Venice and the Lagoon

Price per person
from £1,004

Price based on
London Gatwick
13th Apr 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 5 days

  • Italy

  • River cruise

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 Lagoon to the colourful island of Burano, 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
Venice & the Lagoon

What's included

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

Customer Reviews

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 MS 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, MS Michelangelo, for embarkation. After comfortably settling into your cabins, the crew will be introduced at a welcome cocktail before dinner. The evening in Venice is free to do as you please.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Venice

Day
2

This morning, enjoy an 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
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

MS Michelangelo

Sailing only the Po and in the lagoon of Venice, the MS Michelangelo offers passengers a beautiful insight to the city of Venice and all it s wonders. The only ship to sail in Italy, she has luxury 78 cabins for 158 passengers.

Ship facts

  • Style: Premium
  • Class: 4 anchors
  • Size: Boutique
  • Number of crew: 20
  • Number of cabins: 78
  • Number of wheelchair cabins: 0
  • Number of large cabins: 0
  • Capacity: 158 passengers
  • Main language on board: fr+en
  • Currency on board: EUR
  • Number of decks: 2
  • Gross tonnage: 15000
  • Length (m): 110
  • Width (m): 11.4
  • Speed in knots: 9
  • Launch year: 2000
  • Refit year: 2011

Amenities

  • Smoking
  • Adults only
  • Childrens facilities
  • Nursery

Cabins on this ship

The cabins all offer guests the perfect view from their large picture window, and are very spacious and tastefully decorated with the option of double or single beds. An ensuite is provided with shower, W.C. and a hairdryer. For extra comfort central heating is available during the Winter season and air-conditioning for the Summer season.

For your entertainment a satellite tv and radio are provided for you to use at your leisure.

Details

  • 140 Square Feet
  • Sleeps up to 2

Life on board

Age Restriction

Reservations from minors shall not be accepted by the travel agency but must be made by the parents or other adults of more than 18 years of age with the necessary authorisations. Minors of under 18 years of age are not permitted to travel on board unaccompanied. They must be accompanied by parents or adults of more than 18 years of age. No alcoholic beverages shall be served to minors on board. Proof of the customer’s age may be requested by the ship’s personnel. 

Disabled Facilities

All passengers are required to be medically, physically and/or mentally fit to undertake a trip without endangering their life or the life of others. No medical services are offered aboard the ships. Any passenger with a physical or mental incapacity, limited capacity of mobility, having an illness requiring treatment or medical care, or pregnant women should inform the travel agent at the time of booking. No reservations can be accepted for passengers whose physical or mental condition is likely to render their participation in the cruise or in the vacation impossible or dangerous for themselves or others, or who require forms of care or assistance impossible to guarantee aboard ship, notably because of unsuitable infrastructure. Some suppliers (hoteliers, airlines and cruise companies, etc) may require a medical certificate confirming that the passenger is fit to travel or they may refuse to accept the booking if they feel that they will be unable to guarantee any assistance or treatment deemed necessary for the health and well-being of the passenger. Participation in the voyage and in excursions is subject to the condition of the passenger having sufficient mobility. If necessary, the disabled may be accompanied at their own expense to obtain the required assistance. All personal accidents, diversions or forced stopover costs disrupting the course of the cruise shall be at the liability of the passenger having concealed his unfitness to travel.

Dress Code

Casual and comfortable during the day. More elegant clothing may be worn in the evening. It is recommended that the wearing of footwear suitable for life aboard and for excursions with non-slip soles.

Smoking Policy

For the safety and comfort of all passengers, most ships do still allow smoking on board, but you will find this is restricted to designated areas around the ship. 

Special Dietary Requirements

Please advise the reservation agent at time of booking of any special dietary requirements you may have and they will make every effort to accommodate your request. 

Gift Shop

Peruse the onboard gift shop and buy those last minute gifts for loved ones back home.

Lounge & Bar

Enjoy your evenings by heading to the Lounge where you will find a well stocked bar serving local beers and wines. A pleasant setting with maximum comfort and designer decor. Sit back, relax and enjoy the company of your fellow passengers and crew while sailing through the most beautiful rivers in Europe. 

Sun Deck

The sun deck on the ship offers a panoramic view of the landscape’s beauty as you cruise. A great place to relax outdoors and enjoy the weather sipping a glass of wine while sitting on the loungers shaded with a parasol.

Excursions

Guided visits to the local towns and villages will ensure your bout of local folklore and traditions are sated.

Restaurant

In the ship’s restaurant, you’ll experience CroisiEurope’s stunning French cuisine prepared by the skilled and passionate team of chefs, which include head chef and nominee member of Maîtres Cuisiniers de France, Alain Bohn.

Deck Plans

Deck 1

  • Cabins

Deck 2

  • Sun Deck

Deck 3

  • Lounge & Bar
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Cabins

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