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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.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Customer Reviews

Good value for money as all drinks were free even...

16th April 2018
Mrs Lynne Slack

Good value for money as all drinks were free even the coffee which I thought was great as I drink a lot of coffee. The staff on the ship couldn't be more helpful. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday. We would do it again.

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28th July 2017
Mr Anthony Simpson

Beautiful and easy walking distance when docked to the sites....

13th June 2017
Mrs Marisa Wood

Beautiful and easy walking distance when docked to the sites. Staff amazing and so helpful and attentive.

Unfortunately this river cruise is owned by a French company...

6th June 2017
Mrs Michele Perrin

Unfortunately this river cruise is owned by a French company and therefore was very intentive if you were french. The English were left on the back burner and not given the same standard of care, in my opinion, on the boat. We arrived early for check in and basicly sent away to eat else where without even asking if we would like to freshen up, use the toilet facilities etc when we had been travelling for over 8 hours. When we finished our holiday the Reception staff (French) didnt even look up to say good bye! Such a shame as if we had been given a good service on the boat this would have been a better review.

Venice was as beautiful as ever. Staying on...

3rd May 2017
Mrs Janet Renton

Venice was as beautiful as ever. Staying on the Michelangelo made the holiday, it was like being at a big house party, such fun. I thought it was very good value for money. The boat was moored in a very convenient position with wonderful views from our cabin. The ship's crew were lovely and worked very hard to make the holiday perfect.

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
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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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