The Po Delta with children
The ideal place to enjoy nature and superb cuisine en famille!
- Flights to Venice, the starting point and finish of your journey
- You can visit the Po Delta in your own way and with your own timetable with the hire car included on your trip
- You will stay in an apartment on the Po Delta, the most convenient option when you are travelling with your family, and it's also the most economical!
- The Delta offers a wide range of possibilities, so that you can enjoy different activities every day
- 7 nights in the chosen accommodation
- Return flights (tax included)
- 7 days car rental
- Visit the Castle of Ferrara, surrounded by a moat; it is unique in Europe
- The city of Ravenna is also very close to the Po Delta
- Eating will not be a problem because everybody likes Italian food! What is more, in the Delta, rice dishes are delicious
- There are endless itineraries to cover on foot, by bike, in a boat and on horseback
- Consult the tourist office website: www.ferraraterraeacqua.it
Day 1: Flight to Venice.
Arrival at your departure airport ninety minutes before your flight to Venice takes off. On arrival, pick up your hire car so you can travel to the Po Delta. On the way, depending on how much time you have, you can stop in Chioggia, located at the southern entrance to the lagoon. The historical centre is very similar to that of Venice, with its canals and bridges. Your children will love to be in this town with hardly any traffic. You will reach your accommodation for your entire stay in the Po Delta. (Route approx. 125 km).
Day 2: Ferrara.
Although we are proposing a visit that is of a cultural nature, you children will also enjoy themselves in Ferrara. Known as the "city of the Renaissance", you can visit splendid palaces and gardens and walk around the city walls surrounding Ferrara (9 km around the historical centre) on foot or by bike. You will discover towers, bastions, streets and gates in what has today become an enormous garden with immense wooded areas and meadows. Spend the night in the Po Delta.
Day 3: Comacchio and la Salina.
Today we propose that you visit Comacchio, a city that is known as Little Venice as it is full of canals and bridges such as the famous Trepponti (a bridge with five flights), the Fish Market and the Museo de la Nave Romana. Although what you will like most is walking through Salina di Comacchio, a landscape of impressive beauty where fish and birds live under a conservation order. There are boats that will take you to the area and they will give you explanations on the fauna and its conservation in this natural environment. Spend the night in the Po Delta.
Day 4: A day at the beach.
You will no doubt be delighted to spend a day or more relaxing and enjoying yourself in the waters of the seven lidos on the Ferrara coast: Volano, Naciones, Pomposa, Scacchi, Porto Garibaldi, Estensi and Spina are ideal for relaxation and enjoyment, especially with children as the waters are calm and shallow. Choosing one of them depends on your taste: Porto Garibaldi is an old fishing village which still conserves its traditions; Estensi is the ideal destination for the youngest visitors who are looking for the beach and some entertainment and, of course, shopping; Spina, in the middle of a pinewood, is much more relaxed and tranquil, just like Pomposa and Scacchi, ideal for families; for water sports enthusiasts such as windsurf the best lido is without a doubt Volano. Spend the night at your accommodation in the Po Delta.
Day 5: The Oasis of Campotto.
Valli di Campotto is an enormous natural park where you will be able to go through marvelous landscapes of white water lilies, elm woods, poplars and willows and all kinds of birds (white storks, wild geese, cormorants, herons and many more migratory birds) and observe the other inhabitants (hares, badgers, tortoises, frogs, etc.). Your children will have a wonderful time running through the plant life. You can also visit the Argenta Ecomuseum, which is divided into three parts: the Drainage Museum, the Civic Museum and the Valli di Argenta Museum. Spend the night at your accommodation in the Po Delta.
Day 6: Bicycle route along the Po.
There are several routes that can be undertaken by bike, all of them are easy due to the flat land throughout the region, which will take you into the most authentic Delta scenery. Try the route along the right bank of the Po, known as the "Destra Po", an extraordinary itinerary of over 120 km. in total. The journey can be divided into a number of sections and you will be able to discover areas as authentic as Bodeno, a village of rich gastronomic traditions; the Oasis dell'Isola Bianca, one of the oldest islands in the River Po; the broad agricultural spaces of the south of Berra; and the ports of Goro and Gorina, important fishing harbours in the Upper Adriatic and the departure point for a number of boat trips. Spend the night in the Po Delta.
Day 7: Gran Bosco della Mesola Nature Reserve.
See this park, the old hunting grounds of the Court of Este, on foot, by bike or even in a canoe. The Gran Bosco della Mesola is nowadays the only example of the vegetation, woodlands and wildlife as they were centuries ago. It is easy to see deer, bucks, badgers, tortoises, reptiles, etc. which are used to human presence within the nature reserve. You can also visit Torre Abate and the impressive 16th-century floodgate. A unique experience for all the family in this natural oasis. Spend the night at your accommodation in the Po Delta.
Day 8: Return Flight.
Today you return to Venice for your journey home. According to your departure time, you can take advantage of the last few hours to take a final look at the region or even to spend a little longer in the always enchanting Venice. Make sure you get to Venice Airport in time to return your hire car and see to the check-in and embarkation for your return flight. Arrival at your airport of origin. End of the trip and of our services.
What documents related with the car rental will Bedooin.com send me?
We will send you a voucher that will contain all the car rental reservation details. That document must be handed over at the car office on arrival. The voucher must be under the same name as the car driver and this same person needs to show a credit card at the office as well. If not, Bedooin cannot guarantee the car delivery by the rental company.
About car rental contract…
We strongly recommend reading over the car rental contract carefully and paying attention at all the details. Make sure that the contract has not extras included that you have not requested. For example: an extra driver, the fuel or a complementary car insurance (SuperCover, PAI, Super CDW, etc). You can always add extra services at car company’s help desk. And remember to return your car tank full of petrol or the car company will charge that to your credit card!
Can I take with me my own child seats for the car instead of renting them?
You can board them as a luggage in one of your suitcases and save the money of renting them to the car company. Although you can also contact us and we will book them for you in advance. Payment will be at the same car rental office.
Can I deliver the car after the time established by car voucher?
You can do it but you will be charged an extra day as deliveries and collections hours much with your trip. Your car document has got all the information about car office timetables.
What is the procedure with the flight company if I am traveling with a buggy?
When you travel with a buggy, most of the flight companies let you board it once you reach the plane. Someone will take it there and return it to you after landing. We recommend to check it in advance at the company website.
Boarding pass. Do not waste time and get them online!
Although with the ID / Passport and the flight document we send you is valid for collecting your boarding passes at company’s boarding desk at the airport, we recommend getting your boarding pass checking in your flight online, both traveling with hand luggage or if you need to board some. In this second case you will only drop your luggage at company’s boarding desk. Between 48 and 24 hours before departure you can do it and download them. Fast, easy and no queues at the airport!
Our prices include return flight tickets and all the supplement taxes such as airpot taxes, fuel surcharge and credit card processing fees.
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