Venice and the Venetian Lagoon

From £1,324.00
Duration 5 Days
Departures from Jul 2020 - Aug 2020
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From £1,324.00
Duration 5 Days
Departures from Jul 2020 - Aug 2020
Tour Overview

​Admire Venice’s highlights and venture beyond this iconic floating city to discover Padua and the islands of Murano and Burano, on this cruise aboard the 4-star MS Michelangelo. Step ashore in Venice, a unique city of waterways and grand architecture, where highlights include The Grand Canal, the stunning St Mark’s Cathedral and the Doge’s Palace. Cruise the Venetian Lagoon to the beautiful islands of Burano, known for its lace production, and Murano, famous for its glassmaking, then back in Venice, get hands-on at a gondola workshop and a Venetian carnival mask-making workshop, before enjoying some free time to explore at your own pace. Your last stop is Padua, where you’ll enjoy a walking tour through medieval marketplaces to the Basilica of Saint Anthony, a fascinating Roman Catholic Church and a place of pilgrimage for people from around the world, before celebrating your Venice adventure with a farewell gala dinner onboard.

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  • Flight Choices icon Flight Choices
  • Maximum Group Size icon Max 30 Group Size
  • meals icon All Inclusive
  • All highlights included icon All Excursions Included

Your Holiday Includes

  • ​Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • 4 nights on board 4-star MS Michelangelo
  • 11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners and all drinks (excluding Champagne and selected wines) and welcome drink
  • All highlights included
  • Cruise Representative
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Captain's welcome cocktail reception​
  • ​Enjoy a boat trip to the islands of Murano and Burano
  • Visit a Gondola and Venetian mask-making workshop
  • Visit historic Padua and discover its impressive Basilica of Saint Anthony
  • Onboard evening entertainment​
  • Farewell gala dinner on board - French cuisine with a touch of European flair
  • EXPLORER PACKAGE - Visit to the Doge's Palace and the San Marco's seat
  • DISCOVERY PACKAGE -Hear all about Casanova's adventures on a Casanova and Castles tour​


Day 1 UK - Venice

​You will depart on your flight to Venice today. On arrival you will board your ship. Settle into your comfortable cabin before enjoying dinner and meeting the crew at a Captain's welcome cocktail reception on board.​

Meals included: D

Day 2 Venice

Get to know Venice more on today's guided tour of the city, which takes in some of its many cultural and architectural highlights. Your tour will begin in St Mark's Square, where you can discover its crowning glory, the stunning St Mark's Cathedral, before continuing to the Doge's Palace. 
An alternative shore excursion today gives you the chance to learn about one of the most famous lovers in history, Casanova. This tour takes you to all his haunts, including churches and castles.
In the afternoon, you'll discover some of the nearby islands in the company of a Local Guide on a relaxing boat trip.
First you'll head to the island of Murano, which is famous the world over for its glassmaking. Next stop on your boat tour is Burano, known for the lovely lace that is produced here. Return to your ship to enjoy an evening of excellent onboard entertainment, followed by an overnight stay in this unique city. ​

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 3 Venice

​​Today we visit a gondola workshop and learn all the secrets of this art directly from the master artisans. Afterwards, we'll visit a Venetian carnival mask-making workshop, before we cruise through the lagoon. The afternoon has been left free for you to explore more at your own pace if you wish. Alternatively, why not take a seat in a local café and watch the world go by.​

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 4 Padua

​Cruise across the magnificent Venetian Lagoon again and joining the tour of Padua. On this tour you'll explore the city on foot, taking in its medieval marketplaces and the Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua – a fascinating Roman Catholic church that serves as a place of pilgrimage for people visiting from all over the world. Back on board the ship, enjoy a memorable farewell gala evening.​

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 5 Venice - UK

​After breakfast, it's time to disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the UK. ​

Meals included: B

Additional Information

​Please note: Itinerary may vary due to changes in water levels.


MS Michelangelo: Cabin Upgrade

Upper Deck cabins with picture windows are available at a supplement for the duration of your stay. Please speak to a Holiday Advisor for details.


MS Michelangelo

The MS Michelangelo is a beautiful 4 star ship. Whilst onboard all meals and drinks will be included (*excluding Champagne and selected wines). The vessels facilities include; lounge bar with a dance floor, bar, dining room, large sundeck with deckchairs, gift shop and wifi.

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