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Discover the

Secrets of Venice and the Lagoon Islands

 

Canal in Venice
  • Overview

    highlights

    • Discover the famous sites of Venice, including The Doge’s palace and bustling St Mark’s Square
    • Visit Adria, named after the beautiful Adriatic Sea
    • Cruise through the lagoon of Venice and along the gentle River Po

    Come with us as we travel through beautiful Venice on this excellent cruise, which will take us to some of the city’s most well-known locations, as well as exploring the nearby lagoon islands, which are famed for their beauty. Along our river cruise, we’ll take optional trips to a number of destinations, which will allow us to further explore the area at leisure. Read More

    Great for:

    • Great for - City
    • Great for - Culture
    • Great for - Food & Drink
    • Great for - History
    • Great for - Scenery


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    For instance, we’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a trip to Venice, the city of bridges, before we head to the wonderful islands of Murano and Burano in the city. Our river cruise will also offer a chance to visit fair Verona, famous for its connections with Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

    In addition to this, we’ll be able to tour Bologna, and will visit Venice’s Castello Quarter, with our final excursion being an optional gondola trip in Venice.
  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY

    LOCATIONS


  • The Ship

    YOUR SHIP



    MS Michelangelo

    • MS Michelangelo
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    This welcoming ship offers comfortable accommodation for 158 passengers and is part of the fantastic CroisiEurope fleet. The ship’s stylish interior has a great many facilities to enjoy, including a lounge area, bar, dance floor, tasteful dining room, gift shop and a large Sun Deck.

    All 78 cabins on-board are fully equipped with a shower and toilet, along with a hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe, central heating/air conditioning, 220V electricity and radiophone. There are 28 cabins located on the Upper Deck, while 50 cabins can be found on the Main Deck.

    Passengers will enjoy delicious food served on-board, with an extensive buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with a French inspiration served each day. There is also a fine wine menu available on-board; allowing passengers to indulge during their river cruise experience. 

    • Length: 110m
    • Width: 11.40m
    • Accommodation areas refurbished: 2006
    • Passenger Capacity: 158
    • Passenger decks: 3
    • Star rating: 4

    Cabins

    • MS Michelangelo Main Deck Twin/Double Cabin

      MS Michelangelo Main Deck
      • Private bathroom facilities including shower cubicle
      • Safe
      • Hairdryer
      • Flat screen TV
      • Air conditioning
      • Heating
      • Telephone
      • Large picture window
      • Fixed beds
      Passengers sailing on-board the MS Michelangelo are sure to enjoy their stay, with a relaxing place to retire to after a wonderful day of sailing. The Main Deck Twin/Double Cabins have large picture windows to admire the changing scenery, as well as offering fantastic facilities to ensure passengers are well-catered for.

      Each cabin comes with a safe, hairdryer, flat-screen TV, air conditioning, heating and telephone. There are also fixed twin beds and an en suite bathroom with a shower cubicle.
    • MS Michelangelo Upper Deck Twin/Double Cabin

      MS Michelangelo Upper Deck
      • Private bathroom facilities including shower cubicle
      • Safe
      • Hairdryer
      • Flat screen TV
      • Air conditioning
      • Heating
      • Telephone
      • Large picture window
      • Fixed beds
      Passengers sailing on-board the MS Michelangelo are sure to enjoy their stay, with a relaxing place to retire to after a wonderful day of sailing. The Upper Deck Twin/Double Cabins are located on the ship’s highest deck and so boast great views of the changing scenery, as well as offering fantastic facilities to ensure passengers are well-catered for.

      Each cabin comes with a safe, hairdryer, flat-screen TV, air conditioning, heating and telephone. There are also fixed twin beds and an en suite bathroom with a shower cubicle.
     
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  • Excursions & Extras

    OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS


    Bologna vista from Asinelli tower
    Bologna

    Bologna, with its towers and porticoes, is an exceptional Italian city with much in the way of history to look forward to. During our visit we’ll get to experience the exciting atmosphere in this city, which is known for its lovely medieval architecture.

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    Gondola Trip

    Venice is famous for its gondolas, with gondola trips taken along the city’s stunning canals. We’ll be given the option of taking a relaxing gondola ride to show us a different side of Venice, and to admire the brilliant views that are available.

    Padua
    Guided Visit of Padua

    Padua is famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s play The Taming of the Shrew and is a lovely city in the Vento region of Italy. During this guided visit, we’ll get to see some of the city’s many sights in order to find out more about this excellent location.

    Burano Venice Italy
    Islands of the Lagoon

    On this afternoon visit, we’ll take in the wonderful islands of Murano and Burano. These wonderful islands are linked by picturesque bridges and feature incredibly colourful houses, with attractive architecture and wonderful views all around.

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    Venice

    Enjoy an excellent excursion to the wonderful city of Venice, which is famous for its beautiful canals and stunning architecture. This historical city is filled with amazing places to visit and things to do and we’ll spend an enjoyable morning exploring the area.

    Verona ampitheatre
    Verona

    Fair Verona is another destination made famous by Shakespeare’s plays - it was the setting for Romeo and Juliet’s tragic love story. With its wonderful architecture, historic sights, magical atmosphere and lovely views, there’s more than enough to do here.

    Doges Palace
    Visit to Venice's Castello Quarter
    Enjoy a guided walking tour of the ‘calli’ to discover Venice’s hidden architectural masterpieces, to be found just a short walk from St Mark’s Square. Admire the interior of Santa Maria Formosa church, built in a Byzantine style, and then see the Church of the Miracles, famous for its Renaissance architecture. 

    We then visit the Santi Giovanni e Paolo church, housing the impressive series of funerary monuments of the Doges, the masterpieces of the heroes of the Republic and Renaissance sculptures. As we begin our return journey to the ship, we see the exterior of the Church of San Zaccaria, known for its Gothic and Renaissance architecture, and pass by the Santa Maria della Pieta Church. 
     



    EXTRAS

    Captain's gala dinner
    Enjoy a fantastic Captain's gala dinner while on-board!


    Welcome drink on arrival
    Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival.

 


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What's included

  • Return coach travel
  • Six nights all-inclusive river cruise
  • Overnight stays on outbound and return journeys
  • FREE drinks on board including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, fruit juice, soft drinks, speciality coffees and tea
  • FREE welcome cocktail when embarking the ship
  • Captain’s gala dinner
  • Seven optional excursions
MS Michelangelo

MS Michelangelo

This welcoming ship offers a comfortable accommodation for 158 passengers and is part of the CroisiEurope fleet.

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