** All passengers must be present for boat orientation at 2pm
on Sat 6/18 **
June 25 – July 2
The itinerary includes one week cruising the canals and natural waterways around Venice in two private rental boats, and one week staying at our own villa with pool in Tuscany. Add a few days on your own to tour the incredible city of Rome or elsewhere!
Boating in the Venice lagoon
June 18 - 25
Casale RETURN via Venice
A blend of historic cities and peaceful islands, this itinerary offers 7 nights on-board our self-drive private rental boat, covering 200 km with 1 or 2 locks in about 15 to 22 hours of cruising (average 2.5 to 3.5 hrs/day). Opportunities to explore a couple of islands on rental bikes. We choose where to stop along the way and where to moor for the night – will pre-book a marina in Venice.
Our cruise starts with a short 2pm boat orientation at the LeBoat base, where we return at the end of our week:
Le Boat – Houseboat Italia Via Nuova,
Trevigiana 1, Lughignano de Casale Sul Sile,
31032 Casale sul Sile, TV, Italy
Phone: +39 (0) 339 192 2161
Day 1: Depart 16:00, cruise to Casale, shopping
Casale sul Sile town dock
Beautiful town on banks of Sile River with natural park and marvelous landscapes, mooring.
Day 2: Cruise down the river Sile in to Venice Lagoon
Quiet island in the Venetian Lagoon with a great basilica.
Must-see painted houses on this island known for its lace and Buraneo cookies.
Mazzorbo company dock
Day 3: Cruise to Venice
Leave early – 1.5 hrs to Venice. Cruise past Piazza di San Marco before docking in marina 15 mins walk from center.
Day 4: Explore Venice
Overnight 6/20 & 6/21
Marina Santelena, Venice
Day 5: Cruise South Lagoon
Visit Lido di Venezia and/or Pellestrina – beaches and villages. Opportunity to rent bikes.
Chioggia company dock
A traditional seaside town famous for its beach and fresh fish.
Day 6: Cruise back towards Venice
Sant’Erasmo town dock
Countryside, biking, beach fort. Good mooring.
Day 7: Return to River Sile
Visit San Francesco del Deserto island and monastery.
Casier town dock
Day 8: Return boat 09:00
Estimated Budget $1,022 per person*
Includes boat rental, fees, petrol, bike rentals, groceries & meals out.
4 cabin/4 bath w/AC & bimini sun shade
Ian & Marcelle, Nate & Abby, Eric & Laura, Madeline & Audrey
June 25 - July 2
Luxury Villa located in a panoramic position, private heated pool, extensive park
5 stars * Wifi * A/C * Washer (no dryer) * Professional kitchen * Ping pong * Solar-heated pool * 9 bed / 10 bath + 3 half-bath on ground floor
See full details on VRBO website
Via della Verna KM 5,
52011 Bibbiena, Italy
Can be found on google maps at the above address – also as Resort le Rose and Les Boudaliers
All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms
Marcelle & Ian – queen + twins
Ken & Susie – queen
Judy – queen
Charl – queen
Nate & Abby – twins
Laura & Eric – queen + single
Madeline & Audrey – queen + single
Gabi – queen
Chelsea – queen
Estimated $845 per person*
Includes accommodation, groceries, meals out & incidental entry fees
Car rental not included
In the Apenine foothills near a national park, this less-touristed area of Tuscany offers spectacular landscapes dotted with vineyards and olive groves. The region abounds with historic monasteries and villages, and offers lots of opportunities to enjoy all the delights of Italian cuisine.
Bibbiena – 4 minutes
Arrezzo – 30 minuets
Lucignano – 1 hour
Cortona – 1hr 10mins
Florence – 1hr 20mins
Siena – 1hr 30min
Casentino National Park – 20 mins
Offers numerous hiking, walking & biking trails.
ebike rental $35/day
|Marcelle & Ian||25-May||UA 923||Dep LAX 17:10||Arr LHR 11:45 (5/26)|
|22-Sep||UA 935||Dep LHR 16:15||Arr LAX 19:20|
|Abby & Nate||15-JUN||AZ 621||Dep LAX 15:15||Arr FCO 12:15 (6/16)|
|10-JUL||AZ 620||Dep FCO 9:10||Arr LAX 13:15|
|Judy & Charl||23-Jun||AZ 621||Dep LAX 15:15||Arr FCO 12:15 (6/24)|
|10-JUL||AZ 620||Dep FCO 9:10||Arr LAX 13:15|
|Ken & Susie||21-Jun||AF 0083||Dep SFO 15:25||Arr CDG 11:15 (6/22)|
|22-Jun||AF 1304||Dep CDG 14:10||Arr FCO 16:15|
|06-JUL||AF 1105||Dep FCO 12:15||Arr CDG 14:25|
|06-JUL||AF 0082||Dep CDG 15:50||Arr SFO 18:20|
|ELMA||13-Jun||LH 5897||Dep LAX 19:55||Arr ZRH 15:50 (6/14)|
|14-Jun||LH 2371||Dep ZRH 16:55||Arr MUC 17:45|
|05-Jul||LH 095||Dep MUC 08:00||Arr FRA 09:00|
|05-Jul||LH 456||Dep FRA 10:30||Arr LAX 13:05|
|Chelsea||23-Jun||DL 152||Dep JFK 19:25||Arr FCO 10:25 (6/24)|
|02-Jul||FR 6342||Dep FCO 16:10||Arr BCN 17:55|
TRAVEL TO CASALE
Marcelle & Ian meeting Abby & Nate off plane
Overnight 6/16 in Albarese near Rome airport
Fri 6/17 drive to Treviso
ELMA driving from Munich 6/18
CASALE TO VILLA
Marcelle, Ian, Nate, Abby by car
ROME TO VILLA
Chelsea driving Charl & Judy
DEPARTURES FROM VILLA
Marcelle, Ian, Judy by car
Charl, Abby, Nate by train
Sat 7/2 to Naples
Rome airport 7/9-7/10
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