TOURS

TOURS

EPDIC18 CONFERENCE TOURS
Please note that the program is subject to change!
The service will only be offered if a sufficient number of requests are received.

TOUR 3 - Boat excursion and Padova

Included in the EPDIC18 Accompanying Person Package fee.
DON’T select this option in the registration form if you are buying the EPDIC18 Accompanying Person Package fee.

NOT included in the Conference Fees

Rate: €140 – Reserve your seat through the registration form!

WHEN: September, 1st, 2024

Time: Full day

Enjoy a cruise along the inner canals of Padua, drink and snacks on board and lunch. In the afternoon visit Palazzo del Bo, the historical site of the University of Padova.
During the pleasant and peaceful navigation, you will have the opportunity to admire from a privileged perspective the monuments that marked the history of the city of Padova. You will see the 16th-century Portello Staircase, an ancient river port linked to the Venetian Republic, recently restored to its former glory, the bastions and walls of Cambrai and the twin towers monument by Libeskind. During the navigation, an aperitif with snack, sandwiches and prosecco will be served. The excursion will last approximately 3.00 hours and will end on the departure pier (Conca delle Porte Contarine).
Lunch will be served at a restaurant in the area, followed by the visit to Palazzo del Bo.
Historical Tour: Explore significant areas including ancient courtyards, the Great Hall (Aula Magna), Galileo
Galilei’s chair in the Hall of the Forty, the “anatomical kitchen,” the Anatomical Theatre, rooms of Medicine
and Law, and the statue of Elena Cornaro.
‘900s by Gio Ponti: Visit the Rectorate and the Ancient Archives.

TOUR 1 - Venice and its islands

NOT included in the Conference Fees

Rate: €195 – Reserve your seat through the registration form!

When: August 31, 2024

Time: Full day

Program

  • 8:00 AM: Meeting with the guides in Padua, boarding on reserved buses, and transfer to
    Fusina (Venice).
  • Arrival at Fusina and boarding the motorboat.
    Welcome breakfast with coffee and pastries.
    Embark on a picturesque canal cruise along historic waterways until reaching charming Murano, renowned for its traditional glassblowing. Explore a glass furnace and witness master artisans showcasing their ancient craft with impressive creations.

Note: During the cruise, admire elegant villas along the Brenta River, adding to the scenic journey.

The onboard kitchen will prepare lunch with a seafood menu based on traditional Venetian recipes: Fruit Bellini aperitif Marinated anchovies appetizer Steamed shrimps and Venetian-style sardines in Saor Seafood pasta as the first course
Mixed fried fish as the second course
Seasonal mixed vegetables as a side dish
Unlimited wine and water, fruit, coffee, Grappa, cover charge, and table service.

  • After lunch, there will be disembarkation and a guided walk to St. Mark’s Square, crossing the most famous bridges of the Riva degli Schiavoni. Here you will have the chance to admire the exterior of the city’s most famous monuments: the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace, the Marciana Library, the Campanile, and the Procuratie (external views only).
  • Around 7.30 PM back in Padova
TOUR 2 - Palladio and Prosecco Heritage

NOT included in the Conference Fees

Rate: €165 – Reserve your seat through the registration form!

When: August 31, 2024

Time: Full day

Program

  • 8:30 Meeting Call for attendance and departure from Padova Congress
  • Around 6.30 PM back in Padova

Guided Tour of a Cultural Gems
Immerse yourself in the rich culture and heritage of a picturesque destination known for its historical
significance and artistic allure. Discover unique experiences and hidden gems that make this locale a must-visit for discerning travelers.
Round off the day with a delightful Prosecco tasting experience, accompanied by visits to exquisite Palladio Villas that showcase the region’s architectural splendor.
Embark on a captivating journey into the world of winemaking with a visit to a historic vineyard. Explore ancient cellars dating back to the early 1900s, where the art of winemaking has been perfected for generations.
Learn about native grape varieties and traditional winemaking techniques that have defined this family’s legacy for centuries.
After the insightful tour, savor a delightful wine tasting session in a charming Wine Room, surrounded by the enchanting ambiance of the vineyard.
The tours include a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, savoring regional specialties paired perfectly with local wines.

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