reserve ahead of time for 30eur /meat full lunch. Tour ends in Venice very close to San Marcos square. Very hot day! In August
Excellent tour!
mwilso02, 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.
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Thank you for your beautiful review, it’s he best reward for us! See you soon! :)
This is a great way to get out to...
Davedeeo, 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.
This is a super trip gliding along...
alison s, Oct 2017
This is a super trip gliding along the river with really informative stops at amazing villas. The guide was was superb
My teenage son and I went on this...
Louise B, 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.
Enjoyable experience with a very...
Andrew S, 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.
A wonderful way to visit the...
SS_C, 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
This was a great tour--the river was...
Deborah H, 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.
Bella divertente istruttiva
Roberto_C, Oct 2022
La navigazione è sempre interessante , ma in alcuni punti è veramente imperdibile, le ville sono stupende, autentici pezzi di storia patria e non. L'entrata in laguna , e l'arrivo a Venezia è un'esperienza imperdibile. La guida veramente brava, simpatica e competente, direi all'altezza di un marco paolini.
Crociera sul Brenta
mariarosaria_b, Aug 2022
Anche se non si è svolta completamente in navigazione, è stata una bella esperienza. Eccezionale la guida.
Una guida turistica TOP
Diana_F, Jun 2022
Una bella esperienza, con particolare menzione per Silvia la nostra guida, molto preparata che ha fatto la differenza!
Gita incantevole
Donata_R, May 2022
Bellissima esperienza, paesaggi spettacolari in ottima compagnia. Anche il pranzo buono. da consigliare.
Il Burchiello top!
ANNA_B, May 2022
La visita alle Ville e l'arrivo a Venezia, soprattutto grazie alle guide professionali e molto brave che ci hanno fatto apprezzare tutto il viaggio
Bella esperienza fra le ville del Brenta
Paolo_T, May 2022
La crociera è carina, le ville sono belle il personale e la guida gentili e disponibili, bella anche l'esperienza delle chiuse e dei ponti Girevoli e levatoi, la navigazione è un tantino lenta e lunga nella parte finale dopo le Ville
Sehr professionell und um...
Elisabeth_H, Oct 2021
Sehr professionell und um jeden bemüht sehr informativ Preis Leistung sehr okay super war auch die Info über Rückfahrmöglichkeiten
Splendida gita sul Brenta
Mauro_D, Nov 2019
Ci siamo imbarcati a Padova e siamo arrivati a Venezia, visitando tre ville molto belle, la guida era decisamente competente e simpatica. Giornata da ricordare, noi non abbiamo mangiato al ristorante ma in un bar a cinque minuti dall’attracvo.
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Grazie mille per aver scelto di viaggiare con noi e per la bellissima recensione! Speriamo di rivederti a bordo! :D