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Venice and the Lagoon

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Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Europe

  • River cruises

Take in the enchanting sights and atmosphere of one of Europe's most romantic cities from the comfort of Michelangelo, your floating hotel, conveniently moored to enjoy Venice from a unique perspective.

Visit the magnificent palaces, cruise on the famous Lagoon, take advantage of the shopping opportunities, cruise to the Bay of Venice and sail on to Chioggia, a town laced with canals. This cruise ship tour is one of the most enchanting ways to take in the romantic city.

At a glance

  • Venice Roam the lavishly decorated chambers of the Venetian Gothic-style Doge's Palace on an optional tour
  • Burano Explore the island's lacemaking heritage on an optional guided tour
  • Murano Go in search of the town's world-famous blown glass art on an optional guided tour
  • Chioggia Stroll along the canals or enjoy a freshly-caught seafood meal

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All inclusive drinks on cruise
  • All airport and port taxes
Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

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Customer Reviews

We had a wonderful holiday aboard the MS Michelangelo in...

19th September 2018
Mrs Judith Hilton

We had a wonderful holiday aboard the MS Michelangelo in and around the Venetian lagoon. All transfers worked efficiently and the boat docked in great places for seeing the city of Venice. The food on board was excellent and the staff very friendly. An added bonus was that local drinks at the bar were included too as well as full board and drinks with meals. The cabins and bathrooms are not up to the standard of other river cruise lines which is why I have only awarded four stars considering the price. However, they are very clean and adequate for the time spent in them. The excursion package purchased before the holiday was very good value for money and there was still free time to spend in the city

Brilliant ship, beautiful city...

16th June 2017
Trusted Customer

Brilliant ship, beautiful city

Overview

Take in the enchanting sights and atmosphere of one of Europe's most romantic cities from the comfort of Michelangelo, your floating hotel, conveniently moored to enjoy Venice from a unique perspective.

Visit the magnificent palaces, cruise on the famous Lagoon, take advantage of the shopping opportunities, cruise to the Bay of Venice and sail on to Chioggia, a town laced with canals. This cruise ship tour is one of the most enchanting ways to take in the romantic city.

Total meals included:

  • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners

UK - Venice

Day
1

Travel to Venice where you will be met and transferred to your ship, Michelangelo, for embarkation. After comfortably settling into your cabin, the crew will be introduced at a welcome cocktail before dinner. The evening in Venice is free to do as you please.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Venice

Day
2

This morning, perhaps join the optional excursion to magnificent Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco. The Doge or leader of Venice's former palace dominates Venice and is one of the must see museums in the world. A stunning exterior decorated in Gothic style with an open portico. It was also the location for the republic's prisons, some of which were accessed by one of Venice's most famous bridges the 'Bridge of Sighs'. Later, cruise on the Lagoon and perhaps join the optional tour of the colourful island of Burano, renowned for its lacemaking before visiting the nearby island of Murano on an optional tour, famed for its glass-blowing artisans. Alternatively, enjoy free time in Venice to explore.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Venice

Day
3

Today, perhaps take the optional guided tour of a gondola workshop and a Venetian Carnival mask-making workshop. Later, cruise on the Lagoon. The afternoon and evening in Venice are free to do as you please.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Venice - Chioggia - Venice

Day
4

Cruise to the Bay of Venice and sail to Chioggia, a picturesque town laced with canals, for free time to explore at leisure. After lunch back on board, perhaps join the optional excursion to Padua - a medieval gem famous for its Old Town, iconic Pedrocchi coffee house and lovely St Anthony's Basilica. Rejoin your ship in Venice for a gala evening on board.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Venice - UK

Day
5

After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

The following cruise optional excursion package can be purchased at the time of booking from £167 per person and includes:

Venice
Day 2: Visit to the Doge's Palace and tours of Murano & Burano
Day 3: Tour of Gondola workshop and Venetian Carnival mask-making workshop
Day 4: Padua city tour

Note: All optional excursions are subject to change and a minimum number of participants are required for them to operate. Please note that the optional excursion package can only be booked up to 35 days prior to departure.

Please call our Travel Specialists to book this holiday with an optional excursion package.

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