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Address: via Porciglia, 34 | 35121 - Padova, 30135 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 049 8760233
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Description: The famous and romantic cruise on Il Burchiello®, GT line service that...
The famous and romantic cruise on Il Burchiello®, GT line service that cruise among the Venetian Villas of the Brenta Riviera, from Padua to Venice and viceversa. The Burchiello was a historical barge used by the richest classes of Venice to reach, from the city, thier Villas in the countryside: today is a modern and comfortable boat with comfortable sofas, air-conditioning, bar service, toilets and a panoramick deck that offers passengers a full view around.
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Wish I could give it more than 5 stars!!

We travelled the whole day from Padua to Venice and had a fabulous time. The boat trip sets off from the centre of Padua and travels through peaceful canal/rivers all the way to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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204 reviews 204 reviews
86 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We travelled the whole day from Padua to Venice and had a fabulous time. The boat trip sets off from the centre of Padua and travels through peaceful canal/rivers all the way to the landing near St Marks Square in Venice. It stops 4 times, for 3 visits to villas and for lunch (not included). The villa visits are interesting... More 

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Montana
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222 reviews 222 reviews
56 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

For years we have been wanting to take this Il Burchiello trip but we have had to leave Venice in early March before the season starts.This year we are here later and we are so glad we got to take the half day trip to Oriago. As not all the villas are open before April we opted for the half... More 

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Cambridge
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was a perfect and relaxing trip after two days of foot slogging round the sights of Padua and Vicenza. It might be different at the height of the season but in early October the weather was perfect, the countryside we went through looked mellow and autumnal and there was plenty of room on the boat. it gave us a... More 

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London
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We had a delightful trip from Venice to Oriago - I would have liked to do longer but could not take a full day. The boat was not full for our part of the trip so it was possible to have a seat on the deck. We were fortunate to enjoy a sunny day and it was very relaxing to... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Il Burchiello is a cruising tour of the Brenta Canal. that offers half-day as well as full-day tours of villas in the Veneto region. There were some 30 people on the tour and the tour guide easily explained what we were seeing in Italian, German and English. The tour begins either in Padua or in Venice near the La Pieta... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Everything about this day trip was brilliant. The boat is very comfortable incl 2 clean toilets! The guide and fac totem were exemplary. So clear in speech and helpful in every way. The villas we passed and those we stopped at were well worth the journey. Even though it is along day the time pases well and is so leisurely.... More 

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Ferrara, Italy
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The boat started in Padova at about 8.30am and wended it's leisurely way along the waterway passing through locks and swing bridges. I sat on deck to begin with though the weather was overcast and kept going down when it became too cold. The boat was pretty full but there was always a place to sit and enjoy a coffee... More 

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Gravesend
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We loved our day out on the canal, travelling from Padua to Venice. The three villas we visited en route were all fascinating in different ways. Our guide, Barbara, was very good and took time and trouble to cater for both Italian- and English- speaking tourists. She was very pleasant and informative. She also clearly explained to everyone who needed... More 

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Northamptonshire
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We were lucky - early season, so only a couple of dozen of us, and lovely spring sunshine too. I can't comment, of course, on what it would be like packed to the gunwales, but it might be worth bearing that in mind. Owing to work on the canal, we were able only to go as far as Sra, but... More 

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Sequim, Washington, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

After three days of sweltering heat seeing the sights of Venice, we thoroughly enjoyed the relaxation of this boat trip and tours of three villas (with many more along the way, visible from the boat). We were indeed fortunate to have chosen a day when only about fifteen passengers were on the trip, and this gave us very personalized service.... More 

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