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.
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Total meals included:
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.
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.
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.
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.
After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
The following cruise optional excursion package can be purchased at the time of booking from £167 per person and includes:
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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